Lilian Greenwood MP

Labour Member of Parliament for Nottingham South

Looking forward to the start of my 24 hour shift with Red Watch, at London Road Fire Station.  Very excited, but nervous!  A great start to the day so far on the Aerial ladder! 

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It's been a very busy day so far.  Lilian went out on an emergency call, with the crew, did a home safety check and has even cut up a car!  

 

My 24 hours with Notts Fire Service Red Watch

Looking forward to the start of my 24 hour shift with Red Watch, at London Road Fire Station.  Very excited, but nervous!  A great start to the day so far... Read more

In support of World Book Day, Lilian visited Mellers Primary School in Nottingham, to spend the afternoon with the children and teachers and to get involved in some fantastic activities. Lilian said it was a pleasure to see how dedicated the teachers work with their class, they are doing an amazing job. 

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World Book Day: Lilian at Mellers Primary School

In support of World Book Day, Lilian visited Mellers Primary School in Nottingham, to spend the afternoon with the children and teachers and to get involved in some fantastic activities.... Read more

Lillian has questioned whether foster care monopolies will prevent councils getting value for money. Speaking at an evidence session of the education select committee, Lillian said she is concerned about the effect of increasing mergers of independent providers on the balance of power between councils and providers within the children in care market.

"Isn't it the case that if there are increasing mergers of independent providers shouldn't there be a concern that local authorities won't be able to get good value for money if they are not facing a broad market, if they are potentially facing something like a monopoly?" she said. She also questioned the practice of independent fostering providers making a profit out of the placements they provide. "Local authorities, who are very hard pressed for funds and facing a rise in demand for services, particularly for care services, are quite right to be questioning, on behalf of local taxpayers, whether some of that money should be going into profit rather than being invested in children," she said.

Her comments come less than a month after it emerged that a merger between two private firms that are among the largest providers of foster placement services to councils in England, Scotland and Wales, is to be subject to an in-depth investigation by the Competitions and Markets Authority amid concerns it has created a monopoly.

 

See the article of Children & Young People Now at: http://www.cypnow.co.uk/cyp/news/2003277/mp-raises-concerns-over-foster-care-monopolies

 

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Lilian Raises Concerns About Foster Care Monopolies

Lillian has questioned whether foster care monopolies will prevent councils getting value for money. Speaking at an evidence session of the education select committee, Lillian said she is concerned about...

It was great to speak in support of the Buses Bill today representing the UK City with the best transport and best bus companies.  I was proud to speak up for bus passengers and hope that the Government will give local authorities a full range of options to put passengers first, wherever they live!

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Lilian speaks up for bus passengers

It was great to speak in support of the Buses Bill today representing the UK City with the best transport and best bus companies.  I was proud to speak up... Read more

Together with actor Jason Isaacs, best known for playing Lucius Malfoy in the Harry Potter films, Lilian joined forces to support Marie Curie's 'Make Every Daffodil Count' campaign to provide care and support to people living with a terminal illness.

Lilian and Jason were pictured together with Marie Curie Nurses, Sally Monger-Godfrey and Lib Woolley at a Parliamentary event in Westminster to celebrate the launch of the Great Daffodil Appeal.  This is Marie Curie's biggest annual fundraising campaign.

Lilian pledged her support to the appeal and is encouraging local people to help the charity raise more money than ever by simply giving a donation and wearing a Marie Curie daffodil pin.  

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Marie Curie – care and support through terminal illness

Together with actor Jason Isaacs, best known for playing Lucius Malfoy in the Harry Potter films, Lilian joined forces to support Marie Curie's 'Make Every Daffodil Count' campaign to provide... Read more

It is important to provide more career advice for young people who leave school. Given that there is a range of options (university, apprenticeships etc.), it can sometimes be really hard to choose the direction they want to go in the future.

Lilian is glad to be one of the sponsors of Nic Dakin’s (MP) Careers Guidance (Access to Schools) Bill supported by the Association of Colleges (AoC) to ensure that appropriate support, training and guidance on careers are provided by schools.

 

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Lilian sponsors Careers Guidance (Access to Schools) Bill

It is important to provide more career advice for young people who leave school. Given that there is a range of options (university, apprenticeships etc.), it can sometimes be really...

It was a real pleasure to meet the members of the School Council at Victoria Primary School in the Meadows yesterday. They are doing some interesting work to update their school rules and their questions to me about my job were all excellent.

The school has been through some turbulent times in the last couple of years so it was great to meet the new Headteacher, Mr Gray, and to see the children showing so much enthusiasm for their roles. Their new uniform looks very smart too!

 

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Lilian visits Victoria Primary School in the Meadows

It was a real pleasure to meet the members of the School Council at Victoria Primary School in the Meadows yesterday. They are doing some interesting work to update their...

I spent the evening with the street pastors from 10 pm to 1 am to see first hand the good work they do every weekend in Nottingham to help and support the community.

I would like to say a big thank you to Andy & the 4th Friday team of Street Pastors for letting me come & see the great work you do to keep people safe in Nottingham city centre.

As a parent with teenage daughters it's reassuring to know that your team is out and about providing assistance to people who need it and helping ensure Nottingham is a good place to enjoy a night out.

 

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Since 2003, the street pastors have played an active role in working for safer streets and strengthening community life in Nottingham.

The Street pastors – Listening, caring and helping in Nottingham

I spent the evening with the street pastors from 10 pm to 1 am to see first hand the good work they do every weekend in Nottingham to help and...

Lilian has lent her support to Sport England’s This Girl Can campaign which is helping millions of women and girls get active.

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Sport England first launched the campaign in 2015 in response to the fact fewer women than men were regularly active - despite 75 per cent saying they would like to do more. It has received widespread praise for its realistic and empowering portrayal of women and girls, and to date has encouraged more than 2.8 million women to take up more sport or physical activity as a result.

Lilian supports This Girl Can campaign

Lilian has lent her support to Sport England’s This Girl Can campaign which is helping millions of women and girls get active. Sport England first launched the campaign in 2015... Read more

It was good to meet with Jane and Glenys, very determined WASPI women and my constituents from Clifton, in the House of Commons today to discuss what to do next to pile on the pressure on Ministers.

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WASPI Campaign

It was good to meet with Jane and Glenys, very determined WASPI women and my constituents from Clifton, in the House of Commons today to discuss what to do next... Read more

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