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Employment Entitlement To Bank Holidays

EDM number 1426 in 2001-02, proposed by David Laws on 12/06/2002.

That this House notes that there is at present no legal entitlement for employees to be given a day off for bank holidays and that around 17 per cent. of Britons, particularly those in low paid jobs, may have been forced to work on the recent Golden Jubilee Bank Holiday or make up the bank holiday by working on a weekend; further notes that British workers not only have no statutory right to bank holidays but also receive the lowest number of bank holidays in the European Union; and calls upon the Government to give statutory rights to employees to take bank holidays off or to take double pay or time off in lieu.

This motion has been signed by a total of 80 MPs.

MPDateConstituencyPartyType
David Laws12/06/2002YeovilLiberal DemocratProposed
Alistair Carmichael12/06/2002Orkney & ShetlandLiberal DemocratSigned
David Chidgey12/06/2002EastleighLiberal DemocratSigned
Brian Cotter12/06/2002Weston-Super-MareLiberal DemocratSigned
Edward Davey12/06/2002Kingston & SurbitonLiberal DemocratSigned
Sue Doughty12/06/2002GuildfordLiberal DemocratSigned
Don Foster12/06/2002BathLiberal DemocratSigned
Andrew George12/06/2002St IvesLiberal DemocratSigned
Matthew Green12/06/2002LudlowLiberal DemocratSigned
Norman Baker12/06/2002LewesLiberal DemocratSigned
John Barrett12/06/2002Edinburgh WestLiberal DemocratSigned
Andrew Stunell12/06/2002Hazel GroveLiberal DemocratSigned
Jenny Tonge12/06/2002Richmond ParkLiberal DemocratSigned
Paul Tyler12/06/2002North CornwallLiberal DemocratSigned
Steve Webb12/06/2002NorthavonLiberal DemocratSigned
Phil Willis12/06/2002Harrogate & KnaresboroughLiberal DemocratSigned
Patsy Calton12/06/2002CheadleLiberal DemocratSigned
Vincent Cable12/06/2002TwickenhamLiberal DemocratSigned
John Pugh12/06/2002SouthportLiberal DemocratSigned
Alan Reid12/06/2002Argyll & ButeLiberal DemocratSigned
David Rendel12/06/2002NewburyLiberal DemocratSigned
Bob Russell12/06/2002ColchesterLiberal DemocratSigned
Adrian Sanders12/06/2002TorbayLiberal DemocratSigned
Robert Smith12/06/2002West Aberdeenshire & KincardineLiberal DemocratSigned
David Heath12/06/2002Somerton & FromeLiberal DemocratSigned
Paul Holmes12/06/2002ChesterfieldLiberal DemocratSigned
Norman Lamb12/06/2002North NorfolkLiberal DemocratSigned
Paul Burstow12/06/2002Sutton & CheamLiberal DemocratSigned
Malcolm Bruce12/06/2002GordonLiberal DemocratSigned
Tom Brake12/06/2002Carshalton & WallingtonLiberal DemocratSigned
Michael Moore12/06/2002Tweeddale, Ettrick & LauderdaleLiberal DemocratSigned
John McFall12/06/2002DumbartonLabour Co-operativeSigned
Paul Marsden12/06/2002Shrewsbury & AtchamLiberal DemocratSigned
Mark Todd13/06/2002South DerbyshireLabourSigned
Sandra Gidley13/06/2002RomseyLiberal DemocratSigned
Jim Dobbin13/06/2002Heywood & MiddletonLabour Co-operativeSigned
Andrew Dismore13/06/2002HendonLabourSigned
Terry Davis13/06/2002Birmingham, Hodge HillLabourSigned
John Cummings13/06/2002EasingtonLabourSigned
Michael Clapham13/06/2002Barnsley West & PenistoneLabourSigned
Russell Brown13/06/2002DumfriesLabourSigned
Eric Martlew13/06/2002CarlisleLabourSigned
Jim Knight13/06/2002South DorsetLabourSigned
Eric Illsley13/06/2002Barnsley CentralLabourSigned
Betty Williams17/06/2002ConwyLabourSigned
Paul Flynn17/06/2002Newport WestLabourSigned
John Cryer17/06/2002HornchurchLabourSigned
Ann Cryer17/06/2002KeighleyLabourSigned
Jeremy Corbyn17/06/2002Islington NorthLabourSigned
Jim Sheridan17/06/2002West RenfrewshireLabourSigned
Peter Pike17/06/2002BurnleyLabourSigned
David Hamilton18/06/2002MidlothianLabourSigned
Tony Colman18/06/2002PutneyLabourSigned
Kevin McNamara18/06/2002Kingston upon Hull NorthLabourSigned
Nigel Jones18/06/2002CheltenhamLiberal DemocratSigned
Simon Hughes18/06/2002North Southwark & BermondseyLiberal DemocratSigned
Roger Williams19/06/2002Brecon & RadnorshireLiberal DemocratSigned
John Austin19/06/2002Erith & ThamesmeadLabourSigned
Jeff Ennis19/06/2002Barnsley East & MexboroughLabourSigned
Annette Brooke19/06/2002Mid Dorset & North PooleLiberal DemocratSigned
Edward O'Hara19/06/2002Knowsley SouthLabourSigned
Gordon Marsden19/06/2002Blackpool SouthLabourSigned
Terry Lewis19/06/2002WorsleyLabourSigned
Geraldine Smith19/06/2002Morecambe & LunesdaleLabourSigned
Alan Simpson19/06/2002Nottingham SouthLabourSigned
Jon Cruddas20/06/2002DagenhamLabourSigned
Bill Etherington20/06/2002Sunderland NorthLabourSigned
Tony Lloyd21/06/2002Manchester CentralLabourSigned
David Drew21/06/2002StroudLabour Co-operativeSigned
Alan Beith24/06/2002Berwick-upon-TweedLiberal DemocratSigned
Linda Perham24/06/2002Ilford NorthLabourSigned
Archy Kirkwood25/06/2002Roxburgh & BerwickshireLiberal DemocratSigned
David Wright25/06/2002TelfordLabourSigned
Rob Marris27/06/2002Wolverhampton South WestLabourSigned
John McDonnell02/07/2002Hayes & HarlingtonLabourSigned
David Crausby04/07/2002Bolton North EastLabourSigned
Tony Clarke17/07/2002Northampton SouthLabourSigned
Doug Naysmith19/07/2002Bristol North WestLabour Co-operativeSigned
Nick Harvey24/07/2002North DevonLiberal DemocratSigned
Tony McWalter31/10/2002Hemel HempsteadLabour Co-operativeSigned

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