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GROCERY MARKET OMBUDSMAN

EDM (Early Day Motion) 560: tabled on 22 January 2009

Tabled in the 2008-09 session.

This motion has been signed by 210 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 recommendations of the Competitions Commission's Grocery Market Inquiry that a strengthened Grocery Supply Code of Practice (GSCOP) monitored and enforced by an independent Ombudsman should be established; notes that the Commission found supermarket practices which `transfer excessive risk' to suppliers, such as retrospective unilateral changes to the terms of supply agreements, charges for loss or damage to goods after delivery and withholding payment without cause could have `an adverse effect on investment and innovation in the supply chain, and ultimately on consumers'; believes that the current recession has increased pressure on suppliers but further notes that United Kingdom supermarkets continue to report healthy profits from their grocery business; recognises that fair treatment of primary producers is crucial to achieving United Kingdom commitments to eradicating poverty in the developing world and guaranteeing food security for the United Kingdom; hopes that supermarkets will recognise that the establishment of an Ombudsman offers the opportunity for independent verification of their commitment to the principles of fair trading and that they will agree undertakings with the Commission; urges the Commission to implement its recommendation to give primary producers and other suppliers to intermediaries the right to submit complaints to the Ombudsman regarding the conduct of grocery retailers; and calls upon the Government to respect the considered recommendations of the Competition Commission and to confirm that it is prepared to introduce the necessary legislation to establish the proposed Ombudsman if a voluntary agreement cannot be achieved between the Commission, supermarkets and suppliers.

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 24 February 2009
Hackney North and Stoke Newington
Ainger, Nick
Labour
Signed on 27 March 2009
Carmarthen West and South Pembrokeshire
Alexander, Danny
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 25 February 2009
Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey
Amess, Mr David
Conservative
Signed on 13 October 2009
Southend West
Anderson, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 24 February 2009
Blaydon
Anderson, Janet
Labour
Signed on 26 October 2009
Rossendale and Darwen
Austin, John
Labour
Signed on 1 June 2009
Erith and Thamesmead
Bacon, Mr Richard
Conservative
Signed on 15 June 2009
South Norfolk
Bailey, Mr Adrian
Labour
Signed on 12 June 2009
West Bromwich West
Baker, Norman
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 24 February 2009
Lewes
Barrett, John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 12 March 2009
Edinburgh West
Bayley, Hugh
Labour
Signed on 20 July 2009
City of York
Begg, Dame Anne
Labour
Signed on 14 July 2009
Aberdeen South
Beith, Sir Alan
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 3 February 2009
Berwick-upon-Tweed
Berry, Dr Roger
Labour
Signed on 9 February 2009
Kingswood
Betts, Mr Clive
Labour
Signed on 6 March 2009
Sheffield, Attercliffe
Borrow, Mr David S.
Labour
Signed on 29 January 2009
South Ribble
Brake, Tom
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 24 February 2009
Carshalton and Wallington
Brooke, Annette
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 28 January 2009
Mid Dorset and North Poole
Brown, Mr Russell
Labour
Signed on 5 March 2009
Dumfries and Galloway
Browne, Mr Jeremy
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 13 October 2009
Taunton
Bruce, Malcolm
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 2 April 2009
Gordon
Burden, Richard
Labour
Signed on 2 March 2009
Birmingham, Northfield
Burgon, Colin
Labour
Signed on 23 February 2009
Elmet
Burstow, Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 11 November 2009
Sutton and Cheam
Burt, Lorely
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 28 January 2009
Solihull
Cable, Dr Vincent
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 27 February 2009
Twickenham
Caborn, Mr Richard
Labour
Signed on 25 February 2009
Sheffield Central
Cairns, David
Labour
Signed on 3 November 2009
Inverclyde
Campbell, Mr Gregory
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 3 March 2009
East Londonderry
Campbell, Sir Menzies
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 3 March 2009
North East Fife
Campbell, Mr Ronnie
Labour
Signed on 9 March 2009
Blyth Valley
Carmichael, Mr Alistair
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 3 March 2009
Orkney and Shetland
Caton, Mr Martin
Labour
Signed on 27 January 2009
Gower
Cawsey, Mr Ian
Labour
Signed on 21 July 2009
Brigg and Goole
Chaytor, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 22 April 2009
Bury North
Clapham, Mr Michael
Labour
Signed on 24 February 2009
Barnsley West and Penistone
Clark, Ms Katy
Labour
Signed on 11 February 2009
North Ayrshire and Arran
Clelland, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 13 July 2009
Tyne Bridge
Cohen, Harry
Labour
Signed on 3 February 2009
Leyton and Wanstead
Connarty, Michael
Labour
Signed on 12 February 2009
Linlithgow and East Falkirk
Cook, Frank
Labour
Signed on 23 February 2009
Stockton North
Corbyn, Jeremy
Labour
Signed on 26 January 2009
Islington North
Cruddas, Jon
Labour
Signed on 12 February 2009
Dagenham
Cryer, Mrs Ann
Labour
Signed on 26 January 2009
Keighley
Cunningham, Mr Jim
Labour
Signed on 25 March 2009
Coventry South
Davey, Mr Edward
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 20 April 2009
Kingston and Surbiton
Davidson, Mr Ian
Labour
Signed on 13 October 2009
Glasgow South West
Davies, Dai
Independent
Signed on 15 October 2009
Blaenau Gwent
Dean, Mrs Janet
Labour
Signed on 28 January 2009
Burton
Dhanda, Mr Parmjit
Labour
Signed on 13 October 2009
Gloucester
Dismore, Mr Andrew
Labour
Signed on 27 January 2009
Hendon
Dobbin, Jim
Labour
Signed on 15 July 2009
Heywood and Middleton
Dodds, Mr Nigel
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 3 March 2009
Belfast North
Dowd, Jim
Labour
Signed on 26 February 2009
Lewisham West
Durkan, Mark
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 27 January 2009
Foyle
Etherington, Bill
Labour
Signed on 4 February 2009
Sunderland North
Fallon, Mr Michael
Conservative
Signed on 15 July 2009
Sevenoaks
Farrelly, Paul
Labour
Signed on 21 July 2009
Newcastle-under-Lyme
Farron, Tim
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 27 February 2009
Westmorland and Lonsdale
Featherstone, Lynne
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 24 February 2009
Hornsey and Wood Green
Field, Mr Frank
Labour
Signed on 28 January 2009
Birkenhead
Flynn, Paul
Labour
Signed on 13 October 2009
Newport West
Foster, Mr Don
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 10 February 2009
Bath
Gerrard, Mr Neil
Labour
Signed on 2 February 2009
Walthamstow
Gidley, Sandra
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 2 February 2009
Romsey
Godsiff, Mr Roger
Labour
Signed on 20 April 2009
Birmingham, Sparkbrook and Small Heath
Goldsworthy, Julia
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 26 February 2009
Falmouth and Camborne
Gray, Mr James
Conservative
Signed on 30 March 2009
North Wiltshire
Grogan, Mr John
Labour
Signed on 13 October 2009
Selby
Hall, Patrick
Labour
Signed on 15 July 2009
Bedford
Hamilton, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 21 July 2009
Midlothian
Hamilton, Fabian
Labour
Signed on 3 June 2009
Leeds North East
Hancock, Mr Mike
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 28 January 2009
Portsmouth South
Harris, Dr Evan
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 3 February 2009
Oxford West and Abingdon
Harris, Mr Tom
Labour
Signed on 13 October 2009
Glasgow South
Harvey, Nick
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 29 January 2009
North Devon
Havard, Mr Dai
Labour
Signed on 4 February 2009
Merthyr Tydfil and Rhymney
Heath, Mr David
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 24 February 2009
Somerton and Frome
Hemming, John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 26 October 2009
Birmingham, Yardley
Hepburn, Mr Stephen
Labour
Signed on 15 July 2009
Jarrow
Heyes, David
Labour
Signed on 13 October 2009
Ashton-under-Lyne
Hoey, Kate
Labour
Signed on 17 March 2009
Vauxhall
Holmes, Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 26 January 2009
Chesterfield
Hopkins, Kelvin
Labour
Signed on 13 October 2009
Luton North
Horwood, Mr Martin
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 11 June 2009
Cheltenham
Howarth, David
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 24 February 2009
Cambridge
Howarth, Mr George
Labour
Signed on 20 July 2009
Knowsley North and Sefton East
Hoyle, Mr Lindsay
Labour
Signed on 27 January 2009
Chorley
Hughes, Simon
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 2 February 2009
North Southwark and Bermondsey
Huhne, Chris
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 3 March 2009
Eastleigh
Humble, Mrs Joan
Labour
Signed on 4 February 2009
Blackpool North and Fleetwood
Hunter, Mark
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 27 January 2009
Cheadle
Iddon, Dr Brian
Labour
Signed on 9 February 2009
Bolton South East
Illsley, Mr Eric
Labour
Signed on 23 February 2009
Barnsley Central
Jackson, Glenda
Labour
Signed on 14 May 2009
Hampstead and Highgate
Jenkins, Mr Brian
Labour
Signed on 24 February 2009
Tamworth
Jones, Lynne
Labour
Signed on 27 January 2009
Birmingham, Selly Oak
Jones, Mr Martyn
Labour
Signed on 6 March 2009
Clwyd South
Kaufman, Sir Gerald
Labour
Signed on 7 July 2009
Manchester, Gorton
Keeble, Ms Sally
Labour
Signed on 13 October 2009
Northampton North
Keen, Alan
Labour
Signed on 19 March 2009
Feltham and Heston
Keetch, Mr Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 24 February 2009
Hereford
Kennedy, Mr Charles
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 2 March 2009
Ross, Skye and Lochaber
Kramer, Susan
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 20 March 2009
Richmond Park
Lamb, Norman
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 3 March 2009
North Norfolk
Laxton, Mr Bob
Labour
Signed on 2 March 2009
Derby North
Lazarowicz, Mark
Labour
Signed on 16 July 2009
Edinburgh North and Leith
Leech, Mr John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 28 January 2009
Manchester, Withington
Lepper, David
Labour
Signed on 24 February 2009
Brighton, Pavilion
Levitt, Tom
Labour
Signed on 10 March 2009
High Peak
Linton, Martin
Labour
Signed on 23 February 2009
Battersea
Llwyd, Mr Elfyn
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 4 February 2009
Meirionnydd Nant Conwy
Love, Mr Andy
Labour
Signed on 16 July 2009
Edmonton
Luff, Peter
Conservative
Signed on 1 April 2009
Mid Worcestershire
Mackay, Mr Andrew
Conservative
Signed on 12 October 2009
Bracknell
MacNeil, Mr Angus
Scottish National Party
Signed on 15 July 2009
Na h-Eileanan an Iar
Main, Anne
Conservative
Signed on 24 February 2009
St Albans
Mann, John
Labour
Signed on 5 March 2009
Bassetlaw
Marsden, Mr Gordon
Labour
Signed on 25 February 2009
Blackpool South
Marshall-Andrews, Mr Robert
Labour
Signed on 21 July 2009
Medway
Mason, John
Scottish National Party
Signed on 3 February 2009
Glasgow East
Mates, Mr Michael
Conservative
Signed on 15 July 2009
East Hampshire
McCafferty, Chris
Labour
Signed on 3 February 2009
Calder Valley
McDonnell, Dr Alasdair
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 3 March 2009
Belfast South
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 27 January 2009
Hayes and Harlington
Meacher, Mr Michael
Labour
Signed on 12 October 2009
Oldham West and Royton
Miller, Andrew
Labour
Signed on 10 March 2009
Ellesmere Port and Neston
Mitchell, Mr Austin
Labour
Signed on 13 October 2009
Great Grimsby
Moffat, Anne
Labour
Signed on 13 October 2009
East Lothian
Moffatt, Laura
Labour
Signed on 3 March 2009
Crawley
Moore, Mr Michael
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 26 February 2009
Berwickshire, Roxburgh and Selkirk
Morgan, Julie
Labour
Signed on 5 March 2009
Cardiff North
Moss, Mr Malcolm
Conservative
Signed on 10 March 2009
North East Cambridgeshire
Mulholland, Greg
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 24 February 2009
Leeds North West
Naysmith, Dr Doug
Labour
Signed on 11 February 2009
Bristol North West
O'Hara, Mr Edward
Labour
Signed on 8 July 2009
Knowsley South
Oaten, Mr Mark
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 23 February 2009
Winchester
Olner, Mr Bill
Labour
Signed on 7 July 2009
Nuneaton
Öpik, Lembit
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 4 March 2009
Montgomeryshire
Osborne, Sandra
Labour
Signed on 13 July 2009
Ayr, Carrick and Cumnock
Palmer, Dr Nick
Labour
Signed on 24 February 2009
Broxtowe
Pelling, Mr Andrew
Independent
Signed on 26 February 2009
Croydon Central
Plaskitt, Mr James
Labour
Signed on 23 February 2009
Warwick and Leamington
Pound, Stephen
Labour
Signed on 15 July 2009
Ealing North
Prentice, Mr Gordon
Labour
Signed on 25 February 2009
Pendle
Price, Adam
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 9 February 2009
Carmarthen East and Dinefwr
Pritchard, Mark
Conservative
Signed on 21 July 2009
The Wrekin
Prosser, Gwyn
Labour
Signed on 21 July 2009
Dover
Pugh, Dr John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 5 February 2009
Southport
Reid, Mr Alan
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 25 February 2009
Argyll and Bute
Riordan, Mrs Linda
Labour
Signed on 4 March 2009
Halifax
Robertson, Angus
Scottish National Party
Signed on 13 October 2009
Moray
Robinson, Mrs Iris
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 16 March 2009
Strangford
Rogerson, Dan
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 26 February 2009
North Cornwall
Rowen, Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 26 February 2009
Rochdale
Ruane, Chris
Labour
Signed on 13 March 2009
Vale of Clwyd
Russell, Bob
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 27 January 2009
Colchester
Ryan, Joan
Labour
Signed on 19 March 2009
Enfield North
Sanders, Mr Adrian
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 26 January 2009
Torbay
Sheridan, Jim
Labour
Signed on 13 October 2009
Paisley and Renfrewshire North
Short, Clare
Independent Labour
Signed on 31 March 2009
Birmingham, Ladywood
Simpson, Alan
Labour
Signed on 27 January 2009
Nottingham South
Singh, Mr Marsha
Labour
Signed on 4 March 2009
Bradford West
Skinner, Mr Dennis
Labour
Signed on 23 February 2009
Bolsover
Slaughter, Andy
Labour
Signed on 18 March 2009
Ealing, Acton and Shepherd's Bush
Smith, Geraldine
Labour
Signed on 13 October 2009
Morecambe and Lunesdale
Smith, Sir Robert
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 25 February 2009
West Aberdeenshire and Kincardine
Southworth, Helen
Labour
Signed on 20 March 2009
Warrington South
Spink, Bob
Independent
Signed on 26 January 2009
Castle Point
Stewart, Ian
Labour
Signed on 5 February 2009
Eccles
Stoate, Dr Howard
Labour
Signed on 24 February 2009
Dartford
Strang, Dr Gavin
Labour
Signed on 2 March 2009
Edinburgh East
Stunell, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 2 February 2009
Hazel Grove
Swinson, Jo
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 2 February 2009
East Dunbartonshire
Taylor, Ms Dari
Labour
Signed on 13 October 2009
Stockton South
Taylor, David
Labour
Signed on 26 January 2009
North West Leicestershire
Taylor, Matthew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 9 July 2009
Truro and St Austell
Taylor, Dr Richard
Independent
Signed on 26 February 2009
Wyre Forest
Teather, Sarah
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 6 March 2009
Brent East
Thornberry, Ms Emily
Labour
Signed on 13 October 2009
Islington South and Finsbury
Thurso, John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 4 February 2009
Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross
Truswell, Mr Paul
Labour
Signed on 9 February 2009
Pudsey
Turner, Dr Desmond
Labour
Signed on 25 February 2009
Brighton, Kemptown
Vis, Dr Rudi
Labour
Signed on 4 February 2009
Finchley and Golders Green
Walley, Joan
Labour
Signed on 9 February 2009
Stoke-on-Trent North
Wareing, Mr Robert N.
Independent
Signed on 23 February 2009
Liverpool, West Derby
Webb, Prof Steve
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 2 March 2009
Northavon
Weir, Mr Mike
Scottish National Party
Signed on 9 July 2009
Angus
Whittingdale, Mr John
Conservative
Signed on 2 March 2009
Maldon and East Chelmsford
Williams, Mrs Betty
Labour
Signed on 4 February 2009
Conwy
Williams, Mark
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 5 February 2009
Ceredigion
Williams, Mr Roger
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 5 March 2009
Brecon and Radnorshire
Williams, Stephen
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 28 January 2009
Bristol West
Willis, Mr Phil
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 9 February 2009
Harrogate and Knaresborough
Willott, Jenny
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 2 March 2009
Cardiff Central
Winterton, Ann
Conservative
Signed on 20 July 2009
Congleton
Winterton, Sir Nicholas
Conservative
Signed on 27 January 2009
Macclesfield
Wishart, Pete
Scottish National Party
Signed on 14 July 2009
Perth and North Perthshire
Wood, Mike
Labour
Signed on 10 February 2009
Batley and Spen
Younger-Ross, Richard
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 23 February 2009
Teignbridge