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HOMECARE WORKERS AND THE NATIONAL MINIMUM WAGE

EDM (Early Day Motion) 349: tabled on 14 October 2014

Tabled in the 2014-15 session.

This motion has been signed by 104 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 shocked to note that the National Audit Office reported earlier in 2014 that up to 220,000 care workers in England are illegally paid below the national minimum wage (NMW); further notes that an investigation by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) of care providers between 2011 and 2013 found that 48 per cent were guilty of non-compliance with the NMW; further notes that homecare workers in particular are consistently not paid for travel time or training, too often have illegal deductions made from their pay and are frequently put on zero-hours contracts to deny them their legal rights; recognises that these arrangements have a deleterious impact on quality of care through high turnover of staff and shortened care visits; calls for a statement from the Government on what measures it is proposing to tackle the illegal under-payment of homecare workers; strenuously suggests that HMRC launch a programme of proactive investigations into the sector to help end non-compliance with the NMW, with adequate resources to ensure a thorough and sustained effort; requests that the Government names and shames care providers and councils who fail to pay or commission the NMW as well as name and praise those care providers and councils who have signed up to UNISON's Ethical Care Charter; and further calls for a change in the law to make local authorities and care providers jointly and severally liable for non-payment of the NMW as well as the introduction of stringent regulations under the Care Act 2014 to ensure that care workers are paid at least the national minimum wage.

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.

Abbott, Ms Diane
Labour
Signed on 10 November 2014
Hackney North and Stoke Newington
Bailey, Mr Adrian
Labour
Signed on 24 November 2014
West Bromwich West
Bayley, Hugh
Labour
Signed on 16 October 2014
York Central
Begg, Dame Anne
Labour
Signed on 19 November 2014
Aberdeen South
Beith, Sir Alan
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 27 October 2014
Berwick-upon-Tweed
Benton, Mr Joe
Labour
Signed on 4 November 2014
Bootle
Betts, Mr Clive
Labour
Signed on 18 November 2014
Sheffield South East
Blomfield, Paul
Labour
Signed on 23 October 2014
Sheffield Central
Blunkett, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 28 October 2014
Sheffield, Brightside and Hillsborough
Campbell, Sir Menzies
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 30 October 2014
North East Fife
Caton, Martin
Labour
Signed on 15 October 2014
Gower
Champion, Sarah
Labour
Signed on 17 November 2014
Rotherham
Clark, Katy
Labour
Signed on 27 October 2014
North Ayrshire and Arran
Clarke, Mr Tom
Labour
Signed on 5 November 2014
Coatbridge, Chryston and Bellshill
Cooper, Rosie
Labour
Signed on 17 November 2014
West Lancashire
Corbyn, Jeremy
Labour
Signed on 16 October 2014
Islington North
Crausby, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 21 October 2014
Bolton North East
Crockart, Mike
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 19 November 2014
Edinburgh West
Cunningham, Alex
Labour
Signed on 17 October 2014
Stockton North
Cunningham, Mr Jim
Labour
Signed on 22 October 2014
Coventry South
Cunningham, Sir Tony
Labour
Signed on 29 October 2014
Workington
Davidson, Mr Ian
Labour
Signed on 10 November 2014
Glasgow South West
Davies, Geraint
Labour
Signed on 17 November 2014
Swansea West
Dobson, Frank
Labour
Signed on 24 November 2014
Holborn and St Pancras
Doran, Mr Frank
Labour
Signed on 23 October 2014
Aberdeen North
Durkan, Mark
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 14 October 2014
Foyle
Engel, Natascha
Labour
Signed on 17 November 2014
North East Derbyshire
Esterson, Bill
Labour
Signed on 22 October 2014
Sefton Central
Field, Mr Frank
Labour
Signed on 22 October 2014
Birkenhead
Flynn, Paul
Labour
Signed on 14 October 2014
Newport West
Galloway, Mr George
Respect
Signed on 5 November 2014
Bradford West
Gapes, Mike
Labour
Signed on 27 October 2014
Ilford South
George, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 20 November 2014
St Ives
Gilmore, Sheila
Labour
Signed on 11 November 2014
Edinburgh East
Glass, Pat
Labour
Signed on 10 November 2014
North West Durham
Glindon, Mrs Mary
Labour
Signed on 16 October 2014
North Tyneside
Godsiff, Mr Roger
Labour
Signed on 15 October 2014
Birmingham, Hall Green
Hancock, Mr Mike
Independent
Signed on 15 October 2014
Portsmouth South
Harris, Mr Tom
Labour
Signed on 24 October 2014
Glasgow South
Hemming, John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 27 October 2014
Birmingham, Yardley
Hepburn, Mr Stephen
Labour
Signed on 3 November 2014
Jarrow
Hermon, Lady
Independent
Signed on 20 October 2014
North Down
Heyes, David
Labour
Signed on 23 October 2014
Ashton-under-Lyne
Hood, Mr Jim
Labour
Signed on 27 October 2014
Lanark and Hamilton East
Horwood, Martin
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 18 November 2014
Cheltenham
Hunter, Mark
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 22 October 2014
Cheadle
Huppert, Dr Julian
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 10 November 2014
Cambridge
Jackson, Glenda
Labour
Signed on 20 October 2014
Hampstead and Kilburn
Johnson, Alan
Labour
Signed on 27 October 2014
Kingston upon Hull West and Hessle
Jowell, Dame Tessa
Labour
Signed on 6 November 2014
Dulwich and West Norwood
Kaufman, Sir Gerald
Labour
Signed on 23 October 2014
Manchester, Gorton
Kennedy, Mr Charles
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 19 November 2014
Ross, Skye and Lochaber
Lavery, Ian
Labour
Signed on 30 October 2014
Wansbeck
Leech, Mr John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 14 October 2014
Manchester, Withington
Llwyd, Mr Elfyn
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 30 October 2014
Dwyfor Meirionnydd
Long, Naomi
Alliance
Signed on 30 October 2014
Belfast East
Love, Mr Andrew
Labour
Signed on 20 November 2014
Edmonton
Lucas, Caroline
Green Party
Signed on 27 October 2014
Brighton, Pavilion
McCrea, Dr William
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 22 October 2014
South Antrim
McGovern, Jim
Labour
Signed on 22 October 2014
Dundee West
Meacher, Mr Michael
Labour
Signed on 30 October 2014
Oldham West and Royton
Meale, Sir Alan
Labour
Signed on 21 October 2014
Mansfield
Mearns, Ian
Labour
Signed on 22 October 2014
Gateshead
Mitchell, Austin
Labour
Signed on 21 October 2014
Great Grimsby
Morden, Jessica
Labour
Signed on 19 November 2014
Newport East
Mudie, Mr George
Labour
Signed on 13 January 2015
Leeds East
Murphy, Paul
Labour
Signed on 28 October 2014
Torfaen
O'Donnell, Fiona
Labour
Signed on 21 November 2014
East Lothian
Osborne, Sandra
Labour
Signed on 17 November 2014
Ayr, Carrick and Cumnock
Owen, Albert
Labour
Signed on 27 October 2014
Ynys Môn
Pearce, Teresa
Labour
Signed on 27 October 2014
Erith and Thamesmead
Pugh, John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 21 October 2014
Southport
Qureshi, Yasmin
Labour
Signed on 20 November 2014
Bolton South East
Riordan, Mrs Linda
Labour
Signed on 26 November 2014
Halifax
Robertson, John
Labour
Signed on 22 October 2014
Glasgow North West
Robinson, Mr Geoffrey
Labour
Signed on 25 November 2014
Coventry North West
Rotheram, Steve
Labour
Signed on 16 October 2014
Liverpool, Walton
Roy, Lindsay
Labour
Signed on 25 November 2014
Glenrothes
Ruane, Chris
Labour
Signed on 17 November 2014
Vale of Clwyd
Sanders, Mr Adrian
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 17 November 2014
Torbay
Shannon, Jim
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 15 October 2014
Strangford
Sharma, Mr Virendra
Labour
Signed on 27 October 2014
Ealing, Southall
Sheridan, Jim
Labour
Signed on 23 October 2014
Paisley and Renfrewshire North
Skinner, Mr Dennis
Labour
Signed on 16 October 2014
Bolsover
Stringer, Graham
Labour
Signed on 27 November 2014
Blackley and Broughton
Swales, Ian
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 4 November 2014
Redcar
Vaz, Keith
Labour
Signed on 30 October 2014
Leicester East
Vaz, Valerie
Labour
Signed on 20 October 2014
Walsall South
Walley, Joan
Labour
Signed on 23 October 2014
Stoke-on-Trent North
Ward, Mr David
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 21 October 2014
Bradford East
Watts, Mr Dave
Labour
Signed on 22 October 2014
St Helens North
Weir, Mr Mike
Scottish National Party
Signed on 22 October 2014
Angus
Williams, Mr Mark
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 30 October 2014
Ceredigion
Williams, Roger
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 28 October 2014
Brecon and Radnorshire
Williamson, Chris
Labour
Signed on 22 October 2014
Derby North
Wilson, Sammy
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 29 October 2014
East Antrim
Wood, Mike
Labour
Signed on 1 December 2014
Batley and Spen
Wright, David
Labour
Signed on 23 October 2014
Telford

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.