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NATIONAL MINIMUM WAGE AND YOUNG WORKERS

EDM (Early Day Motion) 329: tabled on 20 November 2007

Tabled in the 2007-08 session.

This motion has been signed by 111 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 welcomes the rise in the national minimum wage in October 2007 to £5.52 an hour; notes however that the rate for 18 to 21 year olds is £4.60 an hour and the rate for 16 to 17 year olds is £3.40 an hour; notes that this means that young workers are paid 17 per cent. and 38 per cent. less respectively than the full adult national minimum wage whilst in many cases doing the same work; believes that some employers are using the different wage rates as an opportunity to use young workers as low-wage labour; congratulates UNITE (TGWU) on the lobby of Parliament organised by their young members on 31st October; believes that the Government should ensure full compliance by employers with the national minimum wage; and further calls on the Government to take steps to remove the age discrimination in the national minimum wage and establish one rate for all workers irrespective of age.

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 26 November 2007
Hackney North and Stoke Newington
Anderson, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 22 November 2007
Blaydon
Austin, John
Labour
Signed on 20 November 2007
Erith and Thamesmead
Battle, John
Labour
Signed on 22 November 2007
Leeds West
Begg, Dame Anne
Labour
Signed on 26 March 2008
Aberdeen South
Benton, Mr Joe
Labour
Signed on 19 February 2008
Bootle
Berry, Dr Roger
Labour
Signed on 20 November 2007
Kingswood
Breed, Mr Colin
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 21 November 2007
South East Cornwall
Brooke, Annette
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 22 November 2007
Mid Dorset and North Poole
Brown, Lyn
Labour
Signed on 13 December 2007
West Ham
Brown, Mr Russell
Labour
Signed on 15 July 2008
Dumfries and Galloway
Burgon, Colin
Labour
Signed on 22 November 2007
Elmet
Campbell, Mr Ronnie
Labour
Signed on 21 November 2007
Blyth Valley
Caton, Mr Martin
Labour
Signed on 21 November 2007
Gower
Clapham, Mr Michael
Labour
Signed on 22 November 2007
Barnsley West and Penistone
Clelland, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 20 November 2007
Tyne Bridge
Clwyd, Ann
Labour
Signed on 12 December 2007
Cynon Valley
Cohen, Harry
Labour
Signed on 27 November 2007
Leyton and Wanstead
Connarty, Michael
Labour
Signed on 2 April 2008
Linlithgow and East Falkirk
Cook, Frank
Labour
Signed on 1 July 2008
Stockton North
Corbyn, Jeremy
Labour
Signed on 20 November 2007
Islington North
Cousins, Jim
Labour
Signed on 29 November 2007
Newcastle upon Tyne Central
Crausby, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 17 January 2008
Bolton North East
Cruddas, Jon
Labour
Signed on 4 December 2007
Dagenham
Cryer, Mrs Ann
Labour
Signed on 26 November 2007
Keighley
Davidson, Mr Ian
Labour
Signed on 20 November 2007
Glasgow South West
Davies, Dai
Independent
Signed on 22 November 2007
Blaenau Gwent
Dean, Mrs Janet
Labour
Signed on 21 November 2007
Burton
Devine, Jim
Labour
Signed on 21 November 2007
Livingston
Dismore, Mr Andrew
Labour
Signed on 27 November 2007
Hendon
Dobbin, Jim
Labour
Signed on 20 November 2007
Heywood and Middleton
Doran, Mr Frank
Labour
Signed on 20 November 2007
Aberdeen North
Drew, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 22 November 2007
Stroud
Durkan, Mark
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 21 November 2007
Foyle
Etherington, Bill
Labour
Signed on 22 November 2007
Sunderland North
Field, Mr Frank
Labour
Signed on 20 November 2007
Birkenhead
Foster, Michael Jabez
Labour
Signed on 26 November 2007
Hastings and Rye
Francis, Dr Hywel
Labour
Signed on 20 November 2007
Aberavon
Galloway, Mr George
Respect
Signed on 26 November 2007
Bethnal Green and Bow
Gapes, Mike
Labour
Signed on 21 January 2008
Ilford South
George, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 20 November 2007
St Ives
Gerrard, Mr Neil
Labour
Signed on 20 November 2007
Walthamstow
Gibson, Dr Ian
Labour
Signed on 20 November 2007
Norwich North
Goldsworthy, Julia
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 6 October 2008
Falmouth and Camborne
Hamilton, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 20 November 2007
Midlothian
Hancock, Mr Mike
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 20 November 2007
Portsmouth South
Havard, Mr Dai
Labour
Signed on 20 November 2007
Merthyr Tydfil and Rhymney
Heyes, David
Labour
Signed on 20 November 2007
Ashton-under-Lyne
Hopkins, Kelvin
Labour
Signed on 20 November 2007
Luton North
Hoyle, Mr Lindsay
Labour
Signed on 21 November 2007
Chorley
Hunter, Mark
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 28 November 2007
Cheadle
Iddon, Dr Brian
Labour
Signed on 20 November 2007
Bolton South East
Illsley, Mr Eric
Labour
Signed on 20 November 2007
Barnsley Central
Jackson, Glenda
Labour
Signed on 21 November 2007
Hampstead and Highgate
Jenkins, Mr Brian
Labour
Signed on 22 November 2007
Tamworth
Jones, Lynne
Labour
Signed on 21 November 2007
Birmingham, Selly Oak
Kaufman, Sir Gerald
Labour
Signed on 6 October 2008
Manchester, Gorton
Kilfoyle, Mr Peter
Labour
Signed on 20 November 2007
Liverpool, Walton
Leech, Mr John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 28 November 2007
Manchester, Withington
Lepper, David
Labour
Signed on 27 November 2007
Brighton, Pavilion
Linton, Martin
Labour
Signed on 20 November 2007
Battersea
Lloyd, Tony
Labour
Signed on 21 January 2008
Manchester Central
MacNeil, Mr Angus
Scottish National Party
Signed on 6 December 2007
Na h-Eileanan an Iar
Marsden, Mr Gordon
Labour
Signed on 27 November 2007
Blackpool South
McCafferty, Chris
Labour
Signed on 21 November 2007
Calder Valley
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 20 November 2007
Hayes and Harlington
McGrady, Mr Eddie
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 16 October 2008
South Down
Meale, Mr Alan
Labour
Signed on 22 November 2007
Mansfield
Moffat, Anne
Labour
Signed on 8 January 2008
East Lothian
Morley, Elliot
Labour
Signed on 20 November 2007
Scunthorpe
Murphy, Mr Denis
Labour
Signed on 20 November 2007
Wansbeck
Olner, Mr Bill
Labour
Signed on 20 November 2007
Nuneaton
Öpik, Lembit
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 5 December 2007
Montgomeryshire
Osborne, Sandra
Labour
Signed on 21 November 2007
Ayr, Carrick and Cumnock
Owen, Albert
Labour
Signed on 11 December 2007
Ynys Môn
Pope, Mr Greg
Labour
Signed on 21 November 2007
Hyndburn
Reed, Mr Andy
Labour
Signed on 22 November 2007
Loughborough
Riordan, Mrs Linda
Labour
Signed on 20 November 2007
Halifax
Robertson, Angus
Scottish National Party
Signed on 6 February 2008
Moray
Russell, Bob
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 10 January 2008
Colchester
Ryan, Joan
Labour
Signed on 7 January 2008
Enfield North
Salmond, Mr Alex
Scottish National Party
Signed on 29 November 2007
Banff and Buchan
Sarwar, Mr Mohammad
Labour
Signed on 20 November 2007
Glasgow Central
Sharma, Virendra
Labour
Signed on 27 November 2007
Ealing, Southall
Simpson, Alan
Labour
Signed on 10 December 2007
Nottingham South
Singh, Mr Marsha
Labour
Signed on 27 November 2007
Bradford West
Skinner, Mr Dennis
Labour
Signed on 21 November 2007
Bolsover
Starkey, Dr Phyllis
Labour
Signed on 26 November 2007
Milton Keynes South West
Swinson, Jo
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 12 December 2007
East Dunbartonshire
Taylor, Ms Dari
Labour
Signed on 27 November 2007
Stockton South
Taylor, David
Labour
Signed on 20 November 2007
North West Leicestershire
Thornberry, Ms Emily
Labour
Signed on 18 December 2007
Islington South and Finsbury
Truswell, Mr Paul
Labour
Signed on 3 December 2007
Pudsey
Turner, Dr Desmond
Labour
Signed on 21 November 2007
Brighton, Kemptown
Vaz, Keith
Labour
Signed on 27 November 2007
Leicester East
Vis, Dr Rudi
Labour
Signed on 20 November 2007
Finchley and Golders Green
Wareing, Mr Robert N.
Independent
Signed on 20 November 2007
Liverpool, West Derby
Weir, Mr Mike
Scottish National Party
Signed on 27 March 2008
Angus
Williams, Mrs Betty
Labour
Signed on 26 November 2007
Conwy
Williams, Stephen
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 27 November 2007
Bristol West
Willott, Jenny
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 5 December 2007
Cardiff Central

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

NATIONAL MINIMUM WAGE AND YOUNG WORKERS (Amendment 1)
at end add `, and as a first step award the full adult minimum wage rate from age 18 at the earliest opportunity.'.
Labour, Makerfield
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EDM 329A1: tabled on 29 November 2007