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Report back - January 2018

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Speech on HS2

HS2 needs to provide more opportunities for the people of Birmingham and the West Midlands - more apprenticeships,  higher skilled jobs and better chances for our young people.

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Use of police cells to detain people with mental health illness 

I challenged the Minister about why the police use police cells to hold people with mental health illness for far longer than the legal limit allows.

 

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Government cash for fire safety?

The Government promised to help all those local authorities that needed help to retro-fit sprinkler systems. Birmingham applied months ago for help - but the Government has yet to respond.

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First question in the Shadow DFID team

The Government is letting down international charities - I asked what the Government was going to do to turn it around.

 

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Road safety

Read my statement following the terrible accident on Belgrave Middleway  in December.

 

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Sight campaign

I've signed up in support of a global campaign to bring better sight to 2.5 billion people worldwide

 

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Better youth services

I've been lobbying the Council for more money for vital youth services in the constituency.