Today I launched an inquiry into the level of help and support given to Birmingham’s near 35,000 children with special educational needs and disability.

I will hear from campaign groups, experts and the parents and families of children with special educational needs and disability (SEND) to find out how these kids can be better cared for and their families supported, particularly those living in poverty.

I've called on the Home Secretary Amber Rudd to propose new laws aimed at stopping social media companies conniving in extremists’ broadcast of evil.
I proposed to the Home Secretary, who is meeting with social media companies, a set of 'best in class' changes based on ideas debated in the US, Germany and Ireland.

Too many hard Brexiters know they have peddled false hope and oversold their case. The price of trading in the EU on World Trade Organization rules — the alternative to a deal on a new EU free-trade agreement — is giant, perhaps as high as £58bn, or £884 per person, according to analysis by the Institute for Fiscal Studies (see paragraph 152). We cannot have a border constructed on dogma — that would strangle our trade to death.

Residents identified the fight against crime and drugs, improving the NHS and employment for younger people as their top local priorities.
Washwood Heath, Shard End and Bordesley Green wards requested that their residents' meeting address the issue of crime and drugs. Respondents from Bordesley Green requested a meeting on street cleaning.

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