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Dawn Butler

Labour - Brent Central

Select Committees
Science and Technology Committee (Commons) (since May 2020)


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Significant Brent Central Petitions

Current Signatures Final Signatures Title Petition Deadline
153,506
Petition Closed

Make online homophobia a specific criminal offence

Gov Responded - 28 Mar 2019 Debated on - 1 Jul 2019 View Dawn Butler's petition debate contributions
12 Aug 2019
closed 1 year, 5 months ago

As a gay man I find it devastating how members of the LGBT community are still subjected to homophobic abuse online.

35,203
Petition Closed

Make British Sign Language part of the National Curriculum

Gov Responded - 17 Oct 2017 Debated on - 5 Mar 2018 View Dawn Butler's petition debate contributions
12 Mar 2018
closed 2 years, 10 months ago

Around 50,000 people in the UK use British Sign Language, so why is this not taught in schools? There are many children who are born deaf, and we need to give them a better chance at a more integrated future. This is why BSL needs to be taught in schools.


Most recent EDMs signed by Dawn Butler

Date Tabled Title Signatures
6 Oct 2020
Dawn Butler signed this EDM on Wednesday 7th October 2020

Meeting the communication needs and preferences of people with hearing loss and deafness during the covid-19 outbreak

Tabled by: Olivia Blake (Labour - Sheffield, Hallam)
That this House recognises that the use of opaque face masks can act as a barrier to communication for the 12 million people with hearing loss across the UK; welcomes the recent approval of a transparent mask by the Department of Health and Social Care; asks the Government to issue …
14 signatures
(Most recent: 8 Oct 2020)
Signatures by party:
Labour: 10
Conservative: 2
Independent: 1
Democratic Unionist Party: 1
24 Sep 2020
Dawn Butler signed this EDM on Friday 25th September 2020

Mandatory reporting on plastic packaging

Tabled by: Geraint Davies (Labour (Co-op) - Swansea West)
That this House notes that UK supermarkets use some 114 billion pieces of throwaway plastic packaging each year; recognises that this equates to 653,000 tonnes of plastic waste, the equivalent of almost 3,000 747 jumbo jets; further recognises that almost all of this waste will end up polluting the natural …
44 signatures
(Most recent: 7 Oct 2020)
Signatures by party:
Labour: 22
Scottish National Party: 7
Liberal Democrat: 4
Conservative: 3
Plaid Cymru: 3
Social Democratic & Labour Party: 2
Independent: 2
Democratic Unionist Party: 2
Green Party: 1
View All Dawn Butler's signed Early Day Motions

Commons initiatives

1 Urgent Question tabled by Dawn Butler

Date Forum Title
8 Jan 2018 Commons Chamber Office for Students: Appointment

Dawn Butler has not been granted any Adjournment Debates in the current sitting

2 Bills introduced by Dawn Butler


A Bill to require the Leader of the House of Commons to move a Motion asserting the equal right of all Members of the House of Commons to participate in proceedings and establishing mechanisms for MPs unable to attend Westminster to vote remotely and to participate remotely in proceedings, including debates and general committees.


Last Event - 1st reading: House of Commons
Wednesday 16th September 2020
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Next Event - 2nd reading: House of Commons
Date TBA

A Bill to require the Leader of the House of Commons to move a Motion asserting the equal right of all Members of the House of Commons to participate in proceedings and establishing mechanisms for MPs unable to attend Westminster to vote remotely and to participate remotely in proceedings, including debates and general committees.


Last Event - 1st reading: House of Commons
Wednesday 16th September 2020
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Next Event - 2nd reading: House of Commons
Friday 23rd October 2020

Dawn Butler has not supported any legislation in the current parliamentary sitting


161 Written Questions

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