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BUILDING SOCIETY BOUNTY

EDM (Early Day Motion) 977: tabled on 10 June 1996

Tabled in the 1995-96 session.

This motion has been signed by 68 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

As this motion is using historical data, we may not have the record of the original ordering, in which case signatories are listed alphabetically.

Motion text

That this House notes the recent announcements by several leading building societies to convert into public limited companies which will result in the transfer of billions of pounds of mutually owned assets to individual investors and borrowing members; further notes the intergenerational achievement of members in creating these assets over the past 150 years; calls upon building society boards to recommend their members put aside a proportion of their individual or corporate capital bounty in this conversion process for charitable causes; sees the areas of housing and community projects around the geographical areas around the building society headquarters as the most appropriate areas for charitable funds to be used; notes the findings of the recently published DEMOS pamphlet, The Building Society Bounty, which proposes a way forward for individual member philanthropy; further notes and commends the recent announcement by the Northern Rock Building Society that it is establishing the Northern Rock Foundation; notes that this foundation will have a potential grant making capacity of ú7 million per annum; and urges those other societies in the process of converting to plc status to follow this lead in order that on leaving the mutual aid sector they leave behind substantial charitable foundations for building society.

The first 6 Members who have signed to support the motion are the sponsors. The primary sponsor is generally the person who tabled the motion and has responsibility for it. The date shown is when the Member signed the motion.

In addition to the sponsors, the following Members have signed to support the motion.

Anderson, Janet
Labour
Signed on 2 July 1996
Rossendale and Darwen
Austin-Walker, John
Labour
Signed on 24 June 1996
Woolwich
Barnes, Mr Harry
Labour
Signed on 12 June 1996
North East Derbyshire
Battle, John
Labour
Signed on 12 June 1996
Leeds West
Bayley, Hugh
Labour
Signed on 13 June 1996
York
Beith, Sir Alan
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 4 July 1996
Berwick-upon-Tweed
Betts, Mr Clive
Labour
Signed on 19 June 1996
Sheffield, Attercliffe
Bottomley, Sir Peter
Conservative
Signed on 19 July 1996
Eltham
Bruce, Malcolm
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 26 June 1996
Gordon
Campbell, Mrs Anne
Labour
Signed on 8 July 1996
Cambridge
Campbell, Sir Menzies
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 20 June 1996
North East Fife
Carlile, Alex
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 20 June 1996
Montgomery
Chidgey, Mr David
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 8 July 1996
Eastleigh
Clapham, Mr Michael
Labour
Signed on 19 June 1996
Barnsley West and Penistone
Clarke, Mr Eric
Labour
Signed on 19 June 1996
Midlothian
Clwyd, Ann
Labour
Signed on 13 June 1996
Cynon Valley
Connarty, Michael
Labour
Signed on 4 July 1996
Falkirk East
Corston, Jean
Labour
Signed on 12 June 1996
Bristol East
Cox, Tom
Labour
Signed on 12 June 1996
Tooting
Davies, Chris
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 20 June 1996
Littleborough and Saddleworth
Foster, Mr Don
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 20 June 1996
Bath
Godman, Dr Norman
Labour
Signed on 17 June 1996
Greenock and Port Glasgow
Gordon, Mildred
Labour
Signed on 18 June 1996
Bow and Poplar
Griffiths, Mr Win
Labour
Signed on 12 June 1996
Bridgend
Hall, Mr Mike
Labour
Signed on 12 June 1996
Warrington South
Hill, Keith
Labour
Signed on 12 June 1996
Streatham
Howarth, Alan
Labour
Signed on 11 June 1996
Stratford-on-Avon
Howell, Sir Ralph
Conservative
Signed on 18 June 1996
North Norfolk
Illsley, Mr Eric
Labour
Signed on 18 June 1996
Barnsley Central
Johnson Smith, Sir Geoffrey
Conservative
Signed on 15 July 1996
Wealden
Johnston, Sir Russell
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 2 July 1996
Inverness, Nairn and Lochaber
Jones, Mr Barry
Labour
Signed on 13 June 1996
Alyn and Deeside
Jones, Mr Martyn
Labour
Signed on 18 July 1996
Clwyd South West
Jones, Mr Nigel
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 9 July 1996
Cheltenham
Kennedy, Mr Charles
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 20 June 1996
Ross, Cromarty and Skye
Kirkwood, Sir Archy
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 20 June 1996
Roxburgh and Berwickshire
Livingstone, Mr Ken
Labour
Signed on 11 June 1996
Brent East
MacDonald, Dr Calum
Labour
Signed on 13 June 1996
Western Isles
Madden, Max
Labour
Signed on 12 June 1996
Bradford West
Maddock, Mrs Diana
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 26 June 1996
Christchurch
Meale, Mr Alan
Labour
Signed on 19 June 1996
Mansfield
Michie, Mr Bill
Labour
Signed on 12 June 1996
Sheffield, Heeley
Mitchell, Mr Austin
Labour
Signed on 26 June 1996
Great Grimsby
O'Hara, Mr Edward
Labour
Signed on 19 June 1996
Knowsley South
Parry, Robert
Labour
Signed on 19 June 1996
Liverpool, Riverside
Peacock, Mrs Elizabeth
Conservative
Signed on 11 June 1996
Batley and Spen
Pickthall, Mr Colin
Labour
Signed on 19 June 1996
West Lancashire
Porter, Barry
Conservative
Signed on 14 October 1996
Wirral South
Prentice, Mr Gordon
Labour
Signed on 13 June 1996
Pendle
Rathbone, Tim
Conservative
Signed on 12 July 1996
Lewes
Rendel, Mr David
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 20 June 1996
Newbury
Simpson, Alan
Labour
Signed on 12 June 1996
Nottingham South
Steel, Sir David
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 26 June 1996
Tweeddale, Ettrick and Lauderdale
Taylor, Matthew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 25 June 1996
Truro
Temple-Morris, Mr Peter
Conservative
Signed on 19 June 1996
Leominster
Thompson, Jack
Labour
Signed on 19 June 1996
Wansbeck
Tipping, Paddy
Labour
Signed on 12 June 1996
Sherwood
Touhig, Mr Don
Labour
Signed on 8 July 1996
Islwyn
Turner, Mr Dennis
Labour
Signed on 19 June 1996
Wolverhampton South East
Tyler, Mr Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 26 June 1996
North Cornwall
Wallace, Mr Jim
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 3 July 1996
Orkney and Shetland

These members had previously signed the motion, but have now withdrawn their support. The date shown is when the Member withdrew their signature from the motion.