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EDM (Early Day Motion) 2293: tabled on 20 October 2011

Tabled in the 2010-12 session.

This motion has been signed by 17 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 notes that on 2 May1695 the House of Commons resolved that `the Offer of any Money, or other Advantage, to any Member of Parliament, for the promoting of any Matter whatsoever, depending, or to be transacted, in Parliament, is a high Crime and Misdemeanour and tends to the Subversion of the English Constitution'; further notes that this motion was perhaps the most decisive ruling ever made by the House of Commons on the financial interests of its Members; and believes the principles set out in this motion should be followed as part of forthcoming action on registering interests in order to restore faith in the democratic process.