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EFFECTIVE PROCEDURE TO PREVENT EXPLOITATION OF SEAFARERS

EDM (Early Day Motion) 1742: tabled on 15 October 2002

Tabled in the 2001-02 session.

This motion has been signed by 55 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 welcomes the Government's attempts to produce effective and positive maritime policies to reverse the dramatic decline of the United Kingdom merchant fleet and the loss of British maritime expertise; is concerned however that whilst the tonnage tax scheme has delivered increases in United Kingdom flagged tonnage, it is so far failing to meet the equally important aim of safeguarding British maritime jobs; is also concerned by recent reports which indicate that foreign seafarers working on United Kingdom registered ships have been paid as little as 70 pence per hour and have been forced to work under illegal contracts that threaten crew members with dismissal if they contact trades unions or regulatory authorities; and calls upon Her Majesty's Government to provide effective procedures to prevent such exploitation and unacceptable working practices by red ensign flagged shipping companies.

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.

Burgon, Colin
Labour
Signed on 29 October 2002
Elmet
Caton, Mr Martin
Labour
Signed on 17 October 2002
Gower
Clarke, Mr Tony
Labour
Signed on 5 November 2002
Northampton South
Colman, Mr Tony
Labour
Signed on 22 October 2002
Putney
Connarty, Michael
Labour
Signed on 6 November 2002
Falkirk East
Corbyn, Jeremy
Labour
Signed on 16 October 2002
Islington North
Cox, Tom
Labour
Signed on 17 October 2002
Tooting
Cryer, Mrs Ann
Labour
Signed on 22 October 2002
Keighley
Cryer, John
Labour
Signed on 21 October 2002
Hornchurch
Cummings, John
Labour
Signed on 16 October 2002
Easington
Davis, Mr Terry
Labour
Signed on 17 October 2002
Birmingham, Hodge Hill
Dismore, Mr Andrew
Labour
Signed on 22 October 2002
Hendon
Drew, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 23 October 2002
Stroud
Edwards, Mr Huw
Labour
Signed on 17 October 2002
Monmouth
Ennis, Jeff
Labour
Signed on 4 November 2002
Barnsley East and Mexborough
Etherington, Bill
Labour
Signed on 15 October 2002
Sunderland North
Flynn, Paul
Labour
Signed on 21 October 2002
Newport West
George, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 17 October 2002
St Ives
Green, Matthew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 24 October 2002
Ludlow
Griffiths, Mr Win
Labour
Signed on 16 October 2002
Bridgend
Hamilton, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 29 October 2002
Midlothian
Hancock, Mr Mike
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 16 October 2002
Portsmouth South
Heyes, David
Labour
Signed on 5 November 2002
Ashton-under-Lyne
Hoyle, Mr Lindsay
Labour
Signed on 16 October 2002
Chorley
Iddon, Dr Brian
Labour
Signed on 17 October 2002
Bolton South East
Illsley, Mr Eric
Labour
Signed on 23 October 2002
Barnsley Central
Jackson, Glenda
Labour
Signed on 17 October 2002
Hampstead and Highgate
Jones, Lynne
Labour
Signed on 16 October 2002
Birmingham, Selly Oak
Jones, Mr Nigel
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 16 October 2002
Cheltenham
Knight, Jim
Labour
Signed on 16 October 2002
South Dorset
Lazarowicz, Mark
Labour
Signed on 16 October 2002
Edinburgh North and Leith
Lewis, Mr Terry
Labour
Signed on 16 October 2002
Worsley
Lyons, Mr John
Labour
Signed on 30 October 2002
Strathkelvin and Bearsden
Mahon, Alice
Labour
Signed on 17 October 2002
Halifax
Marris, Rob
Labour
Signed on 17 October 2002
Wolverhampton South West
Marshall, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 6 November 2002
Glasgow, Shettleston
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 6 November 2002
Hayes and Harlington
McNamara, Mr Kevin
Labour
Signed on 23 October 2002
Kingston upon Hull North
Murphy, Mr Denis
Labour
Signed on 16 October 2002
Wansbeck
O'Hara, Mr Edward
Labour
Signed on 16 October 2002
Knowsley South
Rapson, Syd
Labour
Signed on 15 October 2002
Portsmouth North
Simpson, Alan
Labour
Signed on 24 October 2002
Nottingham South
Skinner, Mr Dennis
Labour
Signed on 17 October 2002
Bolsover
Smyth, The Rev Martin
Ulster Unionist Party
Signed on 17 October 2002
Belfast South
Turner, Dr Desmond
Labour
Signed on 23 October 2002
Brighton, Kemptown
Vis, Dr Rudi
Labour
Signed on 15 October 2002
Finchley and Golders Green
Walley, Joan
Labour
Signed on 16 October 2002
Stoke-on-Trent North
Wareing, Mr Robert N.
Labour
Signed on 16 October 2002
Liverpool, West Derby
Wray, Mr Jimmy
Labour
Signed on 15 October 2002
Glasgow, Baillieston

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.