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CONDUCT OF LORD SIMON AND SALE OF BP SHARES

EDM (Early Day Motion) 210A1: tabled on 08 July 1997

Tabled in the 1997-98 session.

This motion has been signed by 132 Members. It is an amendment to an existing motion.

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

This is an amendment to an existing motion

This motion was originally tabled by John Bercow on 07 July 1997. This is amendment number 1.

View details of the original motion

Suggested amendment

leave out from 'House' to end and add 'notes its great pleasure that Lord Simon, businessman of the year in 1996, joined the new Government after many successful years with one of Britain's major companies, BP, that he has taken all the relevant steps to ensure that no conflict of interest arises in his ministerial role, including resigning as Chairman and a Director of BP, that he is not involved in any government business which covers BP activity, nor does he receive any papers that have a bearing on BP, that he has complied fully with the requirements of the Questions of Procedure for Ministers and the Register of Lords' Interests, the guidance for which does not require listing all shareholdings, that the point of the Register is to ensure that any potential interest is in the public domain, that his shareholding in BP is a matter of public records, and that the action of the Opposition suggests that what they really object to is that a senior, successful and respected businessman has become a Labour Minister.'.

Original motion text

That this House regrets that Lord Simon, the Minister for Trade and Competitiveness in Europe has failed to sell his ú2 million shareholding in BP and has failed to register this interest in the Lords Register; expresses grave concern that as recently as 3rd July the President of the Board of Trade told the House she did not know of the Minister's financial interests; finds unconvincing the Government's assurance that Lord Simon is not involved in any Treasury or DTI business which poses an actual or apparent conflict of interest with his shareholding; is worried how strictly the rules were enforced when the President of the Board of Trade was unaware of the need to enforce them; and calls for the resignation of the Minister in order to avoid any future problems in registering interests and to avoid any conflicts between them.

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.

Bennett, Andrew
Labour
Signed on 9 July 1997
Denton and Reddish
Blackman, Liz
Labour
Signed on 11 July 1997
Erewash
Blears, Hazel
Labour
Signed on 9 July 1997
Salford
Blizzard, Mr Bob
Labour
Signed on 8 July 1997
Waveney
Borrow, Mr David S.
Labour
Signed on 9 July 1997
South Ribble
Bradshaw, Mr Ben
Labour
Signed on 9 July 1997
Exeter
Brown, Mr Russell
Labour
Signed on 9 July 1997
Dumfries
Browne, Des
Labour
Signed on 9 July 1997
Kilmarnock and Loudoun
Buck, Ms Karen
Labour
Signed on 10 July 1997
Regent's Park and Kensington North
Burden, Richard
Labour
Signed on 9 July 1997
Birmingham, Northfield
Butler, Christine
Labour
Signed on 8 July 1997
Castle Point
Campbell, Mr Ronnie
Labour
Signed on 9 July 1997
Blyth Valley
Cann, Mr Jamie
Labour
Signed on 9 July 1997
Ipswich
Casale, Roger
Labour
Signed on 8 July 1997
Wimbledon
Cawsey, Mr Ian
Labour
Signed on 9 July 1997
Brigg and Goole
Clark, Paul
Labour
Signed on 8 July 1997
Gillingham
Coaker, Mr Vernon
Labour
Signed on 9 July 1997
Gedling
Colman, Mr Tony
Labour
Signed on 8 July 1997
Putney
Corbett, Mr Robin
Labour
Signed on 9 July 1997
Birmingham, Erdington
Corston, Jean
Labour
Signed on 10 July 1997
Bristol East
Crausby, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 11 July 1997
Bolton North East
Cunliffe, Mr Lawrence
Labour
Signed on 11 July 1997
Leigh
Curtis-Tansley, Claire
Labour
Signed on 9 July 1997
Crosby
Darvill, Mr Keith
Labour
Signed on 8 July 1997
Upminster
Dawson, Mr Hilton
Labour
Signed on 9 July 1997
Lancaster and Wyre
Dean, Mrs Janet
Labour
Signed on 10 July 1997
Burton
Dobbin, Jim
Labour
Signed on 11 July 1997
Heywood and Middleton
Drew, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 10 July 1997
Stroud
Drown, Julia
Labour
Signed on 8 July 1997
South Swindon
Eagle, Maria
Labour
Signed on 10 July 1997
Liverpool, Garston
Edwards, Mr Huw
Labour
Signed on 8 July 1997
Monmouth
Efford, Clive
Labour
Signed on 8 July 1997
Eltham
Ellman, Mrs Louise
Labour
Signed on 11 July 1997
Liverpool, Riverside
Ennis, Jeff
Labour
Signed on 9 July 1997
Barnsley East and Mexborough
Etherington, Bill
Labour
Signed on 10 July 1997
Sunderland North
Fitzpatrick, Jim
Labour
Signed on 10 July 1997
Poplar and Canning Town
Fitzsimons, Mrs Lorna
Labour
Signed on 9 July 1997
Rochdale
Follett, Barbara
Labour
Signed on 8 July 1997
Stevenage
Gapes, Mike
Labour
Signed on 9 July 1997
Ilford South
Gerrard, Mr Neil
Labour
Signed on 9 July 1997
Walthamstow
Gibson, Dr Ian
Labour
Signed on 8 July 1997
Norwich North
Gilroy, Linda
Labour
Signed on 9 July 1997
Plymouth, Sutton
Goggins, Paul
Labour
Signed on 9 July 1997
Wythenshawe and Sale East
Gordon, Mrs Eileen
Labour
Signed on 8 July 1997
Romford
Grant, Bernie
Labour
Signed on 10 July 1997
Tottenham
Griffiths, Jane
Labour
Signed on 9 July 1997
Reading East
Gunnell, Mr John
Labour
Signed on 9 July 1997
Morley and Rothwell
Hepburn, Mr Stephen
Labour
Signed on 9 July 1997
Jarrow
Hesford, Stephen
Labour
Signed on 11 July 1997
Wirral West
Hope, Phil
Labour
Signed on 9 July 1997
Corby
Hoyle, Mr Lindsay
Labour
Signed on 9 July 1997
Chorley
Hughes, Beverley
Labour
Signed on 8 July 1997
Stretford and Urmston
Jackson, Helen
Labour
Signed on 9 July 1997
Sheffield, Hillsborough
Johnson, Miss Melanie
Labour
Signed on 8 July 1997
Welwyn Hatfield
Jones, Helen
Labour
Signed on 9 July 1997
Warrington North
Keen, Ann
Labour
Signed on 9 July 1997
Brentford and Isleworth
Kemp, Mr Fraser
Labour
Signed on 9 July 1997
Houghton and Washington East
King, Andy
Labour
Signed on 9 July 1997
Rugby and Kenilworth
Kumar, Dr Ashok
Labour
Signed on 9 July 1997
Middlesbrough South and East Cleveland
Lawrence, Mrs Jackie
Labour
Signed on 8 July 1997
Preseli Pembrokeshire
Lepper, David
Labour
Signed on 9 July 1997
Brighton, Pavilion
Levitt, Tom
Labour
Signed on 11 July 1997
High Peak
Lewis, Mr Ivan
Labour
Signed on 9 July 1997
Bury South
Love, Mr Andy
Labour
Signed on 9 July 1997
Edmonton
MacShane, Mr Denis
Labour
Signed on 9 July 1997
Rotherham
Mallaber, Judy
Labour
Signed on 9 July 1997
Amber Valley
Marek, Dr John
Labour
Signed on 9 July 1997
Wrexham
Marshall, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 9 July 1997
Glasgow, Shettleston
Marshall, Mr Jim
Labour
Signed on 9 July 1997
Leicester South
McWalter, Mr Tony
Labour
Signed on 9 July 1997
Hemel Hempstead
McWilliam, Mr John
Labour
Signed on 9 July 1997
Blaydon
Merron, Gillian
Labour
Signed on 9 July 1997
Lincoln
Moffatt, Laura
Labour
Signed on 8 July 1997
Crawley
Moran, Margaret
Labour
Signed on 9 July 1997
Luton South
Mountford, Kali
Labour
Signed on 9 July 1997
Colne Valley
Murphy, Mr Jim
Labour
Signed on 9 July 1997
Eastwood
Naysmith, Dr Doug
Labour
Signed on 9 July 1997
Bristol North West
O'Hara, Mr Edward
Labour
Signed on 10 July 1997
Knowsley South
Olner, Mr Bill
Labour
Signed on 9 July 1997
Nuneaton
Osborne, Sandra
Labour
Signed on 9 July 1997
Ayr
Pearson, Ian
Labour
Signed on 9 July 1997
Dudley South
Pickthall, Mr Colin
Labour
Signed on 9 July 1997
West Lancashire
Pike, Mr Peter
Labour
Signed on 10 July 1997
Burnley
Pond, Mr Chris
Labour
Signed on 9 July 1997
Gravesham
Prentice, Mr Gordon
Labour
Signed on 9 July 1997
Pendle
Purchase, Mr Ken
Labour
Signed on 10 July 1997
Wolverhampton North East
Quinn, Lawrie
Labour
Signed on 9 July 1997
Scarborough and Whitby
Rammell, Bill
Labour
Signed on 9 July 1997
Harlow
Rogers, Mr Allan
Labour
Signed on 9 July 1997
Rhondda
Rooney, Mr Terry
Labour
Signed on 9 July 1997
Bradford North
Ross, Mr Ernie
Labour
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Dundee West
Roy, Mr Frank
Labour
Signed on 9 July 1997
Motherwell and Wishaw
Ryan, Joan
Labour
Signed on 9 July 1997
Enfield North
Salter, Martin
Labour
Signed on 8 July 1997
Reading West
Smith, John
Labour
Signed on 9 July 1997
Vale of Glamorgan
Soley, Mr Clive
Labour
Signed on 9 July 1997
Ealing, Acton and Shepherd's Bush
Southworth, Helen
Labour
Signed on 10 July 1997
Warrington South
Squire, Rachel
Labour
Signed on 9 July 1997
Dunfermline West
Starkey, Dr Phyllis
Labour
Signed on 8 July 1997
Milton Keynes South West
Steinberg, Mr Gerry
Labour
Signed on 9 July 1997
City of Durham
Stewart, Ian
Labour
Signed on 10 July 1997
Eccles
Stinchcombe, Mr Paul
Labour
Signed on 10 July 1997
Wellingborough
Stoate, Dr Howard
Labour
Signed on 8 July 1997
Dartford
Stott, Roger
Labour
Signed on 11 July 1997
Wigan
Sutcliffe, Mr Gerry
Labour
Signed on 9 July 1997
Bradford South
Thomas, Gareth
Labour
Signed on 9 July 1997
Clwyd West
Thomas, Mr Gareth
Labour
Signed on 10 July 1997
Harrow West
Tipping, Paddy
Labour
Signed on 11 July 1997
Sherwood
Turner, Mr Dennis
Labour
Signed on 9 July 1997
Wolverhampton South East
Turner, Dr George
Labour
Signed on 9 July 1997
North West Norfolk
Twigg, Derek
Labour
Signed on 11 July 1997
Halton
Twigg, Mr Stephen
Labour
Signed on 8 July 1997
Enfield, Southgate
Vaz, Keith
Labour
Signed on 9 July 1997
Leicester East
Walley, Joan
Labour
Signed on 9 July 1997
Stoke-on-Trent North
Ward, Claire
Labour
Signed on 10 July 1997
Watford
Watts, Mr Dave
Labour
Signed on 9 July 1997
St Helens North
White, Brian
Labour
Signed on 8 July 1997
North East Milton Keynes
Whitehead, Dr Alan
Labour
Signed on 8 July 1997
Southampton, Test
Winterton, Ms Rosie
Labour
Signed on 8 July 1997
Doncaster Central
Wood, Mike
Labour
Signed on 8 July 1997
Batley and Spen
Wright, Mr Anthony
Labour
Signed on 9 July 1997
Great Yarmouth