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CHECK-OFF OF UNION SUBSCRIPTIONS

That this House is concerned that Government departments have been asked by the Cabinet Office to review the established system known as check-off, by which public servants pay their union subscriptions directly via payroll; recognises that check-off was introduced as a helpful and inexpensive way for employers, trades unions and their members to work together to collect subscriptions; notes that the cost to the taxpayer of ending the system is likely to be greater than for continuing it; questions the rationale for treating check-off differently to other payroll deductions such as charitable giving via Give As You Earn; further notes the disproportionate impact of ending the system upon low paid workers who could be subject to bank charges if subscriptions are not taken directly from salaries; further recognises that while the Cabinet Office has written to departments describing check-off as not desirable, it cannot instruct departments in this matter; and urges the Government to halt the review of check-off and leave departments to engage in constructive discussions with the trades unions affected.

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Name Party Constituency Date Signed
Anderson, David Labour Party Blaydon 24.02.2014
Barron, Kevin Labour Party Rother Valley 03.04.2014
Bayley, Hugh Labour Party York Central 06.02.2014
Begg, Anne Labour Party Aberdeen South 25.02.2014
Bottomley, Peter Conservative Party Worthing West 06.02.2014
Campbell, Ronnie Labour Party Blyth Valley 05.02.2014
Caton, Martin Labour Party Gower 11.02.2014
Clark, Katy Labour Party North Ayrshire and Arran 05.02.2014
Connarty, Michael Labour Party Linlithgow and East Falkirk 06.03.2014
Cooper, Rosie Labour Party West Lancashire 28.04.2014
Corbyn, Jeremy Labour Party Islington North 05.02.2014
Crausby, David Labour Party Bolton North East 05.02.2014
Cryer, John Labour Party Leyton and Wanstead 05.02.2014
Cunningham, Jim Labour Party Coventry South 13.02.2014
Cunningham, Tony Labour Party Workington 05.03.2014
Davidson, Ian Labour Party Glasgow South West 05.02.2014
Dobbin, Jim Labour Party Heywood and Middleton 10.02.2014
Doran, Frank Labour Party Aberdeen North 13.02.2014
Durkan, Mark Social Democratic and Labour Party Foyle 06.02.2014
Flynn, Paul Labour Party Newport West 05.02.2014
Galloway, George Respect Bradford West 13.02.2014
Gapes, Mike Labour Party Ilford South 10.04.2014
Gilmore, Sheila Labour Party Edinburgh East 19.03.2014
Glass, Pat Labour Party North West Durham 05.02.2014
Glindon, Mary Labour Party North Tyneside 05.02.2014
Godsiff, Roger Labour Party Birmingham Hall Green 03.03.2014
Griffith, Nia Labour Party Llanelli 05.02.2014
Hancock, Mike INDEPENDENT Portsmouth South 24.02.2014
Harris, Tom Labour Party Glasgow South 11.03.2014
Havard, Dai Labour Party Merthyr Tydfil and Rhymney 24.02.2014
Healey, John Labour Party Wentworth and Dearne 27.02.2014
Hepburn, Stephen Labour Party Jarrow 17.03.2014
Hoey, Kate Labour Party Vauxhall 06.02.2014
Hopkins, Kelvin Labour Party Luton North 05.02.2014
Howarth, George Labour Party Knowsley 10.02.2014
Lavery, Ian Labour Party Wansbeck 05.02.2014
Lazarowicz, Mark Labour Party Edinburgh North and Leith 17.03.2014
Leech, John Liberal Democrats Manchester Withington 25.02.2014
Love, Andrew Labour Party Edmonton 10.02.2014
McDonnell, Alasdair Social Democratic and Labour Party Belfast South 12.02.2014
McDonnell, John Labour Party Hayes and Harlington 05.02.2014
McGovern, Jim Labour Party Dundee West 11.02.2014
Meacher, Michael Labour Party Oldham West and Royton 12.03.2014
Meale, Alan Labour Party Mansfield 11.02.2014
Mearns, Ian Labour Party Gateshead 05.02.2014
Mitchell, Austin Labour Party Great Grimsby 24.02.2014
Morden, Jessica Labour Party Newport East 24.02.2014
Morrice, Graeme Labour Party Livingston 24.02.2014
Morris, Grahame M Labour Party Easington 05.02.2014
O'Donnell, Fiona Labour Party East Lothian 12.02.2014
Osborne, Sandra Labour Party Ayr Carrick and Cumnock 06.02.2014
Pearce, Teresa Labour Party Erith and Thamesmead 18.03.2014
Riordan, Linda Labour Party Halifax 06.02.2014
Rotheram, Steve Labour Party Liverpool Walton 12.02.2014
Roy, Lindsay Labour Party Glenrothes 13.02.2014
Ruddock, Joan Labour Party Lewisham Deptford 27.02.2014
Shannon, Jim Democratic Unionist Party Strangford 10.02.2014
Sheridan, Jim Labour Party Paisley and Renfrewshire North 05.02.2014
Skinner, Dennis Labour Party Bolsover 05.02.2014
Smith, Nick Labour Party Blaenau Gwent 01.04.2014
Stringer, Graham Labour Party Blackley and Broughton 10.02.2014
Tami, Mark Labour Party Alyn and Deeside 28.04.2014
Turner, Karl Labour Party Kingston upon Hull East 05.02.2014
Watson, Tom Labour Party West Bromwich East 05.03.2014
Williamson, Chris Labour Party Derby North 05.02.2014
Wood, Mike Roy Labour Party Batley and Spen 10.03.2014
Wright, David Labour Party Telford 19.03.2014