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THE POST OFFICE AND UK PASSPORT SERVICES

EDM (Early Day Motion) 972: tabled on 08 November 2005

Tabled in the 2005-06 session.

This motion has been signed by 129 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 notes that despite key passport services having been provided across the UK for many years through the Post Office network with the result that Post Office Ltd and its employees have developed considerable knowledge and experience of these services, the UK Passport Service intends to procure 70 new offices to act as sites for interviews for first time passport applicants under rules that will not allow interviews on premises that also provide Post Office services; believes that security sensitive services like passport interviews should be carried out by civil servants in suitable publicly-owned offices; does not believe that the creation of a new network of privately owned offices at considerable expense to the taxpayer is either necessary or desirable when the proposal contains rules which deny the Post Office a level playing field on which to compete and denies the public the use of available Crown post offices which they have indicated they prefer to use in the pilot studies while simultaneously undermining the long-term viability of a publicly-owned enterprise; and calls on the Government and UK Passport Services to alter the rules to allow the utilisation of the Post Office network to carry out these interviews.

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.

Alexander, Danny
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 15 November 2005
Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey
Anderson, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 23 November 2005
Blaydon
Anderson, Janet
Labour
Signed on 24 November 2005
Rossendale and Darwen
Banks, Gordon
Labour
Signed on 9 January 2006
Ochil and South Perthshire
Barrett, John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 6 December 2005
Edinburgh West
Battle, John
Labour
Signed on 16 November 2005
Leeds West
Bercow, John
Conservative
Signed on 22 November 2005
Buckingham
Betts, Mr Clive
Labour
Signed on 24 November 2005
Sheffield, Attercliffe
Borrow, Mr David S.
Labour
Signed on 10 November 2005
South Ribble
Brooke, Annette
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 21 November 2005
Mid Dorset and North Poole
Brown, Lyn
Labour
Signed on 15 November 2005
West Ham
Burstow, Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 23 November 2005
Sutton and Cheam
Cable, Dr Vincent
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 10 November 2005
Twickenham
Campbell, Mr Gregory
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 9 November 2005
East Londonderry
Campbell, Mr Ronnie
Labour
Signed on 9 November 2005
Blyth Valley
Caton, Mr Martin
Labour
Signed on 9 November 2005
Gower
Challen, Colin
Labour
Signed on 15 November 2005
Morley and Rothwell
Chaytor, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 15 November 2005
Bury North
Clapham, Mr Michael
Labour
Signed on 23 November 2005
Barnsley West and Penistone
Clark, Ms Katy
Labour
Signed on 15 November 2005
North Ayrshire and Arran
Clelland, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 28 November 2005
Tyne Bridge
Cohen, Harry
Labour
Signed on 15 November 2005
Leyton and Wanstead
Cooper, Rosie
Labour
Signed on 8 December 2005
West Lancashire
Corbyn, Jeremy
Labour
Signed on 10 November 2005
Islington North
Crausby, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 17 January 2006
Bolton North East
Cruddas, Jon
Labour
Signed on 1 December 2005
Dagenham
Cryer, Mrs Ann
Labour
Signed on 9 November 2005
Keighley
Cummings, John
Labour
Signed on 9 November 2005
Easington
Davidson, Mr Ian
Labour
Signed on 8 November 2005
Glasgow South West
Davies, Mr Quentin
Conservative
Signed on 11 January 2006
Grantham and Stamford
Dean, Mrs Janet
Labour
Signed on 11 November 2005
Burton
Devine, Jim
Labour
Signed on 10 November 2005
Livingston
Dismore, Mr Andrew
Labour
Signed on 10 November 2005
Hendon
Dobbin, Jim
Labour
Signed on 9 November 2005
Heywood and Middleton
Dodds, Mr Nigel
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 9 March 2006
Belfast North
Donaldson, Mr Jeffrey M.
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 16 February 2006
Lagan Valley
Doran, Mr Frank
Labour
Signed on 16 November 2005
Aberdeen North
Dowd, Jim
Labour
Signed on 16 November 2005
Lewisham West
Ennis, Jeff
Labour
Signed on 22 November 2005
Barnsley East and Mexborough
Etherington, Bill
Labour
Signed on 22 November 2005
Sunderland North
Fisher, Mark
Labour
Signed on 19 January 2006
Stoke-on-Trent Central
Flynn, Paul
Labour
Signed on 5 December 2005
Newport West
Francis, Dr Hywel
Labour
Signed on 28 November 2005
Aberavon
Galloway, Mr George
Respect
Signed on 12 January 2006
Bethnal Green and Bow
George, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 8 November 2005
St Ives
Gerrard, Mr Neil
Labour
Signed on 28 November 2005
Walthamstow
Gibson, Dr Ian
Labour
Signed on 14 November 2005
Norwich North
Godsiff, Mr Roger
Labour
Signed on 28 November 2005
Birmingham, Sparkbrook and Small Heath
Goldsworthy, Julia
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 21 November 2005
Falmouth and Camborne
Goodwill, Mr Robert
Conservative
Signed on 24 November 2005
Scarborough and Whitby
Grogan, Mr John
Labour
Signed on 8 November 2005
Selby
Hancock, Mr Mike
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 9 November 2005
Portsmouth South
Heath, Mr David
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 10 November 2005
Somerton and Frome
Hemming, John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 10 November 2005
Birmingham, Yardley
Henderson, Mr Doug
Labour
Signed on 22 November 2005
Newcastle upon Tyne North
Hepburn, Mr Stephen
Labour
Signed on 28 November 2005
Jarrow
Heyes, David
Labour
Signed on 9 January 2006
Ashton-under-Lyne
Hodgson, Mrs Sharon
Labour
Signed on 23 November 2005
Gateshead East and Washington West
Hoey, Kate
Labour
Signed on 15 November 2005
Vauxhall
Holmes, Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 15 November 2005
Chesterfield
Hopkins, Kelvin
Labour
Signed on 11 November 2005
Luton North
Hunter, Mark
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 11 November 2005
Cheadle
Illsley, Mr Eric
Labour
Signed on 14 November 2005
Barnsley Central
James, Mrs Siân C.
Labour
Signed on 13 December 2005
Swansea East
Jenkins, Mr Brian
Labour
Signed on 22 November 2005
Tamworth
Jones, Lynne
Labour
Signed on 9 November 2005
Birmingham, Selly Oak
Keen, Alan
Labour
Signed on 15 November 2005
Feltham and Heston
Khan, Mr Sadiq
Labour
Signed on 8 November 2005
Tooting
Lazarowicz, Mark
Labour
Signed on 9 January 2006
Edinburgh North and Leith
Leech, Mr John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 10 November 2005
Manchester, Withington
Lepper, David
Labour
Signed on 9 November 2005
Brighton, Pavilion
Llwyd, Mr Elfyn
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 14 November 2005
Meirionnydd Nant Conwy
MacNeil, Mr Angus
Scottish National Party
Signed on 15 November 2005
Na h-Eileanan an Iar
Marris, Rob
Labour
Signed on 11 November 2005
Wolverhampton South West
Marsden, Mr Gordon
Labour
Signed on 9 November 2005
Blackpool South
Marshall-Andrews, Mr Robert
Labour
Signed on 5 December 2005
Medway
McCafferty, Chris
Labour
Signed on 17 November 2005
Calder Valley
McCarthy-Fry, Sarah
Labour
Signed on 21 November 2005
Portsmouth North
McDonnell, Dr Alasdair
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 12 January 2006
Belfast South
McGovern, Mr Jim
Labour
Signed on 16 November 2005
Dundee West
McKechin, Ann
Labour
Signed on 23 November 2005
Glasgow North
Meale, Mr Alan
Labour
Signed on 9 November 2005
Mansfield
Moffat, Anne
Labour
Signed on 16 November 2005
East Lothian
Mudie, Mr George
Labour
Signed on 14 December 2005
Leeds East
Mulholland, Greg
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 18 April 2006
Leeds North West
Murphy, Mr Denis
Labour
Signed on 16 November 2005
Wansbeck
O'Hara, Mr Edward
Labour
Signed on 16 November 2005
Knowsley South
Olner, Mr Bill
Labour
Signed on 15 November 2005
Nuneaton
Osborne, Sandra
Labour
Signed on 26 April 2006
Ayr, Carrick and Cumnock
Owen, Albert
Labour
Signed on 15 November 2005
Ynys Môn
Price, Adam
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 11 November 2005
Carmarthen East and Dinefwr
Pugh, Dr John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 10 November 2005
Southport
Robertson, Angus
Scottish National Party
Signed on 28 November 2005
Moray
Robinson, Mrs Iris
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 10 November 2005
Strangford
Robinson, Mr Peter
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 16 January 2006
Belfast East
Russell, Bob
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 8 November 2005
Colchester
Sanders, Mr Adrian
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 6 February 2006
Torbay
Sheridan, Jim
Labour
Signed on 15 November 2005
Paisley and Renfrewshire North
Simpson, Alan
Labour
Signed on 10 November 2005
Nottingham South
Simpson, David
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 19 January 2006
Upper Bann
Skinner, Mr Dennis
Labour
Signed on 14 November 2005
Bolsover
Smith, John
Labour
Signed on 27 April 2006
Vale of Glamorgan
Soulsby, Sir Peter
Labour
Signed on 7 December 2005
Leicester South
Stringer, Graham
Labour
Signed on 14 November 2005
Manchester, Blackley
Stunell, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 16 November 2005
Hazel Grove
Swinson, Jo
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 14 November 2005
East Dunbartonshire
Taylor, David
Labour
Signed on 9 November 2005
North West Leicestershire
Truswell, Mr Paul
Labour
Signed on 1 March 2006
Pudsey
Turner, Dr Desmond
Labour
Signed on 9 November 2005
Brighton, Kemptown
Vis, Dr Rudi
Labour
Signed on 9 November 2005
Finchley and Golders Green
Wareing, Mr Robert N.
Labour
Signed on 22 November 2005
Liverpool, West Derby
Weir, Mr Mike
Scottish National Party
Signed on 15 November 2005
Angus
Williams, Mr Alan
Labour
Signed on 22 November 2005
Swansea West
Williams, Mrs Betty
Labour
Signed on 11 November 2005
Conwy
Williams, Mark
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 11 November 2005
Ceredigion
Williams, Stephen
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 11 November 2005
Bristol West
Willott, Jenny
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 20 December 2005
Cardiff Central
Wilson, Sammy
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 9 January 2006
East Antrim
Wishart, Pete
Scottish National Party
Signed on 14 November 2005
Perth and North Perthshire
Wood, Mike
Labour
Signed on 28 November 2005
Batley and Spen
Wyatt, Derek
Labour
Signed on 16 November 2005
Sittingbourne and Sheppey
Younger-Ross, Richard
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 21 March 2006
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.