House of Commons
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MERCHANT NAVY OFFICERS WITH OFFSHORE CONTRACTS
EDM #254
Tabled 25 January 2001
2000-01 Session
That this House deplores the invidious position faced by Merchant Navy officers whose contracts are being terminated on ships in the Associated Bulk Carriers fleet that is being sold by the P and O Group; notes that, despite being UK citizens and having many years of loyal service, these officers are employed on 'offshore' contracts; notes the nature of these contracts, based in Bermuda, is such that these officers are denied the employment protection rights that are extended to British workers ashore and are therefore exposed to a non-UK legal system with which they are unfamiliar; notes that the arrangements mean that these officers are effectively denied the right to pursue legitimate contractual issues through the UK and European legal systems; urges P and O to look again at this situation, in the light of their massive cost savings made by this sale, to ensure that the officers receive, as a minimum a settlement equivalent to, their full pay for the notice period; and also urges the Department of the Environment, Transport and the Regions to look again at the proposals of the Working Group on Shipping with regard to protection of those people working on 'offshore' contracts.

Signatures (146)

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
31 January 2001
Beggs, Mr Roy
Ulster Unionist Party
25 April 2001
Beith, Sir Alan
Liberal Democrat
08 February 2001
Benn, Hilary
Labour
08 February 2001
Benn, Mr Tony
Labour
08 February 2001
Benton, Mr Joe
Labour
31 January 2001
Bermingham, Mr Gerry
Labour
06 February 2001
Best, Mr Harold
Labour
26 February 2001
Borrow, Mr David S.
Labour
08 February 2001
Brand, Dr Peter
Liberal Democrat
13 February 2001
Brazier, Mr Julian
Conservative
06 February 2001
Breed, Mr Colin
Liberal Democrat
25 January 2001
Brown, Mr Russell
Labour
08 February 2001
Cable, Dr Vincent
Liberal Democrat
13 February 2001
Campbell, Sir Menzies
Liberal Democrat
12 February 2001
Cann, Mr Jamie
Labour
08 February 2001
Caton, Mr Martin
Labour
31 January 2001
Clark, Dr David
Labour
07 February 2001
Clarke, Mr Eric
Labour
01 February 2001
Clarke, Mr Tom
Labour
06 February 2001
Clarke, Mr Tony
Labour
28 February 2001
Clwyd, Ann
Labour
08 March 2001
Cohen, Harry
Labour
13 February 2001
Connarty, Michael
Labour
28 March 2001
Cook, Frank
Labour
13 February 2001
Corbett, Mr Robin
Labour
06 February 2001
Corbyn, Jeremy
Labour
25 January 2001
Cotter, Brian
Liberal Democrat
06 February 2001
Cousins, Jim
Labour
31 January 2001
Cryer, Mrs Ann
Labour
07 February 2001
Cummings, John
Labour
31 January 2001
Cunliffe, Mr Lawrence
Labour
09 February 2001
Cunningham, Mr Jim
Labour
08 February 2001
Cunningham, Ms Roseanna
Scottish National Party
09 February 2001
Dalyell, Tam
Labour
07 February 2001
Darvill, Mr Keith
Labour
06 February 2001
Davey, Valerie
Labour
05 February 2001
Davidson, Mr Ian
Labour
26 February 2001
Dean, Mrs Janet
Labour
08 February 2001
Dobbin, Jim
Labour
07 February 2001
Donohoe, Mr Brian H.
Labour
15 February 2001
Efford, Clive
Labour
08 February 2001
Ellman, Mrs Louise
Labour
14 February 2001
Etherington, Bill
Labour
08 February 2001
Ewing, Mrs Margaret
Scottish National Party
09 February 2001
Fearn, Mr Ronnie
Liberal Democrat
07 February 2001
Flynn, Paul
Labour
07 March 2001
Fyfe, Mrs Maria
Labour
01 March 2001
Galloway, Mr George
Labour
07 February 2001
George, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
05 February 2001
Gidley, Sandra
Liberal Democrat
07 February 2001
Godman, Dr Norman
Labour
06 February 2001
Golding, Mrs Llin
Labour
08 February 2001
Griffiths, Mr Win
Labour
31 January 2001
Hancock, Mr Mike
Liberal Democrat
31 January 2001
Harvey, Nick
Liberal Democrat
01 February 2001
Henderson, Mr Ivan
Labour
31 January 2001
Hepburn, Mr Stephen
Labour
31 January 2001
Hopkins, Kelvin
Labour
07 March 2001
Humble, Mrs Joan
Labour
25 January 2001
Illsley, Mr Eric
Labour
01 February 2001
Johnson Smith, Sir Geoffrey
Conservative
13 February 2001
Jones, Mr Ieuan Wyn
Plaid Cymru
14 February 2001
Jones, Mr Jon Owen
Labour
25 January 2001
Jones, Lynne
Labour
31 January 2001
Jones, Mr Martyn
Labour
31 January 2001
Jones, Mr Nigel
Liberal Democrat
08 February 2001
Keetch, Mr Paul
Liberal Democrat
28 February 2001
Ladyman, Dr Stephen
Labour
27 February 2001
Lawrence, Mrs Jackie
Labour
25 January 2001
Lepper, David
Labour
08 February 2001
Lewis, Mr Terry
Labour
13 February 2001
Livingstone, Mr Ken
Independent
08 February 2001
Livsey, Mr Richard
Liberal Democrat
31 January 2001
Llwyd, Mr Elfyn
Plaid Cymru
07 March 2001
MacDonald, Dr Calum
Labour
08 February 2001
Maginnis, Mr Ken
Ulster Unionist Party
05 March 2001
Mahon, Alice
Labour
25 January 2001
Mates, Lt Col Michael
Conservative
26 February 2001
McAllion, Mr John
Labour
13 February 2001
McCafferty, Chris
Labour
31 January 2001
McCartney, Mr Robert
United Kingdom Unionist
14 February 2001
McDonnell, John
Labour
01 February 2001
McFall, Mr John
Labour
06 February 2001
McNamara, Mr Kevin
Labour
30 January 2001
McWilliam, Mr John
Labour
13 February 2001
Meale, Mr Alan
Labour
01 February 2001
Michael, Alun
Labour
25 January 2001
Michie, Mr Bill
Labour
06 February 2001
Michie, Mrs Ray
Liberal Democrat
25 January 2001
Miller, Andrew
Labour
08 February 2001
Mitchell, Mr Austin
Labour
26 February 2001
Morgan, Mr Alasdair
Scottish National Party
07 February 2001
Mudie, Mr George
Labour
06 February 2001
Murphy, Mr Denis
Labour
08 February 2001
Naysmith, Dr Doug
Labour
06 February 2001
O'Hara, Mr Edward
Labour
31 January 2001
O'Neill, Mr Martin
Labour
14 February 2001
Pike, Mr Peter
Labour
31 January 2001
Powell, Sir Raymond
Labour
25 January 2001
Prentice, Mr Gordon
Labour
07 February 2001
Prosser, Gwyn
Labour
04 April 2001
Rapson, Syd
Labour
08 February 2001
Rendel, Mr David
Liberal Democrat
08 February 2001
Rogers, Mr Allan
Labour
21 March 2001
Ross, Mr Ernie
Labour
13 February 2001
Ross, Mr William
Ulster Unionist Party
28 February 2001
Rowlands, Mr Ted
Labour
13 February 2001
Ruane, Chris
Labour
25 January 2001
Ruddock, Joan
Labour
07 February 2001
Russell, Bob
Liberal Democrat
15 February 2001
Sanders, Mr Adrian
Liberal Democrat
07 February 2001
Sawford, Phil
Labour
26 February 2001
Simpson, Alan
Labour
08 February 2001
Singh, Mr Marsha
Labour
14 February 2001
Skinner, Mr Dennis
Labour
01 February 2001
Smyth, The Rev Martin
Ulster Unionist Party
31 January 2001
Snape, Mr Peter
Labour
09 February 2001
Steinberg, Mr Gerry
Labour
07 February 2001
Stewart, Mr David
Labour
07 February 2001
Stewart, Ian
Labour
28 February 2001
Strang, Dr Gavin
Labour
08 February 2001
Taylor, Ms Dari
Labour
14 February 2001
Taylor, Mr Ian
Conservative
25 January 2001
Thomas, Gareth
Labour
28 February 2001
Turner, Mr Neil
Labour
25 January 2001
Tyler, Mr Paul
Liberal Democrat
01 February 2001
Tynan, Mr Bill
Labour
08 February 2001
Vis, Dr Rudi
Labour
14 February 2001
Walley, Joan
Labour
06 February 2001
Wigley, Mr Dafydd
Plaid Cymru
07 February 2001
Williams, Mr Alan
Labour
14 February 2001
Williams, Dr Alan
Labour
08 February 2001
Williams, Mrs Betty
Labour
12 February 2001
Winnick, Mr David
Labour
05 February 2001
Winterton, Ann
Conservative
07 February 2001
Winterton, Sir Nicholas
Conservative
06 February 2001
Wood, Mike
Labour
12 February 2001
Wright, Mr Anthony
Labour
31 January 2001
Wyatt, Derek
Labour
07 February 2001
There are no withdrawn signatures for this Motion