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Richard Thomson

Scottish National Party - Gordon

Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Northern Ireland)

(since February 2021)

Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Wales)

(since February 2021)

Shadow SNP Deputy Spokesperson (Treasury - Financial Secretary)

(since February 2021)
4 APPG membership (as of 27 Jan 2021)
Hydrogen, Management, Pensions, State Pension Inequality for Women


Oral Question
Thursday 4th March 2021
09:30
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
Oral Question No. 9
What recent discussions he has had with the devolved Administrations on bringing forward legislative proposals to help tackle the illegal puppy trade.
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Oral Question
Thursday 4th March 2021
10:10
None
Oral Question No. 12
to ask the Committee If the Committee will make an assessment of the potential merits of strengthening regulations on third party campaigners
Department Event
Wednesday 3rd March 2021
Northern Ireland Office
Oral questions - Main Chamber
3 Mar 2021, 11:30 a.m.
Northern Ireland
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Department Event
Wednesday 17th March 2021
Wales Office
Oral questions - Main Chamber
17 Mar 2021, 11:30 a.m.
Wales
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Department Event
Wednesday 3rd March 2021
Wales Office
Oral questions - Main Chamber
How the money replacing funding provided by the EU in Wales will be administered
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Department Event
Tuesday 9th March 2021
HM Treasury
Oral questions - Main Chamber
9 Mar 2021, 11:30 a.m.
Treasury (including topical questions)
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Department Event
Wednesday 3rd March 2021
HM Treasury
Financial Statement - Main Chamber
Budget
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Department Event
Wednesday 3rd March 2021
HM Treasury
Legislation - Grand Committees
Financial Services Bill - committee stage (day 4) - Earl Howe
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Department Event
Monday 1st March 2021
HM Treasury
Legislation - Grand Committees
1 Mar 2021, 2:30 p.m.
Financial Services Bill - committee stage (day 3) - Earl Howe
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Department Event
Thursday 11th March 2021
HM Treasury
Legislation - Main Chamber
Proceedings on the Supply and Appropriation (Anticipation and Adjustments) (No.2) Bill
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Department Event
Monday 1st March 2021
HM Treasury
Legislation - Main Chamber
Ministerial and other Maternity Allowances Bill: Consideration of Lords Amendments
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Department Event
Monday 1st March 2021
HM Treasury
Motion - Main Chamber
Motion to approve the Draft Major Sporting Events (Income Tax Exemption) Regulations 2021
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Speeches
Wednesday 10th February 2021
Oral Answers to Questions

What recent assessment she has made of the adequacy of Government support for women during the covid-19 outbreak. (912135)

Written Answers
Monday 1st March 2021
Duty Free Allowances: Shops
To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment his Department has made of how duty free in arrival stores …
Early Day Motions
Tuesday 15th December 2020
Oil and Gas UK Awards
That this House congratulates the winners and finalists of the OGUK Awards, which brings the offshore oil and gas industry …
Bills
None available
MP Financial Interests
Monday 11th May 2020
1. Employment and earnings
Until 24 April 2020, I received £1,910.92 a month from Aberdeenshire Council, Woodhill House, Westburn Rd, Aberdeen AB16 5GB, for …
EDM signed
Wednesday 24th February 2021
VAT on hair and beauty services
That this House recognises the significant impact that the Coronavirus pandemic has had on the hairdressing, beauty and holistic service …

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Significant Gordon 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 Richard Thomson's petition debate contributions
18 Sep 2020
closed 5 months, 2 weeks 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.

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 Richard Thomson's petition debate contributions
19 Sep 2020
closed 5 months, 1 week 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.

26,106
Petition Closed

Extend grants immediately to small businesses outside of SBRR

Gov Responded - 29 May 2020 Debated on - 25 Jun 2020 View Richard Thomson's petition debate contributions
8 Oct 2020
closed 4 months, 3 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 Richard Thomson's petition debate contributions
12 Sep 2020
closed 5 months, 2 weeks 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 Richard Thomson's petition debate contributions
5 Sep 2020
closed 5 months, 3 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.

179,699
Petition Closed

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

Gov Responded - 20 Jul 2020 Debated on - 25 Jun 2020 View Richard Thomson's petition debate contributions
15 Dec 2020
closed 2 months, 2 weeks ago

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 Richard Thomson's petition debate contributions
20 Sep 2020
closed 5 months, 1 week 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.

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 Richard Thomson's petition debate contributions
24 Oct 2020
closed 4 months, 1 week ago

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

135,481
Petition Closed

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

Gov Responded - 28 Jul 2020 Debated on - 25 Jun 2020 View Richard Thomson's petition debate contributions
30 Oct 2020
closed 4 months 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.


Most recent EDMs signed by Richard Thomson

Date Tabled Title Signatures
22 Feb 2021
Richard Thomson 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 …
38 signatures
(Most recent: 1 Mar 2021)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 30
Democratic Unionist Party: 2
Labour: 2
Liberal Democrat: 1
Independent: 1
Alliance: 1
Green Party: 1
8 Feb 2021
Richard Thomson signed this EDM on Monday 22nd February 2021

Removing barriers to education

Tabled by: Carol Monaghan (Scottish National Party - Glasgow North West)
That this House believes removing barriers to education, including ending all forms of violence against children, is crucial to achieving the Government’s goal of ensuring 12 years of quality education for every girl and boy; and further believes that removing barriers to education should be a central theme in the …
48 signatures
(Most recent: 1 Mar 2021)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 25
Labour: 9
Democratic Unionist Party: 5
Liberal Democrat: 4
Plaid Cymru: 3
Independent: 2
Social Democratic & Labour Party: 1
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Commons initiatives

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Richard Thomson has not introduced any legislation in the current parliamentary sitting

Richard Thomson has not co-sponsored any Bills in the current parliamentary sitting