Early day motion 1520

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WORK OF INTERPAL

That this House recognises the important and valuable work carried out by the charity Interpal; agrees with the Charity Commission that charities like Interpal who provide `humanitarian aid in high-risk situations, such as conflict and other complex emergencies, make a vital contribution to these communities and their work supports people in desperate need'; notes with concern the numerous unsubstantiated allegations of links to terrorism that have been levelled at Interpal and the undeserved and unjust negative impact that these have had on the charity's reputation and operations; praises Interpal on its efforts to comply with all of the Charity Commission's recommendations regarding due diligence and monitoring of partners; and, in light of Lloyds TSB's decision to refuse to continue processing the charity's international clearance payments and bearing in mind the Charity Commission's view that `every charity must have access to banking services', calls on the Government to offer stronger support to Interpal in their efforts to find permanent banking arrangements.

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Name Party Constituency Date Signed
Anderson, Janet Labour Party Rossendale and Darwen 26.10.2009
Austin, John Labour Party Erith and Thamesmead 15.06.2009
Bottomley, Peter Conservative Party Worthing West 19.05.2009
Burden, Richard Labour Party Birmingham Northfield 16.06.2009
Caton, Martin Labour Party Gower 19.05.2009
Clapham, Michael Labour Party Barnsley West and Penistone 15.06.2009
Corbyn, Jeremy Labour Party Islington North 20.05.2009
Cryer, Ann Labour Party Keighley 01.06.2009
Davies, Dai INDEPENDENT Blaenau Gwent 18.05.2009
Dobbin, Jim Labour Party Heywood and Middleton 21.05.2009
Drew, David Labour Party Stroud 21.05.2009
Durkan, Mark Social Democratic and Labour Party Foyle 19.05.2009
Etherington, Bill Labour Party Sunderland North 02.07.2009
Galloway, George Respect Bethnal Green and Bow 04.06.2009
Gerrard, Neil Labour Party Walthamstow 21.05.2009
Godsiff, Roger Labour Party Birmingham Sparkbrook and Small Heath 01.06.2009
Hancock, Mike Liberal Democrats Portsmouth South 19.05.2009
Hemming, John Liberal Democrats Birmingham Yardley 18.05.2009
Hopkins, Kelvin Labour Party Luton North 13.10.2009
Hoyle, Lindsay Labour Party Chorley 19.05.2009
Hughes, Simon Liberal Democrats North Southwark and Bermondsey 19.05.2009
Iddon, Brian Labour Party Bolton South East 19.05.2009
Jones, Lynne Labour Party Birmingham Selly Oak 18.05.2009
Leech, John Liberal Democrats Manchester Withington 20.05.2009
McDonnell, John Labour Party Hayes and Harlington 01.06.2009
Riordan, Linda Labour Party Halifax 11.06.2009
Russell, Bob Liberal Democrats Colchester 18.05.2009
Short, Clare INDEPENDENT LABOUR Birmingham Ladywood 19.05.2009
Simpson, Alan Labour Party Nottingham South 11.06.2009
Singh, Marsha Labour Party Bradford West 01.06.2009
Slaughter, Andy Labour Party Ealing, Acton and Shepherd's Bush 03.06.2009
Starkey, Phyllis Labour Party Milton Keynes South West 18.05.2009
Turner, Desmond Labour Party Brighton Kemptown 01.06.2009
Weir, Mike Scottish National Party Angus 18.05.2009
Wood, Mike Roy Labour Party Batley and Spen 09.06.2009