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TRANSFER OF NATIONAL GALLERY STAFF TO THE PRIVATE SECTOR

EDM (Early Day Motion) 796: tabled on 11 February 2015

Tabled in the 2014-15 session.

This motion has been signed by 37 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 condemns the decision by the National Gallery to transfer 400 of its 600 staff to the private sector; notes that these staff are responsible for the security of the paintings and the public and provide information about the collection to the Gallery's millions of visitors each year; is concerned that the National Gallery is the only major museum or gallery that does not pay the London Living wage; further notes that over 40,000 people have signed a petition that demands that the National Gallery remains a public service and the privatisation should be halted; calls on the Government to intervene in the case of Candy Udwin, who has been suspended for allegedly breaching commercial confidentiality for drafting a question for the Public Commercial Services Union to ask about the cost of a private company, CIS, which has been brought in temporarily to take over the services of a third of the staff while negotiating at ACAS; further calls on the Department for Culture, Media and Sport to review the running of the Gallery; and further calls on the Government to ensure that funding is in place so valuable skills, knowledge, experience and dedication of the current staff of the National Gallery are not lost.

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 12 February 2015
Hackney North and Stoke Newington
Anderson, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 24 February 2015
Blaydon
Campbell, Mr Ronnie
Labour
Signed on 25 February 2015
Blyth Valley
Caton, Martin
Labour
Signed on 24 February 2015
Gower
Clark, Katy
Labour
Signed on 9 March 2015
North Ayrshire and Arran
Corbyn, Jeremy
Labour
Signed on 12 February 2015
Islington North
Crausby, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 23 February 2015
Bolton North East
Cryer, John
Labour
Signed on 3 March 2015
Leyton and Wanstead
Flynn, Paul
Labour
Signed on 24 February 2015
Newport West
Galloway, Mr George
Respect
Signed on 6 March 2015
Bradford West
George, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 9 March 2015
St Ives
Godsiff, Mr Roger
Labour
Signed on 25 February 2015
Birmingham, Hall Green
Hancock, Mr Mike
Independent
Signed on 23 February 2015
Portsmouth South
Hepburn, Mr Stephen
Labour
Signed on 24 February 2015
Jarrow
Hermon, Lady
Independent
Signed on 4 March 2015
North Down
Hoey, Kate
Labour
Signed on 23 February 2015
Vauxhall
Howarth, Mr George
Labour
Signed on 17 March 2015
Knowsley
Lazarowicz, Mark
Labour
Signed on 3 March 2015
Edinburgh North and Leith
Leech, Mr John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 11 March 2015
Manchester, Withington
Lucas, Caroline
Green Party
Signed on 3 March 2015
Brighton, Pavilion
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 12 February 2015
Hayes and Harlington
McGovern, Jim
Labour
Signed on 23 February 2015
Dundee West
McInnes, Liz
Labour
Signed on 12 February 2015
Heywood and Middleton
Meale, Sir Alan
Labour
Signed on 23 February 2015
Mansfield
Owen, Albert
Labour
Signed on 24 February 2015
Ynys Môn
Qureshi, Yasmin
Labour
Signed on 23 February 2015
Bolton South East
Ruddock, Dame Joan
Labour
Signed on 25 March 2015
Lewisham, Deptford
Sheerman, Mr Barry
Labour
Signed on 25 March 2015
Huddersfield
Skinner, Mr Dennis
Labour
Signed on 12 February 2015
Bolsover
Williams, Mr Mark
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 25 March 2015
Ceredigion
Williams, Roger
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 17 March 2015
Brecon and Radnorshire

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.