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BOGUS CHARITY CLOTHING COLLECTION COMPANIES

EDM (Early Day Motion) 2724: tabled on 11 October 2006

Tabled in the 2005-06 session.

This motion has been signed by 58 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 condemns the practice of companies like Helpmates Ltd, who pose as registered charities in order to collect clothing donations from the public via doorstep collections; notes that the literature from these companies claim the donations are `urgently needed' for the developing world, but that as profit-making companies they are likely to sell the donated clothes for financial gain; calls on the Office of Fair Trading and the Charity Commission to establish a joint review to ensure that members of the public are not confused or deceived into donating to companies they believe are charities; and urges the public to continue donating clothes to recognised charities and check that organisations soliciting for donations have a registered charity number.

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.

Alexander, Danny
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 12 October 2006
Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey
Austin, Mr Ian
Labour
Signed on 16 October 2006
Dudley North
Breed, Mr Colin
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 17 October 2006
South East Cornwall
Bruce, Malcolm
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 20 October 2006
Gordon
Cable, Dr Vincent
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 17 October 2006
Twickenham
Campbell, Mr Gregory
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 18 October 2006
East Londonderry
Campbell, Mr Ronnie
Labour
Signed on 30 October 2006
Blyth Valley
Caton, Mr Martin
Labour
Signed on 12 October 2006
Gower
Cryer, Mrs Ann
Labour
Signed on 16 October 2006
Keighley
Dean, Mrs Janet
Labour
Signed on 12 October 2006
Burton
Devine, Jim
Labour
Signed on 12 October 2006
Livingston
Dismore, Mr Andrew
Labour
Signed on 12 October 2006
Hendon
Dobbin, Jim
Labour
Signed on 12 October 2006
Heywood and Middleton
Drew, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 17 October 2006
Stroud
Etherington, Bill
Labour
Signed on 24 October 2006
Sunderland North
Godsiff, Mr Roger
Labour
Signed on 24 October 2006
Birmingham, Sparkbrook and Small Heath
Hamilton, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 24 October 2006
Midlothian
Hancock, Mr Mike
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 17 October 2006
Portsmouth South
Hemming, John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 12 October 2006
Birmingham, Yardley
Heyes, David
Labour
Signed on 24 October 2006
Ashton-under-Lyne
Holmes, Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 16 October 2006
Chesterfield
Hopkins, Kelvin
Labour
Signed on 17 October 2006
Luton North
Horwood, Mr Martin
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 6 November 2006
Cheltenham
Hoyle, Mr Lindsay
Labour
Signed on 17 October 2006
Chorley
Hunter, Mark
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 17 October 2006
Cheadle
Iddon, Dr Brian
Labour
Signed on 17 October 2006
Bolton South East
Illsley, Mr Eric
Labour
Signed on 6 November 2006
Barnsley Central
James, Mrs Siân C.
Labour
Signed on 18 October 2006
Swansea East
Jenkins, Mr Brian
Labour
Signed on 19 October 2006
Tamworth
Jones, Lynne
Labour
Signed on 12 October 2006
Birmingham, Selly Oak
Leech, Mr John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 23 October 2006
Manchester, Withington
Llwyd, Mr Elfyn
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 17 October 2006
Meirionnydd Nant Conwy
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 12 October 2006
Hayes and Harlington
McGovern, Mr Jim
Labour
Signed on 17 October 2006
Dundee West
Meale, Mr Alan
Labour
Signed on 16 October 2006
Mansfield
Moffatt, Laura
Labour
Signed on 2 November 2006
Crawley
O'Hara, Mr Edward
Labour
Signed on 18 October 2006
Knowsley South
Penning, Mike
Conservative
Signed on 16 October 2006
Hemel Hempstead
Pugh, Dr John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 16 October 2006
Southport
Scott, Mr Lee
Conservative
Signed on 19 October 2006
Ilford North
Simpson, Alan
Labour
Signed on 12 October 2006
Nottingham South
Singh, Mr Marsha
Labour
Signed on 31 October 2006
Bradford West
Smith, Sir Robert
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 16 October 2006
West Aberdeenshire and Kincardine
Spink, Bob
Conservative
Signed on 16 October 2006
Castle Point
Stunell, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 12 October 2006
Hazel Grove
Taylor, David
Labour
Signed on 12 October 2006
North West Leicestershire
Vis, Dr Rudi
Labour
Signed on 18 October 2006
Finchley and Golders Green
Williams, Mrs Betty
Labour
Signed on 16 October 2006
Conwy
Williams, Mark
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 19 October 2006
Ceredigion
Williams, Stephen
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 16 October 2006
Bristol West
Wilson, Sammy
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 23 October 2006
East Antrim
Younger-Ross, Richard
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 18 October 2006
Teignbridge

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.