Anum Qaisar

Scottish National Party - Airdrie and Shotts

1 APPG membership (as of 29 Dec 2021)
Tackling Loneliness and Connected Communities
Health and Social Care Committee
25th May 2021 - 5th Jan 2022

Select Committee Meeting
Wednesday 19th January 2022
Select Committee Meeting
Wednesday 26th January 2022
Women and Equalities Committee - Oral evidence
Subject: Equality and the UK asylum process
26 Jan 2022, 2 p.m.
At 2.30pm: Oral evidence
Ms Zoe Gardner - Policy Advocacy Manager at Joint Council on the Welfare of Migrants
Dr Rosella Pulvirenti - Senior Lecturer in Human Rights Law, Manchester Law School at Manchester Metropolitan University
Jonathan Thomas - Senior Fellow at Social Market Foundation
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Scheduled Event
Friday 18th March 2022
Private Members' Bills - Main Chamber
Workers (Rights) (No. 2) Bill: Second Reading
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Division Votes
Monday 17th January 2022
Elections Bill
voted Aye - in line with the party majority
One of 38 Scottish National Party Aye votes vs 0 Scottish National Party No votes
Tally: Ayes - 237 Noes - 322
Wednesday 12th January 2022
Vaccination Strategy
As vaccination uptake increases, conspiracy theory-inspired groups have hardened their language and threats against those involved in vaccination delivery have …
Written Answers
Monday 17th January 2022
Immigration Controls
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what discussions she has had with Cabinet colleagues on the …
Early Day Motions
Monday 22nd November 2021
Fundraising for Cornerstone Charity
That this House congratulates the fundraising efforts of Airdrie and Shotts Constituent Beth McPhee in raising funds for the charity, …
Monday 21st June 2021
Workers (Rights) (No. 2) Bill 2021-22
A Bill to make provision about workers’ rights; and for connected purposes.
MP Financial Interests
Monday 29th November 2021
4. Visits outside the UK
Name of donor: House of Representatives of the Republic of Cyprus
Address of donor: 1402 Nicosia, Cyprus
Estimate of the …
EDM signed
Tuesday 11th January 2022
Lanarkshire Association for Mental Health café and wellbeing centre in Wishaw
That this House congratulates Lanarkshire Association for Mental Health on their recent opening of their Café and Wellbeing Centre in …

Division Voting information

During the current Parliamentary Session, Anum Qaisar has voted in 74 divisions, and never against the majority of their Party.
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Debates during the 2019 Parliament

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Sparring Partners
Jacob Rees-Mogg (Conservative)
Lord President of the Council and Leader of the House of Commons
(7 debate interactions)
Michael Ellis (Conservative)
Paymaster General
(5 debate interactions)
Victoria Atkins (Conservative)
Minister of State (Ministry of Justice)
(4 debate interactions)
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Department Debates
Department of Health and Social Care
(16 debate contributions)
Leader of the House
(5 debate contributions)
Cabinet Office
(5 debate contributions)
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Airdrie and Shotts Petitions

e-Petitions are administered by Parliament and allow members of the public to express support for a particular issue.

If an e-petition reaches 10,000 signatures the Government will issue a written response.

If an e-petition reaches 100,000 signatures the petition becomes eligible for a Parliamentary debate (usually Monday 4.30pm in Westminster Hall).

Petitions with highest Airdrie and Shotts signature proportion
Petition Debates Contributed

Invest in FOP research to support this ultra-rare disease community. Research into FOP could inform the understanding/treatment of many more common conditions such as osteoporosis, hip replacements, DIPG (a rare childhood brain cancer) and many common military injuries.

In 2014 the Human Medicines Act was amended so that schools could keep emergency stocks of salbutamol inhalers without prescription. Asthma is increasing in the UK and we believe that adult sufferers of Asthma working in high-risk commercial kitchens should have similar life-saving support.

We, the people, demand that health and social care workers are given the right to exercise free will in relation to any medical procedure and so to be able to refuse to take the covid 19 vaccination without fear of facing discrimination at work or in wider society.

The individual must remain sovereign over their own body, discrimination against those who cannot or will not be vaccinated against COVID is incompatible with a free democracy. The Government must take firm action to prevent 'vaccination passports' and discriminatory 'no jab, no job' policies.

We ask Government to significantly increase targeted research funding for motor neurone disease (MND).

A new investment of £50m over 5 years could kickstart a pioneering MND Research Institute.

This would lead to better, faster and more definitive research outcomes and hope for those with MND.

Latest EDMs signed by Anum Qaisar

8th December 2021
Anum Qaisar signed this EDM on Tuesday 11th January 2022

Lanarkshire Association for Mental Health café and wellbeing centre in Wishaw

Tabled by: Marion Fellows (Scottish National Party - Motherwell and Wishaw)
That this House congratulates Lanarkshire Association for Mental Health on their recent opening of their Café and Wellbeing Centre in Wishaw; recognises the invaluable work they have done to create a community space which aims to provide healthy, well priced meals, alongside wellbeing services to support mental health; commends their …
7 signatures
(Most recent: 11 Jan 2022)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 5
Democratic Unionist Party: 1
Independent: 1
6th January 2022
Anum Qaisar signed this EDM on Tuesday 11th January 2022

Work of the Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI)

Tabled by: Angus Brendan MacNeil (Scottish National Party - Na h-Eileanan an Iar)
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 …
25 signatures
(Most recent: 17 Jan 2022)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 10
Labour: 6
Plaid Cymru: 3
Independent: 2
Democratic Unionist Party: 2
Alliance: 1
Conservative: 1
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Commons initiatives

These initiatives were driven by Anum Qaisar, and are more likely to reflect personal policy preferences.

MPs who are act as Ministers or Shadow Ministers are generally restricted from performing Commons initiatives other than Urgent Questions.

Anum Qaisar has not been granted any Urgent Questions

Anum Qaisar has not been granted any Adjournment Debates

1 Bill introduced by Anum Qaisar

A Bill to make provision about workers’ rights; and for connected purposes.

Last Event - 1st Reading (Commons)
Monday 21st June 2021
Next Event - 2nd Reading (Commons)
Friday 14th January 2022
Order Paper number: 43
(Unlikely to be Debated - would require unanimous consent to progress)

Anum Qaisar has not co-sponsored any Bills in the current parliamentary sitting

3 Written Questions in the current parliament

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Written Questions can be tabled by MPs and Lords to request specific information information on the work, policy and activities of a Government Department
7th Sep 2021
What recent discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Scotland on the potential effect of ending his Department’s schemes to support people affected by the covid-19 outbreak.

The Chancellor and other Treasury Ministers speak regularly with the Secretary of State for Scotland on a wide range of matters.

We have put in place an economic package of support totalling £352 billion to support both individuals and businesses throughout the pandemic, with the devolved administrations having received an additional £28.1 billion in funding through the Barnett formula to support their recovery through 2020-22.

Steve Barclay
Minister for the Cabinet Office and Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster
17th Jan 2022
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what discussions she has had with Cabinet colleagues on the impact of the Government's immigration policies on acute labour shortages.

My Officials and I work closely with colleagues across Government to coordinate the Government’s response to labour market issues, including potential skills and labour shortages.

The UK Government’s focus is on ensuring immigration policies are considered alongside and as part of our strategy for the UK Labour market, not as an alternative to investing in training for our domestic workforce or to offering our key workers the rewarding packages they deserve.

Kevin Foster
Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Home Office)
15th Sep 2021
To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, with reference to the oral contribution of the Minister for Safeguarding and Afghan Resettlement of 13 September 2021, Official Report, Column 700, what support his Department plans to provide to help Afghan nationals preserve their (a) language and (b) culture when they are resettled in the UK.

Under Operation Warm Welcome, we are taking a cross-government approach to ensuring Afghans arriving in the UK are able to rebuild their lives, find work, pursue education and integrate with their local communities.

They will also receive comprehensive integration support as they start their new lives in the UK. A package of support to acclimatise to the UK, learn English, and find work, will enable rapid self-sufficiency and social integration in UK communities.

As part of this, we are creating a portal where people, organisations and businesses can register offers of support. This could include volunteering, offers of employment or to provide professional skills pro bono, including helping those arriving deal with trauma, or offering donations of mobile phones, mobile credit or data, laptops, access to training, clothes and toys. This will complement the Afghanistan housing portal which has been set up to collect offers of additional housing support.

We will also be extending the Community Sponsorship Scheme (CSS) so that friends and neighbours, charities and faith groups can come together to support a family through the ACRS. We will make it easier and quicker for community groups to become sponsors so that more people can play a direct role in the warm welcome we will extend to these new members of our communities.

Victoria Atkins
Minister of State (Ministry of Justice)