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TAX AVOIDANCE (No. 2)

EDM (Early Day Motion) 695: tabled on 06 November 2012

Tabled in the 2012-13 session.

This motion has been signed by 30 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 there has been no investigation of the tax avoidance industry in this country; urges the Government to appoint an independent committee of inquiry to investigate the whole industry and particulary the role of the big four accountancy houses - PriceWaterhouseCoopers, KPMG, Deloitte and Ernst Young - in devising, marketing and implementing abusive tax avoidance schemes, several of which have been declared unlawful by UK tax tribunals and courts; and suggests that that committee should make recommendations on the legislative, regulatory and tax steps necessary to ensure that the rich pay their fair share of tax here and that all profits made in this country are properly and effectively taxed here, so that the nation, its people and its Government are not deprived of the tax revenues necessary to reduce the deficit, maintain public services and infrastructure at a time of austerity when all should pay their fair share because we're all in it together.

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.

Caton, Martin
Labour
Signed on 13 November 2012
Gower
Corbyn, Jeremy
Labour
Signed on 13 November 2012
Islington North
Dobbin, Jim
Labour
Signed on 7 November 2012
Heywood and Middleton
Dodds, Mr Nigel
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 7 November 2012
Belfast North
Edwards, Jonathan
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 7 November 2012
Carmarthen East and Dinefwr
Galloway, Mr George
Respect
Signed on 8 November 2012
Bradford West
Gapes, Mike
Labour
Signed on 7 November 2012
Ilford South
Glindon, Mrs Mary
Labour
Signed on 7 November 2012
North Tyneside
Hancock, Mr Mike
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 12 November 2012
Portsmouth South
Hemming, John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 12 November 2012
Birmingham, Yardley
Leech, Mr John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 8 November 2012
Manchester, Withington
Lucas, Caroline
Green Party
Signed on 9 November 2012
Brighton, Pavilion
McGovern, Jim
Labour
Signed on 22 November 2012
Dundee West
Meale, Sir Alan
Labour
Signed on 7 November 2012
Mansfield
Morris, Grahame M.
Labour
Signed on 7 November 2012
Easington
Riordan, Mrs Linda
Labour
Signed on 4 December 2012
Halifax
Ritchie, Ms Margaret
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 7 November 2012
South Down
Rotheram, Steve
Labour
Signed on 7 November 2012
Liverpool, Walton
Sharma, Mr Virendra
Labour
Signed on 8 November 2012
Ealing, Southall
Sheridan, Jim
Labour
Signed on 13 November 2012
Paisley and Renfrewshire North
Simpson, David
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 9 November 2012
Upper Bann
Skinner, Mr Dennis
Labour
Signed on 7 November 2012
Bolsover
Stringer, Graham
Labour
Signed on 7 November 2012
Blackley and Broughton
Winnick, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 9 November 2012
Walsall North

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.