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Jamie Stone

Liberal Democrat - Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross

Liberal Democrat Spokesperson (Defence)

(since October 2017)

Liberal Democrat Spokesperson (Digital, Culture, Media and Sport)

(since September 2020)

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Significant Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross Petitions

Current Signatures Final Signatures Title Petition Deadline
106,128
Petition Closed

Give UK nurseries emergency funding if they have to close down amid COVID-19

Gov Responded - 14 Apr 2020 Debated on - 25 Jun 2020 View Jamie Stone's petition debate contributions
18 Sep 2020
closed 4 months ago

If nurseries are shut down in view of Covid-19, the Government should set up an emergency fund to ensure their survival and ensure that parents are not charged the full fee by the nurseries to keep children's places.

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 Jamie Stone's petition debate contributions
5 Sep 2020
closed 4 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 Jamie Stone's petition debate contributions
24 Sep 2020
closed 3 months, 4 weeks 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.

18,137
Petition Closed

Provide financial support to performers and creators during the COVID-19 crisis

Gov Responded - 22 Jul 2020 Debated on - 25 Jun 2020 View Jamie Stone's petition debate contributions
19 Sep 2020
closed 4 months ago

The prospect of widespread cancellations of concerts, theatre productions and exhibitions due to COVID-19 threatens to cause huge financial hardship for Britain's creative community. We ask Parliament to provide a package of emergency financial and practical support during this unpredictable time.

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 Jamie Stone's petition debate contributions
18 Sep 2020
closed 4 months 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.

26,106
Petition Closed

Extend grants immediately to small businesses outside of SBRR

Gov Responded - 29 May 2020 Debated on - 25 Jun 2020 View Jamie Stone's petition debate contributions
8 Oct 2020
closed 3 months, 2 weeks ago

The cash grants proposed by Government are only for businesses in receipt of the Small Business Rates Relief or Rural Relief, or for particular sectors. Many small businesses fall outside these reliefs desperately need cash grants and support now.

154,814
Petition Closed

Government to offer economic assistance to the events industry during COVID-19

Gov Responded - 27 Mar 2020 Debated on - 25 Jun 2020 View Jamie Stone's petition debate contributions
12 Sep 2020
closed 4 months, 1 week ago

For the UK government to provide economic assistance to businesses and staff employed in the events industry, who are suffering unforeseen financial challenges that could have a profound effect on hundreds of thousands of people employed in the sector.

11,220
Petition Closed

Make nurseries exempt from business rates to support the childcare sector

Gov Responded - 2 Apr 2020 Debated on - 25 Jun 2020 View Jamie Stone's petition debate contributions
5 Sep 2020
closed 4 months, 2 weeks ago

After owning nurseries for 29 years I have never experienced such damaging times for the sector with rising costs not being met by the funding rates available. Business Rates are a large drain on the sector and can mean the difference between nurseries being able to stay open and having to close.

179,699
Petition Closed

Offer more support to the arts (particularly Theatres and Music) amidst COVID-19

Gov Responded - 20 Jul 2020 Debated on - 25 Jun 2020 View Jamie Stone's petition debate contributions
15 Dec 2020
closed 1 month ago

As we pass the COVID-19 Peak, the Government should: State where the Theatres and Arts fit in the Coronavrius recovery Roadmap, Create a tailor made financial support mechanism for the Arts sector & Clarify how Social Distancing will affect arts spaces like Theatres and Concert Venues.

103,040
Petition Closed

Support the British aviation industry during the COVID-19 outbreak

Gov Responded - 7 May 2020 Debated on - 25 Jun 2020 View Jamie Stone's petition debate contributions
20 Sep 2020
closed 4 months ago

As a result of the COVID-19 outbreak there are travel bans imposed by many countries, there is a disastrous potential impact on our Aviation Industry. Without the Government’s help there could be an unprecedented crisis, with thousands of jobs under threat.

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 Jamie Stone's petition debate contributions
7 Oct 2020
closed 3 months, 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.

10,780
Petition Closed

Business Rate Relief to be extended to all small businesses in healthcare.

Gov Responded - 5 Jun 2020 Debated on - 25 Jun 2020 View Jamie Stone's petition debate contributions
24 Oct 2020
closed 2 months, 4 weeks ago

To extend the business rate relief to all dental practices and medical and aesthetics clinics and any small business that’s in healthcare

135,480
Petition Closed

Provide financial help to zoos, aquariums, & rescue centres during the pandemic.

Gov Responded - 28 Jul 2020 Debated on - 25 Jun 2020 View Jamie Stone's petition debate contributions
30 Oct 2020
closed 2 months, 3 weeks ago

Zoos, aquariums, and similar organisations across the country carry out all sorts of conservation work, animal rescue, and public education. At the start of the season most rely on visitors (who now won't come) to cover annual costs, yet those costs do not stop while they are closed. They need help.

109,553
Petition Closed

Ban the sale of animal fur in the UK.

Gov Responded - 28 Nov 2017 Debated on - 4 Jun 2018 View Jamie Stone's petition debate contributions
23 Mar 2018
closed 2 years, 10 months ago

Fur farming was banned in England and Wales in 2000, followed by Scotland in 2002. However fur products can still be legally imported from other countries and sold here in the UK. Much of this fur comes from countries that have very weak or no animal welfare laws at all.


Most recent EDMs signed by Jamie Stone

Date Tabled Title Signatures
7 Oct 2020
Jamie Stone signed this EDM as a sponsor on Thursday 8th October 2020

Congratulating Prime Minister Ardern on New Zealand’s response to coronavirus

Tabled by: Richard Burgon (Labour - Leeds East)
That this House congratulates New Zealand’s Labour Government, led by Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, on its 7 October 2020 declaration that the country has eliminated local transmission of coronavirus; notes that this comes after there were no new cases for 10 days in Auckland, its largest city, after a cluster …
19 signatures
(Most recent: 9 Oct 2020)
Signatures by party:
Labour: 12
Scottish National Party: 4
Liberal Democrat: 2
Independent: 1
30 Sep 2020
Jamie Stone signed this EDM as a sponsor on Wednesday 7th October 2020

SATS in the 2020/21 academic year

Tabled by: Daisy Cooper (Liberal Democrat - St Albans)
That this House recognises the enormous impact that the covid-19 pandemic has had on pupils' mental health; further recognises the Institute of Education findings that 80% of headteachers agree that SATs have a negative effect on pupils' wellbeing; believes that the UK’s ‘teach to the test’ approach to education has …
7 signatures
(Most recent: 7 Oct 2020)
Signatures by party:
Liberal Democrat: 4
Labour: 2
Green Party: 1
View All Jamie Stone's signed Early Day Motions

Commons initiatives

Jamie Stone has not been granted any Urgent Questions in the current sitting

Jamie Stone has not been granted any Adjournment Debates in the current sitting

1 Bill introduced by Jamie Stone


A Bill to require expenditure on mental health services and on health services for veterans and members of the armed forces to be identified separately in National Health Service expenditure plans and outturns; and for connected purposes.


Last Event - 1st reading: House of Commons
Tuesday 25th February 2020
Next Event - 2nd reading: House of Commons
Date TBA

138 Written Questions

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Aircraft Carriers: Deployment Armed Forces: Civil Proceedings Iraq: Detainees Armed Forces: Racial Discrimination Voyager Aircraft: Repairs and Maintenance Torture Torture: Prosecutions Military Aircraft Military Aircraft Military Aircraft Military Aircraft Military Aircraft Military Aid: Ports Military Aid: Ports Unmanned Air Vehicles: Safety Veterans: Mental Health Services Ministry of Defence: Private Finance Initiative Ministry of Defence: Public Private Partnerships Armed Forces: Sexuality Armed Forces: Sexuality Armed Forces: Disability Ministry of Defence: Disability Armed Forces: LGBT People Ministry of Defence: Recruitment Armed Forces: Cadets Armed Forces: Equality Warships: Sunderland Armed Forces: Catering Armed Forces: Recruitment Armed Forces: Recruitment Armed Forces: Recruitment Russia: Warships Ministry of Defence: Buildings Ministry of Defence: Buildings Armed Forces: Bullying Armed Forces: Bullying Armed Forces: Bullying Armed Forces: Bullying Armed Forces: Retirement Veterans: Mental Health Services Ministry of Defence: Buildings Armed Forces: Dogs MOD Caledonia Armed Forces: Housing Armed Forces: Housing Armed Forces: Housing Armed Forces: Housing Ministry of Defence: Buildings Warships: Repairs and Maintenance Warships: Repairs and Maintenance Warships: Repairs and Maintenance Warships: Repairs and Maintenance Warships: Repairs and Maintenance Warships: Repairs and Maintenance Warships: Repairs and Maintenance Warships: Repairs and Maintenance Warships: Repairs and Maintenance Warships: Repairs and Maintenance Warships: Repairs and Maintenance Warships: Repairs and Maintenance Warships Military Aircraft Joint Strike Fighter Aircraft Carillion Joint Strike Fighter Aircraft HMS Queen Elizabeth HMS Queen Elizabeth Fuel Poverty and Wind Power: Scotland Aerospace Industry: Sutherland Climate Change Convention Aerospace Industry Space Technology: Innovation Satellites Delivery Services: Fees and Charges Delivery Services: Scotland Energy: Scotland Spaceflight Wind Power: Scotland Wind Power: Scotland Wind Power: Seas and Oceans Banks and Post Offices: Closures Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme Tourism: Coronavirus Cash Dispensing Bank Services: Coronavirus Business: Coronavirus City Region Deals and Local Growth Deals: Highlands of Scotland Royal Bank of Scotland: Closures Bank Services: Rural Areas Cash Dispensing: Rural Areas Roads: Repairs and Maintenance Motor Vehicles: Testing Unmanned Air Vehicles: Safety Motor Vehicles: Lighting Motor Vehicles: Lighting Electric Vehicles Electric Vehicles: Rural Areas Electric Vehicles: Charging Points Universal Credit Social Security Benefits: Disability Personal Independence Payment: Highlands of Scotland Personal Independence Payment: Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross Personal Independence Payment: Appeals Personal Independence Payment: Appeals Personal Independence Payment: Appeals Universal Credit