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AGRICULTURAL WAGES BOARD

EDM (Early Day Motion) 892: tabled on 27 June 2000

Tabled in the 1999-00 session.

This motion has been signed by 207 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 that the Agricultural Wages Board is a statutory body, involving representatives of farmers and agricultural workers together with independents, negotiating legally enforceable minimum wages and conditions which are significantly superior to those set by the National Minimum Wage and Working Time Regulations; notes furthermore that the Agricultural Wages Board also sets a series of rates of pay to reflect the varying qualifications and experience of farm workers, thus providing a visible career structure for recruits going into agricultural work and is used as a benchmark for other rural employment; is nonetheless concerned that average earnings in rural areas are considerably lower than in urban areas; believes that any weakening of the Agricultural Wages Board or its abolition would further impoverish the rural working class, exacerbating social deprivation and the undesirable indicators associated with social exclusion; and therefore calls on the Government at the conclusion of the current review, to retain the Agricultural Wages Board as it is currently constituted.

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.

Barnes, Mr Harry
Labour
Signed on 5 July 2000
North East Derbyshire
Begg, Dame Anne
Labour
Signed on 5 July 2000
Aberdeen South
Benn, Hilary
Labour
Signed on 11 July 2000
Leeds Central
Benn, Mr Tony
Labour
Signed on 12 July 2000
Chesterfield
Bennett, Andrew
Labour
Signed on 5 July 2000
Denton and Reddish
Benton, Mr Joe
Labour
Signed on 5 July 2000
Bootle
Bermingham, Mr Gerry
Labour
Signed on 5 July 2000
St Helens South
Berry, Dr Roger
Labour
Signed on 19 July 2000
Kingswood
Best, Mr Harold
Labour
Signed on 5 July 2000
Leeds North West
Blackman, Liz
Labour
Signed on 5 July 2000
Erewash
Blears, Hazel
Labour
Signed on 5 July 2000
Salford
Bradley, Peter
Labour
Signed on 3 July 2000
The Wrekin
Breed, Mr Colin
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 29 June 2000
South East Cornwall
Brinton, Mrs Helen
Labour
Signed on 5 July 2000
Peterborough
Brown, Mr Russell
Labour
Signed on 29 June 2000
Dumfries
Burgon, Colin
Labour
Signed on 18 July 2000
Elmet
Butler, Christine
Labour
Signed on 17 July 2000
Castle Point
Campbell, Mr Ronnie
Labour
Signed on 5 July 2000
Blyth Valley
Campbell-Savours, Mr Dale
Labour
Signed on 5 July 2000
Workington
Cann, Mr Jamie
Labour
Signed on 23 October 2000
Ipswich
Casale, Roger
Labour
Signed on 13 July 2000
Wimbledon
Caton, Mr Martin
Labour
Signed on 29 June 2000
Gower
Cawsey, Mr Ian
Labour
Signed on 11 July 2000
Brigg and Goole
Chaytor, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 13 July 2000
Bury North
Chisholm, Mr Malcolm
Labour
Signed on 23 October 2000
Edinburgh North and Leith
Clark, Dr David
Labour
Signed on 28 June 2000
South Shields
Clark, Paul
Labour
Signed on 5 July 2000
Gillingham
Clarke, Mr Eric
Labour
Signed on 4 July 2000
Midlothian
Clarke, Mr Tom
Labour
Signed on 5 July 2000
Coatbridge and Chryston
Clarke, Mr Tony
Labour
Signed on 27 July 2000
Northampton South
Clwyd, Ann
Labour
Signed on 5 July 2000
Cynon Valley
Cohen, Harry
Labour
Signed on 12 July 2000
Leyton and Wanstead
Coleman, Mr Iain
Labour
Signed on 5 July 2000
Hammersmith and Fulham
Colman, Mr Tony
Labour
Signed on 5 July 2000
Putney
Connarty, Michael
Labour
Signed on 17 July 2000
Falkirk East
Cook, Frank
Labour
Signed on 5 July 2000
Stockton North
Corbett, Mr Robin
Labour
Signed on 11 July 2000
Birmingham, Erdington
Corbyn, Jeremy
Labour
Signed on 28 June 2000
Islington North
Cox, Tom
Labour
Signed on 29 June 2000
Tooting
Crausby, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 29 June 2000
Bolton North East
Cryer, Mrs Ann
Labour
Signed on 5 July 2000
Keighley
Cryer, John
Labour
Signed on 5 July 2000
Hornchurch
Cummings, John
Labour
Signed on 28 June 2000
Easington
Cunliffe, Mr Lawrence
Labour
Signed on 10 July 2000
Leigh
Cunningham, Dr Jack
Labour
Signed on 5 July 2000
Copeland
Cunningham, Mr Jim
Labour
Signed on 5 July 2000
Coventry South
Dalyell, Tam
Labour
Signed on 10 July 2000
Linlithgow
Davey, Valerie
Labour
Signed on 10 July 2000
Bristol West
Davidson, Mr Ian
Labour
Signed on 5 July 2000
Glasgow, Pollok
Davies, Denzil
Labour
Signed on 5 July 2000
Llanelli
Davies, Geraint
Labour
Signed on 5 July 2000
Croydon Central
Davies, Mr Ron
Labour
Signed on 19 July 2000
Caerphilly
Davis, Mr Terry
Labour
Signed on 11 July 2000
Birmingham, Hodge Hill
Dean, Mrs Janet
Labour
Signed on 11 July 2000
Burton
Dobbin, Jim
Labour
Signed on 13 July 2000
Heywood and Middleton
Donohoe, Mr Brian H.
Labour
Signed on 27 June 2000
Cunninghame South
Drew, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 5 July 2000
Stroud
Dunwoody, Mrs Gwyneth
Labour
Signed on 10 July 2000
Crewe and Nantwich
Edwards, Mr Huw
Labour
Signed on 5 July 2000
Monmouth
Efford, Clive
Labour
Signed on 5 July 2000
Eltham
Ellman, Mrs Louise
Labour
Signed on 12 July 2000
Liverpool, Riverside
Ennis, Jeff
Labour
Signed on 25 July 2000
Barnsley East and Mexborough
Etherington, Bill
Labour
Signed on 4 July 2000
Sunderland North
Ewing, Mrs Margaret
Scottish National Party
Signed on 6 July 2000
Moray
Field, Mr Frank
Labour
Signed on 11 July 2000
Birkenhead
Fitzsimons, Mrs Lorna
Labour
Signed on 12 July 2000
Rochdale
Flynn, Paul
Labour
Signed on 5 July 2000
Newport West
Follett, Barbara
Labour
Signed on 12 July 2000
Stevenage
Foster, Mr Derek
Labour
Signed on 5 July 2000
Bishop Auckland
Fyfe, Mrs Maria
Labour
Signed on 13 July 2000
Glasgow, Maryhill
Galloway, Mr George
Labour
Signed on 6 July 2000
Glasgow, Kelvin
Gapes, Mike
Labour
Signed on 26 July 2000
Ilford South
Gardiner, Barry
Labour
Signed on 5 July 2000
Brent North
George, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 28 June 2000
St Ives
George, Mr Bruce
Labour
Signed on 5 July 2000
Walsall South
Gerrard, Mr Neil
Labour
Signed on 5 July 2000
Walthamstow
Gibson, Dr Ian
Labour
Signed on 10 July 2000
Norwich North
Gilroy, Linda
Labour
Signed on 5 July 2000
Plymouth, Sutton
Godman, Dr Norman
Labour
Signed on 3 July 2000
Greenock and Inverclyde
Godsiff, Mr Roger
Labour
Signed on 5 July 2000
Birmingham, Sparkbrook and Small Heath
Golding, Mrs Llin
Labour
Signed on 5 July 2000
Newcastle-under-Lyme
Griffiths, Jane
Labour
Signed on 5 July 2000
Reading East
Griffiths, Nigel
Labour
Signed on 5 July 2000
Edinburgh South
Griffiths, Mr Win
Labour
Signed on 5 July 2000
Bridgend
Grogan, Mr John
Labour
Signed on 13 July 2000
Selby
Hall, Patrick
Labour
Signed on 5 July 2000
Bedford
Harvey, Nick
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 29 June 2000
North Devon
Heath, Mr David
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 29 June 2000
Somerton and Frome
Henderson, Mr Doug
Labour
Signed on 17 July 2000
Newcastle upon Tyne North
Henderson, Mr Ivan
Labour
Signed on 5 July 2000
Harwich
Hepburn, Mr Stephen
Labour
Signed on 5 July 2000
Jarrow
Hood, Mr Jim
Labour
Signed on 23 October 2000
Clydesdale
Hopkins, Kelvin
Labour
Signed on 5 July 2000
Luton North
Hoyle, Mr Lindsay
Labour
Signed on 28 June 2000
Chorley
Humble, Mrs Joan
Labour
Signed on 5 July 2000
Blackpool North and Fleetwood
Hurst, Mr Alan
Labour
Signed on 10 July 2000
Braintree
Iddon, Dr Brian
Labour
Signed on 5 July 2000
Bolton South East
Illsley, Mr Eric
Labour
Signed on 29 June 2000
Barnsley Central
Jones, Mr Barry
Labour
Signed on 3 July 2000
Alyn and Deeside
Jones, Helen
Labour
Signed on 5 July 2000
Warrington North
Jones, Ms Jenny
Labour
Signed on 15 November 2000
Wolverhampton South West
Jones, Mr Jon Owen
Labour
Signed on 5 July 2000
Cardiff Central
Jones, Lynne
Labour
Signed on 12 July 2000
Birmingham, Selly Oak
Jones, Mr Martyn
Labour
Signed on 11 July 2000
Clwyd South
Jones, Mr Nigel
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 29 June 2000
Cheltenham
Keen, Ann
Labour
Signed on 23 October 2000
Brentford and Isleworth
Khabra, Mr Piara S
Labour
Signed on 5 July 2000
Ealing, Southall
King, Andy
Labour
Signed on 25 July 2000
Rugby and Kenilworth
Laxton, Mr Bob
Labour
Signed on 29 June 2000
Derby North
Lepper, David
Labour
Signed on 5 July 2000
Brighton, Pavilion
Lewis, Mr Terry
Labour
Signed on 27 June 2000
Worsley
Livsey, Mr Richard
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 29 November 2000
Brecon and Radnorshire
Lloyd, Tony
Labour
Signed on 5 July 2000
Manchester Central
Llwyd, Mr Elfyn
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 28 June 2000
Meirionnydd Nant Conwy
Love, Mr Andy
Labour
Signed on 5 July 2000
Edmonton
MacDonald, Dr Calum
Labour
Signed on 23 October 2000
Western Isles
Mackinlay, Andrew
Labour
Signed on 5 July 2000
Thurrock
Mahon, Alice
Labour
Signed on 5 July 2000
Halifax
Mallaber, Judy
Labour
Signed on 5 July 2000
Amber Valley
Marsden, Mr Gordon
Labour
Signed on 5 July 2000
Blackpool South
Marsden, Mr Paul
Labour
Signed on 29 June 2000
Shrewsbury and Atcham
Marshall, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 12 July 2000
Glasgow, Shettleston
Marshall-Andrews, Mr Robert
Labour
Signed on 20 July 2000
Medway
McAllion, Mr John
Labour
Signed on 18 July 2000
Dundee East
McCabe, Stephen
Labour
Signed on 5 July 2000
Birmingham, Hall Green
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 5 July 2000
Hayes and Harlington
McIsaac, Shona
Labour
Signed on 5 July 2000
Cleethorpes
McNamara, Mr Kevin
Labour
Signed on 27 June 2000
Kingston upon Hull North
McWalter, Mr Tony
Labour
Signed on 5 July 2000
Hemel Hempstead
McWilliam, Mr John
Labour
Signed on 29 June 2000
Blaydon
Meale, Mr Alan
Labour
Signed on 5 July 2000
Mansfield
Michael, Alun
Labour
Signed on 5 July 2000
Cardiff South and Penarth
Michie, Mr Bill
Labour
Signed on 28 June 2000
Sheffield, Heeley
Miller, Andrew
Labour
Signed on 5 July 2000
Ellesmere Port and Neston
Mitchell, Mr Austin
Labour
Signed on 13 July 2000
Great Grimsby
Moffatt, Laura
Labour
Signed on 5 July 2000
Crawley
Morgan, Mr Alasdair
Scottish National Party
Signed on 6 July 2000
Galloway and Upper Nithsdale
Morgan, Julie
Labour
Signed on 5 July 2000
Cardiff North
Mudie, Mr George
Labour
Signed on 11 July 2000
Leeds East
Naysmith, Dr Doug
Labour
Signed on 11 July 2000
Bristol North West
Norris, Dan
Labour
Signed on 5 July 2000
Wansdyke
O'Neill, Mr Martin
Labour
Signed on 5 July 2000
Ochil
Olner, Mr Bill
Labour
Signed on 10 July 2000
Nuneaton
Öpik, Lembit
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 23 October 2000
Montgomeryshire
Organ, Diana
Labour
Signed on 20 July 2000
Forest of Dean
Pendry, Mr Tom
Labour
Signed on 5 July 2000
Stalybridge and Hyde
Pike, Mr Peter
Labour
Signed on 7 July 2000
Burnley
Pollard, Mr Kerry
Labour
Signed on 13 July 2000
St Albans
Prentice, Mr Gordon
Labour
Signed on 5 July 2000
Pendle
Quinn, Lawrie
Labour
Signed on 5 July 2000
Scarborough and Whitby
Rapson, Syd
Labour
Signed on 10 July 2000
Portsmouth North
Reed, Mr Andy
Labour
Signed on 27 July 2000
Loughborough
Robinson, Mr Geoffrey
Labour
Signed on 19 July 2000
Coventry North West
Rogers, Mr Allan
Labour
Signed on 20 July 2000
Rhondda
Rooney, Mr Terry
Labour
Signed on 5 July 2000
Bradford North
Ross, Mr Ernie
Labour
Signed on 17 July 2000
Dundee West
Rowlands, Mr Ted
Labour
Signed on 23 October 2000
Merthyr Tydfil and Rhymney
Ruane, Chris
Labour
Signed on 12 July 2000
Vale of Clwyd
Ruddock, Joan
Labour
Signed on 5 July 2000
Lewisham, Deptford
Russell, Christine
Labour
Signed on 5 July 2000
City of Chester
Salter, Martin
Labour
Signed on 5 July 2000
Reading West
Savidge, Mr Malcolm
Labour
Signed on 5 July 2000
Aberdeen North
Sawford, Phil
Labour
Signed on 5 July 2000
Kettering
Sedgemore, Mr Brian
Labour
Signed on 5 July 2000
Hackney South and Shoreditch
Shaw, Jonathan
Labour
Signed on 6 July 2000
Chatham and Aylesford
Shipley, Ms Debra
Labour
Signed on 5 July 2000
Stourbridge
Simpson, Alan
Labour
Signed on 5 July 2000
Nottingham South
Singh, Mr Marsha
Labour
Signed on 11 July 2000
Bradford West
Skinner, Mr Dennis
Labour
Signed on 5 July 2000
Bolsover
Smith, Llew
Labour
Signed on 5 July 2000
Blaenau Gwent
Starkey, Dr Phyllis
Labour
Signed on 5 July 2000
Milton Keynes South West
Steinberg, Mr Gerry
Labour
Signed on 28 June 2000
City of Durham
Stevenson, Mr George
Labour
Signed on 5 July 2000
Stoke-on-Trent South
Stewart, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 21 July 2000
Inverness East, Nairn and Lochaber
Stinchcombe, Mr Paul
Labour
Signed on 10 July 2000
Wellingborough
Stoate, Dr Howard
Labour
Signed on 5 July 2000
Dartford
Strang, Dr Gavin
Labour
Signed on 27 June 2000
Edinburgh East and Musselburgh
Stunell, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 20 July 2000
Hazel Grove
Swinney, Mr John
Scottish National Party
Signed on 10 July 2000
North Tayside
Taylor, Ms Dari
Labour
Signed on 5 July 2000
Stockton South
Taylor, David
Labour
Signed on 28 June 2000
North West Leicestershire
Taylor, Matthew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 4 July 2000
Truro and St Austell
Thomas, Gareth
Labour
Signed on 5 July 2000
Clwyd West
Todd, Mr Mark
Labour
Signed on 7 July 2000
South Derbyshire
Turner, Dr Desmond
Labour
Signed on 23 October 2000
Brighton, Kemptown
Turner, Mr Neil
Labour
Signed on 5 July 2000
Wigan
Tyler, Mr Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 29 June 2000
North Cornwall
Tynan, Mr Bill
Labour
Signed on 19 July 2000
Hamilton South
Vis, Dr Rudi
Labour
Signed on 5 July 2000
Finchley and Golders Green
Walley, Joan
Labour
Signed on 5 July 2000
Stoke-on-Trent North
Wareing, Mr Robert N.
Labour
Signed on 5 July 2000
Liverpool, West Derby
White, Brian
Labour
Signed on 5 July 2000
North East Milton Keynes
Williams, Dr Alan
Labour
Signed on 11 July 2000
Carmarthen East and Dinefwr
Williams, Mrs Betty
Labour
Signed on 5 July 2000
Conwy
Winnick, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 5 July 2000
Walsall North
Winterton, Ms Rosie
Labour
Signed on 13 July 2000
Doncaster Central
Wood, Mike
Labour
Signed on 17 July 2000
Batley and Spen
Woolas, Mr Phil
Labour
Signed on 5 July 2000
Oldham East and Saddleworth
Worthington, Tony
Labour
Signed on 11 July 2000
Clydebank and Milngavie
Wright, Mr Anthony
Labour
Signed on 13 July 2000
Great Yarmouth

These members had previously signed the motion, but have now withdrawn their support. The date shown is when the Member withdrew their signature from the motion.