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Early Day Motions

Published: Wednesday 30 March 2022

Early Day Motions tabled on Tuesday 29 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

1131National Lottery funding for The Pavillion

Tabled: 29/03/22 Signatories: 1

David Linden

That this House congratulates The Pavillion based in Easterhouse in Glasgow East constituency on their award of a £9,912 National Lottery Community Fund grant; understands that this funding will be used to focus on supporting young people in Easterhouse to achieve recognised qualifications; recognises that The Pavillion aims to provide a safe and welcoming environment for all the children and young people in the local area and make participation in a programme of recreational choices increasingly accessible for the community; and wishes The Pavillion all the best with its future endeavours.


1132National Lottery funding for Baillieston Community Care

Tabled: 29/03/22 Signatories: 1

David Linden

That this House congratulates Baillieston Community Care based in Glasgow East constituency on their award of a £9,353 National Lottery Community Fund grant; understands that this funding will be used to update and replace the centre's existing furnishings providing comfort and relaxation to its members, their families, friends and carers; recognises that Baillieston Community Care offers a high quality person focused service aimed at maintaining individual independence; commends the charity on its award-winning care at home and day services; and wishes Baillieston Community Care all the best with its future endeavours.


1133National Lottery funding for Fuse Youth Cafe

Tabled: 29/03/22 Signatories: 1

David Linden

That this House congratulates Fuse Youth Cafe based in Shettleston in Glasgow East constituency on their award of a £7,800 National Lottery Community Fund grant; understands that this funding will be used to deliver a one-to-one digital inclusion support service in the local area; recognises that Fuse provides inclusive drop-in services which respond to the needs of local young people and opportunities to develop their social, personal and employability skills; commends the group on their work to build confidence and social skills, increase involvement in the community and improve educational opportunities; and wishes Fuse Youth Cafe all the best with its future endeavours.


1134National Lottery funding for The Scottish Pantry Network

Tabled: 29/03/22 Signatories: 1

David Linden

That this House congratulates The Scottish Pantry Network on their award of a £10,000 National Lottery Community Fund; understands that this funding will be used to purchase an electric refrigerated vehicle to help supply their local network of pantries with a greater choice and improved accessibility to fresh and frozen goods; recognises that these most in need will benefit most from this service and that it will provide a direct response to the cost-of-living crisis locally; commends the pantry network on its work to divert food away from landfill and promote a sustainable, dignified approach to food insecurity that aids physical as well as mental health; and wishes The Scottish Pantry Network every success with the vital work it is doing in mitigating the impact of poverty.


1135National Lottery funding for the Wash House Garden

Tabled: 29/03/22 Signatories: 1

David Linden

That this House congratulates The Wash House Garden based in Parkhead in Glasgow East constituency on their award of a £9,500 National Lottery Community Fund grant; understands that this funding will be used to develop their work in the local community providing opportunities to volunteer and giving access to activities providing a positive impact on positive health and wellbeing; recognises that The Wash House Garden aims to help people to be happier and healthier through connection with good food, the natural world and one another by providing gardening, cooking and natural crafts workshops and volunteering sessions for the community, as well as putting on free community meals and selling subsidised organic vegetable boxes; and wishes The Wash House Garden all the best with its future endeavours.


1136Bank of Scotland bank closures

Tabled: 29/03/22 Signatories: 1

Ms Anum Qaisar

That this House regrets the recent announcement by Lloyd's Banking Group of further high street bank closures, including the closure of the Bank of Scotland branch in Shotts; recognises that communities and charities rely on high street banks and that face to face banking is still a vital component of the financial services sector and must be preserved; further notes that all communities should be guaranteed a right to cash services including withdrawal and deposits to cash and that these services should be available and free at the point of use recognising the importance of cash to those most vulnerable and small businesses; and calls on the Government to introduce legislation to ensure access to cash is protected by law.


1137Formal registration of a death after coronial inquests

Tabled: 29/03/22 Signatories: 1

Dr Lisa Cameron

That this House considers the suffering of families who are unable to register their loved one's death after a coronial inquest; notes that lack of involvement in the process often contributes to grief felt by families affected and that this situation is more prevalent when a death occurs within the military such as in the case of SAC Robert Fleeting of East Kilbride, who died at RAF Benson in Oxfordshire; and acknowledges that more can and should be done by Government and Justice agencies to support families involvement at this time particularly as families feel it is their duty to be able to carry out this task as it is the last remaining thing they can do for their loved one.


1138Launch of IntoUniversity at the Maryhill Hub

Tabled: 29/03/22 Signatories: 1

Patrick Grady

That this House congratulates the University of Glasgow, along with joint partners, the University of Edinburgh and education charity IntoUniversity, on the launch of the new IntoUniversity centre in Maryhill as part of their commitment to widening access to education; understands that it will be based at the Maryhill Community Hub in the Wyndford estate and is the third Scottish centre to be opened in the last year, building on the success of the first two centres which launched in Govan and Craigmillar; commends the goals of this collaboration which aims to connect young people, aged seven to 18, who may never have thought going to university was possible, with two of the world’s leading Higher Education institutions, providing opportunities to support their learning and nurture their ambitions; further understands that by working closely with local schools and other partners including Glasgow City Council, the centre will provide ground-breaking support to young people, including after-school academic support, mentoring with university students and local professionals, in-school aspiration-raising workshops and enrichment and work experience opportunities; and looks forward to the centre’s contribution to the Widening Participation agenda.


1139National Essential Tremor Awareness Month 2022

Tabled: 29/03/22 Signatories: 1

Jim Shannon

That this House notes the end of National Essential Tremor Awareness Month 2022; highlights the condition which presents as uncontrolled and repetitive movements, most commonly affecting the arms and the hands; notes that many suffer from their teenage years and it is not simply an age issue; further notes that Essential Tremor is often misdiagnosed as Parkinson’s disease, yet it is eight times more common; and thanks people, like David Murdoch from Newtownards, for their work to raise awareness of this condition.


1140Great Daffodil Appeal 2022

Tabled: 29/03/22 Signatories: 1

Jim Shannon

That this House notes the conclusion of the Great Daffodil Appeal on 31 March 2022; further notes the phenomenal work that is carried out by Marie Curie and their nurses who are without doubt the best in the world at providing palliative care, as well as ongoing familial support; thanks those who give on a monthly basis to keep Marie Curie in operation; and thanks everyone who baked, hosted, organised or attended an event for this tremendous and worthy cause and endeavour.


1141The Morrison Family and Craigneuk Post Office

Tabled: 29/03/22 Signatories: 1

Marion Fellows

That this House recognises the work of the Morrison family who have operated Craigneuk Post Office since 1982; commends the outstanding work of Christine Morrison who served as postmistress and who would always go that extra mile for her customers, from 1982 until her death in 2010; further commends the continued outstanding work of her son Scott who took over the Post Office as postmaster in 2010; acknowledges the vital work that Scott has done to operate this community hub particularly over a difficult period during the covid-19 pandemic and the difficulties associated with the changing landscape of the Post Office network; and pays tribute to the Morrison family for their hard work in the Craigneuk community over the years.

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.

1083Conduct of Wabtec Rail Ltd

Tabled: 16/03/22 Signatories: 11

Richard Burgon

Ian Mearns

Grahame Morris

Rachael Maskell

Apsana Begum

Ian Lavery

Mick Whitley

That this House notes with alarm reports that Wabtec Rail Ltd, based at the historic Doncaster New Erecting Shop, birthplace of the world-famous Flying Scotsman and Mallard locomotives, is making 80 jobs redundant and forcing staff to re-apply for their jobs on inferior terms and conditions; condemns this cruel attempt to fire and rehire staff, a shameful abuse of employment law that risks the livelihoods and living standards of skilled rail workers across the Doncaster and South Yorkshire region; notes that this threat to jobs, pay, terms and conditions follows 12 months of negotiations with the RMT union seeking a solution to the financial problems faced by the company, following previous significant job losses at the Doncaster site; calls on Wabtec to withdraw this threat and instead return to the negotiations table with the RMT union; and further calls on the Government to outlaw the unethical and shameful practice of fire and rehire as a matter of urgency.


1084HMRC and the Stay in East Kilbride campaign

Tabled: 16/03/22 Signatories: 8

Dr Lisa Cameron

Allan Dorans

Marion Fellows

Alison Thewliss

Chris Law

John McDonnell

Jim ShannonCarol Monaghan

That this House acknowledges the success of the Stay in EK Campaign supporting and preserving the highly skilled workforce located within HMRC in East Kilbride; recognises that the campaign was spearheaded by the Public and Commercial Services Union led by PCS Branch President, Scott Clark, alongside PCS Branch President, John Davidson; notes that it was reported widely upon by Andrea Lambrou at the East Kilbride News; further notes that it was supported by thousands of members of the public and debated repeatedly within the House of Commons; commends HMRC for its decision to support its 2500+ workforce remaining in East Kilbride; and thanks local people across the constituency of East Kilbride, Strathaven and Lesmahagow for their successful grassroots activism in retaining this key service industry and highly skilled jobs within East Kilbride.


1085Support for disabled Ukrainian refugees

Tabled: 16/03/22 Signatories: 17

Wera Hobhouse

Layla Moran

Tim Farron

Jamie Stone

Christine Jardine

Wendy Chamberlain

Carol Monaghan

That this House supports the international humanitarian effort to support the people of Ukraine; commits to continuing to campaign to provide sanctuary and asylum to those fleeing the devastating war in Ukraine; expresses concern for disabled people's rights and safety in Ukraine; notes with concern that provisions are not in place for disabled refugees in attempting to leave Ukraine and those attempting to seek refuge in the UK; and calls on the Government to ensure that disabled Ukrainians arriving in the UK are fully supported, including through immediate access to disability benefits.


1086Young Carers Action Day

Tabled: 16/03/22 Signatories: 17

Paul Blomfield

Wera Hobhouse

Caroline Lucas

Mohammad Yasin

Rachael Maskell

Hywel Williams

Sir Mark Hendrick

That this House supports Young Carers Action Day, led by the Carers Trust, which takes place on 16 March 2022; recognises the invaluable contribution more than 800,000 young carers make to their families and local communities across the UK; notes the Day’s theme of Taking Action on Isolation, and the importance of investment in social care, and in local support for carers, to relieve young carers of the overwhelming pressure so many are under; further notes that the NHS needs to ensure its mental health services prioritise young carer support and that education providers need to take a more integrated approach to identifying and supporting young carers, working in partnership with the NHS, local authorities and local carer organisations; and calls on the Government to ensure that young carers get the support and services they need.


1089Standing charges on energy bills

Tabled: 16/03/22 Signatories: 15

Patricia Gibson

Allan Dorans

Jonathan Edwards

Angela Crawley

Rachael Maskell

Marion Fellows

Carol Monaghan

That this House is deeply concerned about the rising costs of energy bills and the severe financial pressure this is placing on households across the UK; is alarmed that standing charges on energy bills could constitute as much as around one quarter of the entire energy bills of those consumers whose energy consumption is low; is concerned that many energy companies have recently increased their standing charges by more than 100 per cent, with some consumers paying as much as 51p per day standing charge for electricity, a charge applied regardless of the amount of power used; understands this will disproportionately and significantly impact on the poorest households; and urges the Government to introduce single unit pricing and to scrap standing charges on energy bills and instead introduce a system of single unit pricing so that consumers are more easily able to compare costs charged by energy providers in a clear and transparent way.


1090Rutherglen Bankhead Tenants and Residents Association

Tabled: 16/03/22 Signatories: 4

Margaret Ferrier

Patricia Gibson

Allan Dorans

Neale Hanvey

That this House congratulates the Rutherglen Bankhead Tenants and Residents Association on their 30 year anniversary in March 2022; notes that they are one of the longest running associations in South Lanarkshire; recognises their long-standing and excellent contribution to their community, and their work to provide a voice to, and empower, the residents they serve; further recognises the contributions of the Association’s current chair, Carol Nisbet; and wishes them the very best in their future work.


1091War on Want's report on McDonald's tax affairs

Tabled: 17/03/22 Signatories: 30

John McDonnell

Chris Stephens

David Linden

Liz Saville Roberts

Apsana Begum

Zarah Sultana

Jamie StoneCarol Monaghan

That this House is disturbed by the findings of the Secrets and Fries report published on 17 March 2022 by War on Want, which exposes a circular, paper transaction by McDonald’s which it alleges has the primary purpose of reducing McDonald’s tax obligations by creating a UK tax shelter for its global franchise income; notes that report further alleges that mechanism could be depriving the UK exchequer of at least £295 million in public funds over ten years without having any corresponding economic substance; further notes that McDonald's UK business received extensive public subsidies in the wake of the covid-19 lockdowns, not least through the Eat Out to Help Out scheme, whilst continuing to increase its market share in the UK and continuing to pay dividends to its shareholders; notes with regret that after seeing their tax affairs in Luxembourg and Singapore come under scrutiny McDonald's have moved their intangible fixed asset to the City of London to allegedly take advantage of the UK's lax intangible fixed asset regime; therefore calls on the Government to rigorously review its tax breaks mechanisms, including those that interact with the UK’s intangible fixed asset regime, and ensure that the full costs and benefits of all tax rules for all companies, including large multinationals, are properly reported; and further calls on the Government to scrap any tax rules which cannot be justified by their effects on the UK economy, society and the environment.


1092Detention of academics, scholars and students in Belarus

Tabled: 18/03/22 Signatories: 13

Chris Law

Rachael Maskell

Allan Dorans

Marion Fellows

Jonathan Edwards

Jim Shannon

Wera HobhouseNeale Hanvey

That this House condemns the actions of the Belarusian authorities in detaining academics, scholars and students; notes deep concern over the detention of individuals such as Maryja Robokov and Yahor Kanetski who were arrested for their involvement in peaceful protests following the 2020 Presidential Elections as part of widespread calls for free and fair elections in Belarus; expresses concern that the Belarusian authorities are clamping down on opposition and dissenting voices, most notably those in academic institutions who are opposed to the current regime; calls on the UK Government to go further in their condemnation of the Belarusian Government, and advocate for the immediate and unconditional release of Maryja Robokov, Yahor Kanetski, and other detained students; and further calls on the UK Government to create a safe humanitarian channel for those released from Belarusian detention, or in danger from reprisals, to access humanitarian visas in order to flee further persecution in Belarus.


1099Social Security

Tabled: 21/03/22 Signatories: 15

Keir Starmer

Jonathan Ashworth

Alison McGovern

Vicky Foxcroft

Ms Karen Buck

Sir Alan Campbell

Sir Mark Hendrick

That an humble Address be presented to Her Majesty, praying that the Universal Credit and Jobseeker's Allowance (Work Search and Work Availability Requirements - limitations) (Amendment) Regulations 2022 (S.I., 2022, No. 108), dated 7 February 2022, a copy of which was laid before this House on 7 February 2022, be annulled.


1100100,000 orphaned children in Ukraine

Tabled: 21/03/22 Signatories: 14

Dr Lisa Cameron

Allan Dorans

Jim Shannon

Richard Burgon

Marion Fellows

Hywel Williams

Carol MonaghanNeale Hanvey

That this House condemns acts of aggression against Ukraine and reports of war crimes and crimes against humanity, supports the calls from the United Nations and the International Court of Justice for Russia to suspend the hostilities, commends the response and generosity of neighbouring countries that opened their doors to millions of Ukrainians fleeing the war, and remains concerned that close to 100,000 orphaned children are reportedly left behind in Ukraine; and calls on all countries, including the UK, to work together to identify ways to urgently evacuate and assist the orphaned children and find a safe home for them.


1104Cerebral palsy awareness month

Tabled: 21/03/22 Signatories: 18

Dr Lisa Cameron

Allan Dorans

Jim Shannon

Mary Kelly Foy [R]

Apsana Begum

Douglas Chapman

Wera HobhouseNeale Hanvey

That this House notes that March is cerebral palsy awareness month; supports removing the barriers faced by the adult cerebral palsy community, including in accessing healthcare services and progressing in the workplace; welcomes the publication of the third report of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Cerebral Palsy entitled Barriers for adults with Cerebral Palsy on achieving full lift participation: access to healthcare services and progressing at work; is grateful for the contributions of those who submitted evidence for that report; further welcomes the recommendations contained within that report; and calls on the Government to implement the recommendations in that report at the earliest opportunity.


1105Uprating benefits

Tabled: 21/03/22 Signatories: 16

Hywel Williams

Jim Shannon

Jonathan Edwards

Richard Burgon

Allan Dorans

Kenny MacAskill

Carol MonaghanNeale Hanvey

This House welcomes the call of over 50 major charities and organisations for benefits to be increased by at least 7 per cent in April to help households cope with rising costs of living; notes that prices are rising at the fastest rate in 30 years, and energy bills alone are expected to rise by 54 per cent in April; is concerned that the value of universal credit for families will fall by £570 per year on average and that 400,000 people could be pulled into poverty by the upcoming real-terms cut to benefits; further notes that families with children in poverty face paying £35 per month in extra energy costs through spring and summer, as well as £26 per month in additional food costs; recognises that the erosion of the value of benefits through policies such as the benefit cap, the benefit freeze and other deductions has resulted in a profound mismatch between what those on low incomes have, and what they need to get by; and calls on the Government to tackle this gap, beginning with a uprating of at least 7 per cent to benefits in April.


1106South Lanarkshire’s Provost Awards 2022, Rutherglen and Cambuslang

Tabled: 21/03/22 Signatories: 5

Margaret Ferrier

Jim Shannon

Douglas Chapman

Allan Dorans

Neale Hanvey

That this House congratulates the winners of this year’s Provost Awards in Rutherglen and Cambuslang, South Lanarkshire; commends Patricia Ponzi for her environmental works to improve greenspace and biodiversity in Overtoun Park and litter picks in Rutherglen, David O’Neill for his community activism work on a variety of local issues, Sharon Anderson for her impressive volunteer work, Nicole Digruber for setting up Friends of Fernbrae Meadows, through which she has organised litter picks and worked with local schools, Andy Rundell for establishing the community-led Eastfield United Football Team and its associated fundraising efforts for charity, Linda Wallace for her contributions to Cambuslang Community Council and founding of Cambuslang in Bloom and Maureen Lewis for her extensive contributions to the local community spanning the last 16 years; and wishes all winners the very best in future voluntary works.


1107Fernhill School’s Golden Jubilee

Tabled: 21/03/22 Signatories: 4

Margaret Ferrier

Jim Shannon

Allan Dorans

Neale Hanvey

That this House notes that March 2022 marks Fernhill School in Rutherglen’s Golden Jubilee, and fifty years of the schools academic achievements; congratulates the school’s teachers, staff and students on this anniversary; notes the school’s rich community history, when the original school was marked for closure in 1971, and was reopened in 1972 following the formation of a committee of parents to keep the school open; further notes the school’s motto of With One Heart and One Mind; commends the school’s core values of mutual respect, humility, and personal responsibility; recognises the emphasis on students’ practice of their faith through charitable works, Caritas and The Pope Francis Faith Award; and wishes the school the very best in its academic future.


1108Hear to Listen service

Tabled: 21/03/22 Signatories: 9

Alison Thewliss

Patrick Grady

Jim Shannon

Allan Dorans

Carol Monaghan

Marion Fellows

Neale Hanvey

That this House congratulates all those involved in the Hear to Listen service based at the University of Strathclyde Students’ Union in Glasgow; notes that the service, which was established in September 2021, is delivered by trained student volunteers offering informal, friendly, and confidential wellbeing support on a one-to-one basis, in person and online, and a safe space where students can find someone to talk to, to offload their worries, or be signposted to additional support if needed; further notes that the service is staffed by over 120 student volunteers, from 30 countries and all years and areas of study in the University, helping provide both in-person and online support every day of the week, during term and holiday times; welcomes the collaboration between the service and the Pursuit of Happiness project, based in New York, an initiative of a group of psychologists and educators dedicated to the advancement of scientific knowledge about happiness and depression prevention, with the volunteers being the first students from a university in Scotland to undertake training by the project; and wishes the Hear to Listen service all the best for the future.


1109Alcohol strategy (No. 2)

Tabled: 22/03/22 Signatories: 18

Grahame Morris

Dan Carden

Kate Osborne

Jim Shannon

Jonathan Edwards

Claudia Webbe

Wera Hobhouse

That this House notes that ten years have passed since the last Alcohol Strategy was published on 23 March 2012; recalls that, although the Government announced plans for a new strategy on 8 May 2018, this was not forthcoming; recognises that, since then, the initiatives of the Alcohol Charter, published on 16 October 2018 by APPGs and the Commission on Alcohol Harm report, published on 19 April 2021, provided an informed and widely supported basis for a new strategy; notes with concern that approximately 70 people in the UK die every day from an alcohol-related cause; and calls on the Government to prioritise the introduction of a new comprehensive alcohol strategy without further delay.


1110NICE guideline on endometriosis diagnosis and management

Tabled: 22/03/22 Signatories: 32

Hannah Bardell

Emma Hardy

Jim Shannon

Allan Dorans

Mohammad Yasin

Cat Smith

Richard ThomsonDavid LindenCarol MonaghanKate OsborneNadia WhittomeRosie CooperNeale Hanvey

That this House urges the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) to review and update guideline NG 73 on endometriosis diagnosis and management and to begin the process of doing so before the end of 2022; notes that endometriosis affects one in ten women and those assigned female at birth from puberty to menopause although the impact may be felt for life; further notes that lengthy diagnosis times and lack of treatment options can negatively impact both the physical and mental health of those with endometriosis; recognises that while NICE guideline NG 73 outlines a baseline of care for endometriosis there are gaps in it that need addressing, including but not limited to improving pain management for pharmacological and non-pharmacological approaches, endometriosis outside the pelvic cavity and mental health support; highlights that the European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology (ESHRE) published a new updated European guideline on endometriosis on 2 February 2022, which includes extensive review of recent research and other evidence and makes some new recommendations not covered by NG 73; notes that NICE usually reviews guidelines every five years and in September 2022 it will be five years since the guideline was published and that it remains unamended since publication; and calls on the Department of Health and Social Care to ask NICE to update guideline NG 73.


1112Registration of deaths after a public inquiry

Tabled: 22/03/22 Signatories: 26

Mrs Emma Lewell-Buck

Kate Osborne

Nadia Whittome

Graham Stringer

Jim Shannon

Peter Dowd

Sir Mark Hendrick

That this House notes the urgent need to amend legislation to allow grieving families the choice to register the death of a loved one after a public inquiry; highlights the heartbreaking case of Liam Curry and Chloe Rutherford from South Shields who were tragically murdered in the Manchester Arena terror attack in May 2017 and whose parents are being denied the chance to register the death of their own precious children; further notes that for many families, registering a death may be a vital step in their grieving process, especially in cases of an unexpected and traumatic death that results in an inquiry; and calls on the Government to put bereaved families at the heart of inquiries by listening to their needs and making the necessary changes to this important issue.


1114Health inequalities for patients with sickle cell disease

Tabled: 22/03/22 Signatories: 16

Dr Lisa Cameron

Jim Shannon

Allan Dorans

Marion Fellows

Valerie Vaz

Marsha De Cordova

Wera HobhouseNeale Hanvey

That this House welcomes the All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Sickle Cell and Thalassaemia’s report, No One’s Listening, which highlighted the growing burden of sickle cell disease in the UK; notes that the report revealed a pattern of several years of sub-standard care, stigmatisation and lack of prioritisation which have resulted in deep failings in the care sickle cell patients receive; agrees with the view that severe health inequalities are associated with the long-standing lack of investment in sickle cell research and new medicines; is concerned about delays in the introduction of a health inequalities modifier, which would allow treatments for conditions where inequalities are a concern, such as sickle cell, to be more readily approved, following the conclusion of the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence’s (NICE) methods and processes review; calls on the Government to implement the recommendations of the APPG on Sickle Cell and Thalassaemia’s report in full; and encourages the Government to actively engage with NICE to ensure work on the introduction of a health inequalities modifier is prioritised with clear timelines.


1115P&O Ferries and DP World

Tabled: 23/03/22 Signatories: 117

Karl Turner

Louise Haigh

Mike Kane

Ian Mearns

Grahame Morris

Maria Eagle

Rosie CooperSir Mark HendrickWayne DavidDr Philippa WhitfordDaisy CooperKenny MacAskillZarah SultanaMartyn DayMr Virendra SharmaCarol MonaghanWera HobhouseAnne McLaughlinNeale Hanvey

That this House condemns in the strongest possible terms the decision of P&O Ferries to fire 800 staff without notice or consultation with their trade unions, the RMT and Nautilus; demands the immediate reinstatement of the sacked workers; condemns their replacement with agency workers earning as little as £1.80 per hour; condemns P&O’s use of hired private security guards to remove seafarers from their place of work; notes that DP World, the owner of P&O Ferries, received millions of pounds of taxpayers’ money during the coronavirus pandemic; calls on the Government to suspend the contracts and licences of DP World and remove them from the Government’s Transport Advisory Group; and further calls on the Government to bring forward a Bill urgently to outlaw fire and rehire and strengthen workers’ rights.


1116Domestic heating oil

Tabled: 23/03/22 Signatories: 12

Mark Tami

Valerie Vaz

Jonathan Edwards

Ian Mearns

Cat Smith

Jamie Stone

Carol MonaghanSir Mark Hendrick

That this House notes that homes heated using domestic heating oil are likely to see some of the largest increases in energy costs as a result of the cost of living crisis; further notes that as the price increases rapidly some householders are seeing their deliveries cancelled by suppliers putting that oil back on the market at the new higher price and deplores this fact; recognises that this sector has very limited regulation at present; and calls on the Government to introduce protection for domestic heating oil customers analogous to the Ofgem price cap for households supplied through the grid.


1117Lifetime Achievement Award won by Alistair Dobson of Taste of Arran and Arran Dairies

Tabled: 23/03/22 Signatories: 7

Patricia Gibson

Margaret Ferrier

Allan Dorans

Chris Law

Jim Shannon

Carol Monaghan

Marion Fellows

That this House congratulates Alastair Dobson, Managing Director of Taste of Arran and Arran Dairies, on being presented the Marvin Benton Award, a lifetime achievement award, for services to the ice cream industry; recognises that the award, presented by the sector's trade association, the Ice Cream Alliance, is in recognition of Mr Dobson's achievements during a 23-year career in the sector and is the highest honour that the ICA can bestow; notes that Arran Dairies use only milk and cream from the island’s own dairy herds to hand-produce Italian style ice cream, free from artificial flavouring or colouring; acknowledges the skill and dedication of the team at Arran Dairies, and its passion for quality local produce; and commends Mr Dobson’s commitment to supporting not just the ice cream industry, but to promoting the fantastic array of quality food and drink produced on Arran.


1118Protecting Liverpool's green spaces

Tabled: 23/03/22 Signatories: 4

Dan Carden

Richard Burgon

John McDonnell

Jim Shannon

That this House commends the pioneering partnership between Fields in Trust and Liverpool City Council to protect Liverpool’s parks and green spaces for good, ensuring the positive benefits they provide will always be available for the city's residents; congratulates the Member for Liverpool West Derby, Liverpool Parks Friends Groups and campaigners for their leading role in securing the agreement; welcomes the aim for all residents to be no more than 10 minutes’ walk from a park or green space; and commits to expanding access to green spaces to all our communities.


1120Whisky distilleries in North East Fife

Tabled: 24/03/22 Signatories: 5

Wendy Chamberlain

Layla Moran

Jim Shannon

Jamie Stone

Neale Hanvey

That this House congratulates Kingsbarns Distillery and Lindores Abbey Distillery for winning awards in this year’s International Wine and Spirit Competition; notes that Lindores Distillery was awarded an outstanding gold medal for their whisky; further notes that Kingsbarns Distillery was awarded a gold medal for their single malt whisky; appreciates the high quality of whisky produced across North East Fife and the importance of distilleries in providing jobs and opportunities in North East Fife; and wishes all distilleries, particularly those at Kingsbarns and Lindores Abbey, well in the continued development of their businesses.


1121Financial Conduct Authority and leaseholders property insurance commissions

Tabled: 24/03/22 Signatories: 6

Sir Peter Bottomley

Jonathan Edwards

Bob Blackman

Jim Shannon

John McDonnell

Apsana Begum

That this House demands that the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) requires its regulated entities to disclose to residential leaseholders all commissions, remuneration, other fees and excessive costs associated with property insurance premiums paid by the leaseholders; asks the FCA to note the unfair delays and unnecessary costs in the two and a half years of hearings involving Reich Insurance Group and Canary Riverside Estate Management and Octagon Overseas Limited; and asks Government to make sure leaseholders are given details without having to apply for the information or to go to the tribunal.


1122The Scottish Seabird Centre

Tabled: 24/03/22 Signatories: 4

Kenny MacAskill

Jim Shannon

Carol Monaghan

Neale Hanvey

That this House congratulates the Scottish Seabird Centre in East Lothian on receiving £49,733 from The National Lottery Community Fund’s Platinum Jubilee Fund; understands that this funding will go towards their Community Citizen Scientists: Building a Hub for the Future project which will develop a programme for new marine ambassadors to secure the future of Scotland’s marine environment; notes that the Scottish Seabird Centre will build a specialist hub for developing and supporting the community citizen scientists for the future around the Firth of Forth, which will engage 16–24-year-olds in marine ecology and conservation through the development of a science hub, helping to build their confidence and interest in green jobs; and wishes everyone involved the very best of luck with this project and any future projects.


1124East Dunbartonshire school children fundraising for DEC Ukraine Appeal

Tabled: 28/03/22 Signatories: 6

Amy Callaghan

Allan Dorans

Jim Shannon

Carol Monaghan

Marion Fellows

Neale Hanvey

That this House congratulates a group of primary six pupils at Holy Family Primary School in Kirkintilloch for organising a bake sale to raise money for the DEC Ukraine Appeal; understands that thus far they have raised an outstanding £900 to help the people of Ukraine; notes their hard work and planning that went into making their bake sale happen in the way of making posters, setting up the stall and serving customers; further notes their dedication and maturity in thinking of others who are suffering as a result of the war; believes that their compassion and thoughtfulness should not go unnoticed; and thanks the pupils for all their efforts to help those in need.


1125Brain Tumour Awareness Month

Tabled: 28/03/22 Signatories: 4

Mr Gregory Campbell

Jim Shannon

Sir Mike Penning

Wera Hobhouse

That this House notes that March 2022 is Brain Tumour Awareness Month, acknowledging the biggest cancer killer in children and the under 40s; commends those involved in raising awareness of the condition throughout the year, such as all those working with and through the Brain Tumour Charity and the volunteer young ambassadors who share their personal experiences having been directly affected; and expresses the hope that health departments across the UK will assist in their efforts to deal with the condition.


1126Disability Benefit Assessments and the Health & Disability Green Paper

Tabled: 28/03/22 Signatories: 7

Marsha De Cordova

Jim Shannon

Claudia Webbe

Jonathan Edwards

Wera Hobhouse

Nadia Whittome

Apsana Begum

That this House notes that Department for Work and Pensions statistics show that of the 1.5 million Incapacity Benefit claimants who were assessed for Employment Support Allowance (ESA) up until June 2019, 268,000 were found Fit for Work, a proportion of18 per cent, that between 2013-2020, only 66,000 out of 400,000 requests for Mandatory Reconsideration of an ESA-Work Capability Assessment (WCA) decision resulted in a changed decision, that in 2019-20, 75 per cent of WCA appeals to the independent Tribunal were won by the claimant, that by 2020, of 1.5 million disabled people previously in receipt of Disability Living Allowance who had been reassessed for Personal Independence Payment (PIP), nearly half, 706,473, had seen their entitlement either reduced or disallowed completely, that of the six million people who have applied for PIP, 2.7m have been refused, a proportion of 46 per cent, that of those going on to lodge a PIP appeal in 2020-21, 31,720, DWP conceded 10,990 appeals before they even went in front of the Tribunal and lost two-thirds of those that were decided there; further notes that while the July 2021 Health & Disability Green Paper does have some useful operational changes, it does not go far enough in remedying DWP’s poor quality decision-making and reforming the assessments regimes; and calls on the Government to commit to much more fundamental reform of WCA and PIP assessment in the forthcoming White Paper to guarantee disabled and seriously unwell people receive the social security they need to live on and cover the additional costs of their disability or condition.


1127Public sector pay

Tabled: 28/03/22 Signatories: 15

Jon Trickett

Andy McDonald

Ian Lavery

Beth Winter

Ian Byrne

Rebecca Long Bailey

Jim ShannonBell Ribeiro-AddyKate OsborneJonathan EdwardsGrahame MorrisNadia WhittomeDan CardenApsana Begum

That this House regrets public sector pay is 2.1 per cent below its 2010 level in real terms reflecting a decade of lost pay; notes the Chancellor's commitment at the Autumn Budget 2021 that public sector pay awards for 2022-23 would be fair and affordable; notes the Office for Budget Responsibility's Economic and Fiscal Outlook March 2022 forecast of CPI inflation reaching 8.7 per cent in the last quarter of 2022; recognises concerns from unions that the NHS risks losing thousands of low-paid staff to the private sector unless wages increase significantly; further notes with concern the Government submissions to independent public sector pay review bodies, including of 3 per cent for health workers and 3 per cent for the majority of school teachers; notes the the joint trade union submission calling for an 'inflation-busting' award for NHS workers and joint trade union submissions seeking 'undifferentiated pay increases for all teachers and school leaders that are significantly higher than RPI inflation'; further notes the 800,000 signature petition presented to Parliament of 22 July 2021 supporting a 15 per cent NHS pay rise; further recognises the PCS union indicative ballot result of 97 per cent support for a 10 per cent pay award in the civil service; highlights the Office for Budget Responsibility's confirmation that the current budget is in surplus by £31.6 billion; and calls on the Government to make good on its commitment to a fair award by informing government departments and pay review body chairs it is making the funds necessary for an inflation-proofed public sector pay award in 2022-23.


1128West Yorkshire rail services

Tabled: 28/03/22 Signatories: 3

Mr Barry Sheerman

Jim Shannon

Hilary Benn

That this House notes the poor provision of rail services in West Yorkshire and the negative impact this has on residents across the region; recognises the mutual relationship between investment in infrastructure and economic growth and the inability to grow regional economies without a sustained plan for connectivity; further notes with disappointment the announcement that several rail services are to be scaled back or cut without any replacement of new routes; further recognises the difficulty reduced services have on local residents with customers having to travel between Huddersfield and Wakefield via Leeds instead of on a direct line; highlights its dissatisfaction with the lack of a direct service between Huddersfield and London Kings Cross and the increased difficulty this causes for customers; believes the Department for Transport must urgently reassess current rail services in West Yorkshire and between the region and London; and calls on the Government to show a sustained commitment to improving the regions infrastructure by upgrading existing railway lines and providing the required funding to ensure current services are retained.


1129Terumo closure Knowsley

Tabled: 28/03/22 Signatories: 2

Sir George Howarth

Jim Shannon

That this house notes with great regret Terumo Europe’s announcement that they intend to transfer their medical technology production facility in Knowsley to Costa Rica, with a loss of 110 jobs; further regrets the company’s failure to agree a redundancy package that, although in excess of the statutory minimum legal requirement, would mean that those on lowest pay would still not receive fair recognition of their contribution, particularly during the period of the Covid-19 pandemic and, moreover, will put them in a very difficult financial position; notes that in an email to Karen Lewis of the GMB Union of 17.03.2022, Terumo stated that the increased package from statutory with no caps is as far as Terumo can go; and calls on the company to urgently reconsider that statement with a view to ensuring that those on lower pay are offered more generous redundancy terms that take more fully into account the hardship that lower paid employers will inevitably face.


1130Musical bumps world record

Tabled: 28/03/22 Signatories: 4

Layla Moran

Jamie Stone

Jim Shannon

Helen Morgan

That this House congratulates the 2,597 children and staff in Oxfordshire’s schools for breaking the World Record for the largest game of musical bumps, including at Wolvercote Primary School, Long Furlong Primary School, Sunningwell Church of England Primary School, John Blandy Primary School and The Manor Prep School in the Oxford West and Abingdon constituency; notes that this effort took place on Red Nose Day 2022 and is raising money and awareness for Comic Relief; offers its thanks to the team at BBC Radio Oxford for their organisation of this event; recognises that this is yet another example of the value of our local BBC services, and shows how indispensable they are; and reiterates once again its opposition to any attempts to defund or undermine the vitally important British Broadcasting Corporation.