Layla Moran, Lib Dem MP for Oxford West and Abingdon and Chair of the APPG on Coronavirus, has secured the first Commons debate on Long Covid on Thursday 7 January following cross-party support.
The Backbench Business Committee granted the application by Layla Moran, co-sponsored by Dr Dan Poulter MP (Con) and Andrew Gwynne MP (Lab) and supported by many others. Layla said that the debate “is long overdue” and called on “those with lived experience and clinical experience to tell us your stories” in advance of the debate.
Layla Moran said: “I’m pleased that we’ve been able to secure this important debate on Long Covid, which is long overdue. The APPG on Coronavirus, which I chair, has submitted recommendations to the Government on this, and the debate will give us the opportunity to hold them to account and represent our constituents suffering from it."
“What’s really important now is that as many MPs as possible take part in the debate, so we can give this the profile it deserves and give the Government the opportunity to listen and respond to our concerns. Thank you to my cross-party colleagues for supporting this. I’m calling on those with lived experience and clinical experience to tell us your stories between now and the 7 January. This is a crucial opportunity.”
Source: Liberal Democrats, 19 December 2020