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EDM number 973 in 1993-94, proposed by Gerry Steinberg on 29/03/1994.

That this House condemns the appalling pay suffered by Mr Neil Kennedy, Mr Simon Grievson and Mr Stephen Smith at Metro Mail in Peterlee, County Durham; notes that the ú30.38, ú42 and ú28 received by these employees in payment for a 39 hour week, as a result of the absence of an hourly wage, is reminiscent of the cheap labour and exploitation which was described by Winston Churchill in 1909 as a 'serious national evil' and which stirred him to set up the trades boards, the origins of the wages councils, to ensure that all workers received a living wage; believes that this Government's abolition of wages councils in 1992 demonstrates its contempt for the spirit of progressive government under which such legislation was first introduced, and renders low paid workers easy prey to bad employers; and calls upon the Government to restore the wages councils as a matter of urgency.

This motion has been signed by a total of 88 MPs.

Gerry Steinberg29/03/1994Durham, City ofProposed
Colin Pickthall29/03/1994West LancashireSigned
Dennis Turner29/03/1994Wolverhampton South EastSigned
Bruce Grocott29/03/1994Wrekin, TheSigned
Mike Gapes29/03/1994Ilford SouthSigned
John Evans29/03/1994St Helens NorthSigned
Derek Enright29/03/1994HemsworthSigned
John Cummings29/03/1994EasingtonSigned
Harry Cohen29/03/1994LeytonSigned
Ann Clwyd29/03/1994Cynon ValleySigned
David Clelland29/03/1994Tyne BridgeSigned
Jamie Cann29/03/1994IpswichSigned
Dale Campbell-Savours29/03/1994WorkingtonSigned
Ronnie Campbell29/03/1994Blyth ValleySigned
Stephen Byers29/03/1994WallsendSigned
Nick Brown29/03/1994Newcastle upon Tyne EastSigned
Andrew Miller29/03/1994Ellesmere Port & NestonSigned
Bridget Prentice29/03/1994Lewisham EastSigned
Gordon Prentice29/03/1994PendleSigned
Ken Purchase29/03/1994Wolverhampton North EastSigned
Martin Redmond29/03/1994Don ValleySigned
Terry Rooney29/03/1994Bradford NorthSigned
David Hinchliffe29/03/1994WakefieldSigned
Eric Illsley29/03/1994Barnsley CentralSigned
David Jamieson29/03/1994Plymouth, DevonportSigned
Eric Martlew29/03/1994CarlisleSigned
Ian McCartney29/03/1994MakerfieldSigned
John McWilliam29/03/1994BlaydonSigned
Elliot Morley29/03/1994Glanford and ScunthorpeSigned
John Hutton29/03/1994Barrow & FurnessSigned
Alan Milburn30/03/1994DarlingtonSigned
Edward O'Hara30/03/1994Knowsley SouthSigned
Alex Carlile30/03/1994MontgomerySigned
Michael Clapham30/03/1994Barnsley West & PenistoneSigned
Michael Connarty30/03/1994Falkirk EastSigned
Terry Davis30/03/1994Birmingham, Hodge HillSigned
Bill Etherington30/03/1994Sunderland NorthSigned
Andrew Faulds30/03/1994Warley EastSigned
Harry Barnes30/03/1994North East DerbyshireSigned
John Battle30/03/1994Leeds WestSigned
Hugh Bayley30/03/1994York, City ofSigned
Tony Worthington30/03/1994Clydebank & MilngavieSigned
Alan Meale30/03/1994MansfieldSigned
Bill Michie30/03/1994Sheffield, HeeleySigned
Peter Pike30/03/1994BurnleySigned
Barbara Roche30/03/1994Hornsey & Wood GreenSigned
Dennis Skinner30/03/1994BolsoverSigned
Peter Hardy30/03/1994WentworthSigned
Norman Hogg30/03/1994Cumbernauld & KilsythSigned
Roy Hughes30/03/1994Newport EastSigned
Glenda Jackson30/03/1994Hampstead & HighgateSigned
Helen Jackson30/03/1994Sheffield, HillsboroughSigned
Lynne Jones30/03/1994Birmingham, Selly OakSigned
Nigel Jones30/03/1994CheltenhamSigned
Ken Livingstone30/03/1994Brent EastSigned
Jim Dowd31/03/1994Lewisham WestSigned
Tony Banks31/03/1994Newham North WestSigned
John Heppell12/04/1994Nottingham EastSigned
Mildred Gordon12/04/1994Bow and PoplarSigned
James Wray13/04/1994Glasgow ProvanSigned
Mike Hall13/04/1994Warrington SouthSigned
Norman Godman13/04/1994Greenock and Port GlasgowSigned
Jimmy Dunnachie13/04/1994Glasgow, PollokSigned
Keith Bradley13/04/1994Manchester, WithingtonSigned
Eddie Loyden13/04/1994Liverpool, GarstonSigned
Joan Ruddock13/04/1994Lewisham, DeptfordSigned
Eric Clarke13/04/1994MidlothianSigned
Ian Davidson14/04/1994Glasgow, GovanSigned
Win Griffiths14/04/1994BridgendSigned
Roger Godsiff14/04/1994Birmingham Small HeathSigned
Tom Cox14/04/1994TootingSigned
Jean Corston14/04/1994Bristol EastSigned
Jeremy Corbyn14/04/1994Islington NorthSigned
William McKelvey14/04/1994Kilmarnock & LoudounSigned
John McAllion14/04/1994Dundee EastSigned
Llew Smith14/04/1994Blaenau GwentSigned
Ernie Ross14/04/1994Dundee WestSigned
Greg Pope14/04/1994HyndburnSigned
Janet Anderson18/04/1994Rossendale & DarwenSigned
Anne Campbell19/04/1994CambridgeSigned
Tommy Graham20/04/1994Renfrew West and InverclydeSigned
Paul Flynn21/04/1994Newport WestSigned
John Gunnell21/04/1994Leeds South and MorleySigned
Jack Thompson21/04/1994WansbeckSigned
Martyn Jones27/04/1994Clwyd South WestSigned
George Galloway29/04/1994Glasgow HillheadSigned
Andrew MacKinlay03/05/1994ThurrockSigned
Allan Rogers25/05/1994RhonddaSigned

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