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Diva Magazine And Social Mobility

EDM number 2037 in 2010-12, proposed by Robert Halfon on 05/07/2011.
Categorised under the topic of Training.

That this House notes that Simone Webb is a17 year old Harlow College student hoping to study at Oxford University; further notes that she was offered a one month unpaid internship at DIVA magazine, but was later refused on the grounds that she hoped to be reimbursed just 5 transport expenses a day, and was told that DIVA was `uncomfortable' offering her an internship as she was `so young and without an independent budget of [her] own'; believes that barriers of this kind are a major threat to social mobility and that this is an outrageous example of internships being abused; andcalls for DIVA magazine to pay reasonable transport expenses where it can, and to drop its discriminatory policy of refusing to employ people who lack `an independent budget'.

This motion has been signed by a total of 7 MPs.

Robert Halfon05/07/2011HarlowConservativeProposed
Glenda Jackson11/07/2011Hampstead and KilburnLabourSeconded
Mary Glindon11/07/2011North TynesideLabourSeconded
Paul Flynn12/07/2011Newport WestLabourSeconded
Steve Rotheram13/07/2011Liverpool, WaltonLabourSeconded
Jeremy Corbyn13/07/2011Islington NorthLabourSeconded
John Hemming18/07/2011Birmingham, YardleyLiberal DemocratSigned

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