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David Linden

Scottish National Party - Glasgow East

Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Work and Pensions)

(since February 2021)

Oral Question
Tuesday 13th April 2021
14:30
Department of Health and Social Care
Oral Question No. 60
What steps he is taking to ensure adequate pay levels for health and social care staff.
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Oral Question
Wednesday 14th April 2021
11:53
None
Topical Question No. 12
If he will make a statement on his departmental responsibilities.
Division Votes
Monday 22nd March 2021
Trade Bill
voted Aye - in line with the party majority
One of 47 Scottish National Party Aye votes vs 0 Scottish National Party No votes
Tally: Ayes - 300 Noes - 318
Speeches
Wednesday 24th March 2021
NHS Pay

It is always a pleasure to serve under your chairmanship, Mr Hosie. I, too, pay tribute to the hon. Member …

Written Answers
Friday 26th March 2021
Flexible Support Fund
To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how much expenditure was allocated from the Flexible Support Fund …
Early Day Motions
Thursday 25th March 2021
Reusable Nappies Week
That this House congratulates all those involved with Reusable Nappies Week 2021; notes with concern the average plastic consumption of …
Bills
Tuesday 4th December 2018
Nappies (Environmental Standards) Bill 2017-19
The Bill failed to complete its passage through Parliament before the end of the session. This means the Bill will …
MP Financial Interests
Saturday 11th January 2020
1. Employment and earnings
Payments from ComRes, Downside Bridge Road, Cobham KT11 3EP, for opinion surveys:
EDM signed
Thursday 25th March 2021
Oban residents' donations to First Aid 4 Gambia
That this House thanks Oban residents for their generous donations to First Aid 4 Gambia; highlights the fantastic work done …
Supported Legislation
Wednesday 19th July 2017
Unpaid Trial Work Periods (Prohibition) Bill 2017-19
The Bill failed to complete its passage through Parliament before the end of the session. This means the Bill will …

Division Voting information

During the current Parliamentary Session, David Linden has voted in 178 divisions, and never against the majority of their Party.

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Debate information

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Sparring Partners
Andrea Leadsom (Conservative) (58 debate interactions) View debates with Andrea Leadsom John Bercow (Speaker) (38 debate interactions) View debates with John Bercow Jacob Rees-Mogg (Conservative) Lord President of the Council and Leader of the House of Commons (34 debate interactions) View debates with Jacob Rees-Mogg View All MP Sparring Partners

Significant Glasgow East Petitions

Current Signatures Final Signatures Title Petition Deadline
200,570
Petition Closed

Allow football fans to attend matches at all levels

Gov Responded - 21 Oct 2020 Debated on - 9 Nov 2020 View David Linden's petition debate contributions
29 Mar 2021
closed 1 week, 6 days ago

Football is a powerful tool of which allows a range of benefits such as employment, and other important aspects of life. Football can be associated with passion, emotion, excitement and dedication across the community. With Fans attending football games a range of economic benefits are there too.

150,531
Petition Closed

Revoke Art.50 if there is no Brexit plan by the 25 of February

Gov Responded - 19 Feb 2019 Debated on - 11 Mar 2019 View David Linden's petition debate contributions
11 Aug 2019
closed 1 year, 8 months ago

On the 25th of November both the UK Government and the European Union came to an agreement on the proposed departure from the EU. After an historic defeat in the House of Commons on the 15th of January, 2019 by a majority of 230 votes the PM has now decided to go back to the EU over the backstop.

170,981
Petition Closed

Give the electorate a referendum on the abolition of the House of Lords

Gov Responded - 15 May 2018 Debated on - 18 Jun 2018 View David Linden's petition debate contributions
17 Jul 2018
closed 2 years, 8 months ago

The House of Lords is a place of patronage where unelected and unaccountable individuals hold a disproportionate amount of influence and power which can be used to frustrate the elected representatives of the people

100,752
Petition Closed

End the export of live farm animals after Brexit.

Gov Responded - 16 Oct 2017 Debated on - 26 Feb 2018 View David Linden's petition debate contributions
19 Mar 2018
closed 3 years ago

The transport of live animals exported from the UK causes immense suffering. This trade is governed by EU law, not the UK Government.

The Government should plan legislation to ban the export of live farm animals in favour of a carcass only trade and introduce this as soon as we leave the EU.

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 David Linden's petition debate contributions
12 Mar 2018
closed 3 years, 1 month 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.


Most recent EDMs signed by David Linden

Date Tabled Title Signatures
25 Mar 2021
David Linden signed this EDM as the primary signatory on Thursday 25th March 2021

Reusable Nappies Week

Tabled by: David Linden (Scottish National Party - Glasgow East)
That this House congratulates all those involved with Reusable Nappies Week 2021; notes with concern the average plastic consumption of single-use nappies per child is equivalent to throwing away 17 plastic bags a day, or over 6,000 per year; acknowledges that nearly three billion nappies are thrown away annually in …
26 signatures
(Most recent: 26 Mar 2021)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 14
Labour: 6
Plaid Cymru: 3
Social Democratic & Labour Party: 1
Democratic Unionist Party: 1
Liberal Democrat: 1
Conservative: 1
22 Mar 2021
David Linden signed this EDM as a sponsor on Thursday 25th March 2021

Oban residents' donations to First Aid 4 Gambia

Tabled by: Brendan O'Hara (Scottish National Party - Argyll and Bute)
That this House thanks Oban residents for their generous donations to First Aid 4 Gambia; highlights the fantastic work done by that charity and the founding trustee and chairman of that charity, Bill Nelson; notes that local people from Oban donated first aid supplies such as walkers, wheelchairs, crutches and …
7 signatures
(Most recent: 26 Mar 2021)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 6
Democratic Unionist Party: 1
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Commons initiatives

David Linden has not been granted any Urgent Questions in the current sitting

David Linden has not been granted any Adjournment Debates in the current sitting

2 Bills introduced by David Linden


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 extend entitlements to parental leave for parents of babies born prematurely or requiring neonatal care; and for connected purposes.


Last Event - 1st Reading: House Of Commons
Wednesday 12th June 2019
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Next Event - 2nd Reading: House Of Commons
Date TBA

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 establish environmental standards for nappies; to make provision about the advertising and promotion of nappies with regard to those standards; and for connected purposes.


Last Event - 1st Reading: House Of Commons
Tuesday 4th December 2018

706 Written Questions

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