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On Monday 9 November, Kevan joined parliamentary colleagues in raising serious concerns with the Home Office over errors in the Police Funding Formula.
An urgent question was asked in the House after it emerged there was a statical error in the data being used to determine future police force funding.
Kevan said, "I find it remarkable that it took 24 hours for him (the Minister) to find out about the problem, and that his officials did not tell him sooner. Does he not realise that the Home Office has now lost all credibility among the police and the police and crime commissioners—the police family—over this process? Is it not about time he took up the suggestion of the Chair of the Home Affairs Committee, my right hon. Friend the Member for Leicester East (Keith Vaz), and established independent oversight of the process?"
You can read more of the debate here: http://www.publications.parliament.uk/pa/cm201516/cmhansrd/cm151109/debt...
On 11 November, Kevan represented the Commonwealth War Graves Commission at the Armistice Day service at Glasnevin Cemetery in Dublin.
On Remembrance Sunday, 8 November, Kevan attended services at Sacriston in the morning and then at the Beamish Bomb Memorial in the afternoon.
On Saturday 7 November, Kevan attended Durham Cathedral's Festival of Remembrance in aid of ABF The Soldiers Charity.
On Friday 6 November, Kevan attended the launch of the Tynedale Community Bank at Hexham, joining guests including representatives from Prince Bishops Community Bank, the parent company.
On 4 November, Kevan visited the Brookwood Military Cemetery in Surrey, in his role as a Commonwealth War Graves Commissioner, for the dedication of the new memorial there.
On 31 October, Kevan attended a 'Celebration of Superheroes' event organised by Ron Hogg, Police & Crime Commissioner for Durham, at Sedgefield Racecourse.
The event allowed members of the public the opportunity to find out more about the work of the emergency services and other community safety organisations.
Below, Kevan is pictured with Ron and Ben the police dog.
On Thursday 29 October, Kevan and other members of the Shadow Defence Team collected for this year's Poppy Appeal at Westminster Underground Station.
On Wednesday 28 October, Kevan took part in a debate on the UK steel industry.
During the debate, Kevan challenged the government on the contract for a new polar research vessel. He said, 'The Department for Business, Innovation and Skills is sponsoring a £200 million contract for a new polar research vessel...can he (the Minister) guarantee that the ship, which is to be built in Birkenhead, will be produced with British steel?'
You can read more of the debate here: http://www.publications.parliament.uk/pa/cm201516/cmhansrd/cm151028/debt...
On Wednesday 21 October, Kevan raised concerns about proposals for North East devolution during the committee stage of the Cities and Local Government Bill.
Kevin said, 'One of the key factors as to whether it will work will be the proper and fair allocation of resources. This Government have a track record of devolving responsibility to local authorities while at the same time top-slicing their budgets.'
You can see more on Kevan's contributions here: http://www.publications.parliament.uk/pa/cm201516/cmhansrd/cm151021/debt...