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Freedom Of Information Legislation, Publicly-Funded Bodies And The Royal Family

EDM number 49 in 2015-16, proposed by Roger Godsiff on 27/05/2015.
Categorised under the topics of Crown, Freedom of information and Public expenditure.

That this House believes that the right of the British taxpayer to know what their money is being spent on should be prioritised over commercial confidentiality or the confidentiality of the Royal Family; further believes that commercial confidentiality should not apply to contracts with for-profit companies to supply public services, such as health services, that are paid for with public money; calls for all such publicly-funded contracts to be automatically placed in the public domain and to be subject to freedom of information legislation; believes that the Supreme Court was correct to order the publication of correspondence between HRH the Prince of Wales and the Government; is extremely concerned at the undemocratic and unaccountable decision by the Government that future correspondence between members of the Royal Family and the Government should be excluded from freedom of information legislation; believes that institutions, including the Royal Family, which are publicly-funded and which exert an influence on Government policy should be publicly accountable; further believes that wealth and power should always be subjected to proper public scrutiny; and calls on the Government to support this principle.

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

Roger Godsiff27/05/2015Birmingham, Hall GreenLabourProposed
John McDonnell28/05/2015Hayes and HarlingtonLabourSeconded
Chris Law28/05/2015Dundee WestScottish National PartySeconded
Kelvin Hopkins01/06/2015Luton NorthLabourSeconded
Dennis Skinner01/06/2015BolsoverLabourSeconded
Martyn Day01/06/2015Linlithgow and East FalkirkScottish National PartySeconded
Virendra Sharma01/06/2015Ealing, SouthallLabourSigned
Mark Durkan01/06/2015FoyleSocial Democratic and Labour PartySigned
Margaret Ritchie02/06/2015South DownSocial Democratic and Labour PartySigned
Jeremy Corbyn02/06/2015Islington NorthLabourSigned
Liz Saville Roberts03/06/2015Dwyfor MeirionnyddPlaid CymruSigned
Brendan O'Hara03/06/2015Argyll and ButeScottish National PartySigned
Margaret Ferrier03/06/2015Rutherglen and Hamilton WestScottish National PartySigned
Phil Boswell03/06/2015Coatbridge, Chryston and BellshillScottish National PartySigned
Hywel Williams03/06/2015ArfonPlaid CymruSigned
Paul Flynn04/06/2015Newport WestLabourSigned
Liz McInnes04/06/2015Heywood and MiddletonLabourSigned
David Anderson04/06/2015BlaydonLabourSigned
Caroline Lucas04/06/2015Brighton, PavilionGreenSigned
Patrick Grady10/06/2015Glasgow NorthScottish National PartySigned
Diane Abbott11/06/2015Hackney North and Stoke NewingtonLabourSigned
Gerald Kaufman15/06/2015Manchester, GortonLabourSigned
Cat Smith16/06/2015Lancaster and FleetwoodLabourSigned
Rachael Maskell16/06/2015York CentralLabour/Co-operativeSigned
Geraint Davies18/06/2015Swansea WestLabourSigned
Graham Stringer22/06/2015Blackley and BroughtonLabourSigned
Kate Osamor01/07/2015EdmontonLabour/Co-operativeSigned
Stewart McDonald01/07/2015Glasgow SouthScottish National PartySigned
Stephen Kinnock01/07/2015AberavonLabourSigned
Fabian Hamilton01/07/2015Leeds North EastLabourSigned
John Cryer08/07/2015Leyton and WansteadLabourSigned
Joanna Cherry09/07/2015Edinburgh South WestScottish National PartySigned
John Pugh13/07/2015SouthportLiberal DemocratSigned
Catherine West13/07/2015Hornsey and Wood GreenLabourSigned
Paul Blomfield13/07/2015Sheffield CentralLabourSigned
Vicky Foxcroft20/07/2015Lewisham, DeptfordLabourSigned
Teresa Pearce07/09/2015Erith and ThamesmeadLabourSigned
Carol Monaghan25/11/2015Glasgow North WestScottish National PartySigned

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