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Sharon Hodgson

Labour - Washington and Sunderland West

Shadow Minister (Defence)

(since April 2020)

Debate information

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Significant Washington and Sunderland West Petitions

Current Signatures Final Signatures Title Petition Deadline
108,144
Petition Closed

NHS supply new lifesaving drugs for Cystic Fibrosis like 11 other EU countries

Gov Responded - 7 Dec 2018 Debated on - 10 Jun 2019 View Mrs Sharon Hodgson's petition debate contributions
16 May 2019
closed 1 year, 6 months ago

Children & young adults with CF endure lifelong suffering & early death. They need Orkambi and other precision medicines as they are developed. Sufferers in the EU, US & Australia can access the drugs, but not the UK. Hundreds have died in the 3yrs since these drugs were licensed.

115,723
Petition Closed

People found with a knife to get 10 years and using a knife 25 years in prison.

Gov Responded - 14 Mar 2019 Debated on - 25 Mar 2019 View Mrs Sharon Hodgson's petition debate contributions
3 Jun 2019
closed 1 year, 6 months ago

People are scared of the amount of knife crime with apparently very little deterent to stop people carrying knifes.

113,825
Petition Closed

Increase funding for schools

Gov Responded - 5 Feb 2019 Debated on - 4 Mar 2019 View Mrs Sharon Hodgson's petition debate contributions
19 May 2019
closed 1 year, 6 months ago

Schools are having to make difficult choices on how to spend their limited funding as their income has not kept pace with the rise in costs since 2010. All schools are working very hard to “make ends meet” but this is becoming increasingly difficult and verging on almost impossible.

205,359
Petition Closed

Lower the age for smear tests from 25 to 18 to prevent cervical cancer.

Gov Responded - 13 Sep 2018 Debated on - 28 Jan 2019 View Mrs Sharon Hodgson's petition debate contributions
3 Feb 2019
closed 1 year, 10 months ago

Hi I'm Natasha, I am making this petition because I want to make a difference to all woman living in the UK.

I am 30 years old and I have metastatic cervical cancer. I believe that the age of screening should be lowered to age 18 to enable all woman to detect cell changes and prevent cancer.

307,897
Petition Closed

Ban the sale of fireworks to the public. Displays for licenced venues only.

Gov Responded - 21 Nov 2018 Debated on - 26 Nov 2018 View Mrs Sharon Hodgson's petition debate contributions
30 Apr 2019
closed 1 year, 7 months ago

Every year fireworks are set off unnecessarily.
Fireworks are a nuisance to the public. They scare animals, young children and people with a phobia.
They injure thousands of people every year.
They cause damage to buildings, vehicles,emergancy vehicles etc.
Lastly Kids are STILL being sold them.

117,716
Petition Closed

Make fair transitional state pension arrangements for 1950’s women

Gov Responded - 27 Sep 2017 Debated on - 14 Dec 2017 View Mrs Sharon Hodgson's petition debate contributions
13 Mar 2018
closed 2 years, 8 months ago

That this Government without delay recognises the need for a non-means tested bridging pension for women born on or after 6/4/1950 who are affected by the 1995 and 2011 Pension Acts and compensate those at risk of losing up to around £45,000, to also give proper notification for any future changes.


Most recent EDMs signed by Sharon Hodgson

Date Tabled Title Signatures
4 Jun 2020
Sharon Hodgson signed this EDM on Wednesday 17th June 2020

Legal Aid and Advice

Tabled by: David Lammy (Labour - Tottenham)
That an humble Address be presented to Her Majesty, praying that the Civil Legal Aid (Remuneration) (Amendment) (Coronavirus) Regulations 2020 (S.I., 2020, No. 515), dated 15 May 2020, a copy of which was laid before this House on 18 May 2020, be annulled.
134 signatures
(Most recent: 28 Sep 2020)
Signatures by party:
Labour: 113
Liberal Democrat: 8
Scottish National Party: 6
Plaid Cymru: 3
Independent: 2
Social Democratic & Labour Party: 2
Green Party: 1
Democratic Unionist Party: 1
4 May 2020
Sharon Hodgson signed this EDM on Wednesday 20th May 2020

Children and Young Persons

Tabled by: Keir Starmer (Labour - Holborn and St Pancras)
That an humble Address be presented to Her Majesty, praying that the Adoption and Children (Coronavirus) (Amendment) Regulations 2020 (S.I., 2020, No. 445), dated 21 April 2020, a copy of which was laid before this House on 23 April 2020, be annulled.
48 signatures
(Most recent: 1 Sep 2020)
Signatures by party:
Labour: 42
Liberal Democrat: 4
Green Party: 1
Democratic Unionist Party: 1
View All Sharon Hodgson's signed Early Day Motions

Commons initiatives

Sharon Hodgson has not been granted any Urgent Questions in the current sitting

Sharon Hodgson has not been granted any Adjournment Debates in the current sitting

Sharon Hodgson has not introduced any legislation in the current parliamentary sitting


334 Written Questions

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Veterans: Coronavirus Medicines and Medical Devices Safety Independent Review Health: Equality Coronavirus Health: Local Government Mental Health Act 1983 Baby Care Units: Coronavirus Baby Care Units Baby Care Units: Coronavirus Baby Care Units: Coronavirus Veterans: Health Services Coronavirus: Disease Control Pelvic Health Clinics Flour: Folic Acid Energy Drinks: Children Human Papillomavirus: Males Atezolizumab and Nab-paclitaxel Breastfeeding Human Papillomavirus: Vaccination HIV Infection: Drugs HIV Infection: Drugs HIV Infection: Drugs Human Papillomavirus: Vaccination Atezolizumab and Nab-paclitaxel Atezolizumab and Nab-paclitaxel Human Papillomavirus: Vaccination Nutrition: Health Education Food: Japan Dietetics Sexually Transmitted Infections Gonorrhoea: Drug Resistance Sexually Transmitted Infections Sexually Transmitted Infections: Health Services Chlamydia: Screening Chlamydia: Screening Dietetics: Recruitment Child Rearing Health Services: Immigrants Health Services: Immigrants Health Services: Immigrants Infant Foods HIV Infection: Drugs HIV Infection Obesity: Surgery Diabetes: Surgery Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: Research Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: Research HIV Infection HIV Infection HIV Infection HIV Infection Kidney Cancer: Screening Medical Equipment Kidney Cancer Cancer Cancer Kidney Cancer Kidney Cancer Tobacco: Sales Human Papillomavirus: Vaccination Palliative Care: Children Palliative Care: Children Palliative Care: Children Cervical Cancer Human Papillomavirus: Vaccination Human Papillomavirus: Vaccination Human Papillomavirus: Vaccination Human Papillomavirus: Vaccination Human Papillomavirus: Vaccination Palliative Care: Children Cancer: Health Services Palliative Care: Children and Young People Multiple Births Alcoholic Drinks: Labelling Perinatal Mortality Usher Syndrome: Health Education Disability: Health Services Alcoholic Drinks: Industry Alcoholic Drinks: Industry Public Health: Finance Healthy Start Scheme Healthy Start Scheme Obesity: Children Hearing Impairment and Visual Impairment Human Papillomavirus: Vaccination Obesity: Children Health: Finance Joint Committee On Vaccination and Immunisation Sunderland and Gateshead Community Acquired Brain Injury Service Relationship and Sex Education Public Health: Finance Diabetes: Podiatry Chiropody HIV Infection: Drugs HIV Infection: Drugs Diabetes: Podiatry Healthy Start Scheme Arthritis: Podiatry Podiatry Podiatry Human Papillomavirus: Vaccination Human Papillomavirus: Vaccination Food: Labelling Gay Conversion Therapy Gay Conversion Therapy Sapropterin Vitamin D: Pregnancy Malnutrition Healthy Start Scheme Malnutrition Vitamin D Vitamin D: Deficiency Diseases Healthy Start Scheme Pharmaceutical Price Regulation Scheme Pharmaceutical Price Regulation Scheme Pharmaceutical Price Regulation Scheme Mental Health Services: Staff Malnutrition Malnutrition: Children Antibiotics: Drug Resistance Prisoners: Mental Illness Prisoners: Mental Illness Prisons: Mental Health Services Midwives: Training NHS: Staff Vitamin D: Pregnancy Vitamin D Dietary Supplements Mental Health Services: Staff Genito-urinary Medicine: Greater London Genito-urinary Medicine: Greater London Genito-urinary Medicine: Greater London Genito-urinary Medicine: Greater London Mental Health Services: Staff Prisons: Health Services Mental Health Services: Hospital Beds Prisoners: Mental Health Services Prisoners: Mental Health Services Prisoners: Mental Health Services Mental Health Services Contraceptives Contraceptives Infectious Diseases: Accident and Emergency Departments HIV Infection: Clinical Trials HIV Infection: Clinical Trials HIV Infection: Clinical Trials HIV Infection: Clinical Trials HIV Infection: Clinical Trials HIV Infection: Clinical Trials Vegetables: Consumption Smoking Smoking Blood: Contamination Baby Care Units Maternity Services Tobacco Department of Health: Departmental Responsibilities HIV Infection: Drugs Public Health: Finance Public Health: Finance Public Health: Finance Public Health: Finance Pregnancy: Smoking Nutrition Tobacco Abortion Free School Meals: Voucher Schemes Free School Meals: Voucher Schemes Free School Meals: Voucher Schemes Department for Education: Written Questions Pupils: Disadvantaged School Fruit and Vegetable Scheme Free School Meals: Coronavirus Free School Meals: Coronavirus Free School Meals: Coronavirus Free School Meals: Coronavirus Free School Meals: Coronavirus Free School Meals: Voucher Schemes Free School Meals: Coronavirus Colorimetry: Finance Disabled Students' Allowances Soft Drinks: Taxation Pre-school Education: : Primary Education Pupils: Injuries Free School Meals Disabled Students' Allowances Vocational Guidance: Disability Schools: Drinking Water Pupils: Literacy Pupils: Literacy Literacy Literacy Literacy and Special Educational Needs Teachers: Training Children: North East Sex and Relationship Education: Human Papillomavirus Schools: Food Schools: Food Healthy Pupils Capital Fund Special Educational Needs: Dyslexia School Meals Free School Meals Carers: Finance Music: GCSE Music: Primary Education Pupils: Disadvantaged Pupils: Disadvantaged Special Educational Needs: Finance Special Educational Needs Special Educational Needs Special Educational Needs: Teachers Free School Meals Pre-school Education: Food Schools: Food Schools: Admissions Primary Education: Free School Meals Schools: Food Pre-school Education: Food Healthy Schools Rating Scheme Schools: Food Home Education Home Education Armed Forces: Charities Inappropriate Behaviours in the Armed Forces Review Military Bases: Coronavirus Veterans: Coronavirus Military Bases: Catering and Cleaning Services Military Bases: Catering and Cleaning Services Inappropriate Behaviours in the Armed Forces Review Inappropriate Behaviours in the Armed Forces Review Inappropriate Behaviours in the Armed Forces Review Prosecutions: Reviews Armed Forces: Females Armed Forces: Bereavement Counselling Armed Forces: Sanitary Protection Veterans: Females Veterans UK: Telephone Services Veterans UK: Telephone Services Veterans UK: Email Veterans UK: Telephone Services Veterans UK: Telephone Services Armed Forces Covenant Commonwealth: Veterans Veterans UK: Telephone Services Armed Forces: Charities Armed Forces: Charities Veterans: Suicide Armed Forces: Death Universal Credit: North East Universal Credit: Washington and Sunderland West Access to Work Programme: GovTech Fund Disability: GovTech Fund Dyslexia: GovTech Fund GovTech Fund Access to Work Programme Universal Credit Employment and Support Allowance Incapacity Benefit Employment and Support Allowance Food Supply: Coronavirus Food Supply: Coronavirus Food Supply: Coronavirus Recycling Plastics: Recycling Waste Disposal: Licensing Waste Disposal: North East Waste Disposal: North East Waste Disposal: North East Waste Disposal: North East Waste Disposal: North East