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Travel rights for workers in the media and creative industries

EDM (Early Day Motion) 1404: tabled on 26 January 2021

Tabled in the 2019-21 session.

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

Motion text

That this House is deeply disturbed to hear that proposals made during the Brexit negotiations which would have offered special travel rights for the creative workforce represented by the Federation of Entertainment Unions (FEU) were turned down; notes that the creative industries are one of the fastest-growing parts of the UK economy worth more than £111bn; believes that the arts and media do not exist within borders and the lack of an agreement on this matter will severely hamper the ability of creatives to continue to carry out business and collaboration with EU states; further notes that the creative industries have been devastated by the pandemic and the understands that failure to agree a deal that would have played an important role in revitalising the arts is therefore a major blow; appreciates that media organisations need the capacity to react quickly when following news and investigative stories and not get bogged down with costly or time-consuming bureaucracy; joins the FEU in in asking the UK government to review its position, and also supports their call for the government to reverse its decision to scrap its £12m funding of England’s Union Learning Fund which supports more 200,000 learners in workplaces across England and importantly offers one of the very few opportunities for freelances to have access to free training, professional development and acquire business skills.

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.

Shannon, Jim
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 27 January 2021
Strangford
Edwards, Jonathan
Independent
Signed on 27 January 2021
Carmarthen East and Dinefwr
Barker, Paula
Labour
Signed on 27 January 2021
Liverpool, Wavertree
Hill, Mike
Labour
Signed on 27 January 2021
Hartlepool
Abbott, Ms Diane
Labour
Signed on 27 January 2021
Hackney North and Stoke Newington
MacAskill, Kenny
Scottish National Party
Signed on 27 January 2021
East Lothian
Johnson, Kim
Labour
Signed on 27 January 2021
Liverpool, Riverside
Slaughter, Andy
Labour
Signed on 27 January 2021
Hammersmith
Mearns, Ian
Labour
Signed on 27 January 2021
Gateshead
Brown, Alan
Scottish National Party
Signed on 27 January 2021
Kilmarnock and Loudoun
Ribeiro-Addy, Bell
Labour
Signed on 27 January 2021
Streatham
Hobhouse, Wera
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 27 January 2021
Bath
Corbyn, Jeremy
Independent
Signed on 27 January 2021
Islington North
Dowd, Peter
Labour
Signed on 28 January 2021
Bootle
Jardine, Christine
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 28 January 2021
Edinburgh West
Davey, Ed
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 28 January 2021
Kingston and Surbiton
Lake, Ben
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 28 January 2021
Ceredigion
Trickett, Jon
Labour
Signed on 28 January 2021
Hemsworth
Olney, Sarah
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 28 January 2021
Richmond Park
Lavery, Ian
Labour
Signed on 28 January 2021
Wansbeck
Cryer, John
Labour
Signed on 28 January 2021
Leyton and Wanstead
Carden, Dan
Labour
Signed on 28 January 2021
Liverpool, Walton
Whitley, Mick
Labour
Signed on 28 January 2021
Birkenhead
Mishra, Navendu
Labour
Signed on 1 February 2021
Stockport
Osborne, Kate
Labour
Signed on 29 January 2021
Jarrow
Dorans, Allan
Scottish National Party
Signed on 29 January 2021
Ayr, Carrick and Cumnock
Gibson, Patricia
Scottish National Party
Signed on 29 January 2021
North Ayrshire and Arran
Hopkins, Rachel
Labour
Signed on 29 January 2021
Luton South
Williams, Hywel
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 29 January 2021
Arfon
Winter, Beth
Labour
Signed on 1 February 2021
Cynon Valley
Hanvey, Neale
Scottish National Party
Signed on 1 February 2021
Kirkcaldy and Cowdenbeath
Fellows, Marion
Scottish National Party
Signed on 1 February 2021
Motherwell and Wishaw
Thewliss, Alison
Scottish National Party
Signed on 3 February 2021
Glasgow Central
Begum, Apsana
Labour
Signed on 3 February 2021
Poplar and Limehouse
Sultana, Zarah
Labour
Signed on 8 February 2021
Coventry South
Blake, Olivia
Labour
Signed on 9 February 2021
Sheffield, Hallam
Lloyd, Tony
Labour
Signed on 15 February 2021
Rochdale

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.