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EDM (Early Day Motion) 489: tabled on 19 January 2009

Tabled in the 2008-09 session.

This motion has been signed by 57 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 deeply concerned that Ofgem, the energy regulator, continues to focus unnecessary attention on the pension schemes of workers in the gas and electricity industries; notes that despite the massive recent fall in the price of oil, the regulator has failed to exert sufficient pressure on the energy companies to reduce retail prices to hard-pressed consumers; is dismayed at the continuation of Ofgem's light touch regulatory approach towards the energy market; further notes that this approach contrasts sharply with its persistent attempts to interfere with the occupational pension schemes of gas and electricity workers; and calls on Ofgem to abandon its ill-conceived preoccupation with these pension schemes and concentrate instead on taking swift and decisive action to regulate the energy market effectively and fulfill its primary duty to protect consumers.

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.

Anderson, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 9 February 2009
Blaydon
Battle, John
Labour
Signed on 21 January 2009
Leeds West
Caton, Mr Martin
Labour
Signed on 21 January 2009
Gower
Cohen, Harry
Labour
Signed on 19 January 2009
Leyton and Wanstead
Corbyn, Jeremy
Labour
Signed on 20 January 2009
Islington North
Cousins, Jim
Labour
Signed on 3 March 2009
Newcastle upon Tyne Central
Cryer, Mrs Ann
Labour
Signed on 26 January 2009
Keighley
Davies, Dai
Independent
Signed on 20 January 2009
Blaenau Gwent
Dean, Mrs Janet
Labour
Signed on 28 January 2009
Burton
Devine, Jim
Labour
Signed on 20 January 2009
Livingston
Dismore, Mr Andrew
Labour
Signed on 20 January 2009
Hendon
Dobbin, Jim
Labour
Signed on 20 January 2009
Heywood and Middleton
Doran, Mr Frank
Labour
Signed on 26 January 2009
Aberdeen North
Drew, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 20 January 2009
Stroud
Durkan, Mark
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 21 January 2009
Foyle
Etherington, Bill
Labour
Signed on 26 January 2009
Sunderland North
Evans, Mr Nigel
Conservative
Signed on 21 January 2009
Ribble Valley
Gerrard, Mr Neil
Labour
Signed on 26 January 2009
Walthamstow
Hancock, Mr Mike
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 20 January 2009
Portsmouth South
Hemming, John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 2 February 2009
Birmingham, Yardley
Heyes, David
Labour
Signed on 2 February 2009
Ashton-under-Lyne
Hoyle, Mr Lindsay
Labour
Signed on 20 January 2009
Chorley
Hughes, Simon
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 11 November 2009
North Southwark and Bermondsey
Illsley, Mr Eric
Labour
Signed on 23 February 2009
Barnsley Central
Jenkins, Mr Brian
Labour
Signed on 27 January 2009
Tamworth
Jones, Lynne
Labour
Signed on 20 January 2009
Birmingham, Selly Oak
Jones, Mr Martyn
Labour
Signed on 26 January 2009
Clwyd South
Levitt, Tom
Labour
Signed on 26 February 2009
High Peak
MacNeil, Mr Angus
Scottish National Party
Signed on 20 January 2009
Na h-Eileanan an Iar
Marsden, Mr Gordon
Labour
Signed on 20 January 2009
Blackpool South
Mason, John
Scottish National Party
Signed on 27 January 2009
Glasgow East
McCartney, Sir Ian
Labour
Signed on 20 January 2009
Makerfield
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 27 February 2009
Hayes and Harlington
McGovern, Mr Jim
Labour
Signed on 20 January 2009
Dundee West
Moffatt, Laura
Labour
Signed on 21 January 2009
Crawley
Naysmith, Dr Doug
Labour
Signed on 27 January 2009
Bristol North West
O'Hara, Mr Edward
Labour
Signed on 21 January 2009
Knowsley South
Osborne, Sandra
Labour
Signed on 21 January 2009
Ayr, Carrick and Cumnock
Owen, Albert
Labour
Signed on 27 January 2009
Ynys Môn
Pope, Mr Greg
Labour
Signed on 21 January 2009
Hyndburn
Robinson, Mrs Iris
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 16 March 2009
Strangford
Simpson, Alan
Labour
Signed on 21 January 2009
Nottingham South
Touhig, Mr Don
Labour
Signed on 20 January 2009
Islwyn
Vis, Dr Rudi
Labour
Signed on 22 January 2009
Finchley and Golders Green
Walley, Joan
Labour
Signed on 28 January 2009
Stoke-on-Trent North
Wareing, Mr Robert N.
Independent
Signed on 20 January 2009
Liverpool, West Derby
Williams, Mrs Betty
Labour
Signed on 26 January 2009
Conwy
Willis, Mr Phil
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 28 January 2009
Harrogate and Knaresborough
Willott, Jenny
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 21 January 2009
Cardiff Central

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.