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COVERT SURVEILLANCE OF TRADE UNIONS

EDM (Early Day Motion) 899: tabled on 20 March 2015

Tabled in the 2014-15 session.

This motion has been signed by 32 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 deeply concerned by the revelations of Peter Francis, former member of the Metropolitan Police Force's Special Demonstrations Squad, in relation to the unit's covert state surveillance of trade unions and their members, including Unison, the Fire Brigades Union, the Communication Workers Union, National Union of Teachers, and the construction workers union UCATT, together with the family of Stephen Lawrence, anti-racist groups, civil society organisations and political campaigners; welcomes the judge-led inquiry into the abuse of women by undercover police officers; calls for the remit of that inquiry to include the involvement of state agencies in the operation of blacklisting and the covert surveillance of lawful trade union activities; further welcomes the offer of Mr Francis to provide further evidence; and calls on the Home Secretary to offer whistleblowers immunity from prosecution under the Official Secrets Act in order to encourage people to come forward and disclose essential information in the public interest without fear of criminal charges being brought against them.

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.

Anderson, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 24 March 2015
Blaydon
Bayley, Sir Hugh
Labour
Signed on 24 March 2015
York Central
Blomfield, Paul
Labour
Signed on 25 March 2015
Sheffield Central
Campbell, Mr Ronnie
Labour
Signed on 25 March 2015
Blyth Valley
Caton, Martin
Labour
Signed on 24 March 2015
Gower
Clark, Katy
Labour
Signed on 25 March 2015
North Ayrshire and Arran
Connarty, Michael
Labour
Signed on 25 March 2015
Linlithgow and East Falkirk
Corbyn, Jeremy
Labour
Signed on 23 March 2015
Islington North
Crausby, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 24 March 2015
Bolton North East
Doran, Mr Frank
Labour
Signed on 25 March 2015
Aberdeen North
Durkan, Mark
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 23 March 2015
Foyle
Galloway, Mr George
Respect
Signed on 24 March 2015
Bradford West
Gapes, Mike
Labour
Signed on 24 March 2015
Ilford South
Glindon, Mrs Mary
Labour
Signed on 24 March 2015
North Tyneside
Godsiff, Mr Roger
Labour
Signed on 23 March 2015
Birmingham, Hall Green
Huppert, Dr Julian
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 24 March 2015
Cambridge
Leech, Mr John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 25 March 2015
Manchester, Withington
Lucas, Caroline
Green Party
Signed on 25 March 2015
Brighton, Pavilion
McInnes, Liz
Labour
Signed on 24 March 2015
Heywood and Middleton
Morrice, Graeme
Labour
Signed on 24 March 2015
Livingston
Morris, Grahame M.
Labour
Signed on 24 March 2015
Easington
Osborne, Sandra
Labour
Signed on 25 March 2015
Ayr, Carrick and Cumnock
Rotheram, Steve
Labour
Signed on 25 March 2015
Liverpool, Walton
Sheridan, Jim
Labour
Signed on 25 March 2015
Paisley and Renfrewshire North
Stringer, Graham
Labour
Signed on 24 March 2015
Blackley and Broughton
Thornton, Mr Mike
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 25 March 2015
Eastleigh

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.