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 Meg Seconds the Queens Speech

Friday, November 26, 2004

After the Queen has read the programme of Government Bills in the House of Lords the Commons traditionally starts its examination of this programme with 2 speeches given by members of the Governing party. The first, to ‘move the Queens …

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 End of Term

Tuesday, October 26, 2004

article for Christian Socialist. We are moving towards the end of the 2003 /4 Parliamentary session as I write this, with the Bill to ban hunting with dogs dominating the media.  The work on a number of other important Bills goes on largely …

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 Meg’s speech on 'Capacity'

Tuesday, October 12, 2004

Meg’s speech on the ‘Mental Capacity Bill’, given in the House of Commons 11th October 2004.     I want to say that the Bill is enormously important because it seeks to address the issue of capacity. It deals with …

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 Justice for People with Learning Difficulties

Thursday, October 7, 2004

Meg recently spoke at a conference in Nottingham on the need for justice for people with learning difficulties. In her speech Meg stressed that the law is made for everyone. It must not be assumed that someone does not deserve the laws protection …

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 After the Next Election

Thursday, September 23, 2004

Written for The House magazine.     At a recent formal dinner I was introducing myself to other guests as one of the local MPs. “You don’t look like an MP” one of them said. “Female?” I enquired - it’s …

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 Changing the Ballot Paper

Wednesday, September 15, 2004

article for Cooperative News   The House of Commons has a number of ways an MP can raise an issue they think needs airing, one being the ‘10 Minute Rule Bill’. I recently used this procedure to introduce a Bill requiring ballot …

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 A Typical Day (or not)

Thursday, September 9, 2004

Meg is often asked “what is a typical day when you’re down in Parliament”; she replies “that there isn’t one!” But hopefully the following will help to explain the wide range of activities she can get up to. . …

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 Meg gives evidence to the Modernisation Committee of the House of Commons.

Wednesday, August 11, 2004

On Wednesday 21st July Meg was part of a small panel invited to give evidence before the ‘Select Committee on the Modernisation of the House of Commons’. This Committee has been examining how the procedures of the House of Commons work …

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 Politics from the inside - my work experience with Meg.

Thursday, July 15, 2004

Alex Pickard, a pupil at Meadowhead Secondary School, recently undertook a two weeks work experience with Meg at her offices in Sheffield and London. The following is his account of how he found ‘politics from the inside’.   I had …

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 Meg’s speech on learning-disabled adults

Tuesday, June 15, 2004

Meg’s speech on the ‘Domestic Violence, Crime and Victims Bill’, given in the House of Commons 14th June 2004.   I, too, welcome the Bill, the first major piece of legislation for some 30 years on domestic violence issues. …

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 Will we give them a choice?

Tuesday, June 15, 2004

Article for Progress Journal   Giving service users choice in social services sounds good, something that everyone should support. But social services cover many different areas of work, each with particular issues and challenges. Developing …

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 ‘It wasn’t about agreeing’ - experiencing the Big Conversation

Monday, June 7, 2004

Article for Christian Socialist Magazine - June 2004   Politics is often seen as being too adversarial and this can put off many people, including people of faith who are perhaps used to discussing matters in a more co-operative and …

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 'It's not just the toilets, stupid' -

Tuesday, May 4, 2004

The Electoral Commission’s recent publication “Gender and political participation” highlighted the importance of women politicians in increasing the participation of women in elections. In 2001 where a female MP was elected …

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 Meg’s recent speech on the Children's Bill

Sunday, May 2, 2004

As part of her work as a Parliamentary Private Secretary (PPS) at the Department for Education and Skills, Meg recently spoke at two conferences dealing with the introduction of the new Children's Bill currently going through Parliament. The …

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 Meg’s speech on Palestinian Development

Friday, April 30, 2004

Meg's speech on a Report issued by the Select Committee on International Development entitled 'Development Assistance and the Occupied Palestinian Territories' given in Westminster Hall on 29th April 2004. I welcome the opportunity to …

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 Women and politics

Tuesday, April 27, 2004

Meg welcomed the publication today of the Electoral Commission’s latest report, Gender and political participation. The report examines the participation of women in politics and suggests a number of reasons for this including practical …

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 The 'Big Conversation' - A Reason to Listen

Friday, April 16, 2004

 article for Co-operative News April 2004   The ‘BIG CONVERSATION’ - A Reason to Listen.  As politicians we spend a lot of time worrying about speeches - what we say and how we say it - listening is often not high …

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 LibDem threat to Child Trust Fund proposals

Friday, April 2, 2004

The Liberal Democrats want to take away your child’s money.  The Government is currently passing a law to give £250 to every child born after 1st September 2002. For less well-off children, it will be £500.  This measure …

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 Interview about people with learning disabilities

Friday, March 26, 2004

As Chair of the ‘Voice UK All-Party Parliamentary Group’ Meg gave an interview to epolitix.com, published on their website 26th March 2004. …

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 Meg’s speech on cardiac risk in the young

Friday, March 12, 2004

Meg’s speech on the ‘Cardiac Risk in the Young (Screening) Bill’ given in the House of Commons 12th March 2004   My constituent, Jason Howell, is a lucky man. He is married to Michelle, known as Shelley, and he is the …

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 Meg’s speech on women with learning disabilities

Friday, March 5, 2004

Meg’s speech on women with learning disabilities given in the House of Commons “Women, Equality and Human Rights” debate 4th March 2004. I welcome this debate on women, equality and human rights. It is very timely, and there are …

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 Meg on the child trust fund bill

Tuesday, February 3, 2004

Meg Munn welcomed the publishing today of draft regulations for the new Child Trust Fund Bill. Last week in the Pre-Budget Report, Chancellor Gordon Brown announced an additional £1 billion a year investment in Britain’s children, …

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 Sheffield Star frontpage article 27th January - Top-up fees row

Tuesday, January 27, 2004

A SHEFFIELD MP today rounded on Labour rebels and accused them of trying to oust Tony Blair over the university top-up fees row. Heeley Labour MP Meg Munn said some were "dishonestly" using the row over university fees to try to topple Mr Blair as …

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 Meg explains her position on Higher Education funding and top-up fees

Tuesday, January 27, 2004

Dear Constituents Since the Labour Government came to power in 1997 student numbers have risen with 43% of young people now going to university. I believe this is beneficial not only to those who go but also for society, where knowledge and skills …

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 Meg comments on the crime figures

Thursday, January 22, 2004

Meg Munn, Labour and Co-operative MP for Sheffield Heeley,  commented on today's announcement of new crime figures (details below): "Today's figures show a continuing fall in crimes such as burglary, car theft and robbery that can …

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 Article for politicalkids - Feb 2004 MP of the month

Tuesday, January 20, 2004

I'm the Member of Parliament for an area of Sheffield called Heeley, this is known as a constituency. In Heeley there are 62,000 people who can vote but they are not the only people who live in my constituency. There are also thousands of …

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 A topsy-turvy year for Israel and Palestine - Christian Socialist Magazine - Feb 2004

Friday, January 16, 2004

Last year was a topsy-turvy year for hopes of a better future for the Israel-Palestinian conflict.  It was the year of a new peace plan - the roadmap - and a growth in anticipation that the United States of America, the European Union, Russia …

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