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TAX AVOIDANCE

EDM (Early Day Motion) 599: tabled on 17 October 2012

Tabled in the 2012-13 session.

This motion has been signed by 37 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 increasing ease with which multi-national corporations are shifting substantial profits from high tax to low tax jurisdictions, even to the point of eliminating their tax liabilities in countries where they make huge sales, as instanced by Starbucks which has not paid any tax on its 1.2 billion UK sales in the last three periods for which accounts are available; and calls on the Government to investigate systematically and in depth all such companies known to use such artificial devices to reduce tax liabilities as charging royalties and excessive interest rates on intra-group transactions or grossly inflating prices on internally-traded products to exaggerate allowable costs against tax, and to grant HM Revenue and Customs powers to declare null and void any such transactions which have no genuine economic purpose but are simply designed to avoid tax, to increase the number of tax inspectors whose revenue-increasing capacity has been shown to be far above their own salary, and to seek international agreement to revise the OECD rules on taxation of multi-national companies trading so as to eliminate loopholes and strengthen enforcement.

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 18 October 2012
Blaydon
Campbell, Mr Gregory
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 24 October 2012
East Londonderry
Campbell, Mr Ronnie
Labour
Signed on 24 October 2012
Blyth Valley
Caton, Martin
Labour
Signed on 25 October 2012
Gower
Clark, Katy
Labour
Signed on 28 November 2012
North Ayrshire and Arran
Corbyn, Jeremy
Labour
Signed on 22 October 2012
Islington North
Crausby, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 24 October 2012
Bolton North East
Crockart, Mike
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 25 October 2012
Edinburgh West
Dobbin, Jim
Labour
Signed on 19 October 2012
Heywood and Middleton
Dodds, Mr Nigel
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 1 November 2012
Belfast North
Edwards, Jonathan
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 18 October 2012
Carmarthen East and Dinefwr
Flynn, Paul
Labour
Signed on 19 October 2012
Newport West
Galloway, Mr George
Respect
Signed on 24 October 2012
Bradford West
Glindon, Mrs Mary
Labour
Signed on 24 October 2012
North Tyneside
Godsiff, Mr Roger
Labour
Signed on 31 October 2012
Birmingham, Hall Green
Hancock, Mr Mike
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 22 October 2012
Portsmouth South
Hemming, John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 12 November 2012
Birmingham, Yardley
Lavery, Ian
Labour
Signed on 23 October 2012
Wansbeck
Leech, Mr John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 22 October 2012
Manchester, Withington
Long, Naomi
Alliance
Signed on 24 October 2012
Belfast East
Lucas, Caroline
Green Party
Signed on 5 November 2012
Brighton, Pavilion
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 25 October 2012
Hayes and Harlington
McGovern, Jim
Labour
Signed on 26 October 2012
Dundee West
Meale, Sir Alan
Labour
Signed on 23 October 2012
Mansfield
Morris, Grahame M.
Labour
Signed on 22 October 2012
Easington
Ritchie, Ms Margaret
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 25 October 2012
South Down
Roy, Lindsay
Labour
Signed on 30 October 2012
Glenrothes
Sanders, Mr Adrian
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 22 October 2012
Torbay
Sheridan, Jim
Labour
Signed on 24 October 2012
Paisley and Renfrewshire North
Stunell, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 21 November 2012
Hazel Grove
Walley, Joan
Labour
Signed on 8 November 2012
Stoke-on-Trent North

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.