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NEWSAGENTS (No. 2)

EDM (Early Day Motion) 294: tabled on 24 July 1997

Tabled in the 1997-98 session.

This motion has been signed by 52 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

As this motion is using historical data, we may not have the record of the original ordering, in which case signatories are listed alphabetically.

Motion text

That this House deplores the fact that newsagents remain under unacceptable pressures as a result of monopolistic practices by wholesalers and publishers resulting in the continued imposition of unjustified carriage charge increases and reduced margins, which is leading to an escalating number of business failures and reductions in the level of service to the public; is further disappointed that, despite the optimistic assurances by a former Minister for Corporate Affairs, who believed that voluntary solutions could be achieved, publishers and wholesalers have instead used the time allotted for 'conciliation' by the Director General of Fair Trading further to disadvantage the retailers; and calls upon the President of the Board of Trade and the Minister for Corporate Affairs to refer this matter forthwith to the Monopolies and Mergers Commission in order to bring about a structure which will empower newsagents to negotiate terms and conditions on a normal commercial basis.

The first 6 Members who have signed to support the motion are the sponsors. The primary sponsor is generally the person who tabled the motion and has responsibility for it. The date shown is when the Member signed the motion.

In addition to the sponsors, the following Members have signed to support the motion.

Best, Mr Harold
Labour
Signed on 2 December 1997
Leeds North West
Blizzard, Mr Bob
Labour
Signed on 6 November 1997
Waveney
Bottomley, Sir Peter
Conservative
Signed on 24 July 1997
Worthing West
Breed, Mr Colin
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 30 July 1997
South East Cornwall
Cable, Dr Vincent
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 30 October 1997
Twickenham
Chaytor, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 5 November 1997
Bury North
Clarke, Mr Eric
Labour
Signed on 4 November 1997
Midlothian
Cohen, Harry
Labour
Signed on 3 November 1997
Leyton and Wanstead
Colvin, Michael
Conservative
Signed on 6 November 1997
Romsey
Corbyn, Jeremy
Labour
Signed on 30 July 1997
Islington North
Cotter, Brian
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 29 July 1997
Weston-Super-Mare
Cryer, John
Labour
Signed on 29 July 1997
Hornchurch
Cunliffe, Mr Lawrence
Labour
Signed on 29 July 1997
Leigh
Cunningham, Ms Roseanna
Scottish National Party
Signed on 20 November 1997
Perth
Davey, Mr Edward
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 31 July 1997
Kingston and Surbiton
Eagle, Maria
Labour
Signed on 30 October 1997
Liverpool, Garston
Etherington, Bill
Labour
Signed on 17 November 1997
Sunderland North
Ewing, Mrs Margaret
Scottish National Party
Signed on 24 July 1997
Moray
Fitzpatrick, Jim
Labour
Signed on 24 November 1997
Poplar and Canning Town
Galloway, Mr George
Labour
Signed on 12 November 1997
Glasgow, Kelvin
Godman, Dr Norman
Labour
Signed on 29 July 1997
Greenock and Inverclyde
Gorrie, Mr Donald
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 30 July 1997
Edinburgh West
Gunnell, Mr John
Labour
Signed on 26 November 1997
Morley and Rothwell
Hancock, Mr Mike
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 7 November 1997
Portsmouth South
Harvey, Nick
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 24 July 1997
North Devon
Hopkins, Kelvin
Labour
Signed on 31 July 1997
Luton North
Illsley, Mr Eric
Labour
Signed on 30 July 1997
Barnsley Central
Jones, Lynne
Labour
Signed on 29 July 1997
Birmingham, Selly Oak
Jones, Mr Nigel
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 6 November 1997
Cheltenham
Keetch, Mr Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 29 July 1997
Hereford
Lewis, Mr Ivan
Labour
Signed on 10 November 1997
Bury South
Livingstone, Mr Ken
Labour
Signed on 29 July 1997
Brent East
Marshall, Mr Jim
Labour
Signed on 6 November 1997
Leicester South
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 4 November 1997
Hayes and Harlington
Michie, Mrs Ray
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 27 October 1997
Argyll and Bute
Rendel, Mr David
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 27 October 1997
Newbury
Rooney, Mr Terry
Labour
Signed on 6 November 1997
Bradford North
Russell, Bob
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 19 November 1997
Colchester
Sanders, Mr Adrian
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 30 July 1997
Torbay
Sedgemore, Mr Brian
Labour
Signed on 30 October 1997
Hackney South and Shoreditch
Stunell, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 30 July 1997
Hazel Grove
Tyler, Mr Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 30 July 1997
North Cornwall
Vis, Dr Rudi
Labour
Signed on 28 July 1997
Finchley and Golders Green
Wallace, Mr Jim
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 27 October 1997
Orkney and Shetland
Walley, Joan
Labour
Signed on 27 October 1997
Stoke-on-Trent North
Wigley, Mr Dafydd
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 24 July 1997
Caernarfon

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.