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Early Day Motions

Published: Tuesday 21 June 2022

Early Day Motions tabled on Monday 20 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

179Glasgow as the potential host city for Eurovision 2023

Tabled: 20/06/22 Signatories: 1

Stewart Malcolm McDonald

That this House notes that Ukraine won the Eurovision Song Contest in 2022; recognises that it is unable to host the 2023 contest due to the illegal invasion of its territory by Russia; understands that the European Broadcasting Union has entered into discussion with the BBC as runner up nation broadcaster to host the 2023 contest; recognises that Glasgow has a proven track record of hosting successful large scale events of international significance, including the COP26 climate conference, and the 2014 Commonwealth Games; further notes the significant cultural reach of the city in the spheres of the arts, music, and creative broadcast industries; notes the major broadcast facilities already in place in Glasgow; and proposes that Glasgow is the natural choice to be the Eurovision Song Contest substitute venue.


180Windrush Day 2022

Tabled: 20/06/22 Signatories: 27

Bell Ribeiro-Addy

Ms Diane Abbott

Martyn Day

Caroline Lucas

Daisy Cooper

Anne McLaughlin

Ian ByrneMartin Docherty-HughesKirsten OswaldJeremy CorbynKim JohnsonColum EastwoodYasmin QureshiKate OsborneCarol MonaghanNadia WhittomeIan LaveryRachael MaskellDan CardenValerie VazDebbie AbrahamsMick WhitleyDr Philippa WhitfordApsana BegumZarah SultanaClaudia WebbeRichard Burgon

That this House celebrates the 74th anniversary of the arrival of HMT Empire Windrush at Tilbury Dock on the 22nd June 1948; recognises that Windrush has become a key symbolic moment in the history of both the Black British contribution to Britain and the broader post-war Commonwealth migration that reshaped the modern British society of today; acknowledges that this is not just Black history but it is British history; supports the celebrations taking place across the country that recognise the immense impact that the Windrush generation has had on the UK's society and culture since 1948; is ashamed by the Windrush scandal; condemns the suffering this has caused to members of the Windrush generation and their descendants, some of whom have been wrongfully deported, lost their homes and livelihoods and have been denied access to healthcare and public services; is outraged by the delays in the Windrush Compensation Scheme which led to at least 23 people passing away before receiving compensation; notes the conclusion of a leaked Home Office report that suggests the origins of the Windrush scandal lay in 30 years of racist immigration legislation designed to reduce the UK’s non-white population; calls on the Home Office to release this report in full; notes that next year will mark the 75th anniversary of Windrush; and calls on this Government to mark the day with nationwide celebrations befitting of a day with such national importance.


181Blood donation

Tabled: 20/06/22 Signatories: 1

Jim Shannon

That this House notes the importance of blood donation as highlighted in World Blood Donation Day last week which saw nine times the normal amount of donators being registered in Northern Ireland; notes that this life saving donation takes a mere 30 minutes and is available to anyone of good health between the ages of 17 and 65; further highlights that currently in Northern Ireland 94 per cent of those eligible to donate do not do so; encourages those who are able to take steps to register online and donate blood at the next available time to ensure that there is blood available for those with cancer, those in car accidents, those in surgery or a mother in childbirth; and thanks those who take the time to donate regularly recognising that their selfless action in donating once potentially is used in three life saving actions.


182100th anniversary of the killing of Sir Henry Wilson MP

Tabled: 20/06/22 Signatories: 1

Jim Shannon

That this House notes the 100th anniversary of the death of war hero and MP Sir Henry Wilson MP on 22 June 1922 by the IRA on his doorstep in London; further notes that Wilson was the only Field Marshall in modern times to be returned as an Member of Parliament, in a resume which included war hero, North Down MP, Chief of the Imperial General Staff (CIGS), the army’s professional head, and principal military adviser to Lloyd George’s coalition government; highlights that his dedication to Unionism and his implacable opposition of all the IRA sought to achieve saw him being shot as he gallantly drew his sword typifying his bravery and courage to the end; and calls upon Government to mark the 100 year anniversary of his murder by erecting a shield commemorating his death to be displayed along with the shields erected in the house to commemorate other murdered hon. Members as a mark of respect.


183Covid-19 Inquiry engagement with ethnic minorities

Tabled: 20/06/22 Signatories: 1

Bell Ribeiro-Addy

That this House regrets the adverse impact the covid-19 pandemic has had on black, Asian and minority ethnic communities, including the particular impacts on health and social care workers from these communities; echoes, and urges the Prime Minister to accept, the Inquiry Chair’s recommendation that the draft terms of reference for the long-anticipated COVID-19 Inquiry be reframed to put possible inequalities at its forefront so that investigation into any unequal impacts of the pandemic runs through the whole Inquiry; recognises the work of the Federation of Ethnic Minority Healthcare Organisations (FEMHO), a group of individuals, organisations and networks in the health and care sectors who have been impacted by covid-19; notes that FEMHO are uniquely placed to provide insight on the impacts of covid-19 on black, Asian and minority ethnic communities and health and care sector workers; and further calls for FEMHO to be given Core Participant status to allow them to engage with and contribute throughout the COVID-19 Inquiry.


184Car parking charges at NHS hospitals in England

Tabled: 20/06/22 Signatories: 1

Sir Mike Penning

That this House supports an end to car parking charges at NHS hospitals in England; recognises that the NHS was established to be free at the point of access; contends that extortionate car parking charges mean that the NHS is not free at the point of access for people with cars; further recognises that the charges are not only unfair for patients and their visitors but for hardworking NHS staff and realises that this is a clear injustice; and therefore urges the Government to scrap car parking charges at NHS hospitals in England.


185National Parent Teacher Association Week 2022

Tabled: 20/06/22 Signatories: 1

Munira Wilson

That this House celebrates National PTA Week, which takes place from 20 to 24 June 2022 and was launched by Parentkind, the largest network of Parent Teacher Association fundraisers in the UK; recognises that Parentkind’s 13,000 PTA members raise over £120 million per year, placing them alongside some of the largest charities in the UK; acknowledges the dedication and determination that PTAs have shown in maintaining support for schools throughout the covid-19 pandemic and beyond; and notes the vital role played by PTAs, not only in fundraising, but in building the school community.


186Turban Tandoori, Scottish Curry Awards 2022

Tabled: 20/06/22 Signatories: 1

Kirsten Oswald

That this House recognises the significant achievement of Turban Tandoori at the Scottish Curry Awards 2022, particularly Purushottam Aryal who won Chef of the Year; congratulates the whole staff team on this success; recalls that the restaurant also won several prestigious awards at last year’s Scottish Curry Awards; further recognises that the Turban Tandoori restaurant, located in Giffnock, East Renfrewshire, is a much-loved establishment by locals and customers who travel from further afield to enjoy great dining with exemplary costumer service; and commends the significant positive impact made by the restaurant locally thanks to their commitment to the area and community.


187Chartered Management Institute 75th Anniversary

Tabled: 20/06/22 Signatories: 1

Kirsten Oswald

That this House congratulates The Chartered Management Institute (CMI) on its 75th Anniversary, marking 75 years of pursuing its mission to turn accidental managers into conscious and capable leaders; recognises that CMI was created in 1947 to put productivity at the heart of the United Kingdom’s recovery from the devastation of the Second World War; celebrates CMI’s vibrant community of 180,000 member managers and leaders, including 14,000 Chartered Managers, who are committed to their own professional development as well as delivering wider networks such as CMI Women, which celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2019, CMI’s Regional Boards, which operate in all nations of the UK, and CMI’s International Boards, in Hong Kong, Malaysia, Singapore, and Sri Lanka, which look after the interests of ten percent of CMI's membership; considers that productivity through better management is just as important to the social, economic and ecological challenges the UK and the global community face today; awaits with interest CMI’s upcoming anniversary research publication, The Everyone Economy, which argues that genuine inclusion and opportunity are key to securing sustained success in all organisations, whether in business or public services, and that society has a long way to go in delivering equal representation; and wishes the CMI and its members every success in this anniversary year and beyond.


188Cervical Screening Awareness Week 2022

Tabled: 20/06/22 Signatories: 1

Nadia Whittome

That this House notes the week commencing 20 June 2022 is Cervical Screening Awareness Week; recognises that cervical screening can save lives and stop many cervical cancers; understands that almost one in three currently do not take up their invite; appreciates that cervical screening isn’t easy for everyone; highlights that Jo’s Cervical Cancer Trust provide information and support for anyone who needs them; and calls for all hon Members to support this important week.


189Volunteer of the Year Award

Tabled: 20/06/22 Signatories: 1

Steven Bonnar

That this House congratulates Nan Fotheringham on winning Volunteer of the Year at the SCVO Scottish Charity Awards 2022 on 15 June 2022; recognises her outstanding contribution to the Coatbridge Citizens Advice Bureau; praises her commitment to supporting others in the community and the need to make positive differences through volunteering; highlights her work in increasing the accessibility of Power of Attorney applications; commends her 20 years’ worth of work in this field, and wishes her all the very best for the future.


190Funding for child and adolescent mental health services

Tabled: 20/06/22 Signatories: 1

Mr Barry Sheerman

That this House recognises the debilitating effects an inability to obtain a diagnosis for a learning disability can have on a child's education and adolescence; expresses concern that people are currently experiencing up to seven year waiting lists in order to receive

an assessment; urges the Government to take immediate action to ensure that child and adolescent mental health services are properly funded and staffed to tackle these serious issues.


191Leaseholders landlords procedures

Tabled: 20/06/22 Signatories: 1

Sir Peter Bottomley

That this House invites Adriatic Land 7 and Homegrounds and solicitors JB Leitch and DGMB to explain to leaseholders and to officers of the all-party parliamentary group for leasehold and commonhold reform how they make it easy and convenient and inexpensive for overdue ground rents to be paid in advance of establishing whether an error of process had been made by bodies operating on behalf of Adriatic Land 7 or its agents; and asks Ministers in the Department of Levelling Up, Housing and Communities to ask Adriatic Land 7 if they know or have regard to what legal costs and fees are demanded from their leaseholders.

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.

149OCS HM Courts & Tribunals Service security staff

Tabled: 9/06/22 Signatories: 18

Liz Saville Roberts

Chris Stephens

Kim Johnson

John McDonnell

Kate Osborne

Jeremy Corbyn

Allan Dorans

That this House notes with disappointment the recent below-inflation pay offer by OCS to security staff working on the HM Courts & Tribunals Service estate; believes this offer falls woefully short of what these front-line workers deserve and continues the unacceptable position of poverty pay on the HM Courts & Tribunals Service contract, which has led to widespread problems involving recruitment and retention; expresses concern that OCS is accredited by the Living Wage Foundation despite not paying the Real Living Wage to all staff; supports demands by the PCS union for OCS to table a base-pay offer that meets the Real Living Wage as defined by the Living Wage Foundation and to give security staff full occupational sick pay from day one, an additional day of annual leave, an overtime rate of time and a quarter for weekdays, paid time off for medical appointments, full pay for covid-19 absence, five days paid dependency leave, and five days paid bereavement leave; and calls on the Government and HM Courts & Tribunals Service to apply all possible pressure on OCS to accept these reasonable demands.


153Israeli Flag Day in Occupied East Jerusalem

Tabled: 13/06/22 Signatories: 13

Tommy Sheppard

Chris Stephens

Anne McLaughlin

Ms Anum Qaisar

Allan Dorans

Martin Docherty-Hughes

Alan BrownStewart Malcolm McDonaldRichard Thomson

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.


158An appreciation of Bruce Kent

Tabled: 13/06/22 Signatories: 25

Kirsten Oswald

Jeremy Corbyn

Bell Ribeiro-Addy

Hywel Williams

Caroline Lucas

Chris Stephens

Rachael Maskell

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


161Government cleaners and security guards

Tabled: 13/06/22 Signatories: 25

Chris Stephens [R]

John McDonnell

Grahame Morris

Caroline Lucas

David Linden

Kim Johnson

Mark TamiMrs Emma Lewell-BuckRachael Maskell

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: 22

Mary Kelly Foy

Chris Stephens

Jeremy Corbyn

Jon Trickett

Ian Lavery

Beth Winter

Rachael Maskell

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.


163Compulsory redundancies and privatisation at the British Council

Tabled: 13/06/22 Signatories: 26

Chris Stephens [R]

John McDonnell

Zarah Sultana

Liz Saville Roberts

Wendy Chamberlain

Patrick Grady

Rachael Maskell

That this House is concerned that the vital role of the British Council in promoting Cultural Relations and education, arts, and English language training across the globe will be undermined by the current programme of closures, cuts and outsourcing being undertaken as a result of financial pressures; notes that the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO), the sponsoring department of the British Council, refused to provide a grant to cover a reduction in revenues during the covid-19 pandemic and instead offered a commercial loan with stringent repayment conditions; regrets that the plans involve compulsory redundancies of hundreds of highly experienced and dedicated staff; supports members of the Public and Commercial Services Union who are taking a further three days of industrial action in June in protest at these plans; and calls on British Council management and the FCDO to release the terms of the agreement and renegotiate the conditions and timeframe for repayment, in order to avoid any compulsory redundancies, any further privatisation and allow more time for business recovery.


165Domestic sale and advertisement of animal experiences abroad

Tabled: 14/06/22 Signatories: 15

Martyn Day

Douglas Chapman

Jim Shannon

Allan Dorans

Chris Stephens

Anne McLaughlin

John McNallyAlan BrownRachael Maskell

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.


167Tom Stoltman, World’s Strongest Man 2022

Tabled: 14/06/22 Signatories: 5

Neale Hanvey

Jim Shannon

Jonathan Edwards

Margaret Ferrier

Chris Stephens

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: 6

Liz Saville Roberts

Jim Shannon

Jonathan Edwards

Hywel Williams

Ben Lake

Chris Stephens

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: 13

Chris Law

Jim Shannon

Allan Dorans

Jonathan Edwards

Sir Mike Penning

Hywel Williams

Anne McLaughlinChris StephensRachael Maskell

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: 22

Mr Barry Sheerman

Kenny MacAskill

Kim Johnson

Tony Lloyd

Douglas Chapman

Mr Virendra Sharma

Chris StephensRachael Maskell

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.


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

Tabled: 15/06/22 Signatories: 6

Colum Eastwood

Claire Hanna

Jonathan Edwards

Stephen Farry

Chris Stephens

Rachael Maskell

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: 5

Colum Eastwood

Jonathan Edwards

Martin Docherty-Hughes

Carol Monaghan

Chris Stephens

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.


174Appointment of the First Honorary Consul of Estonia for Glasgow and the West of Scotland

Tabled: 16/06/22 Signatories: 3

Martin Docherty-Hughes

Allan Dorans

Anne McLaughlin

That this House welcomes the appointment of Mr Philip Barlow as the First Honorary Consul of Estonia for Glasgow and the West of Scotland; recognises his long family links connecting Estonia and Scotland; congratulates Mr Barlow on his appointment as Honorary Consul and believes that his new role will strengthen the social, economic and cultural links between Glasgow, the West of Scotland and Estonia to the benefit of all.


175Myeloma Awareness Week 2022

Tabled: 16/06/22 Signatories: 7

Mr Clive Betts

Hywel Williams

Jonathan Edwards

Liz Saville Roberts

Ben Lake

Jim Shannon

Rachael Maskell

That this House supports Myeloma Awareness Week which takes place 20 to 26 June and recognises that myeloma is a less common, incurable blood cancer that affects approximately 24,000 people across the UK; expresses concern that one in four myeloma patients wait over 10 months for a correct diagnosis; notes that evidence from Myeloma UK showed that a delay in diagnosis can have a significant impact on quality of life; encourages people experiencing the most common symptoms of myeloma—fatigue, back pain, recurring infections or broken bones—to go see their GP; and calls on Hon. Members across the House to work with charities such as Myeloma UK to help raise awareness of myeloma.


176Ban on the Import of Foie Gras

Tabled: 16/06/22 Signatories: 9

Sir Mike Penning

Hywel Williams

Anne McLaughlin

Jonathan Edwards

Ben Lake

Liz Saville Roberts

John McNallyAllan DoransRachael Maskell

That this House condemns the production of foie gras by force-feeding ducks and geese which causes severe physical and psychological pain for the animals involved; welcomes the continued ban on production of foie gras in the UK; and calls on the Government to introduce the promised ban on the import of foie gras immediately.


178Durham Pride 2022

Tabled: 16/06/22 Signatories: 8

Mary Kelly Foy

Anne McLaughlin

Kate Osborne

Jonathan Edwards

Mick Whitley

Kim Johnson

Charlotte NicholsTony Lloyd

This House celebrates the success of Durham Pride 2022; congratulates Mel Metcalf and the organising committee of Durham Pride for their hard work and dedication to inclusion and diversity in the North East; praises the work of the team throughout the weekend which enabled people from across the region to celebrate and come together; recognises that Pride is as much a protest as it is a celebration; remembers and appreciates those who have campaigned tirelessly for LGBTQ+ equality; and looks forward to the gathering of Pride in Durham in 2023.