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MICROFINANCE, ACCESS TO FINANCIAL SERVICES AND THE G8

EDM (Early Day Motion) 315: tabled on 14 June 2005

Tabled in the 2005-06 session.

This motion has been signed by 109 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 the importance of microcredit in achieving one of the major millennium development goals, that of cutting absolute poverty in half by 2015; notes that microfinance is a crucial component in breaking the cycle of poverty and aid dependence and is proven to be successful and sustainable in alleviating poverty; believes that inclusion of the poor in financial services is a fundamental condition for economic and social growth and that microfinance is under-utilised within the programmes of international finance institutions; recognises that serious action is needed to reach the huge numbers of financially-excluded which was recognised at the 2004 G8 Sea Island Summit and hopes that it will also be noted at this year's G8 Summit at Gleneagles; acknowledges that access to microfinance and rural finance is beginning to address these needs but that much more remains to be done; and calls on the G8 summit to encourage the World Bank, IMF, African Development Bank, African Central Banks and finance ministries to give microfinance an increased emphasis in view of the UN Year of Microcredit 2005 and the Commission for Africa's call for a focus on Access to Financial Services.

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.

Bailey, Mr Adrian
Labour
Signed on 23 June 2005
West Bromwich West
Battle, John
Labour
Signed on 16 June 2005
Leeds West
Begg, Dame Anne
Labour
Signed on 6 July 2005
Aberdeen South
Bellingham, Mr Henry
Conservative
Signed on 21 July 2005
North West Norfolk
Bottomley, Sir Peter
Conservative
Signed on 15 June 2005
Worthing West
Brazier, Mr Julian
Conservative
Signed on 3 November 2005
Canterbury
Breed, Mr Colin
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 20 June 2005
South East Cornwall
Brokenshire, James
Conservative
Signed on 20 July 2005
Hornchurch
Brown, Lyn
Labour
Signed on 10 October 2005
West Ham
Burden, Richard
Labour
Signed on 22 June 2005
Birmingham, Northfield
Burt, Lorely
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 29 June 2005
Solihull
Cable, Dr Vincent
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 16 June 2005
Twickenham
Cameron, Mr David
Conservative
Signed on 10 October 2005
Witney
Carmichael, Mr Alistair
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 27 June 2005
Orkney and Shetland
Caton, Mr Martin
Labour
Signed on 16 June 2005
Gower
Connarty, Michael
Labour
Signed on 29 June 2005
Linlithgow and East Falkirk
Conway, Derek
Conservative
Signed on 20 October 2005
Old Bexley and Sidcup
Cook, Frank
Labour
Signed on 21 June 2005
Stockton North
Corbyn, Jeremy
Labour
Signed on 20 June 2005
Islington North
Cryer, Mrs Ann
Labour
Signed on 16 June 2005
Keighley
Davey, Mr Edward
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 16 June 2005
Kingston and Surbiton
Dismore, Mr Andrew
Labour
Signed on 15 June 2005
Hendon
Drew, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 16 June 2005
Stroud
Durkan, Mark
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 27 June 2005
Foyle
Etherington, Bill
Labour
Signed on 14 July 2005
Sunderland North
Fabricant, Michael
Conservative
Signed on 20 July 2005
Lichfield
Fraser, Mr Christopher
Conservative
Signed on 21 July 2005
South West Norfolk
Garnier, Mr Edward
Conservative
Signed on 19 July 2005
Harborough
George, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 22 June 2005
St Ives
Gidley, Sandra
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 27 June 2005
Romsey
Gillan, Mrs Cheryl
Conservative
Signed on 12 July 2005
Chesham and Amersham
Goldsworthy, Julia
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 15 June 2005
Falmouth and Camborne
Goodman, Helen
Labour
Signed on 27 June 2005
Bishop Auckland
Gove, Michael
Conservative
Signed on 19 July 2005
Surrey Heath
Greening, Justine
Conservative
Signed on 18 October 2005
Putney
Gummer, Mr John
Conservative
Signed on 21 July 2005
Suffolk Coastal
Hamilton, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 16 June 2005
Midlothian
Hammond, Mr Philip
Conservative
Signed on 21 July 2005
Runnymede and Weybridge
Hammond, Stephen
Conservative
Signed on 10 October 2005
Wimbledon
Hancock, Mr Mike
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 16 June 2005
Portsmouth South
Harper, Mr Mark
Conservative
Signed on 20 July 2005
Forest of Dean
Harris, Dr Evan
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 10 October 2005
Oxford West and Abingdon
Harvey, Nick
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 4 July 2005
North Devon
Hayes, Mr John
Conservative
Signed on 21 July 2005
South Holland and The Deepings
Heald, Mr Oliver
Conservative
Signed on 8 November 2005
North East Hertfordshire
Hemming, John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 29 June 2005
Birmingham, Yardley
Hendry, Charles
Conservative
Signed on 10 November 2005
Wealden
Holloway, Mr Adam
Conservative
Signed on 21 July 2005
Gravesham
Hopkins, Kelvin
Labour
Signed on 16 June 2005
Luton North
Horam, Mr John
Conservative
Signed on 20 July 2005
Orpington
Horwood, Mr Martin
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 29 June 2005
Cheltenham
Howarth, David
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 29 June 2005
Cambridge
Hughes, Simon
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 22 June 2005
North Southwark and Bermondsey
Huhne, Chris
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 29 June 2005
Eastleigh
Jenkins, Mr Brian
Labour
Signed on 16 June 2005
Tamworth
Jones, Lynne
Labour
Signed on 15 June 2005
Birmingham, Selly Oak
Keetch, Mr Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 15 June 2005
Hereford
Khabra, Mr Piara S
Labour
Signed on 20 June 2005
Ealing, Southall
Kramer, Susan
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 19 July 2005
Richmond Park
Lamb, Norman
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 23 June 2005
North Norfolk
Lancaster, Mr Mark
Conservative
Signed on 27 June 2005
North East Milton Keynes
Lazarowicz, Mark
Labour
Signed on 15 June 2005
Edinburgh North and Leith
Leech, Mr John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 21 June 2005
Manchester, Withington
Lepper, David
Labour
Signed on 20 July 2005
Brighton, Pavilion
Lewis, Dr Julian
Conservative
Signed on 18 July 2005
New Forest East
Llwyd, Mr Elfyn
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 16 June 2005
Meirionnydd Nant Conwy
Marris, Rob
Labour
Signed on 20 June 2005
Wolverhampton South West
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 4 July 2005
Hayes and Harlington
McIntosh, Miss Anne
Conservative
Signed on 10 October 2005
Vale of York
McKechin, Ann
Labour
Signed on 5 July 2005
Glasgow North
Mercer, Patrick
Conservative
Signed on 19 July 2005
Newark
Milton, Anne
Conservative
Signed on 3 November 2005
Guildford
Mitchell, Mr Andrew
Conservative
Signed on 4 July 2005
Sutton Coldfield
Moore, Mr Michael
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 22 June 2005
Berwickshire, Roxburgh and Selkirk
Morgan, Julie
Labour
Signed on 30 June 2005
Cardiff North
Mundell, David
Conservative
Signed on 18 October 2005
Dumfriesshire, Clydesdale and Tweeddale
Murrison, Dr Andrew
Conservative
Signed on 20 December 2005
Westbury
O'Brien, Mr Stephen
Conservative
Signed on 20 July 2005
Eddisbury
Oaten, Mr Mark
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 5 July 2005
Winchester
Öpik, Lembit
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 5 July 2005
Montgomeryshire
Paice, Mr James
Conservative
Signed on 20 July 2005
South East Cambridgeshire
Pugh, Dr John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 27 June 2005
Southport
Sarwar, Mr Mohammad
Labour
Signed on 14 July 2005
Glasgow Central
Selous, Andrew
Conservative
Signed on 11 July 2005
South West Bedfordshire
Simpson, Alan
Labour
Signed on 30 June 2005
Nottingham South
Singh, Mr Marsha
Labour
Signed on 5 July 2005
Bradford West
Spelman, Mrs Caroline
Conservative
Signed on 20 July 2005
Meriden
Stunell, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 20 June 2005
Hazel Grove
Swinson, Jo
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 27 June 2005
East Dunbartonshire
Swire, Mr Hugo
Conservative
Signed on 19 July 2005
East Devon
Syms, Mr Robert
Conservative
Signed on 27 June 2005
Poole
Taylor, David
Labour
Signed on 16 June 2005
North West Leicestershire
Taylor, Dr Richard
Independent
Signed on 10 October 2005
Wyre Forest
Teather, Sarah
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 24 October 2005
Brent East
Vis, Dr Rudi
Labour
Signed on 16 June 2005
Finchley and Golders Green
Walter, Mr Robert
Conservative
Signed on 27 June 2005
North Dorset
Watkinson, Angela
Conservative
Signed on 12 July 2005
Upminster
Weir, Mr Mike
Scottish National Party
Signed on 16 June 2005
Angus
Wiggin, Bill
Conservative
Signed on 19 July 2005
Leominster
Williams, Hywel
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 16 June 2005
Caernarfon
Williams, Mark
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 4 July 2005
Ceredigion
Willis, Mr Phil
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 22 June 2005
Harrogate and Knaresborough
Wright, Jeremy
Conservative
Signed on 21 July 2005
Rugby and Kenilworth

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.