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BRITISH AMERICAN TOBACCO

EDM (Early Day Motion) 472: tabled on 04 November 2014

Tabled in the 2014-15 session.

This motion has been signed by 56 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 notes that Oxfam America, Human Rights Watch and the Farm Labour Organizing Committee (FLOC), being an affiliate of the US equivalent of the TUC, have highlighted onerous conditions faced by migrant farm workers in the tobacco fields of North Carolina and the American South, including exploitation, long hours, child labour and other human rights abuses; further notes that Reynolds American Inc. (RAI) is a major purchaser of the tobacco produced in those fields but refuses to grant freedom of association or workers representation to those workers, and that British American Tobacco plc (BAT) is the largest shareholder and a major customer of RAI; believes that only when migrant farm workers have a recognised organisation will their complaint about their working and living conditions be effectively addressed; further believes that BAT has a responsibility to ensure that its supply chain is free of human rights abuses and that FLOC's proposals to RAI can achieve that goal in the US; therefore calls on BAT to use its influence with RAI to reach an agreement with FLOC forthwith; further calls on the Government to ensure provisions within the Modern Slavery Bill would prohibit such human rights abuses; and further calls on the Government to raise these issues in trade discussions with US counterparts.

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.

Blomfield, Paul
Labour
Signed on 19 November 2014
Sheffield Central
Brooke, Annette
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 6 November 2014
Mid Dorset and North Poole
Campbell, Mr Ronnie
Labour
Signed on 4 November 2014
Blyth Valley
Caton, Martin
Labour
Signed on 5 November 2014
Gower
Clark, Katy
Labour
Signed on 4 November 2014
North Ayrshire and Arran
Connarty, Michael
Labour
Signed on 4 November 2014
Linlithgow and East Falkirk
Corbyn, Jeremy
Labour
Signed on 4 November 2014
Islington North
Crausby, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 4 November 2014
Bolton North East
Cryer, John
Labour
Signed on 4 November 2014
Leyton and Wanstead
Davidson, Mr Ian
Labour
Signed on 4 November 2014
Glasgow South West
Doran, Mr Frank
Labour
Signed on 4 November 2014
Aberdeen North
Dowd, Jim
Labour
Signed on 4 November 2014
Lewisham West and Penge
Durkan, Mark
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 4 November 2014
Foyle
Edwards, Jonathan
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 5 November 2014
Carmarthen East and Dinefwr
Engel, Natascha
Labour
Signed on 4 November 2014
North East Derbyshire
Flynn, Paul
Labour
Signed on 11 November 2014
Newport West
Galloway, Mr George
Respect
Signed on 5 November 2014
Bradford West
Glindon, Mrs Mary
Labour
Signed on 4 November 2014
North Tyneside
Godsiff, Mr Roger
Labour
Signed on 7 November 2014
Birmingham, Hall Green
Hancock, Mr Mike
Independent
Signed on 6 November 2014
Portsmouth South
Hepburn, Mr Stephen
Labour
Signed on 4 November 2014
Jarrow
Hopkins, Kelvin
Labour
Signed on 4 November 2014
Luton North
Hunter, Mark
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 6 November 2014
Cheadle
Jackson, Glenda
Labour
Signed on 6 November 2014
Hampstead and Kilburn
Lazarowicz, Mark
Labour
Signed on 4 November 2014
Edinburgh North and Leith
Leech, Mr John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 5 November 2014
Manchester, Withington
Long, Naomi
Alliance
Signed on 19 November 2014
Belfast East
McDonnell, Dr Alasdair
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 19 November 2014
Belfast South
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 4 November 2014
Hayes and Harlington
McInnes, Liz
Labour
Signed on 4 November 2014
Heywood and Middleton
Meale, Sir Alan
Labour
Signed on 4 November 2014
Mansfield
Mearns, Ian
Labour
Signed on 5 November 2014
Gateshead
Morrice, Graeme
Labour
Signed on 4 November 2014
Livingston
Morris, Grahame M.
Labour
Signed on 4 November 2014
Easington
Osborne, Sandra
Labour
Signed on 4 November 2014
Ayr, Carrick and Cumnock
Pugh, John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 18 November 2014
Southport
Qureshi, Yasmin
Labour
Signed on 4 November 2014
Bolton South East
Reid, Mr Alan
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 4 November 2014
Argyll and Bute
Riordan, Mrs Linda
Labour
Signed on 4 November 2014
Halifax
Ritchie, Ms Margaret
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 5 November 2014
South Down
Robertson, John
Labour
Signed on 4 November 2014
Glasgow North West
Roy, Lindsay
Labour
Signed on 4 November 2014
Glenrothes
Shannon, Jim
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 5 November 2014
Strangford
Skinner, Mr Dennis
Labour
Signed on 4 November 2014
Bolsover
Ward, Mr David
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 5 November 2014
Bradford East
Watts, Mr Dave
Labour
Signed on 5 November 2014
St Helens North
Weir, Mr Mike
Scottish National Party
Signed on 5 November 2014
Angus
Williams, Hywel
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 17 November 2014
Arfon
Williamson, Chris
Labour
Signed on 18 November 2014
Derby North
Winnick, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 4 November 2014
Walsall North

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.