Opposition Day Debates

On Tuesday 14th I attended the House of Commons debate on the NHS pay cap.

This debate was brought forward by Labour to discuss the damaging pay cap that has caused a real terms pay cut for workers in our NHS, and was unopposed by the Government.

An indication that even the Tories know they have got it wrong on this policy that affects our medical staff, it’s time the pay cap was ended and our hard-working public sector workers are given the pay they deserve and desperately need.

I attended the TUC conference earlier this week where this issue was discussed. I know many trade unions have been campaigning for years to make this change.

The second of Labour’s Opposition Day debates was focused on student tuition fee rises that the Government plans to introduce.

Since 2010, university fees have trebled under the Conservatives, and forced increasing numbers of students to leave university with huge levels of debt.

This motion to reverse further rises planned by the Government also passed unopposed. It’s important we ensure young people in education are not burdened with even higher levels of unsustainable debt.

 

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