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RIGHTS OF BRITISH AIRWAYS EMPLOYEES

EDM (Early Day Motion) 2771: tabled on 17 October 2006

Tabled in the 2005-06 session.

This motion has been signed by 70 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 regrets the fact that, while British Airways (BA) has allowed employees who are adherents to different faiths to express their beliefs in the form of items of clothing and jewellery, it has denied Christian employees the right to wear crucifixes about their person; and calls on BA to abandon this apparent discrimination towards its Christian workforce and ensure that members of all faiths are treated equally in the future.

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.

Atkinson, Mr Peter
Conservative
Signed on 2 November 2006
Hexham
Austin, Mr Ian
Labour
Signed on 23 October 2006
Dudley North
Bacon, Mr Richard
Conservative
Signed on 19 October 2006
South Norfolk
Breed, Mr Colin
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 19 October 2006
South East Cornwall
Burrowes, Mr David
Conservative
Signed on 20 October 2006
Enfield, Southgate
Cable, Dr Vincent
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 19 October 2006
Twickenham
Carswell, Mr Douglas
Conservative
Signed on 19 October 2006
Harwich
Conway, Derek
Conservative
Signed on 25 October 2006
Old Bexley and Sidcup
Cook, Frank
Labour
Signed on 30 October 2006
Stockton North
Crabb, Mr Stephen
Conservative
Signed on 26 October 2006
Preseli Pembrokeshire
Cryer, Mrs Ann
Labour
Signed on 20 October 2006
Keighley
Davies, Mr Quentin
Conservative
Signed on 24 October 2006
Grantham and Stamford
Drew, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 19 October 2006
Stroud
Duddridge, James
Conservative
Signed on 19 October 2006
Rochford and Southend East
Evans, Mr Nigel
Conservative
Signed on 19 October 2006
Ribble Valley
Fallon, Mr Michael
Conservative
Signed on 19 October 2006
Sevenoaks
Farron, Tim
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 31 October 2006
Westmorland and Lonsdale
Galloway, Mr George
Respect
Signed on 20 October 2006
Bethnal Green and Bow
Goodwill, Mr Robert
Conservative
Signed on 25 October 2006
Scarborough and Whitby
Gove, Michael
Conservative
Signed on 20 October 2006
Surrey Heath
Hands, Mr Greg
Conservative
Signed on 19 October 2006
Hammersmith and Fulham
Hemming, John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 19 October 2006
Birmingham, Yardley
Hodgson, Mrs Sharon
Labour
Signed on 24 October 2006
Gateshead East and Washington West
Horam, Mr John
Conservative
Signed on 1 November 2006
Orpington
Hughes, Simon
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 23 October 2006
North Southwark and Bermondsey
Jenkins, Mr Brian
Labour
Signed on 24 October 2006
Tamworth
Jones, Mr David
Conservative
Signed on 19 October 2006
Clwyd West
Jones, Lynne
Labour
Signed on 19 October 2006
Birmingham, Selly Oak
Lilley, Mr Peter
Conservative
Signed on 23 October 2006
Hitchin and Harpenden
Llwyd, Mr Elfyn
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 18 October 2006
Meirionnydd Nant Conwy
Loughton, Tim
Conservative
Signed on 24 October 2006
East Worthing and Shoreham
Mahmood, Mr Khalid
Labour
Signed on 18 October 2006
Birmingham, Perry Barr
Main, Anne
Conservative
Signed on 20 October 2006
St Albans
Malins, Mr Humfrey
Conservative
Signed on 20 October 2006
Woking
Marris, Rob
Labour
Signed on 19 October 2006
Wolverhampton South West
Mates, Mr Michael
Conservative
Signed on 20 October 2006
East Hampshire
McDonnell, Dr Alasdair
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 2 November 2006
Belfast South
McGovern, Mr Jim
Labour
Signed on 19 October 2006
Dundee West
Miller, Andrew
Labour
Signed on 20 October 2006
Ellesmere Port and Neston
Murphy, Mr Paul
Labour
Signed on 30 October 2006
Torfaen
Olner, Mr Bill
Labour
Signed on 20 October 2006
Nuneaton
Penning, Mike
Conservative
Signed on 19 October 2006
Hemel Hempstead
Pugh, Dr John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 19 October 2006
Southport
Rosindell, Andrew
Conservative
Signed on 19 October 2006
Romford
Sheridan, Jim
Labour
Signed on 18 October 2006
Paisley and Renfrewshire North
Short, Clare
Labour
Signed on 20 October 2006
Birmingham, Ladywood
Simpson, Alan
Labour
Signed on 19 October 2006
Nottingham South
Spink, Bob
Conservative
Signed on 18 October 2006
Castle Point
Stunell, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 23 October 2006
Hazel Grove
Swinson, Jo
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 19 October 2006
East Dunbartonshire
Taylor, David
Labour
Signed on 18 October 2006
North West Leicestershire
Touhig, Mr Don
Labour
Signed on 25 October 2006
Islwyn
Vara, Mr Shailesh
Conservative
Signed on 19 October 2006
North West Cambridgeshire
Wallace, Mr Ben
Conservative
Signed on 30 October 2006
Lancaster and Wyre
Waterson, Mr Nigel
Conservative
Signed on 23 October 2006
Eastbourne
Watkinson, Angela
Conservative
Signed on 19 October 2006
Upminster
Webb, Prof Steve
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 23 October 2006
Northavon
Williams, Mrs Betty
Labour
Signed on 23 October 2006
Conwy
Williams, Mark
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 25 October 2006
Ceredigion
Wilson, Mr Rob
Conservative
Signed on 19 October 2006
Reading East
Winterton, Ann
Conservative
Signed on 24 October 2006
Congleton
Winterton, Sir Nicholas
Conservative
Signed on 24 October 2006
Macclesfield
Wyatt, Derek
Labour
Signed on 19 October 2006
Sittingbourne and Sheppey
Younger-Ross, Richard
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 18 October 2006
Teignbridge

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.

RIGHTS OF BRITISH AIRWAYS EMPLOYEES (Amendment 1)
leave out from `House' to end and add `recognises that British Airways is entitled to impose a dress code on its staff which may include a bar on wearing necklaces outside their uniform; further recognises that such a uniform code ought not prevent staff from visibly wearing items of clothing or accessories which have religious basis where these do not present a health and safety hazard, cannot be hidden, for example turbans and hijabs, and are a formal requirement rather than just an expression of belief; notes that, in the case of the wearing of crucifixes on chains, these are not a requirement for religious adherents and also can be hidden under the uniform; therefore rejects the idea that such a uniform code amounts to discrimination; and believes that there is no justifiable basis for a claim of unfair treatment, human rights violations or discrimination in this case.'.
Liberal Democrat, Oxford West and Abingdon
3
signatures
EDM 2771A1: tabled on 19 October 2006