Articles by Stephen Timms MP
Stephen Timms MP

Cracking down on acid attacks

Stephen Timms MP  |  17 July 2017

Government must make it harder to obtain noxious substances and introduce tougher punishments for those who use them as a weapon, writes Stephen Timms MP Today I am opening an adjournment debate in parliament on acid attacks. The recent spate of attacks has provoked serious concern among my constituents. We need an effective response from …

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SFO funding needs reform

Stephen Timms MP  |  6 March 2017

The government must restore balance to the Serious Fraud Office’s funding if it is to continue to command public confidence, writes Stephen Timms MP The Serious Fraud Office began work in 1988.  It has a vital task, and is doing a good job. But the way it is funded needs reform. The SFO is unique …

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The four-year deep freeze

Stephen Timms MP  |  15 April 2016

Last week, with no fanfare, the government’s four-year freeze on benefits began. It was the week in which the tax credit cuts would have kicked in, if parliament had allowed George Osborne to go ahead. But other cuts, like the new freeze, have gone ahead. The reduction in universal credit equivalent to the tax credit …

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Campaign for a Labour Majority: Christians on the Left

Stephen Timms MP  |  13 March 2014

On Easter Sunday, in the run-up to the 1997 general election, the Telegraph published an interview with Tony Blair under the headline: ‘It is impossible to be a Christian and a Conservative’. He had not in fact said that; a subeditor inferred it from what he had said. Across the land, Conservatives exploded in rage. …

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