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Early Day Motions

Published: Tuesday 15 March 2022

Early Day Motions tabled on Monday 14 March 2022

Early Day Motions (EDMs) are motions for which no days have been fixed.

The number of signatories includes all members who have added their names in support of the Early Day Motion (EDM), including the Member in charge of the Motion.

EDMs and added names are also published on the EDM database at www.parliament.uk/edm

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New EDMs

1065Support for Ukrainian refugees

Tabled: 14/03/22 Signatories: 3

Bell Ribeiro-Addy

Apsana Begum

Wera Hobhouse

That this House condemns Russia’s invasion of Ukraine in contravention to the territorial integrity and sovereignty of Ukraine, as set out by the United Nations Charter, and resulting in catastrophic consequences for civilians; supports the international community’s call for Russia to withdraw troops immediately and for the humanitarian crisis to be urgently addressed; notes with concern that while the Government has said it will allow some relatives of Ukrainian nationals already in the UK to enter, there have been reports that it has stopped accepting visas from people trapped in Ukraine; is further concerned at reports of racist and unfair treatment of refugees; calls on all countries, including the UK, to provide humanitarian aid and assist all refugees in need; believes in the fundamental rights of refugees which includes an obligation to ensure there are always safe routes for those seeking sanctuary and asylum; and calls on the Government to ensure that the Nationality and Borders Bill does not criminalise Ukrainian or any other refugees who arrive in the UK through an irregular route.


1066Fife and plastic recycling

Tabled: 14/03/22 Signatories: 2

Peter Grant

Douglas Chapman

That this House congratulates Fife Council on becoming the first Council in Scotland to collect a wider range of plastics for kerbside recycling, which now includes flexible plastic and film; notes that the new recycling facility based in Dunfermline will sort and bale plastics which will go on to be recycled by YES Recycling in Glenrothes; further notes that these will be turned into Ecosheet – a plywood alternative that can be used in construction, DIY, agriculture and fabrication; highlights that this important work is a step towards developing a circular economy, which will reduce carbon emissions and help to tackle climate change, as well as provide a financial saving for the Council by avoiding costs for disposal and landfill tax each year; commends the Scottish Government’s Recycling Improvement Fund, administered by Zero Waste Scotland, which awarded Fife Council £470,000 to purchase the Tomra Optical Sorter which segregates flexible plastics for recycling; thanks the arm’s length external organisation, Cireco, in delivering this hugely beneficial project; notes the aims of the Scottish Government’s Recycling Improvement Fund to help communities move towards a circular economy where materials and products are kept in use for as long as possible while moving away from short-term, wasteful, throwaway approaches to waste; thanks Fife Council, YES Recycling, Zero Waste Scotland and all involved for leading the way in waste recycling across Scotland and the UK; and hopes that many other Council areas across the whole of the UK may follow suit.


1067Collydean Primary School Green Flag Award

Tabled: 14/03/22 Signatories: 1

Peter Grant

That this House congratulates Collydean Primary School on being awarded an Eco-Schools Green Flag from Keep Scotland Beautiful (KSB); notes that the KSB’s award recognises nurseries and schools that have made a commitment to the Eco-Schools Scotland programme and over two years have engaged the whole school community to take action on climate change; thanks the pupils, school staff and Parent Council for their amazing work in reducing the amount of litter in and around the school; recognises the hard work of both upper school pupils and their younger counterparts who buddied up to litter pick around the school grounds together and to staff and the Parent Council’s aim to reduce the amount of litter left by members of the public using the school after hours; highlights the KSB’s programme which aims to make action to tackle climate change and awareness of our environment an intrinsic part of life ethos for schools and nurseries; thanks the pupils, staff and Parent Council for their excellent work in engaging the wider school community to look after the local environment and raising awareness of this vitally important issue; and hopes that other local schools and nurseries may follow the outstanding example set by Collydean Primary School.


1068Right to roam

Tabled: 14/03/22 Signatories: 2

Caroline Lucas

Liz Saville Roberts

That this House notes that 24 April marks the 90th anniversary of the mass trespass onto Kinder Scout; acknowledges that this trespass united the campaign for access to the countryside and eventually contributed to the establishment of the UK’s first national parks through the National Parks and Access to the Countryside Act 1949; recognises the growing body of evidence demonstrating the importance of access to nature for health and wellbeing which has been highlighted by the covid-19 pandemic when use of parks and public green spaces increased; is concerned that people from ethnic minorities or with low incomes are less likely to live near green space and 2.7 million people in the UK have no publicly accessible green space within easy walking distance from their home; notes that the Countryside and Rights of Way Act 2000 only provides access to 8% per cent of English land, and that the public can only access 3 per cent of rivers in England and Wales; acknowledges that legislation in Scotland and European countries including Norway provides for a much greater right to roam; believes that extending the right to roam to cover more landscapes and recreational activities would improve the public’s connection to nature whilst also delivering on the Government’s commitment in the 25 Year Environment Plan to open up the mental and physical health benefits of the natural world; and calls on the Government to bring forward legislation to extend the Countryside and Rights of Way Act 2000 to include rivers, woods and Green Belt land.


1069St Patrick's message of God's love and redemptive plan

Tabled: 14/03/22 Signatories: 1

Jim Shannon

That this House highlights that St Patrick's message of God's love and redemptive plan and purpose is as relevant today as it was when he left his home in mainland Britain to spread the gospel in Ireland during the 400 ADs; further reminds all those who celebrate St Patrick's Day that the three leaf clover representing Father, Son and Holy Spirit was used as a tool to spread the gospel message of hope and that St Patrick's selfless devotion to God and to others can be replicated daily in our communities; and reaffirms that prayer of St Patrick asking may Christ be with us, before us, in us and Christ be over all.


1070Quad bike safety

Tabled: 14/03/22 Signatories: 1

Jim Shannon

That this House reiterates the calls of the farming unions on quad bike safety; highlights the vital necessity of helmets for every journey regardless of length; and reminds parents of the age restrictions in place to save lives.


1071Response to Ukraine emergency

Tabled: 14/03/22 Signatories: 1

Mr Gregory Campbell

That this House recognises the appalling circumstances faced by millions of people in Ukraine and in countries affected by the Russian invasion, commends the outstanding efforts made by many individuals to help in whatever way they can; calls on the Government in conjunction with other governments to step up their military assistance to Ukraine to support their efforts to defend their sovereign territory; and further calls on the Prime Minister to ask Christian churches in the UK and beyond to convene a day of prayer for a peaceful outcome in Europe and across the world.

Added Names

Below are EDMs tabled in the last two weeks to which names have been added. Only the first 6 names and any new names are included.

1023Effect of a temporary timetable on the Pontefract line

Tabled: 2/03/22 Signatories: 6

Jon Trickett

Jim Shannon

Ian Lavery

Apsana Begum

Bell Ribeiro-Addy

John McDonnell

That this House regrets the reduction in timetabled rail services and continued operation of a temporary timetable by Northern Rail on users of the Pontefract Line between Leeds and Knottingley; regrets the impact on users of stations of all stations, including at Streethouse and Featherstone in the Hemsworth constituency; notes there are no alternative bus routes from Streethouse or Featherstone to Leeds; further notes that users of those locations can no longer arrive in Leeds before 9am; believes this demonstrates the failure of the Government's Levelling Up agenda and ongoing need to invest in improving connectivity; and urges the Secretary of State for Transport to ensure the necessary requirements are in place to ensure Northern Rail provides sufficient services on the Pontefract Line.


1024Children's rights

Tabled: 2/03/22 Signatories: 8

Layla Moran [R]

Jim Shannon

Claire Hanna

Hywel Williams

Liz Saville Roberts

Ben Lake

John McDonnell

That this House recognises the importance of children’s human rights; reaffirms its support for the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) in its entirety, in particular to its four General Principles, non-discrimination (article 2), best interest of the child (article 3), right to life survival and development (article 6) and right to be heard (article 12); and urges the Government to do all they can to ensure that other countries are held to account in applying the UNCRC, especially in countries where there may be armed conflict and notes in particular Afghanistan, Yemen, Tigray and in Palestine and the occupied territories.


1027Russia and the Intelligence and Security Committee's report

Tabled: 3/03/22 Signatories: 33

Caroline Lucas

Chris Bryant

Dame Margaret Hodge

Alyn Smith

Layla Moran

Hywel Williams

Kirsten OswaldJohn McDonnell

That this House unequivocally condemns the Russian invasion of Ukraine and decision of President Putin to start a brutal war in Europe; notes that the Intelligence and Security Committee of Parliament report, entitled Russia, published 21 July 2020, HC 632, is of critical importance to UK national security and particularly so at this time of war in Europe; further notes the Report’s damning conclusion that insufficient attention has been paid to Russian state-linked infiltration in British politics and public life; notes paragraphs 47 and 48 on the lack of retrospective assessment and believes Ministers in effect turned a blind eye to allegations of Russian disruption in UK elections; further notes the finding that credible open source commentary that Russia undertook influence campaigns appears not to have been investigated; notes the words of the Prime Minister on 23 February 2022 that he had seen no evidence of successful Russian interference in any electoral event; calls on the Prime Minister to publish details of the unsuccessful Russian interference he has seen and criteria used to judge success; believes Kremlin-linked interference in British politics through financial dealings at multiple levels, including connections in the House of Lords, are a corrupting force in British public life that must be addressed to protect our democracy and national security; and calls on the Government to undertake a full investigation of the security threat posed to UK democracy by Russia as set out in the Intelligence and Security Committee of Parliament's Russia Report.


1031Big Yellow Friday 2022

Tabled: 7/03/22 Signatories: 12

Stewart Malcolm McDonald

Jim Shannon

Chris Law

Sir Mike Penning

Allan Dorans

Douglas Chapman

John McDonnell

That this House notes that 4 March 2022 is Big Yellow Friday; congratulates the Children's Liver Disease Foundation on its work in raising awareness, promoting research and providing information and support for people affected by a life­-threatening liver disease; further notes with concern that every week 20 children in the UK are diagnosed with a life­-threatening childhood liver disease that can mean a lifetime of care; commends the work of the Children's Liver Disease Foundation for working tirelessly and investing to support families and fund research projects, which helps to understand and treat childhood liver diseases; further congratulates all those taking part in Big Yellow Friday 2022 and showing support for children affected by childhood liver disease and their families; and calls on the Government to work closely with all national liver-disease charities to help ensure that childhood liver diseases are understood, prevented and treated effectively, ensuring that babies, children, young people and adults diagnosed in childhood achieve their full potential.


1034World Kidney Day 2022

Tabled: 7/03/22 Signatories: 13

Daisy Cooper

Martin Docherty-Hughes

Jim Shannon

Sir Mike Penning

Apsana Begum

Jonathan Edwards

John McDonnellBen LakeLiz Saville Roberts

That this House notes that World Kidney Day takes place on Thursday 10 March 2022 on the theme of education and awareness of kidney health; recognises that 250,000 people living with stage 4 and 5 chronic kidney disease are at higher risk of hospitalisation or death following COVID-19 infection than any other group and have faced difficulty protecting themselves due to challenges accessing additional vaccine doses, and guidance that excluded them; welcomes the rollout of COVID-19 treatments but encourages the Government to consider their use prophylactically to prevent infection in those for whom vaccines are less effective; commends the important work charities, such as Kidney Care UK, have done to protect, support and advocate for clinically extremely vulnerable kidney patients from all ethnic and cultural backgrounds, as well as people who are immunocompromised or immunosuppressed; and calls on the Government to acknowledge all late-stage chronic kidney disease patients’ vulnerability to COVID-19 and ensure this group are included in and protected by COVID-19 guidance.


1045Endometriosis Awareness Month 2022

Tabled: 7/03/22 Signatories: 19

Jim Shannon

Carla Lockhart

Sir Jeffrey M Donaldson

Sir Mike Penning

Mohammad Yasin

Patricia Gibson

John McDonnellBen LakeLiz Saville Roberts

That this House notes Endometriosis Awareness Month 2022; further notes that it is estimated that one in 10 women have endometriosis which frequently presents with the symptom of pain and which can cause infertility in up to 40 per cent of sufferers; highlights this awareness month to promote a greater awareness and understanding of endometriosis among the medical profession, education sector, employers, politicians and society in general; and reaffirms the right of women to access best practice and consistent care and treatment for everyone regardless of where they live.


1047Thameslink service frequency and fares

Tabled: 7/03/22 Signatories: 4

Daisy Cooper

Jim Shannon

Mohammad Yasin

John McDonnell

That this House notes with concern that Thameslink service frequencies remain substantially reduced compared to pre-pandemic levels, notably including the St Albans to London commuter route; further notes the frustrations expressed by many passengers that peak time services can be crowded as a result of the reduction in services, compounded by the sometime use of shorter trains at peak commuting times; understands that Govia Thameslink Railway are constrained by the Department for Transport requirement that service schedules and expenditure must be approved by the Government under the current model of operating the railways; regrets that the Secretary of State for Transport approved a substantial increase in rail fares despite the current reduction in rail services available to commuters; and calls on the Secretary of State for Transport to reverse the annual fare increase for 2022, work urgently with Train Operating Companies to support the recruitment and training of train staff in order that a full timetable can be reinstated at the earliest opportunity, and to provide appropriate compensation to season ticket holders and regular commuters, while these measures are introduced, on the basis that their travel options continue to be considerably reduced and their journeys uncomfortable and overpriced.


1049Cost of living

Tabled: 8/03/22 Signatories: 27

Jon Trickett

Dan Carden

Jim Shannon

Grahame Morris

Rachael Maskell

Jeremy Corbyn

Hywel WilliamsBen LakeLiz Saville Roberts

That this House expresses its deepest concerns about the explosion in the cost of living and its impact on millions of working people across the country, with Ofgem announcing that the energy price cap will rise by £693 to £1,971 per year on 1 April 2022, a 54 per cent rise; further notes a rise of up to 13 per cent in the lowest paid workers’ National Insurance contributions from April 2022, together with increases in council tax and the highest levels of inflation for nearly 30 years; sadly notes wage growth has been stagnant for 15 years and looks set to stay that way, with the average person losing £1,000 in real terms in 2022 alone; particularly notes Resolution Foundation’s report showing people are facing the worst fall in living standards since the 1970s; highlights that food prices have increased, since 2010, by 27 per cent and childcare costs by 50 per cent, placing strain on millions of families; shares concerns that despite the decline in quality of privatised transport, bus and rail fares are up 50 per cent on average; also acknowledges the struggle faced by private renters, with average annual rents up £2,000 since 2010; notes with regret that this cost of living crisis will be compounded by the war in Ukraine and many families will be pushed deeper below the poverty line; and urges the Government to act immediately to tackle the cost of living crisis by ensuring that those with the broadest shoulders contribute more.


1050The future of Gaelic language media

Tabled: 8/03/22 Signatories: 13

Mr Alistair Carmichael

Kevin Brennan

Jamie Stone

Christine Jardine

Wendy Chamberlain

Jonathan Edwards

John McDonnellBen LakeLiz Saville Roberts

That this House notes the important cultural and economic contribution that minority language broadcasting contributes to the communities it serves and the UK’s wider creative economy; recognises that there is a vital opportunity to use the Government's upcoming Broadcasting White Paper to tackle shortcomings in the current legislative status for Gaelic broadcasting; and urges the Government to provide a clear statutory basis for Gaelic language public service media, putting it on an equal footing with Welsh language broadcasting.


1052Persecution of religious minority women and girls

Tabled: 8/03/22 Signatories: 23

Dr Lisa Cameron

Allan Dorans

Jim Shannon

Rachael Maskell

Sir Mike Penning

Jonathan Edwards

Ms Marie RimmerJohn McDonnellJamie StoneBen LakeLiz Saville Roberts

That this House celebrates International Women’s Day on Tuesday, 8 March, 2022; supports the UK’s commitment to promoting gender equality around the world; recognises that women from religious minorities face persecution and discrimination on account of both their faith and their gender; highlights particularly the cases of Christian women in Nigeria, Yazidi women in Iraq, and Hindu and Christian girls (forcibly converted and married) in Pakistan; calls on the Government to facilitate asylum for the Christian girl Maira Shahbaz, currently in hiding in Pakistan; urges the Government to intensify its efforts to ensure the safe release of Leah Sharibu, Alice Ngaddah and the Chibok girls in Nigeria; insists that gender-specific religious persecution is clearly recognised in FCDO policy and practice; recommends that the Government fund targeted programming for women facing double vulnerabilities as members of minority faith communities; and encourages the FCDO to work with local faith actors who can best respond to these experiences.


1054A green transition from Russian oil and gas

Tabled: 9/03/22 Signatories: 13

Sarah Olney

Caroline Lucas

Dan Carden

Ed Davey

Wendy Chamberlain

Tim Farron

John McDonnellClaudia WebbeHywel WilliamsBen LakeLiz Saville Roberts

That this House maintains an unwavering commitment to achieving net zero targets; acknowledges the urgent need to tackle high carbon emissions produced by homes across the UK; recognises the need for a comprehensive Government scheme to incentivise retrofitting to improve energy efficiency of homes and buildings; pledges that any future additional investment in energy production is directed to renewable sources of energy; extends the phasing out of Russian energy supply imports to include natural gas; and commits to making the transition away from Russian oil and gas a green one.


1055Urdd Gobaith Cymru's support for Afghan refugees

Tabled: 9/03/22 Signatories: 4

Liz Saville Roberts

Jonathan Edwards

Hywel Williams

Ben Lake

This House celebrates the work of Urdd Gobaith Cymru, Wales’ largest youth organisation, in providing sanctuary and support for over 100 Afghan refugees throughout their first five months in Wales; notes that the unique and innovative approach which included an offering of food and bridging accommodation, access to social spaces, a schedule of daily sports and activities, a programme of varied workshops, careers advice, nursery recreational sessions, and visits to national sporting events, has been recognised as one of the best practices of resettlement in the United Kingdom today; recognises that this approach would not have been possible without the work of community volunteers and partners to support the integration of Afghan families into Welsh society; welcomes the Urdd’s offer to share best practice advice with other organisations; and calls on the Government to engage with the Urdd’s successful approach to create a truly compassionate resettlement system for all refugees in the United Kingdom.


1056Atalian Servest cleaners and the West Coast Mainline

Tabled: 9/03/22 Signatories: 20

Kim Johnson

Ian Mearns

Paula Barker

Grahame Morris

Mick Whitley

Apsana Begum

Richard BurgonMs Diane AbbottLloyd Russell-MoyleMargaret GreenwoodClaudia WebbeChris Stephens

That this House supports cleaners employed by Atalian Servest who are members of the RMT union and taking industrial action in support of better pay, sick pay and travel facilities; notes that these cleaners, who clean trains and stations on the West Coast Mainline, have worked throughout the pandemic at great personal risk, to ensure that rail travel is safe and to help keep essential services running; further notes that passenger surveys consistently stress the importance of cleanliness in restoring confidence in public transport, making clear that cleaning is an essential service; is concerned to learn that Atalian Servest’s cleaners are only paid £9.68 per hour and that none receives company sick pay; is deeply disappointed that, in spite of the strength of feeling among these keyworkers, Atalian Servest have failed to make a satisfactory pay offer to these cleaners, while paying a £10.8 million dividend to their French parent company; and calls on Atalian to meet the cleaners’ claims and for the client, Avanti West Coast, which itself recently declared a dividend of £11.5 million to its owners, to help facilitate a settlement that will give cleaners the respect and dignity they deserve.


1057Red diesel

Tabled: 10/03/22 Signatories: 3

Carla Lockhart

Jim Shannon

Jamie Stone

That this House recognises the cliff edge scenario for the construction, waste and haulage industry that has been caused as a result of the Government's proposed changes in the red diesel rebate that are due to take effect on 1 April 2022; calls on the Treasury to delay that change given other escalating costs and allow time for greener alternatives to actually become available to industry; notes that, for such a significant change in taxation, the economic climate and context within the industry should be key determinants when choosing the time to implement that change; argues that that change is being pursued at a time when construction companies are under unprecedented pressures, with unprecedented input cost rises across materials and energy; acknowledges that the Government has stated that that change is necessary to protect the environment and reduce carbon emissions but asserts that that is a flawed logic since the technology and alternative fuel sources to power the construction and transport industry is simply not available right now; further asserts that as a result of the timing of that change, users will switch from red to white diesel, and indeed because some biofuels are also having their rebate withdrawn, users will also be switching from biofuel to diesel; asserts that it is imperative that the Government rethink this policy and permit industry a transition period to allow time for the development of alternative fuels and machinery that can use those alternative fuels.


1058Play Midlothian National Lottery funding

Tabled: 10/03/22 Signatories: 5

Owen Thompson

Allan Dorans

Marion Fellows

Jim Shannon

Chris Stephens

That this House congratulates Play Midlothian on being awarded £9,956 in grant funding from the National Lottery Community Fund; notes that the group will use the funding to provide group play sessions for disabled children and their families; applauds Play Midlothian on their work to enrich children’s health, wellbeing and development through play, as well as in addressing barriers and inequalities in access to the play children need; recognises the sterling work done by the National Lottery Community Fund to distribute funding on behalf of National Lottery players who raise more than £30 million each week for good causes throughout the UK; welcomes the awarding of £588.2 million of funding last year alone; and encourages projects and organisations to apply for grants whether large or small.


1059Abused Men in Scotland National Lottery funding

Tabled: 10/03/22 Signatories: 5

Owen Thompson

Allan Dorans

Marion Fellows

Jim Shannon

Chris Stephens

That this House congratulates Abused Men in Scotland on being awarded £177,257 in grant funding from the National Lottery Community Fund; notes that the group will use the funding to implement a new community-focussed delivery model supporting men in Scotland who are experiencing domestic abuse, providing a further 49 hours’ cover on their helpline; further notes that they will also recruit an additional 10 helpline support volunteers, with 15 Local Hero volunteers to be recruited throughout Scotland to deliver outreach and build connections in their local areas; applauds Abused Men in Scotland for their work to support men who have been victims of domestic abuse through their helpline and campaigning work; recognises the sterling work done by the National Lottery Community Fund to distribute funding on behalf of National Lottery players who raise more than £30 million each week for good causes throughout the UK; welcomes the awarding of £588.2 million of funding last year alone; and encourages projects and organisations to apply for grants whether large or small.


1060Temple Village Halls Association National Lottery funding

Tabled: 10/03/22 Signatories: 5

Owen Thompson

Allan Dorans

Marion Fellows

Jim Shannon

Chris Stephens

That this House congratulates Temple Village Halls Association on being awarded £7,400 in grant funding from the National Lottery Community Fund; notes that the group will use funding to carry out restoration works to preserve the C-listed Temple village hall; applauds the association for their work to preserve the history and architecture of Temple; recognises the sterling work done by the National Lottery Community Fund to distribute funding on behalf of National Lottery players who raise more than £30 million each week for good causes throughout the UK; welcomes the awarding of £588.2 million of funding last year alone; and encourages projects and organisations to apply for grants whether large or small.


1061Gorebridge Community Development Trust National Lottery funding

Tabled: 10/03/22 Signatories: 5

Owen Thompson

Allan Dorans

Marion Fellows

Jim Shannon

Chris Stephens

That this House congratulates Gorebridge Community Development Trust on being awarded £10,000 in grant funding from the National Lottery Community Fund; notes that the group will use funding to hold a Festival of Wellbeing; applauds the work of Gorebridge Community Development Trust in engaging with and delivering projects that have a social, environmental, enterprising and economic impact on Gorebridge; recognises the sterling work done by the National Lottery Community Fund to distribute funding on behalf of National Lottery players who raise more than £30 million each week for good causes throughout the UK; welcomes the awarding of £588.2 million of funding last year alone; and encourages projects and organisations to apply for grants whether large or small.


1062The Triumph of Endurance22

Tabled: 10/03/22 Signatories: 7

Ed Davey

Layla Moran

Mr Alistair Carmichael

Helen Morgan

Stephen Farry

Tim Farron

Jim Shannon

That this House congratulates the archaeologists, engineers, technicians, and chroniclers from Endurance22 aboard the S.A. Agulhas II for finding the lost ship, Endurance; and recognises the hard work of the whole crew; and honours this new chapter in the Endurance’s story, one of the unbridled possibility of the human spirit, hope over fear, and most of all, endurance.


1063Insourcing Merseyrail cleaners

Tabled: 10/03/22 Signatories: 14

Dan Carden

Charlotte Nichols

Kim Johnson

Mick Whitley

Paula Barker

Ian Byrne

Emma HardyGrahame MorrisJohn McDonnellJim ShannonClaudia WebbeMargaret GreenwoodChris Stephens

That this House believes that the pandemic has demonstrated beyond doubt the essential nature of cleaning and cleaners on public transport; notes that outsourcing these workers has delivered low pay, exploitation, disputes and corner-cutting in the drive to create profits; further notes that Mitie's contract with Merseyrail comes to an end next year; believes that insourcing would create better jobs with fairer pay and make it easier to drive improvements in service quality; and urges Merseyrail to sit down with the RMT union and work up a fully-costed proposal to bring these key workers in-house.


1064Medical aid for Ukraine

Tabled: 10/03/22 Signatories: 14

Ed Davey

Layla Moran

Jonathan Edwards

Stephen Farry

Paula Barker

Jeremy Corbyn

Tim FarronJohn McDonnellJim ShannonJamie StoneClaudia WebbeHywel WilliamsBen LakeLiz Saville Roberts

That this House supports the need to send emergency medical aid to the people of Ukraine; acknowledges that local emergency services in Ukraine are running out of vital medical supplies that can mean the difference between life and death for many people; notes the urgent nature of providing the people of Ukraine with this medical equipment; recognises that the UK should do more to support the people of Ukraine; urges the UK Government to immediately deploy a more ambitious emergency medical aid package to Ukraine, in addition to the £120 million humanitarian aid package previously announced; and calls on the UK Government to reverse the misguided cut to the international development budget and immediately return to spending 0.7 per cent of GNI on Official Development Assistance.