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Wednesday 15th May 2024
Jim Shannon (Democratic Unionist Party - Strangford)

Urgent question - Main Chamber
Subject: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will make a statement on Russia’s aggression relating to Ukraine and the situation in Georgia
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Division Votes
15 May 2024 - Criminal Justice Bill - View Vote Context
Jim Shannon voted Aye - in line with the party majority and against the House
One of 1 Democratic Unionist Party Aye votes vs 0 Democratic Unionist Party No votes
Tally: Ayes - 171 Noes - 272
15 May 2024 - Criminal Justice Bill - View Vote Context
Jim Shannon voted Aye - in line with the party majority and against the House
One of 1 Democratic Unionist Party Aye votes vs 0 Democratic Unionist Party No votes
Tally: Ayes - 167 Noes - 275
15 May 2024 - Criminal Justice Bill - View Vote Context
Jim Shannon voted Aye - in line with the party majority and against the House
One of 1 Democratic Unionist Party Aye votes vs 0 Democratic Unionist Party No votes
Tally: Ayes - 17 Noes - 268
21 May 2024 - High Speed Rail (Crewe - Manchester) Bill (Instruction) (No. 3) - View Vote Context
Jim Shannon voted Aye - in line with the party majority and in line with the House
One of 3 Democratic Unionist Party Aye votes vs 0 Democratic Unionist Party No votes
Tally: Ayes - 323 Noes - 7
21 May 2024 - Digital Markets, Competition and Consumers Bill - View Vote Context
Jim Shannon voted No - in line with the party majority and in line with the House
One of 5 Democratic Unionist Party No votes vs 0 Democratic Unionist Party Aye votes
Tally: Ayes - 217 Noes - 268
23 May 2024 - Finance (No.2) Bill - View Vote Context
Jim Shannon voted Aye - in line with the party majority and in line with the House
One of 1 Democratic Unionist Party Aye votes vs 0 Democratic Unionist Party No votes
Tally: Ayes - 215 Noes - 19


Speeches
Jim Shannon speeches from: Finance (No.2) Bill
Jim Shannon contributed 1 speech (87 words)
3rd reading
Thursday 23rd May 2024 - Commons Chamber
HM Treasury
Jim Shannon speeches from: Business of the House
Jim Shannon contributed 2 speeches (473 words)
Thursday 23rd May 2024 - Commons Chamber
Leader of the House
Jim Shannon speeches from: NHS
Jim Shannon contributed 1 speech (81 words)
Thursday 23rd May 2024 - Commons Chamber
Department of Health and Social Care
Jim Shannon speeches from: AI Seoul Summit
Jim Shannon contributed 1 speech (92 words)
Thursday 23rd May 2024 - Commons Chamber
Department for Science, Innovation & Technology
Jim Shannon speeches from: Disabled People on Benefits: EHRC Investigation
Jim Shannon contributed 1 speech (143 words)
Thursday 23rd May 2024 - Commons Chamber
Department for Work and Pensions
Jim Shannon speeches from: Oral Answers to Questions
Jim Shannon contributed 2 speeches (110 words)
Thursday 23rd May 2024 - Commons Chamber
Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport
Jim Shannon speeches from: Support for Bereaved Children
Jim Shannon contributed 1 speech (121 words)
Tuesday 21st May 2024 - Westminster Hall
Department for Education
Jim Shannon speeches from: Oral Answers to Questions
Jim Shannon contributed 1 speech (44 words)
Tuesday 21st May 2024 - Commons Chamber
Department for Energy Security & Net Zero
Jim Shannon speeches from: Infected Blood Compensation Scheme
Jim Shannon contributed 2 speeches (162 words)
Tuesday 21st May 2024 - Commons Chamber
Cabinet Office
Jim Shannon speeches from: Allergy Guidance for Schools
Jim Shannon contributed 2 speeches (155 words)
Tuesday 21st May 2024 - Commons Chamber
Department for Education
Jim Shannon speeches from: Zero-emission Buses
Jim Shannon contributed 2 speeches (1,096 words)
Tuesday 21st May 2024 - Westminster Hall
Department for Transport
Jim Shannon speeches from: Knife Crime Awareness Week
Jim Shannon contributed 2 speeches (186 words)
Tuesday 21st May 2024 - Westminster Hall
Home Office
Jim Shannon speeches from: Endometriosis Education in Schools
Jim Shannon contributed 2 speeches (1,021 words)
Tuesday 21st May 2024 - Westminster Hall
Department for Education
Jim Shannon speeches from: Families in Temporary Accommodation
Jim Shannon contributed 1 speech (81 words)
Monday 20th May 2024 - Commons Chamber
Department for Levelling Up, Housing & Communities
Jim Shannon speeches from: Ukraine
Jim Shannon contributed 4 speeches (1,708 words)
Monday 20th May 2024 - Commons Chamber
Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office
Jim Shannon speeches from: Israel and Gaza
Jim Shannon contributed 1 speech (96 words)
Monday 20th May 2024 - Commons Chamber
Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office
Jim Shannon speeches from: Oral Answers to Questions
Jim Shannon contributed 1 speech (64 words)
Monday 20th May 2024 - Commons Chamber
Ministry of Defence
Jim Shannon speeches from: Relationships, Sex and Health Education: Statutory Guidance
Jim Shannon contributed 1 speech (133 words)
Thursday 16th May 2024 - Commons Chamber
Department for Education
Jim Shannon speeches from: Women’s State Pension Age: Ombudsman Report
Jim Shannon contributed 2 speeches (1,581 words)
Thursday 16th May 2024 - Commons Chamber
Department for Work and Pensions
Jim Shannon speeches from: Business of the House
Jim Shannon contributed 1 speech (128 words)
Thursday 16th May 2024 - Commons Chamber
Leader of the House
Jim Shannon speeches from: Conflict in Sudan: El Fasher
Jim Shannon contributed 1 speech (89 words)
Thursday 16th May 2024 - Commons Chamber
Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office
Jim Shannon speeches from: Oral Answers to Questions
Jim Shannon contributed 1 speech (33 words)
Thursday 16th May 2024 - Commons Chamber
Department for Transport
Jim Shannon speeches from: Leaseholders and Freeholders
Jim Shannon contributed 1 speech (78 words)
Wednesday 15th May 2024 - Commons Chamber
Department for Levelling Up, Housing & Communities
Jim Shannon speeches from: Oral Answers to Questions
Jim Shannon contributed 1 speech (60 words)
Wednesday 15th May 2024 - Commons Chamber
Cabinet Office
Jim Shannon speeches from: Ukraine and Georgia
Jim Shannon contributed 2 speeches (315 words)
Wednesday 15th May 2024 - Commons Chamber
Ministry of Defence
Jim Shannon speeches from: Biodiversity Loss
Jim Shannon contributed 1 speech (794 words)
Wednesday 15th May 2024 - Westminster Hall
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
Jim Shannon speeches from: No Recourse to Public Funds
Jim Shannon contributed 1 speech (65 words)
Wednesday 15th May 2024 - Westminster Hall
Jim Shannon speeches from: China
Jim Shannon contributed 1 speech (1,018 words)
Wednesday 15th May 2024 - Westminster Hall
Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office
Jim Shannon speeches from: Gypsy and Traveller Sites
Jim Shannon contributed 1 speech (74 words)
Wednesday 15th May 2024 - Westminster Hall
Department for Levelling Up, Housing & Communities
Jim Shannon speeches from: Under-10-Metre Fishing Fleet: South-West
Jim Shannon contributed 1 speech (651 words)
Wednesday 15th May 2024 - Westminster Hall
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
Jim Shannon speeches from: Oral Answers to Questions
Jim Shannon contributed 1 speech (72 words)
Tuesday 14th May 2024 - Commons Chamber
Ministry of Justice
Jim Shannon speeches from: World Species Congress
Jim Shannon contributed 2 speeches (188 words)
Tuesday 14th May 2024 - Westminster Hall
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
Jim Shannon speeches from: Royal Bank of Scotland Branch Closures
Jim Shannon contributed 1 speech (92 words)
Tuesday 14th May 2024 - Westminster Hall
HM Treasury
Jim Shannon speeches from: Prevention of Sexual Violence in Conflict
Jim Shannon contributed 1 speech (1,521 words)
Tuesday 14th May 2024 - Westminster Hall
Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office
Jim Shannon speeches from: Innovation Centre for Energy Transition: Peterborough
Jim Shannon contributed 1 speech (89 words)
Tuesday 14th May 2024 - Westminster Hall
Department for Energy Security & Net Zero
Jim Shannon speeches from: Smartphones and Social Media: Children
Jim Shannon contributed 1 speech (85 words)
Tuesday 14th May 2024 - Westminster Hall
Department for Science, Innovation & Technology
Jim Shannon speeches from: International Health Regulations
Jim Shannon contributed 1 speech (85 words)
Tuesday 14th May 2024 - Commons Chamber
Department of Health and Social Care
Jim Shannon speeches from: Illegal Migration Act: Northern Ireland
Jim Shannon contributed 1 speech (120 words)
Tuesday 14th May 2024 - Commons Chamber


Written Answers
Accident and Emergency Departments: Standards
Asked by: Jim Shannon (Democratic Unionist Party - Strangford)
Tuesday 14th May 2024

Question to the Department of Health and Social Care:

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps she is taking to reduce A&E waiting times.

Answered by Helen Whately - Minister of State (Department of Health and Social Care)

Our Delivery plan for recovering urgent and emergency care services sets out the range of measures being taken to improve accident and emergency waiting times. The plan is available at the following link:

https://www.england.nhs.uk/publication/delivery-plan-for-recovering-urgent-and-emergency-care-services/

Backed by £1 billion of dedicated funding, the National Health Service delivered 5,000 additional core hospital beds in 2023/24, and will maintain this capacity expansion in 2024/25, to support patient flow through hospitals. Accident and emergency waiting times improved year-on-year in 2023/24 for the first time since 2009/10, not including the first year of the pandemic. The NHS Planning Guidance, published in March 2024, commits to further improvements in emergency care performance in 2024/25, with more information available at the following link:

https://www.england.nhs.uk/operational-planning-and-contracting/

Harassment: Internet
Asked by: Jim Shannon (Democratic Unionist Party - Strangford)
Monday 20th May 2024

Question to the Home Office:

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what estimate he has made of the number of arrests for online harassment in the last 12 months.

Answered by Chris Philp - Minister of State (Home Office)

The Home Office collects and publishes data on arrests as part of the annual ‘Police Powers and Procedures’ statistical bulletin. The most recent data up to the year ending March 2023 is available here: Police powers and procedures England and Wales statistics - GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)

However, the data is collected by broader offence group e.g. “violence against the person”, therefore data on more specific offences such as online harassment is not available.

The number of harassment and stalking offences reported to police which were flagged as online crime is available in table F11 of the ‘Crime in England and Wales: Other related tables’ dataset:

Crime in England and Wales: Other related tables - Office for National Statistics (ons.gov.uk)

Nigeria: Christianity
Asked by: Jim Shannon (Democratic Unionist Party - Strangford)
Tuesday 14th May 2024

Question to the Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office:

To ask the Deputy Foreign Secretary, if his Department will make an assessment of the implications for his policies of the religious dimension of the recent attacks against Christians by (a) jihadist groups and (b) Fulani militants in (i) Northern Nigeria and (ii) the Middle Belt.

Answered by Andrew Mitchell - Minister of State (Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office) (Minister for Development)

In North East Nigeria, terrorist groups like Boko Haram and Islamic State West Africa have sought to undermine the right to Freedom of Religion or Belief (FoRB) by attacking those who do not subscribe to their extremist views. Separately, intercommunal violence and criminal banditry in the North West and Middle Belt has a devastating effect on all faith and non-faith communities, including Christians. The root causes of this intercommunal violence are often complex, and include competition over resources and disruption to traditional ways of life created by environmental degradation, in addition to religious factors. The Strengthening Peace and Resilience in Nigeria programme (SPRiNG) will support Nigeria to address the root causes of conflict in the Middle Belt, including natural resource management challenges. The programme will aim to help 1.5 million women and men benefit from reduced violence in their communities, and support 300,000 people to better adapt to the effects of environmental degradation.

Universities: Finance
Asked by: Jim Shannon (Democratic Unionist Party - Strangford)
Wednesday 15th May 2024

Question to the Department for Education:

To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if she will make an assessment of the potential merits of reforming university funding models to reduce dependence on the income of international students.

Answered by Luke Hall - Minister of State (Education)

It is important that there is a sustainable system to support students and support higher education (HE) that is responsive to the needs of the labour market and the wider economy, and that is fair to students and fair to taxpayers. The government keeps the higher education (HE) funding system under continuous review to ensure that it remains sustainable and provides many different opportunities for learners to acquire vital skills. Longer-term funding plans for the HE sector will be set out at the next multi-year Spending Review, in line with the approach to long-term public spending commitments across government.

In 2021/22, the total income of the HE sector in England was £40.8 billion, up from £28 billion in 2014/15, including £8.8 billion income from international student fees. Of the £40.8 billion, approximately £16 billion was provided by the government. Over the current spending review period, both the Department for Education and the Department for Science, Innovation and Technology are investing £1.3 billion in capital funding to support teaching and research.

The department is proud that the UK is home to some of the world’s top universities who benefit from strong international ties, so much so that the UK HE system has educated 58 of current and recent world leaders and has 4 out of the top 10 globally ranked universities. Attracting the brightest students internationally is good for the UK’s universities and delivers growth at home.

Education policy is a devolved matter, and different HE funding arrangements apply in the devolved administrations.

Anaemia: Women
Asked by: Jim Shannon (Democratic Unionist Party - Strangford)
Wednesday 15th May 2024

Question to the Department of Health and Social Care:

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps her Department is taking to improve diagnosis of anaemia in women.

Answered by Andrea Leadsom - Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department of Health and Social Care)

There is information available from NHS Choices to support the identification of symptoms related to anaemia, which advises individuals to seek general practitioner (GP) advice should they experience those symptoms.

GPs exercise their clinical judgement with support from relevant guidance to arrange appropriate tests and investigations that may lead to a diagnosis, such as blood tests to assess the full blood count, which may highlight indicators of anaemia. The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence’s Clinical Knowledge Summaries website also provides guidance on testing and treatment of all types of anaemia.

Osteoporosis: Health Services
Asked by: Jim Shannon (Democratic Unionist Party - Strangford)
Wednesday 15th May 2024

Question to the Department of Health and Social Care:

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps her Department is taking to improve waiting times for treatment for osteoporosis patients.

Answered by Andrew Stephenson - Minister of State (Department of Health and Social Care)

Our aim is that 95% of patients needing a diagnostic check receive it within six weeks, by March 2025. As of April 2024, there are 160 community diagnostic centres (CDCs) currently operational that have delivered over seven million additional tests since July 2021. Some of these CDCs will offer bone density scans, also known as dual-energy x-ray absorptiometry (DEXA) scans, which can be used to diagnose or assess patients’ risk of osteoporosis. There are 22 CDCs already providing DEXA scans across England, as of March 2024.

From 2022/23 to 2024/25, the Government is spending more than £11.3 billion to support elective recovery and tackle long waiting times, which could deliver nine million more checks and procedures to help support patients with conditions like osteoporosis.

Shoplifting
Asked by: Jim Shannon (Democratic Unionist Party - Strangford)
Wednesday 15th May 2024

Question to the Home Office:

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps he is taking to protect retailers from shoplifting.

Answered by Chris Philp - Minister of State (Home Office)

Since 2010 our communities are safer, with neighbourhood crimes including burglary, robbery and theft from the person down 48% and overall violent crime down 44%, and more police officers on the streets than in 2010.

However, there has been a worrying rise in shoplifting and violence towards retail workers, which we are taking action to address. The Government’s plan – "Fighting Retail Crime: more action" was launched on 10 April. It includes a new standalone offence for assaults on retail workers, which will be introduced via the Criminal Justice Bill, currently before Parliament.. We are working with police and businesses to roll out the latest facial recognition to catch these perpetrators; championing good practice to design out crime; and making it easier for retailers to report crime.

We will also legislate through the Criminal Justice Bill, to introduce a presumption towards electronic monitoring as part of a sentence served in the community for those who repeatedly steal from shops.

The Government’s action plan builds on the police-led Retail Crime Action Plan, launched in October 2023, which includes a commitment to prioritise police attendance at the scene where violence has been used towards shop staff, where an offender has been detained by store security, and where evidence needs to be secured and can only be done by police personnel. Additionally, where CCTV or other digital images are secured, police will run this through the Police National Database to aid efforts to identify prolific offenders or potentially dangerous individuals. Early indications suggest that there has been improved police attendance at the retail crime incidents prioritised. This has been echoed by major retailers.

Police forces across England and Wales have also committed to pursuing any available evidence where there is a reasonable chance it could lead them to catching a perpetrator and solving a crime and this includes shoplifting. These are substantial operational policing commitments, which I am overseeing delivery of through the National Retail Crime Steering Group.

Civil Servants: Remote Working
Asked by: Jim Shannon (Democratic Unionist Party - Strangford)
Wednesday 15th May 2024

Question to the Cabinet Office:

To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, whether he has made an assessment of the potential merits of taking steps to increase the number of civil servants working from the office.

Answered by John Glen - Paymaster General and Minister for the Cabinet Office

Research into workplace practices across all sectors was undertaken which confirmed the clear benefits of face to face, workplace based collaborative working, which led to agreement across government for such an approach. That's why I set out the expectation for staff to be in the office at least 60% of the time, and I believe that our senior civil servants need to set an example as leaders.

There are significant benefits from spending time working together in person, either within teams, with colleagues from the same department or – in Government hubs – with colleagues from other departments. These include collaboration, innovation and fostering a sense of community. We know that in particular junior colleagues benefit from having time face to face with senior leaders and that those early in their careers find working face to face with their peers and managers makes them more effective more quickly.

Social Rented Housing: Northern Ireland
Asked by: Jim Shannon (Democratic Unionist Party - Strangford)
Thursday 16th May 2024

Question to the Department for Levelling Up, Housing & Communities:

To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, whether he has had discussions with the Department for Communities in Northern Ireland on the provision of social housing.

Answered by Jacob Young - Parliamentary Under Secretary of State (Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities)

I refer the Hon Member to the answer given to Question UIN 12441 on 7 February 2024.

Cryptocurrencies: Crime
Asked by: Jim Shannon (Democratic Unionist Party - Strangford)
Friday 17th May 2024

Question to the Ministry of Justice:

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, if he will make an estimate of the number of convictions relating to cryptocurrency offences in each of the last five years.

Answered by Gareth Bacon - Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Ministry of Justice)

The Ministry of Justice publishes information on the number of offenders found guilty of criminal offences in England and Wales, up to June 2023, available here: https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/criminal-justice-system-statistics-quarterly-june-2023.

Information on whether offenders were convicted for offences relating to cryptocurrency is not held by the Ministry of Justice, as this may appear under various offences, such as fraud or money laundering.

Social Security Benefits: Mental Illness
Asked by: Jim Shannon (Democratic Unionist Party - Strangford)
Friday 17th May 2024

Question to the Department for Work and Pensions:

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether he has made an assessment of the potential impact of benefit claimants receiving over-payments on their mental health; and what steps his Department is taking to support claimants that need to re-pay over-payments.

Answered by Paul Maynard - Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Work and Pensions)

Where overpayments occur, we have a duty to recover taxpayers’ money as quickly and efficiently as possible, without causing hardship to those making repayments. DWP remains committed to working with anyone who is struggling with repayments terms and encourage anyone who is experiencing such difficulty to contact DWP Debt Management to discuss their circumstances.

Claimants who do contact Debt Management, are routinely referred to the Money Advisor Network, who work in partnership with DWP to offer free independent and impartial money and debt advice. We also remain committed to His Majesty’s Treasury’s Beathing Space policy, which provides those with problem debt the right to legal protections from creditor action for a period of 60 days to enable them to receive debt advice and enter into an appropriate debt solution.

In exceptional circumstances, where there are specific and compelling grounds to do so, a waiver can be considered. Full details on this can be found at Chapter 8 of the Department’s Benefit Overpayment Recovery Guide: Benefit overpayment recovery guide - GOV.UK (www.gov.uk).

Diabetes
Asked by: Jim Shannon (Democratic Unionist Party - Strangford)
Monday 20th May 2024

Question to the Department of Health and Social Care:

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many people have been diagnosed with type 2 diabetes in the last three years, broken down by (a) age and (b) gender.

Answered by Andrew Stephenson - Minister of State (Department of Health and Social Care)

Data relating to the incidence and prevalence of diabetes in England and Wales is captured by the National Diabetes Audit Report. The most current figures published cover the period 2017-18 to 2021-22, which have been published online and can be found on the NHS Digital website:

https://digital.nhs.uk/data-and-information/publications/statistical/national-diabetes-audit/report-1-care-processes-and-treatment-targets-2021-22-full-report/section-1---incidence-and-prevalence-17-18---21-22-copy.

Public Lavatories: Incontinence
Asked by: Jim Shannon (Democratic Unionist Party - Strangford)
Monday 20th May 2024

Question to the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs:

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if he will make an assessment of the adequacy of the number of male incontinence bins in public toilets.

Answered by Robbie Moore - Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs)

I fully recognise the importance of ensuring that all men have access to the facilities they need so that they can dispose of their sanitary waste in a safe and dignified way. The Government encourages local authorities to consider such provision in public toilets to support those who may need them. Officials are discussing the provision of sanitary bins in public toilets with other relevant departments to ensure we are doing all we can to support this to happen.

Public Libraries
Asked by: Jim Shannon (Democratic Unionist Party - Strangford)
Tuesday 21st May 2024

Question to the Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport:

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what assessment she has made of the sustainability of library services.

Answered by Julia Lopez - Minister of State (Department for Science, Innovation and Technology)

The Public Libraries and Museums Act 1964 requires all upper-tier local authorities to provide a comprehensive and efficient library service. It is for local authorities to identify the needs of local residents and to fund and provide a library service that meets those needs.

His Majesty’s Government has provided an additional £600 million on top of the £64 billion Local Government Finance Settlement for 2024-25 — an increase of 7.5% in cash terms. This uplift will help to reduce pressure on councils’ budgets, and protect services including public libraries.

We will be publishing a refreshed Government strategy for public libraries later this year, informed by the independent review of English public libraries conducted by Baroness Sanderson of Welton, which was published in January here. The forthcoming strategy will set out our plans to ensure that people across the country can benefit from excellent library services, and HM Government will explore opportunities to increase library use and engagement in line with the recommendations made in Baroness Sanderson’s independent review.

Temporary Accommodation: Young People
Asked by: Jim Shannon (Democratic Unionist Party - Strangford)
Tuesday 21st May 2024

Question to the Department for Levelling Up, Housing & Communities:

To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, what discussions he has had with the Department for Communities in Northern Ireland on the number of people under the age of 21 who are living in temporary accommodation.

Answered by Felicity Buchan - Parliamentary Under Secretary of State (Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities)

DLUHC Ministers and officials engage regularly with their counterparts in the devolved administrations to discuss a range of issues, including tackling homelessness and rough sleeping.

I have recently visited Northern Ireland and met the Northern Ireland Housing Executive.

Personal Independence Payment
Asked by: Jim Shannon (Democratic Unionist Party - Strangford)
Tuesday 21st May 2024

Question to the Department for Work and Pensions:

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many PIP applications have been disallowed in the last 12 months.

Answered by Mims Davies - Minister of State (Department for Work and Pensions)

The latest available data on Personal Independence Payment (PIP) clearances can be found on Stat-Xplore. In particular, the requested data can be found in ‘PIP Clearances’ dataset by going to ‘Clearance Type Detail’, choosing ‘Disallowed’ from the drop-down list and selecting the most recent 12 months from the ‘Month’ drop-down menu.

You may also wish to filter for “DWP policy ownership” under ‘Geography’ due to the devolution of some disability benefits to Scotland.

You can log in or access Stat-Xplore as a guest user and, if needed, you can access guidance on how to extract the information required.

Tibet: Religious Freedom
Asked by: Jim Shannon (Democratic Unionist Party - Strangford)
Wednesday 22nd May 2024

Question to the Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office:

To ask the Deputy Foreign Secretary, what recent discussions he has had with his Chinese counterpart on freedom of religion in Tibet.

Answered by Anne-Marie Trevelyan - Minister of State (Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office)

The UK Government is concerned about human rights violations in Tibet. These include restrictions on freedom of religion or belief and on freedom of assembly and association, reports of forced labour, and reports that boarding schools are being used to assimilate Tibetan children into Han culture.

We consistently raise human rights issues with the Chinese authorities, including in relation to Tibet. I raised human rights during my visit to China in April, and the Foreign Secretary did so in a meeting in February with China's Foreign Minister. We also regularly raise Tibet in multilateral fora, including in January at China's Universal Periodic Review, and in March as part of our Item 4 statement at the United Nations Human Rights Council.

Schools: Mental health services
Asked by: Jim Shannon (Democratic Unionist Party - Strangford)
Wednesday 22nd May 2024

Question to the Department for Education:

To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps her Department is taking to help provide mental health support in schools for young people suffering from eating disorders.

Answered by David Johnston - Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Education)

Education is a devolved matter, and the response outlines the information for England only.

Having an eating disorder can often be devastating for young people suffering with the condition, as well as for those around them, which is why the department wants to ensure they have access to the right support, in the right place and at the right time.

Schools play a vital role in children’s mental health by promoting wellbeing and providing early targeted support and the department is committed to helping them do so effectively.

The department’s statutory health education curriculum, which should be taught in all schools from primary, includes a strong focus on mental health. This includes teaching pupils how to identify the early signs of mental wellbeing concerns and where and how to seek support if they are worried about their own or someone else’s mental health. As part of the secondary health curriculum, schools can teach pupils how to be safe and healthy and manage their lives in a positive way, seeking support when needed. They can also teach about eating disorders, drawing on qualified support or advice as needed for this specialist area. The statutory guidance for relationships, sex and health education is currently under review. The department will be carrying out a full public consultation on the new guidance as soon as possible, and will be considering what more the department can do to strengthen content on eating disorders.

Early intervention is key when a child or young person is experiencing a mental health issue, including problems with eating. To expand access to early mental health support, including supporting schools in liaising with specialist services regarding eating disorders, the department is continuing to roll out Mental Health Support Teams (MHSTs) to schools and colleges. As of April 2024, MHSTs now cover 44% of pupils in schools and learners in further education in England. The department is extending coverage of MHSTs to at least 50% of pupils and learners by the end of March 2025.

Since 2016, extra funding has also gone into children and young people's community eating disorder services every year, with £53 million per year from 2021/22, rising to £54 million in 2023/24.

Ovarian Cancer
Asked by: Jim Shannon (Democratic Unionist Party - Strangford)
Thursday 23rd May 2024

Question to the Department of Health and Social Care:

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many women were diagnosed with ovarian cancer by age in each of the last three years.

Answered by Andrew Stephenson - Minister of State (Department of Health and Social Care)

The following link shows the numbers of women diagnosed with ovarian cancer by age in England, each year between 2019 and 2021, the most recent year for which we have data:

https://digital.nhs.uk/data-and-information/publications/statistical/cancer-registration-statistics/england-2021---summary-counts-only

Pakistan: Forced Labour
Asked by: Jim Shannon (Democratic Unionist Party - Strangford)
Thursday 23rd May 2024

Question to the Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office:

To ask the Deputy Foreign Secretary, whether he has had discussions with his Pakistani counterpart on religious minorities being subjected to bonded labour in that country.

Answered by Anne-Marie Trevelyan - Minister of State (Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office)

The UK is committed to eradicating all forms of modern slavery, forced labour and human trafficking anywhere in the world. Lord [Tariq] Ahmad, Minister for South Asia, raised his concerns about the persecution of religious minorities in Pakistan and the need for legal action to protect minority faith communities with Human Rights and Law Minister Azam Tarar on 15 April. The UK's Aawaz II Accountability, Inclusion and Reducing Modern Slavery Programme and Asia Regional Child Labour Programme are working with partners, including the Government of Pakistan, to reduce child and bonded labour. We will continue to raise the issues affecting religious minorities in Pakistan at the highest levels of Government.

Flood Control: Finance
Asked by: Jim Shannon (Democratic Unionist Party - Strangford)
Thursday 23rd May 2024

Question to the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs:

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how much funding has been allocated to each of the devolved institutions to help tackle flooding in the last 12 months.

Answered by Robbie Moore - Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs)

Flood defence spending is a devolved matter so questions about flood management spending and policy should be addressed directly to the devolved administrations.  Defra does not have information on devolved administration spending.

The Barnett formula is applied in the normal way to any new funding provided to UK Government departments when the funding is allocated to those departments’ budgets. ‘Barnett’ funding to Devolved Administrations is not ring fenced.

Accident and Emergency Departments: Standards
Asked by: Jim Shannon (Democratic Unionist Party - Strangford)
Friday 24th May 2024

Question to the Department of Health and Social Care:

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps she is taking to reduce excess deaths as a result of patients waiting longer than 12 hours for emergency care.

Answered by Andrea Leadsom - Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department of Health and Social Care)

It has not proved possible to respond to the hon. Member in the time available before Dissolution.

Crimes of Violence: Women
Asked by: Jim Shannon (Democratic Unionist Party - Strangford)
Friday 24th May 2024

Question to the Ministry of Justice:

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, if he will make an assessment of trends in the number of convictions for violence against women in the last 12 months.

Answered by Laura Farris - Parliamentary Under Secretary of State (Ministry of Justice) (jointly with Home Office)

It has not proved possible to respond to the hon. Member in the time available before Prorogation.

Students: Housing
Asked by: Jim Shannon (Democratic Unionist Party - Strangford)
Friday 24th May 2024

Question to the Department for Education:

To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what recent assessment she has made of the adequacy of student accommodation.

Answered by Luke Hall - Minister of State (Education)

It has not proved possible to respond to the hon. Member in the time available before Prorogation.

State Retirement Pensions: Women
Asked by: Jim Shannon (Democratic Unionist Party - Strangford)
Friday 24th May 2024

Question to the Department for Work and Pensions:

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether his Department has made an estimate of the number of women born in the 1950s who have been impacted by State Pension age changes.

Answered by Paul Maynard - Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Work and Pensions)

It has not proved possible to respond to the hon. Member in the time available before Prorogation.

Bladder Cancer: Health Services
Asked by: Jim Shannon (Democratic Unionist Party - Strangford)
Friday 24th May 2024

Question to the Department of Health and Social Care:

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if she will make an estimate of the number of people that have been (a) diagnosed with and (b) treated for bladder cancer in the last 12 months.

Answered by Andrew Stephenson - Minister of State (Department of Health and Social Care)

Whilst the Department will not make a specific estimate, the following link shows the number of diagnoses of bladder cancer in England for 2019 and 2020, the most recent years for which NHS Digital holds publicly available data:

https://digital.nhs.uk/data-and-information/publications/statistical/cancer-registration-statistics/england-2020/cancer-diagnoses-in-2020

Ophthalmic Services
Asked by: Jim Shannon (Democratic Unionist Party - Strangford)
Friday 24th May 2024

Question to the Department of Health and Social Care:

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to the oral contribution of the hon. Member for Strangford on 30 April 2024, Official Report, columns 49WH and 50WH, what assessment she has made of the implications for her policies of the deployment of combined cataract and glaucoma procedures in independent sector treatment centres.

Answered by Andrea Leadsom - Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department of Health and Social Care)

Combined treatment for glaucoma and cataracts can already be considered when clinically appropriate, taking into account the patient’s wishes and the best available evidence. However, glaucoma is a chronic condition that requires long-term management and monitoring. For patient safety, all glaucoma or ocular hypertension surgery should be performed within units that are providing the full range of services, including diagnosing, treating, and monitoring patients. This also includes offering a full range of medical and surgical treatments that can include drops, laser treatments, and a full range of surgical procedures. This ensures that patients receive the right care, appropriate for the stage and type of glaucoma, and that inappropriate surgical interventions are not undertaken that compromise the long-term management of the patient’s condition.

Ophthalmic Services
Asked by: Jim Shannon (Democratic Unionist Party - Strangford)
Friday 24th May 2024

Question to the Department of Health and Social Care:

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to the oral contribution of the hon. Member for Strangford on 30 April 2024, Official Report, columns 49WH and 50WH, what assessment she has made of the potential impact of an increase in the deployment of combined cataract and glaucoma procedures in independent sector treatment centres on (a) public spending and (b) patient wellbeing.

Answered by Andrea Leadsom - Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department of Health and Social Care)

Combined treatment for glaucoma and cataracts can already be considered when clinically appropriate, taking into account the patient’s wishes and the best available evidence. However, glaucoma is a chronic condition that requires long-term management and monitoring. For patient safety, all glaucoma or ocular hypertension surgery should be performed within units that are providing the full range of services, including diagnosing, treating, and monitoring patients. This also includes offering a full range of medical and surgical treatments that can include drops, laser treatments, and a full range of surgical procedures. This ensures that patients receive the right care, appropriate for the stage and type of glaucoma, and that inappropriate surgical interventions are not undertaken that compromise the long-term management of the patient’s condition.

Ophthalmic Services
Asked by: Jim Shannon (Democratic Unionist Party - Strangford)
Friday 24th May 2024

Question to the Department of Health and Social Care:

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to the oral contribution of the hon. Member for Strangford on 30 April 2024, Official Report, columns 49WH and 50WH, what steps she plans to take to increase the deployment of combined cataract and glaucoma procedures.

Answered by Andrea Leadsom - Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department of Health and Social Care)

Combined treatment for glaucoma and cataracts can already be considered when clinically appropriate, taking into account the patient’s wishes and the best available evidence. However, glaucoma is a chronic condition that requires long-term management and monitoring. For patient safety, all glaucoma or ocular hypertension surgery should be performed within units that are providing the full range of services, including diagnosing, treating, and monitoring patients. This also includes offering a full range of medical and surgical treatments that can include drops, laser treatments, and a full range of surgical procedures. This ensures that patients receive the right care, appropriate for the stage and type of glaucoma, and that inappropriate surgical interventions are not undertaken that compromise the long-term management of the patient’s condition.

Cyprus: Convention on Cluster Munitions and Ottawa Convention
Asked by: Jim Shannon (Democratic Unionist Party - Strangford)
Friday 24th May 2024

Question to the Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office:

To ask the Deputy Foreign Secretary, what plans his Department has to encourage the full membership of (a) the Republic of Cyprus and (b) Northern Cyprus to the Convention on Cluster Munitions; and what plans his Department has to encourage the full membership of Northern Cyprus to the Ottawa Treaty.

Answered by Nusrat Ghani - Minister of State (Minister for Europe)

As a committed State Party to both the Anti-Personnel Mine Ban Convention (APMBC) and Convention on Cluster Munitions (CCM), the UK urges all states to accede to both at the earliest opportunity, in line with respective obligations and provisions. We welcome Cyprus' existing status within the APMBC and encourage its future ratification of the CCM, recognising the unique security situation on the island. In accordance with the rest of the international community, with the sole exception of Turkey, the UK does not recognise the self-declared "Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus" as an independent state.

Cyprus: Land Mines
Asked by: Jim Shannon (Democratic Unionist Party - Strangford)
Friday 24th May 2024

Question to the Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office:

To ask the Deputy Foreign Secretary, how much the Department (a) has spent in the last ten years and (b) plans to spend in each of the next three years on de-mining efforts in (i) the Republic of Cyprus, (ii) the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus, (iii) the UN-administered buffer zone and (iv) in and around the sovereign base areas of Akrotiri and Dhekelia.

Answered by Nusrat Ghani - Minister of State (Minister for Europe)

The UK is unequivocal in its support for a mine-free Cyprus. The UN Peacekeeping Force in Cyprus (UNFICYP) works to create options for the sides to progress with the next phase of clearing hazardous areas across the island. Last year we contributed over £1.3 million to UNFICYP and we are consistently a leading contributor of personnel. In January, as penholder we drafted UNSCR 2723 which urged both leaders to overcome existing barriers and expedite demining progress in Cyprus.

Social Rented Housing: Northern Ireland
Asked by: Jim Shannon (Democratic Unionist Party - Strangford)
Friday 24th May 2024

Question to the Department for Levelling Up, Housing & Communities:

To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, what recent discussions he has had with the Northern Ireland Communities Minister on the sustainability of social housing in Northern Ireland.

Answered by Jacob Young - Parliamentary Under Secretary of State (Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities)

I refer the Hon Member to the answer given to PQ 12441 on 7 February 2024.

Endometriosis: Health Services
Asked by: Jim Shannon (Democratic Unionist Party - Strangford)
Friday 24th May 2024

Question to the Department of Health and Social Care:

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent assessment she has made of the adequacy of the availability of treatment for Endometriosis.

Answered by Maria Caulfield - Parliamentary Under Secretary of State (Department for Business and Trade) (Minister for Women)

No specific assessment has been made. Care for menstrual problems and gynaecological conditions, including endometriosis, is a top priority for my Rt hon. Friend, the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, as part of the implementation of the Women’s Health Strategy in 2024. We are investing £25 million in women’s health hubs, so that women can get better access to care for menstrual problems, including women with suspected or diagnosed endometriosis.

An Office for National Statistics research project is investigating the impact of endometriosis on women’s participation and progression in the workforce. This vital project will improve our understanding, and inform future Government policy.

Additionally, the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) published updated recommendations on treatment of endometriosis, when fertility is a priority. The NICE is also updating its guidance on diagnosing endometriosis, and this is due to be published later this year. NHS England is also updating the service specification for severe endometriosis, which will improve standards of care for women with severe endometriosis.



Early Day Motions
Tuesday 21st May

Children's Hospice Week

13 signatures (Most recent: 24 May 2024)
Tabled by: Jim Shannon (Democratic Unionist Party - Strangford)
That this House notes Children's Hospice Week 2024, celebrated from 15 to 21 May 2024 in partnership with Together for Short Lives; highlights that Children's Hospice Week is the only week in the year dedicated to raising awareness and funds for children's hospice and palliative care services across the UK, …
Tuesday 21st May

250th anniversary of Edengrove Presbyterian Church

2 signatures (Most recent: 23 May 2024)
Tabled by: Jim Shannon (Democratic Unionist Party - Strangford)
That this House notes the 250th Anniversary of Edengrove Presbyterian Church in Ballynahinch in the constituency of Strangford; expresses gratitude for the role this Church plays in the local community and recognises the positive impact of the Church in teaching the words of Christ and practically demonstrating the love of …
Tuesday 14th May

200th anniversary of the Mill Village of Shrigley

1 signatures (Most recent: 13 May 2024)
Tabled by: Jim Shannon (Democratic Unionist Party - Strangford)
That this House celebrates the 200th anniversary of the Mill Village of Shrigley; notes that the village was founded in 1824 by John Martin who built the model village around his linen mill, at the time one of the biggest in Great Britain; highlights that work is underway to develop …
Tuesday 14th May

World Hypertension Day 2024

10 signatures (Most recent: 23 May 2024)
Tabled by: Jim Shannon (Democratic Unionist Party - Strangford)
That this House notes that World Hypertension Day 2024 takes place on 17 May 2024, with May Measurement Month, which was established in 2017 by the International Society of Hypertension, running from 1 May to 31 July 2024; further notes that both initiatives aim to highlight the importance of better …


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Monday 20th May
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100th anniversary of Busby Lawn Tennis Club

9 signatures (Most recent: 24 May 2024)
Tabled by: Kirsten Oswald (Scottish National Party - East Renfrewshire)
That this House congratulates Busby Lawn Tennis Club on reaching its centenary year, marking 100 years of service to the community; notes that the club, located at 5 Carmunnock Road, Busby, East Renfrewshire, was founded in 1925 and has three floodlit artificial grass courts for players to make use of; …
Monday 20th May
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Phoenix Flames and the Dance World Championship 2024

10 signatures (Most recent: 24 May 2024)
Tabled by: Kirsten Oswald (Scottish National Party - East Renfrewshire)
That this House congratulates Phoenix Flames, a group of cheeleaders from Eaglesham, East Renfrewshire, on their Junior Heatwave and Senior Elite teams ranking 8th and 10th respectively at the Dance World Competition; recognises the Dance World Competition was held in Florida on April 26 to 29 with hundreds of teams …
Monday 20th May
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Royal Fleet Auxiliary pay settlement

14 signatures (Most recent: 24 May 2024)
Tabled by: Grahame Morris (Labour - Easington)
That this House notes the imposition of a below inflation pay settlement for merchant seafarers in the Royal Fleet Auxiliary (RFA) in 2023-24; expresses concern that RFA seafarers’ pay has fallen thirty-six per cent behind inflation, alongside cuts to pensions, wider employment conditions and crewing levels since 2009-10; highlights the …
Monday 20th May
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Hamilton Academical and the Scottish Championship

11 signatures (Most recent: 24 May 2024)
Tabled by: Angela Crawley (Scottish National Party - Lanark and Hamilton East)
That this House congratulates Hamilton Academical Football Club following their promotion to the Scottish Championship for the 2024-25 season; recognises that the club achieved promotion via the play-offs in which they defeated Alloa Athletic 5-4 on aggregate in the semi-finals and Inverness Caledonian Thistle 5-3 on aggregate in the final …
Monday 20th May
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Tourism events in Northern Ireland

3 signatures (Most recent: 22 May 2024)
Tabled by: Gregory Campbell (Democratic Unionist Party - East Londonderry)
That this House notes the NW200 and the Balmoral Show, both of which were held in mid-May 2024 and attracted hundreds of thousands of local people, visitors and tourists from a number of countries; commends the organisers of both events, with those in attendance demonstrating the positive outlook and good …
Monday 20th May
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Lanark United, West of Scotland Football League Third Division champions

13 signatures (Most recent: 24 May 2024)
Tabled by: Angela Crawley (Scottish National Party - Lanark and Hamilton East)
That this House congratulates Lanark United Football Club on winning the 2023-24 West of Scotland Football League Third Division title; recognises that Lanark United, affectionately known as the Yowes, secured their championship with two games to play after defeating Greenock 8-0 at Moor Park; notes that they ended the season …
Monday 20th May
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Love Your Local Market campaign 2024

6 signatures (Most recent: 24 May 2024)
Tabled by: Daisy Cooper (Liberal Democrat - St Albans)
That this House congratulates St Albans Market on being awarded Best Large Outdoor Market in Britain for 2024; notes the significance of the Love Your Local Market campaign, organised by the National Association of British Market Authorities (NABMA), in celebrating and supporting local markets across the UK; recognises the vital …
Wednesday 15th May
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Saltire Patisserie, Midlothian and Scottish Baker of the Year Awards

9 signatures (Most recent: 24 May 2024)
Tabled by: Owen Thompson (Scottish National Party - Midlothian)
That this House congratulates Saltire Patisserie Ltd bakery in Loanhead, Midlothian, for their recent successes at the prestigious Scottish Baker of the Year Awards; recognises their Best in Scotland Gold Award for their steak pie, Best in Region Gold Award for their steak pie and Best in Region Gold Award …
Tuesday 14th May
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80th anniversary of the Catalina crash on Vatersay

7 signatures (Most recent: 22 May 2024)
Tabled by: Angus Brendan MacNeil (Independent - Na h-Eileanan an Iar)
That this House notes the 80th anniversary of the crash of the the Catalina aircraft on 12 May 1944; further notes that the aircraft was on a training exercise from Oban to Barra Head but sadly crashed near Heiseaval Beag on the Island of Vatersay; marks the anniversary of the …
Tuesday 14th May
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Ross Cowie, Point of Light Award

12 signatures (Most recent: 24 May 2024)
Tabled by: Ian Blackford (Scottish National Party - Ross, Skye and Lochaber)
That this House recognises the achievements and hard work of Ross Cowie who is a recipient of the Point of Light Reward for his work with the Lucky2BHere charity that he founded on the Isle of Skye in 2009; congratulates him and all of the others involved in Lucky2BHere for …
Tuesday 14th May
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Take Another Look campaign

16 signatures (Most recent: 23 May 2024)
Tabled by: Chris Law (Scottish National Party - Dundee West)
That this House acknowledges the inherent vulnerability of motorcyclists on UK roads and the tragedy that road traffic collisions bring to motorcycle riders’ loved ones; extends condolences to Tracey Marsh, Maureen Rutherford and Jacqueline Dickson, who all tragically lost their husbands in road traffic collisions; supports the launch of their …
Wednesday 15th May
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Penicuik Athletic youth football club and Colin Campbell Sports Cup

10 signatures (Most recent: 24 May 2024)
Tabled by: Owen Thompson (Scottish National Party - Midlothian)
That this House congratulates the Penicuik Athletic YFC under-17s team for their recent success at the Colin Campbell Sports Cup; acknowledges their award for first place; recognises that this is a wonderful achievement and a testament to the dedication and hard work that the team put into their training and …
Wednesday 15th May
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Imperial War Museums and union derecognition

33 signatures (Most recent: 24 May 2024)
Tabled by: Chris Stephens (Scottish National Party - Glasgow South West)
That this House is alarmed by reports that Imperial War Museums plans to derecognise the Public and Commercial Services union and the First Division Association for the purposes of collective representation and bargaining; is concerned that derecognising these trade unions would undermine the collective bargaining power of staff, leaving them …
Thursday 16th May
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Lauren Price, World Champion title

7 signatures (Most recent: 23 May 2024)
Tabled by: Liz Saville Roberts (Plaid Cymru - Dwyfor Meirionnydd)
That this House commends Lauren Price for becoming Wales’ first female World Champion boxer and 14th world title holder; notes that she now holds the World Boxing Association, International Boxing Organization and Ring Magazine welterteight world titles after her victory over Jessica McCaskill in Cardiff on Saturday 11 May; further …
Thursday 16th May
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30th anniversary of the Maritime Volunteer Service

8 signatures (Most recent: 23 May 2024)
Tabled by: Kelly Tolhurst (Conservative - Rochester and Strood)
That this House notes the 30th anniversary of the Maritime Volunteer Service (MVS); commends the important national role that the charity plays in ensuring that all aspect of maritime skills remain available to future generations and highlights the importance of the MVS in supporting community resilience; expresses gratitude for the …
Monday 13th May
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St Leonard’s Catholic School, City of Durham (No. 2)

6 signatures (Most recent: 23 May 2024)
Tabled by: Mary Kelly Foy (Labour - City of Durham)
That this House notes with great concern that the Department for Education has still not offered mitigating circumstances for the pupils of St Leonard’s Catholic School in City of Durham constituency despite the disruption to their education caused by reinforced autoclaved aerated concrete; notes that a parliamentary petition, signed by …
Monday 13th May
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Shap Post Office

3 signatures (Most recent: 14 May 2024)
Tabled by: Tim Farron (Liberal Democrat - Westmorland and Lonsdale)
That this House celebrates the long-awaited reopening of the Post Office in Shap; recognises the importance of post offices as community hubs, providing access to communication, banking and other vital services; notes the particular need for such services for those with restricted access, such as older or more rural populations …
Monday 13th May
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Funding to restore the historic Mavisbank building

9 signatures (Most recent: 24 May 2024)
Tabled by: Owen Thompson (Scottish National Party - Midlothian)
This this House welcomes the £5.3 million from the National Heritage Memorial Fund to restore the historic building of Mavisbank in Loanhead, Midlothian; congratulates the campaigners who have strived for more than 50 years to save this 18th century building, the Landmark Trust has worked with Midlothian Council, Historic Environment …
Monday 13th May
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Energy transition treaty

14 signatures (Most recent: 23 May 2024)
Tabled by: Clive Lewis (Labour - Norwich South)
That this House notes that 12 national governments, including nine Pacific Island States, are calling for countries around the world to back their proposal for a Fossil Fuel Non-Proliferation Treaty to negotiate a fast, fair and well-managed energy transition; recognises that Pacific Island States are particularly vulnerable to sea level …
Monday 13th May
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World Inflammatory Bowel Disease Day 2024

13 signatures (Most recent: 23 May 2024)
Tabled by: Sarah Green (Liberal Democrat - Chesham and Amersham)
That this House notes that Crohn's and colitis are serious chronic diseases where your immune system affects the gut, affecting over 500,000 people in the UK; recognises that stigma, myths, and misunderstandings means thousands of people with these conditions are suffering in silence; acknowledges that World Inflammatory Bowel Disease Day …
Monday 13th May
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Diagnosing Coeliac disease

26 signatures (Most recent: 23 May 2024)
Tabled by: Sharon Hodgson (Labour - Washington and Sunderland West)
That this House recognises that coeliac disease is a serious autoimmune disease affecting 1 in 100 people; expresses concern that almost two-thirds of people with the condition, equating to almost half a million people in the UK remain undiagnosed, running the risk of long term complications; notes that the average …
Monday 13th May
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Llanymddyfri Rugby Club – Clwb Rygbi Llanymddyfri

5 signatures (Most recent: 23 May 2024)
Tabled by: Jonathan Edwards (Independent - Carmarthen East and Dinefwr)
That this House congratulates Clwb Rygbi Llanymddyfri, Llandovery RFC, on becoming the undisputed best rugby team in Wales after clinching the Indigo Welsh Premiership play-off final following a tightly-contested 14-7 victory against Newport; pays tribute to the players, coaches and Committee of the Club for completing a Triple Crown of …



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Parliamentary Debates
Valedictory Debate
114 speeches (57,382 words)
Friday 24th May 2024 - Commons Chamber
Department for Work and Pensions
Mentions:
1: Nigel Evans (Con - Ribble Valley) wish you the very best of luck.As you can see, there is no Adjournment debate today, and that is why Jim - Link to Speech

Business of the House
94 speeches (14,516 words)
Thursday 23rd May 2024 - Commons Chamber
Leader of the House
Mentions:
1: Penny Mordaunt (Con - Portsmouth North) Member for Strangford (Jim Shannon).I also thank the clerks and staff of the Privy Council. - Link to Speech
2: Fiona Bruce (Con - Congleton) Member for Strangford (Jim Shannon), with his enduring and heartfelt support not only for this Bill, - Link to Speech
3: Paul Howell (Con - Sedgefield) Member for Strangford (Jim Shannon) is a perfect example of cross-party working and engaging with people - Link to Speech

Funding for Local Councils
5 speeches (3,393 words)
Wednesday 22nd May 2024 - Commons Chamber
Department for Levelling Up, Housing & Communities
Mentions:
1: Simon Hoare (Con - North Dorset) Member for Strangford (Jim Shannon) in his place—this may be the final Adjournment debate of the Session - Link to Speech

Endometriosis Education in Schools
27 speeches (8,575 words)
Tuesday 21st May 2024 - Westminster Hall
Department for Education
Mentions:
1: Alec Shelbrooke (Con - Elmet and Rothwell) Member for Strangford (Jim Shannon); I know the hon. - Link to Speech
2: Damian Hinds (Con - East Hampshire) Members for Kingston upon Hull West and Hessle (Emma Hardy) and for Strangford (Jim Shannon), my right - Link to Speech

Allergy Guidance for Schools
17 speeches (4,851 words)
Tuesday 21st May 2024 - Commons Chamber
Department for Education
Mentions:
1: Alicia Kearns (Con - Rutland and Melton) Member for Strangford (Jim Shannon), we discussed the need for that to be part of Ofsted inspections, - Link to Speech
2: Damian Hinds (Con - East Hampshire) Member for Strangford (Jim Shannon).When parents send their children to school, it is only right and - Link to Speech

Infected Blood Compensation Scheme
137 speeches (19,606 words)
Tuesday 21st May 2024 - Commons Chamber
Cabinet Office
Zero-emission Buses
32 speeches (13,098 words)
Tuesday 21st May 2024 - Westminster Hall
Department for Transport
Mentions:
1: Ian Paisley (DUP - North Antrim) Friend the Member for Strangford (Jim Shannon). - Link to Speech
2: Iain Stewart (Con - Milton Keynes South) Member for Strangford (Jim Shannon) said, those also need to be factored into the equation.Hidden subsidies - Link to Speech
3: Gavin Newlands (SNP - Paisley and Renfrewshire North) Member for Strangford (Jim Shannon) made his final comment. - Link to Speech
4: Simon Lightwood (LAB - Wakefield) Member for Strangford (Jim Shannon) had me at lemon drizzle cake—I would love to sample that—but he also - Link to Speech
5: Guy Opperman (Con - Hexham) Member for Strangford (Jim Shannon) in a former role at the Department for Work and Pensions, I walked - Link to Speech

Ukraine
81 speeches (24,576 words)
Monday 20th May 2024 - Commons Chamber
Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office
Mentions:
1: John Healey (Lab - Wentworth and Dearne) Member for Strangford (Jim Shannon) reminded us about the pattern of military aggression from Russia, - Link to Speech
2: Leo Docherty (Con - Aldershot) Friend the Member for Strangford (Jim Shannon) talked about the importance of the struggle of the whole - Link to Speech

Special Envoy for Freedom of Religion or Belief Bill
29 speeches (6,634 words)
3rd reading
Friday 17th May 2024 - Commons Chamber
Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office
Mentions:
1: Anne-Marie Trevelyan (Con - Berwick-upon-Tweed) Member for Strangford (Jim Shannon). - Link to Speech
2: Catherine West (Lab - Hornsey and Wood Green) Member for Strangford (Jim Shannon). - Link to Speech

Women’s State Pension Age: Ombudsman Report
134 speeches (34,162 words)
Thursday 16th May 2024 - Commons Chamber
Department for Work and Pensions
Mentions:
1: Alan Brown (SNP - Kilmarnock and Loudoun) Member for Strangford (Jim Shannon). Like everybody else, I commend my hon. - Link to Speech
2: Alison McGovern (Lab - Wirral South) Members for Livingston (Hannah Bardell), for Glasgow South West (Chris Stephens), and for Strangford (Jim - Link to Speech

Ukraine and Georgia
53 speeches (4,886 words)
Wednesday 15th May 2024 - Commons Chamber
Ministry of Defence
Mentions:
1: Paul Girvan (DUP - South Antrim) Member for Strangford (Jim Shannon) for securing this urgent question. - Link to Speech
2: Luke Pollard (LAB - Plymouth, Sutton and Devonport) Member for Strangford (Jim Shannon) for securing this urgent question. - Link to Speech
3: Alicia Kearns (Con - Rutland and Melton) Member for Strangford (Jim Shannon) on securing this important urgent question.The brutalisation of peaceful - Link to Speech
4: Martin Docherty-Hughes (SNP - West Dunbartonshire) Member for Strangford (Jim Shannon) on securing the urgent question.To follow the question from the Chair - Link to Speech
5: Rehman Chishti (Con - Gillingham and Rainham) Member for Strangford (Jim Shannon) on securing this urgent question. - Link to Speech

Biodiversity Loss
49 speeches (14,433 words)
Wednesday 15th May 2024 - Westminster Hall
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
Mentions:
1: Toby Perkins (Lab - Chesterfield) Member for Strangford (Jim Shannon) spoke about the importance of habitats, such as wetlands, peat bogs - Link to Speech
2: Rebecca Pow (Con - Taunton Deane) Member for Strangford (Jim Shannon) and peat areas are hugely degraded. - Link to Speech

China
36 speeches (13,655 words)
Wednesday 15th May 2024 - Westminster Hall
Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office
Mentions:
1: Brendan O'Hara (SNP - Argyll and Bute) Member for Strangford (Jim Shannon) that freedom of religion or belief is a fundamental human right, - Link to Speech
2: Catherine West (Lab - Hornsey and Wood Green) Member for Strangford (Jim Shannon) is quite right to emphasise the importance of freedom of religion - Link to Speech
3: Andrew Mitchell (Con - Sutton Coldfield) Member for Strangford (Jim Shannon) spoke up, as he always does, for the importance of human rights, - Link to Speech

World Species Congress
45 speeches (8,916 words)
Tuesday 14th May 2024 - Westminster Hall
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
Mentions:
1: Sarah Champion (Lab - Rotherham) Members for Vale of Clwyd (Dr Davies) and for Strangford (Jim Shannon), for raising two of them. - Link to Speech

Prevention of Sexual Violence in Conflict
47 speeches (13,109 words)
Tuesday 14th May 2024 - Westminster Hall
Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office
Mentions:
1: Stella Creasy (LAB - Walthamstow) Member for Strangford (Jim Shannon) in suggesting that we are in the end of days just yet, although I - Link to Speech
2: Andrew Mitchell (Con - Sutton Coldfield) Member for Strangford (Jim Shannon), who always brings so much to these debates, said that he has never - Link to Speech

Royal Bank of Scotland Branch Closures
33 speeches (4,607 words)
Tuesday 14th May 2024 - Westminster Hall
HM Treasury
Mentions:
1: Deidre Brock (SNP - Edinburgh North and Leith) Member for Strangford (Jim Shannon) and I will make some points about that later. - Link to Speech



Select Committee Documents
Thursday 23rd May 2024
Special Report - Second Special Report - The effect of paramilitary activity and organised crime on society in Northern Ireland: Government Response to the Committee’s Second Report

Northern Ireland Affairs Committee

Found: Democratic & Labour Party, Belfast South ) Carla Lockhart MP (Democratic Unionist Party, Upper Bann) Jim

Tuesday 14th May 2024
Oral Evidence - Queen's University Belfast, JUSTICE, Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission, and Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission

Northern Ireland Affairs Committee

Found: meeting Members present: Sir Robert Buckland (Chair); Stephen Farry; Claire Hanna; Carla Lockhart; Jim



Parliamentary Research
Refugees and the UK's international aid response - CBP-10024
May. 15 2024

Found: action to ensure delivery of aid to refugee camps in Yemen, Syria and South Sudan was questioned by Jim

Special Envoy for Freedom of Religion or Belief Bill 2023-24 - CBP-10023
May. 13 2024

Found: He “put on record the Church of England’s very strong support for the bill”.65 Jim Shannon MP (Democratic



Bill Documents
May. 24 2024
Notices of Amendments as at 24 May 2024
Criminal Justice Bill 2023-24
Amendment Paper

Found: Mrs Natalie Elphicke Sir Liam Fox Sammy Wilson Rob Butler Graham Stringer Carol Monaghan Jim

May. 23 2024
Notices of Amendments as at 23 May 2024
Criminal Justice Bill 2023-24
Amendment Paper

Found: Mrs Natalie Elphicke Sir Liam Fox Sammy Wilson Rob Butler Graham Stringer Carol Monaghan Jim

May. 22 2024
Notices of Amendments as at 22 May 2024
Criminal Justice Bill 2023-24
Amendment Paper

Found: Mrs Natalie Elphicke Sir Liam Fox Sammy Wilson Rob Butler Graham Stringer Carol Monaghan Jim

May. 21 2024
Notices of Amendments as at 21 May 2024
Criminal Justice Bill 2023-24
Amendment Paper

Found: Mrs Natalie Elphicke Sir Liam Fox Sammy Wilson Rob Butler Graham Stringer Carol Monaghan Jim

May. 20 2024
Notices of Amendments as at 20 May 2024
Criminal Justice Bill 2023-24
Amendment Paper

Found: Mrs Natalie Elphicke Sir Liam Fox Sammy Wilson Rob Butler Graham Stringer Carol Monaghan Jim

May. 17 2024
Notices of Amendments as at 17 May 2024
Criminal Justice Bill 2023-24
Amendment Paper

Found: Mrs Natalie Elphicke Sir Liam Fox Sammy Wilson Rob Butler Graham Stringer Carol Monaghan Jim

May. 16 2024
Notices of Amendments as at 16 May 2024
Criminal Justice Bill 2023-24
Amendment Paper

Found: Mrs Natalie Elphicke Sir Liam Fox Sammy Wilson Rob Butler Graham Stringer Carol Monaghan Jim

May. 13 2024
Research Briefing on the Bill
Special Envoy for Freedom of Religion or Belief Bill 2023-24
Briefing papers

Found: He “put on record the Church of England’s very strong support for the bill”.65 Jim Shannon MP (Democratic