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 Meg’s Christmas message for the Sheffield Star

Thursday, December 25, 2003

Looking back over 2003 one of the most important campaigns I was involved in was on body piercing. Last Christmas one of my constituents 17 year old Daniel Hindle died from septicaemia after having his lip pierced. I lobbied ministers to improve …

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 Let's see in the New Year with a hunt ban

Thursday, December 18, 2003

“LET’S SEE IN THE NEW YEAR WITH A HUNT BAN” SAY two Sheffield MPs  Meg Munn MP and Clive Betts MP, two Sheffield Labour MPs today reiterated their determination to see a ban on hunting with dogs become a reality. Meg and …

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 Meg Munn welcomes Torture news

Tuesday, December 16, 2003

Meg Munn, Labour and Co-operative MP for Sheffield Heeley, has welcomed the news that Britain has ratified an optional protocol to the United Nations Convention Against Torture, to honour Human Rights Day. Meg, the secretary of the UN all party …

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 Yorkshire Post article on top-up fees

Tuesday, December 9, 2003

Yorkshire Post article on Tuition Fees    There has been much heat and dust generated as a result of the proposals for variable tuition fees for university students from 2006. There are three important elements in this debate - the …

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 Sheffield Rebuild

Friday, October 31, 2003

Sheffield Rebuild is one of very few not-for-profit organisations in construction. In addition to their ownership structure they differ from other construction companies in their emphasis on training and use of local labour. Rebuild aims to …

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 A visit to America (Christian Socialist Magazine September 2003)

Thursday, October 23, 2003

CSM ARTICLE SEPTEMBER 2003   Mall Walking - any ideas? On a recent visit to the USA I was not prepared for this particular sport. Its perhaps no stranger than going to a gym to run or walk on a treadmill, but choosing to get your exercise by …

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 Business Adviser Journal - November 2003

Thursday, October 23, 2003

Business Adviser journal   Issue 19 Autumn 2003   Questions to Meg as a representatives of the All Party Parliamentary Small Business Group   1.      In your opinion which government …

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 Funding Higher Education - article for Co-op News October 2003

Thursday, October 23, 2003

Myrtle Springs is one of four secondary schools in my constituency. Under a Labour Government the school has more money, learning mentors are really making a difference and new buildings have improved the learning environment. With a charismatic …

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 Viewpoint Column - Sheffield Star

Thursday, September 4, 2003

Parliamentary Recess When parliament is not in session people think that Members of Parliament have nothing to do, but in reality the focus of work changes from Westminster to the constituency. Yes, I did have a week’s holiday in …

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 Meg is interviewed by Epolitix about children and government

Thursday, August 7, 2003

Munn on Priorities Question: Does the focus on university funding mean the government has moved away from younger children's issues in education? Meg Munn: One of things that's been very clear is that the government has given a very high …

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 Meg’s thoughts on her visit to Israel

Tuesday, July 22, 2003

Sheffield Telegraph July 2003   ISRAEL VISIT   Recently I visited Israel and Palestine and was able to meet people engaged in furthering the peace process. The extra security at Heathrow was not unexpected but happily my visit …

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 “Meg’s past” (article for the Christian Socialist Magazine May 2003)

Monday, May 19, 2003

Last week an accurate horoscope for me would have read “People and places from your past are a regular feature this week.” Saturday I attended the crowning of the May Queen at my old church in my constituency where 29 years ago I was …

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 Meg writes on women’s representation in Parliament

Thursday, May 15, 2003

Article for York Grapevine It used to be the joke about women Members of Parliament that there were no toilets for them. Dame Jill Knight recounts going into the men's toilets as on the door it stated simply "Members only" - at least these …

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 Thoughts on the Euro - for Co-op News

Wednesday, May 7, 2003

Meg Munn's article for Co-op News As I write speculation mounts about the likely outcome of the Chancellor’s five tests for entry into the Euro. Like you I am not privy to the inner workings of the Treasury and await the official …

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 Meg Munn’s Finance Bill Speech - business in the region

Tuesday, May 6, 2003

Ms Meg Munn (Sheffield, Heeley): In particular, I should like to address issues affecting small businesses, which I want to set in the context of regional development proposals and issues affecting regions?issues that have been mentioned by other …

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 Meg’s thoughts on the Community Care Delayed Discharges Bill

Friday, April 11, 2003

For Care and Health Magazine Issue 30 Community Care Delayed Discharges Bill Many people who work in social services view the measures for reducing delayed discharges contained in the Community Care Delayed Discharges Bill as punitive. …

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 Meg Munn MP - Personal statement on Iraq

Tuesday, March 18, 2003

  Statement on Iraq It is likely that military action will shortly be taken to enforce the expressed will of the United Nations to disarm Iraq of its weapons of mass destruction. The failure of the UN Security Council to unite to enforce its …

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 Meg debates Small Business

Wednesday, February 26, 2003

Westminster Hall debate - Small Business 26 Feb 2003 : Column 110WH 2.32 pmMs Meg Munn (Sheffield, Heeley): I congratulate my hon. Friend the Member for Dundee, East (Mr. Luke) on securing this debate. I am pleased to have the …

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 14-19 year old education proposals

Friday, February 14, 2003

Article for Sheffield Telegraph - February 14th 2003 14 - 19 Opportunity and excellence There has been a lot of heat generated in the education world following the Government’s White Paper on Higher Education, most of it centred on top up …

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 "A new way of life" article for the Christian Socialist Magazine

Thursday, February 13, 2003

Christian Socialist Magazine January 2003 It wasn’t long after I was first elected to parliament in June 2001 that I realised I hadn’t so much taken on a new job as a new way of life. Not only did the parliamentary day mean getting …

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