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MOD GUARDS TENDERING PROCESS

EDM (Early Day Motion) 165: tabled on 11 July 2017

Tabled in the 2017-19 session.

This motion has been signed by 43 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

Motion text

That this House expresses concerns about the tendering of Ministry of Defence (MoD) guarding services; rejects any change in contracting of MoD guards which removes the emphasis from safety and security; urges the Government not to indulge in a cost-cutting exercise; is appalled by reports that, if taken over by a contractor, commercial guards could be guarding a supermarket one day and a nuclear site the next; values the levels of experience, expertise and training current MoD guards have in reserve; recognises the difficulties of MoD security contracts already awarded to the private sector; notes that value for money is a factor in the procurement process and presses for any comparisons drawn during the decision-making process to be made on a level playing field; is alarmed by talk of companies sub-contracting even before the contract has been awarded; and urges that the decision on tendering is made in the public interest.

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.

Betts, Mr Clive
Labour
Signed on 17 July 2017
Sheffield South East
Brown, Alan
Scottish National Party
Signed on 19 July 2017
Kilmarnock and Loudoun
Campbell, Mr Ronnie
Labour
Signed on 19 July 2017
Blyth Valley
Carden, Dan
Labour
Signed on 11 July 2017
Liverpool, Walton
Coaker, Vernon
Labour
Signed on 20 July 2017
Gedling
Cooper, Rosie
Labour
Signed on 19 December 2017
West Lancashire
Coyle, Neil
Labour
Signed on 17 July 2017
Bermondsey and Old Southwark
Crausby, Sir David
Labour
Signed on 20 July 2017
Bolton North East
Cunningham, Mr Jim
Labour
Signed on 13 July 2017
Coventry South
Eagle, Ms Angela
Labour
Signed on 27 February 2018
Wallasey
Edwards, Jonathan
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 9 October 2017
Carmarthen East and Dinefwr
Hepburn, Mr Stephen
Labour
Signed on 17 July 2017
Jarrow
Hermon, Lady
Independent
Signed on 17 July 2017
North Down
Lake, Ben
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 9 October 2017
Ceredigion
Law, Chris
Scottish National Party
Signed on 20 July 2017
Dundee West
Linden, David
Scottish National Party
Signed on 5 September 2017
Glasgow East
Martin, Sandy
Labour
Signed on 11 July 2017
Ipswich
McGinn, Conor
Labour
Signed on 18 July 2017
St Helens North
McNally, John
Scottish National Party
Signed on 17 July 2017
Falkirk
Mearns, Ian
Labour
Signed on 11 July 2017
Gateshead
O'Hara, Brendan
Scottish National Party
Signed on 18 July 2017
Argyll and Bute
Owen, Albert
Labour
Signed on 18 October 2017
Ynys Môn
Phillips, Jess
Labour
Signed on 5 September 2017
Birmingham, Yardley
Pidcock, Laura
Labour
Signed on 20 July 2017
North West Durham
Pollard, Luke
Labour
Signed on 17 July 2017
Plymouth, Sutton and Devonport
Robinson, Gavin
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 17 July 2017
Belfast East
Saville Roberts, Liz
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 9 October 2017
Dwyfor Meirionnydd
Snell, Gareth
Labour
Signed on 11 September 2017
Stoke-on-Trent Central
Spellar, John
Labour
Signed on 13 July 2017
Warley
Stephens, Chris
Scottish National Party
Signed on 11 July 2017
Glasgow South West
Stevens, Jo
Labour
Signed on 11 July 2017
Cardiff Central
Streeting, Wes
Labour
Signed on 20 July 2017
Ilford North
Tami, Mark
Labour
Signed on 20 February 2018
Alyn and Deeside
Thewliss, Alison
Scottish National Party
Signed on 23 April 2018
Glasgow Central
Williams, Hywel
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 9 October 2017
Arfon

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.