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Early Day Motions

Published: Thursday 30 June 2022

Early Day Motions tabled on Wednesday 29 June 2022

Early Day Motions (EDMs) are motions for which no days have been fixed.

The number of signatories includes all members who have added their names in support of the Early Day Motion (EDM), including the Member in charge of the Motion.

EDMs and added names are also published on the EDM database at www.parliament.uk/edm

[R] Indicates that a relevant interest has been declared.

New EDMs

221Community defibrillators

Tabled: 29/06/22 Signatories: 1

Liz Saville Roberts

That this House celebrates the Welsh Ambulance Service for their fast and efficient work responding to a recent serious heart attack in the village of Blaenau Ffestiniog; congratulates the local community for their support of the individual, particularly local resident Erica Davies for providing CPR while waiting for the Ambulance Service; commends the local community for their fundraising work, raising money for defibrillators in the local school and café; recognises the importance of these lifesaving devices in rural areas; and supports calls for greater availability of defibrillators in our communities.


222Ambulance waiting times

Tabled: 29/06/22 Signatories: 1

Helen Morgan

That this House recognises the crisis in our ambulance services, particularly in rural and coastal communities; welcomes the Government’s commitment to fund specialised mental health ambulances across the country; urges the Government to improve the contributing factors to ambulance delays, including staff shortages, throughout the health and care service; calls on the Government to require ambulance service providers to report response times by postcode in order to target resource where it is most urgently needed; and repeats its call for the Government to commission the Care Quality Commission to review the ongoing ambulance crisis.


223Animal-free science and animal tests

Tabled: 29/06/22 Signatories: 1

Grahame Morris

That this House is concerned that the UK remains one of the countries in Europe consistently with one of the highest numbers of animal experiments, with over 2.88 million animals tests taking place in 2020 alone; is disappointed that UK legislation no longer contains a commitment to the final goal of full replacement of procedures on live animals found in recital 10 of Directive 2010/63/EU; acknowledges the ever-increasing capacity of animal-free, human relevant science to deliver economic and public health benefits as well as prevent animal suffering; notes that a recent YouGov survey found that 65 per cent of people want to see a Government-led, cross-departmental plan to incentivise an end to animal tests; further notes the Cruelty Free International campaign to Target Zero animal tests; and calls for a Minister with specific responsibility for providing strategic leadership to put in place a UK strategy to accelerate a transition to animal-free science.


224OECD recommendations for SME and entrepreneurship policy

Tabled: 29/06/22 Signatories: 1

Douglas Chapman

That this House welcomes the Organisation for Economic Co-Operation and Development’s (OECD’s) recently published recommendations for small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and entrepreneurship policies; notes these include co-ordinating and aligning policies across Government to support SMEs and entrepreneurs, encouraging the adoption of digital technologies to improve business’ resilience, and improving access to financial support; further notes the publication of these recommendations coincided with Micro, Small- and Medium-sized Enterprises (MSMEs) Day on June 27; and calls on the Government to adopt the OECD’s recommendations to provide meaningful support to SMEs and entrepreneurs.


225NICE guidelines on a digital therapeutic for insomnia

Tabled: 29/06/22 Signatories: 1

Dr Lisa Cameron

That this House welcomes new guidance MTG70 from the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) on Sleepio, a digital therapeutic to treat insomnia and insomnia symptoms; understands that digital therapeutics are fully automated evidence-based treatments delivered in a digital format, designed to treat, manage, or prevent a medical condition; recognises this as a landmark moment for UK healthcare and innovation, with Sleepio the first-ever digital therapeutic to be evaluated by NICE; welcomes the rigour with which Sleepio was evaluated by NICE, with experts analysing Sleepio’s 12 Randomised Controlled Trials and its independent health economics evaluation to ensure it is safe, effective and cost-effective before recommending its use; celebrates Sleepio as an example of UK innovation, with Sleepio’s parent company Big Health founded by a Professor Colin Espie, a UK clinical psychologist and Professor of Sleep Medicine at University of Oxford, and Peter Hames, a former patient who experienced insomnia; recognises the role that innovation funding and support has played in generating evidence of Sleepio’s impact, with NICE evaluating data from a large-scale project funded by Innovate UK and rolled out with the Oxford Academic Health and Science Network and NHS practitioners in the Thames Valley; recognises the patient impact Sleepio could have for the nearly one in three adults who experience insomnia symptoms each week, if made available via the NHS; and the importance of good sleep for mental health and wellbeing; and recognises the resource and cost savings Sleepio could deliver for the health and care system.


226Prahna Indian Grill and the Scottish Curry Awards

Tabled: 29/06/22 Signatories: 1

Christine Jardine

That this House congratulates Corstorphine based Prahna Indian Grill for winning the best restaurant in Edinburgh at the Scottish Curry Awards; applauds their three-smiles three-miles' initiative, raising money for community projects within three miles of the restaurant; and wishes them continued success.

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.

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

Tabled: 15/06/22 Signatories: 8

Colum Eastwood

Claire Hanna

Jonathan Edwards

Stephen Farry

Chris Stephens

Rachael Maskell

John McDonnell

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.


175Myeloma Awareness Week 2022

Tabled: 16/06/22 Signatories: 14

Mr Clive Betts

Hywel Williams

Jonathan Edwards

Liz Saville Roberts

Ben Lake

Jim Shannon

John McDonnell

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: 24

Sir Mike Penning

Hywel Williams

Anne McLaughlin

Jonathan Edwards

Ben Lake

Liz Saville Roberts

John McDonnellJeremy Corbyn

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: 12

Tim Farron

Jonathan Edwards

Helen Morgan

Hywel Williams

Ben Lake

Liz Saville Roberts

John McDonnell

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: 13

Mary Kelly Foy

Anne McLaughlin

Kate Osborne

Jonathan Edwards

Mick Whitley

Kim Johnson

John McDonnell

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.


180Windrush Day 2022

Tabled: 20/06/22 Signatories: 41

Bell Ribeiro-Addy

Ms Diane Abbott

Martyn Day

Caroline Lucas

Daisy Cooper

Anne McLaughlin

John McDonnell

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: 8

Jim Shannon

Gavin Robinson

Sir Mike Penning

Sir Jeffrey M Donaldson

Rachael Maskell

Carla Lockhart

John McDonnell

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: 18

Bell Ribeiro-Addy

Valerie Vaz

Chris Stephens

Jon Trickett

Jim Shannon

Claudia Webbe

John McDonnellJeremy Corbyn

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: 7

Sir Mike Penning

Jim Shannon

Sir Greg Knight

Wera Hobhouse

Richard Burgon

John McDonnell

Jeremy Corbyn

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: 16

Munira Wilson

Grahame Morris

Tim Farron

Layla Moran

Jim Shannon

Liz Saville Roberts

John McDonnell

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: 10

Kirsten Oswald

Chris Law

Chris Stephens

Jim Shannon

Alison Thewliss

Rachael Maskell

John McDonnell

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: 20

Nadia Whittome

Sir Mike Penning

Chris Stephens

Jonathan Edwards

Jim Shannon

Claudia Webbe

John McDonnellJon Trickett

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.


190Funding for child and adolescent mental health services

Tabled: 20/06/22 Signatories: 13

Mr Barry Sheerman

Jonathan Edwards

Jim Shannon

Claudia Webbe

Rachael Maskell

Caroline Lucas

John McDonnell

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: 4

Sir Peter Bottomley

Jim Shannon

Wera Hobhouse

John McDonnell

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.


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

Tabled: 21/06/22 Signatories: 3

Bob Blackman

Mr Virendra Sharma

John McDonnell

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.


194Brake's Kids Walk

Tabled: 21/06/22 Signatories: 7

Mr Barry Sheerman

Chris Stephens

Jim Shannon

Rachael Maskell

Wera Hobhouse

Christine Jardine

John McDonnell

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.


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

Tabled: 22/06/22 Signatories: 8

Christine Jardine

Layla Moran

Mr Alistair Carmichael

Wera Hobhouse

Wendy Chamberlain

Tim Farron

Helen Morgan

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: 39

Tony Lloyd

Sir Stephen Timms

Jon Trickett

Daisy Cooper

Caroline Lucas

Rachael Maskell

Sir Jeffrey M DonaldsonRebecca Long BaileyGraham StringerJohn McDonnellJon CruddasSir George HowarthEmma HardyJeremy Corbyn

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: 13

Liz Saville Roberts

Caroline Lucas

Claire Hanna

Martyn Day

Wera Hobhouse

Dan Carden

John McDonnell

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: 3

Mr Gregory Campbell

Jonathan Edwards

John McDonnell

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.


203Defence of automatism for death by driving offences

Tabled: 22/06/22 Signatories: 6

Mr Barry Sheerman

Rachael Maskell

Wera Hobhouse

Tony Lloyd

Claudia Webbe

John McDonnell

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: 7

Liz Saville Roberts

Hywel Williams

Ben Lake

Jonathan Edwards

Richard Burgon

Chris Stephens

John McDonnell

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.


205BBC Digital First proposals and effect on journalists

Tabled: 27/06/22 Signatories: 16

Grahame Morris

John McDonnell

Daisy Cooper

Liz Saville Roberts

Chris Stephens

Layla Moran [R]

Ian ByrneKim JohnsonMary Kelly FoyMick WhitleyJohn NicolsonJon TrickettRebecca Long Bailey

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: 5

Carol Monaghan

Allan Dorans

Jamie Stone

Jim Shannon

John McDonnell

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.


212Fuel Duty

Tabled: 27/06/22 Signatories: 18

Richard Foord

Ed Davey

Daisy Cooper

Mr Alistair Carmichael

Wendy Chamberlain

Tim Farron

John McDonnell

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.


216Abortion rights

Tabled: 28/06/22 Signatories: 15

Charlotte Nichols

Bell Ribeiro-Addy

Nadia Whittome

Ian Byrne

Kate Osborne

Mick Whitley

Jonathan EdwardsJohn McDonnellJon TrickettStephen FarryMr Clive BettsKim JohnsonJeremy Corbyn

That this House is deeply concerned at the decision of the Supreme Court of the United States to overturn the longstanding Roe v Wade decision that provided federal protection for the right for women to choose an abortion and maintain the safety and autonomy of their bodies; fears that consequent restrictions across swathes of the US will harm millions of women and that the loss of safe services will lead to many unnecessary deaths; sends solidarity and support to the majority of the US population who oppose this appalling decision; and reaffirms the right for women in the UK to access safe, legal abortion procedures.


217Injury Prevention Week 2022

Tabled: 28/06/22 Signatories: 4

Jim Shannon

Sir Jeffrey M Donaldson

Sir Mike Penning

Gavin Robinson

That this House notes and celebrates Injury Prevention Week 2022, that is celebrated from June 27th to July 1st; further notes the dedicated work by Charities and Organisations such as The Carpenters Group and Major Trauma Group that aim to highlight the ways to consider the safety of others in their day to day lives; highlights the campaign by the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers that outlines the topic of e-scooters and the fact that there were nearly 900 casualties from collisions, some causing major injuries and furthermore, some causing death; further highlights the responsibility on elected members to formulate appropriate legislation and measures to improve safety and help to protect road and pavement users with the result of reducing the number of accidents by road users; and congratulates the mentioned organisation servicing the UK as a whole for their commitment to raising awareness and ensuring that change is brought about.


21840th Anniversary of Northern Irish qualifying to 1982 World Cup Final

Tabled: 28/06/22 Signatories: 3

Jim Shannon

Gavin Robinson

Sir Jeffrey M Donaldson

That this House notes the 40th anniversary of the qualification for the World Cup Finals by the Northern Ireland Football Quad in 1982; further notes Northern Irelands performance in Group 5 by winning the group outright and performing excellently in all of their matches; highlights their valiant attempts as Northern Ireland players eliminated Yugoslavia and beat hosts Spain 1-0 and continued to carry on with only ten players; further highlights the excellent work of Northern Ireland player Norman Whiteside who was the youngest player to partake in a World Cup match; remembers the fantastic efforts by football manager Billy Bingham who took Northern Ireland into this World Cup; and encourages young footballers throughout every region of this United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland to pursue their dream and strive to represent their country at this world class top level in the years to come.


219Bwyd Bendigedig Porthmaog Incredible Edible scheme

Tabled: 28/06/22 Signatories: 2

Liz Saville Roberts

Jonathan Edwards

That this House recognises the inspiring work of Bwyd Bendigedig Port/ Incredible Edible Porthmadog (aka Edible Madog) in working to better connect local communities through the power of food by transforming underused public spaces into community vegetable gardens; welcomes Bwyd Bendigedig Port’s core aims of mitigating and adapting to climate change, educating in sustainable food growing methods, increasing biodiversity, and using low carbon methods to protect the environment; is pleased that Bwyd Bendigedig Port is working closely with local schools and partner organisations to inspire future generations to get involved with community gardening; welcomes the growth of Incredible Edible groups across the UK which has soared from 25 to over 100 since 2012; and wishes Bwyd Bendigedig Port the very best with its future activities.


220Freedom of the Ards and North Down Borough for the Irish Guards

Tabled: 28/06/22 Signatories: 4

Jim Shannon

Gavin Robinson

Sir Jeffrey M Donaldson

Sir Mike Penning

That this House notes the decision made by Ards and North Down Borough Council to confer its highest honour - the Freedom of the Borough - to the Irish Guards; highlights that this is only the second time the Freedom of the Borough has been awarded by this Council since 2015; further notes the exceptional contribution of the Irish Guards having proven their intense loyalty on numerous operations, including World War One and the Battle of the Somme as well as Iraq and Afghanistan; celebrates the close ties between the Irish Guards and Ards and North Down Borough Council shown in the fact that they are affectionately known as the Guards from the Ards; thanks the thousands of spectators that came out to celebrate this special day in the town of Newtownards and congratulates each and every Guard who has risked their safety to secure other people's safety; and encourages all to remember and salute the devotion, commitment and faithfulness to Her Majesties Crown epitomised by the bearskin and Scarlett uniform of the Irish Guards.