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Panama Papers And The Conduct Of The Prime Minister Related To His Tax Affairs

EDM number 1336 in 2015-16, proposed by Caroline Lucas on 11/04/2016.
Categorised under the topics of Ministers and Taxation.

That this House notes the unprecedented leak of 11.5 million files from the database of the world's fourth biggest offshore law firm, Mossack Fonseca; believes that these Panama Papers show the myriad ways in which the rich can exploit secretive offshore tax regimes; notes the Prime Minister's belated admission that he profited from the sale of shares in his late father's offshore trust, Blairmore Holdings; deplores the fact that Blairmore Holdings avoided ever having to pay tax in the UK, by hiring Bahamas residents to sign its paperwork; further deplores that in 2013 the Prime Minister personally intervened to weaken an EU drive to reveal the beneficiaries of trusts, creating a possible loophole that other EU Member States warned could be exploited by tax evaders; believes that it is now time for the network of destructive tax havens to be shut down; calls on the Government to immediately force full transparency by insisting that the UK's Overseas Territories and Crown Dependencies adopt public registers of beneficial ownership in line with the UK's register; calls on the Prime Minister to reassure UK taxpayers by listing all the investments he has held since first elected as an hon. Member; and calls on the Government to use the International Anti-Corruption Summit in May to persuade other countries to adopt public registers of beneficial ownership.

This motion has been signed by a total of 29 MPs.

Caroline Lucas11/04/2016Brighton, PavilionGreenProposed
Hywel Williams11/04/2016ArfonPlaid CymruSeconded
Liz Saville Roberts11/04/2016Dwyfor MeirionnyddPlaid CymruSeconded
Jonathan Edwards11/04/2016Carmarthen East and DinefwrPlaid CymruSeconded
Martyn Day11/04/2016Linlithgow and East FalkirkScottish National PartySeconded
Alan Meale11/04/2016MansfieldLabourSigned
Paul Monaghan12/04/2016Caithness, Sutherland and Easter RossScottish National PartySeconded
Ronnie Campbell13/04/2016Blyth ValleyLabourSigned
Chris Stephens13/04/2016Glasgow South WestScottish National PartySigned
Virendra Sharma13/04/2016Ealing, SouthallLabourSigned
Gerald Kaufman13/04/2016Manchester, GortonLabourSigned
Stewart McDonald13/04/2016Glasgow SouthScottish National PartySigned
Angus MacNeil13/04/2016Na h-Eileanan an IarScottish National PartySigned
Stuart Donaldson14/04/2016West Aberdeenshire and KincardineScottish National PartySigned
Marion Fellows14/04/2016Motherwell and WishawScottish National PartySigned
Paul Flynn14/04/2016Newport WestLabourSigned
Angela Crawley18/04/2016Lanark and Hamilton EastScottish National PartySigned
Gavin Newlands18/04/2016Paisley and Renfrewshire NorthScottish National PartySigned
Tommy Sheppard19/04/2016Edinburgh EastScottish National PartySigned
Patrick Grady19/04/2016Glasgow NorthScottish National PartySigned
Roger Godsiff19/04/2016Birmingham, Hall GreenLabourSigned
Deidre Brock20/04/2016Edinburgh North and LeithScottish National PartySigned
Chris Law20/04/2016Dundee WestScottish National PartySigned
Kirsten Oswald25/04/2016East RenfrewshireScottish National PartySigned
Yasmin Qureshi25/04/2016Bolton South EastLabourSigned
Alison Thewliss25/04/2016Glasgow CentralScottish National PartySigned
Mhairi Black25/04/2016Paisley and Renfrewshire SouthScottish National PartySigned
Tasmina Sheikh09/05/2016Ochil and South PerthshireScottish National PartySigned
Alan Brown09/05/2016Kilmarnock and LoudounScottish National PartySigned

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