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Low Pay And The Abolition Of The Wages Council

EDM number 602 in 1993-94, proposed by Alex Carlile on 11/02/1994.

That this House commends the report by the Low Pay Network entitled, 'What Price Abolition? A Survey of the Pay Rates in Former Wage Council Sectors'; notes that the survey concluded that wage rates for former wage council sector jobs have already decreased dramatically, by up to 22.6 per cent.; abhors this trend and believes that a decrease in wages for already poorly paid employment is in the long term detrimental to the economy and likely to cause unacceptable financial hardship for over two million workers; and urges Her Majesty's Government to reinstate the wages councils.

This motion has been signed by a total of 63 MPs.

Alex Carlile11/02/1994MontgomeryProposed
Charles Kennedy11/02/1994Ross and Cromarty and SkyeSigned
Jim Wallace11/02/1994Orkney & ShetlandSigned
Paul Tyler11/02/1994North CornwallSigned
Malcolm Bruce11/02/1994GordonSigned
Diana Maddock11/02/1994ChristchurchSigned
Alan Beith11/02/1994Berwick-upon-TweedSigned
Lynne Jones14/02/1994Birmingham, Selly OakSigned
Ken Livingstone14/02/1994Brent EastSigned
Liz Lynne14/02/1994RochdaleSigned
Menzies Campbell14/02/1994Fife North EastSigned
Andrew Faulds14/02/1994Warley EastSigned
Norman Godman14/02/1994Greenock and Port GlasgowSigned
Gordon Oakes15/02/1994HaltonSigned
Matthew Taylor15/02/1994TruroSigned
Gerry Steinberg15/02/1994Durham, City ofSigned
Maria Fyfe15/02/1994Glasgow, MaryhillSigned
John Evans15/02/1994St Helens NorthSigned
Ian Davidson15/02/1994Glasgow, GovanSigned
Lawrence Cunliffe15/02/1994LeighSigned
John Cummings15/02/1994EasingtonSigned
Russell Johnston15/02/1994Inverness, Nairn and LochaberSigned
Eric Illsley15/02/1994Barnsley CentralSigned
Peter Hardy15/02/1994WentworthSigned
Clive Soley15/02/1994HammersmithSigned
Audrey Wise16/02/1994PrestonSigned
Jack Thompson16/02/1994WansbeckSigned
Hugh Bayley16/02/1994York, City ofSigned
Harry Barnes16/02/1994North East DerbyshireSigned
John Gunnell16/02/1994Leeds South and MorleySigned
Mildred Gordon16/02/1994Bow and PoplarSigned
Jim Dowd16/02/1994Lewisham WestSigned
Mike Gapes16/02/1994Ilford SouthSigned
Colin Pickthall16/02/1994West LancashireSigned
Edward O'Hara16/02/1994Knowsley SouthSigned
Michael Connarty16/02/1994Falkirk EastSigned
Jean Corston16/02/1994Bristol EastSigned
Nigel Griffiths17/02/1994Edinburgh SouthSigned
Alan Simpson17/02/1994Nottingham SouthSigned
Nick Harvey17/02/1994North DevonSigned
Barry Jones17/02/1994Alyn & DeesideSigned
Bill Etherington17/02/1994Sunderland NorthSigned
Win Griffiths17/02/1994BridgendSigned
Anne Campbell21/02/1994CambridgeSigned
Jim Cunningham21/02/1994Coventry South EastSigned
Nigel Jones22/02/1994CheltenhamSigned
John Battle22/02/1994Leeds WestSigned
Kim Howells23/02/1994PontypriddSigned
Barry Sheerman24/02/1994HuddersfieldSigned
Archy Kirkwood24/02/1994Roxburgh & BerwickshireSigned
Rhodri Morgan24/02/1994Cardiff WestSigned
Derek Enright24/02/1994HemsworthSigned
Alan Milburn28/02/1994DarlingtonSigned
Mike Hall28/02/1994Warrington SouthSigned
Allan Rogers03/03/1994RhonddaSigned
Michael Clapham03/03/1994Barnsley West & PenistoneSigned
Neil Gerrard03/03/1994WalthamstowSigned
Martyn Jones04/03/1994Clwyd South WestSigned
Mike Watson09/03/1994Glasgow CentralSigned
Dennis Turner10/03/1994Wolverhampton South EastSigned
Bruce George14/03/1994Walsall SouthSigned
George Galloway17/03/1994Glasgow HillheadSigned
William McCrea22/03/1994Mid UlsterSigned

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