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Reduction in civil service employment

EDM (Early Day Motion) 60: tabled on 16 May 2022

Tabled in the 2022-23 session.

This motion has been signed by 68 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

Motion text

That this House condemns Government plans to cut 91,000 jobs from the civil service over the next three years; notes that departmental spending levels for the next three years have only recently been issued, following a process of assessing future staffing requirements; is angered to have learnt of these plans from tabloid newspapers rather than a statement to Members of Parliament, and considers this rushed announcement as a desperate attempt to deflect from their own failure to address the cost of living crisis; regards as spurious the claim that this would represent a return to 2016 levels, since at that time there were already serious issues of understaffing in Departments such as the Home Office and that, since then, withdrawal from the EU has increased the volume of work required; further notes that the lengthy backlogs currently experienced in HM Passport Office have resulted from a failure to plan, recruit and resource operations sufficiently to meet the upsurge in demand; believes the further loss of jobs in that department and others will only compound the present crisis; and therefore calls on the Government to withdraw these ill-considered proposals.

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.

Gardiner, Barry
Labour
Signed on 16 May 2022
Brent North
Shannon, Jim
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 17 May 2022
Strangford
Edwards, Jonathan
Independent
Signed on 17 May 2022
Carmarthen East and Dinefwr
Davies, Geraint
Labour
Signed on 17 May 2022
Swansea West
McDonald, Stuart C
Scottish National Party
Signed on 17 May 2022
Cumbernauld, Kilsyth and Kirkintilloch East
Law, Chris
Scottish National Party
Signed on 17 May 2022
Dundee West
MacAskill, Kenny
Alba Party
Signed on 17 May 2022
East Lothian
McDonald, Stewart Malcolm
Scottish National Party
Signed on 17 May 2022
Glasgow South
Osborne, Kate
Labour
Signed on 17 May 2022
Jarrow
Crawley, Angela
Scottish National Party
Signed on 17 May 2022
Lanark and Hamilton East
McDonald, Andy
Labour
Signed on 17 May 2022
Middlesbrough
McLaughlin, Anne
Scottish National Party
Signed on 17 May 2022
Glasgow North East
Eastwood, Colum
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 17 May 2022
Foyle
Dorans, Allan
Scottish National Party
Signed on 17 May 2022
Ayr, Carrick and Cumnock
Callaghan, Amy
Scottish National Party
Signed on 17 May 2022
East Dunbartonshire
Johnson, Kim
Labour
Signed on 17 May 2022
Liverpool, Riverside
Brock, Deidre
Scottish National Party
Signed on 17 May 2022
Edinburgh North and Leith
Grady, Patrick
Scottish National Party
Signed on 17 May 2022
Glasgow North
Linden, David
Scottish National Party
Signed on 17 May 2022
Glasgow East
Chapman, Douglas
Scottish National Party
Signed on 18 May 2022
Dunfermline and West Fife
Rimmer, Ms Marie
Labour
Signed on 18 May 2022
St Helens South and Whiston
Hobhouse, Wera
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 18 May 2022
Bath
Hanvey, Neale
Alba Party
Signed on 18 May 2022
Kirkcaldy and Cowdenbeath
Brown, Alan
Scottish National Party
Signed on 18 May 2022
Kilmarnock and Loudoun
De Cordova, Marsha
Labour
Signed on 18 May 2022
Battersea
Gibson, Patricia
Scottish National Party
Signed on 18 May 2022
North Ayrshire and Arran
Jardine, Christine
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 18 May 2022
Edinburgh West
Nichols, Charlotte
Labour
Signed on 18 May 2022
Warrington North
Bardell, Hannah
Scottish National Party
Signed on 18 May 2022
Livingston
Williams, Hywel
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 18 May 2022
Arfon
Long Bailey, Rebecca
Labour
Signed on 18 May 2022
Salford and Eccles
Lake, Ben
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 18 May 2022
Ceredigion
Sultana, Zarah
Labour
Signed on 19 May 2022
Coventry South
Winter, Beth
Labour
Signed on 19 May 2022
Cynon Valley
Begum, Apsana
Labour
Signed on 19 May 2022
Poplar and Limehouse
Howarth, Sir George
Labour
Signed on 23 May 2022
Knowsley
Mearns, Ian
Labour
Signed on 23 May 2022
Gateshead
Whitford, Dr Philippa
Scottish National Party
Signed on 24 May 2022
Central Ayrshire
Thewliss, Alison
Scottish National Party
Signed on 26 May 2022
Glasgow Central
Greenwood, Margaret
Labour
Signed on 6 June 2022
Wirral West
Maskell, Rachael
Labour
Signed on 6 June 2022
York Central
Nicolson, John
Scottish National Party
Signed on 6 June 2022
Ochil and South Perthshire
Smith, Cat
Labour
Signed on 6 June 2022
Lancaster and Fleetwood
Hendrick, Sir Mark
Labour
Signed on 6 June 2022
Preston
Webbe, Claudia
Independent
Signed on 7 June 2022
Leicester East
Moran, Layla
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 8 June 2022
Oxford West and Abingdon
Qaisar, Ms Anum
Scottish National Party
Signed on 8 June 2022
Airdrie and Shotts
Wilson, Munira
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 13 June 2022
Twickenham
Yasin, Mohammad
Labour
Signed on 14 June 2022
Bedford
Trickett, Jon
Labour
Signed on 16 June 2022
Hemsworth
Foy, Mary Kelly
Labour
Signed on 21 June 2022
City of Durham
Ferrier, Margaret
Independent
Signed on 23 June 2022
Rutherglen and Hamilton West
Burgon, Richard
Labour
Signed on 27 June 2022
Leeds East
Blake, Olivia
Labour
Signed on 12 July 2022
Sheffield, Hallam
Cooper, Rosie
Labour
Signed on 5 September 2022
West Lancashire
Ribeiro-Addy, Bell
Labour
Signed on 5 September 2022
Streatham
Monaghan, Carol
Scottish National Party
Signed on 5 September 2022
Glasgow North West
Lewell-Buck, Mrs Emma
Labour
Signed on 5 September 2022
South Shields
Chamberlain, Wendy
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 5 September 2022
North East Fife
Cowan, Ronnie
Scottish National Party
Signed on 5 September 2022
Inverclyde
Doogan, Dave
Scottish National Party
Signed on 13 September 2022
Angus
Russell-Moyle, Lloyd
Labour
Signed on 27 October 2022
Brighton, Kemptown

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.