Mary Kelly Foy's 23 Early Day Motions
Date Tabled Title Signatures
21 Apr 2020
Mary Kelly Foy signed this EDM on Thursday 23rd April 2020

Extended cut-off date for the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

Tabled by: Kate Osborne (Labour - Jarrow)
That this House expresses concern about the extended cut-off date for employees to receive support through the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme, after the eligibility date was extended from 28 February to 19 March; acknowledges that although this extension will allow more employees to now be furloughed following the changes to …
55 signatures
(Most recent: 12 May 2020)
Signatures by party:
Labour: 30
Scottish National Party: 12
Liberal Democrat: 6
Democratic Unionist Party: 3
Plaid Cymru: 2
Social Democratic & Labour Party: 1
Alliance: 1
Green Party: 1
30 Jan 2020
Mary Kelly Foy signed this EDM on Wednesday 26th February 2020

Interserve industrial action at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office

Tabled by: Chris Stephens (Scottish National Party - Glasgow South West)
That this House supports members of the Public and Commercial Services Union (PCS) employed by Interserve at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) who will embark on a month of strike action throughout February 2020; notes that this dispute has been ongoing since March 2019 over issues including pay, trade …
47 signatures
(Most recent: 15 Sep 2020)
Signatures by party:
Labour: 26
Scottish National Party: 15
Independent: 2
Democratic Unionist Party: 1
Green Party: 1
Plaid Cymru: 1
Liberal Democrat: 1
24 Feb 2020
Mary Kelly Foy signed this EDM on Wednesday 26th February 2020

Clean water and climate change

Tabled by: Fleur Anderson (Labour - Putney)
That this House is very concerned that 2.2 billion people around the world still don’t have a reliable source of clean water; believes that far too little is being done to help the most vulnerable people adapt to climate change; notes that access to a reliable source of clean water …
40 signatures
(Most recent: 21 Apr 2020)
Signatures by party:
Labour: 22
Scottish National Party: 6
Liberal Democrat: 4
Conservative: 3
Democratic Unionist Party: 2
Social Democratic & Labour Party: 2
Green Party: 1
Independent: 1
Plaid Cymru: 1
25 Feb 2020
Mary Kelly Foy signed this EDM on Tuesday 25th February 2020

The work of the poet Tony Harrison

Tabled by: Richard Burgon (Labour - Leeds East)
That this House welcomes the fact that in March Tyneside cinema is hosting a retrospective of Tony Harrison's film poems and encourages further such retrospectives; recognises that Leeds-born poet Tony Harrison, son of Florrie Horner and baker Harry Ashton Harrison and recipient of the Whitbread Prize for Literature, the European …
29 signatures
(Most recent: 26 Feb 2020)
Signatures by party:
Labour: 26
Independent: 1
Scottish National Party: 1
Democratic Unionist Party: 1
12 Feb 2020
Mary Kelly Foy signed this EDM on Monday 24th February 2020

Northern Rail public ownership

Tabled by: Ian Mearns (Labour - Gateshead)
That this House welcomes the nationalisation of Northern Rail from 1 March 2020; notes that over the last decade £178million has been paid out in shareholder dividends to the Northern train operating companies; further notes that public ownership will mean more money can be invested in making vital improvements to …
13 signatures
(Most recent: 15 Sep 2020)
Signatures by party:
Labour: 9
Scottish National Party: 1
Independent: 1
Democratic Unionist Party: 1
Green Party: 1
13 Jan 2020
Mary Kelly Foy signed this EDM on Monday 24th February 2020

Primodos hormone pregnancy drug test

Tabled by: Patricia Gibson (Scottish National Party - North Ayrshire and Arran)
That this House is aware that the hormone pregnancy drug test, Primodos, was taken by approximately 1.5 million women in the 1960s and 1970s to test for pregnancy; understands that there is considerable evidence that many women who took this drug either gave birth to babies with serious deformities, miscarried, …
35 signatures
(Most recent: 21 Apr 2020)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 15
Labour: 12
Democratic Unionist Party: 3
Plaid Cymru: 2
Conservative: 2
Green Party: 1
13 Jan 2020
Mary Kelly Foy signed this EDM on Monday 24th February 2020

Tackling online harm to children with a duty of care regulator

Tabled by: Jo Stevens (Labour - Cardiff Central)
That this House notes the publication of the Online Harms White Paper in April 2019 and subsequent assurances by the Government that they will introduce a robust regulator to safeguard children online; further notes that over 45,000 people signed the NSPCC’s Wild West Web petition calling for statutory regulation so …
67 signatures
(Most recent: 13 Jul 2020)
Signatures by party:
Labour: 55
Scottish National Party: 5
Conservative: 3
Independent: 1
Democratic Unionist Party: 1
Plaid Cymru: 1
Social Democratic & Labour Party: 1
Alliance: 1
16 Jan 2020
Mary Kelly Foy signed this EDM on Monday 24th February 2020

Adequacy of British assistance to reduce death sentences and torture in Bahrain

Tabled by: Chris Law (Scottish National Party - Dundee West)
That this House strongly condemns the Government of Bahrain’s increased use of capital punishment, including the recent re-imposition of death sentences against dissidents, Mohammed Ramadhan and Husain Moosa; is concerned that that their sentences were based heavily on confessions extracted under torture and that the prosecution failed to present any …
41 signatures
(Most recent: 8 Jul 2020)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 20
Labour: 11
Liberal Democrat: 4
Independent: 2
Conservative: 1
Democratic Unionist Party: 1
Plaid Cymru: 1
Green Party: 1
30 Jan 2020
Mary Kelly Foy signed this EDM on Monday 24th February 2020

Universal credit and state pension transition

Tabled by: Mark Tami (Labour - Alyn and Deeside)
This House notes that a claimant of universal credit that is approaching state pension age may be subject to nine weeks without income between the end of universal credit and the first payment of the state pension if they are not eligible for pension credit; further notes that that period …
79 signatures
(Most recent: 15 Sep 2020)
Signatures by party:
Labour: 50
Scottish National Party: 17
Liberal Democrat: 5
Democratic Unionist Party: 2
Plaid Cymru: 2
Independent: 1
Conservative: 1
Green Party: 1
5 Feb 2020
Mary Kelly Foy signed this EDM on Monday 24th February 2020

Permanent Funding for the National Wildlife Crime Unit

Tabled by: John Spellar (Labour - Warley)
That this House notes the success of the UK National Wildlife Crime Unit through its intelligence-led role in the prevention and detection of crimes relating to a wide range of wildlife issues; recognises that the unit provides specialist skills, knowledge and expertise to the Police, UK Border Force, HM Revenue …
94 signatures
(Most recent: 15 Sep 2020)
Signatures by party:
Labour: 35
Scottish National Party: 30
Liberal Democrat: 9
Democratic Unionist Party: 8
Conservative: 7
Independent: 2
Green Party: 1
Plaid Cymru: 1
Alliance: 1
10 Feb 2020
Mary Kelly Foy signed this EDM on Monday 24th February 2020

Onshore wind and solar energy

Tabled by: Caroline Lucas (Green Party - Brighton, Pavilion)
That this House welcomes the May 2019 recommendation of the Committee on Climate Change that the cheapest renewables, onshore wind and solar, should have a Government backed route to market; recognises that the deployment of renewables needs to be accelerated through the 2020s in order to deliver net-zero emissions; notes …
20 signatures
(Most recent: 15 Sep 2020)
Signatures by party:
Labour: 8
Scottish National Party: 6
Liberal Democrat: 2
Green Party: 1
Plaid Cymru: 1
Social Democratic & Labour Party: 1
Democratic Unionist Party: 1
Independent: 1
11 Feb 2020
Mary Kelly Foy signed this EDM on Monday 24th February 2020

Maximum sentences for animal cruelty

Tabled by: Caroline Lucas (Green Party - Brighton, Pavilion)
That this House welcomes the commitment by the Government to increase maximum sentences for animal cruelty from six months to five years; notes that the current maximum sentences in England and Wales are the lowest in Europe, are significantly lower than in Northern Ireland where perpetrators can be sentenced to …
43 signatures
(Most recent: 15 Sep 2020)
Signatures by party:
Labour: 19
Scottish National Party: 10
Democratic Unionist Party: 4
Conservative: 3
Liberal Democrat: 3
Independent: 2
Green Party: 1
Plaid Cymru: 1
19 Dec 2019
Mary Kelly Foy signed this EDM on Monday 24th February 2020

Drug policy

Tabled by: Mary Glindon (Labour - North Tyneside)
That this House notes with concern that deaths related to drug poisoning in Britain have risen inexorably in recent years to record levels; further notes that hospital admissions for poisoning due to drug misuse also continue to rise, with NHS Digital reporting there were over 18,000 admissions in England alone …
15 signatures
(Most recent: 15 Sep 2020)
Signatures by party:
Labour: 9
Scottish National Party: 3
Democratic Unionist Party: 1
Conservative: 1
Green Party: 1
19 Dec 2019
Mary Kelly Foy signed this EDM on Monday 24th February 2020

Global Goals, Official Development Assistance, and the role of the Department for International Development

Tabled by: Patrick Grady (Scottish National Party - Glasgow North)
That this House affirms its commitment to the Global Goals for Sustainable Development agreed by Member States of the United Nations in 2015 with the aim of ending poverty, fighting inequality and addressing the urgency of climate change by 2030; believes the United Kingdom’s statutory commitment to spending 0.7 per …
37 signatures
(Most recent: 15 Sep 2020)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 15
Labour: 14
Liberal Democrat: 4
Plaid Cymru: 2
Democratic Unionist Party: 1
Conservative: 1
23 Jan 2020
Mary Kelly Foy signed this EDM on Monday 24th February 2020

Investing in social prescribing to improve public health

Tabled by: Rachel Hopkins (Labour - Luton South)
That this House is concerned that Government cuts to local government funding are reducing the ability for arts and culture to improve society’s health and wellbeing; notes that this lack of investment undermines health care professional's capability to deliver effective social prescribing initiatives through wider community groups which can provide …
31 signatures
(Most recent: 27 Feb 2020)
Signatures by party:
Labour: 25
Scottish National Party: 3
Green Party: 1
Democratic Unionist Party: 1
Plaid Cymru: 1
29 Jan 2020
Mary Kelly Foy signed this EDM on Monday 24th February 2020

Zero Hours Justice Campaign

Tabled by: Ian Mearns (Labour - Gateshead)
That this House commends successful businessman Julian Richer for launching the Zero Hours Justice campaign to provide advice and legal support for workers forced to work on a zero hours basis; believes that good employers recognise that their staff deserve financial security and the ability budget effectively from week to …
30 signatures
(Most recent: 21 Apr 2020)
Signatures by party:
Labour: 24
Scottish National Party: 4
Independent: 1
Democratic Unionist Party: 1
12 Feb 2020
Mary Kelly Foy signed this EDM on Monday 24th February 2020

In-work poverty

Tabled by: Apsana Begum (Labour - Poplar and Limehouse)
That this House expresses concern that according to the Joseph Rowntree Foundation UK Poverty Report 2019-20 the proportion of people in work who live in poverty went up for the third consecutive year to a record high; further notes that according to the report 7 in 10 children in poverty …
31 signatures
(Most recent: 5 Oct 2020)
Signatures by party:
Labour: 19
Scottish National Party: 7
Independent: 2
Democratic Unionist Party: 1
Liberal Democrat: 1
Social Democratic & Labour Party: 1
Green Party: 1
13 Feb 2020
Mary Kelly Foy signed this EDM on Thursday 13th February 2020

Environment Bill: air quality enforcement

Tabled by: Geraint Davies (Labour (Co-op) - Swansea West)
That this House notes that, according to the Royal College of Physicians, air pollution accounts for 64,000 premature deaths at a cost of £20 billion each year; further notes that enforceable EU air pollution targets will no longer apply after 1 January 2021, that the Government has accepted World Health …
30 signatures
(Most recent: 27 Feb 2020)
Signatures by party:
Labour: 24
Liberal Democrat: 3
Independent: 2
Democratic Unionist Party: 1
13 Feb 2020
Mary Kelly Foy signed this EDM on Thursday 13th February 2020

Indoor air quality in the Environment Bill

Tabled by: Geraint Davies (Labour (Co-op) - Swansea West)
That this House notes the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health report, entitled The inside story: health effects of indoor air quality on children and young people; recognises that children spend 95 per cent of their time indoors; further notes they are exposed to indoor air pollution from construction …
33 signatures
(Most recent: 15 Sep 2020)
Signatures by party:
Labour: 26
Liberal Democrat: 3
Independent: 2
Scottish National Party: 1
Democratic Unionist Party: 1
11 Feb 2020
Mary Kelly Foy signed this EDM as a sponsor on Tuesday 11th February 2020

St Clare's Hospice Jarrow

Tabled by: Kate Osborne (Labour - Jarrow)
That this House recognises the desperate need for palliative care provision in the Jarrow constituency after the sudden closure of St Clare's Hospice in 2019 after 30 years of service; believes there is a need to maintain, improve and fully fund all health services across South Tyneside; notes that St …
28 signatures
(Most recent: 24 Feb 2020)
Signatures by party:
Labour: 23
Scottish National Party: 3
Independent: 1
Democratic Unionist Party: 1
13 Jan 2020
Mary Kelly Foy signed this EDM on Tuesday 14th January 2020

Young Carers Awareness Day

Tabled by: Paul Blomfield (Labour - Sheffield Central)
That this House supports Young Carers Awareness Day, led by Carers Trust, which takes place on 30 January 2020; recognises the importance of young carers, who include as many as 1 in 5 children and young people in the UK; highlights the challenges faced by young carers and the negative …
52 signatures
(Most recent: 21 Apr 2020)
Signatures by party:
Labour: 25
Scottish National Party: 14
Conservative: 3
Plaid Cymru: 3
Democratic Unionist Party: 3
Liberal Democrat: 2
Independent: 1
Green Party: 1
13 Jan 2020
Mary Kelly Foy signed this EDM on Monday 13th January 2020

Suspension of NHS charges for maternity care

Tabled by: Kate Green (Labour - Stretford and Urmston)
That this House is deeply concerned by the growing body of evidence, including research reports by Doctors of the World, Maternity Action and the British Medical Association, that the NHS England overseas visitors charging regime is deterring vulnerable migrant women living in the UK from seeking essential maternity care; is …
100 signatures
(Most recent: 27 May 2020)
Signatures by party:
Labour: 53
Scottish National Party: 28
Liberal Democrat: 10
Plaid Cymru: 3
Democratic Unionist Party: 3
Green Party: 1
Conservative: 1
Independent: 1
7 Jan 2020
Mary Kelly Foy signed this EDM as a sponsor on Tuesday 7th January 2020

Tribute to Ron Hogg CBE

Tabled by: Kevan Jones (Labour - North Durham)
That this House notes with sadness the passing of Ron Hogg CBE, the first and much loved and respected Police, Crime and Victims' Commissioner for County Durham and Darlington who passed away following a brave battle with motor neurone disease; recognises his huge contribution to policing by serving as a …
16 signatures
(Most recent: 9 Jan 2020)
Signatures by party:
Labour: 8
Democratic Unionist Party: 2
Scottish National Party: 2
Plaid Cymru: 2
Conservative: 1
Independent: 1