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EDM Supported: 25th June, 2019

That this house welcomes the Government's announcement of period poverty funding which will fight stigma around menstruation and provide free period products in primary and secondary schools across England; notes that 4.3 billion disposable menstrual products are used in the UK every year and an estimated 2.5 million tampons and 1.4 million sanitary towels are flushed down the toilet every day; is concerned that the period poverty funding could be spent on brands which contain up to 90% plastic that ends up in landfill and the sea and takes centuries to break down; is gravely concerned that marine wildlife is at serious risk from plastic pollution with our oceans at crisis point...

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EDM Tabled: 24th June, 2019

That this House notes the proposals from the Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust to set up a subsidiary company; expresses concern that the business plan estimates that of the £15 million expected extra income to the Trust in the first five years of the operation of the company, over £10 million is related to savings on VAT with a consequential loss to the public purse...

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Written Question: 24th June, 2019

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what the timeframe is for the commencement of the additional rail services between London and Bradford detailed in the east coast franchise.
 
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EDM Supported: 24th June, 2019

That this House strongly condemns the Iranian Government for continuing to hold Ms Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, a dual British-Iranian national, in arbitrary detention and calls for her immediate release; expresses dismay that Ms Zaghari-Ratcliffe has been detained for over three years; supports Ms Zaghari-Ratcliffe and her husband Richard Ratcliffe as they continue a hunger strike in protest at Ms Zaghari-Ratcliffe's arbitrary detention; condemns the Embassy of the Iranian Republic in the UK for disrupting Mr Ratcliffe's protest...

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EDM Supported: 24th June, 2019

That this House agrees with the recommendations of the Hart Inquiry into Historical Institutional Abuse in Northern Ireland; and calls on the Government to bring forward legislative proposals to implement those recommendations.

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EDM Supported: 24th June, 2019

That this House notes that there are an estimated 25 million refugees and three million asylum seekers around the world today; further notes that the Government committed to resettle 20,000 refugees in the UK by 2020 under the Vulnerable Persons Resettlement Scheme (VPRS) and 3,000 more under the Vulnerable Children’s Resettlement Scheme (VCRS) and that, as of 31 March 2019, 15,977 people had been resettled under the VPRS, including 7,966 children, and 1,410 under the VCRS, including 823 children...

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