Responding to the Prime Minister's suggestion that the Iran nuclear deal should be replaced with a 'Trump deal', Ed Davey, Acting Leader of the Liberal Democrats said:
Following the reports that the Conservative government is considering cutting air passenger duty on domestic flights as part of a plan to save regional airline Flybe from collapse, Liberal Democrat Transport spokesperson Munira Wilson said:
Responding to the HM Inspectorate of Probation report, which has found that the National Probation Service (NPS) is hampered by staff shortages, stretched middle managers and poor facilities, Liberal Democrat Justice Spokesperson Daisy Cooper said:
Responding to GDP figures which show the UK has had the lowest 12 month growth for 7 years, Acting Leader of the Liberal Democrats Ed Davey said:
Responding to news that Beales Department Store may have to call in administrators, Sarah Olney MP, Liberal Democrat Business Spokesperson, said:
Responding to news that Iran broke international law in detaining the British Ambassador to Iran, Ed Davey, Acting Leader of the Liberal Democrats said:
Responding to an NGO report calling for child refugees to be given the right to sponsor close family members to join them, the Liberal Democrats have urged the Government to support their bill that would do just that.
Without My Family, a report published today by Amnesty International, the Refugee Council and Save the Children, criticises the Conservative Government for “deliberately and destructively preventing child refugees from being reunited with their families”.
The Refugees (Family Reunion) Bill, tabled by Liberal Democrat peer Baroness Hamwee, would expand family reunion rights so that unaccompanied child refugees in the UK can sponsor close family members to join them.
Responding to data revealing that incidents of upskirting have been reported to the police at a rate of almost one a day since it became a specific sexual offence, Liberal Democrat MP Wera Hobhouse, who originally proposed the Bill, said:
The Liberal Democrats have called on the Government to end “pointless” short prison sentences, as new official figures show that nine prisons are overcapacity by more than 50%.
The extent of overcrowding in prisons is revealed today in the Ministry of Justice’s latest Prison Population bulletin. It shows that, as of the end of 2019, there are 68 prisons in England and Wales (58%) where the number of prisoners exceeds capacity.
This includes nine prisons whose population exceeds capacity by more than 50%:
Responding to the news that the Government's Withdrawal Agreement Bill has received it's Third Reading in the Commons, Liberal Democrat Brexit spokesperson, Alistair Carmichael said: