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PROTECTION OF WORKERS SERVING THE PUBLIC

EDM (Early Day Motion) 529: tabled on 08 October 2013

Tabled in the 2013-14 session.

This motion has been signed by 63 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 appalled at levels of violence suffered by workers who deal with the public, as evidenced in the 2013 survey from the Union of Shop, Distributive and Allied Workers, which showed that four per cent of shopworkers had been physically attacked in the previous 12 months and 35 per cent had been threatened with violence, and at the traumatising effects of these incidents for staff who have to face the continual possibility of attack or abuse throughout their working day as they are on the frontline of dealing with the public; is concerned at the paltry level of sentences meted out to offenders, often with a suspended sentence or with no custodial element; and calls on the Government to introduce a specific offence of assaulting a worker who is serving the public in order to ensure that victims of such violence are given the justice they deserve and to provide a deterrent.

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.

Allen, Mr Graham
Labour
Signed on 29 October 2013
Nottingham North
Anderson, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 14 October 2013
Blaydon
Bailey, Mr Adrian
Labour
Signed on 17 October 2013
West Bromwich West
Bayley, Hugh
Labour
Signed on 9 October 2013
York Central
Begg, Dame Anne
Labour
Signed on 22 October 2013
Aberdeen South
Caton, Martin
Labour
Signed on 8 October 2013
Gower
Champion, Sarah
Labour
Signed on 16 October 2013
Rotherham
Clark, Katy
Labour
Signed on 11 November 2013
North Ayrshire and Arran
Clarke, Mr Tom
Labour
Signed on 30 October 2013
Coatbridge, Chryston and Bellshill
Connarty, Michael
Labour
Signed on 23 October 2013
Linlithgow and East Falkirk
Crausby, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 17 October 2013
Bolton North East
Cryer, John
Labour
Signed on 17 October 2013
Leyton and Wanstead
Cunningham, Mr Jim
Labour
Signed on 14 October 2013
Coventry South
Davies, David T. C.
Conservative
Signed on 15 October 2013
Monmouth
Davies, Geraint
Labour
Signed on 17 October 2013
Swansea West
Dobbin, Jim
Labour
Signed on 14 October 2013
Heywood and Middleton
Dodds, Mr Nigel
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 29 October 2013
Belfast North
Doran, Mr Frank
Labour
Signed on 18 October 2013
Aberdeen North
Dowd, Jim
Labour
Signed on 17 October 2013
Lewisham West and Penge
Durkan, Mark
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 14 October 2013
Foyle
Esterson, Bill
Labour
Signed on 17 October 2013
Sefton Central
Farrelly, Paul
Labour
Signed on 17 October 2013
Newcastle-under-Lyme
Field, Mr Frank
Labour
Signed on 17 October 2013
Birkenhead
Flello, Robert
Labour
Signed on 17 October 2013
Stoke-on-Trent South
Flynn, Paul
Labour
Signed on 17 October 2013
Newport West
George, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 16 October 2013
St Ives
Godsiff, Mr Roger
Labour
Signed on 16 October 2013
Birmingham, Hall Green
Hain, Mr Peter
Labour
Signed on 3 March 2014
Neath
Hamilton, Fabian
Labour
Signed on 27 November 2013
Leeds North East
Hancock, Mr Mike
Independent
Signed on 22 October 2013
Portsmouth South
Howarth, Mr George
Labour
Signed on 14 October 2013
Knowsley
Jowell, Dame Tessa
Labour
Signed on 16 December 2013
Dulwich and West Norwood
Kaufman, Sir Gerald
Labour
Signed on 17 October 2013
Manchester, Gorton
Lavery, Ian
Labour
Signed on 28 October 2013
Wansbeck
Lazarowicz, Mark
Labour
Signed on 18 November 2013
Edinburgh North and Leith
McCrea, Dr William
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 16 October 2013
South Antrim
McDonagh, Siobhain
Labour
Signed on 15 January 2014
Mitcham and Morden
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 14 October 2013
Hayes and Harlington
Meacher, Mr Michael
Labour
Signed on 17 October 2013
Oldham West and Royton
Meale, Sir Alan
Labour
Signed on 15 October 2013
Mansfield
Miller, Andrew
Labour
Signed on 6 November 2013
Ellesmere Port and Neston
Morrice, Graeme
Labour
Signed on 14 October 2013
Livingston
Murphy, Paul
Labour
Signed on 15 October 2013
Torfaen
O'Donnell, Fiona
Labour
Signed on 30 October 2013
East Lothian
Osborne, Sandra
Labour
Signed on 14 October 2013
Ayr, Carrick and Cumnock
Ritchie, Ms Margaret
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 15 October 2013
South Down
Roy, Lindsay
Labour
Signed on 17 October 2013
Glenrothes
Ruddock, Dame Joan
Labour
Signed on 15 October 2013
Lewisham, Deptford
Simpson, David
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 15 October 2013
Upper Bann
Skinner, Mr Dennis
Labour
Signed on 10 October 2013
Bolsover
Stunell, Sir Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 24 October 2013
Hazel Grove
Sutcliffe, Mr Gerry
Labour
Signed on 17 October 2013
Bradford South
Tami, Mark
Labour
Signed on 17 October 2013
Alyn and Deeside
Vaz, Valerie
Labour
Signed on 17 October 2013
Walsall South
Walley, Joan
Labour
Signed on 30 October 2013
Stoke-on-Trent North
Ward, Mr David
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 16 October 2013
Bradford East
Williams, Hywel
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 15 October 2013
Arfon

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.