Israel-Gaza statement - May 2024

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Gaza urgent question - May 2024

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Helen questions the Prime Minister on funding for UNWRA

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Helen questions the Minister on access to childcare for disabled children

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Helen challenges the Minister on the treatment of unaccompanied children seeking asylum

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Helen questions the Minister on reform of policing

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Helen calls for a ceasefire in Gaza

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Helen calls on the Government to end the need for food banks

The staff and volunteers at the Norwood and Brixton Food Bank work hard all year round to support local people in our local area who are simply unable to make ends meet.  Sadly the need for their support keeps on rising.  I’m grateful for their dedication and for the care and dignity with which our local foodbanks provide support.  But it is shameful that the need for food banks continues to rise in one of the richest countries in the world, as a consequence of political decisions this government has taken. Local residents need to see action to address the causes of poverty. Last week, I asked the Minister what she is doing to end the need for food banks>>

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Helen questions the Minister on future support for the Household Support Fund

Both Lambeth and Southwark Councils have worked hard to provide cost of living support in recent years, funded by the Household Support Fund. This has been a real lifeline for residents who are struggling to make ends meet. Providing one off emergency payments, free schools meals over school holidays and specialist advice.

The current Household Support Fund will run out at the end of March but the Government has failed to announce any plans for its future. Last week I asked the Secretary of State when he will be able to confirm future arrangements.  His answer was very disappointing >>

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Helen calls for action to tackle knife crime and serious violence

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