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EDM number 459 in 1991-92, proposed by Sylvia Heal on 19/12/1991.

That this House condemns the Government's cynical decision to opt out of the Social Chapter at the Maastricht summit; considers it is a disaster for British women workers and for the United Kingdom's chances of achieving the return of a sustainable economic prosperity; that it is now clear that the Government's intention is to compete in Europe by creating a low-skill, low-tech, cheap labour economy, which enshrines the exploitation of women, who make up the majority of those now at risk; that far from adding to costs, as the Government claims, the Social Chapter would have guaranteed British women basic rights now enjoyed by other European workers; considers it reprehensible that this Government is now boasting about denying women workers, amongst other things, maximum hours with annual paid leave and adequate rest periods and full-time rights for part-time workers; that other European countries provide much higher standards of equality as part of their economic growth strategy, that British prosperity can never be built on the backs of underpaid women at work; that thanks to this Government Britain is already bottom of the European league for employment protection and rights at work; and that Labour will build prosperity within Europe.

This motion has been signed by a total of 99 MPs.

Sylvia Heal19/12/1991Staffordshire MidProposed
Harry Cohen19/12/1991LeytonSigned
Peter Pike19/12/1991BurnleySigned
Frank Cook19/12/1991Stockton NorthSigned
Jeremy Corbyn19/12/1991Islington NorthSigned
Alistair Darling19/12/1991Edinburgh CentralSigned
Ron Davies19/12/1991CaerphillySigned
Terry Davis19/12/1991Birmingham, Hodge HillSigned
Frank Doran19/12/1991Aberdeen SouthSigned
Gwyneth Dunwoody19/12/1991Crewe & NantwichSigned
Alexander Eadie19/12/1991MidlothianSigned
Huw Edwards19/12/1991MonmouthSigned
Derek Enright19/12/1991HemsworthSigned
John Evans19/12/1991St Helens NorthSigned
Andrew Faulds19/12/1991Warley EastSigned
Mark Fisher19/12/1991Stoke-on-Trent CentralSigned
Paul Flynn19/12/1991Newport WestSigned
George Foulkes19/12/1991Carrick, Cumnock and Doon ValleySigned
Maria Fyfe19/12/1991Glasgow, MaryhillSigned
Sam Galbraith19/12/1991Strathkelvin & BearsdenSigned
Mildred Gordon19/12/1991Bow and PoplarSigned
Irene Adams19/12/1991Paisley NorthSigned
Win Griffiths19/12/1991BridgendSigned
Hilary Armstrong19/12/1991North West DurhamSigned
Kevin Barron19/12/1991Rother ValleySigned
John Battle19/12/1991Leeds WestSigned
Joan Walley19/12/1991Stoke-on-Trent NorthSigned
Gareth Wardell19/12/1991GowerSigned
Mike Watson19/12/1991Glasgow CentralSigned
Audrey Wise19/12/1991PrestonSigned
Tom Clarke19/12/1991Monklands WestSigned
David Clelland19/12/1991Tyne BridgeSigned
Dawn Primarolo19/12/1991Bristol SouthSigned
Joyce Quin19/12/1991Gateshead EastSigned
Allan Rogers19/12/1991RhonddaSigned
Joan Ruddock19/12/1991Lewisham, DeptfordSigned
Clare Short19/12/1991Birmingham, LadywoodSigned
Andrew Smith19/12/1991Oxford EastSigned
Harriet Harman19/12/1991PeckhamSigned
Doug Henderson19/12/1991Newcastle upon Tyne NorthSigned
Kate Hoey19/12/1991VauxhallSigned
George Howarth19/12/1991Knowsley NorthSigned
Kim Howells19/12/1991PontypriddSigned
Robert Hughes19/12/1991Aberdeen NorthSigned
Adam Ingram19/12/1991East KilbrideSigned
Ashok Kumar19/12/1991LangbaurghSigned
Dale Campbell-Savours19/12/1991WorkingtonSigned
James Callaghan19/12/1991Heywood & MiddletonSigned
Paul Murphy19/12/1991TorfaenSigned
Mo Mowlam19/12/1991RedcarSigned
Alf Morris19/12/1991Manchester WythenshaweSigned
Lewis Moonie19/12/1991KirkcaldySigned
John McWilliam19/12/1991BlaydonSigned
Alice Mahon19/12/1991HalifaxSigned
Tony Lloyd19/12/1991StretfordSigned
Terry Lewis19/12/1991WorsleySigned
Joan Lestor19/12/1991EcclesSigned
Greville Janner19/12/1991Leicester WestSigned
Alan Meale19/12/1991MansfieldSigned
Norman Godman20/12/1991Greenock and Port GlasgowSigned
Eddie McGrady13/01/1992South DownSigned
Harry Barnes13/01/1992North East DerbyshireSigned
Dennis Turner14/01/1992Wolverhampton South EastSigned
Gordon Oakes14/01/1992HaltonSigned
Chris Smith14/01/1992Islington South & FinsburySigned
Bill Michie14/01/1992Sheffield, HeeleySigned
Alun Michael14/01/1992Cardiff South & PenarthSigned
William McKelvey14/01/1992Kilmarnock & LoudounSigned
John McAllion14/01/1992Dundee EastSigned
Geoffrey Lofthouse14/01/1992Pontefract & CastlefordSigned
David Hinchliffe14/01/1992WakefieldSigned
Peter Hardy14/01/1992WentworthSigned
Ernie Ross14/01/1992Dundee WestSigned
Robert Parry14/01/1992Liverpool, RiversideSigned
Eddie Loyden14/01/1992Liverpool, GarstonSigned
Ian McCartney15/01/1992MakerfieldSigned
Ronnie Campbell15/01/1992Blyth ValleySigned
Tom Cox15/01/1992TootingSigned
Kenneth Eastham15/01/1992Manchester, BlackleySigned
John Garrett15/01/1992Norwich SouthSigned
Peter Hain15/01/1992NeathSigned
Gerry Steinberg15/01/1992Durham, City ofSigned
Bruce Grocott16/01/1992Wrekin, TheSigned
Alan Wynne Williams16/01/1992CarmarthenSigned
Donald Anderson16/01/1992Swansea EastSigned
Keith Bradley16/01/1992Manchester, WithingtonSigned
Eric Illsley16/01/1992Barnsley CentralSigned
Brian Wilson17/01/1992Cunninghame NorthSigned
Martin Redmond22/01/1992Don ValleySigned
John Smith23/01/1992Vale of GlamorganSigned
Edward O'Hara23/01/1992Knowsley SouthSigned
Tommy Graham23/01/1992Renfrew West and InverclydeSigned
Elliot Morley31/01/1992Glanford and ScunthorpeSigned
Martyn Jones03/02/1992Clwyd South WestSigned
Jack Thompson10/02/1992WansbeckSigned
Eric Martlew03/03/1992CarlisleSigned
Barry Sheerman09/03/1992HuddersfieldSigned
Denzil Davies09/03/1992LlanelliSigned
Bruce George12/03/1992Walsall SouthSigned

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