Conservatives MPs have voted down a bid by Labour to reverse cuts to emergency services and end the long-running freeze on public sector pay. Jeremy Corbyn’s party had tabled an amendment of regret to the Queen’s Speech that would give a pay rise to workers, whose pay rate has been frozen at 1 per cent rises since 2010, and recruit more police officers and firefighters to fill in those cut under David Cameron and Theresa May.
The Government should end cuts to emergency services like police and fire rescue in the wake of the Grenfell Tower disaster, Jeremy Corbyn has said. Labour has tabled an amendment to the Queen’s Speech that would end the cuts and also lift the public sector pay cap to give public service workers a wage increase. The amendment is expected to be voted on on Wednesday before the final vote on the Queen’s Speech, which lays out the Government’s programme for the two-year parliamentary session.
The Conservatives’ plan to lift the ban on building new grammar schools has been scrapped by the Government, the Education Secretary has confirmed. There was speculation that the policy had been dropped or kicked into the long grass after Queen’s Speech last week did not include an Education Bill. The Government has previously attempted to implement some of its policies during statutory instruments to avoid close-run votes in parliament.
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