Archive | February, 2009

Increased lending from Northern Rock

23. February 2009

Comments Off

Increased lending from Northern Rock

Northern Rock is announcing that it is going to increase mortgage lending by up to £14 billion over the next two years. This is one of a series of measures that the Government is taking to try and rebuild the banking system for the future. Northern Rock was the first bank to get into real [...]

Continue reading...

Binyam Mohamed’s treatment in detention

23. February 2009

Comments Off

Please find below an article which appeared in Guardian and a letter which was published in the Times – both by David Miliband, Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs Article by David Miliband which appeared on guardian.co.uk, Thursday 19 February 2009 Louise Christian’s misrepresentations Contrary to claims, I have been consistent and honest in [...]

Continue reading...

Children’s Centres

23. February 2009

Comments Off

Children’s Centres

Research published by Ed Balls and Beverley Hughes this week shows that nine out of ten parents who use Sure Start Children’s Centres are happy with the service. More than 2.3 million children under five and their families now have access to services through nearly 3,000 Children’s Centres across England. Ten years ago there were [...]

Continue reading...

Royal Bank of Scotland – Bonuses

19. February 2009

Comments Off

Royal Bank of Scotland – Bonuses

People are understandably angry about the mismanagement of the banks The Government has been very clear that there must be an end to the short-term bonus culture in the banking sector. Those associated with RBS losses will not be rewarded for it – bonuses should reward good work and long-term value creation. So RBS is [...]

Continue reading...

New Child Heath Strategy

19. February 2009

Comments Off

Together with  Children’s Secretary Ed Balls, I have recently published the Government’s long term vision of a 21st Century children’s health service aimed at improving the health and wellbeing of all children. The Child Health Strategy includes £340 million to support children with disabilities and their families. Together with funding previously announced this brings the total [...]

Continue reading...

Real Help for Families and Businesses

19. February 2009

Comments Off

Real Help for Families and Businesses

I know that the international financial crisis is having a real impact on individuals, families and businesses in West Hull & Hessle. We shouldn’t repeat the mistakes of the past when people were left to cope on their own. So I welcome the launch of a new guide to finding help with homes, jobs and [...]

Continue reading...