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REPORT BY THE COMMISSION ON CIVIL SOCIETY AND DEMOCRATIC ENGAGEMENT

EDM (Early Day Motion) 471: tabled on 16 September 2015

Tabled in the 2015-16 session.

This motion has been signed by 35 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 publication of a report by The Commission on Civil Society and Democratic Engagement on the impact of the Lobbying Act on civil society and democratic engagement during the run-up to the 2015 general election; acknowledges that over 50 charities and campaign groups provided evidence to the Commission, with a significant number indicating that they took a step back from campaigning during the general election campaign; and believes that these findings raise very serious questions over the impact of the Transparency of Lobbying, Non-Party Campaigning and Trade Union Administration Act 2014 and that the recommendations of the report, that Part 2 of the Lobbying Act be repealed, or at least suspended before the May 2016 devolved administration elections in Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland, and London, must come under serious consideration by the Government.

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.

Ahmed-Sheikh, Ms Tasmina
Scottish National Party
Signed on 14 October 2015
Ochil and South Perthshire
Arkless, Richard
Scottish National Party
Signed on 14 October 2015
Dumfries and Galloway
Black, Mhairi
Scottish National Party
Signed on 29 October 2015
Paisley and Renfrewshire South
Blackford, Ian
Scottish National Party
Signed on 17 September 2015
Ross, Skye and Lochaber
Boswell, Philip
Scottish National Party
Signed on 16 September 2015
Coatbridge, Chryston and Bellshill
Brown, Alan
Scottish National Party
Signed on 16 September 2015
Kilmarnock and Loudoun
Cherry, Joanna
Scottish National Party
Signed on 12 October 2015
Edinburgh South West
Cowan, Ronnie
Scottish National Party
Signed on 16 September 2015
Inverclyde
Crawley, Angela
Scottish National Party
Signed on 11 May 2016
Lanark and Hamilton East
Day, Martyn
Scottish National Party
Signed on 12 October 2015
Linlithgow and East Falkirk
Durkan, Mark
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 12 October 2015
Foyle
Gethins, Stephen
Scottish National Party
Signed on 13 October 2015
North East Fife
Gibson, Patricia
Scottish National Party
Signed on 16 September 2015
North Ayrshire and Arran
Gray, Neil
Scottish National Party
Signed on 16 September 2015
Airdrie and Shotts
Kerevan, George
Scottish National Party
Signed on 13 October 2015
East Lothian
Kerr, Calum
Scottish National Party
Signed on 16 September 2015
Berwickshire, Roxburgh and Selkirk
Lucas, Caroline
Green Party
Signed on 17 September 2015
Brighton, Pavilion
McDonald, Stuart C.
Scottish National Party
Signed on 16 September 2015
Cumbernauld, Kilsyth and Kirkintilloch East
McNally, John
Scottish National Party
Signed on 13 October 2015
Falkirk
Monaghan, Carol
Scottish National Party
Signed on 17 September 2015
Glasgow North West
Monaghan, Dr Paul
Scottish National Party
Signed on 14 October 2015
Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross
Mullin, Roger
Scottish National Party
Signed on 16 September 2015
Kirkcaldy and Cowdenbeath
Newlands, Gavin
Scottish National Party
Signed on 16 September 2015
Paisley and Renfrewshire North
Qureshi, Yasmin
Labour
Signed on 2 November 2015
Bolton South East
Stephens, Chris
Scottish National Party
Signed on 17 September 2015
Glasgow South West
Thewliss, Alison
Scottish National Party
Signed on 17 September 2015
Glasgow Central
Thompson, Owen
Scottish National Party
Signed on 12 October 2015
Midlothian
Thomson, Michelle
Scottish National Party
Signed on 16 September 2015
Edinburgh West
Weir, Mike
Scottish National Party
Signed on 17 September 2015
Angus

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.