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 The killing of Benazir Bhutto

Thursday, December 27, 2007

Meg Munn, Sheffield Heeley MP and Foreign Office Minister, condemned the killing of Benazir Bhutto today in Rawalpindi, Pakistan. Ms Bhutto, leader of the Pakistan People’s Party (PPP), had been at an election rally in the city for the …

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 Burma stakeholders meeting

Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Foreign Office Minister, Meg Munn, hosted a meeting of Burma stakeholders at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office. The stakeholder group was made up of various parliamentary, non-governmental, academic and local Burmese organisations with an interest …

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 Cayman Discussions

Monday, December 17, 2007

During her visit to the Cayman Islands Meg held meetings with members of the Cayman Islands Cabinet and Members of the Legislative Assemblies (MLAs). The discussions focused mainly on forthcoming constitutional talks between the Cayman Islands and …

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 Learning about Cayman

Monday, December 17, 2007

During her recent visit to the Cayman Islands Meg was keen to learn about different aspects of life on the islands. She attended a discussion on domestic violence and was impressed to see how different organisations were working closely together to …

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 Welcomed by the President

Sunday, December 16, 2007

On her recent Ministerial visit to the Dominican Republic, Meg was welcomed to the Presidential palace by the President himself, Dr. Leonel Fernandez.   During their discussions Meg expressed condolences on behalf of the UK Government for …

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 Visiting the Dominican Parliament

Sunday, December 16, 2007

Whilst on a Ministerial visit to the Dominican Republic Meg was invited to visit their Parliament by the Senate Leader, Reinaldo Pared Perez, who had himself recently visited the UK Parliament. She was given a tour of the building and compared the …

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 Tropical Storm Olga

Sunday, December 16, 2007

During her recent visit to the Dominican Republic the island was hit by Tropical Storm Olga. The people of the Dominican Republic were very concerned about the storm as they had suffered very badly in Tropical Storm Noel which had stayed over the …

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 Practical Help

Sunday, December 16, 2007

The British Embassy in the Dominican Republic has been working with the Attorney General, Radhamés Jiménez Peña, and prison service to improve prisons and to ensure greater respect for human rights. The programme is well underway, with a significant …

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 FCO in the Dominican Republic (and Haiti)

Sunday, December 16, 2007

On her recent visit to the Dominican Republic Meg met with staff in the British Embassy there. She was briefed on trade issues and the consular work undertaken at the Embassy. Some of the Consular and development staff based in Haiti, who are …

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 Meeting the New York staff

Saturday, December 15, 2007

On route to the Caribbean Islands of the Dominican Republic and the Cayman Islands on a Ministerial visit, Meg travelled via New York where she met some of the Foreign Office staff based there. Staff in New York includes a large Consular section, …

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 ‘A star is born’ on the Toby Foster Show

Friday, December 14, 2007

Heeley MP Meg Munn was one of the star guests on BBC Radio Sheffield’s breakfast show hosted by Toby Foster. Toby has been an instant hit with breakfast listeners since he started the show earlier this year. During the interview they discussed …

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 Helping People into Work

Thursday, December 13, 2007

In June the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions launched 15 City Strategy pathfinder areas to help people into work. Sheffield has been chosen to run the programme and Heeley MP Meg Munn went along to the Retail Academy at The Source training …

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 Celebrating Sheffield’s Business Success

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Meg attended the ‘Sheffield Business Awards 2007’ to celebrate the success of the city’s business community. The event is the city region’s premier showcase of enterprise and entrepreneurship. Organised by the Sheffield …

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 Speaking at Hoober

Monday, December 10, 2007

Meg was very pleased to be asked to be the guest speaker at the Hoober Branch Labour Party Christmas dinner recently. She had spoken at this event some years earlier shortly after being elected an MP, so this was a repeat performance, but with a …

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 RSPB meet the Minister

Monday, December 10, 2007

During December the Heads of Government from many of the UK Overseas Territories met in London for a two-day meeting to discuss a number of items including the environment and climate change with the UK government. These Territories contain over …

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 Consulting Britain’s Overseas Territories

Sunday, December 9, 2007

Meg Munn, Overseas Territories Minister, hosted the ninth meeting of the Overseas Territories Consultative Council (OTCC) in December in London. Premiers, Chief Ministers, Councillors and other representatives from Britain’s Overseas …

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 Methodist Relief and Development Fund

Wednesday, December 5, 2007

Heeley MP Meg Munn recently joined fellow Methodists at a Parliamentary reception to support efforts to tackle global poverty and injustice. The event was hosted by Ruby Beech, Vice President of Methodist Conference and supported by the Rt Hon …

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 Visiting HOME

Friday, November 23, 2007

Meg was invited to visit a shelter for migrant workers whilst in Singapore. She spoke to women who had been abused by their employers and were living at the shelter while their case came to court. This particular shelter has over 100 women living …

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 Meeting Sheffield University alumni in Singapore

Friday, November 23, 2007

Whilst in Singapore on a Ministerial visit Meg met with British expats and local business leaders, including two alumni of Sheffield University. One of the Sheffield Alumi was Alan King, Chairman & Chief Executive Officer of Global Strategies a …

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 Meg Munn meets Ibrahim Gambari to discuss Burma

Thursday, November 22, 2007

During a Ministerial visit to Singapore Meg met Ibrahim Gambari, the UN’s Special Envoy to Burma, to discuss the situation in that country. She was joined by HM Ambassador to Burma, Mark Canning. Ibrahim Gambari has been involved in visits to …

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 EU representatives visit Burmese Buddhist Temple

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

The following news report was written by Lynda Hong, Channel NewsAsia. The French and British representatives of the ASEAN-EU Summit visited the Burmese Buddhist Temple off Balestier Road, Singapore, on Thursday afternoon. The visit was aimed at …

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 Concerned overseas Burmese

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

There are at least 30,000 Burmese people currently living in Singapore and following the events in their home country in September 2007 they have become much more politicised. On Saturday 17th November several of these groups came together to …

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 Visiting local community projects in Singapore

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Meg took the opportunity to visit local community projects during her stay in Singapore. She is here meeting residents of the Jamiyah Home for the Elderly, a privately run old people’s home. The president of the home, Haji Abu Bakar Maidin, …

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 Meeting Singaporean MPs

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Whilst in Singapore on a Ministerial visit Meg met with two Members of the Singapore Parliament, Irene Ng Phek Hoong and Michael Palmer. Together with the British High Commissioner they discussed the current situation in Burma, the Singaporean MPs …

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 Meg visits the BBC Burmese Service

Thursday, November 15, 2007

Meg visited the BBC World Service Burmese Section, at Bush House in London, to meet the editor and journalists who work there. She wanted to thank them for their hard work during the current crisis in Burma.   A number of those working there …

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 Remembrance Day 2007

Monday, November 12, 2007

Along with many Sheffield people, Meg accompanied by her fellow local MPs and MEP, attended the Remembrance Day service on Sunday 11th November. …

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 Helping trade with Moldova

Friday, November 9, 2007

The United Kingdom and the Republic of Moldova today signed a Double Taxation Convention in London. Foreign Office minister Meg Munn MP represented the UK, with Moldova represented by Deputy Foreign Minister Valeriu Ostalep.   Meg Munn said: …

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 Meeting Burmese delegation

Friday, November 2, 2007

FCO Minister Meg Munn recently met with a delegation from of the National Coalition Government of the Union of Burma (NCGUB), including Dr Sein Win, its Prime Minister in exile. They had watched the Parliamentary debate on Burma, held in the House …

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 Meg meets the Sheffield Burmese ‘Karen’ community

Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Heeley MP and Foreign Office Minister Meg Munn met members of the Karen community currently living in Sheffield. The Karen are a distinct Burmese ethnic community. The Karen community have been given sanctuary in Sheffield as part of the Home …

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 Unveiling a plaque for Ignatius Sancho

Sunday, October 28, 2007

Meg Munn recently unveiled a plaque on the wall of the Foreign Office, London, to commemorate Ignatius Sancho. He was born on a slave ship in 1729, subsequently brought to England where he worked as a slave for around twenty years. Following his …

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 Meeting the Malaysian Foreign Minister

Friday, October 26, 2007

Foreign Office Minister, Meg Munn, met with Hon. Dato’ Seri Syed Hamid Albar, the Minister of Foreign Affairs for Malaysia during his recent visit to the UK. They discussed a number of items concerning the two countries including education, …

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 Wear it Pink – Raise awareness

Monday, October 22, 2007

Sheffield Heeley MP Meg Munn is joining forces with Breast Cancer Campaign in its award winning Wear it Pink day on Friday 26 October 2007 as part of Breast Cancer Awareness Month and urges you to join in …

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 Singapore Talks

Monday, October 22, 2007

On a recent visit to the region Meg met George Yeo, the Foreign Minister of Singapore, to discuss the current situation in Burma. Singapore is currently the Chair of the Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN), who will hold their annual …

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 Meeting the King of Tonga

Sunday, October 21, 2007

Whilst on a Ministerial visit to the Pacific Islands Meg was invited to meet the King of Tonga, Tupouto’a, now ruling under the title Siaosi Tupou V. They discussed the development of Tonga - he is keen for it to become a modern democratic …

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 Meeting the Tonga National Youth Congress

Sunday, October 21, 2007

Meg met representatives from the Tonga National Youth Congress while on a Ministerial visit to Tonga. She heard from the young people about how they had got involved in the Youth Parliament and the importance of young people’s voices. Meg …

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 Samoan discussions

Saturday, October 20, 2007

Whilst in the Pacific region on Ministerial business, Meg met the current Prime Minister of Samoa, Tuilaepa Lupesoliai Sailele Malielegaoi. They discussed the problems in Fiji and the Solomon Islands, and the development of a new economic agreement …

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 Holding discussions with PM Helen Clark

Friday, October 19, 2007

Meg met with Helen Clark, the New Zealand Prime Minister following the end of the Pacific Island Forum. They discussed the outcome of the Forum, which New Zealand attends as a participant. The Prime Minister felt that progress had been made about …

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 The Mayor of Pitcairn Islands

Friday, October 19, 2007

Meg recently met Jay Warren, the Mayor of Pitcairn Islands. He was elected to that position in 2004 in the general election held on the island, the last remaining British dependency in Oceania. The Mayor, a Council Chairman and four Councillors sit …

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 Meeting New Zealand Ministers

Thursday, October 18, 2007

During a Ministerial visit to New Zealand Meg met some of her counterparts in the New Zealand government - Phil Goff, Nanaia Mahuta and Ruth Dyson. They had a series of discussions about areas of common interest, including the forthcoming Pacific …

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 Megs French Counterpart

Thursday, October 18, 2007

Whilst abroad on Ministerial business Meg met Mr. Christian Estrosi, who is the French Minister in charge of the French Overseas Territories. They were both attending the Pacific Islands Forum, held on Tonga.   The French Overseas Departments …

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 Meg delighted with record school investment

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

The government has recently announced that Sheffield will be allocated £82.5million of capital investment by 2011 – up from £27million today. That is a 303% rise in capital investment since 1997.   Heeley MP Meg Munn has spoken of her …

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 Meg meets some ‘Inspiring Women’

Friday, October 12, 2007

Heeley MP Meg Munn today met with representatives of a new Sheffield business group, Inspiring Women. The new group aims to increase the number of businesswomen in the city, and increase their visibility. Susan Livisage, Chair of Inspiring Women, …

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 Wilberforce House Museum

Sunday, October 7, 2007

Meg recently visited the Wilberforce House Museum in Hull, the birthplace of slavery abolitionist William Wilberforce. The house has recently re-opened after a multi-million-pound refurbishment and now forms the centrepiece of Hull’s …

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 UK Minister on Burma Human Rights Call

Wednesday, October 3, 2007

The UK’s Foreign Office Minister, Ms. Meg Munn, gives her reaction to the UN Human Rights Council’s formal condemnation of the Burmese military junta’s continuing crackdown on peaceful protests.   Please follow the link and …

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 Burma

Friday, September 28, 2007

The escalating situation in Burma has the eyes of the world upon it and Sheffield Heeley MP and Foreign Office Minister, Meg Munn, is at the forefront of Britain’s response. Meg has met this week with members of several pro-democracy …

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 Should Politicians Pray More?

Thursday, September 27, 2007

During the Labour Party Conference Meg spoke at the Christian Socialist Movement (CSM) Breakfast meeting. Her talk was entitled “Should Politicians Pray More?” As well as conference delegates, clergy from the local area had been invited …

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 On the Radio

Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Meg recently did an hour-long interview on ‘Hope FM Community Radio’ covering a number of topics connected with her Ministerial position at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office. Based in Bournemouth, the radio station has built a strong …

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 Iceland stops commercial whaling

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Sheffield Heeley Meg Munn is delighted that Iceland’s government has announced that as a result of low demand for whale meat, no more commercial whaling quotas will be allowed. Last year, in spite of an international ban, the Icelandic …

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 Closing the Lock

Thursday, September 13, 2007

As Foreign Office Minister Meg is responsible for our relationship with Panama. On a recent visit she was shown the operation of the locks on the Panama Canal. The development of additional wider locks will start soon to let today’s large …

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 UK cements ties with incoming Jamaican government

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

The following news item appeared in the Jamaica Gleaner, Tuesday September 11, 2007   Britain’s Foreign Office Minister, Margaret (Meg) Munn yesterday cemented the continuation of diplomatic ties with the incoming Government of Jamaica …

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 Meeting the new Jamaican Prime Minister

Monday, September 10, 2007

While on a Ministerial visit to Jamaica Meg met the Prime Minister-designate, Bruce Golding, who will be sworn in at a ceremony on 11th September 2007. Mr Golding leads the Jamaica Labour Party who were successful in the recent General Election - …

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 Malaysia’s 50th Birthday

Friday, September 7, 2007

As the Foreign Office Minister responsible for South East Asia, Meg attended a reception at Lancaster House in London to celebrate Malaysia’s 50th Independence Anniversary. Throughout this year there have been a number of events to commemorate …

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 Don’t get stumped – Know before you go

Tuesday, September 4, 2007

Meg attended the one day international cricket match at Headingley, the base for Yorkshire County Cricket Club. The match was the fifth in the one-day series between India and England. As the English cricket tour to Sri Lanka is coming up Meg went …

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 Be vigilant over furniture safety

Friday, August 24, 2007

Whilst visiting the Castle Market Co-operative department store in Sheffield city centre, Heeley MP Meg Munn gives her support to the All-Party Parliamentary Furniture Industry Group in raising awareness of the required safety standards for …

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 Meg thrilled to be FO Deputy

Thursday, August 16, 2007

A SHEFFIELD MP who spent two years at the forefront of advancing women’s rights is relishing the challenge of moving into one of the great male bastions of politics – the Foreign Office.   Meg Munn, who has represented Heeley since 2001 …

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 Visiting Sculptures

Thursday, August 9, 2007

Meg visited the Yorkshire Sculpture Park to emphasise that although there is a localised out break of foot and mouth disease in the south of England, the rest of the countryside is open. Tourism is very important to Britain, employing around 2 …

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 Celebrating Jamaican Independence

Monday, August 6, 2007

Foreign Office Minister Meg Munn attended the celebration of the 45th anniversary of Jamaica’s independence at the Jamaican High Commission in London. It was on August 6, 1962, that Jamaica was granted its independence from England, becoming a …

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 More investment for Children

Saturday, August 4, 2007

Children, parents and families in Sheffield Heeley will benefit from a funding boost for Sure Start Children’s Centres, early years and childcare, according to local MP Meg Munn.   The Government has announced that Sheffield will …

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 Urgent need to improve Stroke services

Friday, August 3, 2007

Sheffield Heeley MP Meg Munn is backing The Stroke Associations call for her constituents to get involved in a major Government consultation on the future of stroke services in their area. Whilst a recent survey has shown a general improvement in …

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 Meg meets African delegates

Monday, July 23, 2007

Sheffield Heeley MP and Parliamentary under-Secretary of State at the Foreign Office, Meg Munn, recently met with delegates from the InterAction programme on their recent visit to the UK. The programme helps participants from Africa understand their …

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 Launch of Aik Awaaz (One Voice)

Friday, July 20, 2007

Meg Munn MP was guest of honour at the launch of Aik Awaaz (one voice) - Northern Asian Women’s Forum; which took place at Sheffield Town Hall today.  The forum is being coordinated by Roshni Sheffield Asian Women’s Resource Centre …

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 Meeting Australian business chief

Monday, July 16, 2007

Recently in her new role as a Foreign Office Minister, Meg met Heather Ridout, Chief Executive of the Australia Industry Group - Australia’s equivalent of the Confederation of British Industry (CBI). Ms. Ridout was on a visit to the UK, and …

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 Launching the new Sheffield Pathology Suite

Tuesday, July 10, 2007

Heeley MP Meg Munn recently attended the launch of the new Forensic Pathology Suite at the internationally recognised Medico-Legal Centre in Sheffield. The Centre is a unique facility combining the Coroner’s offices and Court, Sheffield Public …

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 Meg moves to the Foreign Office

Tuesday, July 3, 2007

In the Prime Minister’s first reshuffle Sheffield Heeley MP Meg Munn has taken up a position in the Foreign and Commonwealth Office as Parliamentary under Secretary of State.   Meg said:   ‘I am delighted with my new role …

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 Meg delighted with Civil Partnership figures

Thursday, June 28, 2007

Sheffield Heeley MP Meg Munn has spoken of her delight that 18,000 couples have entered into Civil Partnership since they were introduced in December 2005. The figures were released today by National Statistics showing the popularity of the change …

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 Sheffield under water

Monday, June 25, 2007

"Today’s floods are unprecedented in terms of the speed at which the water level rose and the scale of the devastation caused. I have never seen anything on this scale before. My thoughts are with the family of my constituent Ryan Parry who …

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 Meg reselected for Heeley

Saturday, June 23, 2007

Labour & Co-operative MP Meg Munn has been reselected to represent Labour for Heeley constituency at the next General Election. Local members of the Labour Party and affiliated organisations have backed Meg as their candidate to stand for a …

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 Taking Yorkshire’s Transport Forward

Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Meg attended a Yorkshire Forward event to discuss transport issues in the region. Yorkshire Forward, the region’s Regional Development Agency, are looking for action on three key issues: investment in road and rail access to the Humber …

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 Imams working to Stop Violence in the Home

Monday, June 18, 2007

During her recent visit to Kampala, Uganda, Meg met a group of Imams who have been trained to work on domestic violence issues in their communities. The Imams told Meg how they were seeking to change the culture that accepts this violence through …

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 Supporting HIV/AIDS patients

Sunday, June 17, 2007

Meg recently visited the Mildmay Centre which combines a clinical outpatient’s service with a study centre to train and develop people in HIV/AIDS care and management. It was created in Kampala after the Ugandan Ministry of Health requested …

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 Tackling Domestic Violence

Saturday, June 16, 2007

On a recent visit to Kampala, Uganda, Meg visited a project that works to prevent domestic violence. The project does this by educating local communities about the problems of domestic violence and the importance of discussion in family …

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 Lawyers for the Poor

Friday, June 15, 2007

While in Kampala, Uganda, Meg visited the Uganda Association of Women Lawyers to learn about the work that they do. Established in 1974 as an independent not for profit organisation, it works with poor and vulnerable groups, especially women and …

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 Helping Working People

Wednesday, June 13, 2007

New regulations published today will help up to 500,000 people in Yorkshire and the Humber receive eight extra days annual holiday, with the first step of an extra four days holiday starting in October. In line with the Warwick agreement between the …

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 A Decade of Progress

Saturday, June 9, 2007

The ‘rights at work’ reception for South Yorkshire trade unionists was held recently near Rotherham. This annual event brings together many trade unionists in order to recognise the work they do for union members across the region. …

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 Soroptimist visit

Thursday, June 7, 2007

Meg was delighted to meet a group of West Midlands Soroptimists during their recent visit to Parliament. The Soroptimist’s were keen to learn about Meg’s work as Minister for Women. Discussions included funding for voluntary services …

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 Asian Women of Achievement

Saturday, May 26, 2007

Meg recently attended the prestigious Asian Women of Achievement annual award ceremony. Meg presented the Public Sector Award, sponsored by the Department for Communities and Local Government, to Geetha Nagasubramanian, a consultant community …

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 Urchfont shopping

Thursday, May 24, 2007

Whilst visiting in Wiltshire Meg visited Urchfont community shop and post office. This store, which opened in February 2005, is owned by the community through a not-for-profit company. The shop is the only one in the village and provides not only …

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 Voluntary Action Kennet

Thursday, May 24, 2007

Meg called to learn more about the work of Voluntary Action Kennet, Wiltshire. The project was set up to provide a wide range of services across a large rural area.   An information service ensures that despite the difficulties of rural …

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 Opening the Art Gallery

Wednesday, May 23, 2007

At the opening of the Pewsey Art Gallery Meg gave the following remarks.    I want to thank you for inviting me today.   It’s good to be able to see for myself the benefits of your centre and how it is expanding. The Art …

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 Walking on the Moon

Sunday, May 20, 2007

Meg took part in the annual ‘MoonWalk’ to raise money for Breast Cancer research. Along with fellow walkers from the House of Commons and House of Lords she walked the half marathon, finishing at 3.30am in the morning. Meg’s …

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 At the University

Saturday, May 19, 2007

Meg introduced a discussion at the Cambridge University Labour Club recently. They talked about her role as a Minister in Government and policy areas connected with her department. The students were interested in the merger of the three Commissions …

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 Calling in to see Longsight Surestart

Thursday, May 17, 2007

Meg visited Longsight Surestart Children's Centre whilst in Manchester recently. Longsight is one of the city’s most multicultural suburbs, with residents speaking a total of 26 languages as their mother tongue. The Surestart centre has an …

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 Visiting the (Sports) Barn

Tuesday, May 15, 2007

During a recent visit to Manchester Meg visited Old Trafford Sports Barn, a recently opened sports facility in one of the more deprived areas. The Barn employs local people to run the centre and has been particularly successful in getting residents …

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 Choosing a new Leadership Team

Friday, May 11, 2007

With the announcement by Tony Blair and John Prescott that they will stand down as Prime Minister and Deputy Prime Minister at the end of June a process has started for the Labour Party to chose a new leadership team. Meg will be nominating Gordon …

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 Celebrating with Stonewall

Thursday, May 10, 2007

Meg attended a parliamentary reception to celebrate the securing of the new 'goods and services' protections for gay people that are contained in the Sexual Orientation Regulations 2007 that became law on 30th April. Around 50 MPs and peers …

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 Searching for the missing millions

Wednesday, May 9, 2007

Sheffield Heeley MP, Meg Munn, supported the British Lung Foundation’s ‘Missing Millions’ campaign at a Lung Health Awareness Day at the House of Commons on 9th May.   The ‘Missing Millions’ campaign aims to …

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 Race for Life

Saturday, May 5, 2007

Meg took part in the 5km ‘Race for Life’ event in Battersea Park, London. The organisation ‘Race for Life’ holds events all around the country to raise money for Cancer Research UK. The first race of the year is expected to …

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 Watching the (Handball) Cup Final

Monday, April 30, 2007

On Saturday Meg watched the Cup Final of the women's British Handball competition, and presented the cup to the winners. Held at the excellent venue of the English Institute of Sport in Sheffield, the match was between two London based clubs, …

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 Transporting the Gender Equality Scheme

Monday, April 30, 2007

Meg was invited to speak at the launch of the Department for Transport’s Gender Equality Scheme in London. The Scheme was launched by Gillian Merron, Minister for Transport.     Thank you for inviting me to speak at the launch of …

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 Slavery Debate in Lambeth

Sunday, April 29, 2007

Meg recently took part in a debate on the abolition of the slave trade, which was held in Lambeth Town Hall, London. The debate was chaired by Colin Prescod of the Institute of Race Relations, and other speakers included Richard Reddie of Set All …

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 Launching the new Solihull Women’s Refuge

Friday, April 27, 2007

Meg visited the newly opened women’s refuge in Solihull to hear about the work they do to support women who have suffered domestic violence. The purpose built refuge is run by Birmingham and Solihull Women’s Aid and provides …

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 Opportunity Now Awards

Thursday, April 26, 2007

Meg spoke at the Opportunity Now awards ceremony in London recently. Opportunity Now runs the UK’s most prestigious workplace awards for gender equality, diversity and inclusion. Now in their 12th year, the awards recognise outstanding best …

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 Challenging Domestic Abuse in Bristol

Tuesday, April 24, 2007

On a recent visit to Bristol Meg visited Bristol Domestic Abuse Services to hear about their work. The project does a wide range of work to support women experiencing domestic violence, from their very first contact through the helpline. Services …

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 Visiting the Ahmadiyya Centre

Saturday, April 21, 2007

Meg recently visited the Ahmadiyya Mosque and Community Centre in Merton, London. The centre serves the UK Ahmadiyya Community, and has very extensive facilities.   The photo shows Meg, the acting Ameer, Mr Mansoor Shah, and other guests …

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 Meg supports day against homophobia

Thursday, April 19, 2007

The International Day Against Homophobia (IDAHO), to be held on 17th May, has received the backing of Sheffield Heeley MP Meg Munn. A joint statement by Meg, Minister for Women and Equality, and Ian McCartney, Minister of State at the Foreign and …

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 Meg welcomes more rights for tenants

Friday, April 13, 2007

Sheffield Heeley MP Meg Munn welcomed new rules to protect tenants in private rented accommodation. The new tenancy deposit laws, which came into force earlier this month, require landlords to use government credited schemes which make it easier for …

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 Usdaw MP Meg Munn backs Chancellors scheme to get more back into work

Tuesday, April 3, 2007

Sheffield Heeley MP Meg Munn has welcomed the Chancellor’s innovative scheme to get 100,000 jobless people off the dole by offering them work trials with some of Britain’s major retailers.   Gordon Brown announced in his Budget …

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 Commemorating the Abolition of the Slave Trade

Wednesday, March 28, 2007

As part of the commemoration of the Bicentenary of the Abolition of the Slave Trade the Department for Communities and Local Government is hosting an exhibition in Eland House, London. Meg was invited to officially open it, her remarks are given …

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 Science Engineering Technology for Britain

Thursday, March 22, 2007

Meg was delighted to meet constituent Sam Chapman who was selected as one of 200 early careers scientists to present their work in an exhibition at the House of Commons. The exhibition celebrates the work of scientists who are vital to the future of …

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 ‘Amazing Grace’ Parliamentary screening

Thursday, March 22, 2007

Meg attended a special screening in Parliament of the new film ‘Amazing Grace’. The film depicts the struggle of the anti-slavery abolitionists as they attempted to prohibit the trading of human beings for profit. Their Parliamentary …

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 Investigating the History of Slavery

Tuesday, March 20, 2007

This year is the bi-centurial of the passing of the Slave Trade Act 1807 which prohibited trading in human beings within the British Empire. As a member of the Ministerial team planning the country’s commemoration of this beginning of the end …

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 Launching ‘the owd boy and the ‘oss’

Wednesday, March 14, 2007

Meg attended the launch of  ‘the owd boy and the ‘oss’  in the House of Commons recently. The book, written by Alan Middleton, recalls co-operative life in Lincolnshire in the 1920s and 1930s.   The book was …

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 Celebrating International Women’s Day

Friday, March 9, 2007

Women Parliamentarians began the 8th March, International Women’s Day, by gathering at the statue of Emmeline Pankhurst in Victoria Tower Gardens, next to the House of Lords. There were women MPs and Peers from the three main political parties …

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 Today’s girls, tomorrow’s future

Friday, March 9, 2007

At a breakfast in London organised by Aurora to celebrate International Women’s Day Meg made the following remarks. It’s good to be here this morning, starting a day of celebration for International Women’s Day. I think …

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 Dods ‘Woman of the Year 2007’ Awards

Friday, March 9, 2007

On International Women’s Day the Dods Woman of the Year awards were held in London. Meg was one of the judges, and gave the following remarks at the event.   It’s pleasing to be here this evening, and to be able to recognise women …

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 Treasures of the North in the House of Commons

Thursday, March 1, 2007

Meg attended a special showing of ‘Treasures of the North’ at the House of Commons recently. The Museums, Libraries and Archives Council (MLA) Partnership brought down a selection of items to show the MPs and members of the House of …

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 90th Anniversary of the first female cabbies

Wednesday, February 28, 2007

This month marks the 90th anniversary of women gaining the right to become licensed cab drivers. But 90 years on and there are still only a handful of women cab drivers in the country, with many people seeing the profession as a 'man's …

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 Visiting Planning Aid

Friday, February 23, 2007

On a recent visit to York Meg met with the people of Planning Aid to discuss their work. They provide free, independent and professional help, advice and support on planning issues to people and communities who cannot afford to hire a planning …

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 York Councillors and candidates

Thursday, February 22, 2007

York Labour councillors and candidates meet Local Government Minister Meg Munn. From left, back, Tracey Simpson-Laing, Julie Gunnell, Denise Bowgett, front Ruth Potter, Meg Munn and Grace …

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 Shaping the Agenda

Tuesday, February 13, 2007

Yorkshire Forward, the Regional Development Agency for Yorkshire and the Humber, held their ‘Shaping the Agenda’ event in Bradford recently. It was attended by over 50 young people from across the region, and featured Meg with John …

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 Meeting Shilpa

Saturday, February 10, 2007

Meg had the opportunity to meet with Indian film star Shilpa Shetty recently at a lunch organised by Keith Vaz MP. The film star had just won the ‘Big Brother’ contest, during which there was a lot of speculation about racist comments …

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 Meg welcomes new commitment to tackle human trafficking

Tuesday, January 23, 2007

The Prime Minister has announced that the UK has signed up to the Council of Europe’s convention on human trafficking. The convention grants victims of human trafficking at least 30 days to recover from their ordeal and reflect on whether they …

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 Talking New Zealand

Friday, January 12, 2007

Meg recently met Lianne Dalziel, the New Zealand Minister of Women’s Affairs, during her trip to London. The two Ministers had a useful discussion about the work of their respective Ministries, and compared the rate of progress for women …

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 A Round-table Discussion

Thursday, January 11, 2007

On the initiative of the Coexistence Trust, Meg met with a group of young Muslim and Jewish people as part of a round-table discussion on issues affecting their respective communities. This useful meeting is part of a series the Trust is organising …

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 European Year of Equal Opportunities for All

Tuesday, January 9, 2007

Meg spoke at a reception to celebrate 2007 as the ‘European Year of Equal Opportunities for All’ held by the European Parliamentary Labour Party.   Meg outlined the four core themes of the Year: Rights - raising awareness of …

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