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TRADE IN SERVICES AGREEMENT

EDM (Early Day Motion) 677: tabled on 09 November 2015

Tabled in the 2015-16 session.

This motion has been signed by 37 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 opposed to the Trade in Services Agreement (TISA) currently being negotiated at EU level, which would lead to more public services being outsourced to private companies, would transfer powers to regulate the UK labour market from Parliament to private companies, and prioritise the profits of corporations over the rights and wellbeing of citizens; observes with great concern that TISA would force non-reversible privatisations of essential public services and increase deregulation; further observes that it would also prevent the introduction of new financial regulations to prevent or respond to another global economic crash; is sceptical of claims that TISA would lead to increased growth, and concerned that it would bring only higher profits for corporations and lower wages and protections for workers; believes that it is the job of elected governments to legislate for the labour markets in their countries, and that this power should not be handed over to corporations which have an intrinsic interest in reducing the costs and bargaining power of labour; observes that members of the EU are already members of the World Trade Organisation and able to access the single market; further believes that trade deals should not be negotiated without their terms being open to view by UK citizens, and deals should not be signed without public or Parliamentary consent; and calls on the Government to insist that the full terms of the treaty are published and subject to a vote in Parliament before the UK signs.

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 25 November 2015
Blaydon
Bardell, Hannah
Scottish National Party
Signed on 3 December 2015
Livingston
Campbell, Mr Ronnie
Labour
Signed on 18 November 2015
Blyth Valley
Cowan, Ronnie
Scottish National Party
Signed on 7 December 2015
Inverclyde
Crausby, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 28 January 2016
Bolton North East
Edwards, Jonathan
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 17 November 2015
Carmarthen East and Dinefwr
Farrelly, Paul
Labour
Signed on 3 December 2015
Newcastle-under-Lyme
Flello, Robert
Labour
Signed on 25 November 2015
Stoke-on-Trent South
Flynn, Paul
Labour
Signed on 16 November 2015
Newport West
Gibson, Patricia
Scottish National Party
Signed on 1 February 2016
North Ayrshire and Arran
Goodman, Helen
Labour
Signed on 15 December 2015
Bishop Auckland
Hendry, Drew
Scottish National Party
Signed on 14 December 2015
Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey
Hosie, Stewart
Scottish National Party
Signed on 9 February 2016
Dundee East
Kaufman, Sir Gerald
Labour
Signed on 23 February 2016
Manchester, Gorton
Lucas, Caroline
Green Party
Signed on 18 November 2015
Brighton, Pavilion
McDonald, Stewart Malcolm
Scottish National Party
Signed on 14 December 2015
Glasgow South
McGarry, Natalie
Scottish National Party
Signed on 18 November 2015
Glasgow East
McNally, John
Scottish National Party
Signed on 7 December 2015
Falkirk
Meale, Sir Alan
Labour
Signed on 18 November 2015
Mansfield
Monaghan, Carol
Scottish National Party
Signed on 2 February 2016
Glasgow North West
Qureshi, Yasmin
Labour
Signed on 25 November 2015
Bolton South East
Rayner, Angela
Labour
Signed on 17 November 2015
Ashton-under-Lyne
Saville Roberts, Liz
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 24 November 2015
Dwyfor Meirionnydd
Sheppard, Tommy
Scottish National Party
Signed on 1 December 2015
Edinburgh East
Smeeth, Ruth
Labour
Signed on 17 November 2015
Stoke-on-Trent North
Stringer, Graham
Labour
Signed on 3 December 2015
Blackley and Broughton
Thewliss, Alison
Scottish National Party
Signed on 15 December 2015
Glasgow Central
Weir, Mike
Scottish National Party
Signed on 9 December 2015
Angus
Whiteford, Dr Eilidh
Scottish National Party
Signed on 15 December 2015
Banff and Buchan
Williams, Hywel
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 20 November 2015
Arfon
Williams, Mr Mark
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 19 November 2015
Ceredigion

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.