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Salisbury Incident (12 Sep 2018)

Diane Abbott: I am pleased to be taking part in this important debate, in which there have been many thoughtful contributions by Members drawing on their personal interest and knowledge of Russia. In particular, I would like to congratulate my hon. Friend the Member for Aberavon (Stephen Kinnock) on his speech, which reflected his extensive experience and understanding from his time working with the...

Salisbury Incident (12 Sep 2018)

Diane Abbott: That is taken out of context. The idea that I as shadow Home Secretary can have my commitment to British democracy and to this country impugned is, I am afraid, wrong. My parents came from an island. When the second world war was called, they heard the call and came willingly—they were not conscripts—to defend their mother country. They would not understand why Government Members...

Salisbury Incident (12 Sep 2018)

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Salisbury Incident (12 Sep 2018)

Diane Abbott: On a point of information, I have certainly had a meeting with the head of MI5 on Privy Council terms. The Minister will not find us lacking in this debate in laying blame where blame should be laid.

Police: Financial Sustainability (12 Sep 2018)

Diane Abbott: (Urgent Question): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Office if he will make a statement on the National Audit Office’s report, “Financial sustainability of police forces in England and Wales 2018”.

Police: Financial Sustainability (12 Sep 2018)

Diane Abbott: The House appreciates that the Minister has met the leaders of all the police forces, but it is difficult to avoid the conclusion that this National Audit Office report is an indictment of successive Conservative Home Secretaries and their handling of police financial sustainability. Does the Minister now accept what the NAO sets out—that total funding to police forces, which is a...

Written Answers — Home Office: HM Inspectorate of Constabulary and Fire and Rescue Services (7 Sep 2018)

Diane Abbott: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when he plans to publish the Institute of Business Ethics 2017 report on culture, values and behaviours at Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary and Fire and Rescue Services.

Windrush (4 Sep 2018)

Diane Abbott: (Urgent Question): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department to make a statement on the Government’s policy on Windrush.

Windrush (4 Sep 2018)

Diane Abbott: Thank you for granting this urgent question, Mr Speaker. Ministers might have thought that they had drawn a line under the Windrush scandal, but it continues to throw up new horrors. This summer I was in the Caribbean, and Ministers should not underestimate the concern that the Windrush issue has caused throughout the Commonwealth. We are preparing to leave the EU. At a time when we should...

Immigration Detention: Shaw Review (24 Jul 2018)

Diane Abbott: I am grateful to the Home Secretary for giving me prior sight of his statement. In a way, it is telling that we are having this statement as the last one of this parliamentary Session. Some may be concerned it will not get the attention it deserves, but, in a way, that is symptomatic. Immigration detention and the conditions in immigration detention have always existed in the shadows, without...

Foreign Fighters and the Death Penalty (23 Jul 2018)

Diane Abbott: Urgent Question: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department to make a statement on the Government’s policy on the rendition of UK citizens who may be subject to capital punishment.

Foreign Fighters and the Death Penalty (23 Jul 2018)

Diane Abbott: Thank you, Mr Speaker, for granting this urgent question. The whole House is united in condemning terrorism and the work of ISIS, and anyone found guilty of terrorism should face the full force of the law, but in an increasingly dangerous and unstable world, one of our strengths as a country is our willingness to stand up unflinchingly for human rights. It is a key aspect of our soft power....

Oral Answers to Questions — Home Department: UK Visas and Immigration (16 Jul 2018)

Diane Abbott: Is the Minister aware that delays in responding are one of the biggest problems for the public, for business and for Members of Parliament trying to help their constituents? I have innumerable such cases, including that of Ms Rettie Grace Downer, who submitted an application for further leave in 2005 and whose application is still outstanding 13 years later. Does she recognise the danger of...

Immigration: Pausing the Hostile Environment (12 Jul 2018)

Diane Abbott: The Opposition welcome the limited measures that have been announced, including the temporary end to data sharing and further advice for employers and landlords. However, I have met with a number of members of the Windrush generation who have been caught up in the Government’s net, both at meetings that I have organised and at meetings organised by my right hon. Friend the Member for...

Amesbury Update (9 Jul 2018)

Diane Abbott: I thank the Home Secretary for making his statement to the House and for allowing me prior sight of it. I welcome the fact that he is doing his best to keep the House promptly updated on this very serious incident. The whole House appreciates that he chaired another Cobra meeting on this important issue this morning. The first thing that must be said is that our deepest sympathies go out to...

Amesbury Incident (5 Jul 2018)

Diane Abbott: I thank the Home Secretary for making his statement to this House and for giving me prior sight of it. The whole House appreciates that he came here directly from a Cobra meeting. As he said, the first duty of any Government is to secure the safety and security of their people and all those resident in this country. No Government can allow the poisoning of their citizens or residents as they...

Cannabis-Based Medicines (19 Jun 2018)

Diane Abbott: I thank the Home Secretary for prior sight of his statement. I am well aware of the damage that cannabis consumption can cause, whether it is the health of very young consumers or ganja psychosis. The newer forms of cannabis, notably skunk, are very much stronger than the cannabis available a generation ago. However, I am also aware, as the Home Secretary will be, that a former chairman of...


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