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MAXIMUM WORKPLACE TEMPERATURE

EDM (Early Day Motion) 491: tabled on 15 December 2009

Tabled in the 2009-10 session.

This motion has been signed by 50 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 whilst there is a legal minimum workplace indoor temperature, there is no clear legal maximum workplace temperature so that conditions can vary greatly from employer to employer; further notes the many employees, particularly those working in bakeries, are often subjected to very high temperatures which can impact seriously on their health and well-being with effects ranging from discomfort, stress, irritability and headaches, to extra strain on the heart and lungs, dizziness and fainting and heat cramps due to loss of water and salt; and urges the Government to provide clear and coherent guidelines to employers about how to combat heat in the workplace, and to introduce a maximum working workplace temperature of 30C (86F) and of 27C (81F) for those doing strenuous work.

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 5 January 2010
Blaydon
Bottomley, Sir Peter
Conservative
Signed on 16 December 2009
Worthing West
Burgon, Colin
Labour
Signed on 1 February 2010
Elmet
Campbell, Mr Ronnie
Labour
Signed on 6 January 2010
Blyth Valley
Caton, Mr Martin
Labour
Signed on 16 December 2009
Gower
Clapham, Mr Michael
Labour
Signed on 5 January 2010
Barnsley West and Penistone
Cohen, Harry
Labour
Signed on 16 December 2009
Leyton and Wanstead
Cook, Frank
Labour
Signed on 15 December 2009
Stockton North
Corbyn, Jeremy
Labour
Signed on 15 December 2009
Islington North
Crausby, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 1 February 2010
Bolton North East
Cryer, Mrs Ann
Labour
Signed on 5 January 2010
Keighley
Davies, Dai
Independent
Signed on 6 January 2010
Blaenau Gwent
Dean, Mrs Janet
Labour
Signed on 6 January 2010
Burton
Dismore, Mr Andrew
Labour
Signed on 16 December 2009
Hendon
Drew, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 7 January 2010
Stroud
Etherington, Bill
Labour
Signed on 19 January 2010
Sunderland North
Hamilton, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 8 February 2010
Midlothian
Hancock, Mr Mike
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 16 December 2009
Portsmouth South
Harvey, Nick
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 6 January 2010
North Devon
Humble, Mrs Joan
Labour
Signed on 2 February 2010
Blackpool North and Fleetwood
Iddon, Dr Brian
Labour
Signed on 2 February 2010
Bolton South East
Illsley, Mr Eric
Labour
Signed on 27 January 2010
Barnsley Central
Jenkins, Mr Brian
Labour
Signed on 14 January 2010
Tamworth
Jones, Lynne
Labour
Signed on 16 December 2009
Birmingham, Selly Oak
Keetch, Mr Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 27 January 2010
Hereford
Lloyd, Tony
Labour
Signed on 11 January 2010
Manchester Central
Llwyd, Mr Elfyn
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 26 January 2010
Meirionnydd Nant Conwy
Mann, John
Labour
Signed on 6 January 2010
Bassetlaw
Mason, John
Scottish National Party
Signed on 7 January 2010
Glasgow East
McCafferty, Chris
Labour
Signed on 6 January 2010
Calder Valley
Morgan, Julie
Labour
Signed on 17 March 2010
Cardiff North
Prosser, Gwyn
Labour
Signed on 5 January 2010
Dover
Reed, Mr Andy
Labour
Signed on 7 January 2010
Loughborough
Riordan, Mrs Linda
Labour
Signed on 13 January 2010
Halifax
Simpson, Alan
Labour
Signed on 7 January 2010
Nottingham South
Slaughter, Andy
Labour
Signed on 10 February 2010
Ealing, Acton and Shepherd's Bush
Strang, Dr Gavin
Labour
Signed on 26 January 2010
Edinburgh East
Truswell, Mr Paul
Labour
Signed on 20 January 2010
Pudsey
Turner, Dr Desmond
Labour
Signed on 2 February 2010
Brighton, Kemptown
Vis, Dr Rudi
Labour
Signed on 13 January 2010
Finchley and Golders Green
Wareing, Mr Robert N.
Independent
Signed on 5 January 2010
Liverpool, West Derby
Williams, Mrs Betty
Labour
Signed on 16 December 2009
Conwy
Williams, Hywel
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 28 January 2010
Caernarfon

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.