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GROCERY MARKET OMBUDSMAN

EDM (Early Day Motion) 192: tabled on 24 November 2009

Tabled in the 2009-10 session.

This motion has been signed by 112 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 Competition Commission's establishment of a strengthened Grocery Supply Code of Practice (GSCOP) following its inquiry into the UK grocery market which found that 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; notes the Commission's recommendation that for the GSCOP to be effective it must be monitored and enforced by an independent ombudsman; is disappointed that the supermarkets affected have failed to agree voluntary undertakings to establish an ombudsman which offers the opportunity for independent verification of their commitment to the principles of fair trading; believes that the current recession has increased pressure on suppliers; further notes that UK supermarkets continue to report healthy profits from their grocery business; recognises that fair treatment of primary producers is crucial to achieving UK commitments to eradicating poverty in the developing world and guaranteeing food security for the UK; and calls on the Government to act on the considered recommendation of the Commission to introduce the neccessary legislation to establish the proposed ombudsman to protect the interests of suppliers and consumers alike.

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 8 February 2010
Hackney North and Stoke Newington
Austin, John
Labour
Signed on 1 December 2009
Erith and Thamesmead
Baker, Norman
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 7 December 2009
Lewes
Barlow, Ms Celia
Labour
Signed on 2 February 2010
Hove
Berry, Dr Roger
Labour
Signed on 11 January 2010
Kingswood
Brooke, Annette
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 26 November 2009
Mid Dorset and North Poole
Brown, Mr Russell
Labour
Signed on 17 March 2010
Dumfries and Galloway
Browne, Mr Jeremy
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 10 March 2010
Taunton
Bruce, Malcolm
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 4 March 2010
Gordon
Burt, Lorely
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 2 December 2009
Solihull
Cable, Dr Vincent
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 22 February 2010
Twickenham
Caborn, Mr Richard
Labour
Signed on 29 January 2010
Sheffield Central
Campbell, Mr Gregory
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 2 December 2009
East Londonderry
Campbell, Sir Menzies
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 14 January 2010
North East Fife
Carmichael, Mr Alistair
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 16 December 2009
Orkney and Shetland
Caton, Mr Martin
Labour
Signed on 26 November 2009
Gower
Chaytor, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 3 February 2010
Bury North
Cook, Frank
Labour
Signed on 12 January 2010
Stockton North
Corbyn, Jeremy
Labour
Signed on 25 November 2009
Islington North
Cryer, Mrs Ann
Labour
Signed on 26 November 2009
Keighley
Davey, Mr Edward
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 21 January 2010
Kingston and Surbiton
Dean, Mrs Janet
Labour
Signed on 25 November 2009
Burton
Dismore, Mr Andrew
Labour
Signed on 1 December 2009
Hendon
Dodds, Mr Nigel
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 25 November 2009
Belfast North
Donaldson, Jeffrey M.
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 3 December 2009
Lagan Valley
Doran, Mr Frank
Labour
Signed on 22 February 2010
Aberdeen North
Durkan, Mark
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 24 November 2009
Foyle
Etherington, Bill
Labour
Signed on 30 November 2009
Sunderland North
Evans, Mr Nigel
Conservative
Signed on 22 February 2010
Ribble Valley
Farron, Tim
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 18 January 2010
Westmorland and Lonsdale
Field, Mr Frank
Labour
Signed on 5 March 2010
Birkenhead
Flello, Mr Robert
Labour
Signed on 26 January 2010
Stoke-on-Trent South
Foster, Mr Don
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 11 January 2010
Bath
Gerrard, Mr Neil
Labour
Signed on 26 November 2009
Walthamstow
Gidley, Sandra
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 2 February 2010
Romsey
Gray, Mr James
Conservative
Signed on 3 February 2010
North Wiltshire
Hamilton, Fabian
Labour
Signed on 28 January 2010
Leeds North East
Hancock, Mr Mike
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 25 November 2009
Portsmouth South
Harris, Dr Evan
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 16 December 2009
Oxford West and Abingdon
Harvey, Nick
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 1 December 2009
North Devon
Heath, Mr David
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 21 January 2010
Somerton and Frome
Holmes, Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 25 November 2009
Chesterfield
Hopkins, Kelvin
Labour
Signed on 15 December 2009
Luton North
Howarth, David
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 11 January 2010
Cambridge
Hoyle, Mr Lindsay
Labour
Signed on 25 November 2009
Chorley
Hunter, Mark
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 25 November 2009
Cheadle
Illsley, Mr Eric
Labour
Signed on 7 December 2009
Barnsley Central
Jenkins, Mr Brian
Labour
Signed on 26 November 2009
Tamworth
Jones, Lynne
Labour
Signed on 24 November 2009
Birmingham, Selly Oak
Keetch, Mr Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 30 November 2009
Hereford
Kennedy, Mr Charles
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 23 February 2010
Ross, Skye and Lochaber
Leech, Mr John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 25 November 2009
Manchester, Withington
Leigh, Mr Edward
Conservative
Signed on 22 February 2010
Gainsborough
Levitt, Tom
Labour
Signed on 10 February 2010
High Peak
Linton, Martin
Labour
Signed on 2 February 2010
Battersea
Lloyd, Tony
Labour
Signed on 26 January 2010
Manchester Central
Llwyd, Mr Elfyn
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 26 November 2009
Meirionnydd Nant Conwy
Luff, Peter
Conservative
Signed on 26 November 2009
Mid Worcestershire
Mason, John
Scottish National Party
Signed on 15 December 2009
Glasgow East
McCafferty, Chris
Labour
Signed on 5 January 2010
Calder Valley
McCartney, Sir Ian
Labour
Signed on 26 November 2009
Makerfield
Moore, Mr Michael
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 16 December 2009
Berwickshire, Roxburgh and Selkirk
Morgan, Julie
Labour
Signed on 17 March 2010
Cardiff North
Mullin, Mr Chris
Labour
Signed on 11 January 2010
Sunderland South
Naysmith, Dr Doug
Labour
Signed on 21 January 2010
Bristol North West
O'Hara, Mr Edward
Labour
Signed on 2 March 2010
Knowsley South
Oaten, Mr Mark
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 18 January 2010
Winchester
Owen, Albert
Labour
Signed on 30 November 2009
Ynys Môn
Pelling, Mr Andrew
Independent
Signed on 2 December 2009
Croydon Central
Price, Adam
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 22 February 2010
Carmarthen East and Dinefwr
Pritchard, Mark
Conservative
Signed on 19 January 2010
The Wrekin
Prosser, Gwyn
Labour
Signed on 1 March 2010
Dover
Pugh, Dr John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 25 November 2009
Southport
Reed, Mr Andy
Labour
Signed on 7 January 2010
Loughborough
Rennie, Willie
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 2 December 2009
Dunfermline and West Fife
Robinson, Mr Geoffrey
Labour
Signed on 22 February 2010
Coventry North West
Rowen, Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 2 March 2010
Rochdale
Russell, Bob
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 24 November 2009
Colchester
Sanders, Mr Adrian
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 25 November 2009
Torbay
Sheerman, Mr Barry
Labour
Signed on 4 March 2010
Huddersfield
Simpson, Alan
Labour
Signed on 25 November 2009
Nottingham South
Simpson, David
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 21 January 2010
Upper Bann
Singh, Mr Marsha
Labour
Signed on 4 March 2010
Bradford West
Slaughter, Andy
Labour
Signed on 12 March 2010
Ealing, Acton and Shepherd's Bush
Smith, Sir Robert
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 9 March 2010
West Aberdeenshire and Kincardine
Stunell, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 7 December 2009
Hazel Grove
Taylor, Mr Ian
Conservative
Signed on 9 December 2009
Esher and Walton
Teather, Sarah
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 13 January 2010
Brent East
Truswell, Mr Paul
Labour
Signed on 1 December 2009
Pudsey
Turner, Dr Desmond
Labour
Signed on 19 January 2010
Brighton, Kemptown
Vis, Dr Rudi
Labour
Signed on 26 November 2009
Finchley and Golders Green
Walley, Joan
Labour
Signed on 4 February 2010
Stoke-on-Trent North
Walter, Mr Robert
Conservative
Signed on 5 February 2010
North Dorset
Webb, Prof Steve
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 14 January 2010
Northavon
Weir, Mr Mike
Scottish National Party
Signed on 26 November 2009
Angus
Williams, Mrs Betty
Labour
Signed on 26 November 2009
Conwy
Williams, Mark
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 25 November 2009
Ceredigion
Williams, Mr Roger
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 22 February 2010
Brecon and Radnorshire
Williams, Stephen
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 25 November 2009
Bristol West
Willis, Mr Phil
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 22 February 2010
Harrogate and Knaresborough
Willott, Jenny
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 9 February 2010
Cardiff Central
Winterton, Sir Nicholas
Conservative
Signed on 26 November 2009
Macclesfield
Wood, Mike
Labour
Signed on 22 February 2010
Batley and Spen
Wyatt, Derek
Labour
Signed on 11 January 2010
Sittingbourne and Sheppey
Younger-Ross, Richard
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 26 November 2009
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.