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Sarah Olney

Liberal Democrat - Richmond Park

Liberal Democrat Spokesperson (Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy)

(since January 2020)

Liberal Democrat Spokesperson (Transport)

(since September 2020)
Sarah Olney is not a member of any APPGs


Select Committee Meeting
Monday 1st March 2021
13:45
Public Accounts Committee - Private Meeting
1 Mar 2021, 1:45 p.m.
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Select Committee Meeting
Thursday 4th March 2021
09:15
Public Accounts Committee - Oral evidence
4 Mar 2021, 9:15 a.m.
(at 10:00 am) Sarah Munby, Permanent Secretary, Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Professor Dame Ottoline Leyser DBE FRS, Chief Executive Officer, UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) Jo Shanmugalingam, Director General, Industrial Strategy, Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy
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Oral Question
Thursday 4th March 2021
10:00
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
Topical Question No. 27
If he will make a statement on his departmental responsibilities.
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Select Committee Meeting
Monday 8th March 2021
13:45
Public Accounts Committee - Oral evidence
8 Mar 2021, 1:45 p.m.
(at 2:30 pm) Jim Harra, Permanent Secretary, HM Revenue and Customs Sir Tom Scholar, Permanent Secretary, HM Treasury Beth Russell, Director General, Tax and Welfare, HM Treasury Ruth Stanier, Director General, Customer Strategy and Tax Design, HM Revenue and Customs
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Department Event
Monday 1st March 2021
Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy
Motion - Main Chamber
Motion to approve the Draft Electricity Supplier Payments (Amendment) Regulations 2021
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Department Event
Monday 1st March 2021
Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy
Statement - Main Chamber
Supreme Court’s ruling on Uber
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Department Event
Monday 1st March 2021
Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy
Orders and regulations - Main Chamber
National Minimum Wage (Amendment) Regulations 2021
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Department Event
Tuesday 2nd March 2021
Department for Transport
Oral questions - Main Chamber
Discussions with Transport for London on a financial settlement for 2021/22 and beyond
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Department Event
Tuesday 2nd March 2021
Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy
Legislation - Grand Committees
National Security and Investment Bill – committee stage (day 1)
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Department Event
Wednesday 3rd March 2021
Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy
Fourth Delegated Legislation Committee - Debate - General Committees
3 Mar 2021, 2:30 p.m.
(at 2:30 pm)
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Department Event
Tuesday 9th March 2021
Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy
Legislation - Grand Committees
National Security and Investment Bill – Committee stage (day 2)
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Department Event
Thursday 11th March 2021
Department for Transport
Oral questions - Main Chamber
11 Mar 2021, 9:30 a.m.
Transport (including topical questions)
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Department Event
Monday 15th March 2021
Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy
Legislation - Grand Committees
National Security and Investment Bill – committee stage (day 3)
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Speeches
Wednesday 24th February 2021
Uber: Supreme Court Ruling

These contract conditions have been a feature of our economy for some time, which means that many thousands of workers …

Written Answers
Thursday 25th February 2021
Business: Coronavirus
To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate he has made of the proportion of furloughed workers who work …
Early Day Motions
Thursday 21st January 2021
Plastic waste exports
That this House notes that UK exports of unsorted plastic waste to non-OECD countries are allowed when given prior informed …
Bills
Wednesday 11th March 2020
Protest (Abortion Clinics) Bill 2019-21
A Bill to prohibit anti-abortion protests within 150 metres of abortion clinics; and for connected purposes.
MP Financial Interests
Saturday 11th January 2020
2. (a) Support linked to an MP but received by a local party organisation or indirectly via a central party organisation
Name of donor: Alexander Lourie
Address of donor: private
Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: …
EDM signed
Monday 22nd February 2021
Visiting in care homes and hospitals during the covid-19 outbreak
That this House notes the letter from the Chair of the Joint Committee on Human Rights to the Secretary of …
Supported Legislation
Tuesday 3rd March 2020
School Toilets (Access During Lessons) Bill 2019-21
A Bill to require the Secretary of State to publish guidance for state-funded schools on allowing pupil access to toilets …

Debate information

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Sparring Partners
Paul Scully (Conservative) Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy) (9 debate interactions) View debates with Paul Scully Kit Malthouse (Conservative) Minister of State (Home Office) (7 debate interactions) View debates with Kit Malthouse Rachel Maclean (Conservative) Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Transport) (6 debate interactions) View debates with Rachel Maclean View All MP Sparring Partners

Significant Richmond Park Petitions

Current Signatures Final Signatures Title Petition Deadline
171,010
Petition Closed

Scrap removal of free transport for under-18s from TfL bailout

Gov Responded - 10 Aug 2020 Debated on - 30 Nov 2020 View Sarah Olney's petition debate contributions
21 Jan 2021
closed 1 month ago

To not decide to scrap free travel for those who are under 18. As a teenager who has relied so much on free travel, it has allowed for me to go to school without the worry of an extra expense and explore around the beautiful city of London also. Destroying free travel would hurt so many of us.

106,128
Petition Closed

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

Gov Responded - 14 Apr 2020 Debated on - 25 Jun 2020 View Sarah Olney's petition debate contributions
18 Sep 2020
closed 5 months, 1 week ago

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

18,137
Petition Closed

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

Gov Responded - 22 Jul 2020 Debated on - 25 Jun 2020 View Sarah Olney's petition debate contributions
19 Sep 2020
closed 5 months, 1 week ago

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

26,106
Petition Closed

Extend grants immediately to small businesses outside of SBRR

Gov Responded - 29 May 2020 Debated on - 25 Jun 2020 View Sarah Olney's petition debate contributions
8 Oct 2020
closed 4 months, 3 weeks ago

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

154,814
Petition Closed

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

Gov Responded - 27 Mar 2020 Debated on - 25 Jun 2020 View Sarah Olney's petition debate contributions
12 Sep 2020
closed 5 months, 2 weeks ago

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

11,220
Petition Closed

Make nurseries exempt from business rates to support the childcare sector

Gov Responded - 2 Apr 2020 Debated on - 25 Jun 2020 View Sarah Olney's petition debate contributions
5 Sep 2020
closed 5 months, 3 weeks ago

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

179,699
Petition Closed

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

Gov Responded - 20 Jul 2020 Debated on - 25 Jun 2020 View Sarah Olney's petition debate contributions
15 Dec 2020
closed 2 months, 1 week ago

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

103,040
Petition Closed

Support the British aviation industry during the COVID-19 outbreak

Gov Responded - 7 May 2020 Debated on - 25 Jun 2020 View Sarah Olney's petition debate contributions
20 Sep 2020
closed 5 months, 1 week ago

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

10,780
Petition Closed

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

Gov Responded - 5 Jun 2020 Debated on - 25 Jun 2020 View Sarah Olney's petition debate contributions
24 Oct 2020
closed 4 months ago

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

135,481
Petition Closed

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

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

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


Most recent EDMs signed by Sarah Olney

Date Tabled Title Signatures
11 Feb 2021
Sarah Olney signed this EDM on Monday 22nd February 2021

Visiting in care homes and hospitals during the covid-19 outbreak

Tabled by: Harriet Harman (Labour - Camberwell and Peckham)
That this House notes the letter from the Chair of the Joint Committee on Human Rights to the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care on the matter of visits to people in care homes and hospitals during the covid-19 outbreak; is deeply concerned about the acute distress many …
38 signatures
(Most recent: 24 Feb 2021)
Signatures by party:
Labour: 22
Liberal Democrat: 7
Scottish National Party: 4
Conservative: 3
Democratic Unionist Party: 2
3 Feb 2021
Sarah Olney signed this EDM on Monday 22nd February 2021

Festival of Brexit

Tabled by: Jamie Stone (Liberal Democrat - Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross)
That this House regrets the Government’s commitment to spending £120 million on the planned festival of Brexit; recognises that regardless of how people voted in the EU referendum that money would be better spent on a covid-19 recovery fund; and calls on the Government to cancel its plans for that …
17 signatures
(Most recent: 22 Feb 2021)
Signatures by party:
Liberal Democrat: 8
Scottish National Party: 7
Labour: 2
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Commons initiatives

1 Urgent Question tabled by Sarah Olney

Date Forum Title
27 Jan 2020 Commons Chamber Automated Facial Recognition Surveillance

Sarah Olney has not been granted any Adjournment Debates in the current sitting

1 Bill introduced by Sarah Olney


A Bill to prohibit anti-abortion protests within 150 metres of abortion clinics; and for connected purposes.


Last Event - 1st reading: House of Commons
Wednesday 11th March 2020
Next Event - 2nd reading: House of Commons
Date TBA

413 Written Questions

(View all 413 questions)
Bridges: Greater London Railways: Pedestrian Areas Railway Stations: Disability Bridges: Repairs and Maintenance Tourism: EU Countries Ferries: Repayments Railways: Season Tickets Driving Licences: EU Countries Transport for London Financial Review Railways: Construction High Speed Two Railway Line: Contracts Roads: Repairs and Maintenance Railway Stations: Access Hammersmith Bridge: Repairs and Maintenance Night Flying Bicycles: Disability Motor Vehicles: Disability Railways: Disability Aviation: Repayments Aviation: Finance Railways: Finance Railways Railways: Repairs and Maintenance Aviation: Repayments Bicycles: Repairs and Maintenance Travel: Quarantine Bicycles: Repairs and Maintenance Bicycles: Repairs and Maintenance Cycling and Walking: Expenditure Railways: Repairs and Maintenance Ferries Roads: Construction Rail Review Railways: Fares Railways: Season Tickets Invalid Vehicles: Speed Limits Airports: Coronavirus Travel: Coronavirus Travel: Coronavirus Travel: Coronavirus Travel Information: Coronavirus Travel: Coronavirus Passenger Ships: Coronavirus A303: Stonehenge Hammersmith Bridge: Repairs and Maintenance Buses and Large Goods Vehicles: Exhaust Emissions Buses and Large Goods Vehicles: Exhaust Emissions Railway Stations: Visual Impairment Railway Stations: Visual Impairment Cars: Coronavirus Railways: Disability Electric Scooters: Visual Impairment Electric Scooters: Visual Impairment Public Transport: Greater London Driving Tests: Coronavirus Driving Licences Package Holidays: Coronavirus Aviation: Coronavirus Public Transport: Concessions Bus Services: Concessions Railways: Kingston upon Thames Railways: Coronavirus Driving Instruction: Coronavirus Motorcycles: Training Heathrow Airport: Construction Airports: National Policy Statements Airports: National Policy Statements Heathrow Airport: Construction Heathrow Airport River Thames: Boats River Thames: Boats River Thames: Boats Passenger Ships: Impact Assessments South Western Rail Franchise South Western Rail Franchise South Western Railway: Richmond Park South Western Railway: Greater London South Western Railway: WiFi South Western Railway: Richmond Park Motor Vehicles: Exhaust Emissions Heathrow Airport Heathrow Airport Business: Coronavirus Non-domestic Rates: Social Distancing Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme Arts: Tickets Revenue and Customs: Debts Fuels: Excise Duties Beer: Excise Duties Roads: Fees and Charges Roads: Fees and Charges Mortgages: Coronavirus Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme Remote Working: Non-domestic Rates Price Controls Hospitality Industry: Coronavirus Hospitality Industry and Tourism: VAT Self-employed: Coronavirus Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme Prostitution: Coronavirus Sailing Boats: VAT Sailing Boats: EU Countries Off-payroll Working: Coronavirus Exports: VAT Travel: Coronavirus Sanitary Protection: VAT Sanitary Protection: VAT Aviation: Taxation Self-employed: Coronavirus Sanitary Protection: VAT Sunscreens: VAT Employee Ownership and Save as You Earn Financial Services: Regulation Business: Coronavirus Fuels: Excise Duties Business: Coronavirus Sharing Economy: Employee Ownership and Save as You Earn Tourism: Coronavirus Eat Out to Help Out Scheme Housing: Construction Stamp Duties Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme: Charities Disability: Coronavirus Local Government Finance: Coronavirus Business: Government Assistance Non-domestic Rates Self-employed: Coronavirus Self-employment Income Support Scheme: Directors Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme and Self-employment Income Support Scheme Travel Agents: Coronavirus Bureaux de Change: Non-domestic Rates Bureaux de Change: Non-domestic Rates Small Businesses: Coronavirus Retail, Hospitality and Leisure Grant Fund and Small Business Grants Fund Non-domestic Rates: Dental Services Non-domestic Rates: Ophthalmology Non-domestic Rates: Veterinary Services Non-domestic Rates: Physiotherapy Self-employment Income Support Scheme Self-employment Income Support Scheme Health Services: Coronavirus Energy: Housing Children: Day Care Tax Avoidance Digital Technology: VAT Electronic Commerce: VAT Diesel Vehicles NHS: Dental Services Dental Services: Mothers Food: Hygiene Dental Services: Coronavirus Coronavirus: Households Coronavirus: Vaccination Home Care Services: Coronavirus Coronavirus: Greater London Coronavirus: Vaccination Coronavirus: Quarantine Mental Health Services: Mothers Coronavirus: Vaccination Pre-school Education: Protective Clothing Dental Services: Mothers Royal College of Nursing: Fees and Charges Coronavirus: Vaccination Coronavirus: Travel Restrictions Coronavirus: Disease Control Hearing Impairment: Coronavirus Sex: Females Hymen Surgery Workforce Development Fund Breast Cancer: Screening Health Services: Coronavirus Coronavirus: Disease Control Coronavirus: Disease Control Addictions: Health Services Coronavirus: Disease Control Food: Hygiene Carers: Government Assistance Non-surgical Cosmetic Procedures: Regulation Non-surgical Cosmetic Procedures: Regulation Non-surgical Cosmetic Procedures Mothers: Coronavirus Coronavirus: Children Coronavirus: Disease Control Care Homes: Visits Ovarian Cancer Coronavirus: Protective Clothing Coronavirus: Disease Control Complementary Medicine: Coronavirus Mental Health Act 1983 Social Services: Disability Hospital Beds: Coronavirus Dental Services: Coronavirus Public Buildings: Closures Social Services: Standards Health Services: Reciprocal Arrangements Joint Replacements: Waiting Lists Primary Health Care Hormone Replacement Therapy: Shortages Mental Health: Children and Young People Royal Brompton Hospital Royal Brompton Hospital Royal Brompton Hospital Green Homes Grant Scheme Green Homes Grant Scheme Hospitality Industry: Coronavirus Nannies: Coronavirus Green Homes Grant Scheme Anaerobic Digestion Renewable Energy: Subsidies Business: Coronavirus Business: Coronavirus Fireworks: Noise Fireworks: Labelling Infrastructure: Regulation Carbon Emissions Green Homes Grant Scheme Green Homes Grant Scheme Green Homes Grant Scheme Green Homes Grant Scheme Green Homes Grant Scheme Patents Green Homes Grant Scheme Energy: Housing Green Homes Grant Scheme Green Homes Grant Scheme Housing: Heating Employment: Environment Protection Research: Publishing Research: Publishing Research: Publishing Housing: Heating and Insulation Nuclear Decommissioning Authority: Land Energy Supply: Costs Renewable Energy: Greater London Fuel Poverty: Coronavirus Greenhouse Gas Emissions: Finance Fuel Poverty Energy Companies Obligation Employee Ownership: Reform Companies: Carbon Emissions Energy: Housing Private Rented Housing: Energy Research: Publishing Research: Publishing Research: Publishing Marriage: Coronavirus Hyperactivity: Employment Housing: Insulation Employment: Disability Energy: Conservation Energy: Conservation Conditions of Employment: Coronavirus Fireworks: Licensing Retail Trade: Non-domestic Rates Employment: Environment Protection Housing: Insulation Private Rented Housing: Regulation Buildings: Energy Planning Permission: Coronavirus Planning Permission: Coronavirus Energy Performance Certificates: Private Rented Housing Building Safety Fund Housing: Insulation Housing: Insulation Housing: Insulation Housing: Insulation High Rise Flats: Insulation Housing: Standards Private Rented Housing: Evictions Evictions: Coronavirus Letting Agents: Prosecutions Housing: Insulation Buildings: Insulation High Rise Flats: Insulation Housing: Standards UK Shared Prosperity Fund Private Rented Housing: Coronavirus Business Premises: Rents Local Government Finance Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Faculty High Rise Flats: Insulation Affordable Housing: Cultural Heritage Estate Agents: Coronavirus Landlords: Coronavirus