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MIGRANT WORKERS IN QATAR

EDM (Early Day Motion) 1289: tabled on 10 April 2014

Tabled in the 2013-14 session.

This motion has been signed by 31 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 Sunday Mail for its investigation into the rights of construction workers in Qatar, the host of the 2022 World Cup; welcomes the work of Mark Aitken and Tony Nicoletti in exposing the conditions endured by the workers they met in worker camps outside Doha, including allegations of the withholding and underpayment of wages, the illegal confiscation of passports, the lack of health and safety provision resulting in injury, overcrowded and unsanitary accommodation, and workers trapped in Qatar unable to see their families for years; regrets the silence of the English, Welsh, Scottish and Northern Irish football associations on workers' rights in Qatar; further welcomes the assurances made by Qatari officials that reforms to labour laws and rules governing the treatment of workers will be introduced; and calls on FIFA to take urgent action to insist on better and fairer treatment for the migrant workers building the infrastructure that will help deliver the 2022 World Cup, to ensure that practices exposed by the Sunday Mail are brought to an end.

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.

Campbell, Mr Ronnie
Labour
Signed on 30 April 2014
Blyth Valley
Caton, Martin
Labour
Signed on 29 April 2014
Gower
Clark, Katy
Labour
Signed on 29 April 2014
North Ayrshire and Arran
Cooper, Rosie
Labour
Signed on 1 May 2014
West Lancashire
Corbyn, Jeremy
Labour
Signed on 6 May 2014
Islington North
Crausby, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 13 May 2014
Bolton North East
Dobbin, Jim
Labour
Signed on 28 April 2014
Heywood and Middleton
Dowd, Jim
Labour
Signed on 7 May 2014
Lewisham West and Penge
Flynn, Paul
Labour
Signed on 29 April 2014
Newport West
George, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 30 April 2014
St Ives
Glindon, Mrs Mary
Labour
Signed on 1 May 2014
North Tyneside
Hepburn, Mr Stephen
Labour
Signed on 6 May 2014
Jarrow
Hermon, Lady
Independent
Signed on 6 May 2014
North Down
Hopkins, Kelvin
Labour
Signed on 29 April 2014
Luton North
Jowell, Dame Tessa
Labour
Signed on 30 April 2014
Dulwich and West Norwood
Leech, Mr John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 29 April 2014
Manchester, Withington
Llwyd, Mr Elfyn
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 30 April 2014
Dwyfor Meirionnydd
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 29 April 2014
Hayes and Harlington
McGovern, Jim
Labour
Signed on 8 May 2014
Dundee West
O'Donnell, Fiona
Labour
Signed on 30 April 2014
East Lothian
Osborne, Sandra
Labour
Signed on 30 April 2014
Ayr, Carrick and Cumnock
Ritchie, Ms Margaret
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 6 May 2014
South Down
Roy, Lindsay
Labour
Signed on 13 May 2014
Glenrothes
Shannon, Jim
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 30 April 2014
Strangford
Williams, Mr Mark
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 6 May 2014
Ceredigion

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.