Category Archives: Youth Issues

The House of Lords raised two vital themes


Last week in Parliament two very important themes were raised in the House of Lords by Sussex Peers. Sadly, the first of them which related to apprenticeships, raised by Ralph Palmer had some deeply negative comments that I don’t recognise. … Continue reading

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While in Sussex this week, visit some foodbanks


To all members of the Labour Party, we are delighted to welcome you to Brighton and Hove for your annual conference over the next few days. It would be fantastic for the whole of Sussex to benefit from Labour MPs … Continue reading

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Youth Charity Time’s Running Out


According to two very significant Charities, the “Youth services are under threat and they have lost opportunities for young people”. This statement comes as the subtitle of this report that has just been published this month. The two charities are … Continue reading

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Nick and Gillian please reverse this cut for young people


Over the last decade the Government has dramatically cut the public funding for the provision for young people across the UK. This is a very disturbing element that has caused many problems. We now need the Government to admit that … Continue reading

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Youth provision has been stripped out over the last 10 years


I recall very clearly how the Conservative Party used to regularly comment about the decisions taken by the Labour Party in their 13 years length Government. As it happens several of our local Conservative MPs made these comments over the … Continue reading

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Our Government must support Afghanistan children


Over the last two weeks there have been 8,458 people evacuated from Afghanistan by the UK According to the Ministry of Defence, since 13 August. One of the significant groups of people are unaccompanied child refugees. The strong call from … Continue reading

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Parliament needs to listen to Stop and Search groups


I am very proud that in Sussex there is a very well structured Committee that works within Sussex Police to constantly review the Stop and Search activity. This is not a new approach although it has been dramatically improved over … Continue reading

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Universal Credit – the £20 a week needs to become permanent


The Summer break from Parliament is always an opportunity for local MPs to read documents that are not coming out of their normal sources and that reflect on what has happened previously in Parliament. At the beginning of September, the … Continue reading

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Will Government ask Small Companies about Apprenticeships?


A few days ago on 26th July, this written question from an MP in Woking called Jonathan Lord was answered by Gillian Keegan who is the MP for Chichester. Whilst all of the words were very good, the challenge is … Continue reading

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Priti Patel must take on board the views of Abbee McLatchie


A few days ago there was a call from the National Youth Agency (NYA) and one of their key workers Abbee McLatchie to the Government. The comments can be obtained from this article in the CYP Now magazine. Abbee is … Continue reading

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