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PROTECTION OF WORKERS BILL

EDM (Early Day Motion) 574: tabled on 15 October 2012

Tabled in the 2012-13 session.

This motion has been signed by 89 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 applauds the members and representatives of the Union of Shop, Distributive and Allied Workers (USDAW) for their Freedom From Fear Campaign, which seeks to bring together employers, police and local authorities to tackle the scourge of violence, threats and abuse against shopworkers; further applauds the work of all trade unions in running campaigns that seek to protect their members at work; notes that all public-facing workers are at risk of being assaulted and that around 80 per cent of UK workers have interactions with the general public during their working day; welcomes the decrease in incidents against shopworkers, now at less than half the 2004 levels, but remains concerned that in the last 12 months, incidents of violence and verbal assault against retail staff increased by 83 per cent as recorded by the British Retail Consortium's Annual Retail Crime Survey; is appalled that still every minute of every day another shopworker is assaulted, threatened or abused; and therefore calls on the Government to support the Protection of Workers Bill that will extend the provisions of the Emergency Workers (Scotland) Act 2005 and Emergency Workers (Obstruction) Act 2006 to all public facing workers, by imposing an additional penalty for those who assault workers in the course of their duties.

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.

Ainsworth, Mr Bob
Labour
Signed on 1 November 2012
Coventry North East
Anderson, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 18 October 2012
Blaydon
Barron, Mr Kevin
Labour
Signed on 30 October 2012
Rother Valley
Blomfield, Paul
Labour
Signed on 6 November 2012
Sheffield Central
Burden, Richard
Labour
Signed on 13 March 2013
Birmingham, Northfield
Campbell, Mr Gregory
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 24 October 2012
East Londonderry
Campbell, Mr Ronnie
Labour
Signed on 17 October 2012
Blyth Valley
Caton, Martin
Labour
Signed on 16 October 2012
Gower
Clark, Katy
Labour
Signed on 26 November 2012
North Ayrshire and Arran
Coffey, Ann
Labour
Signed on 27 November 2012
Stockport
Connarty, Michael
Labour
Signed on 2 November 2012
Linlithgow and East Falkirk
Cooper, Rosie
Labour
Signed on 31 October 2012
West Lancashire
Corbyn, Jeremy
Labour
Signed on 22 October 2012
Islington North
Crausby, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 24 October 2012
Bolton North East
Crockart, Mike
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 6 November 2012
Edinburgh West
Cunningham, Alex
Labour
Signed on 30 October 2012
Stockton North
Cunningham, Mr Jim
Labour
Signed on 22 October 2012
Coventry South
Cunningham, Sir Tony
Labour
Signed on 6 November 2012
Workington
Davidson, Mr Ian
Labour
Signed on 29 October 2012
Glasgow South West
Dobbin, Jim
Labour
Signed on 17 October 2012
Heywood and Middleton
Dobson, Frank
Labour
Signed on 1 November 2012
Holborn and St Pancras
Dodds, Mr Nigel
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 1 November 2012
Belfast North
Doran, Mr Frank
Labour
Signed on 31 October 2012
Aberdeen North
Dowd, Jim
Labour
Signed on 12 November 2012
Lewisham West and Penge
Esterson, Bill
Labour
Signed on 30 October 2012
Sefton Central
Evans, Chris
Labour
Signed on 11 December 2012
Islwyn
Farrelly, Paul
Labour
Signed on 31 October 2012
Newcastle-under-Lyme
Flynn, Paul
Labour
Signed on 19 October 2012
Newport West
Fovargue, Yvonne
Labour
Signed on 30 October 2012
Makerfield
Galloway, Mr George
Respect
Signed on 17 October 2012
Bradford West
Gapes, Mike
Labour
Signed on 31 October 2012
Ilford South
Gilmore, Sheila
Labour
Signed on 26 March 2013
Edinburgh East
Glindon, Mrs Mary
Labour
Signed on 24 October 2012
North Tyneside
Godsiff, Mr Roger
Labour
Signed on 17 October 2012
Birmingham, Hall Green
Griffith, Nia
Labour
Signed on 8 January 2013
Llanelli
Halfon, Robert
Conservative
Signed on 7 November 2012
Harlow
Hancock, Mr Mike
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 17 October 2012
Portsmouth South
Havard, Mr Dai
Labour
Signed on 30 October 2012
Merthyr Tydfil and Rhymney
Hendrick, Mark
Labour
Signed on 31 October 2012
Preston
Hepburn, Mr Stephen
Labour
Signed on 2 November 2012
Jarrow
Hodge, Margaret
Labour
Signed on 22 November 2012
Barking
Hoey, Kate
Labour
Signed on 29 October 2012
Vauxhall
Hood, Mr Jim
Labour
Signed on 20 November 2012
Lanark and Hamilton East
Hopkins, Kelvin
Labour
Signed on 17 October 2012
Luton North
Howarth, Mr George
Labour
Signed on 6 November 2012
Knowsley
Lavery, Ian
Labour
Signed on 23 October 2012
Wansbeck
Lazarowicz, Mark
Labour
Signed on 5 November 2012
Edinburgh North and Leith
Leech, Mr John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 22 October 2012
Manchester, Withington
Llwyd, Mr Elfyn
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 26 November 2012
Dwyfor Meirionnydd
Long, Naomi
Alliance
Signed on 1 November 2012
Belfast East
Love, Mr Andrew
Labour
Signed on 31 October 2012
Edmonton
Lucas, Caroline
Green Party
Signed on 9 November 2012
Brighton, Pavilion
Marsden, Mr Gordon
Labour
Signed on 31 October 2012
Blackpool South
McCrea, Dr William
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 17 October 2012
South Antrim
McDonnell, Dr Alasdair
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 5 November 2012
Belfast South
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 25 October 2012
Hayes and Harlington
McGovern, Jim
Labour
Signed on 26 October 2012
Dundee West
Meacher, Mr Michael
Labour
Signed on 19 November 2012
Oldham West and Royton
Meale, Sir Alan
Labour
Signed on 23 October 2012
Mansfield
Mearns, Ian
Labour
Signed on 5 November 2012
Gateshead
Miller, Andrew
Labour
Signed on 29 October 2012
Ellesmere Port and Neston
Morden, Jessica
Labour
Signed on 1 November 2012
Newport East
Morris, Grahame M.
Labour
Signed on 22 October 2012
Easington
Mudie, Mr George
Labour
Signed on 6 November 2012
Leeds East
Murphy, Paul
Labour
Signed on 18 October 2012
Torfaen
O'Donnell, Fiona
Labour
Signed on 12 November 2012
East Lothian
Owen, Albert
Labour
Signed on 30 October 2012
Ynys Môn
Qureshi, Yasmin
Labour
Signed on 5 November 2012
Bolton South East
Riordan, Mrs Linda
Labour
Signed on 8 November 2012
Halifax
Ruddock, Dame Joan
Labour
Signed on 1 November 2012
Lewisham, Deptford
Sharma, Mr Virendra
Labour
Signed on 17 October 2012
Ealing, Southall
Sheridan, Jim
Labour
Signed on 18 October 2012
Paisley and Renfrewshire North
Simpson, David
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 9 November 2012
Upper Bann
Skinner, Mr Dennis
Labour
Signed on 16 October 2012
Bolsover
Stringer, Graham
Labour
Signed on 31 October 2012
Blackley and Broughton
Sutcliffe, Mr Gerry
Labour
Signed on 5 November 2012
Bradford South
Tami, Mark
Labour
Signed on 10 April 2013
Alyn and Deeside
Thomas, Mr Gareth
Labour
Signed on 24 October 2012
Harrow West
Vaz, Valerie
Labour
Signed on 30 October 2012
Walsall South
Walley, Joan
Labour
Signed on 8 November 2012
Stoke-on-Trent North
Williams, Mr Mark
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 30 October 2012
Ceredigion
Wilson, Sammy
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 8 November 2012
East Antrim
Wishart, Pete
Scottish National Party
Signed on 10 April 2013
Perth and North Perthshire

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.