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Early Day Motions

Published: Thursday 31 March 2022

Early Day Motions tabled on Wednesday 30 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

[R] Indicates that a relevant interest has been declared.

New EDMs

1142Sainsbury's and the National Living Wage

Tabled: 30/03/22 Signatories: 1

Siobhain McDonagh

That this House supports the Living Wage campaign; recognises that supermarket workers have been key workers throughout the pandemic; acknowledges that these workers are one of the largest groups of low-paid workers in the UK; notes that 42 per cent of all supermarket workers, 366,000 people, earn less than the real Living Wage; recognises that women and ethnic minority workers are disproportionately affected, with 49 per cent of women and 44 per cent of ethnic minority workers earning less than the real Living Wage compared to 35 per cent of their male and 41 per cent of their white colleagues; is concerned that with the combination of higher National Insurance contributions, Universal Credit cuts and a freeze on the income tax personal allowance, the average supermarket worker will be £1,040 worse off in 2022 than 2021; further notes that this is happening against a backdrop of high-inflation and gas price hikes, and will have a disproportionate impact on lower paid households which spend a larger proportion of income on gas, electricity and food; understands that effective stewardship, defined as investors engaging with their portfolio companies and voting at their AGMs, can lead to more responsible business practices; supports the campaign work of NGO ShareAction working with industry to use these levers in corporate engagement, convening 10 institutional investors and 109 individual investors representing £2.2 trillion to require Sainsbury’s to pay all workers, including third-party contracted workers, the Living Wage; and calls on the Government to join them in making this demand to the wider supermarket sector.


1143South Cameroons

Tabled: 30/03/22 Signatories: 1

Claudia Webbe

That this House considers the genocide and abuse of human rights in the war between Cameroon’s authoritarian government and liberation fighters in Southern Cameroons, also known as Ambazonia, as an international atrocity; laments that, since violence began in 2017, 35,000 have been killed, 500 villages have been burnt, over a million children have been deprived education, more than half a million people have become refugees, with more than 1.5 million people internally displaced; notes that Genocide Watch has described the situation as an extermination, and Human Rights Watch have documented how armed groups and government forces have committed widespread human rights abuses, including extrajudicial executions and mass killings; believes that the history of Southern Cameroons is inseparable from the history of violent imperialism and that, as much of the current dispute stems from the British Empire’s refusal to grant independence to the Anglophone region of Southern Cameroons in 1961, the UK is complicit in this present day suffering; holds that the Government has a moral duty to act to end the suffering; further notes that the UK military has been providing military training to Cameroon's Battalion d’Intervention Rapide in Salak at a cost of £1.365 million during the last financial year, and that the UK is building a bespoke military skills facility in Yaounde; and calls on the Government to mediate a ceasefire, reverse the cuts to development funding, abandon its hostile environment for refugees and asylum seekers fleeing the conflict, and increase humanitarian aid to the region.


1144Liberty Pressing Solutions in Coventry

Tabled: 30/03/22 Signatories: 1

Zarah Sultana

That this House notes the risk to 209 jobs at Liberty Pressing Solutions in Coventry; further notes the firm’s difficulties follows its parent company, Gupta Family Group Alliance, having faced long-running financial challenges; notes the cost of living crisis and the extreme detrimental impact job losses would have on workers and their families; believes that skilled workers at Liberty Pressing Solutions are vital for rebuilding Britain’s manufacturing base; further notes the Daily Mirror’s long-running Save Our Steel campaign and its focus on protecting jobs in the Liberty Steel Group; notes Unite the Union’s efforts to save the jobs at Liberty Pressing Solutions; calls on the management to redouble efforts to save jobs at Liberty Pressing Solutions and find a buyer; and further calls on the Government to urgently act to protect skilled jobs at Liberty Pressing Solutions with an industrial strategy and investment to transition to a green, sustainable economy.


1145Glencorse Association National Lottery Award

Tabled: 30/03/22 Signatories: 1

Owen Thompson

That this House congratulates the Glencorse Association on being awarded £49,393 for the Glencorse Community Garden Jubilee Legacy project by the National Lottery Awards for All; notes that this project will allow the group to take a derelict garden and transform it into a true community garden, changing its layout to include a natural play space for young children, a child-safe wildlife pond, a sustainable irrigation system, chill-out zones for young people and people with additional sensory and educational needs; commends the work of the Glencorse Association to provide social and recreational facilities by means of a community hub for the parish of Glencorse and beyond; and thanks the National Lottery Awards for All programme for giving financial awards to events and activities celebrating the Platinum Jubilee.


1146Going for Growth aerospace strategy

Tabled: 30/03/22 Signatories: 13

Grahame Morris

Kim Johnson

Kate Osborne

Mick Whitley

Bell Ribeiro-Addy

Ian Lavery

Ian ByrneKate HollernBarry GardinerIan MearnsJohn McDonnellApsana BegumMr Khalid Mahmood

That this House notes the importance to the UK economy of the aerospace sector, which has an annual turnover of £33.9 billion and is the world’s second-largest aerospace industry, employing more than 14,000 people directly in high-skilled, well-paid jobs and four times that number in the supply chain; further notes that the covid-19 pandemic has had a catastrophic impact on the aerospace and shipbuilding industries, with an estimated 20,000 jobs and thousands of apprenticeships lost since the start of the crisis; welcomes the launch of Unite the union’s Going For Growth – Beyond 2022 strategy, which outlines key steps for the Government to take in the immediate, medium and longer term to secure and deliver a greener, sustainable and more self-sufficient future for the aerospace sector as it recovers from the pandemic; supports the Going for Growth recommendations, including demands for public investment in company research and development to be linked to the retention and creation of valuable jobs in manufacturing and its supply chain, for UK workers to benefit from similar employment rights to EU workers to avoid a skills drain, and for a return to quality apprenticeships with decent pay and conditions, contracts from day one and guarantees of future employment; and calls on the Government to endorse Going For Growth and to incorporate its recommendations into future aerospace policies.


1147Social Security

Tabled: 30/03/22 Signatories: 4

Bell Ribeiro-Addy

Caroline Lucas

Jim Shannon

Apsana Begum

That an humble Address be presented to Her Majesty, praying that the Statutory Sick Pay (General) (Coronavirus Amendment) Regulations 2022 (S.I., 2022, No. 380), dated 24 March 2022, a copy of which was laid before this House on 24 March 2022, be annulled.

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.

1089Standing charges on energy bills

Tabled: 16/03/22 Signatories: 16

Patricia Gibson

Allan Dorans

Jonathan Edwards

Angela Crawley

Rachael Maskell

Marion Fellows

Richard Thomson

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.


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

Tabled: 17/03/22 Signatories: 31

John McDonnell

Chris Stephens

David Linden

Liz Saville Roberts

Apsana Begum

Zarah Sultana

John Cryer

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.


1099Social Security

Tabled: 21/03/22 Signatories: 16

Keir Starmer

Jonathan Ashworth

Alison McGovern

Vicky Foxcroft

Ms Karen Buck

Sir Alan Campbell

Kate Hollern

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: 15

Dr Lisa Cameron

Allan Dorans

Jim Shannon

Richard Burgon

Marion Fellows

Hywel Williams

Richard Thomson

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.


1101Attack on Plaine Savo camp in East Democratic Republic of Congo

Tabled: 21/03/22 Signatories: 5

Jim Shannon

Rachael Maskell

Bob Blackman

Carla Lockhart

John Cryer

That this House notes the horrific slaughter which took place in Plaine Savo camp in Ituri province in East Democratic Republic of Congo at the start of February; further notes that 60 people were shot dead or killed with machetes including 16 children and nine women; expresses grave concern at the despicable violence displayed and the traumatic effect that this has had on survivors; and calls upon the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office to liaise with the UN peacekeepers to ascertain if further practical support can be offered to prevent similar atrocities happening.


1104Cerebral palsy awareness month

Tabled: 21/03/22 Signatories: 21

Dr Lisa Cameron

Allan Dorans

Jim Shannon

Mary Kelly Foy [R]

Apsana Begum

Douglas Chapman

Sammy WilsonHannah BardellRichard Thomson

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.


1108Hear to Listen service

Tabled: 21/03/22 Signatories: 10

Alison Thewliss

Patrick Grady

Jim Shannon

Allan Dorans

Carol Monaghan

Marion Fellows

Hannah Bardell

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.


1112Registration of deaths after a public inquiry

Tabled: 22/03/22 Signatories: 27

Mrs Emma Lewell-Buck

Kate Osborne

Nadia Whittome

Graham Stringer

Jim Shannon

Peter Dowd

Kate Hollern

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: 17

Dr Lisa Cameron

Jim Shannon

Allan Dorans

Marion Fellows

Valerie Vaz

Marsha De Cordova

Hannah Bardell

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.


1116Domestic heating oil

Tabled: 23/03/22 Signatories: 14

Mark Tami

Valerie Vaz

Jonathan Edwards

Ian Mearns

Cat Smith

Jamie Stone

Kate HollernYasmin Qureshi

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.


1121Financial Conduct Authority and leaseholders property insurance commissions

Tabled: 24/03/22 Signatories: 8

Sir Peter Bottomley

Jonathan Edwards

Bob Blackman

Jim Shannon

John McDonnell

Apsana Begum

Kate HollernAndrew Selous

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.


1124East Dunbartonshire school children fundraising for DEC Ukraine Appeal

Tabled: 28/03/22 Signatories: 7

Amy Callaghan

Allan Dorans

Jim Shannon

Carol Monaghan

Marion Fellows

Neale Hanvey

Hannah Bardell

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: 5

Mr Gregory Campbell

Jim Shannon

Sir Mike Penning

Wera Hobhouse

John McDonnell

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: 20

Marsha De Cordova

Jim Shannon

Claudia Webbe

Jonathan Edwards

Wera Hobhouse

Nadia Whittome

John McDonnellKate HollernJohn CryerPaul BlomfieldKenny MacAskillDr Rupa HuqBeth WinterColum EastwoodIan PaisleyMr Virendra SharmaDeidre BrockHywel WilliamsJon Cruddas

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: 18

Jon Trickett

Andy McDonald

Ian Lavery

Beth Winter

Ian Byrne

Rebecca Long Bailey

Zarah SultanaJohn McDonnellKate Hollern

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.


1130Musical bumps world record

Tabled: 28/03/22 Signatories: 5

Layla Moran

Jamie Stone

Jim Shannon

Helen Morgan

Wendy Chamberlain

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.


1131National Lottery funding for The Pavillion

Tabled: 29/03/22 Signatories: 3

David Linden

Allan Dorans

Jim Shannon

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: 3

David Linden

Allan Dorans

Jim Shannon

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: 3

David Linden

Allan Dorans

Jim Shannon

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: 3

David Linden

Allan Dorans

Jim Shannon

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: 3

David Linden

Allan Dorans

Jim Shannon

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: 5

Ms Anum Qaisar

Allan Dorans

Ronnie Cowan

Jim Shannon

Hannah Bardell

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: 3

Dr Lisa Cameron

Allan Dorans

Jim Shannon

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: 4

Patrick Grady

Allan Dorans

Marion Fellows

Jim Shannon

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: 2

Jim Shannon

Sir Mike Penning

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: 4

Jim Shannon

Sir Mike Penning

Hannah Bardell

Richard Thomson

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: 3

Marion Fellows

Allan Dorans

Jim Shannon

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.