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EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES BILL

EDM (Early Day Motion) 1461: tabled on 11 May 2009

Tabled in the 2008-09 session.

This motion has been signed by 149 Members. It has received 2 amendments.

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, in celebrating 10 years of the minimum wage, welcomes the above-inflation overall increase in its value over that time; notes with concern the proposal to give the Employment Opportunities Bill, which would abolish the minimum wage, a second reading; calls on the Leader of the Opposition to distance his party from attempts seeking to impoverish low paid workers by this means; and welcomes the Wage Concern campaign to protect the minimum wage.

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.

Anderson, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 11 May 2009
Blaydon
Anderson, Janet
Labour
Signed on 11 May 2009
Rossendale and Darwen
Armstrong, Hilary
Labour
Signed on 11 May 2009
North West Durham
Austin, John
Labour
Signed on 11 May 2009
Erith and Thamesmead
Bailey, Mr Adrian
Labour
Signed on 12 June 2009
West Bromwich West
Begg, Dame Anne
Labour
Signed on 11 May 2009
Aberdeen South
Berry, Dr Roger
Labour
Signed on 11 May 2009
Kingswood
Betts, Mr Clive
Labour
Signed on 11 May 2009
Sheffield, Attercliffe
Blunkett, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 13 May 2009
Sheffield, Brightside
Brown, Mr Russell
Labour
Signed on 11 May 2009
Dumfries and Galloway
Buck, Ms Karen
Labour
Signed on 11 May 2009
Regent's Park and Kensington North
Caborn, Mr Richard
Labour
Signed on 11 May 2009
Sheffield Central
Cairns, David
Labour
Signed on 11 May 2009
Inverclyde
Campbell, Mr Ronnie
Labour
Signed on 11 May 2009
Blyth Valley
Caton, Mr Martin
Labour
Signed on 12 May 2009
Gower
Cawsey, Mr Ian
Labour
Signed on 11 May 2009
Brigg and Goole
Chapman, Ben
Labour
Signed on 11 May 2009
Wirral South
Clelland, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 11 May 2009
Tyne Bridge
Cohen, Harry
Labour
Signed on 11 May 2009
Leyton and Wanstead
Connarty, Michael
Labour
Signed on 1 July 2009
Linlithgow and East Falkirk
Cook, Frank
Labour
Signed on 13 October 2009
Stockton North
Corbyn, Jeremy
Labour
Signed on 13 May 2009
Islington North
Crausby, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 15 July 2009
Bolton North East
Cryer, Mrs Ann
Labour
Signed on 12 May 2009
Keighley
Cummings, John
Labour
Signed on 11 May 2009
Easington
Cunningham, Mr Jim
Labour
Signed on 11 May 2009
Coventry South
Davies, Dai
Independent
Signed on 14 May 2009
Blaenau Gwent
Dean, Mrs Janet
Labour
Signed on 14 May 2009
Burton
Devine, Jim
Labour
Signed on 14 May 2009
Livingston
Dhanda, Mr Parmjit
Labour
Signed on 11 May 2009
Gloucester
Dismore, Mr Andrew
Labour
Signed on 11 May 2009
Hendon
Dobbin, Jim
Labour
Signed on 11 May 2009
Heywood and Middleton
Dobson, Frank
Labour
Signed on 11 May 2009
Holborn and St Pancras
Donohoe, Mr Brian H.
Labour
Signed on 11 May 2009
Central Ayrshire
Doran, Mr Frank
Labour
Signed on 11 May 2009
Aberdeen North
Dowd, Jim
Labour
Signed on 11 May 2009
Lewisham West
Drew, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 13 May 2009
Stroud
Durkan, Mark
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 12 May 2009
Foyle
Ellman, Mrs Louise
Labour
Signed on 11 May 2009
Liverpool, Riverside
Engel, Mrs Natascha
Labour
Signed on 11 May 2009
North East Derbyshire
Ennis, Jeff
Labour
Signed on 11 May 2009
Barnsley East and Mexborough
Etherington, Bill
Labour
Signed on 1 June 2009
Sunderland North
Fisher, Mark
Labour
Signed on 11 May 2009
Stoke-on-Trent Central
Flynn, Paul
Labour
Signed on 13 May 2009
Newport West
Francis, Dr Hywel
Labour
Signed on 12 May 2009
Aberavon
Gapes, Mike
Labour
Signed on 11 May 2009
Ilford South
Gerrard, Mr Neil
Labour
Signed on 11 May 2009
Walthamstow
Godsiff, Mr Roger
Labour
Signed on 18 May 2009
Birmingham, Sparkbrook and Small Heath
Griffiths, Nigel
Labour
Signed on 11 May 2009
Edinburgh South
Grogan, Mr John
Labour
Signed on 11 May 2009
Selby
Hall, Patrick
Labour
Signed on 11 May 2009
Bedford
Hamilton, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 11 May 2009
Midlothian
Hancock, Mr Mike
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 19 May 2009
Portsmouth South
Harris, Mr Tom
Labour
Signed on 11 May 2009
Glasgow South
Hemming, John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 14 May 2009
Birmingham, Yardley
Hendrick, Mr Mark
Labour
Signed on 11 May 2009
Preston
Hepburn, Mr Stephen
Labour
Signed on 11 May 2009
Jarrow
Hesford, Stephen
Labour
Signed on 11 May 2009
Wirral West
Heyes, David
Labour
Signed on 14 May 2009
Ashton-under-Lyne
Hopkins, Kelvin
Labour
Signed on 11 May 2009
Luton North
Howarth, Mr George
Labour
Signed on 11 May 2009
Knowsley North and Sefton East
Howells, Dr Kim
Labour
Signed on 11 May 2009
Pontypridd
Hoyle, Mr Lindsay
Labour
Signed on 12 May 2009
Chorley
Humble, Mrs Joan
Labour
Signed on 12 May 2009
Blackpool North and Fleetwood
Iddon, Dr Brian
Labour
Signed on 11 May 2009
Bolton South East
Illsley, Mr Eric
Labour
Signed on 11 May 2009
Barnsley Central
Jackson, Glenda
Labour
Signed on 13 May 2009
Hampstead and Highgate
Jenkins, Mr Brian
Labour
Signed on 11 May 2009
Tamworth
Keeble, Ms Sally
Labour
Signed on 11 May 2009
Northampton North
Kilfoyle, Mr Peter
Labour
Signed on 11 May 2009
Liverpool, Walton
Laxton, Mr Bob
Labour
Signed on 11 May 2009
Derby North
Leech, Mr John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 20 May 2009
Manchester, Withington
Lepper, David
Labour
Signed on 12 May 2009
Brighton, Pavilion
Linton, Martin
Labour
Signed on 11 May 2009
Battersea
Lloyd, Tony
Labour
Signed on 11 May 2009
Manchester Central
MacNeil, Mr Angus
Scottish National Party
Signed on 12 May 2009
Na h-Eileanan an Iar
Mallaber, Judy
Labour
Signed on 11 May 2009
Amber Valley
Mann, John
Labour
Signed on 13 July 2009
Bassetlaw
Marsden, Mr Gordon
Labour
Signed on 13 May 2009
Blackpool South
Martlew, Mr Eric
Labour
Signed on 11 May 2009
Carlisle
Mason, John
Scottish National Party
Signed on 21 May 2009
Glasgow East
McCafferty, Chris
Labour
Signed on 13 May 2009
Calder Valley
McCartney, Sir Ian
Labour
Signed on 13 May 2009
Makerfield
McDonagh, Siobhain
Labour
Signed on 11 May 2009
Mitcham and Morden
McDonnell, Dr Alasdair
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 10 June 2009
Belfast South
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 14 May 2009
Hayes and Harlington
McIsaac, Shona
Labour
Signed on 11 May 2009
Cleethorpes
Meacher, Mr Michael
Labour
Signed on 11 May 2009
Oldham West and Royton
Meale, Mr Alan
Labour
Signed on 12 May 2009
Mansfield
Miller, Andrew
Labour
Signed on 11 May 2009
Ellesmere Port and Neston
Moffat, Anne
Labour
Signed on 11 May 2009
East Lothian
Moffatt, Laura
Labour
Signed on 11 May 2009
Crawley
Morgan, Julie
Labour
Signed on 11 May 2009
Cardiff North
Morley, Elliot
Labour
Signed on 11 May 2009
Scunthorpe
Mullin, Mr Chris
Labour
Signed on 11 May 2009
Sunderland South
Murphy, Mr Denis
Labour
Signed on 11 May 2009
Wansbeck
Murphy, Mr Paul
Labour
Signed on 16 July 2009
Torfaen
Naysmith, Dr Doug
Labour
Signed on 11 May 2009
Bristol North West
O'Hara, Mr Edward
Labour
Signed on 14 May 2009
Knowsley South
Osborne, Sandra
Labour
Signed on 11 May 2009
Ayr, Carrick and Cumnock
Pelling, Mr Andrew
Independent
Signed on 21 May 2009
Croydon Central
Pope, Mr Greg
Labour
Signed on 11 May 2009
Hyndburn
Pound, Stephen
Labour
Signed on 11 May 2009
Ealing North
Purchase, Mr Ken
Labour
Signed on 11 May 2009
Wolverhampton North East
Riordan, Mrs Linda
Labour
Signed on 12 May 2009
Halifax
Robinson, Mr Geoffrey
Labour
Signed on 11 May 2009
Coventry North West
Rooney, Mr Terry
Labour
Signed on 11 May 2009
Bradford North
Roy, Lindsay
Labour
Signed on 19 May 2009
Glenrothes
Ryan, Joan
Labour
Signed on 11 May 2009
Enfield North
Salter, Martin
Labour
Signed on 11 May 2009
Reading West
Sharma, Virendra
Labour
Signed on 12 May 2009
Ealing, Southall
Sheridan, Jim
Labour
Signed on 11 May 2009
Paisley and Renfrewshire North
Simpson, Alan
Labour
Signed on 11 June 2009
Nottingham South
Skinner, Mr Dennis
Labour
Signed on 11 May 2009
Bolsover
Smith, Ms Angela C.
Labour
Signed on 11 May 2009
Sheffield, Hillsborough
Smith, Geraldine
Labour
Signed on 11 May 2009
Morecambe and Lunesdale
Soulsby, Sir Peter
Labour
Signed on 14 May 2009
Leicester South
Starkey, Dr Phyllis
Labour
Signed on 11 May 2009
Milton Keynes South West
Stewart, Ian
Labour
Signed on 11 May 2009
Eccles
Stringer, Graham
Labour
Signed on 11 May 2009
Manchester, Blackley
Stuart, Ms Gisela
Labour
Signed on 11 May 2009
Birmingham, Edgbaston
Taylor, Ms Dari
Labour
Signed on 11 May 2009
Stockton South
Taylor, David
Labour
Signed on 11 May 2009
North West Leicestershire
Thornberry, Ms Emily
Labour
Signed on 11 May 2009
Islington South and Finsbury
Tipping, Paddy
Labour
Signed on 13 May 2009
Sherwood
Touhig, Mr Don
Labour
Signed on 11 May 2009
Islwyn
Truswell, Mr Paul
Labour
Signed on 14 May 2009
Pudsey
Turner, Mr Neil
Labour
Signed on 11 May 2009
Wigan
Twigg, Derek
Labour
Signed on 11 May 2009
Halton
Vis, Dr Rudi
Labour
Signed on 13 May 2009
Finchley and Golders Green
Walley, Joan
Labour
Signed on 11 May 2009
Stoke-on-Trent North
Waltho, Lynda
Labour
Signed on 11 May 2009
Stourbridge
Wareing, Mr Robert N.
Independent
Signed on 13 May 2009
Liverpool, West Derby
Wicks, Malcolm
Labour
Signed on 11 May 2009
Croydon North
Williams, Hywel
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 3 June 2009
Caernarfon
Wilson, Phil
Labour
Signed on 11 May 2009
Sedgefield
Wright, Dr Tony
Labour
Signed on 11 May 2009
Cannock Chase

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

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES BILL (Amendment 1)
leave out `celebrating' and insert `noting'.
Conservative, Christchurch
8
signatures
EDM 1461A1: tabled on 12 May 2009
EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES BILL (Amendment 2)
leave out from `welcomes' to end and add `the publication of the Employment Opportunities Bill which would inter alia give a right to work to asylum seekers whose applications for asylum are awaiting determination and which would also enable any employee who would otherwise qualify for entitlement to the national minimum wage to elect to opt out from such entitlement; notes that the Bill does not abolish the minimum wage; regrets that the right hon. Member for Kingston upon Hull East and his colleagues have failed to comprehend the contents of the Bill; and calls on them to bring to the attention of the public the contents of Clause 2(5) of the Bill which makes clear that nothing in the Bill shall require a person to take employment below the minimum wage and that no person shall suffer any detriment to their entitlement to national insurance benefits by reason of their unwillingness to take employment below the minimum wage.'.
Conservative, Christchurch
8
signatures
EDM 1461A2: tabled on 12 May 2009