Parliament Website

Labour Plans For A National Minimum Wage

EDM number 1111 in 1994-95, proposed by Norman Fowler on 10/05/1995.

That this House deplores the deceit of the Labour Party in failing to declare a figure for the national minimum wage; notes the report in the Guardian of 10th May that Mr Jack Dromey, husband of the honourable Member for Peckham, and challenger to Mr Morris for the TGWU leadership, `said that the TUC should campaign to persuade Labour to adopt a minimum wage figure of between ú4 and ú5 per hour before the election. He said he was confident that the TUC's policy will be ú4 per hour - "indeed, if you look ahead two years, it may be closure to ú5 per hour... we should seek support for that from the Labour Party".' further notes that studies by the OECD and IMF have stated that the policy of the minimum wage would cost jobs; recognises that a minimum wage in Britain of ú4 per hour, with only a half restoration of differentials would cost 750,000 jobs; reminds the honourable Member for Peckham of the comment of the Deputy Leader of the Labour Party on LWT, 25th May 1992 that 'I knew the consequences (of the minimum wage) were that there'd be some shake out (in the jobs market), any silly fool knew that'; and calls on the Labour Party to come clean on the level of the minimum wage and end this gross deceit of the British people.

This motion has been signed by a total of 50 MPs, 5 of these signatures have been withdrawn.

Norman Fowler10/05/1995Sutton ColdfieldProposed
Quentin Davies10/05/1995Stamford and SpaldingSigned
James Pawsey10/05/1995Rugby & KenilworthSigned
Iain Duncan Smith10/05/1995ChingfordSigned
Alan Duncan10/05/1995Rutland & MeltonSigned
Bob Dunn10/05/1995DartfordSigned
Peter Fry10/05/1995WellingboroughSigned
George Gardiner10/05/1995ReigateSigned
Richard Alexander10/05/1995NewarkSigned
Michael Grylls10/05/1995Surrey North WestSigned
John Hannam10/05/1995ExeterSigned
Vivian Bendall10/05/1995Ilford NorthSigned
Hartley Booth10/05/1995FinchleySigned
Michael Stephen10/05/1995ShorehamSigned
John Townend10/05/1995BridlingtonSigned
Richard Tracey10/05/1995SurbitonSigned
Bill Walker10/05/1995North TaysideSigned
Nigel Waterson10/05/1995EastbourneSigned
Tim Yeo10/05/1995South SuffolkSigned
Michael Colvin10/05/1995Romsey and WatersideSigned
Graham Riddick10/05/1995Colne ValleySigned
David Shaw10/05/1995DoverSigned
Colin Shepherd10/05/1995HerefordSigned
Trevor Skeet10/05/1995Bedfordshire NorthSigned
James Spicer10/05/1995West DorsetSigned
Andrew Hargreaves10/05/1995Birmingham, Hall GreenSigned
Nick Hawkins10/05/1995Blackpool SouthSigned
Bernard Jenkin10/05/1995Colchester NorthSigned
Barry Legg10/05/1995Milton Keynes South WestSigned
Roger Moate10/05/1995FavershamSigned
Michael Neubert10/05/1995RomfordSigned
Michael Brown10/05/1995Brigg and CleethorpesSigned
Nicholas Budgen10/05/1995Wolverhampton South WestSigned
John Carlisle10/05/1995Luton NorthSigned
Bill Cash10/05/1995StaffordSigned
David Congdon10/05/1995Croydon North EastSigned
Ivan Lawrence10/05/1995BurtonSigned
Spencer Batiste11/05/1995ElmetSigned
Ann Winterton11/05/1995CongletonSigned
William Powell15/05/1995CorbySigned
Marion Roe15/05/1995BroxbourneSigned
Peter Thurnham16/05/1995Bolton North EastSigned
Robert Hughes17/05/1995Harrow WestSigned
David Nicholson17/05/1995TauntonSigned
David Atkinson17/05/1995Bournemouth EastSigned
Robert HughesUnknownWithdrawn
Roger KnapmanUnknownWithdrawn
Patrick McLoughlinUnknownWithdrawn
Nirj Joseph DevaUnknownWithdrawn
Nicholas BonsorUnknownWithdrawn

Download raw data as csv or xml.