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Gerald Jones

Labour - Merthyr Tydfil and Rhymney

Shadow Minister (Wales)

(since April 2020)

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Significant Merthyr Tydfil and Rhymney Petitions

Current Signatures Final Signatures Title Petition Deadline
178,820
Petition Closed

Increase pay for NHS healthcare workers and recognise their work

Gov Responded - 4 May 2020 Debated on - 25 Jun 2020 View Gerald Jones's petition debate contributions
5 Sep 2020
closed 2 months, 2 weeks ago

I would like the government to review and increase the pay for healthcare workers to recognise the work that they do.

44,982
Petition Closed

We would like the government to consider social care as equally important to NHS

Gov Responded - 20 Apr 2020 Debated on - 25 Jun 2020 View Gerald Jones's petition debate contributions
24 Sep 2020
closed 2 months ago

We would like the government to support and regard social care: financially, publicly and systematically on an equal par as NHS. We would like parliament to debate how to support social care during COVID-19 and beyond so that it automatically has the same access to operational and financial support.

16,347
Petition Closed

Reduce or scrap the immigration health surcharge for overseas NHS Staff.

Gov Responded - 29 May 2020 Debated on - 25 Jun 2020 View Gerald Jones's petition debate contributions
18 Sep 2020
closed 2 months, 1 week ago

To revoke the Immigration Health Surcharge increases for overseas NHS staff. The latest budget shows an increase of £220 a year for an overseas worker to live and work in the UK, at a time when the NHS, and UK economy, relies heavily on them.

72,624
Petition Closed

Give non-British citizens who are NHS workers automatic citizenship

Gov Responded - 6 May 2020 Debated on - 25 Jun 2020 View Gerald Jones's petition debate contributions
7 Oct 2020
closed 1 month, 2 weeks ago

Give NHS workers who are EU and other Nationals automatic UK citizenship if they stay and risk their own lives looking after the British people during the COVID crisis.

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 Gerald Jones's petition debate contributions
16 May 2019
closed 1 year, 6 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.

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 Gerald Jones's petition debate contributions
8 Jun 2018
closed 2 years, 5 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.

149,138
Petition Closed

Pay Up Now! – Scrap the pay cap and give public servants a meaningful pay rise

Gov Responded - 9 Oct 2017 Debated on - 4 Dec 2017 View Gerald Jones's petition debate contributions
12 Mar 2018
closed 2 years, 8 months ago

Every single person who works in public services needs and deserve a pay rise. It’s time for the pay cap to be scrapped, for the government to provide additional funding for public sector pay and for employers to put public sector workers pay up now.


Most recent EDMs signed by Gerald Jones

Date Tabled Title Signatures
4 Jun 2020
Gerald Jones signed this EDM on Tuesday 7th July 2020

Legal Aid and Advice

Tabled by: David Lammy (Labour - Tottenham)
That an humble Address be presented to Her Majesty, praying that the Civil Legal Aid (Remuneration) (Amendment) (Coronavirus) Regulations 2020 (S.I., 2020, No. 515), dated 15 May 2020, a copy of which was laid before this House on 18 May 2020, be annulled.
134 signatures
(Most recent: 28 Sep 2020)
Signatures by party:
Labour: 113
Liberal Democrat: 8
Scottish National Party: 6
Plaid Cymru: 3
Independent: 2
Social Democratic & Labour Party: 2
Green Party: 1
Democratic Unionist Party: 1
16 Mar 2020
Gerald Jones signed this EDM on Tuesday 17th March 2020

Funding for devolved nations

Tabled by: Alex Davies-Jones (Labour - Pontypridd)
That this House calls for an urgent review of the implementation of the 42-year-old Barnett Formula for funding devolved nations such as Wales; notes with concern that HM Treasury’s March 2020 budget does not consider an extra funding commitment to cover funds lost through the UK’s withdrawal from the European …
9 signatures
(Most recent: 19 Mar 2020)
Signatures by party:
Labour: 5
Democratic Unionist Party: 2
Scottish National Party: 2
View All Gerald Jones's signed Early Day Motions

Commons initiatives

Gerald Jones has not been granted any Urgent Questions in the current sitting

Gerald Jones has not been granted any Adjournment Debates in the current sitting

Gerald Jones has not introduced any legislation in the current parliamentary sitting

Gerald Jones has not supported any legislation in the current parliamentary sitting


55 Written Questions

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Veterans: Coronavirus Defence: Expenditure Defence: Expenditure Defence: Expenditure Defence: Expenditure Ministry of Defence: Equality Defence Business Services: Staff Defence: Procurement Defence: Procurement Veterans UK: Fylde Armed Forces Covenant: Veterans Ministry of Defence: Disclosure of Information Ministry of Defence: Disclosure of Information Ministry of Defence Police: Retirement Ministry of Defence Police: Pensions Armoured Fighting Vehicles Strike Experimentation Group Defence: Procurement Armed Forces: Surveys Armoured Fighting Vehicles Armoured Fighting Vehicles Armoured Fighting Vehicles Armoured Fighting Vehicles Social Security Benefits: Coronavirus Personal Independence Payment Department for Work and Pensions: Cardiff Department for Work and Pensions: Cardiff Department for Work and Pensions: Cardiff Personal Independence Payment: Appeals Universal Credit Social Security Benefits Employment and Support Allowance Department for Work and Pensions: Location Department for Work and Pensions: Location Employment and Support Allowance: Appeals Personal Independence Payment: Appeals Driving: Licensing British Airways: Coronavirus Aviation: Coronavirus Aviation: Coronavirus Aviation: Coronavirus Aviation: Coronavirus Aviation: Coronavirus Mobile Phones: Emergencies Television: Licensing Gaming Machines: Reviews Public Expenditure: Coronavirus Multinational Companies: Government Assistance