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ROYAL NAVY CHINESE LAUNDRY WORKERS

EDM (Early Day Motion) 290: tabled on 23 July 1997

Tabled in the 1997-98 session.

This motion has been signed by 36 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

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

Motion text

That this House notes with concern that loyal Chinese laundry workers who have been serving the Royal Navy for decades face having to accept draconian and appalling changes to their contracts of employment; condemns the ruthless way the laundry workers have been faced with the sack unless they accept the new contracts by Guernsey Ship Management Ltd.; and notes that if dismissed the workers would have to return to communist-controlled Hong Kong with no rights to stay in the United Kingdom despite their long service.

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.

Burstow, Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 30 July 1997
Sutton and Cheam
Cable, Dr Vincent
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 28 July 1997
Twickenham
Campbell, Sir Menzies
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 29 July 1997
North East Fife
Chidgey, Mr David
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 13 November 1997
Eastleigh
Clapham, Mr Michael
Labour
Signed on 30 July 1997
Barnsley West and Penistone
Colvin, Michael
Conservative
Signed on 6 November 1997
Romsey
Corbyn, Jeremy
Labour
Signed on 30 July 1997
Islington North
Cotter, Brian
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 29 July 1997
Weston-Super-Mare
Davey, Mr Edward
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 31 July 1997
Kingston and Surbiton
Etherington, Bill
Labour
Signed on 17 November 1997
Sunderland North
Fearn, Mr Ronnie
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 24 July 1997
Southport
George, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 29 July 1997
St Ives
Gorrie, Mr Donald
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 30 July 1997
Edinburgh West
Harris, Dr Evan
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 29 July 1997
Oxford West and Abingdon
Harvey, Nick
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 31 July 1997
North Devon
Heath, Mr David
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 29 July 1997
Somerton and Frome
Jones, Lynne
Labour
Signed on 29 July 1997
Birmingham, Selly Oak
Jones, Mr Nigel
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 6 November 1997
Cheltenham
Keetch, Mr Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 24 July 1997
Hereford
Kennedy, Mr Charles
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 30 July 1997
Ross, Skye and Inverness West
Livingstone, Mr Ken
Labour
Signed on 24 July 1997
Brent East
Livsey, Mr Richard
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 27 October 1997
Brecon and Radnorshire
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 4 November 1997
Hayes and Harlington
Rapson, Syd
Labour
Signed on 24 July 1997
Portsmouth North
Rendel, Mr David
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 29 July 1997
Newbury
Sanders, Mr Adrian
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 28 July 1997
Torbay
Simpson, Alan
Labour
Signed on 20 November 1997
Nottingham South
Stunell, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 24 July 1997
Hazel Grove
Tyler, Mr Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 30 July 1997
North Cornwall
Wallace, Mr Jim
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 31 July 1997
Orkney and Shetland

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.