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UK RESOURCE CENTRE FOR WOMEN IN SCIENCE, ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY

EDM (Early Day Motion) 1173: tabled on 23 March 2010

Tabled in the 2009-10 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 welcomes two initiatives of the UK Resource Centre (UKRC) for Women in Science, Engineering and Technology (SET) to encourage employers and organisations to stimulate and develop initiatives to support and retain women; believes that women play a vital part in the SET sector, but regrets that to date women only make up 15.5 per cent. of SET professionals in the UK and still only make up less than seven per cent. of the UK's engineering professionals; welcomes the launch of the SET Fair Standard, an award that recognises and rewards good practice in gender equality across all SET sectors, and the Athena Swan Charter, the equivalent award for universities which is jointly managed by the UKRC and the Equality Challenge Unit; believes that these two initiatives will further enhance the position of women in science, engineering and technology and their contribution to the UK's economy; considers that these awards should be a key accreditation for any forward-looking employer; and congratulates UKRC on its launch in the week commencing 22 March 2010 of the Women of Outstanding Achievement in a SET photographic exhibition at the Royal Academy of Engineering.

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.

Berry, Dr Roger
Labour
Signed on 30 March 2010
Kingswood
Brake, Tom
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 30 March 2010
Carshalton and Wallington
Brooke, Annette
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 24 March 2010
Mid Dorset and North Poole
Burt, Lorely
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 24 March 2010
Solihull
Campbell, Mr Gregory
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 24 March 2010
East Londonderry
Clapham, Mr Michael
Labour
Signed on 6 April 2010
Barnsley West and Penistone
Connarty, Michael
Labour
Signed on 29 March 2010
Linlithgow and East Falkirk
Corbyn, Jeremy
Labour
Signed on 29 March 2010
Islington North
Crausby, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 24 March 2010
Bolton North East
Cryer, Mrs Ann
Labour
Signed on 24 March 2010
Keighley
Dismore, Mr Andrew
Labour
Signed on 24 March 2010
Hendon
Drew, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 25 March 2010
Stroud
George, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 24 March 2010
St Ives
Hancock, Mr Mike
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 25 March 2010
Portsmouth South
Harvey, Nick
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 29 March 2010
North Devon
Hopkins, Kelvin
Labour
Signed on 30 March 2010
Luton North
Howells, Dr Kim
Labour
Signed on 7 April 2010
Pontypridd
Hoyle, Mr Lindsay
Labour
Signed on 24 March 2010
Chorley
Iddon, Dr Brian
Labour
Signed on 29 March 2010
Bolton South East
Jenkins, Mr Brian
Labour
Signed on 30 March 2010
Tamworth
Leech, Mr John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 30 March 2010
Manchester, Withington
McCafferty, Chris
Labour
Signed on 6 April 2010
Calder Valley
McCrea, Rev Dr William
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 30 March 2010
South Antrim
Meale, Mr Alan
Labour
Signed on 25 March 2010
Mansfield
Russell, Bob
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 24 March 2010
Colchester
Sheerman, Mr Barry
Labour
Signed on 7 April 2010
Huddersfield
Simpson, Alan
Labour
Signed on 24 March 2010
Nottingham South
Vis, Dr Rudi
Labour
Signed on 25 March 2010
Finchley and Golders Green
Wareing, Mr Robert N.
Independent
Signed on 29 March 2010
Liverpool, West Derby
Williams, Mrs Betty
Labour
Signed on 29 March 2010
Conwy
Williams, Mr Roger
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 30 March 2010
Brecon and Radnorshire
Williams, Stephen
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 24 March 2010
Bristol West
Willis, Mr Phil
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 24 March 2010
Harrogate and Knaresborough
Wyatt, Derek
Labour
Signed on 25 March 2010
Sittingbourne and Sheppey

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.