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Covert Surveillance Of Trade Unions

EDM number 899 in 2014-15, proposed by John McDonnell on 20/03/2015.
Categorised under the topics of Industrial relations and Police.

That this House is deeply concerned by the revelations of Peter Francis, former member of the Metropolitan Police Force's Special Demonstrations Squad, in relation to the unit's covert state surveillance of trade unions and their members, including Unison, the Fire Brigades Union, the Communication Workers Union, National Union of Teachers, and the construction workers union UCATT, together with the family of Stephen Lawrence, anti-racist groups, civil society organisations and political campaigners; welcomes the judge-led inquiry into the abuse of women by undercover police officers; calls for the remit of that inquiry to include the involvement of state agencies in the operation of blacklisting and the covert surveillance of lawful trade union activities; further welcomes the offer of Mr Francis to provide further evidence; and calls on the Home Secretary to offer whistleblowers immunity from prosecution under the Official Secrets Act in order to encourage people to come forward and disclose essential information in the public interest without fear of criminal charges being brought against them.

This motion has been signed by a total of 32 MPs.

John McDonnell20/03/2015Hayes and HarlingtonLabourProposed
Alan Meale20/03/2015MansfieldLabourSeconded
Dennis Skinner23/03/2015BolsoverLabourSeconded
Kelvin Hopkins23/03/2015Luton NorthLabourSeconded
John Cryer23/03/2015Leyton and WansteadLabourSeconded
Paul Flynn23/03/2015Newport WestLabourSeconded
Mark Durkan23/03/2015FoyleSocial Democratic and Labour PartySigned
Roger Godsiff23/03/2015Birmingham, Hall GreenLabourSigned
Jeremy Corbyn23/03/2015Islington NorthLabourSigned
David Anderson24/03/2015BlaydonLabourSigned
Mary Glindon24/03/2015North TynesideLabourSigned
Hugh Bayley24/03/2015York CentralLabourSigned
Grahame Morris24/03/2015EasingtonLabourSigned
Liz McInnes24/03/2015Heywood and MiddletonLabourSigned
David Crausby24/03/2015Bolton North EastLabourSigned
Graeme Morrice24/03/2015LivingstonLabourSigned
George Galloway24/03/2015Bradford WestRespectSigned
Julian Huppert24/03/2015CambridgeLiberal DemocratSigned
Mike Gapes24/03/2015Ilford SouthLabourSigned
Martin Caton24/03/2015GowerLabourSigned
Graham Stringer24/03/2015Blackley and BroughtonLabourSigned
Paul Blomfield25/03/2015Sheffield CentralLabourSigned
Michael Connarty25/03/2015Linlithgow and East FalkirkLabourSigned
Katy Clark25/03/2015North Ayrshire and ArranLabourSigned
Jim Sheridan25/03/2015Paisley and Renfrewshire NorthLabourSigned
Sandra Osborne25/03/2015Ayr, Carrick and CumnockLabourSigned
Caroline Lucas25/03/2015Brighton, PavilionGreenSigned
Ronnie Campbell25/03/2015Blyth ValleyLabourSigned
Steve Rotheram25/03/2015Liverpool, WaltonLabourSigned
Frank Doran25/03/2015Aberdeen NorthLabourSigned
John Leech25/03/2015Manchester, WithingtonLiberal DemocratSigned
Mike Thornton25/03/2015EastleighLiberal DemocratSigned

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