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Chris Evans

Labour (Co-op) - Islwyn


Select Committee Meeting
Monday 1st March 2021
16:30
Petitions Committee - Oral evidence
1 Mar 2021, 4:30 p.m.
(at 4:30 pm) Members of Parliament, Members of Parliament, House of Commons Rt Hon John Whittingdale OBE MP, Minister, Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport
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Speeches
Thursday 28th January 2021
Holocaust Memorial Day 2021

The theme for this year’s Holocaust Memorial Day is:

“Be the light in the darkness”.

It challenges this generation to …

Written Answers
Friday 26th February 2021
Care Homes: Coronavirus
To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will publish a timetable for the vaccination …
Early Day Motions
Tuesday 4th February 2020
Use of the whip in British horseracing
That this House notes that racehorses are routinely beaten with a whip under rules set by the industry's regulatory body, …
Bills
Monday 26th March 2012
Banking (Disclosure, Responsibility and Education) Bill 2010-12
The Bill failed to complete its passage through Parliament before the end of the session. This means the Bill will …
Tweets
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MP Financial Interests
Monday 10th February 2020
1. Employment and earnings
Payments from Populus, 10 Northburgh Street, London EC1V 0AT, for surveys. All fees donated to charity:
EDM signed
Monday 4th May 2020
Temporary universal basic income
That this House calls on the Government to introduce a temporary universal basic income or an emergency measure to help …
Supported Legislation
Clean Air (No. 3) Bill 2017-19
The Bill failed to complete its passage through Parliament before the end of the session. This means the Bill will …

Debate information

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Sparring Partners
Kevan Jones (Labour) (51 debate interactions) View debates with Kevan Jones Alun Cairns (Conservative) (22 debate interactions) View debates with Alun Cairns Johnny Mercer (Conservative) Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State (jointly with the Ministry of Defence) (20 debate interactions) View debates with Johnny Mercer View All MP Sparring Partners

Significant Islwyn Petitions

Current Signatures Final Signatures Title Petition Deadline
109,178
Petition Closed

Fund research for childhood cancers with the worst survival rates

Gov Responded - 24 Mar 2020 Debated on - 7 Dec 2020 View Chris Evans's petition debate contributions
5 Sep 2020
closed 5 months, 3 weeks ago

12 kids in the UK are diagnosed with cancer daily. 1 in 5 will die within 5 years, often of the deadliest types like DIPG (brainstem cancer) - fatal on diagnosis & other cancers on relapse. Yet there has been little, or no, funding for research into these cancers and little, or no, progress.

353,129
Petition Closed

Reimburse all students of this year’s fees due to strikes and COVID-19

Gov Responded - 5 Jun 2020 Debated on - 16 Nov 2020 View Chris Evans's petition debate contributions
23 Sep 2020
closed 5 months, 1 week ago

All students should be reimbursed of this years tuition fees as universities are now online only due to COVID-19, with only powerpoints online for learning materials which is not worthy of up to £9,250. Furthermore, all assessments are being reconsidered to ‘make do’ and build up credits.

111,499
Petition Closed

Refund university students for 3rd Semester Tuition 2020

Gov Responded - 19 May 2020 Debated on - 16 Nov 2020 View Chris Evans's petition debate contributions
7 Oct 2020
closed 4 months, 3 weeks ago

As students are unable to access facilities or continue with their eduction at their university setting in the following semester, we would like to request that the government considers refunding tuition payments for Semester 3.

270,659
Petition Closed

Require universities to partially refund tuition fees for 20/21 due to Covid-19

Gov Responded - 24 Sep 2020 Debated on - 16 Nov 2020 View Chris Evans's petition debate contributions
29 Jan 2021
closed 1 month ago

The quality of online lectures is not equal to face-to-face lectures. Students should not have to pay full tuition fees for online lectures, without experiencing university life. The Government should require UK universities to partially refund tuition fees while online teaching is implemented.

170,782
c. 1,128 added daily
210,213
(Estimated)

Lower university tuition fees for students until online teaching ends

Sign this petition Gov Responded - 30 Oct 2020 Debated on - 16 Nov 2020 View Chris Evans's petition debate contributions
5 Apr 2021
closes in 1 month

Students across the UK have returned to University to be told our learning will be predominantly online for the foreseeable future. The Government should therefore lower our tuition fees and we should receive a partial refund for the effects this will have on our learning and university experience.

136,749
Petition Closed

Require universities to reimburse students' tuition fees during strike action

Gov Responded - 21 Apr 2020 Debated on - 16 Nov 2020 View Chris Evans's petition debate contributions
11 Sep 2020
closed 5 months, 3 weeks ago

The University and College Union has repeatedly called on its members to strike. However, strikes are ineffective if students, not employees are the main source of revenue. For this to change, government needs to step in and require universities to reimburse tuition fees lost due to strike action.


Most recent EDMs signed by Chris Evans

Date Tabled Title Signatures
16 Mar 2020
Chris Evans signed this EDM on Monday 4th May 2020

Temporary universal basic income

Tabled by: Kevin Brennan (Labour - Cardiff West)
That this House calls on the Government to introduce a temporary universal basic income or an emergency measure to help freelancers and the self-employed effected by the covid-19 outbreak.
100 signatures
(Most recent: 15 Sep 2020)
Signatures by party:
Labour: 51
Scottish National Party: 30
Liberal Democrat: 9
Democratic Unionist Party: 5
Independent: 3
Social Democratic & Labour Party: 2
Green Party: 1
Alliance: 1
9 Mar 2020
Chris Evans signed this EDM on Wednesday 22nd April 2020

Real fur imports

Tabled by: Tracey Crouch (Conservative - Chatham and Aylesford)
That this House urges the Government to introduce legislation to ban the imports and sales of real fur products; notes that the UK has long banned the main methods of fur so-called production, namely leg-hold trapping and fur factory farming, due to their inherent cruelty; believes that, in view of …
140 signatures
(Most recent: 16 Feb 2021)
Signatures by party:
Labour: 62
Scottish National Party: 43
Liberal Democrat: 11
Conservative: 9
Democratic Unionist Party: 6
Independent: 4
Plaid Cymru: 3
Social Democratic & Labour Party: 2
Green Party: 1
Alliance: 1
View All Chris Evans's signed Early Day Motions

Commons initiatives

Chris Evans has not been granted any Urgent Questions in the current sitting

Chris Evans has not been granted any Adjournment Debates in the current sitting

1 Bill introduced by Chris Evans


The Bill failed to complete its passage through Parliament before the end of the session. This means the Bill will make no further progress. A Bill to make provision for the collection from the UK banking sector of financial inclusion audits and data on financial transactions, including commodity trading; to make provision for further obligations on the appropriate financial regulator regarding financial consumer protection and education; and for connected purposes.


Last Event - 1st reading: House of Commons
Monday 26th March 2012

282 Written Questions

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Fishing Vessels: Territorial Waters Horses: Republic of Ireland Horse Meat: Exports Horse Racing: Animal Welfare Dogs: Meat Horse Racing: Animal Welfare Air Pollution Air Pollution Animal Welfare: Public Consultation Poultry Cats and Dogs: Sales Animal Welfare: Sentencing Organic Farming: Permaculture Dogs: Sales Permaculture Food Supply Soil Pet Travel Scheme: Dogs Air Pollution Air Pollution: Fees and Charges Pets: Shops Animal Welfare: Prosecutions Animal Welfare: Sentencing Animal Welfare: Sentencing Dogs: Animal Breeding Sewers: Regulation Sewers: Regulation Sewers: Regulation Air Pollution Diesel Vehicles: Exhaust Emissions Dogs: Animal Breeding Dogs: Sales Greyhounds: Animal Welfare Greyhounds Dogs: Animal Breeding Dangerous Dogs Dangerous Dogs Pit Bulldogs Greyhounds Procurement Care Homes: Coronavirus Horses: Slaughterhouses Health: Mould Health: Mould Protective Clothing: China Protective Clothing: Forced Labour Horses: Slaughterhouses Horses: Slaughterhouses Carers: Young People Mental Health Services: Schools Mental Health Services: Children Pharmacy Pharmacy Pharmacy Pharmacy Obesity Obesity Obesity Rehabilitation: Prisoners Rehabilitation: Prisoners Mental Illness: Prisoners Health Services Cancer Accidents: Fees and Charges Accidents: Fees and Charges Accidents: Fees and Charges Eating Disorders Eating Disorders Accidents: Fees and Charges Mental Health Services: Offenders Mental Health Services: Prisons Mental Health Services: Prisons Mental Health Services: Chronic Illnesses Diabetes: Children Mental Health Services: Prisoners Veterans: Post-traumatic Stress Disorder NHS Procurement China: Forced Labour China: Uighurs China: Uighurs China: Uighurs Georgia: Peacekeeping Operations Cuba: Religious Freedom Cuba: Religious Freedom Cuba: Religious Freedom China: Organs China: Falun Gong China: Organs Tanzania: LGBT People Tanzania: LGBT People Yemen: Humanitarian Aid Iraq: Christianity Iraq: Christianity Syria: Christianity Syria: Christianity Russia Russia China and North Korea China and North Korea Russia China and North Korea China and North Korea: Islam Procurement Armed Conflict: Sexual Offences Religious Freedom World War I: War Memorials Brexit Patients: Safety Unemployed People: Basic Skills Employment and Support Allowance: Motor Neurone Disease Personal Independence Payment Universal Credit: Carers Children: Disability Universal Credit: Carers Veterans: Jobseeker's Allowance Veterans: Personal Independence Payment Employment Schemes Jobcentres Jobcentre Plus Jobcentres Jobcentre Plus Jobcentre Plus Employment and Support Allowance: Medical Examinations Jobcentre Plus Employment and Support Allowance: Medical Examinations Employment and Support Allowance: Medical Examinations Employment and Support Allowance: Medical Examinations Employment and Support Allowance: Wales Unemployment Jobcentres Employment and Support Allowance: Medical Examinations Social Security Benefits Procurement Prisoners: Females Prison Sentences Prison Sentences Prison Sentences: Females Prisons: Mental Health Services Prisoners: Suicide Prisoners' Release: Drugs Prisoners' Release: Drugs Reoffenders Reoffenders Reoffenders Offenders: Internet Prisons: Mental Health Services Missing Persons: Guardianship Probation Procurement Dangerous Driving Dangerous Driving Reoffenders Pornography: Internet Internet: Bullying