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Alison Thewliss

Scottish National Party - Glasgow Central

Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Treasury)

(since June 2017)

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Significant Glasgow Central Petitions

Current Signatures Final Signatures Title Petition Deadline
238,884
Petition Closed

Extend maternity leave by 3 months with pay in light of COVID-19

Gov Responded - 14 May 2020 Debated on - 5 Oct 2020 View Alison Thewliss's petition debate contributions
20 Oct 2020
closed 2 months, 4 weeks ago

In light of the recent outbreak and lock down, those on maternity leave should be given 3 extra months paid leave, at least. This time is for bonding and social engaging with other parents and babies through baby groups which are vital for development and now everything has been cancelled.

109,076
Petition Closed

Restore nature on a massive scale to help stop climate breakdown

Gov Responded - 2 May 2019 Debated on - 28 Oct 2019 View Alison Thewliss's petition debate contributions
17 Oct 2019
closed 1 year, 3 months ago

To avoid a climate emergency we need to act fast. Rewilding and other natural climate solutions can draw millions of tonnes of CO2 out of the air through restoring and protecting our living systems. We call on the UK government to make a bold financial and political commitment to nature's recovery.

307,897
Petition Closed

Ban the sale of fireworks to the public. Displays for licenced venues only.

Gov Responded - 21 Nov 2018 Debated on - 26 Nov 2018 View Alison Thewliss's petition debate contributions
30 Apr 2019
closed 1 year, 8 months ago

Every year fireworks are set off unnecessarily.
Fireworks are a nuisance to the public. They scare animals, young children and people with a phobia.
They injure thousands of people every year.
They cause damage to buildings, vehicles,emergancy vehicles etc.
Lastly Kids are STILL being sold them.

113,284
Petition Closed

Change the laws governing the use of fireworks to include a ban on public use

Gov Responded - 27 Oct 2017 Debated on - 29 Jan 2018 View Alison Thewliss's petition debate contributions
6 Apr 2018
closed 2 years, 9 months ago

Fireworks cause alarm, distress and anxiety to many people and animals. We call on the Secretary of State to make appropriate provision to secure that the risk of public use is the MINIMUM that is compatible with fireworks being used, as stated in Fireworks Act 2003 sect 2.


Most recent EDMs signed by Alison Thewliss

Date Tabled Title Signatures
30 Sep 2020
Alison Thewliss signed this EDM as a sponsor on Thursday 1st October 2020

Black History Month 2020

Tabled by: Anne McLaughlin (Scottish National Party - Glasgow North East)
That this House notes that October is Black History Month and welcomes the many events and initiatives across these islands to mark it; resolves to encourage every single person living on these islands to take advantage of all events being online to raise their own awareness of the equal contribution …
27 signatures
(Most recent: 6 Oct 2020)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 20
Plaid Cymru: 3
Conservative: 1
Democratic Unionist Party: 1
Independent: 1
Liberal Democrat: 1
30 Sep 2020
Alison Thewliss signed this EDM as a sponsor on Thursday 1st October 2020

Importance of eye care

Tabled by: Jim Shannon (Democratic Unionist Party - Strangford)
That this House notes the end of National Eye Health Week; further notes the work of the brain tumour charity which highlights that approximately 30 per cent of people who have brain tumours experience visual symptoms and 60 per cent of people with brain tumours experience headaches and they visit …
8 signatures
(Most recent: 8 Oct 2020)
Signatures by party:
Democratic Unionist Party: 3
Conservative: 2
Labour: 2
Scottish National Party: 1
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Commons initiatives

2 Urgent Questions tabled by Alison Thewliss

Date Forum Title
29 Jun 2020 Commons Chamber Covid-19: Support and Accommodation for Asylum Seekers
19 Jun 2018 Commons Chamber Glasgow School of Art

Alison Thewliss has not been granted any Adjournment Debates in the current sitting

1 Bill introduced by Alison Thewliss


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 about supervised drug consumption facilities; to make it lawful to take controlled substances within such facilities in specified circumstances; and for connected purposes


Last Event - 1st reading: House of Commons
Wednesday 14th March 2018
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