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WOMEN'S RIGHTS AND THE SOCIAL CHAPTER

EDM (Early Day Motion) 459: tabled on 19 December 1991

Tabled in the 1991-92 session.

This motion has been signed by 108 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 condemns the Government's cynical decision to opt out of the Social Chapter at the Maastricht summit; considers it is a disaster for British women workers and for the United Kingdom's chances of achieving the return of a sustainable economic prosperity; that it is now clear that the Government's intention is to compete in Europe by creating a low-skill, low-tech, cheap labour economy, which enshrines the exploitation of women, who make up the majority of those now at risk; that far from adding to costs, as the Government claims, the Social Chapter would have guaranteed British women basic rights now enjoyed by other European workers; considers it reprehensible that this Government is now boasting about denying women workers, amongst other things, maximum hours with annual paid leave and adequate rest periods and full-time rights for part-time workers; that other European countries provide much higher standards of equality as part of their economic growth strategy, that British prosperity can never be built on the backs of underpaid women at work; that thanks to this Government Britain is already bottom of the European league for employment protection and rights at work; and that Labour will build prosperity within Europe.

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.

Barnes, Mr Harry
Labour
Signed on 13 January 1992
North East Derbyshire
Barron, Mr Kevin
Labour
Signed on 19 December 1991
Rother Valley
Battle, John
Labour
Signed on 19 December 1991
Leeds West
Bradley, Mr Keith
Labour
Signed on 16 January 1992
Manchester, Withington
Callaghan, James
Labour
Signed on 19 December 1991
Heywood and Middleton
Campbell, Mr Ronnie
Labour
Signed on 15 January 1992
Blyth Valley
Campbell-Savours, Mr Dale
Labour
Signed on 19 December 1991
Workington
Clarke, Mr Tom
Labour
Signed on 19 December 1991
Monklands West
Clelland, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 19 December 1991
Tyne Bridge
Cohen, Harry
Labour
Signed on 19 December 1991
Leyton
Cook, Frank
Labour
Signed on 19 December 1991
Stockton North
Corbyn, Jeremy
Labour
Signed on 19 December 1991
Islington North
Cox, Tom
Labour
Signed on 15 January 1992
Tooting
Darling, Mr Alistair
Labour
Signed on 19 December 1991
Edinburgh Central
Davies, Denzil
Labour
Signed on 9 March 1992
Llanelli
Davies, Mr Ron
Labour
Signed on 19 December 1991
Caerphilly
Davis, Mr Terry
Labour
Signed on 19 December 1991
Birmingham, Hodge Hill
Doran, Mr Frank
Labour
Signed on 19 December 1991
Aberdeen South
Dunwoody, Mrs Gwyneth
Labour
Signed on 19 December 1991
Crewe and Nantwich
Eadie, Alex
Labour
Signed on 19 December 1991
Midlothian
Eastham, Ken
Labour
Signed on 15 January 1992
Manchester, Blackley
Edwards, Mr Huw
Labour
Signed on 19 December 1991
Monmouth
Enright, Derek
Labour
Signed on 19 December 1991
Hemsworth
Evans, John
Labour
Signed on 19 December 1991
St Helens North
Faulds, Andrew
Labour
Signed on 19 December 1991
Warley East
Fisher, Mark
Labour
Signed on 19 December 1991
Stoke-on-Trent Central
Flynn, Paul
Labour
Signed on 19 December 1991
Newport West
Foulkes, George
Labour
Signed on 19 December 1991
Carrick, Cumnock and Doon Valley
Fyfe, Mrs Maria
Labour
Signed on 19 December 1991
Glasgow, Maryhill
Galbraith, Mr Sam
Labour
Signed on 19 December 1991
Strathkelvin and Bearsden
Garrett, John
Labour
Signed on 15 January 1992
Norwich South
Garrett, Edward
Labour
Signed on 19 December 1991
Wallsend
George, Mr Bruce
Labour
Signed on 12 March 1992
Walsall South
Godman, Dr Norman
Labour
Signed on 20 December 1991
Greenock and Port Glasgow
Gordon, Mildred
Labour
Signed on 19 December 1991
Bow and Poplar
Graham, Mr Tommy
Labour
Signed on 23 January 1992
Renfrew West and Inverclyde
Grant, Bernie
Labour
Signed on 16 January 1992
Tottenham
Griffiths, Mr Win
Labour
Signed on 19 December 1991
Bridgend
Grocott, Mr Bruce
Labour
Signed on 16 January 1992
The Wrekin
Hain, Mr Peter
Labour
Signed on 15 January 1992
Neath
Hardy, Peter
Labour
Signed on 14 January 1992
Wentworth
Harman, Ms Harriet
Labour
Signed on 19 December 1991
Peckham
Haynes, Frank
Labour
Signed on 16 January 1992
Ashfield
Henderson, Mr Doug
Labour
Signed on 19 December 1991
Newcastle upon Tyne North
Hinchliffe, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 14 January 1992
Wakefield
Hoey, Kate
Labour
Signed on 19 December 1991
Vauxhall
Howarth, Mr George
Labour
Signed on 19 December 1991
Knowsley North
Howells, Dr Kim
Labour
Signed on 19 December 1991
Pontypridd
Hughes, Robert
Conservative
Signed on 19 December 1991
Harrow West
Illsley, Mr Eric
Labour
Signed on 16 January 1992
Barnsley Central
Ingram, Mr Adam
Labour
Signed on 19 December 1991
East Kilbride
Janner, Greville
Labour
Signed on 19 December 1991
Leicester West
Jones, Mr Martyn
Labour
Signed on 3 February 1992
Clwyd South West
Kumar, Dr Ashok
Labour
Signed on 19 December 1991
Langbaurgh
Leadbitter, Ted
Labour
Signed on 13 February 1992
Hartlepool
Lestor, Joan
Labour
Signed on 19 December 1991
Eccles
Lewis, Mr Terry
Labour
Signed on 19 December 1991
Worsley
Lloyd, Tony
Labour
Signed on 19 December 1991
Stretford
Lofthouse, Sir Geoffrey
Labour
Signed on 14 January 1992
Pontefract and Castleford
Loyden, Eddie
Labour
Signed on 14 January 1992
Liverpool, Garston
Mahon, Alice
Labour
Signed on 19 December 1991
Halifax
Martlew, Mr Eric
Labour
Signed on 3 March 1992
Carlisle
McAllion, Mr John
Labour
Signed on 14 January 1992
Dundee East
McCartney, Sir Ian
Labour
Signed on 15 January 1992
Makerfield
McGrady, Mr Eddie
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 13 January 1992
South Down
McKay, Allen
Labour
Signed on 22 January 1992
Barnsley West and Penistone
McKelvey, William
Labour
Signed on 14 January 1992
Kilmarnock and Loudoun
McWilliam, Mr John
Labour
Signed on 19 December 1991
Blaydon
Meale, Mr Alan
Labour
Signed on 19 December 1991
Mansfield
Michael, Alun
Labour
Signed on 14 January 1992
Cardiff South and Penarth
Michie, Mr Bill
Labour
Signed on 14 January 1992
Sheffield, Heeley
Moonie, Dr Lewis
Labour
Signed on 19 December 1991
Kirkcaldy
Morley, Mr Elliot
Labour
Signed on 31 January 1992
Glanford and Scunthorpe
Morris, Alf
Labour
Signed on 19 December 1991
Manchester, Wythenshawe
Mowlam, Dr Mo
Labour
Signed on 19 December 1991
Redcar
Murphy, Mr Paul
Labour
Signed on 19 December 1991
Torfaen
O'Hara, Mr Edward
Labour
Signed on 23 January 1992
Knowsley South
Oakes, Gordon
Labour
Signed on 14 January 1992
Halton
Parry, Robert
Labour
Signed on 14 January 1992
Liverpool, Riverside
Pike, Mr Peter
Labour
Signed on 19 December 1991
Burnley
Primarolo, Dawn
Labour
Signed on 19 December 1991
Bristol South
Quin, Joyce
Labour
Signed on 19 December 1991
Gateshead East
Redmond, Martin
Labour
Signed on 22 January 1992
Don Valley
Robertson, George
Labour
Signed on 19 December 1991
Hamilton
Rogers, Mr Allan
Labour
Signed on 19 December 1991
Rhondda
Ross, Mr Ernie
Labour
Signed on 14 January 1992
Dundee West
Ruddock, Joan
Labour
Signed on 19 December 1991
Lewisham, Deptford
Sheerman, Mr Barry
Labour
Signed on 9 March 1992
Huddersfield
Short, Clare
Labour
Signed on 19 December 1991
Birmingham, Ladywood
Smith, Mr Andrew
Labour
Signed on 19 December 1991
Oxford East
Smith, Mr Chris
Labour
Signed on 14 January 1992
Islington South and Finsbury
Smith, John
Labour
Signed on 23 January 1992
Vale of Glamorgan
Steinberg, Mr Gerry
Labour
Signed on 15 January 1992
City of Durham
Stott, Roger
Labour
Signed on 19 December 1991
Wigan
Thompson, Jack
Labour
Signed on 10 February 1992
Wansbeck
Turner, Mr Dennis
Labour
Signed on 14 January 1992
Wolverhampton South East
Walley, Joan
Labour
Signed on 19 December 1991
Stoke-on-Trent North
Wardell, Gareth
Labour
Signed on 19 December 1991
Gower
Watson, Mike
Labour
Signed on 19 December 1991
Glasgow Central
Williams, Dr Alan
Labour
Signed on 16 January 1992
Carmarthen
Wilson, Mr Brian
Labour
Signed on 17 January 1992
Cunninghame North
Wise, Mrs Audrey
Labour
Signed on 19 December 1991
Preston

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.