Siobhain McDonagh's 91 Early Day Motions
Date Tabled Title Signatures
11 May 2020
Siobhain McDonagh signed this EDM on Tuesday 12th May 2020

Sustainable aviation beyond covid-19

Tabled by: Catherine McKinnell (Labour - Newcastle upon Tyne North)
That this House recognises the importance of the aviation industry to the national and regional economies of the UK; acknowledges the aviation industry's efforts to achieve sustainability and specifically its goal of net zero carbon emissions by 2050 in line with the Government's overall target for the UK; acknowledges the …
29 signatures
(Most recent: 2 Jul 2020)
Signatures by party:
Labour: 15
Scottish National Party: 6
Conservative: 3
Liberal Democrat: 2
Democratic Unionist Party: 1
Alliance: 1
Plaid Cymru: 1
4 May 2020
Siobhain McDonagh signed this EDM on Tuesday 5th May 2020

Free School Meal Vouchers

Tabled by: Catherine McKinnell (Labour - Newcastle upon Tyne North)
That this House acknowledges the valuable support provided to vulnerable and disadvantaged pupils during the covid-19 pandemic by the provision of free school meal vouchers; recognises the difficulties schools and parents are facing due to problems with the Edenred system in the provision of the vouchers; and calls on the …
37 signatures
(Most recent: 12 May 2020)
Signatures by party:
Labour: 32
Liberal Democrat: 3
Democratic Unionist Party: 1
Green Party: 1
12 Mar 2020
Siobhain McDonagh signed this EDM on Thursday 30th April 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
9 Mar 2020
Siobhain McDonagh signed this EDM on Wednesday 29th April 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 …
105 signatures
(Most recent: 9 Jul 2020)
Signatures by party:
Labour: 45
Scottish National Party: 34
Liberal Democrat: 11
Conservative: 6
Democratic Unionist Party: 5
Plaid Cymru: 2
Social Democratic & Labour Party: 2
Green Party: 1
Independent: 1
10 Feb 2020
Siobhain McDonagh signed this EDM on Monday 2nd March 2020

Deaf Works Everywhere

Tabled by: Robert Halfon (Conservative - Harlow)
That this House notes that National Careers Week runs from 2-6 March; recognises the additional barriers experienced by deaf young people in securing employment and that with the right support deaf people can work everywhere; further notes that deaf people are twice as likely to be unemployed as their hearing …
27 signatures
(Most recent: 6 Jun 2020)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 8
Labour: 8
Liberal Democrat: 4
Conservative: 3
Democratic Unionist Party: 3
Green Party: 1
25 Feb 2020
Siobhain McDonagh signed this EDM on Monday 2nd March 2020

Darus Salaam Mosque, Southall

Tabled by: Mr Virendra Sharma (Labour - Ealing, Southall)
That this House welcomes the opening of the new Darus Salaam Mosque in Ealing Southall; congratulates the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community of Ealing Southall and the UK for their work in bringing this new place of worship to the community; notes the contribution of the Ahmadiyya Community to the UK; and …
10 signatures
(Most recent: 16 Mar 2020)
Signatures by party:
Labour: 3
Scottish National Party: 3
Conservative: 3
Democratic Unionist Party: 1
4 Feb 2020
Siobhain McDonagh signed this EDM on Thursday 27th February 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 …
71 signatures
(Most recent: 8 Jul 2020)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 29
Labour: 27
Liberal Democrat: 6
Conservative: 3
Democratic Unionist Party: 3
Green Party: 1
Plaid Cymru: 1
Independent: 1
Social Democratic & Labour Party: 1
13 Feb 2020
Siobhain McDonagh signed this EDM on Thursday 13th February 2020

Environment Bill: air quality enforcement

Tabled by: Geraint Davies (Labour (Co-op) - Swansea West)
That this House notes that, according to the Royal College of Physicians, air pollution accounts for 64,000 premature deaths at a cost of £20 billion each year; further notes that enforceable EU air pollution targets will no longer apply after 1 January 2021, that the Government has accepted World Health …
30 signatures
(Most recent: 27 Feb 2020)
Signatures by party:
Labour: 25
Liberal Democrat: 3
Independent: 1
Democratic Unionist Party: 1
13 Feb 2020
Siobhain McDonagh signed this EDM on Thursday 13th February 2020

Indoor air quality in the Environment Bill

Tabled by: Geraint Davies (Labour (Co-op) - Swansea West)
That this House notes the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health report, entitled The inside story: health effects of indoor air quality on children and young people; recognises that children spend 95 per cent of their time indoors; further notes they are exposed to indoor air pollution from construction …
32 signatures
(Most recent: 10 Mar 2020)
Signatures by party:
Labour: 26
Liberal Democrat: 3
Independent: 1
Scottish National Party: 1
Democratic Unionist Party: 1
13 Jan 2020
Siobhain McDonagh signed this EDM on Monday 3rd February 2020

Young Carers Awareness Day

Tabled by: Paul Blomfield (Labour - Sheffield Central)
That this House supports Young Carers Awareness Day, led by Carers Trust, which takes place on 30 January 2020; recognises the importance of young carers, who include as many as 1 in 5 children and young people in the UK; highlights the challenges faced by young carers and the negative …
52 signatures
(Most recent: 21 Apr 2020)
Signatures by party:
Labour: 25
Scottish National Party: 14
Conservative: 3
Plaid Cymru: 3
Democratic Unionist Party: 3
Liberal Democrat: 2
Independent: 1
Green Party: 1
9 Jan 2020
Siobhain McDonagh signed this EDM on Monday 3rd February 2020

Ban on trophy hunting imports

Tabled by: Tracey Crouch (Conservative - Chatham and Aylesford)
That this House welcomes the Government's public consultation on controls on the import and export of hunting trophies; notes the strong cross-party support for EDM 1829, Session 2017-19 and that 86 per cent of the British public support an end to trophy hunting; further notes that most UK trophy imports …
156 signatures
(Most recent: 6 Jul 2020)
Signatures by party:
Labour: 73
Scottish National Party: 45
Conservative: 16
Liberal Democrat: 11
Democratic Unionist Party: 6
Plaid Cymru: 2
Social Democratic & Labour Party: 2
Green Party: 1
Independent: 1
Alliance: 1
22 Jan 2020
Siobhain McDonagh signed this EDM as a sponsor on Wednesday 22nd January 2020

Tamil Heritage Month

Tabled by: Gareth Thomas (Labour (Co-op) - Harrow West)
That this House supports the establishment of a Tamil Heritage Month which would provide an annual opportunity to celebrate the contribution of the Tamil diaspora in the UK; notes that Canada holds a similar, highly successful Tamil Heritage Month; recognises that there are more than 300,000 Tamils living in the …
18 signatures
(Most recent: 12 Mar 2020)
Signatures by party:
Labour: 7
Scottish National Party: 6
Conservative: 3
Democratic Unionist Party: 1
Liberal Democrat: 1
7 Jan 2020
Siobhain McDonagh signed this EDM on Thursday 9th January 2020

Anti-Semitic incidents

Tabled by: Catherine West (Labour - Hornsey and Wood Green)
This House condemns the widely reported instance of a 13 year old boy receiving vile anti-Semitic abuse on a London bus on 5 January; sends this House’s solidarity and sympathy to the Jewish community following this and other recently widely reported instances of anti-Semitic abuse; again calls on the Government …
65 signatures
(Most recent: 11 May 2020)
Signatures by party:
Labour: 37
Scottish National Party: 10
Conservative: 5
Democratic Unionist Party: 5
Liberal Democrat: 5
Independent: 1
Green Party: 1
Plaid Cymru: 1
15 Oct 2019
Siobhain McDonagh signed this EDM on Monday 4th November 2019

Prison officer pension age

Tabled by: Grahame Morris (Labour - Easington)
That this House recognises the dangerous working conditions in the Prison Service; expresses concern at the increasing number of violent assaults on prison staff; believes that prison officers approaching the age of 70 should not be expected to deal with violent and dangerous criminals aged in their twenties, thirties and …
75 signatures
(Most recent: 5 Nov 2019)
Signatures by party:
Labour: 37
Scottish National Party: 20
Democratic Unionist Party: 8
Independent: 5
Conservative: 2
Plaid Cymru: 2
Liberal Democrat: 1
16 Oct 2019
Siobhain McDonagh signed this EDM on Thursday 24th October 2019

ASDA contract 6

Tabled by: Chris Stephens (Scottish National Party - Glasgow South West)
That this House notes with concern the decision by ASDA to proceed with proposals to put all hourly paid employees on flexible contracts (Contract 6) despite considerable concern about the proposed changes to employee terms and conditions; further notes that the flexibility clause in Contract 6 will force employees to …
48 signatures
(Most recent: 16 Dec 2019)
Signatures by party:
Labour: 32
Scottish National Party: 9
Democratic Unionist Party: 3
Independent: 2
Conservative: 1
Liberal Democrat: 1
23 Jul 2019
Siobhain McDonagh signed this EDM as a sponsor on Wednesday 24th July 2019

REGULATION OF ALL ACCOMMODATION FOR LOOKED AFTER CHILDREN

Tabled by: Mohammad Yasin (Labour - Bedford)
That this House notes that over 5,000 looked-after children in England are living in 16+ supported or semi-supported accommodation; a rise of 70 per cent in a decade; further notes that the number of teenagers sent to unregulated care homes outside their home borough has doubled since 2014; is concerned …
20 signatures
(Most recent: 4 Sep 2019)
Signatures by party:
Labour: 13
Independent: 2
Conservative: 2
Democratic Unionist Party: 1
Scottish National Party: 1
The Independent Group for Change: 1
Liberal Democrat: 1
11 Dec 2018
Siobhain McDonagh signed this EDM on Thursday 18th July 2019

WATER POLLUTION IN NORTHERN SRI LANKA

Tabled by: Tom Brake (Liberal Democrat - Carshalton and Wallington)
That this House expresses concern regarding water quality in northern Sri Lanka; is concerned by reports stating that the Sri Lankan Government refused to allow independent assessments of water quality in the region; notes that the consumption or use of water contaminated by waste oil has been linked to many …
48 signatures
(Most recent: 3 Sep 2019)
Signatures by party:
Labour: 21
Scottish National Party: 7
Liberal Democrat: 6
Independent: 6
Conservative: 5
Democratic Unionist Party: 2
The Independent Group for Change: 2
Green Party: 1
3 Jul 2019
Siobhain McDonagh signed this EDM on Tuesday 9th July 2019

FINANCIAL BURDEN OF SCHOOL UNIFORMS

Tabled by: Melanie Onn (Labour - Great Grimsby)
That this House notes the ongoing issue that many families around the country face regarding the cost of school uniforms; further notes the findings of The Children’s Society study entitled The Wrong Blazer from 2018 which showed that one million children live in families across England who are getting into …
48 signatures
(Most recent: 3 Sep 2019)
Signatures by party:
Labour: 36
Independent: 5
Liberal Democrat: 3
Democratic Unionist Party: 2
Scottish National Party: 1
Green Party: 1
The Independent Group for Change: 1
24 Jun 2019
Siobhain McDonagh signed this EDM on Tuesday 2nd July 2019

CHILDREN'S HOSPICE WEEK 2019

Tabled by: Catherine McKinnell (Labour - Newcastle upon Tyne North)
That this House notes Children's Hospice Week 2019 from 17 to 23 June; recognises that children's hospice services across the UK support thousands of seriously ill babies, children and young people; is worried by Together for Short Lives's recent finding that NHS and local council cuts to children's hospice funding …
44 signatures
(Most recent: 24 Jul 2019)
Signatures by party:
Labour: 27
Conservative: 7
Democratic Unionist Party: 3
Scottish National Party: 3
Liberal Democrat: 2
Independent: 1
Green Party: 1
15 May 2019
Siobhain McDonagh signed this EDM as a sponsor on Tuesday 4th June 2019

AIRPORT PASSENGER DUTY

Tabled by: Mary Glindon (Labour - North Tyneside)
That this House notes air passenger duty (APD) has increased by over 650 per cent for economy long haul flights and by 160 per cent for economy short haul flights since its introduction in 1994; further notes that APD has a detrimental impact on the retention of routes and creation …
6 signatures
(Most recent: 25 Jul 2019)
Signatures by party:
Labour: 4
Independent: 1
Democratic Unionist Party: 1
26 Feb 2019
Siobhain McDonagh signed this EDM on Tuesday 4th June 2019

USE OF ANIMALS FOR WARFARE EXPERIMENTS

Tabled by: Sir David Amess (Conservative - Southend West)
That this House notes with concern that, each year, thousands of animals of various species including monkeys, mice, pigs and guinea pigs, are experimented upon using chemical, biological and other weapons, causing prolonged and extensive suffering; notes that, whilst these experiments are not conducted to develop or test offensive weapons, …
103 signatures
(Most recent: 25 Jul 2019)
Signatures by party:
Labour: 52
Scottish National Party: 26
Liberal Democrat: 8
Conservative: 5
Democratic Unionist Party: 5
Independent: 4
Plaid Cymru: 2
Green Party: 1
26 Mar 2019
Siobhain McDonagh signed this EDM on Tuesday 4th June 2019

INCLUSIVE PEACE AND PROTECTION OF DEFENDERS IN COLOMBIA

Tabled by: Patrick Grady (Scottish National Party - Glasgow North)
That this House encourages further steps to be taken to ensure the full and effective implementation of the Peace Accord between the Colombian Government and the FARC signed in November 2016, including its gender-based agreements and prioritisation of victims' rights; recognises the vital role of civil society organisations and human …
86 signatures
(Most recent: 22 Jul 2019)
Signatures by party:
Labour: 33
Scottish National Party: 25
Liberal Democrat: 10
Conservative: 7
Independent: 5
Democratic Unionist Party: 3
Plaid Cymru: 2
Green Party: 1
The Independent Group for Change: 1
23 Apr 2019
Siobhain McDonagh signed this EDM on Tuesday 4th June 2019

PROVIDING FINANCIAL RESTITUTION TO 1950s WOMEN

Tabled by: Anna McMorrin (Labour - Cardiff North)
That this House welcomes the positive interventions from many hon. Members from across the House on behalf of women born in the 1950s who have lost their pensions; welcomes the equalisation of retirement ages between women and men; recalls that women born in the 1950s were subject to discriminatory employment …
225 signatures
(Most recent: 8 Oct 2019)
Signatures by party:
Labour: 135
Scottish National Party: 24
Conservative: 24
Liberal Democrat: 15
Independent: 13
Democratic Unionist Party: 10
Plaid Cymru: 3
The Independent Group for Change: 2
Green Party: 1
1 May 2019
Siobhain McDonagh signed this EDM on Tuesday 4th June 2019

DIFFUSE INTRINSIC PONTINE GLIOMA AWARENESS DAY 17 MAY

Tabled by: Patricia Gibson (Scottish National Party - North Ayrshire and Arran)
That this House recognises that diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma (DIPG) is the second most common type of primary, high-grade brain tumour in children and affects around 40 children in the UK each year; further recognises that early DIPG symptoms include vision issues, partial facial paralysis, balance problems and frequent headaches …
64 signatures
(Most recent: 18 Jul 2019)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 27
Labour: 22
Conservative: 5
Independent: 5
Democratic Unionist Party: 3
Liberal Democrat: 1
Plaid Cymru: 1
7 May 2019
Siobhain McDonagh signed this EDM on Tuesday 4th June 2019

FUNDING FORMULA FOR EDUCATION HEALTH AND CARE PLANS

Tabled by: Mr Toby Perkins (Labour - Chesterfield)
That this House notes that the Government's current formula for allocating financial resources to schools includes a requirement that schools themselves have to fund the first £6,000 of the support for the most disadvantaged Special Educational Needs pupils (SEND), those with Education Health and Care plans (EHCP), and that this …
55 signatures
(Most recent: 3 Sep 2019)
Signatures by party:
Labour: 45
Independent: 4
Liberal Democrat: 3
Democratic Unionist Party: 1
Conservative: 1
Green Party: 1
The Independent Group for Change: 1
29 Apr 2019
Siobhain McDonagh signed this EDM on Thursday 23rd May 2019

ISLAMIC REVOLUTIONARY GUARD CORPS

Tabled by: Bob Blackman (Conservative - Harrow East)
That this House strongly condemns suppression of the Iranian people by the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) and its fostering of terrorism in the region; notes the US Authorities' decision to designate the IRGC as a foreign terrorist organisation; agrees that the Iran regime is the greatest threat not only …
37 signatures
(Most recent: 8 Jul 2019)
Signatures by party:
Labour: 13
Conservative: 10
Democratic Unionist Party: 5
Liberal Democrat: 3
Independent: 3
Scottish National Party: 3
The Independent Group for Change: 1
9 Apr 2019
Siobhain McDonagh signed this EDM on Monday 13th May 2019

NEW MENTAL HEALTH LEGISLATION FOR CHILDREN

Tabled by: Steve McCabe (Labour - Birmingham, Selly Oak)
That this House agrees with the Prime Minister that the state of mental health legislation as it stands constitutes a burning injustice to people living with a mental health illness and notes her intention to introduce a Bill in 2019; further notes that every year one young person in ten …
54 signatures
(Most recent: 3 Sep 2019)
Signatures by party:
Labour: 28
Liberal Democrat: 13
Conservative: 6
Independent: 3
Democratic Unionist Party: 1
Plaid Cymru: 1
Scottish National Party: 1
Green Party: 1
1 May 2019
Siobhain McDonagh signed this EDM on Thursday 9th May 2019

VOTING RIGHTS OF EU CITIZENS IN EUROPEAN ELECTIONS

Tabled by: Mike Gapes (The Independent Group for Change - Ilford South)
That this House calls on the Government to take immediate steps to ensure that all EU citizens in the UK who wish to vote in the EU elections are able to do so by making the additional form that EU citizens need to complete in order to declare they are …
44 signatures
(Most recent: 3 Sep 2019)
Signatures by party:
Labour: 19
Scottish National Party: 15
The Independent Group for Change: 3
Plaid Cymru: 3
Liberal Democrat: 3
Conservative: 1
2 May 2019
Siobhain McDonagh signed this EDM as a sponsor on Tuesday 7th May 2019

DEMENTIA FUND

Tabled by: Debbie Abrahams (Labour - Oldham East and Saddleworth)
That this House notes that an estimated 60 per cent of recipients of homecare and 70 per cent of care home residents live with dementia; acknowledges that dementia is a condition caused by diseases of the brain with complex support needs that should be met by the NHS, like any …
112 signatures
(Most recent: 3 Sep 2019)
Signatures by party:
Labour: 70
Conservative: 13
Liberal Democrat: 9
Independent: 8
Democratic Unionist Party: 5
Plaid Cymru: 3
Scottish National Party: 3
Green Party: 1
The Independent Group for Change: 1
1 May 2019
Siobhain McDonagh signed this EDM as a sponsor on Wednesday 1st May 2019

ACCESS TO FREE-TO-USE CASH MACHINES

Tabled by: Frank Field (Independent - Birkenhead)
That this House notes the recent risk of a reversal in the movement towards increasing the number of free-to-use cash machines; further notes that free-to-use cash machines are the biggest single aspect of free banking that most affects the poor; believes that the attack on this service should immediately cease; …
56 signatures
(Most recent: 17 Jun 2019)
Signatures by party:
Labour: 31
Conservative: 9
Independent: 6
Democratic Unionist Party: 5
Scottish National Party: 4
Green Party: 1
13 Mar 2019
Siobhain McDonagh signed this EDM on Tuesday 26th March 2019

UK-WIDE CLIMATE EMERGENCY

Tabled by: Caroline Lucas (Green Party - Brighton, Pavilion)
That this House notes the stark warning from the world’s scientific community that there are just 12 years left to prevent 1.5 degrees warming; further notes that warming beyond 1.5 degrees represents a threat to the future of humanity, and that even warming limited to that level will wreak havoc …
107 signatures
(Most recent: 30 Sep 2019)
Signatures by party:
Labour: 72
Liberal Democrat: 11
Scottish National Party: 7
Independent: 7
Conservative: 5
Plaid Cymru: 3
Green Party: 1
Democratic Unionist Party: 1
7 Feb 2019
Siobhain McDonagh signed this EDM as a sponsor on Thursday 7th February 2019

HOLIDAY PAY FOR IN-HOUSE STAFF

Tabled by: Mr Jim Cunningham (Labour - Coventry South)
That this House shows its gratitude for the consistent hard work and dedication of parliamentary staff at all levels, without whom this House would be unable to conduct its significant work; urges the House administration to comply with the 2017 Employment Appeal Tribunal decision in the case of Dudley Metropolitan …
36 signatures
(Most recent: 9 Apr 2019)
Signatures by party:
Labour: 23
Scottish National Party: 8
Conservative: 2
Plaid Cymru: 1
Democratic Unionist Party: 1
Independent: 1
4 Feb 2019
Siobhain McDonagh signed this EDM as a sponsor on Monday 4th February 2019

PROMOTING RECONCILIATION ACCOUNTABILITY AND HUMAN RIGHTS IN SRI LANKA

Tabled by: Joan Ryan (The Independent Group for Change - Enfield North)
That this House expresses its serious concern at the lack of progress Sri Lanka has made in implementing its commitments in the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) resolutions 30/1 and 34/1, to address the legacy of the country's armed conflict and to promote reconciliation, accountability and human rights; notes with …
17 signatures
(Most recent: 7 May 2019)
Signatures by party:
Labour: 7
Independent: 3
Scottish National Party: 3
The Independent Group for Change: 2
Conservative: 2
Democratic Unionist Party: 1
Green Party: 1
23 Jan 2019
Siobhain McDonagh signed this EDM on Monday 28th January 2019

PARENTAL RIGHTS OF CONVICTED RAPISTS

Tabled by: Louise Haigh (Labour - Sheffield, Heeley)
That this House notes the case of Sammy Woodhouse, in which a man convicted of rape and serving a 35-year prison sentence was notified of family court proceedings for the child he fathered as a result of the rape; further notes that the man had no parental responsibilities for the …
97 signatures
(Most recent: 23 Apr 2019)
Signatures by party:
Labour: 71
Conservative: 9
Scottish National Party: 5
Liberal Democrat: 4
Independent: 3
Democratic Unionist Party: 2
Plaid Cymru: 2
Green Party: 1
21 Jan 2019
Siobhain McDonagh signed this EDM on Monday 28th January 2019

IN TRIBUTE TO PROFESSOR MARTIN GORE CBE

Tabled by: Grahame Morris (Labour - Easington)
That this House commemorates the life and work of Professor Martin Gore CBE who tragically passed away suddenly; notes that he was a giant amongst UK cancer doctors, a pioneer in developing the field of medical oncology, spearheading many advances in the treatment of melanoma, renal and ovarian cancer; further …
37 signatures
(Most recent: 6 Mar 2019)
Signatures by party:
Labour: 16
Scottish National Party: 10
Conservative: 4
Liberal Democrat: 2
Plaid Cymru: 2
Democratic Unionist Party: 2
Independent: 1
19 Nov 2018
Siobhain McDonagh signed this EDM on Friday 11th January 2019

BRAZILIAN PRESIDENT

Tabled by: Lloyd Russell-Moyle (Labour (Co-op) - Brighton, Kemptown)
That this House is alarmed by the election of far-right candidate Jair Bolsonaro as Brazil's president; notes his support for the former dictatorship in Brazil and his remarks that it should have killed tens of thousands of more people; further notes his statements in favour of torture and extrajudicial police …
68 signatures
(Most recent: 12 Feb 2019)
Signatures by party:
Labour: 36
Scottish National Party: 14
Liberal Democrat: 8
Independent: 5
Plaid Cymru: 2
Democratic Unionist Party: 2
Green Party: 1
The Independent Group for Change: 1
18 Oct 2018
Siobhain McDonagh signed this EDM on Wednesday 24th October 2018

GLOBAL DISABILITY SUMMIT COMMITMENTS

Tabled by: Dr Lisa Cameron (Scottish National Party - East Kilbride, Strathaven and Lesmahagow)
That this House recognises the importance of disability inclusive development; acknowledges progress made at the Global Disability Summit co-hosted by the Governments of the UK and Kenya and the International Disability Alliance on 24 July 2018, and the importance of commitments made to ensure people with disabilities are empowered across …
81 signatures
(Most recent: 22 Jan 2019)
Signatures by party:
Labour: 37
Scottish National Party: 19
Independent: 9
Conservative: 6
Liberal Democrat: 5
The Independent Group for Change: 2
Plaid Cymru: 2
Democratic Unionist Party: 2
Green Party: 1
23 Jul 2018
Siobhain McDonagh signed this EDM on Monday 10th September 2018

CHILDCARE VOUCHERS No. 2

Tabled by: Catherine McKinnell (Labour - Newcastle upon Tyne North)
That this House notes that the Government is closing Childcare Vouchers to new entrants from 4 October 2018 without having conducted a proper analysis of the winners and losers from removing the scheme and replacing it with Tax-Free Childcare, despite a recommendation to so do by the Treasury Select Committee; …
83 signatures
(Most recent: 28 Jan 2019)
Signatures by party:
Labour: 52
Scottish National Party: 16
Liberal Democrat: 6
Independent: 4
Plaid Cymru: 3
Green Party: 1
8 May 2018
Siobhain McDonagh signed this EDM on Thursday 6th September 2018

THE 2019 LOAN CHARGE

Tabled by: Stephen Lloyd (Liberal Democrat - Eastbourne)
That this House expresses its concern at the 2019 Loan Charge; notes that it is retrospective applying back to 1999; further notes that as a result of the introduction of IR35, umbrella companies were set up and recommended by professional advisers and employment agencies; recognises that the Charge will affect …
152 signatures
(Most recent: 31 Jul 2019)
Signatures by party:
Labour: 78
Conservative: 31
Liberal Democrat: 13
Independent: 12
Democratic Unionist Party: 8
Scottish National Party: 7
The Independent Group for Change: 2
Plaid Cymru: 2
Green Party: 1
28 Mar 2018
Siobhain McDonagh signed this EDM on Thursday 6th September 2018

VULNERABLE ROAD USERS

Tabled by: Catherine West (Labour - Hornsey and Wood Green)
That this House notes the Government's publication of the Civil Liability Bill; supports the Government's intention to reduce fraudulent and frivolous claims; expresses concern that vulnerable road users (VRUs), including cyclists, pedestrians, horse riders and motorcyclists, will be swept up within the scope of the Bill and the broader personal …
91 signatures
(Most recent: 1 Feb 2019)
Signatures by party:
Labour: 47
Scottish National Party: 18
Liberal Democrat: 10
Independent: 7
Democratic Unionist Party: 4
Plaid Cymru: 3
The Independent Group for Change: 1
Green Party: 1
22 Feb 2018
Siobhain McDonagh signed this EDM on Thursday 6th September 2018

BIRDS REARED IN CAGES TO BE SHOT FOR SPORT

Tabled by: Mr Roger Godsiff (Labour - Birmingham, Hall Green)
That this House notes with concern that every year some 50 million pheasants and partridges are mass-produced to be shot for so-called sport, and that a large number of the breeding birds are confined for the whole of their productive lives in unnatural, unpleasant, crowded metal battery units, known in …
121 signatures
(Most recent: 30 Aug 2019)
Signatures by party:
Labour: 70
Scottish National Party: 23
Liberal Democrat: 10
Independent: 9
Democratic Unionist Party: 4
Conservative: 2
Green Party: 1
Plaid Cymru: 1
9 Jan 2018
Siobhain McDonagh signed this EDM on Thursday 6th September 2018

CHILDCARE VOUCHERS

Tabled by: Caroline Lucas (Green Party - Brighton, Pavilion)
That this House notes that childcare vouchers are a widely-used benefit that are popular with parents and employers alike, with more than 60,000 businesses of all sizes offering vouchers to more than 750,000 parents; further notes that, with childcare costs having risen faster than incomes in recent years, a large …
126 signatures
(Most recent: 9 Oct 2018)
Signatures by party:
Labour: 63
Scottish National Party: 34
Liberal Democrat: 13
Independent: 7
Democratic Unionist Party: 4
Plaid Cymru: 3
The Independent Group for Change: 2
Green Party: 1
16 Jul 2018
Siobhain McDonagh signed this EDM on Tuesday 17th July 2018

ATTEMPTED BOMBING OF IRANIAN OPPOSITION IN PARIS

Tabled by: Bob Blackman (Conservative - Harrow East)
That this House strongly condemns the attempted bombing at the gathering of the Iranian opposition in Paris, Free Iran - The Altemative; notes Belgian prosecutors have announced that two Belgian nationals of Iranian origin were charged with attempted terrorist murder and the preparation of a terrorist offence and both are …
75 signatures
(Most recent: 29 Nov 2018)
Signatures by party:
Labour: 34
Conservative: 19
Scottish National Party: 6
Liberal Democrat: 5
Democratic Unionist Party: 5
Independent: 5
Plaid Cymru: 1
The Independent Group for Change: 1
3 Jul 2018
Siobhain McDonagh signed this EDM as a sponsor on Tuesday 3rd July 2018

UK ARMS SALES TO SRI LANKA

Tabled by: Sir Edward Davey (Liberal Democrat - Kingston and Surbiton)
That this House notes the Tamil Information Centre's report of June 2017, Armament for Repression: Militarization of Sri Lanka, detailing the UK's arms trade with Sri Lanka and training of security forces, based on evidence from international human rights agencies and UN bodies; further notes that Sri Lanka remains of …
33 signatures
(Most recent: 18 Dec 2018)
Signatures by party:
Labour: 11
Scottish National Party: 8
Liberal Democrat: 7
Conservative: 3
Independent: 3
The Independent Group for Change: 1
Green Party: 1
2 May 2018
Siobhain McDonagh signed this EDM on Wednesday 16th May 2018

PUB CLOSURES

Tabled by: Mr Toby Perkins (Labour - Chesterfield)
This House notes that pubs are at the heart of communities across the UK; welcomes ongoing cross-party efforts to protect the British pub; acknowledges that an increasing number of pubs are diversifying in order to provide an ever more valuable and enjoyable offer to their customers; further notes that pubs …
116 signatures
(Most recent: 17 Jun 2019)
Signatures by party:
Labour: 58
Scottish National Party: 25
Conservative: 11
Independent: 8
Liberal Democrat: 7
Plaid Cymru: 3
Democratic Unionist Party: 2
The Independent Group for Change: 1
Green Party: 1
25 Apr 2018
Siobhain McDonagh signed this EDM on Tuesday 1st May 2018

IMMIGRATION

Tabled by: Joan Ryan (The Independent Group for Change - Enfield North)
That an humble Address be presented to Her Majesty, praying that the Immigration (Guidance on Detention of Vulnerable Persons) Regulations 2018 (S.I., 2018, No. 410), dated 22 March 2018, a copy of which was laid before this House on 27 March, be annulled.
118 signatures
(Most recent: 4 Jun 2018)
Signatures by party:
Labour: 82
Scottish National Party: 19
Independent: 8
Liberal Democrat: 7
The Independent Group for Change: 2
Green Party: 1
Democratic Unionist Party: 1
16 Apr 2018
Siobhain McDonagh signed this EDM as a sponsor on Monday 16th April 2018

HOUSING AND LONDON'S GREEN BELT

Tabled by: Siobhain McDonagh (Labour - Mitcham and Morden)
That this House notes with concern the housing crisis faced across the country; recognises London and its surrounding areas as the region with the highest rate of housing need; acknowledges the value in much of the Green Belt that prevents urban sprawl or offers vital environmental protections but considers the …
9 signatures
(Most recent: 24 Apr 2018)
Signatures by party:
Labour: 7
Conservative: 2
28 Feb 2018
Siobhain McDonagh signed this EDM on Thursday 29th March 2018

SUPPORT FOR VICTIMS OF MODERN SLAVERY

Tabled by: Frank Field (Independent - Birkenhead)
That this House notes the lack of long-term support offered to victims of modern slavery; recognises the risk of victims being re-trafficked if they do not have a secure pathway to adequate levels of support, including a period of leave to remain; regrets the missed opportunities to convict more perpetrators …
85 signatures
(Most recent: 22 Jul 2019)
Signatures by party:
Labour: 40
Scottish National Party: 17
Independent: 8
Liberal Democrat: 7
Conservative: 5
Democratic Unionist Party: 5
Plaid Cymru: 2
The Independent Group for Change: 2
Green Party: 1
23 Nov 2017
Siobhain McDonagh signed this EDM on Wednesday 28th March 2018

COMMENCEMENT AND ENFORCEMENT OF THE SOCIO-ECONOMIC DUTY - s1 OF THE EQUALITY ACT

Tabled by: Ms Harriet Harman (Labour - Camberwell and Peckham)
That this House notes with great concern the high levels of income and particularly wealth inequality in our society; further notes the recommendation in the 2016 Concluding Observations of the UN Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights to bring into force the outstanding provisions of the Equality Act 2010; …
83 signatures
(Most recent: 9 May 2019)
Signatures by party:
Labour: 48
Scottish National Party: 18
Liberal Democrat: 7
Independent: 6
Plaid Cymru: 2
The Independent Group for Change: 1
Green Party: 1
8 Feb 2018
Siobhain McDonagh signed this EDM on Wednesday 28th March 2018

EDUCATION

Tabled by: Jeremy Corbyn (Labour - Islington North)
That an humble Address be presented to Her Majesty, praying that the Education (Student Support) (Amendment) Regulations 2018 (S.I., 2018, No. 136), dated 5 February 2018, a copy of which was laid before this House on 6 February, be annulled
69 signatures
(Most recent: 4 Jun 2018)
Signatures by party:
Labour: 65
Independent: 3
Green Party: 1
29 Nov 2017
Siobhain McDonagh signed this EDM on Thursday 15th March 2018

DEFENDING ACADEMIC PENSIONS

Tabled by: Carol Monaghan (Scottish National Party - Glasgow North West)
That this House recognises that academic staff in universities make a vital contribution to ensuring the supply of skilled graduates to UK businesses; believes all staff working in universities should have access to a secure and decent pension; notes with concern the proposal by Universities UK to close the defined …
137 signatures
(Most recent: 16 Apr 2018)
Signatures by party:
Labour: 77
Scottish National Party: 33
Liberal Democrat: 14
Independent: 6
Plaid Cymru: 3
Green Party: 1
Conservative: 1
Democratic Unionist Party: 1
6 Mar 2018
Siobhain McDonagh signed this EDM on Thursday 15th March 2018

REMEMBRANCE SUNDAY: TIME OFF FOR RETAIL STAFF ON 100th ANNIVERSARY OF THE END OF WW1

Tabled by: David Hanson (Labour - Delyn)
That this House believes that all people in the UK should be able to pay their respects on 11 November 2018 to those who made the ultimate sacrifice for their country during conflict; notes that this year marks the centenary of the end of the First World War; further notes …
65 signatures
(Most recent: 19 Jun 2018)
Signatures by party:
Labour: 52
Independent: 4
Scottish National Party: 3
Liberal Democrat: 3
The Independent Group for Change: 2
Conservative: 2
Democratic Unionist Party: 1
6 Mar 2018
Siobhain McDonagh signed this EDM on Monday 12th March 2018

RECOGNITION OF THE CONTRIBUTION OF ELEANOR RATHBONE TO WOMEN IN POLITICS

Tabled by: Frank Field (Independent - Birkenhead)
That this House notes the pioneering role of Eleanor Rathbone in the integration of women into the political life of the UK in equal status, which other campaigners had difficulty matching; further notes her strategic role in the development of family allowances, as child benefit was then called, and her …
65 signatures
(Most recent: 22 May 2018)
Signatures by party:
Labour: 32
Conservative: 11
Scottish National Party: 10
Independent: 5
Liberal Democrat: 3
Democratic Unionist Party: 2
Plaid Cymru: 2
20 Feb 2018
Siobhain McDonagh signed this EDM on Tuesday 27th February 2018

DEDICATION OF CARRIAGE GATES TO PC KEITH PALMER

Tabled by: Matt Western (Labour - Warwick and Leamington)
That this House believes that the Carriage Gates should be named the Palmer Gates, to commemorate the life and professional service of PC Keith Palmer and to mark his gallantry and ultimate sacrifice in putting his life before those he courageously sought to defend; acknowledges its profound gratitude to PC …
133 signatures
(Most recent: 18 Jul 2018)
Signatures by party:
Labour: 77
Conservative: 21
Scottish National Party: 16
Independent: 6
Democratic Unionist Party: 6
Liberal Democrat: 5
Plaid Cymru: 2
14 Dec 2017
Siobhain McDonagh signed this EDM on Thursday 21st December 2017

IMMIGRATION DETENTION OF VICTIMS OF TORTURE AND OTHER VULNERABLE PEOPLE

Tabled by: Joan Ryan (The Independent Group for Change - Enfield North)
That this House notes with concern the recent High Court judgment against the Government which found that the Home Office 's redefinition of torture in its flagship Adults at Risk immigration detention policy was unlawful; further notes that Mr Justice Ouseley ruled that the Home Office's decision to narrow the …
131 signatures
(Most recent: 28 Mar 2018)
Signatures by party:
Labour: 72
Scottish National Party: 30
Liberal Democrat: 12
Independent: 9
Democratic Unionist Party: 3
Plaid Cymru: 3
The Independent Group for Change: 2
Green Party: 1
19 Dec 2017
Siobhain McDonagh signed this EDM on Tuesday 19th December 2017

NATIONAL SIKH WAR MEMORIAL

Tabled by: Mr Tanmanjeet Singh Dhesi (Labour - Slough)
That this House appreciates the extraordinary bravery and sacrifices of Sikh soldiers in service of Great Britain, including during both World Wars, and supports the erection of a permanent national monument in a prime central London location to commemorate and highlight these contributions; notes that for over a decade there …
265 signatures
(Most recent: 2 Feb 2018)
Signatures by party:
Labour: 173
Conservative: 32
Scottish National Party: 26
Independent: 11
Liberal Democrat: 9
Democratic Unionist Party: 9
Plaid Cymru: 3
The Independent Group for Change: 2
Green Party: 1
6 Dec 2017
Siobhain McDonagh signed this EDM on Wednesday 6th December 2017

ENGLAND RUGBY LEAGUE WORLD CUP FINALISTS 2017

Tabled by: Ms Marie Rimmer (Labour - St Helens South and Whiston)
That this House congratulates the England men's rugby league team on reaching the 2017 Rugby League World Cup Final; notes that despite a narrow 6-0 defeat in the final by Australia, the squad have done themselves and their country proud; hopes that England's success in reaching the World Cup Final …
20 signatures
(Most recent: 13 Dec 2017)
Signatures by party:
Labour: 14
Independent: 2
Scottish National Party: 2
Democratic Unionist Party: 1
Plaid Cymru: 1
4 Dec 2017
Siobhain McDonagh signed this EDM on Wednesday 6th December 2017

AVAILABILITY OF JOBCENTRE PLUS SERVICES FOR UNIVERSAL CREDIT CLAIMANTS

Tabled by: Frank Field (Independent - Birkenhead)
That this House notes the limited availability of Jobcentre Plus offices and telephone lines over the Christmas and New Year period; notes also the increased likelihood of people who have recently made a new claim for universal credit needing to seek help from Jobcentre Plus within that period; believes that …
47 signatures
(Most recent: 21 Dec 2017)
Signatures by party:
Labour: 27
Scottish National Party: 8
Independent: 4
Liberal Democrat: 3
Democratic Unionist Party: 1
Conservative: 1
Plaid Cymru: 1
Green Party: 1
The Independent Group for Change: 1
11 Oct 2017
Siobhain McDonagh signed this EDM on Wednesday 11th October 2017

USDAW FREEDOM FROM FEAR CAMPAIGN

Tabled by: David Hanson (Labour - Delyn)
That this House applauds the members and representatives of the Union of Shop, Distributive and Allied Workers for their Freedom From Fear campaign, which seeks to bring together employers, the police and local authorities to tackle the scourge of violence, threats and abuse against public-facing workers; further applauds the work …
50 signatures
(Most recent: 12 Dec 2017)
Signatures by party:
Labour: 36
Independent: 7
Scottish National Party: 5
The Independent Group for Change: 2
Conservative: 1
Democratic Unionist Party: 1
17 Jul 2017
Siobhain McDonagh signed this EDM on Tuesday 12th September 2017

ASYLUM SUPPORT

Tabled by: Caroline Lucas (Green Party - Brighton, Pavilion)
That this House notes with deep concern the findings of the recent research report by Refugee Action, Slipping Through The Cracks, that a failure by the Home Office to follow its own guidance for supporting those seeking asylum in the UK is resulting in vulnerable people being wrongly denied assistance …
98 signatures
(Most recent: 3 Sep 2019)
Signatures by party:
Labour: 47
Scottish National Party: 24
Liberal Democrat: 13
Independent: 6
Plaid Cymru: 3
Democratic Unionist Party: 3
Green Party: 1
Conservative: 1
11 Jul 2017
Siobhain McDonagh signed this EDM on Tuesday 12th September 2017

SALE OF NHS PROFESSIONALS

Tabled by: Eleanor Smith (Labour - Wolverhampton South West)
That this House recognises the value and effectiveness of the NHS; notes the success of NHS Professionals in supplying short-term and flexible staff to NHS trusts with staffing gaps at a very low overhead cost; understands that private agencies perform the same function at a higher cost by charging expensive …
113 signatures
(Most recent: 27 Nov 2017)
Signatures by party:
Labour: 71
Scottish National Party: 16
Liberal Democrat: 12
Independent: 7
Democratic Unionist Party: 2
Plaid Cymru: 2
Green Party: 1
4 Jul 2017
Siobhain McDonagh signed this EDM on Tuesday 12th September 2017

PARLIAMENTARY SCRUTINY OF UK ARMS EXPORT CONTROLS

Tabled by: Ann Clwyd (Labour - Cynon Valley)
That this House calls for the re-establishment of the Committees on Arms Export Controls (CAEC), as a matter of urgency, to provide scrutiny over current UK arms sales and the UK's arms export control regime post-Brexit; believes that CAEC should include Members from the following Committees: Business, Energy and Industrial …
69 signatures
(Most recent: 4 Jul 2018)
Signatures by party:
Labour: 39
Scottish National Party: 13
Liberal Democrat: 6
Independent: 5
Plaid Cymru: 2
Democratic Unionist Party: 1
Conservative: 1
Green Party: 1
6 Jul 2017
Siobhain McDonagh signed this EDM on Monday 10th July 2017

RITZY PICTUREHOUSE CAMPAIGN FOR THE LIVING WAGE

Tabled by: Helen Hayes (Labour - Dulwich and West Norwood)
That this House condemns the action by Picturehouse, a subsidiary of Cineworld Cinemas, in sacking three union representatives involved in organising recent strike action at the Ritzy and other cinemas, and in suspending one further member of staff; shares the concerns of the Broadcasting, Entertainment, Cinematograph and Theatre Union on …
38 signatures
(Most recent: 9 Oct 2017)
Signatures by party:
Labour: 27
Scottish National Party: 5
Independent: 2
Green Party: 1
Plaid Cymru: 1
Liberal Democrat: 1
25 Apr 2017
Siobhain McDonagh signed this EDM on Wednesday 26th April 2017

CROSSRAIL 2

Tabled by: Joan Ryan (The Independent Group for Change - Enfield North)
That this House recognises that the Crossrail 2 project is crucial to the growth and prosperity of London and the rest of the country; notes that Crossrail 2 will provide a £150 billion boost to the national economy, supporting 200,000 new jobs; further notes that Crossrail 2 will relieve intolerable …
11 signatures
(Most recent: 26 Apr 2017)
Signatures by party:
Labour: 5
Independent: 3
Liberal Democrat: 2
The Independent Group for Change: 2
13 Mar 2017
Siobhain McDonagh signed this EDM as a sponsor on Monday 13th March 2017

THE SENTENCING OF LENA HENDRY AND THE CHANNEL 4 DOCUMENTARY THE KILLING FIELDS OF SRI LANKA

Tabled by: Siobhain McDonagh (Labour - Mitcham and Morden)
That this House notes that Lena Hendry, a human rights activist in Malaysia, faces up to three years in prison and a fine of up to £5,500 for screening No Fire Zone: The Killing Fields of Sri Lanka, an Emmy-nominated Channel 4 documentary, extracts of which have been screened in …
25 signatures
(Most recent: 24 Mar 2017)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 8
Independent: 3
Labour: 2
Conservative: 1
The Independent Group for Change: 1
Democratic Unionist Party: 1
Plaid Cymru: 1
21 Feb 2017
Siobhain McDonagh signed this EDM on Tuesday 21st February 2017

SMALL CLAIMS LIMIT

Tabled by: David Hanson (Labour - Delyn)
That this House cherishes access to justice for victims of workplace accidents and industrial diseases; notes that in these often difficult and complicated cases, victims require proper legal representation and expert reports, the costs of which cannot be recovered when taken through a small claims court; therefore opposes a Government …
29 signatures
(Most recent: 30 Mar 2017)
Signatures by party:
Labour: 17
Independent: 3
The Independent Group for Change: 2
Democratic Unionist Party: 2
Liberal Democrat: 1
Green Party: 1
Plaid Cymru: 1
Scottish National Party: 1
23 May 2016
Siobhain McDonagh signed this EDM on Monday 16th January 2017

FIXED-ODDS BETTING TERMINALS

Tabled by: Carolyn Harris (Labour - Swansea East)
That this House welcomes the creation of the Fixed Odds Betting Terminals All-Party Parliamentary Group; acknowledges that there has been a widespread proliferation in the number of fixed-odds betting terminals (FOBTs) since the Gambling Act was passed in 2005; notes that more can and should be done by all stakeholders …
85 signatures
(Most recent: 31 Jan 2017)
Signatures by party:
Labour: 37
Scottish National Party: 19
Independent: 6
Conservative: 3
Liberal Democrat: 3
Democratic Unionist Party: 3
Green Party: 1
Plaid Cymru: 1
10 Jan 2017
Siobhain McDonagh signed this EDM on Thursday 12th January 2017

ORGAN DONATION PRESUMED CONSENT

Tabled by: Paul Flynn ( - )
That this House congratulates the Welsh Government on the introduction of presumed consent for organ donation in Wales; notes that 39 lives have been saved in the past year; is concerned that the UK has one of the lowest rates of organ donation consent in Europe; notes the UK target …
22 signatures
(Most recent: 30 Mar 2017)
Signatures by party:
Labour: 8
Scottish National Party: 3
Independent: 2
Conservative: 1
Green Party: 1
14 Dec 2016
Siobhain McDonagh signed this EDM as a sponsor on Wednesday 14th December 2016

POLICE RAID OF THE OFFICES OF THE AHMADIYYA MUSLIM COMMUNITY IN RABWAH, PAKISTAN

Tabled by: Margaret Ferrier (Scottish National Party - Rutherglen and Hamilton West)
That this House expresses concern over the raid of the offices of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community in Rabwah, Pakistan by the Counter-Terrorism Department of the Punjab Police on 5 December 2016; notes that four Ahmadis were arrested during the raid, and that they were office workers affiliated with the Ahmadiyya …
25 signatures
(Most recent: 2 Mar 2017)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 15
Labour: 4
Conservative: 2
Liberal Democrat: 1
Democratic Unionist Party: 1
7 Dec 2016
Siobhain McDonagh signed this EDM on Monday 12th December 2016

CHILDREN'S FUNERAL COSTS

Tabled by: Carolyn Harris (Labour - Swansea East)
That this House notes that approximately 5,000 infants and children pass away each year in the UK; further notes that the cost of children's funerals imposes a significant and unexpected financial burden on bereaved parents; recognises that some local authorities, as well as religious officiants and undertakers, currently waive all …
169 signatures
(Most recent: 28 Mar 2017)
Signatures by party:
Labour: 111
Scottish National Party: 12
Liberal Democrat: 5
Independent: 5
Conservative: 4
Democratic Unionist Party: 4
Green Party: 1
Plaid Cymru: 1
30 Nov 2016
Siobhain McDonagh signed this EDM as a sponsor on Wednesday 30th November 2016

POPE FRANCIS 80TH BIRTHDAY ON 17 DECEMBER 2016

Tabled by: Robert Flello ( - )
That this House congratulates His Holiness Pope Francis on his 80th birthday; recognises his spiritual leadership of over 1.2 billion Catholics worldwide; commends his leading contribution to tackling climate change, promoting sustainable development, welcoming refugees, building peace, encouraging prison reform, protecting religious freedom, and advancing global abolition of the death …
23 signatures
(Most recent: 13 Dec 2016)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 7
Labour: 4
Conservative: 3
7 Nov 2016
Siobhain McDonagh signed this EDM as a sponsor on Monday 7th November 2016

POLITICAL AND HUMAN RIGHTS SITUATION IN TURKEY

Tabled by: Joan Ryan (The Independent Group for Change - Enfield North)
That this House is gravely concerned by the arrest and imprisonment of Members of Parliament from the pro-Kurdish People's Democratic Party (HDP), including the HDP Co-Chairs Selahattin Demirtas and Figen Yüksekdag, in Turkey on 4 November 2016; agrees with the statement from the High Representative of the EU for Foreign …
45 signatures
(Most recent: 6 Feb 2017)
Signatures by party:
Labour: 16
Scottish National Party: 14
Independent: 3
The Independent Group for Change: 1
Green Party: 1
Democratic Unionist Party: 1
Plaid Cymru: 1
13 Oct 2016
Siobhain McDonagh signed this EDM on Thursday 13th October 2016

SELF-EMPLOYMENT AND THE GIG ECONOMY

Tabled by: Frank Field (Independent - Birkenhead)
That this House notes the abuses of self-employment that have been documented in the report, Wild West Workplace; regrets that 10,500 self employed people delivering parcels for Hermes are vulnerable to low pay, bullying and insecure work, and that they do not enjoy the flexibility that is commonly associated with …
52 signatures
(Most recent: 23 Nov 2016)
Signatures by party:
Labour: 21
Scottish National Party: 14
Independent: 3
Conservative: 1
The Independent Group for Change: 1
Green Party: 1
Democratic Unionist Party: 1
12 Oct 2016
Siobhain McDonagh signed this EDM as a sponsor on Wednesday 12th October 2016

WHITE GOODS FIRES AND PRODUCT RECALLS

Tabled by: Andy Slaughter (Labour - Hammersmith)
That this House is deeply concerned by the potential fire risk currently posed by white goods such as dishwashers, washing machines, tumble dryers, fridges and freezers, and the inadequacies of product recalls; notes that the London Fire Brigade has attended over 2000 incidents since 2011 to tackle fires involving white …
29 signatures
(Most recent: 21 Mar 2017)
Signatures by party:
Labour: 10
Scottish National Party: 8
Democratic Unionist Party: 3
Independent: 2
Conservative: 1
Liberal Democrat: 1
The Independent Group for Change: 1
Plaid Cymru: 1
11 Oct 2016
Siobhain McDonagh signed this EDM as a sponsor on Tuesday 11th October 2016

LOCAL NEWSPAPERS IN SOUTH LONDON

Tabled by: Siobhain McDonagh (Labour - Mitcham and Morden)
That this House is concerned about the future of local newspaper titles across South London in the Newsquest group, including the Croydon, Epsom, Sutton, Wandsworth and Wimbledon Guardians, the Richmond and Twickenham Times, the Surrey Comet and the Bexley, Bromley, Dartford, Greenwich and Lewisham editions of News Shopper, as well …
7 signatures
(Most recent: 1 Nov 2016)
Signatures by party:
Labour: 3
Conservative: 1
Plaid Cymru: 1
Green Party: 1
13 Sep 2016
Siobhain McDonagh signed this EDM on Tuesday 11th October 2016

DEATH OF POLITICAL PRISONERS IN IRAN IN 1988

Tabled by: Sir David Amess (Conservative - Southend West)
That this House notes that the audio file of Ayatollah Montrazeri, former heir to Khomeini, in 1988, reveals new evidence about the massacre of more than 30,000 political prisoners in Iran's prisons in the summer of 1988 including women and children and all political prisoners who supported the opposition movement …
80 signatures
(Most recent: 16 Nov 2016)
Signatures by party:
Labour: 28
Conservative: 13
Scottish National Party: 10
Independent: 6
Democratic Unionist Party: 5
Liberal Democrat: 2
The Independent Group for Change: 1
Plaid Cymru: 1
10 Oct 2016
Siobhain McDonagh signed this EDM as a sponsor on Monday 10th October 2016

DOMESTIC ABUSE SURVIVORS AND ANONYMOUS ELECTORAL REGISTRATION

Tabled by: Ms Marie Rimmer (Labour - St Helens South and Whiston)
That this House believes that current legislation for anonymous electoral registration disenfranchises a large proportion of domestic abuse survivors; commends the campaign by Women's Aid and Mehala Osborne to change the current legislation; notes that many domestic abuse survivors do not involve the police or courts in their own circumstances …
55 signatures
(Most recent: 8 Mar 2017)
Signatures by party:
Labour: 22
Scottish National Party: 15
Independent: 3
Democratic Unionist Party: 2
Conservative: 1
Plaid Cymru: 1
The Independent Group for Change: 1
Green Party: 1
6 Jul 2016
Siobhain McDonagh signed this EDM on Monday 11th July 2016

GOVIA THAMESLINK FRANCHISE REVIEW

Tabled by: Chuka Umunna (Liberal Democrat - Streatham)
That this House expresses dismay at the unacceptable level of service provided by Southern Rail and Thameslink, operated by Govia Thameslink, which is causing frequent delays and disruption to passengers across London and the South East; notes the impact that such delays, cancellations and poor customer service cause to passengers …
11 signatures
(Most recent: 12 Jul 2016)
Signatures by party:
Labour: 4
Liberal Democrat: 1
Conservative: 1
Green Party: 1
Democratic Unionist Party: 1
Scottish National Party: 1
21 Mar 2016
Siobhain McDonagh signed this EDM on Thursday 14th April 2016

TOWN AND COUNTRY PLANNING

Tabled by: Jeremy Corbyn (Labour - Islington North)
That an humble Address be presented to Her Majesty, praying that the Town and Country Planning (General Permitted Development) (England) (Amendment) Order 2016 (S.I., 2016, No. 332), dated 10 March 2016, a copy of which was laid before this House on 11 March 2016, be annulled.
95 signatures
(Most recent: 12 May 2016)
Signatures by party:
Labour: 79
Independent: 5
The Independent Group for Change: 3
Liberal Democrat: 2
Green Party: 1
9 Mar 2016
Siobhain McDonagh signed this EDM on Wednesday 9th March 2016

TRANSATLANTIC TRADE AND INVESTMENT PARTNERSHIP AND THE EUROPEAN UNION REFERENDUM

Tabled by: Alan Johnson ( - )
That this House notes the concerns of grassroots campaigners about the potential impact of the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) on the ability of hon. Members and EU sovereign member states to make decisions in the public interest; in particular notes concerns surrounding the investor state dispute settlement mechanism, …
47 signatures
(Most recent: 11 May 2016)
Signatures by party:
Labour: 15
Scottish National Party: 13
Democratic Unionist Party: 3
Independent: 2
Liberal Democrat: 2
The Independent Group for Change: 1
Green Party: 1
8 Mar 2016
Siobhain McDonagh signed this EDM as a sponsor on Tuesday 8th March 2016

NATIONAL LIVING WAGE

Tabled by: Siobhain McDonagh (Labour - Mitcham and Morden)
That this House notes that some employers are cutting staff allowances, reducing overtime and bank holiday pay, and overall compensation packages to offset the cost of the national living wage; is concerned that as a result of the changes, many low-paid employees will be left worse off even after minimum …
34 signatures
(Most recent: 27 Apr 2016)
Signatures by party:
Labour: 17
Independent: 6
The Independent Group for Change: 2
Democratic Unionist Party: 2
Green Party: 1
Scottish National Party: 1
7 Mar 2016
Siobhain McDonagh signed this EDM as a sponsor on Monday 7th March 2016

ELECTORAL REGISTRATION OF YOUNG PEOPLE

Tabled by: Siobhain McDonagh (Labour - Mitcham and Morden)
That this House notes that data released recently by the Office for National Statistics further exposes an electoral registration crisis in our democracy, particularly for 16 and 17 year-old attainers; further notes the success of the Chief Electoral Officer of Northern Ireland's Schools Initiative scheme in improving registration rates among …
39 signatures
(Most recent: 27 Apr 2016)
Signatures by party:
Labour: 20
Independent: 3
Scottish National Party: 3
The Independent Group for Change: 2
Conservative: 1
Green Party: 1
Plaid Cymru: 1
Democratic Unionist Party: 1
5 Nov 2015
Siobhain McDonagh signed this EDM on Wednesday 10th February 2016

CAMP LIBERTY ROCKET ATTACK

Tabled by: Sir David Amess (Conservative - Southend West)
That this House believes that the 29 October 2015 rocket attack on Camp Liberty, home to over 2,200 defenceless members of Iran's democratic opposition, the PMOI, who are Protected Persons under International Law and political refugees, which resulted in 24 camp residents being killed and many more injured, constitutes a …
77 signatures
(Most recent: 11 May 2016)
Signatures by party:
Labour: 19
Conservative: 15
Scottish National Party: 15
Democratic Unionist Party: 6
Independent: 4
Plaid Cymru: 1
8 Feb 2016
Siobhain McDonagh signed this EDM on Tuesday 9th February 2016

THE NHS BURSARY

Tabled by: Wes Streeting (Labour - Ilford North)
That this House celebrates the contribution of student nurses, midwives, allied health professionals and other healthcare staff; has serious concerns about the potential impact of removing NHS bursaries on the recruitment and retention of staff; and calls on the Government to drop its plans to remove NHS bursaries and instead …
156 signatures
(Most recent: 11 May 2016)
Signatures by party:
Labour: 77
Scottish National Party: 33
Independent: 6
Democratic Unionist Party: 4
Liberal Democrat: 2
The Independent Group for Change: 2
Plaid Cymru: 2
Conservative: 1
Green Party: 1
14 Dec 2015
Siobhain McDonagh signed this EDM as a sponsor on Monday 14th December 2015

CHRISTIANS AGAINST POVERTY REPORT ON PREPAYMENT METERS

Tabled by: Siobhain McDonagh (Labour - Mitcham and Morden)
That this House welcomes the new report, The Poor Pay More, published by Christians Against Poverty, a charity which helps thousands of people each year struggling with unmanageable debt; acknowledges the report's conclusion that people using pre-payment meters (PPMs), which are used by 39 per cent of CAP's clients, are …
39 signatures
(Most recent: 27 Apr 2016)
Signatures by party:
Labour: 11
Scottish National Party: 9
Democratic Unionist Party: 6
Independent: 2
The Independent Group for Change: 1
18 Nov 2015
Siobhain McDonagh signed this EDM as a sponsor on Wednesday 18th November 2015

PRESCRIPTION CHARGES FOR APPRENTICES

Tabled by: Steve McCabe (Labour - Birmingham, Selly Oak)
That this House notes that those on apprenticeships aged 16 to 18 or 19 and over, but in the first year of their apprenticeship, earn only £3.30 per hour but are required to pay for their prescriptions, whereas those of the same age but in full-time education receive free prescriptions; …
24 signatures
(Most recent: 23 Mar 2016)
Signatures by party:
Labour: 17
Independent: 2
Conservative: 1
Democratic Unionist Party: 1
The Independent Group for Change: 1
2 Nov 2015
Siobhain McDonagh signed this EDM as a sponsor on Monday 2nd November 2015

SIGHT TESTS IN SPECIAL SCHOOLS

Tabled by: Siobhain McDonagh (Labour - Mitcham and Morden)
That this House is concerned that thousands of children with learning disabilities, who are estimated to be 28 times more likely to have a serious sight problem, are not accessing their right to a free NHS sight test; believes that work by the charity SeeAbility and others in special schools …
34 signatures
(Most recent: 3 Feb 2016)
Signatures by party:
Labour: 14
Democratic Unionist Party: 4
Independent: 4
Scottish National Party: 3
The Independent Group for Change: 2
Conservative: 1
Liberal Democrat: 1
Green Party: 1
19 Oct 2015
Siobhain McDonagh signed this EDM on Tuesday 27th October 2015

JUNIOR DOCTORS

Tabled by: Caroline Lucas (Green Party - Brighton, Pavilion)
That this House recognises that junior doctors are dedicated professionals who are the backbone of the NHS, providing the best quality care for their patients; believes it is essential to ensure a contract that is safe for patients, junior doctors and the NHS; supports the view of the BMA's Junior …
90 signatures
(Most recent: 21 Mar 2016)
Signatures by party:
Labour: 56
Independent: 8
Scottish National Party: 3
Democratic Unionist Party: 3
Plaid Cymru: 2
Green Party: 1
The Independent Group for Change: 1
24 Jun 2015
Siobhain McDonagh signed this EDM on Tuesday 7th July 2015

DALAI LAMA'S 80TH BIRTHDAY

Tabled by: Fabian Hamilton (Labour - Leeds North East)
That this House congratulates Tibet's exiled spiritual leader Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama, on his 80th birthday on 6 July 2015; recognises him as a global icon of peace and compassion; commends his work promoting mindfulness and non-violence; and encourages the Chinese government to enter into immediate and meaningful …
48 signatures
(Most recent: 16 Sep 2015)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 14
Labour: 11
Independent: 3
Conservative: 2
Democratic Unionist Party: 2
Plaid Cymru: 2
The Independent Group for Change: 1
Green Party: 1
27 May 2015
Siobhain McDonagh signed this EDM on Tuesday 30th June 2015

FLAT FEE LEVY ON HEALTH PROFESSIONALS

Tabled by: Mr David Anderson ( - )
That this House notes that the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) is increasing its mandatory fees for all 16 regulated professions by a massive 12.5 per cent on 1 August 2015; further notes that this follows a five per cent increase in 2014, breaches an undertaking not to review …
100 signatures
(Most recent: 20 Oct 2015)
Signatures by party:
Labour: 62
Scottish National Party: 11
Democratic Unionist Party: 5
Independent: 4
Liberal Democrat: 1
Conservative: 1
The Independent Group for Change: 1
Green Party: 1
2 Jun 2015
Siobhain McDonagh signed this EDM on Thursday 4th June 2015

EALING HOSPITAL MATERNITY UNIT

Tabled by: Dr Rupa Huq (Labour - Ealing Central and Acton)
That this House notes that on 20 May 2015 it was decided that Ealing Maternity Unit would close; is concerned that despite a recent two million pound refurbishment, the projected last date on which a baby will be born in that hospital is 24 June 2015; further notes that this …
18 signatures
(Most recent: 16 Jun 2015)
Signatures by party:
Labour: 15
Democratic Unionist Party: 1
Independent: 1