BUS PASSES FOR ALL WASPI WOMEN
EDM #2760, Tabled 02 October 2019 (2017-19 Session)
5th Sponsor (Signed October 2nd 2019)
That this House is concerned that some of the women in England who were affected by the 2011 changes to state pension age are not entitled to a free bus pass; notes that a free bus pass would be a small concession, bearing in mind that some women born in the 1950s have lost tens of thousands of pounds in pension payments; further notes the merits of free bus passes in sustaining high streets, public transport and the environment; and calls on the Government to provide free bus passes for all women born in the 1950s women who have reached the age at which they would have been entitled to a bus pass before the Pensions Act 2011.
PERSECUTION OF CHRISTIANS
EDM #2748, Tabled 30 September 2019 (2017-19 Session)
Supporter (Signed October 1st 2019)
That this House condemns the persecution of Christians and other religious groups; is extremely concerned about the rising levels of Christian persecution; is deeply concerned by reports that persecution of Christians in some parts of the world is at near genocide levels; understands that Christians are the most persecuted group, with 80 per cent of religious persecution globally against Christians; notes that genuine action to tackle the persecution of Christians is long overdue; welcomes the Government’s initiatives to bring attention to the persecution of Christians; calls on the Government to show its commitment to protecting religious minorities; and further calls on the Government to use all diplomatic means available to ensure that Christians across the world can freely pursue their beliefs.
CONFLICT IN KASHMIR
EDM #2707, Tabled 04 September 2019 (2017-19 Session)
Supporter (Signed 4th September 2019)
That this House expresses huge concern about the revocation of Articles 370 and 35A in Kashmir by the Indian Government, stripping away the right to special status for the people of Kashmir; is extremely alarmed by the road to ethnic cleansing opened up by the ongoing communications blackout and the hundreds of thousands of military personnel placed within the region and especially the reports of grave human rights violations against men, women and children; recognises that these steps ignore UN resolutions on a plebiscite for the Kashmiri people on their right to self-determination and raises tensions with neighbouring Pakistan; and calls upon the UN, its member states and International governments to call upon the Indian government to lift the siege on the Kashmiri people.
SITUATION IN KASHMIR
EDM #2684, Tabled 03 September 2019 (2017-19 Session)
Supporter (Signed 9th September 2019)
That this House calls on the Government to condemn Indian aggression in Kashmir; further calls on the Indian Government to reinstate the UN Security Council 1948 resolution 47 and Article 35a; calls on the Government in collaboration with the UN Security Council to provide the necessary resolution to stop the human rights breaches in Kashmir; recognises that the interests of the Kashmiri people must be paramount; calls on the Indian Government to ensure an immediate restoration of power and telecommunications in Kashmir, lift the draconian curfew conditions allowing the Kashmiris to have immediate access to food and medicine, allow access of international human rights observer groups in Kashmir including Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch and United Nation Human Rights Commission; and calls on the Indian armed forces to immediately cease any unlawful operations in Kashmir.
HONG KONG CITIZENS
EDM #2681, Tabled 03 September 2019 (2017-19 Session)
Supporter (Signed 3rd September 2019)
That this House calls on the Government to seek agreement with some of the other 53 Commonwealth countries to provide Hong Kong citizens with a second citizenship and potential place of abode; insists that the UK will not accept the abandonment of the so-called two systems in one country, guaranteed by international treaty and agreed by China; and recognises that Hong Kong’s industrious, dynamic, courageous and diverse people must be given a guarantee that they will be able to flourish economically, culturally and socially whilst living under the rule of law.