Joanna Cherry Portrait

Joanna Cherry

Scottish National Party - Edinburgh South West

2 APPG memberships (as of 14 Jul 2021)
Legal and Constitutional Affairs, Rule of Law
3 Former APPG memberships
European Citizenship Rights, Pro Bono, White Ribbon UK
Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Justice)
20th Jun 2017 - 1st Feb 2021
Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Home Affairs)
20th Jun 2017 - 1st Feb 2021
Committee on the Future Relationship with the European Union
2nd Mar 2020 - 16th Jan 2021
Human Rights (Joint Committee)
6th Nov 2017 - 6th Nov 2019
Committee on Exiting the European Union
11th Sep 2017 - 6th Nov 2019
Committee on the Future Relationship with the European Union
11th Sep 2017 - 6th Nov 2019
Shadow SNP Westminster Group Leader (Justice and Home Affairs)
13th May 2015 - 20th Jun 2017
Committee on Exiting the European Union
31st Oct 2016 - 3rd May 2017
Committee on the Future Relationship with the European Union
31st Oct 2016 - 3rd May 2017


Select Committee Meeting
Wednesday 8th September 2021
14:40
Human Rights (Joint Committee) - Oral evidence
Subject: Legislative Scrutiny: Nationality and Borders Bill
8 Sep 2021, 2:40 p.m. View calendar
Division Votes
Monday 7th June 2021
Advanced Research and Invention Agency Bill
voted Aye - in line with the party majority
One of 42 Scottish National Party Aye votes vs 0 Scottish National Party No votes
Tally: Ayes - 263 Noes - 364
Speeches
Tuesday 20th July 2021
Nationality and Borders Bill

Will the hon. Gentleman give way?

Written Answers
Monday 5th July 2021
Armed Forces: Females
What steps his Department is taking to support women in the armed forces.
Early Day Motions
Wednesday 10th February 2021
200th anniversary of Heriot-Watt University
That this House notes that Heriot-Watt University will be celebrating in 2021 the 200th anniversary of its founding roots in …
Bills
None available
MP Financial Interests
Monday 7th December 2020
1. Employment and earnings
26 May 2020, received £450 for three columns. Hours: approx. 12 hrs. (Registered 24 November 2020)
EDM signed
Thursday 22nd July 2021
European nationals in the UK
That this House recognises the contribution that the hundreds of thousands of European nationals living in the UK have made …
Supported Legislation
Wednesday 5th February 2020
Trade Agreements (Exclusion of National Health Services) Bill 2019-21
A Bill to exclude requirements relating to National Health Services procurement, delivery or commissioning from international trade agreements; to require …

Division Voting information

During the current Parliamentary Session, Joanna Cherry has voted in 214 divisions, and never against the majority of their Party.
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Debates during the 2019 Parliament

Speeches made during Parliamentary debates are recorded in Hansard. For ease of browsing we have grouped debates into individual, departmental and legislative categories.

Sparring Partners
Robert Buckland (Conservative)
Lord Chancellor and Secretary of State for Justice
(31 debate interactions)
Priti Patel (Conservative)
Home Secretary
(30 debate interactions)
Chris Philp (Conservative)
Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Home Office)
(25 debate interactions)
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Department Debates
Home Office
(111 debate contributions)
Ministry of Justice
(30 debate contributions)
Scotland Office
(27 debate contributions)
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Edinburgh South West Petitions

e-Petitions are administered by Parliament and allow members of the public to express support for a particular issue.

If an e-petition reaches 10,000 signatures the Government will issue a written response.

If an e-petition reaches 100,000 signatures the petition becomes eligible for a Parliamentary debate (usually Monday 4.30pm in Westminster Hall).

Petitions with highest Edinburgh South West signature proportion
Petitions with most Edinburgh South West signatures
Joanna Cherry has not participated in any petition debates

Latest EDMs signed by Joanna Cherry

12th May 2021
Joanna Cherry signed this EDM on Thursday 22nd July 2021

Giving every child the best start in life

Tabled by: Wera Hobhouse (Liberal Democrat - Bath)
That this House notes the work of WAVE Trust and its 70/30 campaign to reduce levels of child abuse, neglect and domestic abuse by 70 per cent by 2030; further notes that over two-thirds of this House have endorsed that campaign, including a majority from all parties; recognises the role …
54 signatures
(Most recent: 22 Jul 2021)
Signatures by party:
Labour: 18
Scottish National Party: 17
Liberal Democrat: 9
Plaid Cymru: 3
Democratic Unionist Party: 2
Conservative: 2
Alba Party: 2
Independent: 1
21st July 2021
Joanna Cherry signed this EDM on Thursday 22nd July 2021

European nationals in the UK

Tabled by: Chris Law (Scottish National Party - Dundee West)
That this House recognises the contribution that the hundreds of thousands of European nationals living in the UK have made to the UK; further recognises that one of those European Nationals is Dundee’s Irena Jendrycha, one of the UK’s last Holocaust survivors, who moved to the UK aged four after …
16 signatures
(Most recent: 22 Jul 2021)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 13
Alba Party: 1
Democratic Unionist Party: 1
Green Party: 1
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Commons initiatives

These initiatives were driven by Joanna Cherry, and are more likely to reflect personal policy preferences.

MPs who are act as Ministers or Shadow Ministers are generally restricted from performing Commons initiatives other than Urgent Questions.



26 Written Questions in the current parliament

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Written Questions can be tabled by MPs and Lords to request specific information information on the work, policy and activities of a Government Department
18th Jan 2021
To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, what assessment he has made of the effect on workforce numbers in key occupations of the UK EU Trade and cooperation agreement.

The Trade and Cooperation Agreement delivers what the British public voted for in the referendum and at the last General Election. It is the first free trade agreement the EU has ever reached based on zero tariffs and zero quotas.

This Agreement will help unlock investment and protect high value jobs right across the UK. We will now take full advantage of the opportunities created by this deal – helping to boost productivity, unlock investment and safeguard high value jobs in the UK.

We have taken back control of our borders meaning we control who comes into the country, as demonstrated by our new Points Based System which has now gone live. This fairer, firmer and skills-led system will enable companies to attract the best and brightest from around the world.

Penny Mordaunt
Paymaster General
4th Dec 2020
To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what the Government's policy is on granting export licences for non-military sonar equipment to (a) China and (b) a third country where the purchaser is a Chinese registered firm.

The Consolidated EU and National Arms Export Licensing Criteria, last updated in a Written Ministerial Statement on 25th March 2014, sets out the policy framework for assessing all export licence applications.

Ranil Jayawardena
Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for International Trade)
4th Dec 2020
To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what estimate she has made of the longest number of days her Department has taken to make an export licence decision from the date of the initial request to the date of the first decision being communicated to the applicant in each quarter of (a) 2018, (b) 2019 and (c) 2020.

HM Government publishes Official Statistics on export licences granted, refused and revoked to all destinations on GOV.UK, on a quarterly and annual basis. These reports contain detailed information including the overall value, type (e.g. Military, Other) and a summary of the items covered by these licences.

This information is available at: www.gov.uk/government/collections/strategic-export-controls-licensing-data. The most recent publication was on 13th October 2020, covering the period 1st April – 30th June 2020.

Internal records held indicate, in each quarter between Q1 2018 and Q2 2020, the longest an application has taken to process a Standard Individual Export Licence (SIEL) by HM Government, is as follows:

Period

Longest an application has taken, in working days

Q1 2018

901

Q2 2018

887

Q3 2018

1018

Q4 2018

424

Q1 2019

576

Q2 2019

730

Q3 2019

431

Q4 2019

573

Q1 2020

488

Q2 2020

549

Ranil Jayawardena
Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for International Trade)
4th Dec 2020
To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what proportion of applications for export licences have been declined where the item is being exported to (a) China and (b) a third country where the purchaser is a Chinese registered firm or has been deemed to have links with China, in each quarter of (i) 2018, (ii) 2019 and (iii) 2020.

HM Government publishes Official Statistics on export licences granted, refused and revoked to all destinations on GOV.UK, on a quarterly and annual basis.

These reports contain detailed information including the overall value, type (e.g. Military, Other) and a summary of the items covered by these licences. This information is available at: gov.uk/government/collections/strategic-export-controls-licensing-data

However, the information requested by the Hon. Lady can only be provided at disproportionate cost.

Ranil Jayawardena
Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for International Trade)
3rd Dec 2020
To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what estimate she has made of the average number of days her Department has taken to make export licence decisions from the date of the initial request to the date of the first decision being communicated to the applicant in each quarter of (a) 2018, (b) 2019 and (c) 2020.

HM Government publishes Official Statistics on export licences granted, refused and revoked to all destinations on GOV.UK, on a quarterly and annual basis.

These reports contain detailed information including the overall value, type (e.g. Military, Other) and a summary of the items covered by these licences. This information is available at: www.gov.uk/government/collections/strategic-export-controls-licensing-data

The most recent publication was on 13th October 2020, covering the period 1st April to 30th June 2020. For Standard Individual Export Licence (SIEL) applications, the data is reproduced below.

Period

Median processing times (days)

Q1 2018

11

Q2 2018

11

Q3 2018

10

Q4 2018

12

Q1 2019

11

Q2 2019

10

Q3 2019

10

Q4 2019

15

Q1 2020

15

Q2 2020

13

Ranil Jayawardena
Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for International Trade)
29th Jun 2020
To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what recent discussions he has had with the Chancellor of the Exchequer on Government plans to support economic recovery as a result of the covid-19 outbreak.

The Secretary of State and my ministerial colleagues have frequent conversations with the Chancellor and Treasury ministers on the vital role of transport in re-igniting the economy, and levelling up across the UK. We've already made important announcements, including £2bn of funding to encourage people to walk and cycle, and announced £100m of funding to improve local roads. I will continue to work closely with the Chancellor, including on Project Speed, to make sure we are building and delivering transport that will help drive the UK's recovery from Covid-19.

19th Jun 2020
To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what the governance arrangements are for the development of the NHS COVID-19 app.

We will review governance arrangements as part of the next phase of the development of the National Health Service COVID-19 app. We have previously drawn on expertise from across Government, civil society and industry to review our design and help test the app, including providing technical assurance.

Nadine Dorries
Minister of State (Department of Health and Social Care)
19th Jun 2020
To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will publish the membership of the Oversight Board of NHSX, chaired by Mark Gould.

There is no Oversight Board for NHSX, which is a joint unit of the Department with NHS England and NHS Improvement. Matthew Gould is the Chief Executive.

Nadine Dorries
Minister of State (Department of Health and Social Care)
18th Jan 2021
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many additional UK border force staff are planned to be recruited in 2021 following the UK-EU Trade and cooperation agreement.

Border Force has recruited over 1000 permanent staff for 1 Jan. In addition to the 900 FTE recruited in 19/20 we will have brought in a further 1,100 by July 2021, in advance of full customs controls.

Chris Philp
Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Home Office)
18th Jan 2021
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether the Government plans to agree bilateral treaties with EU Member States for cross border policing.

The UK-EU Trade and Cooperation Agreement includes a deal on law enforcement and criminal justice cooperation which delivers a comprehensive package of capabilities that will ensure we can work with counterparts across Europe to tackle serious crime and terrorism. Hence the UK Parliament’s support for the agreement was a vital part of ensuring we can use these capabilities to protect the public and bring criminals to justice across our Union.

We also have excellent bilateral cooperation with Member States across the EU on a wide range of law enforcement and criminal justice issues. We will continue to consider ways we can strengthen this.

Kevin Foster
Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Home Office)
18th Jan 2021
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the cost to the public purse was of transitioning to the replacement systems for (a) Europol, (b) Eurojust and (c) Schengen Information System II.

I refer the Honourable Member to the answer given to PQ 133894 on 15 January 2021.

Kevin Foster
Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Home Office)
18th Jan 2021
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment she has made of the effect of the UK-EU Trade and cooperation agreement on refugee resettlement programs and when those programs will be restarted in full.

The UK’s refugee resettlement schemes operate outside of the EU and we don't envisage any impact on them from the UK-EU Trade and Cooperation Agreement.

Following the temporarily pause to the resettlement of refugees, caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, arrivals recommenced in December 2020. The final arrivals under the Vulnerable Persons Resettlement Scheme will take place during early 2021, delivering on our commitment to resettle 20,000 refugees who have fled the conflict in Syria to rebuild their lives safely in the UK.

We will continue to honour our commitment to those who have been invited to the UK and we will roll out a new global resettlement scheme in the future, along with a new firm and fair asylum system which will welcome people through safe and legal routes.

Chris Philp
Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Home Office)
6th Jan 2021
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether Passenger Name Record (PNR) data from the EU to the UK accessible under the UK-EU Trade and Co-operation Agreement include (a) the criminal records of and (b) intelligence on passengers.

PNR data is generated by airlines in their normal course of business as a record of each passenger's details needed to process their booking. It may include information such as the passenger’s name, passport and contact details, how the reservation was made and paid for, travel itinerary and any travel companions. PNR data does not include criminal record information or intelligence on passengers.
Airlines operating flights to and from the UK are under a legal requirement to transfer PNR data which is used to prevent, detect, investigate and prosecute terrorist offences and serious crime. Processing of PNR data is undertaken in intelligence-led operations and post-incident investigations to detect known individuals; to identify otherwise unknown individuals whose PNR data or pattern of travel is linked to or associated with terrorism-related or serious criminal activity, and to identify and protect vulnerable individuals.

Kit Malthouse
Minister of State (Home Office)
6th Jan 2021
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many requests the UK has made to EU member states for information on the criminal background of EU citizens in 2021; and how many responses it has received.

The Home Office does not hold the information requested.

However, statistics on the Criminal Records Exchange are published by the national Criminal Records Office (ACRO) quarterly.

These figures are published at: https://www.acro.police.uk/Publications

Kit Malthouse
Minister of State (Home Office)
6th Jan 2021
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what estimate she has made of the average time between (a) a request and an arrest and (b) an arrest and return of a subject to the UK under the surrender arrangements of the UK-EU Trade and Co-operation Agreement.

The streamlined extradition arrangements agreed under the UK-EU Trade and Co-operation Agreement are based on the exchange of warrants between judicial authorities which are similar to the arrangements in place between the EU and Norway and Iceland and contain identical time limits to those under the European Arrest Warrant Framework Decision. The arrangements are intended to be as fast and effective as those under the European Arrest Warrant while providing greater safeguards for those who are arrested.

Kit Malthouse
Minister of State (Home Office)
6th Jan 2021
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people were subject to outstanding UK requests under the European Arrest warrant as at 31 December 2020; and how many of those cases are live requests under the replacement surrender arrangements.

The Home Office does not hold the information requested.


The National Crime Agency handles requests made through the European Arrest Warrant as well as those made under the new surrender arrangements.


Statistics on the European Arrest Warrant have been published by the National Crime Agency for each year of its operation. These figures are published at: https://nationalcrimeagency.gov.uk/who-we-are/publications

Kit Malthouse
Minister of State (Home Office)
6th Jan 2021
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many EU Member States have refused a request from the UK to extradite a suspect under the surrender arrangements of the UK-EU Trade and Cooperation agreement to date.

The Home Office does not hold the information requested.

The National Crime Agency handles requests made through the European Arrest Warrant as well as those made under the new surrender arrangements.

Statistics on the European Arrest Warrant have been published by the National Crime Agency for each year of its operation. These figures are published at: https://nationalcrimeagency.gov.uk/who-we-are/publications

Kit Malthouse
Minister of State (Home Office)
5th Jul 2021
What steps his Department is taking to support women in the armed forces.

It is important we improve the experience of women in the Armed Forces which is why we are investing in policies such as flexible service, wrap-around childcare and better working practices. It is also important that we provide support in cases of unacceptable behaviour. That is why the Wigston Report and reforms to the Service Justice and Service Complaints Systems will change Defence’s culture and make it easier to tackle unacceptable behaviours.

Ben Wallace
Secretary of State for Defence
17th Jun 2020
To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, with reference to his oral contribution of 9 June 2020, Official Report, column 147, what the terms of reference are of the independent review into the operation of the Human Rights Act 1998.

As set out in the manifesto, the Government will look at the broader aspects of our constitution including the balance between the rights of individuals and effective government, this includes updating the Human Rights Act. Further details will be announced in due course. This does not change the fact that the UK is committed to the European Convention on Human Rights, and will continue to champion human rights at home and abroad.

Alex Chalk
Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Ministry of Justice)
17th Jun 2020
To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, with reference to his oral contribution of 9 June 2020, Official Report, column 147, what progress has been made on the independent review into the operation of the Human Rights Act 1998.

As set out in the manifesto, the Government will look at the broader aspects of our constitution including the balance between the rights of individuals and effective government, this includes updating the Human Rights Act. Further details will be announced in due course. This does not change the fact that the UK is committed to the European Convention on Human Rights, and will continue to champion human rights at home and abroad.

Alex Chalk
Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Ministry of Justice)
17th Jun 2020
To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, with reference to his oral contribution of 9 June 2020, Official Report, column 147, who is the Chair of the independent review into the operation of the Human Rights Act 1998.

As set out in the manifesto, the Government will look at the broader aspects of our constitution including the balance between the rights of individuals and effective government, this includes updating the Human Rights Act. Further details will be announced in due course. This does not change the fact that the UK is committed to the European Convention on Human Rights, and will continue to champion human rights at home and abroad.

Alex Chalk
Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Ministry of Justice)
17th Jun 2020
To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, with reference to his oral contribution of 9 June 2020, Official Report, column 147, what the membership is of the independent review into the operation of the Human Rights Act 1998.

As set out in the manifesto, the Government will look at the broader aspects of our constitution including the balance between the rights of individuals and effective government, this includes updating the Human Rights Act. Further details will be announced in due course. This does not change the fact that the UK is committed to the European Convention on Human Rights, and will continue to champion human rights at home and abroad.

Alex Chalk
Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Ministry of Justice)
17th Jun 2020
To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, with reference to his oral contribution of 9 June 2020, Official report, column 147, what criteria were used to appoint members to the independent review into the operation of the Human Rights Act 1998.

As set out in the manifesto, the Government will look at the broader aspects of our constitution including the balance between the rights of individuals and effective government, this includes updating the Human Rights Act. Further details will be announced in due course. This does not change the fact that the UK is committed to the European Convention on Human Rights, and will continue to champion human rights at home and abroad.

Alex Chalk
Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Ministry of Justice)
17th Jun 2020
To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, with reference to his oral contribution of 9 June 2020, Official report, column 147, how civil society organisations can (a) submit evidence to and (b) participate in the independent review into the operation of the Human Rights Act 1998.

As set out in the manifesto, the Government will look at the broader aspects of our constitution including the balance between the rights of individuals and effective government, this includes updating the Human Rights Act. Further details will be announced in due course. This does not change the fact that the UK is committed to the European Convention on Human Rights, and will continue to champion human rights at home and abroad.

Alex Chalk
Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Ministry of Justice)