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Fat Boys Diner, Birmingham

EDM number 957 in 1992-93, proposed by Peter Snape on 26/11/1992.

That this House notes the comments of the Secretary of State for Employment on 17th November, Official Report, column 176, that 'I do not condone bad employment practices wherever they occur"; invites the Right honourable Lady to investigate pay and working conditions at the Fat Boys Diner, Birmingham, where the rate of pay for people engaged as waiters and waitresses commences at ú5 per 6-hour shift, out of which a deduction is made towards the cost of uniform, where staff are regularly dismissed summarily, where newly engaged staff are expected to work at least one full shift without pay on the grounds that they are training and where staff are instructed to solicit gratuities using the slogan 'don't be a nickel squeezer, leave a tip'; and considers that such practices are all too common in the fast food industry since the Government removed young people from the scope of wages councils in 1986.

This motion has been signed by a total of 57 MPs.

Peter Snape26/11/1992West Bromwich EastProposed
Clare Short26/11/1992Birmingham, LadywoodSigned
Richard Burden26/11/1992Birmingham, NorthfieldSigned
Dennis Turner26/11/1992Wolverhampton South EastSigned
Dennis Skinner27/11/1992BolsoverSigned
Ken Livingstone27/11/1992Brent EastSigned
Mike Hall30/11/1992Warrington SouthSigned
Harry Barnes30/11/1992North East DerbyshireSigned
Jim Dowd30/11/1992Lewisham WestSigned
Alex Carlile30/11/1992MontgomerySigned
Keith Bradley30/11/1992Manchester, WithingtonSigned
Alan Meale30/11/1992MansfieldSigned
John McAllion01/12/1992Dundee EastSigned
Janet Anderson01/12/1992Rossendale & DarwenSigned
Andrew Faulds01/12/1992Warley EastSigned
John Evans01/12/1992St Helens NorthSigned
Kenneth Eastham01/12/1992Manchester, BlackleySigned
Frank Cook01/12/1992Stockton NorthSigned
Michael Connarty01/12/1992Falkirk EastSigned
Paul Murphy01/12/1992TorfaenSigned
Bill Michie01/12/1992Sheffield, HeeleySigned
William McKelvey01/12/1992Kilmarnock & LoudounSigned
Alice Mahon01/12/1992HalifaxSigned
Eddie Loyden01/12/1992Liverpool, GarstonSigned
Terry Lewis01/12/1992WorsleySigned
Lynne Jones01/12/1992Birmingham, Selly OakSigned
John Heppell01/12/1992Nottingham EastSigned
Ernie Ross01/12/1992Dundee WestSigned
Colin Pickthall02/12/1992West LancashireSigned
Robert Wareing02/12/1992Liverpool, West DerbySigned
Tony Banks02/12/1992Newham North WestSigned
John Gunnell02/12/1992Leeds South and MorleySigned
Win Griffiths02/12/1992BridgendSigned
David Clelland02/12/1992Tyne BridgeSigned
Ronnie Campbell02/12/1992Blyth ValleySigned
Edward O'Hara02/12/1992Knowsley SouthSigned
Joan Lestor02/12/1992EcclesSigned
Peter Kilfoyle02/12/1992Liverpool, WaltonSigned
Peter Hardy02/12/1992WentworthSigned
Joyce Quin02/12/1992Gateshead EastSigned
Gordon Prentice02/12/1992PendleSigned
Peter Pike02/12/1992BurnleySigned
Andrew MacKinlay02/12/1992ThurrockSigned
Tommy Graham03/12/1992Renfrew West and InverclydeSigned
John Battle03/12/1992Leeds WestSigned
Ian Davidson03/12/1992Glasgow, GovanSigned
Michael Clapham03/12/1992Barnsley West & PenistoneSigned
Nigel Jones03/12/1992CheltenhamSigned
Allan Rogers04/12/1992RhonddaSigned
Elfyn Llwyd04/12/1992Meirionnydd Nant ConwySigned
Mike Watson09/12/1992Glasgow CentralSigned
Eric Illsley10/12/1992Barnsley CentralSigned
Elliot Morley10/12/1992Glanford and ScunthorpeSigned
Audrey Wise14/12/1992PrestonSigned
Bill Olner11/01/1993NuneatonSigned
Roland Boyes11/01/1993Houghton and WashingtonSigned
Tony Worthington14/01/1993Clydebank & MilngavieSigned

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