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LATE PAYMENT TO SMALL- AND MEDIUM-SIZED ENTERPRISES

EDM (Early Day Motion) 650: tabled on 29 October 2012

Tabled in the 2012-13 session.

This motion has been signed by 61 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 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.

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 7 November 2012
Blaydon
Betts, Mr Clive
Labour
Signed on 2 November 2012
Sheffield South East
Blomfield, Paul
Labour
Signed on 6 November 2012
Sheffield Central
Bottomley, Sir Peter
Conservative
Signed on 29 October 2012
Worthing West
Campbell, Mr Gregory
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 31 October 2012
East Londonderry
Caton, Martin
Labour
Signed on 30 October 2012
Gower
Cooper, Rosie
Labour
Signed on 26 November 2012
West Lancashire
Corbyn, Jeremy
Labour
Signed on 2 November 2012
Islington North
Crausby, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 7 November 2012
Bolton North East
Crockart, Mike
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 19 November 2012
Edinburgh West
Cunningham, Sir Tony
Labour
Signed on 31 October 2012
Workington
Davidson, Mr Ian
Labour
Signed on 5 November 2012
Glasgow South West
Dobbin, Jim
Labour
Signed on 5 November 2012
Heywood and Middleton
Dobson, Frank
Labour
Signed on 1 November 2012
Holborn and St Pancras
Dodds, Mr Nigel
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 1 November 2012
Belfast North
Doran, Mr Frank
Labour
Signed on 2 November 2012
Aberdeen North
Durkan, Mark
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 29 October 2012
Foyle
Esterson, Bill
Labour
Signed on 29 October 2012
Sefton Central
Galloway, Mr George
Respect
Signed on 7 November 2012
Bradford West
Gapes, Mike
Labour
Signed on 31 October 2012
Ilford South
George, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 29 October 2012
St Ives
Gilmore, Sheila
Labour
Signed on 29 October 2012
Edinburgh East
Glindon, Mrs Mary
Labour
Signed on 1 November 2012
North Tyneside
Godsiff, Mr Roger
Labour
Signed on 5 November 2012
Birmingham, Hall Green
Henderson, Gordon
Conservative
Signed on 31 October 2012
Sittingbourne and Sheppey
Heyes, David
Labour
Signed on 30 October 2012
Ashton-under-Lyne
Hood, Mr Jim
Labour
Signed on 20 November 2012
Lanark and Hamilton East
Lazarowicz, Mark
Labour
Signed on 5 November 2012
Edinburgh North and Leith
Leech, Mr John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 1 November 2012
Manchester, Withington
Llwyd, Mr Elfyn
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 6 November 2012
Dwyfor Meirionnydd
Long, Naomi
Alliance
Signed on 1 November 2012
Belfast East
Love, Mr Andrew
Labour
Signed on 9 November 2012
Edmonton
Lucas, Caroline
Green Party
Signed on 5 November 2012
Brighton, Pavilion
Mann, John
Labour
Signed on 7 November 2012
Bassetlaw
McCrea, Dr William
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 31 October 2012
South Antrim
McDonnell, Dr Alasdair
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 5 November 2012
Belfast South
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 31 October 2012
Hayes and Harlington
Meale, Sir Alan
Labour
Signed on 30 October 2012
Mansfield
Morrice, Graeme
Labour
Signed on 5 November 2012
Livingston
Mudie, Mr George
Labour
Signed on 26 February 2013
Leeds East
O'Donnell, Fiona
Labour
Signed on 5 November 2012
East Lothian
Osborne, Sandra
Labour
Signed on 8 November 2012
Ayr, Carrick and Cumnock
Pugh, John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 8 November 2012
Southport
Riordan, Mrs Linda
Labour
Signed on 8 November 2012
Halifax
Ritchie, Ms Margaret
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 31 October 2012
South Down
Rotheram, Steve
Labour
Signed on 31 October 2012
Liverpool, Walton
Shannon, Jim
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 30 October 2012
Strangford
Sharma, Mr Virendra
Labour
Signed on 5 November 2012
Ealing, Southall
Simpson, David
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 30 October 2012
Upper Bann
Sutcliffe, Mr Gerry
Labour
Signed on 13 November 2012
Bradford South
Walley, Joan
Labour
Signed on 8 November 2012
Stoke-on-Trent North
Watts, Mr Dave
Labour
Signed on 2 November 2012
St Helens North
Weir, Mr Mike
Scottish National Party
Signed on 31 October 2012
Angus
Woodward, Mr Shaun
Labour
Signed on 1 November 2012
St Helens South and Whiston

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.