Mr Barry Sheerman

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Labour (Co-op)

Member for Huddersfield

sheermanb@parliament.uk / BarrySheerman

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Petition debates participated in by Mr Barry Sheerman

Current Signatures Final Signatures Title Petition Deadline
109,076
Petition Closed

Restore nature on a massive scale to help stop climate breakdown

Gov Responded - 2 May 2019 Debated on - 28 Oct 2019 View Mr Barry Sheerman's petition debate contributions
17 Oct 2019
closed 4 months, 1 week ago

To avoid a climate emergency we need to act fast. Rewilding and other natural climate solutions can draw millions of tonnes of CO2 out of the air through restoring and protecting our living systems. We call on the UK government to make a bold financial and political commitment to nature's recovery.

123,309
Petition Closed

Demand the EU & UN sanction Brazil to halt increased deforestation of the Amazon

Gov Responded - 30 Sep 2019 Debated on - 7 Oct 2019 View Mr Barry Sheerman's petition debate contributions
24 Jan 2020
closed 1 month ago

The government of Brazil led by Bolsonaro favour the development of the Amazon rainforest over conservation, escalating deforestation. Deforestation threatens indigenous populations who live in the forest, loss of a precious and complex ecosystem and a vital carbon store that slows global warming.

72,241
Petition Closed

Increase college funding to sustainable levels - all students deserve equality!

Gov Responded - 25 Feb 2019 Debated on - 21 Jan 2019 View Mr Barry Sheerman's petition debate contributions
10 Apr 2019
closed 10 months, 3 weeks ago

We call on the Government to urgently increase college funding to sustainable levels, including immediate parity with recently announced increases to schools funding. This will give all students a fair chance, give college staff fair pay and provide the high-quality skills the country needs.

128,001
Petition Closed

Require supermarkets to offer a plastic-free option for all their fruit & veg.

Gov Responded - 7 Nov 2018 Debated on - 12 Nov 2018 View Mr Barry Sheerman's petition debate contributions
21 Dec 2018
closed 1 year, 2 months ago

In response to the problem of an ever-increasing amount of plastic waste polluting our environment, we need to make supermarkets offer an option of no packaging or eco-friendly packaging for each item of fresh fruit and vegetables they sell.

Significant Petitions within Mr Barry Sheerman's constituency


Most recent EDMs signed by Mr Barry Sheerman

Date Tabled Title Signatures
4 Feb 2020
Mr Barry Sheerman signed this EDM on 25 Feb 2020
Use of the whip in British horseracing
Tabled by: Chris Evans (Labour (Co-op) - Islwyn)
That this House notes that racehorses are routinely beaten with a whip under rules set by the industry's regulatory body, the British Horseracing Authority (BHA) which sanctions this violent treatment in order that jockeys may, as it is claimed, encourage racehorses to improve their chances of winning, even though evidence …
36 signatures
(Most recent: 26 Feb 2020)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 15
Labour: 12
Liberal Democrat: 5
Plaid Cymru: 2
Green Party: 1
Independent: 1
24 Feb 2020
Mr Barry Sheerman signed this EDM on 25 Feb 2020
Assaults on shopworkers
Tabled by: Gareth Thomas (Labour (Co-op) - Harrow West)
That this House deplores the rise in verbal and physical abuse of shopworkers, notes that according to research conducted by USDAW, over 400 retail workers were assaulted each day last year and that 62 per cent of retail staff have been the victim of either verbal or physical abuse; further …
60 signatures
(Most recent: 26 Feb 2020)
Signatures by party:
Labour: 49
Scottish National Party: 4
Democratic Unionist Party: 3
Conservative: 2
Social Democratic & Labour Party: 1
Plaid Cymru: 1
Liberal Democrat: 1
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Commons initiatives led by Mr Barry Sheerman

Mr Barry Sheerman has not been granted any Urgent Questions in the current sitting

Mr Barry Sheerman has not been granted any Adjournment Debates in the current sitting

Mr Barry Sheerman has not introduced any legislation in the current parliamentary sitting


255 Written Questions asked by Mr Barry Sheerman

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Children in Care Asylum: Scholarships Apprenticeships Apprentices: Management Apprentices: Management Apprentices: Management Apprentices: Management Schools: Air Pollution Educational Institutions: Air Pollution Adoption: Medical Examinations Medical Examinations: Adoption Apprentices: Degrees Education: Finance Schools: Mental Health Services Care Leavers: Bus Services Education: Disadvantaged Foster Care Foster Care Apprentices: Taxation Universities: Early Retirement Children in Care Adoption Arts: Education Foster Care Adoption Foster Care Foster Care Intercountry Adoption: Pupil Premium Johnson Kane Qualifications Children: Social Media Pupil Exclusions: Autism Vocational Education Vocational Education Vocational Education Vocational Education Vocational Education Sixth Form Education: Finance Pupil Exclusions Pupil Exclusions Pupil Exclusions Pupil Exclusions Johnson Kane Johnson Kane Children: Day Care Children: Day Care Pre-school Education: Standards Children: Disadvantaged Johnson Kane Johnson Kane Electronic Cigarettes: Health Hazards Electronic Cigarettes Electronic Cigarettes: Young People Hospitals: Waiting Lists Carer's Allowance Mental Health Services: Children Mental Health Services: Children General Practitioners: Students Breast Cancer: Mental Health Services Breast Cancer: Health Services Breast Cancer NHS: Finance Dental Services Dental Services Medical Examinations: Adoption Carbon Monoxide: Alarms Intensive Care Surgery Surgery Hospitals: Admissions Tranexamic Acid Heart Diseases and Strokes: Air Pollution Pollution: Health Hazards Tranexamic Acid Anticoagulants Anticoagulants Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Carbon Monoxide: Poisoning Carbon Monoxide: Poisoning Sepsis Anorexia Autism Autism: Medical Treatments Miracle Mineral Solution Kidney Diseases Oral Tobacco: Standards Fracking: Public Health Committal Proceedings: Council Tax Television: Licensing Television: Licensing Television: Licensing Prosecutions: Older People Television: Licensing Council Tax: Debts Prison Sentences Council Tax: Non-payment Council Tax: Debts Committal Proceedings: Council Tax Committal Proceedings: Council Tax Committal Proceedings: Council Tax Council Tax: Debts Council Tax: Debts Council Tax: Non-payment Criminal Cases Review Commission: Public Appointments Criminal Cases Review Commission: Finance Criminal Cases Review Commission Aiding and Abetting Criminal Cases Review Commission Miscarriages of Justice: Compensation Miscarriages of Justice Criminal Cases Review Commission Legal Aid Scheme Criminal Cases Review Commission Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012 Personal Injury: Compensation Personal Injury: Compensation Security: Private Sector Rape: Trials Bus Services: Kirklees Safety Belts Bus Services: Disability Bus Services: Disability Railways: Visual Impairment Transport Driving: Licensing Driving: Licensing Railways: North of England Transport: Apprentices Aviation: Training Aviation: Training Aviation: Training Aviation: Training Aviation: Training Large Goods Vehicles: Training Large Goods Vehicle Drivers: Training Large Goods Vehicle Drivers: Training Large Goods Vehicle Drivers: Qualifications Large Goods Vehicle Drivers: Training Large Goods Vehicle Drivers: Training Safety Belts: Children Roads: Accidents Railways: Safety Railways: North of England Railways: Finance Railways: Finance Railways: Huddersfield Parking: Pedestrian Areas Roads: Accidents Roads: Accidents Migrant Workers: Health Services Migrant Workers: Nurses Social Media: Regulation Offences against Children: Internet Social Media: Regulation Internet Police Slavery: Children Immigrants: Detainees Immigrants: Detainees Slavery Slavery Bail Refugees Refugees Bail Bail Asylum: Housing Asylum: Housing Refugees: English Language Immigration: Appeals Refugees Refugees: Children Immigrants: Detainees