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Denunciation Of Ilo Conventions

EDM number 1555 in 1993-94, proposed by Martyn Jones on 19/07/1994.

That this House deplores the Government's decision to denounce conventions 99 and 101 of the International Labour Organisation, which entail the existence of the agricultural wages boards to set minimum wages and paid holidays for agricultural workers, as announced by the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food in her reply of 14th July to the honourable Member for Ealing North, Official Report, column 715; takes note of the fact that these conventions have been signed by countries right across the globe, from Belize to Belgium to Brazil; believes it to be a terrible indictment of the United Kingdom's low-wage, high-exploitation economy that the Government refuse to meet the same standards as countries like Colombia, Malawi and Papua New Guinea; is reminded that in response to the Government's recent consultation on the future of the agriculture wages boards there were 3,628 submissions received, of which just 15 were in favour of abolishing the boards; is further reminded that farmers' unions and rural communities alike oppose any weakening of the powers the Agriculture Wages Board; condemns the Government's insistence that minimum wages cause unemployment, when Government-funded research concluded that the minimum wages have not reduced agricultural employment; recognises that agricultural workers are now among the most highly skilled workers in the land, yet their hourly wages are 30 per cent. below the industrial average; and calls upon the Government to reconsider its decision to denounce International Labour Organisation conventions 99 and 101, and to recognise the need to retain the agricultural wages boards in their current form. (Relevant registered interest declared)

This motion has been signed by a total of 98 MPs.

Martyn Jones19/07/1994Clwyd South WestProposed
Keith Bradley19/07/1994Manchester, WithingtonSigned
David Hanson19/07/1994DelynSigned
Stephen Byers19/07/1994WallsendSigned
James Callaghan19/07/1994Heywood & MiddletonSigned
Dale Campbell-Savours19/07/1994WorkingtonSigned
Malcolm Chisholm19/07/1994Edinburgh LeithSigned
David Clelland19/07/1994Tyne BridgeSigned
Ann Clwyd19/07/1994Cynon ValleySigned
Michael Connarty19/07/1994Falkirk EastSigned
Jeremy Corbyn19/07/1994Islington NorthSigned
Jean Corston19/07/1994Bristol EastSigned
Jim Cousins19/07/1994Newcastle upon Tyne CentralSigned
Brian H Donohoe19/07/1994Cunninghame SouthSigned
Kenneth Eastham19/07/1994Manchester, BlackleySigned
Derek Fatchett19/07/1994Leeds CentralSigned
Paul Flynn19/07/1994Newport WestSigned
George Foulkes19/07/1994Carrick, Cumnock and Doon ValleySigned
Maria Fyfe19/07/1994Glasgow, MaryhillSigned
Mike Gapes19/07/1994Ilford SouthSigned
Neil Gerrard19/07/1994WalthamstowSigned
Norman Godman19/07/1994Greenock and Port GlasgowSigned
Win Griffiths19/07/1994BridgendSigned
Bruce Grocott19/07/1994Wrekin, TheSigned
John Gunnell19/07/1994Leeds South and MorleySigned
John Battle19/07/1994Leeds WestSigned
Jack Thompson19/07/1994WansbeckSigned
Dennis Turner19/07/1994Wolverhampton South EastSigned
Alan Wynne Williams19/07/1994CarmarthenSigned
David Winnick19/07/1994Walsall NorthSigned
Rhodri Morgan19/07/1994Cardiff WestSigned
Bill O'Brien19/07/1994NormantonSigned
Peter Pike19/07/1994BurnleySigned
Greg Pope19/07/1994HyndburnSigned
Bridget Prentice19/07/1994Lewisham EastSigned
Dawn Primarolo19/07/1994Bristol SouthSigned
Joyce Quin19/07/1994Gateshead EastSigned
Giles Radice19/07/1994North DurhamSigned
Barbara Roche19/07/1994Hornsey & Wood GreenSigned
Alan Simpson19/07/1994Nottingham SouthSigned
Llew Smith19/07/1994Blaenau GwentSigned
Rachel Squire19/07/1994Dunfermline WestSigned
Keith Hill19/07/1994StreathamSigned
Kate Hoey19/07/1994VauxhallSigned
Doug Hoyle19/07/1994Warrington NorthSigned
Eric Illsley19/07/1994Barnsley CentralSigned
Andrew Miller19/07/1994Ellesmere Port & NestonSigned
John McFall19/07/1994DumbartonSigned
John Maxton19/07/1994Glasgow, CathcartSigned
Alice Mahon19/07/1994HalifaxSigned
Helen Liddell19/07/1994Monklands EastSigned
Peter Kilfoyle19/07/1994Liverpool, WaltonSigned
Alan Keen19/07/1994Feltham & HestonSigned
Jon Owen Jones19/07/1994Cardiff CentralSigned
Barry Jones19/07/1994Alyn & DeesideSigned
Helen Jackson19/07/1994Sheffield, HillsboroughSigned
Adam Ingram19/07/1994East KilbrideSigned
John Hutton19/07/1994Barrow & FurnessSigned
Piara S Khabra19/07/1994Ealing, SouthallSigned
John Denham20/07/1994Southampton, ItchenSigned
John Evans20/07/1994St Helens NorthSigned
Andrew Faulds20/07/1994Warley EastSigned
Mike Hall20/07/1994Warrington SouthSigned
Tony Banks20/07/1994Newham North WestSigned
Eddie Loyden20/07/1994Liverpool, GarstonSigned
Harry Barnes20/07/1994North East DerbyshireSigned
Hugh Bayley20/07/1994York, City ofSigned
Paddy Tipping20/07/1994SherwoodSigned
Mike Watson20/07/1994Glasgow CentralSigned
Audrey Wise20/07/1994PrestonSigned
Michael Clapham20/07/1994Barnsley West & PenistoneSigned
Ronnie Campbell20/07/1994Blyth ValleySigned
Richard Burden20/07/1994Birmingham, NorthfieldSigned
Edward O'Hara20/07/1994Knowsley SouthSigned
Bill Michie20/07/1994Sheffield, HeeleySigned
Glenda Jackson20/07/1994Hampstead & HighgateSigned
Peter Hardy20/07/1994WentworthSigned
Dennis Skinner20/07/1994BolsoverSigned
Joan Ruddock20/07/1994Lewisham, DeptfordSigned
Colin Pickthall20/07/1994West LancashireSigned
John Cummings20/07/1994EasingtonSigned
Lynne Jones21/07/1994Birmingham, Selly OakSigned
Ken Livingstone21/07/1994Brent EastSigned
Bill Etherington21/07/1994Sunderland NorthSigned
Roy Hughes17/10/1994Newport EastSigned
Terry Davis17/10/1994Birmingham, Hodge HillSigned
Robert Hughes18/10/1994Aberdeen NorthSigned
Ian Davidson18/10/1994Glasgow, GovanSigned
Jim Dowd18/10/1994Lewisham WestSigned
Jimmy Dunnachie18/10/1994Glasgow, PollokSigned
Elliot Morley19/10/1994Glanford and ScunthorpeSigned
Jamie Cann19/10/1994IpswichSigned
Jim Cunningham19/10/1994Coventry South EastSigned
Janet Anderson19/10/1994Rossendale & DarwenSigned
Robert Parry20/10/1994Liverpool, RiversideSigned
Denis MacShane20/10/1994RotherhamSigned
Gwyneth Dunwoody20/10/1994Crewe & NantwichSigned
Robert Wareing26/10/1994Liverpool, West DerbySigned

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