Lloyd Russell-Moyle: One of the problems with the current boundary review is that in many areas, including mine, local government boundary changes have meant that the proposed areas do not even cover coterminous wards, and some wards would be cut in half. Does the right hon. Gentleman agree that allowing some flexibility would solve that problem?
Lloyd Russell-Moyle: The right hon. Gentleman says that we represent fewer constituents than Members of similar legislatures, but that does not seem to be the case. If we look at the figures for Commonwealth legislatures, Cyprus has 14,000 people per representative and Jamaica has 34,000. If we look at the Nordic countries, we see that Norway has 30,000 people per MP. On what evidence is he basing his assertion?...
Lloyd Russell-Moyle: That is not the case for those who are homeless or for a number of other people who do not have a fixed abode. Does the right hon. Gentleman recognise that those people are disadvantaged by the new system?
Lloyd Russell-Moyle: Local boundary commissions are allowed to take into account predictions of population growth and census data. Does the hon. Lady agree that it would be important to allow that for parliamentary boundary commissions?
Lloyd Russell-Moyle: Yesterday, I had desperately hoped to hear about a breakthrough in funding for local government, which is currently on its knees; to hear that we would end the homeless crisis in our cities and towns next year—not in 10 years—and to hear that we would start a national house building programme to stop the scandal of thousands of children living in over-priced and poor-quality...
Lloyd Russell-Moyle: This week the Competition and Markets Authority said that Concordia had overcharged the NHS by £100 million when it raised the price of Liothyronine tablets from £4 to £258. Will the Leader of the House ensure that there is time for the Secretary of State for Health to make a statement in the House—or is that talking down greedy corporate bosses at Concordia?
Lloyd Russell-Moyle: What assessment he has made of the potential merits of revising the basis of economic partnership agreements better to incorporate the aims of the UN sustainable development goals.
Lloyd Russell-Moyle: Given that countries such as Nigeria and Uganda have refused to sign the economic partnership agreements because they do not believe that they are beneficial and in their long-term interest, how does the Secretary of State intend to address those issues, and is he considering GSP—the generalised scheme of preferences—or GSP plus?
Lloyd Russell-Moyle: Following another successful Youth Parliament, which the Leader of the House addressed, Mr Speaker chaired and I attended as chair of the all-party parliamentary group on youth affairs, when will the Government dedicate Government time to debating and voting on votes at 16, as that is one of their priorities and our debate was cut so short on our last sitting Friday?
Lloyd Russell-Moyle: I congratulate the right hon. Gentleman on some nice blue-sky thinking about what could come in the future, but I do not see how that is mutually exclusive to the new clauses that we are debating. They relate to values that the UK has signed up to through, among other things, the Rio principles and the Aarhus convention that are currently underpinned in EU law to ensure that they are binding...
Lloyd Russell-Moyle: Will the right hon. Gentleman give way?
Lloyd Russell-Moyle: Last week I met some of the representatives of our overseas territories. A number of them said that their governance was not working for them, and that they had little say in defence and foreign affairs. Is there not a win-win here? Could we not give our overseas territories representation in this place, and then enforce tax and public transparency in those territories? Taxation with...
Lloyd Russell-Moyle: Would the hon. Gentleman acknowledge that the latest research shows that most young people in Austria voted for the moderate parties, and that they were a moderating force rather than a radicalising one?
Lloyd Russell-Moyle: To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps his Department takes to ensure that UK Official Development Assistance not spent under the provisions of the International Development Act 2002 is spent in a way that is likely to contribute to a reduction in poverty.
Lloyd Russell-Moyle: To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what assessment she has made of the effect on global poverty reduction of the increasing proportion of the UK aid budget spent by Departments not subject to the International Development Act 2002.
Lloyd Russell-Moyle: To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, with reference to recent emergency funding for recovery from Hurricanes Irma and Maria, if he will take steps to guarantee contingency funding outwith Overseas Development Assistance for future events affecting British Overseas Territories.
Lloyd Russell-Moyle: I thank the right hon. Member for Arundel and South Downs (Nick Herbert) for securing this debate, which is important, particularly in light of some of the recent reports from Azerbaijan, Egypt and Crimea. I visited Azerbaijan many times, in particular Baku and Ganja, when I was a member of the Council of Europe’s advisory council on youth. I found the young people there to be...
Lloyd Russell-Moyle: That is exactly what I am coming to. I am trying to say that it is our duty to speak up because we were the ones that historically imposed some of these laws. We cannot just wash our hands and say, “Well, we’re anti-colonialists now, so we’ll just let you get on with it.” We have a duty to be proactive in our response. That is exactly the issue I am coming to, and I...
Lloyd Russell-Moyle: To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what assessment her Department has made of the link between school-age education and malaria prevention in malaria-endemic countries.
Lloyd Russell-Moyle: What steps he is taking to reduce harmful emissions from road transport.