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MAKE THE CONNECTION

EDM (Early Day Motion) 251: tabled on 22 November 2006

Tabled in the 2006-07 session.

This motion has been signed by 120 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 welcomes the Make the Connection joint campaign by energywatch and the Federation of Small Businesses to get a better deal for small businesses from the energy market; recognises that small businesses get far less protection from regulation and industry codes of practice than domestic energy consumers, which can lead to them experiencing significant problems in the market; notes that incidences of mis-selling by energy suppliers such as those highlighted in the BBC's Watchdog programme on 24th October 2006 can cause particular detriment to small businesses due to the lack of a cooling-off period in business energy contracts; and calls on business energy suppliers to acknowledge and address this situation and to recognise the importance of small businesses as energy customers, as they spend more than £3 billion each year on gas and electricity.

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 29 November 2006
Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey
Amess, Mr David
Conservative
Signed on 29 November 2006
Southend West
Ancram, Mr Michael
Conservative
Signed on 29 November 2006
Devizes
Austin, John
Labour
Signed on 19 January 2007
Erith and Thamesmead
Baldry, Tony
Conservative
Signed on 30 November 2006
Banbury
Battle, John
Labour
Signed on 24 January 2007
Leeds West
Begg, Dame Anne
Labour
Signed on 30 November 2006
Aberdeen South
Beith, Sir Alan
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 7 December 2006
Berwick-upon-Tweed
Benyon, Mr Richard
Conservative
Signed on 4 December 2006
Newbury
Bercow, John
Conservative
Signed on 29 November 2006
Buckingham
Binley, Mr Brian
Conservative
Signed on 2 May 2007
Northampton South
Bottomley, Sir Peter
Conservative
Signed on 27 November 2006
Worthing West
Brake, Tom
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 13 December 2006
Carshalton and Wallington
Breed, Mr Colin
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 23 November 2006
South East Cornwall
Brooke, Annette
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 4 December 2006
Mid Dorset and North Poole
Brown, Lyn
Labour
Signed on 18 December 2006
West Ham
Bruce, Malcolm
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 5 December 2006
Gordon
Burstow, Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 31 January 2007
Sutton and Cheam
Burt, Lorely
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 4 December 2006
Solihull
Butler, Ms Dawn
Labour
Signed on 23 January 2007
Brent South
Campbell, Mr Gregory
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 29 November 2006
East Londonderry
Carmichael, Mr Alistair
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 30 November 2006
Orkney and Shetland
Caton, Mr Martin
Labour
Signed on 23 November 2006
Gower
Challen, Colin
Labour
Signed on 11 December 2006
Morley and Rothwell
Clegg, Mr Nick
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 22 January 2007
Sheffield, Hallam
Cohen, Harry
Labour
Signed on 12 December 2006
Leyton and Wanstead
Conway, Derek
Conservative
Signed on 23 November 2006
Old Bexley and Sidcup
Corbyn, Jeremy
Labour
Signed on 28 November 2006
Islington North
Cryer, Mrs Ann
Labour
Signed on 27 November 2006
Keighley
Davey, Mr Edward
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 23 November 2006
Kingston and Surbiton
Davies, Dai
Independent
Signed on 29 November 2006
Blaenau Gwent
Dean, Mrs Janet
Labour
Signed on 5 December 2006
Burton
Dobbin, Jim
Labour
Signed on 27 November 2006
Heywood and Middleton
Dodds, Mr Nigel
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 30 November 2006
Belfast North
Donohoe, Mr Brian H.
Labour
Signed on 29 November 2006
Central Ayrshire
Dorries, Nadine
Conservative
Signed on 4 December 2006
Mid Bedfordshire
Dowd, Jim
Labour
Signed on 18 December 2006
Lewisham West
Drew, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 27 November 2006
Stroud
Etherington, Bill
Labour
Signed on 16 April 2007
Sunderland North
Farron, Tim
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 4 December 2006
Westmorland and Lonsdale
Featherstone, Lynne
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 1 March 2007
Hornsey and Wood Green
Gapes, Mike
Labour
Signed on 12 December 2006
Ilford South
George, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 22 November 2006
St Ives
Goldsworthy, Julia
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 6 December 2006
Falmouth and Camborne
Griffith, Nia
Labour
Signed on 6 December 2006
Llanelli
Grogan, Mr John
Labour
Signed on 12 December 2006
Selby
Hancock, Mr Mike
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 29 November 2006
Portsmouth South
Harvey, Nick
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 22 January 2007
North Devon
Hemming, John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 23 November 2006
Birmingham, Yardley
Hendry, Charles
Conservative
Signed on 12 December 2006
Wealden
Holmes, Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 23 November 2006
Chesterfield
Hopkins, Kelvin
Labour
Signed on 28 November 2006
Luton North
Horam, Mr John
Conservative
Signed on 5 December 2006
Orpington
Horwood, Mr Martin
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 4 December 2006
Cheltenham
Howarth, David
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 12 December 2006
Cambridge
Hoyle, Mr Lindsay
Labour
Signed on 28 November 2006
Chorley
Hunter, Mark
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 30 November 2006
Cheadle
Iddon, Dr Brian
Labour
Signed on 5 December 2006
Bolton South East
Jenkins, Mr Brian
Labour
Signed on 23 November 2006
Tamworth
Jones, Lynne
Labour
Signed on 23 November 2006
Birmingham, Selly Oak
Keetch, Mr Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 7 December 2006
Hereford
Kennedy, Mr Charles
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 6 December 2006
Ross, Skye and Lochaber
Kramer, Susan
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 16 January 2007
Richmond Park
Lamb, Norman
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 8 January 2007
North Norfolk
Lazarowicz, Mark
Labour
Signed on 28 November 2006
Edinburgh North and Leith
Leech, Mr John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 27 November 2006
Manchester, Withington
Lepper, David
Labour
Signed on 29 November 2006
Brighton, Pavilion
Llwyd, Mr Elfyn
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 23 November 2006
Meirionnydd Nant Conwy
Loughton, Tim
Conservative
Signed on 27 November 2006
East Worthing and Shoreham
Love, Mr Andy
Labour
Signed on 27 November 2006
Edmonton
McCarthy, Kerry
Labour
Signed on 10 January 2007
Bristol East
McCrea, Rev Dr William
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 5 December 2006
South Antrim
McDonnell, Dr Alasdair
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 5 December 2006
Belfast South
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 27 November 2006
Hayes and Harlington
Meale, Mr Alan
Labour
Signed on 28 November 2006
Mansfield
Moon, Mrs Madeleine
Labour
Signed on 18 December 2006
Bridgend
Morley, Mr Elliot
Labour
Signed on 12 December 2006
Scunthorpe
Murphy, Mr Denis
Labour
Signed on 8 January 2007
Wansbeck
Olner, Mr Bill
Labour
Signed on 28 November 2006
Nuneaton
Owen, Albert
Labour
Signed on 29 November 2006
Ynys Môn
Prosser, Gwyn
Labour
Signed on 5 December 2006
Dover
Pugh, Dr John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 30 November 2006
Southport
Rennie, Willie
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 28 November 2006
Dunfermline and West Fife
Riordan, Mrs Linda
Labour
Signed on 10 January 2007
Halifax
Robinson, Mrs Iris
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 28 November 2006
Strangford
Rogerson, Dan
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 5 December 2006
North Cornwall
Rowen, Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 5 December 2006
Rochdale
Sanders, Mr Adrian
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 23 November 2006
Torbay
Simpson, Alan
Labour
Signed on 30 November 2006
Nottingham South
Simpson, David
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 4 December 2006
Upper Bann
Smith, Sir Robert
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 6 December 2006
West Aberdeenshire and Kincardine
Spink, Bob
Conservative
Signed on 22 November 2006
Castle Point
Strang, Dr Gavin
Labour
Signed on 30 November 2006
Edinburgh East
Stunell, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 30 November 2006
Hazel Grove
Swinson, Jo
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 29 November 2006
East Dunbartonshire
Taylor, Mr Ian
Conservative
Signed on 30 November 2006
Esher and Walton
Thurso, John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 4 December 2006
Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross
Truswell, Mr Paul
Labour
Signed on 13 December 2006
Pudsey
Vaz, Keith
Labour
Signed on 28 November 2006
Leicester East
Vis, Dr Rudi
Labour
Signed on 29 November 2006
Finchley and Golders Green
Walley, Joan
Labour
Signed on 18 April 2007
Stoke-on-Trent North
Walter, Mr Robert
Conservative
Signed on 30 November 2006
North Dorset
Waterson, Mr Nigel
Conservative
Signed on 22 January 2007
Eastbourne
Watkinson, Angela
Conservative
Signed on 28 November 2006
Upminster
Widdecombe, Miss Ann
Conservative
Signed on 28 November 2006
Maidstone and The Weald
Williams, Mrs Betty
Labour
Signed on 27 November 2006
Conwy
Willis, Mr Phil
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 8 January 2007
Harrogate and Knaresborough
Winterton, Ann
Conservative
Signed on 23 November 2006
Congleton
Wishart, Pete
Scottish National Party
Signed on 4 December 2006
Perth and North Perthshire
Wood, Mike
Labour
Signed on 8 January 2007
Batley and Spen
Wyatt, Derek
Labour
Signed on 6 December 2006
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.