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Early Day Motions

Published: Tuesday 28 June 2022

Early Day Motions tabled on Monday 27 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.

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New EDMs

205BBC Digital First proposals and effect on journalists

Tabled: 27/06/22 Signatories: 5

Grahame Morris

John McDonnell

Daisy Cooper

Liz Saville Roberts

Chris Stephens

That this House recognises the financial pressures faced by the BBC as a result of the freeze in the level of the Licence Fee but shares the concern of the National Union of Journalists regarding the likely impact of the BBC's digital first proposals on the breadth and quality of the Corporation’s journalistic content and programming; welcomes the stated commitment to enhance investigative journalism across England, but regrets that the plans involve scrapping We are England, the successor to the award-winning Inside Out programme which was only launched last year once again putting staff at the risk of redundancy; is further concerned by the proposals to replace the BBC News Channel and BBC World News with a single service, threatening its present comprehensive sources of unfolding news and diminishing the overall breath and diversity of UK news and sport broadcasted; opposes the decision to scrap the local news and politics bulletins based in Oxford and Cambridge respectively, depriving people of relevant coverage to their own local communities; fears that the proposals will result in an overall reduction in the headcount of journalists employed, and compromise the role of the BBC in informing and educating as well as entertaining British public; and calls on BBC management to respond constructively to concerns expressed during the consultation period and think again where clear opposition is expressed.


206Armed Forces Day 2022

Tabled: 27/06/22 Signatories: 1

Carol Monaghan

That this House notes that Armed Forces Day took place on Saturday 25 June; celebrates the outstanding commitment of service personnel, reservists, service families, veterans and cadets to our peace and security; recognises the unique skills and expertise that the entire Armed Forces community contribute to the UK and beyond; highlights the work of the Armed Forces in supporting the Covid-19 pandemic response, from facilitating community testing to delivering vaccines; recognises the need for greater diversity within the Armed Forces; is disappointed that female personnel are still experiencing greater discrimination at work; calls on the UK Government to step up its commitment to all serving personnel by improving pay, terms and conditions; and urges the UK Government to address longstanding issues for veterans, such as barriers to accessing fair pensions and compensation for injury during service.


207Northern Ireland Kidney Research Fund's 50th anniversary year

Tabled: 27/06/22 Signatories: 1

Carla Lockhart

That this House congratulates Northern Ireland Kidney Research Fund on reaching its 50th anniversary year; recognises the very positive work the organisation performs in supporting a wide variety of research projects that explore why persons develop kidney failure and assess the best forms of treatment for these kidney conditions; pays tribute to the vision of the founder Mrs Josie Kerr MBE of Waringstown, Co. Armagh; and wishes the Fund every success in its anniversary year and in the future.


208Barrhead and District Pipe Band's success at the Highland Games

Tabled: 27/06/22 Signatories: 1

Kirsten Oswald

That this House congratulates Barrhead and District Pipe Band on its victory in the Grade 4 competition at the Ardrossan Highland Games; notes that the band, which was formed in 2013, only started competing in 2018 and has taken part in just six events; further notes the band has members as young as nine, with the oldest aged 67, and this victory was a particular reward for those who helped keep the band going during the Covid pandemic when many other musicians put their instruments away due to lockdown restrictions making face-to-face rehearsals impossible; and recognises that this victory was an emotional achievement for pipe major Iain Grant, who won the same competition with Neilston and District Pipe Band 27 years ago, and endorses his view of this as a great achievement given the challenges the band and its members have faced due to the pandemic.


209Hillview Primary Silver Reading school accreditation

Tabled: 27/06/22 Signatories: 1

Kirsten Oswald

That this House congratulates the pupils and staff of Hillview Primary School in Barrhead, East Renfrewshire, on the award of the prestigious Silver Reading School accreditation by the Scottish Book Trust; notes the accreditation was made in recognition of the hard work and dedication of pupils and staff towards promoting and participating in reading during the early years of education, further notes that, having received the accreditation, the school held a picnic with books showing that the commitment to reading will continue in the future; recognises that reading in the early years of education has been shown to improve literacy and wellbeing outcomes for pupils; and wishes all the staff and pupils of Hillview Primary School continued success in promoting reading in the early years.


210The Royal Society of Biology's Parliamentary Links Day

Tabled: 27/06/22 Signatories: 1

Stephen Metcalfe

That this House congratulates the Royal Society of Biology on organising this year’s Parliamentary Links Day on Tuesday 28 June 2022 on behalf of the science and engineering community; applauds the theme of Science and International Collaboration; welcomes the Society’s continuing commitment to serve the public interest by improving the access of all hon. Members to scientific information and a better understanding of science; notes the involvement of the Institute of Physics, the Royal Society of Edinburgh, the Council for the Mathematical Sciences, the British Pharmacological Society, the Biochemical Society, the Physiological Society, the Geological Society, the British Ecological Society, the Nutrition Society, the Royal Society of Chemistry, the Society for Applied Microbiology, the Society for Experimental Biology and many others; notes that the event will be launched by the Deputy Speaker and will include keynote contributions from the hon. Member for Mid Norfolk, the hon. Member for Newcastle Upon Tyne Central and the Right hon. Member for Tunbridge Wells; notes further the contributions from eminent scientists including the Government Chief Scientific Adviser, Sir Patrick Vallance; notes that Parliamentary Links Day is an established and respected event on the annual Parliamentary calendar; notes that the Royal Society of Biology and the scientific community remain committed to assisting Right hon. and hon. Members on all sides of the House with access to scientific advice; and welcomes the continuing contribution that Parliamentary Links Day makes to strengthening the dialogue between Parliament and the science and engineering community.


211Rick Clement and the Fleetwood Community Trust

Tabled: 27/06/22 Signatories: 1

Cat Smith

That this House thanks Rick Clement for his inspiring work as the Armed Forces Welfare Officer for Fleetwood Community Trust; notes for two years Rick has worked with colleagues across the Fylde Coast to put together an all-year-round programme of events, activities and support; further thanks Rick for his service in the HM Armed Forces and notes his life-changing injuries from that time; shares in the commonly held views in Fleetwood that Rick's attitude and actions are inspirational; and wishes him all the best for the future as he takes on new challenges.


212Fuel Duty

Tabled: 27/06/22 Signatories: 13

Richard Foord

Ed Davey

Daisy Cooper

Mr Alistair Carmichael

Wendy Chamberlain

Tim Farron

Christine JardineLayla MoranSarah OlneyJamie StoneMunira WilsonSarah GreenHelen Morgan

That this House is concerned about the significant increase in petrol and diesel prices since the start of the year; notes that rural areas often pay significantly more than urban areas for fuel; notes that people in rural areas often have no choice but to drive due to poor public transport provision; welcomes the introduction of Rural Fuel Duty Rate Relief introduced by the Liberal Democrats in government in some remote rural areas of the UK; and calls on the Government to double the Rural Duty Rate Relief to 10p and to be expanded to cover more rural areas during the current spike in fuel prices.


213Eurovision Song Contest winner and 2023 host country

Tabled: 27/06/22 Signatories: 1

Christine Jardine

That this House recognises the winner of the 2022 Eurovision was Ukraine; deplores the Russian aggression that has led to a situation where Ukraine’s capacity to hold the contest has been put into question; notes that as runners up, the United Kingdom are possible hosts should Ukraine be unable to host the contest; further notes that Edinburgh is one of Kyiv’s twin cities; and calls on the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport to work with the BBC to explore the potential for Edinburgh to host the 2023 contest in solidarity with the Ukrainian people.


214Joan Guénault's 50 years service to Samaritans

Tabled: 27/06/22 Signatories: 1

Cat Smith

That this House celebrates 50 years of Lancaster Samaritans and particularly commends Joan Guénault, a founder member of the branch, for her five decades of commitment to this charity; notes that in her 50 years’ service, Joan has not only taken between 8,000 and 10,000 calls but has also contributed to the smooth running and good reputation of the Lancaster branch, the north west region, and Samaritans as a whole; further congratulates Joan on receiving the Platinum Champion Award and welcomes her continued commitment to supporting others and in particular distressed callers; and commends the work of the Samaritans who are trained to actively listen to callers and support them as they themselves find a glimmer of a way forward.

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.

153Israeli Flag Day in Occupied East Jerusalem

Tabled: 13/06/22 Signatories: 17

Tommy Sheppard

Chris Stephens

Anne McLaughlin

Ms Anum Qaisar

Allan Dorans

Martin Docherty-Hughes

Gavin Newlands

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: 27

Kirsten Oswald

Jeremy Corbyn

Bell Ribeiro-Addy

Hywel Williams

Caroline Lucas

Chris Stephens

Richard Burgon

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: 28

Chris Stephens [R]

John McDonnell

Grahame Morris

Caroline Lucas

David Linden

Kim Johnson

Richard Burgon

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.


169Osteogenesis Imperfecta National Awareness Month

Tabled: 14/06/22 Signatories: 14

Chris Law

Jim Shannon

Allan Dorans

Jonathan Edwards

Sir Mike Penning

Hywel Williams

Richard Burgon

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: 26

Mr Barry Sheerman

Kenny MacAskill

Kim Johnson

Tony Lloyd

Douglas Chapman

Mr Virendra Sharma

Richard Burgon

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: 7

Colum Eastwood

Claire Hanna

Jonathan Edwards

Stephen Farry

Chris Stephens

Rachael Maskell

Richard Burgon

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: 6

Colum Eastwood

Jonathan Edwards

Martin Docherty-Hughes

Carol Monaghan

Chris Stephens

Richard Burgon

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.


173Publication of the Repertory of Welsh Manuscripts and Scribes c.800 – c.1800

Tabled: 16/06/22 Signatories: 5

Ben Lake

Liz Saville Roberts

Hywel Williams

Jonathan Edwards

Richard Burgon

That this House congratulates Dr Daniel Huws, former Keeper of Manuscripts and Records at the National Library of Wales, in the constituency of Ceredigion, on his remarkable achievement of the completion of A Repertory of Welsh Manuscripts and Scribes c.800 – c.1800, his magnum opus and the most significant study of Welsh manuscripts for over a century, co-published by the University of Wales Centre for Advanced Welsh and Celtic Studies and the National Library of Wales; acknowledges the continued academic and editorial assistance provided to Dr Huws by both institutions since the project’s inception as well as the support of the University of Wales Trinity Saint David and the Welsh Government, the Neil Ker Memorial Fund, individual donations, the subscribers to the Repertory, the Learned Society of Wales and the Association for Manuscripts and Archives in Research Collections towards the publication of the three volumes and the international conference on Welsh Manuscripts to be held in June 2022 to celebrate the Repertory; and wishes Dr Daniel Huws a very happy 90th birthday as he is awarded the Medal of the Honourable Society of Cymmrodorion for his scholarly contribution.


175Myeloma Awareness Week 2022

Tabled: 16/06/22 Signatories: 13

Mr Clive Betts

Hywel Williams

Jonathan Edwards

Liz Saville Roberts

Ben Lake

Jim Shannon

Richard Burgon

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: 19

Sir Mike Penning

Hywel Williams

Anne McLaughlin

Jonathan Edwards

Ben Lake

Liz Saville Roberts

Ronnie CowanMartin Docherty-HughesRichard BurgonChristine JardineCat Smith

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: 11

Tim Farron

Jonathan Edwards

Helen Morgan

Hywel Williams

Ben Lake

Liz Saville Roberts

Christine Jardine

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: 11

Mary Kelly Foy

Anne McLaughlin

Kate Osborne

Jonathan Edwards

Mick Whitley

Kim Johnson

Richard Burgon

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.


181Blood donation

Tabled: 20/06/22 Signatories: 7

Jim Shannon

Gavin Robinson

Sir Mike Penning

Sir Jeffrey M Donaldson

Rachael Maskell

Carla Lockhart

Richard Burgon

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: 14

Bell Ribeiro-Addy

Valerie Vaz

Chris Stephens

Jon Trickett

Jim Shannon

Claudia Webbe

Richard Burgon

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: 5

Sir Mike Penning

Jim Shannon

Sir Greg Knight

Wera Hobhouse

Richard Burgon

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: 15

Munira Wilson

Grahame Morris

Tim Farron

Layla Moran

Jim Shannon

Liz Saville Roberts

Richard BurgonChristine Jardine

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.


187Chartered Management Institute 75th Anniversary

Tabled: 20/06/22 Signatories: 9

Kirsten Oswald

Chris Law

Chris Stephens

Jim Shannon

Alison Thewliss

Rachael Maskell

Christine Jardine

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: 16

Nadia Whittome

Sir Mike Penning

Chris Stephens

Jonathan Edwards

Jim Shannon

Claudia Webbe

Richard BurgonChristine Jardine

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: 8

Steven Bonnar

Chris Law

Chris Stephens

Jim Shannon

Amy Callaghan

Anne McLaughlin

Richard Burgon

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: 12

Mr Barry Sheerman

Jonathan Edwards

Jim Shannon

Claudia Webbe

Rachael Maskell

Caroline Lucas

Richard BurgonChristine Jardine

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.


194Brake's Kids Walk

Tabled: 21/06/22 Signatories: 6

Mr Barry Sheerman

Chris Stephens

Jim Shannon

Rachael Maskell

Wera Hobhouse

Christine Jardine

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: 6

Helen Morgan

Layla Moran

Wendy Chamberlain

Jim Shannon

Sarah Olney

Christine Jardine

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: 6

Christine Jardine

Layla Moran

Mr Alistair Carmichael

Wera Hobhouse

Wendy Chamberlain

Tim Farron

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.


199Recruiting and retaining NHS staff

Tabled: 22/06/22 Signatories: 28

Tony Lloyd

Sir Stephen Timms

Jon Trickett

Daisy Cooper

Caroline Lucas

Rachael Maskell

Mick WhitleyRichard BurgonPeter DowdNeale HanveyMr Clive Betts

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: 10

Liz Saville Roberts

Caroline Lucas

Claire Hanna

Martyn Day

Wera Hobhouse

Dan Carden

Neale Hanvey

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.


203Defence of automatism for death by driving offences

Tabled: 22/06/22 Signatories: 5

Mr Barry Sheerman

Rachael Maskell

Wera Hobhouse

Tony Lloyd

Claudia Webbe

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.


204Job losses at Reach plc

Tabled: 23/06/22 Signatories: 6

Liz Saville Roberts

Hywel Williams

Ben Lake

Jonathan Edwards

Richard Burgon

Chris Stephens

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.