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Division Votes
30 Apr 2024 - Digital Markets, Competition and Consumers Bill - View Vote Context
John McDonnell voted No - in line with the party majority and against the House
One of 99 Labour No votes vs 0 Labour Aye votes
Tally: Ayes - 273 Noes - 163
30 Apr 2024 - Digital Markets, Competition and Consumers Bill - View Vote Context
John McDonnell voted No - in line with the party majority and against the House
One of 103 Labour No votes vs 0 Labour Aye votes
Tally: Ayes - 272 Noes - 162
30 Apr 2024 - Digital Markets, Competition and Consumers Bill - View Vote Context
John McDonnell voted No - in line with the party majority and against the House
One of 102 Labour No votes vs 0 Labour Aye votes
Tally: Ayes - 274 Noes - 162
30 Apr 2024 - Digital Markets, Competition and Consumers Bill - View Vote Context
John McDonnell voted No - in line with the party majority and against the House
One of 102 Labour No votes vs 0 Labour Aye votes
Tally: Ayes - 276 Noes - 161
30 Apr 2024 - Digital Markets, Competition and Consumers Bill - View Vote Context
John McDonnell voted No - in line with the party majority and against the House
One of 102 Labour No votes vs 0 Labour Aye votes
Tally: Ayes - 273 Noes - 159
8 May 2024 - Finance (No. 2) Bill - View Vote Context
John McDonnell voted Aye - in line with the party majority and against the House
One of 155 Labour Aye votes vs 0 Labour No votes
Tally: Ayes - 212 Noes - 274
8 May 2024 - Finance (No. 2) Bill - View Vote Context
John McDonnell voted Aye - in line with the party majority and against the House
One of 155 Labour Aye votes vs 0 Labour No votes
Tally: Ayes - 211 Noes - 276
8 May 2024 - Finance (No. 2) Bill - View Vote Context
John McDonnell voted Aye - in line with the party majority and against the House
One of 150 Labour Aye votes vs 0 Labour No votes
Tally: Ayes - 198 Noes - 269
8 May 2024 - Finance (No. 2) Bill - View Vote Context
John McDonnell voted Aye - in line with the party majority and against the House
One of 150 Labour Aye votes vs 0 Labour No votes
Tally: Ayes - 195 Noes - 266


Speeches
John McDonnell speeches from: War in Gaza
John McDonnell contributed 1 speech (99 words)
Tuesday 7th May 2024 - Commons Chamber
Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office
John McDonnell speeches from: Immigration Update
John McDonnell contributed 1 speech (110 words)
Wednesday 1st May 2024 - Commons Chamber
John McDonnell speeches from: World ME Day
John McDonnell contributed 2 speeches (784 words)
Wednesday 1st May 2024 - Westminster Hall
Department of Health and Social Care
John McDonnell speeches from: Preventable Sight Loss
John McDonnell contributed 2 speeches (1,166 words)
Tuesday 30th April 2024 - Westminster Hall
Department of Health and Social Care


Written Answers
Asylum: Rwanda
Asked by: John McDonnell (Labour - Hayes and Harlington)
Thursday 2nd May 2024

Question to the Home Office:

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will make an estimate of the cost to the aid budget of preparations to transport migrants to Rwanda including costs (a) paid to the Rwandan Government, (b) defending legal challenges (c) passing the Safety of Rwanda (Asylum and Immigration) Bill and (d) for flights and accommodation in the last 12 months.

Answered by Michael Tomlinson - Minister of State (Minister for Illegal Migration)

The funding for the Migration and Economic Development Partnership with Rwanda is separate from, and additional to, the Official Development Assistance (ODA) budget.

The most recently published information, which includes costs paid to the Rwandan government and legal fees, is the National Audit Office Report which can be found here: UK-Rwanda Partnership - NAO report.

Asylum: Rwanda
Asked by: John McDonnell (Labour - Hayes and Harlington)
Thursday 2nd May 2024

Question to the Home Office:

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will make an estimate of potential future costs to the aid budget of plans to transport migrants to Rwanda including costs (a) paid to the Rwandan Government, (b) defending legal challenges and (c) flights and accommodation for the next 12 months.

Answered by Michael Tomlinson - Minister of State (Minister for Illegal Migration)

The funding for the Migration and Economic Development Partnership with Rwanda is separate from, and additional to, the Official Development Assistance (ODA) budget.

The most recently published information, which includes costs paid to the Rwandan government and legal fees, is the National Audit Office Report which can be found here: UK-Rwanda Partnership - NAO report.

Statutory Sick Pay: Cancer
Asked by: John McDonnell (Labour - Hayes and Harlington)
Tuesday 7th May 2024

Question to the Department for Work and Pensions:

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will take steps to increase statutory sick pay for people unable to work while living with cancer.

Answered by Jo Churchill - Minister of State (Department for Work and Pensions)

The Government has already increased the rate of Statutory Sick Pay (SSP) this year, in April the rate of SSP was increased by the September 2023 CPI of 6.7% to £116.75. This represents a £20 per week increase in the rate of SSP since 2021.

SSP is just one part of our welfare safety net and our wider Government offer to support people in times of need. Anybody who is on a low level of income during the period that they are sick and who requires further financial support may be able to claim Universal Credit, depending on their personal circumstances.

Statutory Sick Pay
Asked by: John McDonnell (Labour - Hayes and Harlington)
Tuesday 7th May 2024

Question to the Department for Work and Pensions:

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will make it his policy to remove the earnings threshold for statutory sick pay.

Answered by Jo Churchill - Minister of State (Department for Work and Pensions)

Since 2019 over 500,000 more people now earn above the Lower Earnings Limit (LEL) and can therefore benefit from Statutory Sick Pay (SSP). However, now is not the right time for structural reform of SSP, which includes removing the LEL.

SSP is just one part of our welfare safety net and our wider Government offer to support people in times of need, many of those with earnings below the LEL are already in receipt of benefits, such as Universal Credit.

Statutory Sick Pay
Asked by: John McDonnell (Labour - Hayes and Harlington)
Tuesday 7th May 2024

Question to the Department for Work and Pensions:

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether he has had recent discussions with the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care on the potential impact of the level of statutory sick pay on health outcomes.

Answered by Jo Churchill - Minister of State (Department for Work and Pensions)

I refer the hon. Member to a previous response provided by the Minister of State for Care to Question UIN 902448.

Ukraine: Military Aid
Asked by: John McDonnell (Labour - Hayes and Harlington)
Tuesday 7th May 2024

Question to the Ministry of Defence:

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, with reference to the press notice entitled PM to announce largest-ever military aid package to Ukraine on visit to Poland, published on 23 April 2024, whether the package of equipment will include (a) Python Minefield Breaching Systems and (b) Trojan Armoured Engineer Vehicles.

Answered by Leo Docherty - Minister of State (Ministry of Defence) (Minister for the Armed Forces)

The military aid package announced on 23 April 2024 does not include Python Minefield Breaching Systems or Trojan armoured engineer vehicles.

The package does include more than 400 armoured, protected, and all-terrain vehicles, more than 1,600 munitions in the form of both strike and air defence missiles, as well as additional Storm Shadow long-range precision-guided missiles.

Ukraine: Military Aid
Asked by: John McDonnell (Labour - Hayes and Harlington)
Tuesday 7th May 2024

Question to the Ministry of Defence:

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, with reference to the press notice entitled PM to announce largest-ever military aid package to Ukraine on visit to Poland, published on 23 April 2024, whether the package of equipment will include the Dragon Fire laser system.

Answered by Leo Docherty - Minister of State (Ministry of Defence) (Minister for the Armed Forces)

The military aid package announced on 23 April 2024 includes more than 400 armoured, protected, and all-terrain vehicles, more than 1,600 munitions in the form of both strike and air defence missiles, as well as additional Storm Shadow long-range precision-guided missiles. The DragonFire system is under development for first deployment in 2027 and as such is not included in this package.

Ukraine: Military Aid
Asked by: John McDonnell (Labour - Hayes and Harlington)
Tuesday 7th May 2024

Question to the Ministry of Defence:

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, with reference to the press notice entitled PM to announce largest-ever military aid package to Ukraine on visit to Poland, published on 23 April 2024, whether the package of equipment will include remote Minefield Breaching Systems.

Answered by Leo Docherty - Minister of State (Ministry of Defence) (Minister for the Armed Forces)

The military aid package announced on 23 April 2024 does not include remote Minefield Breaching Systems.

The package does include more than 400 armoured, protected, and all-terrain vehicles, more than 1,600 munitions in the form of both strike and air defence missiles, as well as additional Storm Shadow long-range precision-guided missiles.

Ukraine: Military Aid
Asked by: John McDonnell (Labour - Hayes and Harlington)
Tuesday 7th May 2024

Question to the Ministry of Defence:

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, with reference to the press notice entitled PM to announce largest-ever military aid package to Ukraine on visit to Poland, published on 23 April 2024, whether the package of equipment will include FV107 Scimitar vehicles.

Answered by Leo Docherty - Minister of State (Ministry of Defence) (Minister for the Armed Forces)

The military aid package announced on 23 April 2024 does include FV107 Scimitar vehicles.

Ukraine: Military Aid
Asked by: John McDonnell (Labour - Hayes and Harlington)
Tuesday 7th May 2024

Question to the Ministry of Defence:

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, with reference to the press notice entitled PM to announce largest-ever military aid package to Ukraine on visit to Poland, published on 23 April 2024, what the 400 vehicles are that will be sent to Ukraine.

Answered by Leo Docherty - Minister of State (Ministry of Defence) (Minister for the Armed Forces)

We will provide over 400 vehicles to Ukraine, consisting of 160 protected mobility Husky vehicles; 162 armoured vehicles comprised of further AS90 155mm artillery guns and Combat Vehicle Reconnaissance (Tracked); and 78 all-terrain vehicles made up of Bv-206 and Viking.

These will provide much needed additional artillery support, reconnaissance capabilities, and amphibious mobility to support development of the Ukrainian marine corps.

Ukraine: Military Aid
Asked by: John McDonnell (Labour - Hayes and Harlington)
Tuesday 7th May 2024

Question to the Ministry of Defence:

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, with reference to the press notice entitled PM to announce largest-ever military aid package to Ukraine on visit to Poland, published on 23 April 2024, whether the package of equipment will include Warrior Infantry Fighting Vehicles.

Answered by Leo Docherty - Minister of State (Ministry of Defence) (Minister for the Armed Forces)

The military aid package announced on 23 April 2024 does not include Warrior Infantry Fighting Vehicles.

The package does include more than 400 armoured, protected, and all-terrain vehicles, more than 1,600 munitions in the form of both strike and air defence missiles, as well as additional Storm Shadow long-range precision-guided missiles.

Ukraine: Military Aid
Asked by: John McDonnell (Labour - Hayes and Harlington)
Tuesday 7th May 2024

Question to the Ministry of Defence:

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, with reference to the press notice entitled PM to announce largest-ever military aid package to Ukraine on visit to Poland, published on 23 April 2024, whether the package of equipment will include Challenger Main Battle Tanks.

Answered by Leo Docherty - Minister of State (Ministry of Defence) (Minister for the Armed Forces)

The military aid package announced on 23 April 2024 does not include Challenger Main Battle Tanks.

The package does include more than 400 armoured, protected, and all-terrain vehicles, more than 1,600 munitions in the form of both strike and air defence missiles, as well as additional Storm Shadow long-range precision-guided missiles.

Ukraine: Military Aid
Asked by: John McDonnell (Labour - Hayes and Harlington)
Tuesday 7th May 2024

Question to the Ministry of Defence:

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, with reference to the press notice entitled PM to announce largest-ever military aid package to Ukraine on visit to Poland, published on 23 April 2024, whether the package of equipment will include artillery.

Answered by Leo Docherty - Minister of State (Ministry of Defence) (Minister for the Armed Forces)

The military aid package announced on 23 April 2024 includes the AS90 self-propelled 155mm gun.

The package also includes more than 400 armoured, protected, and all-terrain vehicles, more than 1,600 munitions in the form of both strike and air defence missiles, as well as additional Storm Shadow long-range precision-guided missiles.

Ukraine: Military Aid
Asked by: John McDonnell (Labour - Hayes and Harlington)
Tuesday 7th May 2024

Question to the Ministry of Defence:

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, with reference to the press notice entitled PM to announce largest-ever military aid package to Ukraine on visit to Poland, published on 23 April 2024, whether the package of equipment will include (a) 152 and (b) 155 mm ammunition.

Answered by Leo Docherty - Minister of State (Ministry of Defence) (Minister for the Armed Forces)

The military aid package announced on 23 April 2024 does not include 152mm or 155mm artillery ammunition.

However, more than £245 million worth of artillery ammunition will be supplied to Ukraine this financial year.

Electoral Register: British Nationals Abroad
Asked by: John McDonnell (Labour - Hayes and Harlington)
Tuesday 7th May 2024

Question to the Department for Levelling Up, Housing & Communities:

To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, whether he has made an estimate of (a) the number of UK citizens living overseas who are eligible to register to vote and (b) projected levels of such registrations in the next six months.

Answered by Simon Hoare - Parliamentary Under Secretary of State (Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities)

I refer the Rt Hon Member to the Impact Assessment on the Representation of the People (Overseas Electors etc.) (Amendment) Regulations 2023: The Representation of the People (Overseas Electors etc.) (Amendment) Regulations 2023.

The department has not made any projections of levels of registrations of UK citizens living overseas in the next six months.



MP Financial Interests
29th April 2024
John McDonnell (Labour - Hayes and Harlington)
2. (a) Support linked to an MP but received by a local party organisation or indirectly via a central party organisation
Name of donor: Fire Brigades Union
Address of donor: Bradley House, 68 Coombe Road, Kingston Upon Thames KT2 7AE
Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £2,000 as support for Constituency Labour Party campaigns
Donor status: trade union
(Registered 29 April 2024)
Source


Early Day Motions Signed
Monday 13th May
John McDonnell signed this EDM on Thursday 23rd May 2024

Energy transition treaty

14 signatures (Most recent: 23 May 2024)
Tabled by: Clive Lewis (Labour - Norwich South)
That this House notes that 12 national governments, including nine Pacific Island States, are calling for countries around the world to back their proposal for a Fossil Fuel Non-Proliferation Treaty to negotiate a fast, fair and well-managed energy transition; recognises that Pacific Island States are particularly vulnerable to sea level …
Tuesday 21st May
John McDonnell signed this EDM on Thursday 23rd May 2024

Children's Hospice Week

13 signatures (Most recent: 24 May 2024)
Tabled by: Jim Shannon (Democratic Unionist Party - Strangford)
That this House notes Children's Hospice Week 2024, celebrated from 15 to 21 May 2024 in partnership with Together for Short Lives; highlights that Children's Hospice Week is the only week in the year dedicated to raising awareness and funds for children's hospice and palliative care services across the UK, …
Wednesday 22nd May
John McDonnell signed this EDM on Thursday 23rd May 2024

Farewell to Jurgen Klopp

17 signatures (Most recent: 24 May 2024)
Tabled by: Kim Johnson (Labour - Liverpool, Riverside)
That this House congratulates Jurgen Norbert Klopp on his outstanding nine years as Manager of Liverpool FC; celebrates his achievements in winning the UEFA Champions League in 2018-19, UEFA Super Cup in 2019, FIFA Club World Cup in 2019-2020, English Premier League in 2019-2020, in the Club's first Premier League …
Monday 20th May
John McDonnell signed this EDM on Thursday 23rd May 2024

Royal Fleet Auxiliary pay settlement

14 signatures (Most recent: 24 May 2024)
Tabled by: Grahame Morris (Labour - Easington)
That this House notes the imposition of a below inflation pay settlement for merchant seafarers in the Royal Fleet Auxiliary (RFA) in 2023-24; expresses concern that RFA seafarers’ pay has fallen thirty-six per cent behind inflation, alongside cuts to pensions, wider employment conditions and crewing levels since 2009-10; highlights the …
Tuesday 14th May
John McDonnell signed this EDM as a sponsor on Thursday 23rd May 2024

The Kew Gardener

4 signatures (Most recent: 23 May 2024)
Tabled by: Sarah Olney (Liberal Democrat - Richmond Park)
That this House recognises the Kew Gardener’s vital role in Kew’s local economy; thanks its owner for his years of service to the community; expresses great concern at the 62.5% increase in the rent charged on the property; notes that dramatic increases in rent have been a contributing factor behind …
Thursday 23rd May
John McDonnell signed this EDM as a sponsor on Thursday 23rd May 2024

Skin cancer awareness month

14 signatures (Most recent: 24 May 2024)
Tabled by: Amy Callaghan (Scottish National Party - East Dunbartonshire)
That this house recognises the importance of skin cancer awareness month in educating the public on the harms of the sun; recognises that sunscreen is an essential health item, and not a luxury to be used just on holidays; notes that almost 90% of melanomas are preventable, so it is …
Thursday 23rd May
John McDonnell signed this EDM as a sponsor on Thursday 23rd May 2024

Disciplinary cases at Benton Park View HMRC Office

6 signatures (Most recent: 24 May 2024)
Tabled by: Chris Stephens (Scottish National Party - Glasgow South West)
That this House regrets the recent dismissal of Joel Hamilton from his job as a civil servant working for HMRC at Benton Park View in the wake of lawful industrial action taken with his union, PCS; notes that, since then, two more PCS union reps have been dismissed, and a …
Wednesday 22nd May
John McDonnell signed this EDM as a sponsor on Thursday 23rd May 2024

Essentials guarantee and minimum income guarantee

18 signatures (Most recent: 24 May 2024)
Tabled by: Angela Crawley (Scottish National Party - Lanark and Hamilton East)
That this House supports calls to implement an essentials guarantee into Universal Credit to ensure no one goes without life’s essentials; commends the Trussell Trust and the Joseph Rowntree Foundation on their Essentials Guarantee campaign; congratulates these organisations on securing more than 150,000 petition signatures in support of the campaign; …
Friday 17th May
John McDonnell signed this EDM on Thursday 23rd May 2024

ILGA-Europe Rainbow Map

17 signatures (Most recent: 24 May 2024)
Tabled by: Angela Crawley (Scottish National Party - Lanark and Hamilton East)
That this House regrets that the UK has received its lowest-ever rank on the ILGA-Europe’s Rainbow Map; recognises the 2024 Rainbow Map is the organisation's 13th annual review of the human rights situation of lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and intersex people in 49 countries in Europe and Central Asia; further …
Thursday 16th May
John McDonnell signed this EDM on Thursday 23rd May 2024

30th anniversary of the Maritime Volunteer Service

8 signatures (Most recent: 23 May 2024)
Tabled by: Kelly Tolhurst (Conservative - Rochester and Strood)
That this House notes the 30th anniversary of the Maritime Volunteer Service (MVS); commends the important national role that the charity plays in ensuring that all aspect of maritime skills remain available to future generations and highlights the importance of the MVS in supporting community resilience; expresses gratitude for the …
Tuesday 14th May
John McDonnell signed this EDM on Thursday 23rd May 2024

World Hypertension Day 2024

10 signatures (Most recent: 23 May 2024)
Tabled by: Jim Shannon (Democratic Unionist Party - Strangford)
That this House notes that World Hypertension Day 2024 takes place on 17 May 2024, with May Measurement Month, which was established in 2017 by the International Society of Hypertension, running from 1 May to 31 July 2024; further notes that both initiatives aim to highlight the importance of better …
Monday 13th May
John McDonnell signed this EDM on Thursday 23rd May 2024

World Inflammatory Bowel Disease Day 2024

13 signatures (Most recent: 23 May 2024)
Tabled by: Sarah Green (Liberal Democrat - Chesham and Amersham)
That this House notes that Crohn's and colitis are serious chronic diseases where your immune system affects the gut, affecting over 500,000 people in the UK; recognises that stigma, myths, and misunderstandings means thousands of people with these conditions are suffering in silence; acknowledges that World Inflammatory Bowel Disease Day …
Thursday 23rd May
John McDonnell signed this EDM as a sponsor on Thursday 23rd May 2024

Protecting Our Democracy from Coercion report

9 signatures (Most recent: 24 May 2024)
Tabled by: Mick Whitley (Labour - Birkenhead)
That this House recognises the fundamental importance of the right to non-violent protest to the democratic process; believes that the freedom of citizens to exercise this right has, in recent years, been undermined by oppressive Government legislation, including the Public Order Act 2023; is concerned by the recommendations of Lord …
Monday 13th May
John McDonnell signed this EDM on Thursday 16th May 2024

19th Joint Israeli-Palestinian Memorial Day ceremony

17 signatures (Most recent: 23 May 2024)
Tabled by: Wera Hobhouse (Liberal Democrat - Bath)
That this House joins in commemorating the 19th annual Joint Israeli-Palestinian Memorial Day ceremony, held on Yom HaZikaron—Memorial Day—in Israel, beginning on the evening of 12 May 2024; pays tribute to all Israelis and Palestinians who grieve together and stand united in their demand for an end to bloodshed between …
Wednesday 15th May
John McDonnell signed this EDM as a sponsor on Wednesday 15th May 2024

Imperial War Museums and union derecognition

33 signatures (Most recent: 24 May 2024)
Tabled by: Chris Stephens (Scottish National Party - Glasgow South West)
That this House is alarmed by reports that Imperial War Museums plans to derecognise the Public and Commercial Services union and the First Division Association for the purposes of collective representation and bargaining; is concerned that derecognising these trade unions would undermine the collective bargaining power of staff, leaving them …
Monday 13th May
John McDonnell signed this EDM on Tuesday 14th May 2024

Scrutiny of the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs and arms exports to Israel

29 signatures (Most recent: 23 May 2024)
Tabled by: Mick Whitley (Labour - Birkenhead)
That this House expresses its deep concerns regarding the Israeli offensive on Rafah, which it believes will seriously worsen what is already one of the world’s worst man-made humanitarian crises; reiterates its calls for an immediate and lasting ceasefire; further expresses its frustration at the Government’s continued refusal to suspend …
Monday 13th May
John McDonnell signed this EDM as a sponsor on Monday 13th May 2024

Diagnosing Coeliac disease

26 signatures (Most recent: 23 May 2024)
Tabled by: Sharon Hodgson (Labour - Washington and Sunderland West)
That this House recognises that coeliac disease is a serious autoimmune disease affecting 1 in 100 people; expresses concern that almost two-thirds of people with the condition, equating to almost half a million people in the UK remain undiagnosed, running the risk of long term complications; notes that the average …
Monday 22nd April
John McDonnell signed this EDM on Friday 10th May 2024

Ugandan Anti-Homosexuality Act 2023

15 signatures (Most recent: 15 May 2024)
Tabled by: Patricia Gibson (Scottish National Party - North Ayrshire and Arran)
That this House notes with concern that the Constitutional Court of Uganda recently upheld the provisions of the Anti-Homosexuality Act 2023 which, it believes, is in defiance of international law; is aware that the legislation, adopted in May 2023, has been described as being among the world's harshest anti-gay laws …
Monday 15th April
John McDonnell signed this EDM as a sponsor on Friday 10th May 2024

80th anniversary of the Great Escape

4 signatures (Most recent: 10 May 2024)
Tabled by: Jim Shannon (Democratic Unionist Party - Strangford)
That this House notes the 80th anniversary of the Great Escape, an act of defiance during the Second World War in which 76 prisoners of war tunnelled out of a German prisoner of war camp, Stalag Luft III, into a snowy forest; highlights that this camp was considered one of …
Monday 15th April
John McDonnell signed this EDM on Friday 10th May 2024

Baha'i, Iran

9 signatures (Most recent: 10 May 2024)
Tabled by: Stephen Timms (Labour - East Ham)
That this House notes reports in February 2024 of an attack on a Bahai educational gathering in a private home in the Iranian town of Ghaemshar; understands that those in attendance were students at the informal, but remarkable, Bahai Institute for Higher Education, which facilitates degree level study for Bahais …
Wednesday 17th April
John McDonnell signed this EDM on Friday 10th May 2024

War in Sudan

19 signatures (Most recent: 10 May 2024)
Tabled by: Alison Thewliss (Scottish National Party - Glasgow Central)
That this House mourns the first anniversary of the outbreak of the civil war in Sudan, which began on 15 April 2023; regrets the tragic conflict, which has resulted in a humanitarian and refugee crisis across the country and its neighbours, with more than 8.5 million residents of Sudan displaced …
Wednesday 17th April
John McDonnell signed this EDM on Friday 10th May 2024

The cost of private rent in England and rent controls

14 signatures (Most recent: 10 May 2024)
Tabled by: Caroline Lucas (Green Party - Brighton, Pavilion)
That this House notes the huge cost of private rents in England and increase in private rents since private tenancies were deregulated and section 21 no-fault evictions were introduced under the Housing Act 1988; recognises the challenges with accurately estimating average private rents but further notes historical data points to …
Thursday 18th April
John McDonnell signed this EDM on Friday 10th May 2024

RBS branch closures

23 signatures (Most recent: 10 May 2024)
Tabled by: Deidre Brock (Scottish National Party - Edinburgh North and Leith)
That this House recognises the importance of maintaining bank branch services; regrets the latest closures announced by the Natwest banking group, which operates Royal Bank of Scotland, and the decision to close 18 of its 86 RBS branches across Scotland, with three branches in Edinburgh set to close including Leith, …
Thursday 18th April
John McDonnell signed this EDM on Friday 10th May 2024

Life and legacy of Sarah Hall, Business Director of Hillhouse

9 signatures (Most recent: 10 May 2024)
Tabled by: Alan Brown (Scottish National Party - Kilmarnock and Loudoun)
That this House celebrates the life and achievements of Sarah Hall, the Business Director of Hillhouse, a local charity and social enterprise based in Kilmarnock, who has sadly passed away; acknowledges Sarah's dedication and commitment to Hillhouse, which spans over 50 years, during which she served as a House Mother …
Monday 22nd April
John McDonnell signed this EDM on Friday 10th May 2024

Paradise Golf and Beach Resort, Morocco

8 signatures (Most recent: 10 May 2024)
Tabled by: Kirsten Oswald (Scottish National Party - East Renfrewshire)
That this House recognises that some 800 investors, the vast majority of whom are British citizens, made investments in the Moroccan Paradise Golf and Beach Resort which was first advertised in 2006; understands the development was widely promoted as part of Morocco’s Vision 2020 tourism plan and was marketed as …
Monday 22nd April
John McDonnell signed this EDM on Friday 10th May 2024

Multiple sclerosis (MS) Awareness Week

23 signatures (Most recent: 13 May 2024)
Tabled by: Charlotte Nichols (Labour - Warrington North)
That this House supports MS Awareness Week, which takes place between 22 and 28 April 2024; recognises that the MS Society, MS Trust, MS Together, MS-UK, the Neuro Therapy Network, Shift.ms and Overcoming MS are working together to speak up about the realities of life with MS, a neurological condition …
Tuesday 23rd April
John McDonnell signed this EDM on Friday 10th May 2024

Lesbian Visibility Week

25 signatures (Most recent: 24 May 2024)
Tabled by: Kate Osborne (Labour - Jarrow)
That this House congratulates Lesbian Visibility Week on their fifth anniversary; notes that the theme for this week is unified not uniform to celebrate the diversity of LGBTQ+ women everywhere; welcomes the representation and acknowledgement of incredible LGBTQ women that Lesbian Visibilty week brings; acknowledges that there are still unique …
Wednesday 8th May
John McDonnell signed this EDM as a sponsor on Friday 10th May 2024

McClure solicitors

9 signatures (Most recent: 23 May 2024)
Tabled by: Kate Osborne (Labour - Jarrow)
That this House notes with concern the impact from the collapse of W.W & J McClure Solicitors Law Firm in 2021; understands that the firm had around 100,000 clients across Britain, many of whom held wills or family trusts managed by the law firm; further notes with concern that many …
Wednesday 8th May
John McDonnell signed this EDM on Friday 10th May 2024

Public ownership of water

39 signatures (Most recent: 23 May 2024)
Tabled by: Caroline Lucas (Green Party - Brighton, Pavilion)
That this House condemns the mismanagement and underinvestment which led to untreated sewage being discharged into English waterways for more than 3.6 million hours in 2023; notes that water companies in England have incurred debts of more than £64 billion and paid out £78 billion in dividends since they were …
Thursday 9th May
John McDonnell signed this EDM on Friday 10th May 2024

Pesticide use in towns and cities

20 signatures (Most recent: 24 May 2024)
Tabled by: Caroline Lucas (Green Party - Brighton, Pavilion)
That this House recognises the harm caused to both human health and the environment by the use of pesticides such as glyphosate in our villages, towns, cities and public spaces; notes that glyphosate was designated as probably carcinogenic to humans by the World Health Organisation in 2015, is increasingly being …
Wednesday 8th May
John McDonnell signed this EDM as a sponsor on Friday 10th May 2024

Maasai evictions in Tanzania

14 signatures (Most recent: 23 May 2024)
Tabled by: Bell Ribeiro-Addy (Labour - Streatham)
That this House stands in solidarity with the Maasai people of Tanzania who are being forcibly evicted by their Government on the false pretext that they are damaging the eco systems through population growth; notes that some 150,000 Maasai people live in the Ngorongoro and Loliondo Conservation; further notes that …
Tuesday 7th May
John McDonnell signed this EDM on Friday 10th May 2024

Dementia Action Week

25 signatures (Most recent: 24 May 2024)
Tabled by: Jim Shannon (Democratic Unionist Party - Strangford)
That this House notes Dementia Action Week 2024, taking place from 13 to 19 May 2024; highlights that Dementia Action Week is an awareness raising campaign and each year the Alzheimer's Society works with individuals and organisations across the UK to encourage people to act on Dementia; underlines the support …
Tuesday 7th May
John McDonnell signed this EDM on Friday 10th May 2024

Water sports and pollution

10 signatures (Most recent: 21 May 2024)
Tabled by: Jamie Stone (Liberal Democrat - Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross)
That this House notes the danger posed by water pollution and sewage spills to water sports athletes and participants; recognises that these sports, including angling, rowing, swimming, surfing and others are some the most popular participation sports in the UK; expresses its concern that the viability of certain sports may …
Tuesday 7th May
John McDonnell signed this EDM on Friday 10th May 2024

Trans+ History Week

20 signatures (Most recent: 24 May 2024)
Tabled by: Kate Osborne (Labour - Jarrow)
That this House welcomes the first ever Trans+ History Week; notes that this groundbreaking initiative is aimed at educating and celebrating the millenia-old history of transgender non-binary gender-diverse and intersex individuals; and further acknowledges that the achievements of trans+ people deserve recognition.
Thursday 2nd May
John McDonnell signed this EDM on Friday 10th May 2024

Allocation of levelling up funding

12 signatures (Most recent: 13 May 2024)
Tabled by: Helen Morgan (Liberal Democrat - North Shropshire)
That this House notes with concern the amount spent by local authorities of all parties on bids for levelling up funding that have been unsuccessful; further notes that levelling up funding has not been allocated to the areas with highest levels of deprivation; notes that levelling up funding has not …
Monday 29th April
John McDonnell signed this EDM as a sponsor on Friday 10th May 2024

Kirkliston Post Office

4 signatures (Most recent: 16 May 2024)
Tabled by: Christine Jardine (Liberal Democrat - Edinburgh West)
That this House regrets the planned closure of the Kirkliston Post Office, a crucial resource for the local community; recognises that this comes just weeks after the announcement of the closure of a vital Royal Bank of Scotland branch in Newbridge; notes with concern that these combined closures leave these …
Monday 29th April
John McDonnell signed this EDM as a sponsor on Friday 10th May 2024

Royal Bank of Scotland, Newbridge

4 signatures (Most recent: 16 May 2024)
Tabled by: Christine Jardine (Liberal Democrat - Edinburgh West)
That this House notes with concern the Royal Bank of Scotland has announced the closure of their Newbridge branch; further notes with concern that the impact on the residents of Newbridge this will have with their nearest branch now being nearly five miles away in Corstorphine; recognises the importance of …
Monday 29th April
John McDonnell signed this EDM on Friday 10th May 2024

Building societies

24 signatures (Most recent: 15 May 2024)
Tabled by: Emma Lewell-Buck (Labour - South Shields)
That this House recognises the financial and emotional hardship experienced by vulnerable, elderly building society customers and their families through being introduced by building societies which they trusted to firms offering unregulated wills and trusts; acknowledges that the products sold were unsuitable and failed, with investments that did not match …
Monday 29th April
John McDonnell signed this EDM on Friday 10th May 2024

Armenian Genocide

20 signatures (Most recent: 16 May 2024)
Tabled by: Martyn Day (Scottish National Party - Linlithgow and East Falkirk)
That this House notes that on 24 April 2024 the Armenian community commemorated the Medz Yaghern (Great Crime) of the Armenian Genocide that saw the massacre and starvation of 1.5 million Armenians by the Ottomans; further notes the significance of recognising the Armenian genocide and engaging in commemorative actions in …
Wednesday 24th April
John McDonnell signed this EDM on Friday 10th May 2024

World Malaria Day 2024

21 signatures (Most recent: 23 May 2024)
Tabled by: Patrick Grady (Scottish National Party - Glasgow North)
That this House notes that Thursday 25 April 2024 has been designated as World Malaria Day by the World Health Organisation, marking the 17th time the day has been observed since its establishment by the World Health Assembly in 2007; further notes that this year's theme focuses on accelerating the …
Wednesday 24th April
John McDonnell signed this EDM on Friday 10th May 2024

Disability benefits assessment process

17 signatures (Most recent: 23 May 2024)
Tabled by: Jon Trickett (Labour - Hemsworth)
That this House expresses its concern about the application and assessment process for disability benefits such as Personal Independence Payments and Universal Credit Limited Capability for Work and Work-Related Activity; notes that the Government is proposing to end GP involvement in the process; further notes that disability rights campaigners have …
Wednesday 24th April
John McDonnell signed this EDM on Friday 10th May 2024

Student debt

14 signatures (Most recent: 24 May 2024)
Tabled by: Jon Trickett (Labour - Hemsworth)
That this House expresses its concern at the excessive levels of student debt and loan repayment rates; notes that the average student leaves university with £50,000 worth of debt and is currently required to repay 9% on everything they earn over £27,295 a year; further notes that as of April …
Wednesday 24th April
John McDonnell signed this EDM on Friday 10th May 2024

Rana Plaza in Dhaka, Bangladesh

18 signatures (Most recent: 14 May 2024)
Tabled by: Apsana Begum (Labour - Poplar and Limehouse)
That this House marks that on 24 April it is 11 years since the collapse of the Rana Plaza building in Dhaka, Bangladesh, which killed at least 1,132 workers and injured more than 2,500, a large proportion of whom were women in what was one of the worst industrial accidents …
Wednesday 24th April
John McDonnell signed this EDM on Friday 10th May 2024

Diversion schemes for drug-related offending

17 signatures (Most recent: 22 May 2024)
Tabled by: Grahame Morris (Labour - Easington)
That this House endorses the recognition from Dame Carol Black and the Home Affairs Committee that improved use of diversion schemes, where police deal with low-level offending without the involvement of courts, can be an important tool in reducing drug-related crime; pays tribute to the pioneering work of Police-led Drug …
Wednesday 24th April
John McDonnell signed this EDM on Friday 10th May 2024

Work Capability Assessment reforms

18 signatures (Most recent: 21 May 2024)
Tabled by: Marion Fellows (Scottish National Party - Motherwell and Wishaw)
That this House expresses its deep concern that the Government’s proposed Work Capability Assessment reforms will expose more people, including disabled people and those with long-term health conditions to work conditionality and the threat of benefit sanctions; recognises that there is considerable evidence, including the Department of Work and Pension’s …
Tuesday 23rd April
John McDonnell signed this EDM on Friday 10th May 2024

Alcohol-related deaths

17 signatures (Most recent: 23 May 2024)
Tabled by: Dan Carden (Labour - Liverpool, Walton)
That this House is alarmed at the rocketing rise of alcohol harm; notes that the Office for National Statistics' figures released on 22 April revealed a new record of over 10,000 alcohol-specific deaths in the UK in 2022, representing an increase of a third since 2019; further notes the warning …
Tuesday 23rd April
John McDonnell signed this EDM on Friday 10th May 2024

National Stalking Awareness Week

12 signatures (Most recent: 15 May 2024)
Tabled by: Liz Saville Roberts (Plaid Cymru - Dwyfor Meirionnydd)
That this House acknowledges National Stalking Awareness Week, beginning on 22 April; notes that stalking and harassment accounted for a third of all police recorded violence in the year ending September 2023 and that around 1.6 million people over 16 were estimated to be victims of stalking in England and …
Tuesday 23rd April
John McDonnell signed this EDM on Friday 10th May 2024

Drug and alcohol treatment services for women

20 signatures (Most recent: 17 May 2024)
Tabled by: Rachael Maskell (Labour (Co-op) - York Central)
That this House acknowledges that women’s substance use often results from trauma and abuse; notes that women’s access to trauma-informed, safe spaces has been limited, as cuts and contract competition have driven service provision to concentrate on its majority male user-base; welcomes the Centre for Justice Innovation’s guide to commissioning …
Tuesday 23rd April
John McDonnell signed this EDM on Friday 10th May 2024

Safety of electric powered vehicles and lithium-ion batteries

9 signatures (Most recent: 21 May 2024)
Tabled by: Yvonne Fovargue (Labour - Makerfield)
That this House notes with concern the rise of fires caused by lithium-ion batteries used to power e-bikes and e-scooters, which have quadrupled since 2020, resulting in 13 deaths, 200 serious injuries requiring hospital treatment and have resulted in homelessness and staggering financial loses; commends the important work of the …
Tuesday 23rd April
John McDonnell signed this EDM on Friday 10th May 2024

Childcare for working parents

19 signatures (Most recent: 15 May 2024)
Tabled by: Rachael Maskell (Labour (Co-op) - York Central)
That this House notes the importance of affordable childcare to enable parents, especially mothers, to work; further notes the important contribution of migrants to the economy; welcomes the intention behind the expansion of childcare support for working parents which is currently being rolled out; also notes however that this support …
Tuesday 7th May
John McDonnell signed this EDM as a sponsor on Tuesday 7th May 2024

Government surveillance of bank accounts

42 signatures (Most recent: 24 May 2024)
Tabled by: Richard Burgon (Labour - Leeds East)
That this House is deeply alarmed by new powers contained within the Data Protection and Digital Information Bill that would allow the Government to engage in the mass surveillance of tens of millions of people's bank accounts; notes that these new powers would force banks to spy on the 23 …
Thursday 2nd May
John McDonnell signed this EDM as a sponsor on Thursday 2nd May 2024

World Press Freedom Day

22 signatures (Most recent: 16 May 2024)
Tabled by: Jeremy Corbyn (Independent - Islington North)
This House applauds World Press Freedom Day in declaring its respect and admiration for all journalists and media representatives around the world who face the horrors of possible harassment, incarceration, injury, and death; deplores the targeting of journalists who are simply carrying out their invaluable work; mourns those journalists who …



John McDonnell mentioned

Parliamentary Debates
World ME Day
29 speeches (8,961 words)
Wednesday 1st May 2024 - Westminster Hall
Department of Health and Social Care
Mentions:
1: Andrew Gwynne (Lab - Denton and Reddish) Member for Hayes and Harlington (John McDonnell). - Link to Speech
2: Carol Monaghan (SNP - Glasgow North West) Member for Hayes and Harlington (John McDonnell). - Link to Speech
3: Jim Shannon (DUP - Strangford) Member for Hayes and Harlington (John McDonnell). - Link to Speech
4: Andrew Stephenson (Con - Pendle) Members for Barking (Dame Margaret Hodge) and for Hayes and Harlington (John McDonnell), my right hon - Link to Speech

Preventable Sight Loss
23 speeches (7,997 words)
Tuesday 30th April 2024 - Westminster Hall
Department of Health and Social Care
Mentions:
1: Kirsty Blackman (SNP - Aberdeen North) Member for Hayes and Harlington (John McDonnell) said, it is important to highlight these issues before - Link to Speech
2: Preet Kaur Gill (LAB - Birmingham, Edgbaston) Friend the Member for Hayes and Harlington (John McDonnell), who made a powerful speech about how eye - Link to Speech
3: Andrew Stephenson (Con - Pendle) Member for Hayes and Harlington (John McDonnell), the hon. - Link to Speech
4: Margaret Greenwood (Lab - Wirral West) Friend the Member for Hayes and Harlington (John McDonnell) for his work on behalf of those who have - Link to Speech



Select Committee Documents
Thursday 2nd May 2024
Report - Fourth Report - Lobbying and Influence: post-legislative scrutiny of the Lobbying Act 2014 and related matters

Public Administration and Constitutional Affairs Committee

Found: ) Jo Gideon MP (Conservative, Stoke-on-Trent Central ) David Jones MP (Conservative, Clwyd West ) John



Written Answers
Challenger Tanks
Asked by: Mark Francois (Conservative - Rayleigh and Wickford)
Thursday 2nd May 2024

Question to the Ministry of Defence:

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what plans he has for stored Challenger 2 tanks that are not being upgraded to Challenger 3 standard.

Answered by James Cartlidge - Minister of State (Ministry of Defence)

I refer the right hon. Member to the answer the former Minister for Armed Forces (James Heappey) gave on 1 February 2024 to Question 11234 to the right hon. Member for Hayes and Harlington (John McDonnell).

https://questions-statements.parliament.uk/written-questions/detail/2024-01-24/11234



Bill Documents
May. 10 2024
Notices of Amendments as at 10 May 2024
Criminal Justice Bill 2023-24
Amendment Paper

Found: Johnson Mrs Sharon Hodgson Valerie Vaz Richard Burgon Dr Rupa Huq Matthew Pennycook Ian Byrne John

May. 09 2024
Notices of Amendments as at 9 May 2024
Criminal Justice Bill 2023-24
Amendment Paper

Found: Johnson Mrs Sharon Hodgson Valerie Vaz Richard Burgon Dr Rupa Huq Matthew Pennycook Ian Byrne John

May. 08 2024
Notices of Amendments as at 8 May 2024
Criminal Justice Bill 2023-24
Amendment Paper

Found: Johnson Mrs Sharon Hodgson Valerie Vaz Richard Burgon Dr Rupa Huq Matthew Pennycook Ian Byrne John

May. 03 2024
Notices of Amendments as at 3 May 2024
Criminal Justice Bill 2023-24
Amendment Paper

Found: Johnson Mrs Sharon Hodgson Valerie Vaz Richard Burgon Dr Rupa Huq Matthew Pennycook Ian Byrne John

May. 02 2024
Notices of Amendments as at 2 May 2024
Criminal Justice Bill 2023-24
Amendment Paper

Found: Johnson Mrs Sharon Hodgson Valerie Vaz Richard Burgon Dr Rupa Huq Matthew Pennycook Ian Byrne John

May. 01 2024
Notices of Amendments as at 1 May 2024
Criminal Justice Bill 2023-24
Amendment Paper

Found: Johnson Mrs Sharon Hodgson Valerie Vaz Richard Burgon Dr Rupa Huq Matthew Pennycook Ian Byrne John




John McDonnell - Select Committee Information

Calendar
Tuesday 14th May 2024 2 p.m.
Public Administration and Constitutional Affairs Committee - Oral evidence
Subject: Membership of the House of Lords
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Tuesday 14th May 2024 9:30 a.m.
Public Administration and Constitutional Affairs Committee - Oral evidence
Subject: Membership of the House of Lords
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Tuesday 21st May 2024 9:30 a.m.
Public Administration and Constitutional Affairs Committee - Private Meeting
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Select Committee Documents
Thursday 2nd May 2024
Report - Fourth Report - Lobbying and Influence: post-legislative scrutiny of the Lobbying Act 2014 and related matters

Public Administration and Constitutional Affairs Committee
Tuesday 30th April 2024
Oral Evidence - Department for Education

Civil Service Leadership and Reform - Public Administration and Constitutional Affairs Committee
Tuesday 14th May 2024
Correspondence - Letter from Rt Hon Mel Stride MP, Secretary of State for Work and Penisons on the timetable for the publication of my response to the PHSO report, dated 30.4.24

Public Administration and Constitutional Affairs Committee
Tuesday 14th May 2024
Correspondence - Letter to Rt Hon Penny Mordaunt MP, Leader of the House of Commons on the Sifting Committee for International Agreements, dated 14.5.24

Public Administration and Constitutional Affairs Committee
Tuesday 14th May 2024
Correspondence - Letter to the Prime Minister on appointment of the new PHSO Ombudsman, dated 14.5.24

Public Administration and Constitutional Affairs Committee
Tuesday 14th May 2024
Correspondence - Letter to Rt Hon Mel Stride MP, Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, Department for Work and Pensions on the timetable for the publication of the Government’s response to the Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman’s report, dated 14.5.24

Public Administration and Constitutional Affairs Committee
Tuesday 14th May 2024
Oral Evidence - House of Lords, House of Lords, and The Rt Hon Lord True CBE

Membership of the House of Lords - Public Administration and Constitutional Affairs Committee
Tuesday 21st May 2024
Correspondence - Letter from Catherine Little CB, Civil Service Chief Operating Officer and Cabinet Office Permanent Secretary on the introductory hearing on 9 July, dated 10.5.24

Public Administration and Constitutional Affairs Committee
Tuesday 21st May 2024
Correspondence - Letter from Harry Rich, Registrar of Consultant Lobbyists on the Office of the Registrar of Consultant Lobbyists - Business Plan 2024-25, dated 13.5.24

Public Administration and Constitutional Affairs Committee
Tuesday 21st May 2024
Correspondence - Letter from Professor Sir Ian Diamond, National Statistician on the Public Confidence in Official Statistics report, dated 15.5.24

Public Administration and Constitutional Affairs Committee
Friday 24th May 2024
Report - Fifth Report - Transforming the UK’s Evidence Base

Public Administration and Constitutional Affairs Committee
Thursday 23rd May 2024
Special Report - Third Special Report - Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman Scrutiny 2022–23: Government and PHSO response

Public Administration and Constitutional Affairs Committee
Friday 24th May 2024
Written Evidence - His Majesty's Loyal Opposition of Bermuda
SOT0089 - The Status of the UK’s Overseas Territories in the 21st Century

The Status of the UK’s Overseas Territories in the 21 Century - Public Administration and Constitutional Affairs Committee
Friday 24th May 2024
Written Evidence - University of East Anglia
SOT0090 - The Status of the UK’s Overseas Territories in the 21st Century

The Status of the UK’s Overseas Territories in the 21 Century - Public Administration and Constitutional Affairs Committee
Friday 24th May 2024
Written Evidence - Eric LeVin
SOT0092 - The Status of the UK’s Overseas Territories in the 21st Century

The Status of the UK’s Overseas Territories in the 21 Century - Public Administration and Constitutional Affairs Committee
Friday 24th May 2024
Written Evidence - SOT0063 - The Status of the UK’s Overseas Territories in the 21st Century

The Status of the UK’s Overseas Territories in the 21 Century - Public Administration and Constitutional Affairs Committee
Friday 24th May 2024
Written Evidence - Foreign Commonwealth & Development Office
SOT0091 - The Status of the UK’s Overseas Territories in the 21st Century

The Status of the UK’s Overseas Territories in the 21 Century - Public Administration and Constitutional Affairs Committee