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The Clean Air (Human Rights) Bill

EDM (Early Day Motion) 679: tabled on 07 December 2022

Tabled in the 2022-23 session.

This motion has been signed by 38 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

Motion text

That this House recognises the overwhelming importance of achieving clean air in order to protect life and health now and for future generations; notes that 5th-9th December marks the seventieth anniversary of the Great Smog of London in 1952; welcomes the Clean Air (Human Rights) Bill, known as Ella’s Law, in the House of Commons after passing third reading in the House of Lords and securing significant cross-party support; welcomes the Bill as a measure which would ensure the human right to breathe clean air and thus prevent the deaths of children and other vulnerable people whilst helping to protect the environment and mitigate climate change; further recognises the need for targets, deadlines and proportional enforcement, that the Bill would help fulfil the UK’s commitment to the landmark UN resolution which recognized the right to a clean, healthy and sustainable environment as a human right and that the current law does not adequately protect children such as Ella Roberta Adoo Kissi-Debrah who tragically died as a consequence of air pollution; expresses its deep sympathy to her mother Rosamund and other families of children whose health has been curtailed by air pollution; urges the Government to increase investment in energy efficiency and renewable energy to reduce harmful emissions and the cost of living for households; and calls on the Government to support the Clean Air (Human Rights) Bill as a measure to achieve clean air.

The first 6 Members who have signed to support the motion are the sponsors. The primary sponsor is generally the person who tabled the motion and has responsibility for it. The date shown is when the Member signed the motion.

In addition to the sponsors, the following Members have signed to support the motion.

Butler, Dawn
Labour
Signed on 9 December 2022
Brent Central
Whittome, Nadia
Labour
Signed on 12 December 2022
Nottingham East
Sheerman, Mr Barry
Labour
Signed on 12 December 2022
Huddersfield
Dorans, Allan
Scottish National Party
Signed on 12 December 2022
Ayr, Carrick and Cumnock
De Cordova, Marsha
Labour
Signed on 12 December 2022
Battersea
Corbyn, Jeremy
Independent
Signed on 12 December 2022
Islington North
Rees, Christina
Independent
Signed on 12 December 2022
Neath
Lloyd, Tony
Labour
Signed on 12 December 2022
Rochdale
Edwards, Jonathan
Independent
Signed on 12 December 2022
Carmarthen East and Dinefwr
Cooper, Daisy
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 13 December 2022
St Albans
Jardine, Christine
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 13 December 2022
Edinburgh West
Sheppard, Tommy
Scottish National Party
Signed on 13 December 2022
Edinburgh East
Carden, Dan
Labour
Signed on 13 December 2022
Liverpool, Walton
Whitley, Mick
Labour
Signed on 13 December 2022
Birkenhead
MacAskill, Kenny
Alba Party
Signed on 13 December 2022
East Lothian
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 13 December 2022
Hayes and Harlington
Sultana, Zarah
Labour
Signed on 13 December 2022
Coventry South
Abrahams, Debbie
Labour
Signed on 14 December 2022
Oldham East and Saddleworth
Lewis, Clive
Labour
Signed on 14 December 2022
Norwich South
McNally, John
Scottish National Party
Signed on 14 December 2022
Falkirk
Chamberlain, Wendy
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 14 December 2022
North East Fife
Maskell, Rachael
Labour
Signed on 9 January 2023
York Central
Chapman, Douglas
Scottish National Party
Signed on 10 January 2023
Dunfermline and West Fife
Moran, Layla
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 16 January 2023
Oxford West and Abingdon
Morgan, Helen
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 16 January 2023
North Shropshire
Lake, Ben
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 16 January 2023
Ceredigion
Foord, Richard
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 17 January 2023
Tiverton and Honiton
Duffield, Rosie
Labour
Signed on 17 January 2023
Canterbury
Amesbury, Mike
Labour
Signed on 19 January 2023
Weaver Vale
Johnson, Kim
Labour
Signed on 23 January 2023
Liverpool, Riverside
Byrne, Ian
Labour
Signed on 23 January 2023
Liverpool, West Derby
Blomfield, Paul
Labour
Signed on 24 January 2023
Sheffield Central

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.