Shabana Mahmood MP has backed a campaign organised by Find & Treat, the UK’s outreach service for tuberculosis (TB). TB in the UK is concentrated within a small number of high-risk populations, which are a lot less likely to access healthcare than the average person.
Shabana said: “I welcome Find & Treat together with their mobile x-ray unit to my constituency. With TB rate in Birmingham, Ladywood being the highest of any constituency in the city, we will be now working actively towards tackling the issue.”
Find & Treat’s mobile x-ray unit visited a number of... Read more...
Shabana Mahmood MP has backed calls by the family for a public inquiry into the death of Kinsgley Burrell. Kingsley died after calling 999 in March 2011. He was detained under the Mental Health Act and suffered a fatal heart attack four days later. Jurors at the inquest found that Kingsley died as a result of prolonged restraint and a lack of basic medical attention. Kingsley was left handcuffed for hours on a hospital floor.
Shabana Mahmood MP said: "It is now 2015 and the family are only just beginning to get answers. Kingsley was let down by the system in 2011 and it cost him... Read more...
Today (29th June) Shabana asked a question to the Prime Minister about what more he feels Muslims should do to help combat extremism.
Yesterday, alongside apprentices from the new 'Gateway to the City' initiative, Shabana Mahmood MP opened trading at the London Stock Exchange.
The 'Gateway to the City' intiative is a partnership between the London Stock Exchange Group and London-based charity, City Gateway. The new scheme helps young people, aged 16-24 years old, take part in apprenticeships in the financial services industry.
Shabana Mahmood MP said, "I am very encouraged to see the financial services industry providing new and exciting apprenticeship opportunities for young people. The Gateway to the... Read more...
Shabana Mahmood MP, Labour’s Shadow Chief Secretary to the Treasury, responding to the Government’s productivity plan, said:
“Today’s document is a patchwork of existing schemes rather than a substantial reform to boost skills, business growth and wages.
“Working people need delivery, not more empty promises. Instead of investing in the infrastructure and skills we need, the Government are dithering on airports, have cancelled the electrification of key rail lines and have rebadged existing training as apprenticeships.
“It is no wonder that... Read more...
Shabana Mahmood MP has responded to this week's Budget, which leaves working people worse off.
It is clear that this Budget penalises people in work and fails the test of building a more productive economy.
Shabana Mahmood MP said:
"Three million working families will bear the brunt of the Chancellor's £4.5 billion cuts to tax credits.
"These changes to tax credits - which he failed to outline prior to the election - penalise the very people in work who are trying to do the right thing by earning a wage to make ends meet.
"This should... Read more...