Dawn Butler

Dawn Butler Portrait

Labour

Member for Brent Central

dawn.butler.mp@parliament.uk / dawnbutlerbrent
Select Committees
Science and Technology Committee (Commons) (since May 2020)
Education Committee (since May 2020)
4 APPG memberships (as of 1 Jul 2020)
Caribbean, Child and Youth Crime, Music, Sickle Cell and Thalassaemia

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Commons debate information

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Sparring Partners
Victoria Atkins (Conservative) Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Home Office) (43 debate interactions) View debates with Victoria Atkins Penny Mordaunt (Conservative) Paymaster General (26 debate interactions) View debates with Penelope Mordaunt John Bercow (Speaker) (21 debate interactions) View debates with John Bercow View All MP Sparring Partners

Significant Brent Central Petitions

Current Signatures Final Signatures Title Petition Deadline
153,506
Petition Closed

Make online homophobia a specific criminal offence

Gov Responded - 28 Mar 2019 Debated on - 1 Jul 2019 View Dawn Butler's petition debate contributions
12 Aug 2019
closed 11 months, 1 week ago

As a gay man I find it devastating how members of the LGBT community are still subjected to homophobic abuse online.

35,203
Petition Closed

Make British Sign Language part of the National Curriculum

Gov Responded - 17 Oct 2017 Debated on - 5 Mar 2018 View Dawn Butler's petition debate contributions
12 Mar 2018
closed 2 years, 4 months ago

Around 50,000 people in the UK use British Sign Language, so why is this not taught in schools? There are many children who are born deaf, and we need to give them a better chance at a more integrated future. This is why BSL needs to be taught in schools.


Most recent EDMs signed by Dawn Butler

Date Tabled Title Signatures
29 Jun 2020
Dawn Butler signed this EDM on Wednesday 1st July 2020

Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

Tabled by: Ian Lavery (Labour - Wansbeck)
That this House notes that as at 21 June 2020, 1.1 Million employers and 9.2 Million Jobs were being supported through the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme at a cost of £22.9 Billion; notes with grave concern the effect on whole swathes of the economy of the scheduled cessation of the …
17 signatures
(Most recent: 13 Jul 2020)
Signatures by party:
Labour: 15
Democratic Unionist Party: 1
Green Party: 1
18 Jun 2020
Dawn Butler signed this EDM on Tuesday 23rd June 2020

Four-day week in the UK

Tabled by: Clive Lewis (Labour - Norwich South)
That this House recognises the opportunity for exploring shorter working time for the UK, including a four-day week, as one route out of the covid-19 pandemic; further recognises that work patterns have been dramatically altered as a result of the pandemic, notes that shorter working time has been used throughout …
42 signatures
(Most recent: 1 Jul 2020)
Signatures by party:
Labour: 22
Scottish National Party: 17
Social Democratic & Labour Party: 2
Independent: 1
Green Party: 1
Plaid Cymru: 1
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Commons initiatives

1 Urgent Question tabled by Dawn Butler

Date Forum Title
8 Jan 2018 Commons Chamber Office for Students: Appointment

Dawn Butler has not been granted any Adjournment Debates in the current sitting

Dawn Butler has not introduced any legislation in the current parliamentary sitting

Dawn Butler has not supported any legislation in the current parliamentary sitting


105 Written Questions

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Civil Service: Ethnic Groups Office for Tackling Injustices Office for Tackling Injustices Office for Tackling Injustices Cleaning Services: Coronavirus Females: Coronavirus Civil Service: LGBT People Census: Gender Recognition Public Sector: Ethnic Groups Public Sector: Equality Public Sector: Ethnic Groups Public Service: Equality Public Service: Equality Public Service: Equality Coronavirus: Disease Control Equal Pay: Ethnic Groups Business: LGBT People Equal Pay: LGBT People Business: Equality Employment: LGBT People Paternity Leave: Discrimination Directors: Females Ethnic Diversity of UK Boards Review Renewable Energy: Technology Transfer Renewable Energy: Jamaica Shared Housing: Housing Benefit Access to Work Programme Statutory Sick Pay: Coronavirus Universal Credit: Coronavirus Universal Credit: Coronavirus Sign Language: Television Government Departments: Sign Language Universal Credit Universal Credit Jobcentre Plus: Brent Immigration: Windrush Generation Immigration: Windrush Generation Immigration: Windrush Generation Immigration: Windrush Generation Immigrants: Domestic Abuse Immigration: EU Nationals LGBT People: Hate Crime Females: Domestic Violence Visas: Fees and Charges London Underground: Coronavirus Govia Thameslink Railway: Coronavirus Govia Thameslink Railway: Coronavirus Govia Thameslink Railway: Coronavirus Railways: Coronavirus Railways: Coronavirus Govia Thameslink Railway: Coronavirus Railways: Coronavirus Belly Mujinga