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ACTIONAID CAMPAIGN ON TAX HAVENS

EDM (Early Day Motion) 2242: tabled on 12 October 2011

Tabled in the 2010-12 session.

This motion has been signed by 36 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 congratulates ActionAid UK for compiling a database providing a comprehensive overview of the use of tax havens and potential tax avoidance by FTSE 100 companies; notes that all but two of the 100 largest UK companies have located subsidiaries in jurisdictions classed as tax havens; further notes that the most recent HM Revenue and Customs estimate suggests that tax avoidance cost the UK around 5 billion in 2009-10; believes that the extent of this use of offshore financial centres has a negative impact on communities across the UK by reducing the amount of tax that is payable for the provision of public services, whilst laying an increased tax burden on those who do not avoid lawful taxation; is further concerned by the devastating impact of tax avoidance on developing countries which, the OECD asserts, lose more through tax avoidance than they receive in aid; and calls on the Government to continue to act to tighten tax loopholes; and calls on FTSE 100 companies to justify their presence in tax havens.

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, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 26 October 2011
Blaydon
Brake, Tom
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 10 January 2012
Carshalton and Wallington
Burt, Lorely
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 18 October 2011
Solihull
Caton, Martin
Labour
Signed on 18 October 2011
Gower
Clark, Katy
Labour
Signed on 19 October 2011
North Ayrshire and Arran
Corbyn, Jeremy
Labour
Signed on 13 October 2011
Islington North
Donaldson, Mr Jeffrey M.
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 19 October 2011
Lagan Valley
Durkan, Mark
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 17 October 2011
Foyle
Edwards, Jonathan
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 18 October 2011
Carmarthen East and Dinefwr
Gapes, Mike
Labour
Signed on 20 October 2011
Ilford South
Hancock, Mr Mike
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 17 October 2011
Portsmouth South
Hemming, John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 17 October 2011
Birmingham, Yardley
Hermon, Lady Sylvia
Independent
Signed on 19 October 2011
North Down
Hopkins, Kelvin
Labour
Signed on 13 October 2011
Luton North
Jackson, Glenda
Labour
Signed on 13 October 2011
Hampstead and Kilburn
Leech, Mr John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 24 October 2011
Manchester, Withington
Lloyd, Tony
Labour
Signed on 17 October 2011
Manchester Central
Llwyd, Mr Elfyn
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 19 October 2011
Dwyfor Meirionnydd
Long, Naomi
Alliance
Signed on 24 October 2011
Belfast East
McDonnell, Dr Alasdair
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 29 February 2012
Belfast South
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 13 October 2011
Hayes and Harlington
Meale, Sir Alan
Labour
Signed on 17 October 2011
Mansfield
Morrice, Graeme
Labour
Signed on 7 November 2011
Livingston
Mulholland, Greg
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 24 October 2011
Leeds North West
Ritchie, Ms Margaret
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 18 October 2011
South Down
Roy, Lindsay
Labour
Signed on 19 October 2011
Glenrothes
Shannon, Jim
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 18 October 2011
Strangford
Sharma, Mr Virendra
Labour
Signed on 18 October 2011
Ealing, Southall
Sheridan, Jim
Labour
Signed on 18 October 2011
Paisley and Renfrewshire North
Weir, Mr Mike
Scottish National Party
Signed on 19 October 2011
Angus

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.