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INDEBTEDNESS AMONG THE POOR AND VULNERABLE

EDM (Early Day Motion) 277: tabled on 31 January 2001

Tabled in the 2000-01 session.

This motion has been signed by 97 Members. It has received 1 amendment.

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

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Motion text

That this House congratulates the BBC Panorama programme for highlighting the extent of indebtedness, particularly among poor and vulnerable people, and the alarming trends in the UK credit industry; notes that over eight million people cannot get loans from the traditional high street banks and building societies because they have a bad credit rating; is aware of the creation of a new, sub-prime lending market, where loans are easy to get at extortionate interest rates; is dismayed to note that this results in over three million individuals and families struggling to survive under a barrage of high-interest loans and hard-sell techniques from door-to-door lenders; expresses deep concern that this practice still exists today; and urges the Government to introduce legislation to replace the outdated, and in cases, ineffective Consumer Credit Act 1974, in order to better regulate the credit industry and provide protection to the poor and vulnerable in British society.

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.

Barron, Kevin
Labour
Signed on 1 February 2001
Rother Valley
Benn, Hilary
Labour
Signed on 1 February 2001
Leeds Central
Bermingham, Mr Gerry
Labour
Signed on 5 February 2001
St Helens South
Best, Mr Harold
Labour
Signed on 5 February 2001
Leeds North West
Breed, Mr Colin
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 5 February 2001
South East Cornwall
Brown, Mr Russell
Labour
Signed on 8 February 2001
Dumfries
Browne, Des
Labour
Signed on 1 February 2001
Kilmarnock and Loudoun
Cable, Dr Vincent
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 5 February 2001
Twickenham
Clapham, Mr Michael
Labour
Signed on 8 February 2001
Barnsley West and Penistone
Clarke, Mr Eric
Labour
Signed on 1 February 2001
Midlothian
Clarke, Mr Tom
Labour
Signed on 7 February 2001
Coatbridge and Chryston
Clarke, Mr Tony
Labour
Signed on 28 February 2001
Northampton South
Connarty, Michael
Labour
Signed on 5 February 2001
Falkirk East
Corbyn, Jeremy
Labour
Signed on 1 February 2001
Islington North
Cox, Tom
Labour
Signed on 1 February 2001
Tooting
Cryer, Mrs Ann
Labour
Signed on 7 February 2001
Keighley
Cryer, John
Labour
Signed on 13 February 2001
Hornchurch
Cummings, John
Labour
Signed on 1 February 2001
Easington
Cunningham, Mr Jim
Labour
Signed on 6 February 2001
Coventry South
Davies, Denzil
Labour
Signed on 12 March 2001
Llanelli
Davis, Mr Terry
Labour
Signed on 14 February 2001
Birmingham, Hodge Hill
Dismore, Mr Andrew
Labour
Signed on 5 February 2001
Hendon
Dobbin, Jim
Labour
Signed on 1 February 2001
Heywood and Middleton
Efford, Clive
Labour
Signed on 8 February 2001
Eltham
Etherington, Bill
Labour
Signed on 8 February 2001
Sunderland North
Foster, Mr Derek
Labour
Signed on 5 February 2001
Bishop Auckland
Fyfe, Mrs Maria
Labour
Signed on 1 February 2001
Glasgow, Maryhill
Galloway, Mr George
Labour
Signed on 5 March 2001
Glasgow, Kelvin
Gapes, Mike
Labour
Signed on 5 February 2001
Ilford South
George, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 5 February 2001
St Ives
Gibson, Dr Ian
Labour
Signed on 5 February 2001
Norwich North
Gilroy, Linda
Labour
Signed on 13 March 2001
Plymouth, Sutton
Godman, Dr Norman
Labour
Signed on 6 February 2001
Greenock and Inverclyde
Griffiths, Nigel
Labour
Signed on 5 February 2001
Edinburgh South
Griffiths, Mr Win
Labour
Signed on 6 February 2001
Bridgend
Gunnell, Mr John
Labour
Signed on 27 February 2001
Morley and Rothwell
Hancock, Mr Mike
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 5 February 2001
Portsmouth South
Henderson, Mr Doug
Labour
Signed on 5 February 2001
Newcastle upon Tyne North
Hood, Mr Jim
Labour
Signed on 1 February 2001
Clydesdale
Hope, Phil
Labour
Signed on 5 February 2001
Corby
Hoyle, Mr Lindsay
Labour
Signed on 1 February 2001
Chorley
Humble, Mrs Joan
Labour
Signed on 13 February 2001
Blackpool North and Fleetwood
Iddon, Dr Brian
Labour
Signed on 1 February 2001
Bolton South East
Illsley, Mr Eric
Labour
Signed on 1 February 2001
Barnsley Central
Jones, Mr Barry
Labour
Signed on 6 February 2001
Alyn and Deeside
Jones, Helen
Labour
Signed on 5 February 2001
Warrington North
Jones, Lynne
Labour
Signed on 2 February 2001
Birmingham, Selly Oak
Jones, Mr Martyn
Labour
Signed on 16 March 2001
Clwyd South
Joyce, Eric
Labour
Signed on 5 February 2001
Falkirk West
Kirkwood, Sir Archy
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 23 April 2001
Roxburgh and Berwickshire
Lawrence, Mrs Jackie
Labour
Signed on 6 February 2001
Preseli Pembrokeshire
Lewis, Mr Terry
Labour
Signed on 26 April 2001
Worsley
Lloyd, Tony
Labour
Signed on 5 February 2001
Manchester Central
Mahon, Alice
Labour
Signed on 8 February 2001
Halifax
McCafferty, Chris
Labour
Signed on 8 February 2001
Calder Valley
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 1 February 2001
Hayes and Harlington
McNamara, Mr Kevin
Labour
Signed on 12 February 2001
Kingston upon Hull North
McWalter, Mr Tony
Labour
Signed on 7 February 2001
Hemel Hempstead
Meale, Mr Alan
Labour
Signed on 1 February 2001
Mansfield
Michie, Mr Bill
Labour
Signed on 1 February 2001
Sheffield, Heeley
Miller, Andrew
Labour
Signed on 1 February 2001
Ellesmere Port and Neston
Moffatt, Laura
Labour
Signed on 7 February 2001
Crawley
Murphy, Mr Jim
Labour
Signed on 1 February 2001
Eastwood
O'Brien, Sir Bill
Labour
Signed on 5 February 2001
Normanton
O'Hara, Mr Edward
Labour
Signed on 7 February 2001
Knowsley South
Olner, Mr Bill
Labour
Signed on 5 February 2001
Nuneaton
Pike, Mr Peter
Labour
Signed on 26 February 2001
Burnley
Powell, Sir Raymond
Labour
Signed on 5 February 2001
Ogmore
Prentice, Bridget
Labour
Signed on 5 February 2001
Lewisham East
Rapson, Syd
Labour
Signed on 7 February 2001
Portsmouth North
Robertson, John
Labour
Signed on 1 February 2001
Glasgow, Anniesland
Ross, Mr Ernie
Labour
Signed on 1 February 2001
Dundee West
Ruddock, Joan
Labour
Signed on 1 February 2001
Lewisham, Deptford
Salter, Martin
Labour
Signed on 7 February 2001
Reading West
Sarwar, Mr Mohammad
Labour
Signed on 5 February 2001
Glasgow, Govan
Savidge, Mr Malcolm
Labour
Signed on 5 February 2001
Aberdeen North
Sawford, Phil
Labour
Signed on 5 April 2001
Kettering
Simpson, Alan
Labour
Signed on 5 February 2001
Nottingham South
Steinberg, Mr Gerry
Labour
Signed on 1 February 2001
City of Durham
Stewart, Ian
Labour
Signed on 1 February 2001
Eccles
Strang, Dr Gavin
Labour
Signed on 1 February 2001
Edinburgh East and Musselburgh
Swinney, Mr John
Scottish National Party
Signed on 6 February 2001
North Tayside
Taylor, Ms Dari
Labour
Signed on 5 February 2001
Stockton South
Thomas, Mr Simon
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 6 February 2001
Ceredigion
Turner, Mr Neil
Labour
Signed on 5 February 2001
Wigan
Tynan, Mr Bill
Labour
Signed on 7 March 2001
Hamilton South
Vis, Dr Rudi
Labour
Signed on 14 February 2001
Finchley and Golders Green
White, Brian
Labour
Signed on 1 February 2001
North East Milton Keynes
Wray, Mr Jimmy
Labour
Signed on 1 February 2001
Glasgow, Baillieston

These members had previously signed the motion, but have now withdrawn their support. The date shown is when the Member withdrew their signature from the motion.

After a motion has been tabled, other Members can table amendments to it. Amendments to this motion are shown below.

INDEBTEDNESS AMONG THE POOR AND VULNERABLE (Amendment 1)
after 'today', insert 'believes that significant government investment in the support and development of credit unions would help alleviate these problems.'.
Labour, North West Leicestershire
10
signatures
EDM 277A1: tabled on 6 February 2001