Welcome to the website for Jared O’Mara MP for Sheffield Hallam.
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I am delighted to wish a happy 70th birthday to the finest creation of the British Labour Party and the United Kingdom; our wonderful and invaluable National Health Service. Read my full birthday wishes to the NHS at the link below.
I met with Animal Aid in Parliament to discuss the issue of battery cages for game birds. They raised many important points as to the faults of current regulation. Read my full piece at the link below.
I recently met with Animal Equality to support their campaign for a #FoieGrasFreeGB. I am thankful that we have rightly already banned the production of foie gras in the UK because of the extreme suffering it causes to ducks and geese. I believe the Government should go further and look at every opportunity to ban the importation of foie gras to the UK.
I joined disability charity Leonard Cheshire to launch their new campaign calling on the Government to make sure that all train operators provide accessible end-to-end journeys. Read why at the link below.
I support calls for a new law that would extend the benefits of London’s pavement parking system to the rest of the England and Wales. Pavement parking can seriously affect people’s mobility on a daily basis. There are countless stories of people with sight loss, wheelchairs, and pushchairs, who have suffered the effect of pavement parking.
Today the Health Secretary, Jeremy Hunt MP, made a visit to Fulwood House in my constituency.
Fulwood House offers a wide array of health and social care services. The service provides support to people suffering from drug and alcohol abuse, mental health issues, psychological support, and rehabilitation for brain injury sufferers and those with long-term neurological brain conditions.
I was invited by Jeremy Hunt MP to join him on his visit but I declined his invitation.
Jared has invited the schools in Sheffield Hallam to take part in a competition organised by the House of Commons Transport Committee.
The Committee need a new and exciting Twitter banner. They are inviting schools to help them, asking schools to send in their designs. Schools across the country have been invited to take part, but only one of the designs will be chosen as the Committee’s official banner.
Jared has asked the following ‘To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what the proposed average payments to community pharmacies were in Sheffield Hallam constituency under the Pharmacy Access Scheme in (a) 2016-17 and (b) 2017-18.’
Jared asked the following ‘To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will revise upwards the level of compensation paid to people who experienced financial loses as a result of the mismanagement of Equitable Life.’
Jared asked the following question ‘To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, if he will bring forward legislative proposals to amend the Equalities Act 2010 so that the provisions of that Act on the public sector equality duty apply to Parliament and to hon. Members.’
Jared asked the following ‘To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations his Department has made to the Nicaraguan Government on recent protests in that country.’
Jared asked the following ‘To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether he raised the case of the chair of Amnesty International Turkey, Taner Kılıç, during the recent visit of President Erdogan to the UK.’
Jared asked the following ‘To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, whether any representatives from her Department plan to attend the United Nations High-Level Meeting on Tuberculosis and Anti-Microbial Resistance in September 2018.’
Jared has asked ‘To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how much funding has been allocated from the public purse to English for Speakers of Other Languages classes in each of the last five years.’
Jared has asked ‘To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how much funding has been allocated from the public purse to English for Speakers of Other Languages classes in each of the next five years.’
Jared has asked ‘To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if his Department will meet with representatives of NatWest to discuss the potential effect on that bank's elderly and vulnerable customers of the proposed closure of its Millhouses branch in Sheffield’
Jared has asked the following question 'To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what level of training is offered to decision-makers in his Department on better understanding the mental health situation of claimants.'
Jared has asked the following question 'To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many audits have been carried out by HMRC on British Airways in relation to its pilots' time away from base allowance in the last five years.'
Jared has asked the following 'To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, if he will make an assessment of the effect of the liquidation of Carillion on the viability of small businesses in (a) Yorkshire (b) Sheffield and (c) Sheffield Hallam constituency.'
Jared asked the following question 'To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what progress has been made on the draft accessibility action plan for private hire vehicle passengers with assistance dogs.'
Jared has asked the following question 'To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether his Department's working group on taxi and private hire licensing plans includes in its remit disability equality training for drivers'
Jared has asked the following question 'To ask The Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate she has made of the number of banks and building societies that utilise a clawback feature on their occupational.'
Jared has asked the following question 'To ask The Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate she has made of the cost to the public purse of any additional state benefits claimed by HSBC/Midland Bank pensioners as a result of the clawback of their occupational pension.'
Jared asked the following question 'To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps his Department is taking to eliminate the single line bottleneck through Dore & Totley station on the Hope Valley railway route between Sheffield and Manchester'
Jared asked the following question 'To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what criteria his Department has used to assess Sheffield City Council's request for funding for the installation of sprinklers in that city's tower blocks.'
Jared has asked the following 'To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps her Department is taking to help achieve the Sustainable Development Goal of ending preventable child deaths by 2030.'
Jared has asked the following question 'To ask the Secretary of State for the Cabinet Office, what assessment his Department has made of the number of people suffering chronic loneliness (a) nationally and (b) in Sheffield.'