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Annette Brooke MP writes… This Mothering Sunday let’s commit to making preventable newborn deaths a thing of the past

New BornLike many mothers and grandmothers in my constituency and around the UK, I’m looking forward to Mother’s Day on Sunday. Not just because it’s welcome time spent with the family, but also because it reminds me of the years of joy I’ve had watching my children and now my grand-daughter grow up.

It is however, a sad time for many in this country who have suffered bereavements. And we also think of the millions of mothers around the world who have not had the chance to watch their children grow …

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Lynne Featherstone MP writes…the Aid budget and the Ministry of Defence

Despite extensive media coverage this morning, the aid budget is not about to be slashed to fund the Ministry of Defence.

All aid spending from the Department of International Development (DFID) is in line with internationally agreed guidelines. There is a strict definition of what can count as Overseas Development Assistance (ODA), which was established by the OECD. For example, aid cannot be spent on combat operations nor on military equipment.

It can be (and is) used to train another country’s security forces in human rights awareness, including gender-based violence issues – something I’m sure all …

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  • User AvatarNeil Sandison 31st Jan - 9:57am
    What a sensable contribution by Catherine The black propaganda from both the extream wings of politics is not congratulating the hospitals and Trusts who are...
  • User AvatarJack 31st Jan - 9:49am
    I'm not surprised that Clegg came across well; this is, after all, the man who shone in the Debates last election. However I thought he...
  • User AvatarJohnTilley 31st Jan - 9:43am
    Yes, Ibrahim - that was my intention. I am happy to be reinforcing your point. You make a good point. I think MPs' pay should...
  • User Avatartheakes 31st Jan - 9:07am
    I was watching recording of Scandal at the time but wonder if Cleggie is grounding out a possible media career for himself like Michael Porrtillo?...
  • User AvatarLittle Jackie Paper 31st Jan - 9:04am
    jedibeeftrix - True. But surely pension provision is a different problem here. If we (or any country for that matter) wants pension provision then what...
  • User Avatartheakes 31st Jan - 8:58am
    Needs to be put in perspective. In 2010 won the ward with 1706 votes. Indicative of how far we have fallen nationally.