Early day motion 40

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BANGLADESH GARMENT FACTORY DISASTER

That this House sends its condolences to the families of the more than 600 people killed and to the many more injured in the collapse of the garment factory near Dhaka, Bangladesh; notes that this factory supplies clothes to some of the big name companies on Britain's high streets; further notes that the factory managers and owners are alleged to have ignored signs of cracking in the building reported days before the collapse in a building that had had five more storeys added than it should have; further notes that factories in developing countries like Bangladesh are under enormous pressure to minimise costs from the western multinational companies buying from them; believes that western multinationals buying from developing countries have a responsibility to ensure that the factories producing these goods provide a safe environment for their workers to work in and for workers' rights to be fully recognised and respected; further believes that the western multinationals that bought clothes from this factory should provide compensation to the bereaved families and the injured survivors; calls on the Government to work with the Bangladeshi government to secure safe working conditions for Bangladeshi workers supplying British markets; and further calls on the Government to enact laws that will provide for sanctions if western multinationals selling goods in this country fail to fulfil their responsibilities to ensure safe and decent working conditions for those working in their supply chain.

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Name Party Constituency Date Signed
Anderson, David Labour Party Blaydon 13.05.2013
Caton, Martin Labour Party Gower 15.05.2013
Connarty, Michael Labour Party Linlithgow and East Falkirk 16.05.2013
Corbyn, Jeremy Labour Party Islington North 10.05.2013
Dobbin, Jim Labour Party Heywood and Middleton 13.05.2013
Durkan, Mark Social Democratic and Labour Party Foyle 13.05.2013
Edwards, Jonathan Plaid Cymru Carmarthen East and Dinefwr 13.05.2013
Galloway, George Respect Bradford West 08.05.2013
George, Andrew Liberal Democrats St Ives 15.05.2013
Glindon, Mary Labour Party North Tyneside 14.05.2013
Godsiff, Roger Labour Party Birmingham Hall Green 21.05.2013
Hancock, Mike Liberal Democrats Portsmouth South 20.05.2013
Hopkins, Kelvin Labour Party Luton North 14.05.2013
Llwyd, Elfyn Plaid Cymru Dwyfor Meirionnydd 15.05.2013
Long, Naomi Alliance Party Belfast East 16.05.2013
McDonnell, Alasdair Social Democratic and Labour Party Belfast South 11.09.2013
McDonnell, John Labour Party Hayes and Harlington 09.05.2013
McGovern, Jim Labour Party Dundee West 03.06.2013
Meale, Alan Labour Party Mansfield 14.05.2013
Ritchie, Margaret Social Democratic and Labour Party South Down 14.05.2013
Roy, Lindsay Labour Party Glenrothes 19.06.2013
Sharma, Virendra Labour Party Ealing Southall 20.05.2013
Sheridan, Jim Labour Party Paisley and Renfrewshire North 15.05.2013