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 Civil Partnerships in Brighton

Wednesday, December 21, 2005

At the first Civil Partnership ceremonies held in Brighton, Meg gave the following short remarks.   This morning I am full of admiration. Admiration for those who campaigned for civil partnerships and have today seen it become a reality, …

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 Sheffield’s Night of Honours

Monday, December 12, 2005

At the recent Sheffield Night of Honours ceremony Meg Munn joined other distinguished guests from across the city to present awards to some very special people.     Meg presented the “Best Investor in Children Award” to …

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 Unveiling a new health facility

Thursday, December 8, 2005

Older people who need further rehabilitation following a spell in hospital now benefit from a new facility thanks to Sheffield South West Primary Care Trust (SSWPCT).   Heeley MP Meg Munn was on hand to unveil SSWPCT’s new Community …

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 Pensions debate comes to Sheffield Heeley

Monday, December 5, 2005

Sheffield Heeley MP Meg Munn is urging her constituents to join in the debate on the future of pensions. After the Turner Report was published last week Meg is extremely keen to hear her constituent’s views on the way forward.   Meg …

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 We Will Remember Them

Friday, November 11, 2005

Meg Munn MP:   ‘This Sunday marks a day of remembrance for those who fought honourably and courageously for the freedoms we now enjoy. The day is not only in remembrance for those who perished in the First and Second World Wars, but for …

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 Daniel Hindle’s legacy

Wednesday, November 9, 2005

Sheffield Heeley MP Meg Munn is hoping this week’s inquest into the tragic death of constituent Daniel Hindle, who died at the age of 17 after getting his lip pierced, will raise awareness of the dangers of body piercing.   Meg …

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 Looking Lighting Learning and Meg

Saturday, October 29, 2005

On a recent visit to Plymouth Meg was able to visit the ‘Looking Lighting Learning’ exhibition held in the New Cooperage Building at Royal William Yard. The event has three interactive installations, The Colourbox, The Cloth Place, and …

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 Improving girls involvement in sport

Monday, October 17, 2005

In a recent visit to Nottinghamshire Deputy Minister for Women and Equality, Meg Munn MP, saw first hand the sporting activities and innovative development work aimed at improving girl’s involvement in sport.   The Minister met local …

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 Record investment for improving school buildings

Thursday, October 13, 2005

Sheffield Heeley MP Meg Munn has heralded the announcement that local schools are to benefit from a multi-million pound funding boost as 'a huge step forward for schools in Sheffield Heeley’.   The government today confirmed that …

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 Meg warns firework thugs

Wednesday, October 5, 2005

Meg Munn MP today issued a warning that those found misusing fireworks in the run up to 5th November face £80 on the spot fines. A range of tough powers are available to the police for the first time this year to deal with the import, sale and …

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 Brighton Registrar ‘gear-up’ for Civil Partnerships

Tuesday, October 4, 2005

Meg recently visited the Brighton Registrar to find out how they were preparing for the first Civil Partnerships in December 2005. As the Minister with the responsibility for the smooth introduction of Civil Partnerships, Meg was delighted that the …

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 Labour Conference Sweet for Meg

Monday, October 3, 2005

Meg Munn, MP for Sheffield Heeley, attended a cookery lesson at this week’s Labour Party Conference in Brighton under the supervision of a trainee chef from a local College. The Learning and Skills Council (LSC), the body that exists to make …

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 Gay couples set to tie the knot

Saturday, September 17, 2005

From the Sheffield Star 17th September 2005.     ALMOST 40 gay couples have signed up to tie the knot in Sheffield when new same sex "marriages" come into force later this year. The first "wedding" will be held on December 21, just …

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 Increasing Opportunities for Women in Science

Tuesday, September 13, 2005

The deputy minister for Women and Equality, Meg Munn has visited the £6.9 million UK Resource Centre for Women in Science, Engineering and Technology (UKRC), to explore its work to boost the efforts of female science workers.   The …

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 Winning a Smoke-Free Sheffield Award

Monday, September 5, 2005

Sheffield Heeley MP Meg Munn was given an award for having a smoke free office. This was on the day when the consultation on smoking in public places ends, part of the governments’ proposed Health Improvement Bill. Meg joined fellow Sheffield …

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 Radio Meg

Monday, September 5, 2005

Meg Munn today appeared on BBC Radio Sheffield’s ‘Rony Robinson show’ as part of the feature ‘Rony meets?’.  Rony discussed with Meg her life growing up in Sheffield, her role as Deputy Minister for Women and …

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 MPs celebrate success of Adoption Register

Sunday, September 4, 2005

Politicians and social workers joined together at a reception in Leeds recently to celebrate the success of the Adoption Register for England and Wales. In all sixty-eight children have been matched with permanent families since last December when …

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 Meg welcomes new Chair of Sheffield Methodists

Thursday, September 1, 2005

Meg Munn yesterday welcomed Reverend Vernon Marsh as the new Chair of Sheffield Methodist District when she attended a service at the Victoria Hall Methodist Church in the city.   Meg said,   ‘As a fellow Methodist, I am …

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 Meg, taking your questions

Wednesday, August 31, 2005

Sheffield Heeley MP Meg Munn is to feature on BBC Radio Sheffield next week. Meg will be interviewed by popular host Rony Robinson, and take questions from Rony and members of the public.   Meg said,   ‘I have spoken on the radio …

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 Calling for a Smoke Free Environment

Thursday, July 14, 2005

Ireland, New York and Liverpool have banned or are attempting to ban smoking in public places and it looks like the UK will do the same. The debate comes to Sheffield this week as delegates including Sheffield Heeley MP Meg Munn are to attend the …

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 Meg delighted with Olympic success

Wednesday, July 6, 2005

Sheffield Heeley MP Meg Munn is ‘absolutely delighted’ with London’s success as the choice to host the 2012 Olympic games.   Meg said;   ‘It is an honour that this country has been chosen to hold the largest …

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 Live 8 Is Here

Friday, July 1, 2005

This weekend will see the largest musical event in 20 years as Bob Geldof and artists such as U2, Sir Paul McCartney and Sir Elton John entertain thousands of people in Hyde Park, London at the Live 8 concert. The aim of the concert is to urge G8 …

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 Licensing Act - the deadline draws near

Tuesday, June 28, 2005

The deadline for All organisations that currently sell alcohol to convert their licenses through their ‘grandfather rights’ is drawing near. The Licensing Act 2003 will be enforced from 24th November this year, with the deadline for …

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 Olympian Jonathan Edwards gets “good luck” send-off from Meg before crucial 2012 Olympic

Thursday, June 23, 2005

Just days before Olympic gold triple jumper Jonathan Edwards flies to Singapore as part of the London 2012 delegation hoping to bring the Olympic Games back to Britain for the first time in 64 years, Sheffield Heeley MP Meg Munn has added her …

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 Meg supports ‘Real Nappy Week’

Wednesday, June 22, 2005

Now in its ninth year, Real Nappy Week 2005 (June 20-26) is supported by over 80% of local authorities, with over 100 activities planned across 40 UK counties. And for the first time the Week has gone global.   While parents in the UK will …

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 MEG TAKES THE STRAIN FOR CHARITY

Wednesday, June 22, 2005

Sheffield Heeley MP Meg Munn took part in the annual Macmillan Cancer Relief House of Lords vs House of Commons Tug of War yesterday at Victoria Tower Gardens, Westminster.   The fundraising event sponsored by Taylor Woodrow Plc, housing and …

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 Women Encouraged to Pursue Enterprise

Tuesday, June 21, 2005

Women who are looking to become budding businesswomen are being encouraged to participate in a two-day online event that aims to help them take the all-important first step towards building a successful enterprise. The Women's Enterprise Online …

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 ‘E-accessibility’ for everyone

Friday, June 17, 2005

Meg recently gave a short speech opening a session at a conference organised by the Royal National Institute for the Deaf (RNID) at the Department for Trade and Industry (DTI). The session dealt with new technology and its impact on the lives of …

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 £2.5M FUND TO BOOST EQUALITY AWARENESS

Wednesday, June 15, 2005

Voluntary organisations could be in for a share of £2.5m to raise awareness of employment equality regulations, Deputy Equality Minister Meg Munn announced today. The money will help voluntary and not-for-profit organisations in their work to …

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 Meg supports National Bike Week

Tuesday, June 14, 2005

Sheffield Heeley MP Meg Munn has given her support to National Bike Week by taking part in the annual Parliamentary Bike Ride. The aim of the campaign is to encourage more people to use this environmentally and healthier way to travel, especially to …

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 OPEN ALL HOURS!

Monday, June 13, 2005

CASH TO HELP SCHOOLS STAY OPEN LONGER    Sheffield MP Meg Munn today welcomed the government’s announcement that Sheffield Heeley schools would benefit from extra funding for Sheffield of over £4 million over the next 4 years …

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 Addressing ‘Diversity Champions’

Friday, June 10, 2005

Meg recently addressed a reception organised by the charity Stonewall to publicise their ‘Diversity Champions’ forum. The forum was established to bring together employers who are in the cutting edge of delivering diversity in business …

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 A Great Start for England!

Monday, June 6, 2005

As Deputy Minister for Women and Equality, Meg attended England’s opening match against Finland in the European Women’s Championship at the City of Manchester Stadium. At half-time the score was 2-0 for England, but the second half was …

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 Launching the Equality Bill

Monday, May 23, 2005

The Equality Bill has been re-introduced into the House of Commons to tackle discrimination and promote equality in society, it was originally published in March 2005 but ran out of parliamentary time. The Bill follows wide-ranging consultation with …

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 Meg appointed a Minister

Thursday, May 19, 2005

I am truly honoured to have been asked to take on the role of Deputy Minister for Women and Equality based at the Department for Trade and Industry (DTI). The role is to work across government ensuring that gender and equality issues are integral to …

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 A positive step forward for Dystonia Treatment

Wednesday, April 6, 2005

Sheffield Heeley MP Meg Munn accompanied Intake resident Keith Hall in London yesterday for a meeting with the Health Minister Stephen Ladyman. The meeting was to discuss the treatment for Dystonia known as Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) being made …

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 Meg lobbies for availability of Dystonia treatment on the NHS

Friday, April 1, 2005

Meg Munn, Sheffield Heeley MP, will accompany her constituent Mr Keith Hall along with representatives from the Dystonia Society to a meeting in London with Health Minister, Stephen Ladyman, on Tuesday 6th April. The meeting is to discuss the …

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 Meg’s Web Winner

Tuesday, March 22, 2005

A picture of a spider taken by Meg outside her back door has won first prize in the ‘Parliamentary Photography Competition’. The photograph was in an exhibition at the Houses of Parliament and will be displayed later in the year at …

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 MP delighted with investment for Foreign Language Learning.

Monday, March 14, 2005

Sheffield Heeley MP Meg Munn has welcomed the announcement by Ruth Kelly, Secretary of State for Education and Skills, of an increased investment of £115 million to support language teaching over the next three years.   The extra …

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 Sheffield takes the lead for Red Nose Day

Sunday, March 13, 2005

Shoppers in Sheffield have snapped up more Comic Relief red noses than anywhere else in the country, supermarket chain Sainsbury announced. The official supermarket company of Comic Relief says its Meadowhall store has sold 24,103 red noses so far …

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 Britain remembers Women of War

Friday, March 11, 2005

Ten years in the making and maybe 60 years late, Britain will on July 9th this summer remember the many thousands of women who took part in the Second World War. Mrs Edna Storr (nicknamed ‘Smudge’), a Private Gunner during the war, Dame …

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 Meg supports voter registration drive

Monday, March 7, 2005

Sheffield Heeley MP has welcomed the voter registration initiative taking place at Sheffield Foyer which provides accommodation, education and training for 16-25 year olds in housing need.   Commenting on the initiative, Meg …

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 Welcoming the Increase in the National Minimum Wage

Wednesday, March 2, 2005

Meg Munn MP for Sheffield Heeley has welcomed the increase in the National Minimum Wage.   Meg said of the increase:   ‘Since its introduction six years ago the minimum wage has increased year on year ensuring that up to 140,000 …

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 Toeing the party line

Monday, February 7, 2005

From The Independent. Published 7th February 2005.    A tap-dancing Home Office minister has inspired female MPs to introduce a different kind of spin to the House of Commons. Ed Caesar joins them for a quick …

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 Meg supports new on-line advice service for the young.

Monday, January 31, 2005

Sheffield Heeley MP Meg Munn recently attended the launch of a ‘one-stop-shop’ confidential on-line advice service for young people. Meg joined YouthNet Chairman and Founder, Martyn Lewis CBE, and TheSite.org user Sabrina Cardillo, at …

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 Pensioners Missing Out

Tuesday, January 11, 2005

Meg Munn MP today backed a new awareness campaign which started this week to stop pensioners missing out on an average £426 towards their council tax bills.   Meg said,   ‘Many pensioners, up to four out of ten, fail to …

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 New Environmental Bill will clean up our streets says Meg Munn MP

Monday, January 10, 2005

Sheffield Heeley MP Meg Munn today called for the powers proposed in the new Environmental Bill (Monday Jan 10th) to be agreed and implemented quickly. The Environmental Bill includes new powers to remove abandoned cars from the streets immediately …

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