Richard Thomson's 334 Early Day Motions
7th February 2024
Richard Thomson signed this EDM on Thursday 29th February 2024

International Court of Justice Ruling on Gaza and the UK’s duties under the Genocide Convention

Tabled by: Zarah Sultana (Labour - Coventry South)
That this House notes the ruling of the International Court of Justice (ICJ) on 26 January 2024, which found that it is plausible that Israel’s ongoing attacks on the Palestinian people in Gaza are in breach of the Genocide Convention; further notes that the ICJ issued provisional measures, including ordering …
59 signatures
(Most recent: 29 Feb 2024)
Signatures by party:
Labour: 29
Scottish National Party: 19
Independent: 5
Plaid Cymru: 3
Social Democratic & Labour Party: 2
Green Party: 1
Alba Party: 1
Alliance: 1
21st February 2024
Richard Thomson signed this EDM on Thursday 22nd February 2024

75th anniversary of Troon Art Club

Tabled by: Philippa Whitford (Scottish National Party - Central Ayrshire)
This House congratulates Troon Art Club on their 75th anniversary and celebrates that the club, founded shortly after the second world war, has gone from strength to strength over the years, working to advance the arts in Ayrshire through their set programme of art demonstrations, professional appraisals, exhibitions and competitions, …
14 signatures
(Most recent: 27 Feb 2024)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 13
Democratic Unionist Party: 1
21st February 2024
Richard Thomson signed this EDM on Thursday 22nd February 2024

No confidence in the Speaker

Tabled by: William Wragg (Conservative - Hazel Grove)
That this House has no confidence in Mr Speaker.
92 signatures
(Most recent: 28 Feb 2024)
Signatures by party:
Conservative: 46
Scottish National Party: 41
Plaid Cymru: 3
Independent: 2
7th February 2024
Richard Thomson signed this EDM on Monday 19th February 2024

Hospitality and VAT

Tabled by: Alyn Smith (Scottish National Party - Stirling)
That this House recognises the immense challenges facing the hospitality sector during the cost of living crisis; notes that the Government implemented a temporary cut of 5% on VAT for hospitality businesses during the pandemic; further notes that VAT is not devolved and can therefore only be set by the …
27 signatures
(Most recent: 20 Feb 2024)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 17
Plaid Cymru: 3
Independent: 2
Labour: 2
Alba Party: 1
Green Party: 1
Democratic Unionist Party: 1
5th February 2024
Richard Thomson signed this EDM on Wednesday 7th February 2024

Fetcha Chocolates

Tabled by: Brendan O'Hara (Scottish National Party - Argyll and Bute)
That this House congratulates Fiona McArthur, owner and creator of Fetcha Chocolates from Campbeltown in Argyll and Bute on being selected to provide dairy-free, vegan chocolates which will be included the 2024 Academy Awards ceremony gift bag; understands that Fiona who started the business from her mum’s kitchen in 2019 …
14 signatures
(Most recent: 27 Feb 2024)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 12
Independent: 1
Democratic Unionist Party: 1
1st February 2024
Richard Thomson signed this EDM on Monday 5th February 2024

Scottish curlers gold at Winter Youth Olympics

Tabled by: Angela Crawley (Scottish National Party - Lanark and Hamilton East)
That this House congratulates Logan Carson, Tia Laurie, Archie Hyslop and Holly Burke on winning gold in the mixed team curling at the 2024 Winter Youth Olympics in Gangneung, South Korea; understands that they came from behind to defeat Denmark 7-5 after an extra end in the gold medal match; …
20 signatures
(Most recent: 27 Feb 2024)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 15
Liberal Democrat: 2
Conservative: 1
Independent: 1
Democratic Unionist Party: 1
26th January 2024
Richard Thomson signed this EDM as a sponsor on Monday 29th January 2024

Miners’ Strike 1984: The Battle For Britain documentary series

Tabled by: Owen Thompson (Scottish National Party - Midlothian)
That this House applauds the Miners’ Strike 1984: The Battle For Britain documentary series for shining a much needed light on events that irrevocably changed our country; thanks Channel 4 and Swan Films for their continued commitment to hard-hitting factual programmes; commends the miners and their families for taking part …
36 signatures
(Most recent: 27 Feb 2024)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 23
Labour: 8
Plaid Cymru: 3
Independent: 2
24th January 2024
Richard Thomson signed this EDM on Saturday 27th January 2024

Support for families of British Palestinians

Tabled by: Drew Hendry (Scottish National Party - Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey)
That this House absolutely condemns the ongoing conflict in Gaza; further condemns the futile and tragic loss of life and the impact on all Palestinians; notes with specific concern the situation of Salim Ghayyada’s 40 immediate family members who have been forced to abandon their homes in Gaza City and …
29 signatures
(Most recent: 29 Feb 2024)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 20
Plaid Cymru: 3
Independent: 2
Labour: 2
Green Party: 1
Alliance: 1
16th January 2024
Richard Thomson signed this EDM as a sponsor on Saturday 27th January 2024

Pastor Iain and Elizabeth of King's Church, Aberdeen

Tabled by: Kirsty Blackman (Scottish National Party - Aberdeen North)
That this House honours Pastor Iain and Elizabeth of King's Church, Aberdeen for 20 years of leadership and dedication; recognises their work brought faith and enrichment to the community; and wishes them and their family the best for the future.
6 signatures
(Most recent: 27 Jan 2024)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 6
11th January 2024
Richard Thomson signed this EDM on Saturday 27th January 2024

Holocaust Memorial Day

Tabled by: Bob Blackman (Conservative - Harrow East)
That this House notes that on 27 January 2024 the UK will observe Holocaust Memorial Day on the anniversary of the liberation of the Nazi concentration and death camp Auschwitz-Birkenau; further notes that the UK will come together to remember the 6 million Jewish men, women and children who were …
24 signatures
(Most recent: 27 Jan 2024)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 6
Democratic Unionist Party: 5
Conservative: 4
Plaid Cymru: 3
Liberal Democrat: 2
Independent: 1
Green Party: 1
8th January 2024
Richard Thomson signed this EDM on Saturday 27th January 2024

Scottish Government's industrial strategy

Tabled by: Douglas Chapman (Scottish National Party - Dunfermline and West Fife)
That this House recognises the UK's low growth, poor productivity and high debt economy which has been a feature of the UK's economic demise over many decades; now welcomes the recent statement by Scotland's First Minister to establish an industrial strategy to help reverse the most negative impacts of UK …
26 signatures
(Most recent: 27 Jan 2024)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 22
Plaid Cymru: 3
Independent: 1
8th January 2024
Richard Thomson signed this EDM on Saturday 27th January 2024

Government legal advice on Gaza

Tabled by: Jon Trickett (Labour - Hemsworth)
That this House understands that questions have been raised internationally about the legality of the Israeli government’s actions in Gaza; recognises that in November 2023 UN experts raised the alarm about the risk of genocide in Gaza; highlights the UN General Secretary’s reasons for invoking Article 99 that there is …
30 signatures
(Most recent: 19 Feb 2024)
Signatures by party:
Labour: 18
Scottish National Party: 5
Plaid Cymru: 3
Independent: 2
Alba Party: 1
Social Democratic & Labour Party: 1
Green Party: 1
8th January 2024
Richard Thomson signed this EDM on Saturday 27th January 2024

Short-term medical evacuation of children from Gaza

Tabled by: John McDonnell (Labour - Hayes and Harlington)
That this House welcomes the work of Saving Gaza's Children, an NGO dedicated to supporting the children of Gaza to receive life-saving and time-critical, emergency medical care required as a result of the Israel-Gaza conflict by identifying children in dire need of medical evacuation and securing their evacuation to host …
50 signatures
(Most recent: 26 Feb 2024)
Signatures by party:
Labour: 23
Scottish National Party: 12
Independent: 6
Plaid Cymru: 3
Liberal Democrat: 3
Social Democratic & Labour Party: 2
Alliance: 1
Alba Party: 1
Green Party: 1
19th December 2023
Richard Thomson signed this EDM on Saturday 27th January 2024

Centenary of the Royal Scottish Country Dance Society

Tabled by: Alison Thewliss (Scottish National Party - Glasgow Central)
That this House celebrates the centenary of the Royal Scottish Country Dance Society (RCDS); notes that the RSCDS was founded on 26 November 1923 in what is now the Hardrock Cafe, formerly the Atheneum, on Buchanan Street in Glasgow; appreciates that the RSCDS aims to grow a vibrant worldwide community …
13 signatures
(Most recent: 27 Jan 2024)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 10
Democratic Unionist Party: 2
Conservative: 1
16th January 2024
Richard Thomson signed this EDM on Monday 22nd January 2024

Journalists in Gaza

Tabled by: Grahame Morris (Labour - Easington)
That this House is profoundly shocked and saddened by the deaths of over 85 journalists and other media workers in Gaza since the Hamas attacks of October 7, with many more critically injured, missing or in detention without trial; believes that journalists in Gaza are the only ones standing between …
53 signatures
(Most recent: 22 Feb 2024)
Signatures by party:
Labour: 26
Scottish National Party: 17
Independent: 5
Plaid Cymru: 3
Social Democratic & Labour Party: 2
Alliance: 1
Alba Party: 1
18th January 2024
Richard Thomson signed this EDM as a sponsor on Friday 19th January 2024

Cervical Cancer Prevention Week 2024

Tabled by: Philippa Whitford (Scottish National Party - Central Ayrshire)
That this House notes that 22 January marks the start of Cervical Cancer Prevention Week 2024, which is an opportunity to highlight the vital importance of HPV vaccines and cervical screening in the prevention of cervical cancer and their potential to thereby contribute to the elimination of cervical cancer; acknowledges …
37 signatures
(Most recent: 19 Feb 2024)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 19
Labour: 5
Democratic Unionist Party: 4
Independent: 3
Plaid Cymru: 3
Conservative: 1
Liberal Democrat: 1
Green Party: 1
17th January 2024
Richard Thomson signed this EDM as a sponsor on Friday 19th January 2024

Classification and regulation of NHS medical associate roles and patient safety

Tabled by: Claudia Webbe (Independent - Leicester East)
That this House believes that the renaming of NHS medical assistant roles to physician associate and anaesthesia associate is confusing the public by blurring the clear distinction between doctors and other professionals who do not have medical qualifications and training; believes that this misleads the public and notes with regret …
17 signatures
(Most recent: 7 Feb 2024)
Signatures by party:
Labour: 9
Independent: 3
Plaid Cymru: 3
Scottish National Party: 2
8th January 2024
Richard Thomson signed this EDM on Friday 19th January 2024

Scotch whisky industry

Tabled by: Wendy Chamberlain (Liberal Democrat - North East Fife)
That this House welcomes the £7.1 billion per year contributed in added value to the UK economy by the Scotch whisky industry producing high-quality and internationally successful brands sold to 180 markets around the world; recognises that 75% of the Scotch whisky industry's gross value added is generated in Scotland, …
9 signatures
(Most recent: 19 Jan 2024)
Signatures by party:
Liberal Democrat: 5
Scottish National Party: 3
Democratic Unionist Party: 1
17th January 2024
Richard Thomson signed this EDM as a sponsor on Thursday 18th January 2024

Angus gin

Tabled by: Dave Doogan (Scottish National Party - Angus)
That this House congratulates the Gin Bothy on their gin being selected for this year’s Oscars nominee gift bags; commends the growth of this multi-award-winning business trading from Glamis in the heart of Angus and propelled by its founder Kim Cameron’s leadership and vision; welcomes Gin Bothy’s use of locally-sourced …
16 signatures
(Most recent: 19 Feb 2024)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 15
Democratic Unionist Party: 1
18th January 2024
Richard Thomson signed this EDM on Thursday 18th January 2024

Celebration of the birth and legacy of Robert (Rabbie) Burns

Tabled by: Allan Dorans (Scottish National Party - Ayr, Carrick and Cumnock)
That this House notes and celebrates the 265th anniversary of the birth of Robert (Rabbie) Burns, Scotland’s national bard, in Alloway on the 25 January 1759, regarded as a pioneer of the Romantic literacy movement, and after his death became a great source of inspiration to the founders of both …
48 signatures
(Most recent: 22 Jan 2024)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 43
Independent: 2
Labour: 2
Democratic Unionist Party: 1
12th December 2023
Richard Thomson signed this EDM on Tuesday 16th January 2024

25th anniversary of Caledonian Credit Union

Tabled by: Hannah Bardell (Scottish National Party - Livingston)
That this House congratulates Caledonian Credit Union on its 25th anniversary; notes that the Credit Union began as North Livingston Credit Union in 1998 operating out of St Peter’s Church; commends its recent expansion to serve members from as far as Lanarkshire all the way through to the Borders; recognises …
15 signatures
(Most recent: 6 Feb 2024)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 13
Democratic Unionist Party: 1
Independent: 1
6th December 2023
Richard Thomson signed this EDM on Monday 15th January 2024

Government Property Agency, ISS and outsourced workers

Tabled by: John McDonnell (Labour - Hayes and Harlington)
That this House is extremely concerned about the Government Property Agency’s handling of the transfer of facilities management services from Mitie to ISS with respect to the implications for workers whose employment has transferred; notes that the pay arrangements for cleaners and caterers are being shifted from a monthly to …
46 signatures
(Most recent: 19 Feb 2024)
Signatures by party:
Labour: 23
Scottish National Party: 18
Independent: 3
Social Democratic & Labour Party: 1
Liberal Democrat: 1
Green Party: 1
8th January 2024
Richard Thomson signed this EDM on Tuesday 9th January 2024

Compensation for Equitable Life policyholders

Tabled by: Philippa Whitford (Scottish National Party - Central Ayrshire)
That this House recognises the financial, personal and social impact on policy holders following the collapse of Equitable Life Assurance Society; calls on the Treasury to ensure that all of the 1.5 billion pounds set aside for the Equitable Life Payments Scheme, is distributed to Equitable Life policyholders who suffered …
50 signatures
(Most recent: 7 Feb 2024)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 25
Labour: 10
Democratic Unionist Party: 4
Liberal Democrat: 4
Conservative: 3
Independent: 2
Green Party: 1
Alba Party: 1
22nd November 2023
Richard Thomson signed this EDM on Monday 8th January 2024

Cost of applying for indefinite leave under the bereaved partner concession

Tabled by: Stuart C McDonald (Scottish National Party - Cumbernauld, Kilsyth and Kirkintilloch East)
That this House supports the Refugee and Migrant Forum of Essex and London’s call for a fee waiver to be introduced for grieving widows applying for indefinite leave to remain under the bereaved partner concession; notes that the death of a loved one brings multiple emotional, practical and financial costs; …
54 signatures
(Most recent: 23 Feb 2024)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 21
Labour: 20
Plaid Cymru: 3
Liberal Democrat: 3
Independent: 3
Social Democratic & Labour Party: 2
Democratic Unionist Party: 1
Alba Party: 1
Alliance: 1
Green Party: 1
13th December 2023
Richard Thomson signed this EDM on Tuesday 19th December 2023

Girlguiding UK and the British Overseas Territories and military bases

Tabled by: Judith Cummins (Labour - Bradford South)
That this House expresses its concern and disappointment in Girlguiding UK’s withdrawal of support in the British Overseas Territories and on military bases and the closure and sale of all their outdoor activity centres in the UK; notes this will have a detrimental impact on young women and communities within …
29 signatures
(Most recent: 25 Jan 2024)
Signatures by party:
Labour: 9
Conservative: 7
Scottish National Party: 4
Democratic Unionist Party: 4
Plaid Cymru: 3
Liberal Democrat: 2
7th December 2023
Richard Thomson signed this EDM on Tuesday 19th December 2023

Arms to Israel

Tabled by: Chris Law (Scottish National Party - Dundee West)
That this House notes with deep concern that UK-made military equipment and technology is being used by Israel, including in its most recent bombardment of the occupied Gaza Strip which has resulted in thousands of deaths and injuries; expresses alarm at reports by the UN Commission of Inquiry on the …
81 signatures
(Most recent: 26 Feb 2024)
Signatures by party:
Labour: 36
Scottish National Party: 33
Independent: 6
Plaid Cymru: 3
Alba Party: 1
Green Party: 1
Social Democratic & Labour Party: 1
Alliance: 1
12th December 2023
Richard Thomson signed this EDM on Tuesday 12th December 2023

Rwanda Treaty

Tabled by: Alison Thewliss (Scottish National Party - Glasgow Central)
That the Agreement, done at Kigali on 5 December 2023, between the Government of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and the Government of the Republic of Rwanda for the Provision of an Asylum Partnership Agreement to Strengthen Shared International Commitments on the Protection of Refugees and …
51 signatures
(Most recent: 8 Jan 2024)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 43
Plaid Cymru: 3
Independent: 1
Green Party: 1
Social Democratic & Labour Party: 1
Alliance: 1
11th December 2023
Richard Thomson signed this EDM on Monday 11th December 2023

John Patrick Byrne

Tabled by: Gavin Newlands (Scottish National Party - Paisley and Renfrewshire North)
That this House notes the sad passing of the incredibly talented artist and writer John Byrne at the age of 83; marks the high regard he is held in the global arts community; acknowledges that Renfrewshire Council awarded him the Freedom of Renfrewshire last year; observes that John grew up …
48 signatures
(Most recent: 18 Jan 2024)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 42
Plaid Cymru: 3
Conservative: 1
Independent: 1
Democratic Unionist Party: 1
8th January 2024
Richard Thomson signed this EDM as the primary signatory on Friday 8th December 2023

Scottish Agriculture Awards and Savock Farms

Tabled by: Richard Thomson (Scottish National Party - Gordon)
That this House welcomes the inaugural Scottish Agriculture Awards, where over 450 people celebrated innovation and success in the vital Scottish agricultural sector; recognises the critical role that Scottish agriculture plays in food supply both within Scotland and beyond; notes the large scale of the agricultural sector, especially in the …
7 signatures
(Most recent: 12 Jan 2024)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 6
Democratic Unionist Party: 1
30th November 2023
Richard Thomson signed this EDM on Tuesday 5th December 2023

University of Edinburgh and generative artificial intelligence

Tabled by: Tommy Sheppard (Scottish National Party - Edinburgh East)
That this House celebrates the successful launch of the Generative Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (GAIL) at the University of Edinburgh on 9 November 2023; acknowledges that the university is a leader in artificial intelligence (AI), as exhibited by its celebration of 60 years of AI research this year; supports that GAIL …
17 signatures
(Most recent: 6 Feb 2024)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 13
Liberal Democrat: 1
Independent: 1
Democratic Unionist Party: 1
Labour: 1
4th December 2023
Richard Thomson signed this EDM on Tuesday 5th December 2023

Monkton Milers' santa dash for Ayrshire Parkinson's Group

Tabled by: Philippa Whitford (Scottish National Party - Central Ayrshire)
That this House congratulates the Monkton Milers on organising their highly successful Santa Dash in Troon to raise funds for the Ayrshire Parkinson's Group; notes that Rachel Cox, Chairperson of the Milers, won the JogScotland Jog Leader of the Year in 2022, and acknowledges the valuable contribution such volunteer-led running …
16 signatures
(Most recent: 12 Dec 2023)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 15
Democratic Unionist Party: 1
8th November 2023
Richard Thomson signed this EDM on Tuesday 28th November 2023

Scientific hearing on animal experiments

Tabled by: Martyn Day (Scottish National Party - Linlithgow and East Falkirk)
That this House applauds the Animal Welfare (Sentience) Act 2022, enshrining in law the ability of animals to experience joy and feel suffering and pain; notes the science-based campaign For Life On Earth, with its Beagle Ambassador, rescued laboratory dog Betsy; is shocked to see the continuing harrowing exposés that …
69 signatures
(Most recent: 19 Feb 2024)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 28
Labour: 16
Liberal Democrat: 8
Independent: 5
Plaid Cymru: 3
Conservative: 3
Democratic Unionist Party: 3
Green Party: 1
Social Democratic & Labour Party: 1
Alba Party: 1
Alliance: 1
7th November 2023
Richard Thomson signed this EDM on Wednesday 8th November 2023

Sixth year of detention of Jagtar Singh Johal

Tabled by: Martin Docherty-Hughes (Scottish National Party - West Dunbartonshire)
That this House notes that Friday 4 November 2023 marked the sixth anniversary of the arbitrary detention in India of Jagtar Singh Johal, a Sikh activist and son of the Rock of Dumbarton held since being abducted from the street during his honeymoon by unidentified assailants who turned out to …
54 signatures
(Most recent: 7 Dec 2023)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 35
Labour: 7
Independent: 3
Plaid Cymru: 3
Liberal Democrat: 2
Democratic Unionist Party: 1
Green Party: 1
Alliance: 1
Conservative: 1
7th November 2023
Richard Thomson signed this EDM on Tuesday 7th November 2023

Protecting civilians in Gaza and Israel (No. 2)

Tabled by: Richard Burgon (Labour - Leeds East)
This House utterly condemns the massacre of Israeli civilians and taking of hostages by Hamas; agrees with the United Nations Secretary-General that these horrific acts do not justify responding with the collective punishment of the Palestinian people; expresses its deep alarm at the Israeli military bombardment and total siege of …
104 signatures
(Most recent: 14 Dec 2023)
Signatures by party:
Labour: 47
Scottish National Party: 40
Independent: 9
Plaid Cymru: 3
Social Democratic & Labour Party: 2
Alba Party: 2
Green Party: 1
Alliance: 1
Conservative: 1
24th October 2023
Richard Thomson signed this EDM as a sponsor on Tuesday 24th October 2023

50th anniversary of Sabhal Mòr Ostaig

Tabled by: Ian Blackford (Scottish National Party - Ross, Skye and Lochaber)
That this House warmly congratulates Sabhal Mòr Ostaig, the National Centre for Gaelic Language and Culture, on its 50th anniversary; recognises that from humble beginnings in an unused barn, Sabhal Mòr Ostaig has become a centre of excellence, providing world-class education, research and cultural opportunities to thousands of students from …
10 signatures
(Most recent: 26 Oct 2023)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 8
Democratic Unionist Party: 1
Alba Party: 1
17th October 2023
Richard Thomson signed this EDM on Friday 20th October 2023

Protecting civilians in Gaza and Israel

Tabled by: Richard Burgon (Labour - Leeds East)
This House utterly condemns the massacre of Israeli civilians and taking of hostages by Hamas; agrees with the United Nations Secretary-General that these horrific acts do not justify responding with the collective punishment of the Palestinian people; expresses its deep alarm at the Israeli military bombardment and total siege of …
95 signatures
(Most recent: 26 Oct 2023)
Signatures by party:
Labour: 40
Scottish National Party: 38
Independent: 9
Plaid Cymru: 3
Social Democratic & Labour Party: 2
Alba Party: 2
Green Party: 1
Alliance: 1
Conservative: 1
16th October 2023
Richard Thomson signed this EDM on Thursday 19th October 2023

Launch of SafeKab

Tabled by: Drew Hendry (Scottish National Party - Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey)
That this House congratulates Gavin Johnston and the team at Inverness Taxis on the successful launch of SafeKab, an app designed to improve safety for people using taxis in the Highlands; acknowledges SafeKab's commitment to enhancing passenger safety; and commends the hard work and commitment of all those involved in …
15 signatures
(Most recent: 25 Oct 2023)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 12
Independent: 1
Democratic Unionist Party: 1
Alba Party: 1
16th October 2023
Richard Thomson signed this EDM on Wednesday 18th October 2023

Israel's response to Hamas atrocities and the humanitarian crisis in Gaza

Tabled by: Brendan O'Hara (Scottish National Party - Argyll and Bute)
That this House unreservedly condemns Hamas and their appalling act of terrorist violence in which more than 1,400 Israeli civilians were murdered and hundreds more taken hostage; supports Israel’s right to find the perpetrators of those atrocities and hold them accountable for their actions;?believes that any Israeli response to those …
37 signatures
(Most recent: 25 Oct 2023)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 30
Plaid Cymru: 3
Labour: 2
Independent: 1
Alliance: 1
18th September 2023
Richard Thomson signed this EDM as a sponsor on Monday 16th October 2023

Senedd reform

Tabled by: Liz Saville Roberts (Plaid Cymru - Dwyfor Meirionnydd)
That this House notes the publication of electoral reform legislation by the Welsh Government as part of the Co-operation Agreement with Plaid Cymru on 18 September, 26 years to the day Wales voted Yes for devolution; recognises that these reforms follow the recommendations of a cross-party committee and will ensure …
12 signatures
(Most recent: 16 Oct 2023)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 7
Plaid Cymru: 3
Social Democratic & Labour Party: 1
Green Party: 1
11th September 2023
Richard Thomson signed this EDM on Friday 15th September 2023

UK manufactures of Lower Carbon Construction vehicles

Tabled by: Alistair Carmichael (Liberal Democrat - Orkney and Shetland)
This House welcomes the Government’s decision to review the lower weight limits being imposed on greener volumetric mobile concrete plants (VCMs) as a first step to reversing regulations that are devastating a great British manufacturer, threatening 15,000 skilled jobs in 137 constituencies, contributing £380 million to the UK economy; further …
21 signatures
(Most recent: 25 Oct 2023)
Signatures by party:
Labour: 8
Scottish National Party: 4
Liberal Democrat: 2
Democratic Unionist Party: 2
Conservative: 2
Independent: 2
Alba Party: 1
6th September 2023
Richard Thomson signed this EDM on Tuesday 12th September 2023

Compensation for nuclear test veterans

Tabled by: Peter Grant (Scottish National Party - Glenrothes)
That this House recognises the contribution of the nuclear test veterans, including the Royal Fleet Auxiliary veterans who were present during the nuclear testing programme from 1952 to 1967; acknowledges the sacrifices made by more than 20,000 British personnel who took part in these atomic tests; notes that nuclear test …
42 signatures
(Most recent: 26 Oct 2023)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 24
Labour: 7
Independent: 3
Plaid Cymru: 3
Democratic Unionist Party: 2
Green Party: 1
Liberal Democrat: 1
Alba Party: 1
5th September 2023
Richard Thomson signed this EDM on Wednesday 6th September 2023

Robbie Shepherd

Tabled by: Kirsty Blackman (Scottish National Party - Aberdeen North)
That this House recognises the life of Robbie Shepherd following his sad passing; acknowledges his outstanding contribution to broadcasting as host of Take the Floor; celebrates his accomplished literary works on Scottish country dancing and Scottish dance music; recalls his championing of Doric; and conveys condolences to his family and …
47 signatures
(Most recent: 25 Oct 2023)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 42
Democratic Unionist Party: 1
Liberal Democrat: 1
Conservative: 1
Independent: 1
Alba Party: 1
5th September 2023
Richard Thomson signed this EDM on Wednesday 6th September 2023

Retirement of coxswain Joe Miller from RNLI Troon Lifeboat

Tabled by: Philippa Whitford (Scottish National Party - Central Ayrshire)
That this House congratulates Joe Millar on his recent retirement from his role as coxswain of the RNLI Lifeboat in Troon, to which he has dedicated 31 years of service, initially as a volunteer, then as a full-time mechanic and, for the last 20 years, as coxswain; gives grateful thanks …
23 signatures
(Most recent: 25 Oct 2023)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 21
Democratic Unionist Party: 1
Alba Party: 1
18th July 2023
Richard Thomson signed this EDM on Monday 4th September 2023

DD8 Music in Kirriemuir

Tabled by: Dave Doogan (Scottish National Party - Angus)
That this House commends the achievements of the volunteers running community-based charity DD8 Music in Kirriemuir; notes their outstanding work to expand access to music and music-making to young people of all backgrounds; celebrates the success of the annual BonFest music festival, created and operated by DD8, which celebrates the …
15 signatures
(Most recent: 25 Oct 2023)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 12
Democratic Unionist Party: 1
Labour: 1
Alba Party: 1
10th July 2023
Richard Thomson signed this EDM on Monday 4th September 2023

OSI Renewables and Scotland's energy potential

Tabled by: Martyn Day (Scottish National Party - Linlithgow and East Falkirk)
That this House congratulates OSI Renewables, an engineering business headquartered in West Lothian, that has received four Spotlight on New Technology® awards from the offshore Technology Conference in Houston Texas, which span O&G, Deepsea Minerals and Floating Wind, a Hart Energy award, and Scottish Engineering’s Innovation Excellence Award 2023; commends …
23 signatures
(Most recent: 25 Oct 2023)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 17
Independent: 2
Alba Party: 2
Democratic Unionist Party: 1
Conservative: 1
7th June 2023
Richard Thomson signed this EDM on Monday 4th September 2023

Withdrawal from the Energy Charter Treaty

Tabled by: Wera Hobhouse (Liberal Democrat - Bath)
That this House notes the growing number of European countries withdrawing from the Energy Charter Treaty including France, Germany, Spain and Italy; is deeply concerned about the increasing number of legal cases from fossil fuel companies brought against countries introducing climate policy; notes with concern the impact these legal challenges …
66 signatures
(Most recent: 26 Oct 2023)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 26
Labour: 17
Liberal Democrat: 12
Independent: 5
Plaid Cymru: 3
Alba Party: 2
Green Party: 1
Social Democratic & Labour Party: 1
23rd May 2022
Richard Thomson signed this EDM on Monday 4th September 2023

Cape Holdings and asbestos research

Tabled by: Ian Lavery (Labour - Wansbeck)
That this House notes the court case which resulted in Cape International Holdings, one of the world’s largest asbestos manufacturers, being forced to publish documentation revealing their cover up of the dangers of asbestos, and activity lobbying the Government to water down exposure limits and warnings; is concerned that Cape …
47 signatures
(Most recent: 26 Oct 2023)
Signatures by party:
Labour: 28
Scottish National Party: 11
Independent: 4
Liberal Democrat: 1
Democratic Unionist Party: 1
Alba Party: 1
Green Party: 1
19th July 2023
Richard Thomson signed this EDM on Thursday 20th July 2023

The two child limit

Tabled by: Alison Thewliss (Scottish National Party - Glasgow Central)
That this House notes the publication of recent figures relating to the two child limit of Universal Credit and Working Tax Credits; understands that the two child limit prevents parents from claiming Child Tax Credit or Universal Credit for any third or subsequent child born after April 2017; observes that …
35 signatures
(Most recent: 26 Oct 2023)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 26
Plaid Cymru: 3
Independent: 2
Labour: 2
Green Party: 1
Social Democratic & Labour Party: 1
Alba Party: 1
4th July 2023
Richard Thomson signed this EDM on Wednesday 19th July 2023

Palestinians facing persecution

Tabled by: Andy McDonald (Independent - Middlesbrough)
That this House recognises that the Palestinian people are under unprecedented attack; notes that the Israeli Government, one of the most right-wing in its history, has launched its biggest military incursion in the West Bank in two decades, is announcing thousands of new illegal settlements on a regular basis, continuing …
58 signatures
(Most recent: 23 Oct 2023)
Signatures by party:
Labour: 26
Scottish National Party: 22
Independent: 6
Alba Party: 2
Green Party: 1
Social Democratic & Labour Party: 1
Plaid Cymru: 1
6th July 2023
Richard Thomson signed this EDM on Thursday 13th July 2023

Support for Sporting Heritage

Tabled by: Alyn Smith (Scottish National Party - Stirling)
That this House believes that the preservation of sporting heritage is a vitally important strand of cultural work in the public, private and third-sector; also believes that the collection, maintenance and presentation of photographs, documents, records and memorabilia relating to sporting achievements, participants and institutions form a key part of …
13 signatures
(Most recent: 4 Sep 2023)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 10
Labour: 2
Democratic Unionist Party: 1
28th June 2023
Richard Thomson signed this EDM on Thursday 6th July 2023

Basque peace process and policy on prisoner dispersal

Tabled by: George Howarth (Labour - Knowsley)
That this House welcomes news of the end of the policy of prisoner dispersal applied to Basque politically motivated prisoners for over 30 years and that the remaining 156 prisoners are now held in jails in the Basque country; agrees that this is a positive step towards a lasting and …
21 signatures
(Most recent: 4 Sep 2023)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 9
Labour: 3
Plaid Cymru: 3
Independent: 2
Alba Party: 2
Democratic Unionist Party: 1
Green Party: 1
20th June 2023
Richard Thomson signed this EDM on Thursday 29th June 2023

The Ministerial Code and parliamentary standards

Tabled by: Dawn Butler (Labour - Brent Central)
That this House believes that trust in the Ministerial Code has been eroded; further believes that the Prime Minister should no longer be the guardian of the Code as this does not provide necessary safeguards; and calls for steps to be taken to make the House of Commons responsible for …
42 signatures
(Most recent: 25 Oct 2023)
Signatures by party:
Labour: 17
Scottish National Party: 10
Liberal Democrat: 5
Independent: 4
Plaid Cymru: 3
Social Democratic & Labour Party: 2
Green Party: 1
Alliance: 1
Alba Party: 1
27th June 2023
Richard Thomson signed this EDM on Wednesday 28th June 2023

Nuclear test veterans

Tabled by: Owen Thompson (Scottish National Party - Midlothian)
That this House acknowledges the treatment of nuclear test veterans in Scotland and the rest of the UK; notes their continuing battle for justice and recognition for their role; further notes with disappointment the latest delay to the issuing of a medal to these veterans; further acknowledges their ongoing anger …
41 signatures
(Most recent: 26 Oct 2023)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 19
Labour: 11
Plaid Cymru: 3
Liberal Democrat: 2
Democratic Unionist Party: 2
Independent: 1
Conservative: 1
Green Party: 1
Alba Party: 1
26th June 2023
Richard Thomson signed this EDM on Monday 26th June 2023

Death of Craig Brown CBE

Tabled by: Gavin Newlands (Scottish National Party - Paisley and Renfrewshire North)
That this House notes the sad passing of legendary Scotland Men’s Team Manager Craig Brown CBE who passed away at the age of 82; notes the regard he is held in across the football community, particularly the Tartan Army who hold him in the highest esteem; acknowledges that Craig was …
54 signatures
(Most recent: 25 Oct 2023)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 43
Independent: 4
Democratic Unionist Party: 3
Conservative: 1
Liberal Democrat: 1
Labour: 1
Alba Party: 1
11th May 2023
Richard Thomson signed this EDM on Tuesday 20th June 2023

Alzheimer Scotland and Dementia Awareness Week

Tabled by: Kirsten Oswald (Scottish National Party - East Renfrewshire)
That this House recognsies Dementia Action Week in England and Wales which is taking place from 16 to 22 May and Dementia Awareness Week in Scotland which is taking place from 29 May to 4 June; understands this year’s Dementia Awareness Week in Scotland focuses on tackling the stigma faced …
22 signatures
(Most recent: 20 Jun 2023)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 12
Labour: 5
Plaid Cymru: 3
Liberal Democrat: 1
Democratic Unionist Party: 1
12th June 2023
Richard Thomson signed this EDM on Thursday 15th June 2023

Menstrual Hygiene Day

Tabled by: Philippa Whitford (Scottish National Party - Central Ayrshire)
That this House calls on the Government to acknowledge the global Menstrual Hygiene Day by recognising the reality of period poverty in the UK, which has been exacerbated by the cost-of-living crisis; notes that last year there was an 87 per cent surge in demand for free period products by …
38 signatures
(Most recent: 26 Oct 2023)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 26
Labour: 3
Plaid Cymru: 3
Independent: 2
Liberal Democrat: 2
Democratic Unionist Party: 1
Green Party: 1
2nd May 2023
Richard Thomson signed this EDM on Tuesday 6th June 2023

Judicial review on miscarriages of justice between 1982 and 2016

Tabled by: Liz Saville Roberts (Plaid Cymru - Dwyfor Meirionnydd)
That this House notes the series of cases since the 1980s investigated by South Wales Police force that resulted in wrongful convictions; further notes the devastating impact that wrongful accusation and imprisonment can have on people subject to miscarriages of justice; expresses concern that many of the perpetrators of these …
10 signatures
(Most recent: 6 Jun 2023)
Signatures by party:
Plaid Cymru: 3
Scottish National Party: 3
Labour: 3
Alba Party: 1
11th May 2023
Richard Thomson signed this EDM on Monday 5th June 2023

75th anniversary of the Nakba

Tabled by: Layla Moran (Liberal Democrat - Oxford West and Abingdon)
That this House notes that Monday 15 May 2023 marks 75 years since 750,000 Palestinians were expelled or fled from Palestine in what is now known as the Nakba; notes that there are now over five and a half million Palestinian refugees worldwide and supports these refugees' rights in line …
21 signatures
(Most recent: 14 Jun 2023)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 7
Liberal Democrat: 5
Labour: 3
Independent: 2
Green Party: 1
Alba Party: 1
Democratic Unionist Party: 1
Plaid Cymru: 1
17th April 2023
Richard Thomson signed this EDM on Monday 5th June 2023

20th anniversary of shooting of Tom Hurndall

Tabled by: Andy McDonald (Independent - Middlesbrough)
That this House notes that April 2023 marks twenty years since 22 year old British photojournalist, Tom Hurndall, was shot in the head by an Israeli army sniper as he tried to rescue Palestinian children from the line of gunfire in Gaza; further notes that he died in January 2004 …
62 signatures
(Most recent: 4 Sep 2023)
Signatures by party:
Labour: 28
Scottish National Party: 15
Liberal Democrat: 8
Independent: 7
Conservative: 2
Green Party: 1
Social Democratic & Labour Party: 1
Alliance: 1
28th February 2023
Richard Thomson signed this EDM on Monday 5th June 2023

Freedom of religion or belief in Iran

Tabled by: Alexander Stafford (Conservative - Rother Valley)
That this House deplores the ongoing human rights violations being perpetrated by the Islamic Republic of Iran; notes that these violations come in a context of more general restrictions on the right to freedom of religion or belief for many religious minorities in Iran, including Christians and the Baha’i, and …
47 signatures
(Most recent: 26 Oct 2023)
Signatures by party:
Labour: 16
Scottish National Party: 12
Democratic Unionist Party: 6
Conservative: 4
Independent: 4
Liberal Democrat: 3
Social Democratic & Labour Party: 2
Alliance: 1
Green Party: 1
15th December 2022
Richard Thomson signed this EDM on Monday 5th June 2023

Palestinians living in Masafer Yatta

Tabled by: Tony Lloyd (Labour - Rochdale)
That this House is deeply concerned by the Israeli High Court of Justice’s decision to approve the eviction of Palestinians living in the Masafer Yatta region of the occupied West Bank to make room for Israeli military training; highlights that the demolitions and confiscations occurring in the occupied West Bank …
36 signatures
(Most recent: 14 Jun 2023)
Signatures by party:
Labour: 15
Scottish National Party: 6
Liberal Democrat: 5
Independent: 4
Plaid Cymru: 3
Alba Party: 2
Green Party: 1
24th April 2023
Richard Thomson signed this EDM on Tuesday 25th April 2023

Voter ID requirements

Tabled by: Helen Morgan (Liberal Democrat - North Shropshire)
That this House expresses deep concern at the failure of the Government’s Voter Authority Certificate (VAC) scheme, introduced as an alternative form of photo voter ID for those who do not hold an accepted form of ID under the Voter ID requirements as per the Election Act 2022, and the …
39 signatures
(Most recent: 22 May 2023)
Signatures by party:
Liberal Democrat: 10
Labour: 10
Scottish National Party: 10
Independent: 4
Plaid Cymru: 3
Green Party: 1
Alba Party: 1
28th March 2023
Richard Thomson signed this EDM on Monday 17th April 2023

Charleston Academy 200th school to join the Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework programme

Tabled by: Drew Hendry (Scottish National Party - Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey)
That this House congratulates Charleston Academy in Inverness on becoming the 200th school in Scotland to join the Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework School Ambassador programme; recognises the valuable work of the Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework School Ambassador programme in offering secondary schools the opportunity to learn more about …
11 signatures
(Most recent: 18 Apr 2023)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 10
Democratic Unionist Party: 1
28th March 2023
Richard Thomson signed this EDM on Monday 17th April 2023

Special Needs Action Project stars in their eyes fundraising at Kingsmills Hotel

Tabled by: Drew Hendry (Scottish National Party - Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey)
That this House congratulates the team at Kingsmills Hotel on the success of their recent fundraiser in aid of the Special Needs Action Project; recognises that the Special Needs Action Project do incredibly valuable work to support local children with special needs and their families, including offering sensory play sessions, …
13 signatures
(Most recent: 18 Apr 2023)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 11
Democratic Unionist Party: 1
Independent: 1
28th March 2023
Richard Thomson signed this EDM on Monday 17th April 2023

Inverness Business Improvement District

Tabled by: Drew Hendry (Scottish National Party - Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey)
That this House congratulates Inverness Business Improvement District on their recent success in being voted in for another five year term; recognises that this success is down to their unwavering hard work and commitment to improving Inverness city centre for those who live, work and run businesses in Inverness; pays …
11 signatures
(Most recent: 18 Apr 2023)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 10
Democratic Unionist Party: 1
29th March 2023
Richard Thomson signed this EDM on Monday 17th April 2023

Scotland men’s national football team

Tabled by: Gavin Newlands (Scottish National Party - Paisley and Renfrewshire North)
That this House congratulates the Scotland men’s national team’s 2-0 victory over Spain in their UEFA Euro 2024 qualifying fixture; applauds Scott McTominay on his two goals to secure all three points; acknowledges that the victory made it two wins from two games and that Scotland sit atop the group …
49 signatures
(Most recent: 17 Apr 2023)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 41
Plaid Cymru: 3
Independent: 2
Conservative: 2
Democratic Unionist Party: 1
21st September 2022
Richard Thomson signed this EDM on Thursday 9th March 2023

Pension Credit and the cost of living payment eligibility period

Tabled by: Anne McLaughlin (Scottish National Party - Glasgow North East)
That this House understands that the eligibility period for the £650 cost of living payment for anyone receiving Pension Credit has passed; recognises that the uptake of Pension Credit is low; understands that Pension Credit and the associated benefits, including the £650 cost of living payment, provide vital support to …
48 signatures
(Most recent: 17 Apr 2023)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 28
Labour: 12
Plaid Cymru: 3
Democratic Unionist Party: 2
Independent: 2
Social Democratic & Labour Party: 1
Alba Party: 1
6th March 2023
Richard Thomson signed this EDM on Thursday 9th March 2023

The Loan Charge

Tabled by: Karl Turner (Labour - Kingston upon Hull East)
That this House is concerned that suicides have been linked to the Loan Charge and that despite the Morse Review, thousands face unaffordable demands, with the risk of further suicides; notes that most people facing action were mis-sold schemes and that HMRC are demanding scheme users repay disputed tax; further …
118 signatures
(Most recent: 11 Jul 2023)
Signatures by party:
Labour: 36
Scottish National Party: 33
Conservative: 17
Liberal Democrat: 14
Democratic Unionist Party: 7
Independent: 5
Plaid Cymru: 3
Alba Party: 2
Green Party: 1
Social Democratic & Labour Party: 1
18th January 2023
Richard Thomson signed this EDM on Tuesday 24th January 2023

UK arms sales to Saudi Arabia for use in Yemen

Tabled by: Kim Johnson (Labour - Liverpool, Riverside)
That this House notes with concern the ongoing devastation of the war on Yemen, which has repeatedly been named one of the worst humanitarian disasters in the world since the Saudi-led Coalition first launched airstrikes in March 2015; further notes that the Government continues to allow arms sales to Saudi …
73 signatures
(Most recent: 17 Apr 2023)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 33
Labour: 20
Liberal Democrat: 10
Independent: 4
Plaid Cymru: 3
Green Party: 1
Alba Party: 1
Democratic Unionist Party: 1
Social Democratic & Labour Party: 1
24th January 2023
Richard Thomson signed this EDM on Tuesday 24th January 2023

Celebration of the life and work of Robert (Rabbie) Burns

Tabled by: Allan Dorans (Scottish National Party - Ayr, Carrick and Cumnock)
That this House notes and celebrates the 264th anniversary of the birth of Robert (Rabbie) Burns, Scotland’s National Bard, in Alloway on 25 January 1759; notes that he is regarded as a pioneer of the Romantic literacy movement, and after his death became a great source of inspiration to the …
51 signatures
(Most recent: 6 Feb 2023)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 43
Plaid Cymru: 3
Independent: 2
Conservative: 1
Democratic Unionist Party: 1
Labour: 1
24th January 2023
Richard Thomson signed this EDM on Tuesday 24th January 2023

Constitutional Law

Tabled by: Brendan O'Hara (Scottish National Party - Argyll and Bute)
That an humble Address be presented to His Majesty, praying that the Gender Recognition Reform (Scotland) Bill (Prohibition on Submission for Royal Assent) Order 2023 (S.I., 2023, No. 41), dated 17 January 2023, a copy of which was laid before this House on 17 January 2023, be annulled.
52 signatures
(Most recent: 25 Jan 2023)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 42
Plaid Cymru: 3
Liberal Democrat: 3
Social Democratic & Labour Party: 2
Green Party: 1
Independent: 1
11th January 2023
Richard Thomson signed this EDM on Monday 16th January 2023

Social Security

Tabled by: Stephen Flynn (Scottish National Party - Aberdeen South)
That an humble Address be presented to His Majesty, praying that the Universal Credit (Administrative Earnings Threshold) (Amendment) Regulations 2023 (S.I., 2023, No. 7), dated 6 January 2023, a copy of which was laid before this House on 9 January 2023, be annulled.
47 signatures
(Most recent: 16 Jan 2023)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 43
Independent: 2
Green Party: 1
Conservative: 1
9th January 2023
Richard Thomson signed this EDM on Wednesday 11th January 2023

Wales Air Ambulance 22nd Anniversary

Tabled by: Liz Saville Roberts (Plaid Cymru - Dwyfor Meirionnydd)
That this house commemorates the success and importance of the Wales Air Ambulance Charity ahead of its twenty-second anniversary on St David’s Day; notes that this life saving emergency service has taken part in over 41,000 missions saving lives across Wales and has made our country and our communities better …
9 signatures
(Most recent: 17 Apr 2023)
Signatures by party:
Plaid Cymru: 3
Scottish National Party: 2
Labour: 2
Democratic Unionist Party: 1
Liberal Democrat: 1
12th December 2022
Richard Thomson signed this EDM on Wednesday 14th December 2022

80th anniversary of acknowledgement of Holocaust in the House of Commons

Tabled by: Kirsten Oswald (Scottish National Party - East Renfrewshire)
That this House notes that Saturday 17 December marks the 80th anniversary of the Government first publicly acknowledging the Holocaust in the House of Commons chamber; recalls that then Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, Mr Anthony Eden MP, during a statement to the House regarding a joint declaration from …
61 signatures
(Most recent: 12 Jan 2023)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 41
Labour: 5
Conservative: 4
Independent: 4
Plaid Cymru: 3
Liberal Democrat: 2
Democratic Unionist Party: 1
Green Party: 1
15th December 2022
Richard Thomson signed this EDM as the primary signatory on Thursday 8th December 2022

160th anniversary of Laings of Inverurie

Tabled by: Richard Thomson (Scottish National Party - Gordon)
That this House pays tribute to the continuing success and growth of Laings of Inverurie, established as an independent family business in 1862, who have recently celebrated their 160th anniversary as one of the largest independent retailers of kitchens, bathrooms and bedrooms in the UK; acknowledges the vital importance of …
16 signatures
(Most recent: 11 Jan 2023)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 16
30th November 2022
Richard Thomson signed this EDM on Monday 5th December 2022

150th anniversary of first international football match

Tabled by: Gavin Newlands (Scottish National Party - Paisley and Renfrewshire North)
That this House notes that St. Andrew’s Day marks the 150th anniversary of the first international football match played between Scotland and England at the West of Scotland cricket ground in Glasgow in 1872, attracting a crowd of around 4,000 each paying one shilling for entry; notes that the final …
47 signatures
(Most recent: 12 Jan 2023)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 42
Plaid Cymru: 3
Democratic Unionist Party: 1
Conservative: 1
11th October 2022
Richard Thomson signed this EDM on Tuesday 15th November 2022

Securing equal pay

Tabled by: Chris Stephens (Scottish National Party - Glasgow South West)
This House recognises the years of pay discrimination that local government workers – primarily women – endured under Labour administrations in Scotland; recognises the determination shown by those workers in their fight for equal pay; welcomes the progress that councils across Scotland have made in providing equal pay settlements to …
25 signatures
(Most recent: 12 Jan 2023)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 18
Plaid Cymru: 3
Alba Party: 2
Democratic Unionist Party: 1
Green Party: 1
25th May 2022
Richard Thomson signed this EDM on Monday 14th November 2022

The imprisonment of Alaa Abd el-Fattah

Tabled by: Layla Moran (Liberal Democrat - Oxford West and Abingdon)
That this House condemns the imprisonment of Alaa Abd el-Fattah for eight of the last nine years in Egypt; notes that as of 26 May, Alaa is on his 55th day of hunger strike; recalls that Alaa is a human rights activist and has been identified by Amnesty International as …
27 signatures
(Most recent: 12 Dec 2022)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 13
Labour: 5
Liberal Democrat: 3
Plaid Cymru: 3
Green Party: 1
Democratic Unionist Party: 1
Independent: 1
7th November 2022
Richard Thomson signed this EDM on Wednesday 9th November 2022

Detention of Jagtar Singh Johal

Tabled by: Martin Docherty-Hughes (Scottish National Party - West Dunbartonshire)
That this House notes that Friday 4 November 2022 marks the fifth anniversary of the arbitrary detention in India of Jagtar Singh Johal, a Sikh activist from Dumbarton held since being abducted from the street during his honeymoon by unidentified assailants who turned out to be undercover police agents; further …
57 signatures
(Most recent: 28 Apr 2023)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 35
Labour: 10
Liberal Democrat: 3
Plaid Cymru: 3
Independent: 2
Democratic Unionist Party: 1
Green Party: 1
Conservative: 1
Alba Party: 1
12th October 2022
Richard Thomson signed this EDM on Tuesday 18th October 2022

Uprating benefits in line with inflation

Tabled by: Angela Crawley (Scottish National Party - Lanark and Hamilton East)
That this House calls for benefits to be uprated in line with inflation as a means of mitigating the impact of the cost of living crisis on households in the UK; understands the additional burdens that the cost of living crisis is placing upon low income households; expresses its concern …
45 signatures
(Most recent: 12 Jan 2023)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 22
Labour: 14
Independent: 3
Plaid Cymru: 3
Alba Party: 2
Social Democratic & Labour Party: 1
Green Party: 1
11th October 2022
Richard Thomson signed this EDM on Tuesday 18th October 2022

MS Society report entitled Reduced to breaking point

Tabled by: Martyn Day (Scottish National Party - Linlithgow and East Falkirk)
That this House welcomes Reduced to breaking point, the MS Society report on the cost of living for people with MS; is alarmed by the findings that 33 per cent. of people with MS are either struggling or really struggling on their current income; is concerned that three in ten …
42 signatures
(Most recent: 26 Oct 2023)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 19
Labour: 12
Independent: 3
Democratic Unionist Party: 3
Plaid Cymru: 3
Social Democratic & Labour Party: 1
Alba Party: 1
Alliance: 1
22nd September 2022
Richard Thomson signed this EDM on Tuesday 11th October 2022

UK Embassy in Israel

Tabled by: Alyn Smith (Scottish National Party - Stirling)
That this House expresses its deep concern regarding the Government's review into moving the UK Embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem; notes that, on 21st September 2022, the Prime Minister told her Israeli counterpart about her review of the current location of the British embassy in Israel during …
37 signatures
(Most recent: 16 Oct 2023)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 22
Labour: 6
Plaid Cymru: 3
Independent: 2
Liberal Democrat: 1
Green Party: 1
Alliance: 1
Alba Party: 1
Social Democratic & Labour Party: 1
4th July 2022
Richard Thomson signed this EDM on Tuesday 11th October 2022

VAT and electric vehicle charging

Tabled by: Sarah Olney (Liberal Democrat - Richmond Park)
That this House notes there is a discrepancy between VAT on residential off-street electric vehicle charging which is charged at 5 per cent and VAT on public charging which is charged at 20 per cent; urges the Government to scrap this discrepancy and reduce VAT on public charging to 5 …
32 signatures
(Most recent: 17 Jan 2023)
Signatures by party:
Liberal Democrat: 11
Scottish National Party: 8
Labour: 5
Independent: 3
Plaid Cymru: 3
Democratic Unionist Party: 1
Conservative: 1
11th October 2022
Richard Thomson signed this EDM as a sponsor on Tuesday 11th October 2022

40th Anniversary of Ayrshire Fiddle Orchestra

Tabled by: Philippa Whitford (Scottish National Party - Central Ayrshire)
That this House congratulates the Ayrshire Fiddle Orchestra on the 40th anniversary of its founding, on 23rd October 1982, by Wallace & Lex Galbraith with the aim of developing the musical skills and a love of traditional Scottish Fiddle Music among young musicians in the South West of Scotland; notes …
19 signatures
(Most recent: 23 May 2023)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 14
Plaid Cymru: 3
Democratic Unionist Party: 1
Alba Party: 1
21st September 2022
Richard Thomson signed this EDM as the primary signatory on Wednesday 21st September 2022

Scottish Emergency Rescue Association and humanitarian efforts

Tabled by: Richard Thomson (Scottish National Party - Gordon)
That this House recognises the humanitarian efforts of the Scottish Emergency Rescue Association (SERA) in delivering over 70 fully equipped fire appliances and ambulances to countries including Ukraine, Moldova, Romania and Burundi over the past 14 years; notes SERA has trained hundreds of local firefighters in each of the host …
17 signatures
(Most recent: 12 Jan 2023)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 9
Plaid Cymru: 3
Labour: 2
Democratic Unionist Party: 1
Independent: 1
Alba Party: 1
6th September 2022
Richard Thomson signed this EDM on Wednesday 7th September 2022

Achievements of Daniel Cornet

Tabled by: Douglas Chapman (Scottish National Party - Dunfermline and West Fife)
That this House praises Dunfermline’s Daniel Cornet on winning gold in mini tennis at the British Transplant Games; notes that Daniel accomplished this just one week after leaving hospital following a major operation; commends Daniel for the strength and resilience he has shown since he was diagnosed with end stage …
22 signatures
(Most recent: 23 Sep 2022)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 17
Plaid Cymru: 3
Democratic Unionist Party: 1
Alba Party: 1
5th September 2022
Richard Thomson signed this EDM as a sponsor on Monday 5th September 2022

1st Troon Boys Brigade and 2022 World Pipe Band Championships

Tabled by: Philippa Whitford (Scottish National Party - Central Ayrshire)
That this House congratulates the 1st Troon Boys Brigade Pipe Band on winning first place and becoming Champions in the Grade 4B class at the 2022 World Pipe Band Championships, held at Glasgow Green on 12-13 August 2022 in front of 40,000 spectators; commends the musicians, their families and the …
18 signatures
(Most recent: 23 May 2023)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 12
Plaid Cymru: 3
Independent: 1
Democratic Unionist Party: 1
Alba Party: 1
12th July 2022
Richard Thomson signed this EDM on Tuesday 19th July 2022

Public scientific hearing on animal experiments

Tabled by: Lisa Cameron (Conservative - East Kilbride, Strathaven and Lesmahagow)
That this House applauds the new Animal Sentience Bill, enshrining in law the ability of animals to experience joy and feel suffering and pain; notes the science-based campaign For Life On Earth with its Beagle Ambassador, rescued laboratory dog Betsy; is shocked to see the harrowing exposé showing thousands of …
93 signatures
(Most recent: 13 Sep 2023)
Signatures by party:
Labour: 35
Scottish National Party: 25
Liberal Democrat: 12
Independent: 7
Democratic Unionist Party: 4
Conservative: 3
Plaid Cymru: 3
Alba Party: 2
Social Democratic & Labour Party: 2
Alliance: 1
Green Party: 1
11th July 2022
Richard Thomson signed this EDM as the primary signatory on Monday 11th July 2022

Pat Scott retirement from the Huntly Express

Tabled by: Richard Thomson (Scottish National Party - Gordon)
That this House notes Pat Scott is retiring as Chief Reporter with Highland News and Media, having served as Editor of the Huntly Express; understands that Pat joined the Huntly Express in 1978 and has reported on Huntly and district diligently since that time; notes that Pat has worked for …
15 signatures
(Most recent: 5 Sep 2022)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 13
Labour: 1
Democratic Unionist Party: 1
11th July 2022
Richard Thomson signed this EDM on Monday 11th July 2022

Maximum temperature in the workplace

Tabled by: Ian Mearns (Labour - Gateshead)
That this House notes that recent surveys of workplace health and safety representatives show that high temperatures are one of their top concerns; regrets that workers in the UK have no guaranteed legal safeguards from working in uncomfortable high temperatures, and that the consequences of this range from dizziness, tiredness, …
56 signatures
(Most recent: 10 Jul 2023)
Signatures by party:
Labour: 35
Scottish National Party: 9
Independent: 4
Plaid Cymru: 3
Liberal Democrat: 2
Conservative: 1
Green Party: 1
Social Democratic & Labour Party: 1
Alba Party: 1
6th July 2022
Richard Thomson signed this EDM as a sponsor on Wednesday 6th July 2022

Death of Andy Goram

Tabled by: Chris Stephens (Scottish National Party - Glasgow South West)
That this House notes with deep sadness the passing of former Rangers, Hibernian, Motherwell, Manchester United, Oldham and Scottish International footballer Andy Goram at the age of 58; recognises he was one of the most talented goalkeepers in Scottish and British football in the '80s and '90s; applauds his achievements …
18 signatures
(Most recent: 20 Jul 2022)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 13
Independent: 2
Democratic Unionist Party: 1
Alba Party: 1
Liberal Democrat: 1
10th May 2022
Richard Thomson signed this EDM on Tuesday 5th July 2022

Disability Benefit Assessments and the Health & Disability Green Paper

Tabled by: Marsha De Cordova (Labour - Battersea)
That this House notes that Department for Work and Pensions statistics show that of the 1.5 million Incapacity Benefit claimants who were assessed for Employment Support Allowance (ESA) up until June 2019, 268,000 were found Fit for Work, a proportion of 18 per cent, that between 2013-2020, only 66,000 out …
79 signatures
(Most recent: 11 Oct 2022)
Signatures by party:
Labour: 37
Scottish National Party: 21
Liberal Democrat: 9
Independent: 4
Plaid Cymru: 3
Democratic Unionist Party: 2
Green Party: 1
Alba Party: 1
Alliance: 1
11th May 2022
Richard Thomson signed this EDM on Monday 20th June 2022

Abortion rights in the United States

Tabled by: Diane Abbott (Independent - Hackney North and Stoke Newington)
That this House expresses its grave concern about the series of attacks that have been launched in the United States on a woman's right to choose; notes that the leaked opinion of the US Supreme Court overturning the judgement of Roe v Wade has been authenticated; is aware that poorer …
43 signatures
(Most recent: 17 Apr 2023)
Signatures by party:
Labour: 18
Scottish National Party: 9
Liberal Democrat: 7
Independent: 3
Plaid Cymru: 3
Alliance: 1
Green Party: 1
Conservative: 1
Social Democratic & Labour Party: 1
13th June 2022
Richard Thomson signed this EDM on Monday 20th June 2022

Israeli Flag Day in Occupied East Jerusalem

Tabled by: Tommy Sheppard (Scottish National Party - Edinburgh East)
That this House condemns the annual Israeli flag march through Palestinian neighbourhoods of occupied East Jerusalem marked by widespread racist chants, including death to Arabs and we will burn your village; further condemns the frequent attacks on Palestinian residents of East Jerusalem by marchers, and attacks on journalists, including this …
28 signatures
(Most recent: 11 Oct 2022)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 20
Labour: 5
Independent: 3
8th June 2022
Richard Thomson signed this EDM on Friday 10th June 2022

The role of design in tackling climate change

Tabled by: Barry Sheerman (Labour (Co-op) - Huddersfield)
That this House notes the contribution the UK design sector makes to economic, cultural and social development across the entire country; celebrates the positive economic contribution design makes to the UK economy and its associated relationship to sustainable growth; believes that design can be used to address some of society’s …
20 signatures
(Most recent: 5 Sep 2022)
Signatures by party:
Labour: 8
Plaid Cymru: 3
Scottish National Party: 3
Liberal Democrat: 2
Independent: 2
Alba Party: 1
Democratic Unionist Party: 1
6th June 2022
Richard Thomson signed this EDM on Friday 10th June 2022

50 years of Pride in the UK

Tabled by: Angela Crawley (Scottish National Party - Lanark and Hamilton East)
That this House welcomes Pride Month 2022, running from 1st to 30th June; understands Pride is a month-long celebration of the establishment of the LGBTQIA+ rights movement that followed the Stonewall riots in New York in 1969; recognises this year marks 50 years of the Pride movement in the UK, …
40 signatures
(Most recent: 26 Oct 2023)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 16
Labour: 11
Liberal Democrat: 4
Independent: 3
Plaid Cymru: 3
Social Democratic & Labour Party: 1
Green Party: 1
Conservative: 1
Alliance: 1
17th May 2022
Richard Thomson signed this EDM on Wednesday 8th June 2022

Specialist Huntington’s Disease Services

Tabled by: Hilary Benn (Labour - Leeds Central)
That this House notes that Huntington’s Disease is a rare, hereditary and incurable neurological condition that slowly robs patients of their ability to walk, talk, eat, drink, make decisions and care for themselves; notes that a University of Aberdeen study, published in the Journal of Neurology, highlights that the number …
112 signatures
(Most recent: 26 Oct 2023)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 41
Labour: 36
Liberal Democrat: 14
Independent: 6
Democratic Unionist Party: 5
Plaid Cymru: 3
Conservative: 3
Alba Party: 2
Social Democratic & Labour Party: 1
Alliance: 1
Green Party: 1
6th June 2022
Richard Thomson signed this EDM on Wednesday 8th June 2022

Treatment of Liverpool fans at the 2022 Champions League Final in Paris

Tabled by: Ian Byrne (Labour - Liverpool, West Derby)
That this House condemns the deeply disturbing treatment by French police of Liverpool and Real Madrid fans outside Stade de France at the Champions League Final in Paris; notes catastrophic failures in stadium management by UEFA and French authorities which threatened the lives and wellbeing of supporters; further notes the …
81 signatures
(Most recent: 20 Feb 2023)
Signatures by party:
Labour: 53
Independent: 8
Scottish National Party: 7
Liberal Democrat: 4
Plaid Cymru: 3
Conservative: 2
Democratic Unionist Party: 1
Alba Party: 1
Green Party: 1
Alliance: 1
7th June 2022
Richard Thomson signed this EDM on Tuesday 7th June 2022

Ratification of the Istanbul Convention

Tabled by: Gavin Newlands (Scottish National Party - Paisley and Renfrewshire North)
That this House notes that 8 June 2022 will mark ten years since the UK signed the Istanbul Convention on protecting women and girls from violence; commends the work by IC Change and other groups in campaigning for the UK’s ratification of the treaty; welcomes the recent announcement by the …
57 signatures
(Most recent: 17 Oct 2022)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 41
Labour: 5
Plaid Cymru: 3
Conservative: 2
Independent: 2
Liberal Democrat: 1
Green Party: 1
Democratic Unionist Party: 1
Alliance: 1
25th May 2022
Richard Thomson signed this EDM on Monday 6th June 2022

UN adopts World Seagrass Day

Tabled by: Douglas Chapman (Scottish National Party - Dunfermline and West Fife)
That this House notes the recent decision of the UN General Assembly to adopt a resolution from the government of Sri Lanka to recognise March 1st as World Seagrass Day; welcomes this initiative as an opportunity to raise awareness of seagrass restoration and to highlight the importance of promoting action …
11 signatures
(Most recent: 28 Apr 2023)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 6
Plaid Cymru: 3
Democratic Unionist Party: 1
Alba Party: 1
25th May 2022
Richard Thomson signed this EDM on Monday 6th June 2022

Effect of standing charges on vulnerable consumers

Tabled by: Patricia Gibson (Scottish National Party - North Ayrshire and Arran)
That this House acknowledges the increase in the energy price cap, has seen household energy costs rising exponentially from 1 April 2022; notes the standing charges applied daily to consumers is also rising, by at least 80 per cent in most cases; understands that this charge is applied regardless of …
22 signatures
(Most recent: 18 Jul 2022)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 14
Plaid Cymru: 3
Labour: 3
Democratic Unionist Party: 1
Independent: 1
24th May 2022
Richard Thomson signed this EDM on Monday 6th June 2022

Storage of US nuclear weapons in the UK

Tabled by: Kirsten Oswald (Scottish National Party - East Renfrewshire)
That this House is deeply concerned that the United Kingdom has been added to the United States’ list of nuclear weapons storage site locations in Europe and that, according to information released by the United States' government, these storage sites are being upgraded; is concerned that this signals a change …
46 signatures
(Most recent: 16 Oct 2023)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 25
Labour: 12
Independent: 4
Plaid Cymru: 3
Green Party: 1
Alba Party: 1
Social Democratic & Labour Party: 1
18th May 2022
Richard Thomson signed this EDM on Monday 6th June 2022

World’s first tidal turbine blade testing facility

Tabled by: Douglas Chapman (Scottish National Party - Dunfermline and West Fife)
That this House notes the world’s first testing facility for tidal turbine blades has opened in Rosyth; further notes that in less than three months the FastBlade facility will be able to simulate the stresses placed on a turbine blade over two decades of use; recognises this will allow for …
11 signatures
(Most recent: 6 Jun 2022)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 5
Independent: 2
Labour: 2
Democratic Unionist Party: 1
Alba Party: 1
6th June 2022
Richard Thomson signed this EDM as the primary signatory on Wednesday 1st June 2022

Mr Stanley Morrice MBE

Tabled by: Richard Thomson (Scottish National Party - Gordon)
That this House congratulates Mr Stanley Morrice on his being awarded an MBE for his services to the food and drink sector; recognises his role at the forefront of driving sustainable food and drink production in North-east Scotland; notes his leading role in the delivery of Seedpod, a £21 million …
6 signatures
(Most recent: 21 Jun 2022)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 5
Democratic Unionist Party: 1
6th June 2022
Richard Thomson signed this EDM as a sponsor on Friday 27th May 2022

Aberdeen Residents Standing With Ukraine

Tabled by: Stephen Flynn (Scottish National Party - Aberdeen South)
That this House recognises the hard work, compassion and dedication of Aberdeen residents Adrianna Sosnowska and Kacha Cwiklinska who have worked tirelessly in their efforts as part of the Polish Association and OWN Woman charity to get aid to Ukrainians who have been forced from their homes; acknowledges their continued …
11 signatures
(Most recent: 8 Jul 2022)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 8
Democratic Unionist Party: 1
Independent: 1
Alba Party: 1
26th May 2022
Richard Thomson signed this EDM as the primary signatory on Thursday 26th May 2022

Networks of Wellbeing & Defence Employer Recognition Scheme Award

Tabled by: Richard Thomson (Scottish National Party - Gordon)
That this House congratulates Huntly-based Networks of Wellbeing on being awarded the prestigious Defence Employer Recognition Scheme (ERS) Silver Award for 2022; notes that the Defence Employer Recognition Scheme recognises those who demonstrate or advocate support to the Armed Forces community and align their values with the Armed Forces Covenant; …
4 signatures
(Most recent: 21 Jun 2022)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 4
11th May 2022
Richard Thomson signed this EDM on Monday 16th May 2022

Killing of Shireen Abu Akleh

Tabled by: Grahame Morris (Labour - Easington)
That this House is shocked by the killing of Al-Jazeera journalist Shireen Abu Akleh by Israeli forces whilst reporting on raids in Jenin; extends its sincere condolences to her family and colleagues who are devastated? by her death; is appalled that this widely-respected, brave and committed journalist was hit by …
62 signatures
(Most recent: 17 Jul 2023)
Signatures by party:
Labour: 28
Scottish National Party: 20
Independent: 7
Plaid Cymru: 3
Alba Party: 2
Green Party: 1
Social Democratic & Labour Party: 1
Liberal Democrat: 1
27th April 2022
Richard Thomson signed this EDM on Tuesday 10th May 2022

Firefighters Memorial Day

Tabled by: Grahame Morris (Labour - Easington)
That this House joins with firefighters across the United Kingdom on Firefighters Memorial Day in remembering the bravery and sacrifice of over 2300 firefighters who have lost their lives in the line of duty; extends its sympathies especially on this memorial day to all the bereaved families of fallen firefighters; …
26 signatures
(Most recent: 10 May 2022)
Signatures by party:
Labour: 19
Scottish National Party: 4
Alba Party: 2
Independent: 1
28th March 2022
Richard Thomson signed this EDM on Monday 25th April 2022

Disability Benefit Assessments and the Health & Disability Green Paper

Tabled by: Marsha De Cordova (Labour - Battersea)
That this House notes that Department for Work and Pensions statistics show that of the 1.5 million Incapacity Benefit claimants who were assessed for Employment Support Allowance (ESA) up until June 2019, 268,000 were found Fit for Work, a proportion of18 per cent, that between 2013-2020, only 66,000 out of …
88 signatures
(Most recent: 10 May 2022)
Signatures by party:
Labour: 38
Scottish National Party: 26
Liberal Democrat: 9
Democratic Unionist Party: 4
Independent: 4
Plaid Cymru: 3
Alba Party: 2
Social Democratic & Labour Party: 2
Green Party: 1
Alliance: 1
14th June 2021
Richard Thomson signed this EDM on Tuesday 19th April 2022

Reductions in funding for conflict, peacebuilding and stabilisation efforts

Tabled by: Chris Law (Scottish National Party - Dundee West)
That this House regrets the £896 million funding cut to organisations that assist the Governments work on conflict, peacebuilding and stabilisation efforts; notes that these cuts effect the most unstable and impoverished conflict zones in the world including Syria, South Sudan, Nigeria, the Democratic Republic of Congo, and Yemen; is …
27 signatures
(Most recent: 19 Apr 2022)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 14
Labour: 6
Plaid Cymru: 3
Alba Party: 2
Independent: 1
Green Party: 1
29th March 2022
Richard Thomson signed this EDM as a sponsor on Wednesday 30th March 2022

Great Daffodil Appeal 2022

Tabled by: Jim Shannon (Democratic Unionist Party - Strangford)
That this House notes the conclusion of the Great Daffodil Appeal on 31 March 2022; further notes the phenomenal work that is carried out by Marie Curie and their nurses who are without doubt the best in the world at providing palliative care, as well as ongoing familial support; thanks …
10 signatures
(Most recent: 20 Apr 2022)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 4
Democratic Unionist Party: 2
Labour: 2
Conservative: 1
Liberal Democrat: 1
21st March 2022
Richard Thomson signed this EDM on Wednesday 30th March 2022

Cerebral palsy awareness month

Tabled by: Lisa Cameron (Conservative - East Kilbride, Strathaven and Lesmahagow)
That this House notes that March is cerebral palsy awareness month; supports removing the barriers faced by the adult cerebral palsy community, including in accessing healthcare services and progressing in the workplace; welcomes the publication of the third report of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Cerebral Palsy entitled Barriers for …
25 signatures
(Most recent: 20 Apr 2022)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 8
Labour: 8
Plaid Cymru: 3
Democratic Unionist Party: 2
Liberal Democrat: 2
Conservative: 1
Alba Party: 1
21st March 2022
Richard Thomson signed this EDM on Wednesday 30th March 2022

100,000 orphaned children in Ukraine

Tabled by: Lisa Cameron (Conservative - East Kilbride, Strathaven and Lesmahagow)
That this House condemns acts of aggression against Ukraine and reports of war crimes and crimes against humanity, supports the calls from the United Nations and the International Court of Justice for Russia to suspend the hostilities, commends the response and generosity of neighbouring countries that opened their doors to …
18 signatures
(Most recent: 19 Apr 2022)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 5
Labour: 5
Plaid Cymru: 3
Democratic Unionist Party: 2
Conservative: 1
Alba Party: 1
Liberal Democrat: 1
16th March 2022
Richard Thomson signed this EDM on Wednesday 30th March 2022

Standing charges on energy bills

Tabled by: Patricia Gibson (Scottish National Party - North Ayrshire and Arran)
That this House is deeply concerned about the rising costs of energy bills and the severe financial pressure this is placing on households across the UK; is alarmed that standing charges on energy bills could constitute as much as around one quarter of the entire energy bills of those consumers …
18 signatures
(Most recent: 27 Apr 2022)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 10
Plaid Cymru: 3
Labour: 3
Independent: 1
Democratic Unionist Party: 1
15th March 2022
Richard Thomson signed this EDM on Wednesday 30th March 2022

Cervical cancer and digital cytology

Tabled by: Lisa Cameron (Conservative - East Kilbride, Strathaven and Lesmahagow)
That this House recognises that cervical cancer is preventable in over 99 per cent of cases, and that measures, including the HPV vaccine and cervical screenings, are key to its prevention; recognises that attending cervical screenings is crucial, and there are opportunities to improve the experience for both clinicians and …
11 signatures
(Most recent: 30 Mar 2022)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 3
Plaid Cymru: 3
Labour: 2
Conservative: 1
Democratic Unionist Party: 1
Liberal Democrat: 1
22nd March 2022
Richard Thomson signed this EDM on Tuesday 29th March 2022

NICE guideline on endometriosis diagnosis and management

Tabled by: Hannah Bardell (Scottish National Party - Livingston)
That this House urges the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) to review and update guideline NG 73 on endometriosis diagnosis and management and to begin the process of doing so before the end of 2022; notes that endometriosis affects one in ten women and those assigned female …
64 signatures
(Most recent: 27 Apr 2022)
Signatures by party:
Labour: 20
Scottish National Party: 19
Liberal Democrat: 9
Democratic Unionist Party: 4
Plaid Cymru: 3
Independent: 3
Alba Party: 2
Conservative: 2
Green Party: 1
Social Democratic & Labour Party: 1
Alliance: 1
1st March 2022
Richard Thomson signed this EDM on Friday 18th March 2022

Royal Mail workforce reductions

Tabled by: Kate Osborne (Labour - Jarrow)
That this House expresses alarm at plans by Royal Mail to reduce frontline managerial jobs by 900 posts, a reduction that will further harm the postal service in this country; condemns this continued attack on the jobs of workers while shareholders receive £311 million in rewards; is appalled at the …
82 signatures
(Most recent: 27 Apr 2022)
Signatures by party:
Labour: 41
Scottish National Party: 19
Liberal Democrat: 8
Independent: 5
Plaid Cymru: 3
Democratic Unionist Party: 2
Green Party: 1
Alba Party: 1
Alliance: 1
Social Democratic & Labour Party: 1
Conservative: 1
8th March 2022
Richard Thomson signed this EDM on Thursday 10th March 2022

Persecution of religious minority women and girls

Tabled by: Lisa Cameron (Conservative - East Kilbride, Strathaven and Lesmahagow)
That this House celebrates International Women’s Day on Tuesday, 8 March, 2022; supports the UK’s commitment to promoting gender equality around the world; recognises that women from religious minorities face persecution and discrimination on account of both their faith and their gender; highlights particularly the cases of Christian women in …
39 signatures
(Most recent: 27 Apr 2022)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 14
Labour: 7
Democratic Unionist Party: 5
Liberal Democrat: 5
Conservative: 4
Plaid Cymru: 3
Independent: 1
8th February 2022
Richard Thomson signed this EDM on Wednesday 23rd February 2022

World Book Day 2022

Tabled by: Valerie Vaz (Labour - Walsall South)
That this House congratulates World Book Day on celebrating its 25th Anniversary on 3 March 2022; commends its success in distributing 15 million book tokens annually in places of education; notes that reading for pleasure is the single biggest indicator of a child’s future success; further notes that the British …
38 signatures
(Most recent: 10 Mar 2022)
Signatures by party:
Labour: 15
Scottish National Party: 7
Independent: 4
Liberal Democrat: 4
Democratic Unionist Party: 3
Plaid Cymru: 3
Conservative: 2
22nd February 2022
Richard Thomson signed this EDM on Wednesday 23rd February 2022

Estonian National Day

Tabled by: Martin Docherty-Hughes (Scottish National Party - West Dunbartonshire)
That this House notes that 24 February is the Estonian National Day, marking 124 years since the signing of the Estonian declaration of independence in 1918, and the foundation of the Republic of Estonia; further notes that the Estonian people had been subjects variously of Swedish, Russian and German Empires …
32 signatures
(Most recent: 20 Apr 2022)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 24
Labour: 3
Plaid Cymru: 3
Democratic Unionist Party: 1
Independent: 1
21st February 2022
Richard Thomson signed this EDM on Wednesday 23rd February 2022

Team GB Women’s Curling Team winning Olympic Gold

Tabled by: Dave Doogan (Scottish National Party - Angus)
That this House recognises the outstanding achievement of Team GB Women’s Curling Team on bringing home Gold at the Winter Olympics 2022 in Beijing; congratulates all five Scottish athletes, Hailey Duff, Vicky Wright, Eve Muirhead, Jen Dodds and Mili Smith for their impressive win over the 2018 Bronze medallists Japan; …
18 signatures
(Most recent: 20 Apr 2022)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 13
Independent: 2
Labour: 1
Democratic Unionist Party: 1
Conservative: 1
9th February 2022
Richard Thomson signed this EDM on Wednesday 23rd February 2022

Global Disability Summit 2022

Tabled by: Marion Fellows (Scottish National Party - Motherwell and Wishaw)
That this House marks the second ever Global Disability Summit (GS22), hosted February 16 to 17 by the International Disability Alliance, the Government of Norway and the Government of Ghana; recognises the aims of this year’s summit to mobilise efforts for the implementation of the United Nations (UN) Convention on …
30 signatures
(Most recent: 20 Apr 2022)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 19
Labour: 6
Plaid Cymru: 3
Democratic Unionist Party: 1
Liberal Democrat: 1
26th January 2022
Richard Thomson signed this EDM on Monday 21st February 2022

Providing financial restitution to women born in the 1950s

Tabled by: Ian Byrne (Labour - Liverpool, West Derby)
That this House welcomes the positive interventions from so many hon. Members from across the House on behalf of women born in the 1950s who have lost their pensions; and pays tribute to constituents and campaigners in their ongoing fight for justice; recalls that women born in the 1950s were …
67 signatures
(Most recent: 28 Mar 2022)
Signatures by party:
Labour: 37
Scottish National Party: 17
Democratic Unionist Party: 6
Independent: 4
Social Democratic & Labour Party: 2
Alba Party: 2
Green Party: 1
21st February 2022
Richard Thomson signed this EDM as the primary signatory on Friday 18th February 2022

Inverurie Junior Agricultural Club's 90th anniversary

Tabled by: Richard Thomson (Scottish National Party - Gordon)
That this House notes Inverurie Junior Agricultural Club will mark the 90th anniversary of its formation this year; recognises the prominent part the club has played in the Scottish Association of Young Farmers’ Clubs; understands that hundreds of people involved in farming have been part of the club over its …
16 signatures
(Most recent: 23 Mar 2022)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 15
Democratic Unionist Party: 1
31st January 2022
Richard Thomson signed this EDM on Monday 7th February 2022

Bearskin caps and the armed forces

Tabled by: Kirsten Oswald (Scottish National Party - East Renfrewshire)
That this House expresses its concern that the ceremonial bearskin caps worn by members of the armed forces, most notably at the annual Trooping the Colour parade, involve the unnecessary slaughter of black bears; notes that each bearskin ceremonial cap costs the Ministry of Defence over £1,700 and sees no …
75 signatures
(Most recent: 21 Apr 2022)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 29
Labour: 28
Liberal Democrat: 9
Independent: 4
Plaid Cymru: 3
Alba Party: 1
Green Party: 1
Social Democratic & Labour Party: 1
31st January 2022
Richard Thomson signed this EDM on Monday 7th February 2022

Kids Operating Room 50th installation

Tabled by: Chris Law (Scottish National Party - Dundee West)
That this House congratulates Dundee-based charity Kids Operating Room on the delivery of their 50th operating room; notes that operating rooms have been delivered and installed in hospitals across Africa and Latin America; recognises that KidsOR works to support existing hospitals and healthcare professionals to expand their services; further recognises …
20 signatures
(Most recent: 23 Feb 2022)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 18
Democratic Unionist Party: 1
24th January 2022
Richard Thomson signed this EDM on Monday 7th February 2022

Campaign for an Osteogenesis Imperfecta national awareness month

Tabled by: Chris Law (Scottish National Party - Dundee West)
That this House recognises the Brittle Bone Society’s campaign to mark the month of May as the National Awareness Month for Osteogenesis Imperfecta (OI); notes that OI is a genetic bone disorder characterised by fragile bones that affects a person from birth; recognises that around 5,000 people across the UK …
28 signatures
(Most recent: 10 Feb 2022)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 21
Plaid Cymru: 3
Labour: 2
Democratic Unionist Party: 1
Conservative: 1
13th January 2022
Richard Thomson signed this EDM on Monday 7th February 2022

Jyoti Hazra MBE

Tabled by: Chris Law (Scottish National Party - Dundee West)
That this House records its sadness at the passing of Jyoti Hazra MBE at the age of 91; commends Jyoti as a tireless campaigner, both in the city of Dundee and across Scotland, for an increase in racial tolerance and understanding between communities; notes that he was a former member …
21 signatures
(Most recent: 23 Feb 2022)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 20
Democratic Unionist Party: 1
25th January 2022
Richard Thomson signed this EDM as a sponsor on Wednesday 26th January 2022

The death of former Celtic manager Win Jansen

Tabled by: Brendan O'Hara (Scottish National Party - Argyll and Bute)
That this House mourns the passing of Win Jansen, footballer, manager and coach who has died at the age of 75; acknowledges the enormous contribution he made to European football as part of the Feyenoord side which won the Dutch league title four times between 1964 and 1975, the European …
18 signatures
(Most recent: 8 Feb 2022)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 14
Independent: 2
Democratic Unionist Party: 1
Labour: 1
18th January 2022
Richard Thomson signed this EDM as a sponsor on Wednesday 26th January 2022

Low carbon vehicles and construction work

Tabled by: Claudia Webbe (Independent - Leicester East)
That this House recognises that many businesses use Volumetric Mobile Plants (VCM) that deliver concrete to many other small local businesses and that VCM businesses contribute £386 million annually to the national economy, support 5,800 FTE jobs and an additional 9,850 jobs in the wider economy; accepts the evidence of …
11 signatures
(Most recent: 27 Apr 2022)
Signatures by party:
Labour: 6
Scottish National Party: 2
Independent: 1
Democratic Unionist Party: 1
Conservative: 1
18th January 2022
Richard Thomson signed this EDM on Friday 21st January 2022

Cervical Cancer Prevention Week

Tabled by: Philippa Whitford (Scottish National Party - Central Ayrshire)
That this House notes the week commencing 17 January 2022 is Cervical Cancer Prevention Week; recognises that, while not always easy, attending cervical screening allows diagnosis and treatment of Human Papilloma Virus, as well as early detection of Cervical neoplasia, and can therefore save lives; believes that no-one should feel …
36 signatures
(Most recent: 1 Feb 2022)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 24
Labour: 4
Plaid Cymru: 3
Conservative: 2
Democratic Unionist Party: 1
Green Party: 1
Liberal Democrat: 1
18th January 2022
Richard Thomson signed this EDM on Wednesday 19th January 2022

War Pensions and Armed Forces Compensation payments

Tabled by: Owen Thompson (Scottish National Party - Midlothian)
That this House believes that the current process for claiming War Pensions and Armed Forces Compensation payments is not fit for purpose and drives many veterans to give up on claims, severely deteriorates many veterans’ mental health, drives many into poverty, and increases the risk of suicides; applauds our veterans …
46 signatures
(Most recent: 3 Feb 2022)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 34
Labour: 5
Plaid Cymru: 3
Conservative: 2
Democratic Unionist Party: 1
Independent: 1
11th January 2022
Richard Thomson signed this EDM on Friday 14th January 2022

Human rights in Bahrain

Tabled by: Margaret Ferrier (Independent - Rutherglen and Hamilton West)
That this House is concerned by continuing serious human rights violations in Bahrain, including the ongoing arbitrary detention and inhumane treatment of prisoners of conscience, including Abduljalil al-Singace, Hassan Mushaima, Abdulwahab Hussain, Abdulhadi al-Khawaja and Sheikh Ali Salman; notes that Freedom House in its 2021 report rated Bahrain as not …
77 signatures
(Most recent: 27 Apr 2022)
Signatures by party:
Labour: 24
Scottish National Party: 24
Liberal Democrat: 10
Independent: 6
Democratic Unionist Party: 6
Plaid Cymru: 3
Alba Party: 2
Conservative: 1
Green Party: 1
6th January 2022
Richard Thomson signed this EDM as a sponsor on Monday 10th January 2022

125 years of Glasgow subway

Tabled by: Alison Thewliss (Scottish National Party - Glasgow Central)
That this House congratulates Glasgow Subway on its 125th birthday; recognises the contribution the Clockwork Orange has made to the character of our city and its importance in keeping Glasgow connected; notes the huge efforts made to ensure the Subway has adapted throughout its lifetime and looks forward to the …
10 signatures
(Most recent: 21 Jan 2022)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 9
Democratic Unionist Party: 1
5th January 2022
Richard Thomson signed this EDM on Monday 10th January 2022

Remembering Stephen Sutton MBE

Tabled by: Amy Callaghan (Scottish National Party - East Dunbartonshire)
That this House celebrates the life and legacy of the late Stephen Sutton MBE who was born on 16 December 1994; understands Stephen was a charity activist known for his blog and fundraising efforts for Teenage Cancer Trust; notes Stephen’s story continues to be a source of inspiration for thousands …
21 signatures
(Most recent: 17 Jan 2022)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 20
Democratic Unionist Party: 1
5th January 2022
Richard Thomson signed this EDM on Monday 10th January 2022

20th anniversary of Creative Commons

Tabled by: Alyn Smith (Scottish National Party - Stirling)
That this House celebrates the 20th anniversary of Creative Commons, a non-profit organisation which provides licences that give a free, simple and standardised way to grant copyright permissions; recognises that Creative Commons licences remove legal and technical obstacles to enable the global sharing of knowledge and creativity; acknowledges that Creative …
11 signatures
(Most recent: 31 Jan 2022)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 7
Democratic Unionist Party: 1
Green Party: 1
Conservative: 1
Labour: 1
16th December 2021
Richard Thomson signed this EDM on Monday 10th January 2022

Heriot-Watt University awarded Queen’s Anniversary Prize

Tabled by: Joanna Cherry (Scottish National Party - Edinburgh South West)
That this House congratulates Heriot-Watt University on the award of a Queen’s Anniversary Prize, the highest honour in UK education, for its pioneering research in the frontier science of photonics; acknowledges that Heriot-Watt University has been a key contributor to this field over the last five decades and has contributed …
11 signatures
(Most recent: 17 Jan 2022)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 8
Independent: 1
Democratic Unionist Party: 1
Conservative: 1
10th January 2022
Richard Thomson signed this EDM as the primary signatory on Friday 7th January 2022

Registration of both female same-sex parents of children born pre-2008

Tabled by: Richard Thomson (Scottish National Party - Gordon)
That this House notes that in the UK, unlike for those with children born after the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Act came into force on 13 November 2008, female same-sex couples with children born pre-2008 cannot both be legally registered as the child or children's parent; further notes that in …
14 signatures
(Most recent: 28 Apr 2022)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 5
Labour: 3
Plaid Cymru: 3
Green Party: 1
Conservative: 1
Independent: 1
1st December 2021
Richard Thomson signed this EDM on Wednesday 5th January 2022

Treatment of outsourced security staff at Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children

Tabled by: Andy McDonald (Independent - Middlesbrough)
That this House notes with deep concern that security guards at the world-renowned Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children, who have gone above and beyond during the covid-19 outbreak to keep the hospital safe and secure, are still outsourced to a private contractor, and not employed directly by the NHS, …
28 signatures
(Most recent: 27 Apr 2022)
Signatures by party:
Labour: 20
Independent: 3
Liberal Democrat: 2
Democratic Unionist Party: 1
Scottish National Party: 1
Green Party: 1
30th November 2021
Richard Thomson signed this EDM on Wednesday 5th January 2022

Centenary of Geiriadur Prifysgol Cymru

Tabled by: Ben Lake (Plaid Cymru - Ceredigion)
This House congratulates Geiriadur Prifysgol Cymru, the University of Wales Dictionary of the Welsh Language, on reaching its centenary this year, and acknowledges the support of the Centre for Advanced Welsh and Celtic Studies, the University of Wales Trinity Saint David, and the Welsh Government; notes that it is the …
19 signatures
(Most recent: 17 Jan 2022)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 11
Plaid Cymru: 3
Liberal Democrat: 2
Independent: 1
Alba Party: 1
Democratic Unionist Party: 1
5th January 2022
Richard Thomson signed this EDM as the primary signatory on Wednesday 5th January 2022

ANM Group 150th anniversary

Tabled by: Richard Thomson (Scottish National Party - Gordon)
That this House notes that 2022 sees the 150th anniversary of the foundation of what is now the ANM Group Limited co-operative; recognises that North-east Scotland has been an area where, for centuries, livestock rearing and marketing has been a source of pride, prestige and considerable financial investment; acknowledges Aberdeen …
16 signatures
(Most recent: 17 Jan 2022)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 15
Democratic Unionist Party: 1
22nd November 2021
Richard Thomson signed this EDM on Tuesday 7th December 2021

Charity lottery £50 million annual sales limit

Tabled by: John Nicolson (Scottish National Party - Ochil and South Perthshire)
That this House acknowledges the success of the charity lottery annual sales limit being raised to £50 million and the per draw limit being raised to £5 million; notes these important reforms have freed up millions of pounds of funding for good causes across the country, which has proven especially …
17 signatures
(Most recent: 10 Jan 2022)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 9
Plaid Cymru: 3
Democratic Unionist Party: 1
Independent: 1
Alba Party: 1
Labour: 1
Liberal Democrat: 1
19th November 2021
Richard Thomson signed this EDM on Monday 29th November 2021

Animals in Scientific Research and transition to new approach methodologies

Tabled by: Martyn Day (Scottish National Party - Linlithgow and East Falkirk)
That this House regrets 2.88 million animal experiments were carried out in Great Britain in 2020; notes there can be better options than using animals in scientific research; further notes the Animal Free Research UK report Modernising Medical Research recommendation to establish a role focussed on replacing animals with human …
67 signatures
(Most recent: 20 Apr 2022)
Signatures by party:
Labour: 23
Scottish National Party: 22
Liberal Democrat: 10
Independent: 4
Plaid Cymru: 3
Democratic Unionist Party: 3
Alba Party: 1
Green Party: 1
Social Democratic & Labour Party: 1
25th October 2021
Richard Thomson signed this EDM on Monday 29th November 2021

Over 100 days of Dr AlSingace’s hunger strike in Bahrain

Tabled by: Paula Barker (Labour - Liverpool, Wavertree)
That this House is deeply concerned by the ongoing hunger strike of 59-year-old human rights defender and academic Dr Abduljalil AlSingace, in Bahrain; raises alarm that his hunger strike began on 8 July 2021 and has exceeded 100 days; expresses concern that Dr AlSingace has been hospitalised since 18 July …
43 signatures
(Most recent: 31 Jan 2022)
Signatures by party:
Labour: 15
Scottish National Party: 9
Liberal Democrat: 9
Independent: 3
Plaid Cymru: 3
Alba Party: 2
Democratic Unionist Party: 1
Green Party: 1
Social Democratic & Labour Party: 1
5th July 2021
Richard Thomson signed this EDM on Monday 29th November 2021

Hassan Mushaima and political prisoners detained in Bahrain

Tabled by: Andy Slaughter (Labour - Hammersmith)
That this House is deeply concerned by the decade-long detention of 73-year-old Hassan Mushaima in Bahrain who was sentenced to life imprisonment for his peaceful role as a political opposition leader in 2011; decries that Mushaima was brutally tortured, subjected to protracted medical negligence and that his condition continues to …
44 signatures
(Most recent: 24 Jan 2022)
Signatures by party:
Labour: 15
Scottish National Party: 11
Liberal Democrat: 7
Independent: 4
Plaid Cymru: 3
Alba Party: 2
Green Party: 1
Conservative: 1
29th November 2021
Richard Thomson signed this EDM as the primary signatory on Sunday 28th November 2021

Scottish Comic Book Day 27 November 2021

Tabled by: Richard Thomson (Scottish National Party - Gordon)
This House notes that Scottish Comic Book Day was marked on 27 November 2021 celebrating comics, comic artwork and related media with a link to Scotland; understands that people from Scotland continue to be involved in the comic and graphic novel industry, including the film and televisual adaptions of those …
13 signatures
(Most recent: 9 Dec 2021)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 11
Democratic Unionist Party: 1
Liberal Democrat: 1
3rd November 2021
Richard Thomson signed this EDM on Thursday 25th November 2021

Recognising the 1988 massacre in Iran

Tabled by: Bob Blackman (Conservative - Harrow East)
That this House supports justice for the victims of the 1988 massacre in Iran; recognises that in 1988, thousands of political prisoners, as many as 30,000, were massacred based on a fatwa by Iran's Supreme Leader Khomeini primarily targeting members of the opposition PMOI (MEK) who remained committed to their …
47 signatures
(Most recent: 10 May 2022)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 20
Labour: 14
Conservative: 5
Democratic Unionist Party: 4
Alliance: 1
Liberal Democrat: 1
Independent: 1
Alba Party: 1
15th November 2021
Richard Thomson signed this EDM as the primary signatory on Monday 15th November 2021

Willie Taylor, Ellon Pipe Band

Tabled by: Richard Thomson (Scottish National Party - Gordon)
That this House acknowledges the hugely significant voluntary contribution of Mr Willie Taylor of Oldmeldrum, Aberdeenshire to the success and ongoing development of the Ellon Pipe Band; further recognises Mr Taylor's pivotal role in developing the long-standing partnership between the Ellon Pipe Band and the Koninklijke Harmonie Concordia silver band …
12 signatures
(Most recent: 23 Nov 2021)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 11
Democratic Unionist Party: 1
3rd November 2021
Richard Thomson signed this EDM on Tuesday 9th November 2021

Aviation safety and licensing

Tabled by: Douglas Chapman (Scottish National Party - Dunfermline and West Fife)
That this House calls on the Department for Transport to commit to and facilitate the setting up of a specialised committee by the end of 2021, so that an annex for pilot and engineering licences can be included within the Trade and Co-operation Agreement for UK participation in the European …
20 signatures
(Most recent: 19 Apr 2022)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 11
Plaid Cymru: 3
Democratic Unionist Party: 3
Conservative: 1
Liberal Democrat: 1
Labour: 1
25th October 2021
Richard Thomson signed this EDM on Tuesday 9th November 2021

Proscribing of Palestinian human rights organisations

Tabled by: Tommy Sheppard (Scottish National Party - Edinburgh East)
That this House condemns the declaration of 22 October 2021 made by Israeli Minister of Defence, Benny Gantz, which designated six Palestinian civil society groups as terrorist organisations; notes that the Israeli authorities have not provided any evidence to substantiate their claims about the organisations; further notes that the targeted …
64 signatures
(Most recent: 20 Apr 2022)
Signatures by party:
Labour: 26
Scottish National Party: 18
Liberal Democrat: 8
Independent: 6
Plaid Cymru: 3
Alba Party: 2
Green Party: 1
19th October 2021
Richard Thomson signed this EDM on Tuesday 9th November 2021

UK CAA Flight Crew Licences

Tabled by: Douglas Chapman (Scottish National Party - Dunfermline and West Fife)
That this House calls on the Government to negotiate a post Brexit reciprocal agreement between the UK and EU regarding the transfer of UK CAA Flight Crew Licences to EASA member states licences; further calls on the Chancellor of the Exchequer to put in place immediate financial support to help …
10 signatures
(Most recent: 9 Nov 2021)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 7
Labour: 2
Democratic Unionist Party: 1
8th November 2021
Richard Thomson signed this EDM as a sponsor on Monday 8th November 2021

Imam Dr Ruhul Amin

Tabled by: Kirsty Blackman (Scottish National Party - Aberdeen North)
That this House recognises the life of Imam Dr Ruhul Amin following his sad passing; recalls his work as Muslim Chaplain at the University of Aberdeen and Imam of the Mosque; recognises the enormous contribution he played in community development, education, inter faith dialogue and charity work; notes the role …
11 signatures
(Most recent: 13 Dec 2021)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 9
Democratic Unionist Party: 1
Labour: 1
29th October 2021
Richard Thomson signed this EDM as a sponsor on Monday 1st November 2021

Centenary of Kirkintilloch Male Voice Choir

Tabled by: Amy Callaghan (Scottish National Party - East Dunbartonshire)
That this House congratulates Kirkintilloch Male Voice Choir on their 100th Anniversary; understands the Choir celebrated this milestone by hosting a virtual concert in aid of the Glasgow Children’s Hospital Charity; commends the Choir on raising £3,821.50 through this event; recognises their efforts to adapt their performance over the course …
11 signatures
(Most recent: 16 Nov 2021)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 10
Independent: 1
28th October 2021
Richard Thomson signed this EDM as a sponsor on Friday 29th October 2021

Ministerial responses to hon. Members' correspondence on Afghanistan

Tabled by: Helen Hayes (Labour - Dulwich and West Norwood)
That this House is extremely concerned by the extensive delays in hon. Members receiving responses on the resettlement of Afghan nationals to the UK; notes the Minister for Safeguarding and Afghan Resettlement’s statement of 13 September 2021 on the Government's progress in providing specific updates on people within Afghanistan and …
52 signatures
(Most recent: 31 Jan 2022)
Signatures by party:
Labour: 26
Liberal Democrat: 8
Scottish National Party: 7
Independent: 4
Plaid Cymru: 3
Social Democratic & Labour Party: 2
Democratic Unionist Party: 2
Green Party: 1
Alliance: 1
26th October 2021
Richard Thomson signed this EDM on Tuesday 26th October 2021

Death and recognition of Walter Smith OBE

Tabled by: Chris Stephens (Scottish National Party - Glasgow South West)
That this House expresses its deep sorrow at the death of Rangers Football Club legend, and one of the great modern day football managers, Walter Smith OBE; recognises Walter's extraordinary contribution to Scottish football, both as a manager and as a player, beginning his playing career at Dundee United in …
42 signatures
(Most recent: 15 Nov 2021)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 32
Labour: 5
Democratic Unionist Party: 3
Liberal Democrat: 1
Independent: 1
18th October 2021
Richard Thomson signed this EDM on Thursday 21st October 2021

Baby Loss Awareness Week 2021

Tabled by: Patricia Gibson (Scottish National Party - North Ayrshire and Arran)
That this House recognises that Baby Loss Awareness Week took place from 9 to 15 October 2021; offers sincere sympathy to those families who have lost precious babies; acknowledges that stillbirth, miscarriage, and infant loss is a tragedy which governments across the UK must work to prevent; pays tribute to …
59 signatures
(Most recent: 24 Jan 2022)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 24
Labour: 16
Liberal Democrat: 7
Democratic Unionist Party: 4
Plaid Cymru: 3
Alba Party: 2
Independent: 2
Social Democratic & Labour Party: 1
Green Party: 1
8th September 2021
Richard Thomson signed this EDM on Thursday 21st October 2021

Emma Ritch

Tabled by: Anne McLaughlin (Scottish National Party - Glasgow North East)
That this House recognises the remarkable achievements of internationally renowned feminist, the late Emma Ritch who was executive director of Engender, Scotland’s feminist policy and advocacy organisation; notes that her professional and voluntary work roles over a number of years included Chair of the Board of Trustees at Human Rights …
25 signatures
(Most recent: 27 Oct 2021)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 18
Liberal Democrat: 6
Labour: 1
23rd September 2021
Richard Thomson signed this EDM on Monday 18th October 2021

Clarkston gas explosion of 21 October 1971

Tabled by: Kirsten Oswald (Scottish National Party - East Renfrewshire)
That this House recalls, fifty years on, the dreadful events of 21 October 1971, when Scotland’s worst peace-time explosion ripped through the Clarkston Toll shopping precinct, quickly reducing the shops to rubble; recognises the devastating impact on the local community, with 22 people losing their lives and more than 100 …
48 signatures
(Most recent: 27 Oct 2021)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 40
Labour: 2
Independent: 2
Conservative: 1
Democratic Unionist Party: 1
Alba Party: 1
Liberal Democrat: 1
21st September 2021
Richard Thomson signed this EDM on Tuesday 21st September 2021

Centenary of the Victory Baths in Renfrew

Tabled by: Gavin Newlands (Scottish National Party - Paisley and Renfrewshire North)
That this House notes that the Victory Baths in Renfrew celebrated its centenary on 19 September 2021; understands that the swimming baths were gifted to the town by shipbuilder and government minister, Sir Frederick Lobnitz, who, along with his wife, Lady Lobnitz and Lady Blythswood conducted the opening ceremony watched …
46 signatures
(Most recent: 22 Sep 2021)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 43
Conservative: 1
Independent: 1
Democratic Unionist Party: 1
21st September 2021
Richard Thomson signed this EDM on Tuesday 21st September 2021

60th anniversary of Kirklandneuk Primary School

Tabled by: Gavin Newlands (Scottish National Party - Paisley and Renfrewshire North)
That this House notes that Kirklandneuk Primary School in Renfrew celebrated its 60th anniversary on 28 August 2021; understands that the school has over the last three weeks had several events celebrating the occasion; believes that Kirklandneuk Primary School has made a substantial contribution to educating youngsters in the Renfrew …
46 signatures
(Most recent: 22 Sep 2021)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 43
Conservative: 1
Independent: 1
Democratic Unionist Party: 1
20th September 2021
Richard Thomson signed this EDM as the primary signatory on Friday 17th September 2021

John Henderson and the 2021 World Cup of Darts

Tabled by: Richard Thomson (Scottish National Party - Gordon)
That this House congratulates John Henderson of Huntly, Aberdeenshire, on winning the PDC 2021 World Cup of Darts for Scotland with Peter Wright; notes that this is the second time in three years Scotland has won the title; commiserates with Austria, the defeated finalists this time; and wishes John and …
16 signatures
(Most recent: 18 Oct 2021)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 16
20th September 2021
Richard Thomson signed this EDM as the primary signatory on Friday 17th September 2021

60 years of independent television in the north of Scotland

Tabled by: Richard Thomson (Scottish National Party - Gordon)
That this House notes that 30 September 2021 marks sixty years of Independent Television in the North of Scotland; notes that Grampian Television, which served the area with distinction from 1961 to 2006, produced programming in Gaelic, English and Scots at a time when the indigenous languages of Scotland were …
18 signatures
(Most recent: 19 Oct 2021)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 15
Democratic Unionist Party: 1
Independent: 1
Alba Party: 1
13th September 2021
Richard Thomson signed this EDM on Tuesday 14th September 2021

Auchengeich Mining Disaster 62nd anniversary

Tabled by: Steven Bonnar (Scottish National Party - Coatbridge, Chryston and Bellshill)
That this House acknowledges that Saturday 18 September 2021 is the 62nd anniversary of the Auchengeich Mining disaster; respectfully remembers the 47 men who lost their lives after a fault with equipment caused a fire in the mine; further remembers that 41 women were widowed by that tragedy, and 67 …
27 signatures
(Most recent: 18 Oct 2021)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 18
Labour: 4
Independent: 2
Democratic Unionist Party: 1
Alba Party: 1
Liberal Democrat: 1
20th July 2021
Richard Thomson signed this EDM on Sunday 12th September 2021

Scott Martin's book entitled Before I Forget

Tabled by: Alan Brown (Scottish National Party - Kilmarnock and Loudoun)
This this House congratulates Scott Martin, who has self-published a book written during covid titled Before I forget; notes that the book is now on its third print run and that Scott has now raised over £7000 for Alzheimer's Scotland; further that sales have came as far afield as Australia …
15 signatures
(Most recent: 12 Sep 2021)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 12
Alba Party: 1
Democratic Unionist Party: 1
Liberal Democrat: 1
6th September 2021
Richard Thomson signed this EDM on Thursday 9th September 2021

Communication of changes to the state pension age for 1950s-born women

Tabled by: Andrew Gwynne (Labour - Denton and Reddish)
That this House notes the recent findings of the Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman's report entitled Women's State Pension Age: our findings on the Department for Work and Pensions' communication of changes; urges the Government to recognise the negative effects of successive DWP maladministration; calls for compensation for 1950s-born women; …
94 signatures
(Most recent: 24 Jan 2022)
Signatures by party:
Labour: 44
Scottish National Party: 27
Democratic Unionist Party: 6
Liberal Democrat: 5
Independent: 4
Plaid Cymru: 3
Conservative: 3
Social Democratic & Labour Party: 2
Green Party: 1
Alba Party: 1
6th September 2021
Richard Thomson signed this EDM on Tuesday 7th September 2021

The Ministerial Code and the conduct of the Prime Minister

Tabled by: Dawn Butler (Labour - Brent Central)
That this House believes that trust in the ministerial code has been eroded by the actions of the Prime Minister; further believes that the Prime Minister should no longer be the guardian of the code as he has been shown to lack the moral aptitude needed; and therefore calls for …
105 signatures
(Most recent: 1 Feb 2022)
Signatures by party:
Labour: 40
Scottish National Party: 39
Liberal Democrat: 11
Independent: 8
Plaid Cymru: 3
Alba Party: 2
Social Democratic & Labour Party: 2
Alliance: 1
Green Party: 1
22nd July 2021
Richard Thomson signed this EDM on Monday 6th September 2021

Nuclear energy policy

Tabled by: Alan Brown (Scottish National Party - Kilmarnock and Loudoun)
That this House urges the Government to review its nuclear policy; notes that Dungeness Power Station stopped generating in June 2021, seven years early due to safety concerns; that Hunterston B will stop generating in 2021, Hinkley B in 2022, Hartlepool and Heysham Power Stations in 2024, that Torness and …
16 signatures
(Most recent: 17 Sep 2021)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 11
Labour: 2
Green Party: 1
Independent: 1
Liberal Democrat: 1
Social Democratic & Labour Party: 1
21st July 2021
Richard Thomson signed this EDM on Monday 6th September 2021

Sue Ryder Neurological Care Centre Dee View Court

Tabled by: Stephen Flynn (Scottish National Party - Aberdeen South)
That this House congratulates the charity, Sue Ryder Care on reaching its fundraising target of £3.9 million to cover the costs of increasing capacity of its Dee View Court centre in Aberdeen; recognises that this as a tremendous milestone which is set to benefit many people in the North East …
11 signatures
(Most recent: 9 Sep 2021)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 9
Democratic Unionist Party: 1
Alba Party: 1
8th July 2021
Richard Thomson signed this EDM on Monday 6th September 2021

Israel Arms Trade (Prohibition) Bill

Tabled by: Richard Burgon (Labour - Leeds East)
This House notes that the UK Government has authorised hundreds of millions of pounds worth of arms sales to Israel between 2016 and 2020; believes that the UK Government should end these arms sales as part of efforts to end Israel's militarized repression of Palestinians, violations of international law and …
57 signatures
(Most recent: 21 Feb 2022)
Signatures by party:
Labour: 22
Scottish National Party: 20
Independent: 5
Liberal Democrat: 5
Plaid Cymru: 2
Social Democratic & Labour Party: 2
Alba Party: 2
Green Party: 1
14th July 2021
Richard Thomson signed this EDM as the primary signatory on Wednesday 14th July 2021

Euan McIlwraith and BBC Scotland’s programme Landward

Tabled by: Richard Thomson (Scottish National Party - Gordon)
That this House notes that Euan McIlwraith is stepping back from his presenting role on BBC Scotland’s Aberdeen-made farming and rural programme, Landward having been a constant presence on-screen for 30 years; recognises the wide range of subjects covered by Euan during his time on the series including the catastrophic …
19 signatures
(Most recent: 18 Oct 2021)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 18
Democratic Unionist Party: 1
7th July 2021
Richard Thomson signed this EDM on Tuesday 13th July 2021

Access to cash

Tabled by: Marion Fellows (Scottish National Party - Motherwell and Wishaw)
That this House recognises the importance of access to cash for the UK population; notes that due to bank branch closures and the loss of free-to-use ATMs across the UK, millions are at risk of losing access to cash; further notes that all communities should be guaranteed a right to …
53 signatures
(Most recent: 19 Apr 2022)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 35
Labour: 6
Plaid Cymru: 3
Liberal Democrat: 3
Independent: 2
Alba Party: 2
Social Democratic & Labour Party: 1
Democratic Unionist Party: 1
Green Party: 1
9th June 2021
Richard Thomson signed this EDM on Tuesday 13th July 2021

Public scientific hearing on animal experiments

Tabled by: Lisa Cameron (Conservative - East Kilbride, Strathaven and Lesmahagow)
That this House applauds the new Animal Sentience Bill, enshrining in law the ability of animals to experience joy and feel suffering and pain; notes the science-based campaign For Life On Earth with its Beagle Ambassador, rescued laboratory dog Scarlett; is shocked to see the harrowing exposé showing thousands of …
110 signatures
(Most recent: 19 Apr 2022)
Signatures by party:
Labour: 44
Scottish National Party: 29
Liberal Democrat: 12
Independent: 7
Democratic Unionist Party: 6
Conservative: 5
Plaid Cymru: 3
Alba Party: 2
Social Democratic & Labour Party: 2
Green Party: 1
Alliance: 1
12th May 2021
Richard Thomson signed this EDM on Tuesday 13th July 2021

Giving every child the best start in life

Tabled by: Wera Hobhouse (Liberal Democrat - Bath)
That this House notes the work of WAVE Trust and its 70/30 campaign to reduce levels of child abuse, neglect and domestic abuse by 70 per cent by 2030; further notes that over two-thirds of this House have endorsed that campaign, including a majority from all parties; recognises the role …
151 signatures
(Most recent: 26 Apr 2022)
Signatures by party:
Labour: 59
Scottish National Party: 43
Conservative: 15
Liberal Democrat: 12
Independent: 9
Democratic Unionist Party: 7
Plaid Cymru: 3
Alba Party: 2
Social Democratic & Labour Party: 2
Alliance: 1
8th July 2021
Richard Thomson signed this EDM on Monday 12th July 2021

Pride of Scotland Lifetime Achievement Award awarded to Professor Sir Geoff Palmer

Tabled by: Owen Thompson (Scottish National Party - Midlothian)
That this House expresses its profound congratulations to Professor Sir Geoff Palmer on being awarded a Pride of Scotland Lifetime Achievement Award; notes that Professor Sir Geoff Palmer has made significant contributions to fields as diverse as brewing and human rights activism; recognises that he discovered the barley abrasion process, …
25 signatures
(Most recent: 20 Jul 2021)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 21
Independent: 1
Liberal Democrat: 1
Democratic Unionist Party: 1
Alba Party: 1
6th July 2021
Richard Thomson signed this EDM as a sponsor on Wednesday 7th July 2021

Aberdeen FC Women's Premier League 2 title

Tabled by: Stephen Flynn (Scottish National Party - Aberdeen South)
That this House congratulates Aberdeen FC Women on their historic Scottish Women’s Premier League 2 title; applauds all players for their outstanding performances in securing qualification for SWPL 1; notes that the team secured the title on 27 June 2021 at the Regional Performance Centre in Dundee; commends the manager …
13 signatures
(Most recent: 15 Jul 2021)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 10
Liberal Democrat: 1
Democratic Unionist Party: 1
Alba Party: 1
14th June 2021
Richard Thomson signed this EDM on Wednesday 7th July 2021

The fur trade in the UK

Tabled by: Tracey Crouch (Conservative - Chatham and Aylesford)
That this House welcomes the Call for Evidence on the fur trade in the UK; urges the Government to introduce legislation to ban the import and sale of fur in the UK having first banned fur farms more than 20 years ago, something that is possible now that the UK …
119 signatures
(Most recent: 28 Apr 2022)
Signatures by party:
Labour: 51
Scottish National Party: 34
Liberal Democrat: 12
Independent: 6
Democratic Unionist Party: 5
Conservative: 4
Plaid Cymru: 3
Alba Party: 2
Social Democratic & Labour Party: 2
Green Party: 1
Alliance: 1
11th May 2021
Richard Thomson signed this EDM on Monday 5th July 2021

Undocumented migrants

Tabled by: Bell Ribeiro-Addy (Labour - Streatham)
That this House recognises that there are many barriers that prevent people from accessing and maintaining stable immigration status even when they were either born in the UK or have lived in the UK for many years; further recognises that the majority of undocumented migrants have lost their status through …
79 signatures
(Most recent: 24 Jan 2022)
Signatures by party:
Labour: 34
Scottish National Party: 24
Liberal Democrat: 8
Independent: 5
Plaid Cymru: 3
Social Democratic & Labour Party: 2
Alba Party: 2
Democratic Unionist Party: 1
Alliance: 1
Green Party: 1
30th June 2021
Richard Thomson signed this EDM on Thursday 1st July 2021

Sarcoma UK and Sarcoma Awareness Month 2021

Tabled by: Marion Fellows (Scottish National Party - Motherwell and Wishaw)
That this House recognises Sarcoma Awareness Month from 1 to 31 July,and its importance in spreading awareness of Sarcoma as an uncommon and fast-spreading cancer; acknowledges the necessity of early, fast and accurate diagnosis for the 5,300 people diagnosed with the disease annually in the UK; recognises the hard work …
48 signatures
(Most recent: 24 Jan 2022)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 26
Labour: 9
Liberal Democrat: 3
Plaid Cymru: 3
Democratic Unionist Party: 2
Conservative: 2
Independent: 2
Alba Party: 1
22nd June 2021
Richard Thomson signed this EDM on Thursday 24th June 2021

Armed Forces Day 2021

Tabled by: Carol Monaghan (Scottish National Party - Glasgow North West)
That this House notes that Armed Forces Day 2021 takes place on 26th June; welcomes this recognition and appreciation of both current and former service personnel; applauds and sincerely thanks Armed Forces personnel and veterans for their outstanding public service and personal sacrifice throughout their military careers; welcomes a national …
54 signatures
(Most recent: 24 Jan 2022)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 43
Labour: 4
Democratic Unionist Party: 2
Independent: 2
Conservative: 1
Alba Party: 1
Liberal Democrat: 1
15th June 2021
Richard Thomson signed this EDM on Wednesday 16th June 2021

Cabinet Office clearing house and Freedom of Information

Tabled by: Navendu Mishra (Labour - Stockport)
That this House believes that the Freedom of Information Act (2000) is a landmark piece of legislation which, when properly applied, helps to achieve democratic, public accountability and transparency across government; regrets that, too often, legitimate applications from the public are frustrated, delayed or illegitimately denied; notes that a key …
33 signatures
(Most recent: 24 Jan 2022)
Signatures by party:
Labour: 17
Scottish National Party: 6
Liberal Democrat: 3
Plaid Cymru: 3
Alba Party: 2
Green Party: 1
Independent: 1
24th May 2021
Richard Thomson signed this EDM on Wednesday 16th June 2021

40th anniversary of the International Code of Marketing of Breastmilk Substitutes

Tabled by: Alison Thewliss (Scottish National Party - Glasgow Central)
That this House recognises that 2021 marks the 40th anniversary of the 1981 International Code of Marketing of Breast-milk Substitutes; believes that the Code exists to protect all babies, regardless of how they are fed; notes the Code regulates the marketing of breastmilk substitutes which includes infant formulas, follow-on formulas …
30 signatures
(Most recent: 24 Jan 2022)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 18
Labour: 5
Plaid Cymru: 3
Independent: 1
Democratic Unionist Party: 1
Green Party: 1
Social Democratic & Labour Party: 1
Liberal Democrat: 1
27th May 2021
Richard Thomson signed this EDM on Monday 14th June 2021

Arms export licences for sales to the Israeli Military

Tabled by: Lloyd Russell-Moyle (Labour (Co-op) - Brighton, Kemptown)
That this House notes with concern the recent granting of and use of extant UK licences for the export to the Israeli military of categories of arms and arms components including military technology and components for aircrafts, helicopters, and drones, as well as grenades, bombs, missiles, armoured vehicles, tanks, ammunition, …
78 signatures
(Most recent: 24 Jan 2022)
Signatures by party:
Labour: 31
Scottish National Party: 25
Liberal Democrat: 9
Independent: 6
Plaid Cymru: 3
Alba Party: 2
Social Democratic & Labour Party: 2
Green Party: 1
Alliance: 1
11th May 2021
Richard Thomson signed this EDM on Monday 14th June 2021

NHS privatisation

Tabled by: Jon Trickett (Labour - Hemsworth)
That this House expresses dismay at the Government’s White Paper, The Future of Health and Care, published on 11 February 2021 which rubber stamps the US care models for the UK; notes that the Bill is a Trojan horse for deregulated privatisation and that language on integrated care championed by …
50 signatures
(Most recent: 24 Jan 2022)
Signatures by party:
Labour: 37
Independent: 6
Scottish National Party: 4
Alba Party: 2
Social Democratic & Labour Party: 1
Plaid Cymru: 1
11th May 2021
Richard Thomson signed this EDM on Monday 14th June 2021

Protests in Colombia

Tabled by: Tony Lloyd (Labour - Rochdale)
That this House expresses profound concern on reports of excessive use of force by the Colombian police, against overwhelmingly peaceful social protests as confirmed by the UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights across Colombia from 28 April 2021, as part of a national strike; believes the right …
101 signatures
(Most recent: 24 Jan 2022)
Signatures by party:
Labour: 44
Scottish National Party: 30
Liberal Democrat: 11
Independent: 6
Democratic Unionist Party: 3
Plaid Cymru: 3
Social Democratic & Labour Party: 2
Alba Party: 2
Green Party: 1
Alliance: 1
9th June 2021
Richard Thomson signed this EDM on Thursday 10th June 2021

Gypsy, Roma and Traveller History Month 2021

Tabled by: Martin Docherty-Hughes (Scottish National Party - West Dunbartonshire)
That this House notes that during the month of June 2021 it is Gypsy, Roma and Traveller History Month; understands that the theme in 2021 is Make Some Space where it is hoped that people from different backgrounds and professions will make some space in their day to day lives, …
42 signatures
(Most recent: 24 Jan 2022)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 20
Labour: 14
Plaid Cymru: 3
Independent: 1
Democratic Unionist Party: 1
Green Party: 1
Liberal Democrat: 1
Alliance: 1
9th June 2021
Richard Thomson signed this EDM as the primary signatory on Wednesday 9th June 2021

Kellands primary school and the Digital Schools Awards Scotland Programme

Tabled by: Richard Thomson (Scottish National Party - Gordon)
That this House congratulates Kellands primary school of Inverurie, Aberdeenshire upon its recent award from the Scotland’s Digital Schools programme; recognises the efforts of the school in completing a rigorous self-evaluation process to demonstrate the school’s excellence in integrating digital technology into learning and teaching; further recognises the importance of …
15 signatures
(Most recent: 16 Jun 2021)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 13
Democratic Unionist Party: 1
Alba Party: 1
20th May 2021
Richard Thomson signed this EDM on Tuesday 8th June 2021

Pregnancy and maternity discrimination at work

Tabled by: Catherine McKinnell (Labour - Newcastle upon Tyne North)
That this House notes that Government-commissioned research in 2016 by the Equality and Human Rights Commission found disturbingly high levels of pregnancy and maternity discrimination in UK workplaces; further notes the February 2021 conclusion of the Women and Equalities Committee that the Government must act now to prevent further discrimination, …
103 signatures
(Most recent: 1 Feb 2022)
Signatures by party:
Labour: 42
Scottish National Party: 32
Liberal Democrat: 12
Democratic Unionist Party: 6
Independent: 4
Plaid Cymru: 3
Social Democratic & Labour Party: 2
Alba Party: 2
Green Party: 1
Alliance: 1
17th May 2021
Richard Thomson signed this EDM on Monday 24th May 2021

50 years of the Misuse of Drugs Act

Tabled by: Grahame Morris (Labour - Easington)
That this House acknowledges that the Misuse of Drugs Act 1971 is not fit for purpose; notes that for 50 years, it has failed to reduce drug consumption and that drug deaths are now at a record high; further notes that instead it has increased harm, damaged public health and …
41 signatures
(Most recent: 24 Jan 2022)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 16
Labour: 14
Plaid Cymru: 3
Liberal Democrat: 3
Independent: 2
Alba Party: 2
Social Democratic & Labour Party: 2
Green Party: 1
18th May 2021
Richard Thomson signed this EDM on Wednesday 19th May 2021

12th anniversary of the end of the Sri Lankan civil war

Tabled by: Anne McLaughlin (Scottish National Party - Glasgow North East)
That this house recognises that 12 years on from the end of the Sri Lankan civil war, most alleged human rights abuses primarily against Tamil people are yet to be investigated; acknowledges that those allegations include indiscriminate bombing in no~fire zones, summary executions of surrenderers, torture, sexual violence and abductions; …
33 signatures
(Most recent: 27 Apr 2022)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 15
Labour: 10
Independent: 3
Plaid Cymru: 3
Democratic Unionist Party: 1
Liberal Democrat: 1
17th May 2021
Richard Thomson signed this EDM on Tuesday 18th May 2021

Attacks on journalists in Gaza

Tabled by: Grahame Morris (Labour - Easington)
That this House deplores the attack by the Israeli military on the building in Gaza housing media including Associated Press and Al Jazeera, which follows attacks or detentions of at least thirty journalists and two previous strikes on journalist's offices in Gaza; supports the demands of the International Federation of …
52 signatures
(Most recent: 24 Jan 2022)
Signatures by party:
Labour: 29
Scottish National Party: 13
Independent: 4
Liberal Democrat: 3
Alba Party: 2
Social Democratic & Labour Party: 2
Green Party: 1
11th May 2021
Richard Thomson signed this EDM on Tuesday 11th May 2021

Fire and rehire tactics

Tabled by: Gavin Newlands (Scottish National Party - Paisley and Renfrewshire North)
That this House observes the widespread and growing use of fire and rehire tactics by employers over recent months; condemns the actions of a number of companies in threatening staff with termination if reductions to wages and conditions are not agreed to; notes the widespread legal prohibition on such employment …
68 signatures
(Most recent: 24 Jan 2022)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 41
Labour: 15
Independent: 3
Plaid Cymru: 3
Alba Party: 2
Social Democratic & Labour Party: 2
Democratic Unionist Party: 1
Alliance: 1
Liberal Democrat: 1
Green Party: 1
12th April 2021
Richard Thomson signed this EDM on Monday 26th April 2021

Military trial, detention and treatment of Palestinian children by Israeli authorities

Tabled by: Tommy Sheppard (Scottish National Party - Edinburgh East)
That this House notes with concern that Israeli forces continue to arrest, detain and try several hundred Palestinian children in the Israeli military court and detention system each year despite evidence that that process is rife with international law violations; further notes that Israel is the only country in the …
51 signatures
(Most recent: 11 May 2021)
Signatures by party:
Labour: 21
Scottish National Party: 18
Liberal Democrat: 5
Independent: 3
Alba Party: 2
Social Democratic & Labour Party: 2
Green Party: 1
Alliance: 1
21st April 2021
Richard Thomson signed this EDM on Monday 26th April 2021

The need for investment in good green jobs across the United Kingdom

Tabled by: Caroline Lucas (Green Party - Brighton, Pavilion)
That this house notes the significance of Earth Day; further notes the urgency with which the UK must act to address the climate and nature emergencies; welcomes this government’s focus on the job creation potential of a green recovery in its G7 priorities; sees the opportunity for the recovery to …
32 signatures
(Most recent: 11 May 2021)
Signatures by party:
Labour: 14
Scottish National Party: 7
Plaid Cymru: 3
Liberal Democrat: 2
Social Democratic & Labour Party: 2
Independent: 2
Green Party: 1
Alliance: 1
Democratic Unionist Party: 1
Alba Party: 1
12th April 2021
Richard Thomson signed this EDM on Wednesday 14th April 2021

Football Index

Tabled by: Patricia Gibson (Scottish National Party - North Ayrshire and Arran)
That this House is deeply concerned about the recent collapse of the betting firm Football Index, following the suspension of the company’s licence by the Gambling Commission and its entry into administration; notes with concern that customers collectively have over £90 million trapped in the company, with average losses of …
24 signatures
(Most recent: 29 Apr 2021)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 10
Labour: 8
Plaid Cymru: 3
Democratic Unionist Party: 1
Independent: 1
Green Party: 1
22nd March 2021
Richard Thomson signed this EDM on Tuesday 13th April 2021

Israeli permit system: children and parents in Gaza

Tabled by: Kim Johnson (Labour - Liverpool, Riverside)
That this House condemns the inhumane practice of separation of children in Gaza who need medical treatment from outside the Strip from their parents, who are routinely denied accompanier passes by Israel; notes that since January 2018, Physicians for Human Rights Israel has assisted over 130 children including breastfed babies …
43 signatures
(Most recent: 27 Apr 2021)
Signatures by party:
Labour: 23
Scottish National Party: 11
Liberal Democrat: 3
Independent: 3
Alba Party: 2
Green Party: 1
Social Democratic & Labour Party: 1
22nd March 2021
Richard Thomson signed this EDM on Tuesday 13th April 2021

Steps towards disarmament

Tabled by: Kirsten Oswald (Scottish National Party - East Renfrewshire)
That this House notes with concern the statement in the Government’s Integrated Review of Security, Defence, Development, and Foreign Policy that the ceiling on the number of nuclear warheads held by the UK is to increase by 40 percent, reversing the longstanding trend of gradual reductions; further notes with concern …
58 signatures
(Most recent: 28 Apr 2021)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 29
Labour: 18
Independent: 5
Plaid Cymru: 3
Liberal Democrat: 1
Green Party: 1
Alba Party: 1
Social Democratic & Labour Party: 1
11th March 2021
Richard Thomson signed this EDM on Tuesday 13th April 2021

GP surgeries and the private sector

Tabled by: Apsana Begum (Labour - Poplar and Limehouse)
That this House expresses alarm that Operose, a subsidiary of US health company Centene, has taken over AT Medics which has a large number of APMS contracts, including 49 GP practices; is concerned that the prioritisation of profit in the provision of NHS services will lead to a loss of …
76 signatures
(Most recent: 11 May 2021)
Signatures by party:
Labour: 44
Scottish National Party: 15
Independent: 7
Democratic Unionist Party: 3
Liberal Democrat: 2
Plaid Cymru: 2
Alba Party: 2
Social Democratic & Labour Party: 1
Alliance: 1
4th March 2020
Richard Thomson signed this EDM on Tuesday 13th April 2021

A public scientific hearing on animal experiments

Tabled by: Lisa Cameron (Conservative - East Kilbride, Strathaven and Lesmahagow)
That this House notes the science-based campaign, For Life On Earth, with its Beagle ambassador, rescued ex-laboratory dog Scarlet; congratulates Scarlet on winning the Animal Hero, Inspirational Animal of the Year Award 2018; further notes that the latest Home Office figures show that the numbers of dogs used in UK …
69 signatures
(Most recent: 28 Apr 2021)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 31
Labour: 16
Liberal Democrat: 9
Democratic Unionist Party: 4
Alba Party: 2
Independent: 2
Plaid Cymru: 2
Conservative: 1
Green Party: 1
Alliance: 1
25th March 2021
Richard Thomson signed this EDM as a sponsor on Friday 26th March 2021

Reusable Nappies Week

Tabled by: David Linden (Scottish National Party - Glasgow East)
That this House congratulates all those involved with Reusable Nappies Week 2021; notes with concern the average plastic consumption of single-use nappies per child is equivalent to throwing away 17 plastic bags a day, or over 6,000 per year; acknowledges that nearly three billion nappies are thrown away annually in …
49 signatures
(Most recent: 27 Apr 2021)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 24
Labour: 11
Democratic Unionist Party: 4
Liberal Democrat: 3
Plaid Cymru: 3
Social Democratic & Labour Party: 2
Conservative: 1
Independent: 1
Green Party: 1
Alba Party: 1
10th December 2020
Richard Thomson signed this EDM on Thursday 25th March 2021

Migrant Workers' Rights

Tabled by: Nadia Whittome (Labour - Nottingham East)
That this House would like to thank migrant workers who have been at the forefront of the UKs response to the pandemic; believes that recovery from covid-19 must level up migrant workers’ rights; further recognises that the Hostile Environment, particularly No Recourse to Public Funds (NRPF) and the “illegal working” …
39 signatures
(Most recent: 11 May 2021)
Signatures by party:
Labour: 17
Scottish National Party: 9
Independent: 5
Plaid Cymru: 3
Alba Party: 1
Alliance: 1
Green Party: 1
Democratic Unionist Party: 1
Liberal Democrat: 1
11th February 2021
Richard Thomson signed this EDM on Monday 15th March 2021

Support to tackle food waste

Tabled by: Neil Parish (Conservative - Tiverton and Honiton)
That this House recognises the valuable work of FareShare, the UK’s biggest charity fighting hunger and food waste, in providing two million meals per week to people in need during the covid-19 pandemic; acknowledges that it is deeply regrettable that two million tonnes of food goes to waste in the …
61 signatures
(Most recent: 11 May 2021)
Signatures by party:
Labour: 22
Scottish National Party: 18
Conservative: 6
Independent: 4
Liberal Democrat: 4
Plaid Cymru: 3
Democratic Unionist Party: 2
Alba Party: 2
Social Democratic & Labour Party: 1
24th February 2021
Richard Thomson signed this EDM on Monday 15th March 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 …
104 signatures
(Most recent: 11 May 2021)
Signatures by party:
Labour: 48
Scottish National Party: 27
Liberal Democrat: 9
Conservative: 5
Democratic Unionist Party: 5
Independent: 5
Alba Party: 2
Plaid Cymru: 2
Green Party: 1
Social Democratic & Labour Party: 1
8th March 2021
Richard Thomson signed this EDM on Tuesday 9th March 2021

Scots language added to Spotify

Tabled by: Owen Thompson (Scottish National Party - Midlothian)
That this House welcomes Spotify’s lang-owerdue deceesion tae add Scots as yin o its kent leids (welcomes Spotify’s long-overdue decision to add Scots as one of its recognised languages); congratulates singer Iona Fyfe for leading the public campaign for that music giant to make that change; recognises that Scots is …
30 signatures
(Most recent: 15 Mar 2021)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 23
Plaid Cymru: 3
Alba Party: 2
Independent: 1
Democratic Unionist Party: 1
8th February 2021
Richard Thomson signed this EDM on Tuesday 9th March 2021

Construction Industry VAT Reverse Charge

Tabled by: Kirsten Oswald (Scottish National Party - East Renfrewshire)
That this House expresses its concern at the decision of the Treasury to go ahead with the introduction of the Construction Industry VAT Reverse Charge with effect from 1 March 2021; notes that this is of great concern to small and medium sized firms in the construction industry, who are …
27 signatures
(Most recent: 23 Mar 2021)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 15
Democratic Unionist Party: 4
Plaid Cymru: 3
Alba Party: 2
Independent: 2
Conservative: 1
22nd February 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 …
45 signatures
(Most recent: 11 May 2021)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 29
Labour: 3
Plaid Cymru: 3
Democratic Unionist Party: 2
Alba Party: 2
Independent: 2
Liberal Democrat: 1
Conservative: 1
Alliance: 1
Green Party: 1
8th February 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 …
64 signatures
(Most recent: 11 May 2021)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 26
Labour: 17
Democratic Unionist Party: 6
Liberal Democrat: 6
Independent: 3
Plaid Cymru: 3
Conservative: 1
Alba Party: 1
Social Democratic & Labour Party: 1
Alliance: 1
10th February 2021
Richard Thomson signed this EDM on Thursday 18th February 2021

200th anniversary of Heriot-Watt University

Tabled by: Joanna Cherry (Scottish National Party - Edinburgh South West)
That this House notes that Heriot-Watt University will be celebrating in 2021 the 200th anniversary of its founding roots in 1821; further notes that Heriot-Watt University created the world’s first mechanics’ institute in the heart of Edinburgh; commends Heriot-Watt University on its substantial contribution to Scotland and the world through …
22 signatures
(Most recent: 3 Mar 2021)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 18
Alba Party: 2
Conservative: 1
Democratic Unionist Party: 1
8th February 2021
Richard Thomson signed this EDM on Thursday 11th February 2021

Temporary extension to Compulsory Basic Training Certificates for motorbikes and mopeds

Tabled by: Jonathan Edwards (Independent - Carmarthen East and Dinefwr)
That this House notes that Compulsory Basic Training (CBT) certificates for motorbikes and mopeds are issued on a two year basis for learner drivers; further notes that these vehicles provide a low carbon mode of transport for passenger and cargo; notes that many key workers use this mode of transport …
25 signatures
(Most recent: 11 May 2021)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 10
Labour: 4
Plaid Cymru: 3
Independent: 2
Conservative: 2
Liberal Democrat: 2
Democratic Unionist Party: 1
Alba Party: 1
25th January 2021
Richard Thomson signed this EDM on Wednesday 10th February 2021

Yemeni human rights and Saudi arms sales

Tabled by: Jeremy Corbyn (Independent - Islington North)
That this House notes the continued disaster of the war on Yemen which has helped create what the UN has designated the worst humanitarian catastrophe anywhere in the world, threatening the lives of millions of Yemenis; further notes that the Government continues to allow arms sales to Saudi Arabia, the …
63 signatures
(Most recent: 11 May 2021)
Signatures by party:
Labour: 28
Scottish National Party: 16
Liberal Democrat: 8
Independent: 5
Plaid Cymru: 3
Social Democratic & Labour Party: 2
Green Party: 1
Alba Party: 1
Conservative: 1
16th December 2020
Richard Thomson signed this EDM on Tuesday 9th February 2021

The Stop Sea Blasts campaign

Tabled by: Lisa Cameron (Conservative - East Kilbride, Strathaven and Lesmahagow)
That this House recognises the environmental damage brought to marine habitats by detonations of unexploded ordnance at sea; is concerned that marine mammals, such as whales and dolphins, are dependent on their auditory system for navigation and communication, and that disruptive detonations can lead to mass-stranding events; notes that is …
53 signatures
(Most recent: 28 Apr 2021)
Signatures by party:
Labour: 16
Scottish National Party: 15
Liberal Democrat: 5
Democratic Unionist Party: 4
Independent: 4
Conservative: 3
Plaid Cymru: 3
Social Democratic & Labour Party: 2
Green Party: 1
Alba Party: 1
Alliance: 1
8th February 2021
Richard Thomson signed this EDM on Monday 8th February 2021

Scotland Calcutta Cup victory

Tabled by: Gavin Newlands (Scottish National Party - Paisley and Renfrewshire North)
That this House congratulates the Scottish national men's rugby union team on their 11-6 victory over England in the opening game of the Six Nations Championship, winning the Calcutta Cup; notes that this is the first victory by a Scotland team at Twickenham since 1983; appreciates the work and dedication …
49 signatures
(Most recent: 10 Feb 2021)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 43
Alba Party: 2
Independent: 2
Conservative: 1
Democratic Unionist Party: 1
14th December 2020
Richard Thomson signed this EDM on Monday 1st February 2021

Western Sahara

Tabled by: Jeremy Corbyn (Independent - Islington North)
That this House recognises the right of the people of Western Sahara to their own self-determination; urges the UK as a member of the group of friends to redouble UN Security Council efforts to deliver the referendum on which the 1991 ceasefire in that region was contingent; stands in solidarity …
62 signatures
(Most recent: 11 May 2021)
Signatures by party:
Labour: 24
Scottish National Party: 24
Independent: 5
Plaid Cymru: 3
Alba Party: 2
Social Democratic & Labour Party: 2
Green Party: 1
Alliance: 1
Democratic Unionist Party: 1
Liberal Democrat: 1
25th January 2021
Richard Thomson signed this EDM on Thursday 28th January 2021

The gender pension gap

Tabled by: Patricia Gibson (Scottish National Party - North Ayrshire and Arran)
That this House expresses concern about the gender pension gap which stands at around 40.3 per cent, more than twice the gender pay gap of 17.3 per cent, representing a differential in pension income of around £7,500 a year; understands that women’s lower average lifetime earnings, as well as the …
61 signatures
(Most recent: 11 May 2021)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 33
Labour: 15
Plaid Cymru: 3
Liberal Democrat: 3
Independent: 2
Alba Party: 2
Social Democratic & Labour Party: 2
Democratic Unionist Party: 1
Green Party: 1
Conservative: 1
18th January 2021
Richard Thomson signed this EDM on Tuesday 19th January 2021

Upper Clyde Shipbuilders work-in protest 50th Anniversary

Tabled by: Martin Docherty-Hughes (Scottish National Party - West Dunbartonshire)
That this House recognises that 2021 marks the 50th anniversary of the beginning of the Upper Clyde Shipbuilders (UCS) work-in protest; notes that when faced with the closure of their shipyards due to the Conservative Government refusing to provide financial assistance, workers at the Upper Clyde Shipbuilders inspired their communities, …
35 signatures
(Most recent: 1 Feb 2021)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 30
Alba Party: 2
Labour: 2
Democratic Unionist Party: 1
30th December 2020
Richard Thomson signed this EDM on Tuesday 19th January 2021

EU visa system for touring artists and musicians

Tabled by: Dave Doogan (Scottish National Party - Angus)
That this House notes with concern that while the deal agreed between the UK and the EU provides exemptions to visa rules for certain workers travelling to different European countries, this does not include artists and musicians; understands this will result in artists having to apply for separate visas for …
52 signatures
(Most recent: 11 May 2021)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 30
Labour: 10
Plaid Cymru: 3
Independent: 2
Alba Party: 2
Liberal Democrat: 2
Social Democratic & Labour Party: 2
Green Party: 1
Democratic Unionist Party: 1
Alliance: 1
30th December 2020
Richard Thomson signed this EDM on Tuesday 19th January 2021

Holocaust Memorial Day 2021

Tabled by: Bob Blackman (Conservative - Harrow East)
That this House notes that on 27 January 2021 the UK will observe Holocaust Memorial Day marking the anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau, where an estimated 1.1 million people were murdered; commemorates the six million victims of the Holocaust; further notes that the theme for Holocaust Memorial Day 2021 …
97 signatures
(Most recent: 11 May 2021)
Signatures by party:
Labour: 45
Scottish National Party: 30
Conservative: 7
Independent: 4
Liberal Democrat: 4
Plaid Cymru: 3
Democratic Unionist Party: 2
Green Party: 1
Alba Party: 1
13th January 2021
Richard Thomson signed this EDM on Wednesday 13th January 2021

Most Rev Philip Tartaglia, Archbishop of Glasgow, 1951 - 2021

Tabled by: Patrick Grady (Scottish National Party - Glasgow North)
That this House notes with sadness the sudden death of the Most Reverend Philip Tartaglia, Archbishop of Glasgow, on 13th January 2021; notes that this date is marked in the Catholic Church as the Feast of St Mungo, the founder and first Bishop of Glasgow, and that Archbishop Tartaglia was …
40 signatures
(Most recent: 18 Jan 2021)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 31
Labour: 2
Conservative: 2
Independent: 2
Liberal Democrat: 1
Alba Party: 1
Democratic Unionist Party: 1
6th January 2021
Richard Thomson signed this EDM on Wednesday 13th January 2021

Universal Credit deductions (No. 2)

Tabled by: Chris Stephens (Scottish National Party - Glasgow South West)
That this House notes that sums deducted from Universal Credit to repay debts, overpayments, and advance payments are a main driver of need for food banks; notes that 41 per cent of Universal Credit claims are subject to deductions averaging £70 per month; notes that after the introduction of a …
36 signatures
(Most recent: 11 May 2021)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 22
Labour: 5
Plaid Cymru: 3
Independent: 2
Alba Party: 1
Democratic Unionist Party: 1
Conservative: 1
Green Party: 1
30th December 2020
Richard Thomson signed this EDM on Wednesday 30th December 2020

50th anniversary of the Ibrox disaster

Tabled by: Chris Stephens (Scottish National Party - Glasgow South West)
That this House notes that 2 January 2021 will be the 50th anniversary of the Ibrox disaster which killed 66 people and injured over 200 people; notes that this was the worst football disaster in Britain until the Hillsborough disaster in 1989; notes that all 66 who died on 2 …
48 signatures
(Most recent: 11 May 2021)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 30
Labour: 6
Democratic Unionist Party: 3
Independent: 3
Plaid Cymru: 3
Liberal Democrat: 1
Alba Party: 1
Conservative: 1
30th December 2020
Richard Thomson signed this EDM on Wednesday 30th December 2020

Future participation in Erasmus+

Tabled by: Carol Monaghan (Scottish National Party - Glasgow North West)
That this House expresses deep regret regarding the UK Government’s decision to withdraw from the Erasmus+ scheme; recognises the importance of Erasmus+ to the many thousands of students and young people who have benefited from the opportunity to live, study and work abroad; notes that EU membership is not a …
56 signatures
(Most recent: 11 May 2021)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 42
Labour: 4
Plaid Cymru: 3
Independent: 2
Alba Party: 2
Conservative: 1
Green Party: 1
Alliance: 1
Social Democratic & Labour Party: 1
30th December 2020
Richard Thomson signed this EDM on Wednesday 30th December 2020

UK and EU Administrative Defence Agreement

Tabled by: Martin Docherty-Hughes (Scottish National Party - West Dunbartonshire)
That this House recognises that an Administrative Defence Agreement with the EU would allow the Ministry of Defence (MOD) transparency on the defence projects and activities of the EU, giving the MOD maximum notice, visibility and details on which to base its decisions on participation in specific projects and programmes; …
23 signatures
(Most recent: 18 Jan 2021)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 19
Plaid Cymru: 3
Alba Party: 1
17th December 2020
Richard Thomson signed this EDM on Wednesday 30th December 2020

Fatma's Waltz for the Beatson Cancer Charity

Tabled by: Patrick Grady (Scottish National Party - Glasgow North)
That this House congratulates all those involved in the launch of Fatma's Waltz, a specially-composed piece of music, performed and recorded by 28 artists from Scotland and around the world, with the aim of raising over £5000 for the Glasgow-based Beatson Cancer Charity; notes that the unique and uplifting piece …
22 signatures
(Most recent: 18 Jan 2021)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 18
Alba Party: 2
Democratic Unionist Party: 1
Labour: 1
15th December 2020
Richard Thomson signed this EDM as the primary signatory on Tuesday 15th December 2020

Oil and Gas UK Awards

Tabled by: Richard Thomson (Scottish National Party - Gordon)
That this House congratulates the winners and finalists of the OGUK Awards, which brings the offshore oil and gas industry together to celebrate its brightest and best; acknowledges the exceptional work of the winners in the following categories: Apprentice of the Year, Scott Milligan, Graduate of the Year, Connor Robb, …
14 signatures
(Most recent: 11 Jan 2021)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 12
Democratic Unionist Party: 1
Alba Party: 1
14th December 2020
Richard Thomson signed this EDM on Tuesday 15th December 2020

Resale of gaming consoles and computer components purchased by automated bots

Tabled by: Douglas Chapman (Scottish National Party - Dunfermline and West Fife)
That this House believes that new releases of gaming consoles and computer components should be available to all customers at no more than the Manufacturer’s Recommended Retail Price, and not be bought in bulk by the use of automated bots which often circumvent maximum purchase quantities imposed by the retailer; …
35 signatures
(Most recent: 23 Mar 2021)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 20
Labour: 7
Plaid Cymru: 3
Alba Party: 2
Independent: 2
Democratic Unionist Party: 1
Social Democratic & Labour Party: 1
10th December 2020
Richard Thomson signed this EDM as a sponsor on Monday 14th December 2020

Terminal illness and Covid-19 vaccination

Tabled by: Kirsten Oswald (Scottish National Party - East Renfrewshire)
That this House recognises the devastating impact of being diagnosed with a terminal illness at any time but even more so just as the world faces into the Covid-19 pandemic; extends its sympathy to Fred Banning of Newton Mearns who, in February this year, was diagnosed with incurable stage 4 …
27 signatures
(Most recent: 11 May 2021)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 14
Labour: 7
Democratic Unionist Party: 2
Alba Party: 2
Independent: 1
Social Democratic & Labour Party: 1
Green Party: 1
2nd November 2020
Richard Thomson signed this EDM on Wednesday 9th December 2020

Entry into force of Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons

Tabled by: Caroline Lucas (Green Party - Brighton, Pavilion)
That this House notes that the United Nations adopted the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons in 2017; welcomes confirmation that 50 countries have now ratified this historic agreement which will enter into force in January 2021; further notes that upon entering into force the Treaty will ban nuclear …
71 signatures
(Most recent: 20 Apr 2021)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 30
Labour: 23
Independent: 6
Liberal Democrat: 6
Plaid Cymru: 3
Alba Party: 2
Green Party: 1
Social Democratic & Labour Party: 1
23rd November 2020
Richard Thomson signed this EDM on Tuesday 8th December 2020

VAT Retail Export Scheme

Tabled by: Tracey Crouch (Conservative - Chatham and Aylesford)
That this House expresses its concern at the Government's decision to abolish the VAT Retail Export Scheme, otherwise known as tax-free shopping, from 1 January 2021 with inaccurate determinations having been made of the impact of that decision; acknowledges that since that decision was announced, businesses have been facing the …
29 signatures
(Most recent: 17 Dec 2020)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 13
Conservative: 11
Labour: 2
Democratic Unionist Party: 1
Liberal Democrat: 1
Independent: 1
16th November 2020
Richard Thomson signed this EDM on Wednesday 2nd December 2020

Demolition of Palestinian homes

Tabled by: Tommy Sheppard (Scottish National Party - Edinburgh East)
That this House strongly condemns Israel’s destruction of the entire Palestinian village of Khirbet Hamsa al-Foqa; is appalled that 73 people, including 41 children, have been made homeless in the largest incident of forced displacement in the West Bank for years; notes that 2020 has seen the highest level of …
55 signatures
(Most recent: 28 Apr 2021)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 24
Labour: 23
Independent: 4
Alba Party: 2
Social Democratic & Labour Party: 2
Green Party: 1
Alliance: 1
25th November 2020
Richard Thomson signed this EDM on Thursday 26th November 2020

The 0.7 per cent overseas aid commitment

Tabled by: Chris Law (Scottish National Party - Dundee West)
That this House expresses concern and condemnation of any attempt by the Government to reduce aid spending by ending the UK’s commitment to spend 0.7 per cent of Gross National Income (GNI) on Overseas Development Assistance; notes that the 0.7 per cent target was adopted by the UN General Assembly …
63 signatures
(Most recent: 28 Apr 2021)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 43
Labour: 7
Independent: 4
Plaid Cymru: 3
Conservative: 2
Alba Party: 2
Liberal Democrat: 1
Green Party: 1
20th July 2020
Richard Thomson signed this EDM on Tuesday 24th November 2020

Early pay rise for NHS staff

Tabled by: Paula Barker (Labour - Liverpool, Wavertree)
That this House recognises the extraordinary commitment and sacrifice of NHS staff throughout the covid-19 outbreak; believes that the depth of public gratitude for this work must now be reflected in what the Government does next for NHS staff; notes that as it stands, NHS staff must wait until 2021 …
106 signatures
(Most recent: 13 Apr 2021)
Signatures by party:
Labour: 49
Scottish National Party: 28
Liberal Democrat: 10
Democratic Unionist Party: 6
Independent: 5
Plaid Cymru: 3
Alba Party: 2
Social Democratic & Labour Party: 2
Alliance: 1
Green Party: 1
Conservative: 1
9th November 2020
Richard Thomson signed this EDM on Monday 23rd November 2020

Increase in violence against women in Turkey

Tabled by: Joanna Cherry (Scottish National Party - Edinburgh South West)
That this House is extremely concerned about the eroding of women’s rights in Turkey and notes the alarming increase of reported assaults and homicide against women over the past year; finds it concerning that that increase has occurred during a global pandemic which disproportionately impacts women economically; is concerned about …
20 signatures
(Most recent: 28 Apr 2021)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 9
Plaid Cymru: 3
Independent: 2
Labour: 2
Green Party: 1
Democratic Unionist Party: 1
Conservative: 1
Liberal Democrat: 1
2nd November 2020
Richard Thomson signed this EDM on Wednesday 18th November 2020

Proposed closure of the Institute of Commonwealth Studies

Tabled by: Daisy Cooper (Liberal Democrat - St Albans)
That this House regrets the abrupt and unexpected decision to close the Institute of Commonwealth Studies (ICwS); encourages relevant stakeholders to reconsider this decision; notes that the ICwS stands at the heart of Commonwealth and Post-Colonial Studies; notes that the ICwS is the only postgraduate academic institution in the UK …
12 signatures
(Most recent: 18 Nov 2020)
Signatures by party:
Labour: 5
Liberal Democrat: 2
Scottish National Party: 2
Democratic Unionist Party: 1
Conservative: 1
Independent: 1
Social Democratic & Labour Party: 1
16th November 2020
Richard Thomson signed this EDM on Monday 16th November 2020

Scotland and the Euro 2020

Tabled by: Gavin Newlands (Scottish National Party - Paisley and Renfrewshire North)
That this House congratulates the Scottish National Men’s Team for their qualification to Euro 2020; welcomes the team qualifying for their first major finals tournament since World Cup 1998; notes that the team have now gone nine games unbeaten, with that streak beginning in October 2019; praises David Marshall for …
50 signatures
(Most recent: 18 Nov 2020)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 43
Independent: 3
Alba Party: 2
Conservative: 1
Democratic Unionist Party: 1
4th November 2020
Richard Thomson signed this EDM on Wednesday 11th November 2020

Support for hostels

Tabled by: Liz Saville Roberts (Plaid Cymru - Dwyfor Meirionnydd)
That this House notes that hostels have been hit particularly hard by the covid-19 outbreak; further notes that shared spaces, such as bathrooms and kitchens, are often part of a hostel's business model and that this has made operating at full capacity, and even reopening, difficult for many while operating …
34 signatures
(Most recent: 5 Jan 2021)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 17
Liberal Democrat: 5
Labour: 4
Plaid Cymru: 3
Independent: 3
Democratic Unionist Party: 1
Green Party: 1
Social Democratic & Labour Party: 1
5th November 2020
Richard Thomson signed this EDM on Monday 9th November 2020

Campaign for a real living wage

Tabled by: Chris Stephens (Scottish National Party - Glasgow South West)
That this House welcomes Living Wage Week and the PCS Union campaign for a real living wage for their members working on outsourced Government facilities management contracts; applauds these front line key workers who have continued to work throughout the pandemic making workplaces safe and secure despite being some of …
56 signatures
(Most recent: 8 Dec 2020)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 29
Labour: 18
Independent: 4
Plaid Cymru: 2
Alba Party: 1
Democratic Unionist Party: 1
Green Party: 1
2nd November 2020
Richard Thomson signed this EDM on Monday 9th November 2020

Peter Krykant and drug consumption van facility

Tabled by: Alison Thewliss (Scottish National Party - Glasgow Central)
That this House is concerned to learn that Peter Krykant, who recently set-up a drug consumption van in Glasgow city centre, has been charged and cautioned by Police Scotland; understands that Mr Krykant set up the facility in an attempt to help and support people with addictions; firmly believes that …
28 signatures
(Most recent: 15 Dec 2020)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 13
Labour: 5
Liberal Democrat: 3
Plaid Cymru: 3
Democratic Unionist Party: 1
Alba Party: 1
Green Party: 1
Independent: 1
5th March 2020
Richard Thomson signed this EDM on Monday 9th November 2020

Accelerating human relevant life sciences in the UK

Tabled by: David Amess (Conservative - Southend West)
That this House acknowledges that many of the major diseases of our time remain poorly understood and lack adequate treatments; notes the economic, business and public health benefits of developing New Approach Methodologies (NAMs) that have the potential to reduce drug development failures and save costs and time; recognises that …
103 signatures
(Most recent: 26 Apr 2021)
Signatures by party:
Labour: 33
Scottish National Party: 33
Conservative: 9
Liberal Democrat: 9
Democratic Unionist Party: 6
Independent: 6
Plaid Cymru: 3
Alba Party: 2
Alliance: 1
Social Democratic & Labour Party: 1
Green Party: 1
3rd November 2020
Richard Thomson signed this EDM on Thursday 5th November 2020

Universal Basic Income pilots

Tabled by: Beth Winter (Labour - Cynon Valley)
That this House acknowledges that the current system of social security provision in the UK is not sufficient to provide financial security nor protect public health during the covid-19 outbreak; asserts that the provision of a Universal Basic Income (UBI) would establish a targeted system with no gaps and an …
62 signatures
(Most recent: 20 Jan 2021)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 27
Labour: 20
Independent: 4
Liberal Democrat: 3
Democratic Unionist Party: 2
Alba Party: 2
Social Democratic & Labour Party: 2
Plaid Cymru: 2
Alliance: 1
Green Party: 1
4th November 2020
Richard Thomson signed this EDM on Wednesday 4th November 2020

Duty and tax-free shopping

Tabled by: Gavin Newlands (Scottish National Party - Paisley and Renfrewshire North)
That this House notes the recent Government consultation on the continuation of duty and tax-free shopping for visitors from outside the EU, including the published summary of responses which indicated a majority of respondents supported the continuation of the VAT Retail Export Scheme (VAT RES) and the airside Extra Statutory …
34 signatures
(Most recent: 11 Jan 2021)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 28
Alba Party: 2
Labour: 2
Conservative: 1
Democratic Unionist Party: 1
19th October 2020
Richard Thomson signed this EDM as a sponsor on Monday 2nd November 2020

Tax-free shopping

Tabled by: Jon Cruddas (Labour - Dagenham and Rainham)
That this House expresses its alarm at the decision to end the VAT Retail Export Scheme commonly known as Tax-free shopping at the end of 2020, apparently without any assessment of the direct and wider impact on the retail, hospitality and tourism sectors in Edinburgh and across Scotland; notes that …
7 signatures
(Most recent: 10 Nov 2020)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 4
Labour: 2
Democratic Unionist Party: 1
22nd October 2020
Richard Thomson signed this EDM on Friday 23rd October 2020

United Nations Day on 24 October 2020

Tabled by: Stephen Farry (Alliance - North Down)
That this House joins in celebrating United Nations Day on 24 October 2020, marking the 75th anniversary of the United Nations Charter coming into effect; acknowledges the significant contributions made by the United Nations Organisation and the other agencies of the United Nations System to international peace and security, humanitarian …
41 signatures
(Most recent: 11 Nov 2020)
Signatures by party:
Labour: 14
Scottish National Party: 10
Liberal Democrat: 6
Democratic Unionist Party: 4
Social Democratic & Labour Party: 2
Plaid Cymru: 2
Alliance: 1
Alba Party: 1
Independent: 1
Conservative: 1
Green Party: 1
21st October 2020
Richard Thomson signed this EDM on Friday 23rd October 2020

1st Battalion The Highlanders' Guinness World Record

Tabled by: Drew Hendry (Scottish National Party - Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey)
That this House congratulates the 1st Battalion The Highlanders for setting a new Guinness World Record for most attendees to complete a mental health course in 24 hours to mark World Mental Health Day; recognises that a total of 45 members from the area took part in the course, alongside …
19 signatures
(Most recent: 10 Nov 2020)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 17
Conservative: 1
Democratic Unionist Party: 1
21st October 2020
Richard Thomson signed this EDM on Friday 23rd October 2020

Scottish Poppy Appeal 2020

Tabled by: Drew Hendry (Scottish National Party - Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey)
That this House recognises the excellent work of Poppy Scotland through the Scottish Poppy Appeal which runs annually from 26 October to 11 November; further recognises that the Scottish Poppy Appeal is Poppy Scotland’s largest fundraising campaign; acknowledges the importance of that appeal in paying tribute to the millions of …
28 signatures
(Most recent: 10 Nov 2020)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 25
Independent: 1
Democratic Unionist Party: 1
Conservative: 1
12th October 2020
Richard Thomson signed this EDM on Tuesday 13th October 2020

All In One Education

Tabled by: Amy Callaghan (Scottish National Party - East Dunbartonshire)
That this House congratulates newly formed charity All In One Education on gaining membership of the Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations and achieving charitable status; notes the charity is formed of teachers, campaigners, university and cultural professionals who have come together from across Scotland to address the lack of intersectional …
19 signatures
(Most recent: 10 Nov 2020)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 18
Democratic Unionist Party: 1
10th September 2020
Richard Thomson signed this EDM on Monday 12th 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 …
83 signatures
(Most recent: 11 Mar 2021)
Signatures by party:
Labour: 27
Scottish National Party: 26
Independent: 7
Liberal Democrat: 7
Conservative: 6
Democratic Unionist Party: 5
Plaid Cymru: 3
Alba Party: 2
Social Democratic & Labour Party: 2
6th October 2020
Richard Thomson signed this EDM on Thursday 8th October 2020

Justice for Osime Brown

Tabled by: Jamie Stone (Liberal Democrat - Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross)
That this House acknowledges 21-year-old Osime Brown's autism and the behavioural challenges that come with it; further acknowledges the Home Office's plans to deport Osime to Jamaica where he has not lived since he was four years old and has never returned to; notes Osime's mother's words that if they …
76 signatures
(Most recent: 28 Apr 2021)
Signatures by party:
Labour: 36
Scottish National Party: 20
Liberal Democrat: 9
Independent: 3
Plaid Cymru: 3
Democratic Unionist Party: 2
Social Democratic & Labour Party: 2
Alliance: 1
Green Party: 1
Conservative: 1
30th September 2020
Richard Thomson signed this EDM on Tuesday 6th October 2020

Black History Month 2020

Tabled by: Anne McLaughlin (Scottish National Party - Glasgow North East)
That this House notes that October is Black History Month and welcomes the many events and initiatives across these islands to mark it; resolves to encourage every single person living on these islands to take advantage of all events being online to raise their own awareness of the equal contribution …
30 signatures
(Most recent: 5 Nov 2020)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 20
Plaid Cymru: 3
Labour: 3
Conservative: 1
Democratic Unionist Party: 1
Independent: 1
Liberal Democrat: 1
23rd September 2020
Richard Thomson signed this EDM on Tuesday 6th October 2020

Relocation of aslyum seekers and refugees from Aegean Islands

Tabled by: Stuart C McDonald (Scottish National Party - Cumbernauld, Kilsyth and Kirkintilloch East)
That this House recognises the deteriorating conditions faced by asylum seekers and refugees on the Aegean Islands and notes the recent fire at the Moria camp in Lesvos which has left 13,000 people without shelter; welcomes the fact that Germany, France and Norway have agreed to take some of those …
74 signatures
(Most recent: 26 Apr 2021)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 31
Labour: 20
Liberal Democrat: 10
Independent: 5
Plaid Cymru: 3
Democratic Unionist Party: 2
Alba Party: 2
Social Democratic & Labour Party: 2
Green Party: 1
28th September 2020
Richard Thomson signed this EDM on Wednesday 30th September 2020

Challenge Poverty Week: 5 to 11 October 2020

Tabled by: David Linden (Scottish National Party - Glasgow East)
That this House celebrates the important work being undertaken by the Poverty Alliance during their Challenge Poverty Week; supports the various events taking place across Scotland to end the stigma around poverty and build awareness for solutions to poverty; and commits to advocating for those affected by poverty to ensure …
34 signatures
(Most recent: 8 Oct 2020)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 29
Democratic Unionist Party: 1
Independent: 1
Labour: 1
Conservative: 1
Alba Party: 1
15th September 2020
Richard Thomson signed this EDM on Thursday 24th September 2020

Macmillan’s World’s Biggest Coffee Morning

Tabled by: Alexander Stafford (Conservative - Rother Valley)
That this House welcomes and applauds that nothing stops a Macmillan Coffee Morning, not even coronavirus; acknowledges that cancer hasn’t stopped during the pandemic where one in two people will be diagnosed in their lifetimes; recognises that Macmillan Cancer Support is currently campaigning to restore cancer care and treatment to …
41 signatures
(Most recent: 19 Oct 2020)
Signatures by party:
Labour: 12
Scottish National Party: 9
Conservative: 6
Liberal Democrat: 5
Plaid Cymru: 3
Democratic Unionist Party: 2
Independent: 2
Alliance: 1
Green Party: 1
Social Democratic & Labour Party: 1
17th September 2020
Richard Thomson signed this EDM on Sunday 20th September 2020

Ban on goods produced by state-sponsored forced labour

Tabled by: Siobhain McDonagh (Labour - Mitcham and Morden)
That this House welcomes the United States Department of Home Security issuing five Withhold Release Orders which will ban the import of products from the People’s Republic of China produced with state-sponsored forced labour in the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region where the Chinese Communist Party government is engaged in systematic …
33 signatures
(Most recent: 12 Oct 2020)
Signatures by party:
Labour: 13
Scottish National Party: 7
Conservative: 3
Democratic Unionist Party: 2
Liberal Democrat: 2
Plaid Cymru: 2
Green Party: 1
Independent: 1
Alliance: 1
Alba Party: 1
Social Democratic & Labour Party: 1
14th September 2020
Richard Thomson signed this EDM on Wednesday 16th September 2020

Centrica

Tabled by: John Cryer (Labour - Leyton and Wanstead)
That this House recognises the constructive approach taken by GMB Union and Unison in negotiations around their members' pay and conditions with British Gas and its parent company Centrica; condemns the tactics employed by that company in commencing those negotiations with threats to dismiss and re-engage its UK workforce on …
68 signatures
(Most recent: 5 Jan 2021)
Signatures by party:
Labour: 42
Scottish National Party: 14
Independent: 4
Plaid Cymru: 2
Liberal Democrat: 2
Democratic Unionist Party: 1
Green Party: 1
Alliance: 1
Alba Party: 1
14th September 2020
Richard Thomson signed this EDM as a sponsor on Tuesday 15th September 2020

Suspension of income requirements for family visas

Tabled by: Stuart C McDonald (Scottish National Party - Cumbernauld, Kilsyth and Kirkintilloch East)
That this House notes that there are thousands of couples and families who are currently separated, or at imminent risk of becoming separated, due to restrictive income requirements for British nationals and settled residents wishing to be joined in the UK by a partner from outside the EEA; welcomes the …
74 signatures
(Most recent: 11 May 2021)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 29
Labour: 20
Liberal Democrat: 9
Democratic Unionist Party: 5
Independent: 4
Plaid Cymru: 3
Alba Party: 2
Green Party: 1
Alliance: 1
Social Democratic & Labour Party: 1
11th September 2020
Richard Thomson signed this EDM on Monday 14th September 2020

Auchengeich Mining Disaster

Tabled by: Steven Bonnar (Scottish National Party - Coatbridge, Chryston and Bellshill)
That this House acknowledges that Friday 18 September 2020 is the 61st anniversary of the Auchengeich Mining disaster; respectfully remembers the 47 men who lost their lives after a fault with equipment caused a fire in the mine; further remembers that 41 women were widowed by this tragedy, and 67 …
35 signatures
(Most recent: 21 Jan 2021)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 25
Labour: 3
Alba Party: 2
Independent: 2
Democratic Unionist Party: 2
Social Democratic & Labour Party: 1
Liberal Democrat: 1
7th September 2020
Richard Thomson signed this EDM as a sponsor on Tuesday 8th September 2020

World Suicide Prevention Day

Tabled by: Owen Thompson (Scottish National Party - Midlothian)
That this House marks Thursday the 10th of September 2020 as World Suicide Prevention Day; notes with worry that suicide rates in the UK are increasing; further notes with extreme concern that suicide is the leading cause of death in young people in the UK, with young men and LGBT+ …
47 signatures
(Most recent: 30 Sep 2020)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 29
Labour: 6
Independent: 3
Liberal Democrat: 2
Conservative: 2
Plaid Cymru: 2
Democratic Unionist Party: 1
Alba Party: 1
Social Democratic & Labour Party: 1
Green Party: 1
22nd July 2020
Richard Thomson signed this EDM on Tuesday 1st September 2020

Welcoming home Stephen Cameron

Tabled by: Marion Fellows (Scottish National Party - Motherwell and Wishaw)
That this House welcomes the recovery and safe return home of Motherwell pilot, Stephen Cameron, from Vietnam following his battle with covid-19 where he spent 68 days on a ventilator and 47 days in a coma in intensive care; notes the extremely challenging circumstances medical staff are facing during the …
13 signatures
(Most recent: 1 Sep 2020)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 12
Democratic Unionist Party: 1
21st July 2020
Richard Thomson signed this EDM as a sponsor on Tuesday 1st September 2020

Classrooms for Malawi

Tabled by: Margaret Ferrier (Independent - Rutherglen and Hamilton West)
That this House notes that Rutherglen-based charity Classrooms for Malawi has raised over £8,000 in one week to provide hand washing facilities for 29 schools in Malawi; understands that this fundraising campaign aims to provide 30,000 children with clean water, soap and other basic hand washing facilities in order to …
18 signatures
(Most recent: 10 Sep 2020)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 15
Independent: 1
Democratic Unionist Party: 1
Conservative: 1
8th July 2020
Richard Thomson signed this EDM on Tuesday 1st September 2020

World Animal Day

Tabled by: Lisa Cameron (Conservative - East Kilbride, Strathaven and Lesmahagow)
That this House recognises that 4 October 2020 is World Animal Day, the global awareness day for raising the status of animals in order to improve animal welfare standards; gives thanks to all those people who care for animals; congratulates charities and people who work tirelessly to support and raise …
28 signatures
(Most recent: 9 Nov 2020)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 10
Labour: 7
Democratic Unionist Party: 3
Liberal Democrat: 3
Conservative: 2
Alliance: 1
Alba Party: 1
Green Party: 1
Social Democratic & Labour Party: 1
1st July 2020
Richard Thomson signed this EDM on Tuesday 1st September 2020

Merger of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and the Department for International Development

Tabled by: Hywel Williams (Plaid Cymru - Arfon)
That this House notes the vital contribution the Department for International Development (DfID) has made to eradicating global poverty, combatting the climate crisis and addressing gender inequality; expresses concern at the proposed merger of DfID with the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and the way in which the announcement was made …
23 signatures
(Most recent: 21 Jan 2021)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 11
Labour: 4
Plaid Cymru: 3
Alba Party: 2
Social Democratic & Labour Party: 2
Democratic Unionist Party: 1
Independent: 1
Alliance: 1
8th July 2020
Richard Thomson signed this EDM on Monday 13th July 2020

25th anniversary of Srebrenica genocide

Tabled by: Margaret Ferrier (Independent - Rutherglen and Hamilton West)
That this House notes that from 5 to 12 July 2020 the UK will mark the 25th anniversary of the Srebrenica genocide where over 8,000 Bosnian Muslim men and boys were murdered in and around Srebrenica by Bosnian Serb forces with a number of activities being held across the country; …
53 signatures
(Most recent: 15 Sep 2020)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 27
Labour: 10
Conservative: 4
Independent: 3
Plaid Cymru: 3
Alba Party: 2
Democratic Unionist Party: 1
Alliance: 1
Green Party: 1
Liberal Democrat: 1
13th January 2020
Richard Thomson signed this EDM on Monday 13th July 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 …
68 signatures
(Most recent: 19 Nov 2020)
Signatures by party:
Labour: 55
Scottish National Party: 4
Conservative: 3
Independent: 2
Democratic Unionist Party: 1
Plaid Cymru: 1
Social Democratic & Labour Party: 1
Alliance: 1
Alba Party: 1
7th July 2020
Richard Thomson signed this EDM on Wednesday 8th July 2020

Conduct of the Prime Minister

Tabled by: Neale Hanvey (Alba Party - Kirkcaldy and Cowdenbeath)
That this House notes the disparaging and derisory comments made by the Prime Minister during Prime Minister’s Questions on 1 July 2020 in relation to Scotland’s coronavirus public health planning; rejects the Prime Minister’s inaccurate description of the Scottish Government as an administration; further rejects in the strongest of terms …
46 signatures
(Most recent: 8 Jul 2020)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 41
Alba Party: 2
Independent: 2
Conservative: 1
7th July 2020
Richard Thomson signed this EDM on Wednesday 8th July 2020

Scotland’s response to the Coronavirus pandemic

Tabled by: Neale Hanvey (Alba Party - Kirkcaldy and Cowdenbeath)
That this House notes the widely acknowledged and continuing success of the Scottish Government’s public health measures in driving down coronavirus related infection and mortality rates; recognises the continuing need for responsible observation of behaviours that limit the spread of the virus and help keep everyone safe; pays tribute to …
48 signatures
(Most recent: 15 Jul 2020)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 42
Alba Party: 2
Independent: 2
Democratic Unionist Party: 1
Conservative: 1
16th January 2020
Richard Thomson signed this EDM on Wednesday 8th July 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: 18
Labour: 11
Liberal Democrat: 4
Alba Party: 2
Independent: 2
Conservative: 1
Democratic Unionist Party: 1
Plaid Cymru: 1
Green Party: 1
1st July 2020
Richard Thomson signed this EDM on Monday 6th July 2020

Abolishing the Department for Work and Pensions' six month rule

Tabled by: Drew Hendry (Scottish National Party - Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey)
That this House recognises that it has been one year since the all-party Parliamentary group on Terminal Illness published its report on the legal definition of terminal illness; condemns the rules of the Department for Work and Pensions which mean that benefits are only fast-tracked if a terminally ill person …
40 signatures
(Most recent: 15 Sep 2020)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 27
Independent: 3
Labour: 3
Alba Party: 2
Democratic Unionist Party: 1
Alliance: 1
Liberal Democrat: 1
Green Party: 1
Plaid Cymru: 1
2nd July 2020
Richard Thomson signed this EDM on Monday 6th July 2020

Assessing the feasibility of citizens’ basic income pilots in Scotland

Tabled by: Ronnie Cowan (Scottish National Party - Inverclyde)
That this House notes the recent publication of the report entitled Assessing the Feasibility of Citizens’ Basic Income Pilots in Scotland which presents comprehensive and detailed research into the feasibility of a citizens’ basic income pilot in Scotland; further notes that it has been developed by a successful collaboration of …
44 signatures
(Most recent: 30 Sep 2020)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 31
Plaid Cymru: 3
Alba Party: 2
Independent: 2
Labour: 2
Liberal Democrat: 2
Alliance: 1
Green Party: 1
30th June 2020
Richard Thomson signed this EDM on Wednesday 1st July 2020

Reinstatement of benefit sanctions

Tabled by: Owen Thompson (Scottish National Party - Midlothian)
That this House believes that the decision to reinstate benefit sanctions in the middle of a health and economic crisis is a profoundly callous step; further believes that this is an ideologically driven, punitive measure which simply adds to the stress and anxiety for people who are already facing hard …
36 signatures
(Most recent: 15 Sep 2020)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 23
Plaid Cymru: 3
Labour: 3
Alba Party: 2
Independent: 2
Democratic Unionist Party: 1
Alliance: 1
Green Party: 1
30th June 2020
Richard Thomson signed this EDM on Wednesday 1st July 2020

Intelligence and Security Committee Report on alleged Russian interference in UK Democracy

Tabled by: Wera Hobhouse (Liberal Democrat - Bath)
That this House calls on the Government to urgently reinstate the Intelligence and Security Committee so that it can publish the delayed report on alleged Russian Interference in UK democracy; notes that this is the longest period following an election that the Intelligence and Security Committee has gone without being …
37 signatures
(Most recent: 16 Jul 2020)
Signatures by party:
Liberal Democrat: 11
Labour: 9
Scottish National Party: 9
Social Democratic & Labour Party: 2
Plaid Cymru: 2
Alliance: 1
Independent: 1
Democratic Unionist Party: 1
Alba Party: 1
Conservative: 1
Green Party: 1
29th June 2020
Richard Thomson signed this EDM on Tuesday 30th June 2020

Child Maintenance

Tabled by: Marion Fellows (Scottish National Party - Motherwell and Wishaw)
That this House notes the £354 million of arrears owed to families under the Child Maintenance Service (CMS) with just £31 million having been collected through enforcement action in the latest quarter; futher notes that 43 per cent of cases under Collect and Pay arrangements are not receiving any maintenance; …
44 signatures
(Most recent: 8 Feb 2021)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 29
Labour: 5
Liberal Democrat: 4
Alba Party: 2
Democratic Unionist Party: 2
Green Party: 1
Plaid Cymru: 1
10th June 2020
Richard Thomson signed this EDM on Wednesday 17th June 2020

Judge-led public inquiry into the Horizon scandal

Tabled by: Kevan Jones (Labour - North Durham)
That this House recognises the life-changing injustices experienced by subpostmasters throughout the Horizon scandal; notes with the deepest sadness that subpostmasters have served custodial sentences and suffered bankruptcy for offences they did not commit; recognises the role of the Government in prolonging this crisis through not fulfilling their role of …
151 signatures
(Most recent: 21 Apr 2021)
Signatures by party:
Labour: 67
Scottish National Party: 43
Liberal Democrat: 11
Democratic Unionist Party: 8
Independent: 8
Conservative: 7
Plaid Cymru: 3
Social Democratic & Labour Party: 2
Alba Party: 2
Green Party: 1
Alliance: 1
16th June 2020
Richard Thomson signed this EDM on Wednesday 17th June 2020

Merger of the Department for International Development with the Foreign and Commonwealth Office

Tabled by: Wendy Chamberlain (Liberal Democrat - North East Fife)
That this House strongly condemns the merger of the Department for International Development with the Foreign and Commonwealth Office.
59 signatures
(Most recent: 2 Nov 2020)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 25
Labour: 12
Liberal Democrat: 11
Independent: 3
Plaid Cymru: 2
Alba Party: 2
Democratic Unionist Party: 1
Conservative: 1
Green Party: 1
Social Democratic & Labour Party: 1
Alliance: 1
11th June 2020
Richard Thomson signed this EDM as a sponsor on Monday 15th June 2020

Commemoration of Henry Dundas

Tabled by: Owen Thompson (Scottish National Party - Midlothian)
That this House notes with shame that Henry Dundas is commemorated in various monuments, statues and street-names throughout Midlothian and Edinburgh; unreservedly condemns his influential role in obstructing the abolition of the slave trade in Britain; notes that, due to the actions of ‘the Great Tyrant’, more than 630,000 slaves …
14 signatures
(Most recent: 18 Jun 2020)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 12
Alba Party: 2
11th June 2020
Richard Thomson signed this EDM as a sponsor on Monday 15th June 2020

English Student Cap for Universities in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland

Tabled by: Wendy Chamberlain (Liberal Democrat - North East Fife)
That this House regrets the decision to impose a cap upon the number of English students who can attend higher education institutions in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland; notes that this decision will have a further financial impact on universities which are already having to deal with the effects of …
12 signatures
(Most recent: 18 Jun 2020)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 5
Liberal Democrat: 4
Alliance: 1
Independent: 1
Democratic Unionist Party: 1
17th March 2020
Richard Thomson signed this EDM on Monday 15th June 2020

Water contamination in Sri Lanka

Tabled by: David Amess (Conservative - Southend West)
That this House expresses concern regarding water quality in northern Sri Lanka; is concerned by reports stating that the Sri Lankan Government refused to allow independent assessments of water quality in the region; notes that the consumption or use of water contaminated by waste oil has been linked to many …
35 signatures
(Most recent: 20 Apr 2021)
Signatures by party:
Labour: 16
Conservative: 4
Liberal Democrat: 4
Independent: 4
Scottish National Party: 3
Democratic Unionist Party: 2
Green Party: 1
Alliance: 1
4th May 2020
Richard Thomson signed this EDM on Thursday 11th June 2020

Protect offshore jobs

Tabled by: Grahame Morris (Labour - Easington)
That this House is concerned about the crisis facing the oil and gas sector as a result of covid-19; notes that the price of oil is now just over $20 per barrel compared with over $70 per barrel this time last year; fears that this low price of oil could …
50 signatures
(Most recent: 15 Sep 2020)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 22
Labour: 20
Democratic Unionist Party: 3
Alba Party: 2
Independent: 2
Liberal Democrat: 1
9th June 2020
Richard Thomson signed this EDM as a sponsor on Wednesday 10th June 2020

Lack of financial support for self-employed and small limited companies during the covid-19 outbreak

Tabled by: Dave Doogan (Scottish National Party - Angus)
That this House notes the acute difficulties facing business owners throughout the covid-19 outbreak, particularly self-employed people and directors of small limited companies; understands that the Government's financial packages have left behind people who have been left ineligible for any form of Government support; further notes that many self-employed directors …
59 signatures
(Most recent: 29 Jan 2021)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 24
Labour: 18
Independent: 4
Democratic Unionist Party: 3
Liberal Democrat: 3
Alba Party: 2
Plaid Cymru: 2
Alliance: 1
Green Party: 1
Social Democratic & Labour Party: 1
Conservative: 1
8th June 2020
Richard Thomson signed this EDM on Wednesday 10th June 2020

Yell Limited

Tabled by: Kirsten Oswald (Scottish National Party - East Renfrewshire)
That this House notes the concerns of small businesses and self-employed workers across the UK at the business practices of Yell Limited, such as Lynne Wilson of Barrhead, a sole trading language tutor, who invested a significant sum of money in a Yell contract which has produced zero new clients …
24 signatures
(Most recent: 19 Oct 2020)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 11
Labour: 5
Liberal Democrat: 4
Democratic Unionist Party: 3
Social Democratic & Labour Party: 1
Alba Party: 1
9th June 2020
Richard Thomson signed this EDM on Tuesday 9th June 2020

The future of regional connectivity

Tabled by: Gavin Newlands (Scottish National Party - Paisley and Renfrewshire North)
That this House expresses concern at the future of regional connectivity in the wake of the collapse of Flybe and the impact of the covid-19 pandemic; notes that regional airports saw up to 90 per cent of flights cancelled following the withdrawal of Flybe operations; understands that the pandemic has …
35 signatures
(Most recent: 16 Nov 2020)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 31
Alba Party: 2
Independent: 1
Democratic Unionist Party: 1
9th June 2020
Richard Thomson signed this EDM on Tuesday 9th June 2020

Rolls-Royce Inchinnan redundancies

Tabled by: Gavin Newlands (Scottish National Party - Paisley and Renfrewshire North)
That this House condemns the plans by Rolls-Royce to axe 3,000 jobs across its UK sites, including 700 in Inchinnan; commends the workforce at Inchinnan for their world-leading expertise and craft in aerospace engineering as demonstrated over years of operation at Inchinnan; notes that Rolls-Royce has used the taxpayer-funded Coronavirus …
37 signatures
(Most recent: 16 Nov 2020)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 32
Alba Party: 2
Independent: 1
Democratic Unionist Party: 1
Labour: 1
2nd June 2020
Richard Thomson signed this EDM on Tuesday 9th June 2020

Universal Credit deductions

Tabled by: Emma Lewell-Buck (Labour - South Shields)
This House welcomes the three-month suspension of debts and overpayments being deducted from universal credit; notes that sums to repay advance payments continue to be deducted from universal credit, and that such deductions are a main driver of need for food banks; notes also that the continuation of deductions will …
56 signatures
(Most recent: 21 Sep 2020)
Signatures by party:
Labour: 21
Scottish National Party: 20
Democratic Unionist Party: 5
Liberal Democrat: 3
Social Democratic & Labour Party: 2
Plaid Cymru: 2
Independent: 2
Alba Party: 1
Alliance: 1
Green Party: 1
3rd June 2020
Richard Thomson signed this EDM on Monday 8th June 2020

Eighth anniversary of the Istanbul Convention

Tabled by: Gavin Newlands (Scottish National Party - Paisley and Renfrewshire North)
That this House notes that 8 June 2020 marks the eighth anniversary of the UK Government signing the Istanbul Convention on the protection of women and girls from violence; welcomes the Convention’s ratification by 33 of the original signatories including the UK's friends and neighbours in Ireland; recognises the work …
45 signatures
(Most recent: 15 Sep 2020)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 34
Labour: 5
Alba Party: 2
Plaid Cymru: 1
Independent: 1
Green Party: 1
Liberal Democrat: 1
Social Democratic & Labour Party: 1
8th June 2020
Richard Thomson signed this EDM on Monday 8th June 2020

80th anniversary of 51st Highland Division at St Valery

Tabled by: Angus Brendan MacNeil (Independent - Na h-Eileanan an Iar)
That this House remembers the capture of 10,000 men of the 51st Highland Division taken prisoner near St Valery en Caux near Le Havre, 6 days after the Dunkirk evacuations after being attached to French defence forces, facing the onslaught of the invading Germans; remembers those that tragically lost their …
37 signatures
(Most recent: 22 Jul 2020)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 28
Independent: 3
Conservative: 3
Alba Party: 2
Democratic Unionist Party: 1
4th June 2020
Richard Thomson signed this EDM on Thursday 4th June 2020

George Floyd and the Black Lives Matter campaign

Tabled by: Bell Ribeiro-Addy (Labour - Streatham)
That this House stands in solidarity with the friends, family and community of George Floyd in Minneapolis; recognises that George Floyd is tragically another name on the long list of unarmed Black men that have died in police custody in the United States of America (USA); notes that state-sanctioned racism …
61 signatures
(Most recent: 15 Sep 2020)
Signatures by party:
Labour: 26
Scottish National Party: 18
Liberal Democrat: 8
Independent: 5
Plaid Cymru: 2
Social Democratic & Labour Party: 2
Alliance: 1
Green Party: 1
2nd June 2020
Richard Thomson signed this EDM on Thursday 4th June 2020

Eviction of Palestinian family from East Jerusalem

Tabled by: Tommy Sheppard (Scottish National Party - Edinburgh East)
That this House strongly condemns the ongoing attempts of the Jewish National Fund (KKL-JNF) to evict the Sumarin family from their home in East Jerusalem; recognises this within a broader context of the Israeli government’s efforts to demographically alter the population of Jerusalem, and the controversial use of Israel’s Absentee …
74 signatures
(Most recent: 13 Apr 2021)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 29
Labour: 23
Liberal Democrat: 8
Independent: 6
Plaid Cymru: 3
Alba Party: 2
Conservative: 2
Social Democratic & Labour Party: 2
Green Party: 1
2nd June 2020
Richard Thomson signed this EDM on Wednesday 3rd June 2020

The Black Lives Matter campaign

Tabled by: Kirsten Oswald (Scottish National Party - East Renfrewshire)
That this House supports the Black Lives Matter campaign.
67 signatures
(Most recent: 15 Sep 2020)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 43
Labour: 10
Liberal Democrat: 4
Independent: 4
Democratic Unionist Party: 2
Alba Party: 2
Alliance: 1
Social Democratic & Labour Party: 1
Plaid Cymru: 1
2nd June 2020
Richard Thomson signed this EDM on Tuesday 2nd June 2020

Dominic Cummings

Tabled by: Ian Blackford (Scottish National Party - Ross, Skye and Lochaber)
That this House calls on the Prime Minister to seek the immediate resignation of his chief adviser, Mr Dominic Cummings; notes with concern the damage Mr Cummings' breach of clear lockdown rules during the Covid-19 pandemic has done to public health advice and public confidence in it; further notes that …
54 signatures
(Most recent: 15 Sep 2020)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 43
Independent: 2
Alba Party: 2
Liberal Democrat: 2
Labour: 2
Plaid Cymru: 1
Green Party: 1
Alliance: 1
4th February 2020
Richard Thomson signed this EDM on Monday 1st June 2020

Use of the whip in British horseracing

Tabled by: Chris Evans (Labour (Co-op) - Islwyn)
That this House notes that racehorses are routinely beaten with a whip under rules set by the industry's regulatory body, the British Horseracing Authority (BHA) which sanctions this violent treatment in order that jockeys may, as it is claimed, encourage racehorses to improve their chances of winning, even though evidence …
96 signatures
(Most recent: 13 Apr 2021)
Signatures by party:
Labour: 36
Scottish National Party: 29
Liberal Democrat: 10
Conservative: 5
Independent: 5
Democratic Unionist Party: 4
Plaid Cymru: 3
Alba Party: 2
Social Democratic & Labour Party: 2
Green Party: 1
Alliance: 1
20th May 2020
Richard Thomson signed this EDM on Thursday 21st May 2020

Skyrora and UK's first rocket launch test in 50 years

Tabled by: Owen Thompson (Scottish National Party - Midlothian)
That this House congratulates Midlothian based Skyrora Ltd on completing the UK’s first ground rocket test in Scotland in 50 years; commends its work in making the UK ready for launching rockets into space after its team successfully built a mobile launch complex and completed a full static fire test …
24 signatures
(Most recent: 4 Jun 2020)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 18
Liberal Democrat: 2
Democratic Unionist Party: 2
Alba Party: 1
Independent: 1
20th May 2020
Richard Thomson signed this EDM on Wednesday 20th May 2020

Immigration Bill and citizenship

Tabled by: Hywel Williams (Plaid Cymru - Arfon)
That this House regrets that the Immigration and Social Security Co-ordination (EU Withdrawal) Bill 2019-2021 will end free movement of people without giving Parliament an opportunity to debate future immigration policy; urges the Government to lay a report before both Houses of Parliament that outlines its position on immigration policy …
27 signatures
(Most recent: 20 Jul 2020)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 8
Labour: 6
Liberal Democrat: 4
Plaid Cymru: 3
Alba Party: 2
Alliance: 1
Independent: 1
Green Party: 1
Social Democratic & Labour Party: 1
Democratic Unionist Party: 1
13th May 2020
Richard Thomson signed this EDM as a sponsor on Monday 18th May 2020

CoVent-19 Challenge finalist

Tabled by: Owen Thompson (Scottish National Party - Midlothian)
That this House congratulates Ross Hunter, Chief Executive of Midlothian-based firm Armadilla, on becoming the only finalist from the UK in a global challenge to invent a new ventilator to help Covid-19 sufferers; notes that the CoVent-19 Challenge is an open innovation 8-week Grand Challenge for engineers, innovators, designers, and …
15 signatures
(Most recent: 8 Jun 2020)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 13
Conservative: 1
Alba Party: 1
11th May 2020
Richard Thomson signed this EDM on Monday 18th May 2020

Proposed Israeli annexation of part of the West Bank

Tabled by: Andy Slaughter (Labour - Hammersmith)
That this House notes with concern the plans of the new Israeli coalition government to annex part of the occupied West Bank; further notes that Israeli legislation can progress from 1 July 2020 to carry out such an annexation; highlights that any such annexation of territory occupied in 1967 is …
87 signatures
(Most recent: 17 Feb 2021)
Signatures by party:
Labour: 31
Scottish National Party: 31
Liberal Democrat: 10
Independent: 7
Plaid Cymru: 2
Alba Party: 2
Social Democratic & Labour Party: 2
Conservative: 1
Alliance: 1
Democratic Unionist Party: 1
Green Party: 1
26th February 2020
Richard Thomson signed this EDM on Monday 18th May 2020

International law and trade with illegal Israeli settlements

Tabled by: Andy Slaughter (Labour - Hammersmith)
That this House recognises the publication of the UN’s database of companies operating in Israeli settlements; acknowledges that all Israeli settlements are illegal and that the transfer of a civilian population to an occupied territory is a war crime under international law; notes that complicity in war crimes is a …
81 signatures
(Most recent: 26 Apr 2021)
Signatures by party:
Labour: 40
Scottish National Party: 31
Independent: 5
Alba Party: 2
Social Democratic & Labour Party: 2
Plaid Cymru: 2
Green Party: 1
11th May 2020
Richard Thomson signed this EDM on Wednesday 13th May 2020

Sustainable aviation beyond covid-19

Tabled by: Catherine McKinnell (Labour - Newcastle upon Tyne North)
That this House recognises the importance of the aviation industry to the national and regional economies of the UK; acknowledges the aviation industry's efforts to achieve sustainability and specifically its goal of net zero carbon emissions by 2050 in line with the Government's overall target for the UK; acknowledges the …
33 signatures
(Most recent: 8 Mar 2021)
Signatures by party:
Labour: 19
Scottish National Party: 5
Conservative: 3
Liberal Democrat: 2
Democratic Unionist Party: 1
Alliance: 1
Alba Party: 1
Plaid Cymru: 1
6th May 2020
Richard Thomson signed this EDM on Monday 11th May 2020

Denis Goldberg

Tabled by: Chris Stephens (Scottish National Party - Glasgow South West)
That this House recognises the life and work of Denis Goldberg, anti-apartheid campaigner, a hero of the South Africa liberation struggle, sentenced alongside Nelson Mandela at the Rivonia trial, imprisoned for 22 years, founder of the Community Heart Charity, frequent visitor to Scotland and the UK, Patron of the Nelson …
33 signatures
(Most recent: 15 Sep 2020)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 18
Labour: 11
Independent: 2
Alba Party: 1
Democratic Unionist Party: 1
4th May 2020
Richard Thomson signed this EDM on Monday 11th May 2020

British Airways redundancies

Tabled by: Grahame Morris (Labour - Easington)
That this House notes with concern that British Airways has made 12,000 staff redundant; thanks these workers for their heroic efforts in repatriating those stranded due to covid-19 at their own risk; offers solidarity to these workers that find themselves needlessly out of a job in the middle of a …
50 signatures
(Most recent: 5 Nov 2020)
Signatures by party:
Labour: 24
Scottish National Party: 14
Independent: 5
Democratic Unionist Party: 4
Alba Party: 2
Liberal Democrat: 1
4th May 2020
Richard Thomson signed this EDM on Monday 11th May 2020

Redundancies at British Airways

Tabled by: John McDonnell (Labour - Hayes and Harlington)
That this House recognises that the Government’s Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme has enabled it to work with businesses and trade unions to protect the economy and avoid mass redundancies; appreciates the role aviation workers have played in operating flights, repatriating citizens and delivering essential medical and personal protective equipment supplies; …
41 signatures
(Most recent: 8 Mar 2021)
Signatures by party:
Labour: 23
Scottish National Party: 10
Independent: 4
Democratic Unionist Party: 2
Alba Party: 1
Alliance: 1
4th May 2020
Richard Thomson signed this EDM on Monday 11th May 2020

Universal Credit, Maternity Allowance & SMP

Tabled by: Debbie Abrahams (Labour - Oldham East and Saddleworth)
That this House is deeply concerned by the different treatment of Maternity Allowance and Statutory Maternity Pay by the Department of Work and Pensions in the calculation of Universal Credit awards, with Statutory Maternity Pay being treated as earned income and largely disregarded under the work allowance and 63 per …
119 signatures
(Most recent: 11 Jan 2021)
Signatures by party:
Labour: 46
Scottish National Party: 39
Liberal Democrat: 11
Democratic Unionist Party: 8
Independent: 5
Conservative: 3
Plaid Cymru: 3
Social Democratic & Labour Party: 2
Alba Party: 2
Green Party: 1
Alliance: 1
30th April 2020
Richard Thomson signed this EDM on Monday 4th May 2020

British Airways job cuts

Tabled by: Neil Gray (Scottish National Party - Airdrie and Shotts)
That this Parliament calls on British Airways and other airlines to not use the covid-19 outbreak as an opportunity to reduce jobs and employees' terms and conditions; asks them instead to explore all the funding options available to maintain the sustainability of jobs as part of an overall plan for …
78 signatures
(Most recent: 15 Sep 2020)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 38
Labour: 18
Liberal Democrat: 10
Independent: 4
Alba Party: 2
Democratic Unionist Party: 2
Conservative: 1
Alliance: 1
Plaid Cymru: 1
Green Party: 1
23rd April 2020
Richard Thomson signed this EDM on Monday 4th May 2020

New starters under the CJRS

Tabled by: Angela Crawley (Scottish National Party - Lanark and Hamilton East)
That this House recognises there are loopholes in the Coronavirus Jobs Retention Scheme for new starters; acknowledges that the support offered of 80 per cent of wages up to £2,500 a month is vital for workers during the coronavirus outbreak; recognises that the cut-off date of 19 March 2020 for …
82 signatures
(Most recent: 15 Sep 2020)
Signatures by party:
Labour: 32
Scottish National Party: 27
Liberal Democrat: 8
Democratic Unionist Party: 4
Plaid Cymru: 3
Independent: 2
Alba Party: 2
Social Democratic & Labour Party: 2
Conservative: 2
Alliance: 1
Green Party: 1
30th April 2020
Richard Thomson signed this EDM on Monday 4th May 2020

Scotland's Public Commemorations of the 75th Anniversary of VE Day

Tabled by: Carol Monaghan (Scottish National Party - Glasgow North West)
That this House notes that Scotland’s public commemorations of the 75th anniversary of VE Day will be held online on 8 May; understands that due to the ongoing covid-19 pandemic, plans for the landmark anniversary – which were to include a parade, public concert and reception – will now take …
31 signatures
(Most recent: 13 May 2020)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 27
Alba Party: 1
Independent: 1
Liberal Democrat: 1
Conservative: 1
4th May 2020
Richard Thomson signed this EDM on Monday 4th May 2020

Price Gouging

Tabled by: Patricia Gibson (Scottish National Party - North Ayrshire and Arran)
That this House applauds the excellent work of consumer organisation Which? in its investigations into price-gouging during the Covid19 crisis; is deeply concerned with the recent trend of unreasonable hikes in the prices of essential items by online retailers due to the covid-19 pandemic, a practice known as price gouging; …
37 signatures
(Most recent: 18 May 2020)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 30
Democratic Unionist Party: 2
Labour: 2
Alba Party: 2
Green Party: 1
21st April 2020
Richard Thomson signed this EDM on Tuesday 28th April 2020

EU exit transition period

Tabled by: Claire Hanna (Social Democratic & Labour Party - Belfast South)
That this House notes with disappointment the announcement on 16 April 2020 by the UK’s chief Brexit negotiator that the UK Government intends to refuse to extend the EU exit transition period beyond December 2020, risking a no-deal Brexit during a time that the UK, Europe and much of the …
26 signatures
(Most recent: 16 Oct 2020)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 8
Liberal Democrat: 6
Plaid Cymru: 3
Social Democratic & Labour Party: 2
Independent: 2
Alba Party: 2
Green Party: 1
Alliance: 1
27th April 2020
Richard Thomson signed this EDM on Monday 27th April 2020

Centenary of the birth of Scots poet Edwin Morgan

Tabled by: Patrick Grady (Scottish National Party - Glasgow North)
That this House celebrates the centenary of the birth of Edwin Morgan, considered one of Scotland's greatest poets, who was born on 27 April 1920; recognises that he was named the first Scots Makar in 2004, first Glasgow Poet Laureate inn 1999, and recipient of the Queen's Gold Medal for …
35 signatures
(Most recent: 20 Jul 2020)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 31
Alba Party: 2
Independent: 1
Labour: 1
27th April 2020
Richard Thomson signed this EDM on Friday 24th April 2020

Consumer rights and the long term sustainability of the travel industry

Tabled by: Patricia Gibson (Scottish National Party - North Ayrshire and Arran)
That this House recognises that this is a time of unprecedented challenge for the travel industry; is deeply concerned that an investigation by consumer rights organisation Which? has found that all of the UK’s 20 largest travel operators and airlines are openly breaking the law by delaying refunds for cancelled …
27 signatures
(Most recent: 15 Sep 2020)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 23
Alba Party: 2
Labour: 2
21st April 2020
Richard Thomson 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: 9
Liberal Democrat: 6
Democratic Unionist Party: 3
Plaid Cymru: 2
Alba Party: 2
Social Democratic & Labour Party: 1
Alliance: 1
Conservative: 1
Green Party: 1
23rd April 2020
Richard Thomson signed this EDM on Thursday 23rd April 2020

Support for our local press during covid-19

Tabled by: Patricia Gibson (Scottish National Party - North Ayrshire and Arran)
That this House calls on the Government to introduce a package of support to aid local newspapers who are facing an unprecedented crisis caused by the covid-19 pandemic; recognises the key role local newspapers play in our communities; acknowledges that despite this important service, and the hard work of staff …
29 signatures
(Most recent: 15 Sep 2020)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 20
Labour: 4
Alba Party: 2
Independent: 2
Plaid Cymru: 1
12th March 2020
Richard Thomson signed this EDM on Tuesday 21st April 2020

The use of live animals for warfare experiments

Tabled by: Ben Lake (Plaid Cymru - Ceredigion)
That this House notes with concern that each year, thousands of animals including monkeys, mice, pigs and guinea pigs are experimented on using chemical, biological and other weapons, causing prolonged and extensive suffering; notes that while these experiments are not conducted to develop or test offensive weapons, suffering can continue …
100 signatures
(Most recent: 13 Apr 2021)
Signatures by party:
Labour: 38
Scottish National Party: 33
Liberal Democrat: 7
Conservative: 7
Democratic Unionist Party: 4
Independent: 4
Plaid Cymru: 3
Alba Party: 2
Social Democratic & Labour Party: 2
Green Party: 1
Alliance: 1
9th March 2020
Richard Thomson signed this EDM on Tuesday 21st April 2020

Real fur imports

Tabled by: Tracey Crouch (Conservative - Chatham and Aylesford)
That this House urges the Government to introduce legislation to ban the imports and sales of real fur products; notes that the UK has long banned the main methods of fur so-called production, namely leg-hold trapping and fur factory farming, due to their inherent cruelty; believes that, in view of …
140 signatures
(Most recent: 16 Feb 2021)
Signatures by party:
Labour: 61
Scottish National Party: 39
Liberal Democrat: 11
Conservative: 9
Independent: 7
Democratic Unionist Party: 6
Plaid Cymru: 3
Alba Party: 2
Social Democratic & Labour Party: 2
Green Party: 1
Alliance: 1
24th March 2020
Richard Thomson signed this EDM as a sponsor on Wednesday 25th March 2020

Covid-19 and support for self-employed people

Tabled by: Owen Thompson (Scottish National Party - Midlothian)
That this House recognises that there are over 4.9 million self-employed workers in the UK contributing over £275 billion to the UK economy; welcomes the Federation of Small Businesses’ #ThinkSelfEmployed campaign to raise awareness of the current lack of provision for these workers in the Government’s fiscal package to tackle …
29 signatures
(Most recent: 5 May 2020)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 23
Alba Party: 2
Independent: 1
Liberal Democrat: 1
Democratic Unionist Party: 1
25th March 2020
Richard Thomson signed this EDM on Wednesday 25th March 2020

Role of convenience stores during the covid-19 outbreak

Tabled by: Joanna Cherry (Scottish National Party - Edinburgh South West)
That this House recognises the hard work and dedication of convenience store owners and their staff during the covid-19 health crisis; recognises the vital role that those store owners and staff play in their local communities in ensuring the supply of food and essential household items; notes that such shops …
34 signatures
(Most recent: 20 Jul 2020)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 21
Labour: 6
Alba Party: 2
Independent: 2
Liberal Democrat: 2
Green Party: 1
16th March 2020
Richard Thomson signed this EDM on Tuesday 17th March 2020

Temporary universal basic income

Tabled by: Kevin Brennan (Labour - Cardiff West)
That this House calls on the Government to introduce a temporary universal basic income or an emergency measure to help freelancers and the self-employed effected by the covid-19 outbreak.
100 signatures
(Most recent: 15 Sep 2020)
Signatures by party:
Labour: 49
Scottish National Party: 28
Liberal Democrat: 9
Democratic Unionist Party: 5
Independent: 5
Alba Party: 2
Social Democratic & Labour Party: 2
Green Party: 1
Alliance: 1
16th March 2020
Richard Thomson signed this EDM as a sponsor on Tuesday 17th March 2020

350th anniversary of the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh

Tabled by: Deidre Brock (Scottish National Party - Edinburgh North and Leith)
That this House warmly congratulates the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh (RBGE) on its 350th anniversary; acknowledges that the gardens were founded in 1670; celebrates the rich history of the RBGE noting its beginnings as a small physic garden stocked with medicinal herbs, Scottish native plants, and novel varieties imported from …
12 signatures
(Most recent: 5 May 2020)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 9
Democratic Unionist Party: 1
Liberal Democrat: 1
Alba Party: 1
11th March 2020
Richard Thomson signed this EDM as a sponsor on Thursday 12th March 2020

Local News Matters campaign

Tabled by: Liz Saville Roberts (Plaid Cymru - Dwyfor Meirionnydd)
That this House recognises the importance of quality local journalism; commends those who dedicate their working lives to serving the public by reporting important, timely and accurate information that is in the public interest; notes the importance of media reporting and how it helps to maintain local transparency and accountability …
21 signatures
(Most recent: 21 Apr 2020)
Signatures by party:
Labour: 9
Scottish National Party: 5
Liberal Democrat: 2
Plaid Cymru: 1
Democratic Unionist Party: 1
Conservative: 1
Social Democratic & Labour Party: 1
Independent: 1
Green Party: 1
3rd March 2020
Richard Thomson signed this EDM on Monday 9th March 2020

National Bed and Breakfast Week 2020

Tabled by: Scott Benton (Independent - Blackpool South)
That this House notes that Britain's B&Bs, guest houses and family-run hotels constitute a vital part of the UK’s tourism offer and our welcome to the world; notes that this sector of 35,000 microbusinesses have combined annual sales of £3.6 billion ; stresses the important role that B&Bs play in …
21 signatures
(Most recent: 4 May 2020)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 5
Conservative: 4
Labour: 4
Democratic Unionist Party: 3
Liberal Democrat: 3
Independent: 1
Green Party: 1
5th March 2020
Richard Thomson signed this EDM as a sponsor on Thursday 5th March 2020

Cowdenbeath High Street

Tabled by: Neale Hanvey (Alba Party - Kirkcaldy and Cowdenbeath)
That this House congratulates Cowdenbeath being shortlisted for the (Scottish) Rising Star Award as part of the Great British High Street Awards; recognises the works to progress digital buddy partnerships between local schools and shopkeepers on the high street which will see, in exchange for improving their digital presence, businesses …
9 signatures
(Most recent: 15 Sep 2020)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 7
Alba Party: 1
Democratic Unionist Party: 1
5th March 2020
Richard Thomson signed this EDM as a sponsor on Thursday 5th March 2020

Commemorating Ross Scott

Tabled by: Neale Hanvey (Alba Party - Kirkcaldy and Cowdenbeath)
That this House notes with deep regret the passing of Ross Scott, a caring, passionate young man from Kirkcaldy who developed AIDS having unknowingly lived with HIV virus for two years, and succumbed to his illness on 14th January aged just 25; commends his bravery in using his own diagnosis …
8 signatures
(Most recent: 23 Mar 2020)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 6
Alba Party: 1
Democratic Unionist Party: 1
2nd March 2020
Richard Thomson signed this EDM on Monday 2nd March 2020

Home Office ruling and the adverse impact on non-EU players

Tabled by: Gavin Newlands (Scottish National Party - Paisley and Renfrewshire North)
That this House is concerned by reports that changes by the Home Office to Tier 4 visa regulations have adversely impacted many teams in the Scottish Women’s Premier League and potentially those in other sports; notes the changes have resulted in non-EU international students already studying in the UK now …
32 signatures
(Most recent: 9 Mar 2020)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 27
Alba Party: 2
Democratic Unionist Party: 1
Independent: 1
Liberal Democrat: 1
2nd March 2020
Richard Thomson signed this EDM on Monday 2nd March 2020

Television coverage of Six Nations tournament

Tabled by: Gavin Newlands (Scottish National Party - Paisley and Renfrewshire North)
That this House notes with concern that Six Nations organisers have refused to rule out the possibility of the tournament going behind a £300 million pay per view paywall in 2022 following the start of a new broadcast rights period; believes that by ruling out joint bids by terrestrial broadcasters …
40 signatures
(Most recent: 15 Sep 2020)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 25
Labour: 4
Alba Party: 2
Democratic Unionist Party: 2
Independent: 2
Conservative: 2
Plaid Cymru: 2
Liberal Democrat: 1
24th February 2020
Richard Thomson signed this EDM on Tuesday 25th 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
12th February 2020
Richard Thomson signed this EDM on Monday 24th February 2020

Deportations ahead of the Windrush Lessons Learned Review Publication

Tabled by: Nadia Whittome (Labour - Nottingham East)
This House deplores the Government's ongoing use of deportation flights to Commonwealth countries against the recommendations of the Windrush Lessons Learned Review; notes that while the publication of the Review has been much delayed without explanation, it is expected to recommend the cessation of all deportations of people who have …
69 signatures
(Most recent: 5 Nov 2020)
Signatures by party:
Labour: 36
Scottish National Party: 15
Liberal Democrat: 6
Independent: 5
Democratic Unionist Party: 3
Alba Party: 1
Alliance: 1
Green Party: 1
Plaid Cymru: 1
11th February 2020
Richard Thomson signed this EDM on Monday 24th February 2020

Human rights defenders in Turkey

Tabled by: David Lammy (Labour - Tottenham)
That this House is extremely concerned about the ongoing crackdown on civil society and essential freedoms in Turkey, specifically the prosecution of human rights defenders including Osman Kavala and the so-called Büyükada group of 11 activists including the honorary chair, ex-director and several members of Amnesty International Turkey as well …
37 signatures
(Most recent: 15 Sep 2020)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 22
Labour: 6
Liberal Democrat: 4
Independent: 2
Democratic Unionist Party: 1
Alba Party: 1
Conservative: 1
9th January 2020
Richard Thomson signed this EDM on Tuesday 11th February 2020

Ban on trophy hunting imports

Tabled by: Tracey Crouch (Conservative - Chatham and Aylesford)
That this House welcomes the Government's public consultation on controls on the import and export of hunting trophies; notes the strong cross-party support for EDM 1829, Session 2017-19 and that 86 per cent of the British public support an end to trophy hunting; further notes that most UK trophy imports …
168 signatures
(Most recent: 12 Apr 2021)
Signatures by party:
Labour: 77
Scottish National Party: 42
Conservative: 17
Liberal Democrat: 11
Independent: 9
Democratic Unionist Party: 6
Alba Party: 2
Plaid Cymru: 2
Social Democratic & Labour Party: 2
Green Party: 1
Alliance: 1
6th February 2020
Richard Thomson signed this EDM on Monday 10th February 2020

Sam Macartney

Tabled by: Chris Stephens (Scottish National Party - Glasgow South West)
That this House recognises the life and work of Sam Macartney, a UNISON activist for 35 years, who died on the 24 January 2020; recognises his work as a Senior Steward within Glasgow’s learning disability day care services, and the Conditions of Service Officer within the Glasgow City Branch of …
26 signatures
(Most recent: 26 Apr 2021)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 19
Labour: 5
Democratic Unionist Party: 1
Independent: 1
6th February 2020
Richard Thomson signed this EDM on Monday 10th February 2020

Department of Work and Pensions Review of food bank use

Tabled by: Chris Stephens (Scottish National Party - Glasgow South West)
That this House acknowledges that the Department for Work and Pensions commissioned an evidence review on the drivers of food bank use in 2018; notes the Government's commitment to this House to publish the findings of the review; further notes the Government's failure to date to publish those findings; and …
76 signatures
(Most recent: 15 Sep 2020)
Signatures by party:
Labour: 37
Scottish National Party: 25
Liberal Democrat: 5
Democratic Unionist Party: 3
Independent: 2
Plaid Cymru: 2
Alba Party: 2
4th February 2020
Richard Thomson signed this EDM on Tuesday 4th February 2020

Assessing the effect of the increase in the state pension age on women born in the 1950s

Tabled by: Amy Callaghan (Scottish National Party - East Dunbartonshire)
That this House believes that the Government has for over two decades failed women born in the 1950s who were not properly informed of the changes that were made to their state pension age due to equalisation brought on by the Pensions Act 1995; regrets that the Government only began …
56 signatures
(Most recent: 10 Mar 2021)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 40
Labour: 4
Plaid Cymru: 3
Alba Party: 2
Independent: 2
Democratic Unionist Party: 2
Conservative: 1
Alliance: 1
Social Democratic & Labour Party: 1
Green Party: 1
22nd January 2020
Richard Thomson signed this EDM on Friday 31st January 2020

Holocaust Memorial Day 2020

Tabled by: Kirsten Oswald (Scottish National Party - East Renfrewshire)
That this House notes that on 27 January 2020 the UK will observe the 15th International Holocaust Remembrance Day since its adoption by the United Nations General Assembly; further notes that International Holocaust Remembrance Day takes place on 27 January to mark the anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz, which …
44 signatures
(Most recent: 12 Jan 2021)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 29
Conservative: 4
Labour: 4
Alba Party: 2
Alliance: 1
Democratic Unionist Party: 1
Independent: 1
Plaid Cymru: 1
Liberal Democrat: 1
20th January 2020
Richard Thomson signed this EDM on Friday 31st January 2020

Providing financial restitution to 1950s women

Tabled by: Paula Barker (Labour - Liverpool, Wavertree)
That this House welcomes the positive interventions from many hon. Members from across the House on behalf of women born in the 1950s who have lost their pensions; welcomes the equalisation of retirement ages between women and men; recalls that women born in the 1950s were subject to discriminatory employment …
82 signatures
(Most recent: 11 Feb 2021)
Signatures by party:
Labour: 39
Scottish National Party: 21
Liberal Democrat: 11
Independent: 3
Plaid Cymru: 2
Democratic Unionist Party: 2
Alliance: 1
Alba Party: 1
Conservative: 1
Green Party: 1
Social Democratic & Labour Party: 1
20th December 2019
Richard Thomson signed this EDM on Thursday 30th January 2020

Committee on arms export controls

Tabled by: Lloyd Russell-Moyle (Labour (Co-op) - Brighton, Kemptown)
That this House notes that in 1998 members of the Foreign Affairs, Trade, Defence and International Development Committees met together to scrutinise the Government's annual report on arms exports; further notes that this arrangement has been repeated annually and gradually became more formalised as the Committees on Arms Exports Controls …
74 signatures
(Most recent: 13 Apr 2021)
Signatures by party:
Labour: 31
Scottish National Party: 23
Liberal Democrat: 10
Plaid Cymru: 3
Independent: 2
Green Party: 1
Democratic Unionist Party: 1
Alba Party: 1
Alliance: 1
Conservative: 1
Social Democratic & Labour Party: 1
29th January 2020
Richard Thomson signed this EDM as a sponsor on Wednesday 29th January 2020

River Garden project wins Scottish EDGE social enterprise competition

Tabled by: Philippa Whitford (Scottish National Party - Central Ayrshire)
That this House congratulates the whole team from Independence from Drugs and Alcohol Scotland on their residential recovery centre, River Garden, at Auchincruive winning the Scottish EDGE social enterprise competition; and looks forward to them putting the £40,000 funding to good use in developing the River Café, restoring the garden …
22 signatures
(Most recent: 10 Feb 2020)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 20
Democratic Unionist Party: 1
Alba Party: 1
13th January 2020
Richard Thomson signed this EDM on Friday 24th 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 …
101 signatures
(Most recent: 3 Dec 2020)
Signatures by party:
Labour: 54
Scottish National Party: 24
Liberal Democrat: 10
Plaid Cymru: 3
Democratic Unionist Party: 3
Conservative: 2
Alba Party: 2
Independent: 2
Green Party: 1
23rd January 2020
Richard Thomson signed this EDM on Thursday 23rd January 2020

Scotland's representation in the European Parliament

Tabled by: Ian Blackford (Scottish National Party - Ross, Skye and Lochaber)
That this House calls on the Minister for the Cabinet Office to take immediate steps to ensure the relevant Scottish National Party candidate is appointed to take the place in the European Parliament vacated by the hon. Member for Stirling on his election to this House; notes that Scotland returned …
51 signatures
(Most recent: 27 Jan 2020)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 43
Independent: 2
Alba Party: 2
Social Democratic & Labour Party: 2
Conservative: 1
Alliance: 1
20th January 2020
Richard Thomson signed this EDM as a sponsor on Monday 20th January 2020

Benarty Fundraisers Splash 4 Cash 2020

Tabled by: Neale Hanvey (Alba Party - Kirkcaldy and Cowdenbeath)
That this House congratulates Benarty Fundraisers on organising another successful Splash 4 Cash event on New Year's Day 2020; notes that the annual event involves members of the local community having a dip in the waters of Loch Ore within Lochore Meadows Country Park, known locally as The Meedies on …
9 signatures
(Most recent: 21 Jan 2020)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 7
Alba Party: 1
Democratic Unionist Party: 1
20th January 2020
Richard Thomson signed this EDM on Monday 20th January 2020

Bobby Brown, former manager of the Scottish national team and St. Johnstone Football Club

Tabled by: Gavin Newlands (Scottish National Party - Paisley and Renfrewshire North)
That this House mourns the passing of Bobby Brown, former manager of the Scottish national team and St. Johnstone FC; notes that his career as goalkeeper began with Queens Park FC, Scotland's oldest football team where, following his wartime service in the Royal Navy, he was selected for his first …
26 signatures
(Most recent: 5 Feb 2020)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 21
Independent: 2
Alba Party: 1
Democratic Unionist Party: 1
Liberal Democrat: 1
9th January 2020
Richard Thomson signed this EDM on Monday 13th January 2020

Andrew Hughes Hallett

Tabled by: Ian Blackford (Scottish National Party - Ross, Skye and Lochaber)
That this House is saddened by the death of economist Andrew Hughes Hallett who passed away at home on 31 December 2019, surrounded by family after a long fight with cancer; notes Andrew held positions at universities including Strathclyde, St Andrews, George Mason, Princeton and Harvard; further notes his practical …
50 signatures
(Most recent: 15 Jan 2020)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 43
Conservative: 2
Alba Party: 2
Independent: 2
Democratic Unionist Party: 1