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Oral Answers to Questions — Home Department: Topical Questions (16 Jul 2018)

Lloyd Russell-Moyle: Offshore wind projects such as Rampion, off the coast of my constituency, should provide an opportunity for good jobs in Britain, but the Home Office is continuing to provide immigration rule waivers to allow crews from outside the European economic area to work here. Why is the Home Office undermining good maritime jobs off our coast?

Leaving the Eu: Negotiations (10 Jul 2018)

Lloyd Russell-Moyle: Will the hon. Lady give way?

Leaving the Eu: Negotiations (10 Jul 2018)

Lloyd Russell-Moyle: In 2015, the right hon. Gentleman’s party manifesto said it wanted a referendum on whether we should stay in or get out of Europe. Was that a mistake or was it just that you were so out of touch with the people that you thought you would win that referendum? I can tell you that our party did not think that.

Leaving the Eu: Negotiations (10 Jul 2018)

Lloyd Russell-Moyle: I have the 2015 manifesto here!

Equal Franchise Act 1928 — [Ms Karen Buck in the Chair] (5 Jul 2018)

Lloyd Russell-Moyle: I thank my hon. Friend the Member for Canterbury (Rosie Duffield) for securing the debate. I will start my contribution by remembering Margaret Bondfield. Margaret was a shop worker and union official from Brighton who was foundational in extending the franchise to working-class women. She was the first woman Minister and the first woman Privy Counsellor, and she was a Labour MP. As a...

Business of the House (5 Jul 2018)

Lloyd Russell-Moyle: This week The Guardian revealed that the Government are spending some of the £1.3 billion aid budget of the conflict, stability and security fund on promoting austerity with Saatchi and Saatchi in Tunisia. The Independent Commission for Aid Impact has said that the fund is badly managed, and the International Development Committee has asked for an immediate review of it. When will the...

LGBT Action Plan (3 Jul 2018)

Lloyd Russell-Moyle: Like others, I welcome the action plan. The weekend before last I was delighted to see that the British mission in New York had a float at Pride, and I am pleased to have taken part in Pride with the British mission over a number of years. The survey says that 40% of LGBT+ people have experienced hate crime and that nine in 10 did not report those serious crimes. In Brighton and Hove we have...

Govia Thameslink/Rail Electrification (3 Jul 2018)

Lloyd Russell-Moyle: It feels almost like groundhog day. Last night, again, it took me three hours to travel back to Brighton. What does the Transport Salaried Staffs Association, the union that represents staff—and I refer to my registered interest in that regard—say? It says that 95% of staff now face aggression from passengers whom they are unable to give any information, because the management...

Erasmus Plus Programme (21 Jun 2018)

Lloyd Russell-Moyle: I just want to make it clear that, when I am asking the Minister to negotiate details to allow us to sign on, I am not referring to the Brexit negotiations. There is a totally separate and parallel negotiation going on in the whole of Europe about the future of Erasmus post 2020. I am just trying to ensure that the Minister is negotiating, so that we can sign on without a huge negotiation on...

Erasmus Plus Programme (21 Jun 2018)

Lloyd Russell-Moyle: I beg to move, That this House calls on the Government to negotiate continued access to the Erasmus+ programme and its successor schemes beyond 2020. Almost two years on from the referendum, the Government have not answered some of the key questions about how we will continue to co-operate with the Erasmus+ programme post-2020. The British Government cannot afford to duck this issue, because...

Erasmus Plus Programme (21 Jun 2018)

Lloyd Russell-Moyle: I agree it is very likely that the European Union would want our engagement to continue, which is why, to some extent, this is an easy door to push against and walk through. The foreign students coming into the UK are economically an export for us, because they bring foreign money to invest in this country. It might seem strange but higher education is a net export, as it brings cash into...

Erasmus Plus Programme (21 Jun 2018)

Lloyd Russell-Moyle: I totally agree, and I believe the Government are in favour of the Erasmus+ scheme. We have heard positive sounds from the Government, but we now have to put our money where our mouth is. Erasmus+ is a valuable resource that contributes a vast amount of scope and depth to the British university and youth sectors. My former colleagues and I spent three years in and out of Brussels negotiating...

Erasmus Plus Programme (21 Jun 2018)

Lloyd Russell-Moyle: I totally agree. Some predecessor and current programmes of Erasmus+ are particularly good at diversity; 50% of its participants are from economically deprived or other minority backgrounds, and it helps improve not only grades, but longer-term outcomes. If I may say so, my hon. Friend has done very well for herself. With a budget of €14.7 billion, Erasmus is an educational scheme that...

Erasmus Plus Programme (21 Jun 2018)

Lloyd Russell-Moyle: That is a good question. Not only is the youth part of the programme fully subscribed—I am talking about just British applications—but projects that in other places would be accepted are having not to be accepted at the moment because the money runs out before we are able to work down the whole list. I served on the programming committee for a number of years. We would analyse...

Erasmus Plus Programme (21 Jun 2018)

Lloyd Russell-Moyle: I totally agree, and I will try to touch on one case study from my local university, which says similar things.

Erasmus Plus Programme (21 Jun 2018)

Lloyd Russell-Moyle: I totally agree. The biggest employer in my constituency is the headquarters of American Express Europe and the biggest problem it has is finding young people with language skills to go into that sector—the Erasmus scheme really helps with that. Being an alumnus of the University of Sussex and having part of that university in my constituency, it would remiss of me not to mention the...

Erasmus Plus Programme (21 Jun 2018)

Lloyd Russell-Moyle: Fantastic. Many universities are doing their bit and it is really good to hear what Queen’s is doing. In the past three years alone, £230 million has been invested in the higher education sector part of the Erasmus scheme for the UK. Amy Walker graduated from the University of Sussex with a BA in geography and international development. She says: “I spent six months living...

Erasmus Plus Programme (21 Jun 2018)

Lloyd Russell-Moyle: That soft power is so vital, as is the provision of diverse, international campuses that then encourage other students from other parts of the world to come to study at them. They breed a virtuous circle. Amy said that her time in Amsterdam gave her the motivation to study. Beforehand, she was perhaps not so motivated, but now understands the importance of learning, in a deeper way than...

Erasmus Plus Programme (21 Jun 2018)

Lloyd Russell-Moyle: I totally agree with my hon. Friend. There are examples coming out of our ears of the good work that the programme does. Last month, Universities UK launched its Go International project to outline the reasons why international exchange is vital for our economy, education sector and young people. It also produced a very good little report. In fact, the Minister for Universities came and...

Erasmus Plus Programme (21 Jun 2018)

Lloyd Russell-Moyle: rose—

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