Layla Moran: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps she is taking to reduce waiting times for personal independence payment claims for people with hearing loss.
Layla Moran: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if she will make it her policy to provide Tier 2 visa cap exemptions for foreign nationals on (a) Government Shortage Occupation Lists and (b) working at PhD level roles in the event that the UK leaves the EU.
Layla Moran: For what reasons the decision was made to publish information about loans and donations given to Northern Ireland political parties dating back to July 2017 rather than 2014.
Layla Moran: It has recently been revealed that a portion of the largest ever political donation given to a party in Northern Ireland was spent on services linked to Cambridge Analytica. In the light of that, should not the Secretary of State backdate transparency regulations to 2014 so that we can finally have full disclosure about where that cash came from?
Layla Moran: To ask the Secretary of State for Education, with reference to the Early Years Workforce Strategy published in March 2017, what assessment his Department has made of (a) the feasibility of and (b) the potential timescale for increasing the graduate early years workforce working in disadvantaged areas.
Layla Moran: To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what (a) assessment he has made of the potential benefits to charities and (b) estimate he has made of the potential cost to the public purse of introducing a de minimis limit of £20 on retail Gift Aid claims made by charity shops.
Layla Moran: To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what recent discussions he has held with (a) examination boards, (b) teachers, (c) students and (d) other stakeholders on the creation of a GCSE in British Sign Language; and if he will make a statement.
Layla Moran: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent discussions he has held with his counterparts in the Government of Morocco on (a) the work of the UN peacekeeping mission to Western Sahara and (b) proposals for a referendum on Saharawi self-determination.
Layla Moran: To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment his Department has made of the effect of business rate rises for onsite battery storage on the development of the UK battery storage market.
Layla Moran: If the Secretary of State is serious about improving access to top universities for students from poorer backgrounds, why is he not doing more to enact the findings on the National Audit Office report on higher education, which urged the Government to do more to provide high-quality, independent careers advice to 13 and 14-year-olds?
Layla Moran: To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to ensure that the level of service support that children with eating disorders (a) is not reduced and (b) does not end when those children become adults.
Layla Moran: To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether his Department is taking steps to assist people with Mayer-Rokitansky-Küster-Hauser syndrome with the financial costs of (a) adoption and (b) surrogacy; and if he will make a statement.
Layla Moran: Does my hon. Friend agree that we should thank the very many lawyers across the country who work pro bono to help those who need help most?
Layla Moran: Exceptional circumstances can apply to so many of those who have sought refugee status in the UK. For example, my dear friend, Bahareh, in Oxford, came to this country having converted to Christianity in Iran. She was persecuted and had to leave, but, as a result of her getting refugee status here, the rest of her family now face equal persecution. Some have been incarcerated, and some have...
Layla Moran: I congratulate the hon. Gentleman on his Bill, which I support wholeheartedly. He reminds me of a story that Oxfam told me about a gentleman called Tarek, whose son Kawa was left behind in Turkey while the entire family was resettled here in the UK. Kawa was the main breadwinner of that family. Does the hon. Gentleman agree that it will be helpful to the integration of the families into UK...
Layla Moran: To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the oral contribution of the Minister for Women of 22 February 2018, Official Report, column 328, when he plans to publish his assessment of the effect of period poverty on school absence rates; and if he will make a statement.
Layla Moran: It is a pleasure to speak in this debate, in which I wish to focus my remarks on childcare and free school meals. I put on record that the Liberal Democrats are proud of the role that we played in the coalition Government to secure a generous tax-free offer on childcare that helps many families. Although it is true that it will extend to more families, it is also true that many others will be...
Layla Moran: To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to the report by the APPG on Breast Cancer, A Mixed Picture: An Inquiry into Geographical Inequalities and Breast Cancer, what steps he is taking to reduce inequalities in breast cancer outcomes across the UK; and if he will make a statement.
Layla Moran: To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether his Department provides (a) guidance and (b) financial support to help schools fulfil their responsibilities under the General Data Protection Regulation.