The UK Parliament, is the supreme legislative body of the United Kingdom, has two Houses, ‘Commons’ and ‘Lords’, that work on behalf of UK citizens to check and challenge the work of Government, make and shape effective laws, and debate/make decisions on the big and small issues of the day.

UK public elects 650 Members of Parliament (MPs) to represent their interests and concerns in the House of Commons. MPs consider and propose new laws and scrutinise government policies by asking ministers questions about current issues either in the Commons Chamber or in Committees.

House of Lords members are not elected; they appointed by the Queen on the advice of the incumbent prime minister.

This section will show selected reports from sittings of the ‘Commons’ and the ‘Lords.’

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Online Petition: Access to Healthcare, Housing, Food For All Undocumented/Destitute/Migrant Peoples

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Grant an Urgent Amnesty to Undocumented Migrants Living in the UK

A petition for the regularisation of undocumented migrants in the UK has now reached over 72,500 signatures with just under 3 months to go until signing closes. This petition is powered by a network of grassroots activists and undocumented folks that have worked tirelessly sharing it and reaching out to different communities to support it.

Undocumented Migrants are suffering in silence, with no access to adequate Financial support, or any help. The Government should grant an urgent Amnesty of 5 years to those with no criminal record so that they could live their lives as normal human beings and pay tax to help the UK economy. The current pandemic has created a more hostile environment for undocumented migrants. The Government should grant an immediate Amnesty to the Undocumented Migrants with no criminal record, to enable them to live their lives as decent human beings and help the country economically. Since the migrants are already in the UK, it would not only be cost effective but would make sense to keep them in the UK and grant them citizenship so that they are granted their basic human rights.

You can add your signature here: https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/567681

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EDM 1732: Fire and Rehire Tactics
That this House notes with alarm the growing number of employers who are dismissing and re-engaging staff on worse pay and terms and conditions, a practice commonly known as fire and rehire;agrees with Government Ministers that such tactics represent an unacceptable abuse of power by rogue bosses, many of whom are exploiting the covid-19 crisis to increase profits at the expense of loyal staff who have risked their lives during the pandemic to keep businesses going;welcomes the Government’s stated commitment to tackle those shameful abuses;calls on the Government to publish the Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service report into the practice received by Ministers on 17 February 2021;and further calls on the Government to commit to including proposals in the forthcoming Queen’s Speech to outlaw this form of industrial blackmail,as is the case in other European countries,and to bring forward this new legislation as a matter of urgency to protect UK workers from exploitation by unscrupulous employers. This motion has been signed by 20 Members. Parliament:

Tabled on 13 April 2021, https://is.gd/NDirba

ut Your MP to Work – Ask Them to Sign EDM 1732To find your MP go here: https://www.writetothem.com/

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EDM 973: Justice for Osime Brown – Deportation No Way

That this House acknowledges 21-year-old Osime Brown’s autism and the behavioural challenges that come with it; further acknowledges the Home Office’s plans to deport Osime to Jamaica where he has not lived since he was four years old and has never returned to; notes Osime’s mother’s words that if they deport him, he’ll die; further notes that, although a friend testified that Osime was not directly involved with the crime, Osime is currently in prison where he is self-harming to the point that he has hundreds of scars on his body; recognises the Citizen’s Advice Bureau’s advice which states that if one is detained despite being vulnerable, one should apply for bail; calls on the Government to acknowledge Osime’s autism, dyslexia, learning disabilities, and PTSD; further calls on the Government to release Osime on bail rather than being moved to a holding facility that is not properly equipped to meet his needs, remove the call for Osime’s deportation, and see that Osime finally receives the support he needs for his disabilities.

Parliament: Tabled 06 October 2020, https://is.gd/sCszvi

Put Your MP to Work – Ask Them to Sign EDM 973To find your MP go here: https://www.writetothem.com/
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EDM 1656:Undercover Policing Inquiry
That this House notes the ongoing independent public Undercover Policing Inquiry, set up to investigate undercover policing in England and Wales since 1968; recognises the concerns raised by Non State Non Police Core Participants (NSNPCPs) and interested campaign groups (including the Campaign Opposing Police Surveillance and Police Spies Out of Lives) that the inquiry is not currently properly accessible to Core Participants or to the public; supports the principle of open justice including that public inquiries should be open and accessible to the public; believes that all Core Participants should be able to fully access and participate in the Inquiry; is concerned that the decision not to have audio and visual live streaming of the inquiry prevents full engagement from participants and prevents public and press access to proceedings; and Supports the calls from the NSNPCPs for full audio and visual live streaming, for the Inquiry to sit with a diverse panel of experts alongside the Chair throughout, for the names of groups subjected to undercover police surveillance to be disclosed publicly alongside the ‘cover’ names of undercover officers to allow those who were subjected to undercover police surveillance to assist the inquiry, for NSNPCPs to receive disclosure of their registry files in full and as a matter of urgency, for the terms of reference to be extended to include Scotland and Northern Ireland, and for trade unions, alongside all participating NSNPCPs to be given funding for legal costs so they are able to fully participate in the inquiry.

Early Day Motion (EDM) tabled on 17 March 2021
This motion has been signed by 22 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.
https://edm.parliament.uk/early-day-motion/58285

Put Your MP to Work – Ask Them to Sign EDM 1656 To find your MP go here: https://www.writetothem.com/

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