Results 1–20 of 1265 for (in the 'Commons debates' OR in the 'Westminster Hall debates' OR in the 'Lords debates' OR in the 'Northern Ireland Assembly debates') speaker:Lyn Brown

The Rohingya and the Myanmar Government: Sale of Puppies (17 Oct 2017)

Lyn Brown: The Minister was doing well up to that point. We all know that our local authorities are under particular pressure. If this is to mean anything, the Government will have to put some money into it.

The Rohingya and the Myanmar Government: Sale of Puppies (17 Oct 2017)

Lyn Brown: I congratulate my hon. Friend on securing this debate and I am pleased to be attending it. Good friends of mine who are intelligent human beings who really worry about the care of animals have been taken in by puppy dealers, and by the role played by the child of the puppy dealer, pretending that the puppy in question is a loved puppy that has been with their family for ages. They can be...

The Rohingya and the Myanmar Government (17 Oct 2017)

Lyn Brown: As we have heard today, the evidence about what has been happening in Myanmar is clear: there is a concerted campaign of ethnic cleansing against the Rohingya. The military have used every kind of evil to create fear and trauma—men, women, and children tortured and killed; their families and neighbours forced to watch; children and elderly people burnt alive in their homes; gang rapes...

British Prisoners in Iran (18 Jul 2017)

Lyn Brown: I am grateful to my hon. Friend for giving way. She is being very generous with her time. It seems to me that the Foreign Office has behaved somewhat defensively in relation to this case and others. Given that there are 600,000 dual nationals in Britain, this is not going to be a single issue. Does my hon. Friend agree that the Government need urgently to develop a policy on diplomatic...

HS2 Update: Acid Attacks (17 Jul 2017)

Lyn Brown: I genuinely thank the Minister for putting the review in motion. I welcome the breadth of the urgent issues that the Government have indicated will be under consideration, but I wonder whether she thinks it is a good time for the review to take a broader look at the safety of the changes made to the sale of substances such as sulphuric acid by the Deregulation Act 2015. I understand that the...

HS2 Update: Acid Attacks (17 Jul 2017)

Lyn Brown: My right hon. Friend is absolutely right: we need to control online sales, because if substances cannot be bought at the corner shop sales will move online. Does he agree that, despite the practical difficulties in extending regulations to the online sphere, it is no less important that we tackle that if we are to restrict the supply of corrosive chemicals to illegitimate users?

Backbench Business (20 Apr 2017)

Lyn Brown: The Minister is generous and kind to give way, but what about the ECJ? Perhaps he could just give us a soupçon on whether or not he believes we will be able to allow the ECJ to arbitrate in matters where there is disagreement. Does he think there is any likelihood of that being accepted at all?

Backbench Business (20 Apr 2017)

Lyn Brown: It is an absolute pleasure to serve under your chairmanship, Mr Evans, and to follow such distinguished and learned speakers. I add my congratulations to the hon. Member for Monmouth (David T. C. Davies) on securing the debate. It is no secret that my concerns about the way the European arrest warrant works probably come from a different starting place from his, but I was very interested in...

Backbench Business (20 Apr 2017)

Lyn Brown: My right hon. Friend is absolutely right: it is a foremost priority. The major priority for any Government is to protect their citizens. Everyone in this Chamber will recognise that people will not forgive us if we negotiate away the very things that keep them safe if, God forbid, at some time in the future something happens that could have been prevented if we had remained within the...

Animal Welfare: Easter Adjournment (30 Mar 2017)

Lyn Brown: I would like to use this debate to highlight three areas where I feel our national health service might do a bit better. The first, regular attendees of this debate will not be surprised to learn, is about the medical procedure of hysteroscopy. To refresh our memories, a hysteroscopy is when a small device, often including a camera, is inserted manually through the cervix into the womb,...

Animal Welfare: Easter Adjournment (30 Mar 2017)

Lyn Brown: I am genuinely grateful to the hon. Gentleman. He has listened to me, wincing, through the many debates in which I have raised this issue. I know I have genuine support on both sides of the Chamber, so I am hopeful that his Secretary of State will come up with a solution that will enable us to move forward. A colleague of ours in this place had to undergo this procedure and she was mindful of...

Oral Answers to Questions — Defence: Topical Questions (13 Mar 2017)

Lyn Brown: We continue to hear stories of our service personnel being forced to live without heating and sometimes without being able to take a shower for days, as detailed in recent reports about the Wellington and Baker barracks. Do the Government really think it is acceptable to leave our brave servicemen and women in such squalid conditions?

Oral Answers to Questions — Home Department: Metropolitan Police Funding (6 Mar 2017)

Lyn Brown: Just over a year ago, the Chancellor promised real-terms protection for police funding, but the Met faces real-terms cuts of £47 million, Manchester faces a £12 million one and West Yorkshire faces a £9 million one—England and Wales as a whole faces a massive £200 million cut. That has consequences, with violent crime deprioritised, domestic violence victims ignored...

International Women’S Day (2 Mar 2017)

Lyn Brown: I want to use today’s debate to highlight an oral history learned at my mum’s knee about the match women of London’s east end, who took control of their lives, setting ablaze a fire of trade union activism that not only secured better conditions at work for themselves, but inspired an era of labour organisation that would see workers’ rights entrenched and a political...

Occupied Palestinian Territories: Israeli Settlements (9 Feb 2017)

Lyn Brown: I am grateful to you, Mr Speaker, but I will stand. According to the United Nations, a quarter of households in the occupied territories have insecure access to food, and an estimated 1 million are in need of health and nutrition assistance. The UN estimates that, overall, 2 million people in the occupied territories will need some form of humanitarian help in 2017. It summarises the...

Unaccompanied Child Refugees (9 Feb 2017)

Lyn Brown: You’re not.

European Union (Notification of Withdrawal) Bill: Parliamentary approval for agreements with the Union (7 Feb 2017)

Lyn Brown: I came into the Chamber with the full intention of supporting new clause 1, and I still feel that we need to press it to a vote. I hear what my hon. and learned Friend is saying—that he wants to trust and believe the Government. However, if we saw a manuscript amendment before the end of the afternoon, I would find it much easier not to have a vote on new clause 1. Does he agree that a...

Child Poverty in the Uk (Target for Reduction) Bill (3 Feb 2017)

Lyn Brown: Does my hon. Friend agree that if someone does not meet their targets, they should change their actions, not their targets?

Child Poverty in the Uk (Target for Reduction) Bill (3 Feb 2017)

Lyn Brown: Poverty is not just about “now”. Poverty among children creates conditions in which they will not thrive in the future, and in the future it will cost us more to deal with the poverty that our children are experiencing today. Food, education, prosperity and health all involve costs.

Broadcasting (Radio Multiplex Services) Bill: Small-scale radio multiplex services (3 Feb 2017)

Lyn Brown: I completely and utterly agree with that sentiment.

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