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Steve McCabe, MP for Birmingham Selly Oak has today described charges to retrieve stolen goods as ‘outrageous’.

 

After being contacted by a number of constituents who have recently been burgled, Steve discovered that victims of crime are being charged hundreds of pounds to recover their stolen cars once found and seized by the police. Depending on the size of the car stolen people can expect to be charged up to £350 per vehicle meaning that when a number of vehicles are stolen the costs mount up.

 

To mark National Toothache Day on 9 February, Steve McCabe MP is stepping up his calls for urgent action to tackle the scandal of childhood tooth decay. He’s further highlighting an issue which sees 160 youngsters having their teeth taken out under anaesthesia in England every day.

Member of Parliament for Birmingham Selly Oak, Steve McCabe, said today he is not surprised by the announcement that crime is rising.

Figures from the Office for National Statistics have revealed that recorded crime has risen by 14% in the last year, with violent crime rising by 20%. The figures also show a worrying rise in knife and gun related crime, which supports figures released last year which reported that possession of a weapon offences had increased by 19% in the West Midlands.

In his latest efforts to highlight the scandal of childhood tooth decay, which currently accounts for 160 youngsters having their teeth taken out under anaesthesia in England every day, local MP, Steve McCabe has written to the Chancellor pressing him to take immediate action to tackle the problem. In his letter, which has been co-signed by MPs from every party in Westminster, he has called on the Chancellor to utilise some of the money from the Soft Drinks Industry Levy to support a new national preventative oral health programme.

Steve McCabe MP recently visited Queen Elizabeth Hospital’s interventional radiology department to see first-hand how the innovative treatment of delivered there can save lives and money in the NHS.

The Premier League’s national primary school programme, Premier League Primary Stars, draws upon the excitement of the Premier League and young people’s interest in football to help inspire children to learn, be active and develop important life skills.

Local MP, Steve McCabe has signed an Early Day Motion (EDM) in Parliament calling on the Government to ensure his constituents are able to seek immediate assistance from Jobcentre Plus over Christmas and New Year. The EDM, which has secured cross party support has been sponsored by Steve’s colleague on the Work and Pensions Select Committee, Frank Field MP.

This Equal Pay Day, Steve McCabe MP (Birmingham Selly Oak) has pledged to push for the enforcement of gender pay gap reporting.

In his latest efforts to highlight the growing issue of childhood tooth decay Steve McCabe MP, Birmingham Selly Oak, has secured a Parliamentary debate to force the government to address this growing problem.

Steve McCabe MP (Birmingham Selly Oak) is calling out the Education Minister for avoiding key questions on school funding which he raised months ago.

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