Brendan O'Hara

Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Inclusive Society)

(since July 2018)

Shadow SNP Spokesperson (International Human Rights and Conflict Resolution)

(since March 2020)
Brendan O'Hara Portrait

Scottish National Party

Member for Argyll and Bute

brendan.ohara.mp@parliament.uk / brendanoharasnp

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Commons debate information

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Significant Argyll and Bute Petitions

Current Signatures Final Signatures Title Petition Deadline
171,982
Petition Closed

Continue to fund free TV licences for the over 75 in the future.

Gov Responded - 24 Jun 2019 Debated on - 15 Jul 2019 View Brendan O'Hara's petition debate contributions
17 Jun 2019
closed 1 year ago

Removing them will only penalize the poorest old age pensioners, many who rely on their television for company and their main source of entertainment.

105,421
Petition Closed

Public inquiry into the bias in the BBC

Gov Responded - 14 Jan 2019 Debated on - 15 Jul 2019 View Brendan O'Hara's petition debate contributions
17 Jun 2019
closed 1 year ago

The impartiality of the BBC is in question and needs addressing so as to protect its charter

246,736
Petition Closed

Abolish the BBC television license.

Gov Responded - 26 Jun 2019 Debated on - 15 Jul 2019 View Brendan O'Hara's petition debate contributions
20 Jun 2019
closed 1 year ago

The quality of BBC programmes do not reflect the price of the TV license. It is far too expensive for the majority of people and should be abolished.

15,677
Petition Closed

Abolish the TV Licence

Gov Responded - 17 Oct 2017 Debated on - 20 Nov 2017 View Brendan O'Hara's petition debate contributions
15 Mar 2018
closed 2 years, 3 months ago

The TV Licence is no longer fit for purpose and should be abolished. It is unfair that one should hold one to watch Freeview channels or indeed subscription TV. The BBC should look at alternative methods of funding particularly as it is commonly felt there is a high level of bias.


Most recent EDMs signed by Brendan O'Hara

Date Tabled Title Signatures
8 Jul 2020
Brendan O'Hara signed this EDM on Thursday 9th July 2020

25th anniversary of Srebrenica genocide

Tabled by: Margaret Ferrier (Scottish National Party - Rutherglen and Hamilton West)
That this House notes that from 5 to 12 July 2020 the UK will mark the 25th anniversary of the Srebrenica genocide where over 8,000 Bosnian Muslim men and boys were murdered in and around Srebrenica by Bosnian Serb forces with a number of activities being held across the country; …
25 signatures
(Most recent: 10 Jul 2020)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 20
Conservative: 1
Democratic Unionist Party: 1
Independent: 1
Alliance: 1
Labour: 1
9 Mar 2020
Brendan O'Hara signed this EDM on Thursday 9th July 2020

Real fur imports

Tabled by: Tracey Crouch (Conservative - Chatham and Aylesford)
That this House urges the Government to introduce legislation to ban the imports and sales of real fur products; notes that the UK has long banned the main methods of fur so-called production, namely leg-hold trapping and fur factory farming, due to their inherent cruelty; believes that, in view of …
111 signatures
(Most recent: 9 Jul 2020)
Signatures by party:
Labour: 46
Scottish National Party: 37
Liberal Democrat: 11
Conservative: 6
Democratic Unionist Party: 5
Plaid Cymru: 3
Social Democratic & Labour Party: 2
Green Party: 1
Independent: 1
Alliance: 1
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Commons initiatives

Brendan O'Hara has not been granted any Urgent Questions in the current sitting

1 Adjournment Debate led by Brendan O'Hara

Date Forum Title
20 May 2019 Commons Chamber Billy McNeill MBE

1 Bill introduced by Brendan O'Hara

Title Bill Type Last Event Next Event Date Last Updated
European Union Withdrawal (Evaluation of Effects on Health and Social Care Sectors) Bill 2017-19
Presented by Brendan O'Hara (Scottish National Party)
Private Members' Bill
Presentation Bill
1st reading: House of Commons (no debate) 14 Feb 2019, 11:05 a.m.

The Bill failed to complete its passage through Parliament before the end of the session. This means the Bill will make no further progress. A Bill to make provision for an independent evaluation of the effects of the United Kingdom’s withdrawal from the European Union on the health and social care sectors; and for connected purposes.

Brendan O'Hara has not supported any legislation in the current parliamentary sitting


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Broadband: Consumers Telecommunications: Consumers Comcast ICT: EU Law ICT: EU Law ICT: EU Law ICT: EU Law Broadband: Scotland Broadcasting Radio Frequencies Radio Frequencies Broadcasting: Radio Frequencies Broadcasting: Radio Frequencies Radio Frequencies: Auctions Hussein Abdullah Khalil Rashid and Zuhair Ebrahim Jassim Abdullah Abas Bahrain: Coronavirus Bahrain: Coronavirus Mexico: Protestantism Mexico: Religious Freedom Iran: Coronavirus China: Human Rights China: Coronavirus Vietnam: Coronavirus Israel: Demolition Nepal: Criminal Law Nepal: Religious Freedom NHS Health Services: Social Services Health Services: Social Services Health Services: Social Services Health Services and Social Services: Vacancies NHS: Migrant Workers NHS: Migrant Workers Health Services: Social Services Health Services: Social Services Health Services: Social Services NHS: Drugs NHS: Drugs Immigrants: Health Services Immigrants: Health Services Hemp: Licensing Hemp: Scotland Basra: Minority Groups Iraq: Yazidis Emergency Services Network: Argyll And Bute Emergency Services Network: Argyll And Bute Prison and Probation Service: Occupational Health Prison and Probation Service: Occupational Health Ministry of Justice: Contracts Prison and Probation Service: Occupational Health Prison and Probation Service: Occupational Health