Early day motion 56

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That this House notes that workers in the UK lack adequate legal safeguards from working in uncomfortably high temperatures, owing to the lack of a statutory maximum temperature at which employers would have to introduce control measures, such as breaks, access to water or air conditioning; further notes that this would correct an anomaly in current legislation where a legal minimum working temperature exists, but a corresponding upper limit does not exist in statute; appreciates that excessive heat in the workplace is responsible for heat stress and thermal discomfort, and can impact seriously on health, well-being and productivity; recognises that this is a matter of concern for workers in a wide range of workplaces including offices, schools, shops, bakeries, vehicles, trains, call-centres, theatres and construction sites; and calls on the Government to adopt the recommendations of the TUC and joint union Cool It campaign to introduce into law a maximum working temperature of 30 degrees Celsius or 27 degrees Celsius for those doing strenuous work, beyond which employers would have a statutory duty to introduce effective control measures.

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Total number of signatures: 36

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Name Party Constituency Date Signed
Bottomley, Peter Conservative Party Worthing West 28.06.2017
Carden, Dan Labour Party Liverpool Walton 26.06.2017
Crausby, David Labour Party Bolton North East 20.07.2017
Cruddas, Jon Labour Party Dagenham and Rainham 26.06.2017
Cunningham, Jim Labour Party Coventry South 27.06.2017
Day, Martyn Scottish National Party Linlithgow and East Falkirk 27.06.2017
Drew, David Labour Party Stroud 26.06.2017
Edwards, Jonathan Plaid Cymru Carmarthen East and Dinefwr 27.06.2017
Flynn, Paul Labour Party Newport West 28.06.2017
George, Ruth Labour Party High Peak 05.07.2017
Hardy, Emma Labour Party Kingston upon Hull West and Hessle 26.06.2017
Hermon, Lady INDEPENDENT North Down 29.06.2017
Hill, Mike Labour Party Hartlepool 04.07.2017
Hollern, Kate Labour Party Blackburn 03.07.2017
Hopkins, Kelvin Labour Party Luton North 27.06.2017
Jardine, Christine Liberal Democrats Edinburgh West 21.11.2017
Kinnock, Stephen Labour Party Aberavon 05.09.2017
Lewis, Clive Labour Party Norwich South 29.06.2017
Marsden, Gordon Labour Party Blackpool South 28.06.2017
Martin, Sandy Labour Party Ipswich 09.10.2017
Maskell, Rachael Labour Party York Central 27.06.2017
McDonald, Stuart Scottish National Party Cumbernauld Kilsyth and Kirkintilloch East 27.06.2017
Mearns, Ian Labour Party Gateshead 26.06.2017
Morris, Grahame M Labour Party Easington 26.06.2017
Nandy, Lisa Labour Party Wigan 04.07.2017
Owen, Albert Labour Party Ynys Môn 27.06.2017
Pearce, Teresa Labour Party Erith and Thamesmead 26.06.2017
Robinson, Gavin Democratic Unionist Party Belfast East 27.06.2017
Shannon, Jim Democratic Unionist Party Strangford 27.06.2017
Simpson, David Democratic Unionist Party Upper Bann 28.06.2017
Skinner, Dennis Labour Party Bolsover 27.06.2017
Smeeth, Ruth Labour Party Stoke-on-Trent North 26.06.2017
Stephens, Christopher Scottish National Party Glasgow South West 27.06.2017
Stevens, Jo Labour Party Cardiff Central 27.06.2017
Streeting, Wes Labour Party Ilford North 28.06.2017
Williamson, Chris Labour Party Derby North 03.07.2017