House of Commons
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MODERNISING COMPANY LAW
EDM #697
Tabled 10 October 2005
2005-06 Session
There have been 3 amendments to this EDM.
That this House believes companies are critical in achieving the aims of sustainable development and to making poverty history, but that in order to be able to do so their freedom to operate must be balanced with clear responsibilities to society and the environment; and urges the Government to enshrine in new company law a duty for directors to identify, consider, act and report on any negative social and environmental impacts caused by a company's activities in the UK or overseas.

Signatures (234)

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.
Abbott, Ms Diane
Labour
12 October 2005
Allen, Mr Graham
Labour
09 November 2005
Anderson, Mr David
Labour
12 October 2005
Anderson, Janet
Labour
30 January 2006
Austin, Mr Ian
Labour
25 January 2006
Austin, John
Labour
20 October 2005
Baker, Norman
Liberal Democrat
12 June 2006
Banks, Gordon
Labour
17 October 2005
Barlow, Ms Celia
Labour
13 February 2006
Barrett, John
Liberal Democrat
24 October 2005
Battle, John
Labour
17 October 2005
Bayley, Hugh
Labour
07 November 2005
Begg, Dame Anne
Labour
14 February 2006
Benton, Mr Joe
Labour
27 February 2006
Bercow, John
Conservative
17 May 2006
Berry, Dr Roger
Labour
26 October 2005
Betts, Mr Clive
Labour
13 October 2005
Blackman-Woods, Dr Roberta
Labour
18 October 2005
Borrow, Mr David S.
Labour
25 January 2006
Bottomley, Sir Peter
Conservative
11 October 2005
Brooke, Annette
Liberal Democrat
24 January 2006
Brown, Mr Nicholas
Labour
30 March 2006
Brown, Mr Russell
Labour
10 November 2005
Bruce, Malcolm
Liberal Democrat
24 July 2006
Buck, Ms Karen
Labour
18 April 2006
Burden, Richard
Labour
18 October 2005
Burstow, Paul
Liberal Democrat
15 November 2005
Butler, Ms Dawn
Labour
26 October 2005
Campbell, Mr Gregory
Democratic Unionist Party
25 April 2006
Campbell, Mr Ronnie
Labour
18 April 2006
Carmichael, Mr Alistair
Liberal Democrat
09 January 2006
Caton, Mr Martin
Labour
20 October 2005
Challen, Colin
Labour
07 November 2005
Chaytor, Mr David
Labour
18 October 2005
Clapham, Mr Michael
Labour
06 February 2006
Clark, Ms Katy
Labour
02 February 2006
Clarke, Mr Tom
Labour
14 December 2005
Clelland, Mr David
Labour
30 January 2006
Cohen, Harry
Labour
01 November 2005
Connarty, Michael
Labour
24 October 2005
Cook, Frank
Labour
31 January 2006
Cooper, Rosie
Labour
01 March 2006
Corbyn, Jeremy
Labour
11 October 2005
Cousins, Jim
Labour
19 October 2005
Crausby, Mr David
Labour
24 October 2005
Creagh, Mary
Labour
19 October 2005
Cruddas, Jon
Labour
23 January 2006
Cryer, Mrs Ann
Labour
17 October 2005
Cummings, John
Labour
26 January 2006
Cunningham, Mr Jim
Labour
20 December 2005
Curtis-Thomas, Mrs Claire
Labour
10 March 2006
Davidson, Mr Ian
Labour
01 December 2005
Dean, Mrs Janet
Labour
24 October 2005
Devine, Jim
Labour
03 November 2005
Dismore, Mr Andrew
Labour
17 October 2005
Dobbin, Jim
Labour
11 October 2005
Dodds, Mr Nigel
Democratic Unionist Party
21 March 2006
Donaldson, Mr Jeffrey M.
Democratic Unionist Party
15 March 2006
Donohoe, Mr Brian H.
Labour
24 January 2006
Doran, Mr Frank
Labour
24 October 2005
Dowd, Jim
Labour
09 November 2005
Drew, Mr David
Labour
18 October 2005
Durkan, Mark
Social Democratic & Labour Party
13 October 2005
Efford, Clive
Labour
13 October 2005
Ellman, Mrs Louise
Labour
26 January 2006
Engel, Mrs Natascha
Labour
17 January 2006
Ennis, Jeff
Labour
31 January 2006
Etherington, Bill
Labour
14 October 2005
Farrelly, Paul
Labour
30 January 2006
Field, Mr Frank
Labour
26 January 2006
Fisher, Mark
Labour
24 April 2006
Flynn, Paul
Labour
20 October 2005
Foster, Mr Don
Liberal Democrat
09 January 2006
Foster, Michael Jabez
Labour
13 February 2006
Francis, Dr Hywel
Labour
09 January 2006
Galloway, Mr George
Respect
21 November 2005
George, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
26 June 2006
Gerrard, Mr Neil
Labour
28 November 2005
Gibson, Dr Ian
Labour
28 October 2005
Gidley, Sandra
Liberal Democrat
06 March 2006
Godsiff, Mr Roger
Labour
30 January 2006
Griffith, Nia
Labour
19 October 2005
Gummer, Mr John
Conservative
20 December 2005
Gwynne, Andrew
Labour
13 October 2005
Hall, Patrick
Labour
25 January 2006
Hamilton, Mr David
Labour
26 January 2006
Hamilton, Fabian
Labour
08 November 2005
Hancock, Mr Mike
Liberal Democrat
11 October 2005
Havard, Mr Dai
Labour
15 February 2006
Hendrick, Mr Mark
Labour
18 October 2005
Hepburn, Mr Stephen
Labour
07 June 2006
Hermon, Lady Sylvia
Ulster Unionist Party
24 January 2006
Heyes, David
Labour
30 January 2006
Hillier, Meg
Labour
26 October 2005
Hodgson, Mrs Sharon
Labour
12 October 2005
Hoey, Kate
Labour
10 January 2006
Holloway, Mr Adam
Conservative
25 January 2006
Holmes, Paul
Liberal Democrat
18 October 2005
Hood, Mr Jim
Labour
03 November 2005
Hopkins, Kelvin
Labour
02 March 2006
Horam, Mr John
Conservative
26 January 2006
Hosie, Stewart
Scottish National Party
26 January 2006
Howarth, Mr George
Labour
02 May 2006
Humble, Mrs Joan
Labour
19 October 2005
Hunter, Mark
Liberal Democrat
09 November 2005
Iddon, Dr Brian
Labour
03 July 2006
Jackson, Glenda
Labour
26 October 2005
James, Mrs Siân C.
Labour
13 October 2005
Jenkins, Mr Brian
Labour
24 October 2005
Johnson, Ms Diana R.
Labour
10 October 2005
Jones, Lynne
Labour
21 October 2005
Jones, Mr Martyn
Labour
11 November 2005
Kaufman, Sir Gerald
Labour
25 October 2005
Kawczynski, Daniel
Conservative
02 March 2006
Keeley, Ms Barbara
Labour
20 October 2005
Keen, Alan
Labour
09 February 2006
Keetch, Mr Paul
Liberal Democrat
23 November 2005
Kemp, Mr Fraser
Labour
06 December 2005
Khabra, Mr Piara S
Labour
30 January 2006
Kilfoyle, Mr Peter
Labour
17 May 2006
Lancaster, Mr Mark
Conservative
30 January 2006
Laxton, Mr Bob
Labour
17 January 2006
Lazarowicz, Mark
Labour
17 October 2005
Leech, Mr John
Liberal Democrat
18 October 2005
Leigh, Mr Edward
Conservative
20 March 2006
Lepper, David
Labour
25 October 2005
Lloyd, Tony
Labour
20 October 2005
Llwyd, Mr Elfyn
Plaid Cymru
12 October 2005
Love, Mr Andy
Labour
14 October 2005
Mackinlay, Andrew
Labour
18 April 2006
MacNeil, Mr Angus
Scottish National Party
01 February 2006
Mahmood, Mr Khalid
Labour
20 April 2006
Mallaber, Judy
Labour
02 November 2005
Marris, Rob
Labour
17 October 2005
Marsden, Mr Gordon
Labour
13 October 2005
Marshall, Mr David
Labour
14 February 2006
Marshall-Andrews, Mr Robert
Labour
24 October 2005
McCafferty, Chris
Labour
14 October 2005
McCrea, Rev Dr William
Democratic Unionist Party
29 March 2006
McDonnell, Dr Alasdair
Social Democratic & Labour Party
08 December 2005
McDonnell, John
Labour
11 October 2005
McFall, Mr John
Labour
18 October 2005
McGovern, Mr Jim
Labour
19 October 2005
McGrady, Mr Eddie
Social Democratic & Labour Party
30 January 2006
McKechin, Ann
Labour
19 October 2005
Meacher, Mr Michael
Labour
07 November 2005
Meale, Mr Alan
Labour
27 February 2006
Miller, Andrew
Labour
16 February 2006
Mitchell, Mr Austin
Labour
15 November 2005
Moffatt, Laura
Labour
11 October 2005
Mole, Chris
Labour
09 October 2006
Moon, Mrs Madeleine
Labour
14 June 2006
Morden, Jessica
Labour
13 October 2005
Morgan, Julie
Labour
30 November 2005
Mudie, Mr George
Labour
26 October 2006
Mullin, Mr Chris
Labour
30 January 2006
Murphy, Mr Denis
Labour
24 January 2006
Naysmith, Dr Doug
Labour
31 October 2005
Norris, Dan
Labour
26 October 2005
O'Hara, Mr Edward
Labour
30 January 2006
Olner, Mr Bill
Labour
20 October 2005
Osborne, Sandra
Labour
20 October 2005
Owen, Albert
Labour
15 November 2005
Pelling, Mr Andrew
Conservative
26 October 2005
Penning, Mike
Conservative
21 October 2005
Penrose, John
Conservative
23 January 2006
Price, Adam
Plaid Cymru
13 October 2005
Pritchard, Mark
Conservative
16 May 2006
Prosser, Gwyn
Labour
19 December 2005
Pugh, Dr John
Liberal Democrat
13 October 2005
Reed, Mr Jamie
Labour
29 March 2006
Riordan, Mrs Linda
Labour
26 January 2006
Robertson, Angus
Scottish National Party
23 January 2006
Robinson, Mrs Iris
Democratic Unionist Party
29 March 2006
Robinson, Mr Peter
Democratic Unionist Party
27 February 2006
Ruane, Chris
Labour
06 February 2006
Ruddock, Joan
Labour
14 October 2005
Russell, Bob
Liberal Democrat
12 October 2005
Salmond, Mr Alex
Scottish National Party
08 March 2006
Sanders, Mr Adrian
Liberal Democrat
23 January 2006
Sarwar, Mr Mohammad
Labour
19 January 2006
Scott, Mr Lee
Conservative
18 April 2006
Sheridan, Jim
Labour
24 October 2005
Short, Clare
Labour
26 January 2006
Simpson, Alan
Labour
13 October 2005
Simpson, David
Democratic Unionist Party
24 October 2005
Singh, Mr Marsha
Labour
09 November 2005
Skinner, Mr Dennis
Labour
12 October 2005
Smith, Geraldine
Labour
25 October 2005
Smith, John
Labour
16 February 2006
Soulsby, Sir Peter
Labour
10 November 2005
Southworth, Helen
Labour
25 January 2006
Starkey, Dr Phyllis
Labour
07 November 2005
Stoate, Dr Howard
Labour
26 January 2006
Strang, Dr Gavin
Labour
20 October 2005
Taylor, David
Labour
11 October 2005
Taylor, Matthew
Liberal Democrat
24 October 2005
Taylor, Dr Richard
Independent
02 March 2006
Thornberry, Ms Emily
Labour
18 October 2005
Trickett, Jon
Labour
26 October 2005
Truswell, Mr Paul
Labour
12 October 2005
Turner, Dr Desmond
Labour
11 October 2005
Vaz, Keith
Labour
25 January 2006
Vis, Dr Rudi
Labour
12 October 2005
Walley, Joan
Labour
13 October 2005
Walter, Mr Robert
Conservative
02 November 2005
Waltho, Lynda
Labour
19 October 2005
Wareing, Mr Robert N.
Labour
28 February 2006
Weir, Mr Mike
Scottish National Party
11 October 2005
Williams, Mrs Betty
Labour
13 October 2005
Williams, Hywel
Plaid Cymru
20 October 2005
Williams, Mark
Liberal Democrat
18 April 2006
Williams, Mr Roger
Liberal Democrat
16 February 2006
Willis, Mr Phil
Liberal Democrat
20 January 2006
Willott, Jenny
Liberal Democrat
16 November 2005
Wilson, Sammy
Democratic Unionist Party
08 November 2005
Wishart, Pete
Scottish National Party
17 January 2006
Wright, Mr Anthony
Labour
06 February 2006
Wright, Mr Iain
Labour
21 March 2006
Wyatt, Derek
Labour
12 October 2005
Younger-Ross, Richard
Liberal Democrat
15 November 2005

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697A1
Mr Ian Taylor
"leave out from `urges' to end and insert `companies to embrace corporate social responsibility by engaging in activities most suitable to their own objectives and resources'."
Tabled 25 October 2005
11 Signatures
697A2
Mr Martin Horwood
"after `overseas', add `and further urges that such a duty should place a lesser responsibility on small businesses, in recognition of the already heavy burden of regulation on small business, while holding larger corporations to account.'."
Tabled 28 March 2006
3 Signatures
697A3
David T. C. Davies
"leave out from `but' to end and add `; recognises the concerns that groups such as Oxfam have raised relating to the Company Law Reform Bill; believes that it is important that UK companies strive to maintain the UK's reputation as amongst the most ethical countries in the world; understands that companies must not be allowed to irreversibly destroy the environment of countries they work in; further understands that while wages across the developed world are substantially lower than in the UK, companies should aim to pay wages that are fair by local standards; welcomes the principles outlined by pressure groups which are seeking to impose legal obligations onto British companies to pursue ethical policies but looks to the Government to ensure that ethical standards are maintained without further crippling UK businesses with burdensome regulations.'."
Tabled 17 May 2006
1 Signature