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BIG SWITCH CAMPAIGN

EDM (Early Day Motion) 2755A1: tabled on 27 February 2012

Tabled in the 2010-12 session.

This motion has been signed by 4 Members. It is an amendment to an existing motion.

As this motion is using historical data, we may not have the record of the original ordering, in which case signatories are listed alphabetically.

This is an amendment to an existing motion

This motion was originally tabled by Tessa Munt on 22 February 2012. This is amendment number 1.

View details of the original motion

Suggested amendment

leave out from `March' to end.

Original motion text

That this House welcomes The Big Switch initiative, led by Which? and 38 Degrees, that aims to help people struggling with rising energy prices using the combined switching power of thousands of consumers to negotiate a market-leading deal; regrets that 60 per cent. of consumers have never switched energy supplier and that 75 per cent. are currently on their suppliers' standard tariff; notes that consumers, for whom energy prices are the number one financial concern, are baffled by the array of tariffs and offers in the marketplace and often find themselves on more expensive deals when switching; further notes that the more people who sign up to The Big Switch, the better the bargaining position of consumerswill be and urges people to sign up before 31 March; and, acknowledging the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change's previous work on collective purchasing at the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, urges him to be supportive of this and similar schemes.

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.

There are no withdrawn signatures for this amendment.