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ACCESS TO FINANCE FOR SMALL BUSINESSES

EDM (Early Day Motion) 1504: tabled on 01 March 2011

Tabled in the 2010-12 session.

This motion has been signed by 34 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 recent findings from the Federation of Small Businesses that show around 84 per cent. of small businesses are not approaching the banks for credit either because they have already been refused finance or because the cost of finance is too prohibitive; notes that firms that do use the banks as their main source of finance are being penalised by high interest rates at a time when the base rate is at an all time low; and calls on the Government to take steps to change the structure of the banking industry to create competition within the sector and a more stable environment for lending.

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.

Binley, Mr Brian
Conservative
Signed on 8 March 2011
Northampton South
Campbell, Mr Gregory
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 2 March 2011
East Londonderry
Campbell, Mr Ronnie
Labour
Signed on 9 March 2011
Blyth Valley
Caton, Martin
Labour
Signed on 8 March 2011
Gower
Crausby, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 30 March 2011
Bolton North East
Cunningham, Mr Jim
Labour
Signed on 8 March 2011
Coventry South
Dobbin, Jim
Labour
Signed on 8 March 2011
Heywood and Middleton
Dodds, Mr Nigel
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 31 March 2011
Belfast North
Donaldson, Mr Jeffrey M.
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 2 March 2011
Lagan Valley
Edwards, Jonathan
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 7 March 2011
Carmarthen East and Dinefwr
Flynn, Paul
Labour
Signed on 2 March 2011
Newport West
Hancock, Mr Mike
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 3 March 2011
Portsmouth South
Leech, Mr John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 8 March 2011
Manchester, Withington
Long, Naomi
Alliance
Signed on 8 March 2011
Belfast East
Lucas, Caroline
Green Party
Signed on 24 March 2011
Brighton, Pavilion
MacNeil, Mr Angus Brendan
Scottish National Party
Signed on 10 March 2011
Na h-Eileanan an Iar
McCrea, Dr William
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 15 March 2011
South Antrim
McDonnell, Dr Alasdair
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 17 March 2011
Belfast South
Osborne, Sandra
Labour
Signed on 9 March 2011
Ayr, Carrick and Cumnock
Pugh, John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 4 March 2011
Southport
Ritchie, Ms Margaret
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 2 March 2011
South Down
Roy, Lindsay
Labour
Signed on 16 March 2011
Glenrothes
Russell, Bob
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 3 March 2011
Colchester
Sanders, Mr Adrian
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 7 March 2011
Torbay
Vaz, Keith
Labour
Signed on 8 March 2011
Leicester East
Weir, Mr Mike
Scottish National Party
Signed on 9 March 2011
Angus
Williams, Mr Mark
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 10 March 2011
Ceredigion

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.