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Advisory Committee On Business Appointments

EDM number 1079 in 2016-17, proposed by Paul Flynn on 15/03/2017.
Categorised under the topics of Companies, Legislative process, Members of Parliament, Ministers, Parliament and Regulation.

That this House recalls former Prime Minister David Cameron's condemnation in 2010 of politicians who are out to serve themselves and not the country by lobbying; notes the abject failure of the Government's watchdog, the Advisory Committee on Business Appointments, to reduce the abuses of the potentially corrupting revolving door between ministerial office and big business lobbying; and calls on the Government to establish an effective watchdog that would enhance the House's reputation for probity, removing the opportunities for former Ministers to sell their inside knowledge and contacts for financial advantage by prohibiting their lobbying for companies they influenced or regulated in their Ministerial roles.

This motion has been signed by a total of 19 MPs.

Paul Flynn15/03/2017Newport WestLabourProposed
Chris Stephens16/03/2017Glasgow South WestScottish National PartySeconded
Kelvin Hopkins16/03/2017Luton NorthLabourSeconded
Angus MacNeil20/03/2017Na h-Eileanan an IarScottish National PartySeconded
Alex Salmond20/03/2017Seconded
Jim Cunningham20/03/2017Coventry SouthLabourSeconded
Phil Boswell20/03/2017Coatbridge, Chryston and BellshillScottish National PartySigned
Roger Mullin20/03/2017Kirkcaldy and CowdenbeathScottish National PartySigned
Alan Brown20/03/2017Kilmarnock and LoudounScottish National PartySigned
Dennis Skinner21/03/2017BolsoverLabourSigned
Chris Law21/03/2017Dundee WestScottish National PartySigned
Drew Hendry22/03/2017Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and StrathspeyScottish National PartySigned
Ronnie Campbell22/03/2017Blyth ValleyLabourSigned
Roger Godsiff22/03/2017Birmingham, Hall GreenLabourSigned
Ronnie Cowan23/03/2017InverclydeScottish National PartySigned
Alison Thewliss24/03/2017Glasgow CentralScottish National PartySigned
John Nicolson24/03/2017East DunbartonshireScottish National PartySigned
Rachael Maskell30/03/2017York CentralLabour/Co-operativeSigned
Caroline Lucas26/04/2017Brighton, PavilionGreenSigned

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