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SUPPORT FOR BRITISH MERCHANT SEAFARERS

EDM (Early Day Motion) 1282: tabled on 21 March 2016

Tabled in the 2015-16 session.

This motion has been signed by 32 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 reports of increased redundancies of British merchant seamen in the North Sea; further notes the 65,000 job losses in the North Sea oil and gas industry in the last year; understands the pressure shipping companies are under to cut operating costs; expresses its concern at reports of British merchant seamen being replaced by cheaper and often less qualified foreign crew; recognises the problem of marine recruitment companies advertising jobs abroad but not in the UK; acknowledges the impact this may have on the British merchant shipping industry and the employment prospects of young sea cadets; believes the increase in numbers of foreign crew on British ships has the potential to cause problems in the industry due to language barriers and unfamiliarity with local seas; calls on British shipping companies to work with the maritime union Nautilus to support seafarers who have lost their jobs or are facing redundancy; and further calls on the Government to review the recruitment practices of UK shipping companies and provide an assessment of the impact these redundancies are having on the UK maritime industry.

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.

Bottomley, Sir Peter
Conservative
Signed on 22 March 2016
Worthing West
Brown, Alan
Scottish National Party
Signed on 24 March 2016
Kilmarnock and Loudoun
Cooper, Rosie
Labour
Signed on 21 April 2016
West Lancashire
Cowan, Ronnie
Scottish National Party
Signed on 11 April 2016
Inverclyde
Crausby, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 27 April 2016
Bolton North East
Cunningham, Mr Jim
Labour
Signed on 12 April 2016
Coventry South
Day, Martyn
Scottish National Party
Signed on 23 March 2016
Linlithgow and East Falkirk
Dodds, Mr Nigel
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 23 March 2016
Belfast North
Doughty, Stephen
Labour
Signed on 12 April 2016
Cardiff South and Penarth
Ferrier, Margaret
Scottish National Party
Signed on 11 April 2016
Rutherglen and Hamilton West
Flynn, Paul
Labour
Signed on 23 March 2016
Newport West
Gibson, Patricia
Scottish National Party
Signed on 11 April 2016
North Ayrshire and Arran
Glindon, Mary
Labour
Signed on 23 March 2016
North Tyneside
Howarth, Mr George
Labour
Signed on 18 April 2016
Knowsley
Law, Chris
Scottish National Party
Signed on 12 April 2016
Dundee West
McLaughlin, Anne
Scottish National Party
Signed on 11 May 2016
Glasgow North East
Monaghan, Dr Paul
Scottish National Party
Signed on 12 April 2016
Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross
Mulholland, Greg
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 12 April 2016
Leeds North West
Newlands, Gavin
Scottish National Party
Signed on 18 April 2016
Paisley and Renfrewshire North
Robinson, Gavin
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 11 April 2016
Belfast East
Sharma, Mr Virendra
Labour
Signed on 13 April 2016
Ealing, Southall
Sheppard, Tommy
Scottish National Party
Signed on 14 April 2016
Edinburgh East
Simpson, David
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 11 April 2016
Upper Bann
Stephens, Chris
Scottish National Party
Signed on 23 March 2016
Glasgow South West
Williams, Hywel
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 25 April 2016
Arfon
Williams, Mr Mark
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 23 March 2016
Ceredigion

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.