Category Archives: Lewisham’s Politicians

More on local budget cuts

Steve Bullock in the e-newsletter he sends out tells us just what the scale of the cuts are in Lewisham: The Council had been planning to have to reduce its budget by £60 million over the next three years. Following … Continue reading

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Heidi asks about money for elderly care

Heidi Alexander (Lewisham East, Labour) In October, the Secretary of State told the House that it was outrageous for me to suggest that the money announced in the comprehensive spending review for elderly care would be wiped out by overall … Continue reading

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Joan asks about EMA

Joan Ruddock (Lewisham, Deptford, Labour) The Secretary of State has spoken a great deal about the poorest, but he appears not to understand that no matter how much money is in the schools budget, it is the money in the … Continue reading

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Heidi wonders why no NI holiday for Lewisham

Heidi Alexander made a speech questioning why the government were proposing a National Insurance holiday for business outside London, but were not making the same provision available for London businesses. She points out that 38% of Lewisham’s population work in … Continue reading

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Sir Steve makes the case for where responsibility lies

Steve Bullock has written a piece setting out how he has approached the cuts package agreed by Mayor and Cabinet last week: It has been clear for most of the year that there would be significant reductions in public spending … Continue reading

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Ken and Carl

Political Scrapbook notices that Ken supported Carl recently.

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Heidi asks about the merits of paying landlords directly

Heidi Alexander (Lewisham East, Labour) To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what assessment he has made of the merits of direct payment of housing benefit to private landlords. Steve Webb (Minister of State (Pensions), Work and … Continue reading

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