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John Spellar

Labour - Warley


Select Committee Meeting
Tuesday 2nd March 2021
14:00
Defence Committee - Oral evidence
2 Mar 2021, 2 p.m.
(at 2:30 pm) Dr Rob Johnson, Director of the Oxford Changing Character of War Centre, Oxford University Heather A. Conley, Senior Vice President for Europe, Eurasia, and the Arctic; and Director, Europe, Russia, and Eurasia Program, Centre for Strategic and International Studies Professor Wyn Rees, Professor of International Security, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Nottingham
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Oral Question
Wednesday 3rd March 2021
11:30
Northern Ireland Office
Oral Question No. 7
What discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Transport on the feasibility and viability of a tunnel from Great Britain to Northern Ireland.
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Select Committee Meeting
Thursday 4th March 2021
09:30
Defence Sub-Committee - Oral evidence
4 Mar 2021, 9:30 a.m.
(at 10:00 am) Lieutenant-Colonel (Retired) Diane Allen Paula Edwards, Project Lead & Mental Health Therapist, Salute Her (at 11:00 am) Maria Lyle, Director, RAF Families Federation Anna Wright, Director, Naval Families Federation
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Speeches
Tuesday 23rd February 2021
Coronavirus: Supporting Businesses and Individuals

If premises are physically covid secure, and their customers have vaccine certificates, why will the Government not let them open …

Written Answers
Wednesday 24th February 2021
Coronavirus: Vaccination
To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, for what reason a volunteer covid-19 vaccinator is required …
Early Day Motions
Tuesday 3rd November 2020
Places of worship
That this House recognises the considerable role played by places of worship of all faiths in providing support to communities …
Bills
Wednesday 10th January 2018
Planning (Agent of Change) Bill 2017-19
A Bill to require specified planning controls in relation to developments likely to be affected by existing noise sources; and …
MP Financial Interests
Saturday 11th January 2020
3. Gifts, benefits and hospitality from UK sources
Name of donor: Henry Jackson Society
Address of donor: Millbank Tower, 21-24 Millbank, London SW1P 4QP
Amount of donation, or …
EDM signed
Wednesday 24th February 2021
Low carbon vehicles and construction work
That this House congratulates the Batch on Site Association (BSA) and its members for reducing the carbon footprint of essential …
Supported Legislation
Tuesday 5th December 2017
Service Animals (Offences) Bill 2017-19
The Bill failed to complete its passage through Parliament before the end of the session. This means the Bill will …

Debate information

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Significant Warley Petitions

Highest Warley signature proportion
Status Signatures Title
Open 334 of 140,507 (0.24%) Keep schools closed until May
Open 290 of 196,006 (0.15%) Do not rollout Covid-19 vaccine passports
Open 52 of 40,402 (0.13%) Cancel A-level and GCSE exams 2022
Gov Responded - 15 Feb 2021
Most Warley signatures
Status Signatures Title
Open 334 of 140,507 (0.24%) Keep schools closed until May
Open 290 of 196,006 (0.15%) Do not rollout Covid-19 vaccine passports
Open 52 of 40,402 (0.13%) Cancel A-level and GCSE exams 2022
Gov Responded - 15 Feb 2021
Current Signatures Final Signatures Title Petition Deadline
45,938
c. 192 added daily
48,248
(Estimated)

Give further financial support to the Events and Hospitality industry

Sign this petition Gov Responded - 15 Oct 2020 Debated on - 11 Jan 2021 View John Spellar's petition debate contributions
9 Mar 2021
closes in 1 week, 4 days

Being the first to close and still no clue as to when we can open, this seasonal industry is losing its summer profits that allows them to get through the first quarter of next year.

Even if we are allowed to open in December, 1 months profit won't be enough to keep us open in 2021. We need help

209,632
c. 1,355 added daily
263,360
(Estimated)

Create a Minister for Hospitality in the UK Government

Sign this petition Gov Responded - 3 Nov 2020 Debated on - 11 Jan 2021 View John Spellar's petition debate contributions
6 Apr 2021
closes in 1 month, 1 week

The UK hospitality industry. Responsible for around 3m jobs, generating £130bn in activity, resulting in £38bn in taxation. Yet, unlike the Arts or Sports, we do not have a dedicated Minister.

We are asking that a Minister for Hospitality be created for the current, and successive governments.

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 John Spellar's petition debate contributions
16 May 2019
closed 1 year, 9 months ago

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

118,050
Petition Closed

Give parents the right to opt their child out of Relationship and Sex Education

Gov Responded - 9 Jan 2019 Debated on - 25 Feb 2019 View John Spellar's petition debate contributions
18 Jun 2019
closed 1 year, 8 months ago

We believe it is the parent’s fundamental right to teach their child RSE topics or to at least decide who teaches them and when and how they are taught. We want the right to opt our children out of RSE when it becomes mandatory in Sept 2020.

105,362
Petition Closed

Create a new independent welfare body to protect racehorses from abuse and death

Gov Responded - 19 Mar 2018 Debated on - 15 Oct 2018 View John Spellar's petition debate contributions
13 Aug 2018
closed 2 years, 6 months ago

The British Horseracing Authority is responsible for race horse welfare. But around 200 horses die each year due to racing in Britain. We urge the government to set up an independent regulatory body, with horse welfare as its only interest, which will take meaningful action to stop horses dying.

186,226
Petition Closed

Reject calls to add Staffordshire Bull Terriers to the Dangerous Dogs Act

Gov Responded - 5 Jul 2018 Debated on - 16 Jul 2018 View John Spellar's petition debate contributions
22 Dec 2018
closed 2 years, 2 months ago

PETA, an organisation that is meant to be dedicated to protecting animals, has proposed to the UK government that it should add Staffordshire Bull Terriers to the dangerous dogs act, effectively banning them outright. Breed Specific Legislation is not the solution to the problem of dog attacks.

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 John Spellar's petition debate contributions
8 Jun 2018
closed 2 years, 8 months ago

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

109,553
Petition Closed

Ban the sale of animal fur in the UK.

Gov Responded - 28 Nov 2017 Debated on - 4 Jun 2018 View John Spellar's petition debate contributions
23 Mar 2018
closed 2 years, 11 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.

180,482
Petition Closed

Amnesty for anyone who was a minor that arrived In Britain between 1948 to 1971

Gov Responded - 23 May 2018 Debated on - 30 Apr 2018 View John Spellar's petition debate contributions
6 Oct 2018
closed 2 years, 4 months ago

Windrush Generation were invited as settlers and as British subjects. Minors also had the right to stay.We call on the government to stop all deportations, change the burden of proof and establish an amnesty for anyone who was a minor.The government should also provide compensation for loss & hurt.

238,769
Petition Closed

Stop the privatisation of NHS services

Gov Responded - 20 Feb 2018 Debated on - 23 Apr 2018 View John Spellar's petition debate contributions
17 May 2018
closed 2 years, 9 months ago

We call for a ban on the outsourcing (privatisation) of NHS services, and stop the renewal of any outsourcing contracts already signed. Companies should not be profiteering from NHS contracts, when every pound of NHS budgets is desperately needed for more doctors and nurses, and to pay them more.

30,349
Petition Closed

Impose Financial sanctions on the State of Myanmar (Burma).

Gov Responded - 4 Oct 2017 Debated on - 16 Apr 2018 View John Spellar's petition debate contributions
14 Mar 2018
closed 2 years, 11 months ago

Impose harsh financial sanctions on the State of Myanmar due to the current ongoing ethnic cleansing being pursued by elements of its security forces.

1,451
Petition Closed

Stop The Genocide In Myanmar - UK Government Please Help!

Debated on - 16 Apr 2018 View John Spellar's petition debate contributions
18 Mar 2018
closed 2 years, 11 months ago

Hundreds have been forced to flee their villages as the emergency situation in Myanmar has worsened. Urgent needs of displaced people include water, hygiene facilities, food & shelter.

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 John Spellar's petition debate contributions
12 Mar 2018
closed 2 years, 11 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 John Spellar

Date Tabled Title Signatures
24 Feb 2021
John Spellar signed this EDM on Wednesday 24th February 2021

Political and security situation in Myanmar

Tabled by: Rushanara Ali (Labour - Bethnal Green and Bow)
That this House condemns the military coup in Myanmar (Burma); demands the immediate release of all political prisoners; extends solidarity to fellow Members of Parliament who have been denied the right to exercise their democratically elected mandate; welcomes the establishment by Parliamentarians of representative committees from national, regional and state …
33 signatures
(Most recent: 24 Feb 2021)
Signatures by party:
Labour: 17
Scottish National Party: 7
Conservative: 3
Liberal Democrat: 2
Independent: 2
Green Party: 1
Democratic Unionist Party: 1
11 Feb 2021
John Spellar signed this EDM as a sponsor on Wednesday 24th February 2021

Low carbon vehicles and construction work

Tabled by: Mike Amesbury (Labour - Weaver Vale)
That this House congratulates the Batch on Site Association (BSA) and its members for reducing the carbon footprint of essential construction supplies, especially in town and city centres, rural areas and in carrying out emergency road repairs by utility companies; further congratulates Mobile Concrete Batching Plant manufacturers, Armcon, BayLynx, Cementeh, …
5 signatures
(Most recent: 24 Feb 2021)
Signatures by party:
Labour: 4
Democratic Unionist Party: 1
View All John Spellar's signed Early Day Motions

Commons initiatives

John Spellar has not been granted any Urgent Questions in the current sitting

John Spellar has not been granted any Adjournment Debates in the current sitting

1 Bill introduced by John Spellar


Parallel Parliament Note:

The proposals laid down in this bill were enacted through changes to the National Policy Planning Framework. See here for more information.

A Bill to require specified planning controls in relation to developments likely to be affected by existing noise sources; and for connected purposes.

This Bill received Royal Assent on Wednesday 10th January 2018 and was enacted into law.


571 Written Questions

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Renewable Transport Fuel Obligation Railways: Coronavirus Railways: Skilled Workers Felixstowe Port Buses: Hydrogen Taiwan: International Civil Aviation Organisation Diesel Fuel: Renewable Fuels Motor Vehicles: Excise Duties Driving Licences: Applications Official Cars: Electric Vehicles Department for Transport: Buildings Railways: Passengers Road Traffic Control: Coronavirus Motor Vehicles: Excise Duties Driving Licences: Applications Road Traffic Control: Coronavirus Aviation: Coronavirus Transport: Trade Unions Taxis: Standards Transport: Coronavirus Official Cars: Production Jet Zero Council Aviation: Pakistan Jet Zero Council Shipping: Coronavirus Thames Gateway Bridge: Costs Jet Zero Council Motor Vehicles: Excise Duties Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency: Databases Airports: Coronavirus Motor Vehicles: Excise Duties Motor Vehicles: Excise Duties Railways: Coronavirus Motor Vehicles: Excise Duties Buses: Electric Vehicles Motorways: Repairs and Maintenance Highways England: Pay Electric Vehicles: Batteries Electric Vehicles Transport for London: Siemens Aviation: Egypt Unmanned Air Vehicles: Registration Aviation: Egypt Gatwick Airport Motor Vehicles: Sandwell Roads: Repairs and Maintenance Motor Vehicles: Exhaust Emissions Motor Vehicles: Exhaust Emissions Electric Vehicles: Sandwell Dual Carriageways and Motorways: Speed Limits Piccadilly Line: Rolling Stock Network Rail: Bridges Biofuels Crossrail Line Electric Vehicles: Batteries Electric Vehicles: Charging Points Motor Vehicles: Exhaust Emissions Electric Vehicles: Charging Points Traffic Lights Electric Vehicles West Coast Railway Line Electric Vehicles: Charging Points Docklands Light Railway Road Traffic Offences: Tachographs Department for Transport: Procurement Electric Vehicles: Charging Points Dartford-Thurrock Crossing Motor Vehicles: Excise Duties Buses: Exhaust Emissions Electric Vehicles Motor Vehicles: Fuels High Speed 2 Railway Line Rolling Stock: Procurement Air Routes: Egypt Department for Transport: Procurement Large Goods Vehicle Drivers Parking Offences Motor Vehicles: Excise Duties Parking: Fees and Charges Motor Vehicles Motorways: Accidents Motorways: Road Signs and Markings Railways: Greater London Aviation: Crew Christmas Uber Traffic Lights Dartford-Thurrock Crossing Dartford-Thurrock Crossing Tolls Dartford-Thurrock Crossing Dartford-Thurrock Crossing Shipping: Philippines Motor Vehicles: Excise Duties None None Prime Minister: Official Cars Members: Correspondence Members: Correspondence Members: Correspondence Members: Correspondence Security Industry Authority: Licensing Independent Office for Police Conduct: Pay Asylum: Interviews Members: Correspondence Members: Correspondence Members: Correspondence Disclosure and Barring Service: Reform Members: Correspondence Cybercrime: Extortion Taxis: Vetting Taxis: Standards Registration of Births, Deaths, Marriages and Civil Partnerships Opiates: Crime Action Fraud Immigrants: Health Services Visas: Entertainers City of London Police: Action Fraud Hezbollah Disclosure and Barring Service Immigration: Biometrics Biometrics: Applications Disclosure and Barring Service Terrorism: Northern Ireland Passports: Lost Property Home Office: Official Engagements Visas: Applications Biometrics: Applications Visas: Applications Visas: Applications Hezbollah Immigrants: Bank Services and Employment Members: Correspondence Immigration Controls: Heathrow Airport UK Border Force: Heathrow Airport Members: Correspondence Members: Correspondence UK Border Force: Heathrow Airport Home Office: Written Questions Immigration: Windrush Generation UK Visas and Immigration: Management Passports: Contracts Members: Correspondence Passports: Contracts Passports: Contracts Passports: Contracts Passports: Contracts Home Office: Chief Scientific Advisers Offenders: Deportation Members: Correspondence Immigration Immigration Immigration Controls: Australasia Immigration Controls: Australia Immigration Immigration Passports Members: Correspondence Members: Correspondence Members: Correspondence UK Visas and Immigration: Telephone Services Hezbollah Immigration Controls: Australasia Home Office: Lost Property Passports Members: Correspondence Immigration Controls: Ports Home Office: Procurement Immigration: Domestic Abuse Migration Police: Surveillance Convention concerning Forced or Compulsory Labour Prisoners: Dogs None AWACS: Procurement Trident Submarines Clyde Naval Base Navy: Military Bases Trident Submarines Navy: Military Bases Clyde Naval Base Army Army Reserve Army Army Reserve Royal Fleet Auxiliary: Tankers Military Aid: Coronavirus Military Aid: Coronavirus Military Aid: Coronavirus Ministry of Defence: Moorland Army: Sickle Cell Diseases Armed Forces: Germany Armed Forces: Rehabilitation Armed Forces: Physiotherapy Armed Forces: Physiotherapy Armed Forces: Physiotherapy Defence: Procurement Defence: Space Technology Military Aid Military Aircraft and Warships Afghanistan: Ethnic Groups Devonport Dockyard: Construction Horn of Africa: Navy Fleet Solid Support Ships: Procurement Ministry of Defence: Physiotherapy Warships: Procurement Fleet Solid Support Ships: Procurement United Kingdom Security Vetting Yemen: Military Aid United Kingdom Security Vetting Gulf States: Warships Armed Forces: Housing Defence Equipment: Repairs and Maintenance Islands: Hurricanes and Tornadoes Defence Equipment: 3D Printing Army Reserve Forces Army: Training Defence Mali: General Service Medal Shipping: Conferences Armed Forces: Parachuting Devonport Dockyard General Service Medal: Mali Type 26 Frigates Reserve Forces Army: Large Goods Vehicle Drivers Veterans: Employment Schemes Trident Submarines: Iron and Steel Veterans: Unemployment Ministry of Defence: Procurement Armed Forces: Catering Army Army Reserve Armed Forces: Physiotherapy Armed Forces: Physiotherapy Navy: Training West Africa: Piracy Royal Fleet Auxiliary Defence School of Transport Army: Uniforms Army: Uniforms Personal Independence Payment: Multiple Sclerosis UK Financial Intelligence Unit: Finance USA: Trade Unions Belarus: Sanctions Coronavirus: Vaccination Trade Unions: Coronavirus House of Commons: Equipment Immigrants: Coronavirus British Overseas Territories: Coronavirus Montserrat: Coronavirus Jamaica: Coronavirus Jamaica: Coronavirus Trade Unions: Coronavirus Caribbean: Coronavirus Jagtar Singh Johal Pakistan: Coronavirus India: Coronavirus Bangladesh: Coronavirus British Nationals Abroad: Coronavirus British Nationals Abroad: Coronavirus British Nationals Abroad: Coronavirus British Nationals Abroad: Coronavirus Taiwan: Coronavirus India: Pakistan Jagtar Singh Johal Kashmir: Human Rights Kashmir: Politics and Government Atheism Nicaragua: Catholicism Hezbollah and Islamic Resistance Support Organization Venezuela: Drugs and Food Venezuela: Diplomatic Relations Venezuela: Refugees Venezuela: Economic Situation Turks and Caicos Islands: Trials Afghanistan: Religious Freedom Afghanistan: Sikhs Germany: Intelligence Services Venezuela: Politics and Government Jagtar Singh Johal Venezuela: Sanctions Venezuela: Politics and Government Jagtar Singh Johal Jagtar Singh Johal Russia: Baltic States Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Procurement India: Travel Information Afghanistan: Women's Rights Wildlife: Smuggling Africa Africa UK Financial Intelligence Unit: Staff International Corruption Unit: Finance Coronavirus: Vaccination Influenza: Vaccination Coronavirus: West Midlands Nurses: Registration Coronavirus: Laboratories Coronavirus: Research Coronavirus: Hospitality Industry Coronavirus: Laboratories Coronavirus: Screening Laboratories: Coronavirus Coronavirus: Vaccination Coronavirus Coronavirus: Screening Members: Correspondence Influenza: Vaccination Laboratories: Coronavirus NHS: Drugs Protective Clothing: Manufacturing Industries Contraceptives: Shortages Infectious Diseases: Fungi Influenza: Vaccination Cataracts: Surgery Four Seasons Health Care: Insolvency Cataracts: Surgery Allergies: Medical Equipment Prescriptions: Fees and Charges Vaccination Members: Correspondence Ambulance Services Midland Metropolitan Hospital Hospitals: Construction Midland Metropolitan Hospital Four Seasons Health Care Mental Health Services General Practitioners: West Midlands Measles: Vaccination Joint Replacements Measles: Vaccination Department of Health: Procurement Organs: Donors Care Homes Nurses: Training Prescription Drugs