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Combating Fraudulent Charity Collections

EDM number 13 in 2001-02, proposed by Adrian Sanders on 20/06/2001.

That this House believes that urgent action is needed to deal with fraudulent charity collections, that the existing law does not prevent the registration of crooked charities, and that the official advice on how to prevent fraudulent collections on private premises is ineffective; notes that the Dundee Report to the Scottish Executive, published in June 2000, contains many essential lessons for the better administration of charitable collections outwith as well as inside Scotland, including its warning to owners of premises against the common reliance on a charity number and headed notepaper when considering whether a proposed collection is in order, its finding that charities commonly refuse to help police with their enquiries, and its suggestions that charities cannot be relied upon to police themselves; further notes the many signs of support for the charity check system, including a written statement of opinion in the National Assembly for Wales signed by a majority of backbenchers, a motion passed unanimously by the London Assembly, welcoming the support already shown for the Charity Check system by licensing authorities and retail managers, endoresements from many eminent institutions, including the British Retail Consortium, the Guild of Management Consultants, the London Voluntary Service Council and the continued use of the system by some leading retailers which has prevented many fraudulent collections; and calls on Her Majesty's Goverment to investigate a non-legislative solution along the lines of the Charity Check system to reduce fraudulent charity collections.

This motion has been signed by a total of 60 MPs, 1 of these signatures have been withdrawn.

Adrian Sanders20/06/2001TorbayLiberal DemocratProposed
Martin Smyth21/06/2001Belfast SouthUUPSigned
Paul Tyler21/06/2001North CornwallLiberal DemocratSigned
Jeremy Corbyn22/06/2001Islington NorthLabourSigned
Mike Hancock22/06/2001Portsmouth SouthLiberal DemocratSigned
Lynne Jones25/06/2001Birmingham, Selly OakLabourSigned
Elfyn Llwyd25/06/2001Meirionnydd Nant ConwyPlaid CymruSigned
Andrew Dismore25/06/2001HendonLabourSigned
John Austin25/06/2001Erith & ThamesmeadLabourSigned
Andrew Stunell25/06/2001Hazel GroveLiberal DemocratSigned
Alan Simpson26/06/2001Nottingham SouthLabourSigned
Harry Barnes26/06/2001North East DerbyshireLabourSigned
David Lepper26/06/2001Brighton, PavilionLabour Co-operativeSigned
Nigel Jones26/06/2001CheltenhamLiberal DemocratSigned
Lindsay Hoyle26/06/2001ChorleyLabourSigned
Bob Russell26/06/2001ColchesterLiberal DemocratSigned
Eric Illsley27/06/2001Barnsley CentralLabourSigned
David Taylor27/06/2001North West LeicestershireLabour Co-operativeSigned
Harold Best27/06/2001Leeds North WestLabourSigned
Jim Dobbin27/06/2001Heywood & MiddletonLabour Co-operativeSigned
John Cummings27/06/2001EasingtonLabourSigned
Tom Brake27/06/2001Carshalton & WallingtonLiberal DemocratSigned
Gordon Marsden27/06/2001Blackpool SouthLabourSigned
Andy King27/06/2001Rugby & KenilworthLabourSigned
Nick Harvey28/06/2001North DevonLiberal DemocratSigned
John McDonnell28/06/2001Hayes & HarlingtonLabourSigned
Janet Dean28/06/2001BurtonLabourSigned
Win Griffiths28/06/2001BridgendLabourSigned
Betty Williams02/07/2001ConwyLabourSigned
David Drew02/07/2001StroudLabour Co-operativeSigned
Terry Lewis02/07/2001WorsleyLabourSigned
David Rendel02/07/2001NewburyLiberal DemocratSigned
Paul Keetch02/07/2001HerefordLiberal DemocratSigned
Jackie Lawrence03/07/2001Preseli PembrokeshireLabourSigned
Brian Cotter03/07/2001Weston-Super-MareLiberal DemocratSigned
Paul Flynn03/07/2001Newport WestLabourSigned
Andrew George03/07/2001St IvesLiberal DemocratSigned
Roy Beggs03/07/2001East AntrimUUPSigned
Paul Truswell03/07/2001PudseyLabourSigned
Colin Burgon04/07/2001ElmetLabourSigned
Tony Colman04/07/2001PutneyLabourSigned
Michael Connarty04/07/2001Falkirk EastLabourSigned
Kevin McNamara05/07/2001Kingston upon Hull NorthLabourSigned
Bill Etherington05/07/2001Sunderland NorthLabourSigned
Terry Davis11/07/2001Birmingham, Hodge HillLabourSigned
Piara S Khabra12/07/2001Ealing, SouthallLabourSigned
Alan Williams12/07/2001Swansea WestLabourSigned
Jeffrey M Donaldson12/07/2001Lagan ValleyUUPSigned
Alan Meale12/07/2001MansfieldLabourSigned
Nigel Dodds16/07/2001Belfast NorthDUPSigned
Russell Brown17/07/2001DumfriesLabourSigned
Michael Clapham17/07/2001Barnsley West & PenistoneLabourSigned
Rudi Vis18/07/2001Finchley & Golders GreenLabourSigned
Peter Pike19/07/2001BurnleyLabourSigned
Evan Harris19/07/2001Oxford West & AbingdonLiberal DemocratSigned
Tony McWalter19/07/2001Hemel HempsteadLabour Co-operativeSigned
Ann Cryer19/07/2001KeighleyLabourSigned
Patrick Hall19/07/2001BedfordLabourSigned
Bill Tynan19/07/2001Hamilton SouthLabourSigned
Ray PowellUnknownWithdrawn

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