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FUTURE OF THE UNIVERSAL SERVICE OBLIGATION

EDM (Early Day Motion) 818: tabled on 05 December 2012

Tabled in the 2012-13 session.

This motion has been signed by 124 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 alarm that the regulator, Ofcom has failed to register the dangers to Royal Mail's provision of the universal service obligation; notes in particular, that Ofcom has allowed the introduction of delivery competition without putting into place any safeguards to ensure that Royal Mail can fund the universal service, in the event of the loss of a substantial amount of delivery work; further notes that Ofcom has placed no obligation on competitors to meet Royal Mail delivery standards, or even to publish details of delivery performance in a manner accessible to customers and the public; and therefore calls on the regulator to reconsider its decision and ensure that Royal Mail is not subjected to unfair competition in delivery provision.

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.

Ainsworth, Mr Bob
Labour
Signed on 17 December 2012
Coventry North East
Allen, Mr Graham
Labour
Signed on 16 January 2013
Nottingham North
Anderson, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 17 December 2012
Blaydon
Barron, Mr Kevin
Labour
Signed on 22 January 2013
Rother Valley
Bayley, Hugh
Labour
Signed on 19 December 2012
York Central
Begg, Dame Anne
Labour
Signed on 19 December 2012
Aberdeen South
Beith, Sir Alan
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 18 December 2012
Berwick-upon-Tweed
Betts, Mr Clive
Labour
Signed on 17 December 2012
Sheffield South East
Blackman-Woods, Roberta
Labour
Signed on 7 February 2013
City of Durham
Blomfield, Paul
Labour
Signed on 18 December 2012
Sheffield Central
Blunkett, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 16 January 2013
Sheffield, Brightside and Hillsborough
Brooke, Annette
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 25 February 2013
Mid Dorset and North Poole
Brown, Mr Nicholas
Labour
Signed on 25 February 2013
Newcastle upon Tyne East
Burden, Richard
Labour
Signed on 13 December 2012
Birmingham, Northfield
Campbell, Mr Ronnie
Labour
Signed on 12 December 2012
Blyth Valley
Caton, Martin
Labour
Signed on 11 December 2012
Gower
Clark, Katy
Labour
Signed on 12 December 2012
North Ayrshire and Arran
Clarke, Mr Tom
Labour
Signed on 10 December 2012
Coatbridge, Chryston and Bellshill
Clwyd, Ann
Labour
Signed on 15 April 2013
Cynon Valley
Coffey, Ann
Labour
Signed on 20 December 2012
Stockport
Connarty, Michael
Labour
Signed on 6 December 2012
Linlithgow and East Falkirk
Cooper, Rosie
Labour
Signed on 7 January 2013
West Lancashire
Corbyn, Jeremy
Labour
Signed on 23 January 2013
Islington North
Crockart, Mike
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 8 January 2013
Edinburgh West
Cryer, John
Labour
Signed on 17 January 2013
Leyton and Wanstead
Cunningham, Alex
Labour
Signed on 12 December 2012
Stockton North
Cunningham, Mr Jim
Labour
Signed on 6 December 2012
Coventry South
Cunningham, Sir Tony
Labour
Signed on 18 January 2013
Workington
Davidson, Mr Ian
Labour
Signed on 11 December 2012
Glasgow South West
Davies, Geraint
Labour
Signed on 4 February 2013
Swansea West
Dobbin, Jim
Labour
Signed on 11 December 2012
Heywood and Middleton
Dobson, Frank
Labour
Signed on 7 January 2013
Holborn and St Pancras
Dodds, Mr Nigel
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 10 January 2013
Belfast North
Donaldson, Mr Jeffrey M.
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 6 February 2013
Lagan Valley
Doran, Mr Frank
Labour
Signed on 31 January 2013
Aberdeen North
Edwards, Jonathan
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 5 December 2012
Carmarthen East and Dinefwr
Esterson, Bill
Labour
Signed on 18 December 2012
Sefton Central
Farrelly, Paul
Labour
Signed on 17 December 2012
Newcastle-under-Lyme
Farron, Tim
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 12 March 2013
Westmorland and Lonsdale
Flynn, Paul
Labour
Signed on 6 December 2012
Newport West
Francis, Dr Hywel
Labour
Signed on 10 April 2013
Aberavon
Galloway, Mr George
Respect
Signed on 13 December 2012
Bradford West
Gapes, Mike
Labour
Signed on 17 December 2012
Ilford South
George, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 10 December 2012
St Ives
Gilmore, Sheila
Labour
Signed on 22 January 2013
Edinburgh East
Glass, Pat
Labour
Signed on 13 February 2013
North West Durham
Glindon, Mrs Mary
Labour
Signed on 19 December 2012
North Tyneside
Godsiff, Mr Roger
Labour
Signed on 17 December 2012
Birmingham, Hall Green
Goggins, Paul
Labour
Signed on 27 February 2013
Wythenshawe and Sale East
Hain, Mr Peter
Labour
Signed on 29 January 2013
Neath
Hancock, Mr Mike
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 17 December 2012
Portsmouth South
Harvey, Sir Nick
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 19 December 2012
North Devon
Havard, Mr Dai
Labour
Signed on 23 January 2013
Merthyr Tydfil and Rhymney
Hendrick, Mark
Labour
Signed on 5 February 2013
Preston
Hepburn, Mr Stephen
Labour
Signed on 17 December 2012
Jarrow
Hermon, Lady
Independent
Signed on 24 January 2013
North Down
Heyes, David
Labour
Signed on 25 February 2013
Ashton-under-Lyne
Hoey, Kate
Labour
Signed on 6 December 2012
Vauxhall
Hopkins, Kelvin
Labour
Signed on 6 December 2012
Luton North
Howarth, Mr George
Labour
Signed on 12 December 2012
Knowsley
Johnson, Alan
Labour
Signed on 17 December 2012
Kingston upon Hull West and Hessle
Kaufman, Sir Gerald
Labour
Signed on 6 December 2012
Manchester, Gorton
Lavery, Ian
Labour
Signed on 23 January 2013
Wansbeck
Lazarowicz, Mark
Labour
Signed on 17 December 2012
Edinburgh North and Leith
Leech, Mr John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 13 December 2012
Manchester, Withington
Llwyd, Mr Elfyn
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 18 December 2012
Dwyfor Meirionnydd
Long, Naomi
Alliance
Signed on 24 January 2013
Belfast East
Lucas, Caroline
Green Party
Signed on 12 December 2012
Brighton, Pavilion
MacNeil, Mr Angus Brendan
Scottish National Party
Signed on 5 December 2012
Na h-Eileanan an Iar
McCabe, Steve
Labour
Signed on 17 December 2012
Birmingham, Selly Oak
McDonald, Andy
Labour
Signed on 6 December 2012
Middlesbrough
McDonnell, Dr Alasdair
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 23 January 2013
Belfast South
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 11 December 2012
Hayes and Harlington
McGovern, Jim
Labour
Signed on 17 December 2012
Dundee West
McKenzie, Iain
Labour
Signed on 17 December 2012
Inverclyde
Meacher, Mr Michael
Labour
Signed on 12 March 2013
Oldham West and Royton
Meale, Sir Alan
Labour
Signed on 13 December 2012
Mansfield
Mearns, Ian
Labour
Signed on 14 January 2013
Gateshead
Miller, Andrew
Labour
Signed on 18 December 2012
Ellesmere Port and Neston
Morden, Jessica
Labour
Signed on 11 February 2013
Newport East
Morrice, Graeme
Labour
Signed on 17 December 2012
Livingston
Morris, Grahame M.
Labour
Signed on 17 December 2012
Easington
Mudie, Mr George
Labour
Signed on 17 December 2012
Leeds East
Murphy, Paul
Labour
Signed on 7 February 2013
Torfaen
Nash, Pamela
Labour
Signed on 6 December 2012
Airdrie and Shotts
Osborne, Sandra
Labour
Signed on 12 December 2012
Ayr, Carrick and Cumnock
Owen, Albert
Labour
Signed on 27 February 2013
Ynys Môn
Paisley, Ian
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 29 January 2013
North Antrim
Powell, Lucy
Labour
Signed on 25 March 2013
Manchester Central
Pugh, John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 13 March 2013
Southport
Qureshi, Yasmin
Labour
Signed on 11 December 2012
Bolton South East
Reed, Mr Steve
Labour
Signed on 17 January 2013
Croydon North
Robertson, Angus
Scottish National Party
Signed on 12 December 2012
Moray
Robinson, Mr Geoffrey
Labour
Signed on 6 March 2013
Coventry North West
Rogerson, Dan
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 31 January 2013
North Cornwall
Roy, Lindsay
Labour
Signed on 19 December 2012
Glenrothes
Ruane, Chris
Labour
Signed on 1 February 2013
Vale of Clwyd
Ruddock, Dame Joan
Labour
Signed on 18 January 2013
Lewisham, Deptford
Russell, Sir Bob
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 6 December 2012
Colchester
Sawford, Andy
Labour
Signed on 6 December 2012
Corby
Sheerman, Mr Barry
Labour
Signed on 24 April 2013
Huddersfield
Sheridan, Jim
Labour
Signed on 6 December 2012
Paisley and Renfrewshire North
Simpson, David
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 23 January 2013
Upper Bann
Smith, Nick
Labour
Signed on 27 February 2013
Blaenau Gwent
Sutcliffe, Mr Gerry
Labour
Signed on 12 February 2013
Bradford South
Swales, Ian
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 15 January 2013
Redcar
Tami, Mark
Labour
Signed on 11 February 2013
Alyn and Deeside
Vaz, Valerie
Labour
Signed on 21 January 2013
Walsall South
Walley, Joan
Labour
Signed on 17 December 2012
Stoke-on-Trent North
Watts, Mr Dave
Labour
Signed on 10 December 2012
St Helens North
Williams, Hywel
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 10 December 2012
Arfon
Williams, Mr Mark
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 18 December 2012
Ceredigion
Williams, Roger
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 7 March 2013
Brecon and Radnorshire
Wilson, Sammy
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 20 December 2012
East Antrim
Wishart, Pete
Scottish National Party
Signed on 5 December 2012
Perth and North Perthshire
Wood, Mike
Labour
Signed on 7 January 2013
Batley and Spen
Woodward, Mr Shaun
Labour
Signed on 18 December 2012
St Helens South and Whiston
Wright, David
Labour
Signed on 18 December 2012
Telford

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.