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Statutory Maximum Working Temperature

EDM number 344 in 2016-17, proposed by Ian Mearns on 18/07/2016.
Categorised under the topic of Industrial health and safety.

That this House notes that workers in the UK lack adequate legal safeguards from working in uncomfortably high temperatures, owing to the lack of a statutory maximum temperature at which employers would have to introduce control measures, such as breaks, access to water or air conditioning; further notes that this would correct an anomaly in current legislation where a legal minimum working temperature exists, but a corresponding upper limit does not exist in statute; appreciates that excessive heat in the workplace is responsible for heat stress and thermal discomfort, and can impact seriously on health, well-being and productivity; recognises that this is a matter of concern for workers in a wide range of workplaces including offices, schools, shops, bakeries, vehicles, trains, call-centres, theatres and construction sites; and calls on the Government to adopt the recommendations of the TUC and joint union Cool It campaign to introduce into law a maximum working temperature of 30 degrees Celsius or 27 degrees Celsius for those doing strenuous work, beyond which employers would have a statutory duty to introduce effective control measures.

This motion has been signed by a total of 158 MPs.

MPDateConstituencyPartyType
Carol Monaghan05/01/2016Glasgow North WestScottish National PartySigned
Ian Mearns18/07/2016GatesheadLabourProposed
Mark Durkan18/07/2016FoyleSocial Democratic and Labour PartySeconded
Margaret Ritchie19/07/2016South DownSocial Democratic and Labour PartySeconded
Jim Shannon19/07/2016StrangfordDUPSeconded
Alan Meale19/07/2016MansfieldLabourSeconded
Peter Bottomley19/07/2016Worthing WestConservativeSeconded
Ruth Smeeth19/07/2016Stoke-on-Trent NorthLabourSigned
Dennis Skinner19/07/2016BolsoverLabourSigned
Helen Hayes20/07/2016Dulwich and West NorwoodLabourSigned
Alasdair McDonnell20/07/2016Belfast SouthSocial Democratic and Labour PartySigned
Chris Stephens20/07/2016Glasgow South WestScottish National PartySigned
Ann Clwyd20/07/2016Cynon ValleyLabourSigned
Ronnie Campbell20/07/2016Blyth ValleyLabourSigned
Ian Lavery20/07/2016WansbeckLabourSigned
Alison Thewliss20/07/2016Glasgow CentralScottish National PartySigned
Mary Glindon20/07/2016North TynesideLabourSigned
Gordon Marsden20/07/2016Blackpool SouthLabourSigned
Patricia Gibson21/07/2016North Ayrshire and ArranScottish National PartySigned
21/07/2016TootingLabourSigned
Stuart McDonald21/07/2016Cumbernauld, Kilsyth and Kirkintilloch EastScottish National PartySigned
Chris Law21/07/2016Dundee WestScottish National PartySigned
Wayne David21/07/2016CaerphillyLabourSigned
John Mann21/07/2016BassetlawLabourSigned
Mhairi Black21/07/2016Paisley and Renfrewshire SouthScottish National PartySigned
John Nicolson21/07/2016East DunbartonshireScottish National PartySigned
Matthew Pennycook21/07/2016Greenwich and WoolwichLabourSigned
Stewart McDonald21/07/2016Glasgow SouthScottish National PartySigned
Margaret Ferrier21/07/2016Rutherglen and Hamilton WestScottish National PartySigned
Virendra Sharma05/09/2016Ealing, SouthallLabourSigned
Stephen Kinnock05/09/2016AberavonLabourSigned
Keith Vaz05/09/2016Leicester EastLabourSigned
Alan Brown05/09/2016Kilmarnock and LoudounScottish National PartySigned
Mark Williams05/09/2016CeredigionLiberal DemocratSigned
Gordon Henderson05/09/2016Sittingbourne and SheppeyConservativeSigned
Roger Godsiff05/09/2016Birmingham, Hall GreenLabourSigned
Tasmina Sheikh05/09/2016Ochil and South PerthshireScottish National PartySigned
Kevin Brennan05/09/2016Cardiff WestLabourSigned
Stephen McCabe05/09/2016Birmingham, Selly OakLabourSigned
Pete Wishart05/09/2016Perth and North PerthshireScottish National PartySigned
05/09/2016OgmoreLabourSigned
Ruth Cadbury05/09/2016Brentford and IsleworthLabourSigned
Angela Crawley05/09/2016Lanark and Hamilton EastScottish National PartySigned
Chris Evans05/09/2016IslwynLabourSigned
George Howarth05/09/2016KnowsleyLabourSigned
Mark Tami05/09/2016Alyn and DeesideLabourSigned
Peter Grant05/09/2016GlenrothesScottish National PartySigned
Patrick Grady05/09/2016Glasgow NorthScottish National PartySigned
Alison McGovern05/09/2016Wirral SouthLabourSigned
Angus MacNeil05/09/2016Na h-Eileanan an IarScottish National PartySigned
Angus Robertson05/09/2016MorayScottish National PartySigned
Caroline Spelman05/09/2016MeridenConservativeSigned
Jonathan Edwards05/09/2016Carmarthen East and DinefwrPlaid CymruSigned
Sammy Wilson05/09/2016East AntrimDUPSigned
Lisa Nandy05/09/2016WiganLabourSigned
Stewart Hosie05/09/2016Dundee EastScottish National PartySigned
Stephen Gethins05/09/2016North East FifeScottish National PartySigned
Stuart Donaldson05/09/2016West Aberdeenshire and KincardineScottish National PartySigned
Martin Docherty05/09/2016West DunbartonshireScottish National PartySigned
Elliott, Tom05/09/2016Signed
Greg Mulholland05/09/2016Leeds North WestLiberal DemocratSigned
Hannah Bardell05/09/2016LivingstonScottish National PartySigned
Gavin Robinson05/09/2016Belfast EastDUPSigned
Graham Stringer05/09/2016Blackley and BroughtonLabourSigned
Tommy Sheppard05/09/2016Edinburgh EastScottish National PartySigned
Emma Lewell-Buck05/09/2016South ShieldsLabourSigned
Callum McCaig05/09/2016Aberdeen SouthScottish National PartySigned
John McNally05/09/2016FalkirkScottish National PartySigned
Khalid Mahmood05/09/2016Birmingham, Perry BarrLabourSigned
Kirsty Blackman05/09/2016Aberdeen NorthScottish National PartySigned
Phil Boswell05/09/2016Coatbridge, Chryston and BellshillScottish National PartySigned
Fabian Hamilton05/09/2016Leeds North EastLabourSigned
David Hanson05/09/2016DelynLabourSigned
Stephen Hepburn05/09/2016JarrowLabourSigned
Julie Cooper05/09/2016BurnleyLabourSigned
Owen Thompson05/09/2016MidlothianScottish National PartySigned
Jess Phillips05/09/2016Birmingham, YardleyLabourSigned
Frank Field05/09/2016BirkenheadLabourSigned
Drew Hendry05/09/2016Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and StrathspeyScottish National PartySigned
Martyn Day05/09/2016Linlithgow and East FalkirkScottish National PartySigned
Valerie Vaz05/09/2016Walsall SouthLabourSigned
Louise Ellman05/09/2016Liverpool, RiversideLabourSigned
John Pugh05/09/2016SouthportLiberal DemocratSigned
Joanna Cherry05/09/2016Edinburgh South WestScottish National PartySigned
Kirsten Oswald05/09/2016East RenfrewshireScottish National PartySigned
Philippa Whitford05/09/2016Central AyrshireScottish National PartySigned
Andy Slaughter05/09/2016HammersmithLabourSigned
David Lammy05/09/2016TottenhamLabourSigned
Catherine McKinnell05/09/2016Newcastle upon Tyne NorthLabourSigned
Karl Turner05/09/2016Kingston upon Hull EastLabourSigned
Kate Hollern05/09/2016BlackburnLabourSigned
Corri Wilson05/09/2016Ayr, Carrick and CumnockScottish National PartySigned
Ronnie Cowan05/09/2016InverclydeScottish National PartySigned
Fiona Mactaggart05/09/2016SloughLabourSigned
Jim Cunningham05/09/2016Coventry SouthLabourSigned
Nick Brown05/09/2016Newcastle upon Tyne EastLabourSigned
Lady Hermon05/09/2016North DownIndependentSigned
Barry Sheerman06/09/2016HuddersfieldLabourSigned
Alex Cunningham06/09/2016Stockton NorthLabourSigned
Michael Weir06/09/2016AngusScottish National PartySigned
Marie Rimmer06/09/2016St Helens South and WhistonLabourSigned
David Simpson06/09/2016Upper BannDUPSigned
Richard Burden06/09/2016Birmingham, NorthfieldLabourSigned
Ian Blackford06/09/2016Ross, Skye and LochaberScottish National PartySigned
Brendan O'Hara06/09/2016Argyll and ButeScottish National PartySigned
Michelle Thomson06/09/2016Edinburgh WestScottish National PartySigned
Paul Monaghan06/09/2016Caithness, Sutherland and Easter RossScottish National PartySigned
Ian Murray06/09/2016Edinburgh SouthLabourSigned
Alex Salmond07/09/2016Signed
Colleen Fletcher07/09/2016Coventry North EastLabourSigned
Hywel Williams07/09/2016ArfonPlaid CymruSigned
Nigel Dodds07/09/2016Belfast NorthDUPSigned
Marion Fellows08/09/2016Motherwell and WishawScottish National PartySigned
Stephen Doughty08/09/2016Cardiff South and PenarthLabourSigned
Nick Thomas-Symonds08/09/2016TorfaenLabourSigned
Chuka Umunna12/09/2016StreathamLabourSigned
Kate Hoey12/09/2016VauxhallLabourSigned
Anne McLaughlin13/09/2016Glasgow North EastScottish National PartySigned
Stephen Twigg14/09/2016Liverpool, West DerbyLabourSigned
Roberta Blackman-Woods15/09/2016City of DurhamLabourSigned
Liz Saville Roberts15/09/2016Dwyfor MeirionnyddPlaid CymruSigned
Albert Owen10/10/2016Ynys MLabourSigned
Wes Streeting10/10/2016Ilford NorthLabourSigned
Douglas Chapman10/10/2016Dunfermline and West FifeScottish National PartySigned
Deidre Brock10/10/2016Edinburgh North and LeithScottish National PartySigned
Ivan Lewis10/10/2016Bury SouthLabourSigned
David Winnick10/10/2016Walsall NorthLabourSigned
Geraint Davies10/10/2016Swansea WestLabourSigned
Kelvin Hopkins10/10/2016Luton NorthLabourSigned
10/10/2016Sheffield, Brightside and HillsboroughLabourSigned
Gareth Thomas10/10/2016Harrow WestLabourSigned
Caroline Lucas10/10/2016Brighton, PavilionGreenSigned
Owen Smith11/10/2016PontypriddLabourSigned
Gerald Kaufman17/10/2016Manchester, GortonLabourSigned
Richard Arkless17/10/2016Dumfries and GallowayScottish National PartySigned
Jeffrey M Donaldson20/10/2016Lagan ValleyDUPSigned
David Crausby25/10/2016Bolton North EastLabourSigned
Fiona Bruce26/10/2016CongletonConservativeSigned
Jon Cruddas02/11/2016Dagenham and RainhamLabourSigned
Kate Green08/11/2016Stretford and UrmstonLabourSigned
Calum Kerr08/11/2016Berwickshire, Roxburgh and SelkirkScottish National PartySigned
Jenny Chapman15/11/2016DarlingtonLabourSigned
Gregory Campbell08/12/2016East LondonderryDUPSigned
Anna Turley17/01/2017RedcarLabour/Co-operativeSigned
Angela Eagle19/01/2017WallaseyLabourSigned
Chris Bryant25/01/2017RhonddaLabourSigned
Paul Flynn25/01/2017Newport WestLabourSigned
Graham Jones26/01/2017HyndburnLabourSigned
Tom Brake30/01/2017Carshalton and WallingtonLiberal DemocratSigned
George Kerevan30/01/2017East LothianScottish National PartySigned
Rosie Winterton30/01/2017Doncaster CentralLabourSigned
Yvonne Fovargue30/01/2017MakerfieldLabourSigned
Bill Esterson02/02/2017Sefton CentralLabourSigned
Joan Ryan03/02/2017Signed
Alistair Carmichael06/02/2017Orkney and ShetlandLiberal DemocratSigned
Paul Farrelly24/02/2017Newcastle-under-LymeLabourSigned
07/03/2017Richmond ParkLiberal DemocratSigned
Steven Paterson18/04/2017StirlingScottish National PartySigned

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