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CHECK-OFF OF UNION SUBSCRIPTIONS

EDM (Early Day Motion) 1056: tabled on 05 February 2014

Tabled in the 2013-14 session.

This motion has been signed by 67 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 concerned that Government departments have been asked by the Cabinet Office to review the established system known as check-off, by which public servants pay their union subscriptions directly via payroll; recognises that check-off was introduced as a helpful and inexpensive way for employers, trades unions and their members to work together to collect subscriptions; notes that the cost to the taxpayer of ending the system is likely to be greater than for continuing it; questions the rationale for treating check-off differently to other payroll deductions such as charitable giving via Give As You Earn; further notes the disproportionate impact of ending the system upon low paid workers who could be subject to bank charges if subscriptions are not taken directly from salaries; further recognises that while the Cabinet Office has written to departments describing check-off as not desirable, it cannot instruct departments in this matter; and urges the Government to halt the review of check-off and leave departments to engage in constructive discussions with the trades unions affected.

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.

Anderson, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 24 February 2014
Blaydon
Barron, Kevin
Labour
Signed on 3 April 2014
Rother Valley
Bayley, Hugh
Labour
Signed on 6 February 2014
York Central
Begg, Dame Anne
Labour
Signed on 25 February 2014
Aberdeen South
Bottomley, Sir Peter
Conservative
Signed on 6 February 2014
Worthing West
Campbell, Mr Ronnie
Labour
Signed on 5 February 2014
Blyth Valley
Caton, Martin
Labour
Signed on 11 February 2014
Gower
Clark, Katy
Labour
Signed on 5 February 2014
North Ayrshire and Arran
Connarty, Michael
Labour
Signed on 6 March 2014
Linlithgow and East Falkirk
Cooper, Rosie
Labour
Signed on 28 April 2014
West Lancashire
Crausby, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 5 February 2014
Bolton North East
Cunningham, Mr Jim
Labour
Signed on 13 February 2014
Coventry South
Cunningham, Sir Tony
Labour
Signed on 5 March 2014
Workington
Dobbin, Jim
Labour
Signed on 10 February 2014
Heywood and Middleton
Doran, Mr Frank
Labour
Signed on 13 February 2014
Aberdeen North
Durkan, Mark
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 6 February 2014
Foyle
Galloway, Mr George
Respect
Signed on 13 February 2014
Bradford West
Gapes, Mike
Labour
Signed on 10 April 2014
Ilford South
Gilmore, Sheila
Labour
Signed on 19 March 2014
Edinburgh East
Glass, Pat
Labour
Signed on 5 February 2014
North West Durham
Glindon, Mrs Mary
Labour
Signed on 5 February 2014
North Tyneside
Godsiff, Mr Roger
Labour
Signed on 3 March 2014
Birmingham, Hall Green
Griffith, Nia
Labour
Signed on 5 February 2014
Llanelli
Hancock, Mr Mike
Independent
Signed on 24 February 2014
Portsmouth South
Harris, Mr Tom
Labour
Signed on 11 March 2014
Glasgow South
Havard, Mr Dai
Labour
Signed on 24 February 2014
Merthyr Tydfil and Rhymney
Healey, John
Labour
Signed on 27 February 2014
Wentworth and Dearne
Hepburn, Mr Stephen
Labour
Signed on 17 March 2014
Jarrow
Hoey, Kate
Labour
Signed on 6 February 2014
Vauxhall
Hopkins, Kelvin
Labour
Signed on 5 February 2014
Luton North
Howarth, Mr George
Labour
Signed on 10 February 2014
Knowsley
Lazarowicz, Mark
Labour
Signed on 17 March 2014
Edinburgh North and Leith
Leech, Mr John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 25 February 2014
Manchester, Withington
Love, Mr Andrew
Labour
Signed on 10 February 2014
Edmonton
McDonnell, Dr Alasdair
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 12 February 2014
Belfast South
McGovern, Jim
Labour
Signed on 11 February 2014
Dundee West
Meacher, Mr Michael
Labour
Signed on 12 March 2014
Oldham West and Royton
Meale, Sir Alan
Labour
Signed on 11 February 2014
Mansfield
Mearns, Ian
Labour
Signed on 5 February 2014
Gateshead
Mitchell, Austin
Labour
Signed on 24 February 2014
Great Grimsby
Morden, Jessica
Labour
Signed on 24 February 2014
Newport East
Morrice, Graeme
Labour
Signed on 24 February 2014
Livingston
Morris, Grahame M.
Labour
Signed on 5 February 2014
Easington
O'Donnell, Fiona
Labour
Signed on 12 February 2014
East Lothian
Osborne, Sandra
Labour
Signed on 6 February 2014
Ayr, Carrick and Cumnock
Pearce, Teresa
Labour
Signed on 18 March 2014
Erith and Thamesmead
Riordan, Mrs Linda
Labour
Signed on 6 February 2014
Halifax
Rotheram, Steve
Labour
Signed on 12 February 2014
Liverpool, Walton
Roy, Lindsay
Labour
Signed on 13 February 2014
Glenrothes
Ruddock, Dame Joan
Labour
Signed on 27 February 2014
Lewisham, Deptford
Shannon, Jim
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 10 February 2014
Strangford
Sheridan, Jim
Labour
Signed on 5 February 2014
Paisley and Renfrewshire North
Skinner, Mr Dennis
Labour
Signed on 5 February 2014
Bolsover
Smith, Nick
Labour
Signed on 1 April 2014
Blaenau Gwent
Stringer, Graham
Labour
Signed on 10 February 2014
Blackley and Broughton
Tami, Mark
Labour
Signed on 28 April 2014
Alyn and Deeside
Turner, Karl
Labour
Signed on 5 February 2014
Kingston upon Hull East
Watson, Mr Tom
Labour
Signed on 5 March 2014
West Bromwich East
Williamson, Chris
Labour
Signed on 5 February 2014
Derby North
Wood, Mike
Labour
Signed on 10 March 2014
Batley and Spen
Wright, David
Labour
Signed on 19 March 2014
Telford

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.