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 Christians in Iraq and the Kurdistan Region of Iraq

Thursday, December 23, 2010

The plight of Christians in Iraq and the wider Middle East is very bad news, but we shouldn’t ignore the good news from the Kurdistan Region in Iraq. The All-Party Parliamentary Group on the Region, which I chair, has explored the issue during …

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 Denied the Vote

Monday, November 29, 2010

Following a recent question by Meg to Nick Clegg in the House of Commons she was commissioned to write an article for The House Magazine 29th November see below. This follows her debate on the issue in Westminster Hall in mid June (see …

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 Government policy on support for women in science, engineering and technology

Friday, November 5, 2010

Meg initiated a debate in Westminster Hall on support for women in science, engineering and technology. Meg Munn (Sheffield, Heeley) (Lab/Co-op): I am delighted to have the opportunity to discuss Government policy on support for women in science, …

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 Comprehensive Spending Review

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

The following comment was commissioned by the Methodist Recorder.   The Spending Review was every bit as bad as we had been led to believe it would be. The implications of the cuts for each government department and local authority will take …

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 Animal Welfare Update

Friday, October 22, 2010

Every few months my website will carry news items concerned with animal welfare compiled by my staff. I hope you find the items useful and interesting.   Labour’s record The Labour Party has a great record when it comes to animal …

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 Global warming challenge

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

The following was recently published in The Outrigger, journal of the Pacific Islands Society of the UK and Ireland, and is based on a talk given to them by Meg earlier this year.     Islanders must speak out in defence of their …

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 Environment Update

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Every few months my website will carry news items concerned with the environment and climate change compiled by my staff. I hope you find the items useful and interesting.  When discussing climate change and the necessary reduction of carbon …

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 Are female politicians judged differently to their male counterparts?

Monday, August 9, 2010

The following article was published in Total Politics magazine.   Golda Meir, Indira Gandhi, Margaret Thatcher three women politicians who we remember more readily than their male equivalents. It’s because they were different that …

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 Defendant Anonymity

Thursday, July 15, 2010

During a debate in the House of Commons on the possibility of giving defendants in rape cases anonymity Meg gave the following speech.   Meg Munn (Sheffield, Heeley) (Lab/Co-op): It is a pleasure to follow the hon. Member for Cannock Chase …

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 The growing demands and challenges for members in representation, legislation and oversight

Thursday, July 8, 2010

At a conference organised by the Westminster Foundation for Democracy Meg gave the following speech. The conference was for international Parliamentarians - delegates came from Uganda, Lebanon, Georgia, Mozambique and Ukraine.   Just two …

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 Progress and prospects in energy efficiency

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

During a debate in the House of Commons Meg gave the following speech on ‘progress and prospects in energy efficiency’. Meg Munn (Sheffield, Heeley) (Lab/Co-op): I welcome the Ministers, the hon. Members for Bexhill and Battle (Gregory …

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 Electoral Administration Reform

Friday, June 18, 2010

Meg initiated a debate in Westminster Hall on the administration of the electoral system following widespread problems during the recent General Election.   Meg Munn (Sheffield, Heeley) (Lab/Co-op): I am delighted to have secured an …

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 International Aid News

Monday, June 14, 2010

Every few months my website will carry news items concerned with International Aid compiled by my staff. I hope you find the items useful and interesting.   Looking back The Department for International Development (DFID) was set up in 1997; …

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 Glacial Progress for Women

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

The following was published on the website of Progress.   Less than a quarter of the MPs in the new parliament will be women. More than 90 years after we got the vote and 80 years after universal suffrage, women’s political …

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 Let’s prove we’re serious about rebuilding Iraq’s economy

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

The following was published on the website of Progress: http://www.progressonline.org.uk/articles/article.asp?a=5543   If we are serious about transforming Iraq, we need to stop our policies from standing in the way of successful commercial …

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 Supporting Stability

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

The following article was published in The House Magazine 8th February 2010.   Iraq’s national elections in March could consolidate the country’s democracy and further isolate insurgents, but achieving the strong international …

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 The Pacific Did Copenhagen provide a Lifeboat?

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Meg spoke at a meeting of the Pacific Islands Society, which was held at the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association (CPA), her speech is below. For details of the Society visit: www.pacificislandsuk.org   It’s a pleasure to be with you …

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 Serious Case Reviews should not be published in full

Monday, January 25, 2010

It has been suggested that Serious Case Reviews should be published in full. I believe if this were implemented it would seriously harm the prospects of achieving what most people want; improvements in the wellbeing of children. I write not as a …

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 Christians in Iraq and Kurdistan

Thursday, January 21, 2010

  Meg Munn MP on a recent visit to the Kurdistan region in Iraq investigated the position of Christians in the country, including the region of Kurdistan itself. She had two valuable meetings; firstly with the Bishop of Erbil, and secondly …

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