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SMOKING IN THE WORKPLACE

EDM (Early Day Motion) 1621: tabled on 12 July 2002

Tabled in the 2001-02 session.

This motion has been signed by 121 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.

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Motion text

That this House notes the recent group statement by 29 of the world's leading cancer experts that passive smoking causes cancer; is consequently concerned about the serious health implications for the estimated three million non-smokers in the United Kingdom who are routinely exposed to passive smoke while at work; believes that employees in this situation need stronger protection and will continue to suffer unless government takes action; further notes new Office for National Statistics figures showing as many as 86 per cent. of the public are in favour of restricting smoking in workplaces; urges the Government to pay heed to the cancer experts' findings and implement the Health and Safety Commission-backed Approved Code of Practice on passive smoking at work with immediate effect; is convinced the ACoP would significantly reduce or eliminate passive smoking exposure; and further believes it is incomprehensible that business leaders continue to oppose the ACoP given that second-hand smoke is a killer.

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.

Barrett, John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 18 July 2002
Edinburgh West
Battle, John
Labour
Signed on 7 November 2002
Leeds West
Bayley, Hugh
Labour
Signed on 22 July 2002
City of York
Begg, Dame Anne
Labour
Signed on 24 September 2002
Aberdeen South
Beggs, Mr Roy
Ulster Unionist Party
Signed on 6 November 2002
East Antrim
Berry, Dr Roger
Labour
Signed on 24 September 2002
Kingswood
Best, Mr Harold
Labour
Signed on 17 July 2002
Leeds North West
Betts, Mr Clive
Labour
Signed on 18 July 2002
Sheffield, Attercliffe
Borrow, Mr David S.
Labour
Signed on 18 July 2002
South Ribble
Bottomley, Sir Peter
Conservative
Signed on 19 July 2002
Worthing West
Bradley, Mr Keith
Labour
Signed on 23 July 2002
Manchester, Withington
Bradley, Peter
Labour
Signed on 23 October 2002
The Wrekin
Brake, Tom
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 22 July 2002
Carshalton and Wallington
Burden, Richard
Labour
Signed on 19 July 2002
Birmingham, Northfield
Burgon, Colin
Labour
Signed on 5 November 2002
Elmet
Cable, Dr Vincent
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 15 July 2002
Twickenham
Calton, Mrs Patsy
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 22 July 2002
Cheadle
Campbell, Mr Gregory
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 6 November 2002
East Londonderry
Carmichael, Mr Alistair
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 24 September 2002
Orkney and Shetland
Caton, Mr Martin
Labour
Signed on 16 July 2002
Gower
Challen, Colin
Labour
Signed on 17 July 2002
Morley and Rothwell
Clappison, Mr James
Conservative
Signed on 4 November 2002
Hertsmere
Clarke, Mr Tony
Labour
Signed on 5 November 2002
Northampton South
Colman, Mr Tony
Labour
Signed on 19 July 2002
Putney
Connarty, Michael
Labour
Signed on 6 November 2002
Falkirk East
Cook, Frank
Labour
Signed on 6 November 2002
Stockton North
Corbyn, Jeremy
Labour
Signed on 18 July 2002
Islington North
Cranston, Sir Ross
Labour
Signed on 4 November 2002
Dudley North
Cryer, Mrs Ann
Labour
Signed on 15 July 2002
Keighley
Cunningham, Tony
Labour
Signed on 24 September 2002
Workington
Davey, Valerie
Labour
Signed on 23 July 2002
Bristol West
Davidson, Mr Ian
Labour
Signed on 24 July 2002
Glasgow, Pollok
Davis, Mr Terry
Labour
Signed on 15 July 2002
Birmingham, Hodge Hill
Dean, Mrs Janet
Labour
Signed on 18 July 2002
Burton
Dismore, Mr Andrew
Labour
Signed on 17 July 2002
Hendon
Dobbin, Jim
Labour
Signed on 15 July 2002
Heywood and Middleton
Dodds, Mr Nigel
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 23 October 2002
Belfast North
Donaldson, Mr Jeffrey M.
Ulster Unionist Party
Signed on 30 October 2002
Lagan Valley
Drew, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 22 July 2002
Stroud
Drown, Julia
Labour
Signed on 24 September 2002
South Swindon
Dunwoody, Mrs Gwyneth
Labour
Signed on 17 July 2002
Crewe and Nantwich
Eagle, Angela
Labour
Signed on 30 October 2002
Wallasey
Edwards, Mr Huw
Labour
Signed on 18 July 2002
Monmouth
Fabricant, Michael
Conservative
Signed on 23 July 2002
Lichfield
Flynn, Paul
Labour
Signed on 18 July 2002
Newport West
Follett, Barbara
Labour
Signed on 30 October 2002
Stevenage
Gibson, Dr Ian
Labour
Signed on 17 July 2002
Norwich North
Gidley, Sandra
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 19 July 2002
Romsey
Green, Matthew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 28 October 2002
Ludlow
Griffiths, Mr Win
Labour
Signed on 18 July 2002
Bridgend
Grogan, Mr John
Labour
Signed on 24 September 2002
Selby
Hamilton, Fabian
Labour
Signed on 5 November 2002
Leeds North East
Hancock, Mr Mike
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 17 July 2002
Portsmouth South
Harris, Dr Evan
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 24 July 2002
Oxford West and Abingdon
Harvey, Nick
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 24 July 2002
North Devon
Henderson, Mr Doug
Labour
Signed on 24 September 2002
Newcastle upon Tyne North
Hermon, Lady Sylvia
Ulster Unionist Party
Signed on 19 July 2002
North Down
Hesford, Stephen
Labour
Signed on 23 July 2002
Wirral West
Heyes, David
Labour
Signed on 22 July 2002
Ashton-under-Lyne
Holmes, Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 15 July 2002
Chesterfield
Hopkins, Kelvin
Labour
Signed on 17 July 2002
Luton North
Humble, Mrs Joan
Labour
Signed on 17 July 2002
Blackpool North and Fleetwood
Iddon, Dr Brian
Labour
Signed on 16 July 2002
Bolton South East
Jones, Mr Jon Owen
Labour
Signed on 15 July 2002
Cardiff Central
Jones, Lynne
Labour
Signed on 15 July 2002
Birmingham, Selly Oak
Jones, Mr Martyn
Labour
Signed on 23 July 2002
Clwyd South
Jones, Mr Nigel
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 17 July 2002
Cheltenham
Keen, Ann
Labour
Signed on 24 September 2002
Brentford and Isleworth
Lewis, Mr Terry
Labour
Signed on 16 July 2002
Worsley
Lucas, Ian
Labour
Signed on 17 July 2002
Wrexham
MacDonald, Dr Calum
Labour
Signed on 24 September 2002
Western Isles
Mahon, Alice
Labour
Signed on 17 July 2002
Halifax
Marsden, Mr Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 23 July 2002
Shrewsbury and Atcham
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 15 July 2002
Hayes and Harlington
McGrady, Mr Eddie
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 24 September 2002
South Down
McNamara, Mr Kevin
Labour
Signed on 29 October 2002
Kingston upon Hull North
Munn, Meg
Labour
Signed on 22 July 2002
Sheffield, Heeley
Naysmith, Dr Doug
Labour
Signed on 23 July 2002
Bristol North West
O'Hara, Mr Edward
Labour
Signed on 17 July 2002
Knowsley South
Oaten, Mr Mark
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 22 July 2002
Winchester
Owen, Albert
Labour
Signed on 18 July 2002
Ynys Môn
Paisley, The Reverend Ian
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 5 November 2002
North Antrim
Perham, Linda
Labour
Signed on 17 July 2002
Ilford North
Pollard, Mr Kerry
Labour
Signed on 28 October 2002
St Albans
Price, Adam
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 24 September 2002
Carmarthen East and Dinefwr
Prosser, Gwyn
Labour
Signed on 24 September 2002
Dover
Pugh, Dr John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 23 July 2002
Southport
Quin, Joyce
Labour
Signed on 24 July 2002
Gateshead East and Washington West
Rapson, Syd
Labour
Signed on 15 July 2002
Portsmouth North
Robertson, John
Labour
Signed on 23 July 2002
Glasgow, Anniesland
Robinson, Mrs Iris
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 24 September 2002
Strangford
Robinson, Mr Peter
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 5 November 2002
Belfast East
Ruddock, Joan
Labour
Signed on 22 July 2002
Lewisham, Deptford
Russell, Bob
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 16 July 2002
Colchester
Sarwar, Mr Mohammad
Labour
Signed on 15 October 2002
Glasgow, Govan
Sedgemore, Mr Brian
Labour
Signed on 17 July 2002
Hackney South and Shoreditch
Simpson, Alan
Labour
Signed on 22 July 2002
Nottingham South
Smyth, The Rev Martin
Ulster Unionist Party
Signed on 16 July 2002
Belfast South
Spink, Bob
Conservative
Signed on 22 July 2002
Castle Point
Steinberg, Mr Gerry
Labour
Signed on 16 July 2002
City of Durham
Taylor, David
Labour
Signed on 15 July 2002
North West Leicestershire
Thomas, Mr Simon
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 19 July 2002
Ceredigion
Tonge, Dr Jenny
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 18 July 2002
Richmond Park
Trimble, Mr David
Ulster Unionist Party
Signed on 6 November 2002
Upper Bann
Truswell, Mr Paul
Labour
Signed on 5 November 2002
Pudsey
Tyler, Mr Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 17 July 2002
North Cornwall
Tynan, Mr Bill
Labour
Signed on 24 September 2002
Hamilton South
Vis, Dr Rudi
Labour
Signed on 17 July 2002
Finchley and Golders Green
Wilkinson, Mr John
Conservative
Signed on 22 July 2002
Ruislip - Northwood
Williams, Mrs Betty
Labour
Signed on 23 July 2002
Conwy
Willis, Mr Phil
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 29 October 2002
Harrogate and Knaresborough
Wood, Mike
Labour
Signed on 23 July 2002
Batley and Spen
Worthington, Tony
Labour
Signed on 23 July 2002
Clydebank and Milngavie
Wright, David
Labour
Signed on 23 October 2002
Telford
Wyatt, Derek
Labour
Signed on 24 September 2002
Sittingbourne and Sheppey

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.

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

SMOKING IN THE WORKPLACE (Amendment 1)
at end add 'and further calls on Trade Unions who represent vulnerable workers to wake up to their responsibilities and lead the campaign on this issue.'.
Labour, Huddersfield
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EDM 1621A1: tabled on 28 October 2002