Mersey Crossing Tolls

EDM #2147, Tabled 05 March 2019 (2017-19 Session)

5th Sponsor

That this House notes with alarm the cost of travelling to and from work for those who have to use the Silver Jubilee Bridge and Mersey Gateway Bridge which amounts to a cost of over £900 per year; further notes that in some cases this additional cost has led to some commuters having to leave their employment; and calls on the Government to give urgent consideration to removal of the tolls without any loss of revenue to local transport funding.

Peace between India and Pakistan

EDM #2130, Tabled 04 March 2019 (2017-19 Session)

Supporter

That this House recognizes that the ongoing escalation of military conflict between India and Pakistan is not in the interests of either country; notes that both countries possess nuclear capabilities and that a continuation of this conflict could destabilise the entire region and lead to a catastrophic loss of life; acknowledges that the returning of a captured Indian pilot is a positive goodwill gesture towards peace by Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan; and calls on the international community to step up its efforts to defuse the current situation and mediate between both countries to maintain peace in the region.

Exiting the European Union (Taxes and Duties)

EDM #2128, Tabled 28 February 2019 (2017-19 Session)

Prayer-praying that this Statutory Instrument is annulled.

Supporter

That an humble Address be presented to Her Majesty, praying that the Value Added Tax and Excise Personal Reliefs (Special Visitors and Goods Permanently Imported) (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019 (S.I., 2019, No. 91), dated 22 January 2019, a copy of which was laid before this House on 24 January 2019, be annulled.

Exiting the European Union (Value Added Tax)

EDM #2127, Tabled 28 February 2019 (2017-19 Session)

Prayer-praying that this Statutory Instrument is annulled.

Supporter

That an humble Address be presented to Her Majesty, praying that the Value Added Tax (Accounting Procedures for Import VAT for VAT Registered Persons and Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019 (S.I., 2019, No. 60), dated 21 January 2019, a copy of which was laid before this House on 22 January 2019, be annulled.

Universal Credit Service Centre Staffing

EDM #2126, Tabled 28 February 2019 (2017-19 Session)

Supporter

That this House notes staff working in universal credit service centres in Walsall and Wolverhampton have voted overwhelmingly to take strike action over excessive workloads, insufficient recruitment and lack of consultation between employer and staff; further notes that 90.2 per cent of members voted for strike action on a 55.8 per cent turnout; is alarmed that staff at both centres continue to struggle with an ever-increasing workload with case managers taking more than 30 calls per day compared with the management average figures of 38 calls per week; is concerned that growing call volumes in these service centres are leading to increased delays and a lack of engagement between staff and claimants via the online journal system; is aware that now full universal credit roll-out has been completed, the intensive first assessment period for claimants will further increase workloads, unless management adjust staffing levels accordingly to accommodate this; believes that management must engage fully with staff and unions when attempting to deal with such issues rather than redirecting staff from case management to national telephony at short notice; and calls on the Government to listen to the concerns of frontline staff members and ensure that sufficient permanent staff are recruited across all universal credit service centres to enable claimants to receive the support that they deserve.

Long-Term Social Care Settlement

EDM #2125, Tabled 28 February 2019 (2017-19 Session)

Supporter

That this House recognises the state of the social care sector and the unsustainable levels of unmet care need; notes the NHS calling for social care reform through the Health for Care campaign; and calls on the Government to deliver a sustainable, new and fair system and funding formula for social care which would deliver a long-term plan and funding settlement for social care, expanding coverage and meeting the following core principles: care offered based on need not ability to pay, integrated care, personalised care, prevention before cure, ensuring equality and fairness, delivering parity of esteem with the NHS, seamless care within a diverse sector; strong and supported workforce, citizen access to advice and guidance and a consideration of wider care needs.

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