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Racing Stall Handlers

EDM number 1150 in 2005-06, proposed by Alan Meale on 29/11/2005.

That this House is aware that currently the UK's horserace courses are experiencing excellent economic growth with attendances annually in excess of six million customers and revenue turnover predicted to exceed £300 million a year by 2008, healthy factors which are also reflected by winning owners' increased prize-monies levels, and buoyant subsidiary horse sales and breeding industries; is therefore concerned about recent events which have arisen because of a decision of the Horse Race Betting Levy Board, a non-governmental organisation, to cut funding for starting stalls functioning from its lists of integrity related grants, an action that has led subsequently to the break-up of previously tried and trusted methods of delivering such services managed on a not for profit basis by Race Tech Services Ltd for the industry; is alarmed by recent reports which point to a serious lowering of standards in related employment practices in this area, particularly in respect of health and safety; and calls upon the Government immediately to investigate the situation in the interests of owners, trainers, jockeys and especially those stall handlers who work in the industry.

This motion has been signed by a total of 41 MPs.

Alan Meale29/11/2005MansfieldLabourProposed
Rudi Vis29/11/2005Finchley and Golders GreenLabourSeconded
Ronnie Campbell29/11/2005Blyth ValleyLabourSeconded
Lindsay Hoyle29/11/2005ChorleyLabourSeconded
Terry Rooney29/11/2005Bradford NorthLabourSeconded
Neil Gerrard29/11/2005WalthamstowLabourSeconded
Jim Devine29/11/2005LivingstonLabourSigned
Jim McGovern29/11/2005Dundee WestLabourSigned
Joe Benton29/11/2005BootleLabourSigned
Bill Etherington29/11/2005Sunderland NorthLabourSigned
Ann Cryer29/11/2005KeighleyLabourSigned
Tom Clarke29/11/2005Coatbridge, Chryston and BellshillLabourSigned
Paul Clark29/11/2005GillinghamLabourSigned
Peter Kilfoyle29/11/2005Liverpool, WaltonLabourSigned
Ann Keen29/11/2005Brentford and IsleworthLabourSigned
Kevan Jones29/11/2005North DurhamLabourSigned
Brian Jenkins29/11/2005TamworthLabourSigned
John Smith29/11/2005Vale of GlamorganLabourSigned
Jim Sheridan29/11/2005Paisley and Renfrewshire NorthLabourSigned
Anne Moffat29/11/2005East LothianLabourSigned
John MacDougall29/11/2005GlenrothesLabourSigned
Mike Hancock30/11/2005Portsmouth SouthLiberal DemocratSigned
Anthony D Wright30/11/2005Great YarmouthLabourSigned
Peter Bottomley30/11/2005Worthing WestConservativeSigned
David Hamilton30/11/2005MidlothianLabourSigned
Jeff Ennis30/11/2005Barnsley East and MexboroughLabourSigned
John Cummings30/11/2005EasingtonLabourSigned
Martin Caton30/11/2005GowerLabourSigned
Chris McCafferty30/11/2005Calder ValleyLabourSigned
David Marshall30/11/2005Glasgow EastLabourSigned
Kelvin Hopkins01/12/2005Luton NorthLabourSigned
Harry Cohen01/12/2005Leyton and WansteadLabourSigned
Alan Simpson02/12/2005Nottingham SouthLabourSigned
Dennis Skinner05/12/2005BolsoverLabourSigned
Michael Clapham05/12/2005Barnsley West and PenistoneLabourSigned
Janet Anderson06/12/2005Rossendale and DarwenLabourSigned
Eric Illsley08/12/2005Barnsley CentralLabourSigned
John Hemming12/12/2005Birmingham, YardleyLiberal DemocratSigned
Ben Wallace15/12/2005Lancaster and WyreConservativeSigned
Stephen Hepburn11/01/2006JarrowLabourSigned
Edward Vaizey12/01/2006WantageConservativeSigned

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