In Parliament

Steve McCabe, MP for Birmingham Selly Oak has today described charges to retrieve stolen goods as ‘outrageous’.

 

After being contacted by a number of constituents who have recently been burgled, Steve discovered that victims of crime are being charged hundreds of pounds to recover their stolen cars once found and seized by the police. Depending on the size of the car stolen people can expect to be charged up to £350 per vehicle meaning that when a number of vehicles are stolen the costs mount up.

 

To mark National Toothache Day on 9 February, Steve McCabe MP is stepping up his calls for urgent action to tackle the scandal of childhood tooth decay. He’s further highlighting an issue which sees 160 youngsters having their teeth taken out under anaesthesia in England every day.

Steve McCabe, MP for Birmingham Selly Oak, is continuing his fight for fairer access to IVF treatment by introducing a 10 minute Rule Bill. He is planning to introduce legislation to guarantee fair access to IVF across England and to equalise the cost of the procedures across the NHS.

Member of Parliament for Birmingham Selly Oak, Steve McCabe, said today he is not surprised by the announcement that crime is rising.

Figures from the Office for National Statistics have revealed that recorded crime has risen by 14% in the last year, with violent crime rising by 20%. The figures also show a worrying rise in knife and gun related crime, which supports figures released last year which reported that possession of a weapon offences had increased by 19% in the West Midlands.

In his latest efforts to highlight the scandal of childhood tooth decay, which currently accounts for 160 youngsters having their teeth taken out under anaesthesia in England every day, local MP, Steve McCabe has written to the Chancellor pressing him to take immediate action to tackle the problem. In his letter, which has been co-signed by MPs from every party in Westminster, he has called on the Chancellor to utilise some of the money from the Soft Drinks Industry Levy to support a new national preventative oral health programme.

At PMQs today, Steve McCabe MP drew attention to research by The Children’s Society showing how one million children are set to lose their free school meals under the Government’s Universal Credit proposals. He called on the PM to show some Christmas cheer and intervene. 

Steve McCabe MP (Birmingham Selly Oak) has joined national charity Electrical Safety First to raise awareness of the dangers surrounding the purchase and use of discount chargers and other electrical products that although cheaper, can also be less safe to use.

 

Steve McCabe MP (Birmingham Selly Oak) has signed an early day motion (EDM 647) calling on the Government to sign the Blue Belt Charter and to reaffirm the UK’s leadership in ocean conservation.

This week Steve McCabe MP  met with the Minister for Crime, Safeguarding and Vulnerability (Victoria Atkins MP). The meeting was designed to follow up a number of issues Steve raised in a parliamentary debate in the Commons in October and had originally been arranged with Sarah Newton MP who left the Home Office in the recent reshuffle.

 

Local MP, Steve McCabe has signed an Early Day Motion (EDM) in Parliament calling on the Government to ensure his constituents are able to seek immediate assistance from Jobcentre Plus over Christmas and New Year. The EDM, which has secured cross party support has been sponsored by Steve’s colleague on the Work and Pensions Select Committee, Frank Field MP.

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