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EDM (Early Day Motion) 1098: tabled on 16 March 2010

Tabled in the 2009-10 session.

This motion has been signed by 54 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 decision by the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) and major mobile telephone companies to make it free to call DWP 0800 numbers, including the crisis loans service, which had been costing 9,000,000 callers per year up to 40 pence per minute from a mobile telephone; congratulates the staff of Leeds Citizens Advice Bureau for their campaigning and research on behalf of claimants pressing for free telephone calls; notes that this will make a tremendous difference to the 12 per cent. of UK households, many of them amongst the poorest in Britain, who only have access to a mobile telephone and do not have a landline; and urges other Government departments, particularly HM Revenue and Customs, to take action to end the current situation, where people in the most urgent need of a financial safety net face a bill of up to £12 for a half hour call to 08 numbered Government helplines.

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, Janet
Labour
Signed on 24 March 2010
Rossendale and Darwen
Austin, John
Labour
Signed on 25 March 2010
Erith and Thamesmead
Brooke, Annette
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 24 March 2010
Mid Dorset and North Poole
Burt, Lorely
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 17 March 2010
Solihull
Campbell, Mr Ronnie
Labour
Signed on 17 March 2010
Blyth Valley
Caton, Mr Martin
Labour
Signed on 23 March 2010
Gower
Clapham, Mr Michael
Labour
Signed on 29 March 2010
Barnsley West and Penistone
Cohen, Harry
Labour
Signed on 25 March 2010
Leyton and Wanstead
Connarty, Michael
Labour
Signed on 22 March 2010
Linlithgow and East Falkirk
Corbyn, Jeremy
Labour
Signed on 18 March 2010
Islington North
Cummings, John
Labour
Signed on 18 March 2010
Easington
Davidson, Mr Ian
Labour
Signed on 17 March 2010
Glasgow South West
Davies, Dai
Independent
Signed on 18 March 2010
Blaenau Gwent
Dean, Mrs Janet
Labour
Signed on 25 March 2010
Burton
Dismore, Mr Andrew
Labour
Signed on 23 March 2010
Hendon
Dodds, Mr Nigel
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 24 March 2010
Belfast North
Drew, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 17 March 2010
Stroud
Etherington, Bill
Labour
Signed on 23 March 2010
Sunderland North
George, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 24 March 2010
St Ives
Hamilton, Fabian
Labour
Signed on 23 March 2010
Leeds North East
Hemming, John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 18 March 2010
Birmingham, Yardley
Hepburn, Mr Stephen
Labour
Signed on 17 March 2010
Jarrow
Holmes, Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 17 March 2010
Chesterfield
Hopkins, Kelvin
Labour
Signed on 24 March 2010
Luton North
Hoyle, Mr Lindsay
Labour
Signed on 17 March 2010
Chorley
Illsley, Mr Eric
Labour
Signed on 30 March 2010
Barnsley Central
Jenkins, Mr Brian
Labour
Signed on 24 March 2010
Tamworth
Jones, Lynne
Labour
Signed on 17 March 2010
Birmingham, Selly Oak
Leech, Mr John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 17 March 2010
Manchester, Withington
Lepper, David
Labour
Signed on 17 March 2010
Brighton, Pavilion
Lloyd, Tony
Labour
Signed on 6 April 2010
Manchester Central
Llwyd, Mr Elfyn
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 23 March 2010
Meirionnydd Nant Conwy
Mason, John
Scottish National Party
Signed on 17 March 2010
Glasgow East
McCafferty, Chris
Labour
Signed on 22 March 2010
Calder Valley
McCrea, Rev Dr William
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 24 March 2010
South Antrim
McGovern, Mr Jim
Labour
Signed on 22 March 2010
Dundee West
McGrady, Mr Eddie
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 6 April 2010
South Down
Murphy, Mr Paul
Labour
Signed on 17 March 2010
Torfaen
Pelling, Mr Andrew
Independent
Signed on 6 April 2010
Croydon Central
Riordan, Mrs Linda
Labour
Signed on 23 March 2010
Halifax
Sheerman, Mr Barry
Labour
Signed on 7 April 2010
Huddersfield
Simpson, Alan
Labour
Signed on 24 March 2010
Nottingham South
Stunell, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 24 March 2010
Hazel Grove
Wareing, Mr Robert N.
Independent
Signed on 18 March 2010
Liverpool, West Derby
Williams, Mrs Betty
Labour
Signed on 23 March 2010
Conwy
Williams, Stephen
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 17 March 2010
Bristol West
Willott, Jenny
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 22 March 2010
Cardiff Central
Wyatt, Derek
Labour
Signed on 23 March 2010
Sittingbourne and Sheppey

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.