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EFFECT OF ZERO-HOURS CONTRACTS ON WOMEN AND YOUNG PEOPLE

EDM (Early Day Motion) 400: tabled on 08 September 2015

Tabled in the 2015-16 session.

This motion has been signed by 54 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 recognises the increase in zero-hours contracts under the current Government's austerity measures; accepts the Office for National Statistics figures that show 750,000 people are on zero-hours contracts in the UK as of June 2015; acknowledges the financial constraints zero-hours contracts can put on working people who are offered an average of 10 hours less per week than set contracted workers; understands that women and young people are disproportionately affected by the trend towards zero-hours contracts, with women 25 per cent more likely than men and under-25s 2.5 times more likely to be offered no set hours in employment; and further recognises that the 35 per cent increase in 35 to 49 year olds on zero-hours contracts means financial instability for many families across the country.

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 14 September 2015
Ochil and South Perthshire
Arkless, Richard
Scottish National Party
Signed on 14 September 2015
Dumfries and Galloway
Black, Mhairi
Scottish National Party
Signed on 29 October 2015
Paisley and Renfrewshire South
Blackford, Ian
Scottish National Party
Signed on 9 September 2015
Ross, Skye and Lochaber
Blackman, Kirsty
Scottish National Party
Signed on 11 September 2015
Aberdeen North
Brown, Alan
Scottish National Party
Signed on 16 September 2015
Kilmarnock and Loudoun
Cadbury, Ruth
Labour
Signed on 4 November 2015
Brentford and Isleworth
Cherry, Joanna
Scottish National Party
Signed on 12 October 2015
Edinburgh South West
Crausby, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 22 October 2015
Bolton North East
Cunningham, Mr Jim
Labour
Signed on 10 September 2015
Coventry South
Day, Martyn
Scottish National Party
Signed on 12 October 2015
Linlithgow and East Falkirk
Docherty, Martin John
Scottish National Party
Signed on 10 September 2015
West Dunbartonshire
Donaldson, Stuart Blair
Scottish National Party
Signed on 8 September 2015
West Aberdeenshire and Kincardine
Durkan, Mark
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 8 September 2015
Foyle
Edwards, Jonathan
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 9 September 2015
Carmarthen East and Dinefwr
Flynn, Paul
Labour
Signed on 15 September 2015
Newport West
Gethins, Stephen
Scottish National Party
Signed on 14 September 2015
North East Fife
Gibson, Patricia
Scottish National Party
Signed on 8 September 2015
North Ayrshire and Arran
Godsiff, Mr Roger
Labour
Signed on 11 September 2015
Birmingham, Hall Green
Grady, Patrick
Scottish National Party
Signed on 11 September 2015
Glasgow North
Grant, Peter
Scottish National Party
Signed on 8 September 2015
Glenrothes
Gray, Neil
Scottish National Party
Signed on 8 September 2015
Airdrie and Shotts
Hendry, Drew
Scottish National Party
Signed on 11 September 2015
Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey
Hermon, Lady
Independent
Signed on 9 September 2015
North Down
Hopkins, Kelvin
Labour
Signed on 11 September 2015
Luton North
Hussain, Imran
Labour
Signed on 21 October 2015
Bradford East
Kerevan, George
Scottish National Party
Signed on 8 September 2015
East Lothian
Kinnock, Stephen
Labour
Signed on 21 October 2015
Aberavon
Law, Chris
Scottish National Party
Signed on 9 September 2015
Dundee West
Lucas, Caroline
Green Party
Signed on 10 September 2015
Brighton, Pavilion
Maskell, Rachael
Labour
Signed on 14 September 2015
York Central
McDonald, Stuart C.
Scottish National Party
Signed on 8 September 2015
Cumbernauld, Kilsyth and Kirkintilloch East
McGarry, Natalie
Scottish National Party
Signed on 8 September 2015
Glasgow East
McNally, John
Scottish National Party
Signed on 8 September 2015
Falkirk
Meale, Sir Alan
Labour
Signed on 9 September 2015
Mansfield
Monaghan, Dr Paul
Scottish National Party
Signed on 9 September 2015
Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross
Mullin, Roger
Scottish National Party
Signed on 8 September 2015
Kirkcaldy and Cowdenbeath
Oswald, Kirsten
Scottish National Party
Signed on 16 September 2015
East Renfrewshire
Qureshi, Yasmin
Labour
Signed on 26 October 2015
Bolton South East
Ritchie, Ms Margaret
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 9 September 2015
South Down
Saville Roberts, Liz
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 9 September 2015
Dwyfor Meirionnydd
Shannon, Jim
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 9 September 2015
Strangford
Skinner, Mr Dennis
Labour
Signed on 9 September 2015
Bolsover
Stephens, Chris
Scottish National Party
Signed on 9 September 2015
Glasgow South West
Thewliss, Alison
Scottish National Party
Signed on 8 September 2015
Glasgow Central
Whitford, Dr Philippa
Scottish National Party
Signed on 16 September 2015
Central Ayrshire
Williams, Hywel
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 9 September 2015
Arfon
Wilson, Corri
Scottish National Party
Signed on 11 September 2015
Ayr, Carrick and Cumnock

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.