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EDM (Early Day Motion) 136A2: tabled on 17 July 2001

Tabled in the 2001-02 session.

This motion has been signed by 3 Members. It is an amendment to an existing motion.

As this motion is using historical data, we may not have the record of the original ordering, in which case signatories are listed alphabetically.

This is an amendment to an existing motion

This motion was originally tabled by John Cryer on 12 July 2001. This is amendment number 2.

View details of the original motion

Suggested amendment

after 'school' insert 'college and university.'.

Original motion text

That this House notes with alarm the decision by the House of Lords to dismiss an appeal by the Unison trade union on behalf of ancillary workers who are employed only during term-time and who are trying to claim job seekers allowance during school holidays; further notes their Lordships' comments to the effect that legislation should be changed and in particular Lord Scott's remarks that 'the sooner the Secretary of State remedies the situation by making the appropriate new regulations, the better'; and calls on the Government to follow Lord Scott's advice and change the legislation to allow such low paid workers to claim job seekers allowance.

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.

There are no withdrawn signatures for this amendment.