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LOCAL AUTHORITIES AND A LIVING WAGE POLICY

That this House welcomes the introduction of a Living Wage policy by Brighton and Hove City Council; believes that all workers should be paid a sufficient amount for an acceptable and decent quality of life; notes that currently, for Brighton and Hove employees the minimum hourly rate is 6.62, and the Council proposes to increase this to 7.19 from October 2011; further welcomes the setting up ofa Living Wage Commission for Brighton and Hove to examine the practicalities, opportunities and benefits of establishing a living wage in the city's public, private and third sectors; further welcomes the backing of the Commission by the Brighton and Hove Chamber of Commerce, local universities, trade unions and the third sector; further notes that KPMG, Barclays, the Olympic Delivery Authority and the Greater London Authority have adopted the Living Wage; further notes that in May 2010 the Prime Minister described the Living Wage as `an idea whose time has come'; and urges all local authorities to introduce a living wage policy.

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Name Party Constituency Date Signed
Connarty, Michael Labour Party Linlithgow and East Falkirk 10.10.2011
Corbyn, Jeremy Labour Party Islington North 15.09.2011
Crausby, David Labour Party Bolton North East 18.10.2011
Cruddas, Jon Labour Party Dagenham and Rainham 14.09.2011
Dobbin, Jim Labour Party Heywood and Middleton 10.10.2011
Durkan, Mark Social Democratic and Labour Party Foyle 10.10.2011
Edwards, Jonathan Plaid Cymru Carmarthen East and Dinefwr 14.09.2011
Flynn, Paul Labour Party Newport West 14.09.2011
Francis, Hywel Labour Party Aberavon 10.10.2011
George, Andrew Liberal Democrats St Ives 15.09.2011
Hopkins, Kelvin Labour Party Luton North 15.09.2011
Jamieson, Cathy Labour Party Kilmarnock and Loudoun 15.09.2011
Leech, John Liberal Democrats Manchester Withington 10.10.2011
Lucas, Caroline Green Party Brighton Pavilion 14.09.2011
McDonnell, John Labour Party Hayes and Harlington 15.09.2011
McGovern, Jim Labour Party Dundee West 27.10.2011
Meale, Alan Labour Party Mansfield 15.09.2011
Sheridan, Jim Labour Party Paisley and Renfrewshire North 15.09.2011
Weir, Mike Scottish National Party Angus 14.09.2011
Whiteford, Eilidh Scottish National Party Banff and Buchan 14.09.2011
Wishart, Pete Scottish National Party Perth and North Perthshire 14.09.2011