MP for Elmet and Rothwell Alec Shelbrooke has today tabled proposals in the House of Commons to ban unpaid internships.
The MP argued that unpaid internships should be stopped because they limit the opportunities to children who come from poorer backgrounds and can't afford to work for free:
An MP is promising to wear a onesie to vote in the House of Commons if enough people donate money to a hospice in his constituency.
Alec Shelbrooke, the Conservative MP for the West Yorkshire constituency of Elmet and Rothwell, is aiming to raise £5,000 for the Martin House Children's Hospice in Boston Spa, which provides care for young people with life-limiting illnesses and support for their families.
If he hits the figure, Mr Shelbrooke says he will go through the division lobby of the House of Commons wearing the onesie, in support of Martin House's Good Night's Sleep appeal, which aims to raise £120,000 to fund respite stays for families of children using the hospice.
Explaining his plans on fundraising website www.justgiving.com/ashelbrookemp, the MP said: "The appeal and the hospice aim to raise money to provide care for children and young people with short life expectancies and provide support to their families.