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Supporting Working Parents And Carers

EDM number 249 in 2004-05, proposed by Helen Jones on 01/12/2004.

That this House values the contribution to society that millions of working parents and carers of elderly and/or disabled dependants make; recognises the difficulties that they face in trying to balance their responsibilities at home with their working lives and that three-quarters of the UK workforce have to deal with these problems; welcomes the Supporting Parents & Carers campaign by the shopworkers' union, USDAW; believes that most parents are unable to afford to take time off work to spend with their children when they need their parents because the parental leave is unpaid; is concerned that there is no right to paid time off for carers; calls upon the Government to introduce paid time off for parents of children up to 16 years old and carers of dependants; further calls on the Government to include parents of children up to 16 and carers in the right to request flexible working and to require employers to justify such a request being refused; and further believes that these measures will help parents to be there for their children when they need them, to relieve the burdens on carers and on health and social services, and to help deliver full employment in the UK.

This motion has been signed by a total of 60 MPs.

Helen Jones01/12/2004Warrington NorthLabourProposed
Kerry Pollard01/12/2004St AlbansLabourSigned
Kevin Hughes01/12/2004Doncaster NorthLabourSigned
Brian Jenkins01/12/2004TamworthLabourSigned
Kevan Jones01/12/2004North DurhamLabourSigned
Valerie Davey01/12/2004Bristol WestLabourSigned
Harry Barnes02/12/2004North East DerbyshireLabourSigned
David Taylor02/12/2004North West LeicestershireLabour Co-operativeSigned
John Austin02/12/2004Erith & ThamesmeadLabourSigned
Win Griffiths02/12/2004BridgendLabourSigned
David Drew02/12/2004StroudLabour Co-operativeSigned
Jeremy Corbyn02/12/2004Islington NorthLabourSigned
Alan Meale02/12/2004MansfieldLabourSigned
Elfyn Llwyd02/12/2004Meirionnydd Nant ConwyPlaid CymruSigned
Glenda Jackson02/12/2004Hampstead & HighgateLabourSigned
Syd Rapson02/12/2004Portsmouth NorthLabourSigned
Martin Smyth02/12/2004Belfast SouthUUPSigned
Tony Colman02/12/2004PutneyLabourSigned
Richard Burden06/12/2004Birmingham, NorthfieldLabourSigned
Betty Williams06/12/2004ConwyLabourSigned
Robert Wareing06/12/2004Liverpool, West DerbyLabourSigned
Rudi Vis06/12/2004Finchley & Golders GreenLabourSigned
Mike Hancock06/12/2004Portsmouth SouthLiberal DemocratSigned
Hywel Francis06/12/2004AberavonLabourSigned
Bill Etherington06/12/2004Sunderland NorthLabourSigned
Huw Edwards06/12/2004MonmouthLabourSigned
John McDonnell06/12/2004Hayes & HarlingtonLabourSigned
Tony Lloyd06/12/2004Manchester CentralLabourSigned
David Kidney06/12/2004StaffordLabourSigned
Marsha Singh06/12/2004Bradford WestLabourSigned
Parmjit Dhanda07/12/2004GloucesterLabourSigned
Andrew Dismore07/12/2004HendonLabourSigned
Tom Cox07/12/2004TootingLabourSigned
Chris McCafferty07/12/2004Calder ValleyLabourSigned
Andy Reed07/12/2004LoughboroughLabour Co-operativeSigned
Martin Caton07/12/2004GowerLabourSigned
Stephen Hepburn08/12/2004JarrowLabourSigned
Joan Humble08/12/2004Blackpool North & FleetwoodLabourSigned
Ann Cryer08/12/2004KeighleyLabourSigned
Jeff Ennis08/12/2004Barnsley East & MexboroughLabourSigned
David Hamilton08/12/2004MidlothianLabourSigned
Mark Tami08/12/2004Alyn & DeesideLabourSigned
Kevin McNamara09/12/2004Kingston upon Hull NorthLabourSigned
Bill Tynan09/12/2004Hamilton SouthLabourSigned
Alan Simpson13/12/2004Nottingham SouthLabourSigned
Janet Dean13/12/2004BurtonLabourSigned
Eric Illsley16/12/2004Barnsley CentralLabourSigned
David Crausby16/12/2004Bolton North EastLabourSigned
Mike Gapes21/12/2004Ilford SouthLabour Co-operativeSigned
Paul Holmes18/01/2005ChesterfieldLiberal DemocratSigned
Adam Price24/01/2005Carmarthen East & DinefwrPlaid CymruSigned
Russell Brown09/02/2005DumfriesLabourSigned
Claire Curtis-Thomas09/02/2005CrosbyLabourSigned
Linda Perham21/02/2005Ilford NorthLabourSigned
Beverley Hughes23/02/2005Stretford & UrmstonLabourSigned
Paul Farrelly25/02/2005Newcastle-under-LymeLabourSigned
Joe Benton03/03/2005BootleLabourSigned
Geraldine Smith10/03/2005Morecambe & LunesdaleLabourSigned
Peter Pike14/03/2005BurnleyLabourSigned
Neil Gerrard04/04/2005WalthamstowLabourSigned

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