Harlow MP looks to reform Social Mobility Commission

News / Wed 6th Dec 2017 at 05:19am

HARLOW MP Robert Halfon rose on the floor of the House of Commons to discuss the Social Mobility Commission.

Mr Halfon asked: “Many people were inspired by what the Prime Minister said on the steps of Downing Street when she took office. Will my hon. Friend look into using this opportunity to reform the Social Mobility Commission to create a social justice commission at the heart of Downing Street to assess the impact of every bit of domestic legislation on social justice?

Robert Goodwill Minister of State (Department for Education)

May I put on record our commitment to maintain the Social Mobility Commission? It has done great work over the last five years, and I again pay tribute to Alan Milburn for his work as chair. We intend to refresh the commission. We need to bring in some new people—people who will hold us to account and who will hold our feet to the fire—to ensure we get a good spread of representation on the commission.

Halfon PAH

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2 Comments for Harlow MP looks to reform Social Mobility Commission:

tony edwards
2017-12-06 23:36:19

Robert Halfon' s voting record in Parliament Consistently voted for ending financial support for some 16-19 year olds in training and further education Consistently voted for raising England’s undergraduate tuition fee cap to £9,000 per year Almost always voted for a reduction in spending on welfare benefits Consistently voted against paying higher benefits over longer periods for those unable to work due to illness or disability Generally voted against restrictions on fees charged to tenants by letting agents Almost always voted for restricting the scope of legal aid Consistently voted against equal gay rights Source "They Work for You"

2017-12-07 08:08:54

What happened to the last Social Mobility Commission? They all walked out after realising this government does not care about Social Mobility. The following day it is announced 700,000 more people are living in poverty. Look at Halfon's voting record and ask yourself- does he have the sort of track record to suggest he will be the guy to change this?

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