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FREELANCE RIGHTS

EDM (Early Day Motion) 1961: tabled on 21 July 2009

Tabled in the 2008-09 session.

This motion has been signed by 40 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 that freelance workers have been hit hard by the economic downturn and are losing significant amounts of regular work with little or no warning and without any redundancy pay or compensation; further notes that many freelance workers have little choice but to take up self-employment because of employment practices in their sector; further notes that at present freelance workers are entitled to pro rata holiday pay for the periods that they work; believes that a similar system could be applied to other employment rights, such as redundancy pay; therefore calls for improved rights across all sectors in which regular freelance work occurs.

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 21 July 2009
Hackney North and Stoke Newington
Berry, Dr Roger
Labour
Signed on 26 October 2009
Kingswood
Bottomley, Sir Peter
Conservative
Signed on 13 October 2009
Worthing West
Campbell, Mr Ronnie
Labour
Signed on 14 October 2009
Blyth Valley
Cohen, Harry
Labour
Signed on 11 November 2009
Leyton and Wanstead
Cook, Frank
Labour
Signed on 21 July 2009
Stockton North
Corbyn, Jeremy
Labour
Signed on 21 July 2009
Islington North
Cryer, Mrs Ann
Labour
Signed on 19 October 2009
Keighley
Cunningham, Mr Jim
Labour
Signed on 13 October 2009
Coventry South
Dean, Mrs Janet
Labour
Signed on 14 October 2009
Burton
Drew, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 21 July 2009
Stroud
Etherington, Bill
Labour
Signed on 22 October 2009
Sunderland North
Hamilton, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 3 November 2009
Midlothian
Hancock, Mr Mike
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 13 October 2009
Portsmouth South
Hemming, John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 26 October 2009
Birmingham, Yardley
Hopkins, Kelvin
Labour
Signed on 21 July 2009
Luton North
Howarth, Mr George
Labour
Signed on 13 October 2009
Knowsley North and Sefton East
Hoyle, Mr Lindsay
Labour
Signed on 21 July 2009
Chorley
Hunter, Mark
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 15 October 2009
Cheadle
Jackson, Glenda
Labour
Signed on 13 October 2009
Hampstead and Highgate
Jenkins, Mr Brian
Labour
Signed on 27 October 2009
Tamworth
Jones, Lynne
Labour
Signed on 21 July 2009
Birmingham, Selly Oak
Lazarowicz, Mark
Labour
Signed on 13 October 2009
Edinburgh North and Leith
Leech, Mr John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 13 October 2009
Manchester, Withington
Lepper, David
Labour
Signed on 13 October 2009
Brighton, Pavilion
Linton, Martin
Labour
Signed on 16 October 2009
Battersea
McCafferty, Chris
Labour
Signed on 13 October 2009
Calder Valley
McCartney, Sir Ian
Labour
Signed on 20 October 2009
Makerfield
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 21 July 2009
Hayes and Harlington
Naysmith, Dr Doug
Labour
Signed on 5 November 2009
Bristol North West
Reed, Mr Andy
Labour
Signed on 15 October 2009
Loughborough
Simpson, Alan
Labour
Signed on 14 October 2009
Nottingham South
Vis, Dr Rudi
Labour
Signed on 14 October 2009
Finchley and Golders Green
Williams, Mr Roger
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 14 October 2009
Brecon and Radnorshire

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.