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AUDIT FEES FOR PARISH COUNCILS

EDM (Early Day Motion) 326: tabled on 10 December 2002

Tabled in the 2002-03 session.

This motion has been signed by 44 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 recognises that audit fees for parish councils have become burdensome and should now take into account the population size and financial situation of each individual parish; suggests that a de minimus provision is introduced, exempting those parishes with a precept of less than ú20,000, or a population under 5,000 people; acknowledges that the new audit regime is unduly onerous for smaller parishes; and calls on the Government to amend the relevant parts of the Accounts and Audit Regulations 1996 in favour of these parishes.

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.

Evans, Mr Nigel
Conservative
Signed on 19 March 2003
Ribble Valley
Flight, Mr Howard
Conservative
Signed on 18 December 2002
Arundel and South Downs
Flook, Mr Adrian
Conservative
Signed on 13 January 2003
Taunton
Francois, Mr Mark
Conservative
Signed on 16 January 2003
Rayleigh
Garnier, Mr Edward
Conservative
Signed on 12 December 2002
Harborough
Gillan, Mrs Cheryl
Conservative
Signed on 11 December 2002
Chesham and Amersham
Hammond, Mr Philip
Conservative
Signed on 25 February 2003
Runnymede and Weybridge
Harvey, Nick
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 16 December 2002
North Devon
Hayes, Mr John
Conservative
Signed on 10 December 2002
South Holland and The Deepings
Heald, Mr Oliver
Conservative
Signed on 21 January 2003
North East Hertfordshire
Horam, Mr John
Conservative
Signed on 23 January 2003
Orpington
Hunter, Mr Andrew
Independent Conservative
Signed on 19 December 2002
Basingstoke
Jones, Mr Nigel
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 13 January 2003
Cheltenham
Key, Robert
Conservative
Signed on 11 December 2002
Salisbury
Lewis, Dr Julian
Conservative
Signed on 12 December 2002
New Forest East
Lidington, Mr David
Conservative
Signed on 10 December 2002
Aylesbury
Loughton, Tim
Conservative
Signed on 16 December 2002
East Worthing and Shoreham
Luff, Peter
Conservative
Signed on 11 December 2002
Mid Worcestershire
Maclean, David
Conservative
Signed on 21 January 2003
Penrith and The Border
Mann, John
Labour
Signed on 9 January 2003
Bassetlaw
McIntosh, Miss Anne
Conservative
Signed on 19 December 2002
Vale of York
Mercer, Patrick
Conservative
Signed on 7 January 2003
Newark
Murrison, Dr Andrew
Conservative
Signed on 17 December 2002
Westbury
O'Brien, Mr Stephen
Conservative
Signed on 1 April 2003
Eddisbury
Randall, Mr John
Conservative
Signed on 7 January 2003
Uxbridge
Robertson, Hugh
Conservative
Signed on 15 January 2003
Faversham and Mid Kent
Roe, Mrs Marion
Conservative
Signed on 16 December 2002
Broxbourne
Sayeed, Mr Jonathan
Conservative
Signed on 10 December 2002
Mid Bedfordshire
Selous, Andrew
Conservative
Signed on 24 March 2003
South West Bedfordshire
Spelman, Mrs Caroline
Conservative
Signed on 17 December 2002
Meriden
Spink, Bob
Conservative
Signed on 11 December 2002
Castle Point
Swire, Mr Hugo
Conservative
Signed on 3 April 2003
East Devon
Tyler, Mr Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 12 December 2002
North Cornwall
Watkinson, Angela
Conservative
Signed on 18 December 2002
Upminster
Wiggin, Bill
Conservative
Signed on 17 December 2002
Leominster
Wilshire, Mr David
Conservative
Signed on 11 December 2002
Spelthorne
Winterton, Ann
Conservative
Signed on 11 December 2002
Congleton
Winterton, Sir Nicholas
Conservative
Signed on 11 December 2002
Macclesfield

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.