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FUTURE OF THE POST OFFICE

EDM (Early Day Motion) 2841: tabled on 07 March 2012

Tabled in the 2010-12 session.

This motion has been signed by 109 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 recognises the vital role the Post Office plays throughout the country, supporting businesses and communities and providing access to a wide range of services; notes that Post Office Ltd is planning to convert over 50 per cent. of its branch network to new operating models over three years from April 2012, with 2,000 branches to be converted to the new Locals operating model; further notes that Consumer Focus has described this restructuring as being `as significant, if not more challenging, than previous restructure exercises'; further notes that there are concerns among businesses and local communities over the smaller range of services which will be available at Locals, over caps being applied to benefit payments and parcels services in Locals and over the number of existing sub-post offices which may close as a result of the proposals; expresses its concern that Post Office Ltd has not yet fully trialled the Locals model in converted post offices and that there is limited opportunity for public engagement; and calls for Post Office Ltd to impose a moratorium on the proposed rollout of the Locals model until it has carried out a full national consultation on this.

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.

Allen, Mr Graham
Labour
Signed on 16 April 2012
Nottingham North
Anderson, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 15 March 2012
Blaydon
Barron, Mr Kevin
Labour
Signed on 13 March 2012
Rother Valley
Bell, Sir Stuart
Labour
Signed on 17 April 2012
Middlesbrough
Betts, Mr Clive
Labour
Signed on 25 April 2012
Sheffield South East
Blomfield, Paul
Labour
Signed on 15 March 2012
Sheffield Central
Burden, Richard
Labour
Signed on 22 March 2012
Birmingham, Northfield
Campbell, Mr Gregory
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 14 March 2012
East Londonderry
Campbell, Mr Ronnie
Labour
Signed on 7 March 2012
Blyth Valley
Caton, Martin
Labour
Signed on 14 March 2012
Gower
Clarke, Mr Tom
Labour
Signed on 20 March 2012
Coatbridge, Chryston and Bellshill
Corbyn, Jeremy
Labour
Signed on 7 March 2012
Islington North
Crausby, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 16 April 2012
Bolton North East
Cruddas, Jon
Labour
Signed on 7 March 2012
Dagenham and Rainham
Cryer, John
Labour
Signed on 14 March 2012
Leyton and Wanstead
Cunningham, Alex
Labour
Signed on 20 March 2012
Stockton North
Cunningham, Tony
Labour
Signed on 17 April 2012
Workington
Danczuk, Simon
Labour
Signed on 16 April 2012
Rochdale
Davidson, Mr Ian
Labour
Signed on 9 March 2012
Glasgow South West
Davies, Geraint
Labour
Signed on 26 March 2012
Swansea West
Dobbin, Jim
Labour
Signed on 12 March 2012
Heywood and Middleton
Dobson, Frank
Labour
Signed on 22 March 2012
Holborn and St Pancras
Dodds, Mr Nigel
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 8 March 2012
Belfast North
Donaldson, Mr Jeffrey M.
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 18 April 2012
Lagan Valley
Doran, Mr Frank
Labour
Signed on 27 March 2012
Aberdeen North
Durkan, Mark
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 7 March 2012
Foyle
Edwards, Jonathan
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 13 March 2012
Carmarthen East and Dinefwr
Efford, Clive
Labour
Signed on 13 March 2012
Eltham
Ellman, Mrs Louise
Labour
Signed on 13 March 2012
Liverpool, Riverside
Esterson, Bill
Labour
Signed on 9 March 2012
Sefton Central
Flynn, Paul
Labour
Signed on 30 April 2012
Newport West
Gapes, Mike
Labour
Signed on 15 March 2012
Ilford South
George, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 8 March 2012
St Ives
Glass, Pat
Labour
Signed on 13 March 2012
North West Durham
Goggins, Paul
Labour
Signed on 9 March 2012
Wythenshawe and Sale East
Hancock, Mr Mike
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 8 March 2012
Portsmouth South
Harris, Mr Tom
Labour
Signed on 23 March 2012
Glasgow South
Havard, Mr Dai
Labour
Signed on 25 April 2012
Merthyr Tydfil and Rhymney
Hepburn, Mr Stephen
Labour
Signed on 9 March 2012
Jarrow
Hermon, Lady Sylvia
Independent
Signed on 20 March 2012
North Down
Heyes, David
Labour
Signed on 12 March 2012
Ashton-under-Lyne
Hodgson, Mrs Sharon
Labour
Signed on 14 March 2012
Washington and Sunderland West
Hoey, Kate
Labour
Signed on 27 March 2012
Vauxhall
Hood, Mr Jim
Labour
Signed on 9 March 2012
Lanark and Hamilton East
Hopkins, Kelvin
Labour
Signed on 7 March 2012
Luton North
Howarth, Mr George
Labour
Signed on 16 April 2012
Knowsley
Hunt, Tristram
Labour
Signed on 27 March 2012
Stoke-on-Trent Central
Irranca-Davies, Huw
Labour
Signed on 13 March 2012
Ogmore
Kaufman, Sir Gerald
Labour
Signed on 23 April 2012
Manchester, Gorton
Lavery, Ian
Labour
Signed on 13 March 2012
Wansbeck
Llwyd, Mr Elfyn
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 27 March 2012
Dwyfor Meirionnydd
Long, Naomi
Alliance
Signed on 21 March 2012
Belfast East
Love, Mr Andrew
Labour
Signed on 9 March 2012
Edmonton
Lucas, Caroline
Green Party
Signed on 22 March 2012
Brighton, Pavilion
MacNeil, Mr Angus Brendan
Scottish National Party
Signed on 15 March 2012
Na h-Eileanan an Iar
Mann, John
Labour
Signed on 14 March 2012
Bassetlaw
McCabe, Steve
Labour
Signed on 13 March 2012
Birmingham, Selly Oak
McCrea, Dr William
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 14 March 2012
South Antrim
McDonnell, Dr Alasdair
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 19 April 2012
Belfast South
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 7 March 2012
Hayes and Harlington
McGovern, Alison
Labour
Signed on 16 April 2012
Wirral South
McGovern, Jim
Labour
Signed on 13 March 2012
Dundee West
McKenzie, Iain
Labour
Signed on 14 March 2012
Inverclyde
Meacher, Mr Michael
Labour
Signed on 16 April 2012
Oldham West and Royton
Meale, Sir Alan
Labour
Signed on 8 March 2012
Mansfield
Mearns, Ian
Labour
Signed on 9 March 2012
Gateshead
Miller, Andrew
Labour
Signed on 14 March 2012
Ellesmere Port and Neston
Morden, Jessica
Labour
Signed on 13 March 2012
Newport East
Morrice, Graeme
Labour
Signed on 20 March 2012
Livingston
Morris, Grahame M.
Labour
Signed on 13 March 2012
Easington
Murphy, Paul
Labour
Signed on 14 March 2012
Torfaen
Nandy, Lisa
Labour
Signed on 9 March 2012
Wigan
Osborne, Sandra
Labour
Signed on 20 March 2012
Ayr, Carrick and Cumnock
Owen, Albert
Labour
Signed on 14 March 2012
Ynys Môn
Pearce, Teresa
Labour
Signed on 13 March 2012
Erith and Thamesmead
Qureshi, Yasmin
Labour
Signed on 14 March 2012
Bolton South East
Riordan, Mrs Linda
Labour
Signed on 13 March 2012
Halifax
Ritchie, Ms Margaret
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 23 April 2012
South Down
Robertson, Angus
Scottish National Party
Signed on 13 March 2012
Moray
Robertson, John
Labour
Signed on 16 April 2012
Glasgow North West
Rotheram, Steve
Labour
Signed on 13 March 2012
Liverpool, Walton
Roy, Lindsay
Labour
Signed on 13 March 2012
Glenrothes
Ruddock, Dame Joan
Labour
Signed on 20 March 2012
Lewisham, Deptford
Shannon, Jim
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 8 March 2012
Strangford
Sheridan, Jim
Labour
Signed on 8 March 2012
Paisley and Renfrewshire North
Simpson, David
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 12 March 2012
Upper Bann
Skinner, Mr Dennis
Labour
Signed on 12 March 2012
Bolsover
Stringer, Graham
Labour
Signed on 9 March 2012
Blackley and Broughton
Sutcliffe, Mr Gerry
Labour
Signed on 25 April 2012
Bradford South
Tami, Mark
Labour
Signed on 16 April 2012
Alyn and Deeside
Turner, Karl
Labour
Signed on 13 March 2012
Kingston upon Hull East
Vaz, Keith
Labour
Signed on 13 March 2012
Leicester East
Vaz, Valerie
Labour
Signed on 13 March 2012
Walsall South
Walley, Joan
Labour
Signed on 7 March 2012
Stoke-on-Trent North
Watts, Mr Dave
Labour
Signed on 15 March 2012
St Helens North
Wicks, Malcolm
Labour
Signed on 18 April 2012
Croydon North
Williams, Hywel
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 13 March 2012
Arfon
Williams, Mr Mark
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 21 March 2012
Ceredigion
Wilson, Sammy
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 16 April 2012
East Antrim
Wishart, Pete
Scottish National Party
Signed on 30 April 2012
Perth and North Perthshire
Wood, Mike
Labour
Signed on 14 March 2012
Batley and Spen
Woodward, Mr Shaun
Labour
Signed on 27 March 2012
St Helens South and Whiston
Wright, David
Labour
Signed on 16 April 2012
Telford

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.