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IMPROVEMENTS TO THE WORKING CONDITIONS OF BETTING SHOP STAFF

EDM (Early Day Motion) 268: tabled on 18 June 2013

Tabled in the 2013-14 session.

This motion has been signed by 43 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 notes, as highlighted by the tragic death of a betting shop worker in Morden recently, that staff in UK betting shops are subject to risk from assault and abuse on a daily basis; believes that this risk is significantly enhanced by longer opening hours and single staffing in betting shops; further believes that the risk to betting shop staff has also increased as a result of the rise in the number of fixed odds betting terminals; recognises that the introduction of the Voluntary Code of Safety and Security produced by the Safebet Alliance - which includes the major bookmaking operators, Community, the trades union representing UK betting shop staff and other industry stakeholders - led to a 46 per cent decrease in robberies; and calls on the Government to reconvene talks between members of the Safebet Alliance to deliver further, much-needed improvements in safety and security standards for betting shop staff.

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.

Blomfield, Paul
Labour
Signed on 26 June 2013
Sheffield Central
Burden, Richard
Labour
Signed on 10 July 2013
Birmingham, Northfield
Campbell, Mr Ronnie
Labour
Signed on 19 June 2013
Blyth Valley
Caton, Martin
Labour
Signed on 19 June 2013
Gower
Clark, Katy
Labour
Signed on 20 June 2013
North Ayrshire and Arran
Cooper, Rosie
Labour
Signed on 2 September 2013
West Lancashire
Crausby, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 18 July 2013
Bolton North East
Dobbin, Jim
Labour
Signed on 19 June 2013
Heywood and Middleton
Doran, Mr Frank
Labour
Signed on 27 June 2013
Aberdeen North
Dowd, Jim
Labour
Signed on 1 July 2013
Lewisham West and Penge
Esterson, Bill
Labour
Signed on 2 September 2013
Sefton Central
Glindon, Mrs Mary
Labour
Signed on 4 July 2013
North Tyneside
Godsiff, Mr Roger
Labour
Signed on 8 July 2013
Birmingham, Hall Green
Hancock, Mr Mike
Independent
Signed on 19 June 2013
Portsmouth South
Hood, Mr Jim
Labour
Signed on 24 June 2013
Lanark and Hamilton East
Hopkins, Kelvin
Labour
Signed on 20 June 2013
Luton North
Howarth, Mr George
Labour
Signed on 25 June 2013
Knowsley
Long, Naomi
Alliance
Signed on 26 June 2013
Belfast East
Love, Mr Andrew
Labour
Signed on 25 June 2013
Edmonton
McCabe, Steve
Labour
Signed on 24 June 2013
Birmingham, Selly Oak
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 20 June 2013
Hayes and Harlington
Morrice, Graeme
Labour
Signed on 26 June 2013
Livingston
Powell, Lucy
Labour
Signed on 17 July 2013
Manchester Central
Riordan, Mrs Linda
Labour
Signed on 8 October 2013
Halifax
Robertson, John
Labour
Signed on 10 July 2013
Glasgow North West
Rotheram, Steve
Labour
Signed on 26 June 2013
Liverpool, Walton
Roy, Lindsay
Labour
Signed on 1 July 2013
Glenrothes
Ruane, Chris
Labour
Signed on 3 July 2013
Vale of Clwyd
Ruddock, Dame Joan
Labour
Signed on 25 June 2013
Lewisham, Deptford
Russell, Sir Bob
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 18 June 2013
Colchester
Sawford, Andy
Labour
Signed on 25 June 2013
Corby
Sharma, Mr Virendra
Labour
Signed on 26 June 2013
Ealing, Southall
Skinner, Mr Dennis
Labour
Signed on 20 June 2013
Bolsover
Smith, Nick
Labour
Signed on 27 June 2013
Blaenau Gwent
Stunell, Sir Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 8 July 2013
Hazel Grove
Watson, Mr Tom
Labour
Signed on 5 March 2014
West Bromwich East
Woodward, Mr Shaun
Labour
Signed on 5 July 2013
St Helens South and Whiston

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.