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Theft Of Charity Clothing Donations

EDM number 731 in 2009-10, proposed by Jo Swinson on 27/01/2010.
Categorised under the topics of Charities and Crime.

That this House condemns the theft of clothing donations left on doorsteps for charity collections; calls on the Government to ensure that police forces tackle the serious and organised nature of the criminal gangs responsible; expresses concern over possible consequent losses to the Exchequer and calls on HM Revenue and Customs to investigate what criminals are doing with the money; notes that research by Clothes Aid and the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs estimates losses to theft at between 14,000 and 24,000 tonnes per annum with a value of between £7 million and £12 million; calls on the Government to facilitate a Standards Summit to bring charities, collection agents and Government agencies together to discuss ways to stamp out bogus collectors and companies that mislead the public; and further calls for more robust enforcement powers for Trading Standards, Scambusters and other agencies to regulate all those involved in textile collections, whether charities or commercial operators.

This motion has been signed by a total of 56 MPs.

Jo Swinson27/01/2010East DunbartonshireLiberal DemocratProposed
Bob Spink27/01/2010Castle PointIndependentSeconded
Andrew Pelling27/01/2010Croydon CentralIndependentSeconded
Bob Russell27/01/2010ColchesterLiberal DemocratSeconded
David Drew28/01/2010StroudLabourSeconded
Ann Cryer28/01/2010KeighleyLabourSeconded
John Pugh28/01/2010SouthportLiberal DemocratSigned
Brian Jenkins28/01/2010TamworthLabourSigned
Colin Breed28/01/2010South East CornwallLiberal DemocratSigned
Andrew Dismore28/01/2010HendonLabourSigned
Andrew George28/01/2010St IvesLiberal DemocratSigned
Peter Bottomley28/01/2010Worthing WestConservativeSigned
Betty Williams28/01/2010ConwyLabourSigned
Jeremy Corbyn29/01/2010Islington NorthLabourSigned
Philip Davies29/01/2010ShipleyConservativeSigned
Gordon Prentice01/02/2010PendleLabourSigned
Lindsay Hoyle01/02/2010ChorleyLabourSigned
John McDonnell01/02/2010Hayes and HarlingtonLabourSigned
Menzies Campbell01/02/2010North East FifeLiberal DemocratSigned
Nigel Evans01/02/2010Ribble ValleyConservativeSigned
Mike Hancock01/02/2010Portsmouth SouthLiberal DemocratSigned
Andrew Stunell01/02/2010Hazel GroveLiberal DemocratSigned
Mark Hunter02/02/2010CheadleLiberal DemocratSigned
Paul Flynn02/02/2010Newport WestLabourSigned
Bill Etherington02/02/2010Sunderland NorthLabourSigned
Janet Dean02/02/2010BurtonLabourSigned
Michael Connarty02/02/2010Linlithgow and East FalkirkLabourSigned
Martin Caton02/02/2010GowerLabourSigned
Lady Hermon02/02/2010North DownUUPSigned
David Crausby02/02/2010Bolton North EastLabourSigned
Alan Simpson03/02/2010Nottingham SouthLabourSigned
Kelvin Hopkins03/02/2010Luton NorthLabourSigned
Kim Howells03/02/2010PontypriddLabourSigned
Elfyn Llwyd03/02/2010Meirionnydd Nant ConwyPlaid CymruSigned
William McCrea03/02/2010South AntrimDUPSigned
Jim Dobbin03/02/2010Heywood and MiddletonLabourSigned
Jeffrey M Donaldson03/02/2010Lagan ValleyDUPSigned
Phil Willis03/02/2010Harrogate and KnaresboroughLiberal DemocratSigned
Richard Younger-Ross03/02/2010TeignbridgeLiberal DemocratSigned
Annette Brooke04/02/2010Mid Dorset and North PooleLiberal DemocratSigned
Keith Vaz04/02/2010Leicester EastLabourSigned
Paul Truswell05/02/2010PudseyLabourSigned
Mark Durkan08/02/2010FoyleSocial Democratic and Labour PartySigned
Nigel Dodds09/02/2010Belfast NorthDUPSigned
David Simpson10/02/2010Upper BannDUPSigned
Edward O'Hara10/02/2010Knowsley SouthLabourSigned
John Leech22/02/2010Manchester, WithingtonLiberal DemocratSigned
Tim Farron24/02/2010Westmorland and LonsdaleLiberal DemocratSigned
Diane Abbott10/03/2010Hackney North and Stoke NewingtonLabourSigned
Richard Ottaway17/03/2010Croydon SouthConservativeSigned
Frank Dobson18/03/2010Holborn and St PancrasLabourSigned
Neil Gerrard18/03/2010WalthamstowLabourSigned
Malcolm Wicks29/03/2010Croydon NorthLabourSigned
Malcolm Bruce06/04/2010GordonLiberal DemocratSigned
Clive Efford07/04/2010ElthamLabourSigned
Emily Thornberry07/04/2010Islington South and FinsburyLabourSigned

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