Wildlife Trusts are hosting a nature reserve volunteer day in Soho on 29th November 2014.
Shabana Mahmood MP said:
“This community event in Soho, organized by Wildlife Trusts is a great way to explore and get stuck into the local nature that our city has to offer. The scope of the event is to clear brash and prepare for tree planting, which will be done at a later date.”
The event details are as follows:
Event: Deer's Leap Nature Reserve Volunteer Day
Venue: On site of old Cape Brewery Site / Deer’s Leap Development between... Read more...
A number of constituents have been in touch with Shabana Mahmood MP about the proposed new secondary school, planned to be built adjacent to the current Nelson Junior and Infants School on St Mark’s Estate, Ladywood. This new school is part of the wider proposals for the Greater Icknield area.
The proposals suggest that this school would cater for up to 1500 pupils on 3.3 hectares of land. The consultation document indicates that the school would be up to four storeys high and that a great chunk of the playing fields would be retained.
Shabana Mahmood MP... Read more...
On Wednesday 15th October Breast Cancer Care met with Shabana Mahmood MP at Parliament, after a survey by the charity revealed that the majority (90%) of secondary breast cancer patients are experiencing physical pain, many almost daily.
As part of Secondary Breast Cancer Awareness Day (October 13th), Shabana Mahmood MP attended the event - hosted by Steve Brine MP, co-chair of the All Party Parliamentary Group on Breast Cancer - to meet with women who have been diagnosed with the disease, and highlight the charity’s campaign and petition. Alarmingly the survey findings reveal that... Read more...
Shabana Mahmood MP said today:
"We all agree that Israeli settlements on the West Bank are illegal under international law and they are not part of Israel. As such, they are an obstacle to a two state solution and a lasting peace between Israel and Palestine. My position on the boycott of illegal settlement goods - precisely because the settlements themselves are illegal - is a difference of view with my party that is genuinely and respectfully held.
"There is no disagreement that a more general boycott of Israel would not contribute towards a lasting peace in the region -... Read more...
Earlier today Shabana spoke at the launch of a new report from the Union of Construction, Allied Trades and Technicians (UCATT). Their new report, 'The Umbrella Company Con-Trick' examines how thousands of construction workers are seeing cuts in their pay as a result of being forced to operate via umbrella companies.
In her remarks, Shabana welcomed UCATT's new report and also their work on the wider issue of false self-employment which she has spent many... Read more...
Shabana Mahmood MP, Labour’s shadow exchequer secretary to the Treasury, responding to HMRC figures published today showing the amount of uncollected tax in the UK rising, said: “
These damning figures show that this Government is totally failing to tackle tax avoidance and evasion. According to HMRC’s own assessment, the amount of uncollected tax rose again last year and has now gone up by £3 billion on George Osborne’s watch.
“At a time when working people face a cost-of-living crisis, our NHS is going backwards and the deficit is still high, it’s even... Read more...