Posts in the category of: Public services

The opening of the newly refurbished New Street Station

by Liam Byrne | 18.09.15

  Dear friends, I was delighted to attend, earlier today, the grand opening of the newly refurbished New Street Station which has now at long last opened.   Back in 2008 when I was Minister for the West Midlands I secured the investment of £600 million to ensure the refurbishment got under way.   You […]

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Byrne demands first class funeral services for his constituents – 16 September

by Liam Byrne | 16.09.15

  Dear friends,   This evening I presented a petition from residents of Birmingham Hodge Hill to the House of Commons on the second class burial services many of my constituents are receiving. You can read a press release about the petition below. With best wishes Liam       Immediate Release News from Liam […]

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Letter from Ofsted to Nicky Morgan on situation at Park View and other Hodge Hill Schools – 15 July 2015

by Liam Byrne | 15.07.15

  Dear friends,   Yesterday Ofsted published its latest advice letter to the Secretary of State for Education on the latest position with schools in Birmingham (including Park View and other Hodge Hill schools) and Tower Hamlets.   The advice note sets out the progress being made at the schools, as well as highlighting wider safeguarding […]

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Statement on Prof Wolf’s report on the Funding of Further Education

by Liam Byrne | 24.06.15

    Dear all,   Following the publication this morning of the report by Professor Baroness Alison Wolf: ‘Heading for the precipice: can further and higher education funding policies be sustained?’ which raises serious concerns about the funding of FE, please find below a statement from Labour’s Shadow Skills Minister Liam Byrne MP:   “This […]

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East Birmingham Growth Prospectus – 24 February 2015

by Liam Byrne | 24.02.15

  Dear friends, I wanted to share with you a copy of the East Birmingham Growth Prospectus which I launched this morning.    This is the biggest plan for jobs in East Birmingham we’ve ever had. It was hard fought. But by demanding the government, the Council and HS2 pull together we’ve got an amazing […]

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Birmingham Labour sets out bold plans for 9,000 jobs in East Birmingham – 24 February 2015

by Liam Byrne | 24.02.15

  Birmingham Labour sets out bold plans for 9,000 jobs in East Birmingham   The City Council’s East Birmingham Growth Prospectus, backed by a new plan for the old LDV-Alstom marshalling yard, and £1 million skills investment by the government was launched today by East Birmingham’s three MP’s and Council leader, Sir Albert Bore.   […]

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Response from the Council on Wheelie Bins service – 29 January 2015

by Liam Byrne | 09.02.15

  Dear friends,   I have received a response from the Council with some details on the new wheelie bins service. You can read the letter below.   Have you received your bins yet? What do you think of the new service? Do let me know at:   Very best Liam    

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Byrne demands summit with NHS chief – 3 February 2015

by Liam Byrne | 03.02.15

  News from Liam Byrne MP   Liam Byrne has today demanded talks with NHS chiefs to stop East Birmingham health services falling into crisis.   The move comes as health service regulator Monitor insists on further steps to ensure a proper improvement plan is in place at Heartlands hospital.   But Mr Byrne is […]

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Statement on Universities UK Letter to the Times – 02 February 2015

by Liam Byrne | 01.02.15

  Commenting on the letter from Universities UK (UUK) to the Times newspaper, Labour’s Shadow Minister for Universities, Science and Skills Liam Byrne MP said:      “The Tory-led government trebled fees and now it is crystal clear that the student finance system is going bust, saddling students with debts most will never repay of £43,500 […]

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My meeting with Waheed Saleem, the Chair of Park View School – Friday 23 January 2015

by Liam Byrne | 27.01.15

  Dear friends,   Today I met with Waheed Saleem, the Chair of Park View School with Cllr Ansar Ali Khan on Friday and I was pleased to hear the considerable progress that has been made in both Nansen and Park View Schools.   I am pleased that both Waheed and Adrian Packer the Executive Principal […]

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