John Spellar

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Labour

Member for Warley

john.spellar.mp@parliament.uk / spellar

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Commons debate information for John Spellar

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Petition debates participated in by John Spellar

Current Signatures Final Signatures Title Petition Deadline
108,144
Petition Closed

NHS supply new lifesaving drugs for Cystic Fibrosis like 11 other EU countries

Gov Responded - 7 Dec 2018 Debated on - 10 Jun 2019 View John Spellar's petition debate contributions
16 May 2019
closed 9 months, 1 week ago

Children & young adults with CF endure lifelong suffering & early death. They need Orkambi and other precision medicines as they are developed. Sufferers in the EU, US & Australia can access the drugs, but not the UK. Hundreds have died in the 3yrs since these drugs were licensed.

118,050
Petition Closed

Give parents the right to opt their child out of Relationship and Sex Education

Gov Responded - 9 Jan 2019 Debated on - 25 Feb 2019 View John Spellar's petition debate contributions
18 Jun 2019
closed 8 months ago

We believe it is the parent’s fundamental right to teach their child RSE topics or to at least decide who teaches them and when and how they are taught. We want the right to opt our children out of RSE when it becomes mandatory in Sept 2020.

105,362
Petition Closed

Create a new independent welfare body to protect racehorses from abuse and death

Gov Responded - 19 Mar 2018 Debated on - 15 Oct 2018 View John Spellar's petition debate contributions
13 Aug 2018
closed 1 year, 6 months ago

The British Horseracing Authority is responsible for race horse welfare. But around 200 horses die each year due to racing in Britain. We urge the government to set up an independent regulatory body, with horse welfare as its only interest, which will take meaningful action to stop horses dying.

186,226
Petition Closed

Reject calls to add Staffordshire Bull Terriers to the Dangerous Dogs Act

Gov Responded - 5 Jul 2018 Debated on - 16 Jul 2018 View John Spellar's petition debate contributions
22 Dec 2018
closed 1 year, 1 month ago

PETA, an organisation that is meant to be dedicated to protecting animals, has proposed to the UK government that it should add Staffordshire Bull Terriers to the dangerous dogs act, effectively banning them outright. Breed Specific Legislation is not the solution to the problem of dog attacks.

112,025
Petition Closed

Allow Premier League and Championship football clubs to introduce safe standing

Gov Responded - 3 May 2018 Debated on - 25 Jun 2018 View John Spellar's petition debate contributions
8 Jun 2018
closed 1 year, 8 months ago

Safe Standing offers a much safer alternative to fans who wish to stand, rather than sit at football matches. After the highly successful introduction to rail seating at Celtic Park, as well as numerous Bundesliga clubs, many football fans feel that laws preventing standing areas should be relaxed.

109,553
Petition Closed

Ban the sale of animal fur in the UK.

Gov Responded - 28 Nov 2017 Debated on - 4 Jun 2018 View John Spellar's petition debate contributions
23 Mar 2018
closed 1 year, 11 months ago

Fur farming was banned in England and Wales in 2000, followed by Scotland in 2002. However fur products can still be legally imported from other countries and sold here in the UK. Much of this fur comes from countries that have very weak or no animal welfare laws at all.

180,482
Petition Closed

Amnesty for anyone who was a minor that arrived In Britain between 1948 to 1971

Gov Responded - 23 May 2018 Debated on - 30 Apr 2018 View John Spellar's petition debate contributions
6 Oct 2018
closed 1 year, 4 months ago

Windrush Generation were invited as settlers and as British subjects. Minors also had the right to stay.We call on the government to stop all deportations, change the burden of proof and establish an amnesty for anyone who was a minor.The government should also provide compensation for loss & hurt.

238,769
Petition Closed

Stop the privatisation of NHS services

Gov Responded - 20 Feb 2018 Debated on - 23 Apr 2018 View John Spellar's petition debate contributions
17 May 2018
closed 1 year, 9 months ago

We call for a ban on the outsourcing (privatisation) of NHS services, and stop the renewal of any outsourcing contracts already signed. Companies should not be profiteering from NHS contracts, when every pound of NHS budgets is desperately needed for more doctors and nurses, and to pay them more.

30,349
Petition Closed

Impose Financial sanctions on the State of Myanmar (Burma).

Gov Responded - 4 Oct 2017 Debated on - 16 Apr 2018 View John Spellar's petition debate contributions
14 Mar 2018
closed 1 year, 11 months ago

Impose harsh financial sanctions on the State of Myanmar due to the current ongoing ethnic cleansing being pursued by elements of its security forces.

1,451
Petition Closed

Stop The Genocide In Myanmar - UK Government Please Help!

Debated on - 16 Apr 2018 View John Spellar's petition debate contributions
18 Mar 2018
closed 1 year, 11 months ago

Hundreds have been forced to flee their villages as the emergency situation in Myanmar has worsened. Urgent needs of displaced people include water, hygiene facilities, food & shelter.

149,138
Petition Closed

Pay Up Now! – Scrap the pay cap and give public servants a meaningful pay rise

Gov Responded - 9 Oct 2017 Debated on - 4 Dec 2017 View John Spellar's petition debate contributions
12 Mar 2018
closed 1 year, 11 months ago

Every single person who works in public services needs and deserve a pay rise. It’s time for the pay cap to be scrapped, for the government to provide additional funding for public sector pay and for employers to put public sector workers pay up now.

Significant Petitions within John Spellar's constituency


Most recent EDMs signed by John Spellar

Date Tabled Title Signatures
30 Jan 2020
John Spellar signed this EDM on 10 Feb 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 …
51 signatures
(Most recent: 13 Feb 2020)
Signatures by party:
Labour: 30
Scottish National Party: 11
Plaid Cymru: 3
Liberal Democrat: 3
Democratic Unionist Party: 1
Conservative: 1
Green Party: 1
Independent: 1
5 Feb 2020
John Spellar signed this EDM as a sponsor on 5 Feb 2020
Permanent Funding for the National Wildlife Crime Unit
Tabled by: John Spellar (Labour - Warley)
That this House notes the success of the UK National Wildlife Crime Unit through its intelligence-led role in the prevention and detection of crimes relating to a wide range of wildlife issues; recognises that the unit provides specialist skills, knowledge and expertise to the Police, UK Border Force, HM Revenue …
31 signatures
(Most recent: 13 Feb 2020)
Signatures by party:
Labour: 12
Scottish National Party: 9
Conservative: 5
Liberal Democrat: 2
Democratic Unionist Party: 1
Independent: 1
Green Party: 1
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Commons initiatives led by John Spellar

John Spellar has not been granted any Urgent Questions in the current sitting

John Spellar has not been granted any Adjournment Debates in the current sitting

1 Bill introduced by John Spellar

Title Bill Type Last Event Next Event Date Last Updated
Planning (Agent of Change) Bill 2017-19
Presented by John Spellar (Labour)
Private Members' Bill (under the Ten Minute Rule) 1st reading: House of Commons 10 January, 2018 14 Sep 2018, 12:32 p.m.
Parallel Parliament Note:

The proposals laid down in this bill were enacted through changes to the National Policy Planning Framework. See here for more information.

A Bill to require specified planning controls in relation to developments likely to be affected by existing noise sources; and for connected purposes.


199 Written Questions asked by John Spellar

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City of London Police: Action Fraud Disclosure and Barring Service Biometrics: Applications Disclosure and Barring Service Terrorism: Northern Ireland Passports: Lost Property Home Office: Official Engagements Visas: Applications Biometrics: Applications Visas: Applications Visas: Applications Hezbollah Immigrants: Bank Services and Employment Members: Correspondence Immigration Controls: Heathrow Airport UK Border Force: Heathrow Airport Members: Correspondence Members: Correspondence UK Border Force: Heathrow Airport Home Office: Written Questions Immigration: Caribbean UK Visas and Immigration: Management Passports: Contracts Passports: Contracts Members: Correspondence Passports: Contracts Passports: Contracts Passports: Contracts Home Office: Chief Scientific Advisers Offenders: Deportation Members: Correspondence Immigration Immigration Immigration Controls: Australasia Passports Immigration Immigration Members: Correspondence Members: Correspondence Members: Correspondence UK Visas and Immigration: Telephone Services Hezbollah Immigration Controls: Australasia Highways England: Pay Motorways: Repairs and Maintenance Transport for London: Siemens Aviation: Egypt Unmanned Air Vehicles: Registration Aviation: Egypt Piccadilly Line: Rolling Stock Network Rail: Bridges Biofuels Crossrail Line Electric Vehicles: Batteries Traffic Lights Motor Vehicles: Exhaust Emissions Electric Vehicles: Charging Points Electric Vehicles: Charging Points Electric Vehicles West Coast Railway Line Electric Vehicles: Charging Points Docklands Light Railway Road Traffic Offences: Tachographs Department for Transport: Procurement Electric Vehicles: Charging Points Dartford-Thurrock Crossing Motor Vehicles: Excise Duties Buses: Exhaust Emissions Electric Vehicles Motor Vehicles: Fuels High Speed 2 Railway Line Rolling Stock: Procurement Armed Forces: Germany Armed Forces: Rehabilitation Armed Forces: Physiotherapy Armed Forces: Physiotherapy Armed Forces: Physiotherapy Defence: Space Military Aid Afghanistan: Ethnic Groups Warships: Procurement United Kingdom Security Vetting United Kingdom Security Vetting Yemen: Military Aid Gulf States: Warships Armed Forces: Housing Islands: Hurricanes and Tornadoes Defence Equipment: Repairs and Maintenance Army Reserve Forces Army: Training Defence Mali: General Service Medal Shipping: Conferences Armed Forces: Parachuting Devonport Dockyard General Service Medal: Mali Type 26 Frigates Reserve Forces Contraceptives: Shortages Infectious Diseases: Fungi Cataracts: Surgery Four Seasons Health Care: Insolvency Cataracts: Surgery Allergies: Medical Equipment Members: Correspondence Ambulance Services Midland Metropolitan Hospital Hospitals: Construction Midland Metropolitan Hospital Four Seasons Health Care Mental Health Services General Practitioners: West Midlands Joint Replacements Measles: Vaccination Measles: Vaccination Electric Vehicles: Batteries Paper: Recycling Electric Vehicles: Vans Directors: Registration Directors: Registration Intellectual Property: Enforcement Batteries: Manufacturing Industries Motor Vehicles: Manufacturing Industries Energy: Meters Minimum Wage: Non-payment Fuel Poverty: West Midlands Fracking: Harassment Motor Vehicles: Fuels Public Sector: Procurement