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WORK OF INTERPAL

EDM (Early Day Motion) 1520: tabled on 18 May 2009

Tabled in the 2008-09 session.

This motion has been signed by 35 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 important and valuable work carried out by the charity Interpal; agrees with the Charity Commission that charities like Interpal who provide `humanitarian aid in high-risk situations, such as conflict and other complex emergencies, make a vital contribution to these communities and their work supports people in desperate need'; notes with concern the numerous unsubstantiated allegations of links to terrorism that have been levelled at Interpal and the undeserved and unjust negative impact that these have had on the charity's reputation and operations; praises Interpal on its efforts to comply with all of the Charity Commission's recommendations regarding due diligence and monitoring of partners; and, in light of Lloyds TSB's decision to refuse to continue processing the charity's international clearance payments and bearing in mind the Charity Commission's view that `every charity must have access to banking services', calls on the Government to offer stronger support to Interpal in their efforts to find permanent banking arrangements.

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, Janet
Labour
Signed on 26 October 2009
Rossendale and Darwen
Austin, John
Labour
Signed on 15 June 2009
Erith and Thamesmead
Bottomley, Sir Peter
Conservative
Signed on 19 May 2009
Worthing West
Burden, Richard
Labour
Signed on 16 June 2009
Birmingham, Northfield
Caton, Mr Martin
Labour
Signed on 19 May 2009
Gower
Clapham, Mr Michael
Labour
Signed on 15 June 2009
Barnsley West and Penistone
Corbyn, Jeremy
Labour
Signed on 20 May 2009
Islington North
Cryer, Mrs Ann
Labour
Signed on 1 June 2009
Keighley
Dobbin, Jim
Labour
Signed on 21 May 2009
Heywood and Middleton
Drew, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 21 May 2009
Stroud
Durkan, Mark
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 19 May 2009
Foyle
Etherington, Bill
Labour
Signed on 2 July 2009
Sunderland North
Galloway, Mr George
Respect
Signed on 4 June 2009
Bethnal Green and Bow
Gerrard, Mr Neil
Labour
Signed on 21 May 2009
Walthamstow
Godsiff, Mr Roger
Labour
Signed on 1 June 2009
Birmingham, Sparkbrook and Small Heath
Hancock, Mr Mike
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 19 May 2009
Portsmouth South
Hopkins, Kelvin
Labour
Signed on 13 October 2009
Luton North
Hoyle, Mr Lindsay
Labour
Signed on 19 May 2009
Chorley
Hughes, Simon
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 19 May 2009
North Southwark and Bermondsey
Iddon, Dr Brian
Labour
Signed on 19 May 2009
Bolton South East
Leech, Mr John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 20 May 2009
Manchester, Withington
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 1 June 2009
Hayes and Harlington
Riordan, Mrs Linda
Labour
Signed on 11 June 2009
Halifax
Short, Clare
Independent Labour
Signed on 19 May 2009
Birmingham, Ladywood
Simpson, Alan
Labour
Signed on 11 June 2009
Nottingham South
Singh, Mr Marsha
Labour
Signed on 1 June 2009
Bradford West
Slaughter, Andy
Labour
Signed on 3 June 2009
Ealing, Acton and Shepherd's Bush
Turner, Dr Desmond
Labour
Signed on 1 June 2009
Brighton, Kemptown
Wood, Mike
Labour
Signed on 9 June 2009
Batley and Spen

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.