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Bus worker safety during the covid-19 outbreak

EDM (Early Day Motion) 1250: tabled on 07 December 2020

Tabled in the 2019-21 session.

This motion has been signed by 31 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

Motion text

That this House commends the dedication of the UK’s bus workers who have kept services running throughout the pandemic for other key workers and essential travellers; is aware that tragically, a number of bus workers have died from Covid-19; notes that Government Covid-19 support for bus operators in England since March 2020 totals at least £600 million; believes it is vital that there is a consistent approach to bus worker health and safety across the industry; understands that bus workers have concerns regarding cash handling and the lack of enforcement of social distancing and face coverings on buses; notes that on the rail network, British Transport Police are patrolling services to ensure compliance with face coverings; supports the RMT union’s calls for the police, industry and government to put robust plans in place to ensure that compliance with face coverings on buses is also enforced; and calls on the Government to ensure there is a consistent industry-wide approach to these issues, publish any evidence it has regarding the potential risks associated with cash handling and Covid-19 transmission and set out how social distancing and the wearing of face coverings will be enforced on buses, and by whom.

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.

Saville Roberts, Liz
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 7 December 2020
Dwyfor Meirionnydd
Stephens, Chris
Scottish National Party
Signed on 7 December 2020
Glasgow South West
Mishra, Navendu
Labour
Signed on 7 December 2020
Stockport
Foy, Mary Kelly
Labour
Signed on 7 December 2020
City of Durham
Whitley, Mick
Labour
Signed on 7 December 2020
Birkenhead
Johnson, Kim
Labour
Signed on 7 December 2020
Liverpool, Riverside
Lewis, Clive
Labour
Signed on 7 December 2020
Norwich South
Osborne, Kate
Labour
Signed on 7 December 2020
Jarrow
Hopkins, Rachel
Labour
Signed on 8 December 2020
Luton South
Trickett, Jon
Labour
Signed on 8 December 2020
Hemsworth
Edwards, Jonathan
Independent
Signed on 8 December 2020
Carmarthen East and Dinefwr
Burgon, Richard
Labour
Signed on 8 December 2020
Leeds East
Butler, Dawn
Labour
Signed on 8 December 2020
Brent Central
Shannon, Jim
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 9 December 2020
Strangford
Abbott, Ms Diane
Labour
Signed on 10 December 2020
Hackney North and Stoke Newington
Hill, Mike
Labour
Signed on 14 December 2020
Hartlepool
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 16 December 2020
Hayes and Harlington
Ribeiro-Addy, Bell
Labour
Signed on 17 December 2020
Streatham
Corbyn, Jeremy
Independent
Signed on 17 December 2020
Islington North
MacAskill, Kenny
Scottish National Party
Signed on 6 January 2021
East Lothian
Webbe, Claudia
Independent
Signed on 6 January 2021
Leicester East
Lucas, Caroline
Green Party
Signed on 6 January 2021
Brighton, Pavilion
Blake, Olivia
Labour
Signed on 6 January 2021
Sheffield, Hallam
Cooper, Rosie
Labour
Signed on 11 February 2021
West Lancashire
Carden, Dan
Labour
Signed on 24 February 2021
Liverpool, Walton

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.