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STAMP PRICES

EDM (Early Day Motion) 36: tabled on 09 May 2012

Tabled in the 2012-13 session.

This motion has been signed by 22 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 expresses its deep concern at the decision by Royal Mail to increase the price of postage stamps from 30 April 2012; is troubled that the price of a first class stamp is increasing by 30 per cent to 60 pence and the price of a second class stamp is increasing by 39 per cent to 50 pence; draws attention to the recent report from the Business, Innovation and Skills Committee on Stamp Prices (Fifteenth Report of Session 2010-12, HC 1841) which highlighted the negative impact which stamp price increases could have on vulnerable customers and small businesses and noted that increases could lead to a reduction in the number of Royal Mail customers; believes that such increases are an unfortunate result of the liberalisation of the postal market; and calls on Royal Mail to cancel immediately its planned price increases.

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.

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.