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Christine Jardine

Liberal Democrat - Edinburgh West

Liberal Democrat Spokesperson (International Trade)

(since September 2020)

Liberal Democrat Spokesperson (Exiting the European Union)

(since September 2020)

Liberal Democrat Spokesperson (Treasury)

(since September 2020)

Oral Question
Thursday 4th March 2021
10:00
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
Topical Question No. 24
If he will make a statement on his departmental responsibilities.
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Department Event
Monday 1st March 2021
HM Treasury
Motion - Main Chamber
Motion to approve the Draft Major Sporting Events (Income Tax Exemption) Regulations 2021
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Department Event
Monday 1st March 2021
HM Treasury
Legislation - Grand Committees
1 Mar 2021, 2:30 p.m.
Financial Services Bill - committee stage (day 3) - Earl Howe
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Department Event
Wednesday 3rd March 2021
HM Treasury
Financial Statement - Main Chamber
Budget
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Department Event
Wednesday 3rd March 2021
HM Treasury
Legislation - Grand Committees
Financial Services Bill - committee stage (day 4) - Earl Howe
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Department Event
Tuesday 9th March 2021
HM Treasury
Oral questions - Main Chamber
9 Mar 2021, 11:30 a.m.
Treasury (including topical questions)
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Department Event
Thursday 11th March 2021
HM Treasury
Legislation - Main Chamber
Proceedings on the Supply and Appropriation (Anticipation and Adjustments) (No.2) Bill
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Speeches
Tuesday 23rd February 2021
Coronavirus: Supporting Businesses and Individuals

There is surely no more important debate at the moment than how we support businesses and individuals through the pandemic. …

Written Answers
Thursday 25th February 2021
National Insurance: Migrants
To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, on what date people who have not entered the UK …
Early Day Motions
Monday 16th November 2020
Support for small businesses with Pay for Postage Scheme
That this House recognises the need to support small businesses due to the continued impact of covid-19 and lockdown restrictions; …
Bills
Tuesday 1st September 2020
Immigration (Health and Social Care Staff) Bill 2019-21
A Bill to grant indefinite leave to remain to health and social care staff; and for connected purposes.
Tweets
Tuesday 23rd February 2021
23:40
MP Financial Interests
Saturday 11th January 2020
2. (a) Support linked to an MP but received by a local party organisation or indirectly via a central party organisation
Name of donor: Piers Pim
Address of donor: private
Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: …
EDM signed
Monday 22nd February 2021
Visiting in care homes and hospitals during the covid-19 outbreak
That this House notes the letter from the Chair of the Joint Committee on Human Rights to the Secretary of …
Supported Legislation
Monday 6th July 2020
Tibet (Reciprocal Access) Bill 2019-21
A Bill to require the Secretary of State to report annually on restrictions on access by UK nationals to Tibet …

Debate information

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Sparring Partners
Matt Hancock (Conservative) Secretary of State for Health and Social Care (31 debate interactions) View debates with Matt Hancock Victoria Atkins (Conservative) Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Home Office) (25 debate interactions) View debates with Victoria Atkins John Bercow (Speaker) (21 debate interactions) View debates with John Bercow View All MP Sparring Partners

Significant Edinburgh West Petitions

Current Signatures Final Signatures Title Petition Deadline
183,422
Petition Closed

Parliament must honour the Referendum result. Leave deal or no deal 29/03/19

Gov Responded - 4 Apr 2019 Debated on - 1 Apr 2019 View Christine Jardine's petition debate contributions
4 Sep 2019
closed 1 year, 5 months ago

The UK voted in a referendum in 2016 to Leave the EU....this wasn't dependent on a " deal" ....but rather just "Leave"
we are now demanding that all mp's honour this result .conservative and labour mp's also agreed to leave on 29/03/19...... deal or no deal as part of their gen election campaign

194,336
Petition Closed

Hold a second referendum on EU membership.

Gov Responded - 30 Jan 2019 Debated on - 1 Apr 2019 View Christine Jardine's petition debate contributions
16 Jul 2019
closed 1 year, 7 months ago

The Brexit process has been a failure. At the end of two years, our ruling party is bitterly divided, the main opposition not a viable replacement for it, and the deal we have negotiated is almost universally opposed.
No one voted for this to happen.

6,103,056
Petition Closed

Revoke Article 50 and remain in the EU.

Gov Responded - 26 Mar 2019 Debated on - 1 Apr 2019 View Christine Jardine's petition debate contributions
20 Aug 2019
closed 1 year, 6 months ago

The government repeatedly claims exiting the EU is 'the will of the people'. We need to put a stop to this claim by proving the strength of public support now, for remaining in the EU. A People's Vote may not happen - so vote now.

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 Christine Jardine's petition debate contributions
21 Mar 2019
closed 1 year, 11 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.

110,136
Petition Closed

If there is no agreement to leave the EU then brexit must be stopped

Gov Responded - 1 Oct 2018 Debated on - 19 Nov 2018 View Christine Jardine's petition debate contributions
18 Nov 2018
closed 2 years, 3 months ago

If there is no agreement by the deadline for reaching agreement with the EU during the talks then brexit should be stopped as leaving with no deal will be very bad for businesses and for the Irish border issue and for EU citizens living here.

148,248
Petition Closed

Ban the sale of puppies by pet shops & all commercial 3rd party dealers.

Gov Responded - 20 Mar 2018 Debated on - 21 May 2018 View Christine Jardine's petition debate contributions
1 Sep 2018
closed 2 years, 5 months ago

Removing puppies for sale from litter & mum often creates sick, traumatised, dysfunctional dogs. Puppies should be seen with their mum & transporting them to a different place for sale harms welfare. Regulating commercial 3rd party sales is ineffective to prevent harm & a ban is therefore necessary.

141,835
Petition Closed

Leave the EU immediately

Gov Responded - 17 Oct 2017 Debated on - 22 Jan 2018 View Christine Jardine's petition debate contributions
14 Mar 2018
closed 2 years, 11 months ago

The Government should walk away from the Article 50 negotiations and leave the EU immediately with no deal. The EU looks set to offer us a punishment deal out of spite. Why wait another 18 months when we could leave right away and fully take back control of our country, lawmaking powers and borders?

119,587
Petition Closed

Keep Childcare Vouchers open beyond April 2018

Gov Responded - 12 Oct 2017 Debated on - 15 Jan 2018 View Christine Jardine's petition debate contributions
18 Mar 2018
closed 2 years, 11 months ago

Hundreds of thousands of parents will lose out under the new tax-free childcare. The voucher schemes should be kept open alongside tax-free childcare to give parents a genuine choice for the support that best suits their family.

117,716
Petition Closed

Make fair transitional state pension arrangements for 1950’s women

Gov Responded - 27 Sep 2017 Debated on - 14 Dec 2017 View Christine Jardine's petition debate contributions
13 Mar 2018
closed 2 years, 11 months ago

That this Government without delay recognises the need for a non-means tested bridging pension for women born on or after 6/4/1950 who are affected by the 1995 and 2011 Pension Acts and compensate those at risk of losing up to around £45,000, to also give proper notification for any future changes.

15,677
Petition Closed

Abolish the TV Licence

Gov Responded - 17 Oct 2017 Debated on - 20 Nov 2017 View Christine Jardine's petition debate contributions
15 Mar 2018
closed 2 years, 11 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 Christine Jardine

Date Tabled Title Signatures
11 Feb 2021
Christine Jardine signed this EDM on Monday 22nd February 2021

Visiting in care homes and hospitals during the covid-19 outbreak

Tabled by: Harriet Harman (Labour - Camberwell and Peckham)
That this House notes the letter from the Chair of the Joint Committee on Human Rights to the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care on the matter of visits to people in care homes and hospitals during the covid-19 outbreak; is deeply concerned about the acute distress many …
38 signatures
(Most recent: 24 Feb 2021)
Signatures by party:
Labour: 22
Liberal Democrat: 7
Scottish National Party: 4
Conservative: 3
Democratic Unionist Party: 2
3 Feb 2021
Christine Jardine signed this EDM on Monday 15th February 2021

Festival of Brexit

Tabled by: Jamie Stone (Liberal Democrat - Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross)
That this House regrets the Government’s commitment to spending £120 million on the planned festival of Brexit; recognises that regardless of how people voted in the EU referendum that money would be better spent on a covid-19 recovery fund; and calls on the Government to cancel its plans for that …
17 signatures
(Most recent: 22 Feb 2021)
Signatures by party:
Liberal Democrat: 8
Scottish National Party: 7
Labour: 2
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Commons initiatives

Christine Jardine has not been granted any Urgent Questions in the current sitting

Christine Jardine has not been granted any Adjournment Debates in the current sitting

7 Bills introduced by Christine Jardine


A Bill to guarantee the immigration rights of EU, EEA EFTA and Swiss citizens resident in the United Kingdom; to require the Government to provide such persons with physical proof of those rights; and for connected purposes.


Last Event - 1st reading: House of Commons
Wednesday 26th February 2020
Next Event - 2nd reading: House of Commons
Date TBA

A Bill to require the Secretary of State to make non-gender-specific passports available to non-gendered, non-binary and other people who do not identify as, or exclusively as, male or female.


Last Event - 1st reading: House of Commons
Tuesday 14th July 2020
Next Event - 2nd reading: House of Commons
Date TBA

A Bill to grant indefinite leave to remain to health and social care staff; and for connected purposes.


Last Event - 1st reading: House of Commons
Tuesday 1st September 2020
(Read Debate)
Next Event - 2nd reading: House of Commons
Date TBA

A Bill to prohibit the differential pricing of products and services that are substantially similar other than being intended for, or marketed to, a particular gender; and for connected purposes.


Last Event - 1st reading: House of Commons
Thursday 12th March 2020
Next Event - 2nd reading: House of Commons
Date TBA
Order Paper number: 17
(Unlikely to be Debated - would require unanimous consent to progress)

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 for certain asylum seekers to be granted permission to work; and for connected purposes.


Last Event - 1st reading: House of Commons
Thursday 10th January 2019

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 prohibit the differential pricing of products and services that are substantially similar other than being intended for, or marketed to, a particular gender; and for connected purposes.


Last Event - 1st reading: House of Commons
Tuesday 5th March 2019

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 provide for the renaming of the House of Lords as the House of Peers.


Last Event - 1st reading: House of Commons
Thursday 8th March 2018

186 Written Questions

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Visas: British National (Overseas) Asylum: Interviews Asylum Asylum Asylum Immigrants Detention Centres: Risk Assessment Refugees: Children Immigrants Immigrants Domestic Abuse: Coronavirus Domestic Abuse: LGBT People Domestic Abuse: Victim Support Schemes Interpol Interpol: Finance Interpol: Finance Interpol Interpol Interpol Interpol Interpol Interpol Interpol Asylum: Interviews UK Visas and Immigration: Zimbabwe Deportation: Zimbabwe Deportation: Zimbabwe Domestic Abuse: Victim Support Schemes Detention Centres: Coronavirus Detention Centres: Coronavirus Domestic Abuse: Coronavirus Domestic Abuse: Coronavirus Police: Re-employment Immigrants: Detainees Hate Crime: China Asylum: Advisory Services Refugees: Children Refugees: Children Refugees: Children Antisemitism: Crime Domestic Violence Domestic Abuse Refugees: Kurds Dungavel Immigration Removal Centre Asylum: Scotland Migrant Workers: EEA Nationals Asylum: Females Development Aid: Expenditure Overseas Aid Brunei: LGBT People Mediterranean Sea: Rescue Services Syria: Peace Negotiations Southern Africa: LGBT People China: Uighurs Burma: Press Freedom Southern Africa: LGBT People Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe Syria: Armed Conflict Syria: Armed Conflict Turkey: Arms Trade North Korea: UN Resolutions North Korea: Nuclear Weapons North Korea: Nuclear Weapons India: British Nationals Abroad Cannabis: Medical Treatments Cannabis: Medical Treatments Cannabis: Medical Treatments Protective Clothing: Contracts Multiple Sclerosis: Diagnosis Multiple Sclerosis Multiple Sclerosis: Health Services Multiple Sclerosis: Health Services Multiple Sclerosis: Health Services Gender Recognition: Children and Young People Coronavirus: Ethnic Groups Insulin Insulin Insulin Insulin Blood: Contamination Blood: Contamination Abortion: Northern Ireland Performing Arts: Finance Arts: Coronavirus Culture and Sports: Coronavirus Leisure: Coronavirus Arts: Coronavirus Gaming Machines Broadcasting Viacom International Media Networks and Viceland Nuisance Calls Radio Frequencies Radio Frequencies Radio Frequencies Radio Frequencies Ofcom: International Cooperation Radio Frequencies Gaming Machines Radio: Regulation National Insurance: Migrants Personal Independence Payment: Coronavirus Disability: Coronavirus Social Security Benefits: Terminal Illnesses National Insurance: Foreign Nationals Universal Credit Social Security Benefits: EU Nationals Department for Work and Pensions: Brexit Universal Credit Universal Credit Universal Credit State Retirement Pensions: Females State Retirement Pensions: Females Personal Independence Payment: Mental Health Employment and Support Allowance: Motor Neurone Disease State Retirement Pensions: Females