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40th ANNIVERSARY OF THE EQUAL PAY ACT

EDM (Early Day Motion) 136: tabled on 02 June 2010

Tabled in the 2010-12 session.

This motion has been signed by 78 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 celebrates the 40th anniversary of the Equal Pay Act; notes that the Act was introduced following a historic campaign by female Ford workers in Dagenham who were being paid 87 per cent. of the rate paid to male colleagues doing the same work; expresses its deep concern that women working full-time can still expect to earn on average 16.4 per cent. less than men, with the figure rising to 36 per cent. for women working part-time; believes that such a gap is completely unacceptable in the 21st century; welcomes the provisions included in the Equality Act 2010 which aim to close the gender pay gap, including powers to allow the Government to require employers, from 2013, to report on the gender pay gap in their companies; and calls on the Government to demonstrate its commitment to closing the gender pay gap by making equal pay law more transparent and accessible and by introducing mandatory gender pay audits unless significant progress is made swiftly to close the gender pay gap.

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.

Alexander, Heidi
Labour
Signed on 8 June 2010
Lewisham East
Ali, Rushanara
Labour
Signed on 10 June 2010
Bethnal Green and Bow
Anderson, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 8 June 2010
Blaydon
Blenkinsop, Tom
Labour
Signed on 9 June 2010
Middlesbrough South and East Cleveland
Bottomley, Sir Peter
Conservative
Signed on 3 June 2010
Worthing West
Brake, Tom
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 6 September 2010
Carshalton and Wallington
Brooke, Annette
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 8 June 2010
Mid Dorset and North Poole
Bryant, Chris
Labour
Signed on 16 June 2010
Rhondda
Campbell, Sir Menzies
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 9 June 2010
North East Fife
Campbell, Mr Ronnie
Labour
Signed on 9 June 2010
Blyth Valley
Caton, Martin
Labour
Signed on 8 June 2010
Gower
Coaker, Vernon
Labour
Signed on 10 June 2010
Gedling
Connarty, Michael
Labour
Signed on 20 October 2010
Linlithgow and East Falkirk
Cooper, Rosie
Labour
Signed on 7 July 2010
West Lancashire
Corbyn, Jeremy
Labour
Signed on 7 June 2010
Islington North
Crausby, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 29 June 2010
Bolton North East
Crockart, Mike
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 8 June 2010
Edinburgh West
Cunningham, Alex
Labour
Signed on 9 June 2010
Stockton North
Dobbin, Jim
Labour
Signed on 14 June 2010
Heywood and Middleton
Doran, Mr Frank
Labour
Signed on 9 June 2010
Aberdeen North
Dowd, Jim
Labour
Signed on 8 June 2010
Lewisham West and Penge
Durkan, Mark
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 8 June 2010
Foyle
Eagle, Ms Angela
Labour
Signed on 9 June 2010
Wallasey
Edwards, Jonathan
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 9 June 2010
Carmarthen East and Dinefwr
Elliott, Julie
Labour
Signed on 10 June 2010
Sunderland Central
Evans, Chris
Labour
Signed on 8 June 2010
Islwyn
Flynn, Paul
Labour
Signed on 7 June 2010
Newport West
Francis, Dr Hywel
Labour
Signed on 8 June 2010
Aberavon
Gapes, Mike
Labour
Signed on 10 June 2010
Ilford South
Godsiff, Mr Roger
Labour
Signed on 8 June 2010
Birmingham, Hall Green
Goodman, Helen
Labour
Signed on 7 June 2010
Bishop Auckland
Greatrex, Tom
Labour
Signed on 10 June 2010
Rutherglen and Hamilton West
Green, Kate
Labour
Signed on 9 June 2010
Stretford and Urmston
Greenwood, Lilian
Labour
Signed on 10 June 2010
Nottingham South
Gwynne, Andrew
Labour
Signed on 3 June 2010
Denton and Reddish
Hamilton, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 23 June 2010
Midlothian
Hancock, Mr Mike
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 7 June 2010
Portsmouth South
Hemming, John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 10 June 2010
Birmingham, Yardley
Hepburn, Mr Stephen
Labour
Signed on 9 June 2010
Jarrow
Hermon, Lady Sylvia
Independent
Signed on 12 July 2010
North Down
Heyes, David
Labour
Signed on 9 June 2010
Ashton-under-Lyne
Hilling, Julie
Labour
Signed on 10 June 2010
Bolton West
Hodge, Margaret
Labour
Signed on 21 June 2010
Barking
Hodgson, Mrs Sharon
Labour
Signed on 10 June 2010
Washington and Sunderland West
Hopkins, Kelvin
Labour
Signed on 8 June 2010
Luton North
Jackson, Glenda
Labour
Signed on 3 June 2010
Hampstead and Kilburn
Jamieson, Cathy
Labour
Signed on 28 June 2010
Kilmarnock and Loudoun
Johnson, Diana
Labour
Signed on 17 June 2010
Kingston upon Hull North
Lavery, Ian
Labour
Signed on 21 June 2010
Wansbeck
Lazarowicz, Mark
Labour
Signed on 8 June 2010
Edinburgh North and Leith
Leech, Mr John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 8 June 2010
Manchester, Withington
Llwyd, Mr Elfyn
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 8 June 2010
Dwyfor Meirionnydd
Lucas, Caroline
Green Party
Signed on 2 June 2010
Brighton, Pavilion
Mactaggart, Fiona
Labour
Signed on 14 June 2010
Slough
McCarthy, Kerry
Labour
Signed on 17 June 2010
Bristol East
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 30 June 2010
Hayes and Harlington
McKinnell, Catherine
Labour
Signed on 8 June 2010
Newcastle upon Tyne North
Meale, Mr Alan
Labour
Signed on 3 June 2010
Mansfield
Owen, Albert
Labour
Signed on 22 June 2010
Ynys Môn
Ritchie, Ms Margaret
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 14 June 2010
South Down
Russell, Bob
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 10 June 2010
Colchester
Sarwar, Anas
Labour
Signed on 8 June 2010
Glasgow Central
Sharma, Mr Virendra
Labour
Signed on 8 July 2010
Ealing, Southall
Sheridan, Jim
Labour
Signed on 14 June 2010
Paisley and Renfrewshire North
Skinner, Mr Dennis
Labour
Signed on 9 June 2010
Bolsover
Vaz, Keith
Labour
Signed on 7 June 2010
Leicester East
Vaz, Valerie
Labour
Signed on 10 June 2010
Walsall South
Weir, Mr Mike
Scottish National Party
Signed on 9 June 2010
Angus
Williams, Hywel
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 8 June 2010
Arfon
Williams, Mr Mark
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 15 September 2010
Ceredigion

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.