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PAY PRACTICES IN THE UK MARITIME SECTOR

EDM (Early Day Motion) 1780: tabled on 30 June 2009

Tabled in the 2008-09 session.

This motion has been signed by 59 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 is appalled that in the 21st century ships, including ferry services, which regularly trade on fixed routes between UK ports and between the UK and Europe, are allowed to pay poverty wages substantially below the minimum wage to non-UK seafarers including rates as little as £1.50 per hour; is dismayed that this super-exploitation is legal as a result of a loophole in the Race Relations Act which allows non-UK seafarers to be paid rates below agreed UK levels and also due to the exemption of seafarers from the National Minimum Wage; urges the Government to bring forward amendments to the Equality Bill to outlaw this discrimination and to reform the Race Relations Act as it applies to seafarers; and calls on the Government to bring forward immediately legislation to ensure that non-UK seafarers are protected by the provisions of the national 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.

Abbott, Ms Diane
Labour
Signed on 4 November 2009
Hackney North and Stoke Newington
Burgon, Colin
Labour
Signed on 7 July 2009
Elmet
Campbell, Mr Gregory
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 1 July 2009
East Londonderry
Campbell, Mr Ronnie
Labour
Signed on 1 July 2009
Blyth Valley
Caton, Mr Martin
Labour
Signed on 1 July 2009
Gower
Cook, Frank
Labour
Signed on 13 October 2009
Stockton North
Corbyn, Jeremy
Labour
Signed on 30 June 2009
Islington North
Cryer, Mrs Ann
Labour
Signed on 1 July 2009
Keighley
Davies, Dai
Independent
Signed on 9 July 2009
Blaenau Gwent
Dean, Mrs Janet
Labour
Signed on 15 July 2009
Burton
Dismore, Mr Andrew
Labour
Signed on 2 July 2009
Hendon
Dobbin, Jim
Labour
Signed on 1 July 2009
Heywood and Middleton
Dodds, Mr Nigel
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 20 July 2009
Belfast North
Doran, Mr Frank
Labour
Signed on 8 July 2009
Aberdeen North
Drew, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 2 July 2009
Stroud
Durkan, Mark
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 30 June 2009
Foyle
Etherington, Bill
Labour
Signed on 8 July 2009
Sunderland North
Evans, Mr Nigel
Conservative
Signed on 8 July 2009
Ribble Valley
Francis, Dr Hywel
Labour
Signed on 14 July 2009
Aberavon
Galloway, Mr George
Respect
Signed on 14 July 2009
Bethnal Green and Bow
George, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 1 July 2009
St Ives
Gerrard, Mr Neil
Labour
Signed on 2 July 2009
Walthamstow
Hamilton, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 3 July 2009
Midlothian
Hancock, Mr Mike
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 1 July 2009
Portsmouth South
Hood, Mr Jim
Labour
Signed on 21 July 2009
Lanark and Hamilton East
Hopkins, Kelvin
Labour
Signed on 7 July 2009
Luton North
Howells, Dr Kim
Labour
Signed on 9 July 2009
Pontypridd
Hoyle, Mr Lindsay
Labour
Signed on 1 July 2009
Chorley
Hunter, Mark
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 7 July 2009
Cheadle
Illsley, Mr Eric
Labour
Signed on 20 July 2009
Barnsley Central
Jackson, Glenda
Labour
Signed on 2 July 2009
Hampstead and Highgate
Jenkins, Mr Brian
Labour
Signed on 2 July 2009
Tamworth
Jones, Lynne
Labour
Signed on 1 July 2009
Birmingham, Selly Oak
Jones, Mr Martyn
Labour
Signed on 20 July 2009
Clwyd South
Llwyd, Mr Elfyn
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 8 July 2009
Meirionnydd Nant Conwy
Mason, John
Scottish National Party
Signed on 9 July 2009
Glasgow East
McCafferty, Chris
Labour
Signed on 9 July 2009
Calder Valley
McCrea, Rev Dr William
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 8 July 2009
South Antrim
McDonnell, Dr Alasdair
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 13 October 2009
Belfast South
Meale, Mr Alan
Labour
Signed on 1 July 2009
Mansfield
Morgan, Julie
Labour
Signed on 21 July 2009
Cardiff North
Murphy, Mr Denis
Labour
Signed on 8 July 2009
Wansbeck
Pelling, Mr Andrew
Independent
Signed on 3 July 2009
Croydon Central
Robinson, Mrs Iris
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 7 July 2009
Strangford
Russell, Bob
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 30 June 2009
Colchester
Simpson, Alan
Labour
Signed on 14 July 2009
Nottingham South
Strang, Dr Gavin
Labour
Signed on 14 July 2009
Edinburgh East
Stunell, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 6 July 2009
Hazel Grove
Taylor, David
Labour
Signed on 2 July 2009
North West Leicestershire
Turner, Dr Desmond
Labour
Signed on 1 July 2009
Brighton, Kemptown
Vis, Dr Rudi
Labour
Signed on 1 July 2009
Finchley and Golders Green
Wareing, Mr Robert N.
Independent
Signed on 1 July 2009
Liverpool, West Derby
Williams, Mrs Betty
Labour
Signed on 6 July 2009
Conwy

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.