Results 1–20 of 58 for (in the 'Commons debates' OR in the 'Westminster Hall debates' OR in the 'Lords debates' OR in the 'Northern Ireland Assembly debates') speaker:Layla Moran

Sanitary Products — [Mr Virendra Sharma in the Chair] (29 Nov 2017)

Layla Moran: Will the Minister give way?

Sanitary Products — [Mr Virendra Sharma in the Chair] (29 Nov 2017)

Layla Moran: On the point of money, this is a women-only issue, pretty much by definition; does the Minister not agree that we need new money to tackle the problem? It is all very well us all agreeing with each other, but without the new money, we are not going to get where we need to go.

Sanitary Products — [Mr Virendra Sharma in the Chair] (29 Nov 2017)

Layla Moran: I beg to move, That this House has considered the provision of sanitary products. It is a pleasure to serve under your chairmanship, Mr Sharma. I am delighted to have secured this debate on an important topic that—let’s face it—remains taboo and is still a bit embarrassing for many people. It is precisely because no one wants to talk about it that I believe it is so critical...

Sanitary Products — [Mr Virendra Sharma in the Chair] (29 Nov 2017)

Layla Moran: Yes, I share the hon. Lady’s frustration. I hope we will hear something different on this important issue from the Minister. Food banks are now actively asking for donations of sanitary products. Teachers are dipping into their own pockets to keep supplies of sanitary products in their desks.

Sanitary Products — [Mr Virendra Sharma in the Chair] (29 Nov 2017)

Layla Moran: Speaking as another teacher, I completely agree. On the meagre salaries that teachers are now paid, they should not be asked to fork out themselves for sanitary products. Many of us first realised that period poverty was such an issue for young women when it came to light that teachers in Leeds had got in touch with a charity called Freedom4Girls that provides sanitary products to women in...

Sanitary Products — [Mr Virendra Sharma in the Chair] (29 Nov 2017)

Layla Moran: I completely agree. School is exactly the right time for that education. I have delivered those lectures myself, and although they may be embarrassing for the boys, it is very important that they understand how this works, and that it is completely natural. That is the point.

Sanitary Products — [Mr Virendra Sharma in the Chair] (29 Nov 2017)

Layla Moran: The hon. Lady is absolutely right. I visited St Mungo’s last week, and that was raised as an important issue that it needs help with. Very little research has been done on period poverty in schools in the UK, but what we do know is shocking. In a Plan International UK survey of 1,000 girls, 49% said that they had missed an entire day of school because of their period. Critically, of...

Sanitary Products — [Mr Virendra Sharma in the Chair] (29 Nov 2017)

Layla Moran: That is indeed shocking. This money should be available to all women, no matter their choices, especially if those choices are legal in this country. We estimate that the small measure of providing sanitary products in schools would cost in the region of £5 million, which is a drop in the ocean compared to the £1 billion found for the Democratic Unionist party. I mention that simply...

Universal Credit Roll-Out (16 Nov 2017)

Layla Moran: rose—

Points of Order (16 Nov 2017)

Layla Moran: On a point of order, Madam Deputy Speaker. At Work and Pensions questions on Monday, the Under-Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, the hon. Member for Hexham (Guy Opperman), stated in response to my question about the collapse of AEA Technology and its pension scheme that my concerns about mis-selling and the advice given by the Government Actuary’s Department in 1996 had been...

Independent Complaints and Grievance Policy (16 Nov 2017)

Layla Moran: I thank all the Members and anyone else who will sit on this working party. It is a considerable time commitment, so I am very grateful. Many of us have short-term team members—shadows, work experience placements, interns —who are often not here long enough to get a pass. They can be young and are often inexperienced, so will the Leader of the House assure me that whatever is put...

Business of the House (16 Nov 2017)

Layla Moran: The Leader of the House may be aware of the case of my constituent Bernie Ross, a former UEFA executive, who has been missing from Oxford since 18 October. It is believed that he may be in France or Switzerland. UEFA will not help him, and the family are struggling to get information from police forces in EU member states. Will the Leader of the House use her good offices to see whether the...

Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe (13 Nov 2017)

Layla Moran: I spoke last week of the rollercoaster of emotions that the whole family are going through. From speaking to my constituents who are members of the family today, it is fair to say that over the weekend that has got worse, especially following reports of the deterioration in Nazanin’s health. Seeing her husband as soon as possible must be a high priority, too. I understand that in his...

Oral Answers to Questions — Work and Pensions: AEA Technology Pension Scheme (13 Nov 2017)

Layla Moran: What steps he is taking to assist people affected by the collapse of the AEA Technology pension scheme and its predecessor.

Oral Answers to Questions — Work and Pensions: AEA Technology Pension Scheme (13 Nov 2017)

Layla Moran: In 1996, the Government Actuary’s Department, in a note sent to AEA Technology staff, failed to clearly outline the risks of transferring their pensions to the new private sector scheme. We regulate financial advice in this country, yet when it is the Government giving the advice not even the parliamentary ombudsman can review it. Surely this is grossly unjust? Why does the Minister not...

Counter-Daesh Update (7 Nov 2017)

Layla Moran: My constituents, Colin and Rosemary Gay, are family members of Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe. The fact is that the family have been worried sick by the Foreign Secretary’s irresponsible comments. On a human level, is he at all sorry for the rollercoaster of emotions he has caused Nazanin and her family this week, and could he at least apologise to them today?

Community Policing — [Ms Nadine Dorries in the Chair] (7 Nov 2017)

Layla Moran: I have been doing the tour in my constituency of the local area commanders, as all new MPs do. They tell me that burglary is up, especially in the south-east, but that local people do not feel that the police have the resources they need. An email I recently received from a resident in Yarnton says: “I'm afraid the only beneficiary is the criminal and their chances of arrest are slim,...

Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Leaving the EU: Civil Nuclear Industry (7 Nov 2017)

Layla Moran: The civil nuclear industry is getting increasingly twitchy about Euratom transition arrangements. Will the Minister today clarify whether Euratom membership can continue during the transition period and, if not, will he support the cross-party amendment 300 to the European Union (Withdrawal) Bill, which would protect the civil nuclear industry from a cliff-edge Brexit?

Representation of the People (Young People’S Enfranchisement and Education) Bill (3 Nov 2017)

Layla Moran: I have been a teacher throughout the 10 years since that report was published. Does the hon. Gentleman not agree that politics has changed since then?

Sexual Harassment and Violence in Schools (2 Nov 2017)

Layla Moran: As others have done, I thank the House for debating this extraordinarily important issue. I have been a secondary school teacher all my adult life, and the change that we have seen in young people’s day-to-day interactions over time has caused me deep concern, on a professional level, for several years. That is particularly true of the rise in online bullying, which is linked to the...


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