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STATUS OF CHARITIES

EDM (Early Day Motion) 636: tabled on 13 January 1998

Tabled in the 1997-98 session.

This motion has been signed by 193 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 statement on page 43 of The Times of 1st December 1997 that 'Surprisingly, the law does not prevent any competent crook from registering or acquiring registered charities'; calls on Her Majesty's Government to encourage all those with power to allow charity collections on their premises, especially the managements of supermarkets and stations, to adopt the practice of insisting beforehand on the presence of a recommendation, from a first class source, on each relevant charity whose work is not already known to those managements - along the lines of the well-established Charity Check database system referred to in the same article; and further calls on Her Majesty's Government to consider urgently the reform of the Charities Act 1992, Part III, so that the current legal framework can be updated as soon as possible to help prevent money going astray that should instead go to genuine charities.

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.

Ballard, Jackie
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 23 April 1998
Taunton
Barnes, Mr Harry
Labour
Signed on 15 January 1998
North East Derbyshire
Beggs, Mr Roy
Ulster Unionist Party
Signed on 5 May 1998
East Antrim
Bell, Mr Martin
Independent
Signed on 9 June 1998
Tatton
Benn, Mr Tony
Labour
Signed on 2 June 1998
Chesterfield
Bennett, Andrew
Labour
Signed on 19 October 1998
Denton and Reddish
Benton, Mr Joe
Labour
Signed on 20 May 1998
Bootle
Bercow, John
Conservative
Signed on 5 May 1998
Buckingham
Bermingham, Mr Gerry
Labour
Signed on 27 April 1998
St Helens South
Best, Mr Harold
Labour
Signed on 29 June 1998
Leeds North West
Blizzard, Mr Bob
Labour
Signed on 27 April 1998
Waveney
Bottomley, Sir Peter
Conservative
Signed on 14 January 1998
Worthing West
Bradshaw, Mr Ben
Labour
Signed on 21 May 1998
Exeter
Brady, Mr Graham
Conservative
Signed on 13 May 1998
Altrincham and Sale West
Brake, Tom
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 21 May 1998
Carshalton and Wallington
Brand, Dr Peter
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 17 July 1998
Isle of Wight
Breed, Mr Colin
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 17 February 1998
South East Cornwall
Brinton, Mrs Helen
Labour
Signed on 17 February 1998
Peterborough
Burgon, Colin
Labour
Signed on 3 February 1998
Elmet
Burstow, Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 7 July 1998
Sutton and Cheam
Butler, Christine
Labour
Signed on 4 June 1998
Castle Point
Cable, Dr Vincent
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 19 January 1998
Twickenham
Campbell-Savours, Mr Dale
Labour
Signed on 19 February 1998
Workington
Canavan, Dennis
Labour
Signed on 23 February 1998
Falkirk West
Cann, Mr Jamie
Labour
Signed on 6 May 1998
Ipswich
Casale, Roger
Labour
Signed on 7 April 1998
Wimbledon
Caton, Mr Martin
Labour
Signed on 24 April 1998
Gower
Chapman, Sir Sydney
Conservative
Signed on 16 June 1998
Chipping Barnet
Chaytor, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 21 May 1998
Bury North
Chidgey, Mr David
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 22 January 1998
Eastleigh
Church, Ms Judith
Labour
Signed on 3 November 1998
Dagenham
Clapham, Mr Michael
Labour
Signed on 23 February 1998
Barnsley West and Penistone
Clark, Paul
Labour
Signed on 1 June 1998
Gillingham
Clwyd, Ann
Labour
Signed on 18 May 1998
Cynon Valley
Cohen, Harry
Labour
Signed on 19 January 1998
Leyton and Wanstead
Coleman, Mr Iain
Labour
Signed on 19 October 1998
Hammersmith and Fulham
Colvin, Michael
Conservative
Signed on 3 February 1998
Romsey
Cook, Frank
Labour
Signed on 16 February 1998
Stockton North
Cotter, Brian
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 21 April 1998
Weston-Super-Mare
Cox, Tom
Labour
Signed on 15 January 1998
Tooting
Cryer, Mrs Ann
Labour
Signed on 19 January 1998
Keighley
Cunningham, Mr Jim
Labour
Signed on 17 February 1998
Coventry South
Curtis-Thomas, Mrs Claire
Labour
Signed on 2 September 1998
Crosby
Dafis, Cynog
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 27 April 1998
Ceredigion
Darvill, Mr Keith
Labour
Signed on 27 October 1998
Upminster
Davey, Mr Edward
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 15 January 1998
Kingston and Surbiton
Davies, Denzil
Labour
Signed on 27 April 1998
Llanelli
Davies, Geraint
Labour
Signed on 2 September 1998
Croydon Central
Dean, Mrs Janet
Labour
Signed on 31 July 1998
Burton
Dismore, Mr Andrew
Labour
Signed on 1 June 1998
Hendon
Dobbin, Jim
Labour
Signed on 19 October 1998
Heywood and Middleton
Donaldson, Mr Jeffrey M.
Ulster Unionist Party
Signed on 28 January 1998
Lagan Valley
Drew, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 19 May 1998
Stroud
Drown, Julia
Labour
Signed on 17 March 1998
South Swindon
Eagle, Maria
Labour
Signed on 30 April 1998
Liverpool, Garston
Edwards, Mr Huw
Labour
Signed on 24 February 1998
Monmouth
Efford, Clive
Labour
Signed on 19 October 1998
Eltham
Ellman, Mrs Louise
Labour
Signed on 2 September 1998
Liverpool, Riverside
Evans, Mr Nigel
Conservative
Signed on 19 May 1998
Ribble Valley
Fearn, Mr Ronnie
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 20 January 1998
Southport
Fitzpatrick, Jim
Labour
Signed on 10 February 1998
Poplar and Canning Town
Flight, Mr Howard
Conservative
Signed on 29 April 1998
Arundel and South Downs
Flynn, Paul
Labour
Signed on 14 January 1998
Newport West
Foster, Mr Don
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 27 April 1998
Bath
Gardiner, Barry
Labour
Signed on 3 June 1998
Brent North
George, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 12 March 1998
St Ives
Gerrard, Mr Neil
Labour
Signed on 26 October 1998
Walthamstow
Gill, Mr Christopher
Conservative
Signed on 11 May 1998
Ludlow
Gilroy, Linda
Labour
Signed on 11 May 1998
Plymouth, Sutton
Godman, Dr Norman
Labour
Signed on 20 January 1998
Greenock and Inverclyde
Goggins, Paul
Labour
Signed on 3 June 1998
Wythenshawe and Sale East
Gordon, Mrs Eileen
Labour
Signed on 8 July 1998
Romford
Gorrie, Mr Donald
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 22 January 1998
Edinburgh West
Grieve, Mr Dominic
Conservative
Signed on 21 May 1998
Beaconsfield
Griffiths, Mr Win
Labour
Signed on 29 October 1998
Bridgend
Hamilton, Fabian
Labour
Signed on 9 July 1998
Leeds North East
Hancock, Mr Mike
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 14 January 1998
Portsmouth South
Harris, Dr Evan
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 2 March 1998
Oxford West and Abingdon
Harvey, Nick
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 5 February 1998
North Devon
Hepburn, Mr Stephen
Labour
Signed on 19 October 1998
Jarrow
Hopkins, Kelvin
Labour
Signed on 20 January 1998
Luton North
Hughes, Simon
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 12 February 1998
North Southwark and Bermondsey
Humble, Mrs Joan
Labour
Signed on 2 July 1998
Blackpool North and Fleetwood
Iddon, Dr Brian
Labour
Signed on 26 October 1998
Bolton South East
Illsley, Mr Eric
Labour
Signed on 2 February 1998
Barnsley Central
Johnson Smith, Sir Geoffrey
Conservative
Signed on 19 February 1998
Wealden
Jones, Mr Ieuan Wyn
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 8 April 1998
Ynys Môn
Jones, Lynne
Labour
Signed on 28 January 1998
Birmingham, Selly Oak
Jones, Mr Martyn
Labour
Signed on 25 June 1998
Clwyd South
Jones, Mr Nigel
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 26 February 1998
Cheltenham
Keen, Alan
Labour
Signed on 26 February 1998
Feltham and Heston
Keen, Ann
Labour
Signed on 1 June 1998
Brentford and Isleworth
Keetch, Mr Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 21 January 1998
Hereford
Kelly, Ruth
Labour
Signed on 21 October 1998
Bolton West
Kennedy, Mr Charles
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 1 July 1998
Ross, Skye and Inverness West
Khabra, Mr Piara S
Labour
Signed on 30 January 1998
Ealing, Southall
Kidney, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 3 February 1998
Stafford
King, Andy
Labour
Signed on 5 February 1998
Rugby and Kenilworth
Kirkbride, Julie
Conservative
Signed on 23 April 1998
Bromsgrove
Kirkwood, Sir Archy
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 16 November 1998
Roxburgh and Berwickshire
Lawrence, Mrs Jackie
Labour
Signed on 7 May 1998
Preseli Pembrokeshire
Laxton, Mr Bob
Labour
Signed on 28 October 1998
Derby North
Lepper, David
Labour
Signed on 6 May 1998
Brighton, Pavilion
Letwin, Mr Oliver
Conservative
Signed on 18 March 1998
West Dorset
Levitt, Tom
Labour
Signed on 8 July 1998
High Peak
Lewis, Mr Ivan
Labour
Signed on 18 March 1998
Bury South
Linton, Martin
Labour
Signed on 29 June 1998
Battersea
Livingstone, Mr Ken
Labour
Signed on 14 January 1998
Brent East
Livsey, Mr Richard
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 8 April 1998
Brecon and Radnorshire
Llwyd, Mr Elfyn
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 30 April 1998
Meirionnydd Nant Conwy
Loughton, Tim
Conservative
Signed on 1 April 1998
East Worthing and Shoreham
Love, Mr Andy
Labour
Signed on 21 July 1998
Edmonton
Maginnis, Mr Ken
Ulster Unionist Party
Signed on 5 February 1998
Fermanagh and South Tyrone
Malins, Mr Humfrey
Conservative
Signed on 19 October 1998
Woking
Marek, Dr John
Labour
Signed on 8 May 1998
Wrexham
Marsden, Mr Gordon
Labour
Signed on 28 October 1998
Blackpool South
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 21 January 1998
Hayes and Harlington
Michie, Mr Bill
Labour
Signed on 28 January 1998
Sheffield, Heeley
Michie, Mrs Ray
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 18 November 1998
Argyll and Bute
Miller, Andrew
Labour
Signed on 5 June 1998
Ellesmere Port and Neston
Mitchell, Mr Austin
Labour
Signed on 5 February 1998
Great Grimsby
Moffatt, Laura
Labour
Signed on 10 February 1998
Crawley
Moore, Mr Michael
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 29 June 1998
Tweeddale, Ettrick and Lauderdale
Morgan, Julie
Labour
Signed on 13 May 1998
Cardiff North
Morgan, Mr Rhodri
Labour
Signed on 27 February 1998
Cardiff West
Norris, Dan
Labour
Signed on 4 June 1998
Wansdyke
O'Hara, Mr Edward
Labour
Signed on 26 February 1998
Knowsley South
O'Neill, Mr Martin
Labour
Signed on 18 November 1998
Ochil
Oaten, Mr Mark
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 20 January 1998
Winchester
Olner, Mr Bill
Labour
Signed on 28 January 1998
Nuneaton
Öpik, Lembit
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 13 May 1998
Montgomeryshire
Organ, Diana
Labour
Signed on 11 February 1998
Forest of Dean
Osborne, Sandra
Labour
Signed on 3 June 1998
Ayr
Perham, Linda
Labour
Signed on 1 June 1998
Ilford North
Pike, Mr Peter
Labour
Signed on 26 October 1998
Burnley
Plaskitt, Mr James
Labour
Signed on 30 June 1998
Warwick and Leamington
Pollard, Mr Kerry
Labour
Signed on 28 October 1998
St Albans
Pound, Stephen
Labour
Signed on 3 September 1998
Ealing North
Powell, Sir Raymond
Labour
Signed on 19 May 1998
Ogmore
Prentice, Mr Gordon
Labour
Signed on 13 May 1998
Pendle
Randall, Mr John
Conservative
Signed on 1 July 1998
Uxbridge
Rapson, Syd
Labour
Signed on 23 March 1998
Portsmouth North
Reed, Mr Andy
Labour
Signed on 19 February 1998
Loughborough
Rendel, Mr David
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 24 June 1998
Newbury
Rogers, Mr Allan
Labour
Signed on 17 June 1998
Rhondda
Rowe, Mr Andrew
Conservative
Signed on 10 February 1998
Faversham and Mid Kent
Ruane, Chris
Labour
Signed on 9 February 1998
Vale of Clwyd
Russell, Bob
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 14 January 1998
Colchester
Russell, Christine
Labour
Signed on 30 January 1998
City of Chester
Sawford, Phil
Labour
Signed on 2 September 1998
Kettering
Singh, Mr Marsha
Labour
Signed on 28 January 1998
Bradford West
Skinner, Mr Dennis
Labour
Signed on 5 May 1998
Bolsover
Smith, Jacqui
Labour
Signed on 11 May 1998
Redditch
Smith, Sir Robert
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 3 July 1998
West Aberdeenshire and Kincardine
Snape, Mr Peter
Labour
Signed on 11 November 1998
West Bromwich East
Starkey, Dr Phyllis
Labour
Signed on 28 April 1998
Milton Keynes South West
Steen, Mr Anthony
Conservative
Signed on 23 April 1998
Totnes
Stewart, Ian
Labour
Signed on 5 November 1998
Eccles
Stinchcombe, Mr Paul
Labour
Signed on 27 October 1998
Wellingborough
Stringer, Graham
Labour
Signed on 19 October 1998
Manchester, Blackley
Stunell, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 19 January 1998
Hazel Grove
Taylor, David
Labour
Signed on 1 June 1998
North West Leicestershire
Taylor, Mr Ian
Conservative
Signed on 27 October 1998
Esher and Walton
Taylor, Matthew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 24 March 1998
Truro and St Austell
Temple-Morris, Mr Peter
Independent Conservative
Signed on 22 April 1998
Leominster
Thomas, Gareth
Labour
Signed on 7 May 1998
Clwyd West
Todd, Mr Mark
Labour
Signed on 6 May 1998
South Derbyshire
Tonge, Dr Jenny
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 24 June 1998
Richmond Park
Townend, Mr John
Conservative
Signed on 30 June 1998
East Yorkshire
Turner, Dr Desmond
Labour
Signed on 9 November 1998
Brighton, Kemptown
Twigg, Mr Stephen
Labour
Signed on 30 June 1998
Enfield, Southgate
Tyler, Mr Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 15 January 1998
North Cornwall
Vis, Dr Rudi
Labour
Signed on 2 February 1998
Finchley and Golders Green
Wallace, Mr Jim
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 18 June 1998
Orkney and Shetland
Wareing, Mr Robert N.
Labour
Signed on 4 June 1998
Liverpool, West Derby
Watts, Mr Dave
Labour
Signed on 9 July 1998
St Helens North
Wells, Mr Bowen
Conservative
Signed on 23 July 1998
Hertford and Stortford
White, Brian
Labour
Signed on 9 March 1998
North East Milton Keynes
Wigley, Mr Dafydd
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 29 January 1998
Caernarfon
Williams, Mr Alan
Labour
Signed on 16 June 1998
Swansea West
Williams, Dr Alan
Labour
Signed on 12 May 1998
Carmarthen East and Dinefwr
Williams, Mrs Betty
Labour
Signed on 26 January 1998
Conwy
Willis, Mr Phil
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 8 April 1998
Harrogate and Knaresborough
Winterton, Ann
Conservative
Signed on 1 June 1998
Congleton
Winterton, Sir Nicholas
Conservative
Signed on 1 June 1998
Macclesfield
Wise, Mrs Audrey
Labour
Signed on 7 April 1998
Preston

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.