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What next after Luciana Berger’s victory from the opposition benches on smoking in cars with children? Yesterday MPs were making all sorts of dire warnings in the House of Commons… Continue reading Th... Continue to article
Luciana Berger said the Government should act as soon as possible on a cars carrying children smoking ban. "There’s many things the Government and legislation that we have within cars at the moment already, whether that’s the fact that w... Continue to article
Prime minister David Cameron delivers a speech on the importance of Scotland to the UK at the Olympic Park, London Chancellor George Osborne is expected to make an announcement on Northern Hub rail upgrades during a visit to Manchester A... Continue to article
Luciana Berger said Labour's call for a ban on smoking in cars where children are present would improve the health of 500,000 children who are subject to "toxic levels of smoke". "This is a very serious issue; we know that every single ... Continue to article
Lucian Berger said Labour wanted to act on smoking in cars after ministers had failed to make any progress. "We know that children are especially vulnerable to passive smoking, we know that a single cigarette can create concentrations of... Continue to article
Government funded arts and sports organisations have employed more than 800 unpaid interns in the past two years, new information has shown.
Research carried out by the Labour MP Luciana Berger showed that in the last two years 884 unpaid interns were employed by 34 organisations funded by the Department for Culture, Media and Sport.
Ms Berger said: "Unpaid internships limit the opportunities for people who cannot afford to work for free. As well as pressuring the private sector to abandon this practice, it's vital that wherever possible the government pays interns the national minimum wage."
The Government has lost a vote on an apprenticeships programme which would form part of its flagship Green Deal energy efficiency initiative.
An amendment, tabled by shadow climate change minister Luciana Berger, was passed in the public bill committee examining the bill this evening. It states that the Government will report to parliament on proposals for an apprenticeships scheme within the Green Deal.
Ministers had been set to vote against the amendment, but instead abstained, allowing it to pass.
Ms Berger said: "Low-carbon companies will be crucial in driving growth in the UK economy and with the Government tripling tuition fees, apprenticeships will be an attractive route into a skilled job for many young people."
Labour MPs have launched a renewed bid to force the Government to set targets for carbon reduction through its Green Deal programme.
Ministers refused this week to commit to a plan for cuts through the flagship programme, which provides private sector loans to homeowners installing energy efficiency measures. But Labour's Shadow Energy and Climate Change Minister Luciana Berger has submitted a fresh clause to the report stage of the Energy Bill demanding a "road map" of how much carbon the Government will cut, and how it intends to do it.
Opposition MPs will launch a bid next week to make the government set out how much carbon dioxide it plans to cut through its flagship Green Deal programme.
Luciana Berger will submit a new clause on behalf of Labour MPs sitting on the committee scrutinising the Bill. The clause demands that the government outline “specific aims” for how much carbon the programme will cut, along with how this will be achieved.
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