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Zarah Sultana

Labour - Coventry South

Select Committees
Science and Technology Committee (Commons) (since March 2020)
Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Committee (since September 2020)
Zarah Sultana is not a member of any APPGs


Debate information

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Sparring Partners
Matt Hancock (Conservative) Secretary of State for Health and Social Care (12 debate interactions) View debates with Matt Hancock Jacob Rees-Mogg (Conservative) Lord President of the Council and Leader of the House of Commons (9 debate interactions) View debates with Jacob Rees-Mogg Boris Johnson (Conservative) Prime Minister, First Lord of the Treasury and Minister for the Civil Service (8 debate interactions) View debates with Boris Johnson View All MP Sparring Partners

Significant Coventry South Petitions

Current Signatures Final Signatures Title Petition Deadline
106,128
Petition Closed

Give UK nurseries emergency funding if they have to close down amid COVID-19

Gov Responded - 14 Apr 2020 Debated on - 25 Jun 2020 View Zarah Sultana's petition debate contributions
18 Sep 2020
closed 2 months, 2 weeks ago

If nurseries are shut down in view of Covid-19, the Government should set up an emergency fund to ensure their survival and ensure that parents are not charged the full fee by the nurseries to keep children's places.

178,820
Petition Closed

Increase pay for NHS healthcare workers and recognise their work

Gov Responded - 4 May 2020 Debated on - 25 Jun 2020 View Zarah Sultana's petition debate contributions
5 Sep 2020
closed 2 months, 3 weeks ago

I would like the government to review and increase the pay for healthcare workers to recognise the work that they do.

44,982
Petition Closed

We would like the government to consider social care as equally important to NHS

Gov Responded - 20 Apr 2020 Debated on - 25 Jun 2020 View Zarah Sultana's petition debate contributions
24 Sep 2020
closed 2 months, 1 week ago

We would like the government to support and regard social care: financially, publicly and systematically on an equal par as NHS. We would like parliament to debate how to support social care during COVID-19 and beyond so that it automatically has the same access to operational and financial support.

18,137
Petition Closed

Provide financial support to performers and creators during the COVID-19 crisis

Gov Responded - 22 Jul 2020 Debated on - 25 Jun 2020 View Zarah Sultana's petition debate contributions
19 Sep 2020
closed 2 months, 1 week ago

The prospect of widespread cancellations of concerts, theatre productions and exhibitions due to COVID-19 threatens to cause huge financial hardship for Britain's creative community. We ask Parliament to provide a package of emergency financial and practical support during this unpredictable time.

16,347
Petition Closed

Reduce or scrap the immigration health surcharge for overseas NHS Staff.

Gov Responded - 29 May 2020 Debated on - 25 Jun 2020 View Zarah Sultana's petition debate contributions
18 Sep 2020
closed 2 months, 2 weeks ago

To revoke the Immigration Health Surcharge increases for overseas NHS staff. The latest budget shows an increase of £220 a year for an overseas worker to live and work in the UK, at a time when the NHS, and UK economy, relies heavily on them.

26,106
Petition Closed

Extend grants immediately to small businesses outside of SBRR

Gov Responded - 29 May 2020 Debated on - 25 Jun 2020 View Zarah Sultana's petition debate contributions
8 Oct 2020
closed 1 month, 3 weeks ago

The cash grants proposed by Government are only for businesses in receipt of the Small Business Rates Relief or Rural Relief, or for particular sectors. Many small businesses fall outside these reliefs desperately need cash grants and support now.

154,814
Petition Closed

Government to offer economic assistance to the events industry during COVID-19

Gov Responded - 27 Mar 2020 Debated on - 25 Jun 2020 View Zarah Sultana's petition debate contributions
12 Sep 2020
closed 2 months, 2 weeks ago

For the UK government to provide economic assistance to businesses and staff employed in the events industry, who are suffering unforeseen financial challenges that could have a profound effect on hundreds of thousands of people employed in the sector.

11,220
Petition Closed

Make nurseries exempt from business rates to support the childcare sector

Gov Responded - 2 Apr 2020 Debated on - 25 Jun 2020 View Zarah Sultana's petition debate contributions
5 Sep 2020
closed 2 months, 3 weeks ago

After owning nurseries for 29 years I have never experienced such damaging times for the sector with rising costs not being met by the funding rates available. Business Rates are a large drain on the sector and can mean the difference between nurseries being able to stay open and having to close.

179,645
c. 889 added daily
191,492
(Estimated)

Offer more support to the arts (particularly Theatres and Music) amidst COVID-19

Sign this petition Gov Responded - 20 Jul 2020 Debated on - 25 Jun 2020 View Zarah Sultana's petition debate contributions
15 Dec 2020
closes in 1 week, 6 days

As we pass the COVID-19 Peak, the Government should: State where the Theatres and Arts fit in the Coronavrius recovery Roadmap, Create a tailor made financial support mechanism for the Arts sector & Clarify how Social Distancing will affect arts spaces like Theatres and Concert Venues.

103,040
Petition Closed

Support the British aviation industry during the COVID-19 outbreak

Gov Responded - 7 May 2020 Debated on - 25 Jun 2020 View Zarah Sultana's petition debate contributions
20 Sep 2020
closed 2 months, 1 week ago

As a result of the COVID-19 outbreak there are travel bans imposed by many countries, there is a disastrous potential impact on our Aviation Industry. Without the Government’s help there could be an unprecedented crisis, with thousands of jobs under threat.

72,624
Petition Closed

Give non-British citizens who are NHS workers automatic citizenship

Gov Responded - 6 May 2020 Debated on - 25 Jun 2020 View Zarah Sultana's petition debate contributions
7 Oct 2020
closed 1 month, 3 weeks ago

Give NHS workers who are EU and other Nationals automatic UK citizenship if they stay and risk their own lives looking after the British people during the COVID crisis.

10,780
Petition Closed

Business Rate Relief to be extended to all small businesses in healthcare.

Gov Responded - 5 Jun 2020 Debated on - 25 Jun 2020 View Zarah Sultana's petition debate contributions
24 Oct 2020
closed 1 month, 1 week ago

To extend the business rate relief to all dental practices and medical and aesthetics clinics and any small business that’s in healthcare

135,479
Petition Closed

Provide financial help to zoos, aquariums, & rescue centres during the pandemic.

Gov Responded - 28 Jul 2020 Debated on - 25 Jun 2020 View Zarah Sultana's petition debate contributions
30 Oct 2020
closed 1 month ago

Zoos, aquariums, and similar organisations across the country carry out all sorts of conservation work, animal rescue, and public education. At the start of the season most rely on visitors (who now won't come) to cover annual costs, yet those costs do not stop while they are closed. They need help.


Most recent EDMs signed by Zarah Sultana

Date Tabled Title Signatures
7 Oct 2020
Zarah Sultana signed this EDM on Thursday 8th October 2020

Congratulating Prime Minister Ardern on New Zealand’s response to coronavirus

Tabled by: Richard Burgon (Labour - Leeds East)
That this House congratulates New Zealand’s Labour Government, led by Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, on its 7 October 2020 declaration that the country has eliminated local transmission of coronavirus; notes that this comes after there were no new cases for 10 days in Auckland, its largest city, after a cluster …
19 signatures
(Most recent: 9 Oct 2020)
Signatures by party:
Labour: 12
Scottish National Party: 4
Liberal Democrat: 2
Independent: 1
6 Oct 2020
Zarah Sultana signed this EDM on Thursday 8th October 2020

National Minimum Wage

Tabled by: John McDonnell (Labour - Hayes and Harlington)
That this House notes that the Low Pay Commission (LPC) will shortly be making its recommendations to Government for the April 2021 increase in the National Minimum Wage; further notes that the LPC consulted on a 49p rise to £9.21 per hour in April 2021; is concerned by reports that …
11 signatures
(Most recent: 9 Oct 2020)
Signatures by party:
Labour: 9
Independent: 2
View All Zarah Sultana's signed Early Day Motions

Commons initiatives

Zarah Sultana has not been granted any Urgent Questions in the current sitting

Zarah Sultana has not been granted any Adjournment Debates in the current sitting

Zarah Sultana has not introduced any legislation in the current parliamentary sitting

Zarah Sultana has not supported any legislation in the current parliamentary sitting


89 Written Questions

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Coronavirus: Disease Control Cancer: Health Services Coronavirus: Screening Care Homes: Coronavirus NHS: Parking Mental Health Services: Coronavirus NHS Trusts: Training Endoscopy Ovarian Cancer: Diagnosis Eating Disorders Social Services: Disability Infant Mortality: Coventry Sapropterin Dementia: Social Services NHS: Training Lung Diseases: Air Pollution Mental Health Services: Finance Employment: Coronavirus Universal Credit: Disability Social Security Benefits: Uprating Social Security Benefits: Mental Illness Statutory Sick Pay Health and Safety Executive: Finance Universal Credit Local Housing Allowance: Coronavirus Jobseeker's Allowance: Coronavirus National Tutoring Programme: Travellers Education: Disadvantaged Disability and Special Educational Needs Students: Fees and Charges Health Professions: Training Health Professions: Training Foreign Students: Coronavirus Further Education: Finance Bahrain: Capital Punishment Bahrain: Capital Punishment Religious Freedom British Nationals Abroad: Coronavirus British Nationals Abroad: Coronavirus India: Coronavirus British Nationals Abroad: EU Countries Sierra Leone: Power Stations Diseases: Children Overseas Aid: Malnutrition Vaccination: Children G7: Health Services CDC: ARM Cement CDC: ARM Cement