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NATIONAL MINIMUM WAGE

EDM (Early Day Motion) 635A1: tabled on 28 February 1994

Tabled in the 1993-94 session.

This motion has been signed by 27 Members. It is an amendment to an existing motion.

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

This is an amendment to an existing motion

This motion was originally tabled by Mr John Spellar on 17 February 1994. This is amendment number 1.

View details of the original motion

Suggested amendment

leave out from second 'that' to end and add 'as the policy varies from state to state, there is no single national minimum wage rate in the United States of America; that the last thing one would find in the United States of America is the combination of statutory trade union-dominated works councils, a uniform statutory minimum wage of the kind proposed by the Labour Party and a statutory limit on working hours; that the United States has enjoyed a remarkable record of job creation, far outstripping the European Community; and rejects the Labour Party's corporatist policies which would destroy jobs, reduce wages and let the trade unions through the backdoor to power.'.

Original motion text

That this House notes that the United States has had a minimum wage since the Federal Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938 and is therefore astonished that the Secretary of State for Employment stated in the House on 15th February that a statutory minimum wage was the last thing one would find in the United States and was supported in this by his Minister; and accordingly records its view that Ministers are not only prejudiced on the subject of minimum wage but also ignorant.

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.

These members had previously signed the motion, but have now withdrawn their support. The date shown is when the Member withdrew their signature from the motion.