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Helen Whately

Conservative - Faversham and Mid Kent

Minister of State (Department of Health and Social Care)

(since February 2020)

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Significant Faversham and Mid Kent 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 Helen Whately's petition debate contributions
5 Sep 2020
closed 2 months, 3 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 Helen Whately'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 Helen Whately'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 Helen Whately'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.


Most recent EDMs signed by Helen Whately

Helen Whately has not signed any Early Day Motions

Commons initiatives

Helen Whately has not been granted any Urgent Questions in the current sitting

Helen Whately has not been granted any Adjournment Debates in the current sitting

2 Bills introduced by Helen Whately

Title Bill Type Last Event Next Event Date Last Updated
Flexible Working Bill 2017-19
Presented by Helen Whately (Conservative)
Private Members' Bill
Ten Minute Bill
1st reading: House of Commons 16 July, 2019 17 Jul 2019, 11:04 a.m.

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 employers to offer flexible working in employment contracts and to advertise vacancies as suitable for flexible working unless certain conditions are met; and for connected purposes.

Civil Aviation (Accessibility) Bill 2017-19
Presented by Helen Whately (Conservative)
Private Members' Bill
Ten Minute Bill
1st reading: House of Commons 24 July, 2018 26 Nov 2018, 12:13 p.m.

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 the accessibility of air travel for people with disabilities; to establish requirements about parking at airports for people with disabilities; to require airports and airlines to report steps taken to improve accessibility; to require a named person to be responsible for air passengers with disabilities; to make provision about the design and adaptation of aircraft to meet the needs of passengers with disabilities; and for connected purposes.

Helen Whately has not supported any legislation in the current parliamentary sitting