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GCHQ TRADE UNION BAN

EDM (Early Day Motion) 415: tabled on 24 January 1994

Tabled in the 1993-94 session.

This motion has been signed by 271 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 notes the 10th anniversary of the ban on trade union membership by the Government on 25th January 1994 and regrets that discussions at the International Labour Organisation, and more recently between the Prime Minister and the Council of Civil Service Unions, have failed to lead to the removal of the ban; further notes that the role of GCHQ has changed with the ending of the Cold War, and that the time has come for the restoration of the trade union rights removed in 1984; and calls upon the Government to initiate further discussion with the council of Civil Service Unions to bring the industrial relations position at GCHQ back into conformity with ILO Convention 87, which the Government signed in 1949 and which remains an international obligation.

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.

Anderson, Donald
Labour
Signed on 31 January 1994
Swansea East
Anderson, Janet
Labour
Signed on 25 January 1994
Rossendale and Darwen
Armstrong, Hilary
Labour
Signed on 6 July 1994
North West Durham
Ashton, Mr Joe
Labour
Signed on 16 February 1994
Bassetlaw
Austin-Walker, John
Labour
Signed on 25 January 1994
Woolwich
Banks, Tony
Labour
Signed on 25 January 1994
Newham North West
Barnes, Mr Harry
Labour
Signed on 25 January 1994
North East Derbyshire
Barron, Mr Kevin
Labour
Signed on 6 July 1994
Rother Valley
Battle, John
Labour
Signed on 27 January 1994
Leeds West
Bayley, Hugh
Labour
Signed on 26 January 1994
York
Beith, Sir Alan
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 7 February 1994
Berwick-upon-Tweed
Bell, Sir Stuart
Labour
Signed on 6 July 1994
Middlesbrough
Benn, Mr Tony
Labour
Signed on 16 February 1994
Chesterfield
Bennett, Andrew
Labour
Signed on 6 July 1994
Denton and Reddish
Benton, Mr Joe
Labour
Signed on 29 March 1994
Bootle
Bermingham, Mr Gerry
Labour
Signed on 25 January 1994
St Helens South
Berry, Dr Roger
Labour
Signed on 6 July 1994
Kingswood
Betts, Mr Clive
Labour
Signed on 9 March 1994
Sheffield, Attercliffe
Boateng, Mr Paul
Labour
Signed on 6 July 1994
Brent South
Boyes, Roland
Labour
Signed on 3 February 1994
Houghton and Washington
Bradley, Mr Keith
Labour
Signed on 25 January 1994
Manchester, Withington
Bray, Dr Jeremy
Labour
Signed on 8 February 1994
Motherwell South
Brown, Mr Nicholas
Labour
Signed on 14 February 1994
Newcastle upon Tyne East
Bruce, Malcolm
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 26 January 1994
Gordon
Burden, Richard
Labour
Signed on 25 January 1994
Birmingham, Northfield
Byers, Mr Stephen
Labour
Signed on 10 February 1994
Wallsend
Caborn, Mr Richard
Labour
Signed on 24 March 1994
Sheffield Central
Callaghan, James
Labour
Signed on 6 July 1994
Heywood and Middleton
Campbell, Mrs Anne
Labour
Signed on 6 July 1994
Cambridge
Campbell, Sir Menzies
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 10 February 1994
North East Fife
Campbell, Mr Ronnie
Labour
Signed on 25 January 1994
Blyth Valley
Campbell-Savours, Mr Dale
Labour
Signed on 3 February 1994
Workington
Canavan, Dennis
Labour
Signed on 25 January 1994
Falkirk West
Cann, Mr Jamie
Labour
Signed on 6 July 1994
Ipswich
Carlile, Alex
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 25 January 1994
Montgomery
Lord Chidgey,
Signed on 26 October 1994
Chisholm, Mr Malcolm
Labour
Signed on 6 July 1994
Edinburgh, Leith
Church, Ms Judith
Signed on 6 July 1994
Clapham, Mr Michael
Labour
Signed on 2 February 1994
Barnsley West and Penistone
Clarke, Mr Eric
Labour
Signed on 25 January 1994
Midlothian
Clelland, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 10 February 1994
Tyne Bridge
Coffey, Ann
Labour
Signed on 10 February 1994
Stockport
Cohen, Harry
Labour
Signed on 2 February 1994
Leyton
Connarty, Michael
Labour
Signed on 25 January 1994
Falkirk East
Cook, Frank
Labour
Signed on 14 February 1994
Stockton North
Corbett, Mr Robin
Labour
Signed on 3 February 1994
Birmingham, Erdington
Corbyn, Jeremy
Labour
Signed on 26 January 1994
Islington North
Corston, Jean
Labour
Signed on 7 February 1994
Bristol East
Cousins, Jim
Labour
Signed on 23 February 1994
Newcastle upon Tyne Central
Cox, Tom
Labour
Signed on 25 January 1994
Tooting
Cummings, John
Labour
Signed on 25 January 1994
Easington
Cunliffe, Mr Lawrence
Labour
Signed on 25 January 1994
Leigh
Cunningham, Mr Jim
Labour
Signed on 14 February 1994
Coventry South East
Dafis, Cynog
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 10 March 1994
Ceredigion and Pembroke North
Dalyell, Tam
Labour
Signed on 4 March 1994
Linlithgow
Darling, Mr Alistair
Labour
Signed on 11 March 1994
Edinburgh Central
Davidson, Mr Ian
Labour
Signed on 26 January 1994
Glasgow, Govan
Davies, Bryan
Labour
Signed on 25 January 1994
Oldham Central and Royton
Davies, Denzil
Labour
Signed on 6 July 1994
Llanelli
Davis, Mr Terry
Labour
Signed on 25 January 1994
Birmingham, Hodge Hill
Denham, Mr John
Labour
Signed on 10 February 1994
Southampton, Itchen
Dixon, Don
Labour
Signed on 6 July 1994
Jarrow
Donohoe, Mr Brian H.
Labour
Signed on 8 February 1994
Cunninghame South
Dowd, Jim
Labour
Signed on 26 January 1994
Lewisham West
Dunnachie, Jimmy
Labour
Signed on 25 January 1994
Glasgow, Pollok
Dunwoody, Mrs Gwyneth
Labour
Signed on 3 February 1994
Crewe and Nantwich
Eagle, Angela
Labour
Signed on 6 July 1994
Wallasey
Eastham, Ken
Labour
Signed on 6 July 1994
Manchester, Blackley
Enright, Derek
Labour
Signed on 26 January 1994
Hemsworth
Etherington, Bill
Labour
Signed on 3 February 1994
Sunderland North
Evans, John
Labour
Signed on 25 January 1994
St Helens North
Ewing, Mrs Margaret
Scottish National Party
Signed on 14 June 1994
Moray
Fatchett, Derek
Labour
Signed on 8 February 1994
Leeds Central
Faulds, Andrew
Labour
Signed on 26 January 1994
Warley East
Field, Mr Frank
Labour
Signed on 8 February 1994
Birkenhead
Flynn, Paul
Labour
Signed on 26 January 1994
Newport West
Foster, Mr Don
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 24 January 1994
Bath
Foulkes, George
Labour
Signed on 6 July 1994
Carrick, Cumnock and Doon Valley
Fraser, John
Labour
Signed on 9 March 1994
Norwood
Fyfe, Mrs Maria
Labour
Signed on 26 January 1994
Glasgow, Maryhill
Galbraith, Mr Sam
Labour
Signed on 24 February 1994
Strathkelvin and Bearsden
Galloway, Mr George
Labour
Signed on 17 March 1994
Glasgow, Hillhead
Gapes, Mike
Labour
Signed on 6 July 1994
Ilford South
Garrett, John
Labour
Signed on 10 February 1994
Norwich South
George, Mr Bruce
Labour
Signed on 6 July 1994
Walsall South
Gerrard, Mr Neil
Labour
Signed on 2 February 1994
Walthamstow
Gilbert, Dr John
Labour
Signed on 8 February 1994
Dudley East
Godman, Dr Norman
Labour
Signed on 7 February 1994
Greenock and Port Glasgow
Godsiff, Mr Roger
Labour
Signed on 10 February 1994
Birmingham, Small Heath
Golding, Mrs Llin
Labour
Signed on 8 February 1994
Newcastle-under-Lyme
Gordon, Mildred
Labour
Signed on 16 February 1994
Bow and Poplar
Graham, Mr Tommy
Labour
Signed on 3 February 1994
Renfrew West and Inverclyde
Grant, Bernie
Labour
Signed on 6 July 1994
Tottenham
Griffiths, Nigel
Labour
Signed on 6 July 1994
Edinburgh South
Griffiths, Mr Win
Labour
Signed on 1 February 1994
Bridgend
Grocott, Mr Bruce
Labour
Signed on 8 March 1994
The Wrekin
Gunnell, Mr John
Labour
Signed on 25 January 1994
Morley and Leeds South
Hain, Mr Peter
Labour
Signed on 7 February 1994
Neath
Hall, Mr Mike
Labour
Signed on 25 January 1994
Warrington South
Hanson, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 6 July 1994
Delyn
Hardy, Peter
Labour
Signed on 25 January 1994
Wentworth
Harman, Ms Harriet
Labour
Signed on 25 April 1994
Peckham
Harvey, Nick
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 26 January 1994
North Devon
Henderson, Mr Doug
Labour
Signed on 6 July 1994
Newcastle upon Tyne North
Heppell, Mr John
Labour
Signed on 26 January 1994
Nottingham East
Hill, Keith
Labour
Signed on 6 July 1994
Streatham
Hinchliffe, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 11 March 1994
Wakefield
Hodge, Margaret
Signed on 6 July 1994
Hoey, Kate
Labour
Signed on 6 July 1994
Vauxhall
Hogg, Norman
Labour
Signed on 25 January 1994
Cumbernauld and Kilsyth
Home Robertson, Mr John
Labour
Signed on 6 July 1994
East Lothian
Hood, Mr Jim
Labour
Signed on 11 February 1994
Clydesdale
Hoon, Mr Geoff
Labour
Signed on 29 March 1994
Ashfield
Howarth, Mr George
Labour
Signed on 10 March 1994
Knowsley North
Howells, Dr Kim
Labour
Signed on 23 February 1994
Pontypridd
Hoyle, Doug
Labour
Signed on 25 January 1994
Warrington North
Hughes, Mr Kevin
Labour
Signed on 7 March 1994
Doncaster North
Hughes, Robert
Conservative
Signed on 6 July 1994
Harrow West
Hughes, Roy
Labour
Signed on 6 July 1994
Newport East
Hughes, Simon
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 26 January 1994
Southwark and Bermondsey
Hutton, Mr John
Labour
Signed on 26 January 1994
Barrow and Furness
Illsley, Mr Eric
Labour
Signed on 27 January 1994
Barnsley Central
Ingram, Mr Adam
Labour
Signed on 21 February 1994
East Kilbride
Jackson, Glenda
Labour
Signed on 25 January 1994
Hampstead and Highgate
Jackson, Helen
Labour
Signed on 15 February 1994
Sheffield, Hillsborough
Jamieson, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 6 July 1994
Plymouth, Devonport
Janner, Greville
Labour
Signed on 31 January 1994
Leicester West
Johnston, Sir Russell
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 19 April 1994
Inverness, Nairn and Lochaber
Jones, Mr Barry
Labour
Signed on 7 February 1994
Alyn and Deeside
Jones, Mr Ieuan Wyn
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 14 February 1994
Ynys Môn
Jones, Mr Jon Owen
Labour
Signed on 6 July 1994
Cardiff Central
Jones, Lynne
Labour
Signed on 25 January 1994
Birmingham, Selly Oak
Jones, Mr Martyn
Labour
Signed on 15 February 1994
Clwyd South West
Jones, Mr Nigel
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 26 January 1994
Cheltenham
Jowell, Tessa
Labour
Signed on 7 February 1994
Dulwich
Kaufman, Mr Gerald
Labour
Signed on 7 March 1994
Manchester, Gorton
Keen, Alan
Labour
Signed on 2 March 1994
Feltham and Heston
Kennedy, Mr Charles
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 9 February 1994
Ross, Cromarty and Skye
Kennedy, Jane
Labour
Signed on 30 March 1994
Liverpool, Broadgreen
Khabra, Mr Piara S
Labour
Signed on 6 July 1994
Ealing, Southall
Kilfoyle, Mr Peter
Labour
Signed on 10 February 1994
Liverpool, Walton
Kinnock, Neil
Labour
Signed on 1 March 1994
Islwyn
Kirkwood, Sir Archy
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 21 March 1994
Roxburgh and Berwickshire
Lester, Sir James
Conservative
Signed on 6 July 1994
Broxtowe
Lewis, Mr Terry
Labour
Signed on 25 January 1994
Worsley
Liddell, Mrs Helen
Signed on 6 July 1994
Litherland, Robert
Labour
Signed on 1 February 1994
Manchester Central
Livingstone, Mr Ken
Labour
Signed on 26 January 1994
Brent East
Lloyd, Tony
Labour
Signed on 7 March 1994
Stretford
Llwyd, Mr Elfyn
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 14 February 1994
Meirionnydd Nant Conwy
Loyden, Eddie
Labour
Signed on 26 January 1994
Liverpool, Garston
Lynne, Liz
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 26 January 1994
Rochdale
MacDonald, Dr Calum
Labour
Signed on 9 February 1994
Western Isles
Mackinlay, Andrew
Labour
Signed on 16 February 1994
Thurrock
Madden, Max
Labour
Signed on 6 July 1994
Bradford West
Maddock, Mrs Diana
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 26 January 1994
Christchurch
Mahon, Alice
Labour
Signed on 25 January 1994
Halifax
Mallon, Mr Seamus
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 8 March 1994
Newry and Armagh
Mandelson, Peter
Labour
Signed on 27 January 1994
Hartlepool
Marek, Dr John
Labour
Signed on 10 February 1994
Wrexham
Marshall, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 6 July 1994
Glasgow, Shettleston
Marshall, Mr John
Conservative
Signed on 6 July 1994
Hendon South
Martin, Mr Michael J.
Labour
Signed on 6 July 1994
Glasgow, Springburn
Martlew, Mr Eric
Labour
Signed on 6 July 1994
Carlisle
Maxton, Mr John
Labour
Signed on 6 July 1994
Glasgow, Cathcart
McAllion, Mr John
Labour
Signed on 25 January 1994
Dundee East
McAvoy, Mr Thomas
Labour
Signed on 15 February 1994
Glasgow, Rutherglen
McCartney, Sir Ian
Labour
Signed on 6 July 1994
Makerfield
McFall, Mr John
Labour
Signed on 29 March 1994
Dumbarton
McKelvey, William
Labour
Signed on 25 January 1994
Kilmarnock and Loudoun
McLeish, Mr Henry
Labour
Signed on 6 July 1994
Central Fife
McWilliam, Mr John
Labour
Signed on 15 March 1994
Blaydon
Meale, Mr Alan
Labour
Signed on 25 January 1994
Mansfield
Michael, Alun
Labour
Signed on 6 July 1994
Cardiff South and Penarth
Michie, Mr Bill
Labour
Signed on 25 January 1994
Sheffield, Heeley
Milburn, Mr Alan
Labour
Signed on 2 February 1994
Darlington
Miller, Andrew
Labour
Signed on 27 January 1994
Ellesmere Port and Neston
Mitchell, Mr Austin
Labour
Signed on 3 March 1994
Great Grimsby
Moonie, Dr Lewis
Labour
Signed on 6 July 1994
Kirkcaldy
Morgan, Mr Rhodri
Labour
Signed on 4 March 1994
Cardiff West
Morley, Mr Elliot
Labour
Signed on 29 March 1994
Glanford and Scunthorpe
Morris, Alf
Labour
Signed on 7 February 1994
Manchester, Wythenshawe
Morris, Estelle
Labour
Signed on 26 January 1994
Birmingham, Yardley
Mudie, Mr George
Labour
Signed on 6 July 1994
Leeds East
Mullin, Mr Chris
Labour
Signed on 27 January 1994
Sunderland South
Murphy, Mr Paul
Labour
Signed on 3 March 1994
Torfaen
O'Brien, Mr Mike
Labour
Signed on 17 February 1994
North Warwickshire
O'Brien, Sir Bill
Labour
Signed on 9 February 1994
Normanton
O'Hara, Mr Edward
Labour
Signed on 26 January 1994
Knowsley South
O'Neill, Mr Martin
Labour
Signed on 15 February 1994
Clackmannan
Oakes, Gordon
Labour
Signed on 6 July 1994
Halton
Olner, Mr Bill
Labour
Signed on 9 February 1994
Nuneaton
Orme, Stan
Labour
Signed on 9 February 1994
Salford East
Parry, Robert
Labour
Signed on 25 January 1994
Liverpool, Riverside
Patchett, Terry
Labour
Signed on 10 March 1994
Barnsley East
Pendry, Mr Tom
Labour
Signed on 28 March 1994
Stalybridge and Hyde
Pickthall, Mr Colin
Labour
Signed on 6 July 1994
West Lancashire
Pike, Mr Peter
Labour
Signed on 27 January 1994
Burnley
Pope, Mr Greg
Labour
Signed on 25 January 1994
Hyndburn
Powell, Sir Raymond
Labour
Signed on 9 March 1994
Ogmore
Prentice, Bridget
Labour
Signed on 25 January 1994
Lewisham East
Prentice, Mr Gordon
Labour
Signed on 6 July 1994
Pendle
Primarolo, Dawn
Labour
Signed on 25 January 1994
Bristol South
Purchase, Mr Ken
Labour
Signed on 6 July 1994
Wolverhampton North East
Quin, Joyce
Labour
Signed on 10 February 1994
Gateshead East
Radice, Mr Giles
Labour
Signed on 6 July 1994
North Durham
Randall, Stuart
Labour
Signed on 18 March 1994
Kingston upon Hull West
Raynsford, Mr Nick
Labour
Signed on 17 February 1994
Greenwich
Redmond, Martin
Labour
Signed on 31 January 1994
Don Valley
Reid, John
Labour
Signed on 6 July 1994
Motherwell North
Rendel, Mr David
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 26 January 1994
Newbury
Robinson, Mr Geoffrey
Labour
Signed on 9 February 1994
Coventry North West
Roche, Mrs Barbara
Labour
Signed on 25 April 1994
Hornsey and Wood Green
Rogers, Mr Allan
Labour
Signed on 14 February 1994
Rhondda
Rooker, Mr Jeff
Labour
Signed on 6 July 1994
Birmingham, Perry Barr
Rooney, Mr Terry
Labour
Signed on 6 July 1994
Bradford North
Ross, Mr Ernie
Labour
Signed on 25 January 1994
Dundee West
Rowlands, Mr Ted
Labour
Signed on 6 July 1994
Merthyr Tydfil and Rhymney
Ruddock, Joan
Labour
Signed on 2 February 1994
Lewisham, Deptford
Salmond, Mr Alex
Scottish National Party
Signed on 11 February 1994
Banff and Buchan
Sedgemore, Mr Brian
Labour
Signed on 6 July 1994
Hackney South and Shoreditch
Sheerman, Mr Barry
Labour
Signed on 24 February 1994
Huddersfield
Short, Clare
Labour
Signed on 14 March 1994
Birmingham, Ladywood
Simpson, Alan
Labour
Signed on 25 January 1994
Nottingham South
Skinner, Mr Dennis
Labour
Signed on 24 January 1994
Bolsover
Smith, Mr Andrew
Labour
Signed on 8 March 1994
Oxford East
Smith, Llew
Labour
Signed on 1 February 1994
Blaenau Gwent
Snape, Mr Peter
Labour
Signed on 14 February 1994
West Bromwich East
Soley, Mr Clive
Labour
Signed on 6 July 1994
Hammersmith
Spearing, Nigel
Labour
Signed on 6 July 1994
Newham South
Spellar, Mr John
Labour
Signed on 10 March 1994
Warley West
Squire, Rachel
Labour
Signed on 4 March 1994
Dunfermline West
Steel, Sir David
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 15 February 1994
Tweeddale, Ettrick and Lauderdale
Steinberg, Mr Gerry
Labour
Signed on 26 January 1994
City of Durham
Stevenson, Mr George
Labour
Signed on 6 July 1994
Stoke-on-Trent South
Stott, Roger
Labour
Signed on 6 July 1994
Wigan
Sutcliffe, Mr Gerry
Signed on 17 October 1994
Taylor, Matthew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 26 January 1994
Truro
Thompson, Jack
Labour
Signed on 26 January 1994
Wansbeck
Timms, Mr Stephen
Signed on 7 July 1994
Tipping, Paddy
Labour
Signed on 29 March 1994
Sherwood
Turner, Mr Dennis
Labour
Signed on 26 January 1994
Wolverhampton South East
Tyler, Mr Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 26 January 1994
North Cornwall
Vaz, Keith
Labour
Signed on 29 March 1994
Leicester East
Walker, Sir Cecil
Ulster Unionist Party
Signed on 10 February 1994
North Belfast
Walker, Sir Harold
Labour
Signed on 3 March 1994
Doncaster Central
Wallace, Mr Jim
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 1 February 1994
Orkney and Shetland
Walley, Joan
Labour
Signed on 25 January 1994
Stoke-on-Trent North
Wardell, Gareth
Labour
Signed on 6 July 1994
Gower
Wareing, Mr Robert N.
Labour
Signed on 16 February 1994
Liverpool, West Derby
Watson, Mike
Labour
Signed on 25 January 1994
Glasgow Central
Wicks, Malcolm
Labour
Signed on 6 July 1994
Croydon North West
Wigley, Mr Dafydd
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 8 March 1994
Caernarfon
Williams, Mr Alan
Labour
Signed on 6 July 1994
Swansea West
Williams, Dr Alan
Labour
Signed on 9 February 1994
Carmarthen
Wilson, Mr Brian
Labour
Signed on 9 February 1994
Cunninghame North
Winnick, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 24 January 1994
Walsall North
Wise, Mrs Audrey
Labour
Signed on 29 March 1994
Preston
Worthington, Tony
Labour
Signed on 21 February 1994
Clydebank and Milngavie
Wray, Mr Jimmy
Labour
Signed on 6 July 1994
Glasgow, Provan
Wright, Dr Tony
Labour
Signed on 23 February 1994
Cannock and Burntwood
Young, David
Labour
Signed on 6 July 1994
Bolton South East

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.