Results 1–20 of 81 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

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements (7 Feb 2018)

Layla Moran: Under the Vagrancy Act 1824, rough sleeping is illegal. The Act was used nearly 2,000 times last year to drag homeless people before the courts. Scotland and Northern Ireland have already repealed it, so will the Prime Minister support my Bill to consign this heartless, Dickensian law to the history books across the whole United Kingdom?

Housing, Planning and the Green Belt (6 Feb 2018)

Layla Moran: I have listened to the hon. Gentleman’s description of his constituency, and it reminds me of my own, which is hemmed in by green belt and also has floodplains. I entirely agree that there is a lack of democracy in the system. Local residents feel that they have no say over wide patches of changes to their villages and towns, and the local authorities feel compelled to carry out actions...

Space Industry Bill [Lords]: Publication of regulations (6 Feb 2018)

Layla Moran: I rise to speak briefly to amendments 1, 2 and 3. Amendment 1 deals with the catch-all powers in the Bill and, at your discretion, Madam Deputy Speaker, I shall seek to press it to a vote. In the House of Lords, the Government agreed to remove the Henry VIII power from the Bill in response to concerns expressed by my Liberal Democrat colleagues in the other place and by Lord Judge, the former...

Space Industry Bill [Lords]: Publication of regulations (6 Feb 2018)

Layla Moran: I thank the right hon. Gentleman for his intervention, but I disagree that the amendment would prevent innovation. I think it would be absolutely fine. The affirmative procedure is employed in 13 other parts of the Bill. Parliamentary scrutiny should not just be waved away, as it has been in other Bills. All we are asking for is the affirmative procedure, which would allow Parliament to...

Space Industry Bill [Lords]: Potential impact of leaving the European Union on the United Kingdom’s space industry (6 Feb 2018)

Layla Moran: I beg to move, That the clause be read a Second time.

Space Industry Bill [Lords]: Potential impact of leaving the European Union on the United Kingdom’s space industry (6 Feb 2018)

Layla Moran: I rise to speak to new clause 1, which is in my name and those of my right hon. and hon. Friends and would require the publication of an assessment of the impacts of leaving the EU on the space industry. I do not wish to take up too much of the House’s time rehashing the arguments about the impact of Brexit on the space industry, as many such arguments were made on Second Reading, in...

Space Industry Bill [Lords]: Potential impact of leaving the European Union on the United Kingdom’s space industry (6 Feb 2018)

Layla Moran: The hon. Gentleman is right, and my constituency is affected by such uncertainty. I repeat a point that I made during the passage of the Nuclear Safeguards Bill: we must remember that this is not just about funding. At a recent hearing of the Public Accounts Committee, of which I am a member, witnesses were clear that the most valuable asset we have as a nation is our ability to attract human...

Space Industry Bill [Lords]: Potential impact of leaving the European Union on the United Kingdom’s space industry (6 Feb 2018)

Layla Moran: I beg to ask leave to withdraw the clause. Clause, by leave, withdrawn. New clause 3

Oral Answers to Questions — Education: Ofsted Inspections (29 Jan 2018)

Layla Moran: What assessment he has made of the effect of Ofsted inspections on teachers’ workloads and morale.

Oral Answers to Questions — Education: Ofsted Inspections (29 Jan 2018)

Layla Moran: We face a teacher retention crisis in this country. One head in Oxford recently described to me how she and her staff felt “criminalised” after a devastating Ofsted inspection. What is the Minister doing to change the “culture of fear” caused by inspection, which his own Department’s workplace survey identified as one of the biggest burdens on teachers?

Presidents Club Charity Dinner (24 Jan 2018)

Layla Moran: As a former teacher, I woke up this morning thinking, “What on earth will my former students be thinking this morning about the state of the world?” It is absolutely disgusting. I press the Minister on the point already made about bringing sex and relationships education into schools for the upcoming academic year. Sex and relationships education has never been more needed. Please...

Nuclear Safeguards Bill: Power to amend legislation relating to nuclear safeguards (23 Jan 2018)

Layla Moran: I find it hard to believe that we have finally got to this point, having attended every sitting on the Bill, apart from the Public Bill Committee. As a former physics teacher, I must say that it has been wonderful to hear so many Members talk about all things physics. That is always a pleasure. I and the Liberal Democrats will, of course, be supporting the Bill, but I do have some questions...

Nuclear Safeguards Bill: Transition period (23 Jan 2018)

Layla Moran: The issue is that we are leaving the single market and the customs union. Does the hon. Gentleman agree that, even if we have a customs arrangement, the fact that we are leaving the single market is what will cause the delays? As he rightly points out, the half-life of those radioisotopes will mean that fewer people will be able to be treated by them.

Nuclear Safeguards Bill: Transition period (23 Jan 2018)

Layla Moran: My constituency lies on the boundary of the Culham centre. The point the staff there are making to me is that this is about not just funding but being able to access the crucial networks of researchers and get the right talent in the right places. Does the hon. Gentleman concede that this will suffer in the short term, unless we get certainty now?

Nuclear Safeguards Bill: Transition period (23 Jan 2018)

Layla Moran: I simply say that that is not the Liberal Democrat party’s position, even though Andrew Duff may indeed at one point have been a Liberal Democrat MEP.

Oral Answers to Questions — Justice: Topical Questions (23 Jan 2018)

Layla Moran: In the 18 months prior to May 2017, three openly transgender women took their own lives while they were in custody in England. What is being done to ensure that staff have the right training and, critically, that prisoners have the right mental health support to head off such tragic events?

Oral Answers to Questions — Transport: Business of the House (18 Jan 2018)

Layla Moran: In a Public Accounts Committee hearing this week, we heard the explosive fact that learndirect did not just take Ofsted to judicial review over its damning report but took out a super-injunction that served to stop Government bodies discussing learndirect during that time. That is outrageous behaviour. May we have a debate on the conduct of companies funded by public money?

Oral Answers to Questions — Transport: Road Links: Kent and the South-east (18 Jan 2018)

Layla Moran: As the Minister will be aware, one of the big investments announced for the south-east is the Oxford to Cambridge expressway, which will potentially go through Botley in my constituency. The people in my constituency are very worried. May I invite the Minister to come to Botley to meet residents and to allay their concerns about the possible bulldozing of hundreds of houses?

Prime Minister: Points of Order (10 Jan 2018)

Layla Moran: On a point of order, Mr Speaker. I seek your advice on how best I can raise the urgent issue of cancer treatment in Oxford with the Minister responsible. Seriously and terminally ill patients at the Churchill Hospital now face delays and cuts to rounds of chemotherapy due to a chronic shortage of specialist staff. The next health questions are not until 6 February and the people of...

Business of the House (14 Dec 2017)

Layla Moran: The Government’s draft Public Service Ombudsman Bill is of great interest to many of my constituents who are victims of the collapse of the AEA Technology pension scheme, which cannot be investigated due to a loophole in the law. Will the Leader of the House find time to introduce this important Bill in the new year?


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