Early day motion 1799

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TRADES UNION OFFICIALS PAID FOR FROM THE PUBLIC PURSE

That this House notes the existence of full-time Trades Union officials whose salaries are paid by the taxpayer; further notes that such officials have been termed `Pilgrims' by the media in reference to Jane Pilgrim from UNISON, who criticised the Government whilst claiming to be a nurse, although it was subsequently shown that she did not practise, but instead claimed an NHS salary to work for UNISON; believes that this practice is deplorable; further notes that it is not known how many Pilgrims there are in Britain; further believes that each one deprives the taxpayer of valuable frontline services; and resolves to continue to work towards a ban on Trades Union Pilgrims.

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Name Party Constituency Date Signed
Amess, David Conservative Party Southend West 07.06.2011
Baron, John Conservative Party Basildon and Billericay 31.10.2011
Blackman, Bob Conservative Party Harrow East 23.05.2011
Bruce, Fiona Conservative Party Congleton 14.07.2011
Burley, Aidan Conservative Party Cannock Chase 24.05.2011
Davies, Philip Conservative Party Shipley 23.05.2011
Kirby, Simon Conservative Party Brighton Kemptown 10.06.2011
McCartney, Karl Conservative Party Lincoln 18.07.2011
Morris, David Conservative Party Morecambe and Lunesdale 12.05.2011
Soames, Nicholas Conservative Party Mid Sussex 07.06.2011
Whittingdale, John Conservative Party Maldon 06.07.2011