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PAY PRACTICES IN THE UK MARITIME SECTOR

EDM (Early Day Motion) 252: tabled on 25 November 2009

Tabled in the 2009-10 session.

This motion has been signed by 70 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 race relations legislation 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 race relations legislation 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.

Anderson, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 7 December 2009
Blaydon
Austin, John
Labour
Signed on 1 December 2009
Erith and Thamesmead
Battle, John
Labour
Signed on 26 November 2009
Leeds West
Begg, Dame Anne
Labour
Signed on 8 December 2009
Aberdeen South
Borrow, Mr David S.
Labour
Signed on 26 November 2009
South Ribble
Bottomley, Sir Peter
Conservative
Signed on 26 November 2009
Worthing West
Burgon, Colin
Labour
Signed on 26 November 2009
Elmet
Caton, Mr Martin
Labour
Signed on 26 November 2009
Gower
Connarty, Michael
Labour
Signed on 10 December 2009
Linlithgow and East Falkirk
Cook, Frank
Labour
Signed on 25 November 2009
Stockton North
Corbyn, Jeremy
Labour
Signed on 30 November 2009
Islington North
Davies, Dai
Independent
Signed on 25 November 2009
Blaenau Gwent
Dean, Mrs Janet
Labour
Signed on 2 December 2009
Burton
Devine, Jim
Labour
Signed on 2 December 2009
Livingston
Dismore, Mr Andrew
Labour
Signed on 1 December 2009
Hendon
Drew, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 26 November 2009
Stroud
Durkan, Mark
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 1 December 2009
Foyle
Etherington, Bill
Labour
Signed on 30 November 2009
Sunderland North
Francis, Dr Hywel
Labour
Signed on 2 December 2009
Aberavon
George, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 26 November 2009
St Ives
Hall, Patrick
Labour
Signed on 9 December 2009
Bedford
Hamilton, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 3 December 2009
Midlothian
Hancock, Mr Mike
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 26 November 2009
Portsmouth South
Harris, Dr Evan
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 16 December 2009
Oxford West and Abingdon
Havard, Mr Dai
Labour
Signed on 8 December 2009
Merthyr Tydfil and Rhymney
Hepburn, Mr Stephen
Labour
Signed on 7 December 2009
Jarrow
Hopkins, Kelvin
Labour
Signed on 15 December 2009
Luton North
Howarth, Mr George
Labour
Signed on 9 December 2009
Knowsley North and Sefton East
Howells, Dr Kim
Labour
Signed on 20 January 2010
Pontypridd
Hoyle, Mr Lindsay
Labour
Signed on 26 November 2009
Chorley
Hughes, Simon
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 1 February 2010
North Southwark and Bermondsey
Humble, Mrs Joan
Labour
Signed on 26 November 2009
Blackpool North and Fleetwood
Illsley, Mr Eric
Labour
Signed on 7 December 2009
Barnsley Central
Jackson, Glenda
Labour
Signed on 26 November 2009
Hampstead and Highgate
Jenkins, Mr Brian
Labour
Signed on 10 December 2009
Tamworth
Jones, Lynne
Labour
Signed on 30 November 2009
Birmingham, Selly Oak
Leech, Mr John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 30 November 2009
Manchester, Withington
Lepper, David
Labour
Signed on 26 November 2009
Brighton, Pavilion
Mackinlay, Andrew
Labour
Signed on 7 December 2009
Thurrock
Mason, John
Scottish National Party
Signed on 15 December 2009
Glasgow East
McCafferty, Chris
Labour
Signed on 10 December 2009
Calder Valley
McCartney, Sir Ian
Labour
Signed on 26 November 2009
Makerfield
McGuire, Anne
Labour
Signed on 26 February 2010
Stirling
McIsaac, Shona
Labour
Signed on 20 January 2010
Cleethorpes
Meale, Mr Alan
Labour
Signed on 26 November 2009
Mansfield
Morley, Elliot
Labour
Signed on 2 December 2009
Scunthorpe
Murphy, Mr Paul
Labour
Signed on 2 December 2009
Torfaen
O'Hara, Mr Edward
Labour
Signed on 25 November 2009
Knowsley South
Pelling, Mr Andrew
Independent
Signed on 2 December 2009
Croydon Central
Pound, Stephen
Labour
Signed on 2 December 2009
Ealing North
Prentice, Mr Gordon
Labour
Signed on 26 November 2009
Pendle
Pugh, Dr John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 3 December 2009
Southport
Sanders, Mr Adrian
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 26 November 2009
Torbay
Simpson, Alan
Labour
Signed on 12 January 2010
Nottingham South
Stewart, Ian
Labour
Signed on 3 December 2009
Eccles
Strang, Dr Gavin
Labour
Signed on 30 November 2009
Edinburgh East
Stunell, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 25 November 2009
Hazel Grove
Vis, Dr Rudi
Labour
Signed on 25 November 2009
Finchley and Golders Green
Walley, Joan
Labour
Signed on 30 November 2009
Stoke-on-Trent North
Wareing, Mr Robert N.
Independent
Signed on 26 November 2009
Liverpool, West Derby
Weir, Mr Mike
Scottish National Party
Signed on 26 November 2009
Angus
Williams, Mrs Betty
Labour
Signed on 7 December 2009
Conwy
Willott, Jenny
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 5 January 2010
Cardiff Central

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.