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 Q&A for the Child Protection All-Party Group

Thursday, December 20, 2012

The following was published in the House Magazine as part of a roundup of the many different All-Party Parliamentary Groups (APPG) active in Parliament. Meg initiated and Chairs the Child Protection APPG.     What is the purpose of the …

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 Energy factsheet

Monday, December 17, 2012

This energy factsheet was prepared by the office of Meg Munn MP and was last updated in December 2012. The information and phone numbers for the energy companies and advice lines were correct when this factsheet was produced. Please be aware that …

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 Life in the UK 2012

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Two years ago, the Office for National Statistics launched the Measuring National Well-being (MNW) programme. The aim is to ‘develop and publish an accepted and trusted set of National Statistics which help people understand and monitor …

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 International Aid Update

Monday, November 26, 2012

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. How I became an international aid worker Ever wondered how to become an international aid …

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 The unnecessary cost in lives from road accidents

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

The following article has been published in the November issue of Safety Management, the British Safety Council magazine. I became involved in the issue of road safety some time ago following contact by a constituent whose nephew was killed in 2006 …

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 Badger Cull

Friday, October 26, 2012

During the debate in the House of Commons on the proposed Badger Cull Meg Munn MP gave the following speech. The entire debate is available at: …

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 Fabian Women’s Parliamentary Day

Thursday, October 18, 2012

The Fabian Women’s Network held a training day recently for women who are considering standing for election and Meg was invited to say a few words her contribution follows. Do you want to be a Paralympian or a character in the Thick of …

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 Animal Welfare Update

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

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.   Badgers cull to start The government have given permission for badgers to be culled …

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 Wasted time, investment and talent

Monday, September 10, 2012

Meg Munn MP was invited to be a keynotes speaker at the National HE STEM Programme Conference at Birmingham University. Her speech is below.   Thank you for inviting me to take part in this important conference.   I’m not a …

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 Recognising genocide in Iraq

Monday, August 13, 2012

The following item was carried on the webpage of Progress. Many have heard that the Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein was responsible for killing hundreds of thousands of people. Only some will understand what was involved in the slaughter, and fewer …

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 Web panel on child protection and science

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Meg Munn MP chaired her first webinar recently, a panel discussion focusing on the contribution of women in forensic science and child protection in the UK. Meg was joined by Lorna Cservenka, a partner in the child care law practice of Hanne & …

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 Environment Update

Monday, July 9, 2012

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. Rio+20 On the 20 to 22nd June the United Nations Conference on Sustainable …

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 Health and Safety Executive

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Meg Munn MP secured a Parliamentary debate on the Health and Safety Executive, road traffic accidents and obstructive sleep apnoea, her speech is below. Meg Munn (Sheffield, Heeley) (Lab/Co-op): Thank you very much, Mrs Brooke, for calling me to …

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 Employers should screen drivers for sleep conditions

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

The following item was carried on the webpage of PoliticsHome in advance of Meg’s Parliamentary debate later today. The Health & Safety Executive (HSE) is an important organisation; its role is to prevent people being killed, injured or …

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 International Aid Update

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

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.   Collaborating to Improve Disaster Response The UN World Food Programme (WFP) has …

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 Developing women scientists, engineers and technologists and helping them stay!

Friday, June 8, 2012

The following article has been published in the International Journal of Gender, Science and Technology. The sectors in the economy needing science, engineering and technology (SET) graduates are affected with serious skills shortages, with …

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 Foreign Affairs and International Development

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

During the debate on the Foreign Affairs and International Development part of the Queens Speech in the House of Commons Meg gave the following speech. Meg Munn (Sheffield, Heeley) (Lab/Co-op): I want to contribute on a number of issues, starting …

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 Making South Yorkshire the first choice for women scientists, engineers and technologists?

Monday, May 14, 2012

The following article was published in the April issue of first for business the magazine for the Sheffield Chamber of Commerce and Industry. The sectors in the economy requiring science, engineering and technology (SET) graduates are affected …

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 Sunday Trading Bill

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

During the passage of the Sunday Trading (London Olympic Games and Paralympic Games) Bill through the House of Commons Meg gave the following speech. Meg Munn (Sheffield, Heeley) (Lab/Co-op): Britain’s success in hosting the 2012 Olympic …

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 Animal Welfare Update

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

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.   An end to battery cages The UK is leading the way in the fight against battery cages. A …

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 North’s economy held back by lack of investment

Thursday, April 19, 2012

The interim report by the Northern Economic Futures Commission is clear that the economy of the three northern regions of England is being held back by a lack of investment combined with the UK being the most centralised state in the OECD …

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 Budget Report

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

What we needed to see in the 2012 budget announcement was a focus on jobs and growth as well as helping the most vulnerable in our society on middle and low incomes. Instead this budget continues to benefit the highest earners, putting pressure on …

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 Environment Update

Monday, March 26, 2012

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.   Improving Sheffield’s waterways The Environment Agency has …

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 Energy Factsheet

Thursday, February 23, 2012

This energy factsheet was prepared by the office of Meg Munn MP in February 2012. The information and phone numbers for the energy companies and advice lines were correct when this factsheet was produced. However, please be aware that details may …

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 Child Neglect in 2011: An annual review

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Meg was interviewed by PoliticsHome following the release of Child Neglect in 2011: an annual review by Action for Children. The report is available here: http://www.actionforchildren.org.uk/neglect     As a former social worker and …

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 Future funding of tennis

Monday, January 23, 2012

Meg Munn MP secured a Parliamentary debate on the future funding of tennis her speech is below. Meg Munn (Sheffield, Heeley) (Lab/Co-op): I am delighted to be here and to see the Sports Minister, who will respond. I am pleased to have secured the …

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