House of Commons
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UK-MALAWI TAX TREATY
EDM #1206
Tabled 07 March 2016
2015-16 Session
That this House welcomes the renewed focus from the Government and the government of Malawi to renegotiate the double taxation treaty between the UK and Malawi, and the UK Financial Secretary to the Treasury's statement that the new treaty is close to conclusion; notes with concern that the existing treaty was signed in 1955 while Malawi was under colonial rule, and that analysis from ActionAid suggests that it limits tax revenue collection in Malawi; further notes that ActionAid's new report, Mistreated, finds that tax treaties signed by lower-income countries with OECD countries since 1970 are increasingly restricting the former's tax rights and reducing their ability to raise tax revenue; calls on the Government to demonstrate its global leadership on tax and international development issues by breaking this trend and offering a significantly fairer treaty to Malawi, which helps the government of Malawi to raise tax revenues to fight poverty; and further calls on the Government to ensure the negotiation process is transparent, involves the Department for International Development and other stakeholders concerned with poverty in Malawi, and allows for thorough parliamentary scrutiny and debate of any new treaty.

Signatures (53)

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
21 March 2016
Arkless, Richard
Scottish National Party
15 March 2016
Bardell, Hannah
Scottish National Party
14 March 2016
Black, Mhairi
Scottish National Party
11 April 2016
Blackford, Ian
Scottish National Party
08 March 2016
Blackman, Kirsty
Scottish National Party
16 March 2016
Brown, Alan
Scottish National Party
09 May 2016
Cameron, Dr Lisa
Scottish National Party
09 March 2016
Cherry, Joanna
Scottish National Party
21 March 2016
Cowan, Ronnie
Scottish National Party
09 March 2016
Crawley, Angela
Scottish National Party
11 May 2016
Day, Martyn
Scottish National Party
08 March 2016
Donaldson, Stuart Blair
Scottish National Party
10 March 2016
Doughty, Stephen
Labour
22 March 2016
Edwards, Jonathan
Plaid Cymru
08 March 2016
Fellows, Marion
Scottish National Party
14 March 2016
Ferrier, Margaret
Scottish National Party
09 March 2016
Gethins, Stephen
Scottish National Party
17 March 2016
Gibson, Patricia
Scottish National Party
09 March 2016
Godsiff, Mr Roger
Labour
14 March 2016
Hendry, Drew
Scottish National Party
24 March 2016
Kerevan, George
Scottish National Party
23 March 2016
Law, Chris
Scottish National Party
08 March 2016
MacNeil, Angus Brendan
Scottish National Party
09 March 2016
McCaig, Callum
Scottish National Party
10 March 2016
McDonald, Stuart C.
Scottish National Party
11 March 2016
McDonnell, Dr Alasdair
Social Democratic & Labour Party
22 March 2016
McGarry, Natalie
Independent
16 March 2016
McNally, John
Scottish National Party
09 March 2016
Meale, Sir Alan
Labour
08 March 2016
Monaghan, Carol
Scottish National Party
15 March 2016
Mullin, Roger
Scottish National Party
08 March 2016
Newlands, Gavin
Scottish National Party
21 March 2016
O'Hara, Brendan
Scottish National Party
10 March 2016
Oswald, Kirsten
Scottish National Party
09 March 2016
Qureshi, Yasmin
Labour
18 April 2016
Ritchie, Ms Margaret
Social Democratic & Labour Party
09 March 2016
Shannon, Jim
Democratic Unionist Party
08 March 2016
Sheppard, Tommy
Scottish National Party
14 March 2016
Stephens, Chris
Scottish National Party
10 March 2016
Thewliss, Alison
Scottish National Party
09 March 2016
Thompson, Owen
Scottish National Party
08 March 2016
Thomson, Michelle
Independent
10 March 2016
Weir, Mike
Scottish National Party
08 March 2016
Whiteford, Dr Eilidh
Scottish National Party
14 March 2016
Whitford, Dr Philippa
Scottish National Party
10 March 2016
Wilson, Corri
Scottish National Party
24 March 2016
There are no withdrawn signatures for this Motion