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 My inspirational women

Monday, December 12, 2011

Invited to give a speech at the recent ‘Aspire International Women’s Conference Life, Work, World’ Meg chose to talk about women who inspired her.   One of the most memorable weeks in my 10 years as a Member of Parliament …

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 Workplace culture still holds back women

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

The following article was published in the Yorkshire Post. We are beginning to see a new focus on manufacturing, engineering, science and technology in the economy. It is precisely these areas that we need to develop if the country is to remain …

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 Women in Israel: fighting for equality and peace

Friday, November 18, 2011

The following article has been published in Making the progressive case for Israel.   When Israel was established in 1948 the equality of all citizens was affirmed in the Declaration of Independence. Israel’s founders proudly asserted …

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 The badly needed skills and talent that lie unused

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Meg made the following remarks at the 2011 WISE Awards recently. The WISE Awards are an opportunity to recognise inspiring organisations and individuals actively addressing the core principals of WISE (Women into Science, Engineering and …

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 How can you dream of being an engineer if you don’t know what one is?

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

At a meeting held recently at the Advanced Manufacturing Resource Centre (AMRC) Meg made the following remarks.   Welcome to the South Yorkshire launch of “Unlocking Potential: perspectives on women in science, engineering and …

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 International Aid Update

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Every few months my website will carry news items concerned with International Aid compiled by my staff. I hope you find the items useful and interesting.   Ethiopia The UK Government has pledged 38million in food aid to drought stricken …

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 Vetting and Disclosures: Getting it right in practice.

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Vetting and Disclosures: Getting it right in practice. A Report from the Child Protection All Party Parliamentary Group   The Child Protection All Party Parliamentary Group The Child Protection All Party Parliamentary Group was formed to …

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 Why bad eyesight is a major hazard on the road

Monday, June 20, 2011

The following was published in the Yorkshire Post on 17th June 2011.   When it became compulsory to pass a test in order to legally drive in the 1930’s, my Dad was growing up in Sheffield. As a young boy his life would be almost …

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 Eyesight Tests (Drivers)

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Meg Munn MP secured a Parliamentary debate on the eyesight testing requirements for drivers as a result of the tragic death of a young woman by an elderly driver with poor eyesight her speech is below. Meg Munn (Sheffield, Heeley) (Lab/Co-op): I …

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 MP urges eyesight testing requirements for drivers

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

The following item was carried on the webpage of ePolitix.com in advance of Meg’s Parliamentary debate later today.     Meg Munn MP calls on the government to rethink the rules on testing drivers’ eyesight in a bid to …

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 The Munro Report and its implications for child protection

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

A debate was held in the House of Commons to discuss child protection. Professor Munro undertook a review of the child protection system and her final report, ’A child-centred system’, was the subject of the debate. Meg started and is …

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 Unlocking Potential: perspectives on women in science, engineering & science

Thursday, June 9, 2011

At the launch in Westminster of a new publication edited by Meg Munn MP entitled Unlocking Potential: perspectives on women in science, engineering & science Meg made the following remarks.   First I wish to thank all the contributors to …

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 Animal Welfare Update

Monday, May 9, 2011

Every few months my website will carry news items concerned with animal welfare compiled by my staff. I hope you find the items useful and interesting.   Animal Health Board The new Animal Health and Welfare Board for England will bring …

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 Environment Update

Friday, March 11, 2011

Every few months my website will carry news items concerned with the environment and climate change compiled by my staff. I hope you find the items useful and interesting.   Forests and woods review   The Department for Environment, …

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 A haven for Iraqi Christians

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

The following article was published in the Church Times 18th February.   The plight of Christians in Iraq and the wider Middle East is very bad news, but we shouldn’t ignore the good news from the Kurdistan Region of Iraq. The …

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 Education Bill detention and search concerns

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

During the debate on the Education Bill in the House of Commons Meg gave the following speech. Meg Munn (Sheffield, Heeley) (Lab/Co-op): I worked in the child protection field for many years before entering the House, and I am chair of the …

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 BBC World Service concerns

Monday, February 7, 2011

During a debate in the House of Commons about the re-organisation of the BBC World Service Meg asked the Foreign Secretary to confirm that services would not be reduced for countries suffering oppression. Meg Munn (Sheffield, Heeley) (Lab/Co-op): …

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 International Aid Update

Monday, January 24, 2011

Every few months my website will carry news items concerned with International Aid compiled by my staff. I hope you find the items useful and interesting.   Haiti - the first anniversary The first anniversary of the devastating earthquake …

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