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WELFARE OFFICERS IN THE CIVIL SERVICE

EDM (Early Day Motion) 690: tabled on 21 January 2010

Tabled in the 2009-10 session.

This motion has been signed by 62 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 recognises the importance of welfare officers in the Civil Service who provide valuable and cost-effective welfare services to their colleagues; expresses concern at plans in HM Revenue and Customs and other Government departments to abolish these posts and move towards using privatised, less personal employee assistance services such as automated telephone services; expresses concern that these plans come at a particularly bad time as staff morale is low due to future job insecurity and the economic crisis; strongly believes that the Government should set an example when it comes to preventative measures to support well-being at work; further believes that accessible, professional and personal contact in the workplace for someone in distress is vital and that these services should continue to be delivered by the civil servants with a proven track record of provision; and urges HM Revenue and Customs and others in the Civil Service to reconsider their proposals.

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 1 February 2010
Blaydon
Berry, Dr Roger
Labour
Signed on 9 February 2010
Kingswood
Betts, Mr Clive
Labour
Signed on 22 February 2010
Sheffield, Attercliffe
Borrow, Mr David S.
Labour
Signed on 27 January 2010
South Ribble
Bottomley, Sir Peter
Conservative
Signed on 25 January 2010
Worthing West
Breed, Mr Colin
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 26 January 2010
South East Cornwall
Burden, Richard
Labour
Signed on 22 February 2010
Birmingham, Northfield
Burgon, Colin
Labour
Signed on 1 February 2010
Elmet
Campbell, Mr Gregory
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 27 January 2010
East Londonderry
Campbell, Mr Ronnie
Labour
Signed on 27 January 2010
Blyth Valley
Caton, Mr Martin
Labour
Signed on 26 January 2010
Gower
Clapham, Mr Michael
Labour
Signed on 10 February 2010
Barnsley West and Penistone
Clark, Ms Katy
Labour
Signed on 26 January 2010
North Ayrshire and Arran
Cohen, Harry
Labour
Signed on 29 January 2010
Leyton and Wanstead
Corbyn, Jeremy
Labour
Signed on 26 January 2010
Islington North
Cousins, Jim
Labour
Signed on 23 February 2010
Newcastle upon Tyne Central
Cryer, Mrs Ann
Labour
Signed on 26 January 2010
Keighley
Dhanda, Mr Parmjit
Labour
Signed on 24 February 2010
Gloucester
Dismore, Mr Andrew
Labour
Signed on 26 January 2010
Hendon
Dodds, Mr Nigel
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 9 February 2010
Belfast North
Donaldson, Jeffrey M.
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 3 February 2010
Lagan Valley
Drew, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 27 January 2010
Stroud
Durkan, Mark
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 25 January 2010
Foyle
Etherington, Bill
Labour
Signed on 2 February 2010
Sunderland North
Farrelly, Paul
Labour
Signed on 22 February 2010
Newcastle-under-Lyme
Flynn, Paul
Labour
Signed on 26 January 2010
Newport West
Galloway, Mr George
Respect
Signed on 28 January 2010
Bethnal Green and Bow
Gerrard, Mr Neil
Labour
Signed on 21 January 2010
Walthamstow
Grogan, Mr John
Labour
Signed on 22 February 2010
Selby
Hamilton, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 8 February 2010
Midlothian
Hancock, Mr Mike
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 26 January 2010
Portsmouth South
Havard, Mr Dai
Labour
Signed on 9 February 2010
Merthyr Tydfil and Rhymney
Holmes, Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 26 January 2010
Chesterfield
Hopkins, Kelvin
Labour
Signed on 3 February 2010
Luton North
Howarth, Mr George
Labour
Signed on 1 February 2010
Knowsley North and Sefton East
Hoyle, Mr Lindsay
Labour
Signed on 27 January 2010
Chorley
Hunter, Mark
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 26 January 2010
Cheadle
Illsley, Mr Eric
Labour
Signed on 27 January 2010
Barnsley Central
Jenkins, Mr Brian
Labour
Signed on 28 January 2010
Tamworth
Jones, Lynne
Labour
Signed on 26 January 2010
Birmingham, Selly Oak
Keetch, Mr Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 9 February 2010
Hereford
Llwyd, Mr Elfyn
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 26 January 2010
Meirionnydd Nant Conwy
Martlew, Mr Eric
Labour
Signed on 22 February 2010
Carlisle
Mason, John
Scottish National Party
Signed on 28 January 2010
Glasgow East
McCrea, Rev Dr William
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 27 January 2010
South Antrim
Osborne, Sandra
Labour
Signed on 3 February 2010
Ayr, Carrick and Cumnock
Palmer, Dr Nick
Labour
Signed on 4 February 2010
Broxtowe
Pelling, Mr Andrew
Independent
Signed on 21 January 2010
Croydon Central
Sanders, Mr Adrian
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 26 January 2010
Torbay
Simpson, Alan
Labour
Signed on 26 January 2010
Nottingham South
Simpson, David
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 27 January 2010
Upper Bann
Turner, Dr Desmond
Labour
Signed on 2 February 2010
Brighton, Kemptown
Vis, Dr Rudi
Labour
Signed on 28 January 2010
Finchley and Golders Green
Wareing, Mr Robert N.
Independent
Signed on 25 January 2010
Liverpool, West Derby
Williams, Mrs Betty
Labour
Signed on 28 January 2010
Conwy
Williams, Stephen
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 3 March 2010
Bristol West

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.