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Written Answers — Deputy Prime Minister: Slavery: Anniversaries (20 Mar 2007)

Dawn Butler: To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what legacy he expects the Government to leave at the end of the commemorations of the bicentenary of the abolition of the transatlantic slave trade.

Written Answers — Deputy Prime Minister: Slavery: Anniversaries (20 Mar 2007)

Dawn Butler: To ask the Deputy Prime Minister if he will bring forward proposals for an annual remembrance day in relation to abolition of the slave trade.

Royal Assent: Bicentenary of the Abolition of the Slave Trade (20 Mar 2007)

Dawn Butler: Many historians feel that the reparations made to the French, amounting to the equivalent of about £10.5 million today, contributed significantly to Haiti's status as one of the poorest nations in the western hemisphere. Does my hon. Friend agree?

Royal Assent: Bicentenary of the Abolition of the Slave Trade (20 Mar 2007)

Dawn Butler: It is difficult to know where to start in this important debate. Listening to some of the historical context that we have heard today made me think about talking about slavery in the modern context, but as a black African woman I should first say that I am angry about not being taught my history in school. It was almost as though black history and the important contribution by African people...

Royal Assent: Bicentenary of the Abolition of the Slave Trade (20 Mar 2007)

Dawn Butler: I thank my hon. Friend, who makes an important point. I have had the pleasure of listening to Paul Robeson II, and I know that he is an amazing speaker and man, and very inspirational. Of course, I shall be happy to take up that offer. We must teach positive black history in schools. When she winds up the debate, I hope that my hon. Friend the Minister for Women and Equality will be able to...

Royal Assent: Bicentenary of the Abolition of the Slave Trade (20 Mar 2007)

Dawn Butler: I agree with that wholeheartedly. I cannot stress too much the importance of teaching positive black history. If we do not teach it, we will be enslaving people all over again, a problem that my hon. Friend the Member for Hackney, North and Stoke Newington touched on with some eloquence. Slavery was not just an event—it was a process of destabilising African societies. It produced negative...

Royal Assent: Bicentenary of the Abolition of the Slave Trade (20 Mar 2007)

Dawn Butler: I agree. As I said earlier, I am an angry black woman because I was not taught my history in school. I hope that part of our legacy as a Labour Government will be that we have rectified that situation, so that when there are, as we hope, more black MPs they will be a little less angry. This is the time to ensure that Africans rise through the ranks and that black people are encouraged. I want...

Royal Assent: Bicentenary of the Abolition of the Slave Trade (20 Mar 2007)

Dawn Butler: Absolutely. The African emancipation day is an important date. I shall be working with the Mayor, who has come up with some fantastic recommendations in this bicentenary year. Although some parties have tried to reduce the funding for that day, I am pleased that it will be going ahead and I shall be working closely with the Mayor to make sure that it does so. The Jamaican poet David Neita...

Royal Assent: Bicentenary of the Abolition of the Slave Trade (20 Mar 2007)

Dawn Butler: I believe that it is. I am sure we can iron out the details and date later— [ Interruption. ] I must continue, but I am glad that I have that commitment from the Deputy Prime Minister. A commemoration day would mean that every year Britain could commemorate the heroism of those who struggled against slavery and injustice, whatever their background, and help our children understand its...

Royal Assent: Bicentenary of the Abolition of the Slave Trade (20 Mar 2007)

Dawn Butler: I thank my hon. Friend for making that point. Brent is the most diverse constituency in the UK. I want to end my speech by talking about the importance of women. They dominated the campaign to end slavery, which should come as no surprise as it was so well organised. Women had no vote, but they could make their voice heard through the campaign. It was one of the first ways in which they...

Written Answers — Trade and Industry: Small Businesses: Females (22 Mar 2007)

Dawn Butler: To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what steps he is taking to assist female entrepreneurs to set up their own businesses.

Written Answers — Deputy Prime Minister: Slavery Remembrance Day (23 Mar 2007)

Dawn Butler: To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what plans he has to implement a slavery remembrance day.

Oral Answers to Questions — Treasury: Olympic Budget (29 Mar 2007)

Dawn Butler: What is certain and completely firm about the Olympics is the opportunities that will be offered to young people. More young people than ever have been participating in voluntary work and in positive activities. All the youth services say that positive activities are one way to get young people out of crime and off the streets. Will my right hon. Friend tell the House what other opportunities...

Written Answers — Environment Food and Rural Affairs: Waste Management: Greater London (23 Apr 2007)

Dawn Butler: To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what statutory powers the proposed London Waste and Recycling Forum will have to carry out its strategic waste management functions London-wide.

Oral Answers to Questions — Health: Community Hospitals and Services (24 Apr 2007)

Dawn Butler: How much her Department plans to spend on community hospitals and services in 2007-08.

Oral Answers to Questions — Health: Community Hospitals and Services (24 Apr 2007)

Dawn Butler: Bringing community care and health care closer to individuals will have a profound effect on their lives, ensuring that people live longer and healthier lives. The PCTs have a vital role to play in that. Will my hon. Friend join me in condemning the Lib-Dem council in Brent—also known as the Fib-Dem council—

Policing in London (3 May 2007)

Dawn Butler: Does my hon. Friend agree that the safer stations campaign has been extremely successful? The Mayor of London ensured that there were 89 more British Transport police and that stations were better lit, which has meant that people can travel more safely.

Policing in London (3 May 2007)

Dawn Butler: It is part of the accountability process.

Policing in London (3 May 2007)

Dawn Butler: Will the hon. Lady join me in congratulating schools in Brent that have appointed a sort of prefect to go out on the buses during school hours? Young people are, in a way, policing themselves.

Policing in London (3 May 2007)

Dawn Butler: All hon. Members agree that the way in which London is policed has a major impact on the lives of all who live and work in the capital, and all who visit it. Effective policing, especially at neighbourhood level, can not only help reduce crime and the fear of crime, but enhance community relations and cohesion. I want to consider the way in which real policies make a genuine difference to...


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