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AGENDA FOR THE GERMAN PRESIDENCY

EDM (Early Day Motion) 181: tabled on 13 January 1999

Tabled in the 1998-99 session.

This motion has been signed by 26 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 with concern the suggestions made by Herr Oskar Lafontaine and certain members of the European Commission that it would be desirable to harmonise corporate tax rates throughout the EC; notes that other fully federal states, such as the USA and Canada, have achieved single markets whilst tolerating widely varying state and provincial corporate tax rates, such as nil in Texas against 9.9 per cent. in Pennsylvania, and 8.9 per cent. in Quebec against 17 per cent. in Manitoba; and urges the Government to resist unnecessary proposals of this nature and to impress upon the Government of the Federal Republic of Germany the desirability of using its presidency of the European Union to focus constructively on matters requiring attention such as reform of the Common Agricultural Policy and the elimination of fraud.

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.

These members had previously signed the motion, but have now withdrawn their support.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.