Youth Sports Slashed in South-East Sheffield: Cuts to sports are too fast and too deep, says Betts

Clive Betts MP [Sheffield South East] warned today that youth and school sports in Sheffield face huge cuts as a result of this week’s Government spending review. Clive Betts said that the scale of the Coalition’s cuts, announced in the Comprehensive Spending Review, to youth and school sports threaten to reverse the huge advances achieved […]

Give the Home Secretary an ASBO!

We should always welcome a review, because it’s important to know whether a policy is efficient, effective and responsive. That’s why I have no problem with the new Home Secretary Theresa May’s announcement that she is launching a review of anti-social behaviour policies. My problem was with her speech which accompanied the launch. Rarely have […]

Betts on Forgemasters

In today’s episode of the Forgemasters’ saga:• Vince Cable (Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills) provided a Written Ministerial Statement, and• Nick Clegg (Deputy Prime Minister) answered more questions in the House of Commons Clive Betts MP (Sheffield South East) described the Written Ministerial Statement as a clear admission that “all the previous […]

Pointed heads and big feet

Under the last Conservative government in the 1990s, the number of police officers was cut and crime increased dramatically. Further, lack of investment in modern technology and policing systems meant that our police forces were easily amongst the least efficient and effective organisations. Since 1997, there has been an increase police numbers – and, more […]