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NATIONAL HOUSING FEDERATION AND PREPAYMENT METER CUSTOMERS

EDM (Early Day Motion) 918: tabled on 26 February 2009

Tabled in the 2008-09 session.

This motion has been signed by 136 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 Government assurances that, if necessary, legislation would be introduced to outlaw the overcharging of prepayment meter customers; notes that E.ON, Scottish Power and npower have equalised charges which they make to their prepayment meter customers with those who pay by quarterly bill, but that British Gas, EDF and Scottish and Southern Energy (SSE) continue to charge their prepay customers more; further notes that the National Housing Federation calculates that British Gas, EDF and SSE will overcharge their 1.7 million prepay customers by £8.6 million every month over the next year, with British Gas charging its prepayment customers £77 more over 2009 than those on quarterly bills, SSE charging £38 more and EDF charging £19 more; refutes the claim by Ofgem that it has been successful in its campaign to stop this overcharging; congratulates the National Housing Federation on championing the cause of some of the most vulnerable people on low incomes; and believes it is time for the Government to introduce legislation to equalise prepay bills with those charged to people on a quarterly basis.

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 March 2009
Blaydon
Anderson, Janet
Labour
Signed on 13 October 2009
Rossendale and Darwen
Bailey, Mr Adrian
Labour
Signed on 27 October 2009
West Bromwich West
Baker, Norman
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 2 April 2009
Lewes
Barrett, John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 13 May 2009
Edinburgh West
Battle, John
Labour
Signed on 25 June 2009
Leeds West
Begg, Dame Anne
Labour
Signed on 6 July 2009
Aberdeen South
Berry, Dr Roger
Labour
Signed on 26 October 2009
Kingswood
Betts, Mr Clive
Labour
Signed on 9 November 2009
Sheffield, Attercliffe
Blears, Hazel
Labour
Signed on 20 October 2009
Salford
Borrow, Mr David S.
Labour
Signed on 9 March 2009
South Ribble
Brake, Tom
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 9 June 2009
Carshalton and Wallington
Breed, Mr Colin
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 25 March 2009
South East Cornwall
Brooke, Annette
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 25 March 2009
Mid Dorset and North Poole
Browne, Mr Jeremy
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 9 March 2009
Taunton
Burden, Richard
Labour
Signed on 18 March 2009
Birmingham, Northfield
Burstow, Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 25 March 2009
Sutton and Cheam
Cable, Dr Vincent
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 27 March 2009
Twickenham
Caborn, Mr Richard
Labour
Signed on 27 March 2009
Sheffield Central
Cairns, David
Labour
Signed on 2 July 2009
Inverclyde
Campbell, Mr Gregory
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 3 March 2009
East Londonderry
Caton, Mr Martin
Labour
Signed on 3 March 2009
Gower
Chaytor, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 22 June 2009
Bury North
Clelland, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 4 March 2009
Tyne Bridge
Cohen, Harry
Labour
Signed on 5 March 2009
Leyton and Wanstead
Cook, Frank
Labour
Signed on 13 October 2009
Stockton North
Corbyn, Jeremy
Labour
Signed on 3 March 2009
Islington North
Cousins, Jim
Labour
Signed on 8 May 2009
Newcastle upon Tyne Central
Crausby, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 12 March 2009
Bolton North East
Cryer, Mrs Ann
Labour
Signed on 2 March 2009
Keighley
Curtis-Thomas, Mrs Claire
Labour
Signed on 11 March 2009
Crosby
Davidson, Mr Ian
Labour
Signed on 13 October 2009
Glasgow South West
Davies, Dai
Independent
Signed on 3 March 2009
Blaenau Gwent
Dean, Mrs Janet
Labour
Signed on 10 March 2009
Burton
Devine, Jim
Labour
Signed on 2 March 2009
Livingston
Dhanda, Mr Parmjit
Labour
Signed on 30 April 2009
Gloucester
Dobbin, Jim
Labour
Signed on 3 March 2009
Heywood and Middleton
Dodds, Mr Nigel
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 4 March 2009
Belfast North
Drew, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 3 March 2009
Stroud
Etherington, Bill
Labour
Signed on 23 April 2009
Sunderland North
Featherstone, Lynne
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 22 April 2009
Hornsey and Wood Green
Flynn, Paul
Labour
Signed on 2 March 2009
Newport West
Foster, Mr Don
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 29 April 2009
Bath
Gapes, Mike
Labour
Signed on 17 March 2009
Ilford South
George, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 2 March 2009
St Ives
Gerrard, Mr Neil
Labour
Signed on 9 March 2009
Walthamstow
Godsiff, Mr Roger
Labour
Signed on 20 April 2009
Birmingham, Sparkbrook and Small Heath
Goldsworthy, Julia
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 27 April 2009
Falmouth and Camborne
Hancock, Mr Mike
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 3 March 2009
Portsmouth South
Harvey, Nick
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 26 March 2009
North Devon
Heyes, David
Labour
Signed on 23 March 2009
Ashton-under-Lyne
Hoey, Kate
Labour
Signed on 20 March 2009
Vauxhall
Hopkins, Kelvin
Labour
Signed on 18 June 2009
Luton North
Howells, Dr Kim
Labour
Signed on 7 May 2009
Pontypridd
Hoyle, Mr Lindsay
Labour
Signed on 2 March 2009
Chorley
Hughes, Simon
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 7 July 2009
North Southwark and Bermondsey
Huhne, Chris
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 28 April 2009
Eastleigh
Humble, Mrs Joan
Labour
Signed on 2 March 2009
Blackpool North and Fleetwood
Hunter, Mark
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 16 March 2009
Cheadle
Iddon, Dr Brian
Labour
Signed on 2 March 2009
Bolton South East
Illsley, Mr Eric
Labour
Signed on 10 March 2009
Barnsley Central
Jackson, Glenda
Labour
Signed on 3 March 2009
Hampstead and Highgate
Jenkins, Mr Brian
Labour
Signed on 10 March 2009
Tamworth
Kramer, Susan
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 20 March 2009
Richmond Park
Lamb, Norman
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 28 October 2009
North Norfolk
Laws, Mr David
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 4 March 2009
Yeovil
Leech, Mr John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 10 March 2009
Manchester, Withington
Levitt, Tom
Labour
Signed on 10 June 2009
High Peak
Lloyd, Tony
Labour
Signed on 12 March 2009
Manchester Central
Mahmood, Mr Khalid
Labour
Signed on 16 July 2009
Birmingham, Perry Barr
Main, Anne
Conservative
Signed on 22 June 2009
St Albans
Marsden, Mr Gordon
Labour
Signed on 27 October 2009
Blackpool South
Martlew, Mr Eric
Labour
Signed on 23 March 2009
Carlisle
Mason, John
Scottish National Party
Signed on 9 March 2009
Glasgow East
Mates, Mr Michael
Conservative
Signed on 22 April 2009
East Hampshire
McCafferty, Chris
Labour
Signed on 4 March 2009
Calder Valley
McCrea, Rev Dr William
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 4 March 2009
South Antrim
McDonagh, Siobhain
Labour
Signed on 24 June 2009
Mitcham and Morden
Meale, Mr Alan
Labour
Signed on 2 March 2009
Mansfield
Michael, Alun
Labour
Signed on 13 October 2009
Cardiff South and Penarth
Moffat, Anne
Labour
Signed on 9 July 2009
East Lothian
Moore, Mr Michael
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 6 May 2009
Berwickshire, Roxburgh and Selkirk
Morgan, Julie
Labour
Signed on 23 June 2009
Cardiff North
Mullin, Mr Chris
Labour
Signed on 16 June 2009
Sunderland South
O'Hara, Mr Edward
Labour
Signed on 16 March 2009
Knowsley South
Oaten, Mr Mark
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 16 March 2009
Winchester
Öpik, Lembit
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 1 April 2009
Montgomeryshire
Prentice, Mr Gordon
Labour
Signed on 3 March 2009
Pendle
Pugh, Dr John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 15 July 2009
Southport
Rifkind, Sir Malcolm
Conservative
Signed on 25 March 2009
Kensington and Chelsea
Riordan, Mrs Linda
Labour
Signed on 25 March 2009
Halifax
Robinson, Mrs Iris
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 16 March 2009
Strangford
Rogerson, Dan
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 4 November 2009
North Cornwall
Roy, Lindsay
Labour
Signed on 11 March 2009
Glenrothes
Russell, Bob
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 3 March 2009
Colchester
Sarwar, Mr Mohammad
Labour
Signed on 8 June 2009
Glasgow Central
Short, Clare
Independent Labour
Signed on 30 April 2009
Birmingham, Ladywood
Simpson, Alan
Labour
Signed on 4 March 2009
Nottingham South
Simpson, David
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 26 March 2009
Upper Bann
Slaughter, Andy
Labour
Signed on 1 April 2009
Ealing, Acton and Shepherd's Bush
Smith, Geraldine
Labour
Signed on 30 June 2009
Morecambe and Lunesdale
Southworth, Helen
Labour
Signed on 11 May 2009
Warrington South
Spink, Bob
Independent
Signed on 2 March 2009
Castle Point
Starkey, Dr Phyllis
Labour
Signed on 25 March 2009
Milton Keynes South West
Stewart, Ian
Labour
Signed on 27 March 2009
Eccles
Stoate, Dr Howard
Labour
Signed on 5 May 2009
Dartford
Strang, Dr Gavin
Labour
Signed on 10 March 2009
Edinburgh East
Stunell, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 18 March 2009
Hazel Grove
Syms, Mr Robert
Conservative
Signed on 28 April 2009
Poole
Taylor, David
Labour
Signed on 2 March 2009
North West Leicestershire
Taylor, Mr Ian
Conservative
Signed on 1 April 2009
Esher and Walton
Taylor, Matthew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 1 April 2009
Truro and St Austell
Teather, Sarah
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 21 April 2009
Brent East
Thornberry, Ms Emily
Labour
Signed on 10 March 2009
Islington South and Finsbury
Truswell, Mr Paul
Labour
Signed on 2 March 2009
Pudsey
Turner, Dr Desmond
Labour
Signed on 9 March 2009
Brighton, Kemptown
Vis, Dr Rudi
Labour
Signed on 3 March 2009
Finchley and Golders Green
Walley, Joan
Labour
Signed on 18 June 2009
Stoke-on-Trent North
Walter, Mr Robert
Conservative
Signed on 10 March 2009
North Dorset
Wareing, Mr Robert N.
Independent
Signed on 2 March 2009
Liverpool, West Derby
Watson, Mr Tom
Labour
Signed on 6 July 2009
West Bromwich East
Williams, Mrs Betty
Labour
Signed on 9 March 2009
Conwy
Williams, Mr Roger
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 1 April 2009
Brecon and Radnorshire
Williams, Stephen
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 8 July 2009
Bristol West
Willis, Mr Phil
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 4 March 2009
Harrogate and Knaresborough
Willott, Jenny
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 2 April 2009
Cardiff Central
Wood, Mike
Labour
Signed on 24 March 2009
Batley and Spen
Wright, Mr Anthony
Labour
Signed on 26 June 2009
Great Yarmouth
Wright, Dr Tony
Labour
Signed on 1 June 2009
Cannock Chase

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.