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

Never let the facts get in the way of a good headline

In the last few weeks, we’ve all been treated to media headlines about government plans to ‘slash the number and budgets of quangos’. I expect most people’s immediate response was to think that was a good thing. But, all is not as it seems. Why do we have quangos? There are different types:• where governmentContinue reading “Never let the facts get in the way of a good headline”

BETTS ATTACKS GOVERNMENT PROPOSAL TO IMPOSE A MAYOR ON SHEFFIELD

Clive Betts MP [Sheffield South East] has attacked the ConDem Government proposal to impose a Mayor on Sheffield without them being directly elected and without local people having a say. Local Government Minister, Bob Neill, confirmed last week that mayors would be created in 12 cities, including Sheffield, with “a vote held at a laterContinue reading “BETTS ATTACKS GOVERNMENT PROPOSAL TO IMPOSE A MAYOR ON SHEFFIELD”

BETTS SAYS CLAIM THAT ‘SHEFFIELD LOST £222 MILLION IN HOUSING INVESTMENT’

Clive Betts MP [Sheffield South East] said today that the claim that Sheffield lost £222 million in housing investment over the last decade, because receipts from council house sales were subsumed into a national pot, was simply ludicrous. The claim was made by Councillor Penny Baker, the SCC Cabinet member for Housing, Regeneration and PlanningContinue reading “BETTS SAYS CLAIM THAT ‘SHEFFIELD LOST £222 MILLION IN HOUSING INVESTMENT’”

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 previousContinue reading “Betts on Forgemasters”

SHEFFIELD’S LABOUR MPs KEEP UP PRESSURE ON FORGEMASTERS’ LOAN

Sheffield’s Labour MPs are keeping up the pressure on the Government to reach an early decision on the Forgemasters’ loan. Today, on behalf of Sheffield Labour MPs – Paul Blomfield, David Blunkett, Meg Munn, Angela Smith and himself – Clive Betts MP (Sheffield South East) has written to Vince Cable, the Business Secretary, urging anContinue reading “SHEFFIELD’S LABOUR MPs KEEP UP PRESSURE ON FORGEMASTERS’ LOAN”

SHEFFIELD’S LABOUR MPs KEEP UP PRESSURE ON FORGEMASTERS’ LOAN

Sheffield’s Labour MPs are keeping up the pressure on the Government to reach an early decision on the Forgemasters’ loan. Today, on behalf of Sheffield Labour MPs – Paul Blomfield, David Blunkett, Meg Munn, Angela Smith and himself – Clive Betts MP (Sheffield South East) has written to Vince Cable, the Business Secretary, urging anContinue reading “SHEFFIELD’S LABOUR MPs KEEP UP PRESSURE ON FORGEMASTERS’ LOAN”