Lyn Brown: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what estimate he has made of the number of migrants departing from the Libyan coast who have drowned in the last two months.
Lyn Brown: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what (a) financial and (b) diplomatic support the Government is offering to humanitarian rescue missions offering help to migrants departing the Libyan coast.
Lyn Brown: Cyber-security is more important than ever and should be—
Lyn Brown: That is so true, Mr Speaker. Thank you. Cyber-security is more important than ever and should be paramount for those who are in charge of our armed forces. Will the Secretary of State tell me whether it is true that when he threatened to bring down the Prime Minister, Siri replied: “I’m sorry. I don’t understand.”?
Lyn Brown: I congratulate the hon. Lady on how far the Bill has progressed so far. Last night I was talking to some mums whose young people had been caught up in crime, and they were horrified to tell me that people are using mobile phones to continue criminal activities in jail, and to continue to hold in their thrall the young people they have groomed. Does the hon. Lady share my concern that that is...
Lyn Brown: While my hon. Friend is advocating on behalf of the statutes that we could build, maybe we could have a statue that had some of the working-class women around it, such as Minnie Bladcock and Annie Kenne; maybe they could stand shoulder to shoulder with the other women she wants on the plinth. Maybe we could have a really big platform with lots of women from the suffrage movement standing tall.
Lyn Brown: It is an absolute pleasure to see you in the Chair this afternoon, Ms Buck, and to speak under your chairmanship. I thank my hon. Friend the Member for Canterbury (Rosie Duffield) for securing the debate and giving us all the opportunity to talk about this issue today. She treated us to a really excellent contribution, which I look forward to reading in Hansard, because she touched on so...
Lyn Brown: I am grateful to my hon. Friend for mentioning Sophia Duleep Singh. She was indeed a doughty fighter, and all too often women like her have been written out of our history. He does us a great service by bringing her name into the debate. Above all, for me, suffrage fighters were working-class. The first branch of the Women’s Social and Political Union was opened in my constituency in...
Lyn Brown: I certainly do, and perhaps we could do something about the Payne family, who took Sylvia in when she was weak. The Payne family came from Old Ford, which is kind of Hackney, kind of Tower Hamlets, and kind of Stratford—so that makes it mine—and they were shoemakers. Police officers tried to surround the house that Sylvia was in, but they were confronted by really strong women who...
Lyn Brown: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment he has made of the (a) level of incidence and (b) risk of the use in violent crime of (i) phosphoric acid, (ii) hydrochloric acid, (iii) sodium hydroxide, (iv) ammonia and (v) hydrofluoric acid.
Lyn Brown: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 22 May 2018 to Question 143645 on Noura Hussein, whether the representations his Department has made to the government of Sudan included the possibility of a Presidential pardon.
Lyn Brown: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will include private representations on the case of Noura Hussein Hammad in the agenda for the next UK-Sudan strategic dialogue meeting.
Lyn Brown: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will (a) raise the case of Noura Hussein Hammad in the Republic of the Sudan with the office of the EU High Representative on Foreign and Security Policy, and (b) support the representations made to Sudan through that office.
Lyn Brown: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will make representations to the Government of the Republic of the Sudan on changes to that country's law on (a) reasonable self-defence against sexual violence as a legal defence in cases where a person has been killed, (b) prohibition of marriage below the age of 18 and (c) recognition of marital rape.
Lyn Brown: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations he has made to the Cameroonian government on the abduction of ten Cameroonian pro-Independence activists in Nigeria on 6 January 2018.
Lyn Brown: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what information his Department holds on the welfare of the 10 Cameroonian pro-Independence activists abducted in Nigeria on 6 January 2018.
Lyn Brown: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent assessment he has made of the clashes between demonstrators and security forces in the Southern regions of Cameroon since secessionist groups declared the independence of the region on 1 October 2017.
Lyn Brown: I urge the hon. Lady to be firm on the issue of guns and gun control. She is loquacious on being is listening mode, so will she answer my question on scheduling? She has only a couple of minutes left, and I hope she will get to it.
Lyn Brown: Today I am going to address the corrosive substances provisions of the Bill and welcome the progress that has been made. Had I realised the direction that the debate was going to take, I would have sought to speak for longer and to discuss the wider concerns that have been raised today. I have been seeking a Westminster Hall debate on those wider issues, and if any other Members wanted to...
Lyn Brown: I absolutely agree with the right hon. Gentleman. As so many others have gone outwith the Bill, I suggest that the Government could at the same time look at the minimum wage legislation, because that would give my constituents an awful lot of help. The Government could have taken a different approach to the Bill. In my speech before Christmas, I argued that several corrosive substances need...