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19 Nov 2013
There is still no proper system of regulation for health care assistants. Diane speaks about the dissapoining record of regulation for health care assistants during a parliamentary debate on the Mid Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust.
08 Nov 2013
Diane speaks on the governments broken promise to provide long-term jobs and affordable housing to the five Olympic host boroughs as part of the Olympic legacy.
22 Oct 2013
Diane speaks out on the deplorable rhetoric and 'direction of travel' of the governments proposed Immigration Bill
09 Oct 2013
Diane Abbott contributes in a debate in a Westminister Hall about the Abortion Act. 'it is not only those who are anti-abortion in principle who have a problem with sex-selective abortion'.
03 Sep 2013
Diane Abbott spoke in a Westminister Hall on 03/09/12 urging goverrnment to proceed with plans to introduce plain cigarette packaging.
29 Aug 2013
DIane Abbott voices her strong opposition to UK military involvement in the Syrian civil conflict during the House of Commons debate.
02 Jul 2013
Diane Abbott MP highlights the tension caused between police and young ethnic minorities from excessive Stop and Search practices.
22 May 2013
Shadow public health minister Diane Abbott gave a speech in the lead up to the vote on the equal marriage bill for England and Wales, following its third reading today, in which she described it as “a momentous piece of legislation”.
16 May 2013
Diane Abbott MP, Labour’s shadow public health minister, indentifies a 'crisis of masculinity’ in Britain, arguing that rapid economic and social change has affected male identity, and created a number of largely unspoken problems. She will discuss the ways in which families, the bond between father and their children, and expectations around young men must be strengthened, against the backdrop of a number of deep public health and social problems.
11 Apr 2013
Diane Abbott reminds the House that after all the years that have passed since she stood down as leader of her party, there are still millions of people who felt themselves to be on the wrong side of the titanic battles that Margaret Thatcher fought.
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