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Early Day Motions

Published: Friday 14 May 2021

Early Day Motions tabled on Thursday 13 May 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

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New EDMs

38Paid miscarriage leave

Tabled: 13/05/21 Signatories: 1

Angela Crawley

That this House calls on the Government to introduce paid miscarriage leave; notes that, in the UK, two weeks parental bereavement leave and pay is in place after stillbirth, however there is no such support for anyone who has experienced a miscarriage before 24 weeks of pregnancy; believes that miscarriage is an extremely traumatic experience and that more support should be provided to families that experience such a loss; understands that New Zealand’s parliament unanimously approved legislation to give people who experience a miscarriage paid leave, no matter what stage a loss of pregnancy occurs; and further believes that the Government should follow suit and provide paid leave for people that experience miscarriage and allow families to grieve for their profound loss.


39Mental Health Awareness Week: supporting the social care workforce

Tabled: 13/05/21 Signatories: 1

Olivia Blake

That this House notes the findings published by Hft as part of its annual Sector Pulse Check research that 62 per cent of social care providers have seen an increase in absence relating to mental health among their workforce over the past year; encourages the Government to recognise the efforts of social care staff through specific funding to provide mental health support for that group, not only in response to the pressures of working during the covid-19 outbreak, but as a long-term commitment to meet their needs; considers it vital that in order to achieve this, the social care sector urgently needs a fair and long-term funding settlement; urges the Government to set out clear actions that it will take in response to this; and commends the work of Hft and others in highlighting this issue.


40Lunch Club for People Living with Dementia

Tabled: 13/05/21 Signatories: 1

Kirsten Oswald

That this House applauds the fantastic work of the Trustees of Mearns Kirk Helping Hands in the creation and support for the Lunch Club for People Living with Dementia which meets in Mearns Kirk Halls in Newton Mearns and offers a short respite for carers who are able to take valuable time out for themselves; recognises that the club aims to offer a friendly, safe and stimulating environment for people diagnosed with dementia, where they can share lunch and afternoon tea and participate in activities, such as crafting or games, designed to encourage participation and engagement with others, and to enjoy entertainments, usually musical, that allow members to take part in a way that suits them, and also to undertake trips to favourite seaside towns or local places of interest; notes that the club has adapted to the restrictions imposed during the covid-19 outbreak by moving its activities online so that members can still meet and engage with others, and records its best wishes to club leader, Isobel Dawson, and her fellow volunteers for when the club is able to return to normal operation and to assist more people living with dementia.


41Jallianwala Bagh Massacre of 1919

Tabled: 13/05/21 Signatories: 1

Mr Virendra Sharma

That this House recognises the importance of the Jallianwala Bagh Massacre of 1919 for its importance as a turning point in the history of the Raj and British Empire in India; notes that the centenary of this event in 2019 was significantly marked in India and still affects relations with the UK; further recognises that the former Prime Minister, David Cameron, referred to the Jallianwala Bagh Massacre as a deeply shameful act; further notes that this event does not represent modern British values; urges the Government to ensure that British children are taught about this shameful period and that modern British values welcome the right to peaceful protest; and further urges the Government formally to apologise in the House and inaugurate a memorial day to commemorate this event.


42Congratulating Hebburn Town Football Club FA Vase winners

Tabled: 13/05/21 Signatories: 1

Kate Osborne

That this House warmly congratulates Hebburn Town Football Club from the Northern League on the outstanding achievement of winning the 2020 FA Vase for the first time in their 109 year history after Olly Martin's late winner settled a thrilling final against Consett at Wembley Stadium on Monday 3 May 2021; notes that this success is the culmination of many years of hard work and commitment both on and off the pitch and much praise should go to the owners, players, coaches, officials, management committee and supporters; acknowledges that while the Club’s supporters were not able to witness the victory in person, the Club received tremendous support on their return from people living in the town of Hebburn and the wider South Tyneside area; and wishes the Club, its supporters and everyone connected to Hebburn Town FC a successful future on and off the pitch.

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.

1Investment in good quality green jobs across the UK

Tabled: 11/05/21 Signatories: 21

Caroline Lucas

Clive Lewis

Wera Hobhouse

Alan Brown

Liz Saville Roberts

Claire Hanna

Claudia WebbeChristine JardineTim FarronAndrew GwynneColum EastwoodKate Osborne

That this House recognises the urgency with which the UK must act to address the climate and nature emergencies; notes the scale and ambition of US President Biden’s $2.3 trillion plan to upgrade America so that it is greener and fairer and regrets the lack of such a plan for the UK; calls on the Government to invest in a transformative Green New Deal to create over one million well-paid, good quality green jobs where everyone has a role to play from insulating homes to delivering first class public services; notes that this would replace jobs lost as a result of the covid-19 outbreak and level up the UK; considers green jobs to include low carbon jobs in care, education and health as well as in nature conservation, industry and infrastructure; welcomes data from Green New Deal UK revealing the potential for a job-rich green recovery in every constituency; further calls on the Government to significantly increase investment in training and skills as well as job-creation; urges the Government to guarantee a just transition for workers in high carbon sectors including oil, gas, steel and aviation; further urges the Government to ensure the remits of the UK Infrastructure Bank and Green Savings Bonds advance a green economy and do not support fossil fuel extraction; and calls on the Government to move towards a wellbeing economy where the number and quality of good green jobs and the wellbeing of people and nature are the primary measures of the health of the nations.


3Violence perpetrated by Israeli authorities against Palestinian civilians in Sheikh Jarrah

Tabled: 11/05/21 Signatories: 32

Tahir Ali

Richard Burgon

Apsana Begum

Nadia Whittome

Ian Byrne

Jeremy Corbyn

Margaret Ferrier

That this House unequivocally condemns the ongoing violence perpetrated by Israeli authorities against Palestinian civilians in the Sheikh Jarrah area of Jerusalem; condemns the attack on Al-Aqsa Mosque by Israeli police which left hundreds of civilians injured; joins the UN in calling upon the Israeli authorities to demonstrate maximum restraint and to allow the freedom of peaceful assembly for Palestinians; opposes and will work to prevent the ongoing evictions of Palestinian families from East Jerusalem, which is part of a wider attempt to push Palestinians out of Jerusalem altogether; calls on the international community to pursue suitable sanction against the Israeli Government until all violations of international law and human rights are ceased; and recognises that the violence perpetrated by the Israeli authorities in May 2021, along with the continued evictions of Palestinian families from Sheikh Jarrah, increases regional tensions and frustrates efforts to broker a lasting and just peace between Israel and Palestine.

3A1 [Amendment]

Tabled: 13/05/21 Signatories: 1

Robert Halfon

Leave out from ‘the’ in Line 1 and insert, ‘firing of more than 1,600 rockets by the Hamas terror group into Israel since 10 May 2021; supports Her Majesty’s Government assertion of Israel’s right to self-defence to protect its citizens from indiscriminate rocket attacks and condemnation of Hamas; notes that Israel’s Iron Dome missile defence system has saved the lives of countless Israeli civilians; calls for Gaza-based terror groups to immediately halt rocket fire against Israel; notes the tragic death of 6 Israelis and a number of Palestinian civilians in Gaza; condemns Hamas’s cynical locating of terror infrastructure and launching of rockets in civilian areas; and calls for a peaceful resolution to the violence and the resumption of direct peace talks between Israel and the Palestinian Authority to secure a negotiated, lasting two-state solution’.


4Protests in Colombia

Tabled: 11/05/21 Signatories: 15

Tony Lloyd

Kate Osborne

Chris Stephens

Clive Efford

Ian Byrne

Ian Lavery

Margaret FerrierJeremy CorbynColum EastwoodAllan Dorans

That this House expresses profound concern on reports of excessive use of force by the Colombian police, against overwhelmingly peaceful social protests as confirmed by the UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights across Colombia from 28 April 2021, as part of a national strike; believes the right to peaceful protest and freedom of assembly are essential tenets of democracy; condemns serious human rights violations allegedly carried out by the police, including the use of live ammunition resulting in the deaths of over 30 protesters, numerous cases of sexual violence and serious injuries, over 100 people reported disappeared, over 800 arbitrary arrests, and targeted attacks on civil society organisations and human rights defenders, some of whom were trying to monitor the police; also condemns the small minority who infiltrated the peaceful protests and perpetrated violence; notes with alarm the Colombian Government’s order to militarise the cities and urges them instead to enter into a meaningful dialogue with the protest organisers to address their legitimate grievances; calls on the Government to review its training of the Colombian Police, suspend the sale of riot control materials and review all other arms exports to Colombia in light of the current situation; and further calls on the Government as pen holders for the Colombian peace process at the UN Security Council to promote substantive reform of the Colombian security services and full implementation of the Peace Accord.


5Fire and rehire tactics

Tabled: 11/05/21 Signatories: 58

Gavin Newlands

Ian Blackford

Kirsten Oswald

Chris Stephens

Alison Thewliss

David Linden

Margaret FerrierChristine JardineBen LakeColum Eastwood

That this House observes the widespread and growing use of fire and rehire tactics by employers over recent months; condemns the actions of a number of companies in threatening staff with termination if reductions to wages and conditions are not agreed to; notes the widespread legal prohibition on such employment practices in most EU countries, including Ireland; recognises the contents of the Queen’s Speech in which no mention was made of changes to employment law despite the widespread condemnation of fire and rehire by UK Government ministers; deplores the absence of such legislation in the UK Government’s legislative programme; further condemns the Government for not publishing the ACAS report on Fire and Rehire; and calls on the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy to announce comprehensive legislation protecting workers' rights and legally prohibiting employers from employing fire and rehire tactics.


7Regularisation of undocumented migrants

Tabled: 11/05/21 Signatories: 17

Bell Ribeiro-Addy

Tahir Ali

Jim Shannon

Stephen Farry

Claudia Webbe

Caroline Lucas

Wera HobhouseColum Eastwood

That this House recognises that there are many barriers that prevent people from accessing and maintaining stable immigration status even when they were either born in the UK or have lived in the UK for many years; further recognises that the majority of undocumented migrants have lost their status through no fault of their own, including through an inability to pay application fees, lack of access to legal advice, mistakes on the part of decision-makers and complexity of immigration rules; understands that the harm done to individuals through hostile immigration policies extends to family members and the communities that they are part of; notes that the UK has one of the most complex and expensive routes to regularisation in Europe; further notes that all current routes to regularisation and settlement are far too long, complicated and inflexible, leaving people with no options but to live undocumented; understands that migrants who do not have access to the public safety net or the right to work are vulnerable to exploitation and; and calls on the Government to support recommendations made by Joint Council for the Welfare of Immigrants in its report, We Are Here: routes to regularisation for the UK's undocumented population, published in April 2021 by introducing new routes to regularisation and removing barriers which cause migrants to become undocumented.


12Talyllyn heritage railway anniversary

Tabled: 11/05/21 Signatories: 4

Liz Saville Roberts

Jonathan Edwards

Hywel Williams

Ben Lake

That this House warmly congratulates Talyllyn Railway, Tywyn on its seventieth anniversary of running a public train service with volunteers, preserving its unique heritage for thousands of visitors to enjoy; notes that the railway dates from 1865, and was built to serve slate quarries above Abergynolwyn; further notes that Talyllyn Railway was the first heritage railway to be run by volunteers in preservation, igniting the enthusiasm of people across the UK leading to the development of the heritage railway movement; regrets the 18 months of loss of income suffered by heritage railways due to the covid- outbreak; and wishes the Talyllyn heritage railway well as it starts to welcome visitors again.


13Record breaking achievement of Northern Ireland footballer Steven Davis

Tabled: 11/05/21 Signatories: 9

Mr Gregory Campbell

Ian Paisley

Gavin Robinson

Sir Jeffrey M Donaldson

Jim Shannon

Stephen Farry

Christine Jardine

That this House notes the phenomenal achievements of Northern Ireland and Glasgow Rangers footballer Steven Davis MBE, given that he has become the most capped UK male player in the history of football having played 126 times for his country; and recognises that aged 36 and still playing at the top level in Domestic, European and International football, he is a role model for young people everywhere with his professionalism, skill, modesty and dedication, and ranks him among other Northern Ireland legends of the game such as George Best and Pat Jennings.


14Deaf Awareness Week 2021

Tabled: 11/05/21 Signatories: 32

Wera Hobhouse

Tahir Ali

Andrew Gwynne

Jim Shannon

Christine Jardine

Neale Hanvey

Clive LewisJamie StoneTommy SheppardDr Lisa CameronMarion FellowsWendy ChamberlainAllan Dorans

That this House celebrates Deaf Awareness Week, which ran from 4-9 May 2021; recognises that there are around 151,000 users of British Sign Language in the UK, about 87,000 of whom are Deaf; notes with concern that too many deaf people in the UK still face social exclusion as a direct result of linguistic exclusion, affecting employment, education and access to healthcare; further notes that it has been 18 years since the Government formally recognised British Sign Language as an official language, however, it has not yet been granted legal status; and calls on the Government to bring forward legislation giving legal status to British Sign Language.


15Improving asthma outcomes in the UK

Tabled: 11/05/21 Signatories: 11

Jim Shannon

Gavin Robinson

Carla Lockhart

Sir Jeffrey M Donaldson

Sammy Wilson

Tony Lloyd

Christine JardineColum Eastwood

That this Houses welcomes the recent report from the All-Party Parliamentary Group for Respiratory Health, entitled Improving Asthma Outcomes in the UK; notes that the report is the outcome of an intensive inquiry which drew evidence from a wide range of experts, including clinicians, patient advocacy groups, asthma campaigners and patients; recognises that the work carried out every day by asthma clinicians throughout the UK is truly exceptional although the structures and pathways within asthma care need to deliver better outcomes to reflect their hard work and commitment; welcomes the report’s recommendations which will help to improve asthma care and outcomes through significantly accelerating diagnosis of asthma, supporting referrals to specialist severe asthma care where needed, and implementing a proactive approach to optimising care to prevent asthma attacks; and calls on the Government to implement that report’s recommendations as soon as possible.


16UK-EU veterinary agreement

Tabled: 11/05/21 Signatories: 10

Stephen Farry

Andrew Gwynne

Jim Shannon

Jonathan Edwards

John McDonnell

Wera Hobhouse

Margaret FerrierChristine JardineBen LakeColum Eastwood

That this House recognises that the absence of a UK-EU veterinary agreement on sanitary and phytosanitary rules on movements of animals and food products between Great Britain and the EU and between Great Britain and Northern Ireland is creating major barriers for UK food exporters and also significantly contributes to the volume of checks in relation to the implementation of the Ireland/Northern Ireland Protocol; understands that a veterinary agreement can be negotiated with the EU through and building upon the EU-UK Trade and Co-operation Agreement; and calls on the Government to prioritise the negotiation of a bespoke UK-EU veterinary agreement.


17NHS privatisation

Tabled: 11/05/21 Signatories: 24

Jon Trickett

Tahir Ali

Andrew Gwynne

Kenny MacAskill

Navendu Mishra

Claudia Webbe

John SpellarJeremy CorbynSir George Howarth

That this House expresses dismay at the Government’s White Paper, The Future of Health and Care, published on 11 February 2021 which rubber stamps the US care models for the UK; notes that the Bill is a Trojan horse for deregulated privatisation and that language on integrated care championed by private health corporations is really about incentivising a reduction away from comprehensive universal provision, the NHS’ very founding principles; further notes the Bill's only purpose is to expand private healthcare and that £113 billion has already been handed to non-NHS providers since 2010, mostly to profiteers; believes that removing competition regulation will worsen the cronyism that has taken place during the covid-19 outbreak and further hastens NHS privatisation by removing the requirement to open tender, allowing integrated care organisations to make unregulated mergers, closures and acquisitions as in the US; is concerned that the Bill will lead to the erosion of the NHS, fuelling the growth of a private health insurance industry, thus creating a two-tiered system which will accelerate health inequality; recognises that anything less than complete healthcare renationalisation is unacceptable; and welcomes the work of grassroots campaigners to raise awareness of such threats to the NHS.


19Ban on trade in trophy hunting memorabilia

Tabled: 12/05/21 Signatories: 10

John Spellar

Sir Mike Penning

Wera Hobhouse

Margaret Ferrier

Christine Jardine

Navendu Mishra

Jim ShannonColum EastwoodJonathan EdwardsSir Greg Knight

That this House recognises the negative effect of the continued importation, sale and distribution of animal carcasses and body parts such as the head, hide or horns obtained through trophy hunting on the conservation efforts of endangered wildlife; highlights that the importation of trophies contributes to the decline of animal populations especially various species of big cat; notes that the link between the trade of trophies and illegal activities such as forgery of fraudulent licenses, money laundering and corruption and calls on the Government to make it a criminal offence to trade in trophy hunting memorabilia.


20Christian Blind Mission Light up Lives Appeal

Tabled: 12/05/21 Signatories: 4

Jim Shannon

Sir Mike Penning

Margaret Ferrier

Brendan O'Hara

That this House notes the Christian Blind Mission (CBM) Light up Lives appeal ending on 20th May; highlights that 3 out of 4 blind people globally do not need to lose their sight if given treatment; congratulates CBM on the wonderful work that they do to enable people in the world’s poorest places to see again through sight-restoring surgery, eye treatments and glasses, so they can go to school, get around safely and support themselves and their families; notes that for every pound given until 20th of May that the Government will match the donation; and encourages all those who are able to give what they can to bring light to lives throughout this world.


21Cassiltoun Housing Association winners of Social Housing Association Walking Champion award

Tabled: 12/05/21 Signatories: 3

Stewart Malcolm McDonald

Marion Fellows

Jim Shannon

That this House congratulates Cassiltoun Housing Association for winning the Social Housing Association Walking Champion at the Scottish Walking Awards 2021; commends the work of Cassiltoun Housing Association for its Castlemilk Park Project that has been recognised in this award; and thanks Cassiltoun Housing Association, all Castlemilk Park Volunteers and Scottish Forestry for all their support.


22ME Awareness Week 2021

Tabled: 12/05/21 Signatories: 9

Carol Monaghan

Sir Mike Penning

Wera Hobhouse

Margaret Ferrier

Marion Fellows

Christine Jardine

Ben LakeJim ShannonJonathan Edwards

That this House recognises Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (ME) Awareness Week, from 10 to 16 May 2021, which aims to highlight the impact this condition has on approximately 250,000 people across the UK; commends the endless dedication of campaigners and charities working to raise awareness of ME as a serious and debilitating neurological condition; welcomes the recent publication of the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence revised draft guidance on ME which has acknowledged that graded exercise therapy is harmful for people with ME and should not be offered as a treatment for the condition; and calls on the UK Government to take urgent and significant steps to improve health and social care provision for people with ME.


236th UN Road Safety Week

Tabled: 12/05/21 Signatories: 8

Mr Barry Sheerman

Sir Mike Penning

Claudia Webbe

Debbie Abrahams

Wera Hobhouse

Jim Shannon

Tony LloydJonathan Edwards

That this House welcomes the 6th UN Global Road Safety Week from 17 to 23 May 2021; notes that more than 1.3 million people die on the world’s roads every year and that road traffic collisions are the leading cause of death for young people across the world; also notes that 1,800 people are killed and 35,000 are seriously injured on the roads in the UK each year, at a cost to society officially estimated at £35 billion; further welcomes the ambitious target of the UN General Assembly resolution 74/299, passed in August 2020, to reduce road traffic deaths and injuries by at least 50 per cent by 2030; further welcomes the endorsement by the Government of that target; acknowledges the campaign to make 20 miles per hour speed limits the norm for cities worldwide in places where people mix with traffic; recognises that 20 miles per hour speed limits contribute to making cities safe, clean and healthy, supporting progress towards a number of the UN Sustainable Development Goals; and urges the Government to set national targets to reduce road causalities in line with the global target, and to produce a national strategy to achieve those targets


24Unrest and human rights violations in Colombia

Tabled: 12/05/21 Signatories: 5

Patricia Gibson

Brendan O'Hara

Jim Shannon

Colum Eastwood

Jonathan Edwards

That this House is deeply shocked and concerned about reports of significant human rights violations in Colombia and violent repression of nationwide demonstrations by Colombian authorities; understands that protests began on 28 April 2021 in response to a tax bill presented by President Ivan Duque; notes with concern reports that the country’s riot police has responded to protestors with excessive force; is disturbed to learn of the deaths of dozens of people with hundreds more injured in recent unrest; has ongoing concerns about the worrying reports of the use by state authorities of arbitrary detention, acts of torture, sexual violence and forced disappearances; understands that human rights defenders have been harassed and threatened, while union leaders and indigenous activists have been targeted by authorities; calls on the Colombian Government to immediately stop the violent and militarised response to protests and to ensure that human rights, including the right to life, the right to free expression and the right to freedom of peaceful assembly are upheld; and calls on the UK Government to exert all diplomatic pressure to help ensure that the situation in Colombia reaches a peaceful resolution and human rights are upheld.


26Radiologist workforce

Tabled: 12/05/21 Signatories: 4

Grahame Morris

Olivia Blake

Andrew Gwynne

Jim Shannon

That this House notes that the NHS radiologist workforce is now short-staffed by 33 per cent according to the Royal College of Radiologists recent census and needs at least another 1,939 consultants to meet safe staffing levels and pre-coronavirus levels of demand for imaging; recognises that radiologists are essential to diagnose cancer, as well as other major diseases and injury, by interpreting hospital scans, including X-rays, MRI and CT scans; further notes that without more consultants in training, investment in new models of care and better staff retention and recruitment, by 2025 the UK’s radiologist shortfall will hit 44 per cent; commends the contribution of radiologists in the NHS who are working hard to bring down diagnostic backlogs, while having to scan at a slower rate because of infection control and covid-19 social distancing measures; and calls on the Government to invest to boost training places to meet forecast demand.


27Kashmir

Tabled: 12/05/21 Signatories: 9

Debbie Abrahams

John Spellar

Brendan O'Hara

Andrew Gwynne

Jim Shannon

Kate Hollern

Jonathan EdwardsJudith CumminsTony Lloyd

That this House affirms that UK foreign policy should promote human rights internationally; expresses concern regarding the long-standing conflict between India and Pakistan both nuclear powers, which makes Kashmir the number one security concern in the world; notes the recent conflict between India and China which exacerbates that concern; states that the 2018 and 2019 Report by the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, the revocation in August 2019 of Jammu and Kashmir’s special status, the recent Amnesty International Annual Report and continuing reports of human rights abuses, restrictions to communications, peaceful dissent and key freedoms, are a cause for alarm particularly at a time when governments are responding to the covid-19 pandemic; and therefore urges both the Indian and Pakistani governments to enter into dialogue for the development of a sustainable peace and reconciliation with the Kashmiri people at the heart of this peace process; and further calls on the UK Government in collaboration with the UN, the Commonwealth and wider international community, to provide the necessary support to enable that peace process to happen.


28New acute hospital in West Hertfordshire on greenfield site

Tabled: 12/05/21 Signatories: 2

Sir Mike Penning

Jim Shannon

That this House notes that the acute hospital in Watford was the first hospital to be built under the reign of Queen Victoria; further notes that the hospital has since been developed in an ad hoc manner and that the deterioration of its facilities has made it harder for the excellent doctors, nurses and auxiliary staff to carry out their work; notes that there is a lack of affordable parking facilities for staff, patients and visitors as a result of its location next to a Premier League football club; recognises the further pressure put on the hospital's facilities following the closure of acute services at St Albans and Hemel Hempstead which were opposed by the majority of local residents; and calls on the Government to halt the taxpayer-funded redevelopment of the Watford site and welcome the news that £590 million is available for a new acute hospital on a greenfield site that can serve all of the growing population of West Hertfordshire.


29Ban on advertising of free bets

Tabled: 12/05/21 Signatories: 3

Sir Mike Penning

Jim Shannon

Jonathan Edwards

That this House believes that free bets offered by gambling companies are designed to lock and trap people into gambling as a result of the requirement to provide deposit cash, bank and credit card details and personal details to gain access to those bets; notes that the advertising of free bets encourages people who are addicted to gambling or who cannot afford to gamble; and calls on the Government to implement a ban on the advertising of free bets, and the repetitive pop-up targeting of free bet advertisements online as a matter of urgency.


30Import and production of foie gras

Tabled: 12/05/21 Signatories: 3

Sir Mike Penning

Margaret Ferrier

Jim Shannon

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 ban the import of foie gras as of 1 January 2021.


31Giving every child the best start in life

Tabled: 12/05/21 Signatories: 5

Wera Hobhouse

Jim Shannon

Dr Lisa Cameron

Christine Jardine

Andrew Gwynne

That this House notes the work of WAVE Trust and its 70/30 campaign to reduce levels of child abuse, neglect and domestic abuse by 70 per cent by 2030; further notes that over two-thirds of this House have endorsed that campaign, including a majority from all parties; recognises the role that Adverse Childhood Experiences play in the entrenchment of intergenerational health and income inequalities and the loss of over £20 billion per year to the UK economy; welcomes the publication of the Early Years Review; and calls on the Government to adopt a comprehensive early years’ strategy to prevent harm to children before it happens, ensuring that all parents are supported to give children the best possible start in life.


32Car parking charges at NHS hospitals

Tabled: 12/05/21 Signatories: 5

Sir Mike Penning

John Spellar

Wera Hobhouse

Margaret Ferrier

Jim Shannon

That this House calls on the Government to 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 car parking charges mean that the NHS is not free at the point of access for people with cars; further recognises that those charges are not only a burden on patients and their visitors but also for hardworking and dedicated NHS staff; realises that the matter is a clear injustice; and urges the Government to end car parking charges at NHS hospitals in England.


33Plastic waste exports

Tabled: 12/05/21 Signatories: 4

Sir Mike Penning

Christine Jardine

Jim Shannon

Jonathan Edwards

That this House notes that UK exports of unsorted plastic waste to non-OECD countries are allowed when given prior informed consent; further notes that from 1 January 2021, the EU no longer allows that practice; recognises that a ban on plastic exports outside of developed countries was a commitment in the 2019 Conservative Party Manifesto; and is concerned that continuation of global trade in plastics could mean the UK exports plastic waste to lower income countries instead of taking responsibility for its own refuse.


34PC Yvonne Fletcher inquiry

Tabled: 12/05/21 Signatories: 3

Sir Mike Penning

Christine Jardine

Jim Shannon

That this House notes the significant amount of work done to identify a suspect in the murder of PC Yvonne Fletcher outside the Libyan Embassy on 17 April 1984; notes that the CPS were of the opinion that there was sufficient evidence to prosecute; regrets that the suspect was permitted to leave the UK and endorses calls for an inquiry into PC Fletcher's murder.


35Securing the future of football in England

Tabled: 12/05/21 Signatories: 25

Kate Osborne

Clive Lewis

Apsana Begum

Bell Ribeiro-Addy

Zarah Sultana

Jeremy Corbyn

Wera HobhouseJamie StoneKim JohnsonAndrew GwynneJim ShannonSir George HowarthJonathan EdwardsDan CardenDaisy Cooper

That this House welcomes the Government-initiated fan-led review of football governance, but insists that it is used as an opportunity to rebalance the current ownership structure in the favour of match-going supporters; notes that it is imperative that the review must be genuinely fan-led as the Government has promised, with accredited supporters’ trusts at the forefront; believes that supporters must be empowered with an immediate 50 per cent plus one share law, that would require all Premier League and English Football League clubs to secure a 51 per cent majority of their registered season ticket holders on any decision that fundamentally affects the club’s identity or future; acknowledges that a move towards supporter ownership of clubs cannot be achieved overnight, and that the Government and the game’s authorities need to adopt that as the long-term direction by creating a legislative framework to support it; believes that accredited football supporters’ trusts should have the power to be able to appoint and remove at least two club directors and be given first refusal on purchasing shares when clubs change hands; further notes that the only way to secure the overall health of English football is for the Government to ensure that there is an independent financial regulator for all professional leagues and clubs; notes that the sad demise of several much-loved football league clubs over recent years highlights the inadequacy of the current arrangements; and calls on the Government and the game’s authorities to ensure the suitability of those who seek to take ownership of football clubs.


36Campaign for a 15 per cent pay rise for all healthcare workers

Tabled: 12/05/21 Signatories: 5

Jon Trickett

Kate Osborne

Claudia Webbe

Navendu Mishra

Colum Eastwood

That this House expresses its gratitude to all health care workers for the the work they have done throughout the pandemic; recognises their heroic and selfless actions have put their own health at risk in order to help others; remembers the more than 1000 healthcare workers who have died from covid-19; notes that NHS workers have suffered real terms pay cuts of up to 30 per cent since 2010; further notes the Government’s offer of a derisory one per cent pay rise to healthcare workers announced in the Budget on 3 March; believes the proposed one per cent pay rise is an insult to healthcare workers and that their service to the nation should be recognised properly with a fair pay rise of 15 per cent; recognises that anything less than a five per cent pay rise is in effect a real terms cut; welcomes the Every Doctor and Nurses United UK campaign for a fair deal for healthcare workers; and calls on the Government to give all healthcare workers a 15 per cent pay increase.


37Recognition of Armenian massacres as genocide

Tabled: 12/05/21 Signatories: 5

John Spellar

Navendu Mishra

Jim Shannon

Colum Eastwood

Jonathan Edwards

That this House welcomes US President Biden's formal recognition of the extermination of over one million Armenians by the Ottoman Empire in 1915 as genocide; and calls on the Government to issue a similar recognition.