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RETAINED FIREFIGHTERS AND WORKING TIME DIRECTIVE OPT-OUT

EDM (Early Day Motion) 552: tabled on 22 January 2009

Tabled in the 2008-09 session.

This motion has been signed by 60 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 notes with regret the vote by the European Parliament on 17 December 2008 which voted in favour of removing Britain's Working Time Directive opt-out; further notes with serious concern the removal of this opt-out will have on retained firefighters across Scotland, and the consequences the removal of the opt-out may have on public health and safety; further notes that of 391 fire stations across Scotland 321 are staffed by 3,429 retained firefighters; further notes the valuable service these volunteer firefighters provide to their communities; further notes that the Retained Firefighters Union (RFU) opposes the removal of the opt-out and that if the opt-out is removed and retained duty system fire stations are proven unviable under the Working Time Directive, 91 per cent. of the UK land mass will lose valuable emergency fire cover; and further notes the serious and potentially fatal consequences the removal will have on communities across Scotland.

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.

Bacon, Mr Richard
Conservative
Signed on 10 February 2009
South Norfolk
Barrett, John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 6 March 2009
Edinburgh West
Bottomley, Sir Peter
Conservative
Signed on 26 January 2009
Worthing West
Brake, Tom
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 10 February 2009
Carshalton and Wallington
Campbell, Mr Gregory
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 11 March 2009
East Londonderry
Davies, Dai
Independent
Signed on 5 February 2009
Blaenau Gwent
Davies, Philip
Conservative
Signed on 27 January 2009
Shipley
Dodds, Mr Nigel
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 3 March 2009
Belfast North
Donaldson, Jeffrey M.
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 11 March 2009
Lagan Valley
Dowd, Jim
Labour
Signed on 5 February 2009
Lewisham West
Etherington, Bill
Labour
Signed on 4 March 2009
Sunderland North
Fraser, Christopher
Conservative
Signed on 24 February 2009
South West Norfolk
Gapes, Mike
Labour
Signed on 10 February 2009
Ilford South
Goldsworthy, Julia
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 26 February 2009
Falmouth and Camborne
Hancock, Mr Mike
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 28 January 2009
Portsmouth South
Harvey, Nick
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 29 January 2009
North Devon
Heath, Mr David
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 20 October 2009
Somerton and Frome
Hemming, John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 2 February 2009
Birmingham, Yardley
Hermon, Lady Sylvia
Ulster Unionist Party
Signed on 4 February 2009
North Down
Howarth, Mr George
Labour
Signed on 4 February 2009
Knowsley North and Sefton East
Hughes, Simon
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 2 February 2009
North Southwark and Bermondsey
Huhne, Chris
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 3 March 2009
Eastleigh
Hunter, Mark
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 27 January 2009
Cheadle
Iddon, Dr Brian
Labour
Signed on 26 January 2009
Bolton South East
Jenkins, Mr Brian
Labour
Signed on 24 February 2009
Tamworth
Keetch, Mr Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 4 February 2009
Hereford
Key, Robert
Conservative
Signed on 3 February 2009
Salisbury
Leech, Mr John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 28 January 2009
Manchester, Withington
Luff, Peter
Conservative
Signed on 23 April 2009
Mid Worcestershire
Maclean, David
Conservative
Signed on 4 February 2009
Penrith and The Border
McCrea, Rev Dr William
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 28 January 2009
South Antrim
McGrady, Mr Eddie
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 5 February 2009
South Down
McGuire, Anne
Labour
Signed on 10 February 2009
Stirling
Moss, Mr Malcolm
Conservative
Signed on 23 February 2009
North East Cambridgeshire
Mulholland, Greg
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 24 February 2009
Leeds North West
Murphy, Mr Denis
Labour
Signed on 9 February 2009
Wansbeck
Penning, Mike
Conservative
Signed on 11 February 2009
Hemel Hempstead
Reed, Mr Andy
Labour
Signed on 5 March 2009
Loughborough
Rennie, Willie
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 23 February 2009
Dunfermline and West Fife
Robinson, Mrs Iris
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 11 March 2009
Strangford
Roy, Lindsay
Labour
Signed on 12 February 2009
Glenrothes
Russell, Bob
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 9 February 2009
Colchester
Simpson, David
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 11 March 2009
Upper Bann
Smith, Sir Robert
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 22 January 2009
West Aberdeenshire and Kincardine
Spink, Bob
Independent
Signed on 26 January 2009
Castle Point
Stunell, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 2 February 2009
Hazel Grove
Swinson, Jo
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 2 February 2009
East Dunbartonshire
Teather, Sarah
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 23 February 2009
Brent East
Touhig, Mr Don
Labour
Signed on 12 February 2009
Islwyn
Williams, Mr Roger
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 3 March 2009
Brecon and Radnorshire
Willott, Jenny
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 9 February 2009
Cardiff Central
Wilson, Sammy
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 11 March 2009
East Antrim
Winterton, Sir Nicholas
Conservative
Signed on 27 January 2009
Macclesfield
Younger-Ross, Richard
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 23 February 2009
Teignbridge

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.