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Philippa Whitford

Scottish National Party - Central Ayrshire

Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Health and Social Care)

(since June 2017)

Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Europe)

(since February 2020)

Oral Question
Wednesday 10th March 2021
11:30
Scotland Office
Oral Question No. 23
What recent steps his Department has taken to strengthen Scotland's place in the Union.
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Speeches
Tuesday 2nd March 2021
Covid-19 Update

Although the number of cases of the Brazilian variant is thankfully small, it is a warning that being tested in …

Written Answers
Thursday 4th March 2021
Coronavirus: Protective Clothing
To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what discussions Public Health England has had with the …
Early Day Motions
Wednesday 2nd September 2020
Protecting and valuing whistleblowers
That this House recognises that the Public Interest Disclosure Act (1998) does not provide a sufficient degree of protection for …
Bills
Wednesday 5th February 2020
Public Interest Disclosure (Protection) Bill 2019-21
A Bill to provide protections for whistleblowers; to create offences relating to the treatment of whistleblowers and the handling of …
MP Financial Interests
Monday 22nd June 2020
1. Employment and earnings
29 May 2020, received £1,815.68. Hours: 69.5 hrs. (Registered 22 June 2020)
EDM signed
Wednesday 24th February 2021
Immigration Rules and rough sleepers
That this House is appalled by the Government’s Immigration Rules which came into effect on 1 December 2020 that make …
Supported Legislation
Tuesday 24th March 2020
Wellbeing of Future Generations (No. 2) Bill 2019-21
A Bill to make provision for requiring public bodies to act in pursuit of the United Kingdom’s environmental, social, economic …

Debate information

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Significant Central Ayrshire Petitions

Current Signatures Final Signatures Title Petition Deadline
52,148
Petition Closed

Prevent avoidable deaths by making autism/learning disability training mandatory

Gov Responded - 25 Jul 2018 Debated on - 22 Oct 2018 View Dr Philippa Whitford's petition debate contributions
7 Dec 2018
closed 2 years, 2 months ago

My son Oliver was only 18 when he died in hospital on 11 Nov 2016. I believe his death could have been prevented if his doctors and nurses had received mandatory training. He had autism and a mild learning disability, and they weren't trained to understand how to make reasonable adjustments for him.

238,769
Petition Closed

Stop the privatisation of NHS services

Gov Responded - 20 Feb 2018 Debated on - 23 Apr 2018 View Dr Philippa Whitford'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.


Most recent EDMs signed by Philippa Whitford

Date Tabled Title Signatures
23 Feb 2021
Philippa Whitford signed this EDM on Wednesday 24th February 2021

Family Fund

Tabled by: Marion Fellows (Scottish National Party - Motherwell and Wishaw)
That this House commends Family Fund for their work across the country over the last 48 years; recognises that they have provided over 90,000 grants to families with disabled or seriously ill children over the last year; notes that Family Fund’s aim is to work toward a vision that all …
24 signatures
(Most recent: 4 Mar 2021)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 21
Democratic Unionist Party: 2
Labour: 1
22 Feb 2021
Philippa Whitford signed this EDM on Wednesday 24th February 2021

VAT on hair and beauty services

Tabled by: Alison Thewliss (Scottish National Party - Glasgow Central)
That this House recognises the significant impact that the Coronavirus pandemic has had on the hairdressing, beauty and holistic service industry; notes that this sector is reported by the British Beauty Council to contribute £9.2bn annually to Britain’s economy, employing a workforce of 288,160 people as hair and beauty practitioners …
39 signatures
(Most recent: 4 Mar 2021)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 31
Democratic Unionist Party: 2
Labour: 2
Liberal Democrat: 1
Independent: 1
Alliance: 1
Green Party: 1
View All Philippa Whitford's signed Early Day Motions

Commons initiatives

Philippa Whitford has not been granted any Urgent Questions in the current sitting

Philippa Whitford has not been granted any Adjournment Debates in the current sitting

2 Bills introduced by Philippa Whitford


A Bill to provide protections for whistleblowers; to create offences relating to the treatment of whistleblowers and the handling of whistleblowing cases; to establish an independent body to protect whistleblowers and whistleblowing, in accordance with the public interest; to make provision for that body to set, monitor and enforce standards for the management of whistleblowing cases, to provide disclosure and advice services, to direct whistleblowing investigations and to order redress of detriment suffered by whistleblowers; to repeal the Public Interest Disclosure Act 1998; and for connected purposes.


Last Event - 2nd reading: House of Commons
Friday 25th September 2020
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Next Event - 2nd reading: House of Commons
Date TBA
Order Paper number: 18
(Unlikely to be Debated - would require unanimous consent to progress)

The Bill failed to complete its passage through Parliament before the end of the session. This means the Bill will make no further progress. A Bill to reform the Universal Credit application process; to make provision about advice and assistance for claimants, and arrangements for payments; and for connected purposes.


Last Event - 1st reading: House of Commons
Monday 27th November 2017
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314 Written Questions

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Coronavirus: Protective Clothing Cancer: Health Services Coronavirus: Protective Clothing Cancer: Health Services Ozanimod Care Homes: Coronavirus Cancer: Health Services Multiple Sclerosis: Medical Treatments Multiple Sclerosis: Coronavirus Care Homes: Coronavirus Coronavirus: Vaccination Human Papillomavirus: Vaccination Coronavirus: Screening Occupational Health: Bereavement Counselling Coronavirus: Screening Doctors: Negligence Health Professions: Negligence Health Services: Negligence Social Services British Medical Journal: Correspondence Coronavirus: Screening Department of Health and Social Care: Written Questions Coronavirus: Ethnic Groups Social Services: Recruitment Cancer: Health Services Cancer: Health Services Influenza: Vaccination Coronavirus: Protective Clothing Cancer: Health Services Cancer: Health Services Cancer: Health Services Coronavirus: Protective Clothing Breast Cancer: Clinical Trials Health Services and Social Services: Coronavirus Coronavirus: Screening 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