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BOGUS CLOTHING COLLECTION COMPANIES

EDM (Early Day Motion) 417: tabled on 28 November 2007

Tabled in the 2007-08 session.

This motion has been signed by 81 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 bogus clothing collection companies that use misleading leaflets to solicit clothing donations under the pretence of benevolent purposes but sell the clothes for financial gain; further condemns the theft of charitable donations from doorsteps by organised criminal gangs in connection with these bogus companies; notes with concern the losses to the charitable sector of £3 million per year as estimated by the Association of Charity Shops caused by these actions; and calls for steps to be taken to raise public awareness of these activities, stronger action to prevent bogus companies operating outside the law and further steps to help the police tackle donation theft, particularly concerning the rules on ownership of charitable donations.

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 24 January 2008
Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey
Beith, Sir Alan
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 6 December 2007
Berwick-upon-Tweed
Brake, Tom
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 18 December 2007
Carshalton and Wallington
Breed, Mr Colin
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 13 December 2007
South East Cornwall
Brooke, Annette
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 6 December 2007
Mid Dorset and North Poole
Bruce, Malcolm
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 10 December 2007
Gordon
Burt, Lorely
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 5 December 2007
Solihull
Cable, Dr Vincent
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 7 January 2008
Twickenham
Campbell, Mr Gregory
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 5 December 2007
East Londonderry
Carmichael, Mr Alistair
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 6 December 2007
Orkney and Shetland
Clapham, Mr Michael
Labour
Signed on 5 December 2007
Barnsley West and Penistone
Clegg, Mr Nick
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 11 December 2007
Sheffield, Hallam
Conway, Derek
Conservative
Signed on 29 November 2007
Old Bexley and Sidcup
Cryer, Mrs Ann
Labour
Signed on 4 December 2007
Keighley
Cummings, John
Labour
Signed on 29 November 2007
Easington
Davies, Philip
Conservative
Signed on 29 November 2007
Shipley
Dean, Mrs Janet
Labour
Signed on 29 November 2007
Burton
Dismore, Mr Andrew
Labour
Signed on 29 November 2007
Hendon
Dodds, Mr Nigel
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 10 January 2008
Belfast North
Drew, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 29 November 2007
Stroud
Durkan, Mark
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 3 December 2007
Foyle
Etherington, Bill
Labour
Signed on 10 December 2007
Sunderland North
Evans, Mr Nigel
Conservative
Signed on 6 December 2007
Ribble Valley
Foster, Mr Don
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 5 December 2007
Bath
George, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 28 November 2007
St Ives
Gerrard, Mr Neil
Labour
Signed on 13 December 2007
Walthamstow
Gidley, Sandra
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 18 December 2007
Romsey
Goldsworthy, Julia
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 4 December 2007
Falmouth and Camborne
Hancock, Mr Mike
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 4 December 2007
Portsmouth South
Harris, Dr Evan
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 8 January 2008
Oxford West and Abingdon
Hemming, John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 10 December 2007
Birmingham, Yardley
Hermon, Lady Sylvia
Ulster Unionist Party
Signed on 17 December 2007
North Down
Heyes, David
Labour
Signed on 13 December 2007
Ashton-under-Lyne
Horam, Mr John
Conservative
Signed on 10 December 2007
Orpington
Hoyle, Mr Lindsay
Labour
Signed on 29 November 2007
Chorley
Hunter, Mark
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 3 December 2007
Cheadle
Jenkins, Mr Brian
Labour
Signed on 5 December 2007
Tamworth
Jones, Lynne
Labour
Signed on 29 November 2007
Birmingham, Selly Oak
Kennedy, Mr Charles
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 17 December 2007
Ross, Skye and Lochaber
Key, Robert
Conservative
Signed on 29 November 2007
Salisbury
Kramer, Susan
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 18 December 2007
Richmond Park
Lamb, Norman
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 7 January 2008
North Norfolk
Leech, Mr John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 3 December 2007
Manchester, Withington
Lloyd, Tony
Labour
Signed on 11 December 2007
Manchester Central
MacNeil, Mr Angus
Scottish National Party
Signed on 6 December 2007
Na h-Eileanan an Iar
McCartney, Sir Ian
Labour
Signed on 11 December 2007
Makerfield
McDonnell, Dr Alasdair
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 10 December 2007
Belfast South
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 11 December 2007
Hayes and Harlington
Mulholland, Greg
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 6 December 2007
Leeds North West
O'Hara, Mr Edward
Labour
Signed on 6 December 2007
Knowsley South
Oaten, Mr Mark
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 4 December 2007
Winchester
Öpik, Lembit
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 2 June 2008
Montgomeryshire
Prentice, Mr Gordon
Labour
Signed on 29 November 2007
Pendle
Pugh, Dr John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 6 December 2007
Southport
Reed, Mr Andy
Labour
Signed on 24 January 2008
Loughborough
Rennie, Willie
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 6 December 2007
Dunfermline and West Fife
Rogerson, Dan
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 4 December 2007
North Cornwall
Rowen, Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 11 December 2007
Rochdale
Russell, Bob
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 28 November 2007
Colchester
Sanders, Mr Adrian
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 4 December 2007
Torbay
Scott, Mr Lee
Conservative
Signed on 28 November 2007
Ilford North
Simpson, Alan
Labour
Signed on 10 December 2007
Nottingham South
Spink, Bob
Conservative
Signed on 6 December 2007
Castle Point
Taylor, David
Labour
Signed on 12 December 2007
North West Leicestershire
Taylor, Matthew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 7 January 2008
Truro and St Austell
Teather, Sarah
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 23 January 2008
Brent East
Thornberry, Ms Emily
Labour
Signed on 18 December 2007
Islington South and Finsbury
Truswell, Mr Paul
Labour
Signed on 4 December 2007
Pudsey
Vis, Dr Rudi
Labour
Signed on 6 December 2007
Finchley and Golders Green
Webb, Prof Steve
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 17 December 2007
Northavon
Williams, Mrs Betty
Labour
Signed on 29 November 2007
Conwy
Williams, Mark
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 13 December 2007
Ceredigion
Williams, Mr Roger
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 10 December 2007
Brecon and Radnorshire
Willis, Mr Phil
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 3 December 2007
Harrogate and Knaresborough
Willott, Jenny
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 11 December 2007
Cardiff Central

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.