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SUPPORT FOR THE VOLUNTARY SECTOR

EDM (Early Day Motion) 358: tabled on 17 December 2008

Tabled in the 2008-09 session.

This motion has been signed by 64 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 invaluable contribution made by the voluntary sector across the country; further recognises that like other sectors, the voluntary sector is not immune to the impact of an economic downturn; notes that many of the services offered by voluntary organisations are often called upon in times of an economic downturn to meet an increased demand for their services and support; further notes the prized ability of voluntary organisations to successfully engage with the most disadvantaged in times of crisis and need; believes that voluntary organisations are absolutely crucial to the delivery of social policy goals such as ending child poverty and supporting hard working families and the elderly, particularly during this period; further recognises that many voluntary organisations are making adjustments to reflect the current environment in which they work; calls on the Office of the Third Sector to introduce the necessary measures to help voluntary organisations, both small and large, cope with the challenges they face; further believes that local government has a crucial role to play; and calls on local government to increase its efforts and do everything possible to support the work of voluntary organisations in their area.

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.

Anderson, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 14 January 2009
Blaydon
Bailey, Mr Adrian
Labour
Signed on 26 January 2009
West Bromwich West
Borrow, Mr David S.
Labour
Signed on 15 January 2009
South Ribble
Bottomley, Sir Peter
Conservative
Signed on 18 December 2008
Worthing West
Burden, Richard
Labour
Signed on 13 January 2009
Birmingham, Northfield
Burstow, Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 18 December 2008
Sutton and Cheam
Campbell, Sir Menzies
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 14 January 2009
North East Fife
Campbell, Mr Ronnie
Labour
Signed on 14 January 2009
Blyth Valley
Caton, Mr Martin
Labour
Signed on 13 January 2009
Gower
Cawsey, Mr Ian
Labour
Signed on 1 April 2009
Brigg and Goole
Clelland, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 13 January 2009
Tyne Bridge
Corbyn, Jeremy
Labour
Signed on 13 January 2009
Islington North
Cryer, Mrs Ann
Labour
Signed on 14 January 2009
Keighley
Davey, Mr Edward
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 15 January 2009
Kingston and Surbiton
Davies, Philip
Conservative
Signed on 18 December 2008
Shipley
Dean, Mrs Janet
Labour
Signed on 14 January 2009
Burton
Dismore, Mr Andrew
Labour
Signed on 18 December 2008
Hendon
Dodds, Mr Nigel
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 3 March 2009
Belfast North
Drew, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 13 January 2009
Stroud
Etherington, Bill
Labour
Signed on 14 January 2009
Sunderland North
Gidley, Sandra
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 22 January 2009
Romsey
Hancock, Mr Mike
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 18 December 2008
Portsmouth South
Hemming, John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 15 January 2009
Birmingham, Yardley
Hepburn, Mr Stephen
Labour
Signed on 14 January 2009
Jarrow
Heyes, David
Labour
Signed on 12 January 2009
Ashton-under-Lyne
Hopkins, Kelvin
Labour
Signed on 13 January 2009
Luton North
Hughes, Simon
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 2 April 2009
North Southwark and Bermondsey
Hunter, Mark
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 13 January 2009
Cheadle
Illsley, Mr Eric
Labour
Signed on 23 February 2009
Barnsley Central
Jenkins, Mr Brian
Labour
Signed on 27 January 2009
Tamworth
Leech, Mr John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 19 January 2009
Manchester, Withington
Lepper, David
Labour
Signed on 12 January 2009
Brighton, Pavilion
Levitt, Tom
Labour
Signed on 21 January 2009
High Peak
Llwyd, Mr Elfyn
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 14 January 2009
Meirionnydd Nant Conwy
Loughton, Tim
Conservative
Signed on 18 December 2008
East Worthing and Shoreham
MacNeil, Mr Angus
Scottish National Party
Signed on 14 January 2009
Na h-Eileanan an Iar
McCafferty, Chris
Labour
Signed on 12 January 2009
Calder Valley
Meale, Mr Alan
Labour
Signed on 12 January 2009
Mansfield
Moffatt, Laura
Labour
Signed on 20 January 2009
Crawley
Murphy, Mr Denis
Labour
Signed on 14 January 2009
Wansbeck
Owen, Albert
Labour
Signed on 27 January 2009
Ynys Môn
Pugh, Dr John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 22 January 2009
Southport
Reed, Mr Andy
Labour
Signed on 5 March 2009
Loughborough
Riordan, Mrs Linda
Labour
Signed on 13 January 2009
Halifax
Robinson, Mrs Iris
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 16 March 2009
Strangford
Rowen, Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 14 January 2009
Rochdale
Sheridan, Jim
Labour
Signed on 18 December 2008
Paisley and Renfrewshire North
Simpson, Alan
Labour
Signed on 21 January 2009
Nottingham South
Singh, Mr Marsha
Labour
Signed on 13 January 2009
Bradford West
Spink, Bob
Independent
Signed on 12 January 2009
Castle Point
Taylor, David
Labour
Signed on 12 January 2009
North West Leicestershire
Vis, Dr Rudi
Labour
Signed on 19 January 2009
Finchley and Golders Green
Widdecombe, Miss Ann
Conservative
Signed on 10 February 2009
Maidstone and The Weald
Williams, Mrs Betty
Labour
Signed on 12 January 2009
Conwy
Willis, Mr Phil
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 12 January 2009
Harrogate and Knaresborough
Willott, Jenny
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 28 October 2009
Cardiff Central

These members had previously signed the motion, but have now withdrawn their support. The date shown is when the Member withdrew their signature from the motion.