John Mann A different kind of MP
On Monday I tabled Early Day Motion 1095 calling for renewed pressure on Qatar to improve conditions for migrant workers ahead of the 2022 World Cup.
22 MPs from all three major parties have now backed the motion after reports that at least 455 Indian and 360 Nepalese workers died in Qatar in 2012 and 2013, and accounts from human rights groups of a number of other serious abuses.
Since Qatar was awarded the 2022 World Cup it has experienced a construction boom. Migrant workers, predominantly from India and Nepal, have been brought in to build the infrastructure, hotels and football stadiums that the country needs to host the tournament.
It is completely unacceptable that hundreds of those workers have died due to unsafe working conditions.
If no action is taken to drastically improve working conditions for migrant workers in Qatar, hundreds or even thousands more will die ahead of the World Cup in 2022.
I am delighted that MPs from all major parties have backed my parliamentary motion calling on the Government, the international community and FIFA to act and urge Qatar in the strongest possible terms to drastically improve working conditions, review the migrant worker sponsorship scheme, and properly compensate the families of migrant workers who have been injured or killed.
I am yet to receive a response to my letter to the Qatari Embassy in London requesting a meeting to discuss what urgent steps Qatar can take to improve conditions for migrant workers.
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