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TAXPAYERS' CHARTER

EDM (Early Day Motion) 1821: tabled on 15 March 2006

Tabled in the 2005-06 session.

This motion has been signed by 37 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 the fair and effective financing of public services in today's world requires a clear understanding by taxpayers and tax administration alike of their respective rights and responsibilities and is concerned that the clear vision of these may be obscured by the complexity of much tax management legislation; notes that, prior to the merger into HM Revenue and Customs, both the Inland Revenue and Customs and Excise had Taxpayers' Charters but that with the merger the status of these is unclear and that they have not been reviewed for many years, meaning less protection for the taxpayer; further notes that in the meantime the use of Charters and Bills of Rights to confirm and codify taxpayers' rights and responsibilities and build support for a co-operative relationship between taxpayers and tax administration has developed extensively in many countries; and calls for a set of principles expressed in legislation or a Taxpayers' Charter to set down the rights and obligations of the taxpayer and the tax administration under the Finance Act requiring the Commissioner of Revenue and Customs to bring forward a proposed Charter for ratification by the House.

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.

Bacon, Mr Richard
Conservative
Signed on 24 April 2006
South Norfolk
Berry, Dr Roger
Labour
Signed on 20 March 2006
Kingswood
Burt, Lorely
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 29 March 2006
Solihull
Cable, Dr Vincent
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 20 March 2006
Twickenham
Conway, Derek
Conservative
Signed on 16 March 2006
Old Bexley and Sidcup
Cryer, Mrs Ann
Labour
Signed on 21 March 2006
Keighley
Dean, Mrs Janet
Labour
Signed on 21 March 2006
Burton
Durkan, Mark
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 22 March 2006
Foyle
Etherington, Bill
Labour
Signed on 18 April 2006
Sunderland North
Fallon, Mr Michael
Conservative
Signed on 21 March 2006
Sevenoaks
George, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 16 March 2006
St Ives
Hamilton, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 29 March 2006
Midlothian
Hammond, Stephen
Conservative
Signed on 23 March 2006
Wimbledon
Hancock, Mr Mike
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 27 March 2006
Portsmouth South
Hemming, John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 20 April 2006
Birmingham, Yardley
Holmes, Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 16 March 2006
Chesterfield
Hopkins, Kelvin
Labour
Signed on 17 March 2006
Luton North
Hunter, Mark
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 22 March 2006
Cheadle
Illsley, Mr Eric
Labour
Signed on 30 March 2006
Barnsley Central
Jenkins, Mr Brian
Labour
Signed on 28 March 2006
Tamworth
Jones, Lynne
Labour
Signed on 16 March 2006
Birmingham, Selly Oak
Lamb, Norman
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 5 June 2006
North Norfolk
Mackay, Mr Andrew
Conservative
Signed on 6 June 2006
Bracknell
McCrea, Rev Dr William
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 22 March 2006
South Antrim
Robinson, Mrs Iris
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 21 March 2006
Strangford
Simpson, Alan
Labour
Signed on 16 March 2006
Nottingham South
Simpson, David
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 21 March 2006
Upper Bann
Stunell, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 20 March 2006
Hazel Grove
Taylor, David
Labour
Signed on 20 March 2006
North West Leicestershire
Vis, Dr Rudi
Labour
Signed on 22 March 2006
Finchley and Golders Green
Wilson, Sammy
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 27 March 2006
East Antrim

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.