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Early day motion 1117 CONSTRUCTION FATALITIES

February 28, 2016 | By | No Comments

Session: 2015-16

Date tabled: 22.02.2016

Primary sponsor: Hepburn, Stephen

Sponsors:

Hopkins, Kelvin

 

Saville Roberts, Liz

 

Cryer, John

 

Cunningham, Jim

 

Skinner, Dennis

That this House is alarmed that the length of time between a construction fatal accident occurring and a prosecution beginning is increasing, as in 2014-15 the average time between a construction fatal accident and a prosecution starting was 879 days; believes these delays are intolerable and for the families involved justice delayed must feel like justice denied; views with extreme concern that although the number of fatalities in construction has declined the percentage of prosecutions following a construction death being undertaken by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has fallen considerably and in 2010-11 the HSE managed to mount a prosecution in just 31 per cent of fatal accidents, and subsequent years reveal similarly low rates of prosecutions; and resolves to ensure that companies guilty in causing the death of a worker do not avoid justice and that delays in prosecuting companies are dramatically reduced.

Fitzpatrick, Jim Labour Party Poplar and Limehouse 01.03.2016

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Early day motion 1095 SUPPORT FOR ROYAL NAVY AND ROYAL MARINES SERVICE LEAVERS

February 28, 2016 | By | No Comments

Session: 2015-16

Date tabled: 09.02.2016

Primary sponsor: Lewis, Julian

Sponsors:

Whitford, Philippa

 

Spellar, John

 

Leigh, Edward

 

Kinnock, Stephen

 

Brake, Tom

That this House recognises the need for greater co-operation between separate service charities and those charities and the Armed Forces of the Crown; accordingly welcomes the launch of the Shipmates and Oppos programme for the support of all Service Leavers of the Royal Navy, Royal Marines and their Reserves; congratulates Greenwich Hospital, the Royal Naval Association, the White Ensign Association, the Royal Marines Association, the Association of Royal Naval Officers and the personnel staff of the Royal Navy on a programme to provide proactive support to veterans for five years after service, signposting all naval and joint service charitable support services and the Veterans Support Service, and providing an arm around the shoulder to vulnerable service leavers; and encourages other military charities to establish cross-sector programmes too.

Fitzpatrick, Jim Labour Party Poplar and Limehouse 09.02.2016

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Early day motion 1082 BRAIN TUMOUR RESEARCH

January 28, 2016 | By | No Comments

Session: 2015-16

Date tabled: 08.02.2016

Primary sponsor: Brake, Tom

Sponsors:

Durkan, Mark

 

Robinson, Gavin

 

Shannon, Jim

 

Saville Roberts, Liz

 

Ritchie, Margaret

That this House calls for an increase in the percentage of national spend on research into cancer to be spent on research for better diagnosis and treatment of brain tumours; expresses concern that brain tumours received 1.5 per cent, £7.7 million, of the £498 million national spend on research into cancer, meaning that, at this current rate, it could take up to 100 years to catch up to the same level of developments for research into other diseases; notes that, unlike most cancers, the number of brain tumour incidences is rising; congratulates the charity Brain Tumour Research for its campaign calling on the Government and larger cancer charities to raise investment in research into the treatment and diagnosis of brain tumours to £30 to £35 million a year; and calls on the Government to support Brain Tumour Research’s campaign.

Fitzpatrick, Jim Labour Party Poplar and Limehouse 13.04.2016

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Early day motion 1037 LGBT HISTORY MONTH (No. 2)

January 28, 2016 | By | No Comments

Session: 2015-16

Date tabled: 01.02.2016

Primary sponsor: Streeting, Wes

Sponsors:

Smeeth, Ruth

 

Phillips, Jess

 

Jones, Gerald

 

Kyle, Peter

 

Twigg, Stephen

That this House notes that Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Trans (LGBT) History Month takes place in February and welcomes 2016’s theme of Religion, Belief and Philosophy; celebrates the seismic shift in legal equality for LGBT people under successive Labour governments from 1997 to 2010, including the abolition of Section 28, the equalisation of the age of consent, the lifting of the ban on LGBT people serving in the armed forces, the introduction of civil partnerships, the outlawing of discrimination in the provision of goods and services, the introduction of the Gender Recognition Act, the introduction of statutory rights for lesbian couples to access fertility treatment, increased sentencing for homophobic hate crimes and government-led initiatives to tackle homophobic and transphobic bullying in schools; further celebrates the shift in public attitudes towards LGBT equality and the action taken since by successive governments across the UK to further LGBT equality, including the introduction of equal marriage rights; congratulates Sue Sanders, Tony Fenwick and the LGBT History Month team and other LGBT equality charities and pioneers for their ongoing work to improve the life chances and opportunities for LGBT people; further notes that there is still a great deal more work to do to ensure that all LGBT people are treated with dignity and respect; welcomes the groundbreaking report by the Women and Equalities Select Committee on trans equality; and encourages the Government to take further steps to end discrimination and bigotry against LGBT people in the UK and around the world.

Fitzpatrick, Jim Labour Party Poplar and Limehouse 02.02.2016

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Early day motion 944 THIRTIETH ANNIVERSARY OF SAVE BRITISH SCIENCE

January 28, 2016 | By | No Comments

Session: 2015-16

Date tabled: 12.01.2016

Primary sponsor: Metcalfe, Stephen

Sponsors:

Shannon, Jim

 

Meale, Alan

 

Bottomley, Peter

 

McDonnell, Alasdair

 

Hopkins, Kelvin

That this House marks the thirtieth anniversary of the advertisement placed in The Times on 13 January 1986 by 1,500 scientists which called on the public to ask their hon. Members to save British science before it is too late; notes that at that time concern was expressed about the brain drain abroad and the loss of research in the UK due to declining budgets; further notes that the organisation entitled Save British Science was established as a result and was later renamed the Campaign for Science and Engineering; applauds the work that both organisations have done over the last thirty years to promote UK science; and finally welcomes the efforts that the UK science and engineering community make to strengthen links between Science and Parliament.

Fitzpatrick, Jim Labour Party Poplar and Limehouse 02.02.2016

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Early day motion 923

January 11, 2016 | By | No Comments

FREE SCHOOL MEAL REGISTRATION

That this House regrets that there are hungry children in this country who are entitled, but not registered, to receive free school meals; notes that, as a consequence of this under-registration, their schools miss out on Pupil Premium funding which is tied to free school meal registration; calls on the Government to provide local authorities with the duties and powers required to identify and automatically register all children eligible for free school meals, and to provide for an opt-out where the family wishes; and supports the Ten Minute Rule Bill introduced to achieve this.

Jim signed: 6.01.2016

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Early day motion 907

January 11, 2016 | By | No Comments

MICROPROCESSOR KNEES

That this House expresses serious concern at the decision of NHS England to delay the clinical commissioning policy (D01X02) on prosthetics (microprocessor knees) for lower limb loss that has been on hold since April 2013; recognises that this policy is needed to ensure that NHS amputee patients can access appropriate treatment to enable them to live their lives to the full; notes that this policy has been accepted in principle, although funding has been denied for these patients; and calls on the Government and NHS England to ensure appropriate funding for this policy so that it can be implemented before June 2016.

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Early day motion 754

January 11, 2016 | By | No Comments

COUNTERFEIT ELECTRICAL GOODS

That this House recognises the work of Electrical Safety First, a charity dedicated to preventing deaths, injuries and damage caused by electricity in the home, in raising awareness of people being put at risk by thousands of potentially dangerous counterfeit electrical products on sale via the internet and in local communities; notes that sales of illegal counterfeit electrical goods have grown by 12 per cent in the last 12 months; further notes research commissioned by Electrical Safety First that over one million people in the UK have bought a counterfeit electrical product in the last 12 months; notes that counterfeit electrical products often contain faulty parts, which can cause electric shocks and overheating and can catch fire, contributing to nearly 6,000 house fires each year; and calls on the Government to assess and tackle the number of dangerous counterfeit electrical goods being sold via the internet in the UK.

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Early day motion 671

January 11, 2016 | By | No Comments

THE LIVIA AWARD FOR PROFESSIONALISM AND SERVICE TO JUSTICE

That this House gives its full support to The Livia Award for Professionalism and Service to Justice; notes that the award is made annually to the Metropolitan Traffic Police Officer in the Roads and Transport Policing Command judged by an independent panel to have been most meritorious in their investigation of fatal and serious injury road crash incidents and/or has shown outstanding service to road crash victims’ families; further notes that the award arose from the untimely and avoidable death of a young girl from Enfield called Livia who was killed by a proven dangerous driver on her way to ballet on 12 January 1998; congratulates all the traffic police officers nominated for The Livia Award, including the 2015 nominees, retired Police Constable Brian Gamble, Detective Sergeant John Woods, Detective Sergeant John Hartfree and Senior Collision Investigator Steve Gilbert, with particular congratulations to DS Hartfree as the award winner; believes that the dedication and commitment shown by all the nominees to families of victims is inspiring and admirable; and strongly commends the work of Livia’s parents, George and Giulietta Galli-Atkinson, for their tireless campaigning on road safety education, legislation and enforcement.

Jim signed: 10.11.2015

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Early day motion 664

January 11, 2016 | By | No Comments

CAMP LIBERTY ROCKET ATTACK

That this House believes that the 29 October 2015 rocket attack on Camp Liberty, home to over 2,200 defenceless members of Iran’s democratic opposition, the PMOI, who are Protected Persons under International Law and political refugees, which resulted in 24 camp residents being killed and many more injured, constitutes a crime against humanity and is a flagrant violation of the Memorandum of Understanding signed between the government of Iraq and the UN, on 25 December 2011; highlights the reports on the role of Tehran regime and its proxies in GoI for this unprovoked massacre and warns of future attacks; urges the Government, the EU, US and UN to take immediate steps to ensure all restrictions on the camp are ended, UN medical teams are stationed within the camp to provide emergency medical treatment, basic necessities including fuel, food, equipment and materials needed to rebuild shelters are provided, T-walls are returned and residents’ protective vests and helmets returned to them; reiterates the demands of the International Community and the President-elect of the Iranian Resistance, Mrs Maryam Rajavi, for a full international investigation be carried out into the attack with the perpetrators of the attack being brought to justice; and calls on the UN and the UNHCR to formally recognise Camp Liberty as a refugee camp and to have the protection of Camp Liberty handed over from the Iraqi government to independent UN-led officials, ensuring that the lives of the remaining residents are protected.

Jim signed: 25.11.2015

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