House of Commons
As this motion is using historical data, we may not have the record of the original ordering, in which case signatories are listed alphabetically.
STATUTORY MAXIMUM WORKING TEMPERATURE
EDM #344
Tabled 18 July 2016
2016-17 Session
That this House notes that workers in the UK lack adequate legal safeguards from working in uncomfortably high temperatures, owing to the lack of a statutory maximum temperature at which employers would have to introduce control measures, such as breaks, access to water or air conditioning; further notes that this would correct an anomaly in current legislation where a legal minimum working temperature exists, but a corresponding upper limit does not exist in statute; appreciates that excessive heat in the workplace is responsible for heat stress and thermal discomfort, and can impact seriously on health, well-being and productivity; recognises that this is a matter of concern for workers in a wide range of workplaces including offices, schools, shops, bakeries, vehicles, trains, call-centres, theatres and construction sites; and calls on the Government to adopt the recommendations of the TUC and joint union Cool It campaign to introduce into law a maximum working temperature of 30 degrees Celsius or 27 degrees Celsius for those doing strenuous work, beyond which employers would have a statutory duty to introduce effective control measures.

Signatures (159)

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
05 September 2016
Allin-Khan, Dr Rosena
Labour
21 July 2016
Arkless, Richard
Scottish National Party
17 October 2016
Bardell, Hannah
Scottish National Party
05 September 2016
Black, Mhairi
Scottish National Party
21 July 2016
Blackford, Ian
Scottish National Party
06 September 2016
Blackman, Kirsty
Scottish National Party
05 September 2016
Blackman-Woods, Dr Roberta
Labour
15 September 2016
Boswell, Philip
Scottish National Party
05 September 2016
Brake, Tom
Liberal Democrat
30 January 2017
Brennan, Kevin
Labour
05 September 2016
Brock, Deidre
Scottish National Party
10 October 2016
Brown, Alan
Scottish National Party
05 September 2016
Brown, Mr Nicholas
Labour
05 September 2016
Bruce, Fiona
Conservative
26 October 2016
Bryant, Chris
Labour
25 January 2017
Burden, Richard
Labour
06 September 2016
Cadbury, Ruth
Labour
05 September 2016
Campbell, Mr Gregory
Democratic Unionist Party
08 December 2016
Campbell, Mr Ronnie
Labour
20 July 2016
Carmichael, Mr Alistair
Liberal Democrat
06 February 2017
Chapman, Douglas
Scottish National Party
10 October 2016
Chapman, Jenny
Labour
15 November 2016
Cherry, Joanna
Scottish National Party
05 September 2016
Clwyd, Ann
Labour
20 July 2016
Cooper, Julie
Labour
05 September 2016
Cowan, Ronnie
Scottish National Party
05 September 2016
Crausby, Mr David
Labour
25 October 2016
Crawley, Angela
Scottish National Party
05 September 2016
Cruddas, Jon
Labour
02 November 2016
Cunningham, Alex
Labour
06 September 2016
Cunningham, Mr Jim
Labour
05 September 2016
David, Wayne
Labour
21 July 2016
Davies, Geraint
Labour
10 October 2016
Day, Martyn
Scottish National Party
05 September 2016
Docherty-Hughes, Martin
Scottish National Party
05 September 2016
Dodds, Mr Nigel
Democratic Unionist Party
07 September 2016
Donaldson, Sir Jeffrey M.
Democratic Unionist Party
20 October 2016
Donaldson, Stuart Blair
Scottish National Party
05 September 2016
Doughty, Stephen
Labour
08 September 2016
Eagle, Ms Angela
Labour
19 January 2017
Edwards, Jonathan
Plaid Cymru
05 September 2016
Elliott, Tom
Ulster Unionist Party
05 September 2016
Ellman, Mrs Louise
Labour
05 September 2016
Elmore, Chris
Labour
05 September 2016
Esterson, Bill
Labour
02 February 2017
Evans, Chris
Labour
05 September 2016
Farrelly, Paul
Labour
24 February 2017
Fellows, Marion
Scottish National Party
08 September 2016
Ferrier, Margaret
Scottish National Party
21 July 2016
Field, Frank
Labour
05 September 2016
Fletcher, Colleen
Labour
07 September 2016
Flynn, Paul
Labour
25 January 2017
Fovargue, Yvonne
Labour
30 January 2017
Furniss, Gill
Labour
10 October 2016
Gethins, Stephen
Scottish National Party
05 September 2016
Gibson, Patricia
Scottish National Party
21 July 2016
Glindon, Mary
Labour
20 July 2016
Godsiff, Mr Roger
Labour
05 September 2016
Grady, Patrick
Scottish National Party
05 September 2016
Grant, Peter
Scottish National Party
05 September 2016
Green, Kate
Labour
08 November 2016
Hamilton, Fabian
Labour
05 September 2016
Hanson, Mr David
Labour
05 September 2016
Hayes, Helen
Labour
20 July 2016
Henderson, Gordon
Conservative
05 September 2016
Hendry, Drew
Scottish National Party
05 September 2016
Hepburn, Mr Stephen
Labour
05 September 2016
Hermon, Lady
Independent
05 September 2016
Hoey, Kate
Labour
12 September 2016
Hollern, Kate
Labour
05 September 2016
Hopkins, Kelvin
Labour
10 October 2016
Hosie, Stewart
Scottish National Party
05 September 2016
Howarth, Mr George
Labour
05 September 2016
Jones, Graham
Labour
26 January 2017
Kerevan, George
Scottish National Party
30 January 2017
Kerr, Calum
Scottish National Party
08 November 2016
Kinnock, Stephen
Labour
05 September 2016
Lammy, Mr David
Labour
05 September 2016
Lavery, Ian
Labour
20 July 2016
Law, Chris
Scottish National Party
21 July 2016
Lewell-Buck, Mrs Emma
Labour
05 September 2016
Lewis, Mr Ivan
Labour
10 October 2016
Lucas, Caroline
Green Party
10 October 2016
MacNeil, Angus Brendan
Scottish National Party
05 September 2016
Mactaggart, Fiona
Labour
05 September 2016
Mahmood, Mr Khalid
Labour
05 September 2016
Mann, John
Labour
21 July 2016
Marsden, Gordon
Labour
20 July 2016
Maskell, Rachael
Labour
24 April 2017
McCabe, Steve
Labour
05 September 2016
McCaig, Callum
Scottish National Party
05 September 2016
McDonald, Stewart Malcolm
Scottish National Party
21 July 2016
McDonald, Stuart C.
Scottish National Party
21 July 2016
McDonnell, Dr Alasdair
Social Democratic & Labour Party
20 July 2016
McGovern, Alison
Labour
05 September 2016
McKinnell, Catherine
Labour
05 September 2016
McLaughlin, Anne
Scottish National Party
13 September 2016
McNally, John
Scottish National Party
05 September 2016
Monaghan, Carol
Scottish National Party
19 October 2016
Monaghan, Dr Paul
Scottish National Party
06 September 2016
Mulholland, Greg
Liberal Democrat
05 September 2016
Murray, Ian
Labour
06 September 2016
Nandy, Lisa
Labour
05 September 2016
Nicolson, John
Scottish National Party
21 July 2016
O'Hara, Brendan
Scottish National Party
06 September 2016
Sarah Olney,
07 March 2017
Oswald, Kirsten
Scottish National Party
05 September 2016
Owen, Albert
Labour
10 October 2016
Paterson, Steven
Scottish National Party
18 April 2017
Pennycook, Matthew
Labour
21 July 2016
Phillips, Jess
Labour
05 September 2016
Pugh, John
Liberal Democrat
05 September 2016
Rimmer, Marie
Labour
06 September 2016
Robertson, Angus
Scottish National Party
05 September 2016
Robinson, Gavin
Democratic Unionist Party
05 September 2016
Ryan, Joan
Labour
03 February 2017
Salmond, Alex
Scottish National Party
07 September 2016
Saville Roberts, Liz
Plaid Cymru
15 September 2016
Sharma, Mr Virendra
Labour
05 September 2016
Sheerman, Mr Barry
Labour
06 September 2016
Sheppard, Tommy
Scottish National Party
05 September 2016
Simpson, David
Democratic Unionist Party
06 September 2016
Skinner, Mr Dennis
Labour
19 July 2016
Slaughter, Andy
Labour
05 September 2016
Smeeth, Ruth
Labour
19 July 2016
Smith, Owen
Labour
11 October 2016
Spelman, Mrs Caroline
Conservative
05 September 2016
Stephens, Chris
Scottish National Party
20 July 2016
Streeting, Wes
Labour
10 October 2016
Stringer, Graham
Labour
05 September 2016
Tami, Mark
Labour
05 September 2016
Thewliss, Alison
Scottish National Party
20 July 2016
Thomas, Gareth
Labour
10 October 2016
Thomas-Symonds, Nick
Labour
08 September 2016
Thompson, Owen
Scottish National Party
05 September 2016
Thomson, Michelle
Independent
06 September 2016
Turley, Anna
Labour
17 January 2017
Turner, Karl
Labour
05 September 2016
Twigg, Stephen
Labour
14 September 2016
Umunna, Mr Chuka
Labour
12 September 2016
Vaz, Keith
Labour
05 September 2016
Vaz, Valerie
Labour
05 September 2016
Weir, Mike
Scottish National Party
06 September 2016
Whitford, Dr Philippa
Scottish National Party
05 September 2016
Williams, Hywel
Plaid Cymru
07 September 2016
Williams, Mr Mark
Liberal Democrat
05 September 2016
Wilson, Corri
Scottish National Party
05 September 2016
Wilson, Sammy
Democratic Unionist Party
05 September 2016
Winnick, Mr David
Labour
10 October 2016
Winterton, Dame Rosie
Labour
30 January 2017
Wishart, Pete
Scottish National Party
05 September 2016
These members had previously signed the motion, but have now withdrawn their support. The date shown is when the Member withdrew their signature from the motion.