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FREEDOM OF INFORMATION LEGISLATION, PUBLICLY-FUNDED BODIES AND THE ROYAL FAMILY

EDM (Early Day Motion) 49: tabled on 27 May 2015

Tabled in the 2015-16 session.

This motion has been signed by 38 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 believes that the right of the British taxpayer to know what their money is being spent on should be prioritised over commercial confidentiality or the confidentiality of the Royal Family; further believes that commercial confidentiality should not apply to contracts with for-profit companies to supply public services, such as health services, that are paid for with public money; calls for all such publicly-funded contracts to be automatically placed in the public domain and to be subject to freedom of information legislation; believes that the Supreme Court was correct to order the publication of correspondence between HRH the Prince of Wales and the Government; is extremely concerned at the undemocratic and unaccountable decision by the Government that future correspondence between members of the Royal Family and the Government should be excluded from freedom of information legislation; believes that institutions, including the Royal Family, which are publicly-funded and which exert an influence on Government policy should be publicly accountable; further believes that wealth and power should always be subjected to proper public scrutiny; and calls on the Government to support this principle.

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.

Abbott, Ms Diane
Labour
Signed on 11 June 2015
Hackney North and Stoke Newington
Anderson, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 4 June 2015
Blaydon
Blomfield, Paul
Labour
Signed on 13 July 2015
Sheffield Central
Boswell, Philip
Scottish National Party
Signed on 3 June 2015
Coatbridge, Chryston and Bellshill
Cherry, Joanna
Scottish National Party
Signed on 9 July 2015
Edinburgh South West
Corbyn, Jeremy
Labour
Signed on 2 June 2015
Islington North
Cryer, John
Labour
Signed on 8 July 2015
Leyton and Wanstead
Davies, Geraint
Labour
Signed on 18 June 2015
Swansea West
Durkan, Mark
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 1 June 2015
Foyle
Ferrier, Margaret
Scottish National Party
Signed on 3 June 2015
Rutherglen and Hamilton West
Flynn, Paul
Labour
Signed on 4 June 2015
Newport West
Foxcroft, Vicky
Labour
Signed on 20 July 2015
Lewisham, Deptford
Grady, Patrick
Scottish National Party
Signed on 10 June 2015
Glasgow North
Hamilton, Fabian
Labour
Signed on 1 July 2015
Leeds North East
Kaufman, Sir Gerald
Labour
Signed on 15 June 2015
Manchester, Gorton
Kinnock, Stephen
Labour
Signed on 1 July 2015
Aberavon
Lucas, Caroline
Green Party
Signed on 4 June 2015
Brighton, Pavilion
Maskell, Rachael
Labour
Signed on 16 June 2015
York Central
McDonald, Stewart Malcolm
Scottish National Party
Signed on 1 July 2015
Glasgow South
McInnes, Liz
Labour
Signed on 4 June 2015
Heywood and Middleton
Monaghan, Carol
Scottish National Party
Signed on 25 November 2015
Glasgow North West
O'Hara, Brendan
Scottish National Party
Signed on 3 June 2015
Argyll and Bute
Osamor, Kate
Labour
Signed on 1 July 2015
Edmonton
Pearce, Teresa
Labour
Signed on 7 September 2015
Erith and Thamesmead
Pugh, John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 13 July 2015
Southport
Ritchie, Ms Margaret
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 2 June 2015
South Down
Saville Roberts, Liz
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 3 June 2015
Dwyfor Meirionnydd
Sharma, Mr Virendra
Labour
Signed on 1 June 2015
Ealing, Southall
Smith, Cat
Labour
Signed on 16 June 2015
Lancaster and Fleetwood
Stringer, Graham
Labour
Signed on 22 June 2015
Blackley and Broughton
West, Catherine
Labour
Signed on 13 July 2015
Hornsey and Wood Green
Williams, Hywel
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 3 June 2015
Arfon

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.