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Report on Recent Terrorist Attacks (5 Dec 2017)

Diane Abbott: I thank the Home Secretary for prior sight of both the report and her statement. It was sad to read the report and to reimagine, and almost relive, the terrible terrorist incidents that we have seen this year, but it must be infinitely sad for the relatives of the victims and for the survivors. As the Home Secretary has said, the thoughts of everyone in the House are with those relatives and...

Online Hate Speech (30 Nov 2017)

Diane Abbott: The Home Secretary will appreciate that the Labour party believes that the United States is our most important ally. We anticipate that any British Government would want to work closely with the United States on issues of mutual concern, and we bow to no one in our affection and respect for the American people, but on the question of the online activities of the 45th President, does she...

Forensic Evidence: Alleged Manipulation (27 Nov 2017)

Diane Abbott: (Urgent Question): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if she will make a statement on the developments surrounding the alleged manipulation of forensic evidence at the Randox and Trimega laboratories in Manchester.

Forensic Evidence: Alleged Manipulation (27 Nov 2017)

Diane Abbott: Does the Minister accept that this is the biggest forensic science scandal for decades? It involves not only data that includes evidence used in sex cases, violent crimes, driving cases and unexplained deaths, but the liberty of subjects, so does he understand the concerns of victims and of people who might have been convicted on the basis of unsafe data? Is it true that Ministers did not...

Oral Answers to Questions — Home Department: Leaving the EU: Immigration Rules (20 Nov 2017)

Diane Abbott: We on this side of the House would also like to congratulate Her Royal Highness on her 70th wedding anniversary. Does the Secretary of State share the concerns of the National Farmers Union, which reports a fourfold increase in the number of vacancies because of the falling number of EU workers, of the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders, which says that the growth of the car industry...

Oral Answers to Questions — Home Department: Net Migration Target: International Students (20 Nov 2017)

Diane Abbott: The Minister will be aware that the Financial Times reported on 8 November that an ally of the Home Secretary is in favour of removing international students from the Government’s migration targets. Some people suspect that the unnamed ally may, in fact, be the Home Secretary herself. Whether or not that is the case, the Minister has conceded that international students make an...

Family Planning Clinics: Public Order Legislation (7 Nov 2017)

Diane Abbott: The hon. Gentleman will understand that at probably the most vulnerable time in a woman’s life, the last thing she wants to do is present herself to a police station. That may account for the low level of complaints from women who have been harassed.

Family Planning Clinics: Public Order Legislation (7 Nov 2017)

Diane Abbott: Abortion was made legal in this country 50 years ago, public opinion supports its current legal status and there is no majority in this House for doing away with a woman’s right to choose. We have had debates about time limits and so forth, but I think that every Member knows that if this issue were debated again on the Floor of the House, we as a Parliament would still want to ensure a...

Family Planning Clinics: Public Order Legislation (7 Nov 2017)

Diane Abbott: Yes, and the idea that people can be offered practical help from behind a horrible poster of a dismembered foetus as they go into a clinic is clearly false and disingenuous. Of course people should have a choice. My generation of feminist activists did not march about this issue to impose a particular set of decisions on women; all we said was that women should have a choice. They are better...

Family Planning Clinics: Public Order Legislation (7 Nov 2017)

Diane Abbott: Does my hon. Friend agree that this is not just about the women going into those clinics to seek advice about their medical situation, although they are the primary victims? It is also about the staff, who find it extremely intimidating and unpleasant to fight their way through those people.

Israel: Meetings (7 Nov 2017)

Diane Abbott: You would have told the ambassador.

Independent Review: Deaths in Police Custody (30 Oct 2017)

Diane Abbott: There are many aspects of the Government’s statement to welcome, but does the Minister agree that this long-standing issue of deaths in police custody is of particular concern to our urban communities and has been for decades? In my constituency, this goes back as far as the death of Colin Roach in 1983, and this year we had the very sad death of 20-year-old Rashan Charles, who died in...

Police Funding: London — [James Gray in the Chair] (25 Oct 2017)

Diane Abbott: rose—

Police Funding: London — [James Gray in the Chair] (25 Oct 2017)

Diane Abbott: On the question of efficiency and the use of technology, in my view no technology can substitute for actual local policemen engaging in actual neighbourhood policing. That is why it is so important to keep police numbers in London up.

Police Funding: London — [James Gray in the Chair] (25 Oct 2017)

Diane Abbott: It is a pleasure to serve under your chairmanship, Mr Gray. I congratulate my hon. Friend the Member for Hornsey and Wood Green (Catherine West) on securing this important debate. Crime, the fear of crime and the fear of the criminal subculture cast a shadow over too many Londoners and too many families in London. Government Members tell us that crime levels are flat or even falling, and...

Police Funding: London — [James Gray in the Chair] (25 Oct 2017)

Diane Abbott: Indeed. Hate crimes are also on the rise. Hate crime is of particular interest to me for many reasons but particularly because I have one of the largest Hasidic Jewish communities in the country.

Police Funding: London — [James Gray in the Chair] (25 Oct 2017)

Diane Abbott: I entirely agree. Hasidic Jews feel particularly vulnerable because they are highly visible when they go about their daily lives. I would appreciate the opportunity to meet the Minister to talk about the specific issues that they face, which they do not think are dealt with by the current Government-funded activities. We have also seen a steep rise in cyber-crime—a type of crime that...

Police Funding: London — [James Gray in the Chair] (25 Oct 2017)

Diane Abbott: We have indeed gone too far in reducing policing levels. The idea that the police can do more with less is a pretty vapid idea at the best of times, but the spike in issues of such concern to Londoners shows that we have certainly gone too far in bringing down police levels.

Police Funding: London — [James Gray in the Chair] (25 Oct 2017)

Diane Abbott: Far be it from me to be unnecessarily partisan, but the Government have made a great song and dance about raising the pay cap for the police but they have not funded that. In London alone, it will cost the Metropolitan police £13.7 million to meet that pay rise. The Government should not take credit for lifting the pay cap for the police if they are not prepared to fund it. My hon....


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