Dawn Butler: All I can say is that the Liberal Democrats are putting out the information in my constituency. In fact, the Liberal Democrats are now being called the "Fib Dems" because of the amount of lies that are being cascaded around the area. They always try to feed this fear of crime unnecessarily. The safer neighbourhoods teams spend 75 per cent. of their working hours doing visible community...
Dawn Butler: The hon. Lady makes a point about cannabis, but where crime has fallen, it is not just in relation to drugs. It relates to all forms of crime. As regards cannabis, most of the police and the safer neighbourhood teams still take it very seriously. We do not have a Lib Dem policy of not arresting people or not putting them away for illegal use of drugs. That is not what has had an effect. What...
Dawn Butler: Does my hon. Friend agree that there has to be dialogue between the local authorities and the PCT to ensure seamless health care? In the past 12 months, the Lib-Dem/Tory-run council has failed to have any positive meetings with the PCT, failed to provide any social care services to the people of Brent, and failed to respond to any of my letters. Does my hon. Friend agree that all the hon....
Dawn Butler: To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how much his Department spent on education per pupil in Brent in (a) 1997 and (b) 2006.
Dawn Butler: Does my hon. Friend agree that there is a place for an inquiry but this is not the time for it?
Dawn Butler: Is my right hon. Friend aware of the good work that the trade unions, Church leaders and the Mayor of London are doing to try to secure a London living wage for all new procurement contracts? Yesterday, an indefensible decision was taken to try to block the paying of the London living wage to cleaners in our fire stations by the Tory vice-chair of the body concerned. That just goes to show...
Dawn Butler: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what support her Department has allocated to events marking the bicentenary of the abolition of the slave trade; and if she will make a statement.
Dawn Butler: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what assessment she has made of the effect on the humanitarian situation in Somalia of the continued presence of Ethiopian troops.
Dawn Butler: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what support the UK is giving to the process of national reconciliation in Somalia.
Dawn Butler: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what representations her Department has made to (a) the Government of Ethiopia and (b) the Somali Transitional Federal Government on the situation in Somalia.
Dawn Butler: What recent discussions he has had on the co-ordination of the Government's policies on reducing poverty.
Dawn Butler: I thank my right hon. Friend for that response. I also want to wish him a happy anniversary, as he entered the House on 18 June 1970. Labour policies have benefited the average family in my constituency by almost £3,000 a year, but in the past 12 months, my constituents have been made systematically poorer by Brent council, a Lib-Dem and Tory-run council. It has changed the payment terms...
Dawn Butler: To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what assistance his Department provides to businesses to improve their management of waste, with particular reference to recycling.
Dawn Butler: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport if she will bring forward plans for a national debate on proposals for a slavery memorial day.
Dawn Butler: I welcome my right hon. Friend to his new position. Will he make it clear that we will work with non-governmental organisations in those countries to ensure that the push factors that lead to such children being trafficked into our country are addressed and that trafficking is not repeated or continued?
Dawn Butler: To ask the Secretary of State for Health what proposals he has to improve access to primary care services; and if he will make a statement.
Dawn Butler: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what plans he has for unclaimed assets in dormant bank and building society accounts.
Dawn Butler: Does the Prime Minister agree with the trade unions and me that we must not under any circumstances put jobs in this country at risk? Some 62 per cent. of our exports go to the European Union. If we put exports at risk, we are putting jobs in this country at risk.
Dawn Butler: My right hon. and learned Friend has been very active during Black History month. As we approach the end of Black History month, and the end of a year in which we have commemorated the bicentenary of the abolition of the slave trade, will she ensure that we have a debate on how and when we will implement an annual slavery memorial day?
Dawn Butler: ...(Mr. Caborn). Like me, he is a former trade union official, and we have an awful lot in common. We have also shared great moments cheering and shouting at football matches at the amazing new Butler stadium, also known on the streets as Wembley stadium. One of my most surreal moments was when I was travelling on the Jubilee line from Westminster to Wembley with him and my right hon. Friend...