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FINANCIAL TRANSACTION LEVY

EDM (Early Day Motion) 650: tabled on 27 July 2010

Tabled in the 2010-12 session.

This motion has been signed by 47 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 supports the Robin Hood tax campaign which calls for the introduction of a financial transactions tax; notes that by taking an average of 0.05 per cent. from speculative banking transactions, hundreds of billions of pounds could be raised every year to tackle poverty and climate change, at home and abroad; believes that banks, which had a large role in causing the economic crisis, should do more than just pay back the bailouts or insure against future crises; further believes that a Robin Hood tax would be an effective and popular response, with a recent poll finding that 80 per cent. of respondents supported the introduction of a Robin Hood tax; commends the work of all those organisations backing this campaign who have mobilised their supporters to increase the pressure for such change; further believes that this tax is an idea that has come of age; and urges the Government to do all possible to ensure that the Robin Hood tax becomes a reality.

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.

Debbie Abrahams,
Signed on 19 May 2011
Bayley, Hugh
Labour
Signed on 8 September 2010
York Central
Blenkinsop, Tom
Labour
Signed on 7 September 2010
Middlesbrough South and East Cleveland
Brooke, Annette
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 7 September 2010
Mid Dorset and North Poole
Burt, Lorely
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 11 October 2010
Solihull
Campbell, Mr Gregory
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 7 September 2010
East Londonderry
Caton, Martin
Labour
Signed on 7 September 2010
Gower
Clark, Katy
Labour
Signed on 6 September 2010
North Ayrshire and Arran
Cunningham, Mr Jim
Labour
Signed on 6 September 2010
Coventry South
Durkan, Mark
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 6 September 2010
Foyle
Edwards, Jonathan
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 6 September 2010
Carmarthen East and Dinefwr
Flynn, Paul
Labour
Signed on 9 September 2010
Newport West
George, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 6 September 2010
St Ives
Glindon, Mrs Mary
Labour
Signed on 9 September 2010
North Tyneside
Greenwood, Lilian
Labour
Signed on 8 September 2010
Nottingham South
Hancock, Mr Mike
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 6 September 2010
Portsmouth South
Havard, Mr Dai
Labour
Signed on 7 September 2010
Merthyr Tydfil and Rhymney
Hilling, Julie
Labour
Signed on 16 September 2010
Bolton West
Hopkins, Kelvin
Labour
Signed on 20 December 2010
Luton North
Jones, Graham
Labour
Signed on 7 September 2010
Hyndburn
Kaufman, Sir Gerald
Labour
Signed on 6 September 2010
Manchester, Gorton
Lazarowicz, Mark
Labour
Signed on 9 September 2010
Edinburgh North and Leith
Lloyd, Stephen
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 9 September 2010
Eastbourne
Lloyd, Tony
Labour
Signed on 15 September 2010
Manchester Central
Llwyd, Mr Elfyn
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 13 September 2010
Dwyfor Meirionnydd
Long, Naomi
Alliance
Signed on 18 October 2011
Belfast East
Lucas, Caroline
Green Party
Signed on 6 September 2010
Brighton, Pavilion
McCrea, Dr William
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 7 September 2010
South Antrim
McDonnell, Dr Alasdair
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 8 September 2010
Belfast South
McGovern, Jim
Labour
Signed on 6 September 2010
Dundee West
Mitchell, Austin
Labour
Signed on 13 September 2010
Great Grimsby
Mulholland, Greg
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 15 November 2011
Leeds North West
Murphy, Paul
Labour
Signed on 15 September 2010
Torfaen
Pugh, Dr John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 13 September 2010
Southport
Reeves, Rachel
Labour
Signed on 6 September 2010
Leeds West
Sharma, Mr Virendra
Labour
Signed on 7 September 2010
Ealing, Southall
Shuker, Gavin
Labour
Signed on 11 October 2010
Luton South
Skinner, Mr Dennis
Labour
Signed on 7 September 2010
Bolsover
Twigg, Stephen
Labour
Signed on 11 October 2010
Liverpool, West Derby
Watts, Mr Dave
Labour
Signed on 30 June 2011
St Helens North
Williams, Mr Mark
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 15 September 2010
Ceredigion

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.