I was invited to a Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors’ roundtable discussion with construction industry representatives in Manchester. Our discussion focussed on ways to deliver sustainable land, property and construction in the North West. You can see a short interview with me below.
According to figures released by the House of Commons library there has been a 12.7% rise in the number of households where no one has ever worked in Oldham East and Saddleworth. That is a rise from 3,038 households in April 2011 to 3,423 this April. This is an appalling and desperately
Read my contribution to the Opposition Day Debate on Food Prices and Food Poverty, referencing the Oldham Foodbank. The entire debate is available on the parliamentary website here. Is my hon. Friend aware that in Oldham a food bank has been established for the first time? That was in the paper
On 14th September 2011 I initiated an adjournment debate in Westminster Hall to highlight the issue of late payments for small and medium businesses (SMEs). The debate was constructive and welcomed by MPs from across political divides. You can watch the whole debate at the
I raised my concerns about the Government’s Welfare Reform Bill when it was debated in the House of Commons on 9 March. I highlighted that levels of incapacity benefits and health data are an indication of the health of the population as well as the need for sustained economic growth as a