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Early Day Motions

Published: Friday 24 June 2022

Early Day Motions tabled on Thursday 23 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

204Job losses at Reach plc

Tabled: 23/06/22 Signatories: 4

Liz Saville Roberts

Hywel Williams

Ben Lake

Jonathan Edwards

That this House is concerned that cuts at Reach plc newspaper titles are undermining journalism in Wales; notes that Reach titles in Wales have cut a large amount of their locally produced content; observes that an increasing amount of content in Reach’s local titles is coming from centrally written generic material which is often written with an English audience in mind; is further concerned that this approach ignores devolution and can lead to Welsh readers being given inaccurate or irrelevant information on important topics like health and education; regrets that this deprives readers of important information about what is happening in their communities and undermines the key role local press has in scrutinising and holding public servants to account; and believes that Wales needs a strong local and national press that will produce relevant and high quality content for its readers.

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.

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

Tabled: 16/06/22 Signatories: 8

Martin Docherty-Hughes

Allan Dorans

Anne McLaughlin

Chris Law

Chris Stephens

Jim Shannon

Brendan O'Hara

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.


176Ban on the Import of Foie Gras

Tabled: 16/06/22 Signatories: 13

Sir Mike Penning

Hywel Williams

Anne McLaughlin

Jonathan Edwards

Ben Lake

Liz Saville Roberts

Caroline Lucas

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: 9

Tim Farron

Jonathan Edwards

Helen Morgan

Hywel Williams

Ben Lake

Liz Saville Roberts

Sarah Olney

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.


179Glasgow as the potential host city for Eurovision 2023

Tabled: 20/06/22 Signatories: 7

Stewart Malcolm McDonald

Chris Stephens

Carol Monaghan

Jim Shannon

Alison Thewliss

Anne McLaughlin

Allan Dorans

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.


181Blood donation

Tabled: 20/06/22 Signatories: 5

Jim Shannon

Gavin Robinson

Sir Mike Penning

Sir Jeffrey M Donaldson

Rachael Maskell

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.


183Covid-19 Inquiry engagement with ethnic minorities

Tabled: 20/06/22 Signatories: 9

Bell Ribeiro-Addy

Valerie Vaz

Chris Stephens

Jon Trickett

Jim Shannon

Claudia Webbe

Rachael MaskellAnne McLaughlinCaroline Lucas

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.


185National Parent Teacher Association Week 2022

Tabled: 20/06/22 Signatories: 10

Munira Wilson

Grahame Morris

Tim Farron

Layla Moran

Jim Shannon

Liz Saville Roberts

Rachael MaskellSarah Olney

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: 6

Kirsten Oswald

Chris Law

Chris Stephens

Jim Shannon

Anne McLaughlin

Allan Dorans

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: 8

Kirsten Oswald

Chris Law

Chris Stephens

Jim Shannon

Alison Thewliss

Rachael Maskell

Anne McLaughlinAllan Dorans

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: 10

Nadia Whittome

Sir Mike Penning

Chris Stephens

Jonathan Edwards

Jim Shannon

Claudia Webbe

Rachael MaskellAnne McLaughlinCaroline Lucas

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: 7

Steven Bonnar

Chris Law

Chris Stephens

Jim Shannon

Amy Callaghan

Anne McLaughlin

Allan Dorans

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: 6

Mr Barry Sheerman

Jonathan Edwards

Jim Shannon

Claudia Webbe

Rachael Maskell

Caroline Lucas

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.


193Success at the The Scottish Hospitality Awards 2022

Tabled: 21/06/22 Signatories: 5

Martin Docherty-Hughes

Chris Stephens

Jim Shannon

Anne McLaughlin

Allan Dorans

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: 4

Mr Barry Sheerman

Chris Stephens

Jim Shannon

Rachael Maskell

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: 5

Helen Morgan

Layla Moran

Wendy Chamberlain

Jim Shannon

Sarah Olney

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.


197Reverend Moira McDonald appointed as a Chaplain-in-Ordinary

Tabled: 22/06/22 Signatories: 2

Christine Jardine

Layla Moran

That this House congratulates Reverend Moira McDonald from Old Corstorphine Parish Church on having been officially appointed as a Chaplain-in-Ordinary to Her Majesty the Queen’s household; understands that she will be one of 10 chaplains to the Queen in Scotland; recognises that she has been directly appointed by the Queen; and wishes her well in her new role.


198Time Deli Hamilton

Tabled: 22/06/22 Signatories: 3

Angela Crawley

Anne McLaughlin

Allan Dorans

That this House congratulates Time Deli in Hamilton on their success in the 2022 Lanarkshire Retail Business Awards; recognises the hard work of mother and daughter team Lisa and Linda, as well as their excellent team of staff, in developing a successful business since starting the venture in 2017; celebrates Time's offering of artisan delicacies in the heart of Hamilton as well as the unique artistic atmosphere of the deli; understands the challenges faced by the hospitality industry as a result of the covid-19 pandemic; further congratulates Time Deli for overcoming these challenges to be named as the best coffee shop in Lanarkshire; and commends Linda on her famous minestrone soup.


199Recruiting and retaining NHS staff

Tabled: 22/06/22 Signatories: 18

Tony Lloyd

Sir Stephen Timms

Jon Trickett

Daisy Cooper

Caroline Lucas

Rachael Maskell

Tim FarronWendy ChamberlainSarah OlneyEd DaveyWera HobhouseLayla MoranHelen MorganBen LakeClaire HannaGrahame MorrisMr Barry SheermanJonathan Edwards

That this House acknowledges there is a staffing crisis in the National Health Service, exacerbated by the coronavirus pandemic but predating it; recognises the intense pressure on healthcare staff, who having worked incredibly hard during the pandemic now face the vast challenge of clearing the backlog of care caused by it; regrets that many are now leaving NHS employment or actively considering it; notes the years of pay freezes and below-inflation pay rises and the spread of in-work poverty in the NHS; therefore calls for a decent pay rise for NHS staff aimed at boosting recruitment and retention, particularly during the cost of living crisis; urges the Government to act sooner rather than later; and further calls for embedding the real living wage as a benchmark and a dedicated retention package focused on encouraging existing, experienced NHS staff at all levels to stay in post.


200Proposal for an Elected Representatives (Prohibition of Deception) Bill

Tabled: 22/06/22 Signatories: 5

Liz Saville Roberts

Ben Lake

Hywel Williams

Caroline Lucas

Claire Hanna

That this House is concerned that a culture of disregard for the rules has been allowed to develop within the Government; believes that when Members and Ministers do not acknowledge or apologise for making statements that are not accurate and refuse to correct the record, they endanger public confidence in the political system; calls for action to restore faith in our democracy and to strengthen the values of compassion, respect, and integrity in politics; notes that an Elected Representatives (Prohibition of Deception) Bill would make it an offence for politicians to deliberately lie; notes that polling by Compassion in Politics shows that 73 per cent of people support such a law; and encourages the Government to support a Bill so that the public can be confident that there are consequences for politicians who intentionally lie.


201Rates for savers

Tabled: 22/06/22 Signatories: 2

Mr Gregory Campbell

Jonathan Edwards

That this House notes one financial institution, a mutual, has announced a savings rate of 5 per cent, marking a departure from most banks and building societies that in the current economic climate where inflation is approaching 10 per cent, are still offering most savers derisory rates of 1 per cent - 2 per cent, calls upon other financial institutions to review their rates for savers especially when many older people rely on interest from savings to supplement their income at a time when energy and other costs are escalating at an unprecedented rate.


202Palé Hall Llandderfel

Tabled: 22/06/22 Signatories: 2

Liz Saville Roberts

Jonathan Edwards

That this House congratulates Palé Hall in Llandderfel, Bala on being the only venue to score ten out of ten in the new Telegraph guide to the top 50 best UK hotels at which to stay for a break this summer; further congratulates Palé Hall for claiming the title of Wales’ Leading Hotel at the 2021 World Travel Awards in addition to being the first venue in Wales to receive a prestigious Green Michelin Star; notes that the 50-acre Palé Hall estate is ideally located on the fringes of the Berwyn mountains and Snowdonia National Park making it a great base to explore the surrounding countryside; and wishes Palé Hall, all its staff and customers the very best for the summer season.


203Defence of automatism for death by driving offences

Tabled: 22/06/22 Signatories: 2

Mr Barry Sheerman

Rachael Maskell

That this House recognises the immense suffering caused to families of fatal road crash victims and the trauma that often accompanies the death of a loved one; regrets that many people feel let down by the justice system, especially in the way that the general defence of automatism is used for death by driving offences; observes that the use of automatism has been subject to much criticism and reiterates the findings of the Law Commission’s discussion paper published in July 2013 which recommended reform of the doctrine; calls on the Government to launch a full review of the use of automatism as a legal defence for death by driving offences and to ensure the entire justice system has the resources required to investigate and prosecute in cases of fatal road crashes.