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Early Day Motions

Published: Friday 1 July 2022

Early Day Motions tabled on Thursday 30 June 2022

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

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New EDMs

227National PTA Awards 2022

Tabled: 30/06/22 Signatories: 1

Ian Mearns

That this House recognises the continued success of the National PTA Awards, launched by Parentkind, the network of Parent Teacher Association fundraisers; congratulates this year’s Award winners Friends of Stanton School (Primary) and Friends of Prendergast Vale (Secondary) for PTA Fundraising Achievement of the Year, Highfield CofE Primary School Friends and Family for PTA Community Initiative of the Year, Ffrindiau Ysgol Blaenau PTFA (Primary) and Friends of Wren Enfield (Secondary) as New PTA of the Year, Debs Curtis, Preston C of E Primary School as Volunteer of the Year, Ashmole Parent and Staff Association (Primary) and Maidstone Grammar School Parents Association (Secondary) as Champion PTA, Friends of Bawburgh School (Primary) and Harrogate Grammar School PTA (Secondary) for Changing the Life of the School with Bawburgh winning the accolade of overall PTA of the Year; acknowledges the invaluable role played by all of Parentkind’s 13,000 PTA members in building their school communities and raising tens of millions of pounds per year through voluntary effort; and wishes all PTAs well with their remarkable achievements in supporting schools and school communities for the benefit of every child's educational experience.


228Forced Maasai evictions in Tanzania

Tabled: 30/06/22 Signatories: 1

Bell Ribeiro-Addy

That this House stands in solidarity with the Maasai people of Tanzania who are being forcibly evicted on the false pretence that they are damaging the ecosystem through a growth in population; notes that some 150,000 Maasai people live in the Ngorongoro and Loliondo Conservation areas of Tanzania, a designated UNESCO World Heritage since 2010 on account of its cultural value; urges the UNESCO World Heritage Committee to temporarily suspend its designation of Ngorongoro as a World Heritage site as it fails to comply with UNESCO’s human rights criteria; further notes that the United Nations Special Rapporteurs have called on the Tanzanian Government to immediately halt plans for the relocation of indigenous people; is concerned that the Tanzanian Government is ignoring the views of the UN panel of experts who in July 2021 stated that such evictions jeopardize the Maasai’s physical and cultural survival in the name of nature conservation, safari tourism and trophy hunting, ignoring the relationship that the Maasai traditionally have with their lands, territories and resources and their stewardship role in protecting biodiversity; is alarmed to hear reports of the Tanzanian police and security forces using unlawful force to remove local indigenous communities; calls upon the Tanzanian Government to cease such action forthwith, repatriate those removed to date, and compensate those injured in the process; and further calls on the United Arab Emirates to refuse to participate in any such scheme to displace indigenous people and engage in trophy hunting in Tanzania.


229Retirement of Majors Denise and Colin Bradshaw from Parkhead Salvation Army

Tabled: 30/06/22 Signatories: 1

David Linden

That this House marks the retirement of Major Denise Bradshaw and Major Colin Bradshaw from their roles at Parkhead Salvation Army; praises the outstanding contribution they have both made both to the Parkhead Corps and to the wider community; acknowledges the immense difference the Majors have made to Glasgow East constituency, particularly to alleviate the effects of poverty and to help those who are in recovery; thanks them for their dedicated service which has played a huge role in making the church welcoming, friendly and open to all; and wishes them both all the best for the future.


230Sandaig Nursery defibrillator fundraising

Tabled: 30/06/22 Signatories: 1

David Linden

That this House celebrates Sandaig nursery school in Barlanark which has raised money for a defibrillator; commends the nursery for raising £2000 after being inspired by a pupil with a rare heart condition; notes that Ayla McKay, a pupil at Sandaig Nursery, has a rare heart condition called partial anomalous pulmonary venous drainage; highlights that Ayla’s parents, Donna and Peter, have contributed hugely to the fundraising efforts and also hope to install a defibrillator at Ayla’s future primary school; further notes staff members at Sandaig Nursery, alongside Ayla’s mum and her colleagues, completed a 23 mile walk to raise further funds; commends that any remaining money will be donated to Glasgow Children's Hospital's Cardiac Ward; and celebrates the fundraising efforts of the nursery and congratulates them on reaching their goal.


231Cranhill Development Trust Refugee Week

Tabled: 30/06/22 Signatories: 1

David Linden

That this House commends Cranhill Development Trust’s Refugee Festival events, including a barbeque and gardening activities; highlights the aim of the Refugee Festival, to recognise the huge contribution of refugees to life in Scotland, and to celebrate refugees in our communities; notes that this festival brings people together to meet and share their stories; further notes that this years theme for the Refugee Festival is storytelling, to reflect the varied and rich stories that refugees have to tell, including the many ways possible to share these stories, such as through music, dance, food, film, poetry, art and theatre; congratulates Cranhill Development Trust for hosting a great event for the Refugee Festival, with a huge turnout; thanks the Royal Horticultural society for hosting a planting session and Stewart Ennis for leading a film and storytelling workshop; and further thanks to all volunteers at the Cranhill Development Fund, representatives from Scottish Refugee Council, Govan Community Project, and Lifelink.


232Spoon Café Breakfast Bingo

Tabled: 30/06/22 Signatories: 1

David Linden

That this House commends Spoon Café in the East End for their weekly free breakfast bingo event; notes that the event is supported and funded by Menself, who provide a breakfast roll, hot drink and two games of bingo; highlights the important work of Menself which operates in the East End to encourage men to take responsibility for their health and wellbeing; celebrates the Spoon Café for hosting this event which brings together the local community in the East End; acknowledges the hard work and dedication of staff at the Spoon Café who organise events around mental and physical health, as well as schemes like pay it forward which allow customers to pay for food for individuals or families struggling with poverty; and thanks all involved in the breakfast bingo event and wishes them well in the success of the event in future.


233Garrowhill Primary School wins gardening competition

Tabled: 30/06/22 Signatories: 1

David Linden

That this House congratulates Garrowhill Primary school pupils for winning third place in the Scotland-wide gardening competition Pocket Garden Design Competition, beating 340 entries from schools across Scotland; notes that the pupils won the prize through the public vote in the annual competition for their installation titled The Tale of Red the Redwing; further notes that the winning garden was inspired by Beatrix Potter stories and features animals that live in the school grounds; highlights that the installation was made from recycled materials and meant to be a shelter for wildlife, which includes bee and insect friendly plants like lavender and violet, a bug hotel, a bird bath, a hedgehog feeder and house, bird feeder and bird boxes; and commends the charity Keep Scotland Beautiful which runs the competition each year and congratulates the pupils at Garrowhill Primary school for their great achievement.


234Nancy Clunie

Tabled: 30/06/22 Signatories: 1

Alison Thewliss

That this House congratulates Nancy Clunie, headteacher at Dalmarnock Primary School, for winning the Lifetime Achievement award at the Scottish Education Awards; commends her determination to improve the experience of pupils and the wider community; notes the importance of her role in facilitating the school’s pilot summer holiday food programme which inspired multi-million pound council funding to expand the scheme to other schools; thanks school teachers and support staff generally for supporting the education and development of pupils; and wishes Nancy all the best in future.


235St Albert's Primary School

Tabled: 30/06/22 Signatories: 1

Alison Thewliss

That this House congratulates St Albert’s Primary School in Pollokshields for winning the Curriculum Innovation award at the Scottish Education Awards; applauds the school’s We Can Be Heroes project, a collection of 18 short stories featuring BAME characters; notes the importance of diversity and representation in literature, so that children can see themselves and their experiences reflected in what they read; further notes pupils’ positive response to the programme, which has resulted in increased confidence and a feeling of being listened to; recognises the programme’s contribution towards the school motto of creating conscience-led communities; and thanks teachers at the school for contributing, at length, to a positive and welcoming learning environment for all pupils.


236150 Years of New Victoria Gardens

Tabled: 30/06/22 Signatories: 1

Alison Thewliss

That this House celebrates 150 years of New Victoria Gardens, an allotment site in Glasgow; commends the work of the New Victoria Gardens Association for holding anniversary events including the 150th Anniversary Spring Open Day and creative writing workshops; stresses the importance of allotments in promoting locally grown and sustainable food, providing outdoor education, improving mental health, and bringing communities together; and wishes the Association all the best for the remainder of its anniversary year and beyond.


237Glasgow Deaf Athletic Football Club 150th anniversary

Tabled: 30/06/22 Signatories: 1

Alison Thewliss

That this House congratulates the Glasgow Deaf Athletic Football Club on its 150th anniversary; notes that GDAFC was the first deaf club to be established in the world; acknowledges the importance of deaf and disabled clubs in bringing together local areas and giving sporting and social opportunities to everyone in communities; wishes the club well in the Hearing League; wishes them every success in future endeavours.


238Violet Mackinlay

Tabled: 30/06/22 Signatories: 1

Alison Thewliss

That this House is deeply saddened by the death of Violet Mackinlay, a member of the Board of Trustees at Townhead Village Hall; recognises her achievement as part of the original five to secure funding for the centre; notes her stalwart commitment to her community which was recognised with an MBE; and extends its condolences to Violet’s family, the Board of Trustees, and the wider community who will miss her deeply.


239Lancet study on privatisation in the NHS and treatable deaths

Tabled: 30/06/22 Signatories: 1

Jon Trickett

That this House expresses its concern at analysis published in The Lancet public health journal by the University of Oxford, which finds that the increase in outsourcing to the private for-profit sector in England has corresponded with an increase in the number of patients dying of treatable causes; notes that the analysis shows that an annual increase in outsource spending of 1 per cent is associated with a rise in the number of people dying of treatable causes of 0.38 per cent and that 557 additional deaths between 2014 and 2020 might be attributed to the rise in outsourcing; further notes that the Health and Social Care Act 2012 requires local health bodies to tender services to private health companies; believes that such privatisation and outsourcing has been a disaster for the NHS, which has resulted in falling standards of care for patients, unnecessary deaths and worse working conditions for healthcare staff; calls on the Government to examine the aforementioned analysis; recommends that the Government reverses the outsourcing and privatisation of the NHS in England that has taken place since 2012; and calls on the Government to commit to halting further privatisation in the NHS.


240Llwydcoed Brass Band 110th anniversary

Tabled: 30/06/22 Signatories: 1

Beth Winter

That this House congratulates Llwydcoed Brass Band on reaching its 110th anniversary; celebrates the role of miners in establishing the Band in 1912; notes the efforts of the Band to support the welfare of local residents in difficult economic circumstances throughout its history, including in particular the march of band members to Parliament from Cynon Valley to protest the lack of employment in the Valley in the 1930s; further notes the Band's musical success, including first prize at the National Eisteddfod in 1952 and the most recent festival in 2019; as well as the Band’s most recent achievement in qualifying for the British National Brass Band Championships at the Royal Albert Hall in 2021, representing the Cynon Valley; and looks forward to many more successes in the Band's future.

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.

180Windrush Day 2022

Tabled: 20/06/22 Signatories: 42

Bell Ribeiro-Addy

Ms Diane Abbott

Martyn Day

Caroline Lucas

Daisy Cooper

Anne McLaughlin

Alison Thewliss

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.


183Covid-19 Inquiry engagement with ethnic minorities

Tabled: 20/06/22 Signatories: 19

Bell Ribeiro-Addy

Valerie Vaz

Chris Stephens

Jon Trickett

Jim Shannon

Claudia Webbe

Alison Thewliss

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.


188Cervical Screening Awareness Week 2022

Tabled: 20/06/22 Signatories: 22

Nadia Whittome

Sir Mike Penning

Chris Stephens

Jonathan Edwards

Jim Shannon

Claudia Webbe

Alison Thewliss

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.


199Recruiting and retaining NHS staff

Tabled: 22/06/22 Signatories: 42

Tony Lloyd

Sir Stephen Timms

Jon Trickett

Daisy Cooper

Caroline Lucas

Rachael Maskell

Stephen FarryMr Virendra Sharma

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: 14

Liz Saville Roberts

Caroline Lucas

Claire Hanna

Martyn Day

Wera Hobhouse

Dan Carden

Alison Thewliss

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.


206Armed Forces Day 2022

Tabled: 27/06/22 Signatories: 8

Carol Monaghan

Allan Dorans

Jamie Stone

Jim Shannon

John McDonnell

Sir Peter Bottomley

Alison ThewlissAnne McLaughlin

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.


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

Tabled: 27/06/22 Signatories: 4

Kirsten Oswald

Allan Dorans

Jim Shannon

Anne McLaughlin

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: 4

Kirsten Oswald

Allan Dorans

Jim Shannon

Anne McLaughlin

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.


215Highland Wildlife Park 50 year anniversary

Tabled: 28/06/22 Signatories: 3

Drew Hendry

Sir Peter Bottomley

Alison Thewliss

That this House congratulates the Highland Wildlife Park on celebrating its 50th anniversary this year; commends the hard work of the team at the Highland Wildlife Park and the continuation of animal conservation and care during the covid-19 pandemic; recognises the importance of their current Saving Wildcats project being led by their Wildlife Conservation Charity and the vital ongoing work to protect and restore native Scottish species as part of their pledge to reverse the decline of 50 species by 2030; congratulates the Highland Wildlife on the recent birth of two snow leopard cubs; and wishes them great success for another 50 years of business.


216Abortion rights

Tabled: 28/06/22 Signatories: 21

Charlotte Nichols

Bell Ribeiro-Addy

Nadia Whittome

Ian Byrne

Kate Osborne

Mick Whitley

Dan CardenChristine JardineWendy ChamberlainAlison ThewlissAnne McLaughlin

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: 5

Jim Shannon

Sir Jeffrey M Donaldson

Sir Mike Penning

Gavin Robinson

Alison Thewliss

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: 4

Jim Shannon

Gavin Robinson

Sir Jeffrey M Donaldson

Alison Thewliss

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.


222Ambulance waiting times

Tabled: 29/06/22 Signatories: 4

Helen Morgan

Sir Peter Bottomley

Layla Moran

Munira Wilson

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: 2

Grahame Morris

Alison Thewliss

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.


226Prahna Indian Grill and the Scottish Curry Awards

Tabled: 29/06/22 Signatories: 2

Christine Jardine

Layla Moran

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.