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DAY OF THE SEAFARER 2015

EDM (Early Day Motion) 180: tabled on 24 June 2015

Tabled in the 2015-16 session.

This motion has been signed by 34 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 supports the International Maritime Organisation's Day of the Seafarer on 25 June 2015; notes that 1.5 million merchant seafarers move 90 per cent of the world's traded goods every year in an exceptionally hazardous and unevenly regulated industry; is concerned that there is a global shortage of seafarers ahead of a forecast doubling in sea trade over the next 20 years; further notes that UK seafarers account for only 1.5 per cent, or just under 23,000, of the international workforce, the result of a 60 per cent fall since 1982; further notes that the welcome quadrupling in the number of ships registered under the UK flag resulting from the introduction of the tonnage tax in 2000-01 has accrued a £1.6 billion tax concession for the international shipping industry; further notes that over 2,300 of the 7,500 vessels inspected by the International Workers Federation across the world in 2013-14 breached provisions of the Maritime Labour Convention, particularly on the payment of wages; and calls on the Government to support Day of the Seafarer by committing to pursue domestic and international policies that further improve employment, safety and equality rights of UK and international seafarers.

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 1 July 2015
Blaydon
Arkless, Richard
Scottish National Party
Signed on 1 July 2015
Dumfries and Galloway
Burgon, Richard
Labour
Signed on 1 July 2015
Leeds East
Campbell, Mr Ronnie
Labour
Signed on 1 July 2015
Blyth Valley
Corbyn, Jeremy
Labour
Signed on 24 June 2015
Islington North
Crausby, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 21 July 2015
Bolton North East
Durkan, Mark
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 24 June 2015
Foyle
Edwards, Jonathan
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 25 June 2015
Carmarthen East and Dinefwr
Flynn, Paul
Labour
Signed on 29 June 2015
Newport West
Glindon, Mary
Labour
Signed on 29 June 2015
North Tyneside
Godsiff, Mr Roger
Labour
Signed on 6 July 2015
Birmingham, Hall Green
Grady, Patrick
Scottish National Party
Signed on 30 June 2015
Glasgow North
Hendry, Drew
Scottish National Party
Signed on 30 June 2015
Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey
Hopkins, Kelvin
Labour
Signed on 25 June 2015
Luton North
Kaufman, Sir Gerald
Labour
Signed on 24 June 2015
Manchester, Gorton
Law, Chris
Scottish National Party
Signed on 29 June 2015
Dundee West
Lewis, Clive
Labour
Signed on 24 June 2015
Norwich South
Maskell, Rachael
Labour
Signed on 29 June 2015
York Central
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 25 June 2015
Gateshead
Monaghan, Carol
Scottish National Party
Signed on 1 July 2015
Glasgow North West
Morris, Grahame
Labour
Signed on 24 June 2015
Easington
Saville Roberts, Liz
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 25 June 2015
Dwyfor Meirionnydd
Shannon, Jim
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 25 June 2015
Strangford
Stephens, Chris
Scottish National Party
Signed on 29 June 2015
Glasgow South West
Weir, Mike
Scottish National Party
Signed on 25 June 2015
Angus
Williams, Hywel
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 29 June 2015
Arfon

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.