Early day motion 1541

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INTERNATIONAL WOMEN'S DAY 2011

That this House is proud to celebrate the 100th International Women's Day; notes the plight of women across the world who are struggling to achieve equality and recalls the many brave people throughout history who have fought for women's rights; is concerned that women, who represent 65 per cent. of the public sector workforce, will suffer disproportionately as a result of government plans to cut 600,000 jobs in the public sector alone; further notes that over 80 per cent. of the jobs to be cut are currently carried out by women, predominantly at lower grades and on low pay; recognises that women are the main recipients of services and benefits which the Government also plans to cut or abolish and are those most likely to fill the care gap which will result from reductions in social care funding and services; congratulates the Public and Commercial Services Union on its campaign for International Women's Day which aims to raise awareness of the impact of the Government's economic policies on women ahead of parliamentary debates on the Budget statement; and urges the Government to ensure that the measures set out in the forthcoming Budget help rather than hinder the plight of women at a time of economic cuts, which threaten to set equality back by generations.

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Name Party Constituency Date Signed
Blenkinsop, Tom Labour Party Middlesbrough South and East Cleveland 09.03.2011
Campbell, Gregory Democratic Unionist Party Londonderry East 08.03.2011
Campbell, Ronnie Labour Party Blyth Valley 09.03.2011
Caton, Martin Labour Party Gower 08.03.2011
Clark, Katy Labour Party North Ayrshire and Arran 08.03.2011
Connarty, Michael Labour Party Linlithgow and East Falkirk 14.03.2011
Corbyn, Jeremy Labour Party Islington North 10.03.2011
Crausby, David Labour Party Bolton North East 30.03.2011
Cunningham, Jim Labour Party Coventry South 08.03.2011
Dakin, Nic Labour Party Scunthorpe 16.03.2011
Dobbin, Jim Labour Party Heywood and Middleton 08.03.2011
Durkan, Mark Social Democratic and Labour Party Foyle 08.03.2011
Edwards, Jonathan Plaid Cymru Carmarthen East and Dinefwr 09.03.2011
Flynn, Paul Labour Party Newport West 08.03.2011
Gapes, Mike Labour Party Ilford South 15.03.2011
George, Andrew Liberal Democrats St Ives 08.03.2011
Godsiff, Roger Labour Party Birmingham Hall Green 14.03.2011
Green, Kate Labour Party Stretford and Urmston 08.03.2011
Hancock, Mike Liberal Democrats Portsmouth South 10.03.2011
Hemming, John Liberal Democrats Birmingham Yardley 15.03.2011
Hepburn, Stephen Labour Party Jarrow 09.03.2011
Hermon, Lady INDEPENDENT North Down 15.03.2011
Hopkins, Kelvin Labour Party Luton North 08.03.2011
Jackson, Glenda Labour Party Hampstead and Kilburn 09.03.2011
Lavery, Ian Labour Party Wansbeck 09.03.2011
Lloyd, Tony Labour Party Manchester Central 10.03.2011
Long, Naomi Alliance Party Belfast East 09.03.2011
Lucas, Caroline Green Party Brighton Pavilion 08.03.2011
MacNeil, Angus Scottish National Party Na h-Eileanan an Iar 10.03.2011
McDonnell, Alasdair Social Democratic and Labour Party Belfast South 17.03.2011
McDonnell, John Labour Party Hayes and Harlington 08.03.2011
Meale, Alan Labour Party Mansfield 08.03.2011
Osborne, Sandra Labour Party Ayr Carrick and Cumnock 09.03.2011
Riordan, Linda Labour Party Halifax 09.03.2011
Roy, Lindsay Labour Party Glenrothes 16.03.2011
Shannon, Jim Democratic Unionist Party Strangford 08.03.2011
Sheridan, Jim Labour Party Paisley and Renfrewshire North 09.03.2011
Simpson, David Democratic Unionist Party Upper Bann 09.03.2011
Skinner, Dennis Labour Party Bolsover 09.03.2011
Umunna, Chuka Labour Party Streatham 10.03.2011
Vaz, Keith Labour Party Leicester East 10.03.2011
Weir, Mike Scottish National Party Angus 09.03.2011