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TONNAGE TAX AND UK SEAFARERS' EMPLOYMENT

EDM (Early Day Motion) 200: tabled on 24 May 2005

Tabled in the 2005-06 session.

This motion has been signed by 93 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 is deeply concerned that the total number of UK seafaring ratings has declined from 30,000 ratings in 1980 to less than 10,000 in 2004; notes that the proportion of British officers is also declining and has fallen by more than 27 per cent. in the last three years; regrets that the decline has continued despite the Government's tonnage tax regime and the millions of pounds of public subsidy to ship owners; believes that the decline in UK seafarers cannot be allowed to continue if this country is to retain a core of essential maritime skills; welcomes the Transport Committee report which seeks more ambition from Government in ensuring wider benefits to the UK from the tonnage tax; believes that the UK Government must take responsibility for ensuring the tax delivers UK seafarers' skills; further welcomes the fact that the Government has set up a special working party to formulate measures to increase training and employment opportunities for UK ratings and officers; and urges the Government to ensure that this review leads to a tonnage tax employment and training link for ratings and officers.

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.

Abbott, Ms Diane
Labour
Signed on 13 June 2005
Hackney North and Stoke Newington
Bailey, Mr Adrian
Labour
Signed on 23 June 2005
West Bromwich West
Bellingham, Mr Henry
Conservative
Signed on 21 July 2005
North West Norfolk
Bottomley, Sir Peter
Conservative
Signed on 24 May 2005
Worthing West
Brazier, Mr Julian
Conservative
Signed on 7 July 2005
Canterbury
Brokenshire, James
Conservative
Signed on 20 July 2005
Hornchurch
Campbell, Mr Gregory
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 25 May 2005
East Londonderry
Caton, Mr Martin
Labour
Signed on 26 May 2005
Gower
Clark, Ms Katy
Labour
Signed on 11 November 2005
North Ayrshire and Arran
Cohen, Harry
Labour
Signed on 24 May 2005
Leyton and Wanstead
Connarty, Michael
Labour
Signed on 7 June 2005
Linlithgow and East Falkirk
Conway, Derek
Conservative
Signed on 20 October 2005
Old Bexley and Sidcup
Crausby, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 29 June 2005
Bolton North East
Cryer, Mrs Ann
Labour
Signed on 6 June 2005
Keighley
Cummings, John
Labour
Signed on 25 May 2005
Easington
Dean, Mrs Janet
Labour
Signed on 25 May 2005
Burton
Dismore, Mr Andrew
Labour
Signed on 25 May 2005
Hendon
Donohoe, Mr Brian H.
Labour
Signed on 11 October 2005
Central Ayrshire
Drew, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 25 May 2005
Stroud
Eagle, Angela
Labour
Signed on 13 June 2005
Wallasey
Efford, Clive
Labour
Signed on 15 June 2005
Eltham
Ellman, Mrs Louise
Labour
Signed on 10 October 2005
Liverpool, Riverside
Etherington, Bill
Labour
Signed on 9 June 2005
Sunderland North
Fabricant, Michael
Conservative
Signed on 20 July 2005
Lichfield
Francis, Dr Hywel
Labour
Signed on 12 October 2005
Aberavon
Fraser, Mr Christopher
Conservative
Signed on 21 July 2005
South West Norfolk
Garnier, Mr Edward
Conservative
Signed on 19 July 2005
Harborough
George, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 26 May 2005
St Ives
Gibson, Dr Ian
Labour
Signed on 26 May 2005
Norwich North
Gillan, Mrs Cheryl
Conservative
Signed on 12 July 2005
Chesham and Amersham
Gove, Michael
Conservative
Signed on 19 July 2005
Surrey Heath
Hamilton, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 13 June 2005
Midlothian
Hammond, Mr Philip
Conservative
Signed on 21 July 2005
Runnymede and Weybridge
Harper, Mr Mark
Conservative
Signed on 20 July 2005
Forest of Dean
Harris, Dr Evan
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 9 June 2005
Oxford West and Abingdon
Hayes, Mr John
Conservative
Signed on 21 July 2005
South Holland and The Deepings
Heald, Mr Oliver
Conservative
Signed on 8 November 2005
North East Hertfordshire
Hemming, John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 30 June 2005
Birmingham, Yardley
Hendry, Charles
Conservative
Signed on 10 November 2005
Wealden
Hepburn, Mr Stephen
Labour
Signed on 8 June 2005
Jarrow
Holloway, Mr Adam
Conservative
Signed on 21 July 2005
Gravesham
Hopkins, Kelvin
Labour
Signed on 26 May 2005
Luton North
Horam, Mr John
Conservative
Signed on 20 July 2005
Orpington
Hoyle, Mr Lindsay
Labour
Signed on 7 June 2005
Chorley
Iddon, Dr Brian
Labour
Signed on 25 May 2005
Bolton South East
Jackson, Glenda
Labour
Signed on 26 May 2005
Hampstead and Highgate
Jones, Mr David
Conservative
Signed on 10 October 2005
Clwyd West
Jones, Lynne
Labour
Signed on 25 May 2005
Birmingham, Selly Oak
Lazarowicz, Mark
Labour
Signed on 24 May 2005
Edinburgh North and Leith
Lewis, Dr Julian
Conservative
Signed on 18 July 2005
New Forest East
Marshall, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 13 July 2005
Glasgow East
Meale, Mr Alan
Labour
Signed on 16 June 2005
Mansfield
Mercer, Patrick
Conservative
Signed on 19 July 2005
Newark
Miller, Andrew
Labour
Signed on 23 June 2005
Ellesmere Port and Neston
Mitchell, Mr Austin
Labour
Signed on 19 October 2005
Great Grimsby
Morgan, Julie
Labour
Signed on 25 May 2005
Cardiff North
Mundell, David
Conservative
Signed on 18 October 2005
Dumfriesshire, Clydesdale and Tweeddale
Murrison, Dr Andrew
Conservative
Signed on 20 December 2005
Westbury
O'Hara, Mr Edward
Labour
Signed on 26 May 2005
Knowsley South
Owen, Albert
Labour
Signed on 7 June 2005
Ynys Môn
Paice, Mr James
Conservative
Signed on 20 July 2005
South East Cambridgeshire
Pound, Stephen
Labour
Signed on 8 June 2005
Ealing North
Prentice, Mr Gordon
Labour
Signed on 25 May 2005
Pendle
Price, Adam
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 6 June 2005
Carmarthen East and Dinefwr
Riordan, Mrs Linda
Labour
Signed on 19 October 2005
Halifax
Robertson, Angus
Scottish National Party
Signed on 25 October 2005
Moray
Salmond, Mr Alex
Scottish National Party
Signed on 7 July 2005
Banff and Buchan
Sarwar, Mr Mohammad
Labour
Signed on 30 June 2005
Glasgow Central
Selous, Andrew
Conservative
Signed on 11 July 2005
South West Bedfordshire
Simpson, Alan
Labour
Signed on 9 June 2005
Nottingham South
Smith, John
Labour
Signed on 8 June 2005
Vale of Glamorgan
Spelman, Mrs Caroline
Conservative
Signed on 20 July 2005
Meriden
Spink, Bob
Conservative
Signed on 25 May 2005
Castle Point
Swire, Mr Hugo
Conservative
Signed on 19 July 2005
East Devon
Teather, Sarah
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 18 October 2005
Brent East
Thornberry, Ms Emily
Labour
Signed on 18 October 2005
Islington South and Finsbury
Truswell, Mr Paul
Labour
Signed on 9 June 2005
Pudsey
Turner, Dr Desmond
Labour
Signed on 19 July 2005
Brighton, Kemptown
Vis, Dr Rudi
Labour
Signed on 26 May 2005
Finchley and Golders Green
Wareing, Mr Robert N.
Labour
Signed on 25 May 2005
Liverpool, West Derby
Watkinson, Angela
Conservative
Signed on 12 July 2005
Upminster
Weir, Mr Mike
Scottish National Party
Signed on 25 May 2005
Angus
Wiggin, Bill
Conservative
Signed on 19 July 2005
Leominster
Williams, Mrs Betty
Labour
Signed on 26 May 2005
Conwy
Williams, Hywel
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 26 May 2005
Caernarfon
Wyatt, Derek
Labour
Signed on 13 June 2005
Sittingbourne and Sheppey

These members had previously signed the motion, but have now withdrawn their support. The date shown is when the Member withdrew their signature from the motion.