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AGENCY WORKERS

EDM (Early Day Motion) 331: tabled on 28 November 2006

Tabled in the 2006-07 session.

This motion has been signed by 150 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 with concern the growing proportion of new jobs that are considered temporary and are mainly filled by agency workers; believes that many of these jobs are the most precarious and vulnerable in the labour market, with many of these workers subjected to inferior pay and excluded from maternity and paternity leave and other flexible working rights such as paid notice on the termination of employment, pension provision and access to training and development opportunities; further believes that such a situation is unacceptable in a modern society; and calls on the Government to introduce legislation to establish the principle of equal pay and conditions for agency and permanent employees, in line with the terms of the Warwick Agreement.

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 19 December 2006
Hackney North and Stoke Newington
Anderson, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 6 December 2006
Blaydon
Atkins, Charlotte
Labour
Signed on 18 January 2007
Staffordshire Moorlands
Austin, Mr Ian
Labour
Signed on 4 December 2006
Dudley North
Austin, John
Labour
Signed on 19 January 2007
Erith and Thamesmead
Battle, John
Labour
Signed on 24 January 2007
Leeds West
Bayley, Hugh
Labour
Signed on 19 February 2007
City of York
Begg, Dame Anne
Labour
Signed on 8 January 2007
Aberdeen South
Berry, Dr Roger
Labour
Signed on 5 December 2006
Kingswood
Betts, Mr Clive
Labour
Signed on 13 December 2006
Sheffield, Attercliffe
Borrow, Mr David S.
Labour
Signed on 30 November 2006
South Ribble
Buck, Ms Karen
Labour
Signed on 7 December 2006
Regent's Park and Kensington North
Burgon, Colin
Labour
Signed on 30 November 2006
Elmet
Caton, Mr Martin
Labour
Signed on 29 November 2006
Gower
Challen, Colin
Labour
Signed on 5 December 2006
Morley and Rothwell
Chaytor, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 5 December 2006
Bury North
Clapham, Mr Michael
Labour
Signed on 14 December 2006
Barnsley West and Penistone
Clark, Ms Katy
Labour
Signed on 6 December 2006
North Ayrshire and Arran
Cohen, Harry
Labour
Signed on 30 November 2006
Leyton and Wanstead
Cook, Frank
Labour
Signed on 13 December 2006
Stockton North
Corbyn, Jeremy
Labour
Signed on 28 November 2006
Islington North
Cousins, Jim
Labour
Signed on 12 December 2006
Newcastle upon Tyne Central
Crausby, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 29 November 2006
Bolton North East
Cryer, Mrs Ann
Labour
Signed on 29 November 2006
Keighley
Cummings, John
Labour
Signed on 11 December 2006
Easington
Davidson, Mr Ian
Labour
Signed on 8 January 2007
Glasgow South West
Davies, Dai
Independent
Signed on 30 November 2006
Blaenau Gwent
Dean, Mrs Janet
Labour
Signed on 5 December 2006
Burton
Dismore, Mr Andrew
Labour
Signed on 29 November 2006
Hendon
Dobbin, Jim
Labour
Signed on 29 November 2006
Heywood and Middleton
Doran, Mr Frank
Labour
Signed on 7 December 2006
Aberdeen North
Dowd, Jim
Labour
Signed on 7 December 2006
Lewisham West
Drew, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 29 November 2006
Stroud
Dunwoody, Mrs Gwyneth
Labour
Signed on 7 December 2006
Crewe and Nantwich
Durkan, Mark
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 28 November 2006
Foyle
Efford, Clive
Labour
Signed on 8 January 2007
Eltham
Ellman, Mrs Louise
Labour
Signed on 5 December 2006
Liverpool, Riverside
Ennis, Jeff
Labour
Signed on 13 December 2006
Barnsley East and Mexborough
Etherington, Bill
Labour
Signed on 4 December 2006
Sunderland North
Farrelly, Paul
Labour
Signed on 4 December 2006
Newcastle-under-Lyme
Field, Mr Frank
Labour
Signed on 4 December 2006
Birkenhead
Fisher, Mark
Labour
Signed on 5 December 2006
Stoke-on-Trent Central
Foster, Michael Jabez
Labour
Signed on 14 December 2006
Hastings and Rye
Francis, Dr Hywel
Labour
Signed on 4 December 2006
Aberavon
Gapes, Mike
Labour
Signed on 8 January 2007
Ilford South
George, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 30 November 2006
St Ives
Gerrard, Mr Neil
Labour
Signed on 11 December 2006
Walthamstow
Gibson, Dr Ian
Labour
Signed on 29 November 2006
Norwich North
Godsiff, Mr Roger
Labour
Signed on 4 December 2006
Birmingham, Sparkbrook and Small Heath
Griffith, Nia
Labour
Signed on 6 December 2006
Llanelli
Grogan, Mr John
Labour
Signed on 12 December 2006
Selby
Hall, Patrick
Labour
Signed on 5 December 2006
Bedford
Hamilton, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 13 December 2006
Midlothian
Hamilton, Fabian
Labour
Signed on 18 December 2006
Leeds North East
Hancock, Mr Mike
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 29 November 2006
Portsmouth South
Havard, Mr Dai
Labour
Signed on 6 December 2006
Merthyr Tydfil and Rhymney
Hemming, John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 11 December 2006
Birmingham, Yardley
Henderson, Mr Doug
Labour
Signed on 14 December 2006
Newcastle upon Tyne North
Hendrick, Mr Mark
Labour
Signed on 25 January 2007
Preston
Hepburn, Mr Stephen
Labour
Signed on 10 January 2007
Jarrow
Heyes, David
Labour
Signed on 5 December 2006
Ashton-under-Lyne
Hoey, Kate
Labour
Signed on 4 December 2006
Vauxhall
Hopkins, Kelvin
Labour
Signed on 29 November 2006
Luton North
Howarth, Mr George
Labour
Signed on 5 December 2006
Knowsley North and Sefton East
Iddon, Dr Brian
Labour
Signed on 30 November 2006
Bolton South East
Illsley, Mr Eric
Labour
Signed on 19 December 2006
Barnsley Central
Jackson, Glenda
Labour
Signed on 29 November 2006
Hampstead and Highgate
James, Mrs Siân C.
Labour
Signed on 16 October 2007
Swansea East
Jenkins, Mr Brian
Labour
Signed on 4 December 2006
Tamworth
Jones, Helen
Labour
Signed on 6 December 2006
Warrington North
Jones, Mr Kevan
Labour
Signed on 11 December 2006
North Durham
Jones, Lynne
Labour
Signed on 30 November 2006
Birmingham, Selly Oak
Kaufman, Sir Gerald
Labour
Signed on 11 December 2006
Manchester, Gorton
Keen, Alan
Labour
Signed on 26 February 2007
Feltham and Heston
Kemp, Mr Fraser
Labour
Signed on 18 December 2006
Houghton and Washington East
Kilfoyle, Mr Peter
Labour
Signed on 4 December 2006
Liverpool, Walton
Kumar, Dr Ashok
Labour
Signed on 18 December 2006
Middlesbrough South and East Cleveland
Laxton, Mr Bob
Labour
Signed on 5 December 2006
Derby North
Lazarowicz, Mark
Labour
Signed on 30 November 2006
Edinburgh North and Leith
Lepper, David
Labour
Signed on 15 January 2007
Brighton, Pavilion
Love, Mr Andy
Labour
Signed on 5 December 2006
Edmonton
MacDougall, Mr John
Labour
Signed on 18 December 2006
Glenrothes
Marsden, Mr Gordon
Labour
Signed on 4 December 2006
Blackpool South
Marshall, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 18 December 2006
Glasgow East
McCafferty, Chris
Labour
Signed on 5 December 2006
Calder Valley
McCarthy, Kerry
Labour
Signed on 6 December 2006
Bristol East
McDonnell, Dr Alasdair
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 5 December 2006
Belfast South
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 11 December 2006
Hayes and Harlington
McFall, Mr John
Labour
Signed on 19 February 2007
West Dunbartonshire
McGovern, Mr Jim
Labour
Signed on 6 December 2006
Dundee West
McKechin, Ann
Labour
Signed on 30 November 2006
Glasgow North
Meacher, Mr Michael
Labour
Signed on 12 December 2006
Oldham West and Royton
Meale, Mr Alan
Labour
Signed on 29 November 2006
Mansfield
Miller, Andrew
Labour
Signed on 6 December 2006
Ellesmere Port and Neston
Moffat, Anne
Labour
Signed on 11 December 2006
East Lothian
Moon, Mrs Madeleine
Labour
Signed on 30 November 2006
Bridgend
Morden, Jessica
Labour
Signed on 6 December 2006
Newport East
Morgan, Julie
Labour
Signed on 7 December 2006
Cardiff North
Morley, Mr Elliot
Labour
Signed on 12 December 2006
Scunthorpe
Mudie, Mr George
Labour
Signed on 7 December 2006
Leeds East
Mullin, Mr Chris
Labour
Signed on 11 December 2006
Sunderland South
Murphy, Mr Denis
Labour
Signed on 12 December 2006
Wansbeck
Murphy, Mr Paul
Labour
Signed on 5 December 2006
Torfaen
O'Hara, Mr Edward
Labour
Signed on 19 December 2006
Knowsley South
Olner, Mr Bill
Labour
Signed on 4 December 2006
Nuneaton
Owen, Albert
Labour
Signed on 29 November 2006
Ynys Môn
Pope, Mr Greg
Labour
Signed on 5 December 2006
Hyndburn
Prentice, Mr Gordon
Labour
Signed on 29 November 2006
Pendle
Prosser, Gwyn
Labour
Signed on 5 December 2006
Dover
Purchase, Mr Ken
Labour
Signed on 5 December 2006
Wolverhampton North East
Rooney, Mr Terry
Labour
Signed on 4 December 2006
Bradford North
Rowen, Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 6 December 2006
Rochdale
Salter, Martin
Labour
Signed on 12 December 2006
Reading West
Sheridan, Jim
Labour
Signed on 4 December 2006
Paisley and Renfrewshire North
Short, Clare
Independent Labour
Signed on 5 December 2006
Birmingham, Ladywood
Simpson, Alan
Labour
Signed on 13 December 2006
Nottingham South
Singh, Mr Marsha
Labour
Signed on 7 December 2006
Bradford West
Skinner, Mr Dennis
Labour
Signed on 30 November 2006
Bolsover
Smith, Geraldine
Labour
Signed on 29 November 2006
Morecambe and Lunesdale
Starkey, Dr Phyllis
Labour
Signed on 8 January 2007
Milton Keynes South West
Stewart, Ian
Labour
Signed on 15 January 2007
Eccles
Strang, Dr Gavin
Labour
Signed on 26 January 2007
Edinburgh East
Stringer, Graham
Labour
Signed on 4 December 2006
Manchester, Blackley
Taylor, Ms Dari
Labour
Signed on 13 December 2006
Stockton South
Taylor, David
Labour
Signed on 29 November 2006
North West Leicestershire
Taylor, Dr Richard
Independent
Signed on 19 December 2006
Wyre Forest
Thornberry, Ms Emily
Labour
Signed on 26 January 2007
Islington South and Finsbury
Truswell, Mr Paul
Labour
Signed on 6 December 2006
Pudsey
Turner, Dr Desmond
Labour
Signed on 18 December 2006
Brighton, Kemptown
Vis, Dr Rudi
Labour
Signed on 29 November 2006
Finchley and Golders Green
Walley, Joan
Labour
Signed on 8 January 2007
Stoke-on-Trent North
Wareing, Mr Robert N.
Labour
Signed on 29 November 2006
Liverpool, West Derby
Williams, Mrs Betty
Labour
Signed on 4 December 2006
Conwy
Williams, Hywel
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 5 December 2006
Caernarfon
Willis, Mr Phil
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 12 December 2006
Harrogate and Knaresborough
Wood, Mike
Labour
Signed on 18 December 2006
Batley and Spen
Wright, Mr Anthony
Labour
Signed on 18 December 2006
Great Yarmouth
Wright, David
Labour
Signed on 7 December 2006
Telford
Wright, Dr Tony
Labour
Signed on 5 December 2006
Cannock Chase
Wyatt, Derek
Labour
Signed on 6 December 2006
Sittingbourne and Sheppey

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

AGENCY WORKERS (Amendment 1)
leave out from `society' to end and add `recognises the valuable contribution to business and the economy through the flexible working practices of self employed contractors; and calls on the Government to review employment law with a view to protecting vulnerable temporary workers suffering unfair treatment, whilst still allowing the self employed to work free from the burden of additional legislation if they so choose, and to clarify employment law status to remedy the current confusion of terminology.'.
Liberal Democrat, Solihull
8
signatures
EDM 331A1: tabled on 14 December 2006