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PUBLIC OWNERSHIP OF ROYAL MAIL

EDM (Early Day Motion) 548: tabled on 11 July 2005

Tabled in the 2005-06 session.

This motion has been signed by 215 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 welcomes the commitment from the Government in its General Election manifesto that `...we have given the Royal Mail greater commercial freedom and have no plans to privatise it. Our ambition is to see a publicly-owned Royal Mail fully restored to good health, providing customers with an excellent service and its employees with rewarding employment. We will review the impact on the Royal Mail of market liberalisation, which is being progressively introduced under the Postal Services Act 2000 and which allows alternative carriers to the Royal Mail to offer postal services'; notes that the industry's regulator, Postcomm, has proposed to initiate a complete liberalisation of the postal market in advance of EU liberalisation and that the regulator has further proposed to introduce an extremely restrictive price control; expresses concern that these two initiatives are being pursued with no reference to the anticipated review of the impact of the Postal Services Act 2000 on the Royal Mail; calls upon the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry to initiate the review as soon as possible with the aim of strengthening the ability of Royal Mail to retain the Universal Service Obligation; and urges the Royal Mail and the Government to agree a business plan which is in line with the commitment given in the General Election manifesto and which provides for a successful publicly-owned Royal Mail with all shares continuing to be owned by the Government.

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.

Abbott, Ms Diane
Labour
Signed on 11 July 2005
Hackney North and Stoke Newington
Allen, Mr Graham
Labour
Signed on 10 October 2005
Nottingham North
Anderson, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 20 July 2005
Blaydon
Anderson, Janet
Labour
Signed on 20 July 2005
Rossendale and Darwen
Atkins, Charlotte
Labour
Signed on 9 February 2006
Staffordshire Moorlands
Austin, Mr Ian
Labour
Signed on 14 July 2005
Dudley North
Austin, John
Labour
Signed on 10 October 2005
Erith and Thamesmead
Banks, Gordon
Labour
Signed on 10 October 2005
Ochil and South Perthshire
Barlow, Ms Celia
Labour
Signed on 11 October 2005
Hove
Battle, John
Labour
Signed on 1 November 2005
Leeds West
Bayley, Hugh
Labour
Signed on 21 July 2005
City of York
Begg, Dame Anne
Labour
Signed on 14 July 2005
Aberdeen South
Benton, Mr Joe
Labour
Signed on 21 October 2005
Bootle
Berry, Dr Roger
Labour
Signed on 10 October 2005
Kingswood
Betts, Mr Clive
Labour
Signed on 11 July 2005
Sheffield, Attercliffe
Blackman-Woods, Dr Roberta
Labour
Signed on 19 July 2005
City of Durham
Borrow, Mr David S.
Labour
Signed on 14 July 2005
South Ribble
Brown, Lyn
Labour
Signed on 3 November 2005
West Ham
Brown, Mr Nicholas
Labour
Signed on 16 November 2005
Newcastle upon Tyne East and Wallsend
Brown, Mr Russell
Labour
Signed on 10 November 2005
Dumfries and Galloway
Burden, Richard
Labour
Signed on 19 July 2005
Birmingham, Northfield
Burgon, Colin
Labour
Signed on 11 July 2005
Elmet
Butler, Ms Dawn
Labour
Signed on 17 October 2005
Brent South
Campbell, Mr Gregory
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 19 July 2005
East Londonderry
Campbell, Mr Ronnie
Labour
Signed on 19 July 2005
Blyth Valley
Caton, Mr Martin
Labour
Signed on 12 July 2005
Gower
Challen, Colin
Labour
Signed on 11 July 2005
Morley and Rothwell
Chapman, Ben
Labour
Signed on 24 October 2005
Wirral South
Chaytor, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 21 July 2005
Bury North
Clapham, Mr Michael
Labour
Signed on 11 July 2005
Barnsley West and Penistone
Clark, Ms Katy
Labour
Signed on 12 July 2005
North Ayrshire and Arran
Clarke, Mr Tom
Labour
Signed on 19 July 2005
Coatbridge, Chryston and Bellshill
Clelland, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 19 July 2005
Tyne Bridge
Cohen, Harry
Labour
Signed on 11 July 2005
Leyton and Wanstead
Cook, Frank
Labour
Signed on 11 July 2005
Stockton North
Cooper, Rosie
Labour
Signed on 10 October 2005
West Lancashire
Corbyn, Jeremy
Labour
Signed on 11 July 2005
Islington North
Cousins, Jim
Labour
Signed on 19 October 2005
Newcastle upon Tyne Central
Crausby, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 11 July 2005
Bolton North East
Cruddas, Jon
Labour
Signed on 11 July 2005
Dagenham
Cryer, Mrs Ann
Labour
Signed on 11 July 2005
Keighley
Cummings, John
Labour
Signed on 19 July 2005
Easington
Cunningham, Mr Jim
Labour
Signed on 10 October 2005
Coventry South
Curtis-Thomas, Mrs Claire
Labour
Signed on 9 January 2006
Crosby
Davidson, Mr Ian
Labour
Signed on 11 July 2005
Glasgow South West
Dean, Mrs Janet
Labour
Signed on 19 July 2005
Burton
Mr Jim Devine,
Signed on 3 November 2005
Dismore, Mr Andrew
Labour
Signed on 18 July 2005
Hendon
Dobbin, Jim
Labour
Signed on 18 July 2005
Heywood and Middleton
Dobson, Frank
Labour
Signed on 11 July 2005
Holborn and St Pancras
Dodds, Mr Nigel
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 12 October 2005
Belfast North
Donaldson, Mr Jeffrey M.
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 9 November 2005
Lagan Valley
Donohoe, Mr Brian H.
Labour
Signed on 11 July 2005
Central Ayrshire
Doran, Mr Frank
Labour
Signed on 11 July 2005
Aberdeen North
Dowd, Jim
Labour
Signed on 19 July 2005
Lewisham West
Drew, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 11 July 2005
Stroud
Dunwoody, Mrs Gwyneth
Labour
Signed on 11 July 2005
Crewe and Nantwich
Durkan, Mark
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 18 July 2005
Foyle
Eagle, Angela
Labour
Signed on 20 July 2005
Wallasey
Efford, Clive
Labour
Signed on 20 July 2005
Eltham
Ellman, Mrs Louise
Labour
Signed on 21 July 2005
Liverpool, Riverside
Engel, Mrs Natascha
Labour
Signed on 17 January 2006
North East Derbyshire
Ennis, Jeff
Labour
Signed on 13 July 2005
Barnsley East and Mexborough
Etherington, Bill
Labour
Signed on 10 October 2005
Sunderland North
Field, Mr Frank
Labour
Signed on 20 July 2005
Birkenhead
Fisher, Mark
Labour
Signed on 11 July 2005
Stoke-on-Trent Central
Flello, Mr Robert
Labour
Signed on 13 October 2005
Stoke-on-Trent South
Flynn, Paul
Labour
Signed on 20 July 2005
Newport West
Foster, Michael Jabez
Labour
Signed on 10 October 2005
Hastings and Rye
Francis, Dr Hywel
Labour
Signed on 13 July 2005
Aberavon
Galloway, Mr George
Respect
Signed on 10 October 2005
Bethnal Green and Bow
Gapes, Mike
Labour
Signed on 19 October 2005
Ilford South
George, Mr Bruce
Labour
Signed on 10 October 2005
Walsall South
Gerrard, Mr Neil
Labour
Signed on 11 July 2005
Walthamstow
Gibson, Dr Ian
Labour
Signed on 11 July 2005
Norwich North
Gilroy, Linda
Labour
Signed on 18 October 2005
Plymouth, Sutton
Godsiff, Mr Roger
Labour
Signed on 10 October 2005
Birmingham, Sparkbrook and Small Heath
Goodman, Helen
Labour
Signed on 20 July 2005
Bishop Auckland
Griffith, Nia
Labour
Signed on 3 November 2005
Llanelli
Gwynne, Andrew
Labour
Signed on 10 October 2005
Denton and Reddish
Hall, Patrick
Labour
Signed on 10 October 2005
Bedford
Hamilton, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 11 July 2005
Midlothian
Hamilton, Fabian
Labour
Signed on 10 October 2005
Leeds North East
Hancock, Mr Mike
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 12 July 2005
Portsmouth South
Havard, Mr Dai
Labour
Signed on 10 October 2005
Merthyr Tydfil and Rhymney
Henderson, Mr Doug
Labour
Signed on 10 October 2005
Newcastle upon Tyne North
Hendrick, Mr Mark
Labour
Signed on 10 October 2005
Preston
Hepburn, Mr Stephen
Labour
Signed on 20 July 2005
Jarrow
Hermon, Lady Sylvia
Ulster Unionist Party
Signed on 13 July 2005
North Down
Hesford, Stephen
Labour
Signed on 19 July 2005
Wirral West
Heyes, David
Labour
Signed on 19 July 2005
Ashton-under-Lyne
Hillier, Meg
Labour
Signed on 20 October 2005
Hackney South and Shoreditch
Hodgson, Mrs Sharon
Labour
Signed on 10 October 2005
Gateshead East and Washington West
Hoey, Kate
Labour
Signed on 11 July 2005
Vauxhall
Hood, Mr Jim
Labour
Signed on 19 July 2005
Lanark and Hamilton East
Howarth, Mr George
Labour
Signed on 10 October 2005
Knowsley North and Sefton East
Hoyle, Mr Lindsay
Labour
Signed on 21 July 2005
Chorley
Humble, Mrs Joan
Labour
Signed on 13 July 2005
Blackpool North and Fleetwood
Iddon, Dr Brian
Labour
Signed on 11 July 2005
Bolton South East
Illsley, Mr Eric
Labour
Signed on 11 July 2005
Barnsley Central
Jackson, Glenda
Labour
Signed on 11 July 2005
Hampstead and Highgate
James, Mrs Siân C.
Labour
Signed on 20 July 2005
Swansea East
Jenkins, Mr Brian
Labour
Signed on 21 July 2005
Tamworth
Johnson, Ms Diana R.
Labour
Signed on 1 November 2005
Kingston upon Hull North
Jones, Helen
Labour
Signed on 18 July 2005
Warrington North
Jones, Mr Kevan
Labour
Signed on 11 July 2005
North Durham
Jones, Lynne
Labour
Signed on 11 July 2005
Birmingham, Selly Oak
Jones, Mr Martyn
Labour
Signed on 21 July 2005
Clwyd South
Kaufman, Sir Gerald
Labour
Signed on 20 July 2005
Manchester, Gorton
Keeble, Ms Sally
Labour
Signed on 20 July 2005
Northampton North
Keeley, Ms Barbara
Labour
Signed on 10 October 2005
Worsley
Keen, Alan
Labour
Signed on 20 July 2005
Feltham and Heston
Kemp, Mr Fraser
Labour
Signed on 17 November 2005
Houghton and Washington East
Khabra, Mr Piara S
Labour
Signed on 26 October 2005
Ealing, Southall
Kilfoyle, Mr Peter
Labour
Signed on 11 July 2005
Liverpool, Walton
Kumar, Dr Ashok
Labour
Signed on 21 November 2005
Middlesbrough South and East Cleveland
Laxton, Mr Bob
Labour
Signed on 9 November 2005
Derby North
Lazarowicz, Mark
Labour
Signed on 16 November 2005
Edinburgh North and Leith
Lepper, David
Labour
Signed on 20 July 2005
Brighton, Pavilion
Lloyd, Tony
Labour
Signed on 11 July 2005
Manchester Central
Llwyd, Mr Elfyn
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 13 July 2005
Meirionnydd Nant Conwy
Love, Mr Andy
Labour
Signed on 19 July 2005
Edmonton
MacDougall, Mr John
Labour
Signed on 22 November 2005
Glenrothes
Mackinlay, Andrew
Labour
Signed on 22 November 2005
Thurrock
Malik, Mr Shahid
Labour
Signed on 20 October 2005
Dewsbury
Mallaber, Judy
Labour
Signed on 12 December 2005
Amber Valley
Marris, Rob
Labour
Signed on 11 July 2005
Wolverhampton South West
Marsden, Mr Gordon
Labour
Signed on 18 July 2005
Blackpool South
Marshall, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 13 July 2005
Glasgow East
Marshall-Andrews, Mr Robert
Labour
Signed on 10 October 2005
Medway
Martlew, Mr Eric
Labour
Signed on 11 July 2005
Carlisle
McCafferty, Chris
Labour
Signed on 20 July 2005
Calder Valley
McCarthy, Kerry
Labour
Signed on 10 October 2005
Bristol East
McCarthy-Fry, Sarah
Labour
Signed on 3 November 2005
Portsmouth North
McCrea, Rev Dr William
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 14 December 2005
South Antrim
McDonnell, Dr Alasdair
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 7 December 2005
Belfast South
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 11 July 2005
Hayes and Harlington
McFall, Mr John
Labour
Signed on 31 October 2005
West Dunbartonshire
McGovern, Mr Jim
Labour
Signed on 20 July 2005
Dundee West
McGrady, Mr Eddie
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 18 July 2005
South Down
McKechin, Ann
Labour
Signed on 12 July 2005
Glasgow North
McKenna, Rosemary
Labour
Signed on 3 November 2005
Cumbernauld, Kilsyth and Kirkintilloch East
Meacher, Mr Michael
Labour
Signed on 11 July 2005
Oldham West and Royton
Miller, Andrew
Labour
Signed on 21 July 2005
Ellesmere Port and Neston
Mitchell, Mr Austin
Labour
Signed on 11 July 2005
Great Grimsby
Moffat, Anne
Labour
Signed on 22 November 2005
East Lothian
Moffatt, Laura
Labour
Signed on 21 July 2005
Crawley
Moon, Mrs Madeleine
Labour
Signed on 3 November 2005
Bridgend
Morgan, Julie
Labour
Signed on 12 July 2005
Cardiff North
Mudie, Mr George
Labour
Signed on 13 October 2005
Leeds East
Mullin, Mr Chris
Labour
Signed on 10 October 2005
Sunderland South
Murphy, Mr Denis
Labour
Signed on 14 November 2005
Wansbeck
Murphy, Mr Paul
Labour
Signed on 17 January 2006
Torfaen
Naysmith, Dr Doug
Labour
Signed on 26 October 2005
Bristol North West
O'Hara, Mr Edward
Labour
Signed on 21 July 2005
Knowsley South
Olner, Mr Bill
Labour
Signed on 19 July 2005
Nuneaton
Osborne, Sandra
Labour
Signed on 19 July 2005
Ayr, Carrick and Cumnock
Owen, Albert
Labour
Signed on 19 July 2005
Ynys Môn
Pope, Mr Greg
Labour
Signed on 20 July 2005
Hyndburn
Prentice, Mr Gordon
Labour
Signed on 21 July 2005
Pendle
Price, Adam
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 8 December 2005
Carmarthen East and Dinefwr
Prosser, Gwyn
Labour
Signed on 19 July 2005
Dover
Purchase, Mr Ken
Labour
Signed on 11 July 2005
Wolverhampton North East
Riordan, Mrs Linda
Labour
Signed on 11 July 2005
Halifax
Robinson, Mr Geoffrey
Labour
Signed on 25 October 2005
Coventry North West
Rooney, Mr Terry
Labour
Signed on 11 October 2005
Bradford North
Ruane, Chris
Labour
Signed on 29 November 2005
Vale of Clwyd
Ruddock, Joan
Labour
Signed on 20 July 2005
Lewisham, Deptford
Salter, Martin
Labour
Signed on 24 January 2006
Reading West
Sarwar, Mr Mohammad
Labour
Signed on 22 November 2005
Glasgow Central
Seabeck, Alison
Labour
Signed on 19 July 2005
Plymouth, Devonport
Sheridan, Jim
Labour
Signed on 12 July 2005
Paisley and Renfrewshire North
Short, Clare
Labour
Signed on 19 July 2005
Birmingham, Ladywood
Simpson, Alan
Labour
Signed on 11 July 2005
Nottingham South
Singh, Mr Marsha
Labour
Signed on 11 July 2005
Bradford West
Skinner, Mr Dennis
Labour
Signed on 12 July 2005
Bolsover
Slaughter, Andy
Labour
Signed on 19 July 2005
Ealing, Acton and Shepherd's Bush
Smith, John
Labour
Signed on 21 July 2005
Vale of Glamorgan
Snelgrove, Anne
Labour
Signed on 19 July 2005
South Swindon
Soulsby, Sir Peter
Labour
Signed on 21 July 2005
Leicester South
Southworth, Helen
Labour
Signed on 14 October 2005
Warrington South
Spellar, Mr John
Labour
Signed on 11 January 2006
Warley
Starkey, Dr Phyllis
Labour
Signed on 10 October 2005
Milton Keynes South West
Stewart, Ian
Labour
Signed on 23 May 2006
Eccles
Stoate, Dr Howard
Labour
Signed on 10 October 2005
Dartford
Strang, Dr Gavin
Labour
Signed on 11 July 2005
Edinburgh East
Stringer, Graham
Labour
Signed on 19 July 2005
Manchester, Blackley
Stuart, Ms Gisela
Labour
Signed on 20 July 2005
Birmingham, Edgbaston
Taylor, David
Labour
Signed on 11 July 2005
North West Leicestershire
Thornberry, Ms Emily
Labour
Signed on 18 October 2005
Islington South and Finsbury
Trickett, Jon
Labour
Signed on 11 July 2005
Hemsworth
Truswell, Mr Paul
Labour
Signed on 21 July 2005
Pudsey
Turner, Dr Desmond
Labour
Signed on 1 November 2005
Brighton, Kemptown
Ussher, Kitty
Labour
Signed on 10 October 2005
Burnley
Vaz, Keith
Labour
Signed on 10 October 2005
Leicester East
Vis, Dr Rudi
Labour
Signed on 14 July 2005
Finchley and Golders Green
Walley, Joan
Labour
Signed on 20 July 2005
Stoke-on-Trent North
Waltho, Lynda
Labour
Signed on 12 July 2005
Stourbridge
Wareing, Mr Robert N.
Labour
Signed on 11 July 2005
Liverpool, West Derby
Williams, Mr Alan
Labour
Signed on 11 October 2005
Swansea West
Williams, Mrs Betty
Labour
Signed on 11 July 2005
Conwy
Williams, Hywel
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 19 July 2005
Caernarfon
Wilson, Sammy
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 11 November 2005
East Antrim
Winnick, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 10 October 2005
Walsall North
Wood, Mike
Labour
Signed on 11 July 2005
Batley and Spen
Wright, Mr Anthony
Labour
Signed on 13 October 2005
Great Yarmouth
Wright, Dr Tony
Labour
Signed on 15 November 2005
Cannock Chase
Wyatt, Derek
Labour
Signed on 20 July 2005
Sittingbourne and Sheppey

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.

PUBLIC OWNERSHIP OF ROYAL MAIL (Amendment 1)
at end add `apart from a distribution of non-transferable shares distributed to employees based on common amending or co-operative principles.'.
Labour, Huddersfield
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EDM 548A1: tabled on 19 December 2005