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Early Day Motions

Published: Tuesday 20 July 2021

Early Day Motions tabled on Monday 19 July 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

330Negotiating a peace settlement on the Korean Peninsula

Tabled: 19/07/21 Signatories: 1

Ed Davey

That this House notes the work by Congressman Brad Sherman to encourage new efforts towards formally ending the state of war on the Korean Peninsula through his Peace on the Korean Peninsula Act that was recently introduced in the US House of Representatives; recognises that that symbolic move could play a vital role in the next stage of reducing tensions on that peninsula; further notes that the Korean War hostilities were ended by an armistice in 1953, and that no formal peace treaty has been negotiated since that armistice; reiterates support for the 2018 Panmunjom Declaration in which the governments of North Korea and South Korea declared their intention to work towards negotiating a peace treaty to formally end the Korean War; acknowledges the role the UK Government has played in multilateral efforts to facilitate peace and denuclearisation on that peninsula; and calls on the UK Government to actively engage with all relevant parties and the wider international community to accelerate those efforts.


331Unsafe cladding and building safety defects

Tabled: 19/07/21 Signatories: 1

Hilary Benn

That this House notes with concern the large number of people who, four years after the Grenfell Tower fire, are still living in blocks with unsafe cladding and other building safety defects; is aware that that situation is causing great concern and distress to leaseholders who are currently unable to sell their homes; believes that leaseholders should not have to pay for the cost of replacing cladding, fixing defects, waking watches and higher insurance bills; recognises that leaseholders do not have the money to do that anyway; and calls on the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government to come forward with a comprehensive plan to identify all the buildings at risk, establish a body to fund the work needed to fix those buildings and then seek to recover payment from all those responsible for that scandal.


332Wimpy Park Community Group DIY SOS

Tabled: 19/07/21 Signatories: 1

John Nicolson

That this House congratulates the Wimpy Park Community Group for securing a BBC Beechgrove Garden DIY SOS project; recognises how well deserved that project is and the benefit that it will bring to the local area; and looks forward to the opening of the rejuvenated park.


333World Hepatitis Day 2021

Tabled: 19/07/21 Signatories: 1

Jim Shannon

That this House notes World Hepatitis Day 2021 on the 28 July which aims to raise awareness of those living with Hepatitis, a disease that causes inflammation of the liver, a vital organ that processes nutrients, filters blood and fights infections; further notes the Hepatitis Can't Wait Campaign, which raises awareness on how patients can't wait for Hepatitis testing, life saving treatment, screening and greater investment into research in that area; recognises that there are 400,000 individuals in the UK suffering today from that disease and that there are increasing calls for the Government to allocate additional resources into Hepatitis research and testing.


334Retirement of Mr Martin Humble, Head Teacher of St. Matthew's RC Primary School

Tabled: 19/07/21 Signatories: 1

Kate Osborne

That this House applauds the outstanding contribution to education in South Tyneside by St Matthew’s RC Primary School Head Teacher, Mr Martin Humble; congratulates Mr Humble on a remarkable 20 years as Head Teacher at St. Matthew’s and an outstanding career in the local education sector in the borough; acknowledges the outstanding impact he has had in supporting and representing both teachers, pupils, teaching staff and parents at St. Matthew’s RC Primary School in Jarrow and the wider community; commends the part he has played to the whole school community during the coronavirus pandemic which has had a tremendous impact on children; notes his lasting legacy will be an outdoor space created for schoolchildren to use for learning, relaxation and prayer or meditation; sincerely thanks Mr Humble for his public service to the North East education sector; and wishes Mr Humble a very long and happy retirement.


335Protecting grasslands at COP26 and beyond

Tabled: 19/07/21 Signatories: 2

Tracey Crouch

Caroline Lucas

That this House recognises that species-rich grasslands offer ways of reducing the impact of greenhouse gases that cause climate change by reducing flooding risk, locking up pollutants and acting as critical ecosystems for pollinators and supporting sustainable and resilient farming; regrets that in the last 100 years the UK alone has lost 97 per cent of its meadows and other species-rich grasslands leading to bumblebee extinctions and butterfly population declines; welcomes the formation of Grasslands+, a growing coalition that has come together to protect and restore the planet’s grasslands, savannahs, plains, heaths, steppes and meadows; urges Government Ministers to use the opportunity of COP26 in Glasgow to seek international recognition and protections for species-rich grasslands, to lead by example in taking action to mitigate the effects of climate change and increase biodiversity and to ensure that those areas of natural beauty are preserved for future generations to enjoy.


336Opposition to Stort Valley crossing proposals

Tabled: 19/07/21 Signatories: 1

Robert Halfon

That this House understands concerns about the impacts that the Stort crossing proposals will have upon the beautiful environment of the Stort Valley in Harlow constituency; further understands the threat that those proposals pose to local wildlife and ecosystems; recognises the concerns about those proposals raised by hundreds of local residents; further recognises that the plans for that problematic development have been inherited from the previous Labour Council who agreed to the proposals in the 2020 Local Plan; notes that Harlow Conservative Councillors voted against the 2020 Local Plan; and calls on the Government to put pressure onto the developers to reassess those plans and go back to the drawing board.


337Spyware and state surveillance of journalists

Tabled: 19/07/21 Signatories: 11

Grahame Morris

Rebecca Long Bailey

Liz Saville Roberts

John McDonnell

Bell Ribeiro-Addy

Chris Stephens

Navendu MishraBrendan O'HaraKim JohnsonJeremy CorbynMary Kelly Foy

That this House is deeply concerned by reports that at least 180 journalists across the world have been spied on using Pegasus software, a tool developed by the Israeli cybersurveillance company NSO and sold to a number of clients, including states across the world; notes that among those who have been the targets of the global spying operations are human rights defenders, political opponents, lawyers, diplomats and heads of state; further notes that the list of the 180 journalists targeted includes reporters from global media platforms, as well as freelance investigators who appear to have been targeted by regimes determined to uncover sources, undermine research, and in some cases, stop their reporting; believes that those revelations of the use of NSO’s Pegasus software to spy on journalists shows the profound vulnerability of media freedom and illustrates the serious breach of the public's right to know; and therefore joins the National Union of Journalists in the UK and Ireland and the International Federation of Journalists in utterly condemning all attempts to interfere with journalists’ private communications, encouraging journalists to use extra vigilance to protect their data and calling on governments to enshrine in domestic law the inviolability of journalists’ communications.


338Mountbatten diaries

Tabled: 19/07/21 Signatories: 19

Dr Julian Lewis

Sammy Wilson

John Redwood

John Nicolson

Sarah Olney

Valerie Vaz

Andrew RosindellSir David AmessGraham StringerJohn McDonnellJames GrayBob BlackmanMartyn DayWera HobhouseDaniel KawczynskiSir Edward LeighJack LoprestiSir Desmond SwayneAllan Dorans

That this House notes with concern that the personal diaries of Lord and Lady Mountbatten were purchased from the family's Broadlands Archive Trust, a decade ago, by Southampton University with a substantial sum of public money including almost £2 million from the Heritage Lottery Fund; that, until the sale to the University, the Mountbatten family had made the diaries available to historians upon request; that Lady Mountbatten was never a public servant and consequently her writings are not subject to Freedom of Information restrictions; that in December 2019 the Information Commissioner's Office ordered the University to disclose the Mountbatten diaries and correspondence; that this continues to be resisted at the apparent direction of the Cabinet Office, citing FOI exemptions but refusing to identify the criteria relevant to the Mountbatten diaries; that it is 42 years since the death of Lord Mountbatten and 61 years since that of Lady Mountbatten; that it is deeply regrettable that their distinguished biographer, Dr Andrew Lownie, has so far had to pay £250,000 pursuing a campaign for the diaries' release to historians; and accordingly calls for their disclosure for publication without further obfuscation and delay.


339Human rights in Western Sahara

Tabled: 19/07/21 Signatories: 13

Jeremy Corbyn

Sir Peter Bottomley

Caroline Lucas

Paula Barker

Alan Brown

Navendu Mishra

John McDonnellKim JohnsonChris StephensKate OsborneMary Kelly FoyBell Ribeiro-AddyApsana Begum

That this House strongly condemns the attacks on human rights defenders, students, journalists and academics who publicly criticise the Government of Morocco; profoundly regrets the recent violence perpetrated in the most high profile cases including Sultana and Laura Khaya, Babuizid Muhammed, Saaed Labhi, Salek Baber and Khaled Bouvfraya; is alarmed about the incommunicado detention of journalist Mohamed Lamin Haddi; notes with concern the unjustified long term incarceration of Naama Asfari and Khatri Dadda as highlighted recently by the UN Special Rapporteur Mary Lawlor who stated that such violations of international human rights law and standards fly in the face of the Moroccan Government's commitment to the UN system as a whole; and urges the UK Government to press the Moroccan authorities to guarantee in all circumstances that those who work peacefully toward justice for the Saharawi are able to carry out their legitimate human rights activities without fear of reprisals and free of all restrictions including physical abuse and judicial harassment.

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.

278Open Doors' report entitled Destructive Lies, and religious minorities in India

Tabled: 5/07/21 Signatories: 20

Brendan O'Hara

Marion Fellows

Alison Thewliss

Jonathan Edwards

John Spellar

Patricia Gibson

Carla Lockhart

That this House notes with grave concern the contents of Destructive Lies, the recently published report from the Christian charity Open Doors, based on work done by a research team from the London School of Economics, which concludes that due to a sharp rise in extreme Hindu religious nationalism, Christians, Muslims and other religious minorities in India are living in an atmosphere of deep trauma, fear and anxiety; is alarmed to learn that religious minorities in India are suffering systematic persecution and are, in the words of the report, facing an existential threat due to the increasing instances of beatings and murders carried out by extremists mobs, whose crimes all too often go unpunished by the police and local courts; is deeply saddened that as a result, India is now ranked 10th in the world on the Open Doors Watch List of where it is the most dangerous place to be a Christian; notes that since the start of the covid-19 pandemic, religious persecution has significantly worsened amid false accusations that Christians and Muslims have deliberately spread the virus, accusations are repeated and amplified on several social-media platforms; demands that social media companies do more to ensure that such dangerous and harmful content is immediately removed; and calls on the UK Government to raise the plight of Indian religious minorities with the Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, and the High Commissioner as a matter of urgency.


280ISS workers at the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

Tabled: 5/07/21 Signatories: 20

John McDonnell

Mick Whitley

Jonathan Edwards

Beth Winter

Navendu Mishra

Paula Barker

Rebecca Long BaileyJon Cruddas

That this House believes that all workers in Government buildings deserve to be paid fairly and treated with respect and dignity at work; regrets that, all too often, people employed in roles outsourced to private contractors face a struggle to defend their basic pay, terms and conditions at work in comparison to their centrally contracted colleagues; notes that such workers are more likely to be female or to come from Black and Minority Ethnic backgrounds; further notes that support staff working for ISS on Government Property Agency contracts at the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy seek improved pay and conditions, the agreement of a protocol on covid-19 health and safety, agreed bonus payments for working through the covid-19 lockdown, the restoration of annual leave entitlements deducted unilaterally and to avoid redundancies; is disappointed that ISS management have failed to respond to these reasonable proposals; and gives support and solidarity to PCS members left with no choice other than to ballot for industrial action.


287March for Dignity - Tbilisi Pride 2021

Tabled: 6/07/21 Signatories: 21

Martin Docherty-Hughes

Stewart Malcolm McDonald

Jamie Stone

Jonathan Edwards

Layla Moran

Alison Thewliss

Apsana Begum

That this House is saddened and disappointed to note the cancellation of the recent March for Dignity Tbilisi Pride event after a violent counter demonstration; condemns the actions of Georgian authorities which allowed a mob to break in and ransack the offices of the organisers; notes with concern that 53 journalists were among the hundreds injured in the violence around the city; further notes that protecting minorities, and free and fair expression is a cornerstone of liberal democracy, and one which is enshrined in Georgia’s Constitution; gratefully acknowledges the joint letter issued by more than 20 Embassies and delegations in Tbilisi including that of the UK condemning the violence; supports their contention that those responsible for the violence should be prosecuted to the full extent of the law; notes that Georgia is one of the most ancient nations in the world, and that LGBT+ Georgians have existed as long as the nation; shows solidarity with those LGBT+ Georgians and their allies; and offers its support to their continued in the future.


297Nutrition aid

Tabled: 8/07/21 Signatories: 14

Alyn Smith

Chris Stephens

Hywel Williams

John Nicolson

Allan Dorans

Jonathan Edwards

Kate Osborne

That this House urges the Government to recognise the importance of investment in nutrition to support its aims for girls’ education; notes that impacts of malnutrition are particularly heavy on women and girls and that cases of anaemia, stunting and malnutrition are correlated with poor school performance; stresses that the UK was previously considered a leader in combatting malnutrition and now risks undermining its international reputation in addition to putting millions of lives at risk; and calls on the Government to incorporate nutrition aid into its focus area of girls education.


302Twelfth of July celebrations

Tabled: 12/07/21 Signatories: 2

Jim Shannon

Carla Lockhart

That this House notes the wonderful community spirit demonstrated in the 12 July 2021 celebrations throughout Northern Ireland; thanks those Orangemen and Orangewomen who so faithfully gather with talented bands to remember and celebrate religious freedom and liberty for all; further thanks all those who organised the smaller routes and parades in deference to the current covid-19 restrictions; and looks forward to the 12 July 2022 as being a safe and loud celebration of culture, heritage, history and hope for the future.


306150th Anniversary of the Durham Miners' Gala

Tabled: 12/07/21 Signatories: 19

Mary Kelly Foy

Grahame Morris

Kate Osborne

Paula Barker

Mick Whitley

Navendu Mishra

Ian Lavery

That this House celebrates the 150th anniversary of the Durham Miners’ Gala or the Big Meeting; expresses severe regret at the cancellation of the Gala for the second consecutive year but commends the Durham Miners Association for prioritising public health; welcomes the news that County Durham Miners Banners Groups will instead organise events in communities across the county this summer; recognises the important historical and cultural ties between the mining industry and County Durham; further recognises miners and the National Union of Mineworkers for their contributions to the labour movement, trade unionism, and the Labour Party; thanks miners for their economic and cultural contribution to Durham and Britain across centuries; looks forward to the refurbishment of Redhill's Durham Miners Hall and transformation into a cultural centre; further looks forward to the resumption of the Big Meeting in 2022; commends the Marras for the announcement that all banner groups will be paid double band allowance next year to help with the financial stress caused by the covid-19 outbreak; and encourages everyone to become a Marra.


308Dame Carol Black's independent review of drugs

Tabled: 12/07/21 Signatories: 12

Grahame Morris

Kenny MacAskill

Alison Thewliss

Jonathan Edwards

Crispin Blunt [R]

Tommy Sheppard

Ian Lavery

That this House thanks Professor Dame Carol Black for her comprehensive Independent Review of Drugs, Part 2 which outlines a clear way forward on drug treatment and recovery to bring hope and real change to the many individuals, families and communities whose lives are blighted by drug addiction and by the criminals who exploit it; welcomes her recommendations to achieve this, presented as concrete proposals deliverable within this Parliament; agrees with her analysis that the current situation is intolerable and that a whole-system approach, with cross-departmental co-ordination and commitment, is required; supports her view that substance misuse disproportionately affects our most deprived communities; acknowledges her call for improved pathways from criminal justice settings and for enabling the diversion of drug users into treatment; recognises that, although Part 1 of her review showed that the societal costs of drug misuse are £20 billion each year, in 2020 to 2021 only £650 million was spent on drug treatment; notes that every £1 currently spent on harm reduction and treatment saves £4 from reduced demands on health and justice; endorses her call for significantly increased investment in drug treatment and wider support; further notes her conclusion that ring-fenced, focused funding for treatment is absolutely necessary; notes that drug deaths are at record levels; and calls on the Government to adopt and implement the Review’s recommendations in their entirety.


309England and Euro 2020

Tabled: 12/07/21 Signatories: 32

Mr Clive Betts

Dan Jarvis

Dame Angela Eagle

Bell Ribeiro-Addy

Paul Blomfield

Ian Byrne

Ian LaveryZarah Sultana

That this House congratulates the England Football Team, manager Gareth Southgate, the players and all the back room staff for the way that they have represented the country with dignity and commitment; particularly commends that manager, those players and those staff for the clear and demonstrable opposition to racism and discrimination which they have shown before every game and throughout that whole tournament; and believes that they should be proud of themselves as this House is proud of them.


311Racism following the Euro 2020 final

Tabled: 12/07/21 Signatories: 31

Mary Kelly Foy

Andrew Gwynne

Jeremy Corbyn

Grahame Morris

Kate Osborne

Mrs Emma Lewell-Buck

Ian Lavery

That this House unequivocally condemns the racist abuse aimed at the England men’s football team after the UEFA European Championship Final on 11 July 2021; notes that 19 year old Arsenal forward Bukayo Saka was forced to take down his Instagram account as a result of that racist abuse; further notes that the mural of 23 year old Manchester United forward Marcus Rashford in Withington was defaced following that match; further condemns the abuse suffered by fans outside the stadium and the violence that broke out before and after that game; recognises the work of Show Racism the Red Card in its 25th anniversary year and supports its call for the Government to hold social media companies and individuals to account; and calls on the Government to display leadership on that issue and to match its rhetoric with action, to tackle the rising threats of online hate crimes and to acknowledge that some Ministerial statements on the booing of taking the knee are incompatible with eradicating racism from all walks of life.


315BBC regional political monitoring of Parliament

Tabled: 14/07/21 Signatories: 10

Ian Mearns

Jim Shannon

Kate Osborne

Paula Barker

Navendu Mishra

John McDonnell

Ian Lavery

That this House is deeply concerned by proposals to reduce the number of staff working in the BBC Regional Political Unit based at Millbank by over a third; notes that the unit is the eyes and ears of the BBC English regions in Westminster, co-ordinating political newsgathering for the BBC’s early evening regional TV news programme, as well as the regional breakfast, lunchtime and late evening TV bulletins and Sunday political programmes and across all local radio output; further notes that the unit is often the only part of the BBC watching backbench business and adjournment debates where hon. Members can raise important local issues which might not make it onto the national news; fears that such a staff reduction will have an impact on capacity to spotting stories, keeping the regions informed about what their hon. Members are doing and enabling public awareness of questions and contributions from backbench hon. Members; is concerned by BBC management’s failure to identify the activities currently undertaken which will be withdrawn or diminished as a result of staff reductions; fears that such a reduction in staff numbers will substantially reduce the monitoring of backbenchers’ contributions and threaten a substantial fall in the number of local clips of hon. Members speaking in Parliament provided for TV and radio; and therefore calls on the BBC to ensure that it continues to finance a properly staffed Regional Political Unit so that the public can be well-informed on debates in Parliament.


319BBC Scotland Studios at Pacific Quayside

Tabled: 14/07/21 Signatories: 6

John Nicolson

Jim Shannon

Patrick Grady

Chris Law

Allan Dorans

Marion Fellows

That this House recognises the importance of BBC Scotland’s control of the studios at Pacific Quayside; congratulates BECTU and SNP colleagues who have defended Scottish based jobs against a potential London takeover thus maintaining the broadcasting ecosystem that provides employment for freelancers in Scotland; and looks forward to seeing the new Scottish based creative talent that will be nurtured in these studios.


320Studio 32 Theatre Company in East Kilbride

Tabled: 14/07/21 Signatories: 7

Dr Lisa Cameron

Jim Shannon

Neale Hanvey

Chris Law

John Nicolson

Allan Dorans

Marion Fellows

That this House celebrates the fundraising efforts of members of the Studio 32 Theatre Company in East Kilbride; namely Colin Stewart, Darren England, Paul Gray, Adam Macguiness, Conor Meechan, Alan Dickson, Dougie Hannah, Benjy England, Aaron Hannah, Adam Stewart, Martin Docherty and Jake Docherty and pays particular tribute to the money they have already raised for the Beatson Cancer Charity in preparation for their participation in the Glasgow 10km men's event and wishes them all the best in their run which is due to take place on the 29th August; also draws attention to the additional fundraising efforts undertaken by Peter Gough over the years and recognises his contribution to the theatre and entertainment community in East Kilbride; and finally draws attention to the strength shown by Peter and John Davis in their battle with cancer and thanks Beatson’s Cancer charity for all the support they give to families in the Glasgow and Lanarkshire area.


321Euan McIlwraith and BBC Scotland’s programme Landward

Tabled: 14/07/21 Signatories: 17

Richard Thomson

Jim Shannon

Marion Fellows

Patrick Grady

Kirsten Oswald

Gavin Newlands

Allan DoransOwen ThompsonDrew HendryDavid Linden

That this House notes that Euan McIlwraith is stepping back from his presenting role on BBC Scotland’s Aberdeen-made farming and rural programme, Landward having been a constant presence on-screen for 30 years; recognises the wide range of subjects covered by Euan during his time on the series including the catastrophic foot and mouth disease outbreak of 2001; welcomes the window the programme provides for viewers into issues affecting rural Scotland; further notes that Euan’s natural story-telling abilities and warm style have made the programme a must-see for many people; and wishes Euan all the very best going forward where his new priorities will be his grandchildren, sailing and writing.


32340th anniversary of Mandela's Freedom of Glasgow

Tabled: 14/07/21 Signatories: 17

Chris Stephens

Anne McLaughlin

Patrick Grady

Alison Thewliss

David Linden

Carol Monaghan

Kate OsborneAllan Dorans

That this House notes the upcoming 40th Anniversary of Nelson Mandela being granted the Freedom of Glasgow; further notes that 4 August 1981 was the day Glasgow City Council presented the Freedom of the City to Nelson Mandela in absentia, since he was still on Robben Island, and Dr. Alex Ekwueme, Vice-President of Nigeria, accepted the award from Lord Provost Michael Kelly on Mandela's behalf; notes this significant anniversary which the City of Glasgow plan to mark; encourages individuals to contribute to the Nelson Mandela Scottish Memorial Foundation appeal to bridge the remaining financial gap to allow the launch of the Nelson Mandela statue competition; and recognises Glasgow’s special place in the history of the Anti-Apartheid Movement.


324Lord Elystan-Morgan

Tabled: 15/07/21 Signatories: 2

Ben Lake

Jim Shannon

That this House mourns the recent passing of Lord Elystan Morgan who died peacefully at the age of 88; recognises him as a great figure in Welsh politics, and that his tireless campaigning in favour of devolution for several decades helped pave the way to the creation of the Scottish and Welsh parliaments; recognises his lifelong commitment and service to the people of Ceredigion, whom he represented as Member of Parliament between 1966 and 1974 prior to his elevation to the House of Lords in 1981; celebrates his contributions as both a barrister and circuit judge; recalls his capacity for kindness and good humour, even during the most divisive of political debates; remembers him fondly as a man of integrity, who argued his case with an eloquence founded on an unshakeable belief in its merits, and a masterful understanding of the detail; and conveys its deepest condolences to his family and friends in their time of grief.


325Stirling Constituency Olympic Athletes

Tabled: 15/07/21 Signatories: 6

Alyn Smith

Chris Law

John Nicolson

Allan Dorans

Marion Fellows

Jim Shannon

That this House congratulates Andrew Butchart, Kathleen Dawson, Ross Murdoch and Duncan Scott for being selected by Team GB to take part in the Tokyo Olympic Games; notes the hard work and dedication that it has taken to get to the games; and wishes them good luck and success in these Olympic Games.


326Professor Samson Kambalu and the Fourth Plinth commission

Tabled: 15/07/21 Signatories: 3

Patrick Grady

Chris Law

Jim Shannon

That this House welcomes the commission of Professor Samson Kambalu and his sculpture Antelope for installation on the Fourth Plinth in Trafalgar Square in 2022; recognises that the sculpture is a recreation of a 1914 photograph of pan-Africanist Malawian preacher, John Chilembwe and European missionary John Chorley, where Chilembwe wears a hat in defiance of colonial rules which forbade this in front of white people; acknowledges that, the year after the photograph was taken, the preacher led a rebellion against colonial rule and died; understands that the artist depicts a larger-than-life Chilembwe, in contrast to the life-size Chorley, to elevate Chilembwe and his story and reveal the hidden narratives of underrepresented people in the history of the British Empire in Africa and beyond; notes that Malawi-born Kamablu, who is Associate Professor of Fine Art at the Ruskin School of Art and a Fellow of Magdalen College, has described the commission as a litmus test for how much he belongs to British society as an African and a cosmopolitan; and congratulates Professor Kambalu on having his work chosen for public display in Trafalgar Square to be engaged with and appreciated by millions of people.


327Arlington Baths Club 150th anniversary celebrations

Tabled: 15/07/21 Signatories: 5

Patrick Grady [R]

Chris Law

John Nicolson

Marion Fellows

Jim Shannon

That this House congratulates the Arlington Baths Club in the West End of Glasgow as it celebrates the 150th anniversary of its opening on 1 August 1871; notes that plans for July 2020 to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the Club's foundation were much reduced as a result of the coronavirus pandemic and looks forward to three days of free community events over 31 July to 1 August 2021 to mark the occasion; recognises the efforts of its staff, many volunteers and the commitment of club members who have helped to keep the baths afloat throughout the difficulties of lockdown and covid-19 restrictions; recognises the heritage and cultural importance of the baths as the oldest club of its kind in the world; and wishes everyone associated with the club every success in the future.


328Support for bionic limbs and NHS England Prosthetics Service Review

Tabled: 15/07/21 Signatories: 11

Mohammad Yasin

Tahir Ali

John McDonnell

Wera Hobhouse

Mr Khalid Mahmood

Mick Whitley

Tony LloydAndrew GwynneKate OsborneJim ShannonPaula Barker

That this House is concerned with the current prosthetic service, especially for upper limb amputees; notes the incredible skills and efforts of those working within the NHS but believes that the Government should be doing more to actively fund and support research and development into the use and supply of bionic limbs, including for people with life-altering injuries and deficiencies to their upper limbs; and calls on the Government to support the NHS England Prosthetics Service Review and the estimated 55,000-60,0000 prosthetic patients a year to access the best, most appropriate technology and that funding Hero Arms, a relatively low-cost lightweight bionic arm with multiple grips on the NHS will allow people with otherwise limited or no use of limbs to live a more independent life which would mean less reliability on social services.


329Diamond anniversary of the Stamperland Bowling Club

Tabled: 15/07/21 Signatories: 6

Kirsten Oswald

Chris Law

John Nicolson

Allan Dorans

Marion Fellows

Jim Shannon

That this House celebrates the 60th anniversary of Stamperland Bowling Club, which was established in 1961; notes that in this, the year of its Diamond Anniversary, the club organised a Diamond Cup tournament to celebrate this notable milestone; recognises that the past year has been extremely difficult for bowling clubs and other sports venues; praises Stamperland Bowling Club for showing resilience and expressing confidence in the future by making improvements to the club's facilities; understands that the club has been pleased to welcome old and new members onto the green as Covid-19 restrictions ease; expresses its appreciation of all the hard work done by staff, committee, and members in running a club so well-rooted in the local community, and wishes Stamperland Bowling Club all the best for another 60 years and beyond.