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PREGNANCY DISCRIMINATION CAMPAIGN

EDM (Early Day Motion) 635: tabled on 01 February 2005

Tabled in the 2004-05 session.

This motion has been signed by 114 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 Equal Opportunities Commission's campaign against pregnancy discrimination; notes with alarm new research indicating that, each year, around 30,000 working women are either sacked, made redundant or are treated so badly that they feel they have to leave their jobs due to their pregnancies; further notes that in a survey of 1000 women who had been pregnant at work, almost half said that they experienced some form of disadvantageous treatment because of their pregnancy and a fifth were disadvantaged financially; observes that there are 441,000 women who work while pregnant each year; strongly believes that the UK economy needs the skills and experience of pregnant women in the workplace and women returning from maternity leave; and calls on the Government to act to put a stop to pregnancy discrimination by supporting pregnant women at work and their employers.

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 1 March 2005
Edinburgh West
Beggs, Mr Roy
Ulster Unionist Party
Signed on 3 February 2005
East Antrim
Bercow, John
Conservative
Signed on 21 February 2005
Buckingham
Best, Mr Harold
Labour
Signed on 8 February 2005
Leeds North West
Blunt, Mr Crispin
Conservative
Signed on 4 April 2005
Reigate
Boswell, Mr Tim
Conservative
Signed on 10 February 2005
Daventry
Bradley, Mr Keith
Labour
Signed on 7 February 2005
Manchester, Withington
Brazier, Mr Julian
Conservative
Signed on 8 February 2005
Canterbury
Brown, Mr Russell
Labour
Signed on 23 March 2005
Dumfries
Buck, Ms Karen
Labour
Signed on 1 March 2005
Regent's Park and Kensington North
Burden, Richard
Labour
Signed on 21 February 2005
Birmingham, Northfield
Cable, Dr Vincent
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 3 February 2005
Twickenham
Calton, Mrs Patsy
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 7 February 2005
Cheadle
Campbell, Mrs Anne
Labour
Signed on 9 February 2005
Cambridge
Campbell, Mr Ronnie
Labour
Signed on 2 February 2005
Blyth Valley
Caton, Mr Martin
Labour
Signed on 8 February 2005
Gower
Clark, Mrs Helen
Labour
Signed on 21 February 2005
Peterborough
Colman, Mr Tony
Labour
Signed on 7 February 2005
Putney
Conway, Derek
Conservative
Signed on 4 April 2005
Old Bexley and Sidcup
Corbyn, Jeremy
Labour
Signed on 2 February 2005
Islington North
Cryer, Mrs Ann
Labour
Signed on 2 February 2005
Keighley
Curtis-Thomas, Mrs Claire
Labour
Signed on 21 February 2005
Crosby
Dismore, Mr Andrew
Labour
Signed on 3 February 2005
Hendon
Doughty, Sue
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 2 February 2005
Guildford
Drew, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 4 February 2005
Stroud
Drown, Julia
Labour
Signed on 4 February 2005
South Swindon
Duncan, Mr Peter
Conservative
Signed on 1 March 2005
Galloway and Upper Nithsdale
Etherington, Bill
Labour
Signed on 3 February 2005
Sunderland North
Fabricant, Michael
Conservative
Signed on 8 February 2005
Lichfield
Fitzsimons, Mrs Lorna
Labour
Signed on 10 February 2005
Rochdale
Flight, Mr Howard
Conservative
Signed on 7 February 2005
Arundel and South Downs
Flynn, Paul
Labour
Signed on 24 February 2005
Newport West
Follett, Barbara
Labour
Signed on 10 February 2005
Stevenage
Francis, Dr Hywel
Labour
Signed on 2 February 2005
Aberavon
Gerrard, Mr Neil
Labour
Signed on 10 February 2005
Walthamstow
Gibson, Dr Ian
Labour
Signed on 2 February 2005
Norwich North
Gidley, Sandra
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 1 February 2005
Romsey
Gill, Parmjit Singh
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 6 April 2005
Leicester South
Gillan, Mrs Cheryl
Conservative
Signed on 21 February 2005
Chesham and Amersham
Griffiths, Mr Win
Labour
Signed on 3 February 2005
Bridgend
Hancock, Mr Mike
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 2 February 2005
Portsmouth South
Harvey, Nick
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 4 February 2005
North Devon
Heald, Mr Oliver
Conservative
Signed on 23 February 2005
North East Hertfordshire
Hendry, Charles
Conservative
Signed on 23 March 2005
Wealden
Hesford, Stephen
Labour
Signed on 2 February 2005
Wirral West
Holmes, Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 2 February 2005
Chesterfield
Hoyle, Mr Lindsay
Labour
Signed on 3 February 2005
Chorley
Hughes, Simon
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 2 February 2005
North Southwark and Bermondsey
Hunter, Mr Andrew
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 1 March 2005
Basingstoke
Illsley, Mr Eric
Labour
Signed on 3 February 2005
Barnsley Central
Jenkins, Mr Brian
Labour
Signed on 3 March 2005
Tamworth
Jones, Lynne
Labour
Signed on 2 February 2005
Birmingham, Selly Oak
Jones, Mr Nigel
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 9 February 2005
Cheltenham
Laing, Mrs Eleanor
Conservative
Signed on 1 February 2005
Epping Forest
Lazarowicz, Mark
Labour
Signed on 9 February 2005
Edinburgh North and Leith
Lewis, Dr Julian
Conservative
Signed on 1 March 2005
New Forest East
Llwyd, Mr Elfyn
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 2 February 2005
Meirionnydd Nant Conwy
Loughton, Tim
Conservative
Signed on 3 February 2005
East Worthing and Shoreham
Maclean, David
Conservative
Signed on 28 February 2005
Penrith and The Border
Marris, Rob
Labour
Signed on 8 February 2005
Wolverhampton South West
May, Mrs Theresa
Conservative
Signed on 22 March 2005
Maidenhead
McCafferty, Chris
Labour
Signed on 2 February 2005
Calder Valley
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 2 February 2005
Hayes and Harlington
McIntosh, Miss Anne
Conservative
Signed on 7 February 2005
Vale of York
McNamara, Mr Kevin
Labour
Signed on 2 February 2005
Kingston upon Hull North
McWalter, Mr Tony
Labour
Signed on 25 February 2005
Hemel Hempstead
Meale, Mr Alan
Labour
Signed on 2 February 2005
Mansfield
Mercer, Patrick
Conservative
Signed on 10 February 2005
Newark
Mitchell, Mr Austin
Labour
Signed on 8 February 2005
Great Grimsby
Moore, Mr Michael
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 22 February 2005
Tweeddale, Ettrick and Lauderdale
Morgan, Julie
Labour
Signed on 1 February 2005
Cardiff North
Murrison, Dr Andrew
Conservative
Signed on 7 February 2005
Westbury
O'Brien, Mr Stephen
Conservative
Signed on 10 February 2005
Eddisbury
Owen, Albert
Labour
Signed on 9 February 2005
Ynys Môn
Paice, Mr James
Conservative
Signed on 8 March 2005
South East Cambridgeshire
Perham, Linda
Labour
Signed on 2 February 2005
Ilford North
Pickles, Mr Eric
Conservative
Signed on 5 April 2005
Brentwood and Ongar
Price, Adam
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 4 February 2005
Carmarthen East and Dinefwr
Prosser, Gwyn
Labour
Signed on 3 February 2005
Dover
Pugh, Dr John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 10 February 2005
Southport
Quin, Joyce
Labour
Signed on 9 February 2005
Gateshead East and Washington West
Randall, Mr John
Conservative
Signed on 4 February 2005
Uxbridge
Rapson, Syd
Labour
Signed on 7 February 2005
Portsmouth North
Reed, Mr Andy
Labour
Signed on 10 March 2005
Loughborough
Robinson, Mrs Iris
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 7 February 2005
Strangford
Ross, Mr Ernie
Labour
Signed on 8 February 2005
Dundee West
Russell, Bob
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 2 February 2005
Colchester
Sarwar, Mr Mohammad
Labour
Signed on 25 February 2005
Glasgow, Govan
Sawford, Phil
Labour
Signed on 3 February 2005
Kettering
Selous, Andrew
Conservative
Signed on 7 February 2005
South West Bedfordshire
Sheridan, Jim
Labour
Signed on 2 February 2005
West Renfrewshire
Simpson, Alan
Labour
Signed on 4 February 2005
Nottingham South
Smyth, The Rev Martin
Ulster Unionist Party
Signed on 3 February 2005
Belfast South
Spelman, Mrs Caroline
Conservative
Signed on 21 February 2005
Meriden
Stunell, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 4 February 2005
Hazel Grove
Swire, Mr Hugo
Conservative
Signed on 4 February 2005
East Devon
Taylor, David
Labour
Signed on 2 February 2005
North West Leicestershire
Thomas, Mr Simon
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 3 February 2005
Ceredigion
Tonge, Dr Jenny
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 21 February 2005
Richmond Park
Turner, Dr Desmond
Labour
Signed on 2 February 2005
Brighton, Kemptown
Tyler, Mr Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 3 February 2005
North Cornwall
Vis, Dr Rudi
Labour
Signed on 2 February 2005
Finchley and Golders Green
Wareing, Mr Robert N.
Labour
Signed on 7 February 2005
Liverpool, West Derby
Waterson, Mr Nigel
Conservative
Signed on 4 April 2005
Eastbourne
Watkinson, Angela
Conservative
Signed on 10 February 2005
Upminster
Wiggin, Bill
Conservative
Signed on 9 February 2005
Leominster
Williams, Mrs Betty
Labour
Signed on 8 February 2005
Conwy
Wyatt, Derek
Labour
Signed on 24 February 2005
Sittingbourne and Sheppey

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.