Early day motion 591

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SCIENTIST JOB REDUCTIONS AT KEW GARDENS

That this House is appalled by the recent announcement of a further 51 scientist job cuts at Royal Botanical Kew Gardens on 28 November 2014; notes that these job cuts will result in the loss of over 1,000 years of scientific expertise; deeply regrets that staff were told via email that they were no longer required and that, if these scientists are not found other positions, Kew will lose up to 40 per cent of its scientific staff; supports the PCS and Prospect trade unions in their demand that vacancies within the new structure should be filled by existing staff rather than by recruiting external, less experienced candidates and losing hundreds of years' worth of invaluable experience; further notes the hugely detrimental impact such redundancies will have on the vitally important work carried out at Kew on a daily basis; and calls on the Government to urgently halt these further redundancies in order to allow the new structure put in place at Kew to take effect and to fully engage with staff and unions in order to save as many key scientific posts as possible.

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Name Party Constituency Date Signed
Campbell, Ronnie Labour Party Blyth Valley 03.12.2014
Caton, Martin Labour Party Gower 04.12.2014
Corbyn, Jeremy Labour Party Islington North 02.12.2014
Crausby, David Labour Party Bolton North East 08.12.2014
Galloway, George Respect Bradford West 11.02.2015
George, Andrew Liberal Democrats St Ives 09.12.2014
Glindon, Mary Labour Party North Tyneside 04.12.2014
Godsiff, Roger Labour Party Birmingham Hall Green 15.12.2014
Hermon, Lady INDEPENDENT North Down 03.12.2014
Heyes, David Labour Party Ashton under Lyne 04.12.2014
Hopkins, Kelvin Labour Party Luton North 03.12.2014
Jackson, Glenda Labour Party Hampstead and Kilburn 15.12.2014
Lavery, Ian Labour Party Wansbeck 04.12.2014
Lucas, Caroline Green Party Brighton Pavilion 08.12.2014
McDonnell, John Labour Party Hayes and Harlington 02.12.2014
Meale, Alan Labour Party Mansfield 03.12.2014
Mitchell, Austin Labour Party Great Grimsby 03.12.2014
Morris, Grahame M Labour Party Easington 10.12.2014
Qureshi, Yasmin Labour Party Bolton South East 05.01.2015
Russell, Bob Liberal Democrats Colchester 04.12.2014
Shannon, Jim Democratic Unionist Party Strangford 04.12.2014
Sharma, Virendra Labour Party Ealing Southall 03.12.2014
Skinner, Dennis Labour Party Bolsover 03.12.2014
Vaz, Valerie Labour Party Walsall South 15.12.2014