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COMBATING FRAUDULENT CHARITY COLLECTIONS

EDM (Early Day Motion) 13: tabled on 20 June 2001

Tabled in the 2001-02 session.

This motion has been signed by 60 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 believes that urgent action is needed to deal with fraudulent charity collections, that the existing law does not prevent the registration of crooked charities, and that the official advice on how to prevent fraudulent collections on private premises is ineffective; notes that the Dundee Report to the Scottish Executive, published in June 2000, contains many essential lessons for the better administration of charitable collections outwith as well as inside Scotland, including its warning to owners of premises against the common reliance on a charity number and headed notepaper when considering whether a proposed collection is in order, its finding that charities commonly refuse to help police with their enquiries, and its suggestions that charities cannot be relied upon to police themselves; further notes the many signs of support for the charity check system, including a written statement of opinion in the National Assembly for Wales signed by a majority of backbenchers, a motion passed unanimously by the London Assembly, welcoming the support already shown for the Charity Check system by licensing authorities and retail managers, endoresements from many eminent institutions, including the British Retail Consortium, the Guild of Management Consultants, the London Voluntary Service Council and the continued use of the system by some leading retailers which has prevented many fraudulent collections; and calls on Her Majesty's Goverment to investigate a non-legislative solution along the lines of the Charity Check system to reduce fraudulent charity collections.

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.

Brown, Mr Russell
Labour
Signed on 17 July 2001
Dumfries
Burgon, Colin
Labour
Signed on 4 July 2001
Elmet
Clapham, Mr Michael
Labour
Signed on 17 July 2001
Barnsley West and Penistone
Colman, Mr Tony
Labour
Signed on 4 July 2001
Putney
Connarty, Michael
Labour
Signed on 4 July 2001
Falkirk East
Corbyn, Jeremy
Labour
Signed on 22 June 2001
Islington North
Cotter, Brian
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 3 July 2001
Weston-Super-Mare
Cryer, Mrs Ann
Labour
Signed on 19 July 2001
Keighley
Cummings, John
Labour
Signed on 27 June 2001
Easington
Davis, Mr Terry
Labour
Signed on 11 July 2001
Birmingham, Hodge Hill
Dean, Mrs Janet
Labour
Signed on 28 June 2001
Burton
Dismore, Mr Andrew
Labour
Signed on 25 June 2001
Hendon
Dobbin, Jim
Labour
Signed on 27 June 2001
Heywood and Middleton
Dodds, Mr Nigel
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 16 July 2001
Belfast North
Donaldson, Mr Jeffrey M.
Ulster Unionist Party
Signed on 12 July 2001
Lagan Valley
Drew, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 2 July 2001
Stroud
Etherington, Bill
Labour
Signed on 5 July 2001
Sunderland North
Flynn, Paul
Labour
Signed on 3 July 2001
Newport West
George, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 3 July 2001
St Ives
Griffiths, Mr Win
Labour
Signed on 28 June 2001
Bridgend
Hall, Patrick
Labour
Signed on 19 July 2001
Bedford
Hancock, Mr Mike
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 22 June 2001
Portsmouth South
Harris, Dr Evan
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 19 July 2001
Oxford West and Abingdon
Harvey, Nick
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 28 June 2001
North Devon
Hoyle, Mr Lindsay
Labour
Signed on 26 June 2001
Chorley
Illsley, Mr Eric
Labour
Signed on 27 June 2001
Barnsley Central
Jones, Lynne
Labour
Signed on 25 June 2001
Birmingham, Selly Oak
Jones, Mr Nigel
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 26 June 2001
Cheltenham
Keetch, Mr Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 2 July 2001
Hereford
Khabra, Mr Piara S
Labour
Signed on 12 July 2001
Ealing, Southall
King, Andy
Labour
Signed on 27 June 2001
Rugby and Kenilworth
Lawrence, Mrs Jackie
Labour
Signed on 3 July 2001
Preseli Pembrokeshire
Lepper, David
Labour
Signed on 26 June 2001
Brighton, Pavilion
Lewis, Mr Terry
Labour
Signed on 2 July 2001
Worsley
Llwyd, Mr Elfyn
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 25 June 2001
Meirionnydd Nant Conwy
Marsden, Mr Gordon
Labour
Signed on 27 June 2001
Blackpool South
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 28 June 2001
Hayes and Harlington
McNamara, Mr Kevin
Labour
Signed on 5 July 2001
Kingston upon Hull North
McWalter, Mr Tony
Labour
Signed on 19 July 2001
Hemel Hempstead
Meale, Mr Alan
Labour
Signed on 12 July 2001
Mansfield
Pike, Mr Peter
Labour
Signed on 19 July 2001
Burnley
Rendel, Mr David
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 2 July 2001
Newbury
Russell, Bob
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 26 June 2001
Colchester
Simpson, Alan
Labour
Signed on 26 June 2001
Nottingham South
Smyth, The Rev Martin
Ulster Unionist Party
Signed on 21 June 2001
Belfast South
Stunell, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 25 June 2001
Hazel Grove
Taylor, David
Labour
Signed on 27 June 2001
North West Leicestershire
Truswell, Mr Paul
Labour
Signed on 3 July 2001
Pudsey
Tyler, Mr Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 21 June 2001
North Cornwall
Tynan, Mr Bill
Labour
Signed on 19 July 2001
Hamilton South
Vis, Dr Rudi
Labour
Signed on 18 July 2001
Finchley and Golders Green
Williams, Mr Alan
Labour
Signed on 12 July 2001
Swansea West
Williams, Mrs Betty
Labour
Signed on 2 July 2001
Conwy

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.