MP, Rother Valley
MP, Rother Valley
Kevin Barron hardly ever rebelled against their party in this parliament
It is a pleasure to speak in the debate, and to follow the hon. Member for Norwich North (Chloe Smith). My hon. Friend the Member for Dudley North (Ian Austin) mentioned private health insurance. In America, 80% of the population have great health care through private health insurance, but for the many people who cannot afford any private health insurance and rely on charity, it degrades...
In a few minutes—let me get to my third page, and I will gladly give way. Spending on home care has dropped since 2011 by 19.4%, from £2.2 billion to £1.8 billion, while the amount spent on day care has fallen even more dramatically, by 30%, from £378 million to £264 million.
That is not a denial that the figures are true. They are true. These are the facts and figures of what austerity under this Government has introduced to local government and social care. The cuts have happened at the same time as the number of people aged 65 and over has increased by 1.2 million. Caroline Abrahams, charity director at Age UK, said: “This devastating scorecard speaks for...
Labour MP for Rother Valley
Entered House of Commons on 9 June 1983 — General election
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