Kevin Brennan

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Labour

Member for Cardiff West

brennank@parliament.uk / KevinBrennanMP
Select Committees
Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee (since March 2020)
Sub-committee on Online Harms and Disinformation (since March 2020)
Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Sub-committee on Online Harms and Disinformation (since March 2020)
2 APPG memberships (as of 1 Jul 2020)
Music, Spain

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Sparring Partners
Andrea Leadsom (Conservative) (57 debate interactions) View debates with Andrea Leadsom Mr Jacob Rees-Mogg (Conservative) Lord President of the Council and Leader of the House of Commons (49 debate interactions) View debates with Jacob Rees-Mogg John Bercow (Speaker) (46 debate interactions) View debates with John Bercow View All MP Sparring Partners

Significant Cardiff West 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 Kevin Brennan'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 Kevin Brennan'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 Kevin Brennan'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.

143,390
Petition Closed

Make TV election debates happen - establish an Independent Debates Commission

Gov Responded - 23 Oct 2018 Debated on - 7 Jan 2019 View Kevin Brennan's petition debate contributions
21 Mar 2019
closed 1 year, 3 months ago

Genuine leaders' debates took place in 2010, but in the next two elections didn't happen. Amend election law to make party leaders take part in a televised debate.

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 Kevin Brennan's petition debate contributions
12 Mar 2018
closed 2 years, 3 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.

15,677
Petition Closed

Abolish the TV Licence

Gov Responded - 17 Oct 2017 Debated on - 20 Nov 2017 View Kevin Brennan'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 Kevin Brennan

Date Tabled Title Signatures
12 Mar 2020
Kevin Brennan signed this EDM on Wednesday 1st July 2020

The use of live animals for warfare experiments

Tabled by: Ben Lake (Plaid Cymru - Ceredigion)
That this House notes with concern that each year, thousands of animals including monkeys, mice, pigs and guinea pigs are experimented on using chemical, biological and other weapons, causing prolonged and extensive suffering; notes that while these experiments are not conducted to develop or test offensive weapons, suffering can continue …
79 signatures
(Most recent: 7 Jul 2020)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 30
Labour: 30
Liberal Democrat: 5
Conservative: 5
Democratic Unionist Party: 4
Plaid Cymru: 3
Green Party: 1
Social Democratic & Labour Party: 1
Independent: 1
11 May 2020
Kevin Brennan signed this EDM on Tuesday 12th May 2020

Taxation of businesses

Tabled by: Claire Hanna (Social Democratic & Labour Party - Belfast South)
That this House recognises the impact of the ongoing Covid 19 crisis and the financial strains placed on business; supports vital Government action to safeguard jobs and support businesses during the pandemic; believes all businesses should pay their fair share of tax and recognises that the majority of businesses do; …
25 signatures
(Most recent: 18 May 2020)
Signatures by party:
Labour: 12
Scottish National Party: 6
Liberal Democrat: 4
Social Democratic & Labour Party: 2
Alliance: 1
Independent: 1
Green Party: 1
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Commons initiatives

Kevin Brennan has not been granted any Urgent Questions in the current sitting

Kevin Brennan has not been granted any Adjournment Debates in the current sitting

Kevin Brennan has not introduced any legislation in the current parliamentary sitting


280 Written Questions

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Music: Licensed Premises Theatres: Tax Allowances Culture: Coronavirus Visual Arts: Coronavirus Culture: Coronavirus Culture: Coronavirus Arts: Coronavirus Music: Coronavirus Internet: Children Tourism: Coastal Areas Holidays: Low Incomes Public Libraries: Staff Writers Creative Industries Council: Staff Young Audiences Content Fund Ofcom: Public Appointments Music: Licensing Laws Telephone Services: Fees and Charges Museums and Galleries: Marketing Culture PledgeMusic: Insolvency Public Libraries: Learning Disability Public Libraries: Autism and Dementia Public Service Broadcasting Public Service Broadcasting Writers Writers Music: Education Tourism Broadcasting: Licensing Government Art Collection Broadcasting: Employment Broadcasting: Employment Broadcasting: Licensing Shrewsbury Town Football Club Football: Sportsgrounds Football Association Internet: Safety British Museum: Staff British Museum: Staff Radio Frequencies Radio Frequencies Creative Industries Council: Trade Unions World Poetry Day Tourism Northamptonshire County Council: Public Libraries Northamptonshire County Council: Public Libraries Tourism: Marketing Tourism Northamptonshire County Council: Public Libraries Northamptonshire County Council: Public Libraries Arts Council England Sustainability of the Press Review Commercial Broadcasting: Radio Performing Arts Performing Arts S4C Independent Review Theatres Government Art Collection Public Libraries: Somerset Arts Arts International Broadcasting Carillion Creative Industries Council Creative Industries Council Audio-visual Industry: Origin Marking Audio-visual Industry: Employment Audio-visual Industry Broadcasting: Licensing Libraries Taskforce Libraries Taskforce Museums and Galleries: Opening Hours Public Libraries: Databases European Capital of Culture Culture: Finance Museums and Galleries Arts: Free Movement of People Government Art Collection Public Libraries: Staff Public Libraries: Closures Public Libraries: Social Mobility Public Libraries Arts: Apprentices Arts: Visas Common Agricultural Policy: Cultural Heritage Electronic Programme Guides S4C Independent Review Performing Arts: Parental Leave S4C Independent Review Cultural Heritage: Finance S4C: Public Appointments Museums and Galleries: Reviews Arts: Meetings Arts: Meetings Performing Arts: Vocational Guidance Performing Arts: Migrant Workers Performing Arts: Recruitment Museums and Galleries: Tax Allowances Culture: EU Grants and Loans Health Services: Reciprocal Arrangements Arts: European Union Eurimages Musicians: Entry Clearances Performing Arts: Equality S4C Government Art Collection Performing Arts: Equality S4C Independent Review S4C Independent Review Tourism: EU Nationals S4C Independent Review S4C Independent Review S4C Independent Review Health Services: Reciprocal Arrangements Horizon 2020 and Erasmus Plus Programme Performing Arts: Recruitment Performing Arts: Recruitment Musicians: Visas Music: Planning Permission S4C: Finance Cultural Heritage: Conservation Cultural Heritage: Visas Film and Television Music: Tourism Museums and Galleries: Exhibitions Cultural Heritage: Repairs and Maintenance Culture: EU Grants and Loans Museums and Galleries: Collections Culture: EU Grants and Loans Arts: EU Grants and Loans Culture: EU Grants and Loans Film S4C Independent Review S4C Independent Review Commercial Broadcasting: Radio Commercial Broadcasting: Radio Arts: Disability BBC Board: Public Appointments Culture Culture: EU Grants and Loans Arts: Education Arts: EU Grants and Loans Students: Wales Children: Day Care Apprentices: Film Music: Curriculum Music: Curriculum Music: Curriculum Music: Curriculum GCE A-level: Arts GCE A-level: Music English Baccalaureate: Music Free School Meals Free School Meals Drama: GCSE Drama: GCSE Drama: GCE A-level Drama: GCE A-level Free School Meals Art and Design: GCE A-level Art and Design: GCSE Arts and Business: GCSE Arts and Business: GCE A-level Music: Higher Education Music: GCSE Music: GCE A-level Architecture: Education Migrant Workers: Fees and charges Arts: Vocational Guidance Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme Arts: Coronavirus Arts: Coronavirus Self-employed: Coronavirus Self-employment Income Support Scheme Self-employment Income Support Scheme: Maternity Leave Self-employment Income Support Scheme Self-employment Income Support Scheme Self-employment Income Support Scheme Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme Investment Income Enterprise Investment Scheme Enterprise Investment Scheme: Film Funerals: Pre-payment Claims Management Services Mortgages: Interest Rates Tax Avoidance Arts: National Insurance Contributions Film: Tax Allowances Museums and Galleries: Tax Allowances Kawasaki Disease: Medical Records Kawasaki Disease: Health Services Kawasaki Disease: Health Services Kawasaki Disease: Research Health Services: Reciprocal Arrangements Health Services: Reciprocal Arrangements Health Services: Reciprocal Arrangements Health Services: Reciprocal Arrangements Kawasaki Disease Infant Mortality Cannabis: Prescriptions Carers Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Brain: Tumours Department of Health and Social Care: Reorganisation Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme: Arts Business: Loans Parental Leave: Self-Employed Musicians: Intellectual Property Musicians: Intellectual Property Lighting: EU Action Lighting: EU Action Parental Leave and Parental Pay Independent Industrial Strategy Council Arts Digital Technology: Television Performing Arts Tidal Power: Swansea Bay Arts: Income