House of Commons
HOUSE OF COMMONS AND LORDS COMMISSIONS AND THE AWARD OF THE ELIZABETH TOWER CONTRACT TO SIR ROBERT MCALPINE
EDM #401
Tabled 12 October 2017
2017-19 Session
That this House disapproves of the awarding of the contract to refurbish the Elizabeth Tower ,Big Ben, to the construction company Sir Robert McAlpine; recalls that in 2009 the Information Commissioner raided the offices of the Consulting Association and found a blacklist of over 3,000 construction workers that had been used to vet employees and unfairly deny people work; notes that Sir Robert McAlpine not only helped to found and fund the Consulting Association but provided two of its Chairs; further notes that although Sir Robert McAlpine was subject to litigation over blacklisting and admitted its guilt in 2016, not one director has ever been held to account; recognises the exceptional nature of the contract to restore Big Ben, one of the UK's most iconic buildings and a national symbol of the Mother of Parliaments; further notes Mr Speaker's comments that the chosen contractor should be one that observes the letter and spirit of the law and conforms to the highest standards; agrees with recent Government comments that blacklisting is completely unacceptable given the exceptional symbolic national importance of Big Ben; believes that awarding the contract to Sir Robert McAlpine is inappropriate and an insult to the victims of blacklisting in the construction sector and sends a message that firms can engage in such unacceptable practices without serious consequences; and calls on the House of Commons and House of Lords Commissions to rethink their decision and award the contract to another construction company that does not have a history of involvement in blacklisting.

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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.
Antoniazzi, Tonia
Labour
02 November 2017
Bailey, Mr Adrian
Labour
12 October 2017
Barron, Sir Kevin
Labour
12 October 2017
Black, Mhairi
Scottish National Party
12 October 2017
Cherry, Joanna
Scottish National Party
12 October 2017
Coyle, Neil
Labour
12 October 2017
Crausby, Sir David
Labour
12 October 2017
Creasy, Stella
Labour
12 October 2017
Cruddas, Jon
Labour
12 October 2017
Cunningham, Mr Jim
Labour
16 October 2017
Doughty, Stephen
Labour
12 October 2017
Efford, Clive
Labour
12 October 2017
Evans, Chris
Labour
12 October 2017
Farrelly, Paul
Labour
12 October 2017
Frith, James
Labour
12 October 2017
Gapes, Mike
Labour
12 October 2017
George, Ruth
Labour
16 November 2017
Gill, Preet Kaur
Labour
12 October 2017
Glindon, Mary
Labour
19 October 2017
Godsiff, Mr Roger
Labour
18 October 2017
Hanson, David
Labour
12 October 2017
Harman, Ms Harriet
Labour
12 October 2017
Hayes, Helen
Labour
12 October 2017
Hepburn, Mr Stephen
Labour
23 October 2017
Hodge, Dame Margaret
Labour
12 October 2017
Hopkins, Kelvin
Labour
16 October 2017
Howarth, Mr George
Labour
12 October 2017
Kinnock, Stephen
Labour
12 October 2017
Lammy, Mr David
Labour
12 October 2017
Law, Chris
Scottish National Party
16 October 2017
Lewis, Clive
Labour
30 October 2017
Linden, David
Scottish National Party
16 October 2017
Lloyd, Stephen
Liberal Democrat
16 October 2017
Lucas, Caroline
Green Party
18 October 2017
MacNeil, Angus Brendan
Scottish National Party
12 October 2017
Malhotra, Seema
Labour
12 October 2017
Marsden, Gordon
Labour
12 October 2017
Martin, Sandy
Labour
12 October 2017
Matheson, Christian
Labour
12 October 2017
McDonald, Stewart Malcolm
Scottish National Party
12 October 2017
McGovern, Alison
Labour
12 October 2017
Morris, Grahame
Labour
16 October 2017
Murray, Ian
Labour
12 October 2017
Newlands, Gavin
Scottish National Party
12 October 2017
Onn, Melanie
Labour
12 October 2017
Peacock, Stephanie
Labour
12 October 2017
Pearce, Teresa
Labour
12 October 2017
Perkins, Toby
Labour
12 October 2017
Qureshi, Yasmin
Labour
12 October 2017
Rashid, Faisal
Labour
12 October 2017
Reeves, Ellie
Labour
12 October 2017
Reynolds, Emma
Labour
12 October 2017
Reynolds, Jonathan
Labour
12 October 2017
Rimmer, Ms Marie
Labour
12 October 2017
Russell-Moyle, Lloyd
Labour
17 October 2017
Ryan, Joan
Labour
12 October 2017
Saville Roberts, Liz
Plaid Cymru
20 October 2017
Shah, Naz
Labour
12 October 2017
Sheerman, Mr Barry
Labour
16 October 2017
Sheppard, Tommy
Scottish National Party
18 October 2017
Skinner, Mr Dennis
Labour
17 October 2017
Slaughter, Andy
Labour
12 October 2017
Smith, Angela
Labour
12 October 2017
Snell, Gareth
Labour
12 October 2017
Stevens, Jo
Labour
12 October 2017
Streeting, Wes
Labour
12 October 2017
Thewliss, Alison
Scottish National Party
12 October 2017
Thomas, Gareth
Labour
12 October 2017
Twigg, Stephen
Labour
12 October 2017
Williams, Dr Paul
Labour
12 October 2017
Zeichner, Daniel
Labour
12 October 2017
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