Early day motion 1076

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OLYMPIC CONSTRUCTION JOBS

That this House is concerned that the number of people from the five Olympic boroughs employed on the Olympic site is low; notes that the target given by the Olympic Delivery Authority is to employ only 10 to 15 per cent. of people from the five host boroughs on the Olympic Park construction workforce; further notes that this aim for unemployed people is only 7 per cent.; highlights the fact that the five Olympic boroughs suffer from some of the worst unemployment rates in the country; believes that in order for the Government to fulfil the promises that were made regarding the employment benefits of the Olympics these official targets should be much higher; and calls on the Olympic Delivery Authority and other stakeholders to seriously consider raising these targets.

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Name Party Constituency Date Signed
Abbott, Diane Labour Party Hackney North and Stoke Newington 28.02.2008
Clark, Katy Labour Party North Ayrshire and Arran 05.03.2008
Cohen, Harry Labour Party Leyton and Wanstead 10.03.2008
Cryer, Ann Labour Party Keighley 04.03.2008
Devine, Jim Labour Party Livingston 04.03.2008
Hancock, Mike Liberal Democrats Portsmouth South 03.03.2008
Hemming, John Liberal Democrats Birmingham Yardley 20.03.2008
Jenkins, Brian Labour Party Tamworth 05.03.2008
Jones, Lynne Labour Party Birmingham Selly Oak 03.03.2008
McDonnell, John Labour Party Hayes and Harlington 04.03.2008
Simpson, Alan Labour Party Nottingham South 04.03.2008
Simpson, David Democratic Unionist Party Upper Bann 05.03.2008
Wareing, Robert N Labour Party Liverpool West Derby 05.03.2008