Why Cameron Must Not Abolish the DCMS

Shadow Culture Minister, Dan Jarvis MP, writes for the Newstatesman on why abolishing the DCMS would be the wrong choice for Britain...

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The Education Secretary has again found himself in the headlines recently, this time over his proposed changes to GCSEs.

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Listed Buildings Now at Greater Risk

This week, Members of Parliament debated changes to VAT, as the Government’s Finance Bill reached the report stage in the Commons. The Government’s budget is now almost unrecognisable since it was announced in March, after they have crumbled under public pressure for numerous u-turns, from petrol to pasties.

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Jarvis Responds to Army Restructure

Former paratrooper now Labour MP, Dan Jarvis has responded to the announcement from the Defence Secretary that the Army is to be reduced to its smallest number in over 200 years.

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Jarvis Reacts to Loss of Children's Heart Unit

Dan Jarvis, MP for Barnsley Central has spoken of his disappointment in learning that the Children's Heart Surgery Unit, at Leeds General Infirmary, is to close. Dan, who has been involved in the campaign to save the unit and has met with patients' families and staff, described the decision as a “devastating blow to families across the Yorkshire region.”

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Jarvis Calls for Report on e-Book Lending

Dan Jarvis MP, Labour's Shadow Culture Minister, has written to Ed Vaizey calling for him to produce a report exploring the future of e-book lending, and said:

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Jarvis Backs Campaign to Regulate Will Writers

Labour MP Dan Jarvis, has challenged the Justice Secretary to introduce legislation to protect people in Barnsley from being ripped off by unregulated will writers.

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Jarvis Urges Barnsley to Make Armed Forces Proud

Former Para turned Barnsley Central MP, Dan Jarvis, has spoken ahead of Armed Forces Day on Saturday and warned the Government to “Remove the cloud of uncertainty that is hanging over The Yorkshire Regiment”.

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Going Underground...

Today I was delighted to attend the official opening of the new Furnace Shaft at the National Coal Mining Museum, in Wakefield and to take a trip deep underground, down the main shaft, along with the other visitors, including the Secretary of State for Culture, Jeremy Hunt MP.

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Jarvis Urges Chancellor to Produce a Credible Economic Plan for Barnsley

Barnsley Central’s Labour MP Dan Jarvis, has responded to the latest Government borrowing figures and the u-turn on fuel duty by suggesting the Chancellor urgently produce a credible economic plan.

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