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REGULATION OF VULTURE FUNDS

EDM (Early Day Motion) 1440: tabled on 06 May 2009

Tabled in the 2008-09 session.

This motion has been signed by 205 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 expresses concern at the activities of vulture funds which seek to profiteer from the defaulted debts of developing countries; notes that the international community has already deemed many of these countries' debts unsustainable and agreed to cancel them; further notes the continuing actions brought by vulture funds which try to claim payment via international trade and even aid transactions with poor countries; is concerned at the use of UK courts for a high proportion of these cases; welcomes the work by the Jubilee Debt Campaign to highlight the activities of the vulture funds; supports the provisions of the Developing Country Debt (Restriction of Recovery) Bill introduced, with the support of a cross-party group of hon. Members, by the hon. Member for Northampton North to limit the activities of vulture funds; and calls on the Government to support this bill.

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 13 October 2009
Hackney North and Stoke Newington
Ainger, Nick
Labour
Signed on 19 June 2009
Carmarthen West and South Pembrokeshire
Alexander, Danny
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 13 October 2009
Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey
Ancram, Mr Michael
Conservative
Signed on 22 October 2009
Devizes
Anderson, Janet
Labour
Signed on 7 May 2009
Rossendale and Darwen
Atkins, Charlotte
Labour
Signed on 25 June 2009
Staffordshire Moorlands
Austin, John
Labour
Signed on 15 June 2009
Erith and Thamesmead
Baker, Norman
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 14 May 2009
Lewes
Barrett, John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 24 June 2009
Edinburgh West
Bayley, Hugh
Labour
Signed on 29 June 2009
City of York
Begg, Dame Anne
Labour
Signed on 23 June 2009
Aberdeen South
Beith, Sir Alan
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 16 June 2009
Berwick-upon-Tweed
Berry, Dr Roger
Labour
Signed on 16 June 2009
Kingswood
Binley, Mr Brian
Conservative
Signed on 10 November 2009
Northampton South
Brake, Tom
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 9 July 2009
Carshalton and Wallington
Breed, Mr Colin
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 7 May 2009
South East Cornwall
Brooke, Annette
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 25 June 2009
Mid Dorset and North Poole
Brown, Mr Russell
Labour
Signed on 10 November 2009
Dumfries and Galloway
Browne, Mr Jeremy
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 17 June 2009
Taunton
Bruce, Malcolm
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 12 October 2009
Gordon
Burden, Richard
Labour
Signed on 7 May 2009
Birmingham, Northfield
Burgon, Colin
Labour
Signed on 15 June 2009
Elmet
Burstow, Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 13 July 2009
Sutton and Cheam
Burt, Lorely
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 17 June 2009
Solihull
Cable, Dr Vincent
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 4 November 2009
Twickenham
Caborn, Mr Richard
Labour
Signed on 2 July 2009
Sheffield Central
Cairns, David
Labour
Signed on 2 July 2009
Inverclyde
Campbell, Sir Menzies
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 13 October 2009
North East Fife
Campbell, Mr Ronnie
Labour
Signed on 13 May 2009
Blyth Valley
Carmichael, Mr Alistair
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 1 July 2009
Orkney and Shetland
Caton, Mr Martin
Labour
Signed on 7 May 2009
Gower
Challen, Colin
Labour
Signed on 15 June 2009
Morley and Rothwell
Clapham, Mr Michael
Labour
Signed on 16 June 2009
Barnsley West and Penistone
Clark, Ms Katy
Labour
Signed on 14 July 2009
North Ayrshire and Arran
Clelland, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 16 June 2009
Tyne Bridge
Connarty, Michael
Labour
Signed on 23 June 2009
Linlithgow and East Falkirk
Cook, Frank
Labour
Signed on 13 October 2009
Stockton North
Corbyn, Jeremy
Labour
Signed on 12 May 2009
Islington North
Cousins, Jim
Labour
Signed on 14 July 2009
Newcastle upon Tyne Central
Crausby, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 15 July 2009
Bolton North East
Cryer, Mrs Ann
Labour
Signed on 12 May 2009
Keighley
Cummings, John
Labour
Signed on 13 October 2009
Easington
Cunningham, Mr Jim
Labour
Signed on 9 June 2009
Coventry South
Curtis-Thomas, Mrs Claire
Labour
Signed on 12 October 2009
Crosby
Dean, Mrs Janet
Labour
Signed on 9 June 2009
Burton
Devine, Jim
Labour
Signed on 15 October 2009
Livingston
Dismore, Mr Andrew
Labour
Signed on 8 May 2009
Hendon
Dobson, Frank
Labour
Signed on 8 July 2009
Holborn and St Pancras
Dodds, Mr Nigel
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 20 July 2009
Belfast North
Donaldson, Jeffrey M.
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 22 June 2009
Lagan Valley
Dowd, Jim
Labour
Signed on 20 May 2009
Lewisham West
Drew, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 7 May 2009
Stroud
Durkan, Mark
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 12 May 2009
Foyle
Ellman, Mrs Louise
Labour
Signed on 7 July 2009
Liverpool, Riverside
Farrelly, Paul
Labour
Signed on 18 June 2009
Newcastle-under-Lyme
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 23 June 2009
Birkenhead
Fisher, Mark
Labour
Signed on 14 July 2009
Stoke-on-Trent Central
Flello, Mr Robert
Labour
Signed on 19 October 2009
Stoke-on-Trent South
Flynn, Paul
Labour
Signed on 13 May 2009
Newport West
Foster, Mr Don
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 1 July 2009
Bath
George, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 7 May 2009
St Ives
Gerrard, Mr Neil
Labour
Signed on 21 May 2009
Walthamstow
Gidley, Sandra
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 25 June 2009
Romsey
Godsiff, Mr Roger
Labour
Signed on 15 June 2009
Birmingham, Sparkbrook and Small Heath
Goldsworthy, Julia
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 25 June 2009
Falmouth and Camborne
Grogan, Mr John
Labour
Signed on 13 July 2009
Selby
Hamilton, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 20 May 2009
Midlothian
Hamilton, Fabian
Labour
Signed on 15 June 2009
Leeds North East
Hancock, Mr Mike
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 12 May 2009
Portsmouth South
Harris, Dr Evan
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 28 October 2009
Oxford West and Abingdon
Harris, Mr Tom
Labour
Signed on 13 October 2009
Glasgow South
Hemming, John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 2 July 2009
Birmingham, Yardley
Heyes, David
Labour
Signed on 29 June 2009
Ashton-under-Lyne
Holmes, Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 12 October 2009
Chesterfield
Hood, Mr Jim
Labour
Signed on 12 October 2009
Lanark and Hamilton East
Hopkins, Kelvin
Labour
Signed on 7 May 2009
Luton North
Horwood, Mr Martin
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 7 July 2009
Cheltenham
Howarth, David
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 15 June 2009
Cambridge
Howarth, Mr George
Labour
Signed on 29 June 2009
Knowsley North and Sefton East
Hoyle, Mr Lindsay
Labour
Signed on 7 May 2009
Chorley
Hughes, Simon
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 7 May 2009
North Southwark and Bermondsey
Humble, Mrs Joan
Labour
Signed on 16 June 2009
Blackpool North and Fleetwood
Hunter, Mark
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 22 June 2009
Cheadle
Iddon, Dr Brian
Labour
Signed on 12 October 2009
Bolton South East
Illsley, Mr Eric
Labour
Signed on 1 June 2009
Barnsley Central
Jackson, Glenda
Labour
Signed on 7 May 2009
Hampstead and Highgate
Jenkins, Mr Brian
Labour
Signed on 13 May 2009
Tamworth
Jones, Lynne
Labour
Signed on 7 May 2009
Birmingham, Selly Oak
Kaufman, Sir Gerald
Labour
Signed on 2 June 2009
Manchester, Gorton
Keen, Alan
Labour
Signed on 3 July 2009
Feltham and Heston
Keetch, Mr Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 6 July 2009
Hereford
Kemp, Mr Fraser
Labour
Signed on 13 October 2009
Houghton and Washington East
Kennedy, Mr Charles
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 13 October 2009
Ross, Skye and Lochaber
Kilfoyle, Mr Peter
Labour
Signed on 20 July 2009
Liverpool, Walton
Lamb, Norman
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 13 October 2009
North Norfolk
Laxton, Mr Bob
Labour
Signed on 15 June 2009
Derby North
Lazarowicz, Mark
Labour
Signed on 13 July 2009
Edinburgh North and Leith
Leech, Mr John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 7 May 2009
Manchester, Withington
Lepper, David
Labour
Signed on 1 July 2009
Brighton, Pavilion
Levitt, Tom
Labour
Signed on 1 July 2009
High Peak
Lilley, Mr Peter
Conservative
Signed on 12 October 2009
Hitchin and Harpenden
Linton, Martin
Labour
Signed on 16 October 2009
Battersea
Lloyd, Tony
Labour
Signed on 14 July 2009
Manchester Central
MacNeil, Mr Angus
Scottish National Party
Signed on 12 May 2009
Na h-Eileanan an Iar
Main, Anne
Conservative
Signed on 18 June 2009
St Albans
Mallaber, Judy
Labour
Signed on 17 June 2009
Amber Valley
Mann, John
Labour
Signed on 24 June 2009
Bassetlaw
Marsden, Mr Gordon
Labour
Signed on 13 May 2009
Blackpool South
Marshall-Andrews, Mr Robert
Labour
Signed on 17 June 2009
Medway
Mason, John
Scottish National Party
Signed on 7 May 2009
Glasgow East
Mates, Mr Michael
Conservative
Signed on 12 October 2009
East Hampshire
McCafferty, Chris
Labour
Signed on 4 June 2009
Calder Valley
McCartney, Sir Ian
Labour
Signed on 13 May 2009
Makerfield
McCrea, Rev Dr William
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 13 October 2009
South Antrim
McDonnell, Dr Alasdair
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 16 October 2009
Belfast South
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 14 May 2009
Hayes and Harlington
McIsaac, Shona
Labour
Signed on 21 July 2009
Cleethorpes
Meacher, Mr Michael
Labour
Signed on 12 May 2009
Oldham West and Royton
Miller, Andrew
Labour
Signed on 23 June 2009
Ellesmere Port and Neston
Moffatt, Laura
Labour
Signed on 12 June 2009
Crawley
Moore, Mr Michael
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 30 June 2009
Berwickshire, Roxburgh and Selkirk
Morgan, Julie
Labour
Signed on 2 July 2009
Cardiff North
Mulholland, Greg
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 19 June 2009
Leeds North West
Mullin, Mr Chris
Labour
Signed on 12 October 2009
Sunderland South
Murphy, Mr Denis
Labour
Signed on 30 June 2009
Wansbeck
O'Hara, Mr Edward
Labour
Signed on 15 October 2009
Knowsley South
Oaten, Mr Mark
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 16 June 2009
Winchester
Olner, Mr Bill
Labour
Signed on 9 June 2009
Nuneaton
Öpik, Lembit
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 17 June 2009
Montgomeryshire
Osborne, Sandra
Labour
Signed on 13 July 2009
Ayr, Carrick and Cumnock
Owen, Albert
Labour
Signed on 7 July 2009
Ynys Môn
Palmer, Dr Nick
Labour
Signed on 10 June 2009
Broxtowe
Pelling, Mr Andrew
Independent
Signed on 12 October 2009
Croydon Central
Plaskitt, Mr James
Labour
Signed on 13 July 2009
Warwick and Leamington
Pound, Stephen
Labour
Signed on 17 June 2009
Ealing North
Prentice, Mr Gordon
Labour
Signed on 7 May 2009
Pendle
Pritchard, Mark
Conservative
Signed on 24 June 2009
The Wrekin
Prosser, Gwyn
Labour
Signed on 29 June 2009
Dover
Pugh, Dr John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 3 June 2009
Southport
Reid, Mr Alan
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 20 July 2009
Argyll and Bute
Rennie, Willie
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 20 May 2009
Dunfermline and West Fife
Riordan, Mrs Linda
Labour
Signed on 11 May 2009
Halifax
Robertson, Angus
Scottish National Party
Signed on 29 June 2009
Moray
Robinson, Mr Geoffrey
Labour
Signed on 18 June 2009
Coventry North West
Rogerson, Dan
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 16 June 2009
North Cornwall
Rowen, Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 10 June 2009
Rochdale
Roy, Lindsay
Labour
Signed on 13 October 2009
Glenrothes
Russell, Bob
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 6 May 2009
Colchester
Sarwar, Mr Mohammad
Labour
Signed on 2 July 2009
Glasgow Central
Sheerman, Mr Barry
Labour
Signed on 3 November 2009
Huddersfield
Sheridan, Jim
Labour
Signed on 13 October 2009
Paisley and Renfrewshire North
Short, Clare
Independent Labour
Signed on 17 June 2009
Birmingham, Ladywood
Simpson, Alan
Labour
Signed on 11 June 2009
Nottingham South
Simpson, David
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 13 October 2009
Upper Bann
Singh, Mr Marsha
Labour
Signed on 11 June 2009
Bradford West
Skinner, Mr Dennis
Labour
Signed on 13 October 2009
Bolsover
Slaughter, Andy
Labour
Signed on 8 May 2009
Ealing, Acton and Shepherd's Bush
Smith, Geraldine
Labour
Signed on 15 June 2009
Morecambe and Lunesdale
Smith, Jacqui
Labour
Signed on 2 July 2009
Redditch
Smith, Sir Robert
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 1 June 2009
West Aberdeenshire and Kincardine
Stewart, Ian
Labour
Signed on 13 October 2009
Eccles
Stoate, Dr Howard
Labour
Signed on 8 July 2009
Dartford
Strang, Dr Gavin
Labour
Signed on 13 October 2009
Edinburgh East
Streeter, Mr Gary
Conservative
Signed on 13 July 2009
South West Devon
Stringer, Graham
Labour
Signed on 13 October 2009
Manchester, Blackley
Stunell, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 18 May 2009
Hazel Grove
Swinson, Jo
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 8 July 2009
East Dunbartonshire
Syms, Mr Robert
Conservative
Signed on 23 June 2009
Poole
Taylor, Ms Dari
Labour
Signed on 15 July 2009
Stockton South
Taylor, David
Labour
Signed on 7 May 2009
North West Leicestershire
Taylor, Matthew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 6 July 2009
Truro and St Austell
Taylor, Dr Richard
Independent
Signed on 17 June 2009
Wyre Forest
Teather, Sarah
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 1 July 2009
Brent East
Thornberry, Ms Emily
Labour
Signed on 1 July 2009
Islington South and Finsbury
Thurso, John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 16 July 2009
Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross
Tipping, Paddy
Labour
Signed on 12 October 2009
Sherwood
Touhig, Mr Don
Labour
Signed on 12 October 2009
Islwyn
Truswell, Mr Paul
Labour
Signed on 21 May 2009
Pudsey
Turner, Dr Desmond
Labour
Signed on 7 May 2009
Brighton, Kemptown
Vis, Dr Rudi
Labour
Signed on 13 May 2009
Finchley and Golders Green
Walley, Joan
Labour
Signed on 10 June 2009
Stoke-on-Trent North
Walter, Mr Robert
Conservative
Signed on 11 June 2009
North Dorset
Webb, Prof Steve
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 22 June 2009
Northavon
Weir, Mr Mike
Scottish National Party
Signed on 12 May 2009
Angus
Williams, Mrs Betty
Labour
Signed on 11 May 2009
Conwy
Williams, Hywel
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 7 July 2009
Caernarfon
Williams, Mark
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 22 October 2009
Ceredigion
Williams, Mr Roger
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 13 October 2009
Brecon and Radnorshire
Williams, Stephen
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 14 May 2009
Bristol West
Willis, Mr Phil
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 13 May 2009
Harrogate and Knaresborough
Willott, Jenny
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 22 June 2009
Cardiff Central
Winterton, Ann
Conservative
Signed on 30 June 2009
Congleton
Wishart, Pete
Scottish National Party
Signed on 6 July 2009
Perth and North Perthshire
Wright, Mr Anthony
Labour
Signed on 5 November 2009
Great Yarmouth
Wyatt, Derek
Labour
Signed on 12 October 2009
Sittingbourne and Sheppey

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.