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DENUNCIATION OF ILO CONVENTIONS

EDM (Early Day Motion) 1555: tabled on 19 July 1994

Tabled in the 1993-94 session.

This motion has been signed by 99 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

As this motion is using historical data, we may not have the record of the original ordering, in which case signatories are listed alphabetically.

Motion text

That this House deplores the Government's decision to denounce conventions 99 and 101 of the International Labour Organisation, which entail the existence of the agricultural wages boards to set minimum wages and paid holidays for agricultural workers, as announced by the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food in her reply of 14th July to the honourable Member for Ealing North, Official Report, column 715; takes note of the fact that these conventions have been signed by countries right across the globe, from Belize to Belgium to Brazil; believes it to be a terrible indictment of the United Kingdom's low-wage, high-exploitation economy that the Government refuse to meet the same standards as countries like Colombia, Malawi and Papua New Guinea; is reminded that in response to the Government's recent consultation on the future of the agriculture wages boards there were 3,628 submissions received, of which just 15 were in favour of abolishing the boards; is further reminded that farmers' unions and rural communities alike oppose any weakening of the powers the Agriculture Wages Board; condemns the Government's insistence that minimum wages cause unemployment, when Government-funded research concluded that the minimum wages have not reduced agricultural employment; recognises that agricultural workers are now among the most highly skilled workers in the land, yet their hourly wages are 30 per cent. below the industrial average; and calls upon the Government to reconsider its decision to denounce International Labour Organisation conventions 99 and 101, and to recognise the need to retain the agricultural wages boards in their current form. (Relevant registered interest declared)

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.

Bennett, Andrew
Labour
Signed on 19 July 1994
Denton and Reddish
Bradley, Mr Keith
Labour
Signed on 19 July 1994
Manchester, Withington
Burden, Richard
Labour
Signed on 20 July 1994
Birmingham, Northfield
Byers, Mr Stephen
Labour
Signed on 19 July 1994
Wallsend
Callaghan, James
Labour
Signed on 19 July 1994
Heywood and Middleton
Campbell, Mr Ronnie
Labour
Signed on 20 July 1994
Blyth Valley
Campbell-Savours, Mr Dale
Labour
Signed on 19 July 1994
Workington
Cann, Mr Jamie
Labour
Signed on 19 October 1994
Ipswich
Chisholm, Mr Malcolm
Labour
Signed on 19 July 1994
Edinburgh, Leith
Clapham, Mr Michael
Labour
Signed on 20 July 1994
Barnsley West and Penistone
Clelland, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 19 July 1994
Tyne Bridge
Clwyd, Ann
Labour
Signed on 19 July 1994
Cynon Valley
Connarty, Michael
Labour
Signed on 19 July 1994
Falkirk East
Corbyn, Jeremy
Labour
Signed on 19 July 1994
Islington North
Corston, Jean
Labour
Signed on 19 July 1994
Bristol East
Cousins, Jim
Labour
Signed on 19 July 1994
Newcastle upon Tyne Central
Cummings, John
Labour
Signed on 20 July 1994
Easington
Cunningham, Mr Jim
Labour
Signed on 19 October 1994
Coventry South East
Davidson, Mr Ian
Labour
Signed on 18 October 1994
Glasgow, Govan
Davis, Mr Terry
Labour
Signed on 17 October 1994
Birmingham, Hodge Hill
Denham, Mr John
Labour
Signed on 20 July 1994
Southampton, Itchen
Donohoe, Mr Brian H.
Labour
Signed on 19 July 1994
Cunninghame South
Dowd, Jim
Labour
Signed on 18 October 1994
Lewisham West
Dunnachie, Jimmy
Labour
Signed on 18 October 1994
Glasgow, Pollok
Dunwoody, Mrs Gwyneth
Labour
Signed on 20 October 1994
Crewe and Nantwich
Eastham, Ken
Labour
Signed on 19 July 1994
Manchester, Blackley
Etherington, Bill
Labour
Signed on 21 July 1994
Sunderland North
Evans, John
Labour
Signed on 20 July 1994
St Helens North
Fatchett, Derek
Labour
Signed on 19 July 1994
Leeds Central
Faulds, Andrew
Labour
Signed on 20 July 1994
Warley East
Flynn, Paul
Labour
Signed on 19 July 1994
Newport West
Foulkes, George
Labour
Signed on 19 July 1994
Carrick, Cumnock and Doon Valley
Fyfe, Mrs Maria
Labour
Signed on 19 July 1994
Glasgow, Maryhill
Gapes, Mike
Labour
Signed on 19 July 1994
Ilford South
Gerrard, Mr Neil
Labour
Signed on 19 July 1994
Walthamstow
Godman, Dr Norman
Labour
Signed on 19 July 1994
Greenock and Port Glasgow
Griffiths, Mr Win
Labour
Signed on 19 July 1994
Bridgend
Grocott, Mr Bruce
Labour
Signed on 19 July 1994
The Wrekin
Gunnell, Mr John
Labour
Signed on 19 July 1994
Morley and Leeds South
Hall, Mr Mike
Labour
Signed on 20 July 1994
Warrington South
Hanson, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 19 July 1994
Delyn
Hardy, Peter
Labour
Signed on 20 July 1994
Wentworth
Hill, Keith
Labour
Signed on 19 July 1994
Streatham
Hoey, Kate
Labour
Signed on 19 July 1994
Vauxhall
Hoyle, Doug
Labour
Signed on 19 July 1994
Warrington North
Hughes, Robert
Conservative
Signed on 18 October 1994
Harrow West
Hughes, Roy
Labour
Signed on 17 October 1994
Newport East
Hutton, Mr John
Labour
Signed on 19 July 1994
Barrow and Furness
Illsley, Mr Eric
Labour
Signed on 19 July 1994
Barnsley Central
Ingram, Mr Adam
Labour
Signed on 19 July 1994
East Kilbride
Jackson, Glenda
Labour
Signed on 20 July 1994
Hampstead and Highgate
Jackson, Helen
Labour
Signed on 19 July 1994
Sheffield, Hillsborough
Jones, Mr Barry
Labour
Signed on 19 July 1994
Alyn and Deeside
Jones, Mr Jon Owen
Labour
Signed on 19 July 1994
Cardiff Central
Jones, Lynne
Labour
Signed on 21 July 1994
Birmingham, Selly Oak
Keen, Alan
Labour
Signed on 19 July 1994
Feltham and Heston
Khabra, Mr Piara S
Labour
Signed on 19 July 1994
Ealing, Southall
Kilfoyle, Mr Peter
Labour
Signed on 19 July 1994
Liverpool, Walton
Liddell, Mrs Helen
Labour
Signed on 19 July 1994
Monklands East
Livingstone, Mr Ken
Labour
Signed on 21 July 1994
Brent East
Loyden, Eddie
Labour
Signed on 20 July 1994
Liverpool, Garston
MacShane, Mr Denis
Labour
Signed on 20 October 1994
Rotherham
Mahon, Alice
Labour
Signed on 19 July 1994
Halifax
Maxton, Mr John
Labour
Signed on 19 July 1994
Glasgow, Cathcart
McFall, Mr John
Labour
Signed on 19 July 1994
Dumbarton
Michie, Mr Bill
Labour
Signed on 20 July 1994
Sheffield, Heeley
Miller, Andrew
Labour
Signed on 19 July 1994
Ellesmere Port and Neston
Morgan, Mr Rhodri
Labour
Signed on 19 July 1994
Cardiff West
Morley, Mr Elliot
Labour
Signed on 19 October 1994
Glanford and Scunthorpe
O'Brien, Sir Bill
Labour
Signed on 19 July 1994
Normanton
O'Hara, Mr Edward
Labour
Signed on 20 July 1994
Knowsley South
Parry, Robert
Labour
Signed on 20 October 1994
Liverpool, Riverside
Pickthall, Mr Colin
Labour
Signed on 20 July 1994
West Lancashire
Pike, Mr Peter
Labour
Signed on 19 July 1994
Burnley
Pope, Mr Greg
Labour
Signed on 19 July 1994
Hyndburn
Prentice, Bridget
Labour
Signed on 19 July 1994
Lewisham East
Primarolo, Dawn
Labour
Signed on 19 July 1994
Bristol South
Quin, Joyce
Labour
Signed on 19 July 1994
Gateshead East
Radice, Mr Giles
Labour
Signed on 19 July 1994
North Durham
Roche, Mrs Barbara
Labour
Signed on 19 July 1994
Hornsey and Wood Green
Ruddock, Joan
Labour
Signed on 20 July 1994
Lewisham, Deptford
Simpson, Alan
Labour
Signed on 19 July 1994
Nottingham South
Skinner, Mr Dennis
Labour
Signed on 20 July 1994
Bolsover
Smith, Llew
Labour
Signed on 19 July 1994
Blaenau Gwent
Squire, Rachel
Labour
Signed on 19 July 1994
Dunfermline West
Thompson, Jack
Labour
Signed on 19 July 1994
Wansbeck
Tipping, Paddy
Labour
Signed on 20 July 1994
Sherwood
Turner, Mr Dennis
Labour
Signed on 19 July 1994
Wolverhampton South East
Wareing, Mr Robert N.
Labour
Signed on 26 October 1994
Liverpool, West Derby
Watson, Mike
Labour
Signed on 20 July 1994
Glasgow Central
Williams, Dr Alan
Labour
Signed on 19 July 1994
Carmarthen
Winnick, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 19 July 1994
Walsall North
Wise, Mrs Audrey
Labour
Signed on 20 July 1994
Preston

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.