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UNIVERSITY OUTSOURCING

EDM (Early Day Motion) 1216: tabled on 19 March 2013

Tabled in the 2012-13 session.

This motion has been signed by 32 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 is aware of the occupation taking place at the University of Sussex, which is part of an ongoing campaign by staff and students to oppose the University's plans to outsource key services, including catering and estates management, transferring more than 10 per cent of the workforce from university employment to private contractors; shares concerns about third party providers being contracted to undertake such services and is disappointed that the University has not fully considered the option of an in-house service improvement plan instead; regrets that neither trades unions nor the student union were properly involved in the outsourcing decisions taken by the University and continue to feel excluded from the decision-making processes; notes research that shows privatisation of services does not automatically raise the quality of what is on offer and that in many other institutions outsourcing has been accompanied by a significant decline in service levels, resulting in services being brought back in-house; expresses deep concern at the Government's promotion of the commercialisation of the higher education sector; and calls on Sussex and other universities to oppose moves to turn universities into businesses and students into consumers.

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.

Burden, Richard
Labour
Signed on 10 April 2013
Birmingham, Northfield
Campbell, Mr Ronnie
Labour
Signed on 10 April 2013
Blyth Valley
Caton, Martin
Labour
Signed on 21 March 2013
Gower
Connarty, Michael
Labour
Signed on 15 April 2013
Linlithgow and East Falkirk
Crausby, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 10 April 2013
Bolton North East
Cryer, John
Labour
Signed on 26 March 2013
Leyton and Wanstead
Cunningham, Mr Jim
Labour
Signed on 10 April 2013
Coventry South
Dobbin, Jim
Labour
Signed on 20 March 2013
Heywood and Middleton
Doran, Mr Frank
Labour
Signed on 22 March 2013
Aberdeen North
Esterson, Bill
Labour
Signed on 26 March 2013
Sefton Central
Farrelly, Paul
Labour
Signed on 10 April 2013
Newcastle-under-Lyme
Francis, Dr Hywel
Labour
Signed on 25 March 2013
Aberavon
Galloway, Mr George
Respect
Signed on 25 March 2013
Bradford West
Glindon, Mrs Mary
Labour
Signed on 22 March 2013
North Tyneside
Godsiff, Mr Roger
Labour
Signed on 25 March 2013
Birmingham, Hall Green
Hancock, Mr Mike
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 25 March 2013
Portsmouth South
Hopkins, Kelvin
Labour
Signed on 21 March 2013
Luton North
Leech, Mr John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 26 March 2013
Manchester, Withington
Meale, Sir Alan
Labour
Signed on 26 March 2013
Mansfield
Mearns, Ian
Labour
Signed on 25 March 2013
Gateshead
Mudie, Mr George
Labour
Signed on 25 March 2013
Leeds East
Ruddock, Dame Joan
Labour
Signed on 18 April 2013
Lewisham, Deptford
Sharma, Mr Virendra
Labour
Signed on 20 March 2013
Ealing, Southall
Skinner, Mr Dennis
Labour
Signed on 26 March 2013
Bolsover
Vaz, Valerie
Labour
Signed on 25 March 2013
Walsall South
Walley, Joan
Labour
Signed on 25 March 2013
Stoke-on-Trent North

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.