House of Commons
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QATAR WORLD CUP AND MIGRANT WORKERS
EDM #1244
Tabled 01 April 2014
2013-14 Session
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.

Signatures (60)

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
07 April 2014
Anderson, Mr David
Labour
01 April 2014
Baldry, Sir Tony
Conservative
28 April 2014
Blomfield, Paul
Labour
07 April 2014
Bottomley, Sir Peter
Conservative
01 April 2014
Campbell, Mr Ronnie
Labour
02 April 2014
Caton, Martin
Labour
02 April 2014
Champion, Sarah
Labour
08 April 2014
Clark, Katy
Labour
08 April 2014
Cooper, Rosie
Labour
07 April 2014
Crausby, Mr David
Labour
03 April 2014
Cunningham, Alex
Labour
01 April 2014
Cunningham, Mr Jim
Labour
09 April 2014
Davidson, Mr Ian
Labour
01 April 2014
Dobbin, Jim
Labour
02 April 2014
Doran, Mr Frank
Labour
29 April 2014
Durkan, Mark
Social Democratic & Labour Party
01 April 2014
Edwards, Jonathan
Plaid Cymru
02 April 2014
Engel, Natascha
Labour
01 April 2014
Field, Mr Frank
Labour
02 April 2014
Fitzpatrick, Jim
Labour
28 April 2014
Flynn, Paul
Labour
07 April 2014
Francis, Dr Hywel
Labour
08 April 2014
Gapes, Mike
Labour
08 April 2014
Glindon, Mrs Mary
Labour
07 April 2014
Godsiff, Mr Roger
Labour
12 May 2014
Hopkins, Kelvin
Labour
01 April 2014
Jackson, Glenda
Labour
02 April 2014
Jowell, Dame Tessa
Labour
07 April 2014
Lavery, Ian
Labour
03 April 2014
Lazarowicz, Mark
Labour
10 April 2014
Leech, Mr John
Liberal Democrat
10 April 2014
Lucas, Caroline
Green Party
01 May 2014
McDonnell, Dr Alasdair
Social Democratic & Labour Party
10 April 2014
McDonnell, John
Labour
02 April 2014
McGovern, Jim
Labour
28 April 2014
Meale, Sir Alan
Labour
02 April 2014
Mearns, Ian
Labour
09 April 2014
Morrice, Graeme
Labour
01 April 2014
Morris, Grahame M.
Labour
03 April 2014
O'Donnell, Fiona
Labour
01 April 2014
Ritchie, Ms Margaret
Social Democratic & Labour Party
02 April 2014
Roy, Lindsay
Labour
13 May 2014
Ruddock, Dame Joan
Labour
07 April 2014
Shannon, Jim
Democratic Unionist Party
02 April 2014
Sheridan, Jim
Labour
01 April 2014
Skinner, Mr Dennis
Labour
03 April 2014
Stringer, Graham
Labour
09 April 2014
Stunell, Sir Andrew
Liberal Democrat
07 April 2014
Turner, Karl
Labour
01 April 2014
Vaz, Valerie
Labour
06 May 2014
Walley, Joan
Labour
01 April 2014
Ward, Mr David
Liberal Democrat
02 April 2014
Watts, Mr Dave
Labour
28 April 2014
There are no withdrawn signatures for this Motion