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ROYAL MAIL GROUP PLC AND THE UNIVERSAL SERVICE OBLIGATION

EDM (Early Day Motion) 272: tabled on 07 June 2005

Tabled in the 2005-06 session.

This motion has been signed by 40 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 is concerned that in its response to Postcomm's proposals for a price control regime Royal Mail Group plc has raised the possibility of being unable to retain the universal service obligation; notes that the obligation is essential to rural areas and that it should not be used as a weapon in an argument between the regulator and operator; and calls upon the Secretary of State for Trade and Indusry to state unambiguously that there are no circumstances in which the operator will be allowed to evade the obligation.

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.

Barrett, John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 5 July 2005
Edinburgh West
Cable, Dr Vincent
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 8 June 2005
Twickenham
Campbell, Mr Gregory
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 13 June 2005
East Londonderry
Cryer, Mrs Ann
Labour
Signed on 13 June 2005
Keighley
Dobbin, Jim
Labour
Signed on 9 June 2005
Heywood and Middleton
Efford, Clive
Labour
Signed on 12 October 2005
Eltham
Gerrard, Mr Neil
Labour
Signed on 16 June 2005
Walthamstow
Heath, Mr David
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 9 June 2005
Somerton and Frome
Hemming, John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 30 June 2005
Birmingham, Yardley
Hepburn, Mr Stephen
Labour
Signed on 15 June 2005
Jarrow
Hermon, Lady Sylvia
Ulster Unionist Party
Signed on 22 June 2005
North Down
Hopkins, Kelvin
Labour
Signed on 13 June 2005
Luton North
Hosie, Stewart
Scottish National Party
Signed on 21 June 2005
Dundee East
Leech, Mr John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 9 June 2005
Manchester, Withington
MacNeil, Mr Angus
Scottish National Party
Signed on 10 October 2005
Na h-Eileanan an Iar
Marris, Rob
Labour
Signed on 20 June 2005
Wolverhampton South West
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 4 July 2005
Hayes and Harlington
Owen, Albert
Labour
Signed on 14 June 2005
Ynys Môn
Price, Adam
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 13 June 2005
Carmarthen East and Dinefwr
Pugh, Dr John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 27 June 2005
Southport
Robertson, Angus
Scottish National Party
Signed on 10 October 2005
Moray
Rosindell, Andrew
Conservative
Signed on 10 October 2005
Romford
Salmond, Mr Alex
Scottish National Party
Signed on 10 October 2005
Banff and Buchan
Simpson, Alan
Labour
Signed on 9 June 2005
Nottingham South
Taylor, David
Labour
Signed on 9 June 2005
North West Leicestershire
Wareing, Mr Robert N.
Labour
Signed on 13 June 2005
Liverpool, West Derby
Williams, Mrs Betty
Labour
Signed on 13 June 2005
Conwy
Williams, Hywel
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 9 June 2005
Caernarfon
Williams, Mark
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 15 June 2005
Ceredigion
Williams, Mr Roger
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 20 June 2005
Brecon and Radnorshire
Wilson, Sammy
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 14 October 2005
East Antrim
Wishart, Pete
Scottish National Party
Signed on 10 October 2005
Perth and North Perthshire
Younger-Ross, Richard
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 9 June 2005
Teignbridge

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.