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WORKING ON CHRISTMAS DAY

EDM (Early Day Motion) 61: tabled on 07 December 2000

Tabled in the 2000-01 session.

This motion has been signed by 169 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 cherishes Christmas Day as a special day, particularly for families and children, and welcomes the campaign by USDAW, the shopworkers' union, on behalf of the 2.6 million shopworkers of United Kingdom; regrets that many shops remain open on Christmas Day because employers put undue pressure on shop workers to abandon their family responsibilities on this important religious and public holiday; notes that the vast majority of shop workers are parents who should be able to spend Christmas with their children; notes that current law offers no protection to such workers when Christmas Day does not fall on a Sunday; further notes that Christmas is an extremely busy and stressful period for shop workers and believes that they deserve at least one day off; and calls on the Government to protect shopworkers on Christmas Day.

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.

Beggs, Mr Roy
Ulster Unionist Party
Signed on 14 December 2000
East Antrim
Beith, Sir Alan
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 26 February 2001
Berwick-upon-Tweed
Benn, Hilary
Labour
Signed on 18 December 2000
Leeds Central
Benn, Mr Tony
Labour
Signed on 18 December 2000
Chesterfield
Benton, Mr Joe
Labour
Signed on 19 December 2000
Bootle
Berry, Dr Roger
Labour
Signed on 20 December 2000
Kingswood
Best, Mr Harold
Labour
Signed on 13 December 2000
Leeds North West
Blackman, Liz
Labour
Signed on 7 March 2001
Erewash
Blears, Hazel
Labour
Signed on 21 December 2000
Salford
Body, Sir Richard
Conservative
Signed on 7 March 2001
Boston and Skegness
Bottomley, Sir Peter
Conservative
Signed on 8 December 2000
Worthing West
Brake, Tom
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 9 March 2001
Carshalton and Wallington
Brand, Dr Peter
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 13 December 2000
Isle of Wight
Brazier, Mr Julian
Conservative
Signed on 28 February 2001
Canterbury
Breed, Mr Colin
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 13 December 2000
South East Cornwall
Brinton, Mrs Helen
Labour
Signed on 15 December 2000
Peterborough
Brown, Mr Russell
Labour
Signed on 9 January 2001
Dumfries
Burgon, Colin
Labour
Signed on 26 February 2001
Elmet
Campbell, Mr Alan
Labour
Signed on 20 December 2000
Tynemouth
Cann, Mr Jamie
Labour
Signed on 21 December 2000
Ipswich
Caton, Mr Martin
Labour
Signed on 12 December 2000
Gower
Clapham, Mr Michael
Labour
Signed on 14 December 2000
Barnsley West and Penistone
Clark, Dr David
Labour
Signed on 11 December 2000
South Shields
Clarke, Mr Tony
Labour
Signed on 13 December 2000
Northampton South
Cohen, Harry
Labour
Signed on 13 December 2000
Leyton and Wanstead
Connarty, Michael
Labour
Signed on 28 March 2001
Falkirk East
Cook, Frank
Labour
Signed on 8 January 2001
Stockton North
Corbett, Mr Robin
Labour
Signed on 12 December 2000
Birmingham, Erdington
Corbyn, Jeremy
Labour
Signed on 18 December 2000
Islington North
Cotter, Brian
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 13 December 2000
Weston-Super-Mare
Cousins, Jim
Labour
Signed on 18 December 2000
Newcastle upon Tyne Central
Cox, Tom
Labour
Signed on 13 December 2000
Tooting
Crausby, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 20 December 2000
Bolton North East
Cryer, Mrs Ann
Labour
Signed on 19 December 2000
Keighley
Cryer, John
Labour
Signed on 12 March 2001
Hornchurch
Cummings, John
Labour
Signed on 12 December 2000
Easington
Cunliffe, Mr Lawrence
Labour
Signed on 15 December 2000
Leigh
Cunningham, Mr Jim
Labour
Signed on 18 December 2000
Coventry South
Davey, Mr Edward
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 18 December 2000
Kingston and Surbiton
Davey, Valerie
Labour
Signed on 13 December 2000
Bristol West
Davies, Geraint
Labour
Signed on 12 December 2000
Croydon Central
Davis, Mr Terry
Labour
Signed on 19 December 2000
Birmingham, Hodge Hill
Dawson, Mr Hilton
Labour
Signed on 13 December 2000
Lancaster and Wyre
Dean, Mrs Janet
Labour
Signed on 15 December 2000
Burton
Dismore, Mr Andrew
Labour
Signed on 14 December 2000
Hendon
Dobbin, Jim
Labour
Signed on 18 December 2000
Heywood and Middleton
Donaldson, Mr Jeffrey M.
Ulster Unionist Party
Signed on 26 February 2001
Lagan Valley
Donohoe, Mr Brian H.
Labour
Signed on 8 January 2001
Cunninghame South
Drew, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 13 December 2000
Stroud
Edwards, Mr Huw
Labour
Signed on 14 December 2000
Monmouth
Ennis, Jeff
Labour
Signed on 21 March 2001
Barnsley East and Mexborough
Etherington, Bill
Labour
Signed on 21 December 2000
Sunderland North
Foster, Mr Derek
Labour
Signed on 8 January 2001
Bishop Auckland
Foster (Worcs.), Mr Michael
Labour
Signed on 21 December 2000
Worcester
Galloway, Mr George
Labour
Signed on 26 March 2001
Glasgow, Kelvin
Gapes, Mike
Labour
Signed on 19 December 2000
Ilford South
Gardiner, Barry
Labour
Signed on 8 January 2001
Brent North
George, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 12 December 2000
St Ives
Gerrard, Mr Neil
Labour
Signed on 14 December 2000
Walthamstow
Gibson, Dr Ian
Labour
Signed on 14 December 2000
Norwich North
Gidley, Sandra
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 19 December 2000
Romsey
Godman, Dr Norman
Labour
Signed on 12 December 2000
Greenock and Inverclyde
Godsiff, Mr Roger
Labour
Signed on 20 December 2000
Birmingham, Sparkbrook and Small Heath
Golding, Mrs Llin
Labour
Signed on 13 December 2000
Newcastle-under-Lyme
Gordon, Mrs Eileen
Labour
Signed on 8 January 2001
Romford
Gorrie, Mr Donald
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 5 February 2001
Edinburgh West
Griffiths, Mr Win
Labour
Signed on 12 December 2000
Bridgend
Harvey, Nick
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 15 December 2000
North Devon
Hinchliffe, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 5 April 2001
Wakefield
Hopkins, Kelvin
Labour
Signed on 12 December 2000
Luton North
Hoyle, Mr Lindsay
Labour
Signed on 12 December 2000
Chorley
Hughes, Simon
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 26 February 2001
North Southwark and Bermondsey
Humble, Mrs Joan
Labour
Signed on 14 December 2000
Blackpool North and Fleetwood
Hunter, Mr Andrew
Conservative
Signed on 27 February 2001
Basingstoke
Iddon, Dr Brian
Labour
Signed on 11 December 2000
Bolton South East
Illsley, Mr Eric
Labour
Signed on 19 December 2000
Barnsley Central
Jones, Helen
Labour
Signed on 7 December 2000
Warrington North
Jones, Ms Jenny
Labour
Signed on 12 December 2000
Wolverhampton South West
Jones, Mr Jon Owen
Labour
Signed on 21 December 2000
Cardiff Central
Jones, Lynne
Labour
Signed on 11 December 2000
Birmingham, Selly Oak
Jones, Mr Martyn
Labour
Signed on 13 December 2000
Clwyd South
Jones, Mr Nigel
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 19 December 2000
Cheltenham
Keen, Ann
Labour
Signed on 14 December 2000
Brentford and Isleworth
Keetch, Mr Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 13 December 2000
Hereford
Khabra, Mr Piara S
Labour
Signed on 12 December 2000
Ealing, Southall
Kidney, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 12 December 2000
Stafford
King, Ms Oona
Labour
Signed on 8 March 2001
Bethnal Green and Bow
Kumar, Dr Ashok
Labour
Signed on 11 December 2000
Middlesbrough South and East Cleveland
Ladyman, Dr Stephen
Labour
Signed on 7 December 2000
South Thanet
Lawrence, Mrs Jackie
Labour
Signed on 21 December 2000
Preseli Pembrokeshire
Laxton, Mr Bob
Labour
Signed on 13 December 2000
Derby North
Lepper, David
Labour
Signed on 12 December 2000
Brighton, Pavilion
Livsey, Mr Richard
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 12 December 2000
Brecon and Radnorshire
Llwyd, Mr Elfyn
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 13 December 2000
Meirionnydd Nant Conwy
Love, Mr Andy
Labour
Signed on 14 December 2000
Edmonton
MacDonald, Dr Calum
Labour
Signed on 8 January 2001
Western Isles
Mallaber, Judy
Labour
Signed on 21 December 2000
Amber Valley
Marsden, Mr Gordon
Labour
Signed on 14 December 2000
Blackpool South
McAllion, Mr John
Labour
Signed on 21 December 2000
Dundee East
McCabe, Stephen
Labour
Signed on 8 March 2001
Birmingham, Hall Green
McCafferty, Chris
Labour
Signed on 19 December 2000
Calder Valley
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 1 February 2001
Hayes and Harlington
McNamara, Mr Kevin
Labour
Signed on 12 December 2000
Kingston upon Hull North
McWalter, Mr Tony
Labour
Signed on 23 January 2001
Hemel Hempstead
McWilliam, Mr John
Labour
Signed on 13 December 2000
Blaydon
Michael, Alun
Labour
Signed on 8 January 2001
Cardiff South and Penarth
Michie, Mr Bill
Labour
Signed on 13 December 2000
Sheffield, Heeley
Michie, Mrs Ray
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 7 March 2001
Argyll and Bute
Miller, Andrew
Labour
Signed on 15 December 2000
Ellesmere Port and Neston
Moffatt, Laura
Labour
Signed on 1 February 2001
Crawley
Mudie, Mr George
Labour
Signed on 13 December 2000
Leeds East
Murphy, Mr Jim
Labour
Signed on 19 December 2000
Eastwood
Naysmith, Dr Doug
Labour
Signed on 9 January 2001
Bristol North West
O'Brien, Sir Bill
Labour
Signed on 8 January 2001
Normanton
O'Neill, Mr Martin
Labour
Signed on 14 December 2000
Ochil
Olner, Mr Bill
Labour
Signed on 13 February 2001
Nuneaton
Organ, Diana
Labour
Signed on 8 January 2001
Forest of Dean
Palmer, Dr Nick
Labour
Signed on 12 December 2000
Broxtowe
Perham, Linda
Labour
Signed on 11 December 2000
Ilford North
Pike, Mr Peter
Labour
Signed on 19 December 2000
Burnley
Prentice, Mr Gordon
Labour
Signed on 11 December 2000
Pendle
Quinn, Lawrie
Labour
Signed on 3 April 2001
Scarborough and Whitby
Rammell, Bill
Labour
Signed on 20 December 2000
Harlow
Robinson, Mr Peter
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 1 March 2001
Belfast East
Rogers, Mr Allan
Labour
Signed on 20 December 2000
Rhondda
Ross, Mr Ernie
Labour
Signed on 21 December 2000
Dundee West
Rowlands, Mr Ted
Labour
Signed on 20 December 2000
Merthyr Tydfil and Rhymney
Ruane, Chris
Labour
Signed on 20 December 2000
Vale of Clwyd
Russell, Bob
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 11 December 2000
Colchester
Russell, Christine
Labour
Signed on 19 December 2000
City of Chester
Sawford, Phil
Labour
Signed on 8 February 2001
Kettering
Sayeed, Mr Jonathan
Conservative
Signed on 24 January 2001
Mid Bedfordshire
Sheerman, Mr Barry
Labour
Signed on 9 January 2001
Huddersfield
Simpson, Alan
Labour
Signed on 20 December 2000
Nottingham South
Singh, Mr Marsha
Labour
Signed on 13 December 2000
Bradford West
Skinner, Mr Dennis
Labour
Signed on 12 December 2000
Bolsover
Angela Smith,
Signed on 8 January 2001
Smyth, The Rev Martin
Ulster Unionist Party
Signed on 1 March 2001
Belfast South
Starkey, Dr Phyllis
Labour
Signed on 13 December 2000
Milton Keynes South West
Steinberg, Mr Gerry
Labour
Signed on 19 December 2000
City of Durham
Stewart, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 19 December 2000
Inverness East, Nairn and Lochaber
Stewart, Ian
Labour
Signed on 19 December 2000
Eccles
Stinchcombe, Mr Paul
Labour
Signed on 12 December 2000
Wellingborough
Stoate, Dr Howard
Labour
Signed on 8 January 2001
Dartford
Strang, Dr Gavin
Labour
Signed on 15 December 2000
Edinburgh East and Musselburgh
Stunell, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 14 December 2000
Hazel Grove
Taylor, Ms Dari
Labour
Signed on 20 December 2000
Stockton South
Taylor, David
Labour
Signed on 13 December 2000
North West Leicestershire
Taylor, Mr John D.
Conservative
Signed on 14 December 2000
Solihull
Taylor, Sir Teddy
Conservative
Signed on 14 February 2001
Rochford and Southend East
Thomas, Gareth
Labour
Signed on 14 December 2000
Clwyd West
Thomas, Mr Simon
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 11 December 2000
Ceredigion
Todd, Mr Mark
Labour
Signed on 14 December 2000
South Derbyshire
Tonge, Dr Jenny
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 12 December 2000
Richmond Park
Tyler, Mr Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 14 December 2000
North Cornwall
Tynan, Mr Bill
Labour
Signed on 7 March 2001
Hamilton South
Vis, Dr Rudi
Labour
Signed on 15 December 2000
Finchley and Golders Green
Walley, Joan
Labour
Signed on 13 December 2000
Stoke-on-Trent North
Webb, Prof Steve
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 15 February 2001
Northavon
Williams, Dr Alan
Labour
Signed on 19 December 2000
Carmarthen East and Dinefwr
Williams, Mrs Betty
Labour
Signed on 18 December 2000
Conwy
Winterton, Ann
Conservative
Signed on 13 February 2001
Congleton
Wood, Mike
Labour
Signed on 9 January 2001
Batley and Spen

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.