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Early Day Motions

Published: Wednesday 12 January 2022

Early Day Motions tabled on Tuesday 11 January 2022

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

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

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

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

New EDMs

833Surveillance Camera Code of Practice

Tabled: 11/01/22 Signatories: 1

Mr Alistair Carmichael

That the House does not approve the Surveillance Camera Code of Practice, dated November 2021, laid before this House on 16 November 2021.


834Carlibar Park Wee Wood

Tabled: 11/01/22 Signatories: 1

Kirsten Oswald

That this House congratulates the pupils of Carlibar Primary School in Barrhead who are playing their part in tackling climate change by planting hundreds of trees; notes that the school’s primary seven group planted saplings of native species, including oak and aspen, at Barrhead’s Carlibar Park as part of the Wee Wood project being run in partnership by the Scottish Contemporary Art Network and East Renfrewshire Council; further notes that the Carlibar Park Wee Wood will be one of 26 woodlands established across East Renfrewshire as part of a legacy project linked to the COP26 climate change conference held in Glasgow last year; welcomes the fact that artist and Scottish Contemporary Art Network member, Robyn Woolston, who worked with the pupils on the tree planting will work with Carlibar Primary on further art activities to help reduce carbon impact, support ecological diversity and introduce young people to the role of art in unlocking climate action.


835Human rights in Bahrain

Tabled: 11/01/22 Signatories: 4

Margaret Ferrier

Sir Peter Bottomley

Tony Lloyd

Brendan O'Hara

That this House is concerned by continuing serious human rights violations in Bahrain, including the ongoing arbitrary detention and inhumane treatment of prisoners of conscience, including Abduljalil al-Singace, Hassan Mushaima, Abdulwahab Hussain, Abdulhadi al-Khawaja and Sheikh Ali Salman; notes that Freedom House in its 2021 report rated Bahrain as not free and that Bahrain is ranked 150 out of 167 countries in The Economist’s 2020 Global Democracy Index and 168 out of 180 in the World Press Freedom Index 2021; urges the Bahraini Government to release all prisoners of conscience, enable civil society representatives and human rights defenders to operate freely, permit genuine political opposition and independent media, and end the use of the death penalty; further urges the Bahraini Government to initiate a substantive and inclusive in-country dialogue on political and constitutional reform and to cooperate with human rights organisations and experts, including from the UN, to allow for, inter alia, an independent assessment of prison conditions and its reform agenda; and calls on the Government to review its funding to and other agreements with Bahrain and to meet human rights defenders and organisations, civil society representatives and non-violent opposition from Bahrain, as well as to take action to hold Bahraini officials responsible for serious human rights violations to account.


836Detention of Professor Faizulla Jalal

Tabled: 11/01/22 Signatories: 1

Patrick Grady

That this House notes with concern reports that Professor Faizullah Jalal of Kabul University, Afghanistan, has been arrested by the Taliban following an appearance on a news channel in which he criticised the regime’s response to the humanitarian situation in the country; notes that many human rights organisations have expressed concern at that arrest, and that Amnesty International has described it as the latest effort by the Taliban to stifle dissent and further evidence of Taliban intimidation, harassment and violent attacks on individuals who criticise them, and that the organisation has found human rights defenders, women activists, journalists and members of academia have the greatest number of reprisals; calls on the UK Government to condemn the behaviour of the Taliban, join efforts to press for the release of Professor Jalal, and to rapidly scale up its effort to provide asylum and resettlement support to Afghan nationals who wish to escape the Taliban regime and make their home in the UK.


837Warm Home Discount Scheme

Tabled: 11/01/22 Signatories: 1

Chris Stephens

That this House notes that the Government began in 2021 to consult on the idea of extending the Warm Home Discount scheme to a broader group of households on low incomes and with high heating costs; notes also that, under this idea, those households would receive the rebates automatically, rather than having to apply; further notes that the idea has not yet been enacted and was instead earmarked for a later date; and calls on the Government to bring forward the introduction of that reform with immediate effect to help households on low incomes with the rising cost of living.


838Funding for nutrition-related aid programmes

Tabled: 11/01/22 Signatories: 1

Patrick Grady

That this House calls on the Government to urgently reconsider its decision not to pledge any new funding at the December 2021 Nutrition for Growth Summit hosted by Tokyo; notes that the Government did not set targets for its impact in this area at the summit; is concerned that the UK was previously considered a leader in combatting malnutrition but has since reduced nutrition-specific international aid by 70 per cent which is disporportionate to reductions elsewhere and has undermined the UK's international reputation in addition to putting millions of lives at risk; notes that malnutrition is still linked to 45 per cent of deaths among under fives worldwide, and calls on the Government to urgently commit to investing £120 million per year over the next five years in nutrition-specific programming and to renew its commitment to reach at least 50 million people with nutrition-specific programming by 2025 as campaigned for by international charities in the field prior to the summit.


8392nd Renfrew (Trinity) Scouts

Tabled: 11/01/22 Signatories: 1

Gavin Newlands

That this House notes the centenary of the formation of the 2nd Renfrew (Trinity) Scout Group on 21 November 2021 following the work of Mr Archie Ferguson in constituting and leading the group as its first Scoutmaster; congratulates the group on the hugely positive role they have played in Renfrew and for the wider community over their 100 years of existence; recognises the work and dedication of all who have helped the group since its foundation, including leaders, helpers and parents, and have helped the group adapt and modernise over the years; acknowledges the thousands of Scouts, Cubs, Explorers and Beavers who have benefited from membership of the group; and extends good wishes to the group for its next 100 years of serving the community.


840Overactive bladder syndrome

Tabled: 11/01/22 Signatories: 1

Jim Shannon

That this House notes that overactive bladder syndrome (OAB) affects over 4.5 million people in the UK and costs the health system over £840 million per year; recognises that the serious condition impacts on physical, social and psychological wellbeing and can dominate and impose on peoples’ sense of personal freedom by interfering with daily activities; is concerned that inadequate management of this conditions can lead to escalating health costs and unnecessary hospitalisations; acknowledges that the covid-19 pandemic has severely impacted on patients being able to access their GP or receive adequate care and support for continence issues; recognises that community-based continence services have been shown to save valuable NHS resources whilst restoring dignity to people and facilitating their ability to lead full and active lives; acknowledges that effective treatment of OAB and incontinence recognises the importance of access to early assessment and diagnosis and appropriate clinical interventions at the right point in time for each patient; and calls on the Government to ensure adherence to NICE Guidelines and NHS England’s Excellence in Continence Care recommendations.

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.

777Panto Day 2021

Tabled: 14/12/21 Signatories: 10

Jamie Stone

Jim Shannon

Alison Thewliss

Chris Stephens

Tim Farron

Mr Alistair Carmichael

Dr Lisa Cameron

That this House marks the tenth Panto Day, appropriately themed the Year of Love, on 17 December 2021; acknowledges the joy and happiness that pantomime brings across the UK every year; notes that after cancellations last year due to the pandemic, theatres and entertainers seek stability and security this Christmas season; and calls on the Government to account for losses made to the theatre sector as a result of Plan B covid restrictions.


782Hope Sculpture at Cuningar Loop

Tabled: 15/12/21 Signatories: 5

Margaret Ferrier

Chris Stephens

Alison Thewliss [R]

Jim Shannon

Dr Lisa Cameron

That this House welcomes the unveiling of the Hope Sculpture at Cuningar Loop in Rutherglen; notes the sculpture’s symbolism as a beacon of hope and positivity in reaching environmental goals, and the power of collaboration in working towards a better future; congratulates the sculpture’s designer and artist, Steuart Padwick on his incredible vision and execution of the project; notes the input of Clyde Gateway in their support of the project and contribution to its build; further notes the contributions of project partners Ramboll, Urban Union and Aggregate Industries; and looks forward to the sculpture’s future as an inspiration to the local community.


785Celebration of Christmas

Tabled: 15/12/21 Signatories: 6

Jim Shannon

Sir Mike Penning

Carla Lockhart

Bob Blackman

Paul Girvan

Dr Lisa Cameron

That this House notes the celebration of Christmas across the UK as an important time for faith and family in every corner of the nation; further notes that there are many who will continue to go into work and care for others throughout the Christmas period and thanks them wholeheartedly for leaving their family so others are not alone; highlights the wonderful charitable work that sees the homeless fed, the needy helped and the lonely befriended as people seek to fulfil the aim of Christ to help the poor and needy and to point them to a loving God who never leaves and never forsakes; and takes the opportunity to wish all a very happy Christmas and a blessed, peaceful and safe New Year.


787Freedom of speech

Tabled: 15/12/21 Signatories: 5

Jim Shannon

Carla Lockhart

Bob Blackman

Paul Girvan

Dr Lisa Cameron

That this House believes that any legislation proposed or passed in order to prevent serious public disorder should not, as a matter of course, enable the suppression of freedom of speech; believes that laws regulating public order are too often applied beyond the original intentions of Parliament, to the detriment of freedom of speech; resolves to ensure that powers contained in proposed public order legislation will only affect freedom of speech in a manner that is proportionate, unambiguous, and predictable; and calls for improved training and guidance for the police and prosecution services that better balances freedom of speech protections with the legitimate aim of preventing serious public disorder.


788Beat the Street Campaign

Tabled: 16/12/21 Signatories: 4

Margaret Ferrier

Jim Shannon

Chris Stephens

Dr Lisa Cameron

That this House recognises the collective efforts of the over eight and a half thousand people in Rutherglen and Cambuslang that participated in the Beat the Street campaign over the course of six weeks; further recognises the impressive 118 thousand miles covered by participants; commends the campaign’s aims of improving physical and mental wellbeing, and fundraising for charity; and congratulates pupils from Burnside Primary School for their exceptional contribution to win the competition aspect of the campaign.


790Heriot-Watt University awarded Queen’s Anniversary Prize

Tabled: 16/12/21 Signatories: 10

Joanna Cherry

Carol Monaghan

Allan Dorans

Margaret Ferrier

Jim Shannon

Chris Stephens

Dr Lisa Cameron

That this House congratulates Heriot-Watt University on the award of a Queen’s Anniversary Prize, the highest honour in UK education, for its pioneering research in the frontier science of photonics; acknowledges that Heriot-Watt University has been a key contributor to this field over the last five decades and has contributed to practical applications to the world’s photonics technologies, with research in fibre optics intrinsic to global communication systems and the internet; understands that uses of the University’s laser technology and optical fibre sensor research applications range from manufacturing to vital health monitoring and supporting the country’s national defence; celebrates the outstanding contribution of Professor Julian Jones, Senior Deputy Principal at Heriot-Watt, who has devoted much his career to advancing photonics research; notes that award of this prize comes during Heriot-Watt’s bicentennial year and exemplifies the University’s enduring commitment to use education and science for the betterment of society; further notes that Heriot-Watt University has been presented with a Queen’s Anniversary Prize on three prior occasions; and conveys its thanks to all those who have helped to advance the understanding and application of this transformational technology.


793Welfare of greyhounds racing in the UK

Tabled: 16/12/21 Signatories: 9

Dr Lisa Cameron

Allan Dorans

Jim Shannon

Tracey Crouch

Marion Fellows

Chris Stephens

Amy Callaghan

That this House pursues welfare regulations designed to improve the lives of racing greyhounds in the UK, including implementing a statutory levy on bookmakers; acknowledges the 104,883 signatories of a UK petition to ban dog racing submitted to Parliament; requires to see an end to self-regulation within the greyhound racing industry; champions the implementation of compulsory full life tracking for racing greyhounds in the UK; desires to see an end to the construction of new tracks, re-licencing of old tracks; and commends organisations and charities working to ensure and improve the welfare of greyhounds across the UK.


807Ending horse slaughter in the UK

Tabled: 5/01/22 Signatories: 7

Dr Lisa Cameron

Allan Dorans

Jim Shannon

Chris Law

Wera Hobhouse

John Nicolson

Amy Callaghan

That this House is alarmed by the revelations of an undercover investigation by Animal Aid, which featured on BBC Panorama, showing the slaughter of unwanted equines; is shocked that thousands of hoses and ponies are killed for their meat every year in the UK and Ireland; notes that there are no restrictions on horse production or breeding in the UK or Ireland and that most horses are speculatively bred for profit; understands that this leads to a surplus of unwanted equines; calls on the Government to take pro-active steps to require all horse breeding societies to set tangible annual limits on the numbers of equines bred and to make it a requirement that all breeders are responsible for each animal they produce both in welfare and financial terms; and further calls on the Government to collect, analyse and make public the number of equines from all breed societies slaughtered each year so that the annual limits may be reduced further if the situation shows no sign of improvement.


812Work of local foodbanks

Tabled: 5/01/22 Signatories: 4

Jim Shannon

Carla Lockhart

Paul Girvan

Douglas Chapman

That this House notes and sincerely thanks the tremendous work undertaken by local foodbanks in the last 12 months, especially throughout the Christmas and New Year period, which has been a challenging time for so many; particularly gives thanks to Trussell Trust based at Thriving Life Church in the constituency of Strangford, who have worked closely with the office of the hon Member for Strangford for many years and always do their best to support families and those in need throughout these trying times; notes that the foodbank has gone above and beyond throughout the covid-19 pandemic and continues to do so and praises them for the hundreds of food parcels delivered throughout the month of December to assist those facing challenged throughout the Christmas period; further notes the continued support foodbanks have from elected members across the United Kingdom; and thanks them dearly for their tireless work all year round.


814ANM Group 150th anniversary

Tabled: 5/01/22 Signatories: 15

Richard Thomson

Allan Dorans

Douglas Chapman

Drew Hendry

Deidre Brock

Martin Docherty-Hughes

Amy Callaghan

That this House notes that 2022 sees the 150th anniversary of the foundation of what is now the ANM Group Limited co-operative; recognises that North-east Scotland has been an area where, for centuries, livestock rearing and marketing has been a source of pride, prestige and considerable financial investment; acknowledges Aberdeen and Northern Marts generated a hive of activity where farmers, dealers, agricultural workers and families came together to do business and socialise; and congratulates ANM Group for the development of modern auction centres, the pioneering of electronic and video auctions, diversification into non-agricultural auctions and the move into the high-quality catering and hospitality market which are examples of the innovative approach which has made ANM Group a highly-successful farmer-owned business.


81624 hour hot food service for NHS staff

Tabled: 5/01/22 Signatories: 11

John McDonnell

Caroline Lucas

Paula Barker

Jim Shannon

Dan Carden

Kim Johnson

Douglas ChapmanMick Whitley

That this House expresses its support for the campaign launched by Neely Mozawala calling upon the Government to provide the funding necessary to enable each hospital trust to provide a 24/ hour hot food canteen service and dining facilities, providing affordable and nutritious hot food to their staff, recognising the importance of access to good nutrition to the wellbeing and mental and physical health of these caring staff and to the quality of the care provided to their patients; and further notes that this proposal follows from the recommendations of the national independent NHS food review undertaken by Prue Leith and Phil Shelley and the BMA Charter.


817Fuel prices for motorists

Tabled: 6/01/22 Signatories: 8

Carla Lockhart

Wera Hobhouse

Mr Gregory Campbell

Jonathan Edwards

Gavin Robinson

Sir Jeffrey M Donaldson

Sir Greg Knight

That this House recognises the challenging impact of high fuel costs on households and business across the UK; notes the comments of the RAC and their belief that petrol retailers are ripping off motorists by refusing to pass on wholesale price cuts; expresses concern at the RAC's findings that this has resulted in motorists being overcharged by £5 million a day in December as retailers made an average of 16 pence a litre on petrol instead of the normal 6 pence; and calls on the Government to explore the creation of an independent pricing watchdog to protect motorists from overcharging at the pump.


819The work of the PEEK Project

Tabled: 6/01/22 Signatories: 5

Alison Thewliss

John Nicolson

Allan Dorans

Amy Callaghan

David Linden

That this House celebrates the fantastic work of the Possibilities for Each and Every Kid project in providing opportunities for children, young people and families across Glasgow to play, create and thrive; congratulates PEEK Chief Executive Michaela Collins on being awarded an MBE for services to the community in Glasgow during covid-19 in the New Year Honours; recalls that Michaela progressed through PEEK as a young person, as a volunteer and staff member; notes the huge success of this year’s Winter Warmer and Christmas Gift Appeal which has already raised over £15,000 and is providing cosy winter jackets, wellies and Christmas gifts to those needing some extra help and cheer over the winter period; congratulates the team on receiving the Teams Award at the Glasgow Times’ Community Champions Awards which rightfully recognised their enormous efforts to support more than 3,500 children and young people throughout the covid-19 pandemic and deliver an incredible 350,000 meals through the PEEK-A-CHEW project; thanks everyone at PEEK for their continued kindness, commitment and generosity and for the hope and opportunities they have provided to so many people over the last 25 years; and looks forward to the many new ventures and successes still to come.


822Post Office Horizon compensation scheme

Tabled: 6/01/22 Signatories: 54

Kate Osborne

Paula Barker

Wera Hobhouse

Kim Johnson

Allan Dorans

Alan Brown

Julie ElliottLayla MoranColum EastwoodPaul BlomfieldMr David DavisKenny MacAskill

That this House believes that the 555 litigants, who won civil proceedings against Post Office Ltd in 2018-19, should not be excluded from the Post Office Horizon compensation scheme; that the exclusion of these litigants from the compensation scheme is having and will continue to have a direct and devastating impact on these individuals and their families, especially as they exposed the scandal against all odds and have been left with the legal bill for doing so; resolves that all those affected by this scandal, including the 555 litigants, must receive compensation that is commensurate with the suffering they have faced; and strongly urges the Government to put in place an external compensation scheme that is outside the scope of the Post Office and provide this group with the redress they not only deserve but are entitled to.


824Work of the Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI)

Tabled: 6/01/22 Signatories: 15

Angus Brendan MacNeil

Kim Johnson

Dan Carden

Alison Thewliss

Jonathan Edwards

Mohammad Yasin

Ms Anum Qaisar

That this House commends the Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) on their tireless work as well as their record year of donations and increased membership; celebrates the institution which is on its way to breaking its fundraising record since it was founded in 1824; notes the work of the 238 lifeboat stations in the UK and Ireland; recognises the heroic work of the RNLI staff and volunteers who risk their own lives to save others; praises the work they do in local communities as well as across their work in the nations of the United Kingdom; and further recognises in particular the work they have done to rescue those who have got into difficulty at sea while seeking asylum and making the perilous journey across the English Channel.


826World Champion skater Elise Christie's retirement from short track speed skating

Tabled: 10/01/22 Signatories: 4

Hannah Bardell

Jonathan Edwards

Alison Thewliss

Allan Dorans

That this House sends its best wishes to three-time Scottish and British Olympic short track speed World Champion skater Elise Christie, following her decision to retire from short track speed skating; notes that Elise was born in Livingston and attended St Margaret’s High School and later went on to study at Loughborough College, was originally a figure skater but made the transition to speed skating at the age of 15, achieving 12 world championship medals over her distinguished career; further notes that Elise is a 10-time European gold medallist, achieving two overall European titles in 2015 and 2016 respectively, winning over 70 World Cup/ European and World Championship medals in total, representing her country in no less than three Winter Olympics, finishing in fourth place at the 2018 Winter Olympic Games in PyeongChang; notes the unwavering support of her coach, mentor and friend Nicky Gooch; recognises her courageous decision to speak openly about her mental health struggles; further notes with pride her untiring commitment to her sport despite many hardships throughout her career in which she has inspired countless children to never give up on their dreams; congratulates her and co-author Mark Eglington on the compelling personal autobiography titled Resilience that charters Elise’s journey to becoming a champion; and sends her very best wishes in her role as a coach ahead of the Winter Olympic Games in Beijing and for her future.


827Clare Mitchell, owner of Revive Salon, Cardenden

Tabled: 10/01/22 Signatories: 3

Peter Grant

Douglas Chapman

Allan Dorans

That this House commends the work of owner, Clare Mitchell, at Revive Salon in Cardenden for looking after those facing homelessness in the local area by offering free haircuts, hot drinks and a listening ear throughout December; congratulates her on the success of her thoughtful and kind gesture during an already busy period for the salon; thanks her on behalf of those who benefitted from her opening her business in this way as it will no doubt have had a significant impact to their wellbeing; highlights the importance of acts of kindness in pulling local communities together; and wishes her all the best for the continued success of her business.


828Urdd Gobaith Cymru’s centenary

Tabled: 10/01/22 Signatories: 4

Liz Saville Roberts

Hywel Williams

Ben Lake

Jonathan Edwards

That this House congratulates Urdd Gobaith Cymru, a National Voluntary Youth Organisation, on reaching its centenary this year; notes that the Urdd was established by Sir Ifan ab Owen Edwards in 1922 with the aim of protecting and promoting the Welsh language; further notes that the Urdd is now Wales’ largest organisation for children and young people with more than 55,000 members; celebrates that over the course of the century, the Urdd has brought the Welsh language alive and provided access to important experiences for millions of children and young people through the Urdd Eisteddfod, sports, its residential centres and community and charitable work; further celebrates their commitment to supporting children and young people from low-income households by offering this year’s membership at a reduced rate; recognises the impact that the pandemic has had on the organisation and believes that supporting the Urdd to rebuild will be instrumental in achieving the Welsh Government’s target of one million Welsh speakers by 2050; looks forward to the Urdd Eisteddfod in Denbighshire this May and the opening of the first environmental camp of its kind in Wales at the Pentre Ifan site later this year; and wishes the Urdd well with their virtual birthday party and their attempt on two Guinness World Record titles by singing and uploading videos of the iconic song, Hei Mistar Urdd, onto Twitter and Facebook.


829Covid mitigation in schools

Tabled: 10/01/22 Signatories: 5

Layla Moran

Ms Diane Abbott

Wera Hobhouse

Sarah Olney

Claudia Webbe

That this House notes that schools never shut and should never have to; expresses alarm that internationally and scientifically recognised, multi-layered mitigations advised by the WHO were not in place before in-person education resumed in September 2020, March 2021, September 2021 and January 2022 to prevent unnecessarily exposing students, staff and their families to increased risk of infection from airborne, covid-19 causing pathogens; recognises the importance of face-to-face learning in children’s psychosocial development but stresses that this cannot be at the cost of their safety; notes with concern the failure to issue guidance that was firmly grounded in health and safety legislation and scientifically recognised infection control protocols, instead focusing on maximising attendance, which has contributed to over 100 children dying and thousands suffering from long covid; calls on the Government to stop pursuing the prosecutions of parents who wish to prevent their children from catching and spreading covid-19; and praises the work of SafeEdForAll, for tirelessly helping hundreds of thousands of families across the UK, who are deeply concerned with the current safety of schools.


830Registration of both female same-sex parents of children born pre-2008

Tabled: 10/01/22 Signatories: 3

Richard Thomson

Alison Thewliss

Allan Dorans

That this House notes that in the UK, unlike for those with children born after the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Act came into force on 13 November 2008, female same-sex couples with children born pre-2008 cannot both be legally registered as the child or children's parent; further notes that in some countries it is a requirement for a parent seeking to relocate to those countries with their children to be recognised as a parent and that there is currently no means in law for them to remedy this situation; and calls on the Government to take action to remedy this by introducing a legal mechanism for both partners in a same-sex couple with children born pre-2008 to have the same rights in law to be recognised as the child or children's parents as those same-sex couples with children born post-2008.


831Care Quality Commission ambulance review

Tabled: 10/01/22 Signatories: 4

Daisy Cooper

Helen Morgan

Layla Moran

Wera Hobhouse

That this House notes with concern the pressures facing ambulance services and that longer waiting times are risking patient safety; further notes that all ambulance services in England have been at REAP Level 4, the highest level, for many months, meaning that ambulance services are under extreme pressure and are worried about their ability to maintain a safe and timely service; highlights public statements from the Royal College of Emergency Medicine and the Association of Ambulance Chief Executives warning of the intolerable pressures facing services across the country; recognises the heroic efforts of paramedics and all emergency medical staff that are providing care as best they can under these extreme circumstances; further recognises the increased pressures on all staff as a result of the covid-19 pandemic; believes that the public has a right to know what systemic problems underpin the pressures on ambulance services and what can be done to fix them; and calls on the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care to use his powers laid out in section 48 of the Health and Social Care Act 2008 to commission the Care Quality Commission to conduct a review of ambulance services in England without further delay.


832David Marshall, Vice-Chair, East Fife Football Club

Tabled: 10/01/22 Signatories: 5

Peter Grant

Ms Anum Qaisar

Alison Thewliss

Douglas Chapman

Allan Dorans

That this House records its sadness at the recent passing of Dave Marshall, Vice-chair of East Fife Football Club; notes that Dave, a retired Royal Navy officer and a lifelong supporter of The Fife, joined the board in 2003 and served almost continuously until his death; commends his dedication in also working for almost 10 years on the ground staff at Bayview Stadium before taking on a similar role at King George V Park in Leven where the playing surface was recognised as one of the best in junior and amateur football; recognises his commitment to the development of women's football in Levenmouth by serving as vice-chair of the Trustees of East Fife Girls and Women’s Football Club at King George V Park in Leven; further notes his dedication to his local community through such positions as a trustee of Fifers For The Community, Secretary of East Fife Supporters' Club and as East Fife Football Club’s ambassador for the Show Racism the Red Card campaign; and sends its condolences to his family, friends and everyone at East Fife at this sad time.