Dear James,

Please pay over the money agreed for house building.

We have a housing and homelessness crisis in our region. Homelessness is soaring and we are building affordable homes so slowly it will take until 2052 to clear waiting lists for council waiting lists. But when the West Midlands Combined Authority was set up, ministers agreed £211 million to build new homes. Only 1% of this money has been paid over.

Government Press Release on new COA funding
 

Children suffering at the hands of alcoholic parents will be offered a lifeline under new plans announced by Health and Social Care Secretary Jeremy Hunt today to help identify and support at risk children more quickly.

Shocking new figures reveal that waiting lists are soaring across Birmingham’s NHS, while
health chiefs are being forced to find savings of hundreds of millions of pounds.

The figures, revealed through Freedom of Information requests by Liam Byrne MP, along
with analysis commissioned from the House of Commons library show

Since 2013:

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