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LOW PAY AND YOUNG WORKERS

EDM (Early Day Motion) 308: tabled on 14 July 2015

Tabled in the 2015-16 session.

This motion has been signed by 61 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 notes that the National Living Wage policy announced in the 2015 Budget will not improve the incomes of many low paid workers, owing to the simultaneous reductions in working benefits, tax credits and local housing allowance; further notes that the respected Institute of Fiscal Studies calculates that these measures will affect 13 million families who will each lose around £260 per year; observes that, with the London Living Wage, as determined by the independent Living Wage Commission, currently standing at £9.15, the new policy will still fail to guarantee a basic minimum standard of living for workers in some parts of the country beyond 2020; regrets that workers under 25 are not even offered this inadequate protection; condemns the exploitative rates of pay which young workers will continue to receive, with 16-17 year olds currently guaranteed just £3.87 per hour and apprentices paid a shocking £2.80 per hour; and therefore calls on the National Living Wage to be introduced at the rate of £10 an hour immediately with no exemptions for age.

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.

Ahmed-Sheikh, Ms Tasmina
Scottish National Party
Signed on 20 July 2015
Ochil and South Perthshire
Anderson, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 21 July 2015
Blaydon
Black, Mhairi
Scottish National Party
Signed on 21 July 2015
Paisley and Renfrewshire South
Blackford, Ian
Scottish National Party
Signed on 8 September 2015
Ross, Skye and Lochaber
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 8 September 2015
East Kilbride, Strathaven and Lesmahagow
Campbell, Mr Ronnie
Labour
Signed on 14 July 2015
Blyth Valley
Cherry, Joanna
Scottish National Party
Signed on 7 September 2015
Edinburgh South West
Corbyn, Jeremy
Labour
Signed on 20 July 2015
Islington North
Crawley, Angela
Scottish National Party
Signed on 8 September 2015
Lanark and Hamilton East
Cunningham, Mr Jim
Labour
Signed on 16 July 2015
Coventry South
Donaldson, Stuart Blair
Scottish National Party
Signed on 8 September 2015
West Aberdeenshire and Kincardine
Durkan, Mark
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 15 July 2015
Foyle
Fellows, Marion
Scottish National Party
Signed on 21 July 2015
Motherwell and Wishaw
Flynn, Paul
Labour
Signed on 15 July 2015
Newport West
Gibson, Patricia
Scottish National Party
Signed on 20 July 2015
North Ayrshire and Arran
Glindon, Mary
Labour
Signed on 16 July 2015
North Tyneside
Godsiff, Mr Roger
Labour
Signed on 20 July 2015
Birmingham, Hall Green
Grant, Peter
Scottish National Party
Signed on 8 September 2015
Glenrothes
Gray, Neil
Scottish National Party
Signed on 9 September 2015
Airdrie and Shotts
Hendry, Drew
Scottish National Party
Signed on 7 September 2015
Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey
Hopkins, Kelvin
Labour
Signed on 15 July 2015
Luton North
Howarth, Mr George
Labour
Signed on 15 July 2015
Knowsley
Hussain, Imran
Labour
Signed on 21 October 2015
Bradford East
Law, Chris
Scottish National Party
Signed on 16 July 2015
Dundee West
Lucas, Caroline
Green Party
Signed on 20 July 2015
Brighton, Pavilion
Maskell, Rachael
Labour
Signed on 7 September 2015
York Central
McDonnell, Dr Alasdair
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 8 September 2015
Belfast South
McGarry, Natalie
Scottish National Party
Signed on 20 July 2015
Glasgow East
McInnes, Liz
Labour
Signed on 16 July 2015
Heywood and Middleton
McNally, John
Scottish National Party
Signed on 20 July 2015
Falkirk
Meale, Sir Alan
Labour
Signed on 15 July 2015
Mansfield
Mearns, Ian
Labour
Signed on 16 July 2015
Gateshead
Monaghan, Carol
Scottish National Party
Signed on 9 September 2015
Glasgow North West
Monaghan, Dr Paul
Scottish National Party
Signed on 15 July 2015
Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross
Mullin, Roger
Scottish National Party
Signed on 7 September 2015
Kirkcaldy and Cowdenbeath
Newlands, Gavin
Scottish National Party
Signed on 20 July 2015
Paisley and Renfrewshire North
O'Hara, Brendan
Scottish National Party
Signed on 21 July 2015
Argyll and Bute
Oswald, Kirsten
Scottish National Party
Signed on 21 July 2015
East Renfrewshire
Qureshi, Yasmin
Labour
Signed on 26 October 2015
Bolton South East
Ritchie, Ms Margaret
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 16 July 2015
South Down
Rotheram, Steve
Labour
Signed on 20 July 2015
Liverpool, Walton
Saville Roberts, Liz
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 15 July 2015
Dwyfor Meirionnydd
Shannon, Jim
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 15 July 2015
Strangford
Sharma, Mr Virendra
Labour
Signed on 16 July 2015
Ealing, Southall
Skinner, Mr Dennis
Labour
Signed on 15 July 2015
Bolsover
Stephens, Chris
Scottish National Party
Signed on 16 July 2015
Glasgow South West
Stevens, Jo
Labour
Signed on 15 July 2015
Cardiff Central
Thewliss, Alison
Scottish National Party
Signed on 21 July 2015
Glasgow Central
Thompson, Owen
Scottish National Party
Signed on 21 July 2015
Midlothian
Thomson, Michelle
Scottish National Party
Signed on 16 July 2015
Edinburgh West
Vaz, Valerie
Labour
Signed on 14 July 2015
Walsall South
Wilson, Corri
Scottish National Party
Signed on 20 July 2015
Ayr, Carrick and Cumnock
Zeichner, Daniel
Labour
Signed on 16 July 2015
Cambridge

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.