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EDM (Early Day Motion) 269: tabled on 26 June 2012

Tabled in the 2012-13 session.

This motion has been signed by 38 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 applauds the respected consumer organisation, Which?, for highlighting the way in which banks, utility and insurance companies provide freephone numbers for potential customers but expect existing customers to use higher rate telephone numbers; notes that its investigation finds that the vast majority of energy providers, banks and insurers surveyed offer 0800 numbers for new customers but that only a small minority offer such numbers to existing customers; further notes that charges are usually much higher when such numbers are accessed from mobile telephones, which are overtaking landlines in usage; believes that this practice is particularly galling when customers have to contact their suppliers to complain about services that have gone wrong, often through no fault of their own; and endorses the view of the Which? Campaign that, providers should be fairer to existing customers and more transparent in their call charges.

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.

Bayley, Hugh
Labour
Signed on 28 June 2012
York Central
Campbell, Mr Ronnie
Labour
Signed on 27 June 2012
Blyth Valley
Caton, Martin
Labour
Signed on 27 June 2012
Gower
Clark, Katy
Labour
Signed on 5 July 2012
North Ayrshire and Arran
Cooper, Rosie
Labour
Signed on 3 September 2012
West Lancashire
Crausby, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 17 July 2012
Bolton North East
Crockart, Mike
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 2 July 2012
Edinburgh West
Cunningham, Mr Jim
Labour
Signed on 3 July 2012
Coventry South
Galloway, Mr George
Respect
Signed on 3 September 2012
Bradford West
Godsiff, Mr Roger
Labour
Signed on 3 July 2012
Birmingham, Hall Green
Hancock, Mr Mike
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 9 July 2012
Portsmouth South
Hermon, Lady
Independent
Signed on 2 July 2012
North Down
Howarth, Mr George
Labour
Signed on 5 July 2012
Knowsley
Leech, Mr John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 3 July 2012
Manchester, Withington
Long, Naomi
Alliance
Signed on 21 November 2012
Belfast East
Lucas, Caroline
Green Party
Signed on 2 July 2012
Brighton, Pavilion
McCrea, Dr William
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 3 July 2012
South Antrim
McDonnell, Dr Alasdair
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 11 September 2012
Belfast South
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 4 July 2012
Hayes and Harlington
Osborne, Sandra
Labour
Signed on 3 July 2012
Ayr, Carrick and Cumnock
Owen, Albert
Labour
Signed on 2 July 2012
Ynys Môn
Pugh, John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 5 July 2012
Southport
Riordan, Mrs Linda
Labour
Signed on 16 July 2012
Halifax
Ritchie, Ms Margaret
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 10 July 2012
South Down
Robinson, Mr Geoffrey
Labour
Signed on 12 July 2012
Coventry North West
Rotheram, Steve
Labour
Signed on 3 July 2012
Liverpool, Walton
Roy, Lindsay
Labour
Signed on 5 July 2012
Glenrothes
Shannon, Jim
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 3 July 2012
Strangford
Simpson, David
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 2 July 2012
Upper Bann
Skinner, Mr Dennis
Labour
Signed on 27 June 2012
Bolsover
Stephenson, Andrew
Conservative
Signed on 4 July 2012
Pendle
Williams, Hywel
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 5 July 2012
Arfon

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.