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OVERSEAS DOMESTIC WORKERS

EDM (Early Day Motion) 452: tabled on 26 January 1994

Tabled in the 1993-94 session.

This motion has been signed by 170 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 with concern the continuing plight of some overseas domestic workers brought into the United Kingdom under a 1980 concession which ties them irrevocably to a single employer, thus creating a system of tied labour in this country; and, noting that the tightening of immigration procedures in 1991 has not resolved the problem, calls upon the Secretary of State for the Home Department to ensure that all domestic workers from overseas are provided with an immigration status which will enable them to change employers within the same category of work whilst in the United Kingdom and that those who have entered the United Kingdom under the existing concession and are still in this country also have their legal status regularised; and notes that this will help to end the maltreatment and abuse of overseas domestic workers by some employers in this country, of which 1,700 cases have been documented to date.

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.

Ashton, Mr Joe
Labour
Signed on 16 February 1994
Bassetlaw
Aspinwall, Jack
Conservative
Signed on 8 February 1994
Wansdyke
Austin-Walker, John
Labour
Signed on 31 January 1994
Woolwich
Banks, Tony
Labour
Signed on 14 March 1994
Newham North West
Barnes, Mr Harry
Labour
Signed on 27 January 1994
North East Derbyshire
Barron, Mr Kevin
Labour
Signed on 16 June 1994
Rother Valley
Battle, John
Labour
Signed on 27 January 1994
Leeds West
Bayley, Hugh
Labour
Signed on 27 January 1994
York
Benn, Mr Tony
Labour
Signed on 16 February 1994
Chesterfield
Benton, Mr Joe
Labour
Signed on 2 February 1994
Bootle
Bermingham, Mr Gerry
Labour
Signed on 3 February 1994
St Helens South
Berry, Dr Roger
Labour
Signed on 11 February 1994
Kingswood
Betts, Mr Clive
Labour
Signed on 12 May 1994
Sheffield, Attercliffe
Boateng, Mr Paul
Labour
Signed on 10 February 1994
Brent South
Bottomley, Sir Peter
Conservative
Signed on 3 February 1994
Eltham
Bradley, Mr Keith
Labour
Signed on 2 February 1994
Manchester, Withington
Bray, Dr Jeremy
Labour
Signed on 3 February 1994
Motherwell South
Burden, Richard
Labour
Signed on 2 February 1994
Birmingham, Northfield
Caborn, Mr Richard
Labour
Signed on 8 February 1994
Sheffield Central
Campbell, Mrs Anne
Labour
Signed on 7 February 1994
Cambridge
Campbell, Mr Ronnie
Labour
Signed on 1 February 1994
Blyth Valley
Campbell-Savours, Mr Dale
Labour
Signed on 3 February 1994
Workington
Canavan, Dennis
Labour
Signed on 9 February 1994
Falkirk West
Carlile, Alex
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 27 January 1994
Montgomery
Clapham, Mr Michael
Labour
Signed on 2 February 1994
Barnsley West and Penistone
Clark, Dr Michael
Conservative
Signed on 1 February 1994
Rochford
Clwyd, Ann
Labour
Signed on 13 May 1994
Cynon Valley
Cohen, Harry
Labour
Signed on 31 January 1994
Leyton
Connarty, Michael
Labour
Signed on 31 January 1994
Falkirk East
Cormack, Sir Patrick
Conservative
Signed on 2 February 1994
South Staffordshire
Corston, Jean
Labour
Signed on 7 February 1994
Bristol East
Cousins, Jim
Labour
Signed on 17 February 1994
Newcastle upon Tyne Central
Cox, Tom
Labour
Signed on 31 January 1994
Tooting
Cummings, John
Labour
Signed on 1 February 1994
Easington
Cunliffe, Mr Lawrence
Labour
Signed on 27 January 1994
Leigh
Cunningham, Mr Jim
Labour
Signed on 11 February 1994
Coventry South East
Dafis, Cynog
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 2 February 1994
Ceredigion and Pembroke North
Darling, Mr Alistair
Labour
Signed on 16 June 1994
Edinburgh Central
Davidson, Mr Ian
Labour
Signed on 1 February 1994
Glasgow, Govan
Davies, Bryan
Labour
Signed on 2 February 1994
Oldham Central and Royton
Davis, Mr Terry
Labour
Signed on 31 January 1994
Birmingham, Hodge Hill
Denham, Mr John
Labour
Signed on 10 February 1994
Southampton, Itchen
Dowd, Jim
Labour
Signed on 27 January 1994
Lewisham West
Dunnachie, Jimmy
Labour
Signed on 1 February 1994
Glasgow, Pollok
Dunwoody, Mrs Gwyneth
Labour
Signed on 3 February 1994
Crewe and Nantwich
Eagle, Angela
Labour
Signed on 3 February 1994
Wallasey
Eastham, Ken
Labour
Signed on 3 February 1994
Manchester, Blackley
Enright, Derek
Labour
Signed on 3 February 1994
Hemsworth
Etherington, Bill
Labour
Signed on 3 February 1994
Sunderland North
Evans, John
Labour
Signed on 27 January 1994
St Helens North
Ewing, Mrs Margaret
Scottish National Party
Signed on 3 February 1994
Moray
Faulds, Andrew
Labour
Signed on 2 February 1994
Warley East
Fenner, Dame Peggy
Conservative
Signed on 1 February 1994
Medway
Field, Mr Frank
Labour
Signed on 1 February 1994
Birkenhead
Fyfe, Mrs Maria
Labour
Signed on 1 February 1994
Glasgow, Maryhill
Galloway, Mr George
Labour
Signed on 7 February 1994
Glasgow, Hillhead
Gapes, Mike
Labour
Signed on 15 February 1994
Ilford South
Garrett, John
Labour
Signed on 10 February 1994
Norwich South
George, Mr Bruce
Labour
Signed on 3 February 1994
Walsall South
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 31 January 1994
Birmingham, Small Heath
Golding, Mrs Llin
Labour
Signed on 8 February 1994
Newcastle-under-Lyme
Gordon, Mildred
Labour
Signed on 22 February 1994
Bow and Poplar
Graham, Mr Tommy
Labour
Signed on 3 February 1994
Renfrew West and Inverclyde
Grant, Bernie
Labour
Signed on 11 February 1994
Tottenham
Greenway, Harry
Conservative
Signed on 26 January 1994
Ealing North
Griffiths, Mr Win
Labour
Signed on 1 February 1994
Bridgend
Gunnell, Mr John
Labour
Signed on 3 February 1994
Morley and Leeds South
Hall, Mr Mike
Labour
Signed on 3 February 1994
Warrington South
Hanson, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 7 February 1994
Delyn
Hardy, Peter
Labour
Signed on 27 January 1994
Wentworth
Harman, Ms Harriet
Labour
Signed on 16 February 1994
Peckham
Harvey, Nick
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 27 January 1994
North Devon
Henderson, Mr Doug
Labour
Signed on 7 February 1994
Newcastle upon Tyne North
Hendron, Joe
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 9 February 1994
Belfast West
Heppell, Mr John
Labour
Signed on 31 January 1994
Nottingham East
Hill, Sir James
Conservative
Signed on 11 February 1994
Southampton, Test
Hill, Keith
Labour
Signed on 1 February 1994
Streatham
Hoey, Kate
Labour
Signed on 8 February 1994
Vauxhall
Howarth, Mr George
Labour
Signed on 7 February 1994
Knowsley North
Howell, Sir Ralph
Conservative
Signed on 11 February 1994
North Norfolk
Howells, Dr Kim
Labour
Signed on 9 February 1994
Pontypridd
Hoyle, Doug
Labour
Signed on 3 February 1994
Warrington North
Hughes, Simon
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 1 February 1994
Southwark and Bermondsey
Hume, Mr John
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 3 February 1994
Foyle
Hutton, Mr John
Labour
Signed on 3 February 1994
Barrow and Furness
Illsley, Mr Eric
Labour
Signed on 27 January 1994
Barnsley Central
Ingram, Mr Adam
Labour
Signed on 12 April 1994
East Kilbride
Jackson, Glenda
Labour
Signed on 31 January 1994
Hampstead and Highgate
Jackson, Helen
Labour
Signed on 10 February 1994
Sheffield, Hillsborough
Johnston, Sir Russell
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 7 February 1994
Inverness, Nairn and Lochaber
Jones, Mr Barry
Labour
Signed on 23 March 1994
Alyn and Deeside
Jones, Mr Ieuan Wyn
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 3 February 1994
Ynys Môn
Jones, Lynne
Labour
Signed on 27 January 1994
Birmingham, Selly Oak
Jones, Mr Martyn
Labour
Signed on 1 February 1994
Clwyd South West
Jones, Mr Nigel
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 3 February 1994
Cheltenham
Jowell, Tessa
Labour
Signed on 3 February 1994
Dulwich
Kennedy, Mr Charles
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 7 February 1994
Ross, Cromarty and Skye
Kennedy, Jane
Labour
Signed on 2 February 1994
Liverpool, Broadgreen
Khabra, Mr Piara S
Labour
Signed on 2 February 1994
Ealing, Southall
Kilfedder, Sir James
Ulster Popular Unionist Party
Signed on 3 February 1994
North Down
Kilfoyle, Mr Peter
Labour
Signed on 2 February 1994
Liverpool, Walton
Kinnock, Neil
Labour
Signed on 2 February 1994
Islwyn
Knox, Sir David
Conservative
Signed on 31 January 1994
Staffordshire Moorlands
Lewis, Mr Terry
Labour
Signed on 18 May 1994
Worsley
Litherland, Robert
Labour
Signed on 1 February 1994
Manchester Central
Livingstone, Mr Ken
Labour
Signed on 28 January 1994
Brent East
Llwyd, Mr Elfyn
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 14 February 1994
Meirionnydd Nant Conwy
Loyden, Eddie
Labour
Signed on 27 January 1994
Liverpool, Garston
MacDonald, Dr Calum
Labour
Signed on 2 February 1994
Western Isles
Mahon, Alice
Labour
Signed on 31 January 1994
Halifax
Mallon, Mr Seamus
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 10 February 1994
Newry and Armagh
McCrea, Rev Dr William
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 7 February 1994
Mid Ulster
McFall, Mr John
Labour
Signed on 1 February 1994
Dumbarton
McWilliam, Mr John
Labour
Signed on 15 March 1994
Blaydon
Michie, Mr Bill
Labour
Signed on 3 February 1994
Sheffield, Heeley
Miller, Andrew
Labour
Signed on 8 February 1994
Ellesmere Port and Neston
Mitchell, Mr Austin
Labour
Signed on 2 February 1994
Great Grimsby
Morgan, Mr Rhodri
Labour
Signed on 14 June 1994
Cardiff West
Morris, Alf
Labour
Signed on 31 January 1994
Manchester, Wythenshawe
Mullin, Mr Chris
Labour
Signed on 27 January 1994
Sunderland South
Murphy, Mr Paul
Labour
Signed on 2 February 1994
Torfaen
O'Brien, Mr Mike
Labour
Signed on 9 February 1994
North Warwickshire
O'Brien, Sir Bill
Labour
Signed on 3 February 1994
Normanton
O'Hara, Mr Edward
Labour
Signed on 9 February 1994
Knowsley South
O'Neill, Mr Martin
Labour
Signed on 3 February 1994
Clackmannan
Oakes, Gordon
Labour
Signed on 31 January 1994
Halton
Olner, Mr Bill
Labour
Signed on 9 February 1994
Nuneaton
Parry, Robert
Labour
Signed on 3 February 1994
Liverpool, Riverside
Pike, Mr Peter
Labour
Signed on 18 March 1994
Burnley
Prentice, Bridget
Labour
Signed on 31 January 1994
Lewisham East
Quin, Joyce
Labour
Signed on 3 February 1994
Gateshead East
Radice, Mr Giles
Labour
Signed on 15 February 1994
North Durham
Rathbone, Tim
Conservative
Signed on 4 February 1994
Lewes
Rendel, Mr David
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 1 February 1994
Newbury
Robinson, Mr Geoffrey
Labour
Signed on 4 May 1994
Coventry North West
Roche, Mrs Barbara
Labour
Signed on 31 January 1994
Hornsey and Wood Green
Rogers, Mr Allan
Labour
Signed on 10 February 1994
Rhondda
Ruddock, Joan
Labour
Signed on 2 February 1994
Lewisham, Deptford
Salmond, Mr Alex
Scottish National Party
Signed on 11 February 1994
Banff and Buchan
Sheerman, Mr Barry
Labour
Signed on 3 February 1994
Huddersfield
Shore, Peter
Labour
Signed on 1 February 1994
Bethnal Green and Stepney
Short, Clare
Labour
Signed on 31 January 1994
Birmingham, Ladywood
Simpson, Alan
Labour
Signed on 1 February 1994
Nottingham South
Smyth, The Rev Martin
Ulster Unionist Party
Signed on 10 February 1994
South Belfast
Soley, Mr Clive
Labour
Signed on 1 February 1994
Hammersmith
Squire, Rachel
Labour
Signed on 15 March 1994
Dunfermline West
Steinberg, Mr Gerry
Labour
Signed on 1 February 1994
City of Durham
Stevenson, Mr George
Labour
Signed on 9 March 1994
Stoke-on-Trent South
Taylor, Matthew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 8 March 1994
Truro
Taylor, Sir Teddy
Conservative
Signed on 17 March 1994
Southend East
Thompson, Jack
Labour
Signed on 1 February 1994
Wansbeck
Tipping, Paddy
Labour
Signed on 1 February 1994
Sherwood
Vaz, Keith
Labour
Signed on 26 January 1994
Leicester East
Walley, Joan
Labour
Signed on 9 February 1994
Stoke-on-Trent North
Wicks, Malcolm
Labour
Signed on 3 February 1994
Croydon North West
Wigley, Mr Dafydd
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 3 February 1994
Caernarfon
Williams, Mr Alan
Labour
Signed on 31 January 1994
Swansea West
Williams, Dr Alan
Labour
Signed on 14 February 1994
Carmarthen
Wise, Mrs Audrey
Labour
Signed on 5 July 1994
Preston
Wolfson, Mark
Conservative
Signed on 11 February 1994
Sevenoaks
Wright, Dr Tony
Labour
Signed on 15 February 1994
Cannock and Burntwood

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.