Ronnie Cowan's 986 Early Day Motions
29th January 2024
Ronnie Cowan signed this EDM on Tuesday 27th February 2024

High Income Child Benefit Charge

Tabled by: Douglas Chapman (Scottish National Party - Dunfermline and West Fife)
That this House expresses deep concern that the High Income Child Benefit Charge (HICBC) continues to create unfairness and anomalies such as discriminating against a family with one earner who earns in excess of £50,000 compared with a family whose joint earnings may exceed the £50,000 threshold; remains concerned that …
22 signatures
(Most recent: 27 Feb 2024)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 13
Democratic Unionist Party: 3
Plaid Cymru: 3
Independent: 1
Green Party: 1
Labour: 1
21st February 2024
Ronnie Cowan 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.
93 signatures
(Most recent: 4 Mar 2024)
Signatures by party:
Conservative: 46
Scottish National Party: 41
Independent: 3
Plaid Cymru: 3
19th February 2024
Ronnie Cowan signed this EDM on Thursday 22nd February 2024

100th birthday of Holocaust survivor Henry Wuga

Tabled by: Kirsten Oswald (Scottish National Party - East Renfrewshire)
That this House congratulates Holocaust survivor, Giffnock resident, Henry Wuga on his 100th birthday; notes that Henry was born in Nuremberg on 23 February 1924 and arrived on the Kindertransport in 1939; understands he was sent to Glasgow, then Perth following the outbreak of war; recognises Henry met his wife, …
18 signatures
(Most recent: 29 Feb 2024)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 12
Plaid Cymru: 3
Democratic Unionist Party: 1
Liberal Democrat: 1
Labour: 1
7th February 2024
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Jagtar Singh Johal

Tabled by: Martin Docherty-Hughes (Scottish National Party - West Dunbartonshire)
That this House notes that Jagtar Singh Johal, a Sikh activist and resident of Dumbarton, will be marking his 37th birthday on 9 February, his sixth in arbitrary detention in India since being abducted from the street during his honeymoon by unidentified assailants who turned out to be undercover police …
39 signatures
(Most recent: 1 Mar 2024)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 15
Labour: 9
Liberal Democrat: 5
Independent: 3
Plaid Cymru: 3
Democratic Unionist Party: 2
Alba Party: 1
Alliance: 1
Social Democratic & Labour Party: 1
5th February 2024
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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
24th January 2024
Ronnie Cowan signed this EDM on Monday 29th 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
8th November 2023
Ronnie Cowan signed this EDM on Monday 29th January 2024

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 …
70 signatures
(Most recent: 4 Mar 2024)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 28
Labour: 17
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
16th January 2024
Ronnie Cowan signed this EDM on Tuesday 23rd 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
22nd November 2023
Ronnie Cowan signed this EDM on Monday 22nd 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; …
55 signatures
(Most recent: 1 Mar 2024)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 21
Labour: 20
Liberal Democrat: 4
Plaid Cymru: 3
Independent: 3
Social Democratic & Labour Party: 2
Democratic Unionist Party: 1
Alba Party: 1
Alliance: 1
Green Party: 1
18th January 2024
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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
6th December 2023
Ronnie Cowan signed this EDM on Thursday 18th 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
18th January 2024
Ronnie Cowan 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
8th January 2024
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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
19th December 2023
Ronnie Cowan signed this EDM on Monday 8th January 2024

Palestinian family visa scheme

Tabled by: Geraint Davies (Independent - Swansea West)
That this House notes that at least 18,000 civilians have already been killed by the bombardment and siege of Gaza alongside an escalating death toll in the West Bank; further notes that 60 per cent of buildings in Gaza have been flattened and hospitals and schools bombed, food, water and …
38 signatures
(Most recent: 27 Feb 2024)
Signatures by party:
Labour: 16
Scottish National Party: 12
Independent: 5
Plaid Cymru: 3
Social Democratic & Labour Party: 2
Alliance: 1
Green Party: 1
14th December 2023
Ronnie Cowan signed this EDM on Monday 8th January 2024

Defence Equipment and Support Beith

Tabled by: Patricia Gibson (Scottish National Party - North Ayrshire and Arran)
That this House is aware that workers at Defence Equipment and Support (DE and S) at Beith in North Ayrshire, an arm’s length body of the Ministry of Defence, are continuing strike action for improved pay and conditions; notes that this strike action is unprecedented, the first in the history …
20 signatures
(Most recent: 22 Jan 2024)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 18
Alba Party: 1
Labour: 1
8th January 2024
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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 …
51 signatures
(Most recent: 1 Mar 2024)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 25
Labour: 10
Liberal Democrat: 5
Democratic Unionist Party: 4
Conservative: 3
Independent: 2
Green Party: 1
Alba Party: 1
7th December 2023
Ronnie Cowan signed this EDM on Monday 18th 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 …
82 signatures
(Most recent: 4 Mar 2024)
Signatures by party:
Labour: 37
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
Ronnie Cowan 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
Ronnie Cowan 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
7th November 2023
Ronnie Cowan signed this EDM on Thursday 9th 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
Ronnie Cowan 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
17th October 2023
Ronnie Cowan signed this EDM on Tuesday 24th 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
10th July 2023
Ronnie Cowan signed this EDM on Thursday 19th October 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
16th October 2023
Ronnie Cowan signed this EDM on Tuesday 17th 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
5th September 2023
Ronnie Cowan 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
19th July 2023
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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
17th July 2023
Ronnie Cowan signed this EDM on Wednesday 19th July 2023

Access to State Pension for people diagnosed with a terminal illness

Tabled by: Dave Doogan (Scottish National Party - Angus)
That this House notes that those with terminal illnesses cannot currently access their State Pension until retirement age; recognises that this is the case even for individuals who have made full National Insurance contributions; acknowledges that poverty rates are disproportionately high amongst the terminally ill; commends research by Loughborough University …
35 signatures
(Most recent: 25 Oct 2023)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 14
Labour: 9
Democratic Unionist Party: 4
Independent: 3
Plaid Cymru: 3
Alba Party: 2
Social Democratic & Labour Party: 1
3rd July 2023
Ronnie Cowan signed this EDM on Wednesday 12th July 2023

Prescribing of cannabis medicines by general medical practitioners

Tabled by: Crispin Blunt (Independent - Reigate)
That this House notes that the Government allowed specialist medical practitioners to be able to prescribe cannabis medicines in 2018, but excluded general medical practitioners, despite their core role in supporting patients in their communities; further notes that, annually, around 20,000 patients obtain private prescriptions for medical cannabis, but just …
19 signatures
(Most recent: 26 Oct 2023)
Signatures by party:
Labour: 7
Scottish National Party: 7
Independent: 2
Green Party: 1
Democratic Unionist Party: 1
Alba Party: 1
12th July 2023
Ronnie Cowan signed this EDM as the primary signatory on Wednesday 12th July 2023

Scottish Government paper on drug reform

Tabled by: Ronnie Cowan (Scottish National Party - Inverclyde)
That this House notes the publication of the recent paper on drug reform from the Scottish Government entitled A Caring, Compassionate and Human Rights Informed Drug Policy for Scotland as part of the Scottish Government’s public health approach to problematic drug use; further notes that the paper calls on the …
19 signatures
(Most recent: 20 Jul 2023)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 14
Independent: 3
Green Party: 1
Labour: 1
26th June 2023
Ronnie Cowan 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
7th June 2023
Ronnie Cowan signed this EDM on Friday 23rd June 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
24th May 2023
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3rd Bo'ness Scout Group

Tabled by: Martyn Day (Scottish National Party - Linlithgow and East Falkirk)
That this House congratulates the 3rd Bo’ness Scout Group on their Birdie and Breakfast project that aims to install 30 birdhouses in its local area to provide essential nesting areas; notes that these will benefit many species of birds by giving them shelter and a safer place to raise young, …
14 signatures
(Most recent: 19 Jun 2023)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 14
5th June 2023
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St Roch’s Secondary School and the Institute of Engineering and Technology Faraday Challenge

Tabled by: Anne McLaughlin (Scottish National Party - Glasgow North East)
That this House congratulates the pupils from St Roch’s Secondary School in Royston Glasgow for coming top in the Institute of Engineering and Technology (IET) Faraday Challenge regional heats at Glasgow Airport, where they competed as real-life engineers for the day, researching, designing and building solutions to actual aviation-based engineering …
11 signatures
(Most recent: 6 Jul 2023)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 9
Democratic Unionist Party: 1
Alba Party: 1
23rd May 2023
Ronnie Cowan signed this EDM on Thursday 25th May 2023

Volunteers’ Week 2023

Tabled by: Martin Docherty-Hughes (Scottish National Party - West Dunbartonshire)
That this House commends the hard work and dedication shown by volunteers across the country; recognises Volunteers' Week, which runs from 1 to 7 June, as an opportunity to celebrate the contribution of volunteers and inspire more people to try volunteering; notes that the personal benefits of volunteering for individuals …
40 signatures
(Most recent: 6 Jul 2023)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 31
Plaid Cymru: 3
Liberal Democrat: 2
Democratic Unionist Party: 1
Labour: 1
Independent: 1
Alba Party: 1
9th May 2023
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Wellbeing economy

Tabled by: Caroline Lucas (Green Party - Brighton, Pavilion)
That this House welcomes the call made by President Michael D Higgins of Ireland on 28 April 2023 at a reception for the Think-Tank for Action on Social Change to look beyond the current obsession with economic growth and rebalance economy, ecology and ethics; notes that this call is well-aligned …
26 signatures
(Most recent: 3 Jul 2023)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 10
Labour: 9
Plaid Cymru: 3
Independent: 2
Green Party: 1
Social Democratic & Labour Party: 1
Liberal Democrat: 1
29th March 2023
Ronnie Cowan 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
20th March 2023
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Epilepsy Scotland and Purple Day

Tabled by: Kirsten Oswald (Scottish National Party - East Renfrewshire)
That this House recognises and is grateful for the important work carried out by Epilepsy Scotland, who fight to reduce the stigma experienced by people living with epilepsy, and to influence public policy to ensure appropriate support is available for those living with the condition; notes epilepsy is the most …
16 signatures
(Most recent: 17 Apr 2023)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 14
Democratic Unionist Party: 1
Liberal Democrat: 1
6th March 2023
Ronnie Cowan signed this EDM on Monday 13th 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
2nd February 2023
Ronnie Cowan signed this EDM on Monday 6th February 2023

Pay offer for Members' staff

Tabled by: Lloyd Russell-Moyle (Labour (Co-op) - Brighton, Kemptown)
That this House notes after years of below inflation pay increases to MPs staff that the 2023-24 pay offer of 4.9 per cent from the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority is grossly inadequate; supports the Unite Parliamentary branch's demand for a RPI plus two percent pay increase; recognises a 2020 independent …
48 signatures
(Most recent: 22 Feb 2023)
Signatures by party:
Labour: 26
Scottish National Party: 14
Independent: 4
Plaid Cymru: 3
Green Party: 1
1st February 2023
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Brexit Economic Report

Tabled by: Douglas Chapman (Scottish National Party - Dunfermline and West Fife)
That this House notes with dismay that on the the third anniversary of the UK leaving the EU, according to a Bloomberg Economic Report, Brexit is costing the UK economy £100 bn in lost output each year and is having a detrimental effect on business investment and availability of workers, …
19 signatures
(Most recent: 28 Apr 2023)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 13
Plaid Cymru: 3
Independent: 2
Alba Party: 1
21st October 2022
Ronnie Cowan signed this EDM on Thursday 2nd February 2023

Support for mortgage interest

Tabled by: Mark Tami (Labour - Alyn and Deeside)
That this House notes that the mechanisms of Support for Mortgage Interest were designed at a point in time when both inflation and interest rates were more stable; recognises that many of those in receipt of Support for Mortgage Interest receive significantly less than their required payments and must make …
30 signatures
(Most recent: 4 Sep 2023)
Signatures by party:
Labour: 22
Democratic Unionist Party: 4
Scottish National Party: 3
Social Democratic & Labour Party: 2
Independent: 1
17th October 2022
Ronnie Cowan signed this EDM on Tuesday 31st January 2023

Cost of using vehicles for work

Tabled by: Bob Blackman (Conservative - Harrow East)
That this House recognises the impact that the increase in fuel prices and motoring costs is having on those who rely on their cars and personal vehicles for carrying out their work duties, particularly those in the NHS, local government and social care; notes that the current mileage rates are …
115 signatures
(Most recent: 7 Sep 2023)
Signatures by party:
Labour: 50
Scottish National Party: 32
Liberal Democrat: 13
Democratic Unionist Party: 6
Independent: 6
Plaid Cymru: 3
Conservative: 2
Alba Party: 2
Green Party: 1
Social Democratic & Labour Party: 1
24th January 2023
Ronnie Cowan 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
Ronnie Cowan 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
Ronnie Cowan 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
12th December 2022
Ronnie Cowan 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
14th December 2022
Ronnie Cowan signed this EDM on Wednesday 14th December 2022

Closure of the Middlesbrough Diamorphine-Assisted Treatment programme

Tabled by: Andy McDonald (Independent - Middlesbrough)
That this House is dismayed that the pioneering Middlesbrough Diamorphine-Assisted Treatment programme has closed due to the withdrawal of funding; applauds the exemplary efforts of Danny Ahmed and his colleagues at the addiction treatment clinic in helping to save and rebuild lives; recognises the success of this scheme in providing …
21 signatures
(Most recent: 9 Jan 2023)
Signatures by party:
Labour: 12
Scottish National Party: 4
Independent: 3
Green Party: 1
Liberal Democrat: 1
21st November 2022
Ronnie Cowan signed this EDM on Friday 2nd December 2022

Funding for fire and rescue services

Tabled by: Mary Kelly Foy (Labour - City of Durham)
That this House recognises and celebrates the significant role firefighters play in society, particularly in the face of increasing extreme weather events and the part they played during the pandemic that included delivering medicines to the vulnerable, supporting the ambulance service and moving the bodies of the deceased; further recognises …
89 signatures
(Most recent: 10 Feb 2023)
Signatures by party:
Labour: 45
Scottish National Party: 23
Democratic Unionist Party: 7
Independent: 6
Plaid Cymru: 3
Alba Party: 2
Social Democratic & Labour Party: 2
Green Party: 1
Conservative: 1
Alliance: 1
11th October 2022
Ronnie Cowan 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
5th September 2022
Ronnie Cowan signed this EDM on Monday 14th November 2022

Tackling drug deaths and stigma

Tabled by: Grahame Morris (Labour - Easington)
That this House notes with alarm data released by the Office for National Statistics on 3 August 2022 showing that a record 4,859 deaths related to drug poisoning were registered in England and Wales in 2021; further notes with alarm figures published by National Records of Scotland on 28 July …
25 signatures
(Most recent: 10 Jul 2023)
Signatures by party:
Labour: 13
Scottish National Party: 4
Plaid Cymru: 3
Independent: 2
Democratic Unionist Party: 1
Green Party: 1
Alba Party: 1
7th November 2022
Ronnie Cowan signed this EDM on Monday 14th 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
3rd November 2022
Ronnie Cowan signed this EDM on Tuesday 8th November 2022

Royal Mail industrial dispute and the universal service obligation

Tabled by: Ian Lavery (Labour - Wansbeck)
That this House condemns the actions of Royal Mail which, it believes is threatening up to 10,000 job cuts from the postal service; notes that Royal Mail made £758 million in profit in the year to March 2022, but paid out most of that, around £567 million, to shareholders in …
55 signatures
(Most recent: 12 Jan 2023)
Signatures by party:
Labour: 36
Scottish National Party: 9
Independent: 5
Plaid Cymru: 3
Green Party: 1
Democratic Unionist Party: 1
Social Democratic & Labour Party: 1
26th October 2022
Ronnie Cowan signed this EDM on Monday 31st October 2022

Regulation of loot boxes in video games

Tabled by: Philippa Whitford (Scottish National Party - Central Ayrshire)
That this House notes that the Government’s recent call for evidence on the use of loot boxes in video games concluded that they may be linked to a range of potential harms and that there is a correlation between purchasing loot boxes and problem gambling as, while they do not …
19 signatures
(Most recent: 12 Jan 2023)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 13
Plaid Cymru: 3
Independent: 1
Liberal Democrat: 1
11th October 2022
Ronnie Cowan signed this EDM on Wednesday 19th 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
12th October 2022
Ronnie Cowan signed this EDM as a sponsor on Thursday 13th 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
21st September 2022
Ronnie Cowan signed this EDM on Friday 23rd September 2022

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
21st September 2022
Ronnie Cowan signed this EDM on Friday 23rd September 2022

Effect of rising energy costs on small and medium-sized businesses, public sector organisations and charities

Tabled by: Anne McLaughlin (Scottish National Party - Glasgow North East)
That this House recognises the impending cost of the energy crisis facing small businesses, public sector organisations and charities; is dismayed at the delays in offering support and the lack of planning to mitigate against this foreseeable crisis for these sectors; considers the lasting impact of covid-19 and soaring inflation …
31 signatures
(Most recent: 2 Mar 2023)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 16
Labour: 7
Plaid Cymru: 3
Independent: 2
Democratic Unionist Party: 1
Social Democratic & Labour Party: 1
Liberal Democrat: 1
Alba Party: 1
21st September 2022
Ronnie Cowan signed this EDM on Friday 23rd September 2022

Prepayment meter energy customers and self-disconnection

Tabled by: Anne McLaughlin (Scottish National Party - Glasgow North East)
That this House acknowledges the rising cost of energy for households; notes that prepayment meter customers pay more in standing charges and unit rates for energy; recognises that prepayment meter customers are not afforded the same rights when in energy debt as direct debit customers; understands that a prepayment meter …
33 signatures
(Most recent: 27 Mar 2023)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 16
Labour: 9
Plaid Cymru: 3
Liberal Democrat: 2
Democratic Unionist Party: 1
Social Democratic & Labour Party: 1
Independent: 1
Alba Party: 1
6th September 2022
Ronnie Cowan signed this EDM as a sponsor on Wednesday 7th September 2022

Appointment of an Arctic Ambassador

Tabled by: Douglas Chapman (Scottish National Party - Dunfermline and West Fife)
That this House recognises the significance and importance of the US Government's new appointment of an Ambassador to the Arctic; recognises that this initiative reflects the US Government's understanding of the geopolitical sensitivities and strategic importance of the Arctic region; and supports my earlier call for the Government to appoint …
12 signatures
(Most recent: 12 Jan 2023)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 6
Plaid Cymru: 3
Independent: 1
Democratic Unionist Party: 1
Alba Party: 1
16th May 2022
Ronnie Cowan signed this EDM on Monday 5th September 2022

Reduction in civil service employment

Tabled by: Chris Stephens (Scottish National Party - Glasgow South West)
That this House condemns Government plans to cut 91,000 jobs from the civil service over the next three years; notes that departmental spending levels for the next three years have only recently been issued, following a process of assessing future staffing requirements; is angered to have learnt of these plans …
70 signatures
(Most recent: 20 Mar 2023)
Signatures by party:
Labour: 29
Scottish National Party: 23
Liberal Democrat: 6
Independent: 5
Plaid Cymru: 3
Alba Party: 2
Green Party: 1
Democratic Unionist Party: 1
Social Democratic & Labour Party: 1
5th September 2022
Ronnie Cowan signed this EDM on Monday 5th September 2022

Principles of democracy

Tabled by: David Linden (Scottish National Party - Glasgow East)
That this House asserts the basic principles of democracy whereby 50 percent plus one of those who vote in a democratic ballot commands a majority for change; rejects suggestions that a future British Government would legislate to require more than half of the entire registered Scottish electorate to vote in …
49 signatures
(Most recent: 17 Oct 2022)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 41
Plaid Cymru: 3
Independent: 2
Alba Party: 1
Green Party: 1
Labour: 1
17th May 2022
Ronnie Cowan signed this EDM on Thursday 21st July 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
10th May 2022
Ronnie Cowan signed this EDM on Monday 11th 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
4th July 2022
Ronnie Cowan signed this EDM on Tuesday 5th July 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
16th June 2022
Ronnie Cowan signed this EDM on Monday 27th June 2022

Ban on the Import of Foie Gras

Tabled by: Mike Penning (Conservative - Hemel Hempstead)
That this House condemns the production of foie gras by force-feeding ducks and geese which causes severe physical and psychological pain for the animals involved; welcomes the continued ban on production of foie gras in the UK; and calls on the Government to introduce the promised ban on the import …
51 signatures
(Most recent: 7 Mar 2023)
Signatures by party:
Labour: 16
Scottish National Party: 12
Liberal Democrat: 9
Conservative: 7
Plaid Cymru: 3
Independent: 3
Green Party: 1
6th June 2022
Ronnie Cowan 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
Ronnie Cowan 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
Ronnie Cowan 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
17th May 2022
Ronnie Cowan signed this EDM as a sponsor on Wednesday 18th May 2022

Plastic Free Pint campaign

Tabled by: Martyn Day (Scottish National Party - Linlithgow and East Falkirk)
That this House supports the international campaign Plastic Free Pint by A Plastic Planet, which seeks an outright ban on plastic pint cups without delay; notes that globally 500 billion plastic cups are used each year and lined up end to end they would span 50 MILLION kilometres – the …
24 signatures
(Most recent: 26 Oct 2023)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 9
Labour: 6
Liberal Democrat: 5
Democratic Unionist Party: 1
Green Party: 1
Alba Party: 1
Independent: 1
10th May 2022
Ronnie Cowan signed this EDM on Tuesday 10th May 2022

Roza Salih's election as a Councillor in Scotland

Tabled by: Chris Stephens (Scottish National Party - Glasgow South West)
That this House celebrates the huge achievement of Roza Salih, a Kurdish-born, Scottish human rights activist and campaigner who has become the first former refugee to be elected as a local councillor in Scotland; congratulates Roza on her election on May 6 2022 to serve as a councillor for the …
29 signatures
(Most recent: 18 May 2022)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 25
Democratic Unionist Party: 1
Alba Party: 1
Independent: 1
Labour: 1
29th March 2022
Ronnie Cowan signed this EDM as a sponsor on Wednesday 30th March 2022

Bank of Scotland bank closures

Tabled by: Anum Qaisar (Scottish National Party - Airdrie and Shotts)
That this House regrets the recent announcement by Lloyd's Banking Group of further high street bank closures, including the closure of the Bank of Scotland branch in Shotts; recognises that communities and charities rely on high street banks and that face to face banking is still a vital component of …
14 signatures
(Most recent: 20 Apr 2022)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 9
Labour: 2
Democratic Unionist Party: 1
Alba Party: 1
Liberal Democrat: 1
22nd November 2021
Ronnie Cowan signed this EDM on Monday 21st February 2022

Murder of WPC Yvonne Fletcher

Tabled by: Allan Dorans (Scottish National Party - Ayr, Carrick and Cumnock)
That this House recalls that on 17 April 1984, WPC Yvonne Fletcher, aged 25, was shot in the back and murdered from inside the Libyan Embassy while policing a political demonstration; notes that no one has ever been charged in connection with her death, despite there being an individual identified …
23 signatures
(Most recent: 23 Feb 2022)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 14
Independent: 3
Labour: 2
Democratic Unionist Party: 1
Conservative: 1
Plaid Cymru: 1
Liberal Democrat: 1
2nd February 2022
Ronnie Cowan signed this EDM on Thursday 3rd February 2022

Time to Talk Day 2022

Tabled by: Rachael Maskell (Labour (Co-op) - York Central)
That this House notes that 3 February 2022 is Time to Talk Day; joins with people across the country taking part in the nation’s biggest mental health conversation; further notes the importance of this day in bringing friends, families, communities, and workplaces together to talk and listen; believes talking and …
28 signatures
(Most recent: 10 Mar 2022)
Signatures by party:
Labour: 12
Scottish National Party: 7
Plaid Cymru: 3
Liberal Democrat: 2
Green Party: 1
Independent: 1
Democratic Unionist Party: 1
Conservative: 1
18th January 2022
Ronnie Cowan signed this EDM on Monday 31st 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
26th January 2022
Ronnie Cowan signed this EDM on Thursday 27th January 2022

One year anniversary of the military coup in Myanmar

Tabled by: Rushanara Ali (Labour - Bethnal Green and Bow)
That this House, on the one year anniversary of the military coup on 1 February 2021 in Myanmar (Burma), condemns the crimes against humanity perpetrated by the Myanmar military against the people of Myanmar; stands in solidarity with the Burmese people opposing the military coup; notes in horror the increased …
62 signatures
(Most recent: 27 Apr 2022)
Signatures by party:
Labour: 23
Scottish National Party: 16
Liberal Democrat: 9
Independent: 3
Plaid Cymru: 3
Democratic Unionist Party: 2
Alba Party: 2
Conservative: 2
Alliance: 1
Green Party: 1
Social Democratic & Labour Party: 1
24th January 2022
Ronnie Cowan signed this EDM on Tuesday 25th January 2022

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 263rd 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 …
21 signatures
(Most recent: 31 Jan 2022)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 17
Democratic Unionist Party: 1
Conservative: 1
Independent: 1
Labour: 1
6th January 2022
Ronnie Cowan signed this EDM on Tuesday 25th January 2022

Post Office Horizon compensation scheme

Tabled by: Kate Osborne (Labour - Jarrow)
That this House believes that the 555 litigants, who won civil proceedings against Post Office Ltd in 2018-19, should not be excluded from the Post Office Horizon compensation scheme; that the exclusion of these litigants from the compensation scheme is having and will continue to have a direct and devastating …
137 signatures
(Most recent: 20 Apr 2022)
Signatures by party:
Labour: 61
Scottish National Party: 37
Liberal Democrat: 12
Independent: 8
Democratic Unionist Party: 7
Conservative: 5
Plaid Cymru: 3
Social Democratic & Labour Party: 2
Alba Party: 2
Green Party: 1
Alliance: 1
12th May 2021
Ronnie Cowan signed this EDM on Wednesday 5th January 2022

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
25th November 2021
Ronnie Cowan signed this EDM on Tuesday 30th November 2021

Football Index collapse

Tabled by: George Howarth (Labour - Knowsley)
That this House remains deeply concerned about the collapse of the betting firm Football Index in March 2021, 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 in open stakes trapped in the …
39 signatures
(Most recent: 16 Mar 2022)
Signatures by party:
Labour: 14
Scottish National Party: 10
Liberal Democrat: 6
Plaid Cymru: 3
Conservative: 2
Democratic Unionist Party: 2
Independent: 1
Social Democratic & Labour Party: 1
Green Party: 1
18th October 2021
Ronnie Cowan signed this EDM on Tuesday 26th October 2021

Alcohol strategy

Tabled by: Grahame Morris (Labour - Easington)
That this House notes that Public Health England data revealed there were 6,983 alcohol-specific deaths in 2020, an increase of 20 per cent from the previous year; further notes that National Records of Scotland statistics showed there were 1,190 alcohol-specific deaths registered in 2020, representing a 17 per cent increase; …
22 signatures
(Most recent: 28 Apr 2022)
Signatures by party:
Labour: 11
Scottish National Party: 4
Plaid Cymru: 3
Alba Party: 2
Democratic Unionist Party: 1
Independent: 1
26th October 2021
Ronnie Cowan 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
Ronnie Cowan signed this EDM on Monday 25th October 2021

Delays in the administration of the State Pension

Tabled by: Patricia Gibson (Scottish National Party - North Ayrshire and Arran)
That this House is deeply concerned about the delays being experienced by new pensioners in receiving State Pension payments to which they are entitled, with many still to receive their payments over a month after reaching State Pension age; notes that pensioner poverty has recently risen to a 15-year high …
32 signatures
(Most recent: 28 Apr 2022)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 20
Labour: 5
Plaid Cymru: 3
Democratic Unionist Party: 1
Alba Party: 1
Green Party: 1
Independent: 1
19th October 2021
Ronnie Cowan signed this EDM on Thursday 21st October 2021

DVLA waiting times

Tabled by: Sarah Olney (Liberal Democrat - Richmond Park)
That this House is dismayed by the growing backlog of licence applications at the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency; recognises that the ability to drive is vital to many people’s capacity to work and pursue the life of their choice; understands that the pandemic has caused unprecedented disruptions to the …
28 signatures
(Most recent: 24 Jan 2022)
Signatures by party:
Labour: 10
Liberal Democrat: 6
Scottish National Party: 5
Plaid Cymru: 3
Conservative: 1
Democratic Unionist Party: 1
Alba Party: 1
Green Party: 1
23rd September 2021
Ronnie Cowan 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
9th June 2021
Ronnie Cowan signed this EDM on Monday 18th October 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
18th October 2021
Ronnie Cowan signed this EDM as a sponsor on Monday 18th October 2021

In remembrance of Bruce McFee

Tabled by: Gavin Newlands (Scottish National Party - Paisley and Renfrewshire North)
That this House recognises the life of Bruce McFee, councillor, MSP, and campaigner following his recent death at the age of 60; notes his long-standing campaigning for Scottish independence over many decades starting with his joining the SNP at the age of 17; recalls his work in subsequent years as …
12 signatures
(Most recent: 16 Nov 2021)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 11
Democratic Unionist Party: 1
21st September 2021
Ronnie Cowan signed this EDM as a sponsor 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
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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
7th September 2021
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World Electric Vehicle Day

Tabled by: Douglas Chapman (Scottish National Party - Dunfermline and West Fife)
That this House urges the Government on World Electric Vehicle Day to look to Scotland and Nordic neighbours for a joined-up policy approach on the transition to electric vehicles; encourages the Government to celebrate the achievement of Norway as the first country in the world where electric vehicles outsell traditional …
21 signatures
(Most recent: 25 Oct 2021)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 13
Plaid Cymru: 3
Labour: 2
Alba Party: 1
Independent: 1
Democratic Unionist Party: 1
6th September 2021
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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
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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
6th September 2021
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World Suicide Prevention Day

Tabled by: Patricia Gibson (Scottish National Party - North Ayrshire and Arran)
That this House recognises that suicide is among the top 20 leading causes of death globally for people of all ages and that, according to the World Health Organisation, an estimated 703,000 people die by suicide worldwide each year; acknowledges the impact of the covid-19 pandemic on mental health and …
26 signatures
(Most recent: 24 Jan 2022)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 16
Labour: 4
Liberal Democrat: 2
Democratic Unionist Party: 1
Independent: 1
Social Democratic & Labour Party: 1
Green Party: 1
Alba Party: 1
12th July 2021
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Dame Carol Black's independent review of drugs

Tabled by: Grahame Morris (Labour - Easington)
That this House thanks Professor Dame Carol Black for her comprehensive Independent Review of Drugs, Part 2 which outlines a clear way forward on drug treatment and recovery to bring hope and real change to the many individuals, families and communities whose lives are blighted by drug addiction and by …
28 signatures
(Most recent: 28 Apr 2022)
Signatures by party:
Labour: 9
Scottish National Party: 8
Independent: 4
Plaid Cymru: 3
Alba Party: 2
Democratic Unionist Party: 1
Conservative: 1
7th July 2021
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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
14th June 2021
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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
30th June 2021
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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
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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
18th May 2021
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Specialist consultant prescribed medicinal cannabis

Tabled by: Mike Penning (Conservative - Hemel Hempstead)
That this House recognises the benefits of prescribed medical cannabis by a specialist consultant for people suffering with chronic pain, epilepsy and a variety of other conditions; welcomes the legalisation around the use of prescribed medical cannabis on 1 November 2018; but regrets the difficulties that patients and their families …
50 signatures
(Most recent: 24 Jan 2022)
Signatures by party:
Labour: 16
Scottish National Party: 12
Conservative: 5
Liberal Democrat: 5
Independent: 3
Democratic Unionist Party: 3
Plaid Cymru: 3
Social Democratic & Labour Party: 2
Alba Party: 2
Green Party: 1
17th May 2021
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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
17th May 2021
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Universal Basic Income pilot in Wales

Tabled by: Beth Winter (Labour - Cynon Valley)
That this House applauds the Welsh Government for committing to a Universal Basic Income (UBI) pilot in Wales; thanks all the Senedd candidates who signed the pledge for UBI ahead of May's elections; acknowledges that the current system of social security provision in the UK is not sufficient to provide …
43 signatures
(Most recent: 7 Jun 2021)
Signatures by party:
Labour: 23
Scottish National Party: 6
Independent: 6
Liberal Democrat: 3
Democratic Unionist Party: 2
Alba Party: 1
Alliance: 1
Social Democratic & Labour Party: 1
Green Party: 1
11th May 2021
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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
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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
24th March 2021
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First use of Naloxone by Police Scotland

Tabled by: Alison Thewliss (Scottish National Party - Glasgow Central)
That this House recognises the work carried out by Police Scotland and the Drug Deaths Taskforce in supporting frontline police officers to carry and administer the opioid overdose reversal spray Naloxone; acknowledges that this constitutes an important step in combating the drug death epidemic which is scarring our communities; celebrates …
12 signatures
(Most recent: 13 Apr 2021)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 7
Plaid Cymru: 3
Alba Party: 1
Independent: 1
22nd March 2021
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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
16th December 2020
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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
12th April 2021
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Tail O' The Bank Credit Union

Tabled by: Ronnie Cowan (Scottish National Party - Inverclyde)
That this House notes, the difficult and unprecedented year for Tail O' The Bank Credit Union who have stayed open offering a vital service to the community of Inverclyde; further notes that in the financial year 2019-20 that Credit Union held £7.28 million in savings for its members and provided …
14 signatures
(Most recent: 21 Apr 2021)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 10
Democratic Unionist Party: 1
Independent: 1
Labour: 1
Alba Party: 1
24th February 2021
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Regulation of genetic technologies in food and farming

Tabled by: Caroline Lucas (Green Party - Brighton, Pavilion)
That this House notes with concern the proposed removal of risk assessment and traceability safeguards from new gene editing techniques in England, as set out in the DEFRA Consultation on the Regulation of Genetic Technologies which closes on 17 March 2021; further notes concerns that the vigorous promotion of gene …
19 signatures
(Most recent: 13 Apr 2021)
Signatures by party:
Labour: 4
Scottish National Party: 4
Liberal Democrat: 4
Democratic Unionist Party: 3
Independent: 2
Green Party: 1
Social Democratic & Labour Party: 1
Alba Party: 1
22nd March 2021
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100th Anniversary of Andrew Watson’s death

Tabled by: Gavin Newlands (Scottish National Party - Paisley and Renfrewshire North)
That this House commemorates the 100th anniversary of the death of Andrew Watson, the world’s first black footballer who began his football career at Maxwell FC, based at Queen’s Park in Glasgow; notes his subsequent move to Parkgrove FC based at Trinidad Park, adjacent to today’s Ibrox Stadium, alongside Robert …
21 signatures
(Most recent: 21 Apr 2021)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 18
Democratic Unionist Party: 1
Conservative: 1
Alba Party: 1
16th November 2020
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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
11th March 2021
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Clydebank Blitz 80th Anniversary

Tabled by: Martin Docherty-Hughes (Scottish National Party - West Dunbartonshire)
That this House remembers with respect and sadness the Clydebank Blitz, which commenced on the 13th March 1941, proportionally the worst blitzkrieg inflected on the UK during world War II; recognises the official record of deaths caused by the two nights of bombing and the many more who died as …
24 signatures
(Most recent: 22 Mar 2021)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 17
Independent: 2
Conservative: 1
Labour: 1
Alba Party: 1
Democratic Unionist Party: 1
Alliance: 1
2nd March 2021
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Access to cash and banking services in communities

Tabled by: Patricia Gibson (Scottish National Party - North Ayrshire and Arran)
That this House recognises the UK's obligation to maintain access to cash for all people that need or want to use it; is aware of recent analysis from Which? showing that 10 million people are not ready or able to stop using cash, with over two million dependent on it …
19 signatures
(Most recent: 20 Apr 2021)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 10
Plaid Cymru: 3
Independent: 2
Democratic Unionist Party: 1
Labour: 1
Alba Party: 1
Liberal Democrat: 1
8th February 2021
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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
8th February 2021
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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
19th January 2021
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UK-EU travel for touring musicians and performers

Tabled by: Neale Hanvey (Alba Party - Kirkcaldy and Cowdenbeath)
That this House condemns the UK Government's failure to secure reciprocal visa-free and frictionless UK/EU travel for touring musicians and performers as part of the Brexit negotiations; notes that such artists have suffered significantly this year as work, touring and related income has largely ceased due to Covid-19; acknowledges the …
20 signatures
(Most recent: 11 May 2021)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 11
Plaid Cymru: 3
Labour: 3
Alba Party: 2
Democratic Unionist Party: 1
30th December 2020
Ronnie Cowan signed this EDM on Wednesday 20th 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
30th December 2020
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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
18th January 2021
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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
14th January 2021
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Godfrey Colin Cameron

Tabled by: Chris Stephens (Scottish National Party - Glasgow South West)
That this House is deeply saddened by news of the death of Godfrey Colin Cameron, a hardworking member of Parliamentary security staff and member of the PCS trade union who passed away aged just 55 after contracting covid-19; extends our sincere condolences to his devoted wife Hyacinth, children Leon and …
139 signatures
(Most recent: 8 Feb 2021)
Signatures by party:
Labour: 112
Scottish National Party: 15
Independent: 7
Plaid Cymru: 3
Alba Party: 1
Democratic Unionist Party: 1
14th January 2021
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Access to cash during the covid-19 outbreak

Tabled by: Jamie Stone (Liberal Democrat - Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross)
That this House commends the LINK commitment to replace all free-to-use ATMs within their network during the covid-19 pandemic; in addition acknowledges that cuts to the interchange fee have led to the closure of thousands of free-to-use ATMs; notes that this has affected rural communities most profoundly as alternative sources …
28 signatures
(Most recent: 11 May 2021)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 7
Liberal Democrat: 6
Labour: 6
Independent: 4
Plaid Cymru: 3
Green Party: 1
Democratic Unionist Party: 1
6th January 2021
Ronnie Cowan signed this EDM on Thursday 14th 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
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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
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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
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Scottish fishing and the effects of the UK-EU Trade and Co-operation Agreement

Tabled by: Deidre Brock (Scottish National Party - Edinburgh North and Leith)
That this House notes that the UK-EU Trade and Co-operation Agreement ties UK fishing fleets into a continuing Common Fisheries Policy with quotas of total allowable catch being allocated through agreement with the EU which will mean decreasing allowable catches for Scottish boats; further notes that any termination of the …
19 signatures
(Most recent: 9 Feb 2021)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 18
Alba Party: 1
10th June 2020
Ronnie Cowan signed this EDM on Thursday 17th December 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 December 2020
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25th anniversary of CVS Inverclyde

Tabled by: Ronnie Cowan (Scottish National Party - Inverclyde)
That this House welcomes the 25th anniversary of CVS Inverclyde who support community groups and agencies through collaborative working in the Inverclyde area; notes that CVS Inverclyde provides confidential and professional support to groups and organisations of all sizes and aims while bringing them together to connect and work collaboratively; …
19 signatures
(Most recent: 22 Jan 2021)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 15
Alba Party: 2
Democratic Unionist Party: 1
Independent: 1
14th December 2020
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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
23rd November 2020
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Charity lotteries and the Gambling Review

Tabled by: Daisy Cooper (Liberal Democrat - St Albans)
That this House welcomes the Government’s intention to review the Gambling Act 2005, especially in light of the need to tackle problem gambling; notes the huge success of charity lotteries in raising funds for a wide range of good causes across the country, which is particularly important given the impact …
31 signatures
(Most recent: 28 Apr 2021)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 9
Conservative: 8
Liberal Democrat: 7
Labour: 3
Independent: 2
Democratic Unionist Party: 1
Plaid Cymru: 1
25th November 2020
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Fife's universal basic income pilot readiness

Tabled by: Neale Hanvey (Alba Party - Kirkcaldy and Cowdenbeath)
That this House recognises Fife’s readiness to participate in a Universal Basic Income (UBI) trial; asserts that such a pilot would be desirable, particularly for its potential impact on poverty and employment; notes that the Scottish Government’s Cabinet Secretary for Communities and Local Government has thanked Fife Council for its …
16 signatures
(Most recent: 28 Apr 2021)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 10
Plaid Cymru: 3
Alba Party: 1
Democratic Unionist Party: 1
25th November 2020
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Ending period poverty in Scotland

Tabled by: Anne McLaughlin (Scottish National Party - Glasgow North East)
That this House congratulates the Scottish Parliament on its continued cross party work to tackle period poverty; recognises that from the first action to back Women for Independence's campaign to have maternity towels included in baby boxes through to becoming the first country in the world to make period products …
22 signatures
(Most recent: 28 Apr 2021)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 14
Plaid Cymru: 3
Labour: 2
Independent: 1
Green Party: 1
Alba Party: 1
25th November 2020
Ronnie Cowan 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
18th November 2020
Ronnie Cowan signed this EDM on Monday 23rd November 2020

National Consumer Week 2020

Tabled by: Patricia Gibson (Scottish National Party - North Ayrshire and Arran)
That this House commends National Consumer Week 2020 which runs from the 16 to 22 November; pays tribute to the excellent work undertaken by Advice Direct Scotland which runs Scotland's national consumer advice service, consumeradvice.scot, Trading Standards Scotland and Citizens’ Advice Scotland to protect and support consumers; understands that this …
14 signatures
(Most recent: 7 Dec 2020)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 8
Plaid Cymru: 3
Democratic Unionist Party: 1
Conservative: 1
Independent: 1
17th November 2020
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Virtual participation in debates

Tabled by: Dawn Butler (Labour - Brent Central)
That this House notes with deep concern that some Members have not been able to take part virtually in debates, which means that those Members have been disenfranchised; further notes that this, in effect, disenfranchises those constituents who are left without a voice in House of Commons debates; recognises that …
65 signatures
(Most recent: 28 Apr 2021)
Signatures by party:
Labour: 32
Scottish National Party: 13
Independent: 6
Liberal Democrat: 5
Conservative: 3
Plaid Cymru: 3
Social Democratic & Labour Party: 2
Alba Party: 1
Democratic Unionist Party: 1
Green Party: 1
20th July 2020
Ronnie Cowan signed this EDM on Monday 23rd 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
16th November 2020
Ronnie Cowan 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
5th November 2020
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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
4th November 2020
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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
3rd November 2020
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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
2nd November 2020
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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
21st October 2020
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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
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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
21st October 2020
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Eden Court Theatre and Cinema's transformation into a community hub

Tabled by: Drew Hendry (Scottish National Party - Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey)
That this House commends Eden Court Theatre and Cinema in Inverness on transforming into a community hub to provide an emergency response to the ongoing covid-19 pandemic situation across the Highlands; notes that workers at that venue have been providing help and support to the covid-19 response since March 2020 …
15 signatures
(Most recent: 10 Nov 2020)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 14
Democratic Unionist Party: 1
24th September 2020
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County lines and child criminal exploitation

Tabled by: Grahame Morris (Labour - Easington)
That this House is alarmed at the expansion of county lines networks, recently exacerbated by covid-19; calls for clarification of laws to ensure that all young people who are groomed, coerced and controlled into committing crime are recognised as victims of trafficking and exploitation; advocates the adoption of a new …
23 signatures
(Most recent: 30 Nov 2020)
Signatures by party:
Labour: 10
Independent: 3
Conservative: 3
Scottish National Party: 2
Plaid Cymru: 2
Democratic Unionist Party: 1
Green Party: 1
Liberal Democrat: 1
1st October 2020
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Problem drug use

Tabled by: Tommy Sheppard (Scottish National Party - Edinburgh East)
That this House is appalled by the number of people dying from drug related deaths in the UK; welcomes the reports of the Scottish Affairs and Health Select Committees following their separate inquiries; supports the presentation of the Problem Drug Use Bill; notes that its implementation would ensure the drugs …
32 signatures
(Most recent: 7 Dec 2020)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 16
Labour: 6
Plaid Cymru: 3
Independent: 2
Green Party: 1
Alba Party: 1
Liberal Democrat: 1
Democratic Unionist Party: 1
Conservative: 1
29th September 2020
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Disqualification of the President of Catalonia

Tabled by: Hywel Williams (Plaid Cymru - Arfon)
That this House notes its great concern at the decision of the Spanish Supreme Court to remove the President of Catalonia, Quim Torra, from office by banning him from holding public posts; notes that that decision was taken because banners calling for support of the rights of Catalan political prisoners …
23 signatures
(Most recent: 5 Oct 2020)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 12
Plaid Cymru: 3
Independent: 3
Conservative: 2
Green Party: 1
Alba Party: 1
28th September 2020
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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
8th September 2020
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Commemorating the 200th anniversary of the death of Hardie & Baird of the 1820 Radicals

Tabled by: Kenny MacAskill (Alba Party - East Lothian)
That this House commemorates the deaths of Andrew Hardie and John Baird, who died on 8 September 1820; recalls that they were the last people hanged and beheaded in the UK and were executed on charges of high treason; recognises the various events across Scotland that have been postponed due …
11 signatures
(Most recent: 24 Sep 2020)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 9
Alba Party: 1
Labour: 1
8th September 2020
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Employment practices on redundancy and rehiring

Tabled by: Gavin Newlands (Scottish National Party - Paisley and Renfrewshire North)
That this House notes with alarm the growing number of employers, especially in the retail, hospitality and aviation sectors, who are making employees redundant before re-employing them on less-favourable terms and conditions; believes that these employers are cynically using the covid-19 crisis as cover to reduce staff costs at a …
49 signatures
(Most recent: 26 Apr 2021)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 21
Labour: 18
Democratic Unionist Party: 3
Independent: 2
Alba Party: 2
Plaid Cymru: 2
Social Democratic & Labour Party: 1
Green Party: 1
2nd June 2020
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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
14th September 2020
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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
22nd July 2020
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Trophy hunting imports

Tabled by: Lisa Cameron (Conservative - East Kilbride, Strathaven and Lesmahagow)
That this House notes the strong cross-party support for EDM 50, 2019-20 welcoming the public consultation on the controls on the import and export of hunting trophies; further notes that the consultation on banning trophy hunting imports ended in February 2020; supports the view of the coalition of animal charities …
37 signatures
(Most recent: 19 Apr 2021)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 12
Labour: 11
Democratic Unionist Party: 3
Plaid Cymru: 3
Independent: 2
Alba Party: 2
Conservative: 1
Liberal Democrat: 1
Green Party: 1
Alliance: 1
1st September 2020
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Abolition of the House of Lords

Tabled by: Patricia Gibson (Scottish National Party - North Ayrshire and Arran)
That this House is alarmed by the latest 36 appointees to the House of Lords, which once again highlights the archaic nature of the British political system; notes that recent appointees is comprised of the usual mix of nepotism, cronyism, government party donors and failed politicians being awarded a place …
13 signatures
(Most recent: 23 Sep 2020)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 10
Green Party: 1
Labour: 1
Alba Party: 1
1st September 2020
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VAT on sunscreen

Tabled by: Patricia Gibson (Scottish National Party - North Ayrshire and Arran)
That this House calls for sunscreen to be reclassified as an essential healthcare item and therefore be exempted from VAT, given the important role it plays in preventing serious health conditions like skin cancer; understands that sunscreen is currently classified as a cosmetic product in the UK and is therefore …
23 signatures
(Most recent: 13 Oct 2020)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 10
Labour: 3
Independent: 3
Democratic Unionist Party: 2
Plaid Cymru: 2
Alliance: 1
Alba Party: 1
Green Party: 1
1st September 2020
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Reinstatement of IKEA shop steward Richie Venton

Tabled by: Chris Stephens (Scottish National Party - Glasgow South West)
That this House condemns the sacking of IKEA Glasgow USDAW Shop Steward and convenor Richie Venton for carrying out his duties as an elected workers' representative who sought to prevent hardship, while protecting workers' health during the ongoing covid-19 pandemic; notes Mr Venton opposed IKEA's plans to remove wages from …
51 signatures
(Most recent: 5 Nov 2020)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 29
Labour: 14
Independent: 3
Alba Party: 2
Social Democratic & Labour Party: 2
Alliance: 1
Green Party: 1
Conservative: 1
9th March 2020
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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
7th July 2020
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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
7th July 2020
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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
2nd June 2020
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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
1st July 2020
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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
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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
29th June 2020
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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
12th March 2020
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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 June 2020
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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
9th June 2020
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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
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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
3rd June 2020
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Reading tax on audiobooks

Tabled by: Marion Fellows (Scottish National Party - Motherwell and Wishaw)
That this House welcomes the Government action on axing the reading tax on e-books to bring the rate of VAT in line with print books; notes with concern that audiobooks still carry the full rate of VAT; believes that audiobooks are vital for millions of people in the UK with …
48 signatures
(Most recent: 19 Oct 2020)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 27
Labour: 8
Liberal Democrat: 6
Alba Party: 2
Democratic Unionist Party: 2
Independent: 1
Green Party: 1
Conservative: 1
Social Democratic & Labour Party: 1
2nd June 2020
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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
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Dementia Awareness Week 2020 and Alzheimer Scotland

Tabled by: Kirsten Oswald (Scottish National Party - East Renfrewshire)
That this House notes Dementia Awareness Week, which runs from 1 to 8 June 2020, recognises the vital work of Alzheimer Scotland, Scotland’s national dementia charity, in providing practical and emotional support and information to people with dementia, their carers and families; appreciates the efforts made to ensure the continuing …
17 signatures
(Most recent: 7 Sep 2020)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 14
Liberal Democrat: 1
Democratic Unionist Party: 1
Alba Party: 1
2nd June 2020
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Sales of teargas, riot shields and rubber bullets to the United States

Tabled by: Dawn Butler (Labour - Brent Central)
That this House calls on the Government to ensure the immediate suspension of sales of teargas, riot shields and rubber bullets to the United States.
59 signatures
(Most recent: 15 Sep 2020)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 23
Labour: 20
Liberal Democrat: 9
Independent: 3
Alliance: 1
Alba Party: 1
Social Democratic & Labour Party: 1
Green Party: 1
Plaid Cymru: 1
2nd June 2020
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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
18th May 2020
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Treatment services during the covid-19 outbreak

Tabled by: Grahame Morris (Labour - Easington)
That this House acknowledges the vital role being performed by drug and alcohol treatment services throughout the country during the covid-19 outbreak; recognises that key workers on the frontline of critical service provision are among the unsung heroes who rarely receive the recognition they deserve; commends the dedication with which …
21 signatures
(Most recent: 15 Sep 2020)
Signatures by party:
Labour: 12
Scottish National Party: 4
Independent: 2
Democratic Unionist Party: 1
Alba Party: 1
Green Party: 1
18th May 2020
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Seafarers and covid-19

Tabled by: Patricia Gibson (Scottish National Party - North Ayrshire and Arran)
That this House is deeply concerned about the ongoing challenges faced by Merchant Navy seafarers who are unable to return home due to global covid-19 pandemic restrictions; understands that as a result of port and air route bans for individual travellers there are an estimated 2,000 UK mariners that have …
19 signatures
(Most recent: 15 Mar 2021)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 11
Labour: 3
Liberal Democrat: 2
Democratic Unionist Party: 1
Conservative: 1
Alliance: 1
13th May 2020
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Campaign to extend maternity leave by three months

Tabled by: Gavin Robinson (Democratic Unionist Party - Belfast East)
That this House recognises the adverse effect the covid–19 pandemic has on social isolation generally and new mothers on maternity leave in particular; highlights the importance of social interaction and building bonds within extended family circles and wider society both for the babies development and mothers wellbeing; and acknowledges that …
62 signatures
(Most recent: 2 Nov 2020)
Signatures by party:
Labour: 21
Scottish National Party: 19
Democratic Unionist Party: 7
Liberal Democrat: 7
Plaid Cymru: 3
Social Democratic & Labour Party: 2
Conservative: 2
Alliance: 1
Green Party: 1
Alba Party: 1
4th May 2020
Ronnie Cowan signed this EDM on Tuesday 12th 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
Ronnie Cowan 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
26th February 2020
Ronnie Cowan signed this EDM on Monday 11th 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
30th April 2020
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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
4th May 2020
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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
27th April 2020
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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
21st April 2020
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Commemorating the 200th anniversary of the Radical War of 1820

Tabled by: Anne McLaughlin (Scottish National Party - Glasgow North East)
That this House acknowledges the 200 year anniversary this month of the Scottish Insurrection or Radical War; applauds the efforts of those who fought for the universal franchise and wider social and economic rights; recognises the sacrifice, in particular of the three 1820 Martyrs, James Wilson, John Baird and Andrew …
15 signatures
(Most recent: 18 Jun 2020)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 13
Alba Party: 2
21st April 2020
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NHS Louisa Jordan, Glasgow

Tabled by: Patrick Grady (Scottish National Party - Glasgow North)
That this House welcomes the announcement by the Scottish Government that the temporary NHS Scotland medical facility being established at the Scottish Events Campus in Glasgow in response to the coronavirus pandemic is to be called NHS Louisa Jordan; notes that Sister Louisa Jordan was born in Maryhill, Glasgow, in …
11 signatures
(Most recent: 16 Nov 2020)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 9
Democratic Unionist Party: 1
Alba Party: 1
21st April 2020
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100th birthday of war veteran Jack Ransom

Tabled by: Patricia Gibson (Scottish National Party - North Ayrshire and Arran)
That this House celebrates the 100th birthday of Largs resident and war veteran Jack Ransom, on 15th April, the celebrations for which had to be cancelled due to the Coronavirus outbreak; is aware that Jack’s life began in London before he moved to Scotland, a country for which he has …
33 signatures
(Most recent: 7 Jul 2020)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 28
Alba Party: 2
Democratic Unionist Party: 2
Independent: 1
12th March 2020
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Dame Carol Black's independent review of drugs

Tabled by: Grahame Morris (Labour - Easington)
That this House acknowledges the importance of Professor Dame Carol Black's informative and insightful Independent Review of Drugs; notes that her research reveals that while the cost to society of illegal drugs is estimated at £20 billion per year, only £600 million is spent on treatment and prevention; further notes …
14 signatures
(Most recent: 24 Feb 2021)
Signatures by party:
Labour: 8
Scottish National Party: 3
Alba Party: 2
Green Party: 1
16th March 2020
Ronnie Cowan 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
2nd March 2020
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Protecting free access to cash

Tabled by: Patricia Gibson (Scottish National Party - North Ayrshire and Arran)
That this House calls on the Government to take urgent action to protect free access to cash for people across the UK, which the UK’s largest cashpoint network, Link, has warned will collapse within two years without immediate intervention; understands that since January 2018, one in five free to use …
33 signatures
(Most recent: 11 Mar 2021)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 13
Labour: 9
Liberal Democrat: 3
Alba Party: 2
Democratic Unionist Party: 2
Conservative: 2
Independent: 1
Plaid Cymru: 1
2nd March 2020
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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
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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
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Sack the sachet campaign

Tabled by: Patricia Gibson (Scottish National Party - North Ayrshire and Arran)
That this House supports the international campaign Sack the Sachet by A Plastic Planet, which seeks to end the world’s reliance on single-use sachets that are so damaging to the environment; notes that globally 855 billion sachets are thrown away every year, enough to wrap the entire surface of the …
21 signatures
(Most recent: 23 Sep 2020)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 11
Labour: 6
Conservative: 1
Democratic Unionist Party: 1
Plaid Cymru: 1
Alba Party: 1
24th February 2020
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Proposals for a sustainable and inclusive wellbeing economy

Tabled by: Caroline Lucas (Green Party - Brighton, Pavilion)
That this House welcomes the formal opinion on a sustainable and inclusive wellbeing economy, adopted by the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) on 24 January 2020; recognises that this opinion is the last one developed with the 24 UK members of the EESC and thanks them for their contributions; …
18 signatures
(Most recent: 15 Sep 2020)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 7
Labour: 7
Green Party: 1
Conservative: 1
Independent: 1
Social Democratic & Labour Party: 1
Plaid Cymru: 1
30th January 2020
Ronnie Cowan signed this EDM on Tuesday 11th February 2020

Universal credit and state pension transition

Tabled by: Mark Tami (Labour - Alyn and Deeside)
This House notes that a claimant of universal credit that is approaching state pension age may be subject to nine weeks without income between the end of universal credit and the first payment of the state pension if they are not eligible for pension credit; further notes that that period …
79 signatures
(Most recent: 15 Sep 2020)
Signatures by party:
Labour: 49
Scottish National Party: 14
Liberal Democrat: 5
Independent: 3
Democratic Unionist Party: 2
Plaid Cymru: 2
Alba Party: 2
Conservative: 1
Green Party: 1
6th February 2020
Ronnie Cowan 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
20th January 2020
Ronnie Cowan 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
29th January 2020
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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
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Young Carers Awareness Day

Tabled by: Paul Blomfield (Labour - Sheffield Central)
That this House supports Young Carers Awareness Day, led by Carers Trust, which takes place on 30 January 2020; recognises the importance of young carers, who include as many as 1 in 5 children and young people in the UK; highlights the challenges faced by young carers and the negative …
52 signatures
(Most recent: 21 Apr 2020)
Signatures by party:
Labour: 25
Scottish National Party: 11
Conservative: 4
Plaid Cymru: 3
Democratic Unionist Party: 3
Liberal Democrat: 2
Alba Party: 2
Independent: 1
Green Party: 1
22nd January 2020
Ronnie Cowan signed this EDM on Monday 27th 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
23rd January 2020
Ronnie Cowan 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
21st January 2020
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Energy efficiency and consumer protection

Tabled by: Patricia Gibson (Scottish National Party - North Ayrshire and Arran)
That this House notes that UK homes are amongst the least energy efficient in Europe, with low energy efficiency and high energy costs being particularly problematic in rural areas; acknowledges that living in fuel poverty causes significant hardship and suffering; accepts the link between fuel poverty and increased winter mortality; …
19 signatures
(Most recent: 12 Feb 2020)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 12
Plaid Cymru: 2
Labour: 2
Democratic Unionist Party: 1
Independent: 1
Alba Party: 1
21st January 2020
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The life of Alasdair Gray 1934-2019: Glasgow-born artist and author

Tabled by: Patrick Grady (Scottish National Party - Glasgow North)
That this House is deeply saddened at the passing of Glasgow-born artist, author and creative genius, Alasdair Gray, who died on 29 December 2019 aged 85, and sends its condolences and best wishes to all knew him; notes that Alasdair studied at the Glasgow School of Art, and became famous …
36 signatures
(Most recent: 10 Feb 2020)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 30
Alba Party: 2
Independent: 2
Liberal Democrat: 1
Democratic Unionist Party: 1
13th January 2020
Ronnie Cowan signed this EDM on Tuesday 21st 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
20th January 2020
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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
Ronnie Cowan signed this EDM on Monday 20th January 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
9th January 2020
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Prescribed Medicinal Cannabis

Tabled by: Mike Penning (Conservative - Hemel Hempstead)
That this House recognises the benefits of prescribed medical cannabis for people suffering with chronic pain, epilepsy and a variety of other conditions; welcomes the legalisation around the use of prescribed medical cannabis on 1 November 2018; but regrets the difficulties patients and their families continue to face accessing prescribed …
26 signatures
(Most recent: 19 Apr 2021)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 11
Labour: 6
Democratic Unionist Party: 2
Conservative: 2
Alba Party: 2
Plaid Cymru: 2
Liberal Democrat: 1
9th January 2020
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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
7th January 2020
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Tribute to Ron Hogg CBE

Tabled by: Kevan Jones (Labour - North Durham)
That this House notes with sadness the passing of Ron Hogg CBE, the first and much loved and respected Police, Crime and Victims' Commissioner for County Durham and Darlington who passed away following a brave battle with motor neurone disease; recognises his huge contribution to policing by serving as a …
16 signatures
(Most recent: 9 Jan 2020)
Signatures by party:
Labour: 8
Democratic Unionist Party: 2
Scottish National Party: 2
Plaid Cymru: 2
Conservative: 1
Independent: 1
19th December 2019
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Drug policy

Tabled by: Mary Glindon (Labour - North Tyneside)
That this House notes with concern that deaths related to drug poisoning in Britain have risen inexorably in recent years to record levels; further notes that hospital admissions for poisoning due to drug misuse also continue to rise, with NHS Digital reporting there were over 18,000 admissions in England alone …
15 signatures
(Most recent: 15 Sep 2020)
Signatures by party:
Labour: 9
Scottish National Party: 2
Democratic Unionist Party: 1
Independent: 1
Green Party: 1
Alba Party: 1
19th December 2019
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Climate Parliament

Tabled by: Caroline Lucas (Green Party - Brighton, Pavilion)
That this House notes this Government could be responsible for five of the remaining 11 years the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change has warned are left to halve global emissions and limit warming to 1.5C; further notes that the Committee on Climate Change report in July 2019 revealed the Government …
37 signatures
(Most recent: 15 Sep 2020)
Signatures by party:
Labour: 19
Scottish National Party: 9
Plaid Cymru: 3
Liberal Democrat: 3
Green Party: 1
Independent: 1
Alba Party: 1
4th November 2019
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Death of former Councillor Willie Clarke

Tabled by: Peter Grant (Scottish National Party - Glenrothes)
That this House notes with great sadness the passing of former Councillor Willie Clarke at the age of 84; records its gratitude for Willie's 43 years of unbroken service as a Councillor in Fife; notes in particular his place in history as Scotland's last Communist Councillor; pays tribute to his …
11 signatures
(Most recent: 4 Nov 2019)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 11
28th October 2019
Ronnie Cowan signed this EDM on Monday 28th October 2019

Popular protests in Chile

Tabled by: Tommy Sheppard (Scottish National Party - Edinburgh East)
That this House notes that the student protests over transport fare hikes in Chile have transformed into a nationwide protest including a general strike on 24 and 25 October 2019; recognises that this spontaneous national uprising has its roots in three decades of increasing economic inequality in Chile; condemns President …
26 signatures
(Most recent: 5 Nov 2019)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 10
Labour: 7
Independent: 3
Liberal Democrat: 2
The Independent Group for Change: 1
Plaid Cymru: 1
Conservative: 1
Green Party: 1
Democratic Unionist Party: 1
24th October 2019
Ronnie Cowan signed this EDM on Monday 28th October 2019

War Disablement Pension and Emplyment Support Allowance

Tabled by: Carol Monaghan (Scottish National Party - Glasgow North West)
That this House recognises that veterans are an asset to our society and deserve the best possible care and support; considers that those who have been injured in the service of the UK deserve the full value of their War Disablement Pension; notes that under the current system the War …
29 signatures
(Most recent: 16 Dec 2019)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 16
Labour: 6
Independent: 2
Democratic Unionist Party: 2
Plaid Cymru: 1
Green Party: 1
Conservative: 1
23rd October 2019
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Access to medical cannabis

Tabled by: Jim Cunningham (Labour - Coventry South)
That this House recognises the benefits of medical cannabis for people suffering with chronic pain, epilepsy and a variety of other conditions; welcomes the legalisation of medical cannabis on 1 November 2018; regrets the difficulties patients and their families continue to face accessing medical cannabis through the NHS; further regrets …
26 signatures
(Most recent: 5 Nov 2019)
Signatures by party:
Labour: 10
Scottish National Party: 6
Conservative: 4
Democratic Unionist Party: 2
Independent: 2
Liberal Democrat: 1
Green Party: 1
16th October 2019
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Firework safety

Tabled by: Alison Thewliss (Scottish National Party - Glasgow Central)
That this House acknowledges the distress faced by countless individuals and families as a result of the improper use of fireworks in the lead up to and during bonfire night; welcomes the recent Scottish Government consultation, which invited the public to express their views on the sale of fireworks, on …
40 signatures
(Most recent: 4 Nov 2019)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 20
Labour: 12
Independent: 3
Conservative: 2
Democratic Unionist Party: 1
Crossbench: 1
Plaid Cymru: 1
16th October 2019
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Voter ID requirements at polling stations

Tabled by: Faisal Rashid (Labour - Warrington South)
That this House expresses deep concern at the Government’s announced plans to prevent people from voting unless they can provide photographic identification at the next election; notes that of the 44.6 million votes cast in 2017, there were just 28 allegations of in-person voter fraud and one conviction; recognises that …
71 signatures
(Most recent: 4 Nov 2019)
Signatures by party:
Labour: 50
Scottish National Party: 10
Independent: 4
Liberal Democrat: 4
Plaid Cymru: 2
Green Party: 1
15th October 2019
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Alcohol Charter

Tabled by: Mary Glindon (Labour - North Tyneside)
That this House reaffirms its support for the Alcohol Charter, which was launched on 16 October 2018 by the Drugs, Alcohol and Justice Cross-Party Parliamentary Group and the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Alcohol Harm; notes that the charter is now supported by 35 organisations; further notes with regret that there …
19 signatures
(Most recent: 30 Oct 2019)
Signatures by party:
Labour: 8
Scottish National Party: 4
Independent: 3
Democratic Unionist Party: 2
Conservative: 1
Green Party: 1
15th October 2019
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Prison officer pension age

Tabled by: Grahame Morris (Labour - Easington)
That this House recognises the dangerous working conditions in the Prison Service; expresses concern at the increasing number of violent assaults on prison staff; believes that prison officers approaching the age of 70 should not be expected to deal with violent and dangerous criminals aged in their twenties, thirties and …
75 signatures
(Most recent: 5 Nov 2019)
Signatures by party:
Labour: 36
Scottish National Party: 19
Democratic Unionist Party: 8
Independent: 6
Conservative: 3
Plaid Cymru: 2
Liberal Democrat: 1
14th October 2019
Ronnie Cowan signed this EDM on Wednesday 16th October 2019

Women Against State Pension Inequality

Tabled by: Grahame Morris (Labour - Easington)
That this House calls on the Government to financially support women worst affected by the accelerated increase in the state pension age introduced through the Pensions Act 2011; notes with concern that significant numbers of women were unaware of pension age equalisation set out in the Pensions Act 1995; acknowledges …
45 signatures
(Most recent: 4 Nov 2019)
Signatures by party:
Labour: 20
Scottish National Party: 7
Independent: 4
Democratic Unionist Party: 4
Conservative: 3
Liberal Democrat: 3
Plaid Cymru: 3
Green Party: 1
15th October 2019
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Jailing of Catalan political and civic leaders

Tabled by: Hywel Williams (Plaid Cymru - Arfon)
That this House expresses deep concern at the verdict of the Spanish Supreme Court in finding 12 Catalan political and civic leaders guilty of sedition, embezzlement of public funds and disobedience in relation to the 2017 referendum on Catalan independence and at the imposition of jail sentences of between nine …
26 signatures
(Most recent: 28 Oct 2019)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 12
Labour: 5
Plaid Cymru: 3
Independent: 3
Conservative: 2
Green Party: 1
15th October 2019
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Spain and Article 7 of the Treaty on European Union procedure

Tabled by: Hywel Williams (Plaid Cymru - Arfon)
That this House calls on the Government to press the relevant EU institutions to consider launching a procedure under Article 7 of the Treaty on European Union in response to the Spanish state's actions in relation to the Catalan crisis, which include the prosecution and sentencing of Catalan political and …
13 signatures
(Most recent: 21 Oct 2019)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 8
Plaid Cymru: 3
Independent: 1
14th October 2019
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Professor Alex Stevens and the Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs

Tabled by: Mary Glindon (Labour - North Tyneside)
That this House notes with concern the recent resignation of Professor Alex Stevens from the Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs (ACMD); commends his invaluable contribution to the ACMD as Chair of its Working Group on Custody-Community Transitions; notes with regret that his decision was prompted by Government interventions …
20 signatures
(Most recent: 24 Oct 2019)
Signatures by party:
Labour: 8
Scottish National Party: 5
Independent: 2
Green Party: 1
Plaid Cymru: 1
Democratic Unionist Party: 1
Conservative: 1
Liberal Democrat: 1
2nd October 2019
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UNIVERSITY OF DUNDEE UNIVERSITY OF THE YEAR FOR STUDENT EXPERIENCE

Tabled by: Chris Law (Scottish National Party - Dundee West)
That this House congratulates the University of Dundee on its recognition as University of the Year for Student Experience in The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2020; recognises that this is a result of the hard work and dedication of all staff both at the University and at Dundee University …
17 signatures
(Most recent: 2 Oct 2019)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 17
3rd September 2019
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DRUGS DEATHS

Tabled by: Mary Glindon (Labour - North Tyneside)
That this House notes with concern that there were 4,359 deaths related to drug poisoning in England and Wales in 2018; further notes that this is the highest number and the highest annual increase on record; recognises that the vast majority of these deaths are preventable; and calls on the …
18 signatures
(Most recent: 2 Oct 2019)
Signatures by party:
Labour: 12
Independent: 2
Scottish National Party: 2
Democratic Unionist Party: 1
Green Party: 1
30th September 2019
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SUSPENSION OF NHS OVERSEAS VISITORS CHARGING REGIME FOR MATERNITY CARE

Tabled by: Kate Green (Labour - Stretford and Urmston)
That this House is concerned by the growing body of evidence, including research reports by Doctors of the World, Maternity Action and the BMA, that the NHS England overseas visitors charging regime is deterring vulnerable migrant women living in the UK from seeking essential maternity care, and is resulting in …
77 signatures
(Most recent: 7 Oct 2019)
Signatures by party:
Labour: 39
Scottish National Party: 14
Liberal Democrat: 12
Independent: 6
Plaid Cymru: 3
Conservative: 2
The Independent Group for Change: 2
Green Party: 1
30th September 2019
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CARNOCK PRIMARY SCHOOL ACHIEVES PLASTIC-FREE STATUS

Tabled by: Douglas Chapman (Scottish National Party - Dunfermline and West Fife)
That this House congratulates Carnock primary school in West Fife on being awarded plastic-free status by marine conservation charity Surfers Against Sewage; understands that it has joined a network of like-minded schools across the UK that are spearheading efforts to reduce the use of disposable plastic by achieving a number …
13 signatures
(Most recent: 7 Oct 2019)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 7
Labour: 2
Democratic Unionist Party: 1
Conservative: 1
Green Party: 1
Plaid Cymru: 1
26th September 2019
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DUNFERMLINE CENTRAL MOSQUE SUCCESS AT BRITISH BEACON MOSQUE AWARDS

Tabled by: Douglas Chapman (Scottish National Party - Dunfermline and West Fife)
That this House congratulates Dunfermline Central Mosque and Islamic Centre on winning three awards at this year's British Beacon Mosque Awards; understands that the Dunfermline-based mosque won awards for Best Outreach Programme, Most Impactful Imam and Best Run Mosque; pays tribute to Imam Habib, winner of the Most Impactful Iman …
11 signatures
(Most recent: 2 Oct 2019)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 7
Conservative: 2
Democratic Unionist Party: 1
Independent: 1
26th September 2019
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FIFE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE RECEIVES MOD EMPLOYER RECOGNITION AWARD

Tabled by: Douglas Chapman (Scottish National Party - Dunfermline and West Fife)
That this House congratulates Fife Chamber of Commerce on receiving the Employer Recognition Scheme Silver Award from the Ministry of Defence to acknowledge its advocacy and support for the armed forces, and its work to inspire others to do the same; notes that the Employer Recognition Scheme wards employers that …
7 signatures
(Most recent: 2 Oct 2019)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 5
Conservative: 1
Democratic Unionist Party: 1
25th September 2019
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WAR DISABLEMENT PENSION AND EMPLOYMENT SUPPORT ALLOWANCE

Tabled by: Carol Monaghan (Scottish National Party - Glasgow North West)
That this House recognises that veterans are an asset to our society and deserve the best possible care and support; considers that those who have been injured in the service of the UK deserve the full value of their War Disablement Pension; notes that under the current system the War …
39 signatures
(Most recent: 7 Oct 2019)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 27
Labour: 5
Independent: 2
Plaid Cymru: 2
Conservative: 1
Democratic Unionist Party: 1
Green Party: 1
23rd April 2019
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PROVIDING FINANCIAL RESTITUTION TO 1950s WOMEN

Tabled by: Anna McMorrin (Labour - Cardiff North)
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 …
225 signatures
(Most recent: 8 Oct 2019)
Signatures by party:
Labour: 131
Conservative: 25
Scottish National Party: 22
Liberal Democrat: 15
Independent: 13
Democratic Unionist Party: 10
Plaid Cymru: 3
Non-affiliated: 3
Crossbench: 2
The Independent Group for Change: 2
Green Party: 1
23rd July 2019
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PROROGATION

Tabled by: Ian Blackford (Scottish National Party - Ross, Skye and Lochaber)
That an Humble Address be presented to Her Majesty, praying that this Parliament be not prorogued before Friday 8 November 2019.
87 signatures
(Most recent: 4 Sep 2019)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 32
Labour: 31
Liberal Democrat: 16
Independent: 5
The Independent Group for Change: 2
Plaid Cymru: 1
Green Party: 1
Conservative: 1
18th July 2019
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FORTH VALLEY SENSORY CENTRE LAUNCHES SCOTLAND'S FIRST URBAN EYE TEST

Tabled by: John McNally (Scottish National Party - Falkirk)
That this House congratulates Forth Valley Sensory Centre on hosting its first urban eye test in Falkirk; recognises that this is the first urban eye test to take place in Scotland; acknowledges the commitment by Forth Valley Sensory Centre and others to encourage people to think about eye health and …
9 signatures
(Most recent: 24 Jul 2019)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 8
Democratic Unionist Party: 1
16th July 2019
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BRITAIN'S BEST WALKING NEIGHBOURHOOD

Tabled by: John McNally (Scottish National Party - Falkirk)
That this House congratulates Falkirk on being voted Britain's Best Walking Neighbourhood; recognises the commitment by Falkirk Council, organisations and local communities to maintaining and expanding great walkways; notes that improvements to walkways have led to the trebling of the path network to 617 km; acknowledges the hard work of …
8 signatures
(Most recent: 24 Jul 2019)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 6
Democratic Unionist Party: 1
Labour: 1
11th July 2019
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50TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE APOLLO 11 MOON LANDING

Tabled by: Patrick Grady (Scottish National Party - Glasgow North)
That this House recognises that 20 July 2019 marks 50 years since humanity first landed on the moon; remembers that NASA’s legendary Apollo 11 mission was launched by a Saturn V rocket from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida with the ambition of landing a crew on the moon and …
48 signatures
(Most recent: 24 Jul 2019)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 17
Labour: 16
Conservative: 6
Independent: 4
Liberal Democrat: 3
Democratic Unionist Party: 2
The Independent Group for Change: 1
4th July 2019
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REFUGEE FESTIVAL SCOTLAND 2019 FOOTBALL TOURNAMENT

Tabled by: Alison Thewliss (Scottish National Party - Glasgow Central)
That this House congratulates Glasgow Afghan United on their recent hosting of the Refugee Festival Scotland 2019 Football Tournament; commends in particular Abdul Bostani of Glasgow Afghan United for his efforts in organising the annual football tournament; understands that Glasgow Afghan United is a community led organisation seeking to improve …
11 signatures
(Most recent: 3 Sep 2019)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 9
Labour: 1
Democratic Unionist Party: 1
7th May 2019
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FAIR PAY FOR THE ROYAL FLEET AUXILIARY'S MERCHANT SEAFARERS

Tabled by: Luke Pollard (Labour (Co-op) - Plymouth, Sutton and Devonport)
That this House recognises the strategic significance to the UK of the near 2000 merchant seafarers employed on the Royal Fleet Auxiliary (RFA) who re-fuel, re-arm and re-supply Royal Navy ships wherever they are in the world; notes that successive freezes, cuts and restraint since 2008-09 have seriously undermined pay …
34 signatures
(Most recent: 3 Sep 2019)
Signatures by party:
Labour: 17
Scottish National Party: 7
Independent: 3
Conservative: 3
Democratic Unionist Party: 2
Plaid Cymru: 1
Crossbench: 1
18th October 2018
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SAUDI ARABIA AND VIOLATIONS OF INTERNATIONAL LAW

Tabled by: Ann Clwyd (Labour - Cynon Valley)
That this House is concerned about Saudi Arabia’s on-going violations of international humanitarian law and human rights law; acknowledges that serious and systematic violations are being committed by all parties to the conflict in Yemen; notes with alarm that since 2015 the Saudi-led coalition has reportedly undertaken 18,000 airstrikes, one-third …
107 signatures
(Most recent: 17 Jul 2019)
Signatures by party:
Labour: 58
Scottish National Party: 24
Liberal Democrat: 12
Independent: 6
Plaid Cymru: 3
Democratic Unionist Party: 2
Conservative: 1
Green Party: 1
19th June 2019
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MORTGAGE SWITCH GUARANTEE

Tabled by: Kirsty Blackman (Scottish National Party - Aberdeen North)
That this House notes the considerable loyalty penalty within the mortgage market as identified by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) and Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) that sees at least 800,000 overpay on their mortgage by £1,000 a year; further notes that such figures may understate the scale of the …
33 signatures
(Most recent: 9 Sep 2019)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 12
Labour: 10
Conservative: 4
Independent: 3
Democratic Unionist Party: 2
Liberal Democrat: 1
Green Party: 1
The Independent Group for Change: 1
17th June 2019
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RHEUMATOID ARTHRITIS (RA) AWARENESS WEEK 2019

Tabled by: Chris Stephens (Scottish National Party - Glasgow South West)
That this House congratulates the National Rheumatoid Arthritis Society (NRAS) on holding its seventh national Rheumatoid Arthritis Awareness (RA) Week from 17 to 23 June 2019; notes that the auto-immune disease RA affects more than 400,000 people across the UK; praises the work done by the NRAS to raise awareness …
30 signatures
(Most recent: 4 Sep 2019)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 15
Labour: 7
Democratic Unionist Party: 3
Conservative: 3
Independent: 2
2nd May 2018
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PUB CLOSURES

Tabled by: Toby Perkins (Labour - Chesterfield)
This House notes that pubs are at the heart of communities across the UK; welcomes ongoing cross-party efforts to protect the British pub; acknowledges that an increasing number of pubs are diversifying in order to provide an ever more valuable and enjoyable offer to their customers; further notes that pubs …
116 signatures
(Most recent: 17 Jun 2019)
Signatures by party:
Labour: 57
Scottish National Party: 25
Conservative: 11
Liberal Democrat: 7
Independent: 7
Plaid Cymru: 3
Democratic Unionist Party: 2
Non-affiliated: 2
Crossbench: 1
The Independent Group for Change: 1
Green Party: 1
21st May 2019
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VALUE OF THE HAIR AND BEAUTY SECTOR TO THE UK ECONOMY

Tabled by: John McNally (Scottish National Party - Falkirk)
That this House recognises the economic value and impact of the hair and beauty sector to the UK economy; congratulates the Hair and Barber Council on the publication of its first UK-wide economic impact assessment report which shows the sector's value to the UK economy is up to £6.6 billion; …
24 signatures
(Most recent: 17 Jun 2019)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 12
Labour: 6
Conservative: 2
Independent: 2
Democratic Unionist Party: 1
Green Party: 1
26th March 2019
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INCLUSIVE PEACE AND PROTECTION OF DEFENDERS IN COLOMBIA

Tabled by: Patrick Grady (Scottish National Party - Glasgow North)
That this House encourages further steps to be taken to ensure the full and effective implementation of the Peace Accord between the Colombian Government and the FARC signed in November 2016, including its gender-based agreements and prioritisation of victims' rights; recognises the vital role of civil society organisations and human …
86 signatures
(Most recent: 22 Jul 2019)
Signatures by party:
Labour: 31
Scottish National Party: 24
Liberal Democrat: 10
Conservative: 7
Independent: 6
Democratic Unionist Party: 3
Plaid Cymru: 2
Non-affiliated: 1
Crossbench: 1
Green Party: 1
The Independent Group for Change: 1
14th May 2019
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PENSIONS FOR WOMEN BORN IN THE 1950s

Tabled by: Neil Gray (Scottish National Party - Airdrie and Shotts)
That this House believes that the UK 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; notes the conclusion of a …
51 signatures
(Most recent: 30 Sep 2019)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 32
Labour: 9
Conservative: 3
Independent: 3
Plaid Cymru: 3
Democratic Unionist Party: 1
2nd May 2019
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TIER 5 VISAS FOR MINISTERS OF RELIGION

Tabled by: Patrick Grady (Scottish National Party - Glasgow North)
That this House notes with concern the decision of the Home Office to remove Ministers of Religion from the eligibility criteria for tier 5 entry visas to the UK; further notes the widespread disappointment about this decision felt by Churches and other faith communities which have previously been able to …
46 signatures
(Most recent: 17 Jun 2019)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 26
Labour: 9
Conservative: 5
Independent: 3
Democratic Unionist Party: 1
Plaid Cymru: 1
Liberal Democrat: 1
2nd May 2019
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CHANGES TO VISA REQUIREMENTS FOR RELIGIOUS WORKERS

Tabled by: Stuart C McDonald (Scottish National Party - Cumbernauld, Kilsyth and Kirkintilloch East)
That this House is concerned that changes to the immigration rules regarding religious workers, announced in December 2018, are having a negative impact on the ability of churches and other religious organisations to carry out their work and worship; notes in particular that these changes introduce additional costs, a lengthy …
44 signatures
(Most recent: 17 Jun 2019)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 26
Labour: 8
Conservative: 5
Independent: 2
Democratic Unionist Party: 1
Liberal Democrat: 1
Plaid Cymru: 1
1st May 2019
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DECLINE OF FREE-TO-USE CASH MACHINES

Tabled by: Jonathan Edwards (Independent - Carmarthen East and Dinefwr)
That this House regrets the rapid decline of free-to-use cash machines across the UK; expresses concern that nearly 1,700 machines started charging for withdrawals in the first three months of 2019, with potentially 13 per cent of free ATMs disappearing in just a few months; acknowledges the disproportionate impact that …
34 signatures
(Most recent: 17 Jun 2019)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 11
Labour: 9
Democratic Unionist Party: 5
Plaid Cymru: 3
Conservative: 3
Independent: 2
Green Party: 1
30th April 2019
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15 YEARS AND 500 PLAYS OF A PLAY A PIE AND A PINT

Tabled by: Patrick Grady (Scottish National Party - Glasgow North)
That this House congratulates the A Play, A Pie and A Pint programme on its 500th play at Glasgow’s Oran Mor venue; recognises that this year marks the 15th anniversary and the 30th season of the UK’s most successful lunchtime show; notes that the hugely popular programme was the innovation …
18 signatures
(Most recent: 5 Jun 2019)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 16
Labour: 1
Democratic Unionist Party: 1
23rd April 2019
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BILLY MCNEILL, FOR CELTIC AND SCOTLAND

Tabled by: Brendan O'Hara (Scottish National Party - Argyll and Bute)
That this House notes with sadness the death of former Celtic captain and manager Billy McNeill at the age of 79; acknowledges the immense contribution he made to football in Scotland, the UK and across Europe during a glittering, trophy-laden career, in which the undoubted highlight was when he captained …
33 signatures
(Most recent: 1 May 2019)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 23
Labour: 5
Independent: 3
Democratic Unionist Party: 1
Conservative: 1
11th April 2019
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SCOTTISH CITIZENS ADVICE 80TH BIRTHDAY

Tabled by: Douglas Chapman (Scottish National Party - Dunfermline and West Fife)
That this House congratulates the Scottish Citizens Advice network on reaching its 80th birthday; understands that the Scottish Citizens Advice network, comprising Citizens Advice Scotland (CAS), its 59 member Citizen Advice Bureaux (CAB) and the Extra Help Unit, provides free, independent, confidential, impartial, high quality advice to clients across 280 …
17 signatures
(Most recent: 4 Jun 2019)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 13
Labour: 2
Conservative: 1
Democratic Unionist Party: 1
11th April 2019
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PLASTIC-FREE STATUS FOR CHARLESTOWN, LIMEKILNS AND PATTIESMUIR

Tabled by: Douglas Chapman (Scottish National Party - Dunfermline and West Fife)
That this House congratulates the West Fife villages of Charlestown, Limekilns and Pattiesmuir on being awarded plastic-free status by marine conservation charity Surfers Against Sewage; applauds the group of villages on becoming the first official plastic-free mainland community in Scotland; notes that they join a network of like-minded communities across …
17 signatures
(Most recent: 29 Apr 2019)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 11
Conservative: 2
Labour: 2
Independent: 1
Democratic Unionist Party: 1
8th April 2019
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SPECIAL OLYMPIANS FROM PRESTWICK TENNIS CLUB

Tabled by: Philippa Whitford (Scottish National Party - Central Ayrshire)
That this House celebrates the accomplishments of two Scottish Olympians who both won medals at the Special Olympics in Abu Dhabi 2019; notes that Jack Dickson won gold in the Men's Singles and bronze in the Men's Doubles and Frances Smiley won silver in the Ladies Singles; further notes they …
14 signatures
(Most recent: 7 May 2019)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 13
Democratic Unionist Party: 1
8th April 2019
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COMMERCIAL PRESSURE ON OFFSHORE HELICOPTER SAFETY

Tabled by: Alex Cunningham (Labour - Stockton North)
That this House notes the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) review of its CAP1145 measures introduced in 2014 to improve commercial offshore helicopter safety as a result of a series of incidents involving Super Puma helicopters in the North Sea which claimed twenty lives in four years; recalls that CAP1145 included …
24 signatures
(Most recent: 8 May 2019)
Signatures by party:
Labour: 12
Scottish National Party: 5
Liberal Democrat: 3
Independent: 2
Democratic Unionist Party: 1
Plaid Cymru: 1
2nd April 2019
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100 DAYS TO SAVE COATS MEMORIAL

Tabled by: Mhairi Black (Scottish National Party - Paisley and Renfrewshire South)
That this House recognises the rich and historic significance of Coats Memorial Church in Paisley; further notes the enthusiasm of the 100 days to save Coats Memorial Campaign; recognises the work that is being undertaken by volunteers to ensure that this iconic building does not fall into disrepair; and wishes …
23 signatures
(Most recent: 3 Apr 2019)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 20
Plaid Cymru: 2
Democratic Unionist Party: 1
28th March 2019
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CATALAN UK OFFICES YELLOW RIBBON

Tabled by: Hywel Williams (Plaid Cymru - Arfon)
That this House notes with puzzlement the decision of the Spanish Electoral Board, the body charged with the conduct of the forthcoming Spanish General Election, in ordering the removal of a yellow ribbon sign from the balcony of the Catalan Delegation to the UK's offices in Central London, the yellow …
16 signatures
(Most recent: 7 May 2019)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 8
Plaid Cymru: 3
Labour: 3
Conservative: 1
Independent: 1
7th March 2019
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UN COMMISSION OF INQUIRY REPORT ON GAZA PROTESTS

Tabled by: Richard Burden (Labour - Birmingham, Northfield)
That this House welcomes the independent UN Commission of Inquiry report on protests in Gaza; notes with the deepest concern its findings that, in its widespread use of force against demonstrators, Israeli security forces committed violations of international law which may constitute war crimes or crimes against humanity; condemns the …
107 signatures
(Most recent: 17 Jul 2019)
Signatures by party:
Labour: 68
Scottish National Party: 18
Independent: 8
Liberal Democrat: 8
Plaid Cymru: 2
Conservative: 1
Green Party: 1
Crossbench: 1
4th February 2019
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TV LICENCES FOR OVER-75s

Tabled by: Jeremy Corbyn (Independent - Islington North)
That this House notes that maintaining free TV licences for over-75s was a 2017 Conservative manifesto commitment; acknowledges that 2.2 million over-75s live alone and that paying the licence fee could push 50,000 pensioners below the poverty line; acknowledges that 4 million households will be affected if the concession is …
140 signatures
(Most recent: 3 Sep 2019)
Signatures by party:
Labour: 86
Scottish National Party: 22
Independent: 13
Liberal Democrat: 7
Democratic Unionist Party: 5
Plaid Cymru: 3
Conservative: 2
Non-affiliated: 1
The Independent Group for Change: 1
Green Party: 1
14th March 2019
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IPSA AND MPs STAFF PAY

Tabled by: John Cryer (Labour - Leyton and Wanstead)
That this House recognises the vital role that hon. Members' staff play and the hard work they do in supporting the work of hon. Members; notes with alarm that the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority's increase to hon. Members staffing budgets of 1.5 per cent for 2019-20 falls below the rate …
123 signatures
(Most recent: 2 Jul 2019)
Signatures by party:
Labour: 85
Scottish National Party: 15
Conservative: 7
Independent: 7
Liberal Democrat: 3
Plaid Cymru: 3
Democratic Unionist Party: 1
Crossbench: 1
The Independent Group for Change: 1
Non-affiliated: 1
6th March 2019
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UNIVERSAL CREDIT 53 WEEK YEAR 2019-20

Tabled by: Ruth George (Labour - High Peak)
That this House expresses concern that many universal credit claimants will be left without payment for one week's rent in 2019-20 due to that benefit only being paid for 52 weeks; further notes that this will affect universal credit tenants in social housing approximately every six years who are paid …
48 signatures
(Most recent: 3 Sep 2019)
Signatures by party:
Labour: 37
Independent: 4
Scottish National Party: 2
Democratic Unionist Party: 2
Liberal Democrat: 2
Green Party: 1
27th February 2019
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PROGRESSIVE POLICING POLICIES ON DRUGS

Tabled by: Mary Glindon (Labour - North Tyneside)
That this House commends the pioneering Drug Diversion Scheme initiative introduced by Thames Valley Police which aims to provide a gateway to treatment for those with drug misuse problems; welcomes the progressive approaches to drug policy advocated by Police and Crime Commissioners in Durham, North Wales and the West Midlands; …
16 signatures
(Most recent: 10 Jun 2019)
Signatures by party:
Labour: 7
Independent: 3
Scottish National Party: 2
Plaid Cymru: 2
Green Party: 1
Democratic Unionist Party: 1
25th February 2019
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EATING DISORDERS AWARENESS WEEK 2019

Tabled by: Chris Stephens (Scottish National Party - Glasgow South West)
That this House notes that Monday 25 February to Sunday 3 March 2019 is eating disorders awareness week; acknowledges the work done to highlight the condition; is concerned that admissions to hospitals for potentially life-threatening eating disorders has increased dramatically in the last 12 months; expresses concern that admissions to …
29 signatures
(Most recent: 13 Jun 2019)
Signatures by party:
Labour: 11
Scottish National Party: 7
Independent: 4
Conservative: 3
Democratic Unionist Party: 2
Plaid Cymru: 1
Green Party: 1
12th February 2019
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REGISTRATION FEES AT THE HEALTH AND CARE PROFESSIONS COUNCIL

Tabled by: Jim Cunningham (Labour - Coventry South)
That this House notes that the Health and Care Professions Council plans to increase its registration fees by 18 per cent from October 2019; believes that this increase is effectively a tax on practicing, as those who are regulated by the HCPC must pay this annual fee in order to …
137 signatures
(Most recent: 20 Jun 2019)
Signatures by party:
Labour: 82
Scottish National Party: 22
Liberal Democrat: 10
Independent: 8
Democratic Unionist Party: 7
Conservative: 3
Plaid Cymru: 2
Crossbench: 2
Green Party: 1
The Independent Group for Change: 1
26th February 2019
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USE OF ANIMALS FOR WARFARE EXPERIMENTS

Tabled by: David Amess (Conservative - Southend West)
That this House notes with concern that, each year, thousands of animals of various species including monkeys, mice, pigs and guinea pigs, are experimented upon using chemical, biological and other weapons, causing prolonged and extensive suffering; notes that, whilst these experiments are not conducted to develop or test offensive weapons, …
103 signatures
(Most recent: 25 Jul 2019)
Signatures by party:
Labour: 52
Scottish National Party: 24
Liberal Democrat: 8
Conservative: 6
Democratic Unionist Party: 5
Independent: 4
Plaid Cymru: 2
Crossbench: 1
Green Party: 1
12th February 2019
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USE OF TROOPS IN THE EVENT OF THE UK LEAVING THE EU WITHOUT A DEAL

Tabled by: Jonathan Edwards (Independent - Carmarthen East and Dinefwr)
That this House notes the Secretary of State for Defence’s statement that 3,500 troops are on standby to deal with contingencies in the event of the UK leaving the EU without a deal; further notes that the Ministry of Defence has put in place the necessary order to enable the …
11 signatures
(Most recent: 7 May 2019)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 5
Plaid Cymru: 3
Independent: 2
Liberal Democrat: 1
12th February 2019
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ANIMAL WELFARE STANDARDS

Tabled by: Caroline Lucas (Green Party - Brighton, Pavilion)
That this House welcomes the assurances from Government that animal welfare standards will be maintained or improved in the event of the UK leaving the European Union and that animal sentience will be recognised in UK law; urges the Government to table the Animals Welfare (Sentience) Bill without further delay; …
106 signatures
(Most recent: 14 May 2019)
Signatures by party:
Labour: 55
Scottish National Party: 22
Liberal Democrat: 11
Independent: 6
Conservative: 5
Plaid Cymru: 3
Democratic Unionist Party: 2
Green Party: 1
Crossbench: 1
12th February 2019
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SUSPENSION OF THE INTERMEDIATE-RANGE NUCLEAR FORCES TREATY

Tabled by: Caroline Lucas (Green Party - Brighton, Pavilion)
That this House is deeply concerned by the suspension of the Intermediate-range Nuclear ForcesTreaty (INF) by the United States of America and Russia; recalls that the INF treaty strengthened European security by removing and eliminating all land-based Cruise, Pershing and SS20 missiles from Europe; notes that abrogating the INF Treaty …
33 signatures
(Most recent: 7 May 2019)
Signatures by party:
Labour: 12
Scottish National Party: 12
Independent: 3
Liberal Democrat: 2
Plaid Cymru: 2
Green Party: 1
Democratic Unionist Party: 1
15th January 2019
Ronnie Cowan signed this EDM on Thursday 31st January 2019

THE IMPACT OF TRANSFERRING TO UNIVERSAL CREDIT ON CLAIMANTS OF SEVERE DISABILITY PREMIUM

Tabled by: Rosie Duffield (Labour - Canterbury)
That this House expresses its concern about the impact of Universal Credit on claimants of Severe Disability Premium (SDP) as there is no equivalent in Universal Credit; notes that severely disabled people who live without a carer can receive over £180 a month less in Universal Credit than they would …
65 signatures
(Most recent: 29 Mar 2019)
Signatures by party:
Labour: 39
Scottish National Party: 18
Independent: 3
Liberal Democrat: 2
Plaid Cymru: 2
Conservative: 1
29th January 2019
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PENSION CREDIT - DEBATE AND VOTE

Tabled by: Ian Blackford (Scottish National Party - Ross, Skye and Lochaber)
That this House takes note of the Welfare Reform Act 2012 (Commencement No. 31 and Savings and Transitional Provisions and Commencement No 21 and 23 and Transitional and Transitory Provisions (Amendment) Order 2019 (S.I., 2019 No. 37 (C.1)), dated 14 January 2019; considers that such changes which could see mixed …
27 signatures
(Most recent: 5 Mar 2019)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 15
Labour: 6
Plaid Cymru: 3
Independent: 1
Green Party: 1
Democratic Unionist Party: 1
29th January 2019
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TRIAL OF CATALAN POLITICIANS

Tabled by: Hywel Williams (Plaid Cymru - Arfon)
That this House expresses concern about the imminent trial of 18 Catalan politicians and civic leaders regarding their role in the 2017 independence referendum; notes that nine Catalan politicians and civic leaders are being held in preventative detention; further notes that all have been charged with sedition and rebellion, charges …
26 signatures
(Most recent: 18 Feb 2019)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 13
Labour: 5
Plaid Cymru: 3
Independent: 3
Conservative: 2
28th January 2019
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RATES OF PAY FOR SECURITY STAFF ON THE PARLIAMENTARY ESTATE

Tabled by: Caroline Lucas (Green Party - Brighton, Pavilion)
That this House notes the valuable work done by security staff on the parliamentary estate; further notes the current dispute between security staff represented by the PCS union and the House authorities concerning overtime rates; believes that security staff recruited in summer 2016 should be paid in line with the …
94 signatures
(Most recent: 18 Mar 2019)
Signatures by party:
Labour: 64
Scottish National Party: 13
Independent: 8
Plaid Cymru: 3
Conservative: 3
Democratic Unionist Party: 2
Green Party: 1
28th January 2019
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VISA APPLICATION FOR 14 YEAR OLD ANNECELINE OMONDI

Tabled by: Drew Hendry (Scottish National Party - Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey)
That this House supports the Omondi family and calls on the Home Office to overturn its rejection of the visa application for 14-year-old Anneceline Omondi, daughter of Lance Corporal Denis Omondi, a serving soldier for the Royal Regiment of Scotland, 3 Scots, and her application for entry clearance; further rejects …
53 signatures
(Most recent: 26 Feb 2019)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 33
Labour: 9
Democratic Unionist Party: 3
Independent: 3
Conservative: 2
Plaid Cymru: 1
Liberal Democrat: 1
Green Party: 1
24th January 2019
Ronnie Cowan signed this EDM on Monday 28th January 2019

INTERNATIONAL YEAR OF INDIGENOUS LANGUAGES 2019

Tabled by: Deidre Brock (Scottish National Party - Edinburgh North and Leith)
That this House welcomes the launch of the International Year of Indigenous Languages 2019; recognises the rich diversity of indigenous languages spoken across the British Isles including Scottish Gaelic, Scots, Welsh, Doric, Romany, Cornish, Irish Gaelic and British Sign Language; welcomes the UN’s recognition of the importance of these languages …
41 signatures
(Most recent: 4 Feb 2019)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 27
Labour: 6
Independent: 3
Plaid Cymru: 3
Conservative: 2
21st January 2019
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IRN BRU CARNIVAL

Tabled by: Alison Thewliss (Scottish National Party - Glasgow Central)
That this House welcomes efforts by the Irn Bru Carnival to welcome autistic guests by creating dedicated autism friendly sessions; notes the efforts of other events and organisations in Glasgow which have made adaptations to include people with autism, such as the St Enoch's centres dedicated quiet space; encourages other …
18 signatures
(Most recent: 5 Mar 2019)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 16
Democratic Unionist Party: 1
Labour: 1
21st January 2019
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150TH ANNIVERSARY CHARLES RENNIE MACKINTOSH

Tabled by: Alison Thewliss (Scottish National Party - Glasgow Central)
That this House celebrates the incredible legacy and creative genius of Charles Rennie Mackintosh; reflects on the year-long programme of events that took place in 2018 to mark the 150th anniversary of the birth of Charles Rennie Mackintosh; notes that highlights included the re-opening of the Willow Tearooms on Sauchiehall …
21 signatures
(Most recent: 6 Mar 2019)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 15
Labour: 3
Democratic Unionist Party: 1
Independent: 1
Plaid Cymru: 1
21st January 2019
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THE WORK OF VETERANS FIRST POINT LANARKSHIRE

Tabled by: Lisa Cameron (Conservative - East Kilbride, Strathaven and Lesmahagow)
This House recognises the outstanding work of Veterans First Point Lanarkshire (V1P) in providing a specialist service to veterans; notes that V1P officially launched in September 2016 and since has since supported over 400 veterans; further notes V1P seeks to support veterans in all aspects of their lives including welfare, …
19 signatures
(Most recent: 6 Mar 2019)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 13
Democratic Unionist Party: 3
Conservative: 1
Plaid Cymru: 1
Labour: 1
21st January 2019
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WORK OF HOPE AND HOMES FOR CHILDREN

Tabled by: Lisa Cameron (Conservative - East Kilbride, Strathaven and Lesmahagow)
That this House recognises the work of Hope and Homes for Children and Mark Waddington CBE in tirelessly campaigning for the rights and welfare of children confined to institutions; acknowledges the effort of the Government to tackle this issue through their cross-government statement announced at the Global Disability Summit 2018, …
20 signatures
(Most recent: 14 Feb 2019)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 11
Labour: 4
Conservative: 2
Democratic Unionist Party: 1
Liberal Democrat: 1
Plaid Cymru: 1
17th January 2019
Ronnie Cowan signed this EDM on Tuesday 22nd January 2019

CHANGES TO PENSION CREDIT ELIGIBILITY

Tabled by: Patricia Gibson (Scottish National Party - North Ayrshire and Arran)
That this House is deeply concerned by the proposed changes to eligibility for pension credit; notes that from 15 May 2019 new pensioners whose partners are younger than the state retirement age of 65 will no longer be able to claim a means-tested top-up called pension credit but instead will …
30 signatures
(Most recent: 5 Mar 2019)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 17
Labour: 7
Plaid Cymru: 2
Conservative: 1
Democratic Unionist Party: 1
Independent: 1
Green Party: 1
17th January 2019
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CELEBRATING THE LIFE OF JAMES WATT

Tabled by: Ronnie Cowan (Scottish National Party - Inverclyde)
That the House welcomes the activities taking place in Inverclyde to commemorate the life of James Watt, Scottish inventor, mechanical engineer, and chemist, who was born on 19 January 1736 and died 200 years ago on 25 August 1819; notes that Inverclyde council starts its celebration of the life of …
28 signatures
(Most recent: 6 Mar 2019)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 20
Labour: 3
Conservative: 2
Plaid Cymru: 1
Democratic Unionist Party: 1
Independent: 1
11th January 2019
Ronnie Cowan signed this EDM on Tuesday 15th January 2019

ANDY MURRAY

Tabled by: Neil Gray (Scottish National Party - Airdrie and Shotts)
That this House notes with sadness the announcement by Andy Murray that he is likely to retire from competitive tennis in 2019 due to injury; pays tribute to his legacy as one of the leading male tennis players throughout the past decade as a three-time Grand Slam winner, double Olympic …
34 signatures
(Most recent: 14 Feb 2019)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 22
Labour: 6
Conservative: 3
Independent: 2
Democratic Unionist Party: 1
9th January 2019
Ronnie Cowan signed this EDM on Tuesday 15th January 2019

HUNGER STRIKE BY LEYLA GÜVEN MP

Tabled by: Chris Stephens (Scottish National Party - Glasgow South West)
That this House is concerned that the hunger strike in Turkey by Leyla Güven MP of the People’s Democratic Party (HDP) has reached its third month and that she is in a critical condition; notes that her protest has inspired others to hunger strike, including Ilhan Sis in Newport, South …
46 signatures
(Most recent: 23 Apr 2019)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 19
Labour: 14
Independent: 5
Plaid Cymru: 3
Liberal Democrat: 2
Democratic Unionist Party: 1
Conservative: 1
Green Party: 1
7th January 2019
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EU CITIZENS' RIGHTS AND THE SETTLED STATUS SCHEME

Tabled by: Deidre Brock (Scottish National Party - Edinburgh North and Leith)
That this House condemns the Settled Status scheme for non-UK EU citizens as discriminatory and unnecessary; believes that people who have chosen to make their lives here under the auspices of the EU’s Freedom of Movement should be welcome to stay without any documentation or payment of a fee and …
37 signatures
(Most recent: 4 Feb 2019)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 24
Labour: 8
Plaid Cymru: 3
Independent: 2
18th December 2018
Ronnie Cowan signed this EDM on Wednesday 19th December 2018

NO CONFIDENCE IN HER MAJESTY'S GOVERNMENT

Tabled by: Ian Blackford (Scottish National Party - Ross, Skye and Lochaber)
That this House has no confidence in Her Majesty's Government.
51 signatures
(Most recent: 14 Jan 2019)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 33
Liberal Democrat: 11
Plaid Cymru: 3
Green Party: 1
Independent: 1
Conservative: 1
Labour: 1
18th December 2018
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UNIVERSAL CREDIT ROLLOUT

Tabled by: Jim Cunningham (Labour - Coventry South)
That this House calls upon the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions to do all that she can to ensure that nobody is worse off financially as a result of transitioning from legacy benefits onto universal credit; asks that the Government increases funding for universal credit, beyond that promised …
54 signatures
(Most recent: 6 Mar 2019)
Signatures by party:
Labour: 26
Scottish National Party: 16
Independent: 4
Liberal Democrat: 3
Democratic Unionist Party: 2
Conservative: 1
Plaid Cymru: 1
Green Party: 1
13th December 2018
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ARDEER BOWLING CLUB, STEVENSTON

Tabled by: Patricia Gibson (Scottish National Party - North Ayrshire and Arran)
That this House commends Ardeer Bowling Club for its recent purchase and installation of a Defibrillator; recognises that the club raised funding for the purchase through the generous Donations of Members, local organisations and fellow bowling clubs; understands that a club member recently suffered a heart attack on the bowling …
11 signatures
(Most recent: 4 Feb 2019)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 9
Labour: 1
Democratic Unionist Party: 1
12th December 2018
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APPRENTICE OF THE YEAR, SCOTLAND

Tabled by: Philippa Whitford (Scottish National Party - Central Ayrshire)
That this House congratulates Mr Fraser Wallace on becoming Scotland's Apprentice of the Year; recognises his hard work in completing a Foundation Apprenticeship while in his sixth year at Greenwood Academy; wishes him well in his career as a Modern Apprentice at GE Caledonian at Prestwick Aerospace Campus; and commends …
18 signatures
(Most recent: 1 Feb 2019)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 16
Democratic Unionist Party: 1
Conservative: 1
29th November 2018
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SCAMMING INDUSTRY IN THE UK

Tabled by: Patricia Gibson (Scottish National Party - North Ayrshire and Arran)
That this House recognises the increasing sophistication of the scamming industry; notes that, according to UK Finance, more than £500 million was stolen by scammers in the first six months of 2018; further notes that mobile banking fraud had risen by 54 per cent in the same period in 2017, …
27 signatures
(Most recent: 11 Jan 2019)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 12
Labour: 7
Conservative: 3
Democratic Unionist Party: 3
Independent: 2
29th November 2018
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REMOVAL OF IMPLIED CONSENT UNDER UNIVERSAL CREDIT

Tabled by: Brendan O'Hara (Scottish National Party - Argyll and Bute)
That this House notes with deep concern that the system of implied consent which existed under the legacy benefits system has been removed under universal credit; believes that this will make it more difficult for claimants with complex needs to make claims to universal credit; further believes that this will …
25 signatures
(Most recent: 16 Jan 2019)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 13
Labour: 8
Independent: 2
Democratic Unionist Party: 1
Conservative: 1
17th July 2018
Ronnie Cowan signed this EDM on Wednesday 28th November 2018

PRE-STUNNING AND ANIMAL SLAUGHTER

Tabled by: Mike Penning (Conservative - Hemel Hempstead)
That this House recognises that there is public concern about meat slaughtered in accordance with religious beliefs and thus not been pre-stunned, being sold or served to consumers who do not require their meat to be prepared in this way; further recognises that there are calls for such meat to …
95 signatures
(Most recent: 3 Sep 2019)
Signatures by party:
Labour: 37
Conservative: 21
Scottish National Party: 15
Liberal Democrat: 7
Democratic Unionist Party: 7
Independent: 4
Crossbench: 2
Non-affiliated: 1
Green Party: 1
21st November 2018
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CITIZENS ADVICE SCOTLAND REPORT ON HELMS GREEN DEAL MIS-SELLING

Tabled by: Alan Brown (Scottish National Party - Kilmarnock and Loudoun)
That this House welcomes the publication of the Bad Company report by Citizens Advice Scotland (CAS) and commends the local impact study on the same issue by East Ayrshire Citizens Advice Bureau (EACAS); notes that the Bad Company report highlights endemic consumer issues with one green deal supplier, Home Energy …
17 signatures
(Most recent: 3 Dec 2018)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 14
Labour: 1
Independent: 1
Democratic Unionist Party: 1
20th November 2018
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ABBY LANG AND THE CARDIAC RISK IN THE YOUNG CHARITY

Tabled by: Pete Wishart (Scottish National Party - Perth and North Perthshire)
That this House congratulates Abby Lang on her successful campaign to raise public awareness on life-threatening cardiac conditions affecting young people; welcomes her work with the Cardiac Risk in the Young Charity, which has been supporting affected young people and their families since 1995; commends Abby on her inspiring speech …
17 signatures
(Most recent: 19 Dec 2018)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 10
Labour: 2
Independent: 2
Democratic Unionist Party: 2
Conservative: 1
19th November 2018
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TAY CITY DEAL FUNDING

Tabled by: Stewart Hosie (Scottish National Party - Dundee East)
That this House calls on the Government to match the Scottish Government's committed £200 million contribution towards the Tay City Deal by providing an additional £50 million to the £150 million the Government has already offered; notes the Government has already short-changed Scottish deals in Aberdeen, Inverness and Stirling and …
37 signatures
(Most recent: 19 Dec 2018)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 33
Independent: 2
Conservative: 1
Democratic Unionist Party: 1
14th November 2018
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LEGALISATION OF MEDICAL CANNABIS

Tabled by: Mike Penning (Conservative - Hemel Hempstead)
That this House recognises and welcomes the legalisation of medical cannabis with effect from 1 November 2018 but regrets the immense ongoing disappointment and suffering being caused to patients and their families, particularly those affected by severe childhood epilepsy, who continue to be prevented from accessing medical cannabis as a …
28 signatures
(Most recent: 2 Oct 2019)
Signatures by party:
Labour: 8
Scottish National Party: 5
Liberal Democrat: 4
Independent: 3
Democratic Unionist Party: 3
Conservative: 2
Plaid Cymru: 2
Green Party: 1
12th November 2018
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REMEMBERING HMY IOLAIRE

Tabled by: Angus Brendan MacNeil (Independent - Na h-Eileanan an Iar)
That this House remembers that more than 200 sailors lost their lives when HMY Iolaire sank on 1 January 1919 as it approached Stornoway Harbour bringing sailors home from the war, just yards from shore and within sight of home; and commends all those in Na h-Eileanan an lar involved …
67 signatures
(Most recent: 17 Dec 2018)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 29
Labour: 15
Conservative: 11
Independent: 6
The Independent Group for Change: 2
Plaid Cymru: 2
Democratic Unionist Party: 2
Liberal Democrat: 1
Non-affiliated: 1
30th October 2018
Ronnie Cowan signed this EDM on Monday 12th November 2018

ROAD SAFETY WEEK 2018

Tabled by: Barry Sheerman (Labour (Co-op) - Huddersfield)
That this House welcomes National Road Safety Week 2018 running from 19 to 25 November 2018 co-ordinated by Brake, the road safety charity; further welcomes the fact that thousands of community groups, schools, emergency services, hospitals, voluntary sector organisations and leading companies will be holding events as part of the …
36 signatures
(Most recent: 16 May 2019)
Signatures by party:
Labour: 15
Scottish National Party: 7
Independent: 4
Conservative: 3
Democratic Unionist Party: 3
Plaid Cymru: 2
Liberal Democrat: 1
Green Party: 1
16th July 2018
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ATTEMPTED BOMBING OF IRANIAN OPPOSITION IN PARIS

Tabled by: Bob Blackman (Conservative - Harrow East)
That this House strongly condemns the attempted bombing at the gathering of the Iranian opposition in Paris, Free Iran - The Altemative; notes Belgian prosecutors have announced that two Belgian nationals of Iranian origin were charged with attempted terrorist murder and the preparation of a terrorist offence and both are …
75 signatures
(Most recent: 29 Nov 2018)
Signatures by party:
Labour: 34
Conservative: 19
Scottish National Party: 6
Liberal Democrat: 5
Democratic Unionist Party: 5
Independent: 4
Crossbench: 1
Plaid Cymru: 1
The Independent Group for Change: 1
29th October 2018
Ronnie Cowan signed this EDM on Thursday 1st November 2018

DELSIE GAYLE AND RYANAIR

Tabled by: John Cryer (Labour - Leyton and Wanstead)
That this House notes the entirely unprovoked and racist verbal attack on Ms Delsie Gayle onboard a Ryanair flight from Barcelona to London; further notes that Ryanair failed to move the perpetrator but instead moved Ms Gayle to another seat; points out that Ryanair have still not contacted Ms Gayle …
78 signatures
(Most recent: 12 Feb 2019)
Signatures by party:
Labour: 42
Scottish National Party: 14
Liberal Democrat: 9
Independent: 6
Conservative: 3
Democratic Unionist Party: 2
Green Party: 1
Crossbench: 1
31st October 2018
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ISLE OF HARRIS DISTILLERY WINS THE 2018 SCOTTISH GIN AWARDS

Tabled by: Angus Brendan MacNeil (Independent - Na h-Eileanan an Iar)
That this House congratulates the Isle of Harris Distillery on winning Scottish distillery of the year at the 2018 Scottish Gin Awards with its fantastic Harris Gin; commends the work of the staff and those associated at the distillery; recognises its success in achieving its mission of a social distillery, …
19 signatures
(Most recent: 14 Dec 2018)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 15
Labour: 2
Independent: 1
Democratic Unionist Party: 1
30th October 2018
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DUNFERMLINE DELIVERS

Tabled by: Douglas Chapman (Scottish National Party - Dunfermline and West Fife)
That this House congratulates Business Improvement District (BID) company Dunfermline Delivers on its success at the recent Keep Scotland Beautiful Awards; notes that Dunfermline Delivers received a gold rating for the third consecutive year, as well as winning the Best BID in Scotland award for its work on improving the …
11 signatures
(Most recent: 11 Jan 2019)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 9
Democratic Unionist Party: 1
Independent: 1
30th October 2018
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DUNFERMLINE CENTRAL MOSQUE

Tabled by: Douglas Chapman (Scottish National Party - Dunfermline and West Fife)
That this House congratulates Dunfermline Central Mosque on its success at the first ever British Beacon Mosque Awards; notes that Dunfermline Central Mosque won the Best Outreach Programme award for its work in the community; further notes that it was the only Scottish mosque at the awards ceremony in London …
13 signatures
(Most recent: 11 Jan 2019)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 11
Democratic Unionist Party: 1
Independent: 1
30th October 2018
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QUEEN MARGARET HOSPICE GARDEN, DUNFERMLINE

Tabled by: Douglas Chapman (Scottish National Party - Dunfermline and West Fife)
That this House congratulates the Queen Margaret Hospice Garden Group on its successful campaign to raise funds to create a garden at the Queen Margaret Hospice in Dunfermline; notes that a total of £50,000 has been raised so far through a combination of individual donations and grants, with £11,000 of …
12 signatures
(Most recent: 11 Jan 2019)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 9
Labour: 1
Democratic Unionist Party: 1
Independent: 1
26th October 2018
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FIXED ODDS BETTING TERMINALS

Tabled by: Peter Bottomley (Conservative - Worthing West)
That this House considers that the excessive receipt of taxation on losses by users of Fixed Odds Betting Terminals is no justification for allowing stakes above £2 for longer than April 2019.
24 signatures
(Most recent: 11 Jan 2019)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 9
Labour: 7
Independent: 3
Conservative: 2
Democratic Unionist Party: 1
Green Party: 1
Liberal Democrat: 1
24th October 2018
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BRITAIN IN BLOOM AWARDS

Tabled by: Martyn Day (Scottish National Party - Linlithgow and East Falkirk)
That this House congratulates Burgh Beautiful Linlithgow on winning the gold medal in the Best Medium Town category at the Britain in Bloom Awards and its Convenor, Ron Smith, for his Community Champion award; notes that this is the second year running that the organisation has been recognised in such …
8 signatures
(Most recent: 11 Jan 2019)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 6
Democratic Unionist Party: 1
Independent: 1
24th October 2018
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IMPRISONMENT OF THE FORMER PRESIDENT OF THE PARLIAMENT OF CATALONIA

Tabled by: Jonathan Edwards (Independent - Carmarthen East and Dinefwr)
That this House expresses concern at the ongoing imprisonment of the former President of the Parliament of Catalonia, Carme Forcadell, who has been imprisoned since March 2018; notes that the crime of rebellion of which she has been accused refers to the use of violence, of which there has been …
19 signatures
(Most recent: 11 Jan 2019)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 10
Plaid Cymru: 3
Labour: 3
Independent: 2
Green Party: 1
24th October 2018
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TRANSITION LINLITHGOW 10TH ANNIVERSARY

Tabled by: Martyn Day (Scottish National Party - Linlithgow and East Falkirk)
That this House congratulates Transition Linlithgow on its 10th anniversary of community-led initiatives exploring the benefits of sustainable living in Linlithgow; commends all trustees, staff and volunteers, past and present, who have given so generously of their time to minimise the town's carbon footprint; welcomes, in particular, the current Climate …
8 signatures
(Most recent: 11 Jan 2019)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 6
Democratic Unionist Party: 1
Independent: 1
23rd October 2018
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US WITHDRAWAL FROM INTERMEDIATE RANGE NUCLEAR FORCES TREATY

Tabled by: Lloyd Russell-Moyle (Labour (Co-op) - Brighton, Kemptown)
That this House is deeply concerned by the announcement on 20 October 2018 by the US President of the decision to withdraw the US from the Intermediate-range Nuclear Forces Treaty (INF); notes that withdrawal from the INF will serve to undermine international attempts to curb nuclear proliferation; further notes that …
49 signatures
(Most recent: 12 Mar 2019)
Signatures by party:
Labour: 20
Liberal Democrat: 10
Scottish National Party: 9
Independent: 4
Plaid Cymru: 3
Conservative: 1
Green Party: 1
Democratic Unionist Party: 1
23rd October 2018
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UNIVERSAL CREDIT AND DISABLED CHILDREN

Tabled by: Caroline Lucas (Green Party - Brighton, Pavilion)
That this House notes with concern that, under universal credit, at least 100,000 families with disabled children will be worse off by some £1,750 per year; notes that this is due to the lower rate of child disability addition being set at £29.10 per week, representing a 54 per cent …
95 signatures
(Most recent: 14 Dec 2018)
Signatures by party:
Labour: 43
Scottish National Party: 26
Liberal Democrat: 13
Independent: 6
Plaid Cymru: 3
Green Party: 1
Conservative: 1
Crossbench: 1
Democratic Unionist Party: 1
16th October 2018
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OUR WORKFORCE, OUR FUTURE REPORT BY WEST COLLEGE SCOTLAND

Tabled by: Ronnie Cowan (Scottish National Party - Inverclyde)
That this House welcomes the publication of the Our Workforce, Our Future report by West College Scotland; notes that the report contains the findings of the West of Scotland Skills Survey 2018, the first research of its kind to be conducted by a college or university in Scotland; further notes …
18 signatures
(Most recent: 19 Nov 2018)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 16
Independent: 1
Democratic Unionist Party: 1
15th October 2018
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CHALLENGE POVERTY WEEK 2018

Tabled by: Drew Hendry (Scottish National Party - Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey)
That this House recognises Challenge Poverty Week 2018, which took place from the 1 to 5 October 2018; pays thanks to the many organisations taking part in anti-poverty work across the UK; acknowledges that there are many vital organisations available to help those who may be in need and thanks …
32 signatures
(Most recent: 21 Nov 2018)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 21
Labour: 5
Independent: 4
Plaid Cymru: 1
Democratic Unionist Party: 1
15th October 2018
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KERALA FLOOD RELIEF

Tabled by: Martyn Day (Scottish National Party - Linlithgow and East Falkirk)
That this House congratulates the charitable work by fundraisers in Scotland, such as the Charity Dinner held in Glasgow and sponsored by PG Papers, Dakhin restaurant and others in raising money to support the Kerala Chief Ministers Relief Fund following the worst rains in more than 100 years in which …
18 signatures
(Most recent: 21 Nov 2018)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 11
Conservative: 3
Labour: 2
Democratic Unionist Party: 1
Independent: 1
12th September 2018
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TEACHERS EXPRESSING POLITICAL VIEWS

Tabled by: Roger Godsiff (Labour - Birmingham, Hall Green)
That this House does not agree with the recent decision by the Department for Education to update its advice to schools to suggest that teachers should not express political views; believes that teachers have a right and even a responsibility to raise concerns about the impact of funding cuts on …
10 signatures
(Most recent: 11 Oct 2018)
Signatures by party:
Labour: 4
Democratic Unionist Party: 2
Scottish National Party: 2
Independent: 1
Green Party: 1
12th September 2018
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GENDER GAP IN FOOTBALLERS' PAY

Tabled by: Roger Godsiff (Labour - Birmingham, Hall Green)
That this House notes with concern the ongoing huge disparities between the pay and financial support provided to male footballers, and the lack of funding for female footballers; believes that women's football is just as important as men's, and should be recompensed and financed appropriately; condemns the recent decision of …
10 signatures
(Most recent: 11 Oct 2018)
Signatures by party:
Labour: 4
Scottish National Party: 2
Independent: 1
Green Party: 1
Democratic Unionist Party: 1
Plaid Cymru: 1
9th October 2018
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DRUG DEATHS (No. 2)

Tabled by: Mary Glindon (Labour - North Tyneside)
That this House notes that there were 3,756 deaths relating to drug poisoning in England and Wales in 2017; further notes that this is the highest number on record; is alarmed that deaths due to Fentanyl and cocaine continue to rise; and calls on the Government to take urgent action …
19 signatures
(Most recent: 1 Nov 2018)
Signatures by party:
Labour: 9
Independent: 3
Conservative: 2
Green Party: 1
Plaid Cymru: 1
Liberal Democrat: 1
Scottish National Party: 1
Democratic Unionist Party: 1
17th April 2018
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DEMOLITION PLANS IN KHAN AL-AHMAR VILLAGE IN THE WEST BANK

Tabled by: Lisa Nandy (Labour - Wigan)
That this House notes with concern the upcoming Israeli High Court hearing on 25 April 2018 on the demolition of buildings in the village of Khan al-Ahmar in the West Bank; condemns those plans and the impact they will have on communities in the occupied Palestinian territories; believes that the …
109 signatures
(Most recent: 12 Dec 2018)
Signatures by party:
Labour: 60
Scottish National Party: 21
Liberal Democrat: 12
Conservative: 6
Independent: 5
Plaid Cymru: 3
Non-affiliated: 1
Green Party: 1
12th September 2018
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PROFESSOR ALASTAIR S. McDONALD, GLASGOW SCHOOL OF ART

Tabled by: Alison Thewliss (Scottish National Party - Glasgow Central)
That this House congratulates Professor Alastair S. Macdonald of Glasgow School of Art on receiving the Best Research award from the Arts and Humanities Research Council; appreciates the contribution of his design-led research in addressing the global challenge of anti-microbial resistance; recognises his collaboration with a range of colleagues from …
24 signatures
(Most recent: 6 Nov 2018)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 22
Independent: 1
Democratic Unionist Party: 1
12th September 2018
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GRAND OPENING OF MACKINTOSH AT THE WILLOW

Tabled by: Alison Thewliss (Scottish National Party - Glasgow Central)
That this House congratulates the Willow Tea Rooms Trust on the grand opening of Mackintosh at the Willow on 7 September in the presence of the Duke and Duchess of Rothesay; commends Celia Sinclair on her vision and efforts to save the Tea Rooms, restore them to their former glory …
23 signatures
(Most recent: 6 Nov 2018)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 21
Independent: 1
Democratic Unionist Party: 1
6th September 2018
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SCOTLAND'S YEAR OF YOUNG PEOPLE 2018

Tabled by: Lisa Cameron (Conservative - East Kilbride, Strathaven and Lesmahagow)
That this House celebrates Scotland's Year of Young People 2018 and commends all of Scottish youths for getting involved and ensuring their voices are heard on important issues; recognises that this enterprise provides a platform for our young people to showcase their ideas and talents; applauds the power of young …
22 signatures
(Most recent: 6 Nov 2018)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 19
Independent: 2
Democratic Unionist Party: 1
6th September 2018
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DEPORTATION OF KWEKU ADOBOLI

Tabled by: Hannah Bardell (Scottish National Party - Livingston)
That this House notes with concern the Home Office's decision to deport Kweku Adoboli from the UK; recognises that Kweku has lived in the UK since he was 12 years old and has worked and resided in the country for the last 26 years; further notes the good work that …
31 signatures
(Most recent: 8 Apr 2019)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 12
Labour: 11
Plaid Cymru: 2
Independent: 2
Democratic Unionist Party: 1
Conservative: 1
The Independent Group for Change: 1
Green Party: 1
Liberal Democrat: 1
4th September 2018
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SCOTLAND QUALIFY FOR WOMEN'S WORLD CUP

Tabled by: Gavin Newlands (Scottish National Party - Paisley and Renfrewshire North)
That this House congratulates Scotland on qualifying for the Women's World Cup for the first time following a famous victory in Albania; notes that this achievement highlights the huge progress made in the women's game in Scotland in recent years; recognises the fantastic work done by manager Shelley Kerr and …
43 signatures
(Most recent: 9 Oct 2018)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 34
Labour: 4
Independent: 3
Democratic Unionist Party: 1
Plaid Cymru: 1
24th July 2018
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SCOTTISH YOUTH PARLIAMENT RIGHT HERE, RIGHT NOW CAMPAIGN

Tabled by: Alison Thewliss (Scottish National Party - Glasgow Central)
That this House welcomes the Scottish Youth Parliament's Right Here, Right Now campaign on young people's rights; understands that the aim of the campaign is to ensure that the rights of young people living in Scotland must be upheld, respected and taken into account in the nation's decision-making; notes that …
17 signatures
(Most recent: 23 Oct 2018)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 13
Labour: 2
Democratic Unionist Party: 1
Independent: 1
17th July 2018
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NELSON MANDELA SCOTTISH MEMORIAL FOUNDATION

Tabled by: Chris Stephens (Scottish National Party - Glasgow South West)
That this House notes that 18 July 2018 is the centenary of the birth of the great Nelson Mandela, and sends its best wishes to millions in South Africa and around the world for Mandela Day; further notes that Mandela Day is an opportunity to remember the role played by …
23 signatures
(Most recent: 6 Sep 2018)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 13
Labour: 5
Independent: 3
Conservative: 1
Democratic Unionist Party: 1
12th July 2018
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CATALAN SELF DETERMINATION

Tabled by: Douglas Chapman (Scottish National Party - Dunfermline and West Fife)
That this House welcomes positive talks between Prime Minister Sanchez of Spain and President Torra of Catalonia; recognises the offer of a commission to consider further automomy for the Catalonian parliament; however remains concerned that nine Catalan leaders remain in jail and a further seven are in exile and subject …
14 signatures
(Most recent: 9 Oct 2018)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 11
Independent: 2
Green Party: 1
17th July 2018
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TERMINAL ILLNESS AND BENEFITS ELIGIBILITY

Tabled by: Drew Hendry (Scottish National Party - Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey)
That this House notes with concern that many people with terminal illnesses who are expected to live longer than six months cannot claim for benefits under the special rules due to the Department of Work and Pensions' definition of terminal illness which states that eligibility is dependent on whether the …
43 signatures
(Most recent: 10 Oct 2018)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 22
Labour: 9
Independent: 4
Democratic Unionist Party: 3
Plaid Cymru: 2
Conservative: 1
Green Party: 1
Liberal Democrat: 1
4th June 2018
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CYSTIC FIBROSIS TRUST CAMPAIGN

Tabled by: Mike Penning (Conservative - Hemel Hempstead)
That this House commends the efforts of the Cystic Fibrosis Trust in campaigning for access to the precision medicine Orkambi; recognises that the campaign has been ongoing for nearly three years; further recognises the urgency of the situation as every month that passes is critical for people with cystic fibrosis; …
82 signatures
(Most recent: 29 Nov 2018)
Signatures by party:
Labour: 33
Conservative: 14
Independent: 9
Democratic Unionist Party: 8
Liberal Democrat: 8
Scottish National Party: 6
The Independent Group for Change: 2
Plaid Cymru: 2
Non-affiliated: 1
Green Party: 1
4th July 2018
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30TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE PIPER ALPHA DISASTER

Tabled by: Alex Cunningham (Labour - Stockton North)
That this House notes with sadness the 30th anniversary of the Piper Alpha disaster which claimed the lives of 167 offshore workers on 6 July 1988; extends a message of condolence and support to the families, friends and workmates affected by this profound and enduring loss; further notes that Lord …
36 signatures
(Most recent: 23 Oct 2018)
Signatures by party:
Labour: 14
Scottish National Party: 13
Independent: 3
Conservative: 2
Liberal Democrat: 2
Plaid Cymru: 1
Democratic Unionist Party: 1
28th June 2018
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ROYAL FLEET AUXILIARY FLEET SOLID SUPPORT SHIPS

Tabled by: Douglas Chapman (Scottish National Party - Dunfermline and West Fife)
That this House regrets the decision by the Government to tender the contract for the Royal Fleet Auxiliary Fleet Solid Support ships internationally; contends that these vessels should be treated as warships given the expectation that they will be armed with Phalanx close-range guns and other weaponry; recognises the practice …
26 signatures
(Most recent: 23 Oct 2018)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 13
Labour: 8
Independent: 2
Conservative: 1
Democratic Unionist Party: 1
Plaid Cymru: 1
26th June 2018
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MEDICINAL CANNABIS LICENSING

Tabled by: Tonia Antoniazzi (Labour - Gower)
That this House welcomes the establishment of a new All Party Parliamentary Group on Medicinal Cannabis on 10 July 2018; notes with concern the initial failure to licence medicinal cannabis products needed by patients to treat epilepsy and other conditions, as recently demonstrated by the cases of six year old …
54 signatures
(Most recent: 4 Sep 2018)
Signatures by party:
Labour: 28
Scottish National Party: 11
Liberal Democrat: 6
Independent: 3
Plaid Cymru: 2
Democratic Unionist Party: 2
Conservative: 1
Green Party: 1
20th June 2018
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GLASGOW SCHOOL OF ART AND O2 ABC FIRE

Tabled by: Alison Thewliss (Scottish National Party - Glasgow Central)
That this House expresses deep regret and sadness at the devastating fire which severely damaged the Glasgow School of Art and the O2 ABC music menu on the evening of 15 June 2018; pays tribute to the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service, Police Scotland, the Salvation Army, and all who …
26 signatures
(Most recent: 16 Jul 2018)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 15
Labour: 3
Conservative: 2
Liberal Democrat: 2
Independent: 1
Green Party: 1
Plaid Cymru: 1
Democratic Unionist Party: 1
19th June 2018
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CANNABIS LEGALISATION

Tabled by: Norman Lamb (Liberal Democrat - North Norfolk)
That this House believes that the War on Drugs and the prohibition of cannabis has been a calamitous failure; recognises the dreadful social costs of the illegal cannabis market, including extreme violence in our communities, the accumulation of wealth by criminals gangs, and the health risks posed by the absence …
9 signatures
(Most recent: 2 Jul 2018)
Signatures by party:
Liberal Democrat: 3
Scottish National Party: 2
Labour: 2
Independent: 1
Green Party: 1
21st June 2018
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MEDICINAL CANNABIS

Tabled by: Tom Brake (Liberal Democrat - Carshalton and Wallington)
That this House welcomes the decision made by the Home Secretary on 16 June 2018 to provide a temporary licence to Billy Caldwell; notes that it was given on the basis of emergency medical need; further notes that it calls into question the rationality of cannabis being assigned to schedule …
28 signatures
(Most recent: 7 Dec 2018)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 10
Labour: 8
Liberal Democrat: 6
Conservative: 2
Independent: 1
Plaid Cymru: 1
19th June 2018
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DEFENCE FIRE AND RESCUE PROJECT CONTRACT AND MOD CONTINGENT LIABILITY

Tabled by: Gareth Snell (Labour (Co-op) - Stoke-on-Trent Central)
That this House strongly objects to the awarding of the Defence Fire and Rescue Project contract to Capita Business Services; notes the recent decision of the Government to strip the same company of a £400 million maintenance contract due to significant concerns raised by the National Audit Office; believes that …
56 signatures
(Most recent: 16 Jul 2018)
Signatures by party:
Labour: 37
Scottish National Party: 11
Independent: 4
Democratic Unionist Party: 2
The Independent Group for Change: 1
Non-affiliated: 1
Plaid Cymru: 1
15th June 2018
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PRISON OFFICER RETIREMENT AGE

Tabled by: Liz Saville Roberts (Plaid Cymru - Dwyfor Meirionnydd)
That this House commends the commitment, bravery and dedication shown by prison officers, who face challenging, dangerous and physically demanding working conditions on a daily basis; notes that the Prisons Act 1952 confirms that a serving prison officer shall have all the powers, authority, protection and privileges of a police …
35 signatures
(Most recent: 18 Mar 2019)
Signatures by party:
Labour: 15
Scottish National Party: 8
Liberal Democrat: 4
Independent: 4
Democratic Unionist Party: 2
Plaid Cymru: 1
Conservative: 1
4th June 2018
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PERSONAL INDEPENDENCE PAYMENT ASSESSMENT PROCESS

Tabled by: Jim Cunningham (Labour - Coventry South)
That this House expresses its concern over the current personal independence payment assessment process; believes the current assessment and reassessment process places a huge burden onto those with serious and often life limiting illnesses; is concerned that problems have occurred with unqualified assessors, a lack of specialist knowledge on rare …
35 signatures
(Most recent: 27 Jun 2018)
Signatures by party:
Labour: 14
Scottish National Party: 11
Independent: 3
Liberal Democrat: 3
Plaid Cymru: 2
Green Party: 1
Democratic Unionist Party: 1
21st June 2018
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IMPLEMENTATION OF £2 STAKE ON FIXED ODDS BETTING TERMINALS

Tabled by: Jo Stevens (Labour - Cardiff Central)
That this House welcomes the Government's decision to cut the stake on Fixed Odds Betting Terminals to £2; acknowledges that a £2 stake is now supported by parties across this House; notes that a reduced stake will greatly improve the lives of problem and at-risk gamblers, as well as their …
63 signatures
(Most recent: 22 Nov 2018)
Signatures by party:
Labour: 23
Scottish National Party: 21
Conservative: 7
Independent: 5
Liberal Democrat: 3
Crossbench: 1
Plaid Cymru: 1
Democratic Unionist Party: 1
Green Party: 1
19th June 2018
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SEAFARERS AWARENESS WEEK 2018

Tabled by: Ian Mearns (Labour - Gateshead)
That this House welcomes Seafarers Awareness Week 2018, 23 to 30 June 2018, and its theme of UK maritime employment opportunities; recognises the socio­economic and strategic value of the UK's traditional role as a centre of maritime employment, training and skills; further welcomes the 18 per cent growth in the …
39 signatures
(Most recent: 16 Jul 2018)
Signatures by party:
Labour: 17
Scottish National Party: 9
Independent: 5
Liberal Democrat: 2
Conservative: 2
Plaid Cymru: 2
Non-affiliated: 1
Democratic Unionist Party: 1
18th June 2018
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AYRSHIRE SAMARITANS ANNIVERSARY

Tabled by: Alan Brown (Scottish National Party - Kilmarnock and Loudoun)
That this House congratulates Ayrshire Samaritans on its one year birthday at its new premises in The Forgate, Kilmarnock; notes that these premises are more accessible and welcoming than its previous premises; commends Worksmart, which undertook the original refurbishment, providing labour free of charge; commends all the volunteers who work …
24 signatures
(Most recent: 16 Jul 2018)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 21
Democratic Unionist Party: 2
Labour: 1
18th June 2018
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EAST AYRSHIRE CHURCHES HOMELESSNESS ACTION COMMUNITY FRIENDS ACTION PLAN

Tabled by: Alan Brown (Scottish National Party - Kilmarnock and Loudoun)
That this House congratulates East Ayrshire Churches Homelessness Action (EACHa) for the publication of its Community Friends Action Plan which brought together 100 representatives from a wide range of Ayrshire stakeholders to take full ownership of building co-operation for tackling issues in homelessness, improving health and wellbeing and reducing anti-social …
21 signatures
(Most recent: 16 Jul 2018)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 19
Conservative: 1
Democratic Unionist Party: 1
13th June 2018
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EUROPEAN DEFENCE FUND

Tabled by: Douglas Chapman (Scottish National Party - Dunfermline and West Fife)
That this House accepts that a consequence of Brexit, the EU will look increasingly to its member states on issues of defence and security; and is concerned that draft legislative proposals published by the European Commission states that only entities established in the Union would be able to apply for …
22 signatures
(Most recent: 18 Jul 2018)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 21
Independent: 1
12th June 2018
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ROHHAD ASSOCIATION

Tabled by: Martin Docherty-Hughes (Scottish National Party - West Dunbartonshire)
That this House notes and praises the dedicated fundraising campaign by the ROHHAD Association that recently held its Annual Charity Ball with the proceeds being used to fund medical research towards finding a cure for all of the children battling Rapid Onset Obesity with Hypothalamic Dysfunction, Hypoventilation and Autonomic Nervous …
19 signatures
(Most recent: 13 Jun 2018)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 18
Democratic Unionist Party: 1
12th June 2018
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STEWARTON UNITED 10th ANNIVERSARY, PROMOTION AND BEER FESTIVAL

Tabled by: Alan Brown (Scottish National Party - Kilmarnock and Loudoun)
That this House congratulates Stewarton United on winning the AAFA First Division in the 2017-18 season; wishes the team good luck in the Premier League in the forthcoming season; notes that this is its 10 year anniversary and congratulates it on this achievement, acknowledging how much more difficult it is …
14 signatures
(Most recent: 18 Jul 2018)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 12
Labour: 1
Democratic Unionist Party: 1
12th June 2018
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GALSTON COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT TRUST AND THE PORTLAND

Tabled by: Alan Brown (Scottish National Party - Kilmarnock and Loudoun)
That this House congratulates Galston Community Development Trust on the completion of its regeneration project, The Portland, Galston, at the site of the former Portland Arms, Cross Street, Galston; notes that the Trust already has full business occupancy within the premises which will hopefully keep the project on a sustainable …
13 signatures
(Most recent: 18 Jul 2018)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 12
Democratic Unionist Party: 1
7th June 2018
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CARERS WEEK 11 TO 17 JUNE 2018

Tabled by: Patricia Gibson (Scottish National Party - North Ayrshire and Arran)
That this House supports Carers Week, which seeks to raise awareness of caring and building communities that support the health and wellbeing of carers; acknowledges the tireless work of 6.5 million unpaid carers across the UK, an estimated 788,000 in Scotland, many of whom are under the age of 18; …
26 signatures
(Most recent: 19 Jun 2018)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 11
Labour: 7
Democratic Unionist Party: 3
Conservative: 2
Independent: 2
Liberal Democrat: 1
22nd February 2018
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BIRDS REARED IN CAGES TO BE SHOT FOR SPORT

Tabled by: Roger Godsiff (Labour - Birmingham, Hall Green)
That this House notes with concern that every year some 50 million pheasants and partridges are mass-produced to be shot for so-called sport, and that a large number of the breeding birds are confined for the whole of their productive lives in unnatural, unpleasant, crowded metal battery units, known in …
121 signatures
(Most recent: 30 Aug 2019)
Signatures by party:
Labour: 69
Scottish National Party: 23
Liberal Democrat: 10
Independent: 8
Democratic Unionist Party: 4
Crossbench: 2
Conservative: 2
Green Party: 1
Plaid Cymru: 1
Non-affiliated: 1
6th June 2018
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TELEVISION GAMBLING ADVERTISING

Tabled by: Anne Main (Conservative - St Albans)
That this House is concerned about the level of problem gambling in the UK; believes that the level of gambling advertising on television is unacceptable and needs to be addressed; notes that gambling advertising is permitted during televised sporting events during the day when many children may be watching; and …
36 signatures
(Most recent: 19 Nov 2018)
Signatures by party:
Labour: 12
Conservative: 7
Scottish National Party: 6
Democratic Unionist Party: 4
Independent: 4
Liberal Democrat: 2
Crossbench: 1
7th June 2018
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CATALONIA AND SPAIN

Tabled by: Douglas Chapman (Scottish National Party - Dunfermline and West Fife)
That this House welcomes the formation of new governments in both Catalonia and Spain and hopes that members of both parliaments can begin the necessary process of respectful, positive dialogue; and requests that Catalan political prisoners be released from jail and those in exile, not least Clara Ponsati in Scotland, …
20 signatures
(Most recent: 14 Jun 2018)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 12
Labour: 3
Plaid Cymru: 2
Conservative: 1
Independent: 1
Green Party: 1
7th June 2018
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I AM ME QUEEN'S AWARD FOR VOLUNTARY SERVICE

Tabled by: Gavin Newlands (Scottish National Party - Paisley and Renfrewshire North)
That this House congratulates the Renfrewshire-based charity I Am Me for winning the Queen's Award for Voluntary Service in recognition of I Am Me's dedicated volunteers; recognises that this well-deserved award celebrates the outstanding contributions made to local communities by groups of volunteers; notes that I Am Me is a …
13 signatures
(Most recent: 12 Jun 2018)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 12
Democratic Unionist Party: 1
7th June 2018
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ANNE SMILLIE RETIREMENT FROM BADMINTON SCOTLAND

Tabled by: Gavin Newlands (Scottish National Party - Paisley and Renfrewshire North)
That this House extends its best wishes to Badminton Scotland's Chief Executive, Anne Smillie, who has recently announced her retirement; notes that Anne Smillie has served in her current role since 1990 after joining the organisation 10 years previously and is the UK's longest serving sporting CEO; appreciates the work …
13 signatures
(Most recent: 12 Jun 2018)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 12
Democratic Unionist Party: 1
5th June 2018
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DRUG TESTING AT SUMMER FESTIVALS

Tabled by: Norman Lamb (Liberal Democrat - North Norfolk)
That this House acknowledges with great sadness the deaths of two young festival-goers after taking drugs at the Mutiny Festival in Portsmouth; notes that a further 15 people reportedly attended hospital with drug-related symptoms; regrets that such tragic and needless loss of life is an annual feature of the summer …
21 signatures
(Most recent: 20 Jun 2018)
Signatures by party:
Labour: 6
Scottish National Party: 5
Liberal Democrat: 4
Democratic Unionist Party: 2
Conservative: 1
Green Party: 1
Independent: 1
Plaid Cymru: 1
8th May 2018
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ME AWARENESS WEEK 2018

Tabled by: Carol Monaghan (Scottish National Party - Glasgow North West)
That this House recognises Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (ME) Awareness Week from 6 to 12 May 2018, which aims to highlight the impact this invisible illness has on 250,000 people across the UK; recognises the fantastic work campaigners and charities are doing to highlight ME as a physical condition which is not …
139 signatures
(Most recent: 19 Dec 2018)
Signatures by party:
Labour: 53
Scottish National Party: 35
Conservative: 17
Liberal Democrat: 11
Independent: 11
Democratic Unionist Party: 8
The Independent Group for Change: 2
Plaid Cymru: 2
Non-affiliated: 1
Green Party: 1
6th June 2018
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PEEK WIN 2018 QUEEN'S VOLUNTARY SERVICE AWARD

Tabled by: Alison Thewliss (Scottish National Party - Glasgow Central)
That this House congratulates Possibilities for Each and Every Kid (PEEK) on winning the 2018 Queen's Award for Voluntary Service for its community work; commends PEEK's Chief Executive Melodie Crumlin and her team of staff and volunteers on their work to engage young people in Glasgow in play; appreciates PEEK's …
20 signatures
(Most recent: 13 Jun 2018)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 18
Labour: 1
Democratic Unionist Party: 1
4th June 2018
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VOLUNTEER WEEK 2018

Tabled by: Patricia Gibson (Scottish National Party - North Ayrshire and Arran)
That this House celebrates Volunteer Week 2018, which runs from 1 to 7 June, and commends the huge contribution that volunteers make to our society; recognises that volunteering contributes more than £22 billion to the UK economy, around 1.2% of GDP, and that in 2016-17 19.8 million people volunteered at …
29 signatures
(Most recent: 20 Jun 2018)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 14
Labour: 7
Conservative: 3
Liberal Democrat: 2
Democratic Unionist Party: 2
Independent: 1
21st May 2018
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ILLEGAL DRUGS MARKET

Tabled by: Norman Lamb (Liberal Democrat - North Norfolk)
That this House notes the comments of the Chief Constable of Durham Constabulary on the Today programme on 16 May 2018 concerning the levels of violence associated with illegal drugs markets; further notes the increasing proportion of murders linked to the illegal sale or use of drugs; recognises the enormous …
13 signatures
(Most recent: 10 Sep 2018)
Signatures by party:
Labour: 6
Liberal Democrat: 2
Scottish National Party: 2
Independent: 1
Conservative: 1
Green Party: 1
4th June 2018
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MODERNISING DEFENCE PROGRAMME AND TRIDENT NUCLEAR WEAPONS

Tabled by: Caroline Lucas (Green Party - Brighton, Pavilion)
That this House notes that the Government has launched the Modernising Defence Programme (MDP) to review UK defence priorities; expresses disappointment that the MDP will not consider the UK's commitment to the Trident nuclear weapons system, nor its affordability, safety or strategic relevance; highlights that the estimated costs of the …
28 signatures
(Most recent: 9 Oct 2018)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 12
Labour: 6
Liberal Democrat: 4
Plaid Cymru: 3
Independent: 2
Green Party: 1
22nd May 2018
Ronnie Cowan signed this EDM on Monday 4th June 2018

UK ARMS EXPORTS TO ISRAEL

Tabled by: Richard Burden (Labour - Birmingham, Northfield)
That this House notes with concern that UK licences have been granted in the past two years for the export to Israel of categories of arms and arms components including sniper and assault rifles, pistols, weapon sights, targeting equipment, ammunition for small arms and grenades, smoke canisters, tanks, combat and …
73 signatures
(Most recent: 9 Sep 2019)
Signatures by party:
Labour: 40
Scottish National Party: 19
Liberal Democrat: 7
Independent: 5
Plaid Cymru: 1
Green Party: 1
9th May 2018
Ronnie Cowan signed this EDM on Tuesday 15th May 2018

IRAN NUCLEAR DEAL

Tabled by: Caroline Lucas (Green Party - Brighton, Pavilion)
That this House is deeply concerned by the decision of 8 May 2018 by the President of the United States of America to withdraw the US from the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) and re-impose economic sanctions on the Islamic Republic of Iran; is disappointed that this decision was …
57 signatures
(Most recent: 12 Jul 2018)
Signatures by party:
Labour: 20
Scottish National Party: 18
Liberal Democrat: 9
Independent: 5
Plaid Cymru: 3
Green Party: 1
Conservative: 1
1st May 2018
Ronnie Cowan signed this EDM on Tuesday 15th May 2018

REFERRAL OF BURMA TO THE INTERNATIONAL CRIMINAL COURT

Tabled by: Rushanara Ali (Labour - Bethnal Green and Bow)
That this House expresses concern that Min Aung Hlaing, Commander in Chief of the Burmese military, has paid no real price for the military offensive against the Rohingya which began in August 2017; notes that around 700,000 Rohingya have been forced to flee to Bangladesh, joining the more than 300,000 …
88 signatures
(Most recent: 4 Sep 2018)
Signatures by party:
Labour: 45
Scottish National Party: 19
Liberal Democrat: 7
Conservative: 6
Independent: 6
Plaid Cymru: 2
Democratic Unionist Party: 2
The Independent Group for Change: 1
Green Party: 1
30th April 2018
Ronnie Cowan signed this EDM on Tuesday 8th May 2018

ADVERTISING OF FREE BETS

Tabled by: Mike Penning (Conservative - Hemel Hempstead)
That this House believes that free bets offered by gambling companies are designed to lock people into gambling as a result of the requirement to provide deposit cash, bank and credit card details and personal details to gain access to those bets; notes that the advertising of free bets encourages …
17 signatures
(Most recent: 10 May 2018)
Signatures by party:
Conservative: 4
Labour: 4
Scottish National Party: 4
Independent: 2
Democratic Unionist Party: 2
Liberal Democrat: 1
28th March 2018
Ronnie Cowan signed this EDM on Tuesday 8th May 2018

VULNERABLE ROAD USERS

Tabled by: Catherine West (Labour - Hornsey and Wood Green)
That this House notes the Government's publication of the Civil Liability Bill; supports the Government's intention to reduce fraudulent and frivolous claims; expresses concern that vulnerable road users (VRUs), including cyclists, pedestrians, horse riders and motorcyclists, will be swept up within the scope of the Bill and the broader personal …
91 signatures
(Most recent: 1 Feb 2019)
Signatures by party:
Labour: 46
Scottish National Party: 18
Liberal Democrat: 10
Independent: 7
Democratic Unionist Party: 4
Plaid Cymru: 3
Non-affiliated: 2
The Independent Group for Change: 1
Green Party: 1
2nd May 2018
Ronnie Cowan signed this EDM on Thursday 3rd May 2018

LIVING WAGE ACCREDITATION IN THE HOSPITALITY INDUSTRY IN GLASGOW

Tabled by: Alison Thewliss (Scottish National Party - Glasgow Central)
That this House notes that Firewater on Sauchiehall Street in Glasgow is a Scottish Living Wage Employer; understands that, to date, Firewater is the only living wage accredited nightclub in the UK; believes that the real living wage benefits both workers and businesses; congratulates Firewater on obtaining living wage accreditation; …
26 signatures
(Most recent: 24 May 2018)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 23
Labour: 2
Democratic Unionist Party: 1
25th April 2018
Ronnie Cowan signed this EDM on Thursday 3rd May 2018

IMMIGRATION

Tabled by: Joan Ryan (The Independent Group for Change - Enfield North)
That an humble Address be presented to Her Majesty, praying that the Detention Centre (Amendment) Rules 2018 (S.I., 2018, No. 411), dated 22 March 2018, a copy of which was laid before this House on 27 March, be annulled.
114 signatures
(Most recent: 4 Jun 2018)
Signatures by party:
Labour: 77
Scottish National Party: 19
Independent: 8
Liberal Democrat: 7
The Independent Group for Change: 2
Green Party: 1
Democratic Unionist Party: 1
Crossbench: 1
25th April 2018
Ronnie Cowan signed this EDM on Thursday 3rd May 2018

IMMIGRATION

Tabled by: Joan Ryan (The Independent Group for Change - Enfield North)
That an humble Address be presented to Her Majesty, praying that the Immigration (Guidance on Detention of Vulnerable Persons) Regulations 2018 (S.I., 2018, No. 410), dated 22 March 2018, a copy of which was laid before this House on 27 March, be annulled.
118 signatures
(Most recent: 4 Jun 2018)
Signatures by party:
Labour: 81
Scottish National Party: 19
Independent: 8
Liberal Democrat: 7
The Independent Group for Change: 2
Green Party: 1
Democratic Unionist Party: 1
Crossbench: 1
25th April 2018
Ronnie Cowan signed this EDM on Friday 27th April 2018

GLASGOW WOMEN'S LIBRARY CENTENARY FUND SUCCESS

Tabled by: Alison Thewliss (Scottish National Party - Glasgow Central)
That this House notes that Glasgow Women's Library has received £90,000 from the Scottish Government's Centenary Fund; understands that the Fund has been established to celebrate 100 years since women first gained the right to vote and has offered £500,000 for a range of projects across Scotland to mark this …
28 signatures
(Most recent: 25 Jun 2018)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 24
Independent: 2
Liberal Democrat: 1
Democratic Unionist Party: 1
24th April 2018
Ronnie Cowan signed this EDM on Friday 27th April 2018

20th ANNIVERSARY OF REFUGEE WEEK

Tabled by: Tim Farron (Liberal Democrat - Westmorland and Lonsdale)
That this House celebrates the 20th anniversary of Refugee Week which lasts from 18 to 24 June 2018; notes that the refugee crisis has uprooted almost 50 million children from their homes who are now vulnerable to exploitation, abuse and trafficking; further celebrates this year's message for Refugee Week, Different …
79 signatures
(Most recent: 20 Jun 2018)
Signatures by party:
Labour: 31
Scottish National Party: 19
Liberal Democrat: 12
Conservative: 6
Democratic Unionist Party: 4
Independent: 4
Plaid Cymru: 2
Green Party: 1
19th April 2018
Ronnie Cowan signed this EDM on Friday 27th April 2018

WINDRUSH 70TH ANNIVERSARY

Tabled by: Helen Hayes (Labour - Dulwich and West Norwood)
That this House notes that 22 June 2018 will be the 70th anniversary of the arrival of the HMT Empire Windrush at Tilbury Docks carrying passengers from the Caribbean; further notes with gratitude that many Windrush passengers had previously served in the UK armed forces during the Second World War; …
74 signatures
(Most recent: 25 Jun 2018)
Signatures by party:
Labour: 36
Scottish National Party: 18
Liberal Democrat: 9
Conservative: 4
Independent: 4
Plaid Cymru: 2
Democratic Unionist Party: 1
19th April 2018
Ronnie Cowan signed this EDM on Monday 23rd April 2018

INDEPENDENT REVIEW OF HOME OFFICE IMMIGRATION POLICY AND PRACTICE

Tabled by: Caroline Lucas (Green Party - Brighton, Pavilion)
That this House notes the Home Office's long track record of delay, maladministration and poor quality decision-making while implementing increasingly harsh anti-immigrant policies; deplores the cruel and grossly unfair treatment of Commonwealth citizens legally resident in the UK, including denial of NHS health care, dismissal from employment, arbitrary detention under …
90 signatures
(Most recent: 24 May 2018)
Signatures by party:
Labour: 47
Scottish National Party: 21
Liberal Democrat: 11
Independent: 6
Plaid Cymru: 3
Green Party: 1
The Independent Group for Change: 1
Democratic Unionist Party: 1
18th April 2018
Ronnie Cowan signed this EDM on Thursday 19th April 2018

TEAM SCOTLAND - GOLD COAST COMMONWEALTH GAMES

Tabled by: Gavin Newlands (Scottish National Party - Paisley and Renfrewshire North)
That this House congratulates Team Scotland on securing 44 medals at the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games; notes that Team Scotland secured nine gold medals, 13 silver medals and 22 bronze medals; understands that this represents Scotland's most successful overseas Commonwealth Games ever; and thanks all the athletes and support …
29 signatures
(Most recent: 21 May 2018)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 25
Independent: 1
Conservative: 1
Democratic Unionist Party: 1
16th April 2018
Ronnie Cowan signed this EDM on Thursday 19th April 2018

VIOLENCE AGAINST PROTESTORS IN GAZA

Tabled by: Richard Burden (Labour - Birmingham, Northfield)
That this House is gravely concerned by recent developments on the Israel-Gaza border and the killing and injuring of Palestinian protestors; affirms the right to peaceful protest and the right to freedom of expression; deplores the actions of those who seek to exploit peaceful protests to engage in violence; notes …
86 signatures
(Most recent: 17 Jul 2018)
Signatures by party:
Labour: 49
Scottish National Party: 17
Liberal Democrat: 11
Independent: 4
Plaid Cymru: 3
Conservative: 1
Green Party: 1
18th April 2018
Ronnie Cowan signed this EDM on Wednesday 18th April 2018

THE LIFE OF JOHN LAMBIE

Tabled by: Patrick Grady (Scottish National Party - Glasgow North)
That this House notes with sadness the death of the legendary football player and manager, John Lambie, at the age of 77; celebrates Lambie's playing career as full-back with both Falkirk and St. Johnstone before becoming a manager, with periods spent at Hibernian, two at Hamilton Academical where he won …
21 signatures
(Most recent: 21 May 2018)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 20
Democratic Unionist Party: 1
16th April 2018
Ronnie Cowan signed this EDM on Wednesday 18th April 2018

STUART COSGROVE

Tabled by: Pete Wishart (Scottish National Party - Perth and North Perthshire)
That this House congratulates the celebrated Perthshire journalist, Stuart Cosgrove, on winning the 2018 Penderyn Music Book Prize, which, it understands, is the only UK-based book prize specifically for music titles, for Memphis 68: The Tragedy of Southern Soul; notes that this is the second part of his epic trilogy …
23 signatures
(Most recent: 10 May 2018)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 23
28th February 2018
Ronnie Cowan signed this EDM on Monday 16th April 2018

SUPPORT FOR VICTIMS OF MODERN SLAVERY

Tabled by: Lord Field of Birkenhead (Crossbench - Birkenhead)
That this House notes the lack of long-term support offered to victims of modern slavery; recognises the risk of victims being re-trafficked if they do not have a secure pathway to adequate levels of support, including a period of leave to remain; regrets the missed opportunities to convict more perpetrators …
85 signatures
(Most recent: 22 Jul 2019)
Signatures by party:
Labour: 38
Scottish National Party: 17
Liberal Democrat: 7
Independent: 7
Conservative: 5
Democratic Unionist Party: 5
Non-affiliated: 2
Plaid Cymru: 2
The Independent Group for Change: 2
Crossbench: 1
Green Party: 1
13th March 2018
Ronnie Cowan signed this EDM on Tuesday 27th March 2018

ACCESS TO HEALTHCARE FOR WASPI WOMEN LIVING IN THE EU

Tabled by: Roger Godsiff (Labour - Birmingham, Hall Green)
That this House notes with concern that British women who are affected by the WASPI changes to state pension age for women, and who choose to retire in other EU countries, may not be eligible for healthcare in that country; notes that these women are UK citizens who paid UK …
30 signatures
(Most recent: 7 Oct 2019)
Signatures by party:
Labour: 13
Scottish National Party: 8
Democratic Unionist Party: 2
Liberal Democrat: 2
Independent: 1
Conservative: 1
Plaid Cymru: 1
Non-affiliated: 1
Green Party: 1
26th March 2018
Ronnie Cowan signed this EDM as a sponsor on Monday 26th March 2018

NON-PROLIFERATION TREATY REVIEW CONFERENCE

Tabled by: Caroline Lucas (Green Party - Brighton, Pavilion)
That this House notes that the 2018 Preparatory Committee for the 2020 Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) Review Conference takes place between 23 April and 4 May; commemorates 2018 as the 50th anniversary of the NPT opening for signature; recognises the opportunity that this anniversary offers the Government to engage with global …
64 signatures
(Most recent: 12 Jul 2018)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 24
Labour: 22
Liberal Democrat: 6
Independent: 4
Plaid Cymru: 3
Conservative: 2
Green Party: 1
Democratic Unionist Party: 1
Non-affiliated: 1
26th March 2018
Ronnie Cowan signed this EDM on Monday 26th March 2018

SCOTLAND'S HISTORIC SITES AND THE YEAR OF YOUNG PEOPLE 2018

Tabled by: Martyn Day (Scottish National Party - Linlithgow and East Falkirk)
That this House welcomes historic sites across Scotland lowering their drawbridges and opening their gates to young people for just £1 in celebration of the Year of Young People 2018; praises Historic Environment Scotland, the National Trust for Scotland, Historic Houses and Young Scot for working together to offer this …
22 signatures
(Most recent: 17 Apr 2018)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 20
Democratic Unionist Party: 1
9th October 2017
Ronnie Cowan signed this EDM on Thursday 22nd March 2018

BAN ON IMPORT OF CAT AND DOG FUR

Tabled by: David Amess (Conservative - Southend West)
That this House calls on the Government to guarantee that EU bans on the import of cat and dog fur and commercial seal products will remain in place when the UK leaves the EU; and notes that the UK played key roles in the introduction of both of these bans …
72 signatures
(Most recent: 7 Jun 2018)
Signatures by party:
Labour: 31
Scottish National Party: 18
Liberal Democrat: 7
Independent: 5
Conservative: 4
Plaid Cymru: 3
Democratic Unionist Party: 2
Green Party: 1
Non-affiliated: 1
13th March 2018
Ronnie Cowan signed this EDM as a sponsor on Wednesday 21st March 2018

MAID OF THE LOCH TRUST

Tabled by: Martin Docherty-Hughes (Scottish National Party - West Dunbartonshire)
That this House congratulates the Loch Lomond Steamship Company on being awarded £950,000 through the Regeneration Capital Grant Fund, which is in addition to the £3.8 million from the Heritage Lottery Fund, to enable the refurbishment of the Maid of the Loch to proceed; notes that this award is from …
8 signatures
(Most recent: 23 Apr 2018)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 5
Independent: 1
Labour: 1
Democratic Unionist Party: 1
13th March 2018
Ronnie Cowan signed this EDM on Wednesday 21st March 2018

RESIDENCY RIGHTS OF PALESTINIANS IN EAST JERUSALEM

Tabled by: Richard Burden (Labour - Birmingham, Northfield)
That this House expresses concern that the Israeli Knesset has passed an amendment to the Entry Into Israel Law 1952 which gives the Interior Ministry unrestricted powers to revoke the residency of Palestinian Jerusalemites; condemns any and all violations of international humanitarian law, specifically the forcible transfer and deportation of …
38 signatures
(Most recent: 27 Jun 2018)
Signatures by party:
Labour: 22
Scottish National Party: 7
Conservative: 2
Liberal Democrat: 2
Independent: 2
Plaid Cymru: 2
Green Party: 1
20th February 2018
Ronnie Cowan signed this EDM on Wednesday 21st March 2018

DEDICATION OF CARRIAGE GATES TO PC KEITH PALMER

Tabled by: Matt Western (Labour - Warwick and Leamington)
That this House believes that the Carriage Gates should be named the Palmer Gates, to commemorate the life and professional service of PC Keith Palmer and to mark his gallantry and ultimate sacrifice in putting his life before those he courageously sought to defend; acknowledges its profound gratitude to PC …
133 signatures
(Most recent: 18 Jul 2018)
Signatures by party:
Labour: 76
Conservative: 21
Scottish National Party: 16
Independent: 6
Democratic Unionist Party: 6
Liberal Democrat: 5
Plaid Cymru: 2
Non-affiliated: 1
19th March 2018
Ronnie Cowan signed this EDM on Monday 19th March 2018

NATIONAL MINIMUM WAGE: NAMING AND SHAMING OF NON-COMPLIANT EMPLOYERS

Tabled by: Caroline Lucas (Green Party - Brighton, Pavilion)
That this House welcomes the Government's commitment to come down hard on businesses that breach the National Minimum Wage; notes that a key plank of the Government's efforts to both raise awareness and discourage such breaches is the naming and shaming of non-compliant businesses by the Department for Business, Energy …
80 signatures
(Most recent: 16 May 2018)
Signatures by party:
Labour: 32
Scottish National Party: 23
Liberal Democrat: 12
Independent: 5
Plaid Cymru: 3
Conservative: 2
Democratic Unionist Party: 2
Green Party: 1
The Independent Group for Change: 1
13th March 2018
Ronnie Cowan signed this EDM on Monday 19th March 2018

BAN ON THE SALE AND USE OF SHOCK COLLARS FOR DOGS

Tabled by: Tommy Sheppard (Scottish National Party - Edinburgh East)
That this House welcomes the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs’ consultation on banning the use of electronic shock collars for training dogs and other domestic pets in England; recognises that legislation on this would ensure England has a similar ban to Scotland and Wales where the devolved Governments …
57 signatures
(Most recent: 12 Mar 2019)
Signatures by party:
Labour: 24
Scottish National Party: 17
Conservative: 5
Liberal Democrat: 4
Democratic Unionist Party: 2
Independent: 2
Plaid Cymru: 2
Green Party: 1
8th March 2018
Ronnie Cowan signed this EDM on Thursday 15th March 2018

EUROPEAN UNION CITIZENSHIP

Tabled by: Hywel Williams (Plaid Cymru - Arfon)
That this House notes its unanimous approval of the Motion in the name if Plaid Cymru on 7 March 2018 that it supports the maintenance of EU citizenship rights for Welsh, Scottish, Northern Irish and English citizens; further notes that the range of rights and protections afforded to individuals as …
29 signatures
(Most recent: 22 May 2018)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 20
Plaid Cymru: 3
Labour: 3
Liberal Democrat: 2
Independent: 1
6th March 2018
Ronnie Cowan signed this EDM on Tuesday 13th March 2018

SCOTTISH RETAIL CONSORTIUM

Tabled by: Drew Hendry (Scottish National Party - Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey)
That this House recognises the work of the members of the Scottish Retail Consortium in raising money for charity and good causes; congratulates it on raising a sum of over £16 million in 2017; notes that shops and stores across the country raise money for charity through means of donations, …
24 signatures
(Most recent: 20 Mar 2018)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 19
Conservative: 2
Liberal Democrat: 1
Democratic Unionist Party: 1
Labour: 1
7th March 2018
Ronnie Cowan signed this EDM on Thursday 8th March 2018

UNIVERSAL CREDIT SPLIT PAYMENTS

Tabled by: Philippa Whitford (Scottish National Party - Central Ayrshire)
That this House notes that the charities Women's Aid, Child Poverty Action Group, Surviving Economic Abuse and the Women's Budget Group have expressed concern regarding paying the combined universal credit payment of a couple into a single bank account; believes that paying recipient couples one joint payment, rather than individually, …
67 signatures
(Most recent: 22 May 2018)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 31
Labour: 20
Liberal Democrat: 5
Independent: 3
Plaid Cymru: 3
Conservative: 2
Crossbench: 1
Green Party: 1
Democratic Unionist Party: 1
27th February 2018
Ronnie Cowan signed this EDM on Thursday 8th March 2018

EATING DISORDERS AWARENESS WEEK

Tabled by: Gregory Campbell (Democratic Unionist Party - East Londonderry)
That this House notes that Monday 26 February to Sunday 4 March 2018 is Eating Disorders Awareness Week; acknowledges the work done to highlight the condition; is concerned that on average almost three years elapses before help is sought; and commends the objective this year of the Why Wait? question …
29 signatures
(Most recent: 23 Apr 2018)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 10
Democratic Unionist Party: 7
Labour: 6
Conservative: 2
Liberal Democrat: 2
Independent: 1
Green Party: 1
25th January 2018
Ronnie Cowan signed this EDM on Monday 5th March 2018

PROPOSED VISIT OF SAUDI CROWN PRINCE TO THE UK

Tabled by: Andy Slaughter (Labour - Hammersmith)
That this House regrets the Prime Minister's invitation to Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman of Saudi Arabia to visit the UK; notes that, as Minister of Defense, Mohammed bin Salman was widely associated with curtailing human rights, and that it was his decision to lead Saudi Arabia into war in …
54 signatures
(Most recent: 27 Mar 2018)
Signatures by party:
Labour: 25
Scottish National Party: 19
Independent: 5
Plaid Cymru: 3
Green Party: 1
Liberal Democrat: 1
27th February 2018
Ronnie Cowan signed this EDM on Thursday 1st March 2018

LAUNCH OF THE SCOTLAND DECLARATION ON HUMAN RIGHTS

Tabled by: Patrick Grady (Scottish National Party - Glasgow North)
That this House welcomes the launch of the Scotland Declaration on Human Rights which took place on 19 February 2018 at Glasgow Women's Library; notes that 2018 marks the 70th anniversary of the proclamation of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights by the UN General Assembly in Paris; further notes …
23 signatures
(Most recent: 26 Mar 2018)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 21
Liberal Democrat: 1
Democratic Unionist Party: 1
26th February 2018
Ronnie Cowan signed this EDM on Tuesday 27th February 2018

SELF-DETERMINATION FOR A DISTINCT COLONY OF THE CROWN NORFOLK ISLAND

Tabled by: Angus Brendan MacNeil (Independent - Na h-Eileanan an Iar)
That this House supports the right of self-determination of Norfolk Island, which was until recently a limited self-governing territory attached initially to the UK and then to Australia, but was always a distinct colony of the British crown; calls for the self-determination of Norfolk Island in line with the UN …
19 signatures
(Most recent: 12 Mar 2018)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 13
Plaid Cymru: 2
Democratic Unionist Party: 1
Labour: 1
Independent: 1
Conservative: 1
26th February 2018
Ronnie Cowan signed this EDM on Tuesday 27th February 2018

PLASTIC FREE CAMPAIGN IN NA H-EILEANAN AN IAR

Tabled by: Angus Brendan MacNeil (Independent - Na h-Eileanan an Iar)
That this House welcomes the campaign by Clean Coast Outer Hebrides aimed at encouraging our shores to become plastic free and encourages those using our shores to reduce their plastic usage and dumping; praises the good work they and other groups and individuals are doing across the Western Isles and …
27 signatures
(Most recent: 22 May 2018)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 19
Independent: 2
Liberal Democrat: 2
Plaid Cymru: 2
Democratic Unionist Party: 1
Labour: 1
26th February 2018
Ronnie Cowan signed this EDM as a sponsor on Monday 26th February 2018

SCOTLAND'S CALCUTTA CUP WIN

Tabled by: Gavin Newlands (Scottish National Party - Paisley and Renfrewshire North)
That this House congratulates the Scotland Rugby team on an historic 25-13 Calcutta Cup victory over England that was full of flair, fight and finesse; recognises the fantastic work done by Gregor Townsend and his entire coaching staff; commends captain John Barclay and his entire pack for the huge effort …
29 signatures
(Most recent: 23 Apr 2018)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 22
Conservative: 2
Labour: 1
Independent: 1
Liberal Democrat: 1
Plaid Cymru: 1
Democratic Unionist Party: 1
20th February 2018
Ronnie Cowan signed this EDM as a sponsor on Monday 26th February 2018

KILLIECRANKIE BATTLEFIELD SITE

Tabled by: Pete Wishart (Scottish National Party - Perth and North Perthshire)
That this House believes that the UK's historic battlefield sites should be preserved and celebrated as part of national culture; recognises the importance and significance of the battlefield site at Killiecrankie and its iconic place in Scotland's history; notes that this was the first battle of the Jacobite wars in …
24 signatures
(Most recent: 26 Mar 2018)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 22
Conservative: 1
Liberal Democrat: 1
22nd February 2018
Ronnie Cowan signed this EDM as a sponsor on Friday 23rd February 2018

SPANISH THREAT OF DIRECT RULE ON LANGUAGE IN CATALONIA

Tabled by: Hywel Williams (Plaid Cymru - Arfon)
That this House condemns the Spanish Government's plans to impose direct rule over language provision in Catalonian schools; recognises that Catalonia is an autonomous self-governing community and reserves the right to ensure Catalan is the working language used in its schools; rejects the Spanish Government's plans which would divide Catalonian …
21 signatures
(Most recent: 23 Apr 2018)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 13
Plaid Cymru: 3
Labour: 3
Independent: 1
Conservative: 1
20th February 2018
Ronnie Cowan signed this EDM on Friday 23rd February 2018

IMPACT OF LINK DECISION TO REDUCE THE ATM INTERCHANGE FEE

Tabled by: Ruth George (Labour - High Peak)
That this House celebrates the long-standing availability of free-to-access cash in the UK and the positive impact the availability of cash has on local businesses, high street shops and consumers, especially in rural areas; recognises that the long term sustainability of the existing free-to-access cash network is now under threat, …
45 signatures
(Most recent: 16 May 2018)
Signatures by party:
Labour: 17
Scottish National Party: 14
Liberal Democrat: 4
Conservative: 3
Independent: 3
Democratic Unionist Party: 2
Plaid Cymru: 1
Crossbench: 1
20th February 2018
Ronnie Cowan signed this EDM as a sponsor on Tuesday 20th February 2018

YEAR OF YOUNG PEOPLE

Tabled by: Ronnie Cowan (Scottish National Party - Inverclyde)
That this House welcomes the Year of Young People (YoYP) 2018 which aims to inspire Scotland through its young people, in celebrating their achievements, valuing their contribution to communities and creating new opportunities for them to shine locally, nationally and globally; notes YoYP 2018 activities and events are focusing on …
19 signatures
(Most recent: 23 Apr 2018)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 16
Plaid Cymru: 1
Labour: 1
Democratic Unionist Party: 1
14th December 2017
Ronnie Cowan signed this EDM on Tuesday 20th February 2018

LUCY'S LAW: IMMEDIATE BAN ON THE SALE OF PUPPIES BY PET SHOPS AND OTHER THIRD-PARTY COMMERCIAL DEALERS

Tabled by: Lisa Cameron (Conservative - East Kilbride, Strathaven and Lesmahagow)
That this House calls for the immediate ban on the sale of puppies by pet shops and other third­party commercial dealers; recognises that implementing Lucy's Law will be a major step forward in putting an end to unnecessary animal cruelty and helping to eradicate forms of irresponsible dog breeding and …
92 signatures
(Most recent: 15 May 2019)
Signatures by party:
Labour: 42
Scottish National Party: 17
Conservative: 10
Independent: 8
Liberal Democrat: 6
Democratic Unionist Party: 4
Plaid Cymru: 2
Green Party: 1
Crossbench: 1
The Independent Group for Change: 1
Non-affiliated: 1
6th February 2018
Ronnie Cowan signed this EDM on Wednesday 7th February 2018

INTERNATIONAL DAY AGAINST THE USE OF CHILD SOLDIERS 2018

Tabled by: Liz Saville Roberts (Plaid Cymru - Dwyfor Meirionnydd)
That this House recognises International Day Against the Use of Child Soldiers on 12 February 2018; understands that fewer than 20 countries worldwide still allow their armed forces to recruit young people aged 16; further understands that the UK is the only country in Europe and the only Permanent Member …
24 signatures
(Most recent: 22 May 2018)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 9
Labour: 7
Plaid Cymru: 3
Independent: 2
Liberal Democrat: 2
Green Party: 1
31st January 2018
Ronnie Cowan signed this EDM on Tuesday 6th February 2018

VOTES AT 16

Tabled by: Layla Moran (Liberal Democrat - Oxford West and Abingdon)
That this House welcomes proposals by the Welsh Government to lower the voting age to 16 in order to allow 16 and 17-year olds to vote in council elections in Wales; believes that this will increase political engagement and participation among young people as has already been demonstrated in Scotland; …
33 signatures
(Most recent: 18 Mar 2019)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 14
Labour: 9
Liberal Democrat: 7
Conservative: 1
Plaid Cymru: 1
Green Party: 1
10th October 2017
Ronnie Cowan signed this EDM on Monday 5th February 2018

DISABLED PARKING BADGE ENTITLEMENT UNDER PIP

Tabled by: Ed Davey (Liberal Democrat - Kingston and Surbiton)
That this House notes with concern reports of disabled people losing blue badges for accessible parking as they transfer from disability living allowance to the Personal Independence Payment (PIP); understands that for many, this has occurred because mobility support has been reduced; calls on the Government to take into account …
37 signatures
(Most recent: 5 Feb 2018)
Signatures by party:
Labour: 12
Scottish National Party: 9
Liberal Democrat: 7
Independent: 4
Plaid Cymru: 3
Democratic Unionist Party: 2
29th November 2017
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DEFENDING ACADEMIC PENSIONS

Tabled by: Carol Monaghan (Scottish National Party - Glasgow North West)
That this House recognises that academic staff in universities make a vital contribution to ensuring the supply of skilled graduates to UK businesses; believes all staff working in universities should have access to a secure and decent pension; notes with concern the proposal by Universities UK to close the defined …
137 signatures
(Most recent: 16 Apr 2018)
Signatures by party:
Labour: 75
Scottish National Party: 32
Liberal Democrat: 14
Independent: 8
Plaid Cymru: 3
Non-affiliated: 2
Green Party: 1
Conservative: 1
Democratic Unionist Party: 1
25th January 2018
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SCOTTISH GOVERNMENT FUNDING FOR THE CITIZEN'S THEATRE, GLASGOW

Tabled by: Alison Thewliss (Scottish National Party - Glasgow Central)
That this House welcomes the award of an additional £1.5 million to the Citizen's Theatre from the Scottish Government; understands that this brings the Scottish Government's contribution to the ongoing redevelopment project to £4 million; believes that this funding, along with contribution from the Heritage Lottery Fund of £4.8 million, …
22 signatures
(Most recent: 22 Feb 2018)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 20
Plaid Cymru: 1
Democratic Unionist Party: 1
24th January 2018
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SALE AND USE OF SHOCK COLLARS FOR DOGS

Tabled by: Tommy Sheppard (Scottish National Party - Edinburgh East)
That this House believes that dogs should not suffer pain during training as it is ineffective and cruel; considers that there is legitimate and growing public concern about the use of electronic shock collars and other forms of electronic training aids that can cause pain or distress to dogs, while …
50 signatures
(Most recent: 7 Mar 2018)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 26
Labour: 15
Independent: 2
Liberal Democrat: 2
Plaid Cymru: 1
Green Party: 1
Democratic Unionist Party: 1
Conservative: 1
Non-affiliated: 1
22nd January 2018
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INSURANCE COVER FOR PEOPLE WITH MENTAL ILL HEALTH

Tabled by: Norman Lamb (Liberal Democrat - North Norfolk)
That this House notes with concern evidence revealed by The Guardian newspaper of people with mental health problems being denied access to insurance, including life insurance; further notes that while some people who have suffered from mental health conditions are charged high premiums for insurance, others are refused cover altogether; …
35 signatures
(Most recent: 15 Mar 2018)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 10
Labour: 9
Liberal Democrat: 8
Independent: 2
Plaid Cymru: 2
Democratic Unionist Party: 2
Green Party: 1
Conservative: 1
22nd January 2018
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WELSH EU CONTINUITY BILL

Tabled by: Liz Saville Roberts (Plaid Cymru - Dwyfor Meirionnydd)
That this House welcomes the National Assembly for Wales's unanimous decision on 17 January 2018 to vote in favour of Steffan Lewis AM's Member's legislative proposal to bring forward a Welsh EU Continuity Bill to protect Welsh democracy; notes with alarm that clause 11 of the EU Withdrawal Bill puts …
40 signatures
(Most recent: 22 Jan 2018)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 35
Plaid Cymru: 3
Green Party: 1
Independent: 1
18th January 2018
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HIV AND UK AVIATION

Tabled by: Patrick Grady (Scottish National Party - Glasgow North)
That this House welcomes the decision by the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) to allow applications for Class 1 Medical Certificates to people living with HIV, which previously prevented otherwise capable pilots from taking up employment as Commercial Airline Pilots; recognises the medical evidence that was being used to justify the …
23 signatures
(Most recent: 20 Feb 2018)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 16
Liberal Democrat: 2
Democratic Unionist Party: 1
Conservative: 1
Labour: 1
Plaid Cymru: 1
Independent: 1
5th December 2017
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BLUE BELT CHARTER

Tabled by: Angela Smith (Liberal Democrat - Penistone and Stocksbridge)
That this House congratulates Sir David Attenborough and the BBC on the spectacular Blue Planet 2 series; notes that, with the fifth largest marine estate in the world, the UK and its Overseas Territories are custodian to the largest coral atoll on earth, globally significant populations of albatross, whales and …
103 signatures
(Most recent: 23 Apr 2018)
Signatures by party:
Labour: 61
Scottish National Party: 16
Liberal Democrat: 12
Conservative: 6
Independent: 4
Democratic Unionist Party: 2
The Independent Group for Change: 1
Plaid Cymru: 1
Green Party: 1
10th January 2018
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AVAILABILITY OF NALOXONE IN ENGLAND

Tabled by: Mary Glindon (Labour - North Tyneside)
That this House was shocked by the results of a survey by Release of local authorities in England which revealed availability of Naloxone to be wholly inadequate; is aware that the World Health Organisation recognises that this medication is essential to saving lives which could be otherwise lost to opiate …
21 signatures
(Most recent: 2 May 2018)
Signatures by party:
Labour: 10
Scottish National Party: 6
Independent: 3
Democratic Unionist Party: 1
Green Party: 1
10th January 2018
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FIRST BUS PRICE INCREASES IN GLASGOW AND THE WEST OF SCOTLAND

Tabled by: Stewart Malcolm McDonald (Scottish National Party - Glasgow South)
That this House condemns First Bus Glasgow's decision to increase single adult tickets on routes by more than 15 per cent; notes with concern the decision taken by First Glasgow to scrap unaccompanied child concession tickets, increase fares for under-16s by 40 per cent; further notes that unemployed passengers have …
16 signatures
(Most recent: 22 Jan 2018)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 15
9th January 2018
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CHILDCARE VOUCHERS

Tabled by: Caroline Lucas (Green Party - Brighton, Pavilion)
That this House notes that childcare vouchers are a widely-used benefit that are popular with parents and employers alike, with more than 60,000 businesses of all sizes offering vouchers to more than 750,000 parents; further notes that, with childcare costs having risen faster than incomes in recent years, a large …
126 signatures
(Most recent: 9 Oct 2018)
Signatures by party:
Labour: 63
Scottish National Party: 34
Liberal Democrat: 13
Independent: 8
Democratic Unionist Party: 4
Plaid Cymru: 3
The Independent Group for Change: 2
Green Party: 1
8th January 2018
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HOLOCAUST MEMORIAL DAY 2018

Tabled by: Bob Blackman (Conservative - Harrow East)
That this House notes that on 27 January 2018 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 2018 …
78 signatures
(Most recent: 21 May 2018)
Signatures by party:
Labour: 25
Scottish National Party: 20
Conservative: 10
Independent: 9
Democratic Unionist Party: 5
Liberal Democrat: 5
The Independent Group for Change: 2
Plaid Cymru: 2
Green Party: 1
Non-affiliated: 1
9th January 2018
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16th ANNIVERSARY OF THE OPENING OF GUANTÁNAMO BAY CAMP

Tabled by: Chris Law (Scottish National Party - Dundee West)
That this House notes that 11 January 2018 marks the 16th anniversary of the opening of the Guantánamo Bay Prison Camp; further notes that 41 men remain imprisoned at the camp, including five men who were approved for release by the previous US Administration; notes that over half of the …
38 signatures
(Most recent: 18 Jan 2018)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 26
Labour: 4
Independent: 3
Conservative: 2
Green Party: 1
Liberal Democrat: 1
Plaid Cymru: 1
9th January 2018
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SOUTH WEST WRITERS GROUP

Tabled by: Alan Brown (Scottish National Party - Kilmarnock and Loudoun)
That this House congratulates the South West Writers Group, based in Shortlees, Kilmarnock, on securing a £3,379 grant from the National Lottery via Creative Scotland; welcomes that this funding is being used to allow people of all ages from East Ayrshire to express their writing abilities via projects that incorporate …
13 signatures
(Most recent: 17 Jan 2018)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 10
Labour: 1
Conservative: 1
Democratic Unionist Party: 1
8th January 2018
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APPOINTMENT OF TOBY YOUNG TO THE BOARD OF THE OFFICE OF STUDENTS

Tabled by: Caroline Lucas (Green Party - Brighton, Pavilion)
That this House deeply regrets the appointment of Toby Young to the Board of the Office of Students; notes the seven principles of public life, including selflessness, integrity, and objectivity, known as the Nolan principles and set out in the Department for Education's application guidelines; considers the stream of sexist, …
36 signatures
(Most recent: 24 Jan 2018)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 19
Labour: 10
Liberal Democrat: 3
Independent: 2
Green Party: 1
The Independent Group for Change: 1
Plaid Cymru: 1
14th December 2017
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IMMIGRATION DETENTION OF VICTIMS OF TORTURE AND OTHER VULNERABLE PEOPLE

Tabled by: Joan Ryan (The Independent Group for Change - Enfield North)
That this House notes with concern the recent High Court judgment against the Government which found that the Home Office 's redefinition of torture in its flagship Adults at Risk immigration detention policy was unlawful; further notes that Mr Justice Ouseley ruled that the Home Office's decision to narrow the …
131 signatures
(Most recent: 28 Mar 2018)
Signatures by party:
Labour: 70
Scottish National Party: 29
Liberal Democrat: 12
Independent: 12
Democratic Unionist Party: 3
Plaid Cymru: 3
The Independent Group for Change: 2
Green Party: 1
Non-affiliated: 1
6th December 2017
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ACCOUNTABLE CARE ORGANISATIONS

Tabled by: Jeremy Corbyn (Independent - Islington North)
That this House notes the Department of Health consultation on Accountable Care Organisations which closed on 3 November 2017, which proposes changes to regulations required to facilitate the operation of an NHS Standard Contract (Accountable Care Models); further notes that the consultation states that the Government proposes to lay these …
158 signatures
(Most recent: 18 Jul 2018)
Signatures by party:
Labour: 114
Scottish National Party: 18
Independent: 13
Liberal Democrat: 6
The Independent Group for Change: 2
Plaid Cymru: 2
Non-affiliated: 2
Crossbench: 1
Green Party: 1
Democratic Unionist Party: 1
20th December 2017
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AYRSHIRE INDEPENDENT LIVING NETWORK

Tabled by: Patricia Gibson (Scottish National Party - North Ayrshire and Arran)
That this House congratulates Ayrshire Independent Living Network on being awarded Best Disability Group at the inaugural Scottish Diversity Awards, which seek to promote the importance of equality in today's society and recognise our cultural diversity; notes the valuable contribution made by all the finalists; commends the hard work, dedication …
11 signatures
(Most recent: 22 Jan 2018)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 10
Democratic Unionist Party: 1
20th December 2017
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EAST KILBRIDE REVO GOLD AWARD

Tabled by: Lisa Cameron (Conservative - East Kilbride, Strathaven and Lesmahagow)
That this House celebrates the success of East Kilbride's shopping centre in receiving the prestigious Revo Gold Award which recognises outstanding achievement in the UK's retail industry; understands that this undercover shopping centre is the largest in Scotland with over 150 high street retailers; congratulates the development of the state …
10 signatures
(Most recent: 24 Jan 2018)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 9
Democratic Unionist Party: 1
19th December 2017
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HERITAGE LOTTERY FUNDING FOR THE CITIZEN'S THEATRE, GLASGOW

Tabled by: Alison Thewliss (Scottish National Party - Glasgow Central)
That this House notes that the Citizen's Theatre has been awarded £4.8 million from the Heritage Lottery Fund for its ongoing redevelopment project; understands that this award will ensure the preservation of the Citizen's Theatre's status as an outstanding example of original Victorian architecture in Glasgow, whilst adding modern facilities …
21 signatures
(Most recent: 21 Dec 2017)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 18
Independent: 1
Labour: 1
Democratic Unionist Party: 1
19th December 2017
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KAMES COLLIERY DISASTER

Tabled by: Alan Brown (Scottish National Party - Kilmarnock and Loudoun)
That this House recognises that Sunday 19th November 2017 was the 60th anniversary of the Kames Colliery Disaster that cost the lives of 17 local men, Thomas Burnside aged 58, Thomas Casey aged 18, Alexander Crawford aged 37, John Dalziel aged 34, Timothy Dillon aged 44, Andrew Findlay aged 20, …
19 signatures
(Most recent: 9 Jan 2018)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 12
Independent: 3
Labour: 3
Democratic Unionist Party: 1
19th December 2017
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NATIONAL SIKH WAR MEMORIAL

Tabled by: Tanmanjeet Singh Dhesi (Labour - Slough)
That this House appreciates the extraordinary bravery and sacrifices of Sikh soldiers in service of Great Britain, including during both World Wars, and supports the erection of a permanent national monument in a prime central London location to commemorate and highlight these contributions; notes that for over a decade there …
265 signatures
(Most recent: 2 Feb 2018)
Signatures by party:
Labour: 167
Conservative: 33
Scottish National Party: 25
Independent: 15
Liberal Democrat: 9
Democratic Unionist Party: 9
Plaid Cymru: 3
Non-affiliated: 2
The Independent Group for Change: 2
Crossbench: 1
Green Party: 1
14th December 2017
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ROADCHEF EMPLOYEES BENEFIT TRUST (No. 2)

Tabled by: Neil Gray (Scottish National Party - Airdrie and Shotts)
That this House notes with concern that over 200 current and former employees of Roadchef Motorway Services at Harthill, Annandale Water, Bothwell and Hamilton in Scotland are still awaiting a decision from HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) to repay the Roadchef Employees Benefit Trust the £10 million which was wrongly …
15 signatures
(Most recent: 25 Apr 2018)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 12
Independent: 1
Democratic Unionist Party: 1
Labour: 1
12th December 2017
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ROYAL BANK OF SCOTLAND RENFREW TOWN CENTRE CLOSURE

Tabled by: Gavin Newlands (Scottish National Party - Paisley and Renfrewshire North)
That this House criticises the decision of the Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) to close its popular Renfrew town centre bank branch; notes the anger that this decision has caused among the people of Renfrew and the local businesses, particularly as this is a busy branch which has just undergone …
19 signatures
(Most recent: 21 Dec 2017)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 18
Democratic Unionist Party: 1
12th December 2017
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FALUN GONG AND HARVESTING ORGANS

Tabled by: Jim Shannon (Democratic Unionist Party - Strangford)
That this House calls on the Government of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland to condemn the persecution of Falun Gong and the crime of harvesting organs from Falun Gong practitioners and other prisoners of conscience in China.
33 signatures
(Most recent: 4 Sep 2018)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 13
Democratic Unionist Party: 7
Labour: 5
Conservative: 3
Independent: 2
Crossbench: 1
Liberal Democrat: 1
Green Party: 1
The Independent Group for Change: 1
7th December 2017
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RBS CLOSURES

Tabled by: Chris Law (Scottish National Party - Dundee West)
That this House urges the Royal Bank of Scotland to reconsider plans to close its Stobswell branch, after announcing that the bank plans a series of closures across the UK; notes that this is very disappointing news for both customers and particularly for staff who will now be worried about …
22 signatures
(Most recent: 21 Dec 2017)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 16
Labour: 3
Independent: 2
Democratic Unionist Party: 1
7th December 2017
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LABOUR MARKET ENFORCEMENT

Tabled by: Caroline Lucas (Green Party - Brighton, Pavilion)
That this House notes with deep concern the findings of the recent research report by Middlesex University Business School, Unpaid Britain: wage default in the British labour market, that at least two million workers experience non-payment of wages or holiday pay each year and that those unpaid wages amount to …
73 signatures
(Most recent: 17 Jan 2018)
Signatures by party:
Labour: 33
Scottish National Party: 17
Liberal Democrat: 10
Independent: 6
Plaid Cymru: 3
Conservative: 2
Green Party: 1
The Independent Group for Change: 1
Crossbench: 1
14th December 2017
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DISABLED WORKERS AND PRODUCTIVITY

Tabled by: Caroline Lucas (Green Party - Brighton, Pavilion)
That this House warmly welcomes the Government's commitment, set out in the new employment strategy for disabled people, Improving Lives: the Future of Work, Health and Disability, to see one million more disabled people in work over the next 10 years; shares the Government's belief that the world of work …
59 signatures
(Most recent: 17 Apr 2018)
Signatures by party:
Labour: 22
Scottish National Party: 21
Liberal Democrat: 7
Plaid Cymru: 3
Independent: 3
Democratic Unionist Party: 2
Green Party: 1
12th December 2017
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DENNY AND DUNIPACE CITIZENS ADVICE BUREAU

Tabled by: John McNally (Scottish National Party - Falkirk)
That this House congratulates the staff at Denny and Dunipace Citizens Advice Bureau (CAB) on its 40th Anniversary on 13 December 2017; notes that Denny and Dunipace CAB provide free, confidential and independent advice to everyone in the Falkirk area who needs it; recognises the CAB's aims to ensure individuals …
17 signatures
(Most recent: 21 Dec 2017)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 15
Labour: 1
Democratic Unionist Party: 1
12th December 2017
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PAISLEY CULTURAL FUTURE

Tabled by: Gavin Newlands (Scottish National Party - Paisley and Renfrewshire North)
That this House congratulates Coventry on being named as the UK City of Culture in 2021; recognises the fantastic and passionate campaign that the town of Paisley led as they attempted to secure this prestigious title; thanks the people of Paisley for getting behind the campaign, including the hard work …
29 signatures
(Most recent: 20 Dec 2017)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 26
Labour: 1
Conservative: 1
Democratic Unionist Party: 1
6th December 2017
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DETENTION OF JAGTAR SINGH JOHAL IN INDIA

Tabled by: Jim Cunningham (Labour - Coventry South)
That this House notes the concerns of Sikh communities across the UK regarding the circumstances of the detention of Jagtar Singh Johal on 4 November 2017 in India; believes that there should be no place for the use of torture or mistreatment anywhere in the world; is concerned about reports …
77 signatures
(Most recent: 5 Nov 2018)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 30
Labour: 27
Liberal Democrat: 6
Independent: 5
Conservative: 4
Democratic Unionist Party: 3
Green Party: 1
The Independent Group for Change: 1
Plaid Cymru: 1
7th December 2017
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ADOPTION ALLOWANCE FOR SELF EMPLOYED PEOPLE

Tabled by: Philippa Whitford (Scottish National Party - Central Ayrshire)
That this House recognises that people who adopt do so out of love and care and ought to receive parity in financial support to that of birth parents; further recognises that though there is such parity for employees, there is an unjustifiable inequality in financial support for self employed adopters; …
32 signatures
(Most recent: 21 Dec 2017)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 19
Labour: 5
Democratic Unionist Party: 3
Liberal Democrat: 2
Independent: 2
Conservative: 1
6th December 2017
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RECOGNITION OF JERUSALEM AS THE CAPITAL OF ISRAEL

Tabled by: Tommy Sheppard (Scottish National Party - Edinburgh East)
That this House notes with dismay that Donald Trump, President of the USA, has declared that the US has formally recognised Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and that the US Embassy in Israel will relocate from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem; further notes that no other country currently has an …
78 signatures
(Most recent: 6 Feb 2018)
Signatures by party:
Labour: 36
Scottish National Party: 23
Liberal Democrat: 8
Conservative: 4
Independent: 4
Plaid Cymru: 2
The Independent Group for Change: 1
Green Party: 1
6th December 2017
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APPLICATION AND ENFORCEMENT OF THE NATIONAL MINIMUM WAGE FOR SEAFARERS

Tabled by: Alistair Carmichael (Liberal Democrat - Orkney and Shetland)
That this House supports the application and enforcement of National Minimum Wage (NMW) pay rates for seafarers in the UK shipping industry; notes that the Legal Working Group on Seafarers and the NMW, including maritime trade unions and Government, completed its work on 1 November 2017; looks forward to the …
35 signatures
(Most recent: 16 Apr 2018)
Signatures by party:
Labour: 14
Scottish National Party: 7
Liberal Democrat: 4
Plaid Cymru: 2
Independent: 2
Democratic Unionist Party: 2
Conservative: 1
Crossbench: 1
Non-affiliated: 1
Green Party: 1
6th December 2017
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CENTENARY OF FINNISH INDEPENDENCE

Tabled by: Stephen Gethins (Scottish National Party - North East Fife)
That this house congratulates Finland on celebrating the 100th anniversary of its Independence Day on 6 December 2017; recognises the success that Finland has made of its independence; notes that the occasion was commemorated by the Government with a ceremonial session of the Senate of Finland which drafted the declaration …
28 signatures
(Most recent: 8 Jan 2018)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 20
Independent: 3
Conservative: 2
Liberal Democrat: 1
Labour: 1
Democratic Unionist Party: 1
5th December 2017
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HIGH SCHOOL OF GLASGOW

Tabled by: Carol Monaghan (Scottish National Party - Glasgow North West)
That this House congratulates the staff and students of the High School of Glasgow on its recognition in The Sunday Times Schools Guide 2018; recognises that the school was ranked as the top Scottish independent secondary school among those following the Scottish examination system; applauds the school's dedication to furthering …
17 signatures
(Most recent: 21 Dec 2017)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 15
Liberal Democrat: 1
Democratic Unionist Party: 1
20th November 2017
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MILITARY DETENTION OF PALESTINIAN CHILDREN BY ISRAELI AUTHORITIES

Tabled by: Lisa Nandy (Labour - Wigan)
That this House notes with concern that hundreds of Palestinian children continue to be arrested, detained and tried in Israeli military courts, despite the practice involving widespread and systematic violations of international law and being widely condemned; further notes that allegations of ill-treatment at the hands of Israeli authorities include …
144 signatures
(Most recent: 6 Dec 2018)
Signatures by party:
Labour: 81
Scottish National Party: 28
Liberal Democrat: 12
Conservative: 9
Independent: 9
Plaid Cymru: 3
The Independent Group for Change: 1
Non-affiliated: 1
Green Party: 1
4th December 2017
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CDN COLLEGE AWARDS 2017, WEST COLLEGE SCOTLAND

Tabled by: Gavin Newlands (Scottish National Party - Paisley and Renfrewshire North)
That this House congratulates West College Scotland on winning the Innovative College Award and the Health Promoting College Award at the prestigious CDN College Awards 2017; acknowledges that the CDN College Awards recognise the talents, skills and achievements of colleges, their staff and learners, and that they showcase the impact …
23 signatures
(Most recent: 20 Feb 2019)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 17
Labour: 2
Democratic Unionist Party: 2
Independent: 1
Liberal Democrat: 1
1st December 2017
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LOCAL BANK BRANCH CLOSURES

Tabled by: Jonathan Edwards (Independent - Carmarthen East and Dinefwr)
That this House condemns the decision of the majority state-owned RBS Group to close 259 branches, covering its RBS and NatWest brands; notes that those closures bring the total number of local bank branch closures to over 1,000 since 2015; further notes that such closures are expected to result in …
32 signatures
(Most recent: 8 Jan 2018)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 17
Labour: 6
Plaid Cymru: 3
Independent: 2
Democratic Unionist Party: 2
Green Party: 1
Liberal Democrat: 1
23rd November 2017
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EU PROTOCOL ON ANIMAL SENTIENCE

Tabled by: Caroline Lucas (Green Party - Brighton, Pavilion)
That this House welcomes the Written Statement of 23 November 2017 by the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs that the Government's policies on animal protection are driven by a recognition that animals are sentient beings; notes that Article 13 of the Lisbon Treaty imposes a substantial …
46 signatures
(Most recent: 2 Feb 2018)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 17
Labour: 13
Liberal Democrat: 6
Independent: 4
Plaid Cymru: 3
Green Party: 1
Non-affiliated: 1
Democratic Unionist Party: 1
29th November 2017
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MAID TO SAIL CAMPAIGN

Tabled by: Martin Docherty-Hughes (Scottish National Party - West Dunbartonshire)
That this House thanks Bill Paterson, Phil Cunningham and Aly Bain for joining the campaign to restore the Maid of the Loch; understands that they have created a short film about the famous ship as part of a fundraising campaign to restore it to its former glory; notes that the …
21 signatures
(Most recent: 8 Jan 2018)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 19
Independent: 1
Liberal Democrat: 1
28th November 2017
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DEMOCRACY IN ZIMBABWE

Tabled by: Jim Shannon (Democratic Unionist Party - Strangford)
That this House welcomes the return to democracy in Zimbabwe; urges the Government of Zimbabwe to ensure free and fair elections take place to allow people of that country to make their own decisions on their future through a democratic process with an anonymous ballot box and no fear of …
18 signatures
(Most recent: 8 Jan 2018)
Signatures by party:
Democratic Unionist Party: 7
Scottish National Party: 7
Conservative: 1
Labour: 1
Independent: 1
Non-affiliated: 1
28th November 2017
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MASS MURDER OF EGYPTIANS

Tabled by: Jim Shannon (Democratic Unionist Party - Strangford)
That this House condemns in the strongest terms the mass murder of 305 Egyptians when at prayer in their mosque; urges the Government to offer support to President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi; and sends deepest sympathy to all of those families bereaved at this time.
24 signatures
(Most recent: 8 Jan 2018)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 10
Democratic Unionist Party: 7
Conservative: 2
Labour: 2
Non-affiliated: 1
Independent: 1
Liberal Democrat: 1
28th November 2017
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ARREST AND TRIALS OF KURDISH HDP LEADERS IN TURKEY

Tabled by: Grahame Morris (Labour - Easington)
That this House expresses concern regarding the upcoming trials of the democratically-elected leaders of Turkey's third biggest parliamentary party, the Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP); notes that a total of nine elected MPs, 88 elected mayors and over 8,000 party activists are currently in prison; further notes that the basis for …
24 signatures
(Most recent: 11 Jan 2018)
Signatures by party:
Labour: 9
Scottish National Party: 9
Independent: 3
Conservative: 1
The Independent Group for Change: 1
Green Party: 1
Democratic Unionist Party: 1
28th November 2017
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QATAR BLOCKADE AND EFFECT ON HUMAN RIGHTS

Tabled by: Grahame Morris (Labour - Easington)
That this House notes with concern the continuation of the blockade on Qatar; is concerned by the blockade's impact on the human rights of Qatari residents and citizens, with many facing issues of family separation, restrictions on rights to education and religious pilgrimage and restrictions to personal finances and freedom …
15 signatures
(Most recent: 8 Jan 2018)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 10
Labour: 3
Conservative: 1
Democratic Unionist Party: 1
27th November 2017
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ZIMBABWE'S FUTURE

Tabled by: Hugh Gaffney (Labour - Coatbridge, Chryston and Bellshill)
That this House welcomes the end of Robert Mugabe's tenure as President of Zimbabwe; recognises the desperate situation many Zimbabweans find themselves in following a decade, and more, of bad government, a blatant disregard for democracy and the rule of law, and very serious policy failures; cautiously welcomes President Mnangagwa …
53 signatures
(Most recent: 8 Jan 2018)
Signatures by party:
Labour: 34
Scottish National Party: 9
Independent: 5
Democratic Unionist Party: 2
Conservative: 1
Non-affiliated: 1
Green Party: 1
23rd November 2017
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CHILDREN'S HOSPITALS

Tabled by: Jim Shannon (Democratic Unionist Party - Strangford)
That this House congratulates the NHS and in particular Children’s Hospitals on the excellent care they give to patients; thanks the GPs, Doctors, Consultants, nursing staff, midwives and indeed all health professionals who give their time and often of their love and concern; and highly regards all those who make …
15 signatures
(Most recent: 2 Feb 2018)
Signatures by party:
Democratic Unionist Party: 7
Labour: 4
Conservative: 2
Scottish National Party: 1
Independent: 1
23rd November 2017
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COMMENCEMENT AND ENFORCEMENT OF THE SOCIO-ECONOMIC DUTY - s1 OF THE EQUALITY ACT

Tabled by: Harriet Harman (Labour - Camberwell and Peckham)
That this House notes with great concern the high levels of income and particularly wealth inequality in our society; further notes the recommendation in the 2016 Concluding Observations of the UN Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights to bring into force the outstanding provisions of the Equality Act 2010; …
83 signatures
(Most recent: 9 May 2019)
Signatures by party:
Labour: 48
Scottish National Party: 17
Liberal Democrat: 7
Independent: 7
Plaid Cymru: 2
Crossbench: 1
The Independent Group for Change: 1
Green Party: 1
23rd November 2017
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THE MISSING PERSONS OF CYPRUS

Tabled by: Bambos Charalambous (Independent - Enfield, Southgate)
That this House welcomes the visit of the Committee on Missing Persons in Cyprus to London in September 2017 to obtain information on potential burial sites of missing persons, to inform politicians, and members of Missing Persons committees in the diaspora and others on their work and to seek information …
37 signatures
(Most recent: 8 Jan 2018)
Signatures by party:
Labour: 20
Scottish National Party: 11
Independent: 3
The Independent Group for Change: 2
Conservative: 1
Liberal Democrat: 1
Democratic Unionist Party: 1
22nd November 2017
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LEGAL RIGHTS FOR COHABITEES WHO SEPARATE

Tabled by: Caroline Lucas (Green Party - Brighton, Pavilion)
That this House notes that there are currently more than six million people in the UK who live together without being married or in a civil partnership, and that such cohabitees are the fastest growing family type; is concerned that, in England and Wales, such cohabitees have little or no …
27 signatures
(Most recent: 26 Nov 2018)
Signatures by party:
Labour: 16
Liberal Democrat: 3
Scottish National Party: 3
Conservative: 2
Green Party: 1
Plaid Cymru: 1
Independent: 1
28th November 2017
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GENEROUS GIFT TO GLASGOW UNIVERSITY

Tabled by: Philippa Whitford (Scottish National Party - Central Ayrshire)
That this House recognises the generosity of Joan Muir for gifting a rare collection of the complete works of Robert Burns in braille to the University of Glasgow; commends Bill Nolan, the Irvine Burns Club Secretary, for his part in the decision to offer the collection in perpetuity to the …
23 signatures
(Most recent: 8 Jan 2018)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 19
Independent: 2
Labour: 1
Democratic Unionist Party: 1
28th November 2017
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SUSTAINABLE INNOVATION IN SCOTLAND'S SCHOOLS

Tabled by: Philippa Whitford (Scottish National Party - Central Ayrshire)
That this House celebrates the accomplishments of the Tarbolton Community Campus, South Ayrshire Council, and Scottish Futures Trust Team; extends congratulations to all three organisations on winning the Award for Innovation in Delivering a Sustainable Education Facility at the Education Buildings Scotland Awards 2017; welcomes Scotland's efforts to ensure learning …
22 signatures
(Most recent: 8 Jan 2018)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 20
Democratic Unionist Party: 1
Independent: 1
28th November 2017
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BREASTFEEDING IN SCOTLAND

Tabled by: Alison Thewliss (Scottish National Party - Glasgow Central)
That this House notes that statistics released by NHS Scotland have shown an increase in the number of mothers breastfeeding in Scotland; understands that figures produced by NHS Scotland show that 63 per cent of all babies in Scotland have been breastfed at some point in their lives, with 41 …
20 signatures
(Most recent: 8 Jan 2018)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 17
Labour: 1
Independent: 1
Democratic Unionist Party: 1
28th November 2017
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50th ANNIVERSARY OF ST FRANCIS PRIMARY SCHOOL

Tabled by: Alison Thewliss (Scottish National Party - Glasgow Central)
That this House notes that St Francis Primary School in the Gorbals celebrated its 50th anniversary on 14 November 2017; understands that the school was opened on 14 November 1967 by the then Glasgow Corporation; believes that St Francis Primary School has made a substantial contribution to educating youngsters in …
19 signatures
(Most recent: 8 Jan 2018)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 16
Labour: 1
Independent: 1
Democratic Unionist Party: 1
28th November 2017
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NOTRE DAME HIGH SCHOOL - UNICEF OUTRIGHT CAMPAIGN

Tabled by: Ronnie Cowan (Scottish National Party - Inverclyde)
That this House congratulates Notre Dame High School, Inverclyde, on participating in the 2017 UNICEF Outright Campaign, which focuses on children's rights and specifically child refugees; notes pupils have been working through activities and worksheets, as well as watching video clips, to broaden their knowledge and understanding of child refugees …
24 signatures
(Most recent: 8 Jan 2018)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 19
Labour: 3
Independent: 1
Democratic Unionist Party: 1
24th October 2017
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CIVIL NUCLEAR POLICE

Tabled by: Jamie Stone (Liberal Democrat - Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross)
That this House notes with concern the Government's decision to omit Civil Nuclear Constabulary officers from the entitlement to retire at 60 held by Home Office police forces and Police Scotland; further notes that the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, as the sponsoring agency of the Civil Nuclear …
21 signatures
(Most recent: 15 Jan 2018)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 7
Liberal Democrat: 5
Labour: 4
Democratic Unionist Party: 2
Independent: 2
Plaid Cymru: 1
20th October 2017
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ENDING COSMETICS ANIMAL TESTING GLOBALLY

Tabled by: Caroline Lucas (Green Party - Brighton, Pavilion)
That this House is proud of the UK's leadership in ending animal testing for cosmetics; notes that the EU and several other countries have also ended this unnecessary practice; believes that it is now in the interests of animals, consumers and a fair platform for UK industry and international trade …
116 signatures
(Most recent: 4 Sep 2018)
Signatures by party:
Labour: 55
Scottish National Party: 28
Liberal Democrat: 10
Independent: 8
Conservative: 7
Democratic Unionist Party: 3
Plaid Cymru: 2
Green Party: 1
Crossbench: 1
The Independent Group for Change: 1
Non-affiliated: 1
27th June 2017
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APPLYING RESULTS OF EXPERIMENTS ON ANIMALS TO HUMAN PATIENTS

Tabled by: Kelvin Hopkins (Independent - Luton North)
That this House notes the science-based campaign For Life On Earth which is critical of avoidable experiments on animals; further notes Patients Campaigning For Cures, which opposes animal models on medical grounds; is alarmed that scientific studies reveal that the widespread claimed ability of animals to predict human responses to …
62 signatures
(Most recent: 23 May 2019)
Signatures by party:
Labour: 23
Scottish National Party: 13
Liberal Democrat: 8
Democratic Unionist Party: 5
Independent: 4
Conservative: 4
Plaid Cymru: 2
Green Party: 1
Crossbench: 1
Non-affiliated: 1
16th November 2017
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NATIONAL ROAD SAFETY WEEK 2017

Tabled by: Barry Sheerman (Labour (Co-op) - Huddersfield)
That this House notes that five people are killed and 66 are seriously injured on British roads every day; further notes an analysis by Brake, the road safety charity, which shows that one in five trauma hospital patients are involved in road collisions; believes that there can be no acceptable …
26 signatures
(Most recent: 8 Jan 2018)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 13
Labour: 7
Democratic Unionist Party: 4
Independent: 1
Green Party: 1
22nd November 2017
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LAUNCH OF MV GLEN SANNOX

Tabled by: Ronnie Cowan (Scottish National Party - Inverclyde)
That this House welcomes the launch of Ferguson Marine's new vessel MV Glen Sannox at its yard in Port Glasgow, Inverclyde; notes Glen Sannox and a sister vessel will be the first in the UK to use environmentally-friendly liquefied natural gas and marine gas; further notes the 102-metre ships will …
16 signatures
(Most recent: 8 Jan 2018)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 16
22nd November 2017
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WEST COLLEGE SCOTLAND - CARER POSITIVE EMPLOYER IN SCOTLAND

Tabled by: Ronnie Cowan (Scottish National Party - Inverclyde)
That this House congratulates West College Scotland on being officially awarded Carer Positive Employer in Scotland status in recognition of the support the College provides to staff caring for a loved one; notes that the Carer Positive award is a Scottish Government-funded initiative which has been developed with the support …
17 signatures
(Most recent: 8 Jan 2018)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 17
14th November 2017
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NEWSQUEST - THE HERALD AND EVENING TIMES NEWSPAPERS

Tabled by: Chris Stephens (Scottish National Party - Glasgow South West)
That this House is alarmed by recent actions by Newsquest, owner of The Herald and Evening Times newspapers; is concerned by the approach to five senior members of staff offering redundancy packages; notes that in the last few weeks, the Editors of The Herald and Evening Times were told they …
17 signatures
(Most recent: 4 Dec 2017)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 12
Labour: 3
Independent: 1
Democratic Unionist Party: 1
14th November 2017
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IMPORTANCE OF A FREE PRESS

Tabled by: Chris Stephens (Scottish National Party - Glasgow South West)
"leave out 'welcomes' to end, insert, 'further notes that in July 2017 Johnston Press threatened to close 24 local newspapers across Scotland; notes at the same time there were around 12 vacancies in the three Scotsman titles creating a lot of stress and demands on journalists to work extra hours; …
16 signatures
(Most recent: 4 Dec 2017)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 14
Independent: 1
Labour: 1
1st November 2017
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IMPACT OF TWO CHILD RESTRICTION ON FAMILIES

Tabled by: Alison Thewliss (Scottish National Party - Glasgow Central)
That this House recognises the damaging effects that the two-child restriction on universal credit and child tax credits is having, and will continue to have, on families across the UK; notes that the impact will be particularly acute in Northern Ireland where, according to Office for National Statistics data, the …
46 signatures
(Most recent: 29 Nov 2017)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 34
Labour: 7
Independent: 3
The Independent Group for Change: 1
Green Party: 1
Democratic Unionist Party: 1
1st November 2017
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PANCREATIC CANCER AWARENESS MONTH 2017

Tabled by: Nic Dakin (Labour - Scunthorpe)
That this House notes that November is Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month across the UK and that 16 November 2017 is designated World Pancreatic Cancer Day; congratulates all pancreatic cancer charities and their supporters on their activities to raise awareness of the disease during November, including the joint Purple Lights initiative, …
36 signatures
(Most recent: 8 Jan 2018)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 13
Labour: 13
Conservative: 6
Liberal Democrat: 2
Democratic Unionist Party: 1
Independent: 1
31st October 2017
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CATALUNYA

Tabled by: Hywel Williams (Plaid Cymru - Arfon)
That this House believes that, given the UK's role and responsibilities as a member of the European Union, and of the Council of Europe and as a permanent member of the UN Security Council, the need for the Government to do all it can to ensure the safety and security …
20 signatures
(Most recent: 8 Jan 2018)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 13
Plaid Cymru: 3
Independent: 2
Conservative: 1
Labour: 1
24th October 2017
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CATALAN DELEGATION TO THE UK

Tabled by: Angus Brendan MacNeil (Independent - Na h-Eileanan an Iar)
That this House is concerned by a threat to the Catalan delegation to the UK in London following a threatened power grab by Prime Minister Rajoy over Catalonia; and believes that the Catalan democracy should be maintained and that the Representation in London should be retained also.
27 signatures
(Most recent: 8 Jan 2018)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 19
Plaid Cymru: 3
Labour: 2
Independent: 1
Green Party: 1
Democratic Unionist Party: 1
21st June 2017
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ACTION TO TACKLE IVORY TRADE

Tabled by: Lord Mann (Non-affiliated - Bassetlaw)
That this House recognises that African elephants are facing an unprecedented crisis with an average of one killed every 15 minutes for its ivory; welcomes the action taken internationally by the Government to combat the ivory trade and protect elephants in their natural habitat; further recognises that both the illegal …
109 signatures
(Most recent: 10 Jan 2019)
Signatures by party:
Labour: 60
Scottish National Party: 21
Liberal Democrat: 8
Democratic Unionist Party: 7
Independent: 5
Conservative: 4
Non-affiliated: 1
Plaid Cymru: 1
The Independent Group for Change: 1
Crossbench: 1
Green Party: 1
24th October 2017
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ALCOHOL STRATEGY AND MINIMUM UNIT PRICING

Tabled by: Mary Glindon (Labour - North Tyneside)
That this House recognises minimum unit pricing as a highly effective tool to reduce the number of deaths related to alcohol, crime and workplace absence; notes that Wales has now followed Scotland in approving this approach; further notes that alcohol misuse is costing between £21 billion and £52 billion in …
36 signatures
(Most recent: 25 Jan 2018)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 14
Labour: 12
Independent: 3
Democratic Unionist Party: 2
Green Party: 1
Liberal Democrat: 1
Conservative: 1
Plaid Cymru: 1
Crossbench: 1
9th October 2017
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CATALONIA

Tabled by: Neil Gray (Scottish National Party - Airdrie and Shotts)
That this House expresses its deep disappointment and concern at the actions of agencies of the Spanish state against Catalan citizens trying to exercise their democratic right to vote in the 2017 Catalonian independence referendum; condemns all violence perpetrated by the Spanish Guardia Civil against the people of Catalonia; urges …
16 signatures
(Most recent: 8 Jan 2018)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 12
Democratic Unionist Party: 1
Green Party: 1
Plaid Cymru: 1
9th October 2017
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EVENTS IN CATALONIA

Tabled by: Hugh Gaffney (Labour - Coatbridge, Chryston and Bellshill)
That this House notes with outrage the recent events in Spain, with hundreds of people being brutally attacked by state authorities, police breaking into polling stations and dragging people out on the floor; demands all the support necessary for any British nationals caught up in the abuse; calls on the …
18 signatures
(Most recent: 8 Jan 2018)
Signatures by party:
Labour: 9
Scottish National Party: 8
Democratic Unionist Party: 1
14th September 2017
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CONDEMNATION OF THE RAPE CLAUSE

Tabled by: Alison Thewliss (Scottish National Party - Glasgow Central)
That this House welcomes that the Convention of Scottish Local Authorities (COSLA) and the British Medical Association (BMA) have recently condemned the Government's two child restriction in universal credit and child tax credits, and specifically the associated non-consensual sex exemption, known as the rape clause; understands that the BMA has …
20 signatures
(Most recent: 8 Jan 2018)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 11
Labour: 4
Independent: 3
Democratic Unionist Party: 1
Plaid Cymru: 1
18th October 2017
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CHALLENGE POVERTY WEEK

Tabled by: Chris Stephens (Scottish National Party - Glasgow South West)
That this House recognises Challenge Poverty Week 2017; congratulates the hundreds of organisations taking part in anti poverty work across Scotland; notes that real poverty exists in Scotland today but can be solved by boosting incomes and lowering costs; furthermore acknowledges that as part of this the freeze on benefits …
15 signatures
(Most recent: 8 Jan 2018)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 10
Labour: 3
Democratic Unionist Party: 1
Independent: 1
18th October 2017
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DAME LORNA MUIRHEAD

Tabled by: Conor McGinn (Independent - St Helens North)
That this House congratulates Dame Lorna Muirhead on her tenure as Lord Lieutenant of Merseyside and wishes her well on her retirement; records its thanks to her on behalf of the people of Merseyside for 12 years of service as Her Majesty's Lord Lieutenant; notes her contribution to the civic …
11 signatures
(Most recent: 24 Oct 2017)
Signatures by party:
Labour: 7
Scottish National Party: 2
Independent: 1
Crossbench: 1
16th October 2017
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CONTAMINATED BLOOD INQUIRY

Tabled by: Diana Johnson (Labour - Kingston upon Hull North)
That this House welcomes the Prime Minister's announcement of an inquiry into the contaminated blood scandal; thanks the Rt. Rev James Jones, former Chair of the Hillsborough Independent Panel, for his voluntary help; supports the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Haemophilia and Contaminated Blood's statement to the Prime Minister about the …
53 signatures
(Most recent: 20 Nov 2017)
Signatures by party:
Labour: 19
Scottish National Party: 18
Independent: 4
Liberal Democrat: 4
Conservative: 3
Plaid Cymru: 3
Democratic Unionist Party: 1
Green Party: 1
The Independent Group for Change: 1
16th October 2017
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MARY'S MEALS ONE BILLIONTH MEAL SERVED

Tabled by: Brendan O'Hara (Scottish National Party - Argyll and Bute)
That this House congratulates Mary's Meals, the Argyll-based charity dedicated to feeding some of the world's poorest children on serving its one billionth meal earlier this month; notes that the dish of vegetable curry and rice was served to a 12-year old Indian child, Mohsin, at the Sangam Vihar Informal …
16 signatures
(Most recent: 8 Jan 2018)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 14
Democratic Unionist Party: 1
Liberal Democrat: 1
11th July 2017
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SCOTTISH FIRE AND RESCUE SERVICE VAT

Tabled by: Martin Whitfield (Labour - East Lothian)
That this House notes the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service (SFRS) continues to be liable for VAT, which means that it has 20 per cent greater running costs than equivalent services in England and Wales; further notes that this anomaly was apparent when the SFRS was formed; recognises that the …
40 signatures
(Most recent: 23 Oct 2017)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 33
Labour: 6
Democratic Unionist Party: 1
18th October 2017
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NOVOSOUND AND THE CONVERGE CHALLENGE AWARD

Tabled by: Gavin Newlands (Scottish National Party - Paisley and Renfrewshire North)
That this House congratulates University of the West of Scotland (UWS) lecturer, Dr Dave Hughes, and his colleagues on their substantial achievement in receiving the prestigious Converge Challenge Award which was recently presented by First Minister of Scotland, Nicola Sturgeon; notes that this was awarded due to Novosound's ground-breaking work …
14 signatures
(Most recent: 8 Jan 2018)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 13
Independent: 1
18th October 2017
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RENFREWSHIRE SPORTS AWARDS

Tabled by: Gavin Newlands (Scottish National Party - Paisley and Renfrewshire North)
That this House congratulates all those recognised at the recent Renfrewshire Sports Awards, including Luisa Steel who won the Young Volunteer of the Year award for the voluntary work that she delivers in Barsail Primary School, including helping to deliver school health days and cycling training; notes that this ceremony …
17 signatures
(Most recent: 8 Jan 2018)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 14
Independent: 1
Labour: 1
Democratic Unionist Party: 1
12th October 2017
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RAPE CRISIS SCOTLAND NATIONAL HELPLINE

Tabled by: Alison Thewliss (Scottish National Party - Glasgow Central)
That this House congratulates Rape Crisis Scotland, whose National Helpline has been in operation for 10 years; notes that the Helpline began taking calls on 11 October 2007; considers that over the last decade the helpline has responded to over 41,000 contacts; welcomes that accessibility has improved over this time, …
11 signatures
(Most recent: 8 Jan 2018)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 9
Democratic Unionist Party: 1
Liberal Democrat: 1
12th October 2017
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20TH ANNIVERSARY OF CITIZEN'S ADVICE AND RIGHTS FIFE

Tabled by: Peter Grant (Scottish National Party - Glenrothes)
That this House congratulates Citizen's Advice and Rights Fife as it celebrates the 20th anniversary of the organisation; recognises the huge number of people that it has assisted locally over those 20 years from every walk of life, and the vast array of specialist support and information that it continues …
17 signatures
(Most recent: 20 Nov 2017)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 16
Labour: 1
11th October 2017
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LIVING WAGE STATUS FOR WEST COLLEGE SCOTLAND

Tabled by: Martin Docherty-Hughes (Scottish National Party - West Dunbartonshire)
That this House recognises that West College Scotland has officially been accredited as a Living Wage employer; notes that the living wage is independently calculated each year based on what employees and their families need to live and is currently calculated at £8.45 per hour; further notes that West College …
19 signatures
(Most recent: 8 Jan 2018)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 17
Labour: 1
Independent: 1
11th October 2017
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30TH ANNIVERSARY OF DUMBARTON AND DISTRICT WOMEN'S AID

Tabled by: Martin Docherty-Hughes (Scottish National Party - West Dunbartonshire)
That this House notes that Dumbarton and District Women's Aid celebrated its 30th anniversary of delivering services to women, children and young people affected by domestic abuse; welcomes the announcement from the Scottish Government that the group has been awarded three years of funding from the Equally Safe Violence Against …
21 signatures
(Most recent: 8 Jan 2018)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 17
Labour: 1
Independent: 1
Democratic Unionist Party: 1
Liberal Democrat: 1
14th September 2017
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DRUG DEATHS

Tabled by: Mary Glindon (Labour - North Tyneside)
That this House is alarmed at the 3,744 drug-related deaths registered in England and Wales and the 867 registered in Scotland in 2016; notes with dismay that these rates are far higher than those across Europe; further notes that the majority of these deaths involved an opiate, mostly heroin or …
26 signatures
(Most recent: 25 Jan 2018)
Signatures by party:
Labour: 11
Scottish National Party: 5
Plaid Cymru: 3
Independent: 3
Democratic Unionist Party: 2
Green Party: 1
Liberal Democrat: 1
11th October 2017
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UN NUCLEAR WEAPONS BAN TREATY (No. 2)

Tabled by: Caroline Lucas (Green Party - Brighton, Pavilion)
That this House notes that on 7 July 2017 the UN concluded a legally-binding Treaty on the prohibition of nuclear weapons with the object of leading to the total elimination of nuclear weapons; welcomes the fact that the treaty was adopted by 122 states with just one vote against and …
37 signatures
(Most recent: 9 Jul 2018)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 20
Labour: 6
Liberal Democrat: 4
Independent: 3
Plaid Cymru: 3
Green Party: 1
10th October 2017
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FDAMH - FALKIRK'S MENTAL HEALTH ASSOCIATION

Tabled by: Martyn Day (Scottish National Party - Linlithgow and East Falkirk)
That this House praises the work of FDAMH, Falkirk's Mental Health Association; notes that FDAMH is an independent mental health charity serving Falkirk and the district; further notes that FDAMH has grown·extensively since its formation in 1981, now serving one in every 70 people over the age of 14 in …
15 signatures
(Most recent: 8 Jan 2018)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 12
Democratic Unionist Party: 1
Independent: 1
Labour: 1
14th September 2017
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BEREAVEMENT LEAVE FOR PARENTS

Tabled by: Patricia Gibson (Scottish National Party - North Ayrshire and Arran)
That this House fully understands the devastating effects on parents of losing a child; supports the idea that it is time for bereavement leave for working parents to be a statutory workplace right; recognises that it is the right thing to do so that parents can be assured of this …
39 signatures
(Most recent: 20 Nov 2017)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 25
Labour: 6
Independent: 3
Democratic Unionist Party: 3
Plaid Cymru: 2
12th September 2017
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INCREASING ORGAN DONATION

Tabled by: Tim Farron (Liberal Democrat - Westmorland and Lonsdale)
That this House notes that there are currently over 6,400 people waiting for an organ transplant in the UK; strongly regrets that last year 457 people died unnecessarily while on the active transplant waiting list; further notes that 875 more people had to be removed from the list mainly due …
27 signatures
(Most recent: 18 Oct 2017)
Signatures by party:
Labour: 14
Scottish National Party: 5
Conservative: 2
Independent: 2
Liberal Democrat: 1
The Independent Group for Change: 1
Green Party: 1
Plaid Cymru: 1
Democratic Unionist Party: 1
12th September 2017
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EFFECTS OF THE HPV VACCINE

Tabled by: Lord Mann (Non-affiliated - Bassetlaw)
That this House notes that while the HPV vaccination is expected to help to reduce the incidence of cervical cancer in the future, and that the majority of girls have been vaccinated without any apparent adverse reactions, all medicines and medical interventions carry some elements of risk; further notes a …
8 signatures
(Most recent: 17 Oct 2017)
Signatures by party:
Labour: 4
Non-affiliated: 1
Scottish National Party: 1
Independent: 1
Democratic Unionist Party: 1
11th September 2017
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NATIONAL EMERGENCY SERVICES MEMORIAL

Tabled by: Jim Fitzpatrick (Labour - Poplar and Limehouse)
That this House pays tribute to the more than 5,000 members of the emergency services who have lost their lives in the course of their public duties; gives thanks to the more than 250,000 emergency services personnel and volunteers who currently serve, and to all who have served; notes that …
49 signatures
(Most recent: 22 Jan 2018)
Signatures by party:
Labour: 20
Scottish National Party: 13
Conservative: 5
Democratic Unionist Party: 4
Independent: 3
Liberal Democrat: 3
Plaid Cymru: 1
11th September 2017
Ronnie Cowan signed this EDM on Wednesday 13th September 2017

AIR POLLUTION AND RED DIESEL

Tabled by: Tom Brake (Liberal Democrat - Carshalton and Wallington)
That this House notes the Government's plans to tackle Britain's air pollution crisis and improve air quality; further notes that reduced duty red diesel for certain uses costs HM Treasury £2.4 billion annually; believes that subsidising red diesel also inhibits the Government's plans to support the take-up of cleaner technologies …
18 signatures
(Most recent: 20 Nov 2017)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 8
Labour: 5
Democratic Unionist Party: 2
Green Party: 1
Liberal Democrat: 1
Independent: 1
7th September 2017
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ENFORCED DISAPPEARANCES

Tabled by: Ann Clwyd (Labour - Cynon Valley)
That this House is concerned by continued enforced disappearances around the world, used frequently as a strategy to spread fear, and the effects such disappearances have on families, communities and wider society; is further concerned for the tens of thousands of Syrians who remain unaccounted for under President Assad's regime; …
26 signatures
(Most recent: 7 Mar 2018)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 11
Labour: 8
Independent: 3
Democratic Unionist Party: 2
Conservative: 1
Green Party: 1
6th September 2017
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THALES 100 YEARS OF SUBMARINE VISUAL SYSTEM INNOVATION

Tabled by: Chris Stephens (Scottish National Party - Glasgow South West)
That this House congratulates Thales which celebrated its centenary of providing periscopes to the Royal Navy; and notes that on 25 August 1917 Thales, which was then trading as Barr and Stroud Ltd, delivered its first periscope to the Royal Navy at Rosyth and has been providing world-class Submarine Visual …
14 signatures
(Most recent: 9 Oct 2017)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 7
Democratic Unionist Party: 4
Labour: 2
Independent: 1
6th September 2017
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EMPLOYMENT RIGHTS AT MCDONALD'S RESTAURANT OUTLETS

Tabled by: Daniel Zeichner (Labour - Cambridge)
That this House notes that the global food restaurant chain McDonald’s is a hugely profitable multinational corporation and a major employer in the UK; further notes that currently many of its staff are paid below the rate recommended by the Living Wage Commission as the minimum necessary to enable a …
59 signatures
(Most recent: 1 Nov 2017)
Signatures by party:
Labour: 41
Scottish National Party: 10
Independent: 4
Plaid Cymru: 2
Democratic Unionist Party: 1
Green Party: 1
6th September 2017
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CONTAMINATED INFECTED BLOOD INQUIRY

Tabled by: Peter Bottomley (Conservative - Worthing West)
That this House notes the Ministerial Written Statement HCWS109, made on 6 September 2017; welcomes the extended deadline for views on the format and scope of the independent inquiry; thanks Bishop James Jones, former Chair of the Hillsborough Independent Panel and Chair of the Gosport Independent Panel for his voluntary …
24 signatures
(Most recent: 18 Oct 2017)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 14
Labour: 3
Independent: 3
Conservative: 2
Democratic Unionist Party: 1
Liberal Democrat: 1
6th September 2017
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THE CENTENARY OF THE BIRTH OF LEONARD CHESHIRE

Tabled by: Deidre Brock (Scottish National Party - Edinburgh North and Leith)
That this House commemorates the centenary of the birth of Leonard Cheshire, born on 7 September 1917; notes his significant achievements as a decorated officer in the Second World War, including leading No.617 Squadron, the Dambusters, and being awarded the Victoria Cross in 1944; recognises Leonard Cheshire's desire to help …
28 signatures
(Most recent: 25 Oct 2017)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 20
Conservative: 3
Democratic Unionist Party: 3
Labour: 1
Independent: 1
6th September 2017
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NATIONAL ORGAN DONATION WEEK

Tabled by: Jim Shannon (Democratic Unionist Party - Strangford)
That this House fully supports National Organ Donation Week from 4 to 10 September 2017; encourages all those not on the organ donor list to sign up and register to save lives; and recognises that one person has the ability to save nine lives through organ donation so that hope …
28 signatures
(Most recent: 16 Oct 2017)
Signatures by party:
Democratic Unionist Party: 7
Labour: 7
Scottish National Party: 7
Independent: 3
Conservative: 2
Green Party: 1
Plaid Cymru: 1
6th September 2017
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COMMONWEALTH LEADERSHIP TO END MODERN SLAVERY

Tabled by: Ann Clwyd (Labour - Cynon Valley)
That this House welcomes the opportunity presented by the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting 2018 in London, for the Commonwealth to take a leading role in ending modern slavery and achieving SDG 8.7 in Member States; notes, with regret and concern, that the Commonwealth is disproportionately affected by modern slavery; …
26 signatures
(Most recent: 22 Jul 2019)
Signatures by party:
Labour: 9
Scottish National Party: 4
Independent: 4
Conservative: 3
Democratic Unionist Party: 3
Liberal Democrat: 1
Plaid Cymru: 1
Green Party: 1
The Independent Group for Change: 1
6th September 2017
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NICE GUIDELINES ON ME

Tabled by: Stephen Timms (Labour - East Ham)
That this House welcomes NICE's consultation with patients and their representatives on whether to review its clinical guidelines on Chronic Fatigue Syndrome/ME (CG53); notes that myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME) is a serious, debilitating, chronic health condition affecting about 250,000 people in the UK, and is concerned that about half of the …
92 signatures
(Most recent: 16 May 2018)
Signatures by party:
Labour: 42
Scottish National Party: 16
Liberal Democrat: 9
Conservative: 7
Democratic Unionist Party: 7
Independent: 6
Plaid Cymru: 2
Crossbench: 1
Green Party: 1
Non-affiliated: 1
5th September 2017
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PANORAMA PROGRAMME 'BRITAIN'S IMMIGRATION SECRETS'

Tabled by: Keith Vaz (Labour - Leicester East)
That this House is shocked and disturbed by the BBC Panorama documentary Britain's Immigration Secrets exposing the abuse suffered in Brooke House, the immigration detention centre managed by G4S; commends the efforts of reporter Callum Tulley for his bravery in reporting on this matter despite the personal risk; considers that …
22 signatures
(Most recent: 17 Oct 2017)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 10
Labour: 7
Democratic Unionist Party: 2
Plaid Cymru: 1
Independent: 1
Liberal Democrat: 1
5th September 2017
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INDEPENDENT INQUIRY INTO WAR CRIMES IN YEMEN

Tabled by: Keith Vaz (Labour - Leicester East)
That this House welcomes the initiative of the Netherlands Government to introduce an independent war crimes inquiry into the conflict in Yemen; notes the destruction that the civil war has caused in Yemen; further notes last week's civilian deaths which resulted from coalition bombings; and calls on the Government to …
31 signatures
(Most recent: 9 Oct 2017)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 12
Labour: 10
Independent: 2
Democratic Unionist Party: 2
Plaid Cymru: 2
Conservative: 1
Green Party: 1
Liberal Democrat: 1
5th September 2017
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UNITED NATIONS SECURITY COUNCIL RESOLUTION ON YEMEN

Tabled by: Keith Vaz (Labour - Leicester East)
That this House calls on the Security Council to table an immediate resolution on Yemen; notes the huge humanitarian consequences the conflict there has caused the Yemeni people; and further notes the deep concern felt by over 100 hon. and Right hon. Members of this House who signed a letter …
25 signatures
(Most recent: 11 Oct 2017)
Signatures by party:
Labour: 9
Scottish National Party: 7
Independent: 4
Plaid Cymru: 2
Conservative: 1
Green Party: 1
Democratic Unionist Party: 1
5th September 2017
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FLIGHT OF ROHINGYA REFUGEES FROM BURMA

Tabled by: Ann Clwyd (Labour - Cynon Valley)
That this House notes with concern the increasing number of Rohingya refugees crossing from Burma into Bangladesh, with over 100,000 having fled violence, allegedly triggered by an attack by Rohingya militants on police posts, since the end of August; is very concerned about reports from many of those who have …
83 signatures
(Most recent: 5 Dec 2017)
Signatures by party:
Labour: 55
Scottish National Party: 13
Independent: 7
Democratic Unionist Party: 2
The Independent Group for Change: 2
Plaid Cymru: 2
Conservative: 1
Non-affiliated: 1
Green Party: 1
Liberal Democrat: 1
5th September 2017
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CONFLICT WITH NORTH KOREA

Tabled by: Caroline Lucas (Green Party - Brighton, Pavilion)
That this House expresses concern about the nuclear and missile testing by North Korea and the potential risk that provocative actions, threats and exercises in or near North East Asia and the Pacific which could lead to the use of nuclear weapons by intention or miscalculation; recognises that there are …
22 signatures
(Most recent: 8 Mar 2018)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 12
Labour: 5
Plaid Cymru: 3
Green Party: 1
Independent: 1
5th September 2017
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POLICE WIDOWS' PENSIONS

Tabled by: Stephen Lloyd (Liberal Democrat - Eastbourne)
That this House recognises the service of any person who makes the ultimate sacrifice on behalf of their country, and leaves behind family members and loved ones; is deeply concerned that the Police Pension Regulations 1987 do not allow police widows or widowers the opportunity to marry or cohabit, without …
24 signatures
(Most recent: 14 Mar 2019)
Signatures by party:
Labour: 11
Democratic Unionist Party: 4
Independent: 3
Liberal Democrat: 2
Plaid Cymru: 2
Conservative: 1
Scottish National Party: 1
5th September 2017
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PERSECUTION OF ROHINGYAS

Tabled by: John Grogan (Labour - Keighley)
This House expresses its deep concern at recent developments in Myanmar; condemns the murderous attacks by militants against Burmese border posts but also the completely disproportionate response of the Burmese military against the Rohingyas who the UN consider are the most persecuted minority group in the world; further condemns the …
16 signatures
(Most recent: 9 Oct 2017)
Signatures by party:
Labour: 10
Scottish National Party: 2
Democratic Unionist Party: 1
Conservative: 1
Liberal Democrat: 1
Independent: 1
6th September 2017
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50TH ANNIVERSARY OF MICHAEL COLLIERY DISASTER

Tabled by: Peter Grant (Scottish National Party - Glenrothes)
That this House notes that 9 September 2017 marks the 50th anniversary of the Michael Colliery Disaster in East Wemyss, Fife, in which a fire broke out and nine miners were tragically killed; commends the heroism of the rescue teams who helped to save many lives, including a number of …
29 signatures
(Most recent: 9 Oct 2017)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 20
Labour: 4
Independent: 2
Conservative: 1
Green Party: 1
Democratic Unionist Party: 1
5th September 2017
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PARLIAMENTARIANS REPORTING CONSTITUENTS TO THE HOME OFFICE FOR DEPORTATION

Tabled by: Gavin Newlands (Scottish National Party - Paisley and Renfrewshire North)
That this House is concerned by recent Freedom of Information reports revealing that on 482 occasions between 2014 and 2016 hon. Members of the House have been informing the Home Office of undocumented migrants; believes that to inform on a constituent would be a fundamental betrayal of trust, acting against …
20 signatures
(Most recent: 13 Sep 2017)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 18
Green Party: 1
Plaid Cymru: 1
4th July 2017
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PARLIAMENTARY SCRUTINY OF TRADE DEALS

Tabled by: Caroline Lucas (Green Party - Brighton, Pavilion)
That this House is concerned about the lack of parliamentary scrutiny and accountability of trade deals to which the UK is a party; and calls on the Government to ensure the right of Parliament to set a thorough mandate to govern each trade negotiation, with a remit for the devolved …
124 signatures
(Most recent: 21 Feb 2018)
Signatures by party:
Labour: 66
Scottish National Party: 35
Liberal Democrat: 13
Independent: 3
Plaid Cymru: 3
Green Party: 1
Crossbench: 1
Democratic Unionist Party: 1
Non-affiliated: 1
18th July 2017
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25TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE ZERO TOLERANCE CAMPAIGN

Tabled by: Alison Thewliss (Scottish National Party - Glasgow Central)
That this House notes that 2017 marks 25 years since the launch of the Zero Tolerance campaign in Scotland; understands that the Zero Tolerance campaign was instigated by Evelyn Gillan, Campaigns Officer at Edinburgh District Council, and initially ran over a six month period in 1992 to highlight the effect …
33 signatures
(Most recent: 13 Nov 2017)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 20
Independent: 4
Labour: 4
Democratic Unionist Party: 2
Liberal Democrat: 2
Conservative: 1
17th July 2017
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HINKLEY POINT COSTS

Tabled by: Paul Flynn (Labour - Newport West)
That this House notes that Électricité de France, which previously deceived the gullible Coalition Government to agree to pay the highest price ever for electricity at Hinkley Point and guaranteed that price for 35 years, now plans to increase the construction costs by 10 per cent after increasing the price …
15 signatures
(Most recent: 13 Sep 2017)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 7
Labour: 5
Independent: 2
Green Party: 1
17th July 2017
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NAZANIN ZAGHARI-RATCLIFFE

Tabled by: Tom Brake (Liberal Democrat - Carshalton and Wallington)
That this House expresses grave concern regarding the case of Ms Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, a British dual national, who is currently arbitrarily detained in Iran; is worried for the health and safety of Ms Zaghari-Ratcliffe, who at times has been kept in solitary confinement and has been kept from seeing her …
39 signatures
(Most recent: 20 Jun 2019)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 12
Labour: 11
Liberal Democrat: 5
Independent: 3
Plaid Cymru: 3
Conservative: 2
Democratic Unionist Party: 2
Green Party: 1
12th July 2017
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SCOTTISH WOMEN'S NATIONAL TEAM AT EURO 2017

Tabled by: Gavin Newlands (Scottish National Party - Paisley and Renfrewshire North)
That this House congratulates coach Anna Signeul, captain Gemma Fay and the rest of the Scotland Women's National Team for qualifying for the Women's Euro 2017 football tournament; notes that the tournament will be played in the Netherlands starting on 16 July 2017 with Scotland's first match being against England; …
21 signatures
(Most recent: 6 Sep 2017)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 17
Labour: 1
Conservative: 1
Independent: 1
Democratic Unionist Party: 1
19th July 2017
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TREATY ON THE PROHIBITION OF NUCLEAR WEAPONS

Tabled by: Caroline Lucas (Green Party - Brighton, Pavilion)
That this House notes that on 7 July 2017 the United Nations concluded a legally-binding Treaty on the prohibition of nuclear weapons with the object of leading to the total elimination of nuclear weapons; welcomes the fact that the treaty was adopted by 122 states with just one vote against …
25 signatures
(Most recent: 9 Oct 2017)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 15
Labour: 4
Plaid Cymru: 3
Green Party: 1
Independent: 1
Liberal Democrat: 1
18th July 2017
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HUMANITARIAN CRISIS IN THE GAZA STRIP

Tabled by: Caroline Lucas (Green Party - Brighton, Pavilion)
That this House is deeply concerned about the ongoing humanitarian crisis in the Gaza Strip; notes that the blockade of Gaza by the Israeli and Egyptian authorities has been in place for 10 years, violates international law and continues to impoverish civilians in Gaza; recognises that Gaza remains under Israeli …
22 signatures
(Most recent: 13 Sep 2017)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 11
Labour: 8
Independent: 2
Green Party: 1
11th July 2017
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SOCIAL SECURITY

Tabled by: Jeremy Corbyn (Independent - Islington North)
That the Social Security Benefits Up-rating Regulations 2017 (S.I., 2017, No. 349), dated 9 March 2017, a copy of which was laid before this House on 13 March in the last Session of Parliament, be revoked.
97 signatures
(Most recent: 20 Feb 2018)
Signatures by party:
Labour: 49
Scottish National Party: 35
Independent: 7
Conservative: 1
Liberal Democrat: 1
Non-affiliated: 1
The Independent Group for Change: 1
Green Party: 1
Plaid Cymru: 1
Democratic Unionist Party: 1
18th July 2017
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CELEBRATING 20 YEARS OF BADENOCH AND STRATHSPEY'S COMMUNITY CAR SCHEME

Tabled by: Drew Hendry (Scottish National Party - Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey)
That this House congratulates the Badenoch and Strathspey Community Transport Company on 20 years of the Community Car Scheme, recognising the important and vital work of its volunteer drivers, telephonists and all those involved in providing 6000 journeys a year for 1550 clients; notes the importance of its core message …
15 signatures
(Most recent: 7 Sep 2017)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 14
Democratic Unionist Party: 1
11th July 2017
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DWP ESTATE OFFICE CLOSURES

Tabled by: Chris Stephens (Scottish National Party - Glasgow South West)
That this House is deeply concerned at the announcement by the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) of the closure of almost one in 10 jobcentres; notes that only six of the original 78 earmarked for closure have been reprieved and two which were not under threat will now close; …
44 signatures
(Most recent: 25 Jan 2018)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 17
Labour: 17
Independent: 6
Liberal Democrat: 1
Green Party: 1
Democratic Unionist Party: 1
Plaid Cymru: 1
17th July 2017
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ASYLUM SUPPORT

Tabled by: Caroline Lucas (Green Party - Brighton, Pavilion)
That this House notes with deep concern the findings of the recent research report by Refugee Action, Slipping Through The Cracks, that a failure by the Home Office to follow its own guidance for supporting those seeking asylum in the UK is resulting in vulnerable people being wrongly denied assistance …
98 signatures
(Most recent: 3 Sep 2019)
Signatures by party:
Labour: 47
Scottish National Party: 23
Liberal Democrat: 13
Independent: 7
Plaid Cymru: 3
Democratic Unionist Party: 3
Green Party: 1
Conservative: 1
13th July 2017
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LOCH LOMOND BREWERY CAMRA CHAMPION BEER OF SCOTLAND 2017

Tabled by: Martin Docherty-Hughes (Scottish National Party - West Dunbartonshire)
That this House notes that family-run Loch Lomond Brewery has scooped the Campaign for Real Ale's prestigious Champion Beer of Scotland award for its product Silkie Stout at the Scottish Real Ale Festival; understands that Silkie Stout is one of the brewery's original beers and won the title of Champion …
16 signatures
(Most recent: 6 Sep 2017)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 12
Plaid Cymru: 2
Independent: 1
Democratic Unionist Party: 1
12th July 2017
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PRACTICE OF FALUN GONG AND THE CAMPAIGN AGAINST ORGAN HARVESTING

Tabled by: Patrick Grady (Scottish National Party - Glasgow North)
That this House notes the long-standing campaign against forced organ harvesting, and pays tribute to the sheer determination of all those who have dedicated so much time to bringing this issue to the attention of policy makers around the world; further notes that the Chinese Government has admitted that it …
18 signatures
(Most recent: 6 Sep 2017)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 10
Democratic Unionist Party: 2
Independent: 2
Labour: 2
Conservative: 1
Non-affiliated: 1
12th July 2017
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FIXED ODD BETTING TERMINALS

Tabled by: Jo Stevens (Labour - Cardiff Central)
That this House welcomes the re-establishment of the Fixed Odds Betting Terminals All-Party Parliamentary Group; acknowledges that there has been widespread proliferation in the number of fixed-odds betting terminals (FOBTs) since the introduction of the Gambling Act 2005; notes that more can and should be done by all stakeholders to …
47 signatures
(Most recent: 1 Nov 2018)
Signatures by party:
Labour: 24
Scottish National Party: 13
Democratic Unionist Party: 3
Conservative: 2
Liberal Democrat: 2
Independent: 2
Green Party: 1
21st June 2017
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AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL CAMPAIGN: 50th ANNIVERSARY OF ISRAEL'S OCCUPATION OF EAST JERUSALEM, THE WEST BANK, GOLAN HEIGHTS AND GAZA

Tabled by: Chris Stephens (Scottish National Party - Glasgow South West)
That this House endorses Amnesty lnternational's newly launched global campaign calling on governments around the world to ban imports from illegal Israeli settlements; notes that this campaign coincides with the 50th anniversary of Israel's occupation of East Jerusalem, the West Bank, the Golan Heights and Gaza; expresses grave concern at …
14 signatures
(Most recent: 10 Jul 2017)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 6
Labour: 4
Independent: 2
Green Party: 1
Plaid Cymru: 1
5th July 2017
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ESA WORK-RELATED ACTIVITY

Tabled by: Neil Gray (Scottish National Party - Airdrie and Shotts)
That this House notes with concern the findings of the Trussell Trust report Financial insecurity, food insecurity, and disability: The profile of people receiving emergency food assistance from The Trussell Trust Foodbank Network in Britain, published in June 2017, which show that 78 per cent of households surveyed were severely …
29 signatures
(Most recent: 9 Oct 2017)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 17
Labour: 7
Independent: 2
Democratic Unionist Party: 1
Plaid Cymru: 1
Green Party: 1
4th July 2017
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HENDRY REVIEW ON SWANSEA BAY TIDAL LAGOON

Tabled by: Liz Saville Roberts (Plaid Cymru - Dwyfor Meirionnydd)
That this House notes the Government's previous commitment to the Swansea Bay Tidal Lagoon (SBTL); highlights the recommendation to launch the SBTL project in the Hendry Review commissioned by the Government; further notes the Hendry Review described it as a matter of urgency; acknowledges the Conservative Party's failure to include …
20 signatures
(Most recent: 18 Oct 2017)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 11
Plaid Cymru: 3
Labour: 3
Independent: 2
Democratic Unionist Party: 1
21st June 2017
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GOVERNMENT'S ALCOHOL STRATEGY

Tabled by: Mary Glindon (Labour - North Tyneside)
That this House notes that among those aged 15 to 49, alcohol is now the leading risk factor for ill-health, early mortality and disability and the fifth leading risk factor for ill-health across all age groups; further notes that liver disease has seen a 400 per cent increase since 1970; …
19 signatures
(Most recent: 9 Oct 2017)
Signatures by party:
Labour: 8
Scottish National Party: 7
Independent: 2
Democratic Unionist Party: 1
Green Party: 1
5th July 2017
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FORTY YEARS OF PARKHEAD HOUSING ASSOCIATION

Tabled by: David Linden (Scottish National Party - Glasgow East)
That this House congratulates Parkhead Housing Association on its 40th anniversary; commends the leadership of Chief Executive James Strany who has led the Association with tremendous energy and vision; and looks forward to many more years of Parkhead Housing Association delivering affordable, socially rented housing in Glasgow's East End.
26 signatures
(Most recent: 6 Sep 2017)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 20
Plaid Cymru: 3
Independent: 1
Labour: 1
Democratic Unionist Party: 1
5th July 2017
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PAISLEY SMA' SHOT DAY

Tabled by: Gavin Newlands (Scottish National Party - Paisley and Renfrewshire North)
That this House celebrates Paisley Sma' Shot Day which was organised on 1 July 2017; recognises that this annual event celebrates Paisley's radical past particularly the political battles between the town's weavers and their employers; notes that these political protests were crucial in the extension of the workers' rights that …
21 signatures
(Most recent: 20 Jul 2017)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 17
Labour: 2
Independent: 1
Democratic Unionist Party: 1
28th June 2017
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ACCESS TO ELECTED OFFICE FUND

Tabled by: Caroline Lucas (Green Party - Brighton, Pavilion)
That this House welcomes the election of five disabled hon. Members on 8 June 2017, an increase of three on the 2015-2017 Parliament; notes that disabled people are still under-represented in the House, and in politics more widely; further notes that a strong democracy is an inclusive one, and that, …
93 signatures
(Most recent: 4 Jun 2018)
Signatures by party:
Labour: 47
Scottish National Party: 23
Liberal Democrat: 13
Independent: 4
Plaid Cymru: 3
Green Party: 1
Conservative: 1
The Independent Group for Change: 1
Democratic Unionist Party: 1
21st June 2017
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CUSTOMS UNION MEMBERSHIP

Tabled by: Stephen Doughty (Labour (Co-op) - Cardiff South and Penarth)
That this House notes the benefits of UK membership of the EU Customs Union which removes costly and time-consuming customs processes and red tape for trade with other EU member states, allows the operation of a soft Northern Ireland-Republic of Ireland border that would be in jeopardy were the UK …
70 signatures
(Most recent: 9 Oct 2017)
Signatures by party:
Labour: 36
Scottish National Party: 19
Liberal Democrat: 9
Independent: 3
The Independent Group for Change: 1
Green Party: 1
Plaid Cymru: 1
Crossbench: 1
29th June 2017
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HMS QUEEN ELIZABETH AND BRITISH SHIPBUILDING

Tabled by: Paul Sweeney (Labour (Co-op) - Glasgow North East)
That this House offers its congratulations to the Aircraft Carrier Alliance on the successful commencement of the sea trials of the Royal Navy's future flagship, HMS Queen Elizabeth; notes that the two Queen Elizabeth class aircraft carriers, at 65,000 tonnes displacement and 920 feet in length, the largest and most …
18 signatures
(Most recent: 9 Oct 2017)
Signatures by party:
Labour: 10
Scottish National Party: 4
Conservative: 1
Independent: 1
Democratic Unionist Party: 1
Liberal Democrat: 1
29th June 2017
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MILITARY ACTION IN SYRIA

Tabled by: Stewart Malcolm McDonald (Scottish National Party - Glasgow South)
That this House must give its approval through a parliamentary vote before the Government orders any military action in Syria outwith the very specific conditions set out in the motion agreed on 2 December 2015.
46 signatures
(Most recent: 11 Jul 2017)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 35
Labour: 4
Independent: 2
Liberal Democrat: 2
Plaid Cymru: 2
Green Party: 1
27th June 2017
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WOMEN AGAINST STATE PENSION INEQUALITY

Tabled by: Grahame Morris (Labour - Easington)
That this House believes it has a moral duty to ensure that there is a fair transition for women born on or after 6 April 1951 regarding their pensions; recognises the need for a non-means tested bridging pension that will secure the financial stability of those affected by the 1995 …
197 signatures
(Most recent: 4 Oct 2019)
Signatures by party:
Labour: 122
Scottish National Party: 35
Independent: 12
Liberal Democrat: 10
Democratic Unionist Party: 9
Plaid Cymru: 3
Conservative: 2
Non-affiliated: 2
The Independent Group for Change: 2
Green Party: 1
Crossbench: 1
27th June 2017
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30TH ANNIVERSARY OF ERASMUS

Tabled by: Stephen Gethins (Scottish National Party - North East Fife)
That this House celebrates the 30th anniversary of the EU's Erasmus Plus programme which has provided study exchange and traineeship opportunities across EU member states and Norway, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Turkey and the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia; notes that 1,600 Scottish students participated between 2014 and 2015; further notes that …
34 signatures
(Most recent: 12 Sep 2017)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 18
Labour: 7
Plaid Cymru: 3
Independent: 2
Conservative: 1
Democratic Unionist Party: 1
The Independent Group for Change: 1
Green Party: 1
Liberal Democrat: 1
26th June 2017
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UN VOTE ON CHAGOS ISLANDS

Tabled by: Patrick Grady (Scottish National Party - Glasgow North)
That this House welcomes the adoption by the UN General Assembly of Resolution 71/292 which requests an advisory opinion of the International Court of Justice (ICJ) on the consequences of the separation of the Chagos Archipelago from Mauritius in 1965 including the consequences in international law for the resettlement of …
26 signatures
(Most recent: 5 Sep 2017)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 17
Labour: 3
Independent: 2
Democratic Unionist Party: 1
Liberal Democrat: 1
Plaid Cymru: 1
Green Party: 1
26th June 2017
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TELEPHONE CANVASSERS DURING THE 2017 GENERAL ELECTION

Tabled by: Liz Saville Roberts (Plaid Cymru - Dwyfor Meirionnydd)
That this House notes evidence brought forward by Channel 4 which purports to show the Conservative Party broke data protection and electoral law; has serious concerns that the Conservative Party may have used paid canvassers and misleading calls to influence voters in marginal seats; further notes the evidence shows that …
23 signatures
(Most recent: 5 Jul 2017)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 17
Plaid Cymru: 3
Labour: 2
Independent: 1
21st June 2017
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GOVERNMENT'S DRUG STRATEGY

Tabled by: Mary Glindon (Labour - North Tyneside)
That this House is shocked that more people die of drug misuse than on the roads; notes that drug-related deaths are at record levels; recognises that drug treatment services not only save lives but every £1 invested saves society £2.50 in health, welfare and crime costs; reminds the Government that …
26 signatures
(Most recent: 9 Oct 2017)
Signatures by party:
Labour: 9
Scottish National Party: 8
Independent: 4
Democratic Unionist Party: 3
Plaid Cymru: 1
Green Party: 1
26th June 2017
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LOWERING THE VOTING AGE TO 16

Tabled by: Caroline Lucas (Green Party - Brighton, Pavilion)
That this House notes that 16 year olds can enter into marriage and civil partnerships, pay income tax and national insurance, obtain social security benefits in their own right, become a company director, consent to medical treatment, and join the armed forces, a political party or a trade union; believes …
96 signatures
(Most recent: 27 Nov 2017)
Signatures by party:
Labour: 53
Scottish National Party: 24
Liberal Democrat: 7
Independent: 6
Plaid Cymru: 3
Green Party: 1
Crossbench: 1
Conservative: 1
The Independent Group for Change: 1
21st June 2017
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PREGNANCY DISCRIMINATION AND EMPLOYMENT TRIBUNAL TIME LIMIT

Tabled by: Caroline Lucas (Green Party - Brighton, Pavilion)
That this House notes the key findings of research funded by the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy and undertaken by the Equality and Human Rights Commission that some 54,000 women per year are forced out of work by pregnancy or maternity discrimination, and that three out of four …
103 signatures
(Most recent: 23 Apr 2018)
Signatures by party:
Labour: 53
Scottish National Party: 24
Liberal Democrat: 11
Independent: 7
Plaid Cymru: 3
Democratic Unionist Party: 3
Green Party: 1
Conservative: 1
The Independent Group for Change: 1
21st June 2017
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ONGOING IMPRISONMENT OF RAIF BADAWI

Tabled by: Stewart Malcolm McDonald (Scottish National Party - Glasgow South)
That this House recognises the unjust arrest of Raif Badawi on 17 June 2014 and his subsequent imprisonment in Saudi Arabia for championing free speech and freedom of expression; notes that he is now beginning his 5th year of a 10-year prison sentence; further notes that Mr Badawi is also …
38 signatures
(Most recent: 20 Feb 2018)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 24
Labour: 8
Independent: 2
Liberal Democrat: 2
Democratic Unionist Party: 1
Green Party: 1
21st June 2017
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BO'NESS ACADEMY AND TESCO TACKLING FOOD WASTE

Tabled by: Martyn Day (Scottish National Party - Linlithgow and East Falkirk)
That this House commends Bo'ness Academy on its community cafe project, which is supported by the local Tesco store and the food redistribution charity, FareShare; understands that Tesco, as part of its Community Food Connection programme, supplies surplus food, which otherwise may be wasted, to Bo'ness Academy, which uses the …
18 signatures
(Most recent: 4 Jul 2017)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 16
Plaid Cymru: 1
Democratic Unionist Party: 1
21st June 2017
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25 YEARS OF FIGHTING FOR JUSTICE FOR VICTIMS OF ASBESTOS

Tabled by: Martin Docherty-Hughes (Scottish National Party - West Dunbartonshire)
That this House notes that the Clydebank Asbestos Group (CAG) is marking its 25th Anniversary since its foundation in 1992; further notes that the CAG is a volunteer organisation set up to help provide support, advice and information for victims of asbestos and their families across the West of Scotland …
33 signatures
(Most recent: 20 Jul 2017)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 24
Labour: 6
Liberal Democrat: 1
Independent: 1
Democratic Unionist Party: 1
21st June 2017
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MP STAFF REDUNDANCY PAYMENTS

Tabled by: Ronnie Cowan (Scottish National Party - Inverclyde)
That this House acknowledges the lack of financial support for hon. Members' staff members who have found themselves unemployed due to their hon. Member not being returned at the 2017 general election; notes that a number of hon. Members, first elected at the 2015 general election, did not retain their …
44 signatures
(Most recent: 18 Jul 2017)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 25
Labour: 11
Conservative: 2
Independent: 2
Democratic Unionist Party: 2
Green Party: 1
Non-affiliated: 1
26th April 2017
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SUCCESS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF ST ANDREWS

Tabled by: Stephen Gethins (Scottish National Party - North East Fife)
That this House congratulates the University of St Andrews on its continued success in higher education league tables; notes that St Andrews was recently ranked first in Scotland and third in the UK by the Complete University Guide; further notes that this marks a rise in two places from 2016 …
51 signatures
(Most recent: 26 Apr 2017)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 50
Independent: 1
26th April 2017
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PAISLEY BEER AND FOOD FESTIVAL 2017

Tabled by: Gavin Newlands (Scottish National Party - Paisley and Renfrewshire North)
That this House celebrates the 30th anniversary of Paisley Beer Festival, which was held from 19 to 22 April 2017; recognises that it has been held in Paisley Town Hall since 1986 and has gone from strength to strength since then; highlights another successful year for the festival, which witnessed …
23 signatures
(Most recent: 26 Apr 2017)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 22
Independent: 1
26th April 2017
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ROSINA BONSU AND OUTSTANDING WOMAN OF SCOTLAND

Tabled by: Gavin Newlands (Scottish National Party - Paisley and Renfrewshire North)
That this House congratulates Rosina Bonsu, a lecturer in contemporary dance at West College Scotland in Paisley, on being named as an inductee into the Saltire Society's Outstanding Women of Scotland community; notes that Rosina is one of just 10 women nominated in 2017 for their contribution to Scottish culture …
24 signatures
(Most recent: 26 Apr 2017)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 23
Independent: 1
26th April 2017
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10 YEARS OF SNP GOVERNMENT

Tabled by: Stephen Gethins (Scottish National Party - North East Fife)
That this House notes the 10th anniversary of the SNP forming its first Scottish Government, led by Alex Salmond, following its victory in the Scottish Parliament elections held on 4 May 2007; further notes this first SNP administration established the Scottish Government out of the existing Scottish Executive and gave …
53 signatures
(Most recent: 26 Apr 2017)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 52
Independent: 1
18th April 2017
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REPORTED ABDUCTIONS, TORTURE AND KILLINGS OF GAY MEN IN CHECHNYA

Tabled by: Margaret Ferrier (Independent - Rutherglen and Hamilton West)
That this House is deeply concerned at the reports in the Russian newspaper, Novaya Gazeta, that men believed to be gay have been abducted, tortured and killed in Chechnya; expresses alarm at denials made by Chechen authorities regarding these reports, which claim that gay men do not exist in the …
33 signatures
(Most recent: 26 Apr 2017)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 20
Labour: 6
Independent: 3
Social Democratic & Labour Party: 2
Conservative: 1
Green Party: 1
Democratic Unionist Party: 1
Liberal Democrat: 1
19th April 2017
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TAX CREDITS (S. I., 2017, No. 387)

Tabled by: Alison Thewliss (Scottish National Party - Glasgow Central)
That the Child Tax Credit (Amendment) Regulations 2017 (S.I., 2017, No. 387), dated 14 March 2017, a copy of which was laid before this House on 15 March, be revoked.
32 signatures
(Most recent: 20 Apr 2017)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 29
Independent: 2
Social Democratic & Labour Party: 1
19th April 2017
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SOCIAL SECURITY (S. I., 2017, No. 376)

Tabled by: Alison Thewliss (Scottish National Party - Glasgow Central)
That the Social Security (Restrictions on Amounts for Children and Qualifying Young Persons) Amendment Regulations 2017 (S.I., 2017, No. 376), dated 13 March 2017, a copy of which was laid before this House on 15 March, be revoked.
33 signatures
(Most recent: 20 Apr 2017)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 29
Independent: 2
Labour: 2
Social Democratic & Labour Party: 1
29th March 2017
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NUCLEAR POWER COSTS

Tabled by: Paul Flynn (Labour - Newport West)
That this House is appalled at the runaway multi-billion pound waste of nuclear costs for a power source that promised to deliver electricity that would be too cheap to meter; notes that Hinkley Point's estimated cost of £6 billion in 2008 leapt to £24 billion and is now estimated to …
20 signatures
(Most recent: 26 Apr 2017)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 13
Labour: 6
Independent: 1
Social Democratic & Labour Party: 1
29th March 2017
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SOCIAL SECURITY

Tabled by: Alison Thewliss (Scottish National Party - Glasgow Central)
That an humble Address be presented to Her Majesty, praying that the Social Security (Restrictions on Amounts for Children and Qualifying Young Persons) Amendment Regulations 2017 (S.I., 2017, No. 376), dated 13 March 2017, a copy of which was laid before this House on 15 March, be annulled.
43 signatures
(Most recent: 26 Apr 2017)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 34
Independent: 5
Labour: 3
Social Democratic & Labour Party: 1
Plaid Cymru: 1
29th March 2017
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BICENTENARY OF ALEXANDER GREEK THOMSON

Tabled by: Stewart Malcolm McDonald (Scottish National Party - Glasgow South)
That this House notes that 2017 marks the bicentenary of the birth of Alexander Greek Thomson, one of the great architects of international stature produced by Victorian Glasgow; further notes that Mr Thomson was extremely successful with a large clientele for medium-sized villas and terraces of cottages in Pollokshields, Shawlands, …
26 signatures
(Most recent: 26 Apr 2017)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 23
Labour: 2
Democratic Unionist Party: 1
28th March 2017
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IC CHANGE AND SHEILA MCKECHNIE AWARD FOR GENDER EQUALITY

Tabled by: Gavin Newlands (Scottish National Party - Paisley and Renfrewshire North)
That this House congratulates Robyn Boosey, Becca Bunce and Rachel Nye from IC Change for winning the Sheila McKechnie Campaigner Award for Gender Equality; understands that those awards celebrate the best campaigns and campaigners across the UK; notes that the award for gender equality recognises people and groups campaigning, either …
26 signatures
(Most recent: 26 Apr 2017)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 20
Independent: 3
Social Democratic & Labour Party: 1
Liberal Democrat: 1
Democratic Unionist Party: 1
23rd March 2017
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BREASTFEEDING FRIENDLY FOOTBALL GROUNDS

Tabled by: Roger Mullin (Scottish National Party - Kirkcaldy and Cowdenbeath)
That this House commends Cowdenbeath Football Club on its announcement of Central Park as a breastfeeding friendly football ground; acknowledges that Cowdenbeath FC's initiative is a very positive and pro-active step towards making football grounds across the country accessible to families with young children; understands that approximately 70 per cent …
19 signatures
(Most recent: 18 Apr 2017)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 13
Labour: 4
Democratic Unionist Party: 1
Independent: 1
Social Democratic & Labour Party: 1
21st March 2017
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SOCIAL SECURITY

Tabled by: Ian Blackford (Scottish National Party - Ross, Skye and Lochaber)
That an humble Address be presented to Her Majesty, praying that the Social Security Benefits Up-rating Regulations 2017 (S.I., 2017, No. 349), dated 9 March 2017, a copy of which was laid before this House on 13 March 2017, be annulled.
76 signatures
(Most recent: 26 Apr 2017)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 38
Labour: 25
Independent: 6
Conservative: 2
Liberal Democrat: 2
Democratic Unionist Party: 1
Green Party: 1
Social Democratic & Labour Party: 1
Plaid Cymru: 1
15th March 2017
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ADVISORY COMMITTEE ON BUSINESS APPOINTMENTS

Tabled by: Paul Flynn (Labour - Newport West)
That this House recalls former Prime Minister David Cameron's condemnation in 2010 of politicians who are out to serve themselves and not the country by lobbying; notes the abject failure of the Government's watchdog, the Advisory Committee on Business Appointments, to reduce the abuses of the potentially corrupting revolving door …
19 signatures
(Most recent: 26 Apr 2017)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 11
Labour: 6
Independent: 1
Green Party: 1
20th March 2017
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UN INTERNATIONAL DAY FOR THE ELIMINATION OF RACIAL DISCRIMINATION (No. 2)

Tabled by: Naz Shah (Labour - Bradford West)
That this House welcomes the 2017 UN International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination as an opportunity to reaffirm and demonstrate its commitment to eradicating unlawful racial discrimination and promoting racial equality in the UK; is deeply concerned that 40 years after the 1976 Race Relations Act came into …
59 signatures
(Most recent: 18 Apr 2017)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 34
Labour: 17
Independent: 4
Social Democratic & Labour Party: 2
Democratic Unionist Party: 2
Liberal Democrat: 1
Green Party: 1
15th March 2017
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TAX CREDITS

Tabled by: Alison Thewliss (Scottish National Party - Glasgow Central)
That an humble Address be presented to Her Majesty, praying that the Child Tax Credit (Amendment) Regulations 2017 (S.I., 2017, No. 387), dated 14 March 2017, a copy of which was laid before this House on 15 March, be annulled.
105 signatures
(Most recent: 19 Apr 2017)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 48
Labour: 39
Democratic Unionist Party: 8
Independent: 7
Liberal Democrat: 1
Social Democratic & Labour Party: 1
Green Party: 1
Plaid Cymru: 1
15th March 2017
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FIVE YEAR ANNIVERSARY OF DAILY MILE

Tabled by: Steven Paterson (Scottish National Party - Stirling)
That this House recognises the five year anniversary of the Daily Mile, which promotes regular exercise for children at school, supporting research that has shown that exercise can increase academic performance by up to 25 per cent, as well as improving fitness and wellbeing; notes that this successful innovation was …
37 signatures
(Most recent: 29 Mar 2017)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 33
Independent: 3
Democratic Unionist Party: 1
14th March 2017
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DWP ESTATES OFFICE CLOSURES

Tabled by: Chris Stephens (Scottish National Party - Glasgow South West)
That this House is deeply concerned at the impact of plans recently announced by the Department for Work and Pensions for widespread office closures; believes that the closure of one in 10 jobcentres will create difficulties for many isolated and vulnerable people in accessing services; notes with concern the uncertainties …
53 signatures
(Most recent: 18 Apr 2017)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 26
Labour: 17
Independent: 4
Plaid Cymru: 2
Green Party: 1
Liberal Democrat: 1
Democratic Unionist Party: 1
Crossbench: 1
9th March 2017
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TRIGGERING ARTICLE 50

Tabled by: Alex Salmond (Scottish National Party - Gordon)
That this House notes that the Prime Minister is preparing to trigger Article 50 before anyone knows, even in rough terms, the outcome of the negotiations on EU withdrawal; and further notes that Dominic Cummings, director of the Vote Leave campaign wrote in January 2016, that no one in their …
34 signatures
(Most recent: 29 Mar 2017)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 31
Social Democratic & Labour Party: 1
Independent: 1
Plaid Cymru: 1
6th March 2017
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REFUGEES

Tabled by: Alan Meale (Labour - Mansfield)
That this House notes that today worldwide there are approximately 65.3 million people who have been forcibly displaced, including 4.9 million Syrians fleeing war, reminds the Government that enshrined in the UN Convention is the duty to protect and assist refugees especially when they have to flee their homes in …
40 signatures
(Most recent: 30 Mar 2017)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 20
Labour: 13
Democratic Unionist Party: 4
Social Democratic & Labour Party: 2
Independent: 1
Green Party: 1
Liberal Democrat: 1
28th February 2017
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SOCIAL SECURITY

Tabled by: Jeremy Corbyn (Independent - Islington North)
That an humble Address be presented to Her Majesty, praying that the Employment and Support Allowance and Universal Credit (Miscellaneous Amendments and Transitional and Savings Provisions) Regulations (S.I., 2017, No. 204), dated 23 February 2017, a copy of which was laid before this House on 27 February, be annulled.
78 signatures
(Most recent: 18 Apr 2017)
Signatures by party:
Labour: 42
Scottish National Party: 27
Independent: 6
Social Democratic & Labour Party: 2
Green Party: 1
Plaid Cymru: 1
Liberal Democrat: 1
8th March 2017
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FUTURE OF THE RMS QUEEN MARY

Tabled by: Martin Docherty-Hughes (Scottish National Party - West Dunbartonshire)
That this House notes with grave concern a recent report on the present condition of the RMS Queen Mary, permanently moored as a tourist attraction in California, that outlines a catalogue of faults which, unless addressed, could lead to the vessel being mothballed within a decade; believes that the historic …
34 signatures
(Most recent: 29 Mar 2017)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 23
Independent: 3
Democratic Unionist Party: 3
Ulster Unionist Party: 2
Labour: 1
Conservative: 1
Plaid Cymru: 1
6th March 2017
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TRIDENT TESTING

Tabled by: Kelvin Hopkins (Independent - Luton North)
That this House notes the statement by the Secretary of State for Defence in a response to an Urgent Question on 23 January 2017 that, We do not comment on the detail of submarine operations, and his additional comment, Let me just be very, very clear: neither I, nor the …
32 signatures
(Most recent: 30 Mar 2017)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 23
Labour: 5
Independent: 2
Social Democratic & Labour Party: 1
Green Party: 1
Plaid Cymru: 1
9th February 2017
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BRITISH AIRWAYS MIXED FLEET CABIN CREW PAY DISPUTE

Tabled by: John Cryer (Labour - Leyton and Wanstead)
That this House supports workers in British Airways Mixed Fleet cabin crew in their current industrial dispute over pay; condemns the significant pay package of £6.5 million to the boss of the airline's parent company, International Airlines Group; contrasts that package with reports that the starting basic pay of a …
37 signatures
(Most recent: 9 Mar 2017)
Signatures by party:
Labour: 19
Scottish National Party: 12
Independent: 3
Green Party: 1
Non-affiliated: 1
Social Democratic & Labour Party: 1
Democratic Unionist Party: 1
6th March 2017
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SOCIAL SECURITY

Tabled by: Jeremy Corbyn (Independent - Islington North)
That an humble Address be presented to Her Majesty, praying that the Universal Credit (Housing Costs Element for claimants aged 18 to 21) (Amendment) Regulations 2017 (S.I., 2017, No. 252), dated 2 March 2017, a copy of which was laid before this House on 3 March, be annulled.
86 signatures
(Most recent: 20 Apr 2017)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 53
Labour: 26
Independent: 5
Social Democratic & Labour Party: 2
Liberal Democrat: 1
Green Party: 1
1st March 2017
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BIG YELLOW FRIDAY 2017

Tabled by: Stewart Malcolm McDonald (Scottish National Party - Glasgow South)
That this notes that 3 March 2017 is Big Yellow Friday, and congratulates the Children's Liver Disease Foundation on its work in raising awareness, promoting research and providing information and support for those affected by a life-threatening liver disease; further notes with concern there are over 100 different liver diseases …
53 signatures
(Most recent: 30 Mar 2017)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 39
Labour: 7
Independent: 3
Ulster Unionist Party: 2
Social Democratic & Labour Party: 2
Conservative: 1
Democratic Unionist Party: 1
2nd February 2017
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NUCLEAR WORKERS' PENSIONS

Tabled by: Albert Owen (Labour - Ynys Môn)
That this House is greatly concerned about the proposed pension reforms to civil nuclear workers on Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA) estates; notes that during the course of the Enterprise Act 2016, these workers were also marked for a cap to be imposed on their exit payments, and were assured at …
127 signatures
(Most recent: 9 Mar 2017)
Signatures by party:
Labour: 87
Scottish National Party: 26
Independent: 6
Crossbench: 2
Liberal Democrat: 2
Conservative: 1
The Independent Group for Change: 1
Non-affiliated: 1
Social Democratic & Labour Party: 1
Plaid Cymru: 1
Democratic Unionist Party: 1
22nd February 2017
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WORLD INDOOR BOWLS CHAMPIONSHIP

Tabled by: Philippa Whitford (Scottish National Party - Central Ayrshire)
That this House congratulates Irvine born and Troon resident Paul Foster MBE on winning his fifth World Indoor Bowls championship; appreciates the thrilling climax that he and his opponent, Greg Harlow, provided to end the tournament in a high-quality final that was an excellent advertisement for the sport; acknowledges that …
24 signatures
(Most recent: 6 Mar 2017)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 22
Independent: 1
Democratic Unionist Party: 1
8th February 2017
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OFCOM AND MOBILE SPECTRUM

Tabled by: Richard Arkless (Scottish National Party - Dumfries and Galloway)
That this House notes that Ofcom will consult on the rules by which the forthcoming mobile spectrum auctions will be conducted; further notes that ensuring a fair distribution of spectrum will be a crucial determinant of the competitive health and consumer choice in the UK's mobile market; notes that the …
36 signatures
(Most recent: 13 Mar 2017)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 22
Labour: 5
Independent: 3
Democratic Unionist Party: 2
Social Democratic & Labour Party: 2
Ulster Unionist Party: 2
Liberal Democrat: 1
Plaid Cymru: 1
31st January 2017
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CLYDE REVOLT 1919 - COMMEMORATION

Tabled by: Martin Docherty-Hughes (Scottish National Party - West Dunbartonshire)
That this House remembers the Clyde Workers Committee which sought to demand a 40 hour working week for all workers; recognises the historical, social and cultural importance of the calling of the General Strike and Clyde Revolt to seek the implementation of the 40 hour week; further recognises those who …
42 signatures
(Most recent: 8 Feb 2017)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 34
Independent: 4
Labour: 3
Social Democratic & Labour Party: 2
Democratic Unionist Party: 1
30th January 2017
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VISIT TO PARLIAMENT BY PRESIDENT TRUMP

Tabled by: Stephen Doughty (Labour (Co-op) - Cardiff South and Penarth)
That this House deplores recent actions taken by US President Donald J Trump, including his Executive Order on Immigration and Refugees, and notably his comments on torture and women; notes the historical significance and honour that comes with an invitation to address both Houses of Parliament in Westminster Hall or …
206 signatures
(Most recent: 20 Feb 2017)
Signatures by party:
Labour: 135
Scottish National Party: 49
Independent: 11
Liberal Democrat: 7
The Independent Group for Change: 2
Social Democratic & Labour Party: 2
Plaid Cymru: 2
Crossbench: 1
Green Party: 1
1st February 2017
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PRESS FREEDOM IN TURKEY

Tabled by: Stewart Malcolm McDonald (Scottish National Party - Glasgow South)
That this House is concerned at reports of state censorship, in particular the firing, detention and wiretapping of journalists working for newspapers, websites and broadcasters in Turkey; notes that under the state of emergency and in the run-up to the April constitutional referendum in Turkey, the authorities have been carrying …
51 signatures
(Most recent: 24 Mar 2017)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 30
Labour: 8
Independent: 6
Liberal Democrat: 3
Social Democratic & Labour Party: 2
Conservative: 1
Green Party: 1
Plaid Cymru: 1
Democratic Unionist Party: 1
23rd January 2017
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TRIDENT MISSILE TEST

Tabled by: Caroline Lucas (Green Party - Brighton, Pavilion)
That this House is concerned by media reports that a Trident II D5 missile malfunctioned during a test-firing in June 2016, heading towards the US rather than proceeding to its original target off the west coast of Africa; notes that the missiles, which are leased by the UK from the …
79 signatures
(Most recent: 30 Mar 2017)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 45
Labour: 19
Independent: 6
Liberal Democrat: 5
Social Democratic & Labour Party: 2
Plaid Cymru: 2
Green Party: 1
Crossbench: 1
12th January 2017
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PRESIDENT-ELECT TRUMP AND NUCLEAR WEAPONS

Tabled by: Kelvin Hopkins (Independent - Luton North)
That this House notes that President-elect Donald Trump stated on 22 December 2016 that the US must greatly strengthen and expand its nuclear capability, and reportedly later said let it be an arms race; believes that this is incredibly irresponsible language for the President-elect to be using; further notes that …
21 signatures
(Most recent: 2 Mar 2017)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 14
Independent: 4
Labour: 3
25th October 2016
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VOTING SYSTEM FOR GENERAL ELECTIONS

Tabled by: Chuka Umunna (Liberal Democrat - Streatham)
That this House welcomes the various collaborative campaigns to make votes matter by introducing a fair voting system; notes that petitions started since the 2015 general election calling for a fair voting system have gained over 500,000 signatures, and that recent polling suggests a significant majority of the public support …
70 signatures
(Most recent: 26 Apr 2017)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 39
Labour: 16
Liberal Democrat: 8
Independent: 4
Plaid Cymru: 2
Social Democratic & Labour Party: 2
Green Party: 1
13th January 2017
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ACTION TO TACKLE THE IVORY TRADE

Tabled by: Lord Mann (Non-affiliated - Bassetlaw)
That this House recognises that African elephants are facing an unprecedented crisis with an average of one killed every 15 minutes for their ivory; welcomes the action taken internationally by the Government to combat the ivory trade and protect elephants in their natural habitat; further recognises that both the illegal …
108 signatures
(Most recent: 26 Apr 2017)
Signatures by party:
Labour: 57
Scottish National Party: 28
Democratic Unionist Party: 7
Independent: 7
Liberal Democrat: 5
Social Democratic & Labour Party: 2
Non-affiliated: 1
Crossbench: 1
Green Party: 1
Plaid Cymru: 1
10th January 2017
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PRACTICES OF PRIVATE PARKING OPERATORS

Tabled by: Drew Hendry (Scottish National Party - Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey)
That this House is increasingly concerned about the practices of private parking operators, such as Smart Parking, in our cities and towns; denounces the use of disproportionate fines, sometimes hundreds of pounds for a stay only extended by minutes, and the subsequent harassment of users by threatening the use of …
49 signatures
(Most recent: 30 Mar 2017)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 31
Labour: 10
Social Democratic & Labour Party: 2
Independent: 2
Plaid Cymru: 2
Democratic Unionist Party: 2
Conservative: 1
Liberal Democrat: 1
2nd November 2016
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PARLIAMENTARY SCRUTINY OF TRADE DEALS

Tabled by: Patrick Grady (Scottish National Party - Glasgow North)
That this House is concerned that UK international investment policy has not kept pace with commitments on human rights, the environment and international development, most especially that the formulation of existing Bilateral Investment Treaties may prevent partner countries from implementing policies to further progress in those areas, and that the …
117 signatures
(Most recent: 24 Mar 2017)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 52
Labour: 47
Independent: 8
Liberal Democrat: 5
Social Democratic & Labour Party: 2
Crossbench: 1
Non-affiliated: 1
The Independent Group for Change: 1
Green Party: 1
Plaid Cymru: 1
Democratic Unionist Party: 1
11th January 2017
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STREET LEAGUE - YOUTH EMPLOYABILITY AWARD

Tabled by: Gavin Newlands (Scottish National Party - Paisley and Renfrewshire North)
That the House congratulates Street League on winning the Youth Employability Award at 2016's SURF Awards; understands that Street League, which is the UK's leading programme that uses the power of sport to tackle youth unemployment, exists to end youth unemployment in the UK through their sport and employability programme …
32 signatures
(Most recent: 25 Jan 2017)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 28
Independent: 2
Labour: 1
Democratic Unionist Party: 1
10th January 2017
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ORGAN DONATION PRESUMED CONSENT

Tabled by: Paul Flynn (Labour - Newport West)
That this House congratulates the Welsh Government on the introduction of presumed consent for organ donation in Wales; notes that 39 lives have been saved in the past year; is concerned that the UK has one of the lowest rates of organ donation consent in Europe; notes the UK target …
22 signatures
(Most recent: 30 Mar 2017)
Signatures by party:
Labour: 10
Scottish National Party: 5
Independent: 2
Ulster Unionist Party: 2
Social Democratic & Labour Party: 1
Conservative: 1
Green Party: 1
Liberal Democrat: 1
9th January 2017
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HOLOCAUST MEMORIAL DAY 2017

Tabled by: Bob Blackman (Conservative - Harrow East)
That this House notes that on 27 January 2017 the UK will observe Holocaust Memorial Day on 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, groups subjected to Nazi persecution and the victims of subsequent …
62 signatures
(Most recent: 30 Mar 2017)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 24
Labour: 16
Conservative: 6
Democratic Unionist Party: 5
Independent: 5
Liberal Democrat: 2
Social Democratic & Labour Party: 2
Ulster Unionist Party: 2
Green Party: 1
The Independent Group for Change: 1
Plaid Cymru: 1
19th December 2016
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UN INTERNATIONAL MIGRANTS DAY

Tabled by: Stuart C McDonald (Scottish National Party - Cumbernauld, Kilsyth and Kirkintilloch East)
That this House acknowledges the significant contribution that migrants make to all parts of the UK; welcomes those who choose to call the UK their home whether they are joining family, studying, working or seeking refuge or asylum; remembers all those migrants that have lost their lives fleeing persecution; and …
34 signatures
(Most recent: 30 Mar 2017)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 19
Labour: 9
Social Democratic & Labour Party: 2
Democratic Unionist Party: 2
Conservative: 1
Plaid Cymru: 1
Independent: 1
Liberal Democrat: 1
15th December 2016
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PLANNED CLOSURE OF JOB CENTRES IN GLASGOW

Tabled by: Stewart Malcolm McDonald (Scottish National Party - Glasgow South)
That this House is concerned at the planned office closures of jobcentres in Glasgow; is further concerned that the proposals would see eight of the 16 jobcentre offices across Glasgow close, affecting some 68,000 people in receipt of jobseeker's allowance, employment and support allowance and universal credit; believes that this …
26 signatures
(Most recent: 2 Feb 2017)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 23
Independent: 2
Democratic Unionist Party: 1
20th December 2016
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GOVAN COMMUNITY TOY BANK

Tabled by: Chris Stephens (Scottish National Party - Glasgow South West)
That this House commends the work of the Govan Community Toy Bank, a voluntary community initiative led by community volunteers in Govan, this year with the support of The Riverside Hall; notes that the Toy Bank was organised to help the poorest and most vulnerable children receive toys at Christmas; …
26 signatures
(Most recent: 2 Feb 2017)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 25
Independent: 1
16th December 2016
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FIRST AID AFRICA

Tabled by: Patrick Grady (Scottish National Party - Glasgow North)
That this House congratulates First Aid Africa on reaching its fifth anniversary as a registered charity in 2016, having been initially founded in 2008 as a student society at Heriot-Watt University; notes the Edinburgh-based charity provides sustainable medical equipment and teaching in first aid in partnership with communities in rural …
29 signatures
(Most recent: 25 Jan 2017)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 22
Independent: 3
Labour: 2
Social Democratic & Labour Party: 1
Democratic Unionist Party: 1
Plaid Cymru: 1
16th December 2016
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GLASGOW KELVIN COLLEGE

Tabled by: Anne McLaughlin (Scottish National Party - Glasgow North East)
That this House congratulates the staff and students of Glasgow Kelvin College for becoming the first college in Scotland to achieve White Ribbon status; notes that 510 people have pledged their opposition to violence against women by taking the White Ribbon Scotland pledge; further notes that the pledge asks men …
34 signatures
(Most recent: 25 Jan 2017)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 28
Labour: 3
Independent: 2
Social Democratic & Labour Party: 2
Democratic Unionist Party: 1
16th December 2016
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GAMBIA

Tabled by: Anne McLaughlin (Scottish National Party - Glasgow North East)
That this House is alarmed by the post-election situation in the Gambia and the refusal of former President Yahya Jammeh to respect the democratic will of the people; notes that former President Jammeh initially indicated acceptance of the election's outcome before changing his position and questioning the validity of the …
30 signatures
(Most recent: 25 Jan 2017)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 24
Labour: 4
Social Democratic & Labour Party: 2
Democratic Unionist Party: 1
Plaid Cymru: 1
14th December 2016
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AYRSHIRE COLLEGE KILMARNOCK CAMPUS AND AWARD

Tabled by: Alan Brown (Scottish National Party - Kilmarnock and Loudoun)
That this House welcomes the opening of the award-winning Ayrshire College campus in Kilmarnock; notes that the campus was built at the site of the old Johnny Walker bottling plant in Kilmarnock, helping to bring life back to an important historical area for the town; congratulates Ayrshire College on being …
23 signatures
(Most recent: 12 Jan 2017)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 21
Democratic Unionist Party: 1
Independent: 1
14th December 2016
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PARK SCHOOL GREEN FLAG AWARD

Tabled by: Alan Brown (Scottish National Party - Kilmarnock and Loudoun)
That this House congratulates Park School in Kilmarnock for the fantastic achievement of being the first Additional Support Needs school in Scotland to be awarded a Green Flag through the Eco-Schools programme; applauds the hard work and dedication put in by the pupils and teachers to learn about managing the …
20 signatures
(Most recent: 20 Dec 2016)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 18
Independent: 1
Democratic Unionist Party: 1
7th December 2016
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CHILDREN'S FUNERAL COSTS

Tabled by: Carolyn Harris (Labour - Swansea East)
That this House notes that approximately 5,000 infants and children pass away each year in the UK; further notes that the cost of children's funerals imposes a significant and unexpected financial burden on bereaved parents; recognises that some local authorities, as well as religious officiants and undertakers, currently waive all …
169 signatures
(Most recent: 28 Mar 2017)
Signatures by party:
Labour: 124
Scottish National Party: 17
Liberal Democrat: 9
Independent: 7
Conservative: 4
Democratic Unionist Party: 4
Social Democratic & Labour Party: 2
Ulster Unionist Party: 2
Green Party: 1
Plaid Cymru: 1
7th December 2016
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PROSECUTION OF THE SPEAKER OF THE CATALAN PARLIAMENT

Tabled by: George Kerevan (Scottish National Party - East Lothian)
That this House notes with concern the decision of Catalonia's High Court to proceed with the prosecution of the Speaker and President of the Catalan Parliament, Carme Forcadell, for allegedly violating Spanish law by allowing a parliamentary debate on altering the Spanish constitution, specifically on holding a referendum on Catalan …
23 signatures
(Most recent: 19 Dec 2016)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 12
Labour: 4
Independent: 3
Plaid Cymru: 2
Social Democratic & Labour Party: 1
Green Party: 1
Liberal Democrat: 1
30th November 2016
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ROSA PARKS OF MONTGOMERY, ALABAMA, US

Tabled by: Martin Docherty-Hughes (Scottish National Party - West Dunbartonshire)
That this House notes that on 1 December 1955 Rosa Parks took a seat and changed the world; recognises the courage of a young, black woman to challenge the white racist segregation of public transport and civic life in Montgomery, Alabama, US; thanks the NAACP who supported Rosa Parks after …
49 signatures
(Most recent: 2 Mar 2017)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 30
Labour: 6
Independent: 5
Social Democratic & Labour Party: 2
Ulster Unionist Party: 2
Democratic Unionist Party: 2
Plaid Cymru: 2
Conservative: 1
Liberal Democrat: 1
30th November 2016
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GLASGOW CITY COUNCIL ICT PRIVATISATION INDUSTRIAL ACTION

Tabled by: Chris Stephens (Scottish National Party - Glasgow South West)
That this House notes the official industrial action being undertaken by Unison members employed by Glasgow City Council against proposals to privatise information technology and support services; further notes with alarm that Glasgow City Council is currently recruiting agency workers to undertake work duties of those striking workers; notes comments …
29 signatures
(Most recent: 19 Dec 2016)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 27
Independent: 2
29th November 2016
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THE WAR ON DRUGS

Tabled by: Ronnie Cowan (Scottish National Party - Inverclyde)
That this House welcomes the report from the British Medical Journal, entitled the war on drugs has failed: doctors should lead calls for drug policy reform; notes that the report argues that all wars cause human rights violations, and the war on drugs is no different. Criminally controlled drug supply …
36 signatures
(Most recent: 9 Jan 2017)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 23
Labour: 5
Independent: 4
Liberal Democrat: 1
Green Party: 1
Social Democratic & Labour Party: 1
Plaid Cymru: 1
Democratic Unionist Party: 1
29th November 2016
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BBC SPORTS PERSONALITY OF THE YEAR AND SPORTS PEOPLE FROM NORTHERN IRELAND

Tabled by: Ian Paisley (Democratic Unionist Party - North Antrim)
That this House condemns the decision by the BBC Sports Personality of the Year panel not to include any sportsperson from Northern Ireland on the 16 person shortlist; calls on that panel to publicly spell out how Northern Ireland sports people were excluded; and demands the inclusion in that shortlist …
16 signatures
(Most recent: 2 Dec 2016)
Signatures by party:
Democratic Unionist Party: 7
Labour: 3
Ulster Unionist Party: 2
Scottish National Party: 2
Independent: 1
Social Democratic & Labour Party: 1
Conservative: 1
23rd November 2016
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AYR LADIES NETBALL CLUB

Tabled by: Corri Wilson (Scottish National Party - Ayr, Carrick and Cumnock)
That this house commends Ayr Ladies Netball Club for gaining a £8,500 grant from Awards for All Scotland; recognises that the netball club is a voluntary sports organisation established in 1985; notes that the funding will be used to develop a walking netball session in five areas of Ayr to …
21 signatures
(Most recent: 7 Dec 2016)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 21
23rd November 2016
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CREATE

Tabled by: Corri Wilson (Scottish National Party - Ayr, Carrick and Cumnock)
That this house congratulates CREATE, Cumnock and Doon Valley Area, for obtaining a £3,595 grant from Celebrate; recognises the valuable work the group carrys out to promote arts activities and events in the local area; acknowledges the benefits that the group will bring by using the funding to hold a …
21 signatures
(Most recent: 7 Dec 2016)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 21
23rd November 2016
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CAMP 22

Tabled by: Corri Wilson (Scottish National Party - Ayr, Carrick and Cumnock)
That this House congratulates Camp 22, Pennylands on the Dumfries House Estate on its £10,000 award through the Heritage Lottery Fund's Sharing Heritage programme; acknowledges the importance of protecting the site of the World War 2 Prisoner of War (POW) camp; and recognises the benefits the History of a WWII …
22 signatures
(Most recent: 7 Dec 2016)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 22
23rd November 2016
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GIRVAN AND DISTRICT ATTRACTIONS AND ENTERTAINMENT ASSOCIATION

Tabled by: Corri Wilson (Scottish National Party - Ayr, Carrick and Cumnock)
That this House congratulates Girvan and District Attractions and Entertainment Association on their successful bid for funding from the Big Lottery Fund under the banner of Celebrate; recognises that Celebrate supports people to bring their local communities together, building stronger neighbourhoods and tackling social isolation; notes that Girvan Attractions was …
21 signatures
(Most recent: 7 Dec 2016)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 21
23rd November 2016
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BURGH OF CLYDEBANK 130 YEAR ANNIVERSARY BY WORK AND BY KNOWLEDGE

Tabled by: Martin Docherty-Hughes (Scottish National Party - West Dunbartonshire)
That this House recognises the 130 year anniversary of the Burgh of Clydebank, West Dunbartonshire; further recognises the debt owed to those who made the burgh their home and helped to create a powerhouse of 20th century engineering through the construction of the great liners of the Cunard Line, such …
38 signatures
(Most recent: 7 Dec 2016)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 37
Independent: 1
23rd November 2016
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TELECOM INDUSTRY BUSINESS RATES

Tabled by: Calum Kerr (Scottish National Party - Berwickshire, Roxburgh and Selkirk)
That this House believes that the proposed increase of 324 per cent on business rates on network assets in the communications industry is detrimental to the UK's position as a leading digital nation and will result in higher prices to internet users at home and in business; further believes that …
41 signatures
(Most recent: 7 Dec 2016)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 38
Independent: 1
Labour: 1
Plaid Cymru: 1
16th November 2016
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SALE OF PUBLIC ASSETS

Tabled by: Caroline Lucas (Green Party - Brighton, Pavilion)
That this House notes that the Government appears rightly ambivalent about selling off profitable national assets, no final decisions having been made on privatising the Land Registry and Channel 4, while plans are at an early stage for selling off the public stake in National Air Traffic Services (NATS) and …
100 signatures
(Most recent: 8 Feb 2017)
Signatures by party:
Labour: 43
Scottish National Party: 37
Independent: 8
Democratic Unionist Party: 3
Liberal Democrat: 3
Plaid Cymru: 2
Social Democratic & Labour Party: 2
Non-affiliated: 2
The Independent Group for Change: 2
Green Party: 1
Crossbench: 1
14th November 2016
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DIAGEO PENSIONS DISPUTE

Tabled by: Chris Stephens (Scottish National Party - Glasgow South West)
That this House notes that Diageo closed its final salary pension scheme to new employees in 2005, replacing this with the Lifestyle Plan Pension Scheme; further notes Diageo's announcement that this replacement scheme will now be closed to new starters, without consultation, the final salary scheme closed completely, and that …
26 signatures
(Most recent: 19 Dec 2016)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 18
Independent: 4
Labour: 3
Democratic Unionist Party: 1
Social Democratic & Labour Party: 1
16th November 2016
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ARGYLL TALKING NEWSPAPERS 30TH ANNIVERSARY

Tabled by: Brendan O'Hara (Scottish National Party - Argyll and Bute)
That this House congratulates Argyll Talking Newspapers, the Ardrishaig-based charity which in 2016 is celebrating its 30th anniversary of reading and recording local news for blind and visually impaired people in Argyll and Bute and across the highlands and islands of Scotland; notes that since 1986 tens of thousands of …
36 signatures
(Most recent: 7 Dec 2016)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 30
Independent: 2
Democratic Unionist Party: 2
Conservative: 1
Labour: 1
2nd November 2016
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RIGHTAPPROACH CAMPAIGN

Tabled by: Angela Crawley (Scottish National Party - Lanark and Hamilton East)
That this House welcomes the launch of the #RightApproach campaign by the Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations (SCVO); understands that through quotes, blogs, case-studies and videos, the campaign will seek to promote and encourage human rights-based approaches within the third sector and beyond; recognises that the #RightApproach campaign aims to …
25 signatures
(Most recent: 12 Dec 2016)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 22
Independent: 2
Democratic Unionist Party: 1
8th November 2016
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90TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE SCOTS INDEPENDENT

Tabled by: Steven Paterson (Scottish National Party - Stirling)
That this House congratulates the Scots Independent (SI) on the 90th anniversary of its first launch by the Scottish National League (SNL) in 1926; recognises that initially it was organised as the newsletter of the SNL, later to become the National Party of Scotland, which in turn merged with the …
29 signatures
(Most recent: 7 Dec 2016)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 25
Labour: 2
Social Democratic & Labour Party: 1
Independent: 1
Democratic Unionist Party: 1
19th October 2016
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FUTURE OF THE POST OFFICE

Tabled by: Kelvin Hopkins (Independent - Luton North)
That this House is extremely concerned about announcements made by the Post Office in 2016 which will mean the closure of more than 60 of its flagship branches, the loss of around 2,000 jobs and the closure of its defined benefit pension scheme; notes that these are the latest in …
103 signatures
(Most recent: 18 Jan 2017)
Signatures by party:
Labour: 53
Scottish National Party: 33
Independent: 6
Democratic Unionist Party: 4
Social Democratic & Labour Party: 2
Non-affiliated: 2
Plaid Cymru: 2
Crossbench: 1
Green Party: 1
Liberal Democrat: 1
2nd November 2016
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STANDING ROCK SIOUX RESERVATION AND THE NORTH DAKOTA PIPELINE

Tabled by: Martin Docherty-Hughes (Scottish National Party - West Dunbartonshire)
That this House recognises the profound issues faced by the First Nations of the United States since European settlement; further recognises that members of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe see the pipeline as a major environmental and cultural threat to the First Nations of the Americas; understands that historical and …
43 signatures
(Most recent: 12 Dec 2016)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 34
Labour: 5
Independent: 4
Social Democratic & Labour Party: 1
26th October 2016
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CLYDESDALE BANK REFINANCING PRACTICES

Tabled by: Stephen Gethins (Scottish National Party - North East Fife)
That this House notes the June 2012 findings of the Financial Services Authority (FSA) that there were serious failings in the sale of interest rate hedging products to some small and medium-sized businesses by Clydesdale Bank; further notes the earlier critical findings of the Treasury Select Committee that the voluntary …
80 signatures
(Most recent: 9 Feb 2017)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 50
Labour: 13
Liberal Democrat: 5
Independent: 5
Ulster Unionist Party: 2
Plaid Cymru: 2
Conservative: 1
The Independent Group for Change: 1
Green Party: 1
Democratic Unionist Party: 1
3rd November 2016
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HIBERNIAN FC'S GAMECHANGER

Tabled by: Gavin Newlands (Scottish National Party - Paisley and Renfrewshire North)
That this House congratulates Hibernian FC and their partners on launching GameChanger, a Public Social Partnership to help tackle inequalities and promote social justice; notes that this is a new initiative between Hibernian Football Club, Hibernian Community Foundation and NHS Lothian to use the power of football to improve the …
12 signatures
(Most recent: 12 Dec 2016)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 12
26th October 2016
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STAND UP TO CANCER 2016

Tabled by: Albert Owen (Labour - Ynys Môn)
That this House welcomes Stand Up To Cancer 2016 fundraising partnership between Cancer Research UK and public service broadcaster Channel 4; recognises that one in two people in the UK will be affected by cancer in their lifetime; notes the importance of Cancer Research UK's translational research, with clinical trials …
50 signatures
(Most recent: 17 Jan 2017)
Signatures by party:
Labour: 17
Scottish National Party: 16
Independent: 5
Conservative: 4
Democratic Unionist Party: 4
Ulster Unionist Party: 2
Social Democratic & Labour Party: 1
The Independent Group for Change: 1
Plaid Cymru: 1
Liberal Democrat: 1
13th September 2016
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DEATH OF POLITICAL PRISONERS IN IRAN IN 1988

Tabled by: David Amess (Conservative - Southend West)
That this House notes that the audio file of Ayatollah Montrazeri, former heir to Khomeini, in 1988, reveals new evidence about the massacre of more than 30,000 political prisoners in Iran's prisons in the summer of 1988 including women and children and all political prisoners who supported the opposition movement …
80 signatures
(Most recent: 16 Nov 2016)
Signatures by party:
Labour: 32
Scottish National Party: 15
Conservative: 14
Independent: 6
Democratic Unionist Party: 5
Liberal Democrat: 4
Social Democratic & Labour Party: 2
Crossbench: 1
Non-affiliated: 1
Ulster Unionist Party: 1
The Independent Group for Change: 1
Plaid Cymru: 1
31st October 2016
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85TH ANNIVERSARY OF BOWHILL COLLIERY DISASTER

Tabled by: Peter Grant (Scottish National Party - Glenrothes)
That this House notes that 31 October 2016 marks the 85th anniversary of an explosion which killed 10 miners at Bowhill Colliery in Fife; commends the pupils from Cardenden, Dened and St Ninian's Primary Schools and all those attending a special service of remembrance in honour of the victims; and …
40 signatures
(Most recent: 5 Dec 2016)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 31
Labour: 6
Independent: 2
Democratic Unionist Party: 1
19th October 2016
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GINGERBREAD REPORT ON CHILD MAINTENANCE SERVICE

Tabled by: Caroline Lucas (Green Party - Brighton, Pavilion)
That this House welcomes the report from the charity Gingerbread, entitled Missing maintenance; notes that when child maintenance goes unpaid by a parent, children lose out; deplores the disastrous record of the Child Support Agency in collecting unpaid child maintenance, which has resulted in almost £4 billion of outstanding arrears; …
97 signatures
(Most recent: 18 Apr 2017)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 41
Labour: 35
Liberal Democrat: 7
Independent: 5
Conservative: 4
Plaid Cymru: 2
Social Democratic & Labour Party: 2
Green Party: 1
Non-affiliated: 1
Democratic Unionist Party: 1
26th October 2016
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THIN RED LINE APPEAL

Tabled by: Steven Paterson (Scottish National Party - Stirling)
That this House commends the launch of the Thin Red Line Appeal that aims to secure the future of the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders Regimental Museum in Stirling Castle; notes that Stirling and Stirling Castle are sites of significant historical, military and cultural significance which is in part due to …
33 signatures
(Most recent: 17 Nov 2016)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 27
Independent: 3
Democratic Unionist Party: 2
Labour: 1
26th October 2016
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2016 MÒD NAN EILEAN SIAR

Tabled by: Carol Monaghan (Scottish National Party - Glasgow North West)
That this House congratulates the Royal National Mòd and organisers, An Comunn Gaidhealachd, on the success of the 2016 Mòd Nan Eilean Siar; recognises that the Mòd is the world's largest annual celebration of Gàidhlig music, culture and art with thousands of competitors attending from all over the world; notes …
47 signatures
(Most recent: 7 Nov 2016)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 42
Independent: 3
Plaid Cymru: 1
Labour: 1
26th October 2016
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CONGRATULATIONS TO GLASGOW WOMEN'S LIBRARY - VENUE OF THE YEAR

Tabled by: Alison Thewliss (Scottish National Party - Glasgow Central)
That this House sends its warmest congratulations to Glasgow Women's Library, based in Bridgeton, on winning Venue of the Year at The Icon 2016 awards which celebrates UK diversity; considers that Glasgow Women's Library, a Recognised Collection of National Significance, is a beacon for feminist thought, history and performance; and …
40 signatures
(Most recent: 17 Nov 2016)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 36
Independent: 2
Labour: 1
Democratic Unionist Party: 1
25th October 2016
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JOHN AINSLIE

Tabled by: Margaret Ferrier (Independent - Rutherglen and Hamilton West)
That this House notes with sadness the passing of Mr John Ainslie, the co-ordinator for the Scottish Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament (CND), on Friday 21 October 2016; recognises that he was a fervent peace advocate and was an influential voice in championing nuclear disarmament; agrees that Mr Ainslie was a …
37 signatures
(Most recent: 17 Nov 2016)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 32
Independent: 4
Labour: 1
19th October 2016
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TRIDENT REPLACEMENT (NO. 2)

Tabled by: Caroline Lucas (Green Party - Brighton, Pavilion)
That this House notes that construction has begun on the Successor submarines as part of the programme to replace the Trident nuclear weapons system; is concerned that during the debate on the Address on 18 July 2016, Official Report, columns 6-114, the Government was unable to give an estimate for …
31 signatures
(Most recent: 23 Jan 2017)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 18
Independent: 5
Labour: 3
Plaid Cymru: 2
Green Party: 1
Social Democratic & Labour Party: 1
Non-affiliated: 1
Liberal Democrat: 1
19th October 2016
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UN INITIATIVE ON MULTILATERAL NUCLEAR DISARMAMENT

Tabled by: Caroline Lucas (Green Party - Brighton, Pavilion)
That this House notes that the UN Open-ended working group on Nuclear Disarmament concluded with the submission of a draft resolution to the UN General Assembly which calls for a conference to be convened in 2017 with a view to negotiating a legally binding instrument to prohibit nuclear weapons, leading …
51 signatures
(Most recent: 18 Apr 2017)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 31
Independent: 7
Labour: 7
Non-affiliated: 2
Plaid Cymru: 2
Green Party: 1
Social Democratic & Labour Party: 1
The Independent Group for Change: 1
Liberal Democrat: 1
19th October 2016
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NUCLEAR WARHEAD CONVOYS

Tabled by: Caroline Lucas (Green Party - Brighton, Pavilion)
That this House notes the publication of the Nukes of Hazard: nuclear bomb convoys on our road report, published on 21 September 2016, which documents the nuclear warhead convoys which are regularly driven across the UK; is deeply concerned that Freedom of Information requests have shown that these convoys have …
42 signatures
(Most recent: 31 Jan 2017)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 29
Independent: 5
Labour: 3
Plaid Cymru: 2
Green Party: 1
Social Democratic & Labour Party: 1
Non-affiliated: 1
Liberal Democrat: 1
13th October 2016
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SELF-EMPLOYMENT AND THE GIG ECONOMY

Tabled by: Lord Field of Birkenhead (Crossbench - Birkenhead)
That this House notes the abuses of self-employment that have been documented in the report, Wild West Workplace; regrets that 10,500 self employed people delivering parcels for Hermes are vulnerable to low pay, bullying and insecure work, and that they do not enjoy the flexibility that is commonly associated with …
52 signatures
(Most recent: 23 Nov 2016)
Signatures by party:
Labour: 24
Scottish National Party: 18
Independent: 4
Non-affiliated: 2
Crossbench: 1
Conservative: 1
The Independent Group for Change: 1
Social Democratic & Labour Party: 1
Green Party: 1
Democratic Unionist Party: 1
12th October 2016
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HATE CRIME AWARENESS WEEK

Tabled by: Anne McLaughlin (Scottish National Party - Glasgow North East)
That this House welcomes the attention that Hate Crime Awareness Week gives to the impact of crimes that are motivated by prejudice of some kind, where the victim is targeted because they are a member of a particular social group or have a particular characteristic, which the perpetrator has negative …
45 signatures
(Most recent: 27 Oct 2016)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 37
Labour: 3
Democratic Unionist Party: 2
Social Democratic & Labour Party: 1
Plaid Cymru: 1
Independent: 1
Non-affiliated: 1
12th October 2016
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BABY LOSS AWARENESS WEEK

Tabled by: Patricia Gibson (Scottish National Party - North Ayrshire and Arran)
That this House supports Baby Loss Awareness Week which runs from 9 October to 15 October 2016, involving 21 pregnancy and baby loss charities in the UK to mark the brief lives of babies lost in pregnancy or soon after birth; understands the devastating impact that baby loss has on …
60 signatures
(Most recent: 31 Oct 2016)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 42
Labour: 5
Democratic Unionist Party: 4
Independent: 4
Ulster Unionist Party: 2
Conservative: 1
Social Democratic & Labour Party: 1
Non-affiliated: 1
Plaid Cymru: 1
11th October 2016
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HMRC, CONCENTRIX AND TAX CREDITS

Tabled by: Tasmina Ahmed-Sheikh (Scottish National Party - Ochil and South Perthshire)
That this House believes that HM Treasury must take immediate action to provide a fast resolution for everyone affected by the wrongful actions of Concentrix in stopping tax credit payments without notice or good reason; notes comments by the Financial Secretary to the Treasury to the House on 14 September …
43 signatures
(Most recent: 16 Nov 2016)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 28
Labour: 7
Independent: 3
Social Democratic & Labour Party: 2
Non-affiliated: 1
Democratic Unionist Party: 1
Green Party: 1
Liberal Democrat: 1
Plaid Cymru: 1
10th October 2016
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BUSINESS RATE CHANGES FOR ROOFTOP SOLAR

Tabled by: Caroline Lucas (Green Party - Brighton, Pavilion)
That this House notes the urgency of tackling climate change and the Government’s signing of the Paris Agreement; further notes the first International Energy Association annual report on global energy investment which warns that global investment in renewables needs to triple to meet the Paris Agreement commitments; takes note of …
52 signatures
(Most recent: 8 Mar 2017)
Signatures by party:
Labour: 20
Scottish National Party: 17
Liberal Democrat: 7
Independent: 3
Social Democratic & Labour Party: 2
Green Party: 1
Plaid Cymru: 1
Non-affiliated: 1
Democratic Unionist Party: 1
Conservative: 1
11th October 2016
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MARSHALL ISLANDS

Tabled by: Tommy Sheppard (Scottish National Party - Edinburgh East)
That this House notes that the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation on Nuclear Weapons (NPT) Review Conference met again at the United Nations in New York in April and May 2015; understands that the UK signed up to and ratified the NPT in 1968, including Article VI, which creates an obligation …
42 signatures
(Most recent: 16 Nov 2016)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 34
Independent: 4
Social Democratic & Labour Party: 2
Green Party: 1
Plaid Cymru: 1
11th October 2016
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BIG LOTTERY FUND - LONDON OLYMPICS REPAYMENT

Tabled by: Tommy Sheppard (Scottish National Party - Edinburgh East)
That this House supports calls for the Government to repay the £425 million that it borrowed in 2007 from the Big Lottery Fund to help fund the shortfall in money needed to pay for the London Olympics and Paralympics; understands that the money was to be paid back when assets, …
32 signatures
(Most recent: 25 Oct 2016)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 26
Independent: 3
Labour: 2
Social Democratic & Labour Party: 1
Plaid Cymru: 1
5th September 2016
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PRISON OFFICER RETIREMENT AGE

Tabled by: Martyn Day (Scottish National Party - Linlithgow and East Falkirk)
That this House recognises the important role fulfilled by prison officers in the criminal justice system and the physical and often dangerous nature of their work; further recognises that prison officers perform a vital front line role akin to other first response and emergency services; notes with concern that the …
66 signatures
(Most recent: 8 Mar 2017)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 37
Labour: 13
Democratic Unionist Party: 5
Independent: 5
Conservative: 4
Ulster Unionist Party: 2
Social Democratic & Labour Party: 1
14th September 2016
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JAMIE MURRAY AND BRUNO SOARES DOUBLES TITLE VICTORY

Tabled by: Steven Paterson (Scottish National Party - Stirling)
That this House congratulates Dunblane's Jamie Murray and Brazil's Bruno Soares on their win in the US Open Men's Doubles final; notes that this achievement follows victory by the pair in the Australian Open tennis championships earlier in 2016; commends both players on the example they set for young tennis …
54 signatures
(Most recent: 16 Nov 2016)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 45
Independent: 4
Ulster Unionist Party: 2
Labour: 2
Social Democratic & Labour Party: 1
Democratic Unionist Party: 1
13th September 2016
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MISSING TYPE CAMPAIGN 2016

Tabled by: Stewart Malcolm McDonald (Scottish National Party - Glasgow South)
That this House congratulates the Missing Type campaign, which began on 15 August 2016, for raising awareness of the very urgent need to increase the number of blood donors; understands that the first Missing Type campaign took place in 2015 and succeeded in its aim of visually and publically displaying …
32 signatures
(Most recent: 16 Nov 2016)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 26
Social Democratic & Labour Party: 2
Independent: 2
Conservative: 1
Democratic Unionist Party: 1
8th September 2016
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MALAWI FOOD CRISIS

Tabled by: Martyn Day (Scottish National Party - Linlithgow and East Falkirk)
That this House welcomes the £24 million announced by the Government to support Malawi in the ongoing food crisis; notes with concern that Malawi is facing severe famine with an estimated 6.5 million people in that country identified as requiring emergency food assistance over the coming months; further notes that …
48 signatures
(Most recent: 24 Oct 2016)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 33
Labour: 6
Independent: 3
Social Democratic & Labour Party: 2
Democratic Unionist Party: 2
Conservative: 1
Non-affiliated: 1
Plaid Cymru: 1
Liberal Democrat: 1
6th September 2016
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CANADIAN DECLARATION ON RIGHTS OF INDIGENOUS PEOPLES

Tabled by: Martin Docherty-Hughes (Scottish National Party - West Dunbartonshire)
That this House welcomes and congratulates the Federal Government of Canada on adopting in full the UN Declaration on Rights of lndigenous People; recognises the profound issues faced by the First Nations of Canada since European settlement; further recognises the worrying trends of high levels of attempted suicides highlighted by …
59 signatures
(Most recent: 25 Oct 2016)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 44
Independent: 5
Labour: 4
Plaid Cymru: 2
Liberal Democrat: 1
Conservative: 1
Social Democratic & Labour Party: 1
Non-affiliated: 1
Democratic Unionist Party: 1
6th September 2016
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DUNFERMLINE'S HERITAGE

Tabled by: Douglas Chapman (Scottish National Party - Dunfermline and West Fife)
That this House welcomes the initiative by local Dunfermline historian, Sheila Pitcairn, in highlighting the importance of the seven Scottish kings, two queens and three princes interned within Dunfermline Abbey; calls on Historic Scotland to recognise the true potential of Dunfermline as a must-see heritage hotspot and as the home …
41 signatures
(Most recent: 12 Oct 2016)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 37
Independent: 2
Conservative: 1
Democratic Unionist Party: 1
5th September 2016
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CHANNEL 4'S YEAR OF DISABILITY AND UK PARALYMPIANS

Tabled by: Lisa Cameron (Conservative - East Kilbride, Strathaven and Lesmahagow)
That this House welcomes Channel 4's Year of Disability and the commitment to broadcasting over 700 hours of coverage from the Paralympic Games in Rio in Summer 2016; commends the diversity of Channel 4's presenting and production teams in Rio, which includes the largest ever team of disabled presenters on …
52 signatures
(Most recent: 11 Oct 2016)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 33
Labour: 7
Independent: 4
Conservative: 3
Democratic Unionist Party: 2
Ulster Unionist Party: 2
Crossbench: 1
Social Democratic & Labour Party: 1
5th September 2016
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50TH ANNIVERSARY OF STAR TREK

Tabled by: Patrick Grady (Scottish National Party - Glasgow North)
That this House notes that 8 September 2016 marks the 50th anniversary of the first broadcast episode of the Star Trek television series; congratulates the many actors, writers, producers and technical staff who have contributed to the show's success over the last 50 years; pays tribute to those of the …
33 signatures
(Most recent: 24 Oct 2016)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 26
Independent: 3
Plaid Cymru: 1
Democratic Unionist Party: 1
Labour: 1
Conservative: 1
5th September 2016
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CONCENTRIX

Tabled by: Chris Law (Scottish National Party - Dundee West)
That this House condemns the treatment of UK citizens by Concentrix, a multi-billion pound American business services company contracted by HM Revenue and Customs to investigate alleged benefit fraud, paid on a results basis when it cuts the tax credit bill, profiting from stopping payments to those most in need; …
54 signatures
(Most recent: 24 Oct 2016)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 40
Labour: 6
Independent: 4
Social Democratic & Labour Party: 2
Green Party: 1
Non-affiliated: 1
Democratic Unionist Party: 1
Plaid Cymru: 1
5th September 2016
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GLOW GOLD SEPTEMBER CAMPAIGN

Tabled by: Deidre Brock (Scottish National Party - Edinburgh North and Leith)
That this House welcomes the launch of the Glow Gold September campaign which aims to raise the profile of Childhood Cancer Awareness Month by encouraging iconic buildings to illuminate their facade in gold; notes that the campaign was started in Edinburgh by parents whose children were diagnosed with cancer and …
58 signatures
(Most recent: 9 Feb 2017)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 38
Labour: 9
Democratic Unionist Party: 3
Independent: 3
Ulster Unionist Party: 2
Liberal Democrat: 2
Social Democratic & Labour Party: 1
Non-affiliated: 1
5th September 2016
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CITIZENS ADVICE SCOTLAND'S REPORT, LIVING AT THE SHARP END

Tabled by: Eilidh Whiteford (Scottish National Party - Banff and Buchan)
That this House welcomes Citizens Advice Scotland's report, entitled Living at the Sharp End, which analyses the causes and impact of periods of no income for Citizen Advice Bureaux clients in Scotland, and notes that such periods are most often caused by issues caused by the Government's regressive austerity-fuelled welfare …
46 signatures
(Most recent: 24 Oct 2016)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 45
Independent: 1
18th July 2016
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STATUTORY MAXIMUM WORKING TEMPERATURE

Tabled by: Ian Mearns (Labour - Gateshead)
That this House notes that workers in the UK lack adequate legal safeguards from working in uncomfortably high temperatures, owing to the lack of a statutory maximum temperature at which employers would have to introduce control measures, such as breaks, access to water or air conditioning; further notes that this …
158 signatures
(Most recent: 24 Apr 2017)
Signatures by party:
Labour: 75
Scottish National Party: 48
Independent: 9
Democratic Unionist Party: 7
Liberal Democrat: 7
Conservative: 4
Non-affiliated: 3
Social Democratic & Labour Party: 2
Plaid Cymru: 2
Crossbench: 1
Ulster Unionist Party: 1
Green Party: 1
The Independent Group for Change: 1
11th July 2016
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CIVIL SERVICE COMPENSATION SCHEME

Tabled by: Chris Stephens (Scottish National Party - Glasgow South West)
That this House is concerned by the Government's proposed reforms of the Civil Service Compensation Scheme (CSCS); notes the proposal to drastically cut civil service compensation payments by between 25 and 60 per cent, affecting thousands of civil servants across the UK; is alarmed that these reforms are being brought …
113 signatures
(Most recent: 31 Jan 2017)
Signatures by party:
Labour: 47
Scottish National Party: 42
Independent: 9
Liberal Democrat: 5
Democratic Unionist Party: 3
Social Democratic & Labour Party: 2
Ulster Unionist Party: 2
Plaid Cymru: 2
Non-affiliated: 1
The Independent Group for Change: 1
Crossbench: 1
Green Party: 1
6th July 2016
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STUDENT NURSES' BURSARIES

Tabled by: Alan Meale (Labour - Mansfield)
That this House is aware of the looming crisis facing the NHS and its ability to deliver safe and high quality care, in particular the current dangerous shortage of nurses and other clinicians; is alarmed by Government plans to replace the current NHS bursary with the student loans scheme equivalent …
77 signatures
(Most recent: 26 Apr 2017)
Signatures by party:
Labour: 40
Scottish National Party: 20
Democratic Unionist Party: 4
Liberal Democrat: 4
Independent: 3
Social Democratic & Labour Party: 2
Ulster Unionist Party: 2
Non-affiliated: 2
Crossbench: 1
Green Party: 1
20th July 2016
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WEVOLUTION AND NESTA'S 2016 NEW RADICALS

Tabled by: Anne McLaughlin (Scottish National Party - Glasgow North East)
That this House congratulates WEvolution's recognition as one of Nesta's 2016 New Radicals; notes that it brings people together in its Self-Reliant Groups (SRGs) which are the first of their kind in the UK; further notes that these groups exist across Scotland notably Women @ Work based at St Paul's …
20 signatures
(Most recent: 8 Sep 2016)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 18
Independent: 1
Democratic Unionist Party: 1
19th July 2016
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MANDELA DAY AND THE LEGACY OF NELSON MANDELA

Tabled by: Anne McLaughlin (Scottish National Party - Glasgow North East)
That this House remembers with respect and love, in the week of his birthday, the incredible legacy left by Nelson Mandela to the world; acknowledges that to many Africans he was known simply as Madiba; endorses the message behind Mandela Day that all citizens of the world should endeavour to …
40 signatures
(Most recent: 26 Oct 2016)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 33
Labour: 4
Social Democratic & Labour Party: 2
Conservative: 1
Independent: 1
Democratic Unionist Party: 1
18th July 2016
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RECOGNITION OF GENOCIDE BY DAESH

Tabled by: Fiona Bruce (Conservative - Congleton)
That this House expresses profound concern that, despite voting 279 in favour and none against the motion calling on the Government to refer genocidal atrocities of Daesh to the United Nations Security Council on 14 April 2016, still, no such referral has been made; recalls the words of the Secretary …
48 signatures
(Most recent: 25 Oct 2016)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 28
Labour: 8
Conservative: 4
Democratic Unionist Party: 4
Social Democratic & Labour Party: 2
Independent: 2
Non-affiliated: 1
Plaid Cymru: 1
18th July 2016
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DRESS CODES FOR WOMEN IN THE WORKPLACE

Tabled by: Philippa Whitford (Scottish National Party - Central Ayrshire)
That this House recognises the right of employers to determine a dress code for public-facing staff but does not accept that they have a right to insist on the compulsory wearing by female employees of high heels which cause short-term discomfort but long-term conditions such as hallux valgus, bunions and …
49 signatures
(Most recent: 7 Sep 2016)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 36
Labour: 4
Conservative: 2
Social Democratic & Labour Party: 2
Independent: 2
Plaid Cymru: 2
Non-affiliated: 1
Democratic Unionist Party: 1
Green Party: 1
19th July 2016
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REPORT ON THE VOLKSWAGEN EMISSIONS SCANDAL

Tabled by: Stewart Malcolm McDonald (Scottish National Party - Glasgow South)
That this House notes the Third Report of the Transport Committee, on Volkswagen emissions scandal and vehicle type approvals, HC69, which criticises Volkswagen for its deception in the recent emissions scandal; recognises that the company acted with a cynical disregard for emissions limits which exist to protect human health; criticises …
57 signatures
(Most recent: 19 Jan 2017)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 47
Labour: 5
Democratic Unionist Party: 2
Independent: 2
Social Democratic & Labour Party: 1
Non-affiliated: 1
12th July 2016
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GLASGOW AIRPORT 50th ANNIVERSARY

Tabled by: Gavin Newlands (Scottish National Party - Paisley and Renfrewshire North)
That this House recognises the 50th anniversary of the opening of Glasgow Airport; notes that the airport was officially opened by HM The Queen on 27 June 1966; welcomes that this important milestone was marked by a visit by HRH The Princess Royal; recognises the recent achievements of Glasgow Airport, …
33 signatures
(Most recent: 6 Sep 2016)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 27
Independent: 3
Ulster Unionist Party: 1
Conservative: 1
Democratic Unionist Party: 1
5th July 2016
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BALLOCH PARK, WEST DUNBARTONSHIRE

Tabled by: Martin Docherty-Hughes (Scottish National Party - West Dunbartonshire)
That this House marks the centenary of Balloch Park in West Dunbartonshire; observes that the park has served as a popular location for generations of families in West Dunbartonshire, as well as an attractive destination for tourists; notes the cultural significance of the park's contribution to the area, having played …
30 signatures
(Most recent: 5 Sep 2016)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 27
Independent: 2
Democratic Unionist Party: 1
5th July 2016
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STATUS OF EU NATIONALS IN THE UK

Tabled by: Greg Mulholland (Liberal Democrat - Leeds North West)
That this House expresses strong concern that the Government has not guaranteed the rights of EU nationals to stay in the UK after the country leaves the EU; notes that there are three million EU nationals currently living, working or studying in the UK; further notes that many of them …
35 signatures
(Most recent: 10 Oct 2016)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 23
Labour: 4
Liberal Democrat: 3
Independent: 2
Social Democratic & Labour Party: 2
Non-affiliated: 1
Democratic Unionist Party: 1
Plaid Cymru: 1
5th July 2016
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JO'S CERVICAL CANCER TRUST

Tabled by: Patricia Gibson (Scottish National Party - North Ayrshire and Arran)
That this House recognises the excellent work of Jo's Cervical Cancer Trust in raising the awareness and importance of cervical screening in the UK; understands that Jo's Trust once again very successfully championed Cervical Screening Awareness Week from 13 to 19 June, to ensure that as many women as possible …
37 signatures
(Most recent: 5 Sep 2016)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 27
Labour: 4
Democratic Unionist Party: 3
Social Democratic & Labour Party: 2
Conservative: 1
Independent: 1
Non-affiliated: 1
4th July 2016
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SCOTTISH GOVERNMENT FUNDING FOR SCOTLAND MALAWI MENTAL HEALTH EDUCATION PROJECT

Tabled by: Patrick Grady (Scottish National Party - Glasgow North)
That this House welcomes the Scottish Government's announcement that it is to provide £300,000 funding to combat the chronic absence of psychiatrists in Malawi; notes that this funding was announced by the Minister for International Development and Europe, Dr Alasdair Allan, alongside Professor John Saka, Vice-Chancellor of the University of …
34 signatures
(Most recent: 5 Sep 2016)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 30
Labour: 2
Social Democratic & Labour Party: 1
Independent: 1
Democratic Unionist Party: 1
5th July 2016
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DECLARATION OF ARBROATH

Tabled by: Mike Weir (Scottish National Party - Angus)
That this House notes that the Declaration of Arbroath has been recognised as a UNESCO Memory of the World; welcomes the recognition of the international importance of the document and its influence on democracy and the significant impact on the Declaration of American Independence; recognises the long campaign for recognition …
32 signatures
(Most recent: 5 Sep 2016)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 27
Independent: 3
Democratic Unionist Party: 1
Labour: 1
28th June 2016
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PERFORMANCE MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS IN THE CIVIL SERVICE

Tabled by: Chris Stephens (Scottish National Party - Glasgow South West)
That this House believes that performance management systems operating in central government departments are discriminatory and unfair; recognises that analysis of the government data by academics from Keele University indicates that there are statistically significant differences in performance outcomes based on gender, age, grade and working patterns and, particularly, in …
67 signatures
(Most recent: 10 Oct 2016)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 35
Labour: 18
Independent: 5
Democratic Unionist Party: 3
Non-affiliated: 2
Conservative: 1
Green Party: 1
Crossbench: 1
Liberal Democrat: 1
23rd May 2016
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ORGANISED DOG FIGHTING

Tabled by: Kelvin Hopkins (Independent - Luton North)
That this House regrets, despite it being illegal for 200 years, that organised dog fighting is still a daily occurrence in the UK; abhors this horrendous abuse as among the worst that can be inflicted on an animal; believes that penalties should be increased to ensure that the punishment reflects …
149 signatures
(Most recent: 19 Jan 2017)
Signatures by party:
Labour: 67
Scottish National Party: 40
Conservative: 14
Independent: 8
Democratic Unionist Party: 6
Liberal Democrat: 6
Plaid Cymru: 2
Ulster Unionist Party: 2
Non-affiliated: 2
Social Democratic & Labour Party: 1
Crossbench: 1
Green Party: 1
5th July 2016
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RENT-TO-OWN RETAILERS

Tabled by: Martin Docherty-Hughes (Scottish National Party - West Dunbartonshire)
That this House notes the concerning lending practices of many rent-to-own retailers; considers that these retailers often target the most financially vulnerable families in local communities; shares the concerns of affected citizens who risk being driven further into long-term debt by the prospect of short-term lower prices for essential household …
32 signatures
(Most recent: 13 Oct 2016)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 28
Labour: 2
Democratic Unionist Party: 1
Independent: 1
4th July 2016
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ANNUAL REFUGEE AND SOLIDARITY FOOTBALL TOURNAMENT

Tabled by: Alison Thewliss (Scottish National Party - Glasgow Central)
That this House commends the Scottish Unity Football League and Glasgow Afghan United for hosting the Annual Refugee and Solidarity Football Tournament on 26 June 2016 as part of Refugee Festival Scotland; notes that 21 teams competed in the tournament, comprising players from a range of countries across the world; …
34 signatures
(Most recent: 5 Sep 2016)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 31
Independent: 1
Labour: 1
Democratic Unionist Party: 1
29th June 2016
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PROFESSOR MIKE NICHOLSON AND KIDNEY TRANSPLANTATION RESEARCH

Tabled by: Yasmin Qureshi (Labour - Bolton South East)
That this House expresses its most sincere congratulations to Professor Mike Nicholson at the University of Cambridge for his pioneering research in kidney transplantation, which has already had a positive impact on the lives of kidney patients in the UK; commends Professor Nicholson for advancing the normothermic (warm) perfusion technique …
33 signatures
(Most recent: 13 Oct 2016)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 13
Labour: 9
Democratic Unionist Party: 3
Independent: 3
Liberal Democrat: 2
Social Democratic & Labour Party: 1
Non-affiliated: 1
Conservative: 1
Ulster Unionist Party: 1
13th June 2016
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CHRONIC PAIN

Tabled by: Jim Shannon (Democratic Unionist Party - Strangford)
That this House notes that chronic pain is identified as a condition in its own right, and that the measured prevalence of chronic pain varies according to precisely how it is defined and identified; further notes that the cited figure is 20 per cent, or 1 in 5, of the …
68 signatures
(Most recent: 18 Apr 2017)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 27
Labour: 17
Democratic Unionist Party: 6
Independent: 6
Liberal Democrat: 5
Conservative: 3
Social Democratic & Labour Party: 2
Ulster Unionist Party: 2
Non-affiliated: 1
Crossbench: 1
18th May 2016
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MOTHERS' NAMES AND MARRIAGE CERTIFICATES

Tabled by: Caroline Lucas (Green Party - Brighton, Pavilion)
That this House notes that regulations from 1986 mean that it is still the case that the particulars to be registered for marriage include details of the fathers and not the mothers of the bride and groom; believes that the law should not perpetuate the offensive and outdated message that …
40 signatures
(Most recent: 21 Jul 2016)
Signatures by party:
Labour: 14
Scottish National Party: 13
Liberal Democrat: 3
Independent: 3
Plaid Cymru: 2
Conservative: 2
Green Party: 1
Non-affiliated: 1
Social Democratic & Labour Party: 1
Ulster Unionist Party: 1
30th June 2016
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ERSKINE HOSPITAL CENTENARY

Tabled by: Gavin Newlands (Scottish National Party - Paisley and Renfrewshire North)
That this House welcomes the 100th anniversary of Erskine Hospital; notes that Erskine Hospital provides unrivalled nursing, residential, respite and dementia care for veterans and spouses in homes in Bishopton, Glasgow and Edinburgh; appreciates the very high standard of care that staff and volunteers have provided to over 85,000 veterans …
26 signatures
(Most recent: 18 Jul 2016)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 22
Independent: 2
Labour: 1
Democratic Unionist Party: 1
27th June 2016
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ROYAL HIGHLAND SHOW 2016

Tabled by: Michelle Thomson (Independent - Edinburgh West)
That this House congratulates the Royal Highland and Agricultural Society of Scotland on its 176th show and another successful year holding the event in lngliston; notes that the show generates over £46 million for the Scottish economy every year and brings a significant number of jobs and tourists to Edinburgh …
51 signatures
(Most recent: 20 Jul 2016)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 43
Independent: 3
Democratic Unionist Party: 3
Ulster Unionist Party: 1
Social Democratic & Labour Party: 1
29th June 2016
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EAST KILBRIDE REFEREE AND EURO 2016

Tabled by: Lisa Cameron (Conservative - East Kilbride, Strathaven and Lesmahagow)
That this House congratulates referee Bobby Madden from East Kilbride in being selected as part of the Scottish Football Association (SFA) officiating team at the UEFA Euro 2016 Football Championships in France; notes that he is part of a strong Scottish presence at the tournament; welcomes the UEFA recognition of …
29 signatures
(Most recent: 18 Jul 2016)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 25
Independent: 3
Democratic Unionist Party: 1
29th June 2016
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WORLD BENZODIAZEPINE AWARENESS DAY

Tabled by: Lisa Cameron (Conservative - East Kilbride, Strathaven and Lesmahagow)
That this House is aware that 11 July 2016 is World Benzo Awareness Day and that this is a campaign which seeks to raise awareness of the dangers of benzodiazepine drugs and the mis-prescribing of them; believes that global awareness of the severe problem of prescribed benzodiazepine drug dependency is …
39 signatures
(Most recent: 6 Dec 2016)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 27
Democratic Unionist Party: 5
Labour: 3
Independent: 3
Social Democratic & Labour Party: 1
Non-affiliated: 1
8th June 2016
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EU-CANADA COMPREHENSIVE ECONOMIC AND TRADE AGREEMENT

Tabled by: Carolyn Harris (Labour - Swansea East)
That this House is concerned about the lack of parliamentary and public debate around the EU-Canada trade agreement CETA, most especially that CETA may be provisionally implemented before a debate in the House; recognises that it has still not been confirmed whether CETA is a mixed or sole competence agreement, …
79 signatures
(Most recent: 10 Oct 2016)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 37
Labour: 26
Democratic Unionist Party: 4
Independent: 2
Ulster Unionist Party: 2
Non-affiliated: 2
Plaid Cymru: 2
Social Democratic & Labour Party: 1
Conservative: 1
Green Party: 1
Crossbench: 1
Liberal Democrat: 1
18th May 2016
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LEGAL RECOGNITION FOR PEOPLE WHO DO NOT ASSOCIATE WITH A PARTICULAR GENDER

Tabled by: Norman Lamb (Liberal Democrat - North Norfolk)
That this House recognises the support expressed during the 2015-16 parliamentary session to address the issues faced by people whose identities are neither male nor female; believes that people are compromised and diminished as a result of inappropriate gender references on their personal identity information; acknowledges that all passports issued …
86 signatures
(Most recent: 20 Apr 2017)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 39
Labour: 28
Independent: 7
Liberal Democrat: 5
Conservative: 2
Plaid Cymru: 2
Social Democratic & Labour Party: 1
Crossbench: 1
Ulster Unionist Party: 1
Green Party: 1
28th June 2016
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SECTION 75 EMPLOYER DEBT

Tabled by: Deidre Brock (Scottish National Party - Edinburgh North and Leith)
That this House expresses concern that changes to pensions legislation intended to ensure that employers meet their pension scheme liabilities are causing unintended financial difficulties for small business owners in non-associated multi-employer pension schemes, including the Plumbing and Mechanical Services (UK) Industry Pension Scheme; notes that the section 75 employer …
57 signatures
(Most recent: 24 Oct 2016)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 42
Democratic Unionist Party: 4
Labour: 4
Independent: 3
Ulster Unionist Party: 2
Liberal Democrat: 1
Social Democratic & Labour Party: 1
Non-affiliated: 1
27th June 2016
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ST THOMAS' PRIMARY SCHOOL, NEILSTON AND UNICEF'S RIGHTS RESPECTING SCHOOLS PROGRAMME

Tabled by: Kirsten Oswald (Scottish National Party - East Renfrewshire)
That this House congratulates Primary 7 of St Thomas' Primary School, Neilston on its brilliant work in promoting Rights Respecting Schools and the outstanding research and community engagement it has undertaken in developing this valuable work; commends it for its terrific enthusiasm, which has influenced others inside and outside of …
32 signatures
(Most recent: 13 Jul 2016)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 29
Independent: 2
Democratic Unionist Party: 1
7th June 2016
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LAND REGISTRY PRIVATISATION

Tabled by: David Lammy (Labour - Tottenham)
That this House expresses grave concern at the proposed privatisation of the Land Registry; expresses further concern that any privatisation will have serious consequences for transparency and accountability in the UK property market and hinder efforts to crackdown on corruption and money entering the UK property market via offshore jurisdictions; …
83 signatures
(Most recent: 13 Oct 2016)
Signatures by party:
Labour: 53
Scottish National Party: 15
Independent: 9
Social Democratic & Labour Party: 2
The Independent Group for Change: 2
Democratic Unionist Party: 2
Liberal Democrat: 2
Crossbench: 1
Green Party: 1
15th June 2016
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CRUSE BEREAVEMENT CARE SCOTLAND

Tabled by: Chris Law (Scottish National Party - Dundee West)
That this House marks Volunteers Week 2016, by recognising the invaluable service to grieving Scots of Cruse Bereavement Care Scotland (CBCS), which is only able to fully function thanks to its loyal and highly-trained 350 volunteers; notes that their commitment means that more than 4,000 people in Scotland every year …
31 signatures
(Most recent: 4 Jul 2016)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 29
Independent: 1
Social Democratic & Labour Party: 1
15th June 2016
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JOAN MORRIS AND MARSH AWARD FOR CARERS

Tabled by: Gavin Newlands (Scottish National Party - Paisley and Renfrewshire North)
That this House congratulates carer Joan Morris for receiving the Marsh Award for Carers on 9 June 2016; notes that the Marsh Award, which is a joint award from the Carers Trust and Marsh Christian Trust, recognises carers and former carers for their outstanding contribution as volunteers at their local …
25 signatures
(Most recent: 5 Sep 2016)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 24
Independent: 1
15th June 2016
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CROSSHOUSE EARLY LANGUAGE CENTRE

Tabled by: Alan Brown (Scottish National Party - Kilmarnock and Loudoun)
That this House recognises the work that the Crosshouse Early Language Centre performs in supporting pre-school children with a variety of severe language and communication difficulties; congratulates the centre on its £10,000 Awards for All Scotland grant for upgrades to the centre's outdoor facilities to help develop children's communication and …
19 signatures
(Most recent: 5 Sep 2016)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 18
Independent: 1
15th June 2016
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NATASHA KERR

Tabled by: Alan Brown (Scottish National Party - Kilmarnock and Loudoun)
That this House congratulates Natasha Kerr from the old mill town of Catrine in East Ayrshire for her Scotland's Youth Worker of the Year and Volunteer of the Year awards from YouthLink Scotland; pays tribute to her outstanding dedication to her work in mentoring young athletes with the Catrine Youth …
22 signatures
(Most recent: 5 Sep 2016)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 18
Labour: 2
Independent: 1
Democratic Unionist Party: 1
Social Democratic & Labour Party: 1
15th June 2016
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THE WYND CENTRE, PAISLEY

Tabled by: Gavin Newlands (Scottish National Party - Paisley and Renfrewshire North)
That this House congratulates the Wynd Centre in Paisley on receiving the Queen's Award for Voluntary Service; recognises that this is the highest award that any voluntary group can receive in the UK; notes that the Wynd Centre has been providing counselling support in Paisley for over 30 years; further …
25 signatures
(Most recent: 5 Sep 2016)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 24
Independent: 1
15th June 2016
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EAST AYRSHIRE CARERS CENTRE

Tabled by: Alan Brown (Scottish National Party - Kilmarnock and Loudoun)
That this House congratulates the East Ayrshire Carers Centre on its award of £40,000 from the ScottishPower Energy People Trust; understands that the award enables the provision of a more direct service to vulnerable carers in rural areas where transport costs can become a barrier to receiving support; welcomes the …
21 signatures
(Most recent: 5 Sep 2016)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 19
Independent: 1
Labour: 1
15th June 2016
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CATRINE AMATEUR FOOTBALL CLUB

Tabled by: Alan Brown (Scottish National Party - Kilmarnock and Loudoun)
That this House congratulates Catrine Amateur Football Club on its Awards for All Scotland grant of £6,232 from the Big Lottery Fund; welcomes its plans to hold a community festival to celebrate the village of Catrine's historic connection to cotton milling and bringing local people together; applauds its community-minded actions …
17 signatures
(Most recent: 5 Sep 2016)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 16
Independent: 1
13th June 2016
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DEVELOPMENTS IN LIBYA

Tabled by: George Kerevan (Scottish National Party - East Lothian)
That this House voices its concern regarding political developments in Libya and, in particular, the possibility that the UK may be drawn directly into armed conflict in that country; notes that a draft proposal has been circulated by the UK representative to other members of the UN Security Council proposing …
35 signatures
(Most recent: 5 Sep 2016)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 30
Independent: 2
Plaid Cymru: 1
Labour: 1
Liberal Democrat: 1
13th June 2016
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TERRORIST ATTACKS IN ORLANDO

Tabled by: Stewart Malcolm McDonald (Scottish National Party - Glasgow South)
That this House condemns the horrific terrorist attacks on innocent civilians celebrating Pride Month at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando, Florida; offers its deepest sympathies to the families of those killed and injured; extends its sincerest condolences to the whole of the US; recognises the tragedy as an attack of …
54 signatures
(Most recent: 5 Sep 2016)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 40
Labour: 5
Independent: 3
Social Democratic & Labour Party: 2
Democratic Unionist Party: 2
Conservative: 1
Ulster Unionist Party: 1
Non-affiliated: 1
Plaid Cymru: 1
13th June 2016
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ORLANDO ATTACK

Tabled by: Angela Crawley (Scottish National Party - Lanark and Hamilton East)
That this House condemns the homophobic attack in Orlando, Florida that is estimated to have killed 50 people and wounded 53 more in what is considered to be the deadliest mass shooting in recent US history; welcomes the vigils that are being held in cities across the world with communities …
61 signatures
(Most recent: 5 Sep 2016)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 46
Labour: 5
Independent: 3
Social Democratic & Labour Party: 2
Democratic Unionist Party: 2
Green Party: 1
Conservative: 1
Ulster Unionist Party: 1
Non-affiliated: 1
Plaid Cymru: 1
9th June 2016
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CUMNOCK JUNIORS COMMUNITY ENTERPRISE

Tabled by: Corri Wilson (Scottish National Party - Ayr, Carrick and Cumnock)
That this House congratulates Cumnock Juniors Community Enterprise on its £6,232 Awards for All grant from SportScotland; notes the charity's efforts to encourage regular participation in sport and physical activity in an inclusive, affordable, ethical and fair manner; supports the aims of encouraging people of all ages and abilities to …
22 signatures
(Most recent: 4 Jul 2016)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 20
Independent: 2
9th June 2016
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AYR FISHING VILLAGE YOUTH PROJECT

Tabled by: Corri Wilson (Scottish National Party - Ayr, Carrick and Cumnock)
That this House congratulates Dunure Village Youth Club on winning the Time to Shine Arts and Creativity Award at the National Youth Worker of the Year Awards 2016; acknowledges the significant contribution to the lives of young people in Dunure of bringing art and youth work together; recognises the vibrant …
23 signatures
(Most recent: 4 Jul 2016)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 20
Independent: 2
Democratic Unionist Party: 1
9th June 2016
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DALMELLINGTON BOWLING CLUB

Tabled by: Corri Wilson (Scottish National Party - Ayr, Carrick and Cumnock)
That this House congratulates Dalmellington Bowling Club on its £10,000 Awards for All Scotland grant from the Big Lottery Fund; notes the benefits the club brings to the local community in providing a hub for sports events and facility hire for weddings and funerals; acknowledges the difficulties faced by small …
23 signatures
(Most recent: 10 Jan 2017)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 19
Independent: 2
Labour: 1
Democratic Unionist Party: 1
9th June 2016
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ACCESS TO EMPLOYMENT AYR LIMITED

Tabled by: Corri Wilson (Scottish National Party - Ayr, Carrick and Cumnock)
That this House congratulates Access to Employment Ayr Limited on gaining a £258,453 grant from the Big Lottery Fund's Investing in Communities: Life Transitions fund; acknowledges the value of providing an employability service and support to those who want to move on from a criminal past and addictions; recognises the …
24 signatures
(Most recent: 13 Jul 2016)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 20
Independent: 2
Democratic Unionist Party: 1
Plaid Cymru: 1
9th June 2016
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FRIENDS OF HILLSIDE

Tabled by: Corri Wilson (Scottish National Party - Ayr, Carrick and Cumnock)
That this House congratulates Cumnock-based charity Friends of Hillside on receiving a £8,274 Awards for All Scotland grant from the Big Lottery Fund; acknowledges the value of providing support for children with additional support needs; recognises the difficulties faced by children with disabilities in accessing bespoke IT equipment suitable for …
21 signatures
(Most recent: 4 Jul 2016)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 20
Independent: 1
9th June 2016
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TACKLING HOMELESSNESS

Tabled by: Corri Wilson (Scottish National Party - Ayr, Carrick and Cumnock)
That this House congratulates South Ayrshire Escape from Homelessness Ltd on securing £507,187 in funding through the Investing in Communities: Life Transitions fund; appreciates that this funding will be used to deliver pre-tenancy support to 650 people, as well as a befriending service and a group for women who have …
28 signatures
(Most recent: 4 Jul 2016)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 23
Independent: 2
Democratic Unionist Party: 2
Social Democratic & Labour Party: 1
9th June 2016
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POWERBOAT P1 SCOTTISH GRAND PRIX OF THE SEA

Tabled by: Ronnie Cowan (Scottish National Party - Inverclyde)
That this House notes the hosting of the inaugural Powerboat P1 Scottish Grand Prix of the Sea, which is being held in Inverclyde on 18 and 19 June 2016; understands that the potential economic impact of the event is estimated to be approximately £2.5 million; recognises that Inverclyde’s location and …
26 signatures
(Most recent: 4 Jul 2016)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 21
Independent: 3
Democratic Unionist Party: 2
9th June 2016
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GIRVAN YOUTH TRUST

Tabled by: Corri Wilson (Scottish National Party - Ayr, Carrick and Cumnock)
That this House congratulates Girvan Youth Trust on securing £82,597 from the Big Lottery Fund’s Medium Grants Scotland; appreciates that this grant will fund a programme of activities aimed specifically at young people with additional support needs; further appreciates the benefits experienced by the young people of Girvan and surrounding …
22 signatures
(Most recent: 4 Jul 2016)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 20
Independent: 2
9th June 2016
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EAST RENFREWSHIRE ATHLETE AND THE PARALYMPICS

Tabled by: Kirsten Oswald (Scottish National Party - East Renfrewshire)
That this House congratulates Andrew Mullen on his selection to represent Paralympics GB in para-swimming at the 2016 Rio Paralympics; reflects on the commitment, dedication and hard work which Andrew has put in; applauds the support of the World Class Performance Programme, with funding from the Government and National Lottery …
26 signatures
(Most recent: 4 Jul 2016)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 22
Independent: 2
Democratic Unionist Party: 2
8th June 2016
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BASIC INCOME

Tabled by: Caroline Lucas (Green Party - Brighton, Pavilion)
That this House notes the growing crisis of low pay and precarity in a labour market increasingly characterised by casualised forms of employment, such as zero-hours contracts that offer little in the way of pay, predictable hours or long-term security; further notes the evident inability of our bureaucratic and costly …
38 signatures
(Most recent: 1 Feb 2017)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 24
Labour: 8
Independent: 3
Social Democratic & Labour Party: 2
Non-affiliated: 1
Green Party: 1
Plaid Cymru: 1
8th June 2016
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THE 4TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE ISTANBUL CONVENTION

Tabled by: Gavin Newlands (Scottish National Party - Paisley and Renfrewshire North)
That this House notes that 8 June 2016 marks the fourth anniversary of the UK Government becoming a signatory to the Istanbul Convention on violence against women and girls; expresses disappointment that the Government, despite outlining their commitment to do so several times, has still failed to ratify this important …
47 signatures
(Most recent: 27 Jun 2016)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 29
Labour: 6
Independent: 5
Conservative: 2
Social Democratic & Labour Party: 2
Plaid Cymru: 2
Green Party: 1
Non-affiliated: 1
Democratic Unionist Party: 1
8th June 2016
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SOUTH LANARKSHIRE CARER'S NETWORK

Tabled by: Angela Crawley (Scottish National Party - Lanark and Hamilton East)
That this House congratulates South Lanarkshire Carer's Network on securing £8,640 from the Big Lottery Fund's Awards For All Scotland grant; commends the group on creating a network of unpaid carers across South Lanarkshire, encouraging carers to participate in consultation processes and working to improve services; recognises the support given …
23 signatures
(Most recent: 4 Jul 2016)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 21
Independent: 2
8th June 2016
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MARY'S MEALS AND THE QUEEN'S AWARD FOR VOLUNTARY SERVICES

Tabled by: Alison Thewliss (Scottish National Party - Glasgow Central)
That this House congratulates the Scottish charity Mary's Meals on being awarded the Queens' Award for Voluntary Services; notes that Mary's Meals provides school meals for thousands of children worldwide through a network supported by over 65,000 volunteers; believes that the work done by Mary's Meals makes a significant contribution …
36 signatures
(Most recent: 4 Jul 2016)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 31
Independent: 2
Labour: 2
Social Democratic & Labour Party: 1
Democratic Unionist Party: 1
6th June 2016
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EUROPEAN FOOTBALL CHAMPIONSHIP

Tabled by: Jonathan Edwards (Independent - Carmarthen East and Dinefwr)
That this House wishes the Wales, Northern Ireland, Republic of Ireland and England national football teams well at this year's European Championship in France; looks forward to Scotland qualifying for the next World Cup; and hopes all supporters travelling to the Championship will have a safe journey.
28 signatures
(Most recent: 27 Jun 2016)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 15
Democratic Unionist Party: 4
Independent: 3
Labour: 3
Conservative: 1
Ulster Unionist Party: 1
Social Democratic & Labour Party: 1
Plaid Cymru: 1
6th June 2016
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CHILDREN AND ARMED CONFLICT IN YEMEN

Tabled by: Tasmina Ahmed-Sheikh (Scottish National Party - Ochil and South Perthshire)
That this House notes the UN Annual Report on children and armed conflict which has noted alarming trends relating to the number of children directly involved in the current conflict in the Yemen; recognises the work carried out by Save the Children in this area; supports calls made by Save …
46 signatures
(Most recent: 4 Jul 2016)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 28
Labour: 6
Independent: 5
Democratic Unionist Party: 3
Conservative: 1
Social Democratic & Labour Party: 1
Green Party: 1
Non-affiliated: 1
Plaid Cymru: 1
6th June 2016
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UK'S RELATIONSHIP WITH SAUDI ARABIA

Tabled by: Ann Clwyd (Labour - Cynon Valley)
That this House notes with considerable concern the Government's continued support for the government of Saudi Arabia; is dismayed by continuing serious and systematic human rights violations in Saudi Arabia, such as the severe restriction of freedom of expression, association and assembly, the use of the death penalty and flogging, …
92 signatures
(Most recent: 2 Mar 2017)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 45
Labour: 31
Independent: 6
Liberal Democrat: 5
Social Democratic & Labour Party: 2
Ulster Unionist Party: 1
Green Party: 1
Non-affiliated: 1
Plaid Cymru: 1
Democratic Unionist Party: 1
6th June 2016
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SANDS AWARENESS MONTH CAMPAIGN

Tabled by: Patricia Gibson (Scottish National Party - North Ayrshire and Arran)
That this House is aware that June 2016 is SANDS Awareness Month; appreciates that during this month the charity will work hard to increase awareness of stillbirth and neonatal death; understands that the impact of losing a baby during pregnancy, at birth or shortly afterwards is devastating for all those …
39 signatures
(Most recent: 27 Jun 2016)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 28
Democratic Unionist Party: 4
Labour: 3
Social Democratic & Labour Party: 2
Independent: 2
Conservative: 1
Non-affiliated: 1
6th June 2016
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PASSING OF MUHAMMAD ALI

Tabled by: Jim Shannon (Democratic Unionist Party - Strangford)
That this House mourns the passing of Muhammad Ali; conveys deepest sympathies at this time of sorrow and grief to his family and friends; recalls with great affection the way in which he promoted boxing whilst also being a strong advocate for human rights and equality, and that he really …
44 signatures
(Most recent: 13 Oct 2016)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 26
Labour: 8
Democratic Unionist Party: 4
Independent: 3
Conservative: 1
Ulster Unionist Party: 1
Social Democratic & Labour Party: 1
Plaid Cymru: 1
6th June 2016
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NORTH AYRSHIRE MUSIC SERVICE

Tabled by: Patricia Gibson (Scottish National Party - North Ayrshire and Arran)
That this House congratulates North Ayrshire Music Service on its many achievements during the 2015-16 school session, as it continues to offer fantastic opportunities for children to become involved in music-related activities in school and in extra-curricular environments; notes that funding from Creative Scotland Youth Music Initiative has allowed every …
24 signatures
(Most recent: 27 Jun 2016)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 22
Labour: 1
Independent: 1
6th June 2016
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PENSIONERS AND POVERTY

Tabled by: Jim Shannon (Democratic Unionist Party - Strangford)
That this House expresses concern at the findings of the recent report by Independent Age, entitled The overlooked over-75s, that an estimated 20 per cent of older pensioners are living in poverty; and urges the Government to take immediate remedial action to reduce this figure so that those who have …
37 signatures
(Most recent: 13 Oct 2016)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 18
Labour: 9
Democratic Unionist Party: 5
Independent: 3
Social Democratic & Labour Party: 2
Non-affiliated: 1
Green Party: 1
6th June 2016
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150th ANNIVERSARY OF THE 1866 VOTES FOR WOMEN PETITION

Tabled by: Helen Goodman (Labour - Bishop Auckland)
That this House celebrates the 150th anniversary of the first mass petition for women's suffrage on 7 June 1866 which marked the start of the organised campaign for votes for women; salutes the many women who organised it and gathered signatures including Barbara Bodichon, Emily Davies, Elizabeth Garrett and Helen …
72 signatures
(Most recent: 13 Oct 2016)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 32
Labour: 27
Conservative: 3
Democratic Unionist Party: 3
Independent: 3
Plaid Cymru: 2
Social Democratic & Labour Party: 2
Green Party: 1
Non-affiliated: 1
6th June 2016
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TIME RESTRICTIONS ON FRONT BENCH EXCHANGES AT PRIME MINISTER'S QUESTION TIME

Tabled by: David Winnick (Labour - Walsall North)
That this House is pleased that Parliament provides an opportunity weekly to question the Prime Minister; considers that there should be a restriction of 12 minutes on the front bench exchanges; and requests that the Procedure Committee considers this accordingly.
19 signatures
(Most recent: 8 Mar 2017)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 11
Labour: 4
Democratic Unionist Party: 1
Conservative: 1
Green Party: 1
Social Democratic & Labour Party: 1
Independent: 1
6th June 2016
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INVERARAY AND DISTRICT PIPE BAND 2016 GRADE 1 BRITISH CHAMPIONS

Tabled by: Brendan O'Hara (Scottish National Party - Argyll and Bute)
That this House congratulates Pipe Major Stuart Liddell and everyone involved with the Inveraray District Pipe Band on becoming Grade 1 British Champions for 2016; recognises the remarkable achievement of Stuart and others in creating a brand new pipe band in mid-Argyll just over a decade ago and then leading …
22 signatures
(Most recent: 27 Jun 2016)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 21
Democratic Unionist Party: 1
6th June 2016
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FUTURE OF THE BBC NEWS CHANNEL

Tabled by: Helen Goodman (Labour - Bishop Auckland)
That this House is concerned by reports that BBC management are considering plans to close the BBC News Channel altogether, or to significantly alter its character; does not believe that the commercially-operated BBC World News TV Channel, funded through advertising, offers anything like an adequate replacement for the UK news …
41 signatures
(Most recent: 21 Jul 2016)
Signatures by party:
Labour: 16
Scottish National Party: 12
Independent: 4
Democratic Unionist Party: 3
Conservative: 2
Social Democratic & Labour Party: 2
Green Party: 1
Plaid Cymru: 1
Liberal Democrat: 1
Non-affiliated: 1
26th May 2016
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COMMON WHEEL PROJECT, GLASGOW

Tabled by: Patrick Grady (Scottish National Party - Glasgow North)
That this House congratulates the Common Wheel project, based in the Maryhill area of Glasgow, on its first 15 years as a registered charity; recognises that it is one of Glasgow's most highly valued mental health charities and provide a social rather than medical method of supporting people towards mental …
28 signatures
(Most recent: 4 Jul 2016)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 25
Independent: 2
Democratic Unionist Party: 1
26th May 2016
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FALKIRK AND DISTRICT ASSOCIATION FOR MENTAL HEALTH

Tabled by: John McNally (Scottish National Party - Falkirk)
That this House congratulates Falkirk and District Association for Mental Health for having been awarded one of only 10 prestigious GSK Impact Awards given in recognition of excellence in community health care; recognises the extremely valuable work that this service undertakes in caring for those in the community suffering from …
27 signatures
(Most recent: 27 Jun 2016)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 25
Independent: 1
Democratic Unionist Party: 1
6th June 2016
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JEAN ARMITAGE'S RETIREMENT FROM ALZHEIMER'S SCOTLAND

Tabled by: Brendan O'Hara (Scottish National Party - Argyll and Bute)
That this House recognises the vitally important contribution made by Jean Armitage to the further understanding and awareness of the needs of people living with dementia in Argyll and Bute, on the occasion of her retirement from Alzheimer's Scotland, after 22 years of dedicated service; acknowledges her immense contribution as …
27 signatures
(Most recent: 4 Jul 2016)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 24
Independent: 2
Social Democratic & Labour Party: 1
26th May 2016
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INTERNATIONAL DAY OF UN PEACEKEEPERS 2016

Tabled by: Kirsten Oswald (Scottish National Party - East Renfrewshire)
That this House notes that the International Day of UN Peacekeepers was first observed on 29 May 2003, the date in 1948 on which the first UN Peacekeeping mission began operations; understands that there are now 104,733 uniformed UN peacekeeping troops from 123 countries working alongside 13,000 police and thousands …
39 signatures
(Most recent: 4 Jul 2016)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 23
Democratic Unionist Party: 5
Independent: 4
Labour: 3
Conservative: 1
Social Democratic & Labour Party: 1
Green Party: 1
Plaid Cymru: 1
Non-affiliated: 1
26th May 2016
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CARERS WEEK 2016

Tabled by: Margaret Ferrier (Independent - Rutherglen and Hamilton West)
That this House welcomes this year's annual Carers Week, organised by Carers UK, which runs from 6 to 12 June 2016; notes that this is an awareness campaign dedicated to highlighting the contribution of the UK's 6.5 million unpaid carers whilst spreading the word about support available to those who …
43 signatures
(Most recent: 7 Jul 2016)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 24
Labour: 7
Democratic Unionist Party: 5
Independent: 2
Social Democratic & Labour Party: 1
Conservative: 1
Liberal Democrat: 1
Green Party: 1
Ulster Unionist Party: 1
Non-affiliated: 1
26th May 2016
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SLAVERY IN MAURITANIA

Tabled by: Mark Durkan (Social Democratic & Labour Party - Foyle)
That this House welcomes the release of Mauritanian anti-slavery activists Biram Dah Abeid and Brahim Bilal Ramdhane following a decision by the Mauritanian Supreme Court; also welcomes the news that two slave owners, Sidi Mohammed Ould Hanana and Hlehana Ould Hmeyada, have been convicted by the Supreme Court for slavery, …
28 signatures
(Most recent: 13 Oct 2016)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 19
Labour: 3
Independent: 2
Democratic Unionist Party: 2
Non-affiliated: 1
Social Democratic & Labour Party: 1
Conservative: 1
25th May 2016
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ACCESS ALL AREAS

Tabled by: Patricia Gibson (Scottish National Party - North Ayrshire and Arran)
That this House is concerned that discrimination against assistance dog owners is widespread, with three-quarters of owners surveyed in the UK refused access to a business; recognises that owners of assistance dogs are entitled by law to access goods and services without discrimination; applauds the efforts of Guide Dogs for …
40 signatures
(Most recent: 27 Jun 2016)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 28
Independent: 3
Labour: 3
Democratic Unionist Party: 3
Conservative: 1
Social Democratic & Labour Party: 1
Non-affiliated: 1
Plaid Cymru: 1
25th May 2016
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GUIDE DOGS RESTRICTIONS

Tabled by: Alan Meale (Labour - Mansfield)
That this House is aware that guide dog owners and other assistance dog owners are still, even though it is illegal, frequently turned away from places and businesses simply because they have a dog with them, this practice being common place amongst taxi and private hire vehicle providers which often …
48 signatures
(Most recent: 21 Jul 2016)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 17
Labour: 16
Democratic Unionist Party: 5
Independent: 3
Conservative: 2
Social Democratic & Labour Party: 1
Liberal Democrat: 1
Green Party: 1
Ulster Unionist Party: 1
Plaid Cymru: 1
Non-affiliated: 1
25th May 2016
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ARMED FORCES AND CENSUS INFORMATION

Tabled by: Alan Meale (Labour - Mansfield)
That this House believes that the nation owes a great debt of gratitude to ex and serving members of our armed forces, their families and local communities who bear the brunt of their role; accepts that the unique nature of military life brings with it many challenges which need to …
35 signatures
(Most recent: 15 Sep 2016)
Signatures by party:
Labour: 13
Scottish National Party: 13
Democratic Unionist Party: 3
Liberal Democrat: 2
Conservative: 1
Crossbench: 1
Green Party: 1
Ulster Unionist Party: 1
25th May 2016
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FUTURE OF COAL AND CARBON CAPTURE

Tabled by: Ronnie Campbell (Labour - Blyth Valley)
That this House believes in a low carbon economy, but that coal is a crucial bridge to that economy and with commercially deployable Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) and ultra-super critical coal-fired power stations, coal can be, and should be, part of that UK low carbon energy generation mix beyond …
32 signatures
(Most recent: 13 Oct 2016)
Signatures by party:
Labour: 14
Scottish National Party: 13
Democratic Unionist Party: 3
Independent: 1
Liberal Democrat: 1
24th May 2016
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RIGHT OF ABODE FOR FORMER BRITISH-HONG KONG SERVICEMEN

Tabled by: Andrew Rosindell (Conservative - Romford)
That this House recognises the enormous contribution to Britain of the former Hong Kong armed forces from 1857 until 1997; believes that those remaining soldiers of the Hong Kong Military Service Corps and the Hong Kong Royal Naval Service who did not receive a UK passport following the handover of …
94 signatures
(Most recent: 20 Apr 2017)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 33
Labour: 26
Conservative: 12
Democratic Unionist Party: 7
Independent: 7
Liberal Democrat: 5
Ulster Unionist Party: 1
The Independent Group for Change: 1
Social Democratic & Labour Party: 1
Non-affiliated: 1
Green Party: 1
Plaid Cymru: 1
24th May 2016
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LIFTING OF IMMUNITY OF TURKISH PARLIAMENTARIANS

Tabled by: Ann Clwyd (Labour - Cynon Valley)
That this House expresses its grave concern at the decision by the Turkish Parliament to approve a bill removing parliamentary immunity from prosecution from elected representatives; is worried that the passing of the Bill, now subject to ratification by President Erdogan, may establish a monopoly of power in the legislature …
26 signatures
(Most recent: 20 Jun 2016)
Signatures by party:
Labour: 8
Scottish National Party: 7
Independent: 4
Plaid Cymru: 2
Social Democratic & Labour Party: 1
Conservative: 1
Democratic Unionist Party: 1
Green Party: 1
Non-affiliated: 1
Liberal Democrat: 1
24th May 2016
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75TH ANNIVERSARY OF PROGRESSIO - PEOPLE POWERED DEVELOPMENT

Tabled by: Robert Flello (Labour - Stoke-on-Trent South)
That this House congratulates the international development and human rights charity Progressio on its 75th anniversary; recognises its expertise in supporting some of the world's poorest and most marginalised people, especially women, to challenge unfair power structures and empower themselves; notes and supports its current work in fragile states like …
26 signatures
(Most recent: 2 Nov 2016)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 14
Labour: 7
Conservative: 2
Social Democratic & Labour Party: 1
Democratic Unionist Party: 1
Plaid Cymru: 1
Liberal Democrat: 1
24th May 2016
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CLUSTER MUNITIONS USE

Tabled by: Tom Brake (Liberal Democrat - Carshalton and Wallington)
That this House notes with grave concern that, according to Amnesty International, fragments of UK-manufactured cluster munitions have been uncovered in Yemen; denounces the use of cluster munitions due to their indiscriminate and disproportionate nature; believes that any indiscriminate use of cluster munitions by Saudi Arabian forces in Yemen amounts …
33 signatures
(Most recent: 21 Jul 2016)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 18
Labour: 7
Independent: 4
Liberal Democrat: 2
Social Democratic & Labour Party: 1
Green Party: 1
Plaid Cymru: 1
24th May 2016
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50TH ANNIVERSARY OF BRITISH INDIAN OCEAN TERRITORY

Tabled by: Andrew Rosindell (Conservative - Romford)
That this House observes that 8 November 2015 was the 50th anniversary of the creation of the British Indian Ocean Territory, the purpose of which was to build a US base on Diego Garcia; notes that an agreement between the UK and the US of 30 December 1966 made provision …
52 signatures
(Most recent: 17 Nov 2016)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 27
Conservative: 7
Labour: 6
Independent: 5
Non-affiliated: 2
Democratic Unionist Party: 2
Ulster Unionist Party: 1
Social Democratic & Labour Party: 1
The Independent Group for Change: 1
Green Party: 1
Plaid Cymru: 1
24th May 2016
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EGYPT AIR FLIGHT MS804

Tabled by: Jim Shannon (Democratic Unionist Party - Strangford)
That this House notes with sadness the loss of Egypt Air flight MS804 travelling from Paris to Cairo; sends its thoughts, prayers and sympathies at this time of grief to the families of the 66 passengers who lost their lives; and calls on the Government to give every assistance in …
39 signatures
(Most recent: 4 Jul 2016)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 16
Democratic Unionist Party: 6
Labour: 6
Liberal Democrat: 3
Independent: 3
Ulster Unionist Party: 2
Non-affiliated: 1
Social Democratic & Labour Party: 1
Conservative: 1
Plaid Cymru: 1
7th June 2016
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PAMIS DUNDEE

Tabled by: Chris Law (Scottish National Party - Dundee West)
That this House congratulates Promoting a more inclusive society (Pamis) on receiving the GSK Impact award which, in association with the King's Fund, gives access to £30,000 worth of funding; notes one of the many initiatives that led Pamis to win the award was its digital passport project which creates …
34 signatures
(Most recent: 27 Jun 2016)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 31
Independent: 2
Conservative: 1
6th June 2016
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TRIDENT REPLACEMENT

Tabled by: Caroline Lucas (Green Party - Brighton, Pavilion)
That this House notes that the Queen's Speech contained a reference to plans to secure the long-term future of the Trident nuclear weapons system; further notes that figures show that the estimated lifetime cost of Trident replacement is at least £205 billion; is concerned that the funds spent on nuclear …
46 signatures
(Most recent: 20 Jul 2016)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 34
Labour: 5
Independent: 4
Green Party: 1
Plaid Cymru: 1
Social Democratic & Labour Party: 1
Non-affiliated: 1
6th June 2016
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GLOBAL ABOLITION OF NUCLEAR WEAPONS

Tabled by: Caroline Lucas (Green Party - Brighton, Pavilion)
That this House notes that the UN Open-Ended Working Group (OEWG) on Nuclear Disarmament met in Geneva in May 2016, where a proposed treaty to ban all nuclear weapons was discussed and attracted widespread support; is dismayed that the Government has refused to participate in the OEWG; is concerned that …
44 signatures
(Most recent: 4 Jul 2016)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 31
Labour: 5
Independent: 4
Social Democratic & Labour Party: 2
Green Party: 1
Plaid Cymru: 1
Liberal Democrat: 1
Non-affiliated: 1
25th May 2016
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KIM LITTLE, FOOTBALLER OF THE YEAR 2016

Tabled by: Eilidh Whiteford (Scottish National Party - Banff and Buchan)
That this House congratulates former Mintlaw Academy pupil Kim Little on being voted the BBC's Women's Footballer of the Year 2016; notes that the Seattle Reign player topped a supporters' poll to become the second winner of the BBC World Service award; recognises that Kim, who was born in Aberdeen, …
39 signatures
(Most recent: 13 Jun 2016)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 36
Labour: 1
Independent: 1
Democratic Unionist Party: 1
25th May 2016
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LADIES NATIONS INVITATIONAL GOLF TOURNAMENT

Tabled by: Tasmina Ahmed-Sheikh (Scottish National Party - Ochil and South Perthshire)
That this House congratulates the Scottish team of Kylie Walker, Carly Booth and Laura Murray for its victory in the Ladies Nations Invitational Golf Tournament in Amsterdam; welcomes the innovative nature of this new tournament which involves a three day, nine-hole match play tournament; and hopes that this new approach, …
35 signatures
(Most recent: 27 Jun 2016)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 32
Independent: 2
Democratic Unionist Party: 1
24th May 2016
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BRAIN FAMILY

Tabled by: Ian Blackford (Scottish National Party - Ross, Skye and Lochaber)
That this House calls on the Government to honour the principle of the post work study visa to the Brain family, currently living in Dingwall, as was applicable when the family up-rooted themselves from Australia to come to Scotland in 2011 and to recognise the contribution and commitment the family …
59 signatures
(Most recent: 5 Sep 2016)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 48
Independent: 4
Labour: 3
Liberal Democrat: 1
Social Democratic & Labour Party: 1
Non-affiliated: 1
Plaid Cymru: 1
Democratic Unionist Party: 1
23rd May 2016
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HIROSHIMA VISIT

Tabled by: Paul Flynn (Labour - Newport West)
That this House warmly welcomes the announcement by President Obama that he will visit Hiroshima to highlight his continued commitment to pursuing the peace and security of a world without nuclear weapons; and encourages the Prime Minister, David Cameron, to join President Obama in visiting Hiroshima to support the Presidential …
29 signatures
(Most recent: 4 Jul 2016)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 21
Independent: 4
Labour: 2
Green Party: 1
Plaid Cymru: 1
23rd May 2016
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CHILDREN'S HOSPICE WEEK 23 TO 29 MAY 2016

Tabled by: Mark Tami (Labour - Alyn and Deeside)
That this House welcomes and supports the advent of Children's Hospice Week, the UK's awareness and fundraising week for the 49,000 children and young people with life-shortening conditions, their families and the palliative care services that support them; recognises the huge contribution that hospices and children's palliative care charities play …
50 signatures
(Most recent: 15 Jun 2016)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 18
Labour: 14
Conservative: 7
Democratic Unionist Party: 4
Independent: 2
Ulster Unionist Party: 2
Liberal Democrat: 2
Social Democratic & Labour Party: 1
Non-affiliated: 1
23rd May 2016
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FIXED-ODDS BETTING TERMINALS

Tabled by: Carolyn Harris (Labour - Swansea East)
That this House welcomes the creation of the Fixed Odds Betting Terminals All-Party Parliamentary Group; acknowledges that there has been a widespread proliferation in the number of fixed-odds betting terminals (FOBTs) since the Gambling Act was passed in 2005; notes that more can and should be done by all stakeholders …
85 signatures
(Most recent: 31 Jan 2017)
Signatures by party:
Labour: 43
Scottish National Party: 21
Independent: 6
Liberal Democrat: 5
Conservative: 3
Democratic Unionist Party: 3
Non-affiliated: 1
Social Democratic & Labour Party: 1
Crossbench: 1
Green Party: 1
Plaid Cymru: 1
23rd May 2016
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SCOTLAND RUGBY SEVENS VICTORY

Tabled by: Gavin Newlands (Scottish National Party - Paisley and Renfrewshire North)
That this House congratulates the Scotland team for winning the HSBC World Sevens Series cup in London; notes that this was not only its first cup win since the Series started in 1999 but its first final appearance; commends the team’s spirit for the thrilling manner of victory in scoring …
49 signatures
(Most recent: 4 Jul 2016)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 41
Independent: 3
Ulster Unionist Party: 2
Democratic Unionist Party: 2
Labour: 1
19th May 2016
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MUIRFIELD GOLF CLUB DECISION TO EXCLUDE WOMEN MEMBERS

Tabled by: George Kerevan (Scottish National Party - East Lothian)
That this House condemns the decision by the all-male Honourable Company of Edinburgh Golfers, Muirfield Golf Club, to vote to continue to exclude women from full membership; notes that while a majority of members did support a change to the club’s rules, regrettably a small minority were able to block …
52 signatures
(Most recent: 5 Sep 2016)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 38
Labour: 8
Independent: 3
Plaid Cymru: 2
Non-affiliated: 1
18th May 2016
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SHETLAND GAS PLANT

Tabled by: Douglas Chapman (Scottish National Party - Dunfermline and West Fife)
That this House celebrates the opening of the Shetland Gas Plant which provides a boost in confidence to the North Sea oil and gas sector and makes Scotland self sufficient in gas for many decades into the future; and encourages the Government to devolve the control and stewardship of those …
37 signatures
(Most recent: 20 Jun 2016)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 36
Independent: 1
18th May 2016
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MENTAL HEALTH AWARENESS WEEK 2016

Tabled by: Margaret Ferrier (Independent - Rutherglen and Hamilton West)
That this House recognises Mental Health Awareness Week 2016, which runs from 16 May until 22 May 2016; notes that this is an awareness campaign dedicated to highlighting sufferers of mental health problems, looking particularly at how relationships are essential to maintaining good mental health; acknowledges that mental illness is …
44 signatures
(Most recent: 4 Jul 2016)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 29
Labour: 5
Independent: 3
Democratic Unionist Party: 2
Plaid Cymru: 2
Social Democratic & Labour Party: 1
Conservative: 1
Ulster Unionist Party: 1
Non-affiliated: 1
18th May 2016
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DEMENTIA AWARENESS WEEK

Tabled by: Jim Shannon (Democratic Unionist Party - Strangford)
That this House supports Dementia Awareness Week; congratulates the hard work and care that Dementia UK and the Alzheimer's Society give to sufferers and their families; and urges the Government to work together with pharmaceutical companies to continue to find a cure for dementia and Alzheimer's disease.
50 signatures
(Most recent: 13 Oct 2016)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 27
Labour: 8
Conservative: 3
Independent: 3
Democratic Unionist Party: 2
Liberal Democrat: 2
Ulster Unionist Party: 2
Plaid Cymru: 2
Social Democratic & Labour Party: 1
Non-affiliated: 1
18th May 2016
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CHARITABLE DONATIONS AND THE OCCUPIED PALESTINIAN TERRITORIES

Tabled by: Tommy Sheppard (Scottish National Party - Edinburgh East)
That this House expresses serious concerns regarding donations to UK charities that are alleged to be funding construction projects at Neve Daniel, an illegal Israeli settlement in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (OPT) of the West Bank; further notes that the Government views Israeli settlements in the OPTs to be contrary …
43 signatures
(Most recent: 13 Oct 2016)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 26
Labour: 8
Liberal Democrat: 2
Conservative: 2
Independent: 2
Social Democratic & Labour Party: 1
Plaid Cymru: 1
Green Party: 1
Non-affiliated: 1
18th May 2016
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STEPHANIE INGLIS

Tabled by: Drew Hendry (Scottish National Party - Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey)
That this House wishes to extend its support and very best wishes to Commonwealth Games athlete Stephanie Inglis, who is presently critically ill in hospital in Vietnam; in doing so recognises the extraordinary efforts of her family, friends and all the thousands of members of the public who have already …
63 signatures
(Most recent: 8 Jun 2016)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 53
Labour: 5
Independent: 2
Conservative: 1
Democratic Unionist Party: 1
Non-affiliated: 1
9th May 2016
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CIVIL NUCLEAR CONSTABULARY-RETIREMENT AGE

Tabled by: Paul Monaghan (Scottish National Party - Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross)
That this House expresses grave concern at the failure of the Government to ensure parity in respect of terms of service between officers of the Civil Nuclear Constabulary and the Home Office police forces and Police Scotland; notes that the Department of Energy and Climate Change, as the sponsoring agency …
20 signatures
(Most recent: 11 May 2016)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 12
Independent: 3
Democratic Unionist Party: 3
Conservative: 1
Plaid Cymru: 1
12th April 2016
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TEN POINT MENINGITIS ACTION PLAN

Tabled by: Mark Durkan (Social Democratic & Labour Party - Foyle)
That this House welcomes the 10 point Meningitis Action Plan put forward by Meningitis Now and Meningitis Research Foundation in light of the meningitis petition signed by over 823,000 people; notes the charities' concerns regarding the cost-effectiveness framework and adolescent carriage/intervention study; further notes the weight of evidence given to …
36 signatures
(Most recent: 11 May 2016)
Signatures by party:
Labour: 13
Democratic Unionist Party: 7
Scottish National Party: 4
Conservative: 3
Independent: 3
Social Democratic & Labour Party: 2
Non-affiliated: 2
Liberal Democrat: 2
Ulster Unionist Party: 1
Plaid Cymru: 1
21st April 2016
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EAST FIFE FC AND SCOTTISH LEAGUE TWO CHAMPIONSHIP

Tabled by: Peter Grant (Scottish National Party - Glenrothes)
That this House congratulates East Fife Football Club on securing the Scottish League Two Championship title and on their promotion to League One next season; notes that, in contrast to the multi-million pound budgets of some clubs, teams such as East Fife rely heavily on unpaid volunteers to allow the …
20 signatures
(Most recent: 11 May 2016)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 17
Labour: 2
Democratic Unionist Party: 1
19th April 2016
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CASHBACK FOR COMMUNITIES

Tabled by: John McNally (Scottish National Party - Falkirk)
That this House commends the work of the Scottish Government in using £17 million, seized from criminal activity, to invest back into communities across Scotland, in order to provide free activities and programmes as part of the CashBack for Communities initiative; recognises that this valuable enterprise enables young people to …
28 signatures
(Most recent: 11 May 2016)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 26
Independent: 1
Social Democratic & Labour Party: 1
18th April 2016
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MEARNS PRIMARY SCHOOL CLASS 6.21 GETS ITS SUMS RIGHT

Tabled by: Kirsten Oswald (Scottish National Party - East Renfrewshire)
That this House congratulates Class P6.21 from Mearns Primary School on obtaining the highest score in a numeracy competition involving 2,149 classes from across the UK, using online learning engine, Sumdog; notes that Class P6.21 achieved an overall score of 879 out of a possible 1,000 correct answers, beating its …
20 signatures
(Most recent: 11 May 2016)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 18
Democratic Unionist Party: 1
Labour: 1
7th March 2016
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BAN ON MICROBEADS

Tabled by: Caroline Lucas (Green Party - Brighton, Pavilion)
That this House notes with concern the biological and toxicological harm caused by microbeads, tiny plastic particles used as exfoliating agents in a variety of cosmetic products such as scrubs, soaps and toothpaste; further notes that in the US a ban on microbeads in cosmetic and personal care products will …
84 signatures
(Most recent: 11 May 2016)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 34
Labour: 29
Liberal Democrat: 6
Democratic Unionist Party: 4
Independent: 4
Social Democratic & Labour Party: 2
Conservative: 2
Non-affiliated: 2
Green Party: 1
Plaid Cymru: 1
Ulster Unionist Party: 1
8th February 2016
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BRAIN TUMOUR RESEARCH

Tabled by: Tom Brake (Liberal Democrat - Carshalton and Wallington)
That this House calls for an increase in the percentage of national spend on research into cancer to be spent on research for better diagnosis and treatment of brain tumours; expresses concern that brain tumours received 1.5 per cent, £7.7 million, of the £498 million national spend on research into …
68 signatures
(Most recent: 9 May 2016)
Signatures by party:
Labour: 16
Scottish National Party: 15
Conservative: 5
Democratic Unionist Party: 5
Independent: 4
Liberal Democrat: 3
Plaid Cymru: 1
Non-affiliated: 1
Green Party: 1
13th April 2016
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HIROSHIMA AGREEMENT AND NUCLEAR DISARMAMENT PLEDGE

Tabled by: Kelvin Hopkins (Independent - Luton North)
That this House strongly welcomes the signing of the Hiroshima Declaration on nuclear disarmament and non-proliferation, issued collectively by the foreign ministers of the G7 in Japan on 11 April 2016; notes it is especially poignant to have the signatures of US Secretary of State John Kerry and UK Foreign …
31 signatures
(Most recent: 11 May 2016)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 22
Labour: 5
Independent: 2
Green Party: 1
Plaid Cymru: 1
13th April 2016
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FIONA SEMPLE, UNIVERSAL HEALTH VISITOR OF THE YEAR 2016

Tabled by: Brendan O'Hara (Scottish National Party - Argyll and Bute)
That this House congratulates Fiona Semple, the health visiting team leader at Campbeltown Hospital in Argyll and Bute, on becoming the 2016 UK Universal Health Visitor of the Year; acknowledges Fiona's 33 years of dedicated service to the NHS and to serving the needs of the people of the Kintyre …
31 signatures
(Most recent: 9 May 2016)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 26
Democratic Unionist Party: 2
Conservative: 1
Labour: 1
Independent: 1
21st March 2016
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SUPPORT FOR BRITISH MERCHANT SEAFARERS

Tabled by: Alistair Carmichael (Liberal Democrat - Orkney and Shetland)
That this House notes reports of increased redundancies of British merchant seamen in the North Sea; further notes the 65,000 job losses in the North Sea oil and gas industry in the last year; understands the pressure shipping companies are under to cut operating costs; expresses its concern at reports …
32 signatures
(Most recent: 11 May 2016)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 10
Labour: 9
Liberal Democrat: 5
Democratic Unionist Party: 4
Plaid Cymru: 2
Conservative: 1
Independent: 1
29th February 2016
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FINAL DECISION ON AIRPORT EXPANSION IN LONDON AND THE SOUTH EAST

Tabled by: Graham Brady (Conservative - Altrincham and Sale West)
That this House regrets the continuing delay in making a final decision on airport expansion in London and the South East; believes that a decision is vital for the prosperity of the nations and regions of the UK and urges Ministers to make sure that this delay is not repeated; …
65 signatures
(Most recent: 27 Apr 2016)
Signatures by party:
Labour: 22
Scottish National Party: 19
Conservative: 10
Democratic Unionist Party: 5
Independent: 5
Ulster Unionist Party: 2
Social Democratic & Labour Party: 1
Liberal Democrat: 1
The Independent Group for Change: 1
Plaid Cymru: 1
23rd March 2016
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OUR LADY AND ST PATRICK'S HIGH SCHOOL RIDING HIGH

Tabled by: Martin Docherty-Hughes (Scottish National Party - West Dunbartonshire)
That this House welcomes the publication of The Herald league tables of exam performances of secondary schools for 2014-15; notes that the performances of the schools were based on pupils achieving The Herald's benchmark of five or more Highers by the time they leave school; recognises that Our Lady and …
26 signatures
(Most recent: 11 May 2016)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 24
Democratic Unionist Party: 1
Independent: 1
22nd March 2016
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DUNFERMLINE ADVOCACY-WORLD DOWN SYNDROME DAY

Tabled by: Douglas Chapman (Scottish National Party - Dunfermline and West Fife)
That this House recognises the importance of Dunfermline Advocacy who work with vulnerable adults with learning difficulties across West Fife, particularly in light of World Down Syndrome Day, held on 21 March; commends it for providing invaluable support friendship, giving service users a chance to be represented and their voice …
49 signatures
(Most recent: 11 May 2016)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 43
Labour: 3
Conservative: 1
Independent: 1
Social Democratic & Labour Party: 1
Democratic Unionist Party: 1
14th March 2016
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DEMOLITION OF PALESTINIAN HOMES BY ISRAEL

Tabled by: Alan Duncan (Conservative - Rutland and Melton)
That this House condemns the major escalation in demolitions by the Israeli government in the Occupied Palestinian Territories; notes that 293 structural demolitions have taken place in the first six weeks of 2016, including numerous homes; expresses concern for the devastating effects such demolitions have on innocent civilians; further notes …
56 signatures
(Most recent: 11 May 2016)
Signatures by party:
Labour: 25
Scottish National Party: 20
Conservative: 5
Independent: 3
Social Democratic & Labour Party: 2
Liberal Democrat: 1
Non-affiliated: 1
Green Party: 1
5th November 2015
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LEGAL RECOGNITION FOR PEOPLE WHO DO NOT ASSOCIATE WITH A PARTICULAR GENDER

Tabled by: Norman Lamb (Liberal Democrat - North Norfolk)
That this House recognises the support expressed during the last parliamentary session to address the issues faced by people whose identities are neither male nor female; believes that people are compromised and diminished as a result of inappropriate gender references on their personal identity information; acknowledges that all passports issued …
100 signatures
(Most recent: 11 May 2016)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 32
Labour: 30
Independent: 5
Liberal Democrat: 3
Conservative: 2
Plaid Cymru: 2
Crossbench: 1
Green Party: 1
Non-affiliated: 1
9th March 2016
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SOCIAL SECURITY

Tabled by: Ian Blackford (Scottish National Party - Ross, Skye and Lochaber)
That an humble Address be presented to Her Majesty, praying that the Social Security Benefits Up-rating Regulations 2016 (S.I., 2016, No. 246), dated 25 February 2016, a copy of which was laid before this House on 1 March 2016, be annulled.
97 signatures
(Most recent: 18 Apr 2016)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 53
Labour: 18
Democratic Unionist Party: 7
Conservative: 6
Independent: 6
Social Democratic & Labour Party: 2
Non-affiliated: 2
Ulster Unionist Party: 2
Plaid Cymru: 2
Green Party: 1
15th March 2016
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AYRSHIRE COMMUNITIES EDUCATION AND SPORT (ACES) - BIG LOTTERY FUND AWARD

Tabled by: Patricia Gibson (Scottish National Party - North Ayrshire and Arran)
That this House congratulates Ayrshire Communities Education and Sport (ACES), based in Kilwinning, North Ayrshire, on being awarded £150,000 from the Big Lottery Fund in March 2016, as part of the Medium Grants Scotland programme; commends the work of the Big Lottery Fund, which assists a number of organisations in …
21 signatures
(Most recent: 11 May 2016)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 18
Independent: 1
Labour: 1
Democratic Unionist Party: 1
14th March 2016
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RENFREWSHIRE PROVOST COMMUNITY AWARDS

Tabled by: Gavin Newlands (Scottish National Party - Paisley and Renfrewshire North)
That this House recognises all of those who won an award and were nominated for Renfrewshire Council's Provost Community Awards, held on 11 March 2016; notes that 70 nominations were submitted and that the awards ceremony is designed to recognise local community activists for their selfless dedication to others; congratulates …
31 signatures
(Most recent: 11 May 2016)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 28
Independent: 2
Democratic Unionist Party: 1
14th March 2016
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CLYDEBANK BLITZ, 75th ANNIVERSARY

Tabled by: Martin Docherty-Hughes (Scottish National Party - West Dunbartonshire)
That this House marks the 75th anniversary of the Clydebank Blitz, which, on 13 and 14 March 1941, involved the bombing of what were seen by the Nazi regime as strategic military targets, including the John Brown shipyard, Beardmore shipyard, Admiralty Oil Storage and Singer Sewing Machine factory, then, munitions …
44 signatures
(Most recent: 11 May 2016)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 37
Independent: 4
Conservative: 1
Labour: 1
Democratic Unionist Party: 1
10th March 2016
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CALLS FOR REPORTS OF CIVILIAN CASUALTIES IN MILITARY CONFLICTS

Tabled by: Ronnie Cowan (Scottish National Party - Inverclyde)
That this House calls on the Government, and specifically the Ministry of Defence, to make clear their policy on investigating reports of civilian casualties which have been caused by British military action in Iraq and Syria; and calls on the Government to expand current investigations into independent reports of civilian …
34 signatures
(Most recent: 11 May 2016)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 23
Independent: 5
Labour: 5
Social Democratic & Labour Party: 1
Non-affiliated: 1
8th March 2016
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28th ANNIVERSARY OF THE SUMGAIT MASSACRES

Tabled by: Kevan Jones (Labour - North Durham)
That this House notes the 28th anniversary of the massacre of Armenians in the Azerbaijani city of Sumgait and expresses its sympathy to the families of those men, women and children victims; calls on the Azerbaijani government to end its aggression towards Armenia and Nagorno-Karabakh, end its cross-border attacks; further …
40 signatures
(Most recent: 11 May 2016)
Signatures by party:
Labour: 18
Scottish National Party: 14
Independent: 3
Conservative: 2
Democratic Unionist Party: 2
Social Democratic & Labour Party: 1
Non-affiliated: 1
7th March 2016
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TACKLING RACISM CAMPAIGN

Tabled by: Eilidh Whiteford (Scottish National Party - Banff and Buchan)
That this House commends the Member of the Scottish Youth Parliament for Aberdeenshire East, Kain McLeod, on his efforts to tackle racism; condemns unreservedly all forms of racism and supports initiatives to tackle this blight on our society; notes the massive level of youth engagement evident across the whole of …
39 signatures
(Most recent: 11 May 2016)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 28
Democratic Unionist Party: 4
Independent: 3
Labour: 2
Conservative: 1
Non-affiliated: 1
7th March 2016
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UK-MALAWI TAX TREATY

Tabled by: Patrick Grady (Scottish National Party - Glasgow North)
That this House welcomes the renewed focus from the Government and the government of Malawi to renegotiate the double taxation treaty between the UK and Malawi, and the UK Financial Secretary to the Treasury's statement that the new treaty is close to conclusion; notes with concern that the existing treaty …
53 signatures
(Most recent: 11 May 2016)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 37
Labour: 7
Independent: 4
Social Democratic & Labour Party: 2
Liberal Democrat: 1
Conservative: 1
Green Party: 1
Non-affiliated: 1
Democratic Unionist Party: 1
7th March 2016
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INTERNATIONAL WOMEN'S DAY AND HUMAN RIGHTS VIOLATIONS AGAINST WOMEN HUMAN RIGHTS DEFENDERS

Tabled by: Ann Clwyd (Labour - Cynon Valley)
That this House commends the vital work of Women Human Rights Defenders (WHRDs) in light of International Women's Day and more generally; is very concerned about serious and systemic violence against WHRDs around the world, such as the recent murder of WHRD Berta Cáceres in Honduras; is appalled by such …
37 signatures
(Most recent: 11 May 2016)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 14
Labour: 11
Independent: 3
Democratic Unionist Party: 3
Social Democratic & Labour Party: 2
Plaid Cymru: 2
Liberal Democrat: 1
Conservative: 1
Green Party: 1
Non-affiliated: 1
7th March 2016
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SAFEGUARD THE NATIONAL ANTHEM OF WELSH SPORT HEN WLAD FY NHADAU

Tabled by: Liz Saville Roberts (Plaid Cymru - Dwyfor Meirionnydd)
That this House notes the well-established tradition that Hen Wlad fy Nhadau is the national anthem of Welsh sports teams and competitors; recognises the important role the anthem plays in uniting the Welsh nation, bringing Welsh and non-Welsh speaking citizens together; is concerned about a campaign to initiate another over-arching …
29 signatures
(Most recent: 11 May 2016)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 20
Independent: 3
Labour: 3
Plaid Cymru: 2
Conservative: 1
Social Democratic & Labour Party: 1
8th March 2016
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MS THERAPY CENTRE RECEIVE QUEENS AWARD

Tabled by: Chris Law (Scottish National Party - Dundee West)
That this House congratulates Tayside MS Therapy Centre in Dundee which has received the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service; commends the group of volunteers who have been dedicated to improving the lives of sufferers of multiple sclerosis since 1982; notes that the group, which was formed to use hyperbaric oxygen …
42 signatures
(Most recent: 11 May 2016)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 30
Labour: 4
Democratic Unionist Party: 3
Independent: 3
Social Democratic & Labour Party: 1
Conservative: 1
Non-affiliated: 1
8th March 2016
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OOR WULLIE'S 80TH ANNIVERSARY

Tabled by: Chris Law (Scottish National Party - Dundee West)
That this House celebrates the 80th birthday of Dundee comic character, Oor Wullie; notes that Oor Wullie has been causing havoc since 8 March 1936 when he first appeared in DC Thomson, Dundee publication, the Sunday Post; recognises the work of creator Robert Low and cartoonist Dudley Watkins; further notes …
50 signatures
(Most recent: 11 May 2016)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 41
Democratic Unionist Party: 4
Independent: 3
Labour: 2
8th March 2016
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UNIVERSITY OF DUNDEE DISCOVERY

Tabled by: Chris Law (Scottish National Party - Dundee West)
That this House recognises the work of researchers at the University of Dundee who have identified a key mechanism that damages the cornea in Meesmann epithelial corneal dystrophy, a rare blinding disorder which is passed from parents to their children; notes the collaboration of scientists at the University of Dundee, …
40 signatures
(Most recent: 11 May 2016)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 32
Independent: 3
Labour: 3
Conservative: 1
Social Democratic & Labour Party: 1
Democratic Unionist Party: 1
8th March 2016
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FAIRY BOX CHARITY

Tabled by: Chris Law (Scottish National Party - Dundee West)
That this House congratulates Fairy Box, a charity that has collected and distributed toys to hospital-bound children throughout Scotland for the last 10 years; notes the dedication and relentless hard work by the charity's volunteers to deliver a unique gift box to a countless number of children in order to …
39 signatures
(Most recent: 11 May 2016)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 34
Independent: 2
Democratic Unionist Party: 1
Conservative: 1
Labour: 1
3rd March 2016
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INTERNATIONAL WOMEN'S DAY AND THE ISTANBUL CONVENTION

Tabled by: Gavin Newlands (Scottish National Party - Paisley and Renfrewshire North)
That this House celebrates International Women's Day which is marked on 8 March 2016; acknowledges that this day helps celebrate the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women the world over; recognises that women still face a significant amount of inequality, with one in four women being subject to …
71 signatures
(Most recent: 18 Apr 2016)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 41
Labour: 12
Independent: 6
Democratic Unionist Party: 3
Conservative: 2
Liberal Democrat: 2
Ulster Unionist Party: 2
Social Democratic & Labour Party: 2
Green Party: 1
Non-affiliated: 1
The Independent Group for Change: 1
Plaid Cymru: 1
2nd March 2016
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INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL MEALS DAY

Tabled by: Carol Monaghan (Scottish National Party - Glasgow North West)
That this House welcomes the celebration of the fourth International School Meals Day on 3 March 2016; commends the work that schools across the globe are doing to raise awareness of the importance of the nutritional quality of school meal programmes and healthy eating; congratulates Children in Scotland which manages …
36 signatures
(Most recent: 11 May 2016)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 26
Labour: 4
Democratic Unionist Party: 3
Independent: 3
2nd March 2016
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REGULATION OF INFANT FORMULA AND FOLLOW-ON FORMULA

Tabled by: Alison Thewliss (Scottish National Party - Glasgow Central)
That this House is concerned that the provisions of the Infant Formula and Follow-on Formula Regulations 2007 are disrespected in the UK, as evidenced by the current promotion for Nestlé SMA infant formula by Tesco in breach of Article 23 of those regulations, the near identical labelling of infant and …
33 signatures
(Most recent: 11 May 2016)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 23
Labour: 5
Liberal Democrat: 2
Green Party: 1
Independent: 1
Democratic Unionist Party: 1
1st March 2016
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GLASGOW FILM FESTIVAL 2016

Tabled by: Alison Thewliss (Scottish National Party - Glasgow Central)
That this House notes that the Glasgow Film Festival (GFF) took place from 17 to 28 February 2016; recognises that this year's GFF, which was hosted in the Glasgow Film Theatre (GFT) and several other iconic venues across Glasgow, hosted 60 UK film premieres and recorded over 42,000 admissions to …
43 signatures
(Most recent: 9 Mar 2016)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 36
Independent: 3
Conservative: 2
Democratic Unionist Party: 1
Labour: 1
1st March 2016
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RB CUNNINGHAME GRAHAM

Tabled by: Roger Mullin (Scottish National Party - Kirkcaldy and Cowdenbeath)
That this House remembers RB Cunninghame Graham who was first elected to Parliament in 1886 and who died on 20 March 1936; notes that he was a Scottish politician, writer, journalist and adventurer, that he entered Parliament as a radical Liberal Party member standing on a platform of the abolition …
35 signatures
(Most recent: 11 May 2016)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 31
Independent: 3
Social Democratic & Labour Party: 1
25th February 2016
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INDEPENDENT INVESTIGATION INTO COMPASS ASYLUM CONTRACTS

Tabled by: Stuart C McDonald (Scottish National Party - Cumbernauld, Kilsyth and Kirkintilloch East)
That this House expresses its serious concern about the allegations in The Times Scotland on Thursday 18 February of dehumanising treatment, neglect and poor standards of accommodation for those seeking asylum in the UK who have been dispersed to Glasgow; notes that these allegations pertain to Orchard and Shipman in …
34 signatures
(Most recent: 23 Mar 2016)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 20
Labour: 1
Independent: 1
Green Party: 1
Democratic Unionist Party: 1
Plaid Cymru: 1
25th February 2016
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GENDER BASED PRICING

Tabled by: Anne McLaughlin (Scottish National Party - Glasgow North East)
That this House notes the recent research into gender pricing which shows that products targeted at women were, on average, 37 per cent more expensive than those targeted at men; further notes the research by Aviva in 2012 which estimated an annual difference of £200 between items priced according to …
39 signatures
(Most recent: 18 Apr 2016)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 19
Labour: 4
Independent: 1
Conservative: 1
Green Party: 1
Non-affiliated: 1
Plaid Cymru: 1
25th February 2016
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SCOTTISH REFUGEE COUNCIL'S KEY PRINCIPLES OF PROTECTION

Tabled by: Anne McLaughlin (Scottish National Party - Glasgow North East)
That this House welcomes the Scottish Refugee Council's Key Principles of Protection launched to mark the end of its 30th anniversary year, which witnessed ever greater numbers of people fleeing for their lives in pursuit of safety, and the highest number of displaced persons since records began; believes that the …
31 signatures
(Most recent: 23 Mar 2016)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 21
Independent: 1
24th February 2016
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INAUGURAL EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIPS 2018

Tabled by: Alison Thewliss (Scottish National Party - Glasgow Central)
That this House warmly welcomes the announcement that Glasgow and Berlin will co-host the inaugural European Championships between 1 and 12 August 2015; notes that athletics will be held in Berlin, aquatics in Glasgow, Edinburgh and Loch Lomond, gymnastics and cycling in Glasgow, golf in Gleneagles and rowing and triathalon …
33 signatures
(Most recent: 23 Mar 2016)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 23
Plaid Cymru: 1
Labour: 1
24th February 2016
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ADELE PATRICK: SCOTSWOMAN OF THE YEAR 2015

Tabled by: Alison Thewliss (Scottish National Party - Glasgow Central)
That this House warmly congratulates Adele Patrick, Glasgow Women's Library's (GWL) lifelong learning and creative development manager on being crowned the 53rd Evening Times Scotswomen of the Year; greatly appreciates her efforts over the past 25 years to build GWL into an internationally-recognised museum; notes that the GWL is a …
33 signatures
(Most recent: 23 Mar 2016)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 23
Plaid Cymru: 1
Democratic Unionist Party: 1
Labour: 1
24th February 2016
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ANTI-LOBBYING CLAUSE IN GOVERNMENT GRANT AGREEMENTS

Tabled by: Tommy Sheppard (Scottish National Party - Edinburgh East)
That this House notes with serious concern proposals by the Government, published on 6 February 2016 on www.gov.uk, for a new clause to be inserted into all government grant agreements, determination letters, from the new financial year, and no later than 1 May 2016, which states that payments supporting activity …
44 signatures
(Most recent: 18 Apr 2016)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 24
Independent: 2
Labour: 2
Green Party: 1
Plaid Cymru: 1
24th February 2016
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FAIRTRADE FORTNIGHT

Tabled by: Greg Mulholland (Liberal Democrat - Leeds North West)
That this House welcomes Fairtrade Fortnight 2016, which runs from 29 February to 13 March, and this year's Big Fairtrade Breakfast theme; commends the work done by schools and community and faith groups across the UK in promoting Fairtrade Fortnight; notes the difference made to producers in the developing world …
45 signatures
(Most recent: 27 Apr 2016)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 16
Labour: 5
Independent: 3
Democratic Unionist Party: 3
Conservative: 2
The Independent Group for Change: 1
Green Party: 1
Non-affiliated: 1
Plaid Cymru: 1
24th February 2016
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COMPENSATION FOR WAR WIDOWS

Tabled by: Greg Mulholland (Liberal Democrat - Leeds North West)
That this House notes the changes announced in 2014 which allowed war widows or widowers who lost their spouse or cohabiting partner in service in the armed forces before 6 April 2005, and had not remarried by 1 April 2015, to retain their war widow pension for life regardless of …
22 signatures
(Most recent: 11 May 2016)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 5
Democratic Unionist Party: 4
Labour: 4
Independent: 2
23rd February 2016
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USE OF UK AIRBASES FOR US AIRSTRIKES IN LIBYA

Tabled by: Kirsten Oswald (Scottish National Party - East Renfrewshire)
That this House is disappointed that the Secretary of State for Defence has authorised the US use of UK bases, in particular RAF Lakenheath, for US airstrikes in Libya; notes that such action has not been the subject of debate or a vote in the House of Commons; believes that …
29 signatures
(Most recent: 18 Apr 2016)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 19
Non-affiliated: 1
Independent: 1
Green Party: 1
Labour: 1
Plaid Cymru: 1
22nd February 2016
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SCOTS GAELIC AND GOOGLE TRANSLATE

Tabled by: Ian Blackford (Scottish National Party - Ross, Skye and Lochaber)
That this House applauds Google on introducing Scots Gaelic to its Translate application; considers it an important cultural language and icon in the constituency of Skye, Lochaber and Badenoch, across the Highlands and Islands and Scotland as a whole; hopes that the audio-verbalisation available on other languages will soon be …
34 signatures
(Most recent: 11 May 2016)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 22
Independent: 2
Plaid Cymru: 1
23rd February 2016
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SYRIAN AIRSTRIKES

Tabled by: Brendan O'Hara (Scottish National Party - Argyll and Bute)
That this House deplores the double airstrike attack on the Médicins Sans Frontières-supported hospital in Idlib Governorate, Syria, on Monday 15 February 2016, which killed nine staff and 16 patients; notes the UN's comments that such airstrikes are a blatant violation of international humanitarian law; condemns the bloody spasm of …
34 signatures
(Most recent: 21 Mar 2016)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 22
Conservative: 1
Independent: 1
Green Party: 1
Non-affiliated: 1
Plaid Cymru: 1
22nd February 2016
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HINKLEY POINT C (No. 3)

Tabled by: Paul Flynn (Labour - Newport West)
That this House welcomes the view of the Financial Times that Britain is saddled with the worst of all worlds on the Hinkley Point C nuclear project; reinforces the paper's belief that the Government has effectively written the French company, EDF, a long-dated option to sell the UK unproven technology …
35 signatures
(Most recent: 11 May 2016)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 15
Labour: 5
Independent: 3
Non-affiliated: 1
Green Party: 1
22nd February 2016
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LET'S BUILD A HOUSE PROJECT FOR RECONSTRUCTION IN NEPAL

Tabled by: Kirsten Oswald (Scottish National Party - East Renfrewshire)
That this House recognises the challenge facing the people of Nepal following the earthquake that struck on 25 April 2015, last for just 45 seconds, but causing widespread devastation and changing lives forever, with over 8,000 fatalities and over six million families rendered homeless; records with concern recent estimates that …
43 signatures
(Most recent: 23 Mar 2016)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 25
Independent: 2
Democratic Unionist Party: 2
Conservative: 1
Non-affiliated: 1
22nd February 2016
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ARTIST'S RESALE RIGHT

Tabled by: Pete Wishart (Scottish National Party - Perth and North Perthshire)
That this House recognises and values visual artists' contribution to the UK's thriving creative industries and its economic value; notes that it is estimated that for every £1 of GVA generated by the arts and culture industry, an additional £1.43 of GVA is generated in the wider UK economy; agrees …
38 signatures
(Most recent: 18 Apr 2016)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 21
Independent: 2
Labour: 2
Non-affiliated: 1
Democratic Unionist Party: 1
22nd February 2016
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FILM4'S INVESTMENT IN BRITISH FILM AND TALENT

Tabled by: Kevin Barron (Labour - Rother Valley)
That this House congratulates Film4 for a record number of Oscar and BAFTA nominations for Film4-backed films; further congratulates Film4's recent BAFTA awards wins for Best Documentary for Amy and Best Leading Actress from Brie Larson in Room; welcomes Channel 4's increase in investment in film to £25 million in …
39 signatures
(Most recent: 27 Apr 2016)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 15
Labour: 12
Democratic Unionist Party: 2
Conservative: 1
Independent: 1
24th February 2016
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UNALIGNED DAIRY FARMERS

Tabled by: Corri Wilson (Scottish National Party - Ayr, Carrick and Cumnock)
That this House recognises the important role dairy farmers play in supplying high quality dairy products and the benefits that dairy produce brings to providing a healthy, well-balanced diet; expresses concern at the significantly reduced price unaligned dairy farmers are being forced to accept for their milk on the open …
21 signatures
(Most recent: 18 Apr 2016)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 6
Independent: 2
Labour: 2
Plaid Cymru: 1
Non-affiliated: 1
Democratic Unionist Party: 1
24th February 2016
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ADVENTURE DOON AWARDS FOR ALL

Tabled by: Corri Wilson (Scottish National Party - Ayr, Carrick and Cumnock)
That this House congratulates Adventure Doon on its £10,000 Awards for All grant from the Big Lottery Fund; acknowledges the benefits to local communities of the ability to participate in a range of outdoor activities; supports the aims of improving local spaces and encouraging people to be more active; and …
22 signatures
(Most recent: 8 Mar 2016)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 13
Independent: 1
Democratic Unionist Party: 1
Labour: 1
24th February 2016
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BEFRIENDING SERVICES FOR YOUNG CARERS

Tabled by: Corri Wilson (Scottish National Party - Ayr, Carrick and Cumnock)
That this House recognises the needs of younger carers who may struggle to balance caring with education, financial responsibilities and emotional well-being; appreciates the benefits young carers gain from the practical and emotional support given through befriending services; acknowledges the valuable work undertaken in supporting young carers by a range …
27 signatures
(Most recent: 18 Apr 2016)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 12
Independent: 2
Labour: 2
Democratic Unionist Party: 2
23rd February 2016
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TAX CREDITS OVERPAYMENTS

Tabled by: Ronnie Cowan (Scottish National Party - Inverclyde)
That this House notes with concern the 1.6 million tax credits awards which were overpaid in 2013-14; acknowledges that this amounts to 30 per cent of the total awards paid and that 159,000 of the overpayments were made to households whose claim should have been terminated; believes that many overpayments …
45 signatures
(Most recent: 21 Mar 2016)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 25
Independent: 3
Conservative: 1
Green Party: 1
Non-affiliated: 1
Democratic Unionist Party: 1
22nd February 2016
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ARMED FORCES AND VETERANS STRATEGY

Tabled by: Kirsten Oswald (Scottish National Party - East Renfrewshire)
That this House commends the Scottish Government's publication of a renewed Armed Forces and Veterans Strategy, Renewing Our Commitments, launched on 23 February 2016 by Veterans Minister, Keith Brown; congratulates the Scottish Government on its ongoing commitment to supporting our service personnel and veterans; notes the important achievements of the …
42 signatures
(Most recent: 11 Apr 2016)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 28
Independent: 1
Democratic Unionist Party: 1
8th February 2016
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NUCLEAR WEAPON-FREE WORLD

Tabled by: Brendan O'Hara (Scottish National Party - Argyll and Bute)
That this House welcomes the work of the UN Working Group on Nuclear Disarmament to develop legal measures, legal provisions and norms for achieving a nuclear weapon-free world; condemns the Government for voting against these important new talks; reminds the Government of its obligation under Article VI of the Nuclear …
42 signatures
(Most recent: 9 Mar 2016)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 24
Independent: 3
Labour: 2
Green Party: 1
Non-affiliated: 1
Plaid Cymru: 1
8th February 2016
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THE NHS BURSARY

Tabled by: Wes Streeting (Labour - Ilford North)
That this House celebrates the contribution of student nurses, midwives, allied health professionals and other healthcare staff; has serious concerns about the potential impact of removing NHS bursaries on the recruitment and retention of staff; and calls on the Government to drop its plans to remove NHS bursaries and instead …
156 signatures
(Most recent: 11 May 2016)
Signatures by party:
Labour: 75
Scottish National Party: 32
Independent: 7
Democratic Unionist Party: 4
Non-affiliated: 3
Liberal Democrat: 2
The Independent Group for Change: 2
Plaid Cymru: 2
Conservative: 1
Green Party: 1
4th February 2016
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PEACEMAKING AND AID IN SYRIA

Tabled by: Tasmina Ahmed-Sheikh (Scottish National Party - Ochil and South Perthshire)
That this House notes the growing need for peacemaking and provision of aid to civilians in Syria and that civilians are being besieged and starved in Madaya and other Syrian towns; further notes that the use of explosive weapons in populated areas has become a common practice by the Syrian …
39 signatures
(Most recent: 9 Mar 2016)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 19
Independent: 3
Labour: 2
Democratic Unionist Party: 2
Conservative: 1
Non-affiliated: 1
Plaid Cymru: 1
3rd February 2016
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UNDER-OCCUPANCY PENALTY AND DISCRIMINATION

Tabled by: Chris Law (Scottish National Party - Dundee West)
That this House welcomes the recent Court of Appeal ruling that the bedroom tax discriminates against a victim of domestic violence and the family of a disabled teenager; notes that this ruling only applies to two individual cases in spite of the fact that there are around 300 similar domestic …
39 signatures
(Most recent: 9 Mar 2016)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 22
Democratic Unionist Party: 2
Independent: 1
Labour: 1
Plaid Cymru: 1
Non-affiliated: 1
15th December 2015
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HUMAN RIGHTS VIOLATIONS AND NATURAL RESOURCE EXTRACTION

Tabled by: Mark Durkan (Social Democratic & Labour Party - Foyle)
That this House condemns serious and systematic human rights violations resulting from natural resource extraction operations around the world, as highlighted recently in a conference organised by the Latin American Mining Monitoring Programme; recognises that mining, oil and gas extraction projects are often a source of considerable conflict, threatening indigenous …
33 signatures
(Most recent: 21 Mar 2016)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 9
Labour: 7
Democratic Unionist Party: 2
Liberal Democrat: 1
Non-affiliated: 1
Independent: 1
Green Party: 1
Conservative: 1
3rd February 2016
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HUMANITARIAN SITUATION IN SOUTH EASTERN TURKEY

Tabled by: Natalie McGarry (Independent - Glasgow East)
That this House notes the ongoing conflict in South Eastern Turkey; further notes with concern reports of civilian deaths and a deteriorating humanitarian situation in predominantly Kurdish areas; notes the disproportionate use of curfews as part of the Turkish government's response to the crisis and the suspension and detention by …
45 signatures
(Most recent: 22 Feb 2016)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 25
Independent: 4
Conservative: 1
Green Party: 1
Democratic Unionist Party: 1
Plaid Cymru: 1
Labour: 1
2nd February 2016
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MOTHERWELL DEMENTIA GARDEN

Tabled by: Marion Fellows (Scottish National Party - Motherwell and Wishaw)
That this House recognises the hard work of NHS Lanarkshire's Motherwell Community Mental Health Team for Older People and the work of local people and businesses that have also contributed to the project with practical help, fundraising and donations, in completing Motherwell's Dementia Garden which is designed to bring those …
36 signatures
(Most recent: 10 Feb 2016)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 23
Democratic Unionist Party: 2
Independent: 1
Non-affiliated: 1
1st February 2016
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PREVENTION OF INCITEMENT TO SEXUAL CRIME AND VIOLENCE

Tabled by: Tommy Sheppard (Scottish National Party - Edinburgh East)
That this House strongly condemns what it understands is the organisation of sexist and hate-mongering meetings across the UK by so-called pick-up artist Roosh V; believes that these meetings are misogynistic and that such behaviour is not tolerable in modern day society; affirms that there is never an argument to …
49 signatures
(Most recent: 22 Feb 2016)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 27
Labour: 2
Independent: 2
Democratic Unionist Party: 2
Conservative: 1
Green Party: 1
Plaid Cymru: 1
13th January 2016
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TRIDENT REPLACEMENT

Tabled by: Caroline Lucas (Green Party - Brighton, Pavilion)
That this House notes the publication of the Strategic Defence and Security Review and the National Security Strategy; further notes that the estimated cost of replacing the Vanguard Class of nuclear armed submarines has increased to £31 billion with a £10 billion contingency, and that the date of entry into …
56 signatures
(Most recent: 24 Mar 2016)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 33
Labour: 3
Independent: 3
Green Party: 1
Non-affiliated: 1
Plaid Cymru: 1
5th January 2016
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MESOTHELIOMA RESEARCH

Tabled by: Andy McDonald (Independent - Middlesbrough)
That this House notes with concern that mesothelioma is an invasive form of lung cancer caused primarily by prior exposure to asbestos; recognises that there is currently no cure for this devastating disease and that mesothelioma patients frequently have a very short life expectancy and experience complex and debilitating symptoms; …
52 signatures
(Most recent: 27 Apr 2016)
Signatures by party:
Labour: 18
Scottish National Party: 12
Democratic Unionist Party: 5
Independent: 4
Non-affiliated: 1
Conservative: 1
Green Party: 1
27th January 2016
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STRATHESK PRIMARY BIG AWARD

Tabled by: Owen Thompson (Scottish National Party - Midlothian)
That this House congratulates Strathesk Primary School in Penicuik, Midlothian, on becoming the first school in Scotland to be awarded a BIG Award in recognition of its efforts to tackle bullying; commends the work of Strathesk primary staff, pupils and parents in cooperating to ensure that this was achieved; notes …
28 signatures
(Most recent: 11 May 2016)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 20
Democratic Unionist Party: 1
22nd January 2016
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ACCESS TO ELECTED OFFICE FUND

Tabled by: Caroline Lucas (Green Party - Brighton, Pavilion)
That this House notes that disabled people are still under-represented in politics; further notes that a strong democracy is an inclusive one; is concerned that the UK needs to do more to encourage a diverse mix of local, regional and national election candidates that better reflects the society we live …
41 signatures
(Most recent: 25 Feb 2016)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 15
Labour: 6
Liberal Democrat: 3
Plaid Cymru: 2
Independent: 2
Green Party: 1
Conservative: 1
Non-affiliated: 1
25th January 2016
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ROBERT BURNS HUMANITARIAN AWARD 2016

Tabled by: Philippa Whitford (Scottish National Party - Central Ayrshire)
That this House recognises the strong egalitarian principles of the great Scottish poet, Robert Burns, on the 257th anniversary of his birth; congratulates Médecins Sans Frontières trauma surgeon Mr David Nott, who put his life in danger while working in war zones across the world and has received the Robert …
42 signatures
(Most recent: 11 May 2016)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 24
Democratic Unionist Party: 3
Independent: 3
Labour: 2
Conservative: 1
Non-affiliated: 1
Plaid Cymru: 1
20th January 2016
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NUCLEAR CONVOYS

Tabled by: Owen Thompson (Scottish National Party - Midlothian)
That this House notes with concern reports that nuclear convoys are regularly driven through the UK; understands that according to Nukewatch the convoys regularly travel through towns and cities close to schools, homes and businesses; condemns what it sees as an unacceptable risk to public safety; calls on the Government …
58 signatures
(Most recent: 11 May 2016)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 32
Labour: 3
Independent: 3
Green Party: 1
Non-affiliated: 1
Plaid Cymru: 1
25th January 2016
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NATIONAL VOTER REGISTRATION DRIVE

Tabled by: Graham Allen (Labour - Nottingham North)
That this House notes that the National Voter Registration Drive (NVRD) is taking place over 1 to 7 February 2016; further notes that Mr Speaker, with the agreement of the House, allowed a projection of a ballot box onto Elizabeth Tower with the aim of encouraging citizens to register as …
65 signatures
(Most recent: 11 May 2016)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 21
Labour: 16
Democratic Unionist Party: 4
Independent: 4
Conservative: 2
Liberal Democrat: 2
Green Party: 1
Non-affiliated: 1
The Independent Group for Change: 1
Plaid Cymru: 1
21st January 2016
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JAMES WATT AND THE CONDENSING STEAM ENGINE

Tabled by: Ronnie Cowan (Scottish National Party - Inverclyde)
That this House celebrates 250 years since the invention of the condensing steam engine by Greenock-born inventor James Watt; appreciates that Watt's improvements to the steam engine enabled the industrial revolution, and a significant advancement of our scientific knowledge to take place; believes that Watt's achievements in the fields of …
32 signatures
(Most recent: 11 May 2016)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 15
Independent: 3
Labour: 2
Conservative: 1
Democratic Unionist Party: 1
20th January 2016
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WEST KILBRIDE BEST VILLAGE HIGH STREET

Tabled by: Patricia Gibson (Scottish National Party - North Ayrshire and Arran)
That this House congratulates West Kilbride for being recognised as the Best Village High Street in 2015 at the Great British High Street Awards; applauds what has been a remarkable turnaround for a village that had in times past been the victim of an economic downturn; recognises the significant efforts …
32 signatures
(Most recent: 11 May 2016)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 21
Independent: 1
19th January 2016
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BASIC INCOME

Tabled by: Caroline Lucas (Green Party - Brighton, Pavilion)
That this House notes the growing crisis of low pay and precarity in a labour market increasingly characterised by casualised forms of employment that offer little in the way of pay, predictable hours or long-term security; further notes the evident inability of our bureaucratically costly social security system, with its …
35 signatures
(Most recent: 19 Apr 2016)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 15
Labour: 6
Independent: 3
Green Party: 1
Non-affiliated: 1
20th January 2016
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PALESTINE YOUTH ORCHESTRA IN SCOTLAND

Tabled by: Paul Monaghan (Scottish National Party - Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross)
That this House welcomes the forthcoming Palestine Youth Orchestra's visit to Scotland in the summer of 2016, and looks forward to its arrival in Glasgow in July as it embarks on a period of intensive rehearsal prior to undertaking a tour of major cities across the UK; supports the young …
35 signatures
(Most recent: 11 May 2016)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 19
Labour: 3
Independent: 2
Conservative: 1
Non-affiliated: 1
Democratic Unionist Party: 1
20th January 2016
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CONDITIONS OF AGENCY WORKERS

Tabled by: Marion Fellows (Scottish National Party - Motherwell and Wishaw)
That this House notes that employees hired via agencies and third party bodies are not subject to the same conditions and rights as non-agency employees performing equivalent work; further notes that this leads to unacceptable exploitation of agency and third party workers; notes that, particularly in the case of agency …
49 signatures
(Most recent: 11 May 2016)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 29
Labour: 3
Conservative: 1
Independent: 1
Green Party: 1
Democratic Unionist Party: 1
20th January 2016
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BEMIS CELEBRATES BURNS

Tabled by: Angela Crawley (Scottish National Party - Lanark and Hamilton East)
That this House supports the BEMIS Celebrates Burns finale celebration at the Celtic Connections Festival in Glasgow’s Old Fruitmarket on Robert Burns Day; champions this diverse community celebration as a unique partnership between BEMIS and the world-renowned Celtic Connections Music Festival; considers that this event marks the culmination of the …
32 signatures
(Most recent: 10 Feb 2016)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 24
Conservative: 1
Independent: 1
Democratic Unionist Party: 1
20th January 2016
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BROKEN RAINBOW'S RAINBOW DOT CAMPAIGN

Tabled by: Angela Crawley (Scottish National Party - Lanark and Hamilton East)
That this House supports the Rainbow Dot campaign to be launched on 4 February 2016 by Broken Rainbow UK to highlight the existence of LGBT domestic violence; recognises Broken Rainbow UK as the national organisation that works with LGBT victims, survivors and perpetrators of domestic abuse; understands that incidents of …
35 signatures
(Most recent: 10 Feb 2016)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 24
Independent: 1
Labour: 1
Green Party: 1
Democratic Unionist Party: 1
Plaid Cymru: 1
19th January 2016
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WORKPLACE EQUALITY INDEX 2016 AND THE GOLDEN JUBILEE NATIONAL HOSPITAL

Tabled by: Martin Docherty-Hughes (Scottish National Party - West Dunbartonshire)
That this House recognises that more than 400 organisations took part in the 2016 Workplace Equality Index (WEI) organised by Stonewall UK the highest number in its 12-year history; understands that the WEI is a powerful evidence-based benchmarking tool used by employers to assess their achievements and progress on LGBT …
35 signatures
(Most recent: 10 Feb 2016)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 24
Conservative: 1
Independent: 1
Plaid Cymru: 1
14th January 2016
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THIRTIETH ANNIVERSARY OF MARTIN LUTHER KING DAY

Tabled by: Anne McLaughlin (Scottish National Party - Glasgow North East)
That this House takes note of the thirtieth anniversary of the Dr Martin Luther King Jr. US federal holiday, on the third Monday in every January which is in recognition of his lifetime of achievements; recognises Dr King as one of history's greatest civil rights campaigners; acknowledges the sixtieth anniversary …
57 signatures
(Most recent: 10 Feb 2016)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 28
Labour: 9
Independent: 3
Conservative: 2
Democratic Unionist Party: 2
Liberal Democrat: 1
Non-affiliated: 1
13th January 2016
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REVOLT ON THE CLYDE 1919

Tabled by: Alison Thewliss (Scottish National Party - Glasgow Central)
That this House remembers the Clyde Workers Committee which sought to demand a 40 hour working week for all workers; recognises the historical, social and cultural importance of the calling of the General Strike and Clyde Revolt to seek the implementation of the 40 hour week; further recognises those who …
42 signatures
(Most recent: 4 Feb 2016)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 24
Labour: 4
Independent: 2
Democratic Unionist Party: 1
13th January 2016
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LORDS SPIRITUAL AND SCOTTISH DEBATES AND VOTES

Tabled by: Martin Docherty-Hughes (Scottish National Party - West Dunbartonshire)
That this House calls on the following 26 Bishops of the Church of England as Lords Spiritual of the House of Lords to desist in debating and voting on Scottish legislation; further calls on the Archbishop of Canterbury, Archbishop of York, Bishop of London, Bishop of Durham, Bishop of Winchester, …
49 signatures
(Most recent: 19 Jan 2016)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 34
Independent: 2
Plaid Cymru: 1
12th January 2016
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INTERNATIONAL PRECEDENTS ON SECESSION BY AGREEMENT

Tabled by: Paul Monaghan (Scottish National Party - Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross)
That this House recognises the findings of the Arbitration Commission on Yugoslavia that declared successor states together settle all aspects of secession by agreements; recognises that when agreement cannot be reached the presumption is that debt remains with the predecessor state; and further notes that the UK is not a …
27 signatures
(Most recent: 11 May 2016)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 20
Independent: 1
12th January 2016
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SELLING OF COMPLEX FINANCIAL PRODUCTS KNOWN AS EMBEDDED SWAPS AND FIXED RATE SWAPS

Tabled by: Paul Monaghan (Scottish National Party - Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross)
That this House recognises that many thousands of small and medium-sized businesses across the UK have been inappropriately sold complex financial products, including so called embedded swaps and fixed rate swaps; notes that many of these embedded swap products were sold without proper explanation of either the conditions or costs …
54 signatures
(Most recent: 1 Mar 2016)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 29
Independent: 2
Conservative: 2
Labour: 2
Liberal Democrat: 1
Green Party: 1
Non-affiliated: 1
Plaid Cymru: 1
12th January 2016
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UNITED NATIONS GENERAL ASSEMBLY SPECIAL SESSION ON DRUGS

Tabled by: Paul Monaghan (Scottish National Party - Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross)
That this House recognises that the United Nations General Assembly is to conduct a Special Session on drugs in April 2016 to mobilise political action internationally with a view to challenging human rights abuses, address the deforming of development in the global south and review the catastrophic health consequences resulting …
19 signatures
(Most recent: 2 Feb 2016)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 9
Independent: 1
Liberal Democrat: 1
Labour: 1
Green Party: 1
Democratic Unionist Party: 1
12th January 2016
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THE SCOTTISH ADJACENT WATERS BOUNDARIES ORDER 1999

Tabled by: Paul Monaghan (Scottish National Party - Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross)
That this House recognises that the Scottish Adjacent Waters Boundaries Order 1999 is considered irreconcilable with international law and the intent of Article 38 of the Statute of the International Court of Justice (ICJ), and inconsistent with precedent established through the Anglo-French Arbitration, 18 ILM (1979), the Iceland-Jan Mayen (Norway) …
31 signatures
(Most recent: 4 Feb 2016)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 22
Independent: 1
12th January 2016
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PARKHEAD HOUSING ASSOCIATION (No. 2)

Tabled by: Natalie McGarry (Independent - Glasgow East)
That this House congratulates Parkhead Housing Association on its recent accreditation as a Living Wage employer; recognises the crucial importance of organisations in the private, public and social sectors paying decent wages and setting positive examples by paying the real Living Wage; notes Parkhead Housing Association's contribution to the community …
21 signatures
(Most recent: 3 Feb 2016)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 16
Labour: 1
11th January 2016
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ROBERT WALLACE AND THE ROYAL MAIL

Tabled by: Ronnie Cowan (Scottish National Party - Inverclyde)
That this House recognises Greenock's first Member of Parliament, Robert Wallace, and his contribution to the success of the Royal Mail; notes his important role in initiating the campaign for cheap postage, and the resulting reform of the postal service, reduction of corruption, and more accessible services for people across …
33 signatures
(Most recent: 10 Feb 2016)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 19
Labour: 3
Democratic Unionist Party: 2
Conservative: 1
Independent: 1
7th January 2016
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AVOIDANCE OF MARITIME TRAGEDY BY EASTWOOD HIGH SCHOOL PUPIL

Tabled by: Kirsten Oswald (Scottish National Party - East Renfrewshire)
That this House congratulates 13 year old Andrew Paton, a pupil at Eastwood High School, on being designated East Renfrewshire's Citizen of the Year 2015; notes that Andrew's prompt action saved the life of his grandfather, Sandy Malcolm, of Tighnabruaich, who fell out of a speedboat after the vessel was …
29 signatures
(Most recent: 3 Feb 2016)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 21
Democratic Unionist Party: 1
7th January 2016
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COMMEMORATING HOLOCAUST MEMORIAL DAY 2016

Tabled by: Tulip Siddiq (Labour - Hampstead and Kilburn)
That this House notes that on 27 January 2016 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 2016 …
84 signatures
(Most recent: 10 Feb 2016)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 24
Labour: 20
Independent: 8
Conservative: 7
Democratic Unionist Party: 3
Liberal Democrat: 1
Green Party: 1
Non-affiliated: 1
The Independent Group for Change: 1
Plaid Cymru: 1
6th January 2016
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TRADE IN SERVICES AGREEMENT AND PARLIAMENTARY SCRUTINY

Tabled by: Tasmina Ahmed-Sheikh (Scottish National Party - Ochil and South Perthshire)
That this House notes the Trade in Services Agreement is currently being negotiated at EU level, and that a range of concerns have been raised publicly at the content of this agreement; further notes that the negotiations regarding this proposal have been carried out in an opaque manner, and so …
39 signatures
(Most recent: 29 Feb 2016)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 21
Labour: 4
Independent: 2
Green Party: 1
Non-affiliated: 1
Plaid Cymru: 1
Democratic Unionist Party: 1
7th January 2016
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ANNIVERSARY OF CHARLIE HEBDO ATTACK

Tabled by: Douglas Chapman (Scottish National Party - Dunfermline and West Fife)
That this House commemorates the anniversary of the attacks in Paris against the offices of Charlie Hebdo magazine; remembers the journalists, the police officer and other citizens who fell victim to the attack; recognises the tragedy as an attack on the right of free speech and that, in light of …
49 signatures
(Most recent: 3 Feb 2016)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 30
Labour: 2
Independent: 2
Democratic Unionist Party: 2
Plaid Cymru: 1
Non-affiliated: 1
15th December 2015
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REDUCTION OF PRIMARY CARE BUREAUCRACY IN NHS SCOTLAND

Tabled by: Philippa Whitford (Scottish National Party - Central Ayrshire)
That this House recognises the innovative approach of the Scottish Government in abolishing the Quality Outcome Framework for GPs so as to reduce bureaucracy and free-up more time to spend caring for patients; recommends that the Government consider a similar move; and commends the Scottish Government's relationship with the medical …
37 signatures
(Most recent: 11 May 2016)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 24
Labour: 2
Independent: 1
Democratic Unionist Party: 1
15th December 2015
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ELECTIONS IN SAUDI ARABIA

Tabled by: Jim Shannon (Democratic Unionist Party - Strangford)
That this House congratulates all the women who were able to vote for the first time in Saudi Arabia, and in particular extends its deepest congratulations to those who were elected.
30 signatures
(Most recent: 11 May 2016)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 13
Democratic Unionist Party: 3
Conservative: 2
Independent: 2
Non-affiliated: 1
14th December 2015
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POLIO ERADICATION

Tabled by: Alan Meale (Labour - Mansfield)
That this House recalls that the Government pledged to help end polio by agreeing to support the Global Polio Eradication Initiative, supporting the many world health organisations who have been battling to beat the illness throughout the Third World; believes that with the successes gained there is now a chance …
60 signatures
(Most recent: 27 Jan 2016)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 24
Labour: 12
Democratic Unionist Party: 4
Independent: 4
Conservative: 1
Non-affiliated: 1
Plaid Cymru: 1
Green Party: 1
15th December 2015
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GLASGOW WOMEN'S LIBRARY AND RECOGNISED COLLECTIONS OF NATIONAL SIGNIFICANCE STATUS

Tabled by: Alison Thewliss (Scottish National Party - Glasgow Central)
That this House congratulates the Glasgow Womens' Library (GWL) on being awarded Recognised Collections of National Significance status by Museums Galleries Scotland; recognises that GWL is the only accredited museum dedicated to women's history in the whole of the UK; notes that the GWL collection encompasses a wide range of …
31 signatures
(Most recent: 11 May 2016)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 18
Independent: 1
Plaid Cymru: 1
Labour: 1
10th December 2015
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SCOTTISH REFUGEE COUNCIL

Tabled by: Anne McLaughlin (Scottish National Party - Glasgow North East)
That this House congratulates the Scottish Refugee Council on its thirtieth anniversary; notes that it is a leading human rights agency and has been responding to refugee needs caused by events across the world since 10 December 1985, most recently coordinating the humanitarian response of the public in Scotland to …
40 signatures
(Most recent: 11 May 2016)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 30
Labour: 1
Democratic Unionist Party: 1
10th December 2015
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A&M SCOTLAND AND SCOTTISH COMMUNITY CHARITY OF THE YEAR AWARD

Tabled by: Anne McLaughlin (Scottish National Party - Glasgow North East)
That this House applauds the charitable work of A&M Scotland and its founding directors Robert McHarg and Andy McLaren; notes that A&M has been honoured as the Scottish Community Charity of the Year by Charity Champions 2015; further notes that since being established in 2009, this Glasgow North East-based charity …
30 signatures
(Most recent: 11 May 2016)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 21
Democratic Unionist Party: 2
Labour: 1
9th December 2015
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INVERNESS AIRPORT AND KLM

Tabled by: Drew Hendry (Scottish National Party - Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey)
That this House welcomes confirmation that KLM is to launch a new daily service from Inverness Airport to Amsterdam Schipol in May 2016; believes that KLM's announcement further enhances the airport's role as an international gateway to Scotland; congratulates the team at Inverness Airport and the many partners who have …
25 signatures
(Most recent: 11 May 2016)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 17
Labour: 1
Democratic Unionist Party: 1
9th December 2015
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USE OF EXPLOSIVE WEAPONS AND HUMAN RIGHTS VIOLATIONS IN YEMEN

Tabled by: Patrick Grady (Scottish National Party - Glasgow North)
That this House notes with concern the findings of the report by Save the Children, Nowhere Safe for Yemen's Children: the deadly impact of explosive weapons in Yemen, published in December 2015, including what the report calls mounting evidence that serious violations of international humanitarian law have been committed in …
40 signatures
(Most recent: 11 May 2016)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 24
Independent: 3
Labour: 2
Democratic Unionist Party: 1
Non-affiliated: 1
Plaid Cymru: 1
9th December 2015
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PROPOSED CLOSURE OF LIBRARIES IN FIFE

Tabled by: Stephen Gethins (Scottish National Party - North East Fife)
That this House deplores the decision of Fife Council to close 16 libraries across Fife; regrets that this decision will lead to job losses; believes that libraries provide an invaluable resource to people of all ages who rely on their local library for a wide range of different services; notes …
23 signatures
(Most recent: 11 May 2016)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 17
Labour: 1
9th December 2015
Ronnie Cowan signed this EDM on Thursday 10th December 2015

HUMAN RIGHTS DAY 2015

Tabled by: Margaret Ferrier (Independent - Rutherglen and Hamilton West)
That this House recognises Human Rights Day 2015 which takes place on 10 December 2015; notes that this year's Human Rights Day is devoted to the launch of a year-long campaign for the 50th anniversary of the two International Covenants on Human Rights, the International Covenant on Economic, Social and …
50 signatures
(Most recent: 11 May 2016)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 27
Labour: 4
Independent: 3
Democratic Unionist Party: 3
Conservative: 1
Non-affiliated: 1
Plaid Cymru: 1
7th December 2015
Ronnie Cowan signed this EDM on Thursday 10th December 2015

PERSONAL INDEPENDENCE PAYMENT ASSESSMENTS

Tabled by: Drew Hendry (Scottish National Party - Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey)
That this House recognises the challenges currently faced by claimants making applications for personal independent payments (PIP); notes that, in some parts of the country, the rate of decisions being overturned at appeal stage is as high as 47 per cent; further recognises that this results in many vulnerable disabled …
50 signatures
(Most recent: 11 May 2016)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 25
Labour: 6
Independent: 2
Plaid Cymru: 1
Democratic Unionist Party: 1
Non-affiliated: 1
24th November 2015
Ronnie Cowan signed this EDM on Thursday 10th December 2015

COUNTERFEIT ELECTRICAL GOODS

Tabled by: Jim Fitzpatrick (Labour - Poplar and Limehouse)
That this House recognises the work of Electrical Safety First, a charity dedicated to preventing deaths, injuries and damage caused by electricity in the home, in raising awareness of people being put at risk by thousands of potentially dangerous counterfeit electrical products on sale via the internet and in local …
30 signatures
(Most recent: 27 Apr 2016)
Signatures by party:
Labour: 10
Scottish National Party: 7
Democratic Unionist Party: 3
Independent: 2
Non-affiliated: 1
Conservative: 1
Liberal Democrat: 1
27th October 2015
Ronnie Cowan signed this EDM on Thursday 10th December 2015

GIVING TUESDAY

Tabled by: Nick Hurd (Conservative - Ruislip, Northwood and Pinner)
That this House notes that the UK is consistently ranked as one of the most generous countries in the world; acknowledges the important contribution that charities and voluntary groups, donors and volunteers make in each constituency; celebrates the success of the #GivingTuesday campaign in the UK in 2014 last year, …
45 signatures
(Most recent: 10 Dec 2015)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 22
Labour: 6
Democratic Unionist Party: 4
Conservative: 3
Independent: 2
Liberal Democrat: 1
The Independent Group for Change: 1
Non-affiliated: 1
Plaid Cymru: 1
7th July 2015
Ronnie Cowan signed this EDM on Thursday 10th December 2015

HUMANITARIAN SITUATION IN INDIA

Tabled by: Jim Cunningham (Labour - Coventry South)
That this House notes the enduring hunger strike of Bapu Surat Singh in Panjaab, India, which has now exceeded 170 days; further notes this protest against the Indian state and calls for the release of multiple political prisoners who are held by the Indian state; notes the continuing 20-year incarceration …
81 signatures
(Most recent: 26 Apr 2016)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 30
Labour: 24
Independent: 3
Liberal Democrat: 2
Conservative: 1
Green Party: 1
Plaid Cymru: 1
9th December 2015
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CUPAR IN BLOOM

Tabled by: Stephen Gethins (Scottish National Party - North East Fife)
That this House congratulates Cupar in Bloom on its outstanding and continued success in the Royal Horticultural Society Britain in Bloom awards; recognises the significance of achieving a Gold Award and the discretionary Young People's Award; and commends the tireless efforts of the voluntary committee and its close association with …
25 signatures
(Most recent: 11 May 2016)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 18
Independent: 1
Democratic Unionist Party: 1
Labour: 1
8th December 2015
Ronnie Cowan signed this EDM on Tuesday 8th December 2015

KIRKTON CHURCH AND GRAVEYARD PRESERVATION

Tabled by: Roger Mullin (Scottish National Party - Kirkcaldy and Cowdenbeath)
That this House understands that through a community-led project, people in Burntisland and beyond are currently attempting to raise funds to ensure the preservation of Kirkton Church and graveyard; acknowledges that the site is of historical importance, with the churchyard containing ruins of a medieval place of burial dating back …
29 signatures
(Most recent: 11 May 2016)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 19
Democratic Unionist Party: 1
Labour: 1
8th December 2015
Ronnie Cowan signed this EDM on Tuesday 8th December 2015

PLAY AS ONE SCOTLAND

Tabled by: Roger Mullin (Scottish National Party - Kirkcaldy and Cowdenbeath)
That this House commends the work of Play As One Scotland (PA1S), who support the right of children to play together, regardless of ability; understands that the charity aims to ensure that children and young people have equal access to local play and leisure opportunities; congratulates PA1S on raising over …
35 signatures
(Most recent: 6 Jan 2016)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 25
Democratic Unionist Party: 1
Labour: 1
30th November 2015