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Transparency Of Political Donations In Northern Ireland

EDM number 1096 in 2017-19, proposed by Layla Moran on 21/03/2018.
Categorised under the topics of Political parties and Election expenditure.

That this House notes the approval of the Transparency of Donations and Loans etc. (Northern Ireland Political Parties) Order 2018 on 7 March 2018; regrets that this Order does not live up to the Government's commitment to backdate these provisions to 2014 as provided for in the Northern Ireland (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2014; congratulates the former hon. Member for East Belfast, Naomi Long, on securing provision in that Act which allows for transparency provisions to be backdated to 2014; further notes that on 27 February 2018 during a discussion on the draft Order in the House of Lords the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Northern lreland Lord Duncan stated that we are not ruling out the re-examination of the period that precedes 1 July 2017; is concerned that this Order prevents proper scrutiny of donations to political parties in Northern Ireland during the EU referendum campaign; and calls on the Government to follow the advice of the Electoral Commission by bringing forward another order at the earliest convenience to backdate the provisions to 2014.

This motion has been signed by a total of 11 MPs.

Layla Moran21/03/2018Oxford West and AbingdonLiberal DemocratProposed
Tim Farron21/03/2018Westmorland and LonsdaleLiberal DemocratSeconded
Tom Brake21/03/2018Carshalton and WallingtonLiberal DemocratSeconded
Wera Hobhouse21/03/2018BathLiberal DemocratSeconded
Stephen Lloyd21/03/2018EastbourneLiberal DemocratSeconded
Alistair Carmichael26/03/2018Orkney and ShetlandLiberal DemocratSeconded
Caroline Lucas26/03/2018Brighton, PavilionGreenSigned
Lloyd Russell-Moyle29/03/2018Brighton, KemptownLabour/Co-operativeSigned
Christine Jardine29/03/2018Edinburgh WestLiberal DemocratSigned
Hannah Bardell16/04/2018LivingstonScottish National PartySigned
Drew Hendry23/04/2018Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and StrathspeyScottish National PartySigned

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