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Hilary Benn

Labour - Leeds Central

Select Committees
Committee on Exiting the European Union (since January 2020)
Liaison Committee (Commons) (since May 2020)
2 APPG membership (as of 16 Dec 2020)
Electric Aviation, Global Security and Non-Proliferation


Debate information

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Sparring Partners
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Significant Leeds Central Petitions

Current Signatures Final Signatures Title Petition Deadline
112,025
Petition Closed

Allow Premier League and Championship football clubs to introduce safe standing

Gov Responded - 3 May 2018 Debated on - 25 Jun 2018 View Hilary Benn's petition debate contributions
8 Jun 2018
closed 2 years, 7 months ago

Safe Standing offers a much safer alternative to fans who wish to stand, rather than sit at football matches. After the highly successful introduction to rail seating at Celtic Park, as well as numerous Bundesliga clubs, many football fans feel that laws preventing standing areas should be relaxed.


Most recent EDMs signed by Hilary Benn

Date Tabled Title Signatures
2 Sep 2020
Hilary Benn signed this EDM on Monday 5th October 2020

Ban on sample sachets

Tabled by: Ben Lake (Plaid Cymru - Ceredigion)
That this House notes that globally personal care companies produce some 120 billion plastic sachets each year; recognises these samples of shampoo, moisturiser and fragrance placed end-to-end would stretch to the moon 27 times over; recognises that these sachets are completely non-recyclable and will almost always end up in the …
23 signatures
(Most recent: 5 Oct 2020)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 10
Labour: 4
Plaid Cymru: 3
Democratic Unionist Party: 2
Conservative: 2
Independent: 1
Liberal Democrat: 1
22 Sep 2020
Hilary Benn signed this EDM as a sponsor on Monday 21st September 2020

Planning for health and wellbeing

Tabled by: Caroline Lucas (Green Party - Brighton, Pavilion)
That this House is concerned about the low quality of new homes and places that are being created; recognises the overwhelming evidence of the link between people’s mental and physical health and the quality of their homes and neighbourhoods, including access to nature; further notes the number of new homes …
10 signatures
(Most recent: 6 Oct 2020)
Signatures by party:
Labour: 4
Independent: 2
Liberal Democrat: 2
Green Party: 1
Democratic Unionist Party: 1
Social Democratic & Labour Party: 1
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Commons initiatives

2 Urgent Questions tabled by Hilary Benn

Date Forum Title
1 Oct 2019 Commons Chamber Irish Border: Customs Arrangements
19 Mar 2018 Commons Chamber Leaving the EU: UK Ports (Customs)

Hilary Benn has not been granted any Adjournment Debates in the current sitting

1 Bill introduced by Hilary Benn


A Bill to make further provision in connection with the period for negotiations for withdrawing from the European Union.

This Bill received Royal Assent on Monday 9th September 2019 and was enacted into law.


256 Written Questions

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