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Compensation For Trawlermen

EDM number 470 in 1989-90, proposed by Austin Mitchell on 07/02/1990.

That this House commends the efforts of the Wilberforce Council and the British Fishermen's Association in Fleetwood, Grimsby and Hull, to highlight the treatment of Britain's redundant trawlermen, unjustly deprived of the redundancy pay they had paid national insurance for, when the British fishing fleet was run down, and still not compensated today because the Department of Employment has refused to fulfil its responsibilities, or accept that it did nothing to dispel the untrue impression that they were casual workers, while the vessel owners, on whom compensation was lavished, have fought every attempt to pursue justice through the courts; and calls on the Government to end this long injustice and pay the fishermen who risk life and limb for the fishing industry the compensation which is their due.

This motion has been signed by a total of 36 MPs, 1 of these signatures have been withdrawn.

Austin Mitchell07/02/1990Great GrimsbyProposed
Alex Salmond07/02/1990Banff & BuchanSigned
Robert Hughes07/02/1990Aberdeen NorthSigned
David Alton07/02/1990Liverpool Mossley HillSigned
Brian Wilson08/02/1990Cunninghame NorthSigned
Keith Vaz08/02/1990Leicester EastSigned
John Battle08/02/1990Leeds WestSigned
Harry Barnes08/02/1990North East DerbyshireSigned
Win Griffiths08/02/1990BridgendSigned
Margaret Ewing08/02/1990MoraySigned
Lawrence Cunliffe08/02/1990LeighSigned
Ronnie Campbell08/02/1990Blyth ValleySigned
Lewis Moonie08/02/1990KirkcaldySigned
Alan Meale08/02/1990MansfieldSigned
William McKelvey08/02/1990Kilmarnock & LoudounSigned
John McAllion08/02/1990Dundee EastSigned
Kim Howells08/02/1990PontypriddSigned
Ernie Ross08/02/1990Dundee WestSigned
John Cummings08/02/1990EasingtonSigned
Alice Mahon12/02/1990HalifaxSigned
Norman Godman12/02/1990Greenock and Port GlasgowSigned
James Wray12/02/1990Glasgow ProvanSigned
Terry Davis13/02/1990Birmingham, Hodge HillSigned
Jack Thompson13/02/1990WansbeckSigned
George Galloway13/02/1990Glasgow HillheadSigned
Doug Hoyle13/02/1990Warrington NorthSigned
Joyce Quin14/02/1990Gateshead EastSigned
David Hinchliffe14/02/1990WakefieldSigned
Eric Illsley14/02/1990Barnsley CentralSigned
Roland Boyes14/02/1990Houghton and WashingtonSigned
Jeff Rooker15/02/1990Birmingham, Perry BarrSigned
Peter Pike16/02/1990BurnleySigned
Audrey Wise19/02/1990PrestonSigned
Tommy Graham20/02/1990Renfrew West and InverclydeSigned
David Blunkett01/03/1990Sheffield, BrightsideSigned
Norman BuchanUnknownWithdrawn

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