Chi highlights empty homes in Newcastle

Chi Onwurah MP for Newcastle Central believes that the growing housing problem in Newcastle is partly caused by too many empty homes.   Ms Onwurah told the Minister: “ Your Homes Newcastle tells me that of the 4,000 properties standing empty across  the city, 99% are in the private sector. “  Private landlords often prefer […]

Chi calls on the government to provide a vision for the future of communications

In an article for Computerworld published this morning, Chi Onwurah MP, Labour’s shadow minister for innovation, science and digital infrastructure, called on the Government to set out a compelling vision of the future of the communications landscape. The continued delays in publishing the green paper have fuelled concerns that it will not be adequate to […]

Government policy damaging UK’s research position in Europe

Figures released by the European Union show that the UK is the only country to have cut public investment in science and research ahead of meeting the Lisbon targets. This is before the full impact of the three year 15% real terms cut to the science budget is factored in.

Chi backs IFS report on ‘short sighted’ UK science policy

Chi Onwurah MP has backed a damning assessment published by the influential Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS) this week on the Government’s lack of support for science in the face of increasing global competition from China. Commenting on the report Innovation in China: the rise of Chinese inventors in the production of knowledge, Ms Onwurah – […]