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Windrush Compensation Scheme — [Dame Angela Eagle in the Chair] ( 3 Mar 2022)

Diane Abbott: The Minister has helpfully told us the total sum that has been paid in compensation, but how many claimants does that represent?

Windrush Compensation Scheme — [Dame Angela Eagle in the Chair] ( 3 Mar 2022)

Diane Abbott: The Windrush generation was the generation that came from across the Commonwealth, but largely from the Caribbean, to help to rebuild this country after the war. The point about the Windrush generation—a point that may not be understood by Government Members—was that these people thought they were British. They thought they were coming to the mother country. Many of them had pictures of...

The Secretary of State was asked: Topical Questions (28 Feb 2022)

Diane Abbott: Does the Home Secretary accept that many Members of this House are dismayed that she did not make a statement in the normal way, so that she could have been questioned in the normal way? Does she further accept that that is not just disrespectful to the House of Commons, but it shows a lack of real concern for those desperate people escaping Ukraine?

Housing Disrepair (25 Feb 2022)

Diane Abbott: I will speak this afternoon about the truly terrible housing conditions that have been endured for too long by the residents of Evelyn Court on Amherst Road in my constituency. This block is run and managed by the Industrial Dwellings Society housing association. One can see that it would have once been a very nice estate and a pleasant place to live, but when I visited it several times...

Women and Equalities: Social Mobility (23 Feb 2022)

Diane Abbott: On social mobility, does the Minister appreciate that some are concerned about the proposals that would mean that people would not have access to funding for tuition fees unless they meet certain grades at GCSE and A-level? Will that not impact more heavily on poorer families?

Children’s Mental Health ( 8 Feb 2022)

Diane Abbott: Does my hon. Friend agree that among young people, black and minority ethnic young people often experience particular mental health pressures? There must be more analysis of the support that they and their families need.

Written Answers — Home Office: Counter-terrorism ( 4 Feb 2022)

Diane Abbott: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many children under the age of 18 were (a) referred to the Prevent programme and (b) adopted as a Channel case in the financial year 2020-21.

Sue Gray Report (31 Jan 2022)

Diane Abbott: Anybody who has actually read the Sue Gray report can only wonder what she was made to leave out. Will the Prime Minister give the House an undertaking that as soon as he is able, he will release the full unredacted report to this House?

Migrant Crossings: Role of the Military (18 Jan 2022)

Diane Abbott: The Minister will be aware that in 2019 two Navy patrol vessels were deployed in the channel to deal with channel crossings. Yet they intercepted no boats and it cost the taxpayer £780,000. What will be different this time?

Home Department: Small Boat Channel Crossings (17 Jan 2022)

Diane Abbott: Is there any truth in the reports that the Government want to have asylum seekers processed offshore in countries such as Gambia? Has any such country actually agreed to this? Does the Secretary of State accept that having people processed hundreds or thousands of miles away might meet the letter of our obligations to asylum seekers but certainly does not meet the spirit?

Nationality and Borders Bill: New Clause 2 - Acquisition by registration: Descendants of those born on British Indian Ocean Territory ( 7 Dec 2021)

Diane Abbott: Does my hon. Friend agree that to make children bear the burden of this Government’s hostile environment policy must be wrong?

Arthur Labinjo-Hughes ( 6 Dec 2021)

Diane Abbott: The Secretary of State said earlier that he will do anything it takes to protect children, so can he assure the House that if it transpires that one of the main issues behind the horrific and cruel death of this child was not enough social workers and too much pressure on existing social workers, he will make the case to his colleagues in Government to make the right level of resources available?

Arthur Labinjo-Hughes ( 6 Dec 2021)

Diane Abbott: On a point of order, Madam Deputy Speaker.

Arthur Labinjo-Hughes ( 6 Dec 2021)

Diane Abbott: I believe so, Madam Deputy Speaker. In response to my question about resources, the Secretary of State for Education implied, certainly, that he would be willing to support any recommendations on finance made by the MacAlister review. However, the Secretary of State would have known perfectly well that his Department has signed a contract with MacAlister which says that he cannot “assume”...

Written Answers — Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: Question (30 Nov 2021)

Diane Abbott: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what recent representations she has made to the government of Iran on (a) Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, (b) Anoosheh Ashoori and (c) the other British nationals detained in Iran.

Health and Care Bill: New Clause 49 - Cap on Care Costs for charging Purposes (22 Nov 2021)

Diane Abbott: Does my hon. Friend agree that the Bill has the sense of being an NHS corporate takeover Bill? We have already seen £5 billion in contracts being awarded to private companies through the VIP lane. The Bill opens the door to private corporations sitting on 42 local health boards. That is wrong.

Channel Crossings in Small Boats (22 Nov 2021)

Diane Abbott: The Home Secretary spoke earlier about the importance of viable plans; does she still consider the use of wave machines in the channel to turn back small boats to be a viable plan? Does she still consider the sending of desperate asylum seekers to a third country, such as Albania, to be a viable plan? When will she stop using desperate asylum seekers as pawns in this Government’s culture wars?

Black History Month — [Sir Graham Brady in the Chair] (28 Oct 2021)

Diane Abbott: Is the Minister prepared to share his plans to do something about the wholly disproportionate level of black exclusions from our schools, which often leads to a school-to-prison pipeline? It has been said that the day you exclude a child from school, you might as well give them the date and time to turn up at prison. Will he share with the House his proposals to recruit more black teachers...

Black History Month — [Sir Graham Brady in the Chair] (28 Oct 2021)

Diane Abbott: My hon. Friend has spoken, quite correctly, about heroes, but does she agree that it is not just about heroic figures? It is also about ordinary black men and women—the ordinary nurse, the ordinary factory worker and the ordinary bus driver—who were willing to do what it took to take black politics and black dignity forward.

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