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Trade Union Rights

EDM (Early Day Motion) 282: tabled on 10 January 1990

Tabled in the 1989-90 session.

This motion has been signed by 36 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.

Amendment to this motion

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Motion text

That this House believes that 100 per cent. trades unionism, namely the closed shop, is of fundamental importance to the workers and the trades union movement, further believes the closed shop is a fundamental right, long accepted in Britain by workers who believe that the real defence of workers' interests is trade union organisation; and is therefore totally opposed to those employers and Governments who are basically opposed to the principle of trades unions and who wish to destroy them as organisations who defend workers' rights.

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.

Clay, Bob
Labour
Signed on 10 January 1990
Sunderland North
Cohen, Harry
Labour
Signed on 10 January 1990
Leyton
Corbyn, Jeremy
Labour
Signed on 10 January 1990
Islington North
Cox, Tom
Labour
Signed on 16 January 1990
Tooting
Cryer, Bob
Labour
Signed on 10 January 1990
Bradford South
Cummings, John
Labour
Signed on 11 January 1990
Easington
Fields, Terry
Labour
Signed on 10 January 1990
Liverpool, Broadgreen
Gordon, Mildred
Labour
Signed on 18 January 1990
Bow and Poplar
Hardy, Peter
Labour
Signed on 15 January 1990
Wentworth
Haynes, Frank
Labour
Signed on 12 January 1990
Ashfield
Hinchliffe, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 16 January 1990
Wakefield
Hoyle, Doug
Labour
Signed on 30 January 1990
Warrington North
Hughes, John
Labour
Signed on 16 January 1990
Coventry North East
Hughes, Roy
Labour
Signed on 17 January 1990
Newport East
Illsley, Mr Eric
Labour
Signed on 11 January 1990
Barnsley Central
Livingstone, Mr Ken
Labour
Signed on 10 January 1990
Brent East
Loyden, Eddie
Labour
Signed on 10 January 1990
Liverpool, Garston
Mahon, Alice
Labour
Signed on 10 January 1990
Halifax
McKay, Allen
Labour
Signed on 22 January 1990
Barnsley West and Penistone
Meale, Mr Alan
Labour
Signed on 15 January 1990
Mansfield
Michie, Mr Bill
Labour
Signed on 10 January 1990
Sheffield, Heeley
Nellist, Mr Dave
Labour
Signed on 10 January 1990
Coventry South East
Parry, Robert
Labour
Signed on 11 January 1990
Liverpool, Riverside
Primarolo, Dawn
Labour
Signed on 10 January 1990
Bristol South
Rogers, Mr Allan
Labour
Signed on 25 January 1990
Rhondda
Skinner, Mr Dennis
Labour
Signed on 10 January 1990
Bolsover
Thompson, Jack
Labour
Signed on 23 January 1990
Wansbeck
Welsh, Michael
Labour
Signed on 17 January 1990
Doncaster North

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.

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

Trade Union Rights (Amendment 1)
At end add 'noting nonetheless that after decades of ill-advised and dogmatic support of such principles the Labour Party has finally officially recognised the moral unacceptability of the closed shop in a free society.'.
Conservative, Epping Forest
3
signatures
EDM 282A1: tabled on 11 January 1990