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EXTENDING THE DEBT RELIEF (DEVELOPING COUNTRIES) ACT 2010

EDM (Early Day Motion) 1680: tabled on 30 March 2011

Tabled in the 2010-12 session.

This motion has been signed by 67 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 welcomes the Government's decision to make the landmark Debt Relief (Developing Countries) Act 2010 permanent; notes that the Act currently applies only to each part of the United Kingdom and that poor developing countries therefore remain vulnerable to the possibility of being sued by vulture funds for excessive claims in courts located in other British territories; expresses concern that in November 2010 a US vulture fund, FG Hemisphere Associates LLC, circumvented the UK law and won a $100 million judgement against Democratic Republic of Congo in a Jersey court for a debt the firm bought in 2003-04 for just $37 million, and which was incurred during the rule of dictator Mobutu Sese Seko in the 1980s; and therefore calls on the Government to extend the Act's remit to all British Crown Dependencies and Overseas Territories, and to also continue taking a global lead on this issue by working with the US and France, which together now account for the majority of legal actions lodged by vulture funds, to see similar legislation adopted in those two countries.

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.

Abrahams, Debbie
Labour
Signed on 5 July 2011
Oldham East and Saddleworth
Begg, Dame Anne
Labour
Signed on 22 June 2011
Aberdeen South
Burden, Richard
Labour
Signed on 3 May 2011
Birmingham, Northfield
Caton, Martin
Labour
Signed on 31 March 2011
Gower
Connarty, Michael
Labour
Signed on 4 April 2011
Linlithgow and East Falkirk
Corbyn, Jeremy
Labour
Signed on 31 March 2011
Islington North
Crockart, Mike
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 23 June 2011
Edinburgh West
Cunningham, Alex
Labour
Signed on 5 July 2011
Stockton North
Cunningham, Mr Jim
Labour
Signed on 27 June 2011
Coventry South
Cunningham, Tony
Labour
Signed on 5 July 2011
Workington
Dobbin, Jim
Labour
Signed on 31 March 2011
Heywood and Middleton
Dobson, Frank
Labour
Signed on 23 June 2011
Holborn and St Pancras
Dodds, Mr Nigel
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 30 March 2011
Belfast North
Donaldson, Mr Jeffrey M.
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 30 June 2011
Lagan Valley
Doran, Mr Frank
Labour
Signed on 28 June 2011
Aberdeen North
Dowd, Jim
Labour
Signed on 30 March 2011
Lewisham West and Penge
Durkan, Mark
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 30 March 2011
Foyle
Ellman, Mrs Louise
Labour
Signed on 27 June 2011
Liverpool, Riverside
Esterson, Bill
Labour
Signed on 22 June 2011
Sefton Central
Gapes, Mike
Labour
Signed on 22 June 2011
Ilford South
George, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 5 April 2011
St Ives
Glindon, Mrs Mary
Labour
Signed on 28 April 2011
North Tyneside
Godsiff, Mr Roger
Labour
Signed on 26 April 2011
Birmingham, Hall Green
Green, Kate
Labour
Signed on 27 June 2011
Stretford and Urmston
Hancock, Mr Mike
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 30 March 2011
Portsmouth South
Havard, Mr Dai
Labour
Signed on 29 June 2011
Merthyr Tydfil and Rhymney
Hemming, John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 5 April 2011
Birmingham, Yardley
Hermon, Lady Sylvia
Independent
Signed on 11 May 2011
North Down
Hoey, Kate
Labour
Signed on 30 March 2011
Vauxhall
Hood, Mr Jim
Labour
Signed on 27 June 2011
Lanark and Hamilton East
Horwood, Martin
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 13 July 2011
Cheltenham
Hughes, Simon
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 30 April 2012
Bermondsey and Old Southwark
Jackson, Glenda
Labour
Signed on 1 April 2011
Hampstead and Kilburn
Kaufman, Sir Gerald
Labour
Signed on 26 April 2011
Manchester, Gorton
Leech, Mr John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 26 April 2011
Manchester, Withington
Lloyd, Stephen
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 30 June 2011
Eastbourne
Lloyd, Tony
Labour
Signed on 4 April 2011
Manchester Central
Llwyd, Mr Elfyn
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 31 March 2011
Dwyfor Meirionnydd
Long, Naomi
Alliance
Signed on 30 March 2011
Belfast East
Lucas, Caroline
Green Party
Signed on 29 June 2011
Brighton, Pavilion
MacNeil, Mr Angus Brendan
Scottish National Party
Signed on 31 March 2011
Na h-Eileanan an Iar
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 31 March 2011
Hayes and Harlington
Meacher, Mr Michael
Labour
Signed on 5 July 2011
Oldham West and Royton
Meale, Mr Alan
Labour
Signed on 31 March 2011
Mansfield
Miller, Andrew
Labour
Signed on 28 June 2011
Ellesmere Port and Neston
Munt, Tessa
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 4 July 2011
Wells
Nandy, Lisa
Labour
Signed on 18 May 2011
Wigan
Osborne, Sandra
Labour
Signed on 6 July 2011
Ayr, Carrick and Cumnock
Reynolds, Emma
Labour
Signed on 4 July 2011
Wolverhampton North East
Ruddock, Joan
Labour
Signed on 28 June 2011
Lewisham, Deptford
Shannon, Jim
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 31 March 2011
Strangford
Sheerman, Mr Barry
Labour
Signed on 19 July 2011
Huddersfield
Skinner, Mr Dennis
Labour
Signed on 22 June 2011
Bolsover
Thurso, John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 27 June 2011
Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross
Walley, Joan
Labour
Signed on 20 October 2011
Stoke-on-Trent North
Weir, Mr Mike
Scottish National Party
Signed on 30 March 2011
Angus
Williams, Hywel
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 30 June 2011
Arfon
Willott, Jenny
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 6 July 2011
Cardiff Central
Wishart, Pete
Scottish National Party
Signed on 5 July 2011
Perth and North Perthshire
Wood, Mike
Labour
Signed on 4 July 2011
Batley and Spen

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.