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Transatlantic Trade And Investment Partnership

EDM number 793 in 2013-14, proposed by Caroline Lucas on 26/11/2013.
Categorised under the topics of International trade, North America and EU external relations.

That this House is concerned about the inclusion of investor-to-state dispute settlements in the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP); notes that their inclusion would enable foreign investors to file complaints against a national government whenever investors perceive a violation of their rights and that these complaints are filed directly to international arbitration tribunals and completely bypass national courts and the judicial system; believes there is a real risk that these provisions in the TTIP could overturn years of laws and regulations agreed by democratic institutions on social, environmental and small business policy on both sides of the Atlantic and is of the view that the Government's assertions about the economic benefits of the trade deal are questionable; further believes that any transatlantic partnership implies a relationship based on mutual trust, respect and shared values, something that the ongoing revelations about US secret services' surveillance of EU citizens and public representatives up to the highest level has shown to be gravely lacking; therefore calls for investor-to-state dispute settlements to be removed from the TTIP; and further calls on the Government to push for talks on the partnership agreement to be frozen immediately, in order to allow for a full public debate and Parliamentary scrutiny from both Houses of Parliament with a view to establishing whether full transparency and fundamental EU rights and rules can be guaranteed.

This motion has been signed by a total of 38 MPs.

Jeremy Corbyn23/10/2013Islington NorthLabourSeconded
Caroline Lucas26/11/2013Brighton, PavilionGreenProposed
Martin Caton27/11/2013GowerLabourSeconded
Kelvin Hopkins27/11/2013Luton NorthLabourSeconded
Alan Meale27/11/2013MansfieldLabourSeconded
Paul Flynn28/11/2013Newport WestLabourSeconded
Mark Durkan28/11/2013FoyleSocial Democratic and Labour PartySigned
Jonathan Edwards02/12/2013Carmarthen East and DinefwrPlaid CymruSigned
John McDonnell03/12/2013Hayes and HarlingtonLabourSigned
Jim Dobbin03/12/2013Heywood and MiddletonLabourSigned
Ian Lavery04/12/2013WansbeckLabourSigned
Hywel Williams04/12/2013ArfonPlaid CymruSigned
Michael Weir05/12/2013AngusScottish National PartySigned
John Leech05/12/2013Manchester, WithingtonLiberal DemocratSigned
Zac Goldsmith09/12/2013Richmond ParkConservativeSigned
Michael Meacher10/12/2013Oldham West and RoytonLabourSigned
Jim Cunningham11/12/2013Coventry SouthLabourSigned
Roger Godsiff16/12/2013Birmingham, Hall GreenLabourSigned
Frank Field16/12/2013BirkenheadLabourSigned
Mike Wood16/12/2013Batley and SpenLabourSigned
Stephen Hepburn16/12/2013JarrowLabourSigned
Albert Owen17/12/2013Ynys MLabourSigned
Tom Clarke18/12/2013Coatbridge, Chryston and BellshillLabourSigned
Graham Stringer09/01/2014Blackley and BroughtonLabourSigned
Mark Williams13/01/2014CeredigionLiberal DemocratSigned
Andrew George13/01/2014St IvesLiberal DemocratSigned
Ian Mearns03/02/2014GatesheadLabourSigned
George Mudie05/02/2014Leeds EastLabourSigned
Geraint Davies05/02/2014Swansea WestLabourSigned
Eilidh Whiteford24/02/2014Banff and BuchanScottish National PartySigned
Yasmin Qureshi25/02/2014Bolton South EastLabourSigned
David Heyes03/03/2014Ashton-under-LyneLabourSigned
Kevin Barron11/03/2014Rother ValleyLabourSigned
Katy Clark17/03/2014North Ayrshire and ArranLabourSigned
Gerald Kaufman27/03/2014Manchester, GortonLabourSigned
David Lammy02/04/2014TottenhamLabourSigned
Angus Robertson08/04/2014MorayScottish National PartySigned
Mary Glindon07/05/2014North TynesideLabourSigned

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