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Owen Thompson

Scottish National Party - Midlothian

SNP Whip

(since January 2020)
Select Committees
Selection Committee (since January 2020)
Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission (since January 2020)
Statutory Instruments (Joint Committee) (since January 2020)
Statutory Instruments (Select Committee) (since January 2020)
Committee of Selection (since January 2020)
European Statutory Instruments (since February 2020)
Procedure Committee (since March 2020)
European Statutory Instruments Committee (since February 2020)
Consolidation Bills (Joint Committee) (since July 2020)
Consolidation, &c., Bills (Joint Committee) (since July 2020)


Debate information

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Sparring Partners
Boris Johnson (Conservative) Prime Minister, First Lord of the Treasury and Minister for the Civil Service (10 debate interactions) View debates with Boris Johnson Jacob Rees-Mogg (Conservative) Lord President of the Council and Leader of the House of Commons (8 debate interactions) View debates with Jacob Rees-Mogg Alexander Stafford (Conservative) (6 debate interactions) View debates with Alexander Stafford View All MP Sparring Partners

Significant Midlothian Petitions

Current Signatures Final Signatures Title Petition Deadline
238,884
Petition Closed

Extend maternity leave by 3 months with pay in light of COVID-19

Gov Responded - 14 May 2020 Debated on - 5 Oct 2020 View Owen Thompson's petition debate contributions
20 Oct 2020
closed 1 month, 1 week ago

In light of the recent outbreak and lock down, those on maternity leave should be given 3 extra months paid leave, at least. This time is for bonding and social engaging with other parents and babies through baby groups which are vital for development and now everything has been cancelled.


Most recent EDMs signed by Owen Thompson

Date Tabled Title Signatures
5 Oct 2020
Owen Thompson signed this EDM as a sponsor on Tuesday 6th October 2020

TSB branch closures and financial inclusion

Tabled by: Patricia Gibson (Scottish National Party - North Ayrshire and Arran)
That this House condemns the decision of TSB Bank to close its branches in Kilbirnie, Largs and Saltcoats in North Ayrshire; recognises that this follows the closure of Royal Bank of Scotland and Clydesdale Bank branches across North Ayrshire and Arran; understands that local communities, particularly elderly and disabled residents, …
7 signatures
(Most recent: 8 Oct 2020)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 7
6 Oct 2020
Owen Thompson signed this EDM as a sponsor on Tuesday 6th October 2020

TSB Closures in Midlothian

Tabled by: Owen Thompson (Scottish National Party - Midlothian)
That this House condemns TSB Bank’s decision to close its Dalkeith and Penicuik branches; recognises that this follows a long succession of bank closures in Midlothian; notes that there are no alternative TSB branches nearby to serve the busy communities of Dalkeith and Penicuik, and that the Post Office cannot …
8 signatures
(Most recent: 8 Oct 2020)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 7
Independent: 1
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Commons initiatives

Owen Thompson has not been granted any Urgent Questions in the current sitting

Owen Thompson has not been granted any Adjournment Debates in the current sitting

Owen Thompson has not introduced any legislation in the current parliamentary sitting

Owen Thompson has not supported any legislation in the current parliamentary sitting


176 Written Questions

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Tobacco: Excise Duties Tobacco: Excise Duties Smoking Gift Aid Small Donations Scheme Gift Aid Duty Free Allowances Duty Free Allowances: Scotland Beer: Small Businesses Beer: Small Businesses Unpaid Taxes: Coronavirus Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme Tax Avoidance Tax Avoidance Beer: Excise Duties Beer: Excise Duties Beer: Excise Duties Beer: Excise Duties Beer: Scotland Business: Coronavirus Companies: Finance Self-employment Income Support Scheme Beer: Excise Duties Beer: Excise Duties Beer: Excise Duties Beer: Excise Duties Beer: Excise Duties Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme Personal Income Corporation Tax: Coronavirus Self-employment Income Support Scheme: Barristers Self-employment Income Support Scheme: Barristers Self-employment Income Support Scheme Members: Correspondence Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme Beer: Excise Duties Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme: Sole Traders Sole Traders: Coronavirus Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme: Sole Traders Loans: Coronavirus Pay: Coronavirus Employment: Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme: Coronavirus Employment: Coronavirus Tax Avoidance Third Sector: VAT Exemptions Radio: VAT Exemptions Radio: VAT Exemptions Galileo System Galileo System Parental Leave Employment Tribunals Service: Applications Galileo System Hydrogen: Finance Higher Education: Research Global Challenges Research Fund OneWeb OneWeb: Investment Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme Buildings: Heating Construction: Contracts Construction: Contracts Global Navigation Satellite Systems OneWeb: Investment Space Technology Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme Global Navigation Satellite Systems Satellites Global Navigation Satellite Systems Satellites Hydrogen Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme Spaceflight: USA Spaceflight: USA Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme: Construction Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme Universal Credit: Self-employed Universal Credit: Self-employed Universal Credit: Self-employed Industrial Health and Safety: Pregnancy Universal Credit: Coronavirus Universal Credit Kickstart Scheme Kickstart Scheme Universal Credit Social Security Benefits: Uprating Universal Credit: Coronavirus Universal Credit Universal Credit Universal Credit: Coronavirus Universal Credit: Students Universal Credit: Coronavirus Personal Independence Payment: Medical Examinations Personal Independence Payment: Medical Examinations Personal Independence Payment: Medical Examinations Personal Independence Payment: Medical Examinations Social Security Benefits: Coronavirus Sanctions Chile: Human Rights Riot Control Weapons: Chile Chile: Riot Control Weapons Chile: Riot Control Weapons Israeli Settlements Arms Trade: Human Rights Hong Kong: National Security Chile: Human Rights Chile: Human Rights and Torture Riot Control Weapons: Chile Department for International Trade: Meetings Arms Trade: Belarus Cotton: China Trade Agreements: Dispute Resolution Arms Trade: Saudi Arabia Trade Agreements: Dispute Resolution Trade Agreements: Dispute Resolution Riot Control Weapons: Chile Chile: Arms Trade