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BEECROFT REPORT'S PROPOSAL FOR NO FAULT DISMISSAL

EDM (Early Day Motion) 132: tabled on 23 May 2012

Tabled in the 2012-13 session.

This motion has been signed by 102 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 calls on the Government not to proceed with the Beecroft report's recommendation to introduce no fault dismissal which would mean people at work would be able to be fired at will without warning, creating huge insecurity for millions; notes that, as Adrian Beecroft admits in his report, he strongly favours an approach which allows an employer to dismiss anyone without giving a reason, which as in the leaked, first described draft would mean that some people would be dismissed simply because their employer did not like them, which he regards as `a price worth paying'; agrees with the conclusion of professional experts, such as the Chartered Institute for Personnel Development, who say that there is no economic benefit to the proposal and that if you look at the evidence on unfair dismissal, there isn't actually anything to suggest that watering down those rights would create any more jobs and indeed the job insecurity it would create would actually be bad for the economy and businesses; and considers itimperative that the Government rejects this unfair and unnecessary proposal which would undermine thework security of millions and could lead to harmindustrial relations and productive workplaces.

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 13 June 2012
Lewisham East
Allen, Mr Graham
Labour
Signed on 11 June 2012
Nottingham North
Anderson, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 18 June 2012
Blaydon
Banks, Gordon
Labour
Signed on 18 June 2012
Ochil and South Perthshire
Barron, Mr Kevin
Labour
Signed on 12 June 2012
Rother Valley
Bayley, Hugh
Labour
Signed on 24 May 2012
York Central
Begg, Dame Anne
Labour
Signed on 11 June 2012
Aberdeen South
Blomfield, Paul
Labour
Signed on 12 June 2012
Sheffield Central
Bruce, Malcolm
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 2 July 2012
Gordon
Campbell, Sir Menzies
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 19 June 2012
North East Fife
Campbell, Mr Ronnie
Labour
Signed on 11 June 2012
Blyth Valley
Caton, Martin
Labour
Signed on 12 June 2012
Gower
Clarke, Mr Tom
Labour
Signed on 23 May 2012
Coatbridge, Chryston and Bellshill
Cooper, Rosie
Labour
Signed on 21 June 2012
West Lancashire
Corbyn, Jeremy
Labour
Signed on 23 May 2012
Islington North
Crockart, Mike
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 11 June 2012
Edinburgh West
Cunningham, Alex
Labour
Signed on 11 June 2012
Stockton North
Cunningham, Mr Jim
Labour
Signed on 24 May 2012
Coventry South
Cunningham, Tony
Labour
Signed on 11 June 2012
Workington
Davidson, Mr Ian
Labour
Signed on 11 June 2012
Glasgow South West
Dobbin, Jim
Labour
Signed on 11 June 2012
Heywood and Middleton
Durkan, Mark
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 23 May 2012
Foyle
Edwards, Jonathan
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 11 June 2012
Carmarthen East and Dinefwr
Ellman, Mrs Louise
Labour
Signed on 11 June 2012
Liverpool, Riverside
Esterson, Bill
Labour
Signed on 11 June 2012
Sefton Central
Evans, Chris
Labour
Signed on 4 September 2012
Islwyn
Farrelly, Paul
Labour
Signed on 18 June 2012
Newcastle-under-Lyme
Francis, Dr Hywel
Labour
Signed on 12 June 2012
Aberavon
Galloway, Mr George
Respect
Signed on 11 June 2012
Bradford West
George, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 23 May 2012
St Ives
Gilbert, Stephen
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 11 June 2012
St Austell and Newquay
Glindon, Mrs Mary
Labour
Signed on 24 May 2012
North Tyneside
Godsiff, Mr Roger
Labour
Signed on 11 June 2012
Birmingham, Hall Green
Goggins, Paul
Labour
Signed on 19 June 2012
Wythenshawe and Sale East
Hamilton, Fabian
Labour
Signed on 11 June 2012
Leeds North East
Hancock, Mr Mike
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 11 June 2012
Portsmouth South
Havard, Mr Dai
Labour
Signed on 11 June 2012
Merthyr Tydfil and Rhymney
Healey, John
Labour
Signed on 18 June 2012
Wentworth and Dearne
Hemming, John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 26 June 2012
Birmingham, Yardley
Hepburn, Mr Stephen
Labour
Signed on 11 June 2012
Jarrow
Hermon, Lady
Independent
Signed on 14 June 2012
North Down
Heyes, David
Labour
Signed on 11 June 2012
Ashton-under-Lyne
Hoey, Kate
Labour
Signed on 11 June 2012
Vauxhall
Hopkins, Kelvin
Labour
Signed on 24 May 2012
Luton North
Horwood, Martin
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 11 June 2012
Cheltenham
Hosie, Stewart
Scottish National Party
Signed on 13 June 2012
Dundee East
Howarth, Mr George
Labour
Signed on 11 June 2012
Knowsley
Hunt, Tristram
Labour
Signed on 6 July 2012
Stoke-on-Trent Central
Jackson, Glenda
Labour
Signed on 24 May 2012
Hampstead and Kilburn
Joyce, Eric
Independent
Signed on 9 July 2012
Falkirk
Kaufman, Sir Gerald
Labour
Signed on 24 May 2012
Manchester, Gorton
Lavery, Ian
Labour
Signed on 24 May 2012
Wansbeck
Lazarowicz, Mark
Labour
Signed on 11 June 2012
Edinburgh North and Leith
Leech, Mr John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 12 June 2012
Manchester, Withington
Lucas, Caroline
Green Party
Signed on 11 June 2012
Brighton, Pavilion
MacNeil, Mr Angus Brendan
Scottish National Party
Signed on 13 June 2012
Na h-Eileanan an Iar
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 23 May 2012
Hayes and Harlington
McGovern, Jim
Labour
Signed on 18 June 2012
Dundee West
McGuire, Mrs Anne
Labour
Signed on 18 June 2012
Stirling
Meale, Sir Alan
Labour
Signed on 12 June 2012
Mansfield
Mearns, Ian
Labour
Signed on 11 June 2012
Gateshead
Mitchell, Austin
Labour
Signed on 11 June 2012
Great Grimsby
Morrice, Graeme
Labour
Signed on 16 July 2012
Livingston
Mudie, Mr George
Labour
Signed on 3 September 2012
Leeds East
Murphy, Paul
Labour
Signed on 11 June 2012
Torfaen
O'Donnell, Fiona
Labour
Signed on 17 July 2012
East Lothian
Osborne, Sandra
Labour
Signed on 11 June 2012
Ayr, Carrick and Cumnock
Pearce, Teresa
Labour
Signed on 19 June 2012
Erith and Thamesmead
Pugh, John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 24 May 2012
Southport
Qureshi, Yasmin
Labour
Signed on 14 June 2012
Bolton South East
Robertson, Angus
Scottish National Party
Signed on 13 June 2012
Moray
Robertson, John
Labour
Signed on 25 June 2012
Glasgow North West
Rotheram, Steve
Labour
Signed on 11 June 2012
Liverpool, Walton
Roy, Lindsay
Labour
Signed on 14 June 2012
Glenrothes
Ruddock, Dame Joan
Labour
Signed on 11 June 2012
Lewisham, Deptford
Sanders, Mr Adrian
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 12 June 2012
Torbay
Sheridan, Jim
Labour
Signed on 11 June 2012
Paisley and Renfrewshire North
Skinner, Mr Dennis
Labour
Signed on 11 June 2012
Bolsover
Smith, Nick
Labour
Signed on 11 June 2012
Blaenau Gwent
Stringer, Graham
Labour
Signed on 11 June 2012
Blackley and Broughton
Sutcliffe, Mr Gerry
Labour
Signed on 24 May 2012
Bradford South
Tami, Mark
Labour
Signed on 11 June 2012
Alyn and Deeside
Vaz, Valerie
Labour
Signed on 11 June 2012
Walsall South
Walley, Joan
Labour
Signed on 23 May 2012
Stoke-on-Trent North
Ward, Mr David
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 13 June 2012
Bradford East
Watts, Mr Dave
Labour
Signed on 18 June 2012
St Helens North
Weir, Mr Mike
Scottish National Party
Signed on 13 June 2012
Angus
Whiteford, Dr Eilidh
Scottish National Party
Signed on 13 June 2012
Banff and Buchan
Williams, Hywel
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 27 June 2012
Arfon
Williams, Mr Mark
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 11 June 2012
Ceredigion
Williams, Roger
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 6 July 2012
Brecon and Radnorshire
Wishart, Pete
Scottish National Party
Signed on 13 June 2012
Perth and North Perthshire
Wood, Mike
Labour
Signed on 11 June 2012
Batley and Spen
Woodward, Mr Shaun
Labour
Signed on 12 July 2012
St Helens South and Whiston
Wright, David
Labour
Signed on 24 May 2012
Telford

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.