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EDM number 718 in 2005-06, proposed by Alan Meale on 11/10/2005.

That this House notes that a number of UK-based companies are ignoring the conditions of their workers based in poor countries abroad; further notes that the Government is currently allowing such companies to decide for themselves how responsibly they behave towards their workforces, which has led to exploitation, particularly of women and children who have been forced to work in many cases for wages as little as 21 pence per day; and calls upon the Government to introduce a Bill to protect such people by making it a statutory responsibility for all UK companies to adopt responsible minimum standards for wages and conditions of their overseas workforces.

This motion has been signed by a total of 43 MPs.

Alan Meale11/10/2005MansfieldLabourProposed
Rudi Vis11/10/2005Finchley and Golders GreenLabourSeconded
Bill Etherington11/10/2005Sunderland NorthLabourSeconded
Robert Wareing12/10/2005Liverpool, West DerbyLabourSeconded
Iris Robinson12/10/2005StrangfordDUPSeconded
Gregory Campbell12/10/2005East LondonderryDUPSeconded
Bob Russell12/10/2005ColchesterLiberal DemocratSigned
Lindsay Hoyle12/10/2005ChorleyLabourSigned
Elfyn Llwyd12/10/2005Meirionnydd Nant ConwyPlaid CymruSigned
Mike Hancock12/10/2005Portsmouth SouthLiberal DemocratSigned
David Taylor12/10/2005North West LeicestershireLabourSigned
Jim Sheridan13/10/2005Paisley and Renfrewshire NorthLabourSigned
David Anderson13/10/2005BlaydonLabourSigned
Clive Efford13/10/2005ElthamLabourSigned
Mark Durkan13/10/2005FoyleSocial Democratic and Labour PartySigned
Alan Simpson13/10/2005Nottingham SouthLabourSigned
John Pugh13/10/2005SouthportLiberal DemocratSigned
Martin Caton14/10/2005GowerLabourSigned
Paul Flynn14/10/2005Newport WestLabourSigned
Peter Bottomley14/10/2005Worthing WestConservativeSigned
Betty Williams17/10/2005ConwyLabourSigned
Ann Cryer17/10/2005KeighleyLabourSigned
Adam Price17/10/2005Carmarthen East and DinefwrPlaid CymruSigned
Andrew Dismore17/10/2005HendonLabourSigned
William McCrea18/10/2005South AntrimDUPSigned
David Drew18/10/2005StroudLabourSigned
Greg Mulholland18/10/2005Leeds North WestLiberal DemocratSigned
Chris McCafferty19/10/2005Calder ValleyLabourSigned
Ronnie Campbell19/10/2005Blyth ValleyLabourSigned
David Simpson20/10/2005Upper BannDUPSigned
Hywel Williams20/10/2005CaernarfonPlaid CymruSigned
John McDonnell21/10/2005Hayes and HarlingtonLabourSigned
Lynne Jones21/10/2005Birmingham, Selly OakLabourSigned
Brian Jenkins24/10/2005TamworthLabourSigned
Janet Dean24/10/2005BurtonLabourSigned
John Barrett24/10/2005Edinburgh WestLiberal DemocratSigned
Albert Owen25/10/2005Ynys MLabourSigned
Michael Clapham27/10/2005Barnsley West and PenistoneLabourSigned
David Hamilton31/10/2005MidlothianLabourSigned
Denis Murphy01/11/2005WansbeckLabourSigned
David Marshall03/11/2005Glasgow EastLabourSigned
Russell Brown10/11/2005Dumfries and GallowayLabourSigned
Eric Illsley14/11/2005Barnsley CentralLabourSigned

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