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PROTECTION OF CHILDREN AT WORK

EDM (Early Day Motion) 712: tabled on 29 January 1998

Tabled in the 1997-98 session.

This motion has been signed by 180 Members. It has received 1 amendment.

As this motion is using historical data, we may not have the record of the original ordering, in which case signatories are listed alphabetically.

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Motion text

That this House is concerned by the extent of illegal child employment in the UK; recognises that almost two million school age children have some form of employment; acknowledges that for many this employment is a positive experience, encouraging independence and responsibility; but is concerned that three quarters of working children are employed illegally and that many of these may risk physical harm or educational disadvantage; and welcomes the Employment of Children Bill which seeks to limit working hours to 12 each week and to provide greater protection for Britain's school-age workforce.

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.

Best, Mr Harold
Labour
Signed on 12 February 1998
Leeds North West
Bradley, Peter
Labour
Signed on 4 February 1998
The Wrekin
Brake, Tom
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 12 February 1998
Carshalton and Wallington
Breed, Mr Colin
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 3 February 1998
South East Cornwall
Brinton, Mrs Helen
Labour
Signed on 9 February 1998
Peterborough
Brown, Mr Russell
Labour
Signed on 29 January 1998
Dumfries
Buck, Ms Karen
Labour
Signed on 29 January 1998
Regent's Park and Kensington North
Burgon, Colin
Labour
Signed on 29 January 1998
Elmet
Butler, Christine
Labour
Signed on 29 January 1998
Castle Point
Cable, Dr Vincent
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 6 February 1998
Twickenham
Campbell-Savours, Mr Dale
Labour
Signed on 4 February 1998
Workington
Caplin, Mr Ivor
Labour
Signed on 30 January 1998
Hove
Casale, Roger
Labour
Signed on 5 February 1998
Wimbledon
Caton, Mr Martin
Labour
Signed on 4 February 1998
Gower
Cawsey, Mr Ian
Labour
Signed on 4 February 1998
Brigg and Goole
Chaytor, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 3 February 1998
Bury North
Church, Ms Judith
Labour
Signed on 4 February 1998
Dagenham
Clapham, Mr Michael
Labour
Signed on 2 February 1998
Barnsley West and Penistone
Clarke, Mr Tony
Labour
Signed on 4 February 1998
Northampton South
Clwyd, Ann
Labour
Signed on 4 February 1998
Cynon Valley
Coaker, Mr Vernon
Labour
Signed on 5 March 1998
Gedling
Cohen, Harry
Labour
Signed on 29 January 1998
Leyton and Wanstead
Colman, Mr Tony
Labour
Signed on 29 January 1998
Putney
Corbett, Mr Robin
Labour
Signed on 4 February 1998
Birmingham, Erdington
Cox, Tom
Labour
Signed on 30 January 1998
Tooting
Crausby, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 29 January 1998
Bolton North East
Cryer, Mrs Ann
Labour
Signed on 5 February 1998
Keighley
Cryer, John
Labour
Signed on 2 February 1998
Hornchurch
Cummings, John
Labour
Signed on 2 February 1998
Easington
Dalyell, Tam
Labour
Signed on 4 February 1998
Linlithgow
Darvill, Mr Keith
Labour
Signed on 2 February 1998
Upminster
Davey, Valerie
Labour
Signed on 9 February 1998
Bristol West
Davidson, Mr Ian
Labour
Signed on 2 February 1998
Glasgow, Pollok
Davis, Mr Terry
Labour
Signed on 2 February 1998
Birmingham, Hodge Hill
Dawson, Mr Hilton
Labour
Signed on 5 February 1998
Lancaster and Wyre
Dismore, Mr Andrew
Labour
Signed on 2 February 1998
Hendon
Dobbin, Jim
Labour
Signed on 29 January 1998
Heywood and Middleton
Drew, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 2 February 1998
Stroud
Dunwoody, Mrs Gwyneth
Labour
Signed on 2 February 1998
Crewe and Nantwich
Edwards, Mr Huw
Labour
Signed on 29 January 1998
Monmouth
Efford, Clive
Labour
Signed on 2 February 1998
Eltham
Ellman, Mrs Louise
Labour
Signed on 2 February 1998
Liverpool, Riverside
Ennis, Jeff
Labour
Signed on 12 February 1998
Barnsley East and Mexborough
Fearn, Mr Ronnie
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 2 February 1998
Southport
Fitzpatrick, Jim
Labour
Signed on 2 February 1998
Poplar and Canning Town
Fitzsimons, Mrs Lorna
Labour
Signed on 2 February 1998
Rochdale
Flint, Caroline
Labour
Signed on 29 January 1998
Don Valley
Follett, Barbara
Labour
Signed on 29 January 1998
Stevenage
Foster, Mr Derek
Labour
Signed on 29 January 1998
Bishop Auckland
Foster (Worcs.), Mr Michael
Labour
Signed on 4 February 1998
Worcester
Fyfe, Mrs Maria
Labour
Signed on 4 February 1998
Glasgow, Maryhill
Gardiner, Barry
Labour
Signed on 12 February 1998
Brent North
George, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 6 February 1998
St Ives
Gerrard, Mr Neil
Labour
Signed on 30 January 1998
Walthamstow
Gibson, Dr Ian
Labour
Signed on 2 February 1998
Norwich North
Godman, Dr Norman
Labour
Signed on 2 February 1998
Greenock and Inverclyde
Goggins, Paul
Labour
Signed on 29 January 1998
Wythenshawe and Sale East
Golding, Mrs Llin
Labour
Signed on 29 January 1998
Newcastle-under-Lyme
Hancock, Mr Mike
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 3 February 1998
Portsmouth South
Harvey, Nick
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 5 February 1998
North Devon
Healey, John
Labour
Signed on 2 February 1998
Wentworth
Henderson, Mr Ivan
Labour
Signed on 4 February 1998
Harwich
Hesford, Stephen
Labour
Signed on 4 February 1998
Wirral West
Home Robertson, Mr John
Labour
Signed on 4 February 1998
East Lothian
Hope, Phil
Labour
Signed on 29 January 1998
Corby
Hopkins, Kelvin
Labour
Signed on 2 February 1998
Luton North
Hoyle, Mr Lindsay
Labour
Signed on 4 February 1998
Chorley
Hughes, Beverley
Labour
Signed on 2 February 1998
Stretford and Urmston
Humble, Mrs Joan
Labour
Signed on 2 February 1998
Blackpool North and Fleetwood
Hurst, Mr Alan
Labour
Signed on 4 February 1998
Braintree
Iddon, Dr Brian
Labour
Signed on 2 February 1998
Bolton South East
Illsley, Mr Eric
Labour
Signed on 2 February 1998
Barnsley Central
Johnson, Miss Melanie
Labour
Signed on 4 February 1998
Welwyn Hatfield
Jones, Mr Barry
Labour
Signed on 2 February 1998
Alyn and Deeside
Jones, Helen
Labour
Signed on 2 February 1998
Warrington North
Jones, Ms Jenny
Labour
Signed on 5 February 1998
Wolverhampton South West
Jones, Mr Martyn
Labour
Signed on 27 February 1998
Clwyd South
Kaufman, Mr Gerald
Labour
Signed on 2 February 1998
Manchester, Gorton
Keen, Ann
Labour
Signed on 29 January 1998
Brentford and Isleworth
Keetch, Mr Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 29 January 1998
Hereford
Kelly, Ruth
Labour
Signed on 4 February 1998
Bolton West
King, Andy
Labour
Signed on 5 February 1998
Rugby and Kenilworth
King, Ms Oona
Labour
Signed on 4 February 1998
Bethnal Green and Bow
Kingham, Ms Tess
Labour
Signed on 4 February 1998
Gloucester
Kirkwood, Sir Archy
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 29 January 1998
Roxburgh and Berwickshire
Kumar, Dr Ashok
Labour
Signed on 2 February 1998
Middlesbrough South and East Cleveland
Laxton, Mr Bob
Labour
Signed on 2 February 1998
Derby North
Lepper, David
Labour
Signed on 5 February 1998
Brighton, Pavilion
Lewis, Mr Ivan
Labour
Signed on 18 March 1998
Bury South
Linton, Martin
Labour
Signed on 4 February 1998
Battersea
Livingstone, Mr Ken
Labour
Signed on 4 February 1998
Brent East
Love, Mr Andy
Labour
Signed on 2 February 1998
Edmonton
Mahon, Alice
Labour
Signed on 4 February 1998
Halifax
Mallaber, Judy
Labour
Signed on 29 January 1998
Amber Valley
Marsden, Mr Gordon
Labour
Signed on 6 February 1998
Blackpool South
Marshall, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 2 February 1998
Glasgow, Shettleston
Marshall, Mr Jim
Labour
Signed on 2 February 1998
Leicester South
McAllion, Mr John
Labour
Signed on 4 February 1998
Dundee East
McCartney, Mr Robert
United Kingdom Unionist
Signed on 4 February 1998
North Down
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 6 February 1998
Hayes and Harlington
McKenna, Rosemary
Labour
Signed on 2 February 1998
Cumbernauld and Kilsyth
McNamara, Mr Kevin
Labour
Signed on 12 February 1998
Kingston upon Hull North
McWalter, Mr Tony
Labour
Signed on 29 January 1998
Hemel Hempstead
Merron, Gillian
Labour
Signed on 29 January 1998
Lincoln
Michie, Mr Bill
Labour
Signed on 30 January 1998
Sheffield, Heeley
Michie, Mrs Ray
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 10 February 1998
Argyll and Bute
Miller, Andrew
Labour
Signed on 4 February 1998
Ellesmere Port and Neston
Moffatt, Laura
Labour
Signed on 10 February 1998
Crawley
Moonie, Dr Lewis
Labour
Signed on 4 February 1998
Kirkcaldy
Moore, Mr Michael
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 9 February 1998
Tweeddale, Ettrick and Lauderdale
Moran, Margaret
Labour
Signed on 4 February 1998
Luton South
Morgan, Julie
Labour
Signed on 29 January 1998
Cardiff North
Morgan, Mr Rhodri
Labour
Signed on 29 January 1998
Cardiff West
Norris, Dan
Labour
Signed on 17 February 1998
Wansdyke
O'Hara, Mr Edward
Labour
Signed on 4 February 1998
Knowsley South
O'Neill, Mr Martin
Labour
Signed on 12 February 1998
Ochil
Oaten, Mr Mark
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 3 February 1998
Winchester
Olner, Mr Bill
Labour
Signed on 2 February 1998
Nuneaton
Palmer, Dr Nick
Labour
Signed on 10 February 1998
Broxtowe
Perham, Linda
Labour
Signed on 2 February 1998
Ilford North
Pickthall, Mr Colin
Labour
Signed on 9 February 1998
West Lancashire
Pike, Mr Peter
Labour
Signed on 4 February 1998
Burnley
Plaskitt, Mr James
Labour
Signed on 3 February 1998
Warwick and Leamington
Pollard, Mr Kerry
Labour
Signed on 4 February 1998
St Albans
Powell, Sir Raymond
Labour
Signed on 4 February 1998
Ogmore
Prentice, Mr Gordon
Labour
Signed on 2 February 1998
Pendle
Quinn, Lawrie
Labour
Signed on 2 February 1998
Scarborough and Whitby
Rapson, Syd
Labour
Signed on 4 February 1998
Portsmouth North
Reed, Mr Andy
Labour
Signed on 4 February 1998
Loughborough
Ross, Mr Ernie
Labour
Signed on 29 January 1998
Dundee West
Rowe, Mr Andrew
Conservative
Signed on 5 February 1998
Faversham and Mid Kent
Roy, Mr Frank
Labour
Signed on 29 January 1998
Motherwell and Wishaw
Ryan, Joan
Labour
Signed on 29 January 1998
Enfield North
Salter, Martin
Labour
Signed on 29 January 1998
Reading West
Sanders, Mr Adrian
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 5 February 1998
Torbay
Sarwar, Mr Mohammad
Independent Labour
Signed on 4 February 1998
Glasgow, Govan
Savidge, Mr Malcolm
Labour
Signed on 12 March 1998
Aberdeen North
Sawford, Phil
Labour
Signed on 4 February 1998
Kettering
Sedgemore, Mr Brian
Labour
Signed on 2 February 1998
Hackney South and Shoreditch
Sheerman, Mr Barry
Labour
Signed on 4 February 1998
Huddersfield
Shipley, Ms Debra
Labour
Signed on 2 February 1998
Stourbridge
Simpson, Alan
Labour
Signed on 5 February 1998
Nottingham South
Singh, Mr Marsha
Labour
Signed on 9 February 1998
Bradford West
Skinner, Mr Dennis
Labour
Signed on 3 February 1998
Bolsover
Angela Smith,
Signed on 29 January 1998
Smith, Jacqui
Labour
Signed on 29 January 1998
Redditch
Smith, Llew
Labour
Signed on 4 February 1998
Blaenau Gwent
Southworth, Helen
Labour
Signed on 30 January 1998
Warrington South
Stevenson, Mr George
Labour
Signed on 2 February 1998
Stoke-on-Trent South
Stinchcombe, Mr Paul
Labour
Signed on 30 January 1998
Wellingborough
Stoate, Dr Howard
Labour
Signed on 3 February 1998
Dartford
Stringer, Graham
Labour
Signed on 4 February 1998
Manchester, Blackley
Stuart, Ms Gisela
Labour
Signed on 29 January 1998
Birmingham, Edgbaston
Taylor, Ms Dari
Labour
Signed on 29 January 1998
Stockton South
Taylor, David
Labour
Signed on 4 February 1998
North West Leicestershire
Temple-Morris, Mr Peter
Independent Conservative
Signed on 5 February 1998
Leominster
Thomas, Gareth
Labour
Signed on 4 February 1998
Clwyd West
Truswell, Mr Paul
Labour
Signed on 19 February 1998
Pudsey
Turner, Mr Dennis
Labour
Signed on 29 January 1998
Wolverhampton South East
Turner, Dr Desmond
Labour
Signed on 29 January 1998
Brighton, Kemptown
Vis, Dr Rudi
Labour
Signed on 2 February 1998
Finchley and Golders Green
Ward, Claire
Labour
Signed on 29 January 1998
Watford
Wareing, Mr Robert N.
Labour
Signed on 2 February 1998
Liverpool, West Derby
Watts, Mr Dave
Labour
Signed on 2 February 1998
St Helens North
White, Brian
Labour
Signed on 3 February 1998
North East Milton Keynes
Whitehead, Dr Alan
Labour
Signed on 2 February 1998
Southampton, Test
Williams, Mr Alan
Labour
Signed on 4 February 1998
Swansea West
Williams, Mrs Betty
Labour
Signed on 4 February 1998
Conwy
Woolas, Mr Phil
Labour
Signed on 29 January 1998
Oldham East and Saddleworth

After a motion has been tabled, other Members can table amendments to it. Amendments to this motion are shown below.

PROTECTION OF CHILDREN AT WORK (Amendment 1)
Leave out from 'employment' to end and add 'notes that even if hours of employment are limited to 12 per week in term time a 13 year old could be working a total of more than 50 hours per week made up of a typical school week of 32.5 hours plus say six hours' homework plus 12 hours employment; further notes that this exceeds the 48 hours work limit deemed suitable for adults; also notes that at 15 years' old, homework increases to about 15 hours increasing the working hours of an employed child to 60; further notes that employed children are a source of cheap labour even if employed legally; and supports the call of the Stop Child Labour Campaign that Britain should ratify ILO Convention 138.'.
Labour, Preston
6
signatures
EDM 712A1: tabled on 11 February 1998