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CASH RETENTIONS IN THE CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY

EDM (Early Day Motion) 457: tabled on 16 March 2001

Tabled in the 2000-01 session.

This motion has been signed by 115 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 applauds the moves now under way in the public sector to abolish the much abused system of cash retentions in the construction industry, which over many years has operated to the detriment of the profitability and competitiveness of the vast majority of firms in the industry, especially small businesses; believes that the system should not be perpetuated by public sector procurers who are committed to being best practice clients of the construction industry; urges the Chief Secretary to the Treasury, in conjunction with the Office of Government Commerce, to announce a programme for the phasing out of the retention system in respect of construction works procured by central government clients; and calls for the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions to issue a circular to local authorities in England and Wales advising local authorities to refrain from demanding retentions on all new contracts for construction works that are left following a date to be agreed between the Secretary of State and the Local Government Association.

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 4 April 2001
North East Derbyshire
Benn, Hilary
Labour
Signed on 1 May 2001
Leeds Central
Bennett, Andrew
Labour
Signed on 10 April 2001
Denton and Reddish
Berry, Dr Roger
Labour
Signed on 24 April 2001
Kingswood
Blackman, Liz
Labour
Signed on 4 April 2001
Erewash
Body, Sir Richard
Conservative
Signed on 24 April 2001
Boston and Skegness
Brake, Tom
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 1 May 2001
Carshalton and Wallington
Brinton, Mrs Helen
Labour
Signed on 2 May 2001
Peterborough
Brown, Mr Russell
Labour
Signed on 25 April 2001
Dumfries
Browne, Des
Labour
Signed on 10 May 2001
Kilmarnock and Loudoun
Burns, Mr Simon
Conservative
Signed on 24 April 2001
West Chelmsford
Burstow, Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 8 May 2001
Sutton and Cheam
Campbell, Sir Menzies
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 29 March 2001
North East Fife
Cann, Mr Jamie
Labour
Signed on 22 March 2001
Ipswich
Chidgey, Mr David
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 24 April 2001
Eastleigh
Church, Ms Judith
Labour
Signed on 10 April 2001
Dagenham
Clark, Dr David
Labour
Signed on 26 April 2001
South Shields
Cohen, Harry
Labour
Signed on 26 March 2001
Leyton and Wanstead
Cook, Frank
Labour
Signed on 25 April 2001
Stockton North
Cotter, Brian
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 8 May 2001
Weston-Super-Mare
Cryer, Mrs Ann
Labour
Signed on 2 April 2001
Keighley
Cryer, John
Labour
Signed on 30 April 2001
Hornchurch
Cunningham, Mr Jim
Labour
Signed on 29 March 2001
Coventry South
Cunningham, Ms Roseanna
Scottish National Party
Signed on 23 April 2001
Perth
Curtis-Thomas, Mrs Claire
Labour
Signed on 26 March 2001
Crosby
Darvill, Mr Keith
Labour
Signed on 23 April 2001
Upminster
Davey, Mr Edward
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 26 April 2001
Kingston and Surbiton
Dean, Mrs Janet
Labour
Signed on 23 April 2001
Burton
Dobbin, Jim
Labour
Signed on 23 April 2001
Heywood and Middleton
Donohoe, Mr Brian H.
Labour
Signed on 23 April 2001
Cunninghame South
Drew, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 3 May 2001
Stroud
Edwards, Mr Huw
Labour
Signed on 24 April 2001
Monmouth
Ennis, Jeff
Labour
Signed on 24 April 2001
Barnsley East and Mexborough
Etherington, Bill
Labour
Signed on 28 March 2001
Sunderland North
Fisher, Mark
Labour
Signed on 24 April 2001
Stoke-on-Trent Central
Follett, Barbara
Labour
Signed on 2 April 2001
Stevenage
Foster, Mr Don
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 25 April 2001
Bath
Fyfe, Mrs Maria
Labour
Signed on 10 May 2001
Glasgow, Maryhill
Galloway, Mr George
Labour
Signed on 24 April 2001
Glasgow, Kelvin
Gapes, Mike
Labour
Signed on 28 March 2001
Ilford South
George, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 8 May 2001
St Ives
Gibson, Dr Ian
Labour
Signed on 3 May 2001
Norwich North
Gidley, Sandra
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 24 April 2001
Romsey
Gordon, Mrs Eileen
Labour
Signed on 26 April 2001
Romford
Gorman, Mrs Teresa
Conservative
Signed on 9 April 2001
Billericay
Gorrie, Mr Donald
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 30 April 2001
Edinburgh West
Griffiths, Mr Win
Labour
Signed on 10 April 2001
Bridgend
Gunnell, Mr John
Labour
Signed on 23 April 2001
Morley and Rothwell
Hall, Patrick
Labour
Signed on 30 April 2001
Bedford
Hancock, Mr Mike
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 23 April 2001
Portsmouth South
Harvey, Nick
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 26 April 2001
North Devon
Henderson, Mr Ivan
Labour
Signed on 24 April 2001
Harwich
Hughes, Simon
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 10 May 2001
North Southwark and Bermondsey
Humble, Mrs Joan
Labour
Signed on 5 April 2001
Blackpool North and Fleetwood
Hurst, Mr Alan
Labour
Signed on 2 May 2001
Braintree
Iddon, Dr Brian
Labour
Signed on 24 April 2001
Bolton South East
Illsley, Mr Eric
Labour
Signed on 21 March 2001
Barnsley Central
Keen, Alan
Labour
Signed on 3 April 2001
Feltham and Heston
Keetch, Mr Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 23 April 2001
Hereford
Kirkbride, Julie
Conservative
Signed on 24 April 2001
Bromsgrove
Kumar, Dr Ashok
Labour
Signed on 1 May 2001
Middlesbrough South and East Cleveland
Lewis, Dr Julian
Conservative
Signed on 2 May 2001
New Forest East
Lewis, Mr Terry
Labour
Signed on 24 April 2001
Worsley
Livsey, Mr Richard
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 30 April 2001
Brecon and Radnorshire
Love, Mr Andy
Labour
Signed on 27 March 2001
Edmonton
MacDonald, Dr Calum
Labour
Signed on 2 May 2001
Western Isles
Mackinlay, Andrew
Labour
Signed on 23 April 2001
Thurrock
Marsden, Mr Paul
Labour
Signed on 24 April 2001
Shrewsbury and Atcham
Marshall-Andrews, Mr Robert
Labour
Signed on 24 April 2001
Medway
McCartney, Mr Robert
United Kingdom Unionist
Signed on 24 April 2001
North Down
McCrea, Rev Dr William
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 1 May 2001
South Antrim
McFall, Mr John
Labour
Signed on 28 March 2001
Dumbarton
McGrady, Mr Eddie
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 24 April 2001
South Down
McNamara, Mr Kevin
Labour
Signed on 24 April 2001
Kingston upon Hull North
Miller, Andrew
Labour
Signed on 4 April 2001
Ellesmere Port and Neston
Mitchell, Mr Austin
Labour
Signed on 24 April 2001
Great Grimsby
Morgan, Mr Alasdair
Scottish National Party
Signed on 3 April 2001
Galloway and Upper Nithsdale
Mudie, Mr George
Labour
Signed on 24 April 2001
Leeds East
Naysmith, Dr Doug
Labour
Signed on 28 March 2001
Bristol North West
Nicholls, Mr Patrick
Conservative
Signed on 24 April 2001
Teignbridge
Norris, Dan
Labour
Signed on 24 April 2001
Wansdyke
O'Hara, Mr Edward
Labour
Signed on 25 April 2001
Knowsley South
O'Neill, Mr Martin
Labour
Signed on 2 May 2001
Ochil
Olner, Mr Bill
Labour
Signed on 24 April 2001
Nuneaton
Plaskitt, Mr James
Labour
Signed on 24 April 2001
Warwick and Leamington
Pollard, Mr Kerry
Labour
Signed on 23 April 2001
St Albans
Prentice, Mr Gordon
Labour
Signed on 24 April 2001
Pendle
Purchase, Mr Ken
Labour
Signed on 27 March 2001
Wolverhampton North East
Quinn, Lawrie
Labour
Signed on 3 April 2001
Scarborough and Whitby
Rammell, Bill
Labour
Signed on 24 April 2001
Harlow
Rapson, Syd
Labour
Signed on 26 April 2001
Portsmouth North
Shaw, Jonathan
Labour
Signed on 28 March 2001
Chatham and Aylesford
Sheerman, Mr Barry
Labour
Signed on 2 April 2001
Huddersfield
Smith, Geraldine
Labour
Signed on 3 May 2001
Morecambe and Lunesdale
Snape, Mr Peter
Labour
Signed on 24 April 2001
West Bromwich East
Starkey, Dr Phyllis
Labour
Signed on 24 April 2001
Milton Keynes South West
Steinberg, Mr Gerry
Labour
Signed on 10 April 2001
City of Durham
Stinchcombe, Mr Paul
Labour
Signed on 3 May 2001
Wellingborough
Stoate, Dr Howard
Labour
Signed on 27 April 2001
Dartford
Swinney, Mr John
Scottish National Party
Signed on 9 May 2001
North Tayside
Taylor, David
Labour
Signed on 19 March 2001
North West Leicestershire
Taylor, Sir Teddy
Conservative
Signed on 24 April 2001
Rochford and Southend East
Temple-Morris, Mr Peter
Labour
Signed on 23 April 2001
Leominster
Trickett, Jon
Labour
Signed on 3 May 2001
Hemsworth
Turner, Mr Dennis
Labour
Signed on 28 March 2001
Wolverhampton South East
Turner, Mr Neil
Labour
Signed on 23 April 2001
Wigan
Wells, Mr Bowen
Conservative
Signed on 24 April 2001
Hertford and Stortford
Winterton, Ann
Conservative
Signed on 25 April 2001
Congleton
Winterton, Sir Nicholas
Conservative
Signed on 24 April 2001
Macclesfield

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.