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- 11th May to 2nd June 2020
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- 2nd to 9th June 2020
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- 10th June 2020 onwards
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Steve McCabe’s voting in Parliament
Steve McCabe is a Labour MP, and on the vast majority of issues votes the same way as other Labour MPs.
However, Steve McCabe sometimes differs from their party colleagues, such as:
We have lots more plain English analysis of Steve McCabe’s voting record on issues like health, welfare, taxation and more. Visit Steve McCabe’s full vote analysis page for more.
Steve McCabe has never rebelled against their party in the current parliament. Find out more.
The Secretary of State might be concerned that this problem is now affecting medical supplies. What specific short-term steps will he take to safeguard medical supplies, while we wait to see the impact of the other measures he announced?
To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what guidance her Department has published for employers on offering long-term sick leave to people suffering with long covid.
Q We now come to our final witness session of the day. We will be joined by Stephen Chandler, who is the president of the Association of Directors of Adult Social Services. We will also be joined remotely by Gerry Nosowska, who is the chair of the British Association of Social Workers. We have until 5.15 pm for this session. I remind Members, because one of our witnesses is joining remotely,...
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Labour MP for Birmingham, Selly Oak
Entered the House of Commons on 1 May 1997 — General election
Also represented Birmingham, Hall Green
Topics of interest
Steve McCabe campaigned to remain in the European Union
- Department for Education
- Department of Health
- Department for Work and Pensions
- Home Office
- Special Educational Needs
- Energy: Meters
- Universal Credit
- Children: Maintenance
Currently held offices
- Member, Work and Pensions Committee (since 2 Mar 2020)
- Member, Panel of Chairs (since 15 Jan 2020)
Other offices held in the past
- Member, Work and Pensions Committee (11 Sep 2017 to 6 Nov 2019)
- Member, Panel of Chairs (22 Jun 2017 to 6 Nov 2019)
- Member, Work and Pensions Committee (26 Oct 2015 to 3 May 2017)
- Member, Panel of Chairs (14 Oct 2015 to 3 May 2017)
- Shadow Minister (Education) (7 Oct 2013 to 18 Sep 2015)
- Member, Home Affairs Committee (12 Jul 2010 to 4 Nov 2013)
- Opposition Whip (Commons) (6 May 2010 to 1 Jul 2010)
- Government Whip (2 Jul 2007 to 6 May 2010)
- Assistant Whip (HM Treasury) (5 May 2006 to 28 Jun 2007)
- Member, Home Affairs Committee (12 Jul 2005 to 12 Jun 2006)
- PPS (Rt Hon Charles Clarke, Secretary of State), Department for Education and Skills (10 Apr 2005 to 11 Apr 2005)
- PPS (Rt Hon Charles Clarke, Secretary of State), Home Office (16 Dec 2004 to 10 Apr 2005)
- PPS (Rt Hon Charles Clarke, Secretary of State), Department for Education and Skills (13 May 2004 to 16 Dec 2004)
- Member, House of Lords Reform (Joint Committee) (19 Jun 2002 to 5 May 2005)
- Member, Northern Ireland Affairs Committee (9 Nov 1998 to 20 Oct 2003)
- Member, Deregulation Committee (29 Jul 1997 to 19 Mar 1999)
Previous MPs in this constituency
Future MPs in this constituency
Public bill committees (Sittings attended)
- Chairman, Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill Committee (10 out of 20)
- Chairman, Health and Care Bill Committee (2 out of 8)
- Chairman, Telecommunications (Security) Bill Committee (4 out of 8)
- Chairman, Counter-Terrorism and Sentencing Bill Committee (4 out of 8)
- Chairman, Fisheries Bill Committee (2 out of 6)
- Civil Partnerships, Marriages and Deaths (Registration Etc.) Bill Committee (0 out of 1)
- Chairman, Divorce, Dissolution and Separation Bill Committee (2 out of 2)
- Chairman, Sanctions and Anti-Money Laundering Bill Committee (5 out of 6)
- Mental Capacity (Amendment) Bill Committee (6 out of 6)
- Chairman, Nuclear Safeguards Bill Committee (2 out of 6)
- Chairman, Ivory Bill Committee (3 out of 6)
- Chairman, Children Act 1989 (Amendment) (Female Genital Mutilation) Bill Committee (0 out of 1)
- Smart Meters Bill Committee (6 out of 6)
- Chairman, National Citizen Service Bill Committee (0 out of 1)
- Chairman, Neighbourhood Planning Bill Committee (4 out of 8)
- Children and Social Work Bill Committee (5 out of 7)
- Education and Adoption Bill Committee (10 out of 10)
- Driving Instructors (Registration) Bill Committee (0 out of 2)
- Crime and Courts Bill Committee (11 out of 13)
- Identity Documents Bill Committee (5 out of 5)
- Police Reform and Social Responsibility Bill Committee (19 out of 20)
- Wreck Removal Convention Bill Committee (1 out of 1)
- Energy Bill Committee (11 out of 12)
- Children, Schools and Families Bill Committee (3 out of 12)
- Borders, Citizenship and Immigration Bill Committee (8 out of 8)
- Health and Social Care Bill Committee (12 out of 12)
- Human Fertilisation and Embryology Bill Committee (8 out of 8)
- Consumers, Estate Agents and Redress Bill Committee (6 out of 6)
- Violent Crime Reduction Bill Committee (7 out of 7)
- Company Law Reform Bill Committee (22 out of 22)
- Identity Cards Bill Committee (7 out of 8)
- Fire and Rescue Services Bill Committee (7 out of 11)
- Police (Northern Ireland) Bill Committee (7 out of 9)
- Human Fertilisation and Embryology (Deceased Fathers) Bill Committee (1 out of 1)
- Health and Social Care (Community Health and Standards) Bill Committee (18 out of 23)
- Proceeds of Crime Bill Committee (34 out of 39)
- Vehicles (Crime) Bill Committee (7 out of 10)
- Criminal Justice and Police Bill Committee (11 out of 15)
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