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Early Day Motions

Published: Thursday 11 March 2021

Early Day Motions tabled on Wednesday 10 March 2021

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

1613North Lanarkshire Nursery Grant

Tabled: 10/03/21 Signatories: 1

Steven Bonnar

That this House praises North Lanarkshire on becoming the first council in the UK to introduce a clothing and footwear grant for nursery children; recognises the positive impact this will have in providing extra support to the most vulnerable; and commends the efforts taken in tackling the scourge of child poverty.


1614Pay Disparity Dispute at RAF Leeming

Tabled: 10/03/21 Signatories: 5

Grahame Morris

Rachel Hopkins

Ian Lavery

Mick Whitley

Navendu Mishra

That this House is concerned that Babcock Aerospace workers providing operational and engineering services at the RAF Leeming base near Northallerton, North Yorkshire, are presently denied shift payments of around £5,000 per annum awarded to their colleagues undertaking the same safety-critical duties at RAF Valley in Wales; believes that this pay disparity unfairly impacts on the skilled and dedicated workforce; notes that Unite the Union has sought to avoid the need to take industrial action, but the intransigence of Babcock management in refusing to address the disparity in pay has rendered this unavoidable; and therefore calls on the employer to enter into meaningful negotiations with the union to avoid any future disruption to training flights and to ensure that the workers at the base are fairly remunerated.


1615Redundancies at Cammell Laird shipyards.

Tabled: 10/03/21 Signatories: 7

Mick Whitley [R]

Kim Johnson

Paula Barker

Andrew Gwynne

Margaret Greenwood

Dame Angela Eagle

John Cryer

That this House recognises that the Cammell Laird shipyards have for many decades played a central role in the local economy of Birkenhead; notes that the shipyards currently employ approximately seven-hundred people from across the town and the wider region; further notes that approximately five-hundred young people have undertaken apprenticeships at the yards in the last decade, including fifty-one starting in the last year alone; regrets the recent announcement of one hundred and seventy-eight redundancies at the site and extends its support to the workers who have been affected the announcement; believes that Cammell Laird management must work closely with representatives of recognised trade unions with the intention of avoiding and minimising job losses; calls upon the management of Cammell Laird to definitively rule out compulsory redundancies; and urges the Government to act swiftly in ensuring that the contract for the Royal Fleet Auxiliary’s new Fleet Solid Support Ships and other defence projects are awarded to British shipyards, including Cammell Laird, as a means of saving hundreds of jobs in British shipbuilding and thousands more in the wider supply chain.


1616Mental Health Awareness Week

Tabled: 10/03/21 Signatories: 1

Dr Lisa Cameron

That this House recognises 10-16 May 2021 as Mental Health Awareness Week and congratulates the Mental Health Foundation for its 21st Mental Health Awareness Week, this year focused on nature and the environment; notes with concern the obstacles that have hindered people’s access to nature especially during the pandemic; further notes with concern the 2017 Mental Health Foundation study that found that 65% have experienced a mental health problem recently recognising that this issue has been exacerbated by the pandemic with a study by the Office of National Statistics finding that the number of UK adults with symptoms of depression had doubled; recognises the importance of Mental Health Awareness Week in bringing mental health and wellbeing to the fore and applauds the efforts of all the volunteers and staff working in this sector.


1617World Glaucoma Week

Tabled: 10/03/21 Signatories: 1

Steven Bonnar

That this House notes that March 7 to 13 March is World Glaucoma Week, a global initiative which raises awareness of glaucoma; commends the work of Optometry Scotland members in delivering essential community eyecare services in the detection of glaucoma and other eye diseases; and highlights the positive impact that optometry has had on patient care throughout the course of the covid-19 pandemic.


1618Glenboig Development Trust

Tabled: 10/03/21 Signatories: 1

Steven Bonnar

That this House recognises the ongoing hard work and endeavours of Glenboig Development Trust; commends it's work with local school pupils in growing fresh fruit and vegetables; and highlights it's efforts in helping to tackle the serious issue of food poverty.


161921st anniversary of the East Kilbride Youth Disability Sports Club

Tabled: 10/03/21 Signatories: 1

Dr Lisa Cameron

That this House celebrates the 21st anniversary of the East Kilbride Youth Disability Sports Club, which since its founding in 1999 has helped countless young people, families, and carers get involved in sport through providing a service for those with disabilities that would otherwise not exist; highlights the fact that, since its founding the Club has been entirely volunteer-run and has won over 20 awards from official bodies in recognition of its work to encourage volunteering and participation in disability-inclusive sport, as well as for its enduring contribution to the community in and around East Kilbride; and draws attention to its unique multi-sports model and the tireless efforts of all its volunteers, and its chair Len Richardson in particular, to encourage and widen grassroots participation in sport and recreational activities for those with special needs and disabilities.


1620S Collins & Son Butchers and the Scottish Butchers Shop of the Year award

Tabled: 10/03/21 Signatories: 1

Steven Bonnar

That the House warmly congratulates S Collins & Son Butchers of Muirhead on winning Scottish Butchers Shop of the Year for an unprecedented third time in the last decade; and notes that this achievement is a testament to the innovation, craft skills and quality of this independent family run butchers


1621World Kidney Day

Tabled: 10/03/21 Signatories: 1

Jim Shannon

That this House notes that World Kidney Day takes place on Thursday 11 March 2021 on the theme of living well with kidney disease; recognises that people living with Chronic Kidney Disease are particularly vulnerable to covid-19 and have faced difficulty in accessing treatment, in attending life-maintaining dialysis sessions and have struggled with their mental health; commends the important work charities, such as Kidney Care UK, have done to support kidney patients throughout the pandemic and raise awareness of issues facing vulnerable patients; further recognises that only a small number of life-saving kidney transplants have been able to take place as health systems have not been able to support them safely during the covid-19 outbreak; and calls on the Government to ensure that the backlog of transplants will be reduced as the NHS begins to recover from the outbreak.

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.

1543Centralisation of Highland and Island services in Inverness

Tabled: 24/02/21 Signatories: 6

Jamie Stone

Jim Shannon

Angus Brendan MacNeil

Wendy Chamberlain

Mr Alistair Carmichael

Allan Dorans

That this House regrets the centralisation of Highland and Island services in Inverness; notes that centralising HIAL air traffic controllers in Inverness will leave towers at Island and Highland airports unmanned and is concerned that this poses a risk to passengers; and further notes that £6.5 million has been spent so far on this project against the wishes of local communities.


1544London Capital & Finance Plc bondholder compensation

Tabled: 24/02/21 Signatories: 18

Neale Hanvey

Marion Fellows

Andrew Rosindell

Gavin Newlands

Allan Dorans

John McDonnell

Bob BlackmanMr Gregory Campbell

That this House recognises the significant losses of the 11,625 London Capital & Finance Plc (LC&F) bondholders who invested about £237 million and may only get 20 per cent of their investment back following the scheme’s failure; notes that the Financial Services Compensation Scheme has paid £56.3 million in compensation to 2,878 LC&F bondholders to date; welcomes the publication of the independent investigation report by Dame Elizabeth Gloster in December 2020; notes that the report was strongly critical of the Financial Conduct Authority’s approach, contending that the regulator had failed to fulfil its statutory objectives; further notes that the FCA and the Government have accepted all 13 recommendations from the report; welcomes the announcement from the Government that it will establish its own compensation scheme for LC&F bondholders; and urges the Government to set out the terms of the scheme at the earliest opportunity.


1545Political and security situation in Myanmar

Tabled: 24/02/21 Signatories: 66

Rushanara Ali

Jeremy Hunt

Ms Harriet Harman

Dame Margaret Hodge

Layla Moran

Caroline Lucas

Graham StringerPaul BlomfieldSir George Howarth

That this House condemns the military coup in Myanmar (Burma); demands the immediate release of all political prisoners; extends solidarity to fellow Members of Parliament who have been denied the right to exercise their democratically elected mandate; welcomes the establishment by Parliamentarians of representative committees from national, regional and state parliaments; further welcomes the condemnation of the coup by the British government; calls on the British Government not to impose generalised sanctions such as withdrawing trade privileges, which will disproportionately impact workers, and instead focus on sanctioning military companies; further calls on the British Government to build a global coalition of countries imposing arms embargoes; and calls on the British Government to join the genocide case at the International Court of Justice and to publicly support the referral of the situation in Burma to the International Criminal Court.


1550Cuba and the US blockade

Tabled: 25/02/21 Signatories: 25

Grahame Morris

Jonathan Edwards

Kenny MacAskill

Claudia Webbe

Richard Burgon

John McDonnell

Kim JohnsonSir George HowarthBeth Winter

That this House recognises that the US blockade of Cuba has cost the Cuban economy billions of dollars, causes shortages in essential services and has been exacerbated by the Trump administration’s designation of Cuba as state sponsor of terrorism – a politically motivated move which intensifies sanctions against the Cuban people in the middle of a health pandemic; welcomes recent comments by Juan González, White House Director for the Western Hemisphere, that the Biden administration is seeking to lift remittance and travel restrictions; hopes measures will be taken to enable Cuba to access materials to produce and deliver millions of doses of its covid-19 vaccine both to its own population and elsewhere; congratulates the Government for voting against the blockade, and on its positive engagement with Cuba, including joint projects on covid-19, medical research and facilitating the posting of Cuban medical brigades to British overseas territories; and calls on the Government to promote international cooperation between Cuba and the UK and to encourage the Biden administration to normalise relations by reversing the designation of Cuba as a state sponsor of terrorism and ending the blockade.


1570Access to cash and banking services in communities

Tabled: 2/03/21 Signatories: 17

Patricia Gibson

Jonathan Edwards

Jim Shannon

John McDonnell

Claudia Webbe

Neale Hanvey

Ronnie Cowan

That this House recognises the UK's obligation to maintain access to cash for all people that need or want to use it; is aware of recent analysis from Which? showing that 10 million people are not ready or able to stop using cash, with over two million dependent on it for every transaction, and that it is disproportionately relied upon by vulnerable people, notably those who are elderly, disabled or on low incomes; believes that banks should be mandated to work with post offices, which already provide an unofficial support network for over 300,000 vulnerable people, to provide banking services to all communities across the UK when they close a branch; and calls on the Government to legislate to ensure that local communities have access to the banking services they need to function.


1574District Nurse Moira Westland and Staff Nurse Cara Donnelly of NHS Highland

Tabled: 2/03/21 Signatories: 6

Brendan O'Hara

Jim Shannon

Neale Hanvey

Chris Law

Allan Dorans

David Linden

That this House recognises the outstanding commitment of District Nurse Moira Westland and Staff Nurse Cara Donnelly of NHS Highland who have been administering covid-19 vaccinations to vulnerable residents living in the most remote parts of the Isle of Mull in Argyll and Bute; notes that during the recent bad winter weather, while delivering the coronavirus vaccines to those patients living in the most inaccessible part of the island, Moira and Cara were often required to make the journey on foot to reach the homes of their patients; and sends our sincere thanks to Moira and Cara and all of their NHS Highland colleagues for their remarkably efficient roll out of the covid-19 vaccine across our rural and island communities and for their determination to ensure that no one living in the highlands and islands of Scotland misses out on being vaccinated against covid-19.


1585Accessibility of covid-19 vaccination and testing for people with sight loss.

Tabled: 3/03/21 Signatories: 30

Chris Stephens

Steven Bonnar

Jim Shannon

Dr Lisa Cameron

Marion Fellows

Neale Hanvey

Owen ThompsonMike HillColum Eastwood

That this House recognises the need for all information regarding healthcare appointments and procedures to be made available in line with the Accessible Information Standard; further notes that reasonable adjustments should be made at covid-19 testing and vaccination centres to ensure that they are fully accessible; commends all NHS staff and volunteers for their work on the covid-19 vaccination rollout and urges the Government to adopt the guidelines produced by Guide Dogs for the Blind Association, RNIB and Thomas Pocklington Trust which aims to ensure a fully accessible covid-19 vaccination process for people with visual impairment.


1588Police Federation of England and Wales Time Limits Campaign

Tabled: 4/03/21 Signatories: 12

Ian Mearns

Sir Mike Penning

Jonathan Edwards

Ian Lavery

Navendu Mishra

Mick Whitley

Mike Hill

That this House notes that justice delayed is justice denied; further notes the incredible work of police officers in ensuring the safety of this House and in communities in every constituency; notes the right of members of the public to make complaints against individual officers where perceived wrongdoing has occurred; recognises the damage a lengthy and un-ending investigation can have on the health and well-being of individual officers, their families and colleagues and the incredible cost to the tax payer of salaries of officers under investigation who very often are found innocent; recognises the need for investigations to be conducted in a comprehensive but most efficient way possible; and supports the Police Federation of England and Wales Time Limits Campaign for the need for a limit on the length of time an investigation can take, save for the most exceptional circumstances.


1589Overseas NHS Workers Day

Tabled: 4/03/21 Signatories: 24

Christine Jardine

Claudia Webbe

Sarah Olney

Jamie Stone

Wendy Chamberlain

Daisy Cooper

Colum Eastwood

That this House supports Overseas NHS Workers Day in recognition of the extraordinary contribution of all foreign nationals working tirelessly in the UK’s fight against Covid-19; applauds the efforts of the Doctors’ Association UK with support from the Royal College of Physicians (RCP), British Association of Physicians of Indian Origin (BAPIO), British International Doctors Association (BIDA), Hospital Consultants and Specialists Association (HCSA), Royal College of Surgeons and Unison for creating this awareness day to celebrate foreign nationals in all their roles within the NHS; notes the almost 200 different nationalities represented within the NHS; further notes that although the NHS is the UK’s biggest employer, there is still not enough staff to meet demand; believes that the most meaningful way to recognise the contributions of foreign nationals and secure staffing capacity is to grant indefinite leave to remain in the UK; and calls on the Government to grant indefinite leave to remain to all foreign nationals currently working in the health and social care sector, and to their families.


1591Representation and the Judiciary

Tabled: 4/03/21 Signatories: 9

Claudia Webbe

Bell Ribeiro-Addy

Ms Diane Abbott

Kim Johnson

Tahir Ali

Apsana Begum

Colum Eastwood

That this House is concerned at the gross under-representation of ethnic minority Judges at all levels of the Judicial system; laments the absence of adequate bullying, harassment and anti-discrimination policies and practices; notes the failure to address the bullying, harassment, whistle blowing and discrimination that have been the subject of employment tribunals in recent years; further notes the position of the Secretary of State for Justice and the Lord Chancellor that the Executive has no responsibility for the health of all Judicial Office holders; questions the Government’s position that the actions of the senior judiciary in respect of disciplinary and grievance proceedings are covered by judicial immunity; welcomes the forthcoming establishment of a support network for Judges on 18 March 2021, United Nations anti-racism day, in order to support Judges who may be experiencing bullying, harassment or discrimination of any kind; calls upon the Lord Chief Justice and Secretary of State for Justice to endorse this support network, adopt specific annual targets for the appointment, retention and promotion of African, Caribbean, and Asian Judges and Magistrates; and further calls on the Government to investigate allegations that cases of sex, race and disability discrimination have been regularly dismissed by members of the senior Judiciary, Judicial Conduct Investigations Office, the Judicial Appointments Commission, and the Judicial Appointments and Conduct Ombudsman.


1592Scots language added to Spotify

Tabled: 8/03/21 Signatories: 24

Owen Thompson

Jonathan Edwards

Marion Fellows

Jim Shannon

Allan Dorans

Alan Brown

Patricia GibsonDr Philippa WhitfordChris LawStephen Flynn

That this House welcomes Spotify’s lang-owerdue deceesion tae add Scots as yin o its kent leids (welcomes Spotify’s long-overdue decision to add Scots as one of its recognised languages); congratulates singer Iona Fyfe for leading the public campaign for that music giant to make that change; recognises that Scots is one of Scotland’s three traditional national languages alongside English and Gaelic, with more than 1.5 million speakers and official recognition under the European Charter for Minority Languages; asserts that recognising a language’s existence on large platforms such as Spotify is the first step towards acceptance and empowerment of its speakers; and thanks all those working to lift up the Scots language as well as welcoming Government efforts to promote and protect that language.


1593Manufacturing skills and the national curriculum

Tabled: 8/03/21 Signatories: 16

Kate Osborne

Jim Shannon

Rachel Hopkins

Navendu Mishra

Paula Barker

Claudia Webbe

Zarah SultanaRichard BurgonMary Kelly FoyIan Mearns

That this House notes that innovation in manufacturing is of vital importance to the UK economy; further notes that UK manufacturing accounts for some £191 billion of output providing 2.7 million jobs; recognises that closing the skills gap in manufacturing will require 186,000 skilled individuals to be hired every year until 2024; notes that the current national curriculum does little to prepare young people for a career in the sector; recognises a nationwide lack of awareness of manufacturing as a potential career; further notes the calls of small and medium-sized manufacturers for an urgent review of provision in this area; and urges the Government to put manufacturing-centric skills at the heart of the National Curriculum.


1594Congratulating Annabel Stewart, Foundation Apprentice of the Year

Tabled: 8/03/21 Signatories: 5

Kenny MacAskill

Jim Shannon

Allan Dorans

Alison Thewliss

Chris Law

That this House congratulates Annabel Stewart on being awarded Foundation Apprentice of the Year at this year’s Scottish Apprenticeship Awards, notes that Annabel is a former Dunbar Grammar School pupil who took on a placement at Charles River Laboratories’ base in East Lothian; notes Charles River Laboratories Study Director Fiona Ross's congratulations and comments that Annabel was always willing to learn and take part in everything; commends the Foundation Apprenticeship scheme as an effective way of engaging young people in areas such as science and technology; and wishes Annabel every success in her future studies and career.


1595Celebrating International Women's Day

Tabled: 8/03/21 Signatories: 14

Daisy Cooper

Jamie Stone

Sarah Olney

Wera Hobhouse

Ed Davey

Layla Moran

Tim FarronPatricia GibsonMike Hill

That this House notes the achievements of women around the world on International Women’s Day on 8 March; welcomes the 2021 theme of #ChooseToChallenge as a call to action for people to challenge gender inequality and bias; celebrates Kamala Harris, the first female, first Black and first Asian-American Vice President of the United States of America; celebrates Zara Mohammed, the first woman to be Secretary General of the Muslim Council of Britain; celebrates Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, the first woman and first African person, to head the World Trade Organisation; and further celebrates British vaccinologist Professor Sarah Gilbert, recipient of the prestigious Albert Medal in recognition of her leadership on the Oxford Covid vaccine; gives thanks to all those women working on the frontline of the pandemic; notes with grave concern the estimates by UN Women that the covid-19 pandemic could wipe out a quarter of a century of increasing gender equality; and calls on all people to consider the ways that society benefits when it is able to tap into the talent, creativity and leadership of women.


1596Monklands Women's Aid

Tabled: 8/03/21 Signatories: 15

Steven Bonnar

Jim Shannon

Allan Dorans

Alison Thewliss

Dave Doogan

Kenny MacAskill

Owen ThompsonAnne McLaughlinMartin Docherty-HughesDouglas ChapmanNeil GrayChris LawMarion FellowsAngela Crawley

That this House celebrates the social, political and economic achievements of women on International Women's Day; acknowledges the positive contributions made by Monklands Women's Aid in providing a necessary lifeline to women who have suffered abuse across the Lanarkshire area; recognises the importance of independent dedicated women's services; and calls upon the Government to protect these vital grassroots organisations.


1600Uprating of state pensions

Tabled: 8/03/21 Signatories: 15

Andrew Rosindell

Jonathan Edwards

Jim Shannon

Margaret Ferrier

Alison Thewliss

Peter Dowd

Steven BonnarDr Philippa WhitfordAndrew GwynneNeil GrayCraig WhittakerAlan BrownAllan DoransPatricia Gibson

That this House regrets that over half a million UK pensioners continue to have their pensions frozen as a result of where they live and notes that 90 per cent of those people live in Commonwealth countries with which the UK has strong cultural and historical ties; is further concerned that this leaves UK citizens without the financial support needed to maintain livelihoods and dignity in retirement and believes all pensioners should be paid the full state pension wherever they live; welcomes the Canadian Government’s request for a reciprocal social security agreement with the UK to cover the uprating of pension payments; and urges the Government to respond positively to this request as a first step to end this injustice for UK pensioners everywhere.


1601Representation within cricket

Tabled: 8/03/21 Signatories: 9

Claudia Webbe

Ms Diane Abbott

Apsana Begum

John McDonnell

Kim Johnson

Bell Ribeiro-Addy

Beth Winter

That this House expresses its serious concern at the underrepresentation of African, Caribbean and Asian coaches, umpires and match officials at all levels of Cricket in England and Wales; recalls the 1997 report Racial Equality in Cricket by the Cricket Board of England and Wales, which promised to tackle racism in cricket; expresses its alarm at the subsequent failure to address the institutional racism that is present at all levels of the game; condemns the failure of the English Cricket Board to appoint any African, Caribbean and Asian umpires and match officials to such panel positions in the last 29 years; deplores the bullying, racial harassment and victimisation suffered by African, Caribbean and Asian, players, umpires and coaches within first class cricket; welcomes the establishment of the Asian Cricket Association to promote the careers, training, and development of Asian cricketers and professionals in the game; calls upon the English and Wales Cricket Board to support and fully fund African, Caribbean and Asian Cricket Associations to remedy the historical injustice of race discrimination that has excluded ethnic minority cricket players, umpires, coaches, managers, and teams from reaching their true potential and position in the game; and urges the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport to make anti-racism and equality and diversity targets within cricket a ministerial priority, and to report annually on the progress being made.


1602EU Settlement Scheme documentation for married women

Tabled: 8/03/21 Signatories: 7

Angela Crawley

Steven Bonnar

Jim Shannon

Allan Dorans

Alison Thewliss

Alyn Smith

Chris Law

That this House is aware EU Settlement Scheme paperwork has been issued to married women showing names they do not currently use; understands that when processing EU Settlement Scheme documentation the Home Office takes information only from the machine readable zone of an applicant’s passport; notes that passports from many EU countries list both the maiden and married name for married women, and that only the former shows up in the machine readable zone; recognises that discord in the names shown on different forms of documentation may cause complications for affected women when proving their right to live and work in the UK, causing unnecessary barriers when applying for jobs, renting, setting up bank accounts or applying for social security; deplores the cultural insensitivity shown to European women who retain their maiden names on their passports after marriage; and calls on the Home Office to amend married women’s settled status documentation to allow information to match the name used on other forms of identification and in their day to day lives.


1603Violence in Tigray Province, Ethiopia

Tabled: 9/03/21 Signatories: 4

Carol Monaghan

Allan Dorans

Chris Law

Marion Fellows

That this House strongly condemns the violence unfolding in Ethiopia's Tigray Region; notes that fighting between Ethiopian Forces and the Tigray People's Liberation Front (TPLF) has claimed many civilian lives; acknowledges reports that Eritrean fighters have participated in the conflict on Ethiopian terrain; notes the findings of the United Nations Security Council Special Advisor on the Prevention of Genocide that extrajudicial killings, sexual violence, mass executions and property looting are prevalent in Tigray; recognises United Nations allegations that possible crimes against humanity have been committed in Tigray; is alarmed by reports that humanitarian organisations' access to the Region is being restricted; is concerned that an estimated 60,000 refugees have fled Tigray into neighbouring Sudan to escape the violence since November 2020; is appalled by recent reports of massacres carried out by Eritrean personnel against civilians, including at Maryam Dengelat church and the holy city of Aksum; calls for an end to violence committed by all parties in the conflict; fully supports the United Nations in its mission to facilitate peace, transparency, and emergency relief; and calls on the UK Government to exercise all its diplomatic capabilities to bring an end to this conflict.


1604Marie Curie Great Daffodil Appeal

Tabled: 9/03/21 Signatories: 10

Jim Shannon

Sir Jeffrey M Donaldson

Paul Girvan

Carla Lockhart

Jonathan Edwards

Steven Bonnar

Paula BarkerAlison ThewlissMarion FellowsDr Lisa Cameron

That this House notes the annual Marie Curie Great Daffodil Appeal; highlights that the charity has stated the Great Daffodil Appeal means even more in 2021 than previous years due to Marie Curie Nurses having been on the front line of the pandemic providing vital care for people with a terminal illness and supporting their loved ones; further highlights that due to the pandemic and restrictions Marie Curie have been unable to carry out normal fundraising activities; and encourages those who are able to give what they can to support this wonderful charity and ensure Marie Curie are able to continue providing the highest standards of care for those with a terminal illness, alongside support for the families who would be lost without them.


1605Public Health

Tabled: 9/03/21 Signatories: 7

Keir Starmer

Nick Thomas-Symonds

Holly Lynch

Sarah Jones

Conor McGinn

Mr Nicholas Brown

Navendu Mishra

That an humble Address be presented to Her Majesty, praying that the Health Protection (Coronavirus, International Travel) (England) (Amendment) (No. 7) Regulations 2021 (S.I., 2021, No. 150), dated 12 February 2021, a copy of which was laid before this House on 12 February 2021, be annulled.


1606Reorganisation of the NHS and social care

Tabled: 9/03/21 Signatories: 5

Margaret Greenwood

Paula Barker

Peter Dowd

Mike Hill

Ian Byrne

That this House notes the Government has published a White Paper setting out proposals for a major reorganisation of the delivery of health and social care in England; further notes that the Government plans to divide the NHS into local statutory Integrated Care Systems creating the potential for organisations which are not publicly accountable to take key roles in developing plans to address the health, social care and public health needs of local systems; is concerned that such organisations will then be in a position to influence decisions about the deployment of public resources and that this presents the possibility for conflicts of interest; recognises there is concern that local plans will differ and lead to a postcode lottery; notes that NHS England and NHS Improvement carried out a consultation, Integrating care - Next steps to building strong and effective integrated care systems over Christmas and New Year which proposed fundamental changes to the NHS; is further concerned that the consultation was held over such a short period during the covid-19 outbreak, particularly given that the NHS and social care workers who would be affected had been working incredibly hard under immense stress and many would have been unlikely to engage with that consultation; is concerned it was not possible for people to attend public meetings during this time; and calls on the Government to pause the whole process until all covid-19 restrictions are lifted and then carry out a public consultation setting out clearly what those proposals would mean for patients and staff.


1608Midlothian trainees and Lantra Scotland’s ALBAS awards

Tabled: 9/03/21 Signatories: 4

Owen Thompson

Douglas Chapman

Allan Dorans

Chris Law

That this House recognises the achievement of Midlothian Equine trainees, Morag Williams from Pathhead and Lucy Philip from Bonnyrigg who both won awards at the recent Lantra Scotland’s ALBAS awards; notes that at the Land-based and Aquaculture Skills awards, from their categories Morag won Equine Learner of the Year and Lucy won the SCQF Level 7-8 and a CARAS award; recognises the great work that Lantra Scotland do to help individuals access the training, qualifications and skills needed in order to succeed in the land-based, aquaculture and environmental sector; and wishes them every congratulation on their success.


1611St Johnstone FC and the 2021 Scottish League Cup

Tabled: 9/03/21 Signatories: 11

Pete Wishart

Jonathan Edwards

Steven Bonnar

Douglas Chapman

Gavin Newlands

Alyn Smith

Ian BlackfordChris LawAlison ThewlissMarion FellowsDave Doogan

That this House warmly congratulates St Johnstone Football Club on winning the 2021 Scottish League Cup in a stunning victory against Livingston Football Club at Hampden Park; notes that this is the first time the League Cup has been won by the Perth club; commends club manager Callum Davidson on leading the team to victory in his first season in charge of the club; commends Shaun Rooney for his goal in the 32nd Minute; congratulates the fact that St Johnstone are now the second most successful club in Scotland over the past 10 years; and wishes St Johnstone well for the future.


1612STEM for Britain Engineering Award

Tabled: 9/03/21 Signatories: 9

Carol Monaghan

Patrick Grady

Steven Bonnar

Douglas Chapman

Alyn Smith

Allan Dorans

Chris LawAlison ThewlissMarion Fellows

That this House congratulates Bernard Cooper on winning the Gold Award in the Engineering section of the STEM For Britain annual poster competition; notes Mr Cooper's outstanding work on the development of a microscale cooling system for nanoscale quantum detectors; recognises the world-leading expertise within Professor Robert Hadfield's quantum sensor group at the University of Glasgow; thanks Mr Cooper for his contribution to science in his role as researcher and doctoral student; and recognises the importance of the Parliamentary and Scientific Committee’s promotion of ground-breaking scientific research during British Science Week.