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GANGMASTERS LICENSING AUTHORITY

EDM (Early Day Motion) 196A1: tabled on 20 June 2012

Tabled in the 2012-13 session.

This motion has been signed by 1 Member. It is an amendment to an existing motion.

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

This is an amendment to an existing motion

This motion was originally tabled by John McDonnell on 13 June 2012. This is amendment number 1.

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Suggested amendment

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.'.

Original 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.

There are no withdrawn signatures for this amendment.