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GANGMASTERS LICENSING AUTHORITY

EDM (Early Day Motion) 196: tabled on 13 June 2012

Tabled in the 2012-13 session.

This motion has been signed by 57 Members. It has received 1 amendment.

As this motion is using historical data, we may not have the record of the original ordering, in which case signatories are listed alphabetically.

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Motion text

That this House is greatly concerned by the Written Ministerial Statement of 24 May 2012 on the future of the Gangmasters Licensing Authority (GLA) andthe proposal to reduce the scope of the authority as well as changethe licensing agreements from six months to two years with no inspections on application for a licence; understands that the GLA is a Government body which is fully supported by employers including Marks and Spencer; recognises the invaluable work which is carried out by its officers and staff to ensure the safety of workers across the UK; further notes that the GLA was established after the cockle-pickers tragedy which occurred in Morecambe Bay in 2004, yet understands that the Government plans to remove this area of regulation from the remit of the GLA; asks the Government to recognise that any cut to the remit of the GLA will have entirely negative consequences; and calls on the Government to rethink its proposals which will put vulnerable workers at serious risk of exploitation, injury and death.

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.

Betts, Mr Clive
Labour
Signed on 4 July 2012
Sheffield South East
Campbell, Mr Ronnie
Labour
Signed on 20 June 2012
Blyth Valley
Caton, Martin
Labour
Signed on 19 June 2012
Gower
Connarty, Michael
Labour
Signed on 18 June 2012
Linlithgow and East Falkirk
Corbyn, Jeremy
Labour
Signed on 14 June 2012
Islington North
Cryer, John
Labour
Signed on 14 June 2012
Leyton and Wanstead
Cunningham, Tony
Labour
Signed on 25 June 2012
Workington
Davidson, Mr Ian
Labour
Signed on 18 June 2012
Glasgow South West
Dobbin, Jim
Labour
Signed on 19 June 2012
Heywood and Middleton
Doran, Mr Frank
Labour
Signed on 25 June 2012
Aberdeen North
Durkan, Mark
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 14 June 2012
Foyle
Edwards, Jonathan
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 14 June 2012
Carmarthen East and Dinefwr
Ellman, Mrs Louise
Labour
Signed on 27 June 2012
Liverpool, Riverside
Engel, Natascha
Labour
Signed on 14 June 2012
North East Derbyshire
Flynn, Paul
Labour
Signed on 14 June 2012
Newport West
Francis, Dr Hywel
Labour
Signed on 18 June 2012
Aberavon
Galloway, Mr George
Respect
Signed on 25 June 2012
Bradford West
Gapes, Mike
Labour
Signed on 26 June 2012
Ilford South
Gilmore, Sheila
Labour
Signed on 3 September 2012
Edinburgh East
Glindon, Mrs Mary
Labour
Signed on 19 June 2012
North Tyneside
Godsiff, Mr Roger
Labour
Signed on 20 June 2012
Birmingham, Hall Green
Hancock, Mr Mike
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 20 June 2012
Portsmouth South
Hepburn, Mr Stephen
Labour
Signed on 20 June 2012
Jarrow
Howarth, Mr George
Labour
Signed on 18 June 2012
Knowsley
Jackson, Glenda
Labour
Signed on 14 June 2012
Hampstead and Kilburn
Lazarowicz, Mark
Labour
Signed on 18 June 2012
Edinburgh North and Leith
Llwyd, Mr Elfyn
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 19 June 2012
Dwyfor Meirionnydd
Love, Mr Andrew
Labour
Signed on 14 June 2012
Edmonton
Marsden, Mr Gordon
Labour
Signed on 20 June 2012
Blackpool South
McCrea, Dr William
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 19 June 2012
South Antrim
McGovern, Jim
Labour
Signed on 18 June 2012
Dundee West
McKenzie, Iain
Labour
Signed on 19 June 2012
Inverclyde
Meale, Sir Alan
Labour
Signed on 18 June 2012
Mansfield
Mearns, Ian
Labour
Signed on 14 June 2012
Gateshead
Miller, Andrew
Labour
Signed on 19 June 2012
Ellesmere Port and Neston
Morrice, Graeme
Labour
Signed on 13 June 2012
Livingston
Morris, Grahame M.
Labour
Signed on 14 June 2012
Easington
Pugh, John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 21 June 2012
Southport
Qureshi, Yasmin
Labour
Signed on 27 June 2012
Bolton South East
Robertson, John
Labour
Signed on 6 July 2012
Glasgow North West
Rotheram, Steve
Labour
Signed on 18 June 2012
Liverpool, Walton
Roy, Lindsay
Labour
Signed on 20 June 2012
Glenrothes
Ruddock, Dame Joan
Labour
Signed on 20 June 2012
Lewisham, Deptford
Sharma, Mr Virendra
Labour
Signed on 25 June 2012
Ealing, Southall
Sheridan, Jim
Labour
Signed on 14 June 2012
Paisley and Renfrewshire North
Simpson, David
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 18 June 2012
Upper Bann
Skinner, Mr Dennis
Labour
Signed on 14 June 2012
Bolsover
Stringer, Graham
Labour
Signed on 18 June 2012
Blackley and Broughton
Sutcliffe, Mr Gerry
Labour
Signed on 19 June 2012
Bradford South
Williams, Hywel
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 27 June 2012
Arfon
Wright, David
Labour
Signed on 14 June 2012
Telford

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.

After a motion has been tabled, other Members can table amendments to it. Amendments to this motion are shown below.

GANGMASTERS LICENSING AUTHORITY (Amendment 1)
leave out from `yet' to end and add `understands the desire to reduce red tape; but calls on the Government to ensure that any changes to regulations do not come at the expense of protecting vulnerable workers in the cockle-picking and shellfishing industry of Morecambe Bay.'.
Conservative, Morecambe and Lunesdale
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EDM 196A1: tabled on 20 June 2012