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Child Migration Programmes (Child Abuse) (3 Jul 2018)

Lisa Nandy: I thank all hon. Members who have taken part in the debate, and I thank the Minister for her honesty in how she has approached this, given the serious delays and their impact, which we have discussed. I thank her, too, for her personal assurances on this matter; I believe they are genuine and I am encouraged by that. I hope that others listening to the debate will also be encouraged. I am...

Child Migration Programmes (Child Abuse) (3 Jul 2018)

Lisa Nandy: I would be grateful if the Minister addressed the two additional requests I made, which former child migrants have also made: for a full apology for the extent of the abuse we now know about; and for the further funding required for the family restoration fund.

Child Migration Programmes (Child Abuse) (3 Jul 2018)

Lisa Nandy: One of the things that is important to many former child migrants is that this never happens to children again. The story that the hon. Gentleman tells, of a Government cowed by the power and the patronage of those involved, is a story that quite honestly could be repeated today. We have seen it time and again throughout history. That is why it is so important that we get a full formal...

Child Migration Programmes (Child Abuse) (3 Jul 2018)

Lisa Nandy: I beg to move, That this House has considered child abuse in the child migration programmes. Thank you, Mr Hollobone, for allowing me to shine a spotlight on what I can only describe as a state-sponsored system of child abuse. The former Prime Minister, Gordon Brown, said recently that it was “bigger in scale, bigger in geographical spread and bigger in the length of time that it went...

Child Migration Programmes (Child Abuse) (3 Jul 2018)

Lisa Nandy: I am very grateful to the hon. Gentleman for attending this debate and for raising that point. One of the reasons why it was important for me to bring this issue to the House for the first time for a full debate is that many Members have a strong interest in this area and in pursuing justice for the affected families. It is important that those suggestions are heard, and I hope the Minister...

Child Migration Programmes (Child Abuse) (3 Jul 2018)

Lisa Nandy: I am grateful for the hon. Gentleman’s interest in this issue. Although I agree that it would be great to see more Members of Parliament in the Chamber, one of the problems is that this issue did not get the coverage or attention it deserves until relatively recently. I hope that by bringing it to the House, I will help more Members to understand what is happening and more survivors to...

European Union (Withdrawal) Bill: Parliamentary approval of the outcome of negotiations with the EU (20 Jun 2018)

Lisa Nandy: Further to that point of order, Mr Speaker. I am sure that the hon. Member for Southport (Damien Moore) was as shocked as I was to read the content of many of the emails that were released both to him and me under the Freedom of Information Act. Their content has had such serious implications for my constituents and his. Given that the Department has not released emails during the current...

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements (20 Jun 2018)

Lisa Nandy: After four weeks of Northern Rail chaos, passengers in the north of England have had enough. The Government have said that Network Rail did not deliver and that Northern was not prepared, but I have been handed emails from within the Department for Transport that show Ministers and officials were warned of impending chaos as long as two years ago. These emails are a disgrace. In them,...

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements (20 Jun 2018)

Lisa Nandy: indicated dissent.

Health and Social Care: Topical Questions (19 Jun 2018)

Lisa Nandy: Four months ago, a damning report exposed the extent of abuse inflicted on children for decades sent overseas by this Department. It said that compensation must be paid, and urgently, because people have died and others are dying. It took a month for the Prime Minister to work out which Department was responsible, and another month for the health Minister, the hon. Member for Thurrock (Jackie...

East Coast Main Line (16 May 2018)

Lisa Nandy: I welcome the Secretary of State’s decision, however reluctantly he reached it, but he seems to have no comprehension of the gravity of what is happening on our railways. Northern passengers were promised a better service when the franchise was awarded a couple of years ago, but that service is dirty, overcrowded and increasingly unreliable. That is having a major impact on our economy....

Gaza Border Violence (15 May 2018)

Lisa Nandy: The Government’s failure to condemn the actions of the Israeli Government and the reckless, inflammatory behaviour of the Trump Administration shames this country, but even more shameful is the equivocation about arms sales to Israel. Last year, this Government approved £216 million-worth of arms export licences to Israel, and they do no checks on how those weapons are used. Given...

Health and Social Care: Topical Questions (8 May 2018)

Lisa Nandy: This week marks two and a half months since the independent inquiry into child sexual abuse recommended that compensation be paid urgently to children sent abroad by their Government and subjected to the most appalling child abuse. In that time, the Secretary of State’s Department, despite repeated requests for action, has made not a single statement. Many former child migrants have...

Breast Cancer Screening (2 May 2018)

Lisa Nandy: I thank the Secretary of State for his statement. There is no other way to describe what has happened than utterly, utterly heart-breaking, and it is hard to imagine what some of the worst affected families will be going through over the next few weeks. I am grateful to the Secretary of State for his assurance that capacity will be expanded to ensure that women can now access screening, but...

Military Action Overseas: Parliamentary Approval: Anti-Semitism (17 Apr 2018)

Lisa Nandy: This week, which marks the 50th anniversary of Enoch Powell’s hateful “rivers of blood” speech, has reminded me of growing up with mixed heritage in Manchester in the 1980s in the aftermath of the Moss Side riots, when racism poisoned social relationships on the streets of Manchester, in the workplace and in the playground. The fact that we are standing in this Chamber...

Military Action Overseas: Parliamentary Approval: Anti-Semitism (17 Apr 2018)

Lisa Nandy: My hon. Friend is right that we need urgent legislation, but there needs to be a clear message from every single person in this party that such groups and hashtags are not tolerated and that those who use them will be held to account.

Military Action Overseas: Parliamentary Approval: Anti-Semitism (17 Apr 2018)

Lisa Nandy: I have seen one shocking instance of that at a party meeting in the past year, but I have seen acres of it online. It is not a lesser form of racism; there is no such thing. Racism is a disease. It does not exist in pockets; it poisons wherever it is found and it must be dealt with. In recent months, we have seen a rise in anti-Semitic attacks in Britain, a murder in France, attacks on...

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements (28 Mar 2018)

Lisa Nandy: It has been four weeks since the independent inquiry into child sexual abuse published a damning report about the treatment of British children sent overseas by their Government. They were physically, sexually and emotionally abused, separated from siblings and wrongly told that their families were dead. Successive Governments supressed information, ignored warnings and continued to send...

Points of Order (27 Mar 2018)

Lisa Nandy: On a point of order, Mr Speaker. Over many decades through the child migration programmes, the UK Government, churches and charities sent British children in their care overseas. Many of those children were physically, sexually and emotionally abused. They were separated from their families, and they were wrongly told that they were dead. Earlier this month, the independent inquiry into child...

Refugees (Family Reunion) (No.2) Bill (16 Mar 2018)

Lisa Nandy: I thank the hon. Gentleman very much for the story he is telling about this remarkable young man. It reminds me very much of a young woman I worked with at the Children’s Society nearly a decade ago, who was separated from her mother on a journey here, and whose mother, sadly, died before she could see her again. Does the hon. Gentleman agree that these incredible young people deserve...


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