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Early Day Motions

Published: Wednesday 22 June 2022

Early Day Motions tabled on Tuesday 21 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

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New EDMs

192Parliament's celebrations of the eighth International Day of Yoga on 21 June 2022

Tabled: 21/06/22 Signatories: 1

Bob Blackman

That this House joins the whole world in celebrating the eighth International Day of Yoga on 21 June 2022, first adopted by the UN General Assembly in 2015 with the unprecedented support of 177 countries; recalls, at a time when the world is seeking peace and well-being for every individual and every nation, the great words of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi in proposing this annual international event in 2014 that yoga is an invaluable gift of India’s ancient tradition, embodying unity of mind and body, a holistic approach to health and well-being, a means to discover the sense of oneness with yourself, the world and nature; notes that extensive medical research has shown that yoga has proven health benefits for a wide range of physical and mental disorders; urges that yoga be included in the prevention and well-being initiatives within the NHS for patients and staff, along with the variety of other modalities from India’s traditional sciences; recommends that yoga is made widely available throughout all levels of the education system to bring balance and harmony to all students and teachers; encourages all sectors of business and industry to make yoga learning widely-available and provide facilities for its practice in all workplaces to improve the well-being and productivity of all employees; and calls on the Government to introduce Chairs of Yoga in all Medical Schools so that upcoming generations of doctors gain a thorough grounding in this time-tested knowledge of health and well-being for themselves and for their patients.


193Success at the The Scottish Hospitality Awards 2022

Tabled: 21/06/22 Signatories: 1

Martin Docherty-Hughes

That this House congratulates everyone at The Wee Play Place, Alexandria on winning the Best Entertaining Team category at the Scottish Hospitality Awards 2022; believes that this success is down to the hard work and dedication of the small team who work in the Wee Play Place in welcoming and supporting the families from the local community and beyond who visit the venue; further believes that the value of soft play venues in furthering the development of young children is of the utmost importance and that this award is a testament to that; and hopes that this award is the first of many in recognition for this important and well thought of local venue.


194Brake's Kids Walk

Tabled: 21/06/22 Signatories: 1

Mr Barry Sheerman

That this House celebrates the tireless efforts of countless individuals and organisations, especially community groups, schools, emergency services and road safety professionals, to champion road safety and reduce deaths and serious injuries affecting the young on roads; highlights the 10,125 young people, under the age of 16, killed, seriously injured or slightly injured on roads in the UK in 2020, including 644 in Northern Ireland, despite the covid-19 outbreak reducing traffic and the fact that no level of casualties is acceptable; welcomes £2 billion investment into active travel schemes; congratulates Brake’s Kids Walk on 22 June 2022 as a focus of community efforts to raise awareness; notes that over 90,000 schoolchildren from over 600 schools will be speaking out about road safety and the steps that can be taken to stop these avoidable tragedies affecting some of the most vulnerable in communities; further notes that on average six children are killed or seriously injured on UK roads every day; reiterates the WHO's findings that deaths from road traffic injuries are the single biggest killer of children and young people aged five to 29 globally and that exposure to air pollution, inclusive of vehicle emissions, is seriously damaging children’s health; supports Brake’s continuous drive to push for safer road journeys enabling children to walk in their community without fear of traffic and pollution; and urges the Government to implement statutory guidance for teaching road safety in UK schools so children can understand road danger and learn more.


195Whitchurch driving test centre

Tabled: 21/06/22 Signatories: 1

Helen Morgan

That this House celebrates the hard work of Whitchurch, Shropshire, Town Council in providing an alternative site for the driving test centre; urges the Department for Transport and Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) to work with Whitchurch Town Council and accept their offer to reverse the closure of Whitchurch driving test centre; expresses concern over DVSA centres shutting across the country; and notes the particularly harmful impact that these closures have on rural communities which are seeing many of their vital local services shut down.


196Geraint Thomas 2022 Tour De Suisse

Tabled: 21/06/22 Signatories: 1

Jonathan Edwards

That this House congratulates Geraint Thomas on winning the 2022 Tour De Suisse; notes that his victory in General Classification complements other career highlights such as winning the Tour De France, Criterium du Dauphine, Tour de Romandie and Paris-Nice; and wishes Geraint well in the forthcoming Tour De France and Commonwealth Games.

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.

133Mike Edwards OBE, Scotland's Army Reservist of the Year 2022

Tabled: 7/06/22 Signatories: 5

Brendan O'Hara

Allan Dorans

Jim Shannon

Chris Stephens

Chris Law

That this House congratulates Mike Edwards, Deputy Lord Lieutenant of Dunbartonshire on being awarded an OBE for public and charitable service in Scotland in the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Birthday Honours List, and also for being named Army Reservist of the Year at the Scottish Veterans Awards 2022; notes that in attaining the rank of Major in the Army Reserve, Mike has given nearly 30 years of dedicated service with the Royal Regiment of Scotland, service that has included two tours of duty in Iraq and in Afghanistan; sincerely thanks him for his tireless work promoting charitable causes including the Erskine veterans charity, the Royal Highland Fusiliers Trust, the Highlanders Regimental Museum at Fort George, the Loch Lomond Rescue Boat and the Glasgow Humane Society; further recognises the immense contribution Mike Edwards has made to Scottish broadcasting and journalist during his 40 year career working in newspapers, radio and television outlets across Scotland, most notably as Senior Reporter with STV for many years; and wishes him continued success in the future.


139Tote-ally Chill business established by Hamilton Grammar School

Tabled: 7/06/22 Signatories: 6

Angela Crawley

Allan Dorans

Jim Shannon

Patrick Grady

Chris Stephens

Chris Law

That this House congratulates the pupils and teachers of Hamilton Grammar School on their recent success in the Festival of Young Enterprise Scotland; commends the innovative and environmental approach used in the establishment of their business idea, Tote-ally Chill; understands the competitive nature of the business world and the difficulty for start-ups to become established; recognises the achievements of the pupils by winning the People’s Choice Award for their customised tote bags; and further commends the pupils for establishing themselves in the business world and applauds the pupils for putting mental health and self-care at the heart of their ideas through their #WellbeingWednesday campaign on social media.


140Midlothian Volunteer Awards 2022

Tabled: 7/06/22 Signatories: 8

Owen Thompson

Allan Dorans

Jim Shannon

Patrick Grady

Chris Stephens

Douglas Chapman

Chris Law

That this House congratulates the nominees and winners of the Midlothian Volunteer Awards 2022; thanks the organisers at Volunteer Midlothian for the annual opportunity, held during Volunteers Week, to celebrate the amazing efforts of local volunteers who dedicate their time and skills to bring about positive change in Midlothian's communities across a wide range of inspirational projects; commends the people of Midlothian for their incredible efforts and strong sense of community spirit; and sends its individual congratulations to award winners Karyn McGrath of Anam Cara, Volunteer of the Year; Ageing Well, Volunteering Team of the Year; Margaret McMeekin of Transform, Outstanding New Volunteer; Alan Paterson of Thornton Rose Riding for the Disabled, Befriender/Mentor of the Year and Digital Volunteering; the Amazing Brains Committee at Art Club, winner of the Active Volunteering and Climate Change award; Juliette Paris, nominated by Rosewell and District Community Council, Service to the Community award; Margaret Canning of Hearing Link Scotland, Health and Wellbeing Award; John McVeigh of Health-in-Mind, Dedicated Service to Volunteering Award; Joanna Habba of Home Link Family Support, Equality and Diversity Award; Sam Ewens, Lucy White, Andrew Hogg, Caitlin Chambers, Kari Calder and Jaylynn King, Saltire Summit Award winners.


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

Tabled: 8/06/22 Signatories: 6

Brendan O'Hara

Jim Shannon

Patrick Grady

Chris Stephens

Allan Dorans

Chris Law

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: 12

Douglas Chapman

Marion Fellows

Anne McLaughlin

John McNally

Peter Grant

Dr Philippa Whitford

Chris Law

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: 13

Carol Monaghan

Patrick Grady

Alison Thewliss

David Linden

Anne McLaughlin

Stewart Malcolm McDonald

Chris Law

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: 6

Patricia Gibson

Chris Stephens

Jim Shannon

Allan Dorans

Ms Anum Qaisar

Chris Law

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: 15

Tommy Sheppard

Chris Stephens

Anne McLaughlin

Ms Anum Qaisar

Allan Dorans

Martin Docherty-Hughes

Chris LawYasmin Qureshi

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: 7

Patricia Gibson

Chris Stephens

Jim Shannon

Alison Thewliss

Allan Dorans

Ms Anum Qaisar

Chris Law

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: 26

Kirsten Oswald

Jeremy Corbyn

Bell Ribeiro-Addy

Hywel Williams

Caroline Lucas

Chris Stephens

Chris Law

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: 8

Martyn Day

Douglas Chapman

Chris Stephens

Jim Shannon

Allan Dorans

Ms Anum Qaisar

Chris Law

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: 26

Chris Stephens [R]

John McDonnell

Grahame Morris

Caroline Lucas

David Linden

Kim Johnson

Chris Law

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.


163Compulsory redundancies and privatisation at the British Council

Tabled: 13/06/22 Signatories: 28

Chris Stephens [R]

John McDonnell

Zarah Sultana

Liz Saville Roberts

Wendy Chamberlain

Patrick Grady

Chris LawMary Kelly Foy

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: 17

Martyn Day

Douglas Chapman

Jim Shannon

Allan Dorans

Chris Stephens

Anne McLaughlin

Chris LawJohn Nicolson

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: 8

Kirsten Oswald

Jim Shannon

Allan Dorans

Chris Stephens

Anne McLaughlin

Amy Callaghan

Chris Law

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.


170Clean Air Day 2022

Tabled: 14/06/22 Signatories: 24

Mr Barry Sheerman

Kenny MacAskill

Kim Johnson

Tony Lloyd

Douglas Chapman

Mr Virendra Sharma

Mary Kelly Foy

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.


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

Tabled: 16/06/22 Signatories: 6

Martin Docherty-Hughes

Allan Dorans

Anne McLaughlin

Chris Law

Chris Stephens

Jim Shannon

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: 9

Mr Clive Betts

Hywel Williams

Jonathan Edwards

Liz Saville Roberts

Ben Lake

Jim Shannon

Chris StephensMark Tami

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: 11

Sir Mike Penning

Hywel Williams

Anne McLaughlin

Jonathan Edwards

Ben Lake

Liz Saville Roberts

Sir Peter BottomleyChris Stephens

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.


177Heating Oil

Tabled: 16/06/22 Signatories: 7

Tim Farron

Jonathan Edwards

Helen Morgan

Hywel Williams

Ben Lake

Liz Saville Roberts

Layla Moran

That this House is concerned about the spiralling cost of heating oil; shocked that the cost of heating oil has more than doubled in the last year from 42p per litre in June 2021 to 105p per litre now; notes that 5 per cent of homes in England use heating oil as their primary heating method and that most of those homes are in rural areas; notes that those households do not benefit from the price cap, as homes with mains gas heating do; calls on the government to introduce a cap on the price households pay per litre of heating oil to bring down bills; and further calls for the Government to absorb the cost of the cap to protect heating oil suppliers and protect competition in the market.


178Durham Pride 2022

Tabled: 16/06/22 Signatories: 9

Mary Kelly Foy

Anne McLaughlin

Kate Osborne

Jonathan Edwards

Mick Whitley

Kim Johnson

Chris Stephens

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.


179Glasgow as the potential host city for Eurovision 2023

Tabled: 20/06/22 Signatories: 4

Stewart Malcolm McDonald

Chris Stephens

Carol Monaghan

Jim Shannon

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: 34

Bell Ribeiro-Addy

Ms Diane Abbott

Martyn Day

Caroline Lucas

Daisy Cooper

Anne McLaughlin

John CryerChris StephensJon TrickettJim ShannonHelen HayesMrs Emma Lewell-BuckMary Kelly Foy

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: 3

Jim Shannon

Gavin Robinson

Sir Mike Penning

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: 3

Jim Shannon

Gavin Robinson

Sir Mike Penning

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: 5

Bell Ribeiro-Addy

Valerie Vaz

Chris Stephens

Jon Trickett

Jim Shannon

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: 3

Sir Mike Penning

Jim Shannon

Sir Greg Knight

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: 7

Munira Wilson

Grahame Morris

Tim Farron

Layla Moran

Jim Shannon

Liz Saville Roberts

Ian Mearns

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: 4

Kirsten Oswald

Chris Law

Chris Stephens

Jim Shannon

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: 4

Kirsten Oswald

Chris Law

Chris Stephens

Jim Shannon

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: 5

Nadia Whittome

Sir Mike Penning

Chris Stephens

Jonathan Edwards

Jim Shannon

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: 4

Steven Bonnar

Chris Law

Chris Stephens

Jim Shannon

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: 3

Mr Barry Sheerman

Jonathan Edwards

Jim Shannon

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: 2

Sir Peter Bottomley

Jim Shannon

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.