House of Commons
As this motion is using historical data, we may not have the record of the original ordering, in which case signatories are listed alphabetically.
BANKS AND SMALL BUSINESSES
EDM #1171
Tabled 14 January 1993
1992-93 Session
That this House believes there is mounting evidence that considerable numbers of small businesses have been unfairly treated by their banks, with many cases of overcharging, lack of notification and hasty foreclosure, and that since economic recovery and a reduction in unemployment will only be brought about through a revival of the small business sector this matter should have had the Government's full attention months ago; notes that the Government is in the process of a second inquiry in two years into this issue but have still yet to report to Parliament on its findings; and urges the Government to require banks to provide their customers with a contract when lending money and to establish an ombudsman for small businesses which is independent of the banks and includes customer representation, which has the powers to order compensation where misconduct or overcharging have been proved and which reports directly to Parliament on an annual basis.

Signatures (47)

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.
Campbell, Mrs Anne
Labour
25 January 1993
Campbell, Mr Ronnie
Labour
18 January 1993
Campbell-Savours, Mr Dale
Labour
04 March 1993
Cann, Mr Jamie
Labour
25 January 1993
Carlile, Alex
Liberal Democrat
14 January 1993
Connarty, Michael
Labour
18 January 1993
Cook, Frank
Labour
23 March 1993
Corston, Jean
Labour
19 January 1993
Cox, Tom
Labour
19 January 1993
Cunliffe, Mr Lawrence
Labour
18 January 1993
Dowd, Jim
Labour
18 January 1993
Dunwoody, Mrs Gwyneth
Labour
28 January 1993
Evans, John
Labour
19 January 1993
Foster, Mr Don
Liberal Democrat
19 January 1993
Gapes, Mike
Labour
20 January 1993
Godman, Dr Norman
Labour
18 January 1993
Graham, Mr Tommy
Labour
25 February 1993
Griffiths, Mr Win
Labour
27 January 1993
Gunnell, Mr John
Labour
28 January 1993
Harvey, Nick
Liberal Democrat
14 January 1993
Heppell, Mr John
Labour
20 January 1993
Hughes, Simon
Liberal Democrat
14 January 1993
Jackson, Glenda
Labour
18 January 1993
Johnston, Sir Russell
Liberal Democrat
18 January 1993
Jones, Mr Ieuan Wyn
Plaid Cymru
01 March 1993
Jones, Lynne
Labour
18 January 1993
Jones, Mr Nigel
Liberal Democrat
14 January 1993
Kennedy, Mr Charles
Liberal Democrat
14 January 1993
Livingstone, Mr Ken
Labour
15 January 1993
Llwyd, Mr Elfyn
Plaid Cymru
19 January 1993
Lynne, Liz
Liberal Democrat
14 January 1993
McCrea, Rev Dr William
Democratic Unionist Party
14 April 1993
Michie, Mrs Ray
Liberal Democrat
18 January 1993
Morley, Mr Elliot
Labour
31 March 1993
Pickthall, Mr Colin
Labour
21 January 1993
Purchase, Mr Ken
Labour
04 May 1993
Steel, Sir David
Liberal Democrat
19 January 1993
Taylor, Matthew
Liberal Democrat
18 January 1993
Tyler, Mr Paul
Liberal Democrat
14 January 1993
Vaz, Keith
Labour
19 January 1993
Wallace, Mr Jim
Liberal Democrat
14 January 1993
There are no withdrawn signatures for this Motion