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INTERNET TAKE-UP AMONGST VULNERABLE GROUPS

EDM (Early Day Motion) 1193: tabled on 14 March 2013

Tabled in the 2012-13 session.

This motion has been signed by 56 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 notes recent Ofcom figures that show that the UK has the highest internet usage in Europe; further notes recent Office of National Statistics figures showing that nearly 90 per cent of people who have used the internet are aged under 65 and that 53 per cent of people who have never used the internet have a disability; further notes that only 74 per cent of existing jobseeker's allowance claimants have a home broadband connection; highlights how many public services rely on using the internet, including universal credit; further highlights how those who are confident in using the internet are able to access better deals on necessities such as energy; expresses concern that those who would benefit most from internet usage appear to be those who have never used it; further notes that while 81 per cent of UK households use the internet once a week, disadvantaged groups are the least likely to be within this 81 per cent; further expresses concern that the Department for Culture, Media and Sport has made no assessment of the free community internet access points in the UK; and urges the Government to initiate a strategy for increasing internet take-up and internet provision amongst vulnerable groups, such as elderly people, those on low incomes and disabled people.

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.

Anderson, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 19 March 2013
Blaydon
Begg, Dame Anne
Labour
Signed on 19 March 2013
Aberdeen South
Bottomley, Sir Peter
Conservative
Signed on 14 March 2013
Worthing West
Burstow, Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 10 April 2013
Sutton and Cheam
Campbell, Mr Gregory
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 19 March 2013
East Londonderry
Caton, Martin
Labour
Signed on 21 March 2013
Gower
Champion, Sarah
Labour
Signed on 20 March 2013
Rotherham
Connarty, Michael
Labour
Signed on 18 March 2013
Linlithgow and East Falkirk
Corbyn, Jeremy
Labour
Signed on 19 March 2013
Islington North
Crausby, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 10 April 2013
Bolton North East
Crockart, Mike
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 10 April 2013
Edinburgh West
Crouch, Tracey
Conservative
Signed on 19 March 2013
Chatham and Aylesford
Davidson, Mr Ian
Labour
Signed on 14 March 2013
Glasgow South West
Dobbin, Jim
Labour
Signed on 18 March 2013
Heywood and Middleton
Dodds, Mr Nigel
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 19 March 2013
Belfast North
Durkan, Mark
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 18 March 2013
Foyle
Edwards, Jonathan
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 18 March 2013
Carmarthen East and Dinefwr
Engel, Natascha
Labour
Signed on 20 March 2013
North East Derbyshire
Flynn, Paul
Labour
Signed on 20 March 2013
Newport West
Galloway, Mr George
Respect
Signed on 25 March 2013
Bradford West
Glindon, Mrs Mary
Labour
Signed on 22 March 2013
North Tyneside
Godsiff, Mr Roger
Labour
Signed on 25 March 2013
Birmingham, Hall Green
Hermon, Lady
Independent
Signed on 20 March 2013
North Down
Hopkins, Kelvin
Labour
Signed on 21 March 2013
Luton North
Howarth, Mr George
Labour
Signed on 19 March 2013
Knowsley
Huppert, Dr Julian
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 14 March 2013
Cambridge
Lavery, Ian
Labour
Signed on 19 March 2013
Wansbeck
Lazarowicz, Mark
Labour
Signed on 14 March 2013
Edinburgh North and Leith
Llwyd, Mr Elfyn
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 19 March 2013
Dwyfor Meirionnydd
Long, Naomi
Alliance
Signed on 20 March 2013
Belfast East
McCrea, Dr William
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 19 March 2013
South Antrim
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 22 March 2013
Hayes and Harlington
Meale, Sir Alan
Labour
Signed on 18 March 2013
Mansfield
Morrice, Graeme
Labour
Signed on 14 March 2013
Livingston
Morris, Grahame M.
Labour
Signed on 18 March 2013
Easington
Murphy, Paul
Labour
Signed on 18 April 2013
Torfaen
Ritchie, Ms Margaret
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 19 March 2013
South Down
Rogerson, Dan
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 21 March 2013
North Cornwall
Rotheram, Steve
Labour
Signed on 20 March 2013
Liverpool, Walton
Roy, Mr Frank
Labour
Signed on 14 March 2013
Motherwell and Wishaw
Roy, Lindsay
Labour
Signed on 21 March 2013
Glenrothes
Ruane, Chris
Labour
Signed on 19 March 2013
Vale of Clwyd
Ruddock, Dame Joan
Labour
Signed on 19 March 2013
Lewisham, Deptford
Sharma, Mr Virendra
Labour
Signed on 19 March 2013
Ealing, Southall
Sheridan, Jim
Labour
Signed on 20 March 2013
Paisley and Renfrewshire North
Simpson, David
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 20 March 2013
Upper Bann
Stringer, Graham
Labour
Signed on 20 March 2013
Blackley and Broughton
Vaz, Valerie
Labour
Signed on 19 March 2013
Walsall South
Walley, Joan
Labour
Signed on 14 March 2013
Stoke-on-Trent North
Ward, Mr David
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 19 March 2013
Bradford East

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.