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SEAFARERS' RIGHTS

EDM (Early Day Motion) 177: tabled on 23 June 2015

Tabled in the 2015-16 session.

This motion has been signed by 38 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 appalled by the plight of Indonesian, Filipino and Romanian seafarers stranded in Newport, Wales on the Italian-flagged cargo ship Sunflower E which was arrested on 10 March due to the shipowner's unpaid debts, the eighth case this year of a ship being detained in a UK port owing to dubious financing; is deeply concerned that the Sunflower E's 13 crew are owed nearly four months wages and live in deteriorating conditions onboard, in blatant contravention of the Maritime Labour Convention (MLC); welcomes and supports the intervention of inspectors from the International Transport Workers Federation (ITF) in highlighting this case, and attempting to retrieve wages owed and secure safe passage home for these seafarers; notes that 32 per cent of the 7,500 vessels inspected by the ITF across the world in 2013-14 breached the MLC's provisions, particularly on wages and repatriation; and calls upon the Government to contact the Italian Registry to ensure the seafarers on the Sunflower E are paid and supported in travelling home to their families, in compliance with the MLC and for the rights of abandoned seafarers to be afforded greater priority in domestic and international shipping policy.

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.

Arkless, Richard
Scottish National Party
Signed on 1 July 2015
Dumfries and Galloway
Bottomley, Sir Peter
Conservative
Signed on 24 June 2015
Worthing West
Burgon, Richard
Labour
Signed on 1 July 2015
Leeds East
Campbell, Mr Ronnie
Labour
Signed on 24 June 2015
Blyth Valley
Corbyn, Jeremy
Labour
Signed on 29 June 2015
Islington North
Cunningham, Mr Jim
Labour
Signed on 2 July 2015
Coventry South
Durkan, Mark
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 23 June 2015
Foyle
Edwards, Jonathan
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 24 June 2015
Carmarthen East and Dinefwr
Fellows, Marion
Scottish National Party
Signed on 1 July 2015
Motherwell and Wishaw
Glindon, Mary
Labour
Signed on 29 June 2015
North Tyneside
Hendry, Drew
Scottish National Party
Signed on 30 June 2015
Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey
Hepburn, Mr Stephen
Labour
Signed on 24 June 2015
Jarrow
Hopkins, Kelvin
Labour
Signed on 24 June 2015
Luton North
Kaufman, Sir Gerald
Labour
Signed on 23 June 2015
Manchester, Gorton
Lewis, Clive
Labour
Signed on 7 July 2015
Norwich South
Maskell, Rachael
Labour
Signed on 29 June 2015
York Central
McDonnell, Dr Alasdair
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 24 June 2015
Belfast South
McInnes, Liz
Labour
Signed on 29 June 2015
Heywood and Middleton
Meale, Sir Alan
Labour
Signed on 1 July 2015
Mansfield
Mearns, Ian
Labour
Signed on 24 June 2015
Gateshead
Monaghan, Carol
Scottish National Party
Signed on 1 July 2015
Glasgow North West
Monaghan, Dr Paul
Scottish National Party
Signed on 24 June 2015
Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross
Morris, Grahame
Labour
Signed on 23 June 2015
Easington
Ritchie, Ms Margaret
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 24 June 2015
South Down
Salmond, Alex
Scottish National Party
Signed on 29 June 2015
Gordon
Saville Roberts, Liz
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 25 June 2015
Dwyfor Meirionnydd
Shannon, Jim
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 24 June 2015
Strangford
Sharma, Mr Virendra
Labour
Signed on 6 July 2015
Ealing, Southall
Skinner, Mr Dennis
Labour
Signed on 24 June 2015
Bolsover
Stephens, Chris
Scottish National Party
Signed on 24 June 2015
Glasgow South West
Weir, Mike
Scottish National Party
Signed on 24 June 2015
Angus
Williams, Hywel
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 29 June 2015
Arfon

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.