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Pressure On Academic Accountancy

EDM number 126 in 1993-94, proposed by Austin Mitchell on 30/11/1993.

That this House deplores the attempt by the Chartered Association of Certified Accountants to silence Dr Prem Sikka's criticisms of the lack of internal democracy in the Association by writing to the Vice Chancellor of the University of East London as an attempt to infringe academic freedom and is concerned that this example is only the latest in a growing list of attempts to pressurise academics working in the field of accountancy by threats of law suits, withdrawals of grants and more covert pressures on the academic institutions which employ them; and calls on the accountancy professional bodies, the major accountancy firms and the profession generally to recognise that the enormous power they hold should be tempered by a respect for independent criticism, impartial enquiry, and academic analysis all of which have a major contribution to make to the development of accountancy and audit and the refinement of their institutions and procedures.

This motion has been signed by a total of 42 MPs, 1 of these signatures have been withdrawn.

Austin Mitchell30/11/1993Great GrimsbyProposed
Eddie Loyden01/12/1993Liverpool, GarstonSigned
Jim Dowd01/12/1993Lewisham WestSigned
Eric Clarke01/12/1993MidlothianSigned
Alan Meale01/12/1993MansfieldSigned
Michael Clapham01/12/1993Barnsley West & PenistoneSigned
Alan Simpson02/12/1993Nottingham SouthSigned
Peter Hardy06/12/1993WentworthSigned
Harry Barnes06/12/1993North East DerbyshireSigned
Ken Livingstone07/12/1993Brent EastSigned
Jimmy Dunnachie07/12/1993Glasgow, PollokSigned
Harry Cohen08/12/1993LeytonSigned
Jack Thompson08/12/1993WansbeckSigned
Tommy Graham08/12/1993Renfrew West and InverclydeSigned
John Cummings08/12/1993EasingtonSigned
Ian McCartney08/12/1993MakerfieldSigned
Greg Pope08/12/1993HyndburnSigned
Mike Hall14/12/1993Warrington SouthSigned
Terry Davis15/12/1993Birmingham, Hodge HillSigned
Bill Etherington16/12/1993Sunderland NorthSigned
Tony Wright16/12/1993Cannock and BurntwoodSigned
Nick Ainger17/12/1993PembrokeSigned
Joe Benton11/01/1994BootleSigned
Jim Cousins11/01/1994Newcastle upon Tyne CentralSigned
Gordon Prentice12/01/1994PendleSigned
Mike O'Brien19/01/1994North WarwickshireSigned
Martin O'Neill19/01/1994ClackmannanSigned
George Stevenson19/01/1994Stoke-on-Trent SouthSigned
Joan Walley19/01/1994Stoke-on-Trent NorthSigned
Barry Sheerman01/02/1994HuddersfieldSigned
Joe Ashton02/02/1994BassetlawSigned
Derek Enright02/02/1994HemsworthSigned
Lawrence Cunliffe02/02/1994LeighSigned
Roland Boyes03/02/1994Houghton and WashingtonSigned
Dale Campbell-Savours03/02/1994WorkingtonSigned
Martyn Jones08/02/1994Clwyd South WestSigned
Bill Olner09/02/1994NuneatonSigned
Ann Coffey09/02/1994StockportSigned
Alan Wynne Williams09/02/1994CarmarthenSigned
Audrey Wise15/02/1994PrestonSigned
John Garrett21/04/1994Norwich SouthSigned
Jimmy BoyceUnknownWithdrawn

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