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SURVEILLANCE OF TRADE UNIONS AND THEIR MEMBERS

EDM (Early Day Motion) 263: tabled on 07 July 2015

Tabled in the 2015-16 session.

This motion has been signed by 45 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 remains deeply concerned about the extent and conduct of undercover police surveillance and the use of covert human intelligence sources; deeply regrets the distress caused to women by undercover officers forming intimate relationships and even fathering children with them; is concerned that police surveillance extended to covert monitoring of anti-racist and family justice campaigns, together with other civil society and political groups; is shocked by the revelations of Peter Francis, former member of the Metropolitan Police Force's Special Demonstration 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, the National Union of Teachers and the construction workers union UCATT; commends the ongoing campaign of the National Union of Journalists over the surveillance of union members; welcomes the inquiry to be conducted by Lord Justice Pitchford into covert police surveillance; and calls on the terms of reference of the inquiry to include an investigation into the practice of covert surveillance of lawful trade union activities.

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 13 July 2015
Blaydon
Black, Mhairi
Scottish National Party
Signed on 21 July 2015
Paisley and Renfrewshire South
Brown, Alan
Scottish National Party
Signed on 20 July 2015
Kilmarnock and Loudoun
Burgon, Richard
Labour
Signed on 15 July 2015
Leeds East
Cameron, Dr Lisa
Scottish National Party
Signed on 15 July 2015
East Kilbride, Strathaven and Lesmahagow
Campbell, Mr Ronnie
Labour
Signed on 8 July 2015
Blyth Valley
Corbyn, Jeremy
Labour
Signed on 9 July 2015
Islington North
Docherty, Martin John
Scottish National Party
Signed on 14 July 2015
West Dunbartonshire
Donaldson, Stuart Blair
Scottish National Party
Signed on 15 July 2015
West Aberdeenshire and Kincardine
Ferrier, Margaret
Scottish National Party
Signed on 13 July 2015
Rutherglen and Hamilton West
Field, Frank
Labour
Signed on 21 July 2015
Birkenhead
Flynn, Paul
Labour
Signed on 15 July 2015
Newport West
Foxcroft, Vicky
Labour
Signed on 21 July 2015
Lewisham, Deptford
Godsiff, Mr Roger
Labour
Signed on 14 July 2015
Birmingham, Hall Green
Hendry, Drew
Scottish National Party
Signed on 7 September 2015
Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey
Hopkins, Kelvin
Labour
Signed on 9 July 2015
Luton North
Hussain, Imran
Labour
Signed on 29 October 2015
Bradford East
Lavery, Ian
Labour
Signed on 8 July 2015
Wansbeck
Law, Chris
Scottish National Party
Signed on 13 July 2015
Dundee West
Lucas, Caroline
Green Party
Signed on 20 July 2015
Brighton, Pavilion
Maskell, Rachael
Labour
Signed on 13 July 2015
York Central
McDonald, Andy
Labour
Signed on 16 July 2015
Middlesbrough
McGarry, Natalie
Scottish National Party
Signed on 20 July 2015
Glasgow East
McInnes, Liz
Labour
Signed on 9 July 2015
Heywood and Middleton
McLaughlin, Anne
Scottish National Party
Signed on 17 September 2015
Glasgow North East
Meale, Sir Alan
Labour
Signed on 8 July 2015
Mansfield
Mearns, Ian
Labour
Signed on 8 July 2015
Gateshead
Monaghan, Carol
Scottish National Party
Signed on 16 July 2015
Glasgow North West
Mullin, Roger
Scottish National Party
Signed on 14 July 2015
Kirkcaldy and Cowdenbeath
Rimmer, Marie
Labour
Signed on 13 July 2015
St Helens South and Whiston
Rotheram, Steve
Labour
Signed on 20 July 2015
Liverpool, Walton
Salmond, Alex
Scottish National Party
Signed on 9 July 2015
Gordon
Sharma, Mr Virendra
Labour
Signed on 14 July 2015
Ealing, Southall
Skinner, Mr Dennis
Labour
Signed on 8 July 2015
Bolsover
Stephens, Chris
Scottish National Party
Signed on 8 July 2015
Glasgow South West
Stevens, Jo
Labour
Signed on 13 July 2015
Cardiff Central
Thompson, Owen
Scottish National Party
Signed on 16 September 2015
Midlothian
Williams, Hywel
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 20 July 2015
Arfon
Zeichner, Daniel
Labour
Signed on 16 July 2015
Cambridge

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.