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SAVE THE CHEQUE CAMPAIGN

EDM (Early Day Motion) 258: tabled on 26 November 2009

Tabled in the 2009-10 session.

This motion has been signed by 128 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 notes with concern that high street banks are planning to stop accepting cheques despite protest from consumer groups and businesses; further notes that nearly four million cheques are still being written each day and that many people still prefer to pay for goods and services in this way; is concerned that the Payments Council which represents the major banks will vote in December 2009 on whether or not to scrap the cheque as a method of payment; believes many people, particularly the elderly, would be inconvenienced as a result; calls upon the Government to remind the banks that they exist to serve customers and not the other way round; and urges the banks to reconsider their proposals to abolish the cheque.

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 8 December 2009
Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey
Amess, Mr David
Conservative
Signed on 5 January 2010
Southend West
Atkins, Charlotte
Labour
Signed on 15 December 2009
Staffordshire Moorlands
Baker, Norman
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 26 November 2009
Lewes
Barrett, John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 5 January 2010
Edinburgh West
Battle, John
Labour
Signed on 26 November 2009
Leeds West
Beith, Sir Alan
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 3 December 2009
Berwick-upon-Tweed
Bottomley, Sir Peter
Conservative
Signed on 26 November 2009
Worthing West
Brady, Mr Graham
Conservative
Signed on 26 November 2009
Altrincham and Sale West
Breed, Mr Colin
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 26 November 2009
South East Cornwall
Brooke, Annette
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 8 December 2009
Mid Dorset and North Poole
Browne, Mr Jeremy
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 26 November 2009
Taunton
Bruce, Malcolm
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 4 March 2010
Gordon
Burgon, Colin
Labour
Signed on 30 November 2009
Elmet
Burstow, Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 29 March 2010
Sutton and Cheam
Burt, Lorely
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 8 December 2009
Solihull
Cable, Dr Vincent
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 2 December 2009
Twickenham
Campbell, Mr Gregory
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 8 December 2009
East Londonderry
Campbell, Sir Menzies
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 7 December 2009
North East Fife
Carmichael, Mr Alistair
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 26 November 2009
Orkney and Shetland
Caton, Mr Martin
Labour
Signed on 1 December 2009
Gower
Challen, Colin
Labour
Signed on 26 November 2009
Morley and Rothwell
Clapham, Mr Michael
Labour
Signed on 8 December 2009
Barnsley West and Penistone
Clark, Ms Katy
Labour
Signed on 2 December 2009
North Ayrshire and Arran
Cohen, Harry
Labour
Signed on 16 December 2009
Leyton and Wanstead
Cook, Frank
Labour
Signed on 8 December 2009
Stockton North
Crausby, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 6 January 2010
Bolton North East
Cryer, Mrs Ann
Labour
Signed on 2 December 2009
Keighley
Cummings, John
Labour
Signed on 30 November 2009
Easington
Davies, Dai
Independent
Signed on 1 December 2009
Blaenau Gwent
Davies, David T. C.
Conservative
Signed on 8 December 2009
Monmouth
Davies, Philip
Conservative
Signed on 26 November 2009
Shipley
Dean, Mrs Janet
Labour
Signed on 2 December 2009
Burton
Devine, Jim
Labour
Signed on 2 December 2009
Livingston
Dismore, Mr Andrew
Labour
Signed on 1 December 2009
Hendon
Dobbin, Jim
Labour
Signed on 26 November 2009
Heywood and Middleton
Dodds, Mr Nigel
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 3 December 2009
Belfast North
Donaldson, Jeffrey M.
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 3 December 2009
Lagan Valley
Drew, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 1 December 2009
Stroud
Etherington, Bill
Labour
Signed on 19 January 2010
Sunderland North
Evans, Mr Nigel
Conservative
Signed on 26 November 2009
Ribble Valley
Featherstone, Lynne
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 13 January 2010
Hornsey and Wood Green
Fisher, Mark
Labour
Signed on 26 November 2009
Stoke-on-Trent Central
Gapes, Mike
Labour
Signed on 26 November 2009
Ilford South
George, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 26 November 2009
St Ives
Gerrard, Mr Neil
Labour
Signed on 7 December 2009
Walthamstow
Gidley, Sandra
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 8 December 2009
Romsey
Goldsworthy, Julia
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 26 November 2009
Falmouth and Camborne
Gray, Mr James
Conservative
Signed on 2 December 2009
North Wiltshire
Grogan, Mr John
Labour
Signed on 5 January 2010
Selby
Hamilton, Fabian
Labour
Signed on 11 January 2010
Leeds North East
Hancock, Mr Mike
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 26 November 2009
Portsmouth South
Harris, Dr Evan
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 16 December 2009
Oxford West and Abingdon
Havard, Mr Dai
Labour
Signed on 26 November 2009
Merthyr Tydfil and Rhymney
Hepburn, Mr Stephen
Labour
Signed on 7 December 2009
Jarrow
Hoey, Kate
Labour
Signed on 8 December 2009
Vauxhall
Holmes, Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 26 November 2009
Chesterfield
Hopkins, Kelvin
Labour
Signed on 15 December 2009
Luton North
Horwood, Mr Martin
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 18 January 2010
Cheltenham
Hughes, Simon
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 26 November 2009
North Southwark and Bermondsey
Huhne, Chris
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 16 December 2009
Eastleigh
Iddon, Dr Brian
Labour
Signed on 30 November 2009
Bolton South East
Illsley, Mr Eric
Labour
Signed on 7 December 2009
Barnsley Central
Jenkins, Mr Brian
Labour
Signed on 10 December 2009
Tamworth
Jones, Lynne
Labour
Signed on 26 November 2009
Birmingham, Selly Oak
Jones, Mr Martyn
Labour
Signed on 26 November 2009
Clwyd South
Keetch, Mr Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 26 November 2009
Hereford
Knight, Mr Greg
Conservative
Signed on 25 January 2010
East Yorkshire
Lamb, Norman
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 19 January 2010
North Norfolk
Leech, Mr John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 26 November 2009
Manchester, Withington
Lepper, David
Labour
Signed on 30 November 2009
Brighton, Pavilion
Luff, Peter
Conservative
Signed on 26 November 2009
Mid Worcestershire
Maclean, David
Conservative
Signed on 7 December 2009
Penrith and The Border
Malins, Mr Humfrey
Conservative
Signed on 26 November 2009
Woking
Mallaber, Judy
Labour
Signed on 8 December 2009
Amber Valley
Mason, John
Scottish National Party
Signed on 15 December 2009
Glasgow East
McCafferty, Chris
Labour
Signed on 5 January 2010
Calder Valley
McCrea, Rev Dr William
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 2 December 2009
South Antrim
McDonnell, Dr Alasdair
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 25 January 2010
Belfast South
Morgan, Julie
Labour
Signed on 22 February 2010
Cardiff North
Mulholland, Greg
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 26 November 2009
Leeds North West
Murphy, Mr Denis
Labour
Signed on 26 November 2009
Wansbeck
Murphy, Mr Paul
Labour
Signed on 2 December 2009
Torfaen
Oaten, Mr Mark
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 18 March 2010
Winchester
Olner, Mr Bill
Labour
Signed on 8 December 2009
Nuneaton
Öpik, Lembit
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 10 December 2009
Montgomeryshire
Pelling, Mr Andrew
Independent
Signed on 2 December 2009
Croydon Central
Prentice, Mr Gordon
Labour
Signed on 30 November 2009
Pendle
Pugh, Dr John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 3 December 2009
Southport
Reid, Mr Alan
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 8 December 2009
Argyll and Bute
Rogerson, Dan
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 26 November 2009
North Cornwall
Rooney, Mr Terry
Labour
Signed on 26 November 2009
Bradford North
Sanders, Mr Adrian
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 26 November 2009
Torbay
Sarwar, Mr Mohammad
Labour
Signed on 8 December 2009
Glasgow Central
Shepherd, Mr Richard
Conservative
Signed on 14 December 2009
Aldridge-Brownhills
Short, Clare
Independent Labour
Signed on 8 December 2009
Birmingham, Ladywood
Simpson, Alan
Labour
Signed on 12 January 2010
Nottingham South
Smith, Geraldine
Labour
Signed on 8 December 2009
Morecambe and Lunesdale
Spink, Bob
Independent
Signed on 8 December 2009
Castle Point
Stoate, Dr Howard
Labour
Signed on 8 December 2009
Dartford
Stunell, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 26 November 2009
Hazel Grove
Swinson, Jo
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 26 November 2009
East Dunbartonshire
Swire, Mr Hugo
Conservative
Signed on 2 December 2009
East Devon
Taylor, Matthew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 10 December 2009
Truro and St Austell
Teather, Sarah
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 22 February 2010
Brent East
Thurso, John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 5 January 2010
Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross
Touhig, Mr Don
Labour
Signed on 8 December 2009
Islwyn
Vis, Dr Rudi
Labour
Signed on 10 December 2009
Finchley and Golders Green
Wallace, Mr Ben
Conservative
Signed on 26 November 2009
Lancaster and Wyre
Walley, Joan
Labour
Signed on 30 November 2009
Stoke-on-Trent North
Wareing, Mr Robert N.
Independent
Signed on 7 December 2009
Liverpool, West Derby
Williams, Mrs Betty
Labour
Signed on 7 December 2009
Conwy
Williams, Mark
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 26 November 2009
Ceredigion
Williams, Mr Roger
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 26 November 2009
Brecon and Radnorshire
Williams, Stephen
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 26 November 2009
Bristol West
Willott, Jenny
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 3 December 2009
Cardiff Central
Wilshire, Mr David
Conservative
Signed on 8 December 2009
Spelthorne
Winterton, Ann
Conservative
Signed on 8 December 2009
Congleton
Wood, Mike
Labour
Signed on 14 January 2010
Batley and Spen
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.