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MERCHANT NAVY OFFICERS WITH OFFSHORE CONTRACTS

EDM (Early Day Motion) 254: tabled on 25 January 2001

Tabled in the 2000-01 session.

This motion has been signed by 146 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 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.

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 31 January 2001
North East Derbyshire
Beggs, Mr Roy
Ulster Unionist Party
Signed on 25 April 2001
East Antrim
Beith, Sir Alan
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 8 February 2001
Berwick-upon-Tweed
Benn, Hilary
Labour
Signed on 8 February 2001
Leeds Central
Benn, Mr Tony
Labour
Signed on 8 February 2001
Chesterfield
Benton, Mr Joe
Labour
Signed on 31 January 2001
Bootle
Bermingham, Mr Gerry
Labour
Signed on 6 February 2001
St Helens South
Best, Mr Harold
Labour
Signed on 26 February 2001
Leeds North West
Borrow, Mr David S.
Labour
Signed on 8 February 2001
South Ribble
Brand, Dr Peter
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 13 February 2001
Isle of Wight
Brazier, Mr Julian
Conservative
Signed on 6 February 2001
Canterbury
Breed, Mr Colin
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 25 January 2001
South East Cornwall
Brown, Mr Russell
Labour
Signed on 8 February 2001
Dumfries
Cable, Dr Vincent
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 13 February 2001
Twickenham
Campbell, Sir Menzies
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 12 February 2001
North East Fife
Cann, Mr Jamie
Labour
Signed on 8 February 2001
Ipswich
Caton, Mr Martin
Labour
Signed on 31 January 2001
Gower
Clark, Dr David
Labour
Signed on 7 February 2001
South Shields
Clarke, Mr Eric
Labour
Signed on 1 February 2001
Midlothian
Clarke, Mr Tom
Labour
Signed on 6 February 2001
Coatbridge and Chryston
Clarke, Mr Tony
Labour
Signed on 28 February 2001
Northampton South
Clwyd, Ann
Labour
Signed on 8 March 2001
Cynon Valley
Cohen, Harry
Labour
Signed on 13 February 2001
Leyton and Wanstead
Connarty, Michael
Labour
Signed on 28 March 2001
Falkirk East
Cook, Frank
Labour
Signed on 13 February 2001
Stockton North
Corbett, Mr Robin
Labour
Signed on 6 February 2001
Birmingham, Erdington
Corbyn, Jeremy
Labour
Signed on 25 January 2001
Islington North
Cotter, Brian
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 6 February 2001
Weston-Super-Mare
Cousins, Jim
Labour
Signed on 31 January 2001
Newcastle upon Tyne Central
Cryer, Mrs Ann
Labour
Signed on 7 February 2001
Keighley
Cummings, John
Labour
Signed on 31 January 2001
Easington
Cunliffe, Mr Lawrence
Labour
Signed on 9 February 2001
Leigh
Cunningham, Mr Jim
Labour
Signed on 8 February 2001
Coventry South
Cunningham, Ms Roseanna
Scottish National Party
Signed on 9 February 2001
Perth
Dalyell, Tam
Labour
Signed on 7 February 2001
Linlithgow
Darvill, Mr Keith
Labour
Signed on 6 February 2001
Upminster
Davey, Valerie
Labour
Signed on 5 February 2001
Bristol West
Davidson, Mr Ian
Labour
Signed on 26 February 2001
Glasgow, Pollok
Dean, Mrs Janet
Labour
Signed on 8 February 2001
Burton
Dobbin, Jim
Labour
Signed on 7 February 2001
Heywood and Middleton
Donohoe, Mr Brian H.
Labour
Signed on 15 February 2001
Cunninghame South
Efford, Clive
Labour
Signed on 8 February 2001
Eltham
Ellman, Mrs Louise
Labour
Signed on 14 February 2001
Liverpool, Riverside
Etherington, Bill
Labour
Signed on 8 February 2001
Sunderland North
Ewing, Mrs Margaret
Scottish National Party
Signed on 9 February 2001
Moray
Fearn, Mr Ronnie
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 7 February 2001
Southport
Flynn, Paul
Labour
Signed on 7 March 2001
Newport West
Fyfe, Mrs Maria
Labour
Signed on 1 March 2001
Glasgow, Maryhill
Galloway, Mr George
Labour
Signed on 7 February 2001
Glasgow, Kelvin
George, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 5 February 2001
St Ives
Gidley, Sandra
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 7 February 2001
Romsey
Godman, Dr Norman
Labour
Signed on 6 February 2001
Greenock and Inverclyde
Golding, Mrs Llin
Labour
Signed on 8 February 2001
Newcastle-under-Lyme
Griffiths, Mr Win
Labour
Signed on 31 January 2001
Bridgend
Hancock, Mr Mike
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 31 January 2001
Portsmouth South
Harvey, Nick
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 1 February 2001
North Devon
Henderson, Mr Ivan
Labour
Signed on 31 January 2001
Harwich
Hepburn, Mr Stephen
Labour
Signed on 31 January 2001
Jarrow
Hopkins, Kelvin
Labour
Signed on 7 March 2001
Luton North
Humble, Mrs Joan
Labour
Signed on 25 January 2001
Blackpool North and Fleetwood
Illsley, Mr Eric
Labour
Signed on 1 February 2001
Barnsley Central
Johnson Smith, Sir Geoffrey
Conservative
Signed on 13 February 2001
Wealden
Jones, Mr Ieuan Wyn
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 14 February 2001
Ynys Môn
Jones, Mr Jon Owen
Labour
Signed on 25 January 2001
Cardiff Central
Jones, Lynne
Labour
Signed on 31 January 2001
Birmingham, Selly Oak
Jones, Mr Martyn
Labour
Signed on 31 January 2001
Clwyd South
Jones, Mr Nigel
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 8 February 2001
Cheltenham
Keetch, Mr Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 28 February 2001
Hereford
Ladyman, Dr Stephen
Labour
Signed on 27 February 2001
South Thanet
Lawrence, Mrs Jackie
Labour
Signed on 25 January 2001
Preseli Pembrokeshire
Lepper, David
Labour
Signed on 8 February 2001
Brighton, Pavilion
Lewis, Mr Terry
Labour
Signed on 13 February 2001
Worsley
Livingstone, Mr Ken
Independent
Signed on 8 February 2001
Brent East
Livsey, Mr Richard
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 31 January 2001
Brecon and Radnorshire
Llwyd, Mr Elfyn
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 7 March 2001
Meirionnydd Nant Conwy
MacDonald, Dr Calum
Labour
Signed on 8 February 2001
Western Isles
Maginnis, Mr Ken
Ulster Unionist Party
Signed on 5 March 2001
Fermanagh and South Tyrone
Mahon, Alice
Labour
Signed on 25 January 2001
Halifax
Mates, Lt Col Michael
Conservative
Signed on 26 February 2001
East Hampshire
McAllion, Mr John
Labour
Signed on 13 February 2001
Dundee East
McCafferty, Chris
Labour
Signed on 31 January 2001
Calder Valley
McCartney, Mr Robert
United Kingdom Unionist
Signed on 14 February 2001
North Down
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 1 February 2001
Hayes and Harlington
McFall, Mr John
Labour
Signed on 6 February 2001
Dumbarton
McNamara, Mr Kevin
Labour
Signed on 30 January 2001
Kingston upon Hull North
McWilliam, Mr John
Labour
Signed on 13 February 2001
Blaydon
Meale, Mr Alan
Labour
Signed on 1 February 2001
Mansfield
Michael, Alun
Labour
Signed on 25 January 2001
Cardiff South and Penarth
Michie, Mr Bill
Labour
Signed on 6 February 2001
Sheffield, Heeley
Michie, Mrs Ray
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 25 January 2001
Argyll and Bute
Miller, Andrew
Labour
Signed on 8 February 2001
Ellesmere Port and Neston
Mitchell, Mr Austin
Labour
Signed on 26 February 2001
Great Grimsby
Morgan, Mr Alasdair
Scottish National Party
Signed on 7 February 2001
Galloway and Upper Nithsdale
Mudie, Mr George
Labour
Signed on 6 February 2001
Leeds East
Murphy, Mr Denis
Labour
Signed on 8 February 2001
Wansbeck
Naysmith, Dr Doug
Labour
Signed on 6 February 2001
Bristol North West
O'Hara, Mr Edward
Labour
Signed on 31 January 2001
Knowsley South
O'Neill, Mr Martin
Labour
Signed on 14 February 2001
Ochil
Pike, Mr Peter
Labour
Signed on 31 January 2001
Burnley
Powell, Sir Raymond
Labour
Signed on 25 January 2001
Ogmore
Prentice, Mr Gordon
Labour
Signed on 7 February 2001
Pendle
Prosser, Gwyn
Labour
Signed on 4 April 2001
Dover
Rapson, Syd
Labour
Signed on 8 February 2001
Portsmouth North
Rendel, Mr David
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 8 February 2001
Newbury
Rogers, Mr Allan
Labour
Signed on 21 March 2001
Rhondda
Ross, Mr Ernie
Labour
Signed on 13 February 2001
Dundee West
Ross, Mr William
Ulster Unionist Party
Signed on 28 February 2001
East Londonderry
Rowlands, Mr Ted
Labour
Signed on 13 February 2001
Merthyr Tydfil and Rhymney
Ruane, Chris
Labour
Signed on 25 January 2001
Vale of Clwyd
Ruddock, Joan
Labour
Signed on 7 February 2001
Lewisham, Deptford
Russell, Bob
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 15 February 2001
Colchester
Sanders, Mr Adrian
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 7 February 2001
Torbay
Sawford, Phil
Labour
Signed on 26 February 2001
Kettering
Simpson, Alan
Labour
Signed on 8 February 2001
Nottingham South
Singh, Mr Marsha
Labour
Signed on 14 February 2001
Bradford West
Skinner, Mr Dennis
Labour
Signed on 1 February 2001
Bolsover
Smyth, The Rev Martin
Ulster Unionist Party
Signed on 31 January 2001
Belfast South
Snape, Mr Peter
Labour
Signed on 9 February 2001
West Bromwich East
Steinberg, Mr Gerry
Labour
Signed on 7 February 2001
City of Durham
Stewart, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 7 February 2001
Inverness East, Nairn and Lochaber
Stewart, Ian
Labour
Signed on 28 February 2001
Eccles
Strang, Dr Gavin
Labour
Signed on 8 February 2001
Edinburgh East and Musselburgh
Taylor, Ms Dari
Labour
Signed on 14 February 2001
Stockton South
Taylor, Mr Ian
Conservative
Signed on 25 January 2001
Esher and Walton
Thomas, Gareth
Labour
Signed on 28 February 2001
Clwyd West
Turner, Mr Neil
Labour
Signed on 25 January 2001
Wigan
Tyler, Mr Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 1 February 2001
North Cornwall
Tynan, Mr Bill
Labour
Signed on 8 February 2001
Hamilton South
Vis, Dr Rudi
Labour
Signed on 14 February 2001
Finchley and Golders Green
Walley, Joan
Labour
Signed on 6 February 2001
Stoke-on-Trent North
Wigley, Mr Dafydd
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 7 February 2001
Caernarfon
Williams, Mr Alan
Labour
Signed on 14 February 2001
Swansea West
Williams, Dr Alan
Labour
Signed on 8 February 2001
Carmarthen East and Dinefwr
Williams, Mrs Betty
Labour
Signed on 12 February 2001
Conwy
Winnick, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 5 February 2001
Walsall North
Winterton, Ann
Conservative
Signed on 7 February 2001
Congleton
Winterton, Sir Nicholas
Conservative
Signed on 6 February 2001
Macclesfield
Wood, Mike
Labour
Signed on 12 February 2001
Batley and Spen
Wright, Mr Anthony
Labour
Signed on 31 January 2001
Great Yarmouth
Wyatt, Derek
Labour
Signed on 7 February 2001
Sittingbourne and Sheppey

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.