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EDM (Early Day Motion) 819: tabled on 17 January 2018

Tabled in the 2017-19 session.

This motion has been signed by 8 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

Motion text

That this House believes that shorting of shares, whereby shares are borrowed for a defined period and for a fee by financial gamblers and then sold in the hope that they can be bought back later at a lower price, has no economic benefits whatsoever to the UK economy; and calls on the Government to tax this practice as it does other forms of gambling.