I was granted a debate in Parliament earlier this week to speak about educational attainment in BME communities. You can read my speech below and the entire debate here. I am grateful to have been awarded this debate on educational attainment in black and minority ethnic communities, which was
**UPDATE** Oldham Council have issued a helpline number 0161 770 7770, for urgent advice only. Shortly after 11.15am today, Tuesday 26 June 2012, emergency services were called to Shaw following a report that homes had been seriously damaged in a large explosion. Police, fire and ambulance
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.
This week is Carers Week, when we raise awareness of the under-recognised and under-valued service provided by unpaid carers, all year round. Over six million people across our country, of all ages and backgrounds, spend their time caring for family members, friends and dependents. My
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
In a recent Back-Bench Debate on safeguarding children. Does my hon. Friend agree that multidisciplinary and multi-agency teams, such as Operation Messenger in my constituency, have a key role to play in identifying children and young people at risk from, for example, sexual exploitation?
When I was elected MP for Oldham East and Saddleworth I made a commitment to focus on what is important to my constituents – so, I would be grateful if you could take 5 minutes to complete this online survey here. Over the last few months I have been meeting with people and organisations
I recently attended the launch in Parliament of the new eye health campaign called Save or Sight (SOS), by the Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB). The campaign highlights the fact that 50% of sight loss cases are avoidable. I welcome the RNIB’s campaign to improve early