House of Commons
As this motion is using historical data, we may not have the record of the original ordering, in which case signatories are listed alphabetically.
LATE PAYMENT TO SMALL- AND MEDIUM-SIZED ENTERPRISES
EDM #650
Tabled 29 October 2012
2012-13 Session
That this House notes that small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) across the country are suffering acutely as a result of late payment, with many firms' survival being put at risk by cash flow problems; recognises that large companies and Government agencies have a moral duty to pay suppliers promptly; further notes that recent figures suggest that over one million SMEs are currently being affected by late payment and that the total outstanding funds owed amount to 36.4 billion; further recognises the steps taken by the previousadministration to tackle late payment, including bypassing the Late Payment of Commercial Debts (Interest) Act 1998 and working alongside business organisations and the Institute of Credit Management tolaunch and get firms signed-up to the Prompt Payment Code; applauds firms which are signed-up to and abide by the Prompt Payment Code and which pay their suppliers on time; further notes the success of the Be Fair Pay on Time campaign in signing-up 12 additional FTSE 100 firms to the Code; regrets that some FTSE 100 firms have so far refused to sign-up to the Code while others have failed to respond to the campaign; further notes the Government's failure to transpose the EU directive on late payments into UK law earlier than required, despite having promised to do so; and calls both on large firms to sign-up to the Prompt Payment Code and the Government to redouble efforts to sign-up firms to the Code and to tackle late payment.

Signatures (61)

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
07 November 2012
Betts, Mr Clive
Labour
02 November 2012
Blomfield, Paul
Labour
06 November 2012
Bottomley, Sir Peter
Conservative
29 October 2012
Campbell, Mr Gregory
Democratic Unionist Party
31 October 2012
Caton, Martin
Labour
30 October 2012
Cooper, Rosie
Labour
26 November 2012
Corbyn, Jeremy
Labour
02 November 2012
Crausby, Mr David
Labour
07 November 2012
Crockart, Mike
Liberal Democrat
19 November 2012
Cunningham, Sir Tony
Labour
31 October 2012
Davidson, Mr Ian
Labour
05 November 2012
Dobbin, Jim
Labour
05 November 2012
Dobson, Frank
Labour
01 November 2012
Dodds, Mr Nigel
Democratic Unionist Party
01 November 2012
Doran, Mr Frank
Labour
02 November 2012
Durkan, Mark
Social Democratic & Labour Party
29 October 2012
Esterson, Bill
Labour
29 October 2012
Galloway, Mr George
Respect
07 November 2012
Gapes, Mike
Labour
31 October 2012
George, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
29 October 2012
Gilmore, Sheila
Labour
29 October 2012
Glindon, Mrs Mary
Labour
01 November 2012
Godsiff, Mr Roger
Labour
05 November 2012
Henderson, Gordon
Conservative
31 October 2012
Heyes, David
Labour
30 October 2012
Hood, Mr Jim
Labour
20 November 2012
Lazarowicz, Mark
Labour
05 November 2012
Leech, Mr John
Liberal Democrat
01 November 2012
Llwyd, Mr Elfyn
Plaid Cymru
06 November 2012
Long, Naomi
Alliance
01 November 2012
Love, Mr Andrew
Labour
09 November 2012
Lucas, Caroline
Green Party
05 November 2012
Mann, John
Labour
07 November 2012
McCrea, Dr William
Democratic Unionist Party
31 October 2012
McDonnell, Dr Alasdair
Social Democratic & Labour Party
05 November 2012
McDonnell, John
Labour
31 October 2012
Meale, Sir Alan
Labour
30 October 2012
Morrice, Graeme
Labour
05 November 2012
Mudie, Mr George
Labour
26 February 2013
O'Donnell, Fiona
Labour
05 November 2012
Osborne, Sandra
Labour
08 November 2012
Pugh, John
Liberal Democrat
08 November 2012
Riordan, Mrs Linda
Labour
08 November 2012
Ritchie, Ms Margaret
Social Democratic & Labour Party
31 October 2012
Rotheram, Steve
Labour
31 October 2012
Shannon, Jim
Democratic Unionist Party
30 October 2012
Sharma, Mr Virendra
Labour
05 November 2012
Simpson, David
Democratic Unionist Party
30 October 2012
Sutcliffe, Mr Gerry
Labour
13 November 2012
Walley, Joan
Labour
08 November 2012
Watts, Mr Dave
Labour
02 November 2012
Weir, Mr Mike
Scottish National Party
31 October 2012
Woodward, Mr Shaun
Labour
01 November 2012
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.