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Adjournment Debate: Trawlermens Pensions

17. March 2011

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Adjournment Debate: Trawlermens Pensions

On Wednesday 2 March 2011, Alan gave his first speech from the backbenches since resigned from the Opposition frontbench in January. He applied to the Speaker of the House to secure an adjournment debate on the subject of trawlermens pensions: an issue he has been working on since uncovering the scandal in 2007. He has [...]

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Queens Speech 2009

18. November 2009

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The Queen’s Speech set out the next steps in Building Britain’s Future. Our legislation for the next parliamentary session is a programme of tough action on the big issues that matter to people, in line with this Government’s core values of fairness and responsibility. At its heart is the conviction that government can be a [...]

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Worker’s Rights Helpline

17. November 2009

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22 September 2009   Minister for Business, Innovation and Skills Pat McFadden MP today launched a new helpline for vulnerable workers enabling them to seek advice about their workplace rights and report abuses of those rights.   The new Pay and Work Rights helpline: 0800 917 2368 is part of a wider campaign to raise [...]

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Tackling Gun Crime

2. March 2009

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Tackling Gun Crime

Home Secretary Jacqui Smith today officially opened the new £8 million national ballistics service – providing new ways to help the police solve gun crimes. The National Ballistics Intelligence Service (NABIS) provides a specialist ‘CSI-style’ analysis of all ballistics – effectively giving guns and bullets a ‘fingerprint’ which can be tracked. Police across England and [...]

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New laws support victims of crime

20. January 2009

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Modernisation of the coroners system and better protection for witnesses during criminal investigations were amongst the new measures announced by Justice Secretary, Jack Straw, when he published the Coroners and Justice Bill. The Bill is part of the Government’s aim to deliver a fairer, more transparent and responsive criminal justice system that puts the needs [...]

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Queen’s Speech 2008

20. December 2008

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On 4 December we had the traditional occasion of the Queen’s Speech ceremony. It is a uniquely British event where the Queen reads out the Government’s legislation.  But behind the pomp and ceremony is important news for Hull West & Hessle. The Government’s Legislative Programme will build on the Pre-Budget Report and will help equip [...]

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