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David Amess

Conservative - Southend West


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Significant Southend West Petitions

Current Signatures Final Signatures Title Petition Deadline
479,984
c. 4,860 added daily
915,890
(Estimated)

Prioritise teachers, school and childcare staff for Covid-19 vaccination

Sign this petition Debated on - 11 Jan 2021 View Sir David Amess's petition debate contributions
20 Apr 2021
closes in 2 months, 4 weeks

Advice from the JCVI on the priority groups for a Covid-19 vaccine does not include school/childcare workers. This petition calls for these workers, who cannot distance or use PPE, to be kept safe at work by being put on the vaccine priority list when such a list is adopted into government policy.

171,000
c. 902 added daily
172,039
(Estimated)

Scrap removal of free transport for under-18s from TfL bailout

Sign this petition Gov Responded - 10 Aug 2020 Debated on - 30 Nov 2020 View Sir David Amess's petition debate contributions
21 Jan 2021
closes in 17 hours, 14 minutes

To not decide to scrap free travel for those who are under 18. As a teenager who has relied so much on free travel, it has allowed for me to go to school without the worry of an extra expense and explore around the beautiful city of London also. Destroying free travel would hurt so many of us.

143,635
Petition Closed

Make pet theft crime a specific offence with custodial sentences.

Gov Responded - 31 Mar 2020 Debated on - 19 Oct 2020 View Sir David Amess's petition debate contributions
4 Sep 2020
closed 4 months, 2 weeks ago

Pet Theft Reform 2020: Revise the sentencing guidelines in the Theft Act 1968 to reclassify pet theft as a specific crime. Ensure that monetary value is irrelevant for the categorisation of dog and cat theft crime for sentencing purposes. Recognise pet theft as a category 2 offence or above.

126,440
Petition Closed

Take action to stop illegal immigration and rapidly remove illegal immigrants

Gov Responded - 8 Oct 2020 Debated on - 19 Oct 2020 View Sir David Amess's petition debate contributions
8 Jan 2021
closed 1 week, 5 days ago

Illegal immigrants are entering the UK in many different ways, including small boats from France which are not stopped by either French or British forces.

107,436
Petition Closed

Extend the transition; delay negotiations until after the coronavirus outbreak

Gov Responded - 9 Apr 2020 Debated on - 5 Oct 2020 View Sir David Amess's petition debate contributions
10 Sep 2020
closed 4 months, 1 week ago

The government should consider delaying negotiations so they can concentrate on the coronavirus situation and reduce travel of both EU and UK negotiators. This would necessitate extending the transition period; as there can only be a one off extension, this should be for two years.

100,752
Petition Closed

End the export of live farm animals after Brexit.

Gov Responded - 16 Oct 2017 Debated on - 26 Feb 2018 View Sir David Amess's petition debate contributions
19 Mar 2018
closed 2 years, 10 months ago

The transport of live animals exported from the UK causes immense suffering. This trade is governed by EU law, not the UK Government.

The Government should plan legislation to ban the export of live farm animals in favour of a carcass only trade and introduce this as soon as we leave the EU.

145,118
Petition Closed

Hold a referendum on the final Brexit deal

Gov Responded - 28 Sep 2017 Debated on - 11 Dec 2017 View Sir David Amess's petition debate contributions
12 Mar 2018
closed 2 years, 10 months ago

We, the undersigned, call upon HM Government to give the people of this country the final say on the Brexit deal negotiated by the UK and EU. This would be done through a referendum that would take place prior to the April 2019 exit date.

14,438
Petition Closed

No referendum on the final deal for the UK to remain in the European Union.

Gov Responded - 17 Oct 2017 Debated on - 11 Dec 2017 View Sir David Amess's petition debate contributions
15 Mar 2018
closed 2 years, 10 months ago

We, the undersigned, herby call upon HM government to dismiss calls for a referendum on the final deal as the British people were asked an important question on the 23rd June last year, the choices were abundantly clear, remain or leave the European Union and leave won a decisive vote.


Most recent EDMs signed by David Amess

Date Tabled Title Signatures
1 Oct 2020
David Amess signed this EDM on Tuesday 6th October 2020

Problem drug use

Tabled by: Tommy Sheppard (Scottish National Party - Edinburgh East)
That this House is appalled by the number of people dying from drug related deaths in the UK; welcomes the reports of the Scottish Affairs and Health Select Committees following their separate inquiries; supports the presentation of the Problem Drug Use Bill; notes that its implementation would ensure the drugs …
28 signatures
(Most recent: 8 Oct 2020)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 16
Plaid Cymru: 3
Labour: 3
Conservative: 2
Independent: 1
Green Party: 1
Liberal Democrat: 1
Democratic Unionist Party: 1
29 Sep 2020
David Amess signed this EDM as a sponsor on Tuesday 29th September 2020

Government funding for zoos and aquariums

Tabled by: Andrew Rosindell (Conservative - Romford)
That this House is concerned that not a single zoo has yet benefited from the Government’s Zoo Animals Fund and that very few are likely to stand to benefit from that funding; notes that, including the previous Zoo Support Fund, only 2 per cent of the Government’s support funds for …
14 signatures
(Most recent: 8 Oct 2020)
Signatures by party:
Conservative: 7
Labour: 2
Plaid Cymru: 2
Liberal Democrat: 1
Scottish National Party: 1
Democratic Unionist Party: 1
View All David Amess's signed Early Day Motions

Commons initiatives

David Amess has not been granted any Urgent Questions in the current sitting

David Amess has not been granted any Adjournment Debates in the current sitting

4 Bills introduced by David Amess


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 require the Secretary of State to ensure that domestic properties have a minimum energy performance rating of C on an Energy Performance Certificate; and for connected purposes.


Last Event - 2nd reading: House of Commons
Friday 15th June 2018
(Read Debate)

A Bill to require the Secretary of State to ensure that domestic properties have a minimum energy performance rating of C on an Energy Performance Certificate; to give the Secretary of State powers to require persons to take action in pursuance of that duty; and for connected purposes.


Last Event - 1st reading: House of Commons
Tuesday 14th July 2020
Next Event - 2nd reading: House of Commons
Date TBA
Order Paper number: 17
(Unlikely to be Debated - would require unanimous consent to progress)

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 about low carbon domestic heating systems.


Last Event - 1st reading: House of Commons
Tuesday 23rd July 2019
Next Event - 2nd reading: House of Commons
Date TBA

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 require the Secretary of State to ensure that domestic properties have a minimum energy performance rating of C on an Energy Performance Certificate; and for connected purposes.


Last Event - 1st reading: House of Commons
Thursday 28th March 2019

105 Written Questions

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