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Conservative Party Donations And Business Age Allegations

EDM number 2245 in 1992-93, proposed by Peter Hain on 01/07/1993.

That this House notes with alarm fresh allegations made by Business Age that at least ú71 million worth of undeclared donations have been made to the Tory Party over the last eight years and that these sums are tabled in rank order indicating favours bought and influence gained; further notes the degree of involvement by 'Conservatives Abroad', many of whom are based in tax havens and have contributed an estimated ú30 million in order to preserve tax breaks unique to the United Kingdom which have cost the country up to ú49 billion in revenue over the last 14 years; further notes that Business Age believes that persons such as Mohammed Al Fayed, Michael Ashcroft, Wafic Said and Gerald Ronson have used such donations to gain influence with government departments such as the DTI; and calls on the Prime Minister to instigate an immediate independent inquiry and instruct the Chairman of the Conservative party to open all Party accounts to public scrutiny, so that British votes will at last understand that 'The best government that money can buy' leads to the sleaze and corruption evidenced by these findings.

This motion has been signed by a total of 51 MPs.

Peter Hain01/07/1993NeathProposed
Dennis Skinner02/07/1993BolsoverSigned
Ken Livingstone02/07/1993Brent EastSigned
Harry Barnes02/07/1993North East DerbyshireSigned
John Denham05/07/1993Southampton, ItchenSigned
Janet Anderson05/07/1993Rossendale & DarwenSigned
Norman Godman05/07/1993Greenock and Port GlasgowSigned
Jimmy Dunnachie05/07/1993Glasgow, PollokSigned
Michael Connarty05/07/1993Falkirk EastSigned
David Clelland05/07/1993Tyne BridgeSigned
Ian McCartney05/07/1993MakerfieldSigned
Lynne Jones05/07/1993Birmingham, Selly OakSigned
Peter Hardy05/07/1993WentworthSigned
Ernie Ross06/07/1993Dundee WestSigned
Dennis Turner06/07/1993Wolverhampton South EastSigned
Tony Banks06/07/1993Newham North WestSigned
John Evans06/07/1993St Helens NorthSigned
Michael Clapham06/07/1993Barnsley West & PenistoneSigned
Ronnie Campbell06/07/1993Blyth ValleySigned
William McKelvey06/07/1993Kilmarnock & LoudounSigned
John McAllion06/07/1993Dundee EastSigned
Eddie Loyden06/07/1993Liverpool, GarstonSigned
Greg Pope06/07/1993HyndburnSigned
Colin Pickthall06/07/1993West LancashireSigned
John Heppell07/07/1993Nottingham EastSigned
Gerry Steinberg07/07/1993Durham, City ofSigned
Mike Hall07/07/1993Warrington SouthSigned
John Gunnell07/07/1993Leeds South and MorleySigned
Tommy Graham07/07/1993Renfrew West and InverclydeSigned
Bryan Davies07/07/1993Oldham Central and RoytonSigned
John Cummings07/07/1993EasingtonSigned
Jean Corston07/07/1993Bristol EastSigned
Edward O'Hara07/07/1993Knowsley SouthSigned
Bill Michie07/07/1993Sheffield, HeeleySigned
Clive Soley07/07/1993HammersmithSigned
Ian Davidson07/07/1993Glasgow, GovanSigned
Alan Simpson08/07/1993Nottingham SouthSigned
Joan Lestor08/07/1993EcclesSigned
Paul Flynn08/07/1993Newport WestSigned
Joyce Quin12/07/1993Gateshead EastSigned
Max Madden12/07/1993Bradford WestSigned
Jack Thompson14/07/1993WansbeckSigned
Alice Mahon15/07/1993HalifaxSigned
Alan Milburn15/07/1993DarlingtonSigned
Elliot Morley15/07/1993Glanford and ScunthorpeSigned
Anne Campbell15/07/1993CambridgeSigned
Frank Cook19/07/1993Stockton NorthSigned
Terry Rooney22/07/1993Bradford NorthSigned
Kim Howells22/07/1993PontypriddSigned
Mike Gapes22/07/1993Ilford SouthSigned
Audrey Wise27/07/1993PrestonSigned

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