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LATE PAYMENT

EDM (Early Day Motion) 19: tabled on 14 May 1997

Tabled in the 1997-98 session.

This motion has been signed by 279 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 condemns the continued late payment of commercial debts; notes the commitment of the Government set out in Her Majesty's Gracious Speech to introduce a statutory right to interest on late paid commercial debts; 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; notes the strong support for a statutory right to interest amongst a clear majority of business owners; and calls for the implementation of a package of statutory and non-statutory measures including a statutory right to interest at the earliest possible opportunity.

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.

Baker, Norman
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 19 May 1997
Lewes
Ballard, Jackie
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 20 May 1997
Taunton
Barnes, Mr Harry
Labour
Signed on 15 May 1997
North East Derbyshire
Bayley, Hugh
Labour
Signed on 15 May 1997
City of York
Beard, Mr Nigel
Labour
Signed on 17 July 1997
Bexleyheath and Crayford
Begg, Dame Anne
Labour
Signed on 22 July 1997
Aberdeen South
Benn, Mr Tony
Labour
Signed on 28 July 1997
Chesterfield
Bennett, Andrew
Labour
Signed on 29 July 1997
Denton and Reddish
Benton, Mr Joe
Labour
Signed on 21 May 1997
Bootle
Bermingham, Mr Gerry
Labour
Signed on 21 May 1997
St Helens South
Berry, Dr Roger
Labour
Signed on 21 May 1997
Kingswood
Best, Mr Harold
Labour
Signed on 17 July 1997
Leeds North West
Blackman, Liz
Labour
Signed on 22 July 1997
Erewash
Blears, Hazel
Labour
Signed on 17 July 1997
Salford
Blizzard, Mr Bob
Labour
Signed on 21 July 1997
Waveney
Blunt, Mr Crispin
Conservative
Signed on 23 June 1997
Reigate
Borrow, Mr David S.
Labour
Signed on 22 July 1997
South Ribble
Bottomley, Sir Peter
Conservative
Signed on 14 May 1997
Worthing West
Bradley, Peter
Labour
Signed on 3 June 1997
The Wrekin
Bradshaw, Mr Ben
Labour
Signed on 22 May 1997
Exeter
Brake, Tom
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 22 May 1997
Carshalton and Wallington
Brand, Dr Peter
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 21 May 1997
Isle of Wight
Browne, Des
Labour
Signed on 22 July 1997
Kilmarnock and Loudoun
Bruce, Malcolm
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 1 July 1997
Gordon
Burden, Richard
Labour
Signed on 21 May 1997
Birmingham, Northfield
Burgon, Colin
Labour
Signed on 22 May 1997
Elmet
Burstow, Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 21 May 1997
Sutton and Cheam
Butler, Christine
Labour
Signed on 22 July 1997
Castle Point
Cable, Dr Vincent
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 3 June 1997
Twickenham
Campbell, Mrs Anne
Labour
Signed on 22 May 1997
Cambridge
Campbell, Sir Menzies
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 16 July 1997
North East Fife
Campbell-Savours, Mr Dale
Labour
Signed on 21 May 1997
Workington
Canavan, Dennis
Labour
Signed on 22 July 1997
Falkirk West
Cann, Mr Jamie
Labour
Signed on 22 July 1997
Ipswich
Caplin, Mr Ivor
Labour
Signed on 21 May 1997
Hove
Casale, Roger
Labour
Signed on 21 May 1997
Wimbledon
Caton, Mr Martin
Labour
Signed on 21 May 1997
Gower
Chapman, Ben
Labour
Signed on 21 May 1997
Wirral South
Chaytor, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 16 July 1997
Bury North
Chidgey, Mr David
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 11 June 1997
Eastleigh
Church, Ms Judith
Labour
Signed on 24 July 1997
Dagenham
Clapham, Mr Michael
Labour
Signed on 22 May 1997
Barnsley West and Penistone
Clark, Dr Lynda
Labour
Signed on 22 July 1997
Edinburgh, Pentlands
Clark, Dr Michael
Conservative
Signed on 30 June 1997
Rayleigh
Clark, Paul
Labour
Signed on 22 July 1997
Gillingham
Clarke, Mr Eric
Labour
Signed on 24 July 1997
Midlothian
Clwyd, Ann
Labour
Signed on 22 July 1997
Cynon Valley
Coaker, Mr Vernon
Labour
Signed on 21 May 1997
Gedling
Cohen, Harry
Labour
Signed on 3 June 1997
Leyton and Wanstead
Colman, Mr Tony
Labour
Signed on 22 May 1997
Putney
Colvin, Michael
Conservative
Signed on 2 July 1997
Romsey
Connarty, Michael
Labour
Signed on 24 July 1997
Falkirk East
Cook, Frank
Labour
Signed on 22 July 1997
Stockton North
Cooper, Yvette
Labour
Signed on 21 May 1997
Pontefract and Castleford
Corbett, Mr Robin
Labour
Signed on 17 July 1997
Birmingham, Erdington
Corbyn, Jeremy
Labour
Signed on 21 May 1997
Islington North
Corston, Jean
Labour
Signed on 22 July 1997
Bristol East
Cotter, Brian
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 12 June 1997
Weston-Super-Mare
Cox, Tom
Labour
Signed on 22 May 1997
Tooting
Cryer, Mrs Ann
Labour
Signed on 28 July 1997
Keighley
Cryer, John
Labour
Signed on 29 July 1997
Hornchurch
Cummings, John
Labour
Signed on 20 May 1997
Easington
Cunliffe, Mr Lawrence
Labour
Signed on 21 May 1997
Leigh
Cunningham, Mr Jim
Labour
Signed on 22 May 1997
Coventry South
Dafis, Cynog
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 18 July 1997
Ceredigion
Dalyell, Tam
Labour
Signed on 29 July 1997
Linlithgow
Darvill, Mr Keith
Labour
Signed on 22 July 1997
Upminster
Davey, Mr Edward
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 21 May 1997
Kingston and Surbiton
Davey, Valerie
Labour
Signed on 11 November 1997
Bristol West
Davidson, Mr Ian
Labour
Signed on 3 June 1997
Glasgow, Pollok
Davis, Mr Terry
Labour
Signed on 4 March 1998
Birmingham, Hodge Hill
Day, Mr Stephen
Conservative
Signed on 2 July 1997
Cheadle
Dean, Mrs Janet
Labour
Signed on 17 July 1997
Burton
Dismore, Mr Andrew
Labour
Signed on 22 May 1997
Hendon
Dobbin, Jim
Labour
Signed on 21 May 1997
Heywood and Middleton
Donohoe, Mr Brian H.
Labour
Signed on 17 July 1997
Cunninghame South
Drew, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 20 May 1997
Stroud
Drown, Julia
Labour
Signed on 21 May 1997
South Swindon
Eagle, Maria
Labour
Signed on 28 July 1997
Liverpool, Garston
Edwards, Mr Huw
Labour
Signed on 6 June 1997
Monmouth
Ennis, Jeff
Labour
Signed on 21 May 1997
Barnsley East and Mexborough
Etherington, Bill
Labour
Signed on 22 May 1997
Sunderland North
Fearn, Mr Ronnie
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 19 May 1997
Southport
Fitzpatrick, Jim
Labour
Signed on 17 July 1997
Poplar and Canning Town
Fitzsimons, Mrs Lorna
Labour
Signed on 21 July 1997
Rochdale
Flint, Caroline
Labour
Signed on 11 November 1997
Don Valley
Flynn, Paul
Labour
Signed on 22 July 1997
Newport West
Foster, Mr Derek
Labour
Signed on 29 July 1997
Bishop Auckland
Foster, Mr Don
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 19 May 1997
Bath
Foster (Worcs.), Mr Michael
Labour
Signed on 21 May 1997
Worcester
Fyfe, Mrs Maria
Labour
Signed on 21 May 1997
Glasgow, Maryhill
Gapes, Mike
Labour
Signed on 10 June 1997
Ilford South
Gardiner, Barry
Labour
Signed on 8 July 1997
Brent North
George, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 12 June 1997
St Ives
George, Mr Bruce
Labour
Signed on 22 July 1997
Walsall South
Gerrard, Mr Neil
Labour
Signed on 21 May 1997
Walthamstow
Gill, Mr Christopher
Conservative
Signed on 8 July 1997
Ludlow
Gilroy, Linda
Labour
Signed on 11 November 1997
Plymouth, Sutton
Godman, Dr Norman
Labour
Signed on 16 May 1997
Greenock and Inverclyde
Godsiff, Mr Roger
Labour
Signed on 22 May 1997
Birmingham, Sparkbrook and Small Heath
Goggins, Paul
Labour
Signed on 17 July 1997
Wythenshawe and Sale East
Gorrie, Mr Donald
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 22 May 1997
Edinburgh West
Griffiths, Jane
Labour
Signed on 22 July 1997
Reading East
Gunnell, Mr John
Labour
Signed on 20 May 1997
Morley and Rothwell
Hamilton, Fabian
Labour
Signed on 31 July 1997
Leeds North East
Hancock, Mr Mike
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 2 June 1997
Portsmouth South
Harris, Dr Evan
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 21 May 1997
Oxford West and Abingdon
Harvey, Nick
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 14 May 1997
North Devon
Heal, Sylvia
Labour
Signed on 21 May 1997
Halesowen and Rowley Regis
Heath, Mr David
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 20 May 1997
Somerton and Frome
Henderson, Mr Ivan
Labour
Signed on 24 July 1997
Harwich
Heppell, Mr John
Labour
Signed on 19 May 1997
Nottingham East
Hesford, Stephen
Labour
Signed on 16 July 1997
Wirral West
Hood, Mr Jim
Labour
Signed on 21 July 1997
Clydesdale
Hope, Phil
Labour
Signed on 22 May 1997
Corby
Hopkins, Kelvin
Labour
Signed on 24 July 1997
Luton North
Hoyle, Mr Lindsay
Labour
Signed on 21 May 1997
Chorley
Hughes, Simon
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 2 March 1998
North Southwark and Bermondsey
Humble, Mrs Joan
Labour
Signed on 22 July 1997
Blackpool North and Fleetwood
Iddon, Dr Brian
Labour
Signed on 22 May 1997
Bolton South East
Illsley, Mr Eric
Labour
Signed on 17 July 1997
Barnsley Central
Jackson, Helen
Labour
Signed on 17 July 1997
Sheffield, Hillsborough
Jenkins, Mr Brian
Labour
Signed on 20 May 1997
Tamworth
Jones, Mr Barry
Labour
Signed on 22 May 1997
Alyn and Deeside
Jones, Mr Ieuan Wyn
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 18 July 1997
Ynys Môn
Jones, Ms Jenny
Labour
Signed on 21 May 1997
Wolverhampton South West
Jones, Mr Martyn
Labour
Signed on 2 June 1997
Clwyd South
Jones, Mr Nigel
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 20 May 1997
Cheltenham
Keen, Alan
Labour
Signed on 13 January 1998
Feltham and Heston
Keen, Ann
Labour
Signed on 21 May 1997
Brentford and Isleworth
Keetch, Mr Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 21 May 1997
Hereford
Kelly, Ruth
Labour
Signed on 21 May 1997
Bolton West
Kemp, Mr Fraser
Labour
Signed on 21 May 1997
Houghton and Washington East
Kennedy, Mr Charles
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 22 July 1997
Ross, Skye and Inverness West
Khabra, Mr Piara S
Labour
Signed on 17 July 1997
Ealing, Southall
Kidney, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 20 May 1997
Stafford
Kingham, Ms Tess
Labour
Signed on 21 May 1997
Gloucester
Kirkwood, Sir Archy
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 23 July 1997
Roxburgh and Berwickshire
Kumar, Dr Ashok
Labour
Signed on 15 May 1997
Middlesbrough South and East Cleveland
Ladyman, Dr Stephen
Labour
Signed on 21 May 1997
South Thanet
Lawrence, Mrs Jackie
Labour
Signed on 17 July 1997
Preseli Pembrokeshire
Laxton, Mr Bob
Labour
Signed on 22 July 1997
Derby North
Lepper, David
Labour
Signed on 27 October 1997
Brighton, Pavilion
Leslie, Mr Christopher
Labour
Signed on 22 July 1997
Shipley
Levitt, Tom
Labour
Signed on 21 May 1997
High Peak
Lewis, Mr Ivan
Labour
Signed on 17 July 1997
Bury South
Lewis, Mr Terry
Labour
Signed on 21 May 1997
Worsley
Linton, Martin
Labour
Signed on 21 May 1997
Battersea
Livingstone, Mr Ken
Labour
Signed on 16 May 1997
Brent East
Livsey, Mr Richard
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 17 June 1997
Brecon and Radnorshire
Lock, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 21 May 1997
Wyre Forest
Love, Mr Andy
Labour
Signed on 22 July 1997
Edmonton
Maclennan, Mr Robert
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 22 July 1997
Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross
MacShane, Mr Denis
Labour
Signed on 22 July 1997
Rotherham
Mactaggart, Fiona
Labour
Signed on 21 May 1997
Slough
Mahon, Alice
Labour
Signed on 19 May 1997
Halifax
Mallaber, Judy
Labour
Signed on 21 May 1997
Amber Valley
Marek, Dr John
Labour
Signed on 17 July 1997
Wrexham
Marsden, Mr Gordon
Labour
Signed on 30 June 1997
Blackpool South
Martlew, Mr Eric
Labour
Signed on 28 July 1997
Carlisle
Mates, Lt Col Michael
Conservative
Signed on 9 June 1997
East Hampshire
McAllion, Mr John
Labour
Signed on 21 May 1997
Dundee East
McCabe, Stephen
Labour
Signed on 21 May 1997
Birmingham, Hall Green
McCafferty, Chris
Labour
Signed on 17 July 1997
Calder Valley
McKenna, Rosemary
Labour
Signed on 28 July 1997
Cumbernauld and Kilsyth
McWalter, Mr Tony
Labour
Signed on 17 July 1997
Hemel Hempstead
McWilliam, Mr John
Labour
Signed on 24 July 1997
Blaydon
Merron, Gillian
Labour
Signed on 5 June 1997
Lincoln
Michie, Mr Bill
Labour
Signed on 11 June 1997
Sheffield, Heeley
Michie, Mrs Ray
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 21 May 1997
Argyll and Bute
Miller, Andrew
Labour
Signed on 29 July 1997
Ellesmere Port and Neston
Mitchell, Mr Austin
Labour
Signed on 28 July 1997
Great Grimsby
Moffatt, Laura
Labour
Signed on 22 July 1997
Crawley
Moran, Margaret
Labour
Signed on 21 May 1997
Luton South
Morgan, Julie
Labour
Signed on 17 July 1997
Cardiff North
Morgan, Mr Rhodri
Labour
Signed on 21 May 1997
Cardiff West
Mountford, Kali
Labour
Signed on 5 June 1997
Colne Valley
Mullin, Mr Chris
Labour
Signed on 26 June 1997
Sunderland South
Murphy, Mr Denis
Labour
Signed on 22 July 1997
Wansbeck
Murphy, Mr Jim
Labour
Signed on 21 July 1997
Eastwood
Norris, Dan
Labour
Signed on 24 July 1997
Wansdyke
O'Hara, Mr Edward
Labour
Signed on 17 July 1997
Knowsley South
O'Neill, Mr Martin
Labour
Signed on 22 July 1997
Ochil
Oaten, Mr Mark
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 16 July 1997
Winchester
Olner, Mr Bill
Labour
Signed on 17 July 1997
Nuneaton
Öpik, Lembit
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 22 May 1997
Montgomeryshire
Organ, Diana
Labour
Signed on 22 July 1997
Forest of Dean
Palmer, Dr Nick
Labour
Signed on 21 May 1997
Broxtowe
Pendry, Mr Tom
Labour
Signed on 21 May 1997
Stalybridge and Hyde
Perham, Linda
Labour
Signed on 21 May 1997
Ilford North
Pickthall, Mr Colin
Labour
Signed on 19 May 1997
West Lancashire
Pike, Mr Peter
Labour
Signed on 20 May 1997
Burnley
Plaskitt, Mr James
Labour
Signed on 21 May 1997
Warwick and Leamington
Pollard, Mr Kerry
Labour
Signed on 24 July 1997
St Albans
Pound, Stephen
Labour
Signed on 22 July 1997
Ealing North
Powell, Sir Raymond
Labour
Signed on 17 July 1997
Ogmore
Prentice, Mr Gordon
Labour
Signed on 22 July 1997
Pendle
Purchase, Mr Ken
Labour
Signed on 21 May 1997
Wolverhampton North East
Quinn, Lawrie
Labour
Signed on 12 June 1997
Scarborough and Whitby
Radice, Mr Giles
Labour
Signed on 27 October 1997
North Durham
Rapson, Syd
Labour
Signed on 5 June 1997
Portsmouth North
Reed, Mr Andy
Labour
Signed on 22 July 1997
Loughborough
Rendel, Mr David
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 11 June 1997
Newbury
Rooney, Mr Terry
Labour
Signed on 21 May 1997
Bradford North
Ross, Mr Ernie
Labour
Signed on 21 May 1997
Dundee West
Ruane, Chris
Labour
Signed on 24 July 1997
Vale of Clwyd
Russell, Bob
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 11 June 1997
Colchester
Salmond, Mr Alex
Scottish National Party
Signed on 21 May 1997
Banff and Buchan
Sanders, Mr Adrian
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 23 July 1997
Torbay
Sawford, Phil
Labour
Signed on 17 July 1997
Kettering
Shaw, Jonathan
Labour
Signed on 21 May 1997
Chatham and Aylesford
Shipley, Ms Debra
Labour
Signed on 21 May 1997
Stourbridge
Simpson, Alan
Labour
Signed on 21 May 1997
Nottingham South
Singh, Mr Marsha
Labour
Signed on 21 May 1997
Bradford West
Skinner, Mr Dennis
Labour
Signed on 17 July 1997
Bolsover
Angela Smith,
Signed on 20 May 1997
Smith, Geraldine
Labour
Signed on 22 July 1997
Morecambe and Lunesdale
Smith, Jacqui
Labour
Signed on 21 May 1997
Redditch
Smith, John
Labour
Signed on 21 May 1997
Vale of Glamorgan
Smyth, The Rev Martin
Ulster Unionist Party
Signed on 20 May 1997
Belfast South
Snape, Mr Peter
Labour
Signed on 21 May 1997
West Bromwich East
Soley, Mr Clive
Labour
Signed on 3 November 1997
Ealing, Acton and Shepherd's Bush
Squire, Rachel
Labour
Signed on 22 May 1997
Dunfermline West
Starkey, Dr Phyllis
Labour
Signed on 20 May 1997
Milton Keynes South West
Steinberg, Mr Gerry
Labour
Signed on 17 July 1997
City of Durham
Stevenson, Mr George
Labour
Signed on 28 July 1997
Stoke-on-Trent South
Stewart, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 17 July 1997
Inverness East, Nairn and Lochaber
Stewart, Ian
Labour
Signed on 22 July 1997
Eccles
Stinchcombe, Mr Paul
Labour
Signed on 12 June 1997
Wellingborough
Stoate, Dr Howard
Labour
Signed on 22 July 1997
Dartford
Stott, Roger
Labour
Signed on 29 July 1997
Wigan
Stringer, Graham
Labour
Signed on 21 July 1997
Manchester, Blackley
Stuart, Ms Gisela
Labour
Signed on 21 May 1997
Birmingham, Edgbaston
Stunell, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 22 May 1997
Hazel Grove
Sutcliffe, Mr Gerry
Labour
Signed on 17 July 1997
Bradford South
Taylor, David
Labour
Signed on 20 May 1997
North West Leicestershire
Taylor, Matthew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 15 July 1997
Truro and St Austell
Taylor, Sir Teddy
Conservative
Signed on 2 July 1997
Rochford and Southend East
Thomas, Gareth
Labour
Signed on 21 May 1997
Clwyd West
Tipping, Paddy
Labour
Signed on 2 June 1997
Sherwood
Todd, Mr Mark
Labour
Signed on 24 July 1997
South Derbyshire
Tonge, Dr Jenny
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 21 May 1997
Richmond Park
Touhig, Mr Don
Labour
Signed on 4 June 1997
Islwyn
Trickett, Jon
Labour
Signed on 21 May 1997
Hemsworth
Truswell, Mr Paul
Labour
Signed on 4 June 1997
Pudsey
Turner, Mr Dennis
Labour
Signed on 21 May 1997
Wolverhampton South East
Turner, Dr Desmond
Labour
Signed on 21 May 1997
Brighton, Kemptown
Twigg, Derek
Labour
Signed on 22 July 1997
Halton
Twigg, Mr Stephen
Labour
Signed on 21 May 1997
Enfield, Southgate
Tyler, Mr Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 3 June 1997
North Cornwall
Vis, Dr Rudi
Labour
Signed on 16 June 1997
Finchley and Golders Green
Walley, Joan
Labour
Signed on 21 May 1997
Stoke-on-Trent North
Whitehead, Dr Alan
Labour
Signed on 21 May 1997
Southampton, Test
Wigley, Mr Dafydd
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 18 July 1997
Caernarfon
Wilkinson, Mr John
Conservative
Signed on 27 June 1997
Ruislip - Northwood
Williams, Dr Alan
Labour
Signed on 21 May 1997
Carmarthen East and Dinefwr
Willis, Mr Phil
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 27 October 1997
Harrogate and Knaresborough
Winnick, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 21 May 1997
Walsall North
Winterton, Sir Nicholas
Conservative
Signed on 19 May 1997
Macclesfield
Winterton, Ms Rosie
Labour
Signed on 21 May 1997
Doncaster Central
Wise, Mrs Audrey
Labour
Signed on 21 May 1997
Preston
Wood, Mike
Labour
Signed on 22 July 1997
Batley and Spen
Wright, Dr Tony
Labour
Signed on 21 July 1997
Cannock Chase
Wyatt, Derek
Labour
Signed on 22 July 1997
Sittingbourne and Sheppey