Lyn Brown

Member of Parliament for West Ham

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Last weekend I witnessed an incident in a local petrol station.  A young man wanted to purchase a can of petrol.  The cashier refused to sell to him as he looked under the age of 16 years, the legal limit.  The lad protested for a short time explaining that her colleague had sold to him the day before and that it simply was not fair that he was now being denied.  He added that his friend with him actually was 16 and could legally make the purchase.  The woman cashier would not be moved and quietly stuck to her ground that she had to have proof of age before she would make the sale.

Proof of Age - July 2007

Last weekend I witnessed an incident in a local petrol station.  A young man wanted to purchase a can of petrol.  The cashier refused to sell to him as he... Read more

Every year in this country, hundreds of workers are killed at work and hundreds of thousands of others are injured or become ill. After decades of struggle by workers and their unions, we have made significant improvements to our working conditions, we have good Health and Safety laws, but the toll of workplace injuries, illnesses and deaths remains enormous.

Workers' Memorial Day

Every year in this country, hundreds of workers are killed at work and hundreds of thousands of others are injured or become ill. After decades of struggle by workers and... Read more

Like so many of you, I have experienced anti-social behaviour on the streets near my home. The issue of irresponsible minimoto riders is regularly brought to my attention by constituents, both at surgeries and elsewhere, and I know how strongly many of you feel about it.

Minimotos - March 2007

Like so many of you, I have experienced anti-social behaviour on the streets near my home. The issue of irresponsible minimoto riders is regularly brought to my attention by constituents,... Read more

Living Wage - Feb 2007

Anyone who has known me well over the past years will have known Trudy – she was my very small and feisty Yorkshire terrier whom I loved very much.

Electric Dog Collars - Feb 2007

Anyone who has known me well over the past years will have known Trudy – she was my very small and feisty Yorkshire terrier whom I loved very much. Read more

On January 27th schools, universities and local communities throughout the country are marking Britain’s annual Holocaust Memorial Day, remembering the millions of victims murdered by the Nazi regime during the Holocaust - Jews, disabled people, Roma and Sinti (Gypsies), gays, blacks, political opponents and Slavs; those affected by more recent genocides such as that in Rwanda and Bosnia, and those discriminated against today. January 27th marks the anniversary of the liberation in 1945 of Auschwitz-Birkenau, the infamous concentration and extermination camp. It is the seventh year that the anniversary has been officially commemorated in the UK.

Holocaust Memorial Day 2007

On January 27th schools, universities and local communities throughout the country are marking Britain’s annual Holocaust Memorial Day, remembering the millions of victims murdered by the Nazi regime during the... Read more

Following my New Year column I received some interest from readers who wanted to have more information about my night out with the police.  It is rather gratifying to know that people actually read my columns and want to know more. 

Domestic Violence - Jan 2007

Following my New Year column I received some interest from readers who wanted to have more information about my night out with the police.  It is rather gratifying to know... Read more

Christmas is a time for caring – for family, for friends, for neighbours. We can show this caring by cooking a meal, visiting someone we rarely see or inviting people round for the evening. For most of us this seasonal goodwill is a great joy, and a time we look forward to with expectation.

Christmas 2006

Christmas is a time for caring – for family, for friends, for neighbours. We can show this caring by cooking a meal, visiting someone we rarely see or inviting people... Read more

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