April 28, 2016

Today I led a debate on mental health services in Haringey in the House of Commons.

 

I brought this debate because it is unacceptable that three out of every four people with mental health problems in England receive little or no help for their condition.

 

I told the Min...

April 28, 2016

 

Today in Parliament I will be calling on the Government to deliver on their promise of "parity of esteem" between physical and mental health services.

 

Ahead of my adjournment debate on mental health services in Haringey I have written a piece for The Times: Mental hea...

April 26, 2016

I have secured an adjournment debate in the House of Commons on Thursday 28th April on the topic of mental health services in Haringey.

 

I am extremely concerned about the funding of mental health services in my constituency and I will be calling on the Government to ta...

April 26, 2016

Last night I spoke in the Immigration Bill debate in the House of Commons.

 

I spoke about the "pull factor" argument, which the Government used to argue against taking in 3,000 lone child refugees stranded in Europe, abandoning them to their fate on the basis of an unpr...

April 25, 2016

I am very concerned to hear that BHS has filed for administration today, and I am particularly worried about the impact that this will have on the BHS store in Wood Green and its staff. 

 

I have released the following statement:

 

“I sincerely hope that BHS is a...

April 24, 2016

Tomorrow the Immigration Bill will return to the House of Commons. I will be voting in favour of an amendment to the Bill added by Labour peer Lord Dubs, which would commit the Government to taking in 3,000 lone child refugees who are currently stranded in Europe.

 

Lord...

April 21, 2016

Today The Times published a further interview in which I discussed my independent review into evidence of racial bias within the criminal justice system: Rooting out racism from criminal justice.

 

I told The Times that: “There’s been a lot of attention on stop and...

April 20, 2016

The Mirror published the results of a survey of MPs carried out by ComRes showing that over two thirds (72%) of MPs want to see tougher regulation of Fixed Odds Betting Terminals (FOBTs), 81% say FOBTs are having a negative impact on society and 67% say the £100 maximu...

April 19, 2016

Yesterday The Times published an interview in which I discussed my ongoing independent review into evidence of racial bias in our criminal justice system: Race review MP criticises the absence of black police chiefs.

 

One of my major concerns is the lack of black police...

April 18, 2016

Before the debate on BBC Diversity in the House of Commons on 14th April I hosted a summit in Parliament for parliamentarians, broadcasters, campaigners and stakeholders to meet and discuss diversity in the media. 

I was joined by Shadow Culture Minister for Cult...

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David Lammy

From Tottenham. For Tottenham.