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Early Day Motions

Published: Friday 17 June 2022

Early Day Motions tabled on Thursday 16 June 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

171Irish Congress of Trade Unions and increases in the cost of living

Tabled: 15/06/22 Signatories: 2

Colum Eastwood

Claire Hanna

That this House commends the Irish Congress of Trade Unions on their planned demonstration at Stormont on the 25 June 2022; notes the need for the return of the Northern Ireland Executive to ensure locally elected and accountable representatives are in place to deliver for constituents across Northern Ireland; further notes the devastating impact of the increases in the cost of living which has seen inflation soar, the cost of food rise and fuel and energy bills reach all-time highs while wages and social security remain stagnant; and calls on the Government to introduce immediate measures to help those struggling, including but not limited to further windfall taxes on energy companies, energy price caps, rent controls, radical wealth taxes, drastic uplifts in state benefits and a real pay rise for all workers across both the public and private sector.


172Derry team and the 2022 Ulster Senior Football Championship

Tabled: 15/06/22 Signatories: 1

Colum Eastwood

That this House congratulates the Derry team who won the 2022 Ulster Gaelic Athletic Association Senior Football Championship on 29 May 2022 in Clones, lifting the Anglo-Celt Cup for the first time in 24 years, defeating Donegal in the final in extra time; commends the efforts of all involved in the team past and present; and further commends the role of the Gaelic Athletic Association across Ireland and Britain, in promoting sport and its role as a focal point of many communities.

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.

136Dr Sabir Zazai FRSE, Scottish Refugee Council

Tabled: 7/06/22 Signatories: 5

Margaret Ferrier

Jim Shannon

Chris Stephens

Alison Thewliss

Brendan O'Hara

That this House congratulates Dr Sabir Zazai FRSE, Chief Executive of the Scottish Refugee Council, on his award of the Order of the British Empire; commends his tireless dedication to advocating for refugees, who have often been through very traumatic and difficult experiences; recognises the importance of this work, particularly the leadership he has shown both in the Scottish Refugee Council and the sector more broadly; further recognises the valuable work of his colleagues at the Scottish Refugee Council, particularly over the past year, which has seen the withdrawal from Afghanistan and the outbreak of war in Ukraine, which has hugely increased demand for their services; and wishes Sabir and his colleagues the very best in their future endeavours.


141Findings of Birthrights report

Tabled: 8/06/22 Signatories: 9

David Linden

Jim Shannon

Patrick Grady

Rachael Maskell

Cat Smith

John McDonnell

Allan Dorans

That this House highlights the findings of Birthrights report, Systemic racism, not broken bodies; emphasises the importance of the findings of the report, which confirm that black, Asian, and mixed ethnicity women are more likely to experience baby loss and illness, become seriously ill themselves and have a worse experience of care during pregnancy and throughout childbirth; advocates for the conclusions of the report, particularly a commitment to anti-racism by all maternity and neo-natal services alongside a commitment to ensure that more Black and Brown women and birthing people decision-makers in their care and the wider maternity system; and calls for the safe and inclusive maternity and birthing experience for all parents.


143Dunoon Grammar School shortlisted for World’s Best Schools Prizes 2022

Tabled: 8/06/22 Signatories: 5

Brendan O'Hara

Jim Shannon

Patrick Grady

Chris Stephens

Allan Dorans

That this House congratulates Dunoon Grammar School on being the only Scottish school shortlisted in the Community Collaboration category for the World’s Best Schools Prizes 2022; commends this remarkable achievement and recognises it as just reward for a school which has, under the leadership of Head Teacher David Mitchell, the tremendous work of the teaching staff and the dedication of its pupils, become a cornerstone of the wider Cowal community; applauds the commitment Dunoon Grammar School has shown to working with and for the benefit of their local community and for striving so hard to produce active, responsible, caring and engaged young citizens; and wishes Dunoon Grammar School the very best of luck with the next round of the World’s Best School Prizes and thanks them sincerely for their dedication to exceptional learning and to building a better community.


148Tribute to Dunfermline’s iconic peacocks

Tabled: 9/06/22 Signatories: 10

Douglas Chapman

Marion Fellows

Anne McLaughlin

John McNally

Peter Grant

Dr Philippa Whitford

Allan Dorans

That this House notes the tragic loss of one of Dunfermline’s iconic peacocks, Malcolm, following a horrific attack on 31 May; further notes that another bird, Louis, is recovering after being seriously injured during the incident; praises the overwhelming response from the community which raised more than £15,000 following the incident; further praises the work of the Peacocks in Pittencrieff Park group for all that they do caring for these birds, which have enjoyed the freedom of the city since 1907; wishes Louis a speedy recovery, and hopes to see him back strutting around Dunfermline very soon.


150Diamond Jubilee of Our Lady of Perpetual Succour, Broomhill

Tabled: 9/06/22 Signatories: 11

Carol Monaghan

Patrick Grady

Alison Thewliss

David Linden

Anne McLaughlin

Stewart Malcolm McDonald

Brendan O'HaraAllan Dorans

That this House congratulates the parish of Our Lady of Perpetual Succour, Broomhill, on the celebration of its Diamond Jubilee; recognises the importance of the parish to the Catholic faith community in Broomhill and Jordanhill; commends the parish on its contribution to the local community over the last 60 years; notes that the Diamond Jubilee Mass will be celebrated by the Most Reverend William Nolan, Archbishop of Glasgow, on Sunday, 12 June 2022; and extends best wishes to Parish Priest Rev Benneth Onyebuchukwu and the parishioners of Our Lady of Perpetual Succour as they continue to participate in the excellent work of the Parish.


152Alison McColl and the Platinum Jubilee Champions Award

Tabled: 13/06/22 Signatories: 4

Patricia Gibson

Chris Stephens

Jim Shannon

Allan Dorans

That this House congratulates Alison McColl, Managing Director and Founder of Fibro Friends United Scotland CIC, on receiving the Platinum Julbilee Champion Award, launched by the Royal Voluntary Service in honour of Her Majesty The Queen's 70 years of service; recognises Alison’s vital work in developing services, support, and education, as well as raising awareness of fibromyalgia across Scotland; further recognises the role that Alison has played in empowering and inspiring the fibromyalgia community to have a voice and be heard across services and systems in Scotland; commends the outstanding work of Alison and her team in launching various campaigns such as #lightupforfibro and #pledgeforfibro and working so hard to raise awareness of the condition; and further congratulates Alison on her excellent work to support the fibroymyalgia community, particularly during the challenges of recent years, and wishes her all the best for the future.


153Israeli Flag Day in Occupied East Jerusalem

Tabled: 13/06/22 Signatories: 5

Tommy Sheppard

Chris Stephens

Anne McLaughlin

Ms Anum Qaisar

Allan Dorans

That this House condemns the annual Israeli flag march through Palestinian neighbourhoods of occupied East Jerusalem marked by widespread racist chants, including death to Arabs and we will burn your village; further condemns the frequent attacks on Palestinian residents of East Jerusalem by marchers, and attacks on journalists, including this year a BBC crew filming the event; notes with deep concern the endorsement and participation in the march of members of successive Israeli Governments; further notes the failure of the Israeli Government to issue its own condemnation of these events and to take action to prevent them, and believes this failure is indicative of broader discrimination against Palestinians in government policy which Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch, and the UN Special Rapporteur for human rights in the occupied Palestinian territory have all concluded to be the crime of apartheid against the Palestinian people.


154Auchrannie Resort on the Isle of Arran

Tabled: 13/06/22 Signatories: 5

Patricia Gibson

Chris Stephens

Jim Shannon

Alison Thewliss

Allan Dorans

That this House congratulates Auchrannie Resort on the Isle of Arran on being named Scotland's Best Staycation at the Prestige Hotel Awards 2022; notes that this achievement is a huge accolade and tribute to staff at the venue who work so hard to make every Auchrannie experience a memorable one; recognises that this award builds on many of the resort’s previous wins, including Activities Hotel of the Year and Spa Team of the Year, as awarded by The Scottish Hotel Awards 2020; appreciates that the Isle of Arran resort of Auchrannie is the first in Scotland to be owned by its employees with an Employee Ownership Trust holding 100% of the company's shares on behalf of its 160 employees; is aware of the fantastic facilities available at the Auchrannie including two 4 star hotels with 85 rooms, thirty five-star self-catering lodges, 14 luxury retreats, three restaurants, a destination spa, shop and two leisure clubs with pools, children’s playbarn and outdoor adventure centre; praises the hard work of all the staff working at Auchrannie Resort in securing this prestigious accolade after the tremendous pressure placed on the leisure, and hospitality sector over the period of the covid-19 pandemic; and wishes the business every success for the future.


158An appreciation of Bruce Kent

Tabled: 13/06/22 Signatories: 18

Kirsten Oswald

Jeremy Corbyn

Bell Ribeiro-Addy

Hywel Williams

Caroline Lucas

Chris Stephens

Marion FellowsTommy SheppardBrendan O'HaraAllan Dorans

That this House remembers the life and achievements of Bruce Kent whilst mourning his passing; notes that Bruce Kent was a peace campaigner who served as a Vice-President of the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament, a Vice-President of Pax Christi, and Emeritus President of the Movement for the Abolition of War; notes that after national service in the Royal Tank Regiment and receiving a law degree at Brasenose College, Oxford, he was then ordained a Catholic priest for the Diocese of Westminster; further notes that it was his Christian faith that brought him to reject nuclear weapons as fundamentally immoral; highlights that even without their use, nuclear deterrence itself depends on a willingness to commit mass murder; recognises that Bruce Kent served as general secretary and then chair of CND in the 1980s and that his leadership was the embodiment of integrity, creativity and sheer determination, becoming a vocal critic of defence policy when public opposition to the acquisition of Trident and cruise missiles was escalating; further recognises that his commitment to innumerable peace and human rights campaigns over many decades was inspirational to many; and extends its deepest sympathies to the family of Bruce Kent and his friends


160Jemma Boyle and Voluntary Sector Gateway West Lothian

Tabled: 13/06/22 Signatories: 5

Martyn Day

Douglas Chapman

Chris Stephens

Jim Shannon

Allan Dorans

That this House congratulates Jemma Boyle on the celebration of her 15 years as a volunteer with Voluntary Sector Gateway West Lothian (VSGWL); notes that Jemma began volunteering in 2002 with various organisations before joining the VSGWL; recognises the enormous contribution Jemma makes to the VSGWL through the varied work she does; commends Jemma's commitment to volunteering; and thanks her for her dedication to helping others in her local community.


161Government cleaners and security guards

Tabled: 13/06/22 Signatories: 15

Chris Stephens [R]

John McDonnell

Grahame Morris

Caroline Lucas

David Linden

Kim Johnson

Allan Dorans

That this House notes with grave concern the unacceptable ways in which cleaning and security staff were treated by officials during the rule-breaking parties at 10 Downing Street identified in the Sue Gray report; find the multiple examples of a lack of respect and poor treatment of security and cleaning staff abhorrent; further notes that the Government needs to tackle what the PCS union calls a culture of bullying, harassment and sexism in No 10 Downing Street towards cleaners and custodians; believes that disrespect is shown to nearly every cleaner and security guard employed on the UK civil service estate in terms of their low pay and inferior employment conditions compared to their directly employed civil service colleagues; is concerned that the civil service tenders most outsourced Facilities Management contracts on the absolute minimum employment terms possible such as only requiring the supplier to pay the statutory minimum wage and statutory sick pay; remembers that Emanuel Gomez, a cleaner at the Ministry of Justice headquarters employed by OCS continued to work despite having covid symptoms because OCS did not provide occupational sick pay and tragically died of covid; and calls on the Government to honour the memory of Emanuel, to show true respect to Downing Street cleaners and security guards and to all government facilities management staff by making the Living Wage Foundation’s Living Wage the minimum pay rate on all contracts let by the Crown and that the payment of occupational sick pay a requirement of awarding those contracts.


162Durham Miners' Gala 2022

Tabled: 13/06/22 Signatories: 20

Mary Kelly Foy

Chris Stephens

Jeremy Corbyn

Jon Trickett

Ian Lavery

Beth Winter

Ian MearnsJohn McDonnellMs Diane AbbottAndy McDonaldIan ByrneRebecca Long BaileyMick WhitleyNadia WhittomeRichard BurgonZarah Sultana

That this House celebrates the in-person return of the Durham Miners’ Gala or the Big Meeting on Saturday 9 July 2022; notes that the Durham Miners’ Gala was cancelled in 2020 and 2021 due to the coronavirus pandemic; welcomes the news that the 2022 Gala will be dedicated to the key workers who risked their lives to keep society functioning throughout the pandemic; recognises the important historical and cultural ties between the mining industry and County Durham; thanks miners for their economic and cultural contribution to Durham and Britain across centuries; recognises miners and the National Union of Mineworkers for their contributions to the labour movement, trade unionism, and the Labour Party; and encourages everyone to become a Marra.


165Domestic sale and advertisement of animal experiences abroad

Tabled: 14/06/22 Signatories: 5

Martyn Day

Douglas Chapman

Jim Shannon

Allan Dorans

Chris Stephens

That this House notes the urgent need for a ban on the domestic sale and advertisement of cruel animal experiences abroad, such as elephant rides and captive dolphin shows, to be brought into legislation; acknowledges the cruel methods used to train elephants for entertainment, such as repeated beatings with hooks, forced separation from their mothers, restraint and forced isolation; notes the substandard conditions dolphins live in, such as being kept in small, featureless tanks, denied the ability to exhibit natural behaviours and separated from their mothers at a young age; notes that wild animals used for entertainment have miserable and torturous lives that do not meet their basic welfare needs; and recognises the strong public and parliamentary support to introduce a ban.


166Eaglesham Fair's 350th anniversary

Tabled: 14/06/22 Signatories: 4

Kirsten Oswald

Jim Shannon

Allan Dorans

Chris Stephens

This House congratulates the Eaglesham Fair Committee on the success of the Eaglesham Fair, which celebrates its 350th anniversary in 2022; notes that the Eaglesham Fair, which was created after an Act of the Scottish Parliament in 1672 allowed the village to host a fair day, attracts thousands of visitors to the village from across East Renfrewshire and beyond; applauds the tireless work of the committee to ensure that, not only does the day run smoothly, but visitors are able to enjoy a fantastic day out; understands that, in addition to raising fair funds, this year's fair also supported fundraising for Alzheimer's Scotland and the Prince and Princess of Wales Hospice; welcomes the wide variety of activities organised on the fair weekend, including races, dog shows, parades, scarecrow competitions, baking competitions, craft competitions, miniature garden competitions, historical exhibitions, historical walks, open gardens, football matches, community quizzes, treasure hunts, a disco, stalls, a funfair, musical performances and the highly-anticipated crowning of the fair queen; and wishes the fair committee, whose members remain focused on providing the local community with events and support, every continued success.


167Tom Stoltman, World’s Strongest Man 2022

Tabled: 14/06/22 Signatories: 2

Neale Hanvey

Jim Shannon

That this House offers its sincerest congratulations to Scotland’s Tom Stoltman on his triumph at the World’s Strongest Man competition in Sacramento, California in May 2022; notes that, in finishing a massive 10.5 points clear of the second-placed athlete, Tom secured the largest margin of victory in the tournament for 17 years; further notes that Tom is only the eighth competitor to ever win back-to-back titles; and acknowledges that, as the only second British citizen to be twice-crowned the World’s Strongest Man, Tom’s success is nothing short of truly outstanding.


168Môr Flasus Seafood Catering

Tabled: 14/06/22 Signatories: 2

Liz Saville Roberts

Jim Shannon

That this House welcomes Môr Flasus, a new mobile seafood catering company from Nefyn, Pen Llŷn; commends proprietors Sian Davies and Dyddgu Mair of Nefyn for launching this exciting new enterprise which showcases fresh quality local seafood produce such as Bae Nefyn lobster and Porthdinllaen spider crab cooked in the renowned Cwrw Llŷn Largo lager; recognises the unrivalled expertise of local fishermen such as Sion Williams of Sarn Mellteyrn in landing the best quality seafood from the seas off the Pen Llŷn coastline, and his initiative in establishing Lockdown Lobsters with Jude Edginton to seek out new markets; notes there are presently 46 fishing vessels sailing out of harbours in Dwyfor Meirionnydd, and that vessels under 10 metres account for over 92 per cent of the Welsh fishing fleet; and calls on the Government to work more coherently with Welsh Government to provide targeted support to encourage species diversity and a more prosperous economic and social future for Welsh coastal communities.


169Osteogenesis Imperfecta National Awareness Month

Tabled: 14/06/22 Signatories: 3

Chris Law

Jim Shannon

Allan Dorans

That this House recognises the Brittle Bone Society’s campaign to mark the month of May as the National Awareness Month for Osteogenesis Imperfecta (OI); notes that OI is a genetic bone disorder characterised by fragile bones that affects a person from birth; recognises that around 5,000 people across the UK are affected by the condition; celebrates the work of the Brittle Bone Society, who offer a variety of support to those affected, including but not limited to practical assistance; commends the campaign for a National Awareness Month ran by the Brittle Bone Society and its supporters, which will help raise awareness among the general public of the condition; and calls on the Government to back the campaign and officially recognise May as the National Awareness Month for OI.


170Clean Air Day 2022

Tabled: 14/06/22 Signatories: 10

Mr Barry Sheerman

Kenny MacAskill

Kim Johnson

Tony Lloyd

Douglas Chapman

Mr Virendra Sharma

Mr Clive BettsEd DaveyJim ShannonMr Kevan Jones

That this House celebrates Clean Air Day 2022 on Thursday 16th June and the ongoing campaign to tackle air pollution; recognises that air pollution is the largest environmental risk to public health in the UK and the disastrous impact it has on individuals, families and communities; regrets that air pollution contributes to 40,000 early deaths in the UK each year and that many others suffer from chronic conditions and reduced life expectancy; expresses concern that the economy takes a £20 billion hit annually from the accumulated cost of treating health conditions and days missed at work due to air pollution; calls on the Government to take decisive action to reduce levels of toxic air pollution by intervening to reduce vehicle emissions; expresses the view that a change to the MOT to include Diesel Particulate Filter emissions testing would have a significant impact in improving air quality throughout urban spaces by identifying broken filters that emit harmful particulates; and urges the Government to reverse its decision to end the plug-in grant for cars and commit to a new programme of investment in electric vehicle provision and infrastructure.