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TACKLING GLOBAL POVERTY

EDM (Early Day Motion) 885: tabled on 25 February 2002

Tabled in the 2001-02 session.

This motion has been signed by 136 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 that international currency transactions total more than $1 trillion a day and that the vast majority of this is unrelated to the real economy of tangible trade goods and services; believes that such enormous speculative flows have contributed to serious economic damage to countries and regions such as Mexico (1994), Southeast Asia (1997), Russia (1998), Brazil (1999) and Argentina (2001); further believes that a small levy on such currency speculation, the Tobin tax, named after the Nobel Laureate who originated the concept, could both dampen down the scale and scope of speculation and raise substantial revenues, potentially in excess of $50 billion each year, for projects targeted towards ending global poverty; is pleased that this initiative now enjoys the backing of a number of governments and parliaments across the world, including France, whose Parliament recently passed a law authorising its implementation; is heartened by the words of the Chancellor that innovative ways need to be urgently found, including currency taxes, to finance development; wishes the Chancellor a successful mission to the UN 'Financing for development' conference in Monterrey, Mexico; urges him to take steps towards the introduction of an internationally co-ordinated currency transactions tax, with the proceeds ring-fenced for international substantial development objectives; and further urges the Chancellor to ensure that these proceeds do not replace either existing international aid disbursements or agreed commitments to increase international aid.

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 10 June 2002
Lewes
Baldry, Tony
Conservative
Signed on 26 February 2002
Banbury
Barrett, John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 7 March 2002
Edinburgh West
Battle, John
Labour
Signed on 25 February 2002
Leeds West
Bayley, Hugh
Labour
Signed on 26 March 2002
City of York
Beggs, Mr Roy
Ulster Unionist Party
Signed on 5 March 2002
East Antrim
Bennett, Andrew
Labour
Signed on 18 March 2002
Denton and Reddish
Berry, Dr Roger
Labour
Signed on 6 March 2002
Kingswood
Best, Mr Harold
Labour
Signed on 5 March 2002
Leeds North West
Bottomley, Sir Peter
Conservative
Signed on 25 February 2002
Worthing West
Brake, Tom
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 15 March 2002
Carshalton and Wallington
Breed, Mr Colin
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 27 February 2002
South East Cornwall
Brooke, Annette
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 12 April 2002
Mid Dorset and North Poole
Brown, Mr Russell
Labour
Signed on 27 February 2002
Dumfries
Burgon, Colin
Labour
Signed on 24 September 2002
Elmet
Burstow, Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 27 February 2002
Sutton and Cheam
Campbell, Sir Menzies
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 7 March 2002
North East Fife
Campbell, Mr Ronnie
Labour
Signed on 27 February 2002
Blyth Valley
Carmichael, Mr Alistair
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 7 March 2002
Orkney and Shetland
Caton, Mr Martin
Labour
Signed on 28 February 2002
Gower
Chaytor, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 25 February 2002
Bury North
Clapham, Mr Michael
Labour
Signed on 4 March 2002
Barnsley West and Penistone
Clark, Mrs Helen
Labour
Signed on 25 February 2002
Peterborough
Clarke, Mr Tony
Labour
Signed on 8 May 2002
Northampton South
Clwyd, Ann
Labour
Signed on 26 March 2002
Cynon Valley
Cohen, Harry
Labour
Signed on 18 March 2002
Leyton and Wanstead
Coleman, Mr Iain
Labour
Signed on 25 March 2002
Hammersmith and Fulham
Colman, Mr Tony
Labour
Signed on 25 February 2002
Putney
Connarty, Michael
Labour
Signed on 10 April 2002
Falkirk East
Corbyn, Jeremy
Labour
Signed on 7 March 2002
Islington North
Cotter, Brian
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 11 March 2002
Weston-Super-Mare
Cousins, Jim
Labour
Signed on 7 March 2002
Newcastle upon Tyne Central
Cryer, Mrs Ann
Labour
Signed on 26 February 2002
Keighley
Cummings, John
Labour
Signed on 26 February 2002
Easington
Cunningham, Mr Jim
Labour
Signed on 23 April 2002
Coventry South
Dalyell, Tam
Labour
Signed on 12 March 2002
Linlithgow
Davey, Valerie
Labour
Signed on 5 March 2002
Bristol West
Davidson, Mr Ian
Labour
Signed on 7 March 2002
Glasgow, Pollok
Davis, Mr Terry
Labour
Signed on 27 February 2002
Birmingham, Hodge Hill
Dawson, Mr Hilton
Labour
Signed on 27 February 2002
Lancaster and Wyre
Dean, Mrs Janet
Labour
Signed on 28 February 2002
Burton
Dismore, Mr Andrew
Labour
Signed on 14 March 2002
Hendon
Dobbin, Jim
Labour
Signed on 27 February 2002
Heywood and Middleton
Doughty, Sue
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 7 March 2002
Guildford
Drew, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 5 March 2002
Stroud
Drown, Julia
Labour
Signed on 8 March 2002
South Swindon
Edwards, Mr Huw
Labour
Signed on 27 February 2002
Monmouth
Etherington, Bill
Labour
Signed on 21 March 2002
Sunderland North
Ewing, Annabelle
Scottish National Party
Signed on 6 March 2002
Perth
Foster, Mr Don
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 12 March 2002
Bath
Galloway, Mr George
Labour
Signed on 1 March 2002
Glasgow, Kelvin
George, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 26 February 2002
St Ives
Gerrard, Mr Neil
Labour
Signed on 6 March 2002
Walthamstow
Gibson, Dr Ian
Labour
Signed on 5 March 2002
Norwich North
Godsiff, Mr Roger
Labour
Signed on 18 March 2002
Birmingham, Sparkbrook and Small Heath
Green, Matthew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 1 March 2002
Ludlow
Hancock, Mr Mike
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 26 February 2002
Portsmouth South
Harris, Dr Evan
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 3 April 2002
Oxford West and Abingdon
Harvey, Nick
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 25 March 2002
North Devon
Hermon, Lady Sylvia
Ulster Unionist Party
Signed on 25 February 2002
North Down
Heyes, David
Labour
Signed on 20 March 2002
Ashton-under-Lyne
Holmes, Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 27 February 2002
Chesterfield
Hopkins, Kelvin
Labour
Signed on 7 March 2002
Luton North
Hoyle, Mr Lindsay
Labour
Signed on 26 February 2002
Chorley
Iddon, Dr Brian
Labour
Signed on 19 March 2002
Bolton South East
Illsley, Mr Eric
Labour
Signed on 28 February 2002
Barnsley Central
Jackson, Glenda
Labour
Signed on 28 February 2002
Hampstead and Highgate
Jones, Lynne
Labour
Signed on 26 February 2002
Birmingham, Selly Oak
Jones, Mr Nigel
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 5 March 2002
Cheltenham
Khabra, Mr Piara S
Labour
Signed on 11 March 2002
Ealing, Southall
Kidney, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 28 February 2002
Stafford
King, Andy
Labour
Signed on 26 March 2002
Rugby and Kenilworth
King, Ms Oona
Labour
Signed on 5 March 2002
Bethnal Green and Bow
Kirkwood, Sir Archy
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 20 March 2002
Roxburgh and Berwickshire
Kumar, Dr Ashok
Labour
Signed on 4 March 2002
Middlesbrough South and East Cleveland
Lamb, Norman
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 28 February 2002
North Norfolk
Lazarowicz, Mark
Labour
Signed on 13 March 2002
Edinburgh North and Leith
Lepper, David
Labour
Signed on 27 February 2002
Brighton, Pavilion
Llwyd, Mr Elfyn
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 28 February 2002
Meirionnydd Nant Conwy
Mackinlay, Andrew
Labour
Signed on 26 March 2002
Thurrock
Mahmood, Mr Khalid
Labour
Signed on 7 March 2002
Birmingham, Perry Barr
Marsden, Mr Gordon
Labour
Signed on 26 February 2002
Blackpool South
Marsden, Mr Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 27 February 2002
Shrewsbury and Atcham
Marshall, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 13 March 2002
Glasgow, Shettleston
Marshall, Mr Jim
Labour
Signed on 12 March 2002
Leicester South
Marshall-Andrews, Mr Robert
Labour
Signed on 11 March 2002
Medway
McCafferty, Chris
Labour
Signed on 20 March 2002
Calder Valley
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 7 March 2002
Hayes and Harlington
McGrady, Mr Eddie
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 25 February 2002
South Down
McKechin, Ann
Labour
Signed on 7 March 2002
Glasgow, Maryhill
McNamara, Mr Kevin
Labour
Signed on 4 March 2002
Kingston upon Hull North
Meale, Mr Alan
Labour
Signed on 11 March 2002
Mansfield
Mercer, Patrick
Conservative
Signed on 20 March 2002
Newark
Mitchell, Mr Austin
Labour
Signed on 8 March 2002
Great Grimsby
Moore, Mr Michael
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 20 March 2002
Tweeddale, Ettrick and Lauderdale
Murphy, Mr Denis
Labour
Signed on 27 February 2002
Wansbeck
O'Hara, Mr Edward
Labour
Signed on 26 February 2002
Knowsley South
Oaten, Mr Mark
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 20 March 2002
Winchester
Pope, Mr Greg
Labour
Signed on 21 March 2002
Hyndburn
Price, Adam
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 25 February 2002
Carmarthen East and Dinefwr
Prosser, Gwyn
Labour
Signed on 25 March 2002
Dover
Robertson, Angus
Scottish National Party
Signed on 7 March 2002
Moray
Robertson, John
Labour
Signed on 4 March 2002
Glasgow, Anniesland
Russell, Bob
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 25 February 2002
Colchester
Sanders, Mr Adrian
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 5 March 2002
Torbay
Savidge, Mr Malcolm
Labour
Signed on 11 March 2002
Aberdeen North
Sheridan, Jim
Labour
Signed on 21 March 2002
West Renfrewshire
Simpson, Alan
Labour
Signed on 7 March 2002
Nottingham South
Singh, Mr Marsha
Labour
Signed on 20 March 2002
Bradford West
Smyth, The Rev Martin
Ulster Unionist Party
Signed on 27 February 2002
Belfast South
Steinberg, Mr Gerry
Labour
Signed on 26 February 2002
City of Durham
Stewart, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 28 February 2002
Inverness East, Nairn and Lochaber
Stinchcombe, Mr Paul
Labour
Signed on 21 March 2002
Wellingborough
Stunell, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 7 March 2002
Hazel Grove
Taylor, David
Labour
Signed on 6 March 2002
North West Leicestershire
Taylor, Matthew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 7 March 2002
Truro and St Austell
Thomas, Mr Simon
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 28 February 2002
Ceredigion
Todd, Mr Mark
Labour
Signed on 28 February 2002
South Derbyshire
Tonge, Dr Jenny
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 25 February 2002
Richmond Park
Turner, Dr Desmond
Labour
Signed on 5 March 2002
Brighton, Kemptown
Tyler, Mr Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 14 March 2002
North Cornwall
Vis, Dr Rudi
Labour
Signed on 11 March 2002
Finchley and Golders Green
Wareing, Mr Robert N.
Labour
Signed on 5 March 2002
Liverpool, West Derby
Webb, Prof Steve
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 10 April 2002
Northavon
White, Brian
Labour
Signed on 4 March 2002
North East Milton Keynes
Williams, Hywel
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 6 March 2002
Caernarfon
Williams, Mr Roger
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 8 March 2002
Brecon and Radnorshire
Worthington, Tony
Labour
Signed on 25 February 2002
Clydebank and Milngavie
Wray, Mr Jimmy
Labour
Signed on 5 March 2002
Glasgow, Baillieston
Wyatt, Derek
Labour
Signed on 28 February 2002
Sittingbourne and Sheppey

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.