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QATAR WORLD CUP AND MIGRANT WORKERS

EDM (Early Day Motion) 1244: tabled on 01 April 2014

Tabled in the 2013-14 session.

This motion has been signed by 60 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 commends the Union of Construction, Allied Trades and Technicians and Building & Woodworkers International for organising a mission to Qatar to draw attention to the appalling health and safety standards on construction sites to which migrant workers are subjected; welcomes the exposé by Kevin Maguire of the Daily Mirror, highlighting the labour camps where tens of thousands of migrant workers are forced to live in abject squalor in overcrowded, insanitary accommodation; condemns the endemic poverty pay where skilled migrant workers, such as carpenters, receive as little as 56 pence per hour; deplores the widespread practice by unscrupulous employers of withholding wages for many months leaving workers destitute and starving; is appalled that 1,200 migrant workers have been killed in Qatar since it was awarded the 2022 World Cup; deprecates the system of sponsored employment in Qatar, known as the Kafala system that denies workers freedom of movement and prevents workers leaving the country without the approval of their employer; regrets the Qatari authorities' refusal to ratify International Labour Organization conventions allowing freedom of association; and therefore calls on FIFA to put Qatar on notice that its right to host the 2022 World Cup will be removed unless action is taken within the next 12 months to stop the exploitation of migrant workers by ending the Kafala system, ensuring all migrant workers are covered by the standards contained in Qatar's Supreme Committee for Delivery and Legacy Workers' Charter and allowing migrant workers to elect their own site committees and representatives.

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 7 April 2014
Nottingham North
Anderson, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 1 April 2014
Blaydon
Baldry, Sir Tony
Conservative
Signed on 28 April 2014
Banbury
Blomfield, Paul
Labour
Signed on 7 April 2014
Sheffield Central
Bottomley, Sir Peter
Conservative
Signed on 1 April 2014
Worthing West
Campbell, Mr Ronnie
Labour
Signed on 2 April 2014
Blyth Valley
Caton, Martin
Labour
Signed on 2 April 2014
Gower
Champion, Sarah
Labour
Signed on 8 April 2014
Rotherham
Clark, Katy
Labour
Signed on 8 April 2014
North Ayrshire and Arran
Cooper, Rosie
Labour
Signed on 7 April 2014
West Lancashire
Crausby, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 3 April 2014
Bolton North East
Cunningham, Alex
Labour
Signed on 1 April 2014
Stockton North
Cunningham, Mr Jim
Labour
Signed on 9 April 2014
Coventry South
Davidson, Mr Ian
Labour
Signed on 1 April 2014
Glasgow South West
Dobbin, Jim
Labour
Signed on 2 April 2014
Heywood and Middleton
Doran, Mr Frank
Labour
Signed on 29 April 2014
Aberdeen North
Durkan, Mark
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 1 April 2014
Foyle
Edwards, Jonathan
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 2 April 2014
Carmarthen East and Dinefwr
Engel, Natascha
Labour
Signed on 1 April 2014
North East Derbyshire
Field, Mr Frank
Labour
Signed on 2 April 2014
Birkenhead
Fitzpatrick, Jim
Labour
Signed on 28 April 2014
Poplar and Limehouse
Flynn, Paul
Labour
Signed on 7 April 2014
Newport West
Francis, Dr Hywel
Labour
Signed on 8 April 2014
Aberavon
Gapes, Mike
Labour
Signed on 8 April 2014
Ilford South
Glindon, Mrs Mary
Labour
Signed on 7 April 2014
North Tyneside
Godsiff, Mr Roger
Labour
Signed on 12 May 2014
Birmingham, Hall Green
Hopkins, Kelvin
Labour
Signed on 1 April 2014
Luton North
Jackson, Glenda
Labour
Signed on 2 April 2014
Hampstead and Kilburn
Jowell, Dame Tessa
Labour
Signed on 7 April 2014
Dulwich and West Norwood
Lavery, Ian
Labour
Signed on 3 April 2014
Wansbeck
Lazarowicz, Mark
Labour
Signed on 10 April 2014
Edinburgh North and Leith
Leech, Mr John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 10 April 2014
Manchester, Withington
Lucas, Caroline
Green Party
Signed on 1 May 2014
Brighton, Pavilion
McDonnell, Dr Alasdair
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 10 April 2014
Belfast South
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 2 April 2014
Hayes and Harlington
McGovern, Jim
Labour
Signed on 28 April 2014
Dundee West
Meale, Sir Alan
Labour
Signed on 2 April 2014
Mansfield
Mearns, Ian
Labour
Signed on 9 April 2014
Gateshead
Morrice, Graeme
Labour
Signed on 1 April 2014
Livingston
Morris, Grahame M.
Labour
Signed on 3 April 2014
Easington
O'Donnell, Fiona
Labour
Signed on 1 April 2014
East Lothian
Ritchie, Ms Margaret
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 2 April 2014
South Down
Roy, Lindsay
Labour
Signed on 13 May 2014
Glenrothes
Ruddock, Dame Joan
Labour
Signed on 7 April 2014
Lewisham, Deptford
Shannon, Jim
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 2 April 2014
Strangford
Sheridan, Jim
Labour
Signed on 1 April 2014
Paisley and Renfrewshire North
Skinner, Mr Dennis
Labour
Signed on 3 April 2014
Bolsover
Stringer, Graham
Labour
Signed on 9 April 2014
Blackley and Broughton
Stunell, Sir Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 7 April 2014
Hazel Grove
Turner, Karl
Labour
Signed on 1 April 2014
Kingston upon Hull East
Vaz, Valerie
Labour
Signed on 6 May 2014
Walsall South
Walley, Joan
Labour
Signed on 1 April 2014
Stoke-on-Trent North
Ward, Mr David
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 2 April 2014
Bradford East
Watts, Mr Dave
Labour
Signed on 28 April 2014
St Helens North

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.