Local Government in Cumbria in Crisis

26th June 2013Copeland MP and Shadow Health Minister Jamie Reed has responded to the Comprehensive Spending Review today, announcing a further 10% cut to the local government budget, taking the total real terms cut to local government to 50% since 2010. He said: “Cumbria is a county with an economy that is heavily dependent upon public spending. … More Local Government in Cumbria in Crisis

OFSTED report – protection of children in Cumbria

25th June 2013Jamie Reed, Member of Parliament for Copeland, has reacted to the OFSTED report on the inspection of Cumbria County Council’s arrangements for the protection of Children.  He said: “On the whole, this report paints a damning picture of Cumbria County Council’s ability to protect children. I have raised this issue with the Council on numerous … More OFSTED report – protection of children in Cumbria

CQC Report

19th June 2013Jamie Reed MP, Labour’s Shadow Health Minister, responded to press reports on the deletion of an internal CQC report in March 2012, said:“It would be indefensible for the CQC, the regulator charged with keeping our hospitals safe, to attempt a cover-up designed to mask its own failings.“My constituents who use this hospital deserve much better … More CQC Report

Public Health Funding

11th June 2013 Jamie Reed MP, Member of Parliament for Copeland and Shadow Health Minister has responded to the latest premature mortality figures. He said: “It is neither right nor fair for Cumbria to receive public health grants totalling a mere £31 per head in 2014-15, when places such as Westminster and Kensington and Chelsea … More Public Health Funding