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FOUNDATION FOR BUSINESS RESPONSIBILITIES

EDM (Early Day Motion) 2383: tabled on 22 July 1993

Tabled in the 1992-93 session.

This motion has been signed by 31 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 calls for a full inquiry into the Foundation for Business Responsibilities, a bogus charity run by the right-wing pressure group, the Aims of Industry, and to investigate the roles of Sir Nigel Mobbs and Michael Ivens, who have been respectively the Chairman and Director of both organisations, into the slush-fund which laundered money through the Foundation for Business Responsibilities to pay for a political campaign managed by the public relations firm Marketforce Communications before the 1990 local elections; notes that Sir Nigel Mobbs is the chief executive of the property company Slough Estates which has donated handsomely to the Tory Party, the Aims of Industry and the Economic League; notes that Dame Shirley Porter used the Foundation for Business Responsibilities to launder cash, firstly from Gerald Ronson and other businessmen for a campaign against the Greater London Council in the mid-1980s, and secondly, from the slush-fund she and her advisers had set up for the Marketforce campaign before the 1990 local elections; and calls on Westminster Council Tories to reveal who donated to this ú98,000 election slush-fund.

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.

Clarke, Mr Eric
Labour
Signed on 23 July 1993
Midlothian
Connarty, Michael
Labour
Signed on 20 October 1993
Falkirk East
Cook, Frank
Labour
Signed on 23 July 1993
Stockton North
Cummings, John
Labour
Signed on 23 July 1993
Easington
Dowd, Jim
Labour
Signed on 26 July 1993
Lewisham West
Dunnachie, Jimmy
Labour
Signed on 23 July 1993
Glasgow, Pollok
Etherington, Bill
Labour
Signed on 27 July 1993
Sunderland North
Evans, John
Labour
Signed on 19 October 1993
St Helens North
Faulds, Andrew
Labour
Signed on 19 October 1993
Warley East
Godman, Dr Norman
Labour
Signed on 23 July 1993
Greenock and Port Glasgow
Gunnell, Mr John
Labour
Signed on 26 July 1993
Morley and Leeds South
Hall, Mr Mike
Labour
Signed on 18 October 1993
Warrington South
Illsley, Mr Eric
Labour
Signed on 26 July 1993
Barnsley Central
Jones, Lynne
Labour
Signed on 23 July 1993
Birmingham, Selly Oak
Loyden, Eddie
Labour
Signed on 23 July 1993
Liverpool, Garston
McCartney, Sir Ian
Labour
Signed on 26 July 1993
Makerfield
Meale, Mr Alan
Labour
Signed on 23 July 1993
Mansfield
Michie, Mr Bill
Labour
Signed on 23 July 1993
Sheffield, Heeley
Morgan, Mr Rhodri
Labour
Signed on 26 July 1993
Cardiff West
Mullin, Mr Chris
Labour
Signed on 23 July 1993
Sunderland South
Pike, Mr Peter
Labour
Signed on 27 July 1993
Burnley
Skinner, Mr Dennis
Labour
Signed on 23 July 1993
Bolsover
Soley, Mr Clive
Labour
Signed on 26 July 1993
Hammersmith
Thompson, Jack
Labour
Signed on 26 July 1993
Wansbeck
Wise, Mrs Audrey
Labour
Signed on 23 July 1993
Preston

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.