Results 1–20 of 1298 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

Temporary Accommodation (7 Nov 2017)

Lyn Brown: I am genuinely grateful to the Minister for listening and for that assurance. If the Department is not going to make a positive decision very soon, I would be very grateful for a meeting to discuss that with the Minister responsible, if there is anything that this Minister can do to enable that to happen.

Temporary Accommodation (7 Nov 2017)

Lyn Brown: I congratulate the hon. Member for Thirsk and Malton (Kevin Hollinrake) on his speech and thank him for reminding me to bring Members’ attention to my entry in the Register of Members’ Financial Interests. I also thank my hon. Friend the Member for Mitcham and Morden (Siobhain McDonagh) for her speech and for securing this important debate. The situation in my home...

Temporary Accommodation (7 Nov 2017)

Lyn Brown: My right hon. Friend is absolutely right. Things were not easy at home, but my mum never let us feel that we went without. Both my parents worked in factories in Silvertown, and although there was not a huge amount of money, there was always enough to pay the rent, because it was a social rent. Now, my constituents have two jobs, and they work in very hard circumstances, but they still cannot...

Temporary Accommodation (7 Nov 2017)

Lyn Brown: Will the hon. Gentleman give way?

Unaccompanied Child Refugees: Europe (2 Nov 2017)

Lyn Brown: The Minister will remember that in my contribution and in those of other Members, we talked about children who have families here in the UK and who are desperate to get to them. Will he commit today to working with me on the two cases that I have brought to him, and on the other cases that Members on both sides of the House have raised, relating to children with families here who are risking...

Unaccompanied Child Refugees: Europe (2 Nov 2017)

Lyn Brown: I thank the hon. Member for South Cambridgeshire (Heidi Allen) and my hon. Friend the Member for Walthamstow (Stella Creasy) for securing this debate. I wish to use my time to draw attention to the plight of two specific children and bring human faces to what can be a difficult discussion. I want the Government to hear about these two children—especially the Minister, who is...

Unaccompanied Child Refugees: Europe (2 Nov 2017)

Lyn Brown: Rubbish! I am not even going there. The first case is that of Tekle, a 13-year-old Eritrean boy who is currently living in a camp near the French-Italian border. He has survived in Italy, unaccompanied, for more than 11 months now. His father is in the UK and is desperate for his son to join him. It must be absolutely heart-breaking for a parent to know that a child is so vulnerable but to be...

Unaccompanied Child Refugees: Europe (2 Nov 2017)

Lyn Brown: The Minister knows better than to accuse me of playing silly games. If I was not watching people chatting on the Front Bench and if I was not worried that I was not being heard, I would not be stopping. I want to be heard because I genuinely believe that although these two cases are specific, they are also indicative of all the cases we have been hearing about today. I think the Minister is a...

Unaccompanied Child Refugees: Europe (2 Nov 2017)

Lyn Brown: I absolutely agree with my hon. Friend. I ask the Minister, whom I normally like very much, to work with Safe Passage, which has been helping Tekle and Awet, to look into those two cases. I ask him personally to update me on their progress. As he knows full well, those are just two cases among many. There is a clear moral principle: no child should spend a second longer than necessary in a...

Unaccompanied Child Refugees: Europe (2 Nov 2017)

Lyn Brown: You are very kind, Madam Deputy Speaker. Basically, I ask the Government to replicate the provisions of Dublin III after Brexit so that we can bring these children home.

Assaults on Emergency Workers (Offences) Bill (20 Oct 2017)

Lyn Brown: When I was shadow policing Minister, a police officer told me that he used to go home and talk to his children about being very clumsy, because he did not want them to know about the attacks that he had suffered at work.

Assaults on Emergency Workers (Offences) Bill (20 Oct 2017)

Lyn Brown: I was in Moorfields hospital the other day, having had an eye haemorrhage, and as I sat there during the afternoon, three instances came up on the screen of someone being assaulted in one of the cubicles. I think that numbers such as those are grossly under-reported. Does my hon. Friend agree?

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...


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