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ROYAL BANK OF SCOTLAND AND CLIMATE CHANGE

EDM (Early Day Motion) 880: tabled on 25 February 2009

Tabled in the 2008-09 session.

This motion has been signed by 108 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 notes that one of the most significant outcomes of the recent financial crisis has been the Government's acquisition of a majority stake in the Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS); further notes that RBS has been identified by campaign groups People and Planet and Platform as the UK bank that is the most heavily involved in financing the expansion of fossil fuel projects around the world, and that the carbon dioxide emissions embedded in RBS's project finance in 2006 were calculated to be greater than the carbon dioxide emissions of Scotland itself; believes that the fact that banks play such a large role in providing finance to projects that are exacerbating climate change has been wholly unaddressed in Government policy; further believes that there is an urgent need for the Government's new banking regulations to include environmental concerns as well as financial concerns; calls on the Government to use its majority share in RBS to prioritise climate change as a principal concern in RBS's lending decisions; further calls on the Government to require RBS to calculate, publish and cap embedded emissions resulting from its lending to fossil fuel projects, and to set annual targets for reducing these emissions; and further calls on the Government to promote RBS investments in renewable energy, new green jobs and the infrastructure needed to decarbonise the economy.

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
Signed on 12 May 2009
Hackney North and Stoke Newington
Alexander, Danny
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 5 March 2009
Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey
Austin, John
Labour
Signed on 1 June 2009
Erith and Thamesmead
Baker, Norman
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 30 June 2009
Lewes
Bayley, Hugh
Labour
Signed on 26 June 2009
City of York
Beith, Sir Alan
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 20 May 2009
Berwick-upon-Tweed
Brake, Tom
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 9 June 2009
Carshalton and Wallington
Brooke, Annette
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 10 March 2009
Mid Dorset and North Poole
Browne, Mr Jeremy
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 5 November 2009
Taunton
Burstow, Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 19 March 2009
Sutton and Cheam
Carmichael, Mr Alistair
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 1 July 2009
Orkney and Shetland
Caton, Mr Martin
Labour
Signed on 3 March 2009
Gower
Challen, Colin
Labour
Signed on 3 June 2009
Morley and Rothwell
Clark, Ms Katy
Labour
Signed on 1 June 2009
North Ayrshire and Arran
Cohen, Harry
Labour
Signed on 12 May 2009
Leyton and Wanstead
Connarty, Michael
Labour
Signed on 24 March 2009
Linlithgow and East Falkirk
Cook, Frank
Labour
Signed on 19 May 2009
Stockton North
Cousins, Jim
Labour
Signed on 13 May 2009
Newcastle upon Tyne Central
Crausby, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 20 October 2009
Bolton North East
Davies, Dai
Independent
Signed on 21 May 2009
Blaenau Gwent
Dean, Mrs Janet
Labour
Signed on 10 March 2009
Burton
Dowd, Jim
Labour
Signed on 21 October 2009
Lewisham West
Farron, Tim
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 25 June 2009
Westmorland and Lonsdale
Featherstone, Lynne
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 13 October 2009
Hornsey and Wood Green
Field, Mr Frank
Labour
Signed on 14 July 2009
Birkenhead
Fisher, Mark
Labour
Signed on 7 July 2009
Stoke-on-Trent Central
Foster, Mr Don
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 5 March 2009
Bath
Francis, Dr Hywel
Labour
Signed on 28 April 2009
Aberavon
Galloway, Mr George
Respect
Signed on 15 May 2009
Bethnal Green and Bow
Gapes, Mike
Labour
Signed on 3 November 2009
Ilford South
Gerrard, Mr Neil
Labour
Signed on 19 March 2009
Walthamstow
Gidley, Sandra
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 26 March 2009
Romsey
Godsiff, Mr Roger
Labour
Signed on 1 June 2009
Birmingham, Sparkbrook and Small Heath
Griffiths, Nigel
Labour
Signed on 29 April 2009
Edinburgh South
Hancock, Mr Mike
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 3 March 2009
Portsmouth South
Harris, Dr Evan
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 10 March 2009
Oxford West and Abingdon
Harvey, Nick
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 26 March 2009
North Devon
Havard, Mr Dai
Labour
Signed on 20 October 2009
Merthyr Tydfil and Rhymney
Heath, Mr David
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 15 May 2009
Somerton and Frome
Hemming, John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 14 May 2009
Birmingham, Yardley
Hepburn, Mr Stephen
Labour
Signed on 15 July 2009
Jarrow
Hermon, Lady Sylvia
Ulster Unionist Party
Signed on 23 March 2009
North Down
Holmes, Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 30 June 2009
Chesterfield
Hopkins, Kelvin
Labour
Signed on 13 October 2009
Luton North
Howarth, David
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 6 March 2009
Cambridge
Howells, Dr Kim
Labour
Signed on 7 May 2009
Pontypridd
Hughes, Simon
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 5 March 2009
North Southwark and Bermondsey
Huhne, Chris
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 28 April 2009
Eastleigh
Iddon, Dr Brian
Labour
Signed on 12 October 2009
Bolton South East
Kaufman, Sir Gerald
Labour
Signed on 15 June 2009
Manchester, Gorton
Keetch, Mr Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 6 March 2009
Hereford
Kennedy, Mr Charles
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 27 March 2009
Ross, Skye and Lochaber
Kramer, Susan
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 10 March 2009
Richmond Park
Lamb, Norman
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 9 July 2009
North Norfolk
Laxton, Mr Bob
Labour
Signed on 13 October 2009
Derby North
Lazarowicz, Mark
Labour
Signed on 25 March 2009
Edinburgh North and Leith
Leech, Mr John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 3 March 2009
Manchester, Withington
Lepper, David
Labour
Signed on 11 November 2009
Brighton, Pavilion
Main, Anne
Conservative
Signed on 18 June 2009
St Albans
Marshall-Andrews, Mr Robert
Labour
Signed on 1 June 2009
Medway
McGovern, Mr Jim
Labour
Signed on 4 June 2009
Dundee West
Morgan, Julie
Labour
Signed on 1 June 2009
Cardiff North
Mulholland, Greg
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 6 March 2009
Leeds North West
Naysmith, Dr Doug
Labour
Signed on 13 May 2009
Bristol North West
Oaten, Mr Mark
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 20 April 2009
Winchester
Öpik, Lembit
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 5 May 2009
Montgomeryshire
Osborne, Sandra
Labour
Signed on 13 July 2009
Ayr, Carrick and Cumnock
Pelling, Mr Andrew
Independent
Signed on 15 June 2009
Croydon Central
Price, Adam
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 13 March 2009
Carmarthen East and Dinefwr
Prosser, Gwyn
Labour
Signed on 18 May 2009
Dover
Pugh, Dr John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 2 July 2009
Southport
Reid, Mr Alan
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 20 March 2009
Argyll and Bute
Rennie, Willie
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 2 July 2009
Dunfermline and West Fife
Rogerson, Dan
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 10 March 2009
North Cornwall
Rowen, Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 5 March 2009
Rochdale
Russell, Bob
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 13 October 2009
Colchester
Sanders, Mr Adrian
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 30 June 2009
Torbay
Sharma, Virendra
Labour
Signed on 12 October 2009
Ealing, Southall
Short, Clare
Independent Labour
Signed on 14 May 2009
Birmingham, Ladywood
Simpson, Alan
Labour
Signed on 4 March 2009
Nottingham South
Singh, Mr Marsha
Labour
Signed on 13 July 2009
Bradford West
Slaughter, Andy
Labour
Signed on 13 October 2009
Ealing, Acton and Shepherd's Bush
Starkey, Dr Phyllis
Labour
Signed on 20 October 2009
Milton Keynes South West
Strang, Dr Gavin
Labour
Signed on 13 October 2009
Edinburgh East
Stunell, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 4 March 2009
Hazel Grove
Swinson, Jo
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 22 April 2009
East Dunbartonshire
Teather, Sarah
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 6 March 2009
Brent East
Thurso, John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 26 March 2009
Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross
Truswell, Mr Paul
Labour
Signed on 14 October 2009
Pudsey
Turner, Dr Desmond
Labour
Signed on 1 June 2009
Brighton, Kemptown
Ussher, Kitty
Labour
Signed on 4 November 2009
Burnley
Vis, Dr Rudi
Labour
Signed on 3 March 2009
Finchley and Golders Green
Walley, Joan
Labour
Signed on 12 May 2009
Stoke-on-Trent North
Webb, Prof Steve
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 1 July 2009
Northavon
Williams, Mark
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 9 March 2009
Ceredigion
Williams, Mr Roger
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 5 March 2009
Brecon and Radnorshire
Williams, Stephen
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 21 October 2009
Bristol West
Willis, Mr Phil
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 16 March 2009
Harrogate and Knaresborough
Willott, Jenny
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 30 March 2009
Cardiff Central
Wood, Mike
Labour
Signed on 1 June 2009
Batley and Spen
Younger-Ross, Richard
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 20 May 2009
Teignbridge

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.