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The Justice Secretary must deal with the epidemic of violence, drugs, overcrowding and understaffing in our Prisons - Burgon

Richard
Burgon MP, Labour’s Shadow Justice Secretary
, commenting on Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of
Prisons’ report on Birmingham prison which is published tomorrow, said:

“As
the evidence of the Conservative-created crisis in our prisons continues to
mount, the Queen’s Speech shows the Government has given up trying to sort outRead More »


Theresa May’s reckless approach to our country’s future will see a generation of young people losing out - Rayner

Angela Rayner MP,
Labour’s Shadow Secretary of State for Education
, commenting on the Social
Mobility Commission report, said:

 “This report from
the Government’s own Social Mobility Commission shows that their policies will
not improve social mobility in Britain.

“School budgets are being
slashed, Sure Start Centres are being lost and...Read More »


Use Queen’s Speech to end cuts to emergency services - Jeremy Corbyn

Labour has tabled an amendment to the Queen’s Speech, which will
be the first vote of the new Parliament, when voted on tomorrow (Wednesday),
and a test case for MPs’ approach to austerity.

After seven years of austerity, the amendment seeks to force the
government to end cuts to...Read More »


ONS persistent poverty figures show you can't trust the Tory lie that poverty only affects a small group in our society - Abrahams

Debbie Abrahams MP, Shadow Work and Pensions Secretary, commenting on the ONS persistent poverty figures, said:

“This persistent poverty data from the Office of National Statistics
shows you can’t trust the Conservative lie that poverty only affects a small,
fixed group in our society.

“The high poverty rate of nearly...Read More »


Ministers must improve process of fire safety checks after only 95 tests completed since Grenfell - Healey

John Healey MP, Labour’s Shadow Secretary of State for Housing, commenting on reports that 95 cladding samples from high-rise
residential buildings have failed a combustibility test, said:

“These results point to a collapse in our system of fire safety checks
and controls.

“Ministers must now do a great...Read More »


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