Results 1–20 of 95 for hackney 06/05/2010..22/09/2017 speaker:Diane Abbott

Prevent Strategy — [Sir David Crausby in the Chair] (1 Feb 2017)

Diane Abbott: ...to say that those of us who are asking questions about Prevent are somehow careless of the threat of terrorism. I remember the 1996 IRA bomb at Canary Wharf—I was standing in my kitchen in Hackney when I heard it go off. Do not tell those of us in our great cities, who have sometimes had very close engagement with the after-effects of terrorism, that we do not take it seriously. Of...

Immigration Rules: Spouses and Partners — [Joan Ryan in the Chair] (31 Jan 2017)

Diane Abbott: ...Ireland—of course in Scotland it is even worse. I will say, as a London Member, that although it is relatively easier for London migrants to hit that income threshold, it is not easy in communities such as Hackney.

Immigration Rules (International Students) — [Mr James Gray in the Chair] (16 Nov 2016)

Diane Abbott: ...here to study at least. Earlier today, the Minister expressed concern that no one was leading on immigration for Her Majesty’s Opposition. I can tell him that we do have someone leading. It is the Member for Hackney North and Stoke Newington, the shadow Home Secretary. The Minister seemed to wonder why I would bother my head with immigration. I do bother my head with immigration and...

Criminal Finances Bill (25 Oct 2016)

Diane Abbott: ...due. Clearly, any such estimate must be speculative, but I draw the attention of the House to the fact that HMRC’s most recent estimate of the gap is £36 billion, which is the equivalent of 6.5% of total tax liabilities. Of that £36 billion that is lost, £5.2 billion is lost to evasion and only £2.2 billion is lost to avoidance. We welcome the measures to bear...

North Middlesex University Hospital NHS Trust — [Valerie Vaz in the Chair] (12 Jul 2016)

Diane Abbott: ...they need if the social care system was functioning properly. There is also the difficulty of getting GP appointments. The level of difficulty may vary from constituency to constituency, but in the City and Hackney area, for quite a long time now—for years, in fact—it has taken two weeks to get a GP appointment. I am afraid that means that many of my constituents take it upon...

EU Nationals in the Uk: NHS Spending (6 Jul 2016)

Diane Abbott: ...and women in its workforce originate from the EU. It would be completely catastrophic for social care; 80,000 men and women out of 1.3 million workers in that field are EU nationals. I represent a constituency that voted strongly for remain—I think that Hackney had the second highest remain vote in the country—and I believed that a remain vote was in the best interests of the...

Foreign Aid Expenditure — [Phil Wilson in the Chair] (13 Jun 2016)

Diane Abbott: ...of the UN institutions, which are often the least transparent actors in development. I feel strongly about accountability and transparency not just on behalf of the Daily Mail readers in Hackney North but because my family and those of many of my constituents come from the global south. I assure Members that people who live in the global south feel as strongly about accountability,...

Bill Presented — Devolution (London) Bill: Refugee Crisis in Europe (8 Sep 2015)

Diane Abbott: ...step up and play their part in helping with Syrian and other refugees. Government Members were jeering earlier and asking some of my colleagues, “How many refugees would you take?”. Do not challenge a Hackney MP over how many refugees we would take. Hackney has been a safe haven for refugees for hundreds of years. We are proud of our position and our history of welcoming...

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Water Cannon (15 Jul 2015)

Diane Abbott: ...had even been authorised, but they will be relieved, none the less, that they have not been authorised. Twice in my time as a Member of Parliament, I have seen public disorder on the streets of Hackney—first, the poll tax riots then the events following the shooting of Mark Duggan. I take these issues very seriously. They are as frightening and difficult for the communities in which...

Written Answers — Department for Energy and Climate Change: Solar Power: Business (29 Jun 2015)

Diane Abbott: To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what estimate her Department has made of the number of businesses installed with solar panels in (a) Hackney North and Stoke Newington constituency, (b) London and (c) England and Wales; and what steps her Department is taking to increase the number of such businesses.

Written Answers — Department for Energy and Climate Change: Solar Power: Business (29 Jun 2015)

Diane Abbott: To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what estimate her Department has made of the number of homes installed with solar panels in (a) Hackney North and Stoke Newington constituency, (b) London and (c) England and Wales; and what steps her Department is taking to increase the number of such homes.

Written Answers — Department for Energy and Climate Change: Solar Power: Business (29 Jun 2015)

Diane Abbott: To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what estimate her Department has made of the number of schools installed with solar panels in (a) Hackney North and Stoke Newington constituency, (b) London and (c) England and Wales; and what steps her Department is taking to increase the number of such schools.

[Mr David Crausby in the Chair] — Air Pollution (London) (9 Jun 2015)

Diane Abbott: ...disease are at greater risk of worsening their conditions due to the adverse effects of air pollution. As a whole, London has very high rates of respiratory and cardiovascular disease, not least in Hackney. Our most vulnerable people are at risk, and not enough is being done to protect them.

[Mr David Crausby in the Chair] — Air Pollution (London) (9 Jun 2015)

Diane Abbott: ...25% higher than that. Maybe that is because the people there are more important or wealthy, but it is not acceptable. The Mayor should consider the use of sustainable technologies. I visited a very interesting project in Hackney a week or so ago, where solar panels have been put on top of a big council block. That enables people there to get their electricity more cheaply, and it is also a...

[Mr James Gray in the Chair] — Backbench business — Animal Welfare (Non-stun Slaughter) (23 Feb 2015)

Diane Abbott: ... the right hon. Member for South East Cambridgeshire (Sir James Paice). I am here to speak not to the technicalities or detail of the issue, but about how it is seen by communities. I represent Hackney, a traditional centre of the Jewish community, with the oldest synagogue in the country in Brenthouse road. We also have, from a little more recently, a large Muslim community. Both those...

Royal Assent: Mental Health and Well-being of Londoners (12 Feb 2015)

Diane Abbott: I am grateful to you, Madam Deputy Speaker. As ever, you are punctilious about matters of order. London boroughs spend about £550 million a year on just the social care costs of treating mental disorders. Another £960 million is spent each year on benefits to support people with mental ill health. Across the population, the net effect of those wider impacts substantially affects...

Royal Assent: Mental Health and Well-being of Londoners (12 Feb 2015)

Diane Abbott: ...from this Chamber—more than half the people admitted to acute psychiatric wards, and more than 65% of the people in secure wards, are from the Caribbean and African communities. I know from regularly visiting Hackney’s psychiatric wards, and the Hackney forensic unit, that the proportion in Hackney is as at least as high, if not higher, than that. We have accurate statistics...

Written Answers — Department for Education: Pre-school Education (13 Jan 2015)

Diane Abbott: To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many free early years education places were provided in (a) Hackney North and Stoke Newington constituency, (b) each London borough and (c) England in each year since 2010; and if she will make a statement.

Opposition Day — [11th Allotted Day]: Housing Benefit (Abolition of Social Sector Size Criteria) (17 Dec 2014)

Diane Abbott: ...about the management of the mad house. Is it the management of the mad house to try to force families in houses that allegedly have too many bedrooms out of that accommodation in a borough such as Hackney, where there simply are not enough one or two-bedroom flats for them to move in to?

Written Answers — Department for Education: Pupil Exclusions (17 Dec 2014)

Diane Abbott: To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many young people of what (a) age, (b) sex and (c) ethnicity were excluded from secondary school in (i) Hackney Local Authority area, (ii) London and (iii) England since 2010.


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