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Emma Hardy

Labour - Kingston upon Hull West and Hessle

Shadow Minister (Education)

(since April 2020)

Department Event
Monday 1st March 2021
Department for Education
Oral questions - Main Chamber
1 Mar 2021, 2:30 p.m.
Education (including topical questions)
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Department Event
Monday 1st March 2021
Department for Education
Motion - Main Chamber
Motion to approve the Draft Electronic Commerce Directive (Education, Adoption and Children) (Amendment Etc.) Regulations 2021
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Department Event
Monday 1st March 2021
Department for Education
Statement - Main Chamber
Education Return and Awarding Qualifications in 2021
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Department Event
Tuesday 2nd March 2021
Department for Education
Statement - Main Chamber
Second quarterly report to the Prime Minister and Health Secretary on progress to understand and tackle COVID-19 disparities experienced by individuals from an ethnic minority background
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Speeches
Thursday 25th February 2021
Oral Answers to Questions

What recent discussions she has had with UK trade partners on inserting clauses on human rights in future trade deals. …

Written Answers
Friday 26th February 2021
DNACPR Decisions: Learning Disability
To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what guidance has been issued by NHS England on …
Early Day Motions
Wednesday 17th July 2019
EQUALITY FOR DISABLED STAFF AND STUDENTS IN UK EDUCATION
That this House recognises the serious challenges and barriers faced by disabled people working in education as revealed by the …
Bills
Compulsory Purchase and Planning Bill 2017-19
The Bill failed to complete its passage through Parliament before the end of the session. This means the Bill will …
Tweets
Monday 1st March 2021
16:21
MP Financial Interests
Saturday 11th January 2020
2. (a) Support linked to an MP but received by a local party organisation or indirectly via a central party organisation
Name of donor: Unite the Union
Address of donor: Winwaed House, 64-66 Crossgates Road, Leeds LS15 7NN
Amount of donation …
EDM signed
Monday 18th January 2021
Godfrey Colin Cameron
That this House is deeply saddened by news of the death of Godfrey Colin Cameron, a hardworking member of Parliamentary …
Supported Legislation
Wednesday 5th February 2020
Education (Guidance about Costs of School Uniforms) Bill 2019-21
A Bill to make provision for guidance to schools about the costs aspects of school uniform policies.

Debate information

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Sparring Partners
Nick Gibb (Conservative) Minister of State (Education) (22 debate interactions) View debates with Nick Gibb Matt Hancock (Conservative) Secretary of State for Health and Social Care (21 debate interactions) View debates with Matt Hancock John Bercow (Speaker) (19 debate interactions) View debates with John Bercow View All MP Sparring Partners

Significant Kingston upon Hull West and Hessle Petitions

Current Signatures Final Signatures Title Petition Deadline
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 Emma Hardy'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 Emma Hardy'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 Emma Hardy'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.

170,787
c. 1,123 added daily
209,240
(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 Emma Hardy'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 Emma Hardy'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.

108,144
Petition Closed

NHS supply new lifesaving drugs for Cystic Fibrosis like 11 other EU countries

Gov Responded - 7 Dec 2018 Debated on - 10 Jun 2019 View Emma Hardy's petition debate contributions
16 May 2019
closed 1 year, 9 months ago

Children & young adults with CF endure lifelong suffering & early death. They need Orkambi and other precision medicines as they are developed. Sufferers in the EU, US & Australia can access the drugs, but not the UK. Hundreds have died in the 3yrs since these drugs were licensed.

113,825
Petition Closed

Increase funding for schools

Gov Responded - 5 Feb 2019 Debated on - 4 Mar 2019 View Emma Hardy's petition debate contributions
19 May 2019
closed 1 year, 9 months ago

Schools are having to make difficult choices on how to spend their limited funding as their income has not kept pace with the rise in costs since 2010. All schools are working very hard to “make ends meet” but this is becoming increasingly difficult and verging on almost impossible.

205,359
Petition Closed

Lower the age for smear tests from 25 to 18 to prevent cervical cancer.

Gov Responded - 13 Sep 2018 Debated on - 28 Jan 2019 View Emma Hardy's petition debate contributions
3 Feb 2019
closed 2 years ago

Hi I'm Natasha, I am making this petition because I want to make a difference to all woman living in the UK.

I am 30 years old and I have metastatic cervical cancer. I believe that the age of screening should be lowered to age 18 to enable all woman to detect cell changes and prevent cancer.

72,241
Petition Closed

Increase college funding to sustainable levels - all students deserve equality!

Gov Responded - 25 Feb 2019 Debated on - 21 Jan 2019 View Emma Hardy's petition debate contributions
10 Apr 2019
closed 1 year, 10 months ago

We call on the Government to urgently increase college funding to sustainable levels, including immediate parity with recently announced increases to schools funding. This will give all students a fair chance, give college staff fair pay and provide the high-quality skills the country needs.

307,897
Petition Closed

Ban the sale of fireworks to the public. Displays for licenced venues only.

Gov Responded - 21 Nov 2018 Debated on - 26 Nov 2018 View Emma Hardy's petition debate contributions
30 Apr 2019
closed 1 year, 10 months ago

Every year fireworks are set off unnecessarily.
Fireworks are a nuisance to the public. They scare animals, young children and people with a phobia.
They injure thousands of people every year.
They cause damage to buildings, vehicles,emergancy vehicles etc.
Lastly Kids are STILL being sold them.

112,025
Petition Closed

Allow Premier League and Championship football clubs to introduce safe standing

Gov Responded - 3 May 2018 Debated on - 25 Jun 2018 View Emma Hardy's petition debate contributions
8 Jun 2018
closed 2 years, 8 months ago

Safe Standing offers a much safer alternative to fans who wish to stand, rather than sit at football matches. After the highly successful introduction to rail seating at Celtic Park, as well as numerous Bundesliga clubs, many football fans feel that laws preventing standing areas should be relaxed.

35,203
Petition Closed

Make British Sign Language part of the National Curriculum

Gov Responded - 17 Oct 2017 Debated on - 5 Mar 2018 View Emma Hardy's petition debate contributions
12 Mar 2018
closed 2 years, 11 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.

117,716
Petition Closed

Make fair transitional state pension arrangements for 1950’s women

Gov Responded - 27 Sep 2017 Debated on - 14 Dec 2017 View Emma Hardy's petition debate contributions
13 Mar 2018
closed 2 years, 11 months ago

That this Government without delay recognises the need for a non-means tested bridging pension for women born on or after 6/4/1950 who are affected by the 1995 and 2011 Pension Acts and compensate those at risk of losing up to around £45,000, to also give proper notification for any future changes.


Most recent EDMs signed by Emma Hardy

Date Tabled Title Signatures
14 Jan 2021
Emma Hardy signed this EDM on Monday 18th January 2021

Godfrey Colin Cameron

Tabled by: Chris Stephens (Scottish National Party - Glasgow South West)
That this House is deeply saddened by news of the death of Godfrey Colin Cameron, a hardworking member of Parliamentary security staff and member of the PCS trade union who passed away aged just 55 after contracting covid-19; extends our sincere condolences to his devoted wife Hyacinth, children Leon and …
139 signatures
(Most recent: 8 Feb 2021)
Signatures by party:
Labour: 117
Scottish National Party: 16
Plaid Cymru: 3
Independent: 2
Democratic Unionist Party: 1
8 Jul 2020
Emma Hardy signed this EDM on Monday 13th July 2020

25th anniversary of Srebrenica genocide

Tabled by: Margaret Ferrier (Independent - Rutherglen and Hamilton West)
That this House notes that from 5 to 12 July 2020 the UK will mark the 25th anniversary of the Srebrenica genocide where over 8,000 Bosnian Muslim men and boys were murdered in and around Srebrenica by Bosnian Serb forces with a number of activities being held across the country; …
53 signatures
(Most recent: 15 Sep 2020)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 30
Labour: 10
Independent: 3
Conservative: 3
Plaid Cymru: 3
Democratic Unionist Party: 1
Alliance: 1
Green Party: 1
Liberal Democrat: 1
View All Emma Hardy's signed Early Day Motions

Commons initiatives

1 Urgent Question tabled by Emma Hardy

Date Forum Title
16 Jul 2019 Commons Chamber Relationship Education in Schools

Emma Hardy has not been granted any Adjournment Debates in the current sitting

1 Bill introduced by Emma Hardy


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 grant local authorities increased powers of compulsory purchase; to amend the law relating to land valuation and compensation; to make provision requiring landowners to fulfil conditions relating to planning permission; and for connected purposes.


Last Event - 1st reading: House of Commons
Wednesday 4th September 2019
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Next Event - 2nd reading: House of Commons
Date TBA

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