Parliamentary Motions

Here you can find information on some of the key parliamentary motions that I have signed. A full list is available from the Parliament website or can be accessed by clicking on the image below:

EDM 1231 – Dignity for all Campaign
EDM 1223 – Digital Economy Bill (Lords)
EDM 1220 – Protection of Cemeteries
EDM 1215 – Licensing of Live Music
EDM 1214 – Continued Employment for the Over-65s

EDM 1231 – DIGNITY FOR ALL CAMPAIGN

This EDM welcomes the Dignity For All campaign that aims to ensure that the highest possible standard of care is provided to the elderly in care homes across the UK. Care staff are a vital resource who make a significant contribution to identifying the shortcomings in the level of care being provided, and urges all members to pledge their support to the campaign.

EDM 1223 – DIGITAL ECONOMY BILL (LORDS)

This motion states that the Digital Economy Bill is a too important an issue to be rushed through in the dying days of the Parliament, considering its repercussions for civil liberties, freedom of information and consumers. There should be time to properly debate and scrutinize such a piece of legislation, with ample opportunity for public discussion.

EDM 1220 – PROTECTION OF CEMETERIES

This motion calls on the Government to undertake a swift review of the current legislation that relates to the protection of cemeteries, with the view of bringing forward more suitable measures of protection for these sites. This is particular in response to the distress caused by a recent proposal by BAA to put a road through Cherry Lane Cemetery as part of the third runway plans at Heathrow.

EDM 1215 – LICENSING OF LIVE MUSIC

This EDM calls for the Government to ensure that licensing rules are structured in a way that promotes live music, avoiding unnecessary red-tape and fees. It recognises the continuing success of small folk, blues and bluegrass bands in the UK, and wants to see this trend continue.

EDM 1214 – CONTINUED EMPLOYMENT FOR THE OVER-65S

This motion notes that the Equality Bill still does not go far enough to safeguard the rights of people over 65 seeking employment. It calls for the Government to ensure that every person over this age has the freedom and autonomy to choose when to exit employment.