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LATE PAYMENT

EDM (Early Day Motion) 76: tabled on 21 November 1995

Tabled in the 1995-96 session.

This motion has been signed by 271 Members. It has received 2 amendments.

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

Amendments to this motion

There have been 2 amendments submitted to this motion.

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Motion text

That this House condemns the continued late payment of commercial debts; notes that the Government 1994 White Paper commitment to pursue exclusively non-statutory measures for a two year period expires in June 1996; notes the negative impact which late payment continues to have on the growth and job creation potential of smaller businesses in particular; recognises the importance of the small firms sector to the United Kingdom economy; and, believing that non statutory measures cannot be effective on their own, calls for the implementation at the earliest possible opportunity of a statutory right to interest on overdue commercial debts.

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 27 November 1995
Rossendale and Darwen
Armstrong, Hilary
Labour
Signed on 23 November 1995
North West Durham
Arnold, Mr Jacques
Conservative
Signed on 21 November 1995
Gravesham
Ashton, Mr Joe
Labour
Signed on 7 February 1996
Bassetlaw
Atkinson, Mr David
Conservative
Signed on 21 November 1995
Bournemouth East
Austin-Walker, John
Labour
Signed on 30 January 1996
Woolwich
Banks, Matthew
Conservative
Signed on 21 November 1995
Southport
Banks, Tony
Labour
Signed on 22 November 1995
Newham North West
Barron, Mr Kevin
Labour
Signed on 29 November 1995
Rother Valley
Battle, John
Labour
Signed on 23 November 1995
Leeds West
Bayley, Hugh
Labour
Signed on 21 November 1995
York
Beggs, Mr Roy
Ulster Unionist Party
Signed on 22 November 1995
East Antrim
Beith, Sir Alan
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 21 November 1995
Berwick-upon-Tweed
Bendall, Mr Vivian
Conservative
Signed on 9 January 1996
Ilford North
Benn, Mr Tony
Labour
Signed on 7 June 1996
Chesterfield
Benton, Mr Joe
Labour
Signed on 31 January 1996
Bootle
Bermingham, Mr Gerry
Labour
Signed on 21 November 1995
St Helens South
Berry, Dr Roger
Labour
Signed on 21 November 1995
Kingswood
Betts, Mr Clive
Labour
Signed on 21 November 1995
Sheffield, Attercliffe
Body, Sir Richard
Independent Conservative
Signed on 6 December 1995
Holland with Boston
Booth, Hartley
Conservative
Signed on 1 February 1996
Finchley
Bottomley, Sir Peter
Conservative
Signed on 21 November 1995
Eltham
Bowden, Sir Andrew
Conservative
Signed on 21 November 1995
Brighton, Kemptown
Boyes, Roland
Labour
Signed on 21 November 1995
Houghton and Washington
Boyson, Sir Rhodes
Conservative
Signed on 22 November 1995
Brent North
Bradley, Mr Keith
Labour
Signed on 23 November 1995
Manchester, Withington
Bray, Dr Jeremy
Labour
Signed on 21 November 1995
Motherwell South
Brazier, Mr Julian
Conservative
Signed on 9 January 1996
Canterbury
Brown, Mr Nicholas
Labour
Signed on 21 November 1995
Newcastle upon Tyne East
Bruce, Malcolm
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 21 November 1995
Gordon
Burden, Richard
Labour
Signed on 18 January 1996
Birmingham, Northfield
Byers, Mr Stephen
Labour
Signed on 5 June 1996
Wallsend
Caborn, Mr Richard
Labour
Signed on 21 November 1995
Sheffield Central
Campbell, Mrs Anne
Labour
Signed on 28 November 1995
Cambridge
Campbell, Sir Menzies
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 21 November 1995
North East Fife
Canavan, Dennis
Labour
Signed on 6 February 1996
Falkirk West
Cann, Mr Jamie
Labour
Signed on 21 November 1995
Ipswich
Carlile, Alex
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 22 November 1995
Montgomery
Cash, Mr William
Conservative
Signed on 21 November 1995
Stafford
Chidgey, Mr David
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 28 November 1995
Eastleigh
Chisholm, Mr Malcolm
Labour
Signed on 6 March 1996
Edinburgh, Leith
Church, Ms Judith
Labour
Signed on 21 November 1995
Dagenham
Churchill, Winston
Conservative
Signed on 21 November 1995
Davyhulme
Clapham, Mr Michael
Labour
Signed on 22 November 1995
Barnsley West and Penistone
Clark, Dr Michael
Conservative
Signed on 21 November 1995
Rochford
Clarke, Mr Eric
Labour
Signed on 21 November 1995
Midlothian
Clelland, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 21 November 1995
Tyne Bridge
Clwyd, Ann
Labour
Signed on 22 January 1996
Cynon Valley
Coffey, Ann
Labour
Signed on 21 November 1995
Stockport
Cohen, Harry
Labour
Signed on 21 November 1995
Leyton
Colvin, Michael
Conservative
Signed on 21 November 1995
Romsey and Waterside
Connarty, Michael
Labour
Signed on 22 November 1995
Falkirk East
Cook, Frank
Labour
Signed on 21 November 1995
Stockton North
Corbett, Mr Robin
Labour
Signed on 21 November 1995
Birmingham, Erdington
Cormack, Sir Patrick
Conservative
Signed on 21 November 1995
South Staffordshire
Corston, Jean
Labour
Signed on 21 November 1995
Bristol East
Cousins, Jim
Labour
Signed on 23 November 1995
Newcastle upon Tyne Central
Cox, Tom
Labour
Signed on 24 November 1995
Tooting
Cummings, John
Labour
Signed on 21 November 1995
Easington
Cunningham, Mr Jim
Labour
Signed on 21 November 1995
Coventry South East
Dafis, Cynog
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 21 November 1995
Ceredigion and Pembroke North
Dalyell, Tam
Labour
Signed on 21 November 1995
Linlithgow
Davies, Chris
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 21 November 1995
Littleborough and Saddleworth
Davis, Mr Terry
Labour
Signed on 21 November 1995
Birmingham, Hodge Hill
Day, Mr Stephen
Conservative
Signed on 15 January 1996
Cheadle
Denham, Mr John
Labour
Signed on 21 November 1995
Southampton, Itchen
Dixon, Don
Labour
Signed on 10 June 1996
Jarrow
Dover, Den
Conservative
Signed on 21 November 1995
Chorley
Dunn, Mr Bob
Conservative
Signed on 23 November 1995
Dartford
Dunnachie, Jimmy
Labour
Signed on 7 June 1996
Glasgow, Pollok
Dunwoody, Mrs Gwyneth
Labour
Signed on 31 January 1996
Crewe and Nantwich
Dykes, Hugh
Conservative
Signed on 22 January 1996
Harrow East
Eastham, Ken
Labour
Signed on 10 June 1996
Manchester, Blackley
Evans, John
Labour
Signed on 22 November 1995
St Helens North
Ewing, Mrs Margaret
Scottish National Party
Signed on 21 November 1995
Moray
Fatchett, Derek
Labour
Signed on 21 November 1995
Leeds Central
Faulds, Andrew
Labour
Signed on 21 November 1995
Warley East
Fenner, Dame Peggy
Conservative
Signed on 6 December 1995
Medway
Field, Mr Frank
Labour
Signed on 9 January 1996
Birkenhead
Fishburn, Dudley
Conservative
Signed on 13 December 1995
Kensington
Flynn, Paul
Labour
Signed on 6 December 1995
Newport West
Foster, Mr Don
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 21 November 1995
Bath
Foulkes, George
Labour
Signed on 6 June 1996
Carrick, Cumnock and Doon Valley
Fraser, John
Labour
Signed on 21 November 1995
Norwood
Fyfe, Mrs Maria
Labour
Signed on 21 November 1995
Glasgow, Maryhill
Gallie, Mr Phil
Conservative
Signed on 13 December 1995
Ayr
Gapes, Mike
Labour
Signed on 21 November 1995
Ilford South
Gerrard, Mr Neil
Labour
Signed on 22 November 1995
Walthamstow
Gilbert, Dr John
Labour
Signed on 6 December 1995
Dudley East
Gill, Mr Christopher
Conservative
Signed on 5 December 1995
Ludlow
Godman, Dr Norman
Labour
Signed on 23 November 1995
Greenock and Port Glasgow
Godsiff, Mr Roger
Labour
Signed on 21 November 1995
Birmingham, Small Heath
Golding, Mrs Llin
Labour
Signed on 15 January 1996
Newcastle-under-Lyme
Gordon, Mildred
Labour
Signed on 8 February 1996
Bow and Poplar
Graham, Mr Tommy
Labour
Signed on 19 March 1996
Renfrew West and Inverclyde
Greenway, Harry
Conservative
Signed on 13 December 1995
Ealing North
Greenway, Mr John
Conservative
Signed on 21 November 1995
Ryedale
Griffiths, Nigel
Labour
Signed on 21 November 1995
Edinburgh South
Griffiths, Peter
Conservative
Signed on 22 January 1996
Portsmouth North
Griffiths, Mr Win
Labour
Signed on 21 November 1995
Bridgend
Gunnell, Mr John
Labour
Signed on 21 November 1995
Morley and Leeds South
Hain, Mr Peter
Labour
Signed on 22 November 1995
Neath
Hall, Mr Mike
Labour
Signed on 21 November 1995
Warrington South
Hampson, Dr Keith
Conservative
Signed on 28 November 1995
Leeds North West
Hannam, Sir John
Conservative
Signed on 28 November 1995
Exeter
Hanson, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 21 November 1995
Delyn
Hardy, Peter
Labour
Signed on 21 November 1995
Wentworth
Harvey, Nick
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 23 November 1995
North Devon
Hayes, Jerry
Conservative
Signed on 23 April 1996
Harlow
Heppell, Mr John
Labour
Signed on 21 November 1995
Nottingham East
Hicks, Sir Robert
Conservative
Signed on 28 November 1995
South East Cornwall
Hill, Sir James
Conservative
Signed on 16 January 1996
Southampton, Test
Hill, Keith
Labour
Signed on 21 November 1995
Streatham
Hodge, Margaret
Labour
Signed on 21 November 1995
Barking
Hoey, Kate
Labour
Signed on 30 November 1995
Vauxhall
Hogg, Norman
Labour
Signed on 22 November 1995
Cumbernauld and Kilsyth
Home Robertson, Mr John
Labour
Signed on 21 November 1995
East Lothian
Hoon, Mr Geoff
Labour
Signed on 24 June 1996
Ashfield
Howarth, Alan
Labour
Signed on 30 November 1995
Stratford-on-Avon
Howarth, Mr George
Labour
Signed on 21 November 1995
Knowsley North
Howells, Dr Kim
Labour
Signed on 25 January 1996
Pontypridd
Hoyle, Doug
Labour
Signed on 21 November 1995
Warrington North
Hughes, Mr Kevin
Labour
Signed on 28 November 1995
Doncaster North
Hughes, Robert
Conservative
Signed on 22 November 1995
Harrow West
Hughes, Roy
Labour
Signed on 21 November 1995
Newport East
Hughes, Simon
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 28 November 1995
Southwark and Bermondsey
Hunt, Sir John
Conservative
Signed on 28 November 1995
Ravensbourne
Hutton, Mr John
Labour
Signed on 27 November 1995
Barrow and Furness
Illsley, Mr Eric
Labour
Signed on 21 November 1995
Barnsley Central
Ingram, Mr Adam
Labour
Signed on 11 June 1996
East Kilbride
Jackson, Helen
Labour
Signed on 23 November 1995
Sheffield, Hillsborough
Jamieson, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 21 November 1995
Plymouth, Devonport
Janner, Greville
Labour
Signed on 5 June 1996
Leicester West
Johnston, Sir Russell
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 21 November 1995
Inverness, Nairn and Lochaber
Jones, Mr Barry
Labour
Signed on 22 November 1995
Alyn and Deeside
Jones, Mr Ieuan Wyn
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 21 November 1995
Ynys Môn
Jones, Mr Jon Owen
Labour
Signed on 9 January 1996
Cardiff Central
Jones, Mr Martyn
Labour
Signed on 21 November 1995
Clwyd South West
Jones, Mr Nigel
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 21 November 1995
Cheltenham
Jowell, Tessa
Labour
Signed on 21 November 1995
Dulwich
Kaufman, Mr Gerald
Labour
Signed on 4 June 1996
Manchester, Gorton
Keen, Alan
Labour
Signed on 13 March 1996
Feltham and Heston
Kennedy, Mr Charles
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 6 February 1996
Ross, Cromarty and Skye
Kennedy, Jane
Labour
Signed on 6 June 1996
Liverpool, Broadgreen
Khabra, Mr Piara S
Labour
Signed on 21 November 1995
Ealing, Southall
Kilfoyle, Mr Peter
Labour
Signed on 21 November 1995
Liverpool, Walton
Kirkwood, Sir Archy
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 21 November 1995
Roxburgh and Berwickshire
Knox, Sir David
Conservative
Signed on 22 November 1995
Staffordshire Moorlands
Lester, Sir James
Conservative
Signed on 21 November 1995
Broxtowe
Liddell, Mrs Helen
Labour
Signed on 21 November 1995
Monklands East
Livingstone, Mr Ken
Labour
Signed on 21 November 1995
Brent East
Llwyd, Mr Elfyn
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 21 February 1996
Meirionnydd Nant Conwy
Lord, Sir Michael
Conservative
Signed on 29 January 1996
Central Suffolk
Lynne, Liz
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 21 November 1995
Rochdale
MacDonald, Dr Calum
Labour
Signed on 31 January 1996
Western Isles
MacShane, Mr Denis
Labour
Signed on 14 December 1995
Rotherham
Madden, Max
Labour
Signed on 4 June 1996
Bradford West
Maddock, Mrs Diana
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 4 December 1995
Christchurch
Mahon, Alice
Labour
Signed on 5 February 1996
Halifax
Marek, Dr John
Labour
Signed on 23 November 1995
Wrexham
Marland, Paul
Conservative
Signed on 22 January 1996
West Gloucestershire
Martlew, Mr Eric
Labour
Signed on 27 November 1995
Carlisle
Mates, Lt Col Michael
Conservative
Signed on 21 November 1995
East Hampshire
McAllion, Mr John
Labour
Signed on 21 November 1995
Dundee East
McAvoy, Mr Thomas
Labour
Signed on 21 November 1995
Glasgow, Rutherglen
McCartney, Sir Ian
Labour
Signed on 21 November 1995
Makerfield
McCrea, Rev Dr William
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 22 November 1995
Mid Ulster
McFall, Mr John
Labour
Signed on 21 November 1995
Dumbarton
McKelvey, William
Labour
Signed on 21 November 1995
Kilmarnock and Loudoun
McLeish, Mr Henry
Labour
Signed on 19 June 1996
Central Fife
McNair-Wilson, Sir Patrick
Conservative
Signed on 24 January 1996
New Forest
Meale, Mr Alan
Labour
Signed on 21 November 1995
Mansfield
Michie, Mr Bill
Labour
Signed on 21 November 1995
Sheffield, Heeley
Michie, Mrs Ray
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 22 November 1995
Argyll and Bute
Miller, Andrew
Labour
Signed on 21 November 1995
Ellesmere Port and Neston
Mitchell, Mr Austin
Labour
Signed on 28 November 1995
Great Grimsby
Montgomery, Sir Fergus
Conservative
Signed on 21 November 1995
Altrincham and Sale
Moonie, Dr Lewis
Labour
Signed on 21 November 1995
Kirkcaldy
Morley, Mr Elliot
Labour
Signed on 7 June 1996
Glanford and Scunthorpe
Morris, Alf
Labour
Signed on 23 November 1995
Manchester, Wythenshawe
Morris, Estelle
Labour
Signed on 21 November 1995
Birmingham, Yardley
Mullin, Mr Chris
Labour
Signed on 23 November 1995
Sunderland South
Nicholls, Mr Patrick
Conservative
Signed on 5 June 1996
Teignbridge
Nicholson, David
Conservative
Signed on 22 November 1995
Taunton
Nicholson, Emma
Conservative
Signed on 13 February 1996
Torridge and West Devon
O'Brien, Sir Bill
Labour
Signed on 27 June 1996
Normanton
O'Hara, Mr Edward
Labour
Signed on 21 November 1995
Knowsley South
O'Neill, Mr Martin
Labour
Signed on 21 November 1995
Clackmannan
Olner, Mr Bill
Labour
Signed on 21 November 1995
Nuneaton
Orme, Stan
Labour
Signed on 4 June 1996
Salford East
Parry, Robert
Labour
Signed on 19 June 1996
Liverpool, Riverside
Peacock, Mrs Elizabeth
Conservative
Signed on 21 November 1995
Batley and Spen
Pearson, Ian
Labour
Signed on 21 November 1995
Dudley West
Pendry, Mr Tom
Labour
Signed on 31 January 1996
Stalybridge and Hyde
Pickthall, Mr Colin
Labour
Signed on 23 November 1995
West Lancashire
Pike, Mr Peter
Labour
Signed on 21 November 1995
Burnley
Powell, William
Conservative
Signed on 21 November 1995
Corby
Prentice, Bridget
Labour
Signed on 21 November 1995
Lewisham East
Prentice, Mr Gordon
Labour
Signed on 21 November 1995
Pendle
Purchase, Mr Ken
Labour
Signed on 21 November 1995
Wolverhampton North East
Quin, Joyce
Labour
Signed on 6 December 1995
Gateshead East
Randall, Stuart
Labour
Signed on 14 February 1996
Kingston upon Hull West
Rathbone, Tim
Conservative
Signed on 21 November 1995
Lewes
Rendel, Mr David
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 21 November 1995
Newbury
Robathan, Mr Andrew
Conservative
Signed on 21 November 1995
Blaby
Roberts, Sir Wyn
Conservative
Signed on 21 November 1995
Conwy
Rogers, Mr Allan
Labour
Signed on 31 January 1996
Rhondda
Rooney, Mr Terry
Labour
Signed on 21 November 1995
Bradford North
Ross, Mr Ernie
Labour
Signed on 21 November 1995
Dundee West
Rowlands, Mr Ted
Labour
Signed on 5 June 1996
Merthyr Tydfil and Rhymney
Ruddock, Joan
Labour
Signed on 21 November 1995
Lewisham, Deptford
Salmond, Mr Alex
Scottish National Party
Signed on 22 November 1995
Banff and Buchan
Scott, Sir Nicholas
Conservative
Signed on 27 February 1996
Chelsea
Sedgemore, Mr Brian
Labour
Signed on 12 June 1996
Hackney South and Shoreditch
Shaw, Sir Giles
Conservative
Signed on 30 November 1995
Pudsey
Sheerman, Mr Barry
Labour
Signed on 21 November 1995
Huddersfield
Shepherd, Sir Colin
Conservative
Signed on 30 January 1996
Hereford
Simpson, Alan
Labour
Signed on 28 November 1995
Nottingham South
Smith, Sir Dudley
Conservative
Signed on 20 February 1996
Warwick and Leamington
Snape, Mr Peter
Labour
Signed on 21 November 1995
West Bromwich East
Soley, Mr Clive
Labour
Signed on 5 June 1996
Hammersmith
Spellar, Mr John
Labour
Signed on 21 November 1995
Warley West
Spicer, Sir James
Conservative
Signed on 21 November 1995
West Dorset
Squire, Rachel
Labour
Signed on 9 January 1996
Dunfermline West
Steel, Sir David
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 21 November 1995
Tweeddale, Ettrick and Lauderdale
Steinberg, Mr Gerry
Labour
Signed on 6 February 1996
City of Durham
Stephen, Michael
Conservative
Signed on 5 February 1996
Shoreham
Stevenson, Mr George
Labour
Signed on 17 June 1996
Stoke-on-Trent South
Stewart, Allan
Conservative
Signed on 20 December 1995
Eastwood
Stott, Roger
Labour
Signed on 11 June 1996
Wigan
Sutcliffe, Mr Gerry
Labour
Signed on 21 November 1995
Bradford South
Sweeney, Walter
Conservative
Signed on 30 January 1996
Vale of Glamorgan
Taylor, Matthew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 6 December 1995
Truro
Taylor, Sir Teddy
Conservative
Signed on 21 November 1995
Southend East
Thompson, Jack
Labour
Signed on 22 November 1995
Wansbeck
Thompson, Patrick
Conservative
Signed on 21 November 1995
Norwich North
Thornton, Sir Malcolm
Conservative
Signed on 21 November 1995
Crosby
Timms, Mr Stephen
Labour
Signed on 21 November 1995
Newham North East
Tipping, Paddy
Labour
Signed on 21 November 1995
Sherwood
Touhig, Mr Don
Labour
Signed on 21 November 1995
Islwyn
Townend, Mr John
Conservative
Signed on 21 November 1995
Bridlington
Turner, Mr Dennis
Labour
Signed on 21 November 1995
Wolverhampton South East
Tyler, Mr Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 21 November 1995
North Cornwall
Vaughan, Sir Gerard
Conservative
Signed on 21 November 1995
Reading East
Walden, George
Conservative
Signed on 15 January 1996
Buckingham
Walker, Sir Harold
Labour
Signed on 20 February 1996
Doncaster Central
Wallace, Mr Jim
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 6 December 1995
Orkney and Shetland
Walley, Joan
Labour
Signed on 30 January 1996
Stoke-on-Trent North
Watson, Mike
Labour
Signed on 7 June 1996
Glasgow Central
Welsh, Mr Andrew
Scottish National Party
Signed on 21 November 1995
Angus East
Wicks, Malcolm
Labour
Signed on 4 June 1996
Croydon North West
Wigley, Mr Dafydd
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 21 November 1995
Caernarfon
Wilkinson, Mr John
Conservative
Signed on 21 November 1995
Ruislip - Northwood
Williams, Mr Alan
Labour
Signed on 30 January 1996
Swansea West
Williams, Dr Alan
Labour
Signed on 1 February 1996
Carmarthen
Wilson, Mr Brian
Labour
Signed on 11 June 1996
Cunninghame North
Winterton, Ann
Conservative
Signed on 21 November 1995
Congleton
Winterton, Sir Nicholas
Conservative
Signed on 21 November 1995
Macclesfield
Wolfson, Mark
Conservative
Signed on 28 November 1995
Sevenoaks
Worthington, Tony
Labour
Signed on 23 November 1995
Clydebank and Milngavie
Wright, Dr Tony
Labour
Signed on 27 February 1996
Cannock and Burntwood

After a motion has been tabled, other Members can table amendments to it. Amendments to this motion are shown below.

LATE PAYMENT (Amendment 1)
leave out `implementation at the earliest possible opportunity' and insert `immediate implementation'.
Labour, Liverpool, Garston
5
signatures
EDM 76A1: tabled on 23 November 1995
LATE PAYMENT (Amendment 2)
after `opportunity' insert `of an enquiry into the desirability.'.
Labour, Workington
1
signature
EDM 76A2: tabled on 29 February 1996