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GENERAL ANTI-AVOIDANCE RULE FOR TAXATION

EDM (Early Day Motion) 2501: tabled on 01 December 2011

Tabled in the 2010-12 session.

This motion has been signed by 90 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 the widespread public concern about the extent of tax avoidance and evasion by individuals and corporations; further notes that while evasion is illegal, taxes can be avoided by schemes that are contrived in their nature or by arrangements that are artificial and thus far removed from the responsible tax planning measures provided for by Parliament; believes that the ever-growing expansion of anti-avoidance measures has not eliminated the scope for exploitation of loopholes; further notes the publication of the report by Graham Aaronson QC outlining the case for the introduction of a general anti-avoidance rule in the UK; and urges HM Treasury to bring forward legislation within the next Finance Bill for the introduction of such a rule.

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.

Ainsworth, Mr Bob
Labour
Signed on 20 March 2012
Coventry North East
Alexander, Heidi
Labour
Signed on 21 March 2012
Lewisham East
Anderson, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 8 December 2011
Blaydon
Banks, Gordon
Labour
Signed on 16 April 2012
Ochil and South Perthshire
Barron, Mr Kevin
Labour
Signed on 29 February 2012
Rother Valley
Bayley, Hugh
Labour
Signed on 16 April 2012
York Central
Beith, Sir Alan
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 8 December 2011
Berwick-upon-Tweed
Brooke, Annette
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 1 December 2011
Mid Dorset and North Poole
Bruce, Malcolm
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 15 December 2011
Gordon
Campbell, Sir Menzies
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 29 February 2012
North East Fife
Caton, Martin
Labour
Signed on 8 December 2011
Gower
Clark, Katy
Labour
Signed on 14 December 2011
North Ayrshire and Arran
Connarty, Michael
Labour
Signed on 28 February 2012
Linlithgow and East Falkirk
Cooper, Rosie
Labour
Signed on 15 March 2012
West Lancashire
Corbyn, Jeremy
Labour
Signed on 8 December 2011
Islington North
Crockart, Mike
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 8 December 2011
Edinburgh West
Cunningham, Alex
Labour
Signed on 29 February 2012
Stockton North
Cunningham, Mr Jim
Labour
Signed on 27 February 2012
Coventry South
Davidson, Mr Ian
Labour
Signed on 27 February 2012
Glasgow South West
Dodds, Mr Nigel
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 8 December 2011
Belfast North
Donaldson, Mr Jeffrey M.
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 29 February 2012
Lagan Valley
Durkan, Mark
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 5 December 2011
Foyle
Edwards, Jonathan
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 5 December 2011
Carmarthen East and Dinefwr
Esterson, Bill
Labour
Signed on 29 February 2012
Sefton Central
Foster, Mr Don
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 8 December 2011
Bath
Gapes, Mike
Labour
Signed on 23 February 2012
Ilford South
George, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 1 December 2011
St Ives
Glindon, Mrs Mary
Labour
Signed on 23 February 2012
North Tyneside
Godsiff, Mr Roger
Labour
Signed on 16 April 2012
Birmingham, Hall Green
Goggins, Paul
Labour
Signed on 5 March 2012
Wythenshawe and Sale East
Hames, Duncan
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 8 December 2011
Chippenham
Hamilton, Fabian
Labour
Signed on 7 March 2012
Leeds North East
Hancock, Mr Mike
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 6 December 2011
Portsmouth South
Hermon, Lady Sylvia
Independent
Signed on 6 December 2011
North Down
Hopkins, Kelvin
Labour
Signed on 8 December 2011
Luton North
Horwood, Martin
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 12 December 2011
Cheltenham
Howarth, Mr George
Labour
Signed on 29 February 2012
Knowsley
Huppert, Dr Julian
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 6 December 2011
Cambridge
Kaufman, Sir Gerald
Labour
Signed on 23 February 2012
Manchester, Gorton
Kennedy, Mr Charles
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 18 April 2012
Ross, Skye and Lochaber
Lazarowicz, Mark
Labour
Signed on 16 April 2012
Edinburgh North and Leith
Leech, Mr John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 6 December 2011
Manchester, Withington
Lloyd, Stephen
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 27 March 2012
Eastbourne
Llwyd, Mr Elfyn
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 8 December 2011
Dwyfor Meirionnydd
Love, Mr Andrew
Labour
Signed on 8 December 2011
Edmonton
Lucas, Caroline
Green Party
Signed on 12 December 2011
Brighton, Pavilion
McCabe, Steve
Labour
Signed on 29 February 2012
Birmingham, Selly Oak
McCrea, Dr William
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 8 December 2011
South Antrim
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 8 December 2011
Hayes and Harlington
Meale, Sir Alan
Labour
Signed on 8 December 2011
Mansfield
Mearns, Ian
Labour
Signed on 9 March 2012
Gateshead
Miller, Andrew
Labour
Signed on 14 March 2012
Ellesmere Port and Neston
Mitchell, Austin
Labour
Signed on 29 February 2012
Great Grimsby
Morris, Grahame M.
Labour
Signed on 13 December 2011
Easington
Mulholland, Greg
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 8 December 2011
Leeds North West
Munt, Tessa
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 15 December 2011
Wells
Osborne, Sandra
Labour
Signed on 8 December 2011
Ayr, Carrick and Cumnock
Pearce, Teresa
Labour
Signed on 22 March 2012
Erith and Thamesmead
Pugh, John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 1 December 2011
Southport
Qureshi, Yasmin
Labour
Signed on 27 March 2012
Bolton South East
Reid, Mr Alan
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 14 March 2012
Argyll and Bute
Ritchie, Ms Margaret
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 8 December 2011
South Down
Robertson, John
Labour
Signed on 5 March 2012
Glasgow North West
Rogerson, Dan
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 12 December 2011
North Cornwall
Rotheram, Steve
Labour
Signed on 8 December 2011
Liverpool, Walton
Roy, Lindsay
Labour
Signed on 19 January 2012
Glenrothes
Ruddock, Joan
Labour
Signed on 29 February 2012
Lewisham, Deptford
Sanders, Mr Adrian
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 5 December 2011
Torbay
Shannon, Jim
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 6 December 2011
Strangford
Simpson, David
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 8 December 2011
Upper Bann
Smith, Sir Robert
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 22 March 2012
West Aberdeenshire and Kincardine
Stringer, Graham
Labour
Signed on 27 February 2012
Blackley and Broughton
Swales, Ian
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 8 December 2011
Redcar
Swinson, Jo
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 6 December 2011
East Dunbartonshire
Tami, Mark
Labour
Signed on 28 February 2012
Alyn and Deeside
Thurso, John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 8 December 2011
Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross
Ward, Mr David
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 13 December 2011
Bradford East
Watts, Mr Dave
Labour
Signed on 28 February 2012
St Helens North
Weir, Mr Mike
Scottish National Party
Signed on 8 March 2012
Angus
Williams, Mr Mark
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 15 December 2011
Ceredigion
Willott, Jenny
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 1 December 2011
Cardiff Central
Wishart, Pete
Scottish National Party
Signed on 27 March 2012
Perth and North Perthshire
Wood, Mike
Labour
Signed on 14 December 2011
Batley and Spen
Wright, Simon
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 6 March 2012
Norwich South

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.