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Patricia Gibson

Scottish National Party - North Ayrshire and Arran

Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Consumer Affairs)

(since June 2017)
Select Committees
Backbench Business Committee (since March 2020)
4 APPG membership (as of 4 Nov 2020)
Baby Loss, Cats, Consumer Protection, Green Deal Misselling


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Significant North Ayrshire and Arran Petitions

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

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

Gov Responded - 14 Apr 2020 Debated on - 25 Jun 2020 View Patricia Gibson's petition debate contributions
18 Sep 2020
closed 2 months, 1 week ago

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

178,820
Petition Closed

Increase pay for NHS healthcare workers and recognise their work

Gov Responded - 4 May 2020 Debated on - 25 Jun 2020 View Patricia Gibson's petition debate contributions
5 Sep 2020
closed 2 months, 2 weeks ago

I would like the government to review and increase the pay for healthcare workers to recognise the work that they do.

44,982
Petition Closed

We would like the government to consider social care as equally important to NHS

Gov Responded - 20 Apr 2020 Debated on - 25 Jun 2020 View Patricia Gibson's petition debate contributions
24 Sep 2020
closed 2 months ago

We would like the government to support and regard social care: financially, publicly and systematically on an equal par as NHS. We would like parliament to debate how to support social care during COVID-19 and beyond so that it automatically has the same access to operational and financial support.

18,137
Petition Closed

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

Gov Responded - 22 Jul 2020 Debated on - 25 Jun 2020 View Patricia Gibson's petition debate contributions
19 Sep 2020
closed 2 months ago

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

16,347
Petition Closed

Reduce or scrap the immigration health surcharge for overseas NHS Staff.

Gov Responded - 29 May 2020 Debated on - 25 Jun 2020 View Patricia Gibson's petition debate contributions
18 Sep 2020
closed 2 months, 1 week ago

To revoke the Immigration Health Surcharge increases for overseas NHS staff. The latest budget shows an increase of £220 a year for an overseas worker to live and work in the UK, at a time when the NHS, and UK economy, relies heavily on them.

26,106
Petition Closed

Extend grants immediately to small businesses outside of SBRR

Gov Responded - 29 May 2020 Debated on - 25 Jun 2020 View Patricia Gibson's petition debate contributions
8 Oct 2020
closed 1 month, 2 weeks ago

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

154,814
Petition Closed

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

Gov Responded - 27 Mar 2020 Debated on - 25 Jun 2020 View Patricia Gibson's petition debate contributions
12 Sep 2020
closed 2 months, 1 week ago

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

11,220
Petition Closed

Make nurseries exempt from business rates to support the childcare sector

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

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

179,603
c. 922 added daily
198,469
(Estimated)

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

Sign this petition Gov Responded - 20 Jul 2020 Debated on - 25 Jun 2020 View Patricia Gibson's petition debate contributions
15 Dec 2020
closes in 2 weeks, 6 days

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

103,040
Petition Closed

Support the British aviation industry during the COVID-19 outbreak

Gov Responded - 7 May 2020 Debated on - 25 Jun 2020 View Patricia Gibson's petition debate contributions
20 Sep 2020
closed 2 months ago

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

72,624
Petition Closed

Give non-British citizens who are NHS workers automatic citizenship

Gov Responded - 6 May 2020 Debated on - 25 Jun 2020 View Patricia Gibson's petition debate contributions
7 Oct 2020
closed 1 month, 2 weeks ago

Give NHS workers who are EU and other Nationals automatic UK citizenship if they stay and risk their own lives looking after the British people during the COVID crisis.

10,780
Petition Closed

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

Gov Responded - 5 Jun 2020 Debated on - 25 Jun 2020 View Patricia Gibson's petition debate contributions
24 Oct 2020
closed 1 month ago

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

135,479
Petition Closed

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

Gov Responded - 28 Jul 2020 Debated on - 25 Jun 2020 View Patricia Gibson's petition debate contributions
30 Oct 2020
closed 3 weeks, 4 days ago

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

107,062
Petition Closed

NEW LAW THAT CATS KILLED/INJURED BY A VEHICLE ARE CHECKED FOR A CHIP: ROUND 3

Gov Responded - 15 Feb 2019 Debated on - 17 Jun 2019 View Patricia Gibson's petition debate contributions
1 Apr 2019
closed 1 year, 7 months ago

Thousands of cats are just disposed of every year without being scanned for a chip after being involved in RTAs. Owners search for months and years and never get closure. Scanning takes two minutes. Cats are a part of a family and deserve to be returned home, not thrown into landfill.

307,897
Petition Closed

Ban the sale of fireworks to the public. Displays for licenced venues only.

Gov Responded - 21 Nov 2018 Debated on - 26 Nov 2018 View Patricia Gibson's petition debate contributions
30 Apr 2019
closed 1 year, 6 months ago

Every year fireworks are set off unnecessarily.
Fireworks are a nuisance to the public. They scare animals, young children and people with a phobia.
They injure thousands of people every year.
They cause damage to buildings, vehicles,emergancy vehicles etc.
Lastly Kids are STILL being sold them.

170,981
Petition Closed

Give the electorate a referendum on the abolition of the House of Lords

Gov Responded - 15 May 2018 Debated on - 18 Jun 2018 View Patricia Gibson's petition debate contributions
17 Jul 2018
closed 2 years, 4 months ago

The House of Lords is a place of patronage where unelected and unaccountable individuals hold a disproportionate amount of influence and power which can be used to frustrate the elected representatives of the people

109,553
Petition Closed

Ban the sale of animal fur in the UK.

Gov Responded - 28 Nov 2017 Debated on - 4 Jun 2018 View Patricia Gibson's petition debate contributions
23 Mar 2018
closed 2 years, 8 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.

148,248
Petition Closed

Ban the sale of puppies by pet shops & all commercial 3rd party dealers.

Gov Responded - 20 Mar 2018 Debated on - 21 May 2018 View Patricia Gibson's petition debate contributions
1 Sep 2018
closed 2 years, 2 months ago

Removing puppies for sale from litter & mum often creates sick, traumatised, dysfunctional dogs. Puppies should be seen with their mum & transporting them to a different place for sale harms welfare. Regulating commercial 3rd party sales is ineffective to prevent harm & a ban is therefore necessary.

113,284
Petition Closed

Change the laws governing the use of fireworks to include a ban on public use

Gov Responded - 27 Oct 2017 Debated on - 29 Jan 2018 View Patricia Gibson's petition debate contributions
6 Apr 2018
closed 2 years, 7 months ago

Fireworks cause alarm, distress and anxiety to many people and animals. We call on the Secretary of State to make appropriate provision to secure that the risk of public use is the MINIMUM that is compatible with fireworks being used, as stated in Fireworks Act 2003 sect 2.

117,716
Petition Closed

Make fair transitional state pension arrangements for 1950’s women

Gov Responded - 27 Sep 2017 Debated on - 14 Dec 2017 View Patricia Gibson's petition debate contributions
13 Mar 2018
closed 2 years, 8 months ago

That this Government without delay recognises the need for a non-means tested bridging pension for women born on or after 6/4/1950 who are affected by the 1995 and 2011 Pension Acts and compensate those at risk of losing up to around £45,000, to also give proper notification for any future changes.

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 Patricia Gibson's petition debate contributions
12 Mar 2018
closed 2 years, 8 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 Patricia Gibson

Date Tabled Title Signatures
10 Sep 2020
Patricia Gibson signed this EDM on Monday 5th October 2020

The global wildlife trade and prevention of future zoonotic pandemics

Tabled by: David Amess (Conservative - Southend West)
That this House notes with concern the increased risks of future pandemics from the continued exploitation and commodification of wildlife in the global wildlife trade; further notes that zoonotic diseases are responsible for over two billion cases of human illness and over two million human deaths each year, that sixty …
47 signatures
(Most recent: 8 Oct 2020)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 18
Labour: 9
Conservative: 5
Liberal Democrat: 5
Democratic Unionist Party: 4
Independent: 3
Plaid Cymru: 3
5 Oct 2020
Patricia Gibson signed this EDM as a sponsor on Monday 5th October 2020

TSB branch closures and financial inclusion

Tabled by: Patricia Gibson (Scottish National Party - North Ayrshire and Arran)
That this House condemns the decision of TSB Bank to close its branches in Kilbirnie, Largs and Saltcoats in North Ayrshire; recognises that this follows the closure of Royal Bank of Scotland and Clydesdale Bank branches across North Ayrshire and Arran; understands that local communities, particularly elderly and disabled residents, …
7 signatures
(Most recent: 8 Oct 2020)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 7
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Commons initiatives

Patricia Gibson has not been granted any Urgent Questions in the current sitting

Patricia Gibson has not been granted any Adjournment Debates in the current sitting

Patricia Gibson has not introduced any legislation in the current parliamentary sitting