Archive for category: Diary

Question to the Chancellor – Financial impact on the disabled

Question to the Chancellor – Financial impact on the disabled

November 29, 2016 at 12:44 pm

Today at Treasury Questions I raised the desperate state of social care services in our community. Research from Scope has shown that disabled people make up a third of social care users, but Government cuts are making it more and more difficult for them to lead independent lives. In just […]

 
Prime Minister’s Questions – #FreeNazanin

Prime Minister’s Questions – #FreeNazanin

November 23, 2016 at 1:04 pm

Today at Prime Minister’s Questions, I asked Theresa May to explain what her Government is doing to help bring Nazanin Zaghari Ratcliffe home from Iran, where she is being arbitrarily detained. In April Nazanin was arrested by the Iranian Authorities upon arriving in Tehran for a routine trip to visit […]

 
Early Years funding – Westminster Hall debate

Early Years funding – Westminster Hall debate

November 22, 2016 at 11:05 am

It was an honour to respond to a debate for the first time as Shadow Early Years Minister, focusing on an e-petition calling to extend free childcare for two year olds in working families. I used my time to outline Labour’s view that free childcare for disadvantaged families is vital […]

 
Good Morning Britain – #ProtectOurNurseries

Good Morning Britain – #ProtectOurNurseries

November 16, 2016 at 12:32 pm

Following Good Morning Britain’s recent undercover investigation into nursery schools, I welcomed the opportunity to sit down with Piers Morgan and Susanna Reid to discuss their findings. It is clear that any reported breaches of childrens’ safety require an immediate response, and it is clear that Ofsted must do more […]

 
Education questions – Funding for nurseries

Education questions – Funding for nurseries

November 14, 2016 at 3:56 pm

Today at Education Questions I called on the Government to provide the extra funding desperately needed to protect our nurseries. Over the summer, the Government conducted a consultation on expanding free childcare. It came to light last week that more than half of the nurseries which responded to this consultation […]