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DISCRIMINATION IN RECRUITMENT AGAINST PEOPLE WITH INVISIBLE DISIBILITIES

EDM (Early Day Motion) 1547: tabled on 21 May 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 acknowledges the current levels of discrimination suffered by people with HIV and mental health problems in the job recruitment process; notes that fewer than 50 per cent. of people with HIV are in paid employment and more than 60 per cent. of employers write off people with any form of mental illness; further notes that it is currently legal for employers to ask a wide range of questions about a job applicant's medical history when they are recruiting, regardless of whether existing conditions will have any bearing on their ability to do the job applied for; supports calls from Rethink, the Terrence Higgins Trust and the National AIDS Trust for the Government to use the Equality Bill to restrict the use of pre-employment health questionnaires; recognises that employers in many other countries, including the US, are only legally able to ask a candidate about a disability once a job offer has been made; and calls on the Government to use the Equality Bill to bring British law in this area in line with the American system.

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 1 July 2009
Hackney North and Stoke Newington
Anderson, Janet
Labour
Signed on 26 October 2009
Rossendale and Darwen
Austin, John
Labour
Signed on 2 July 2009
Erith and Thamesmead
Berry, Dr Roger
Labour
Signed on 2 June 2009
Kingswood
Borrow, Mr David S.
Labour
Signed on 23 June 2009
South Ribble
Bruce, Malcolm
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 10 June 2009
Gordon
Burden, Richard
Labour
Signed on 3 June 2009
Birmingham, Northfield
Cable, Dr Vincent
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 16 June 2009
Twickenham
Caton, Mr Martin
Labour
Signed on 2 June 2009
Gower
Clapham, Mr Michael
Labour
Signed on 15 June 2009
Barnsley West and Penistone
Cook, Frank
Labour
Signed on 13 October 2009
Stockton North
Corbyn, Jeremy
Labour
Signed on 1 June 2009
Islington North
Cousins, Jim
Labour
Signed on 22 June 2009
Newcastle upon Tyne Central
Cryer, Mrs Ann
Labour
Signed on 1 June 2009
Keighley
Davies, Dai
Independent
Signed on 3 June 2009
Blaenau Gwent
Dean, Mrs Janet
Labour
Signed on 2 June 2009
Burton
Dismore, Mr Andrew
Labour
Signed on 2 June 2009
Hendon
Dobbin, Jim
Labour
Signed on 2 June 2009
Heywood and Middleton
Drew, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 2 June 2009
Stroud
Durkan, Mark
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 2 June 2009
Foyle
Etherington, Bill
Labour
Signed on 2 July 2009
Sunderland North
Featherstone, Lynne
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 4 June 2009
Hornsey and Wood Green
George, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 4 June 2009
St Ives
Gerrard, Mr Neil
Labour
Signed on 3 June 2009
Walthamstow
Godsiff, Mr Roger
Labour
Signed on 1 June 2009
Birmingham, Sparkbrook and Small Heath
Harris, Dr Evan
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 30 June 2009
Oxford West and Abingdon
Harvey, Nick
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 1 June 2009
North Devon
Heath, Mr David
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 11 June 2009
Somerton and Frome
Hopkins, Kelvin
Labour
Signed on 3 June 2009
Luton North
Hughes, Simon
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 20 July 2009
North Southwark and Bermondsey
Illsley, Mr Eric
Labour
Signed on 17 June 2009
Barnsley Central
Jenkins, Mr Brian
Labour
Signed on 18 June 2009
Tamworth
Kramer, Susan
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 20 July 2009
Richmond Park
Leech, Mr John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 1 June 2009
Manchester, Withington
Linton, Martin
Labour
Signed on 2 June 2009
Battersea
Llwyd, Mr Elfyn
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 3 June 2009
Meirionnydd Nant Conwy
Marsden, Mr Gordon
Labour
Signed on 2 June 2009
Blackpool South
Mason, John
Scottish National Party
Signed on 3 June 2009
Glasgow East
McCafferty, Chris
Labour
Signed on 4 June 2009
Calder Valley
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 1 June 2009
Hayes and Harlington
Morgan, Julie
Labour
Signed on 17 June 2009
Cardiff North
Plaskitt, Mr James
Labour
Signed on 8 June 2009
Warwick and Leamington
Riordan, Mrs Linda
Labour
Signed on 11 June 2009
Halifax
Rowen, Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 4 June 2009
Rochdale
Sanders, Mr Adrian
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 15 June 2009
Torbay
Slaughter, Andy
Labour
Signed on 23 June 2009
Ealing, Acton and Shepherd's Bush
Thornberry, Ms Emily
Labour
Signed on 18 June 2009
Islington South and Finsbury
Vaz, Keith
Labour
Signed on 2 June 2009
Leicester East
Williams, Mark
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 8 June 2009
Ceredigion
Williams, Stephen
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 2 June 2009
Bristol West
Willott, Jenny
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 9 June 2009
Cardiff Central
Younger-Ross, Richard
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 20 July 2009
Teignbridge

These members had previously signed the motion, but have now withdrawn their support. The date shown is when the Member withdrew their signature from the motion.