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SCAMS AWARENESS MONTH

EDM (Early Day Motion) 127: tabled on 20 May 2013

Tabled in the 2013-14 session.

This motion has been signed by 40 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 that May 2013 is Scams Awareness Month; believes scams to be crimes, the majority of which go unreported by victims despite the distressing consequences often caused; acknowledges that estimates show that in Scotland 48 per cent of people have been targeted by scammers leading to a loss of £350 million every year; understands that scammers and fraudsters use a variety of ways to con people out of money including post, telephone, online or in person; knows that the Citizens Advice consumer service dealt with over 4,000 scam cases in Scotland in 2012; considers that consumers should be able to access information to be empowered to spot and report scams; values the Citizens Advice service in Scotland in providing such information and advice to consumers and helping to raise awareness of scams throughout communities across the country; and congratulates organisations in North Ayrshire including North Ayrshire Citizens Advice Service using this opportunity to ensure that the people of the area are made aware of how they can protect themselves from scammers in the future.

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 5 June 2013
Blaydon
Bottomley, Sir Peter
Conservative
Signed on 20 May 2013
Worthing West
Campbell, Mr Gregory
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 21 May 2013
East Londonderry
Campbell, Mr Ronnie
Labour
Signed on 3 June 2013
Blyth Valley
Caton, Martin
Labour
Signed on 21 May 2013
Gower
Corbyn, Jeremy
Labour
Signed on 21 May 2013
Islington North
Crausby, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 11 July 2013
Bolton North East
Davidson, Mr Ian
Labour
Signed on 3 June 2013
Glasgow South West
Dobbin, Jim
Labour
Signed on 21 May 2013
Heywood and Middleton
Dodds, Mr Nigel
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 3 July 2013
Belfast North
Durkan, Mark
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 20 May 2013
Foyle
Edwards, Jonathan
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 21 May 2013
Carmarthen East and Dinefwr
Flynn, Paul
Labour
Signed on 17 June 2013
Newport West
George, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 21 May 2013
St Ives
Godsiff, Mr Roger
Labour
Signed on 4 June 2013
Birmingham, Hall Green
Hancock, Mr Mike
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 6 June 2013
Portsmouth South
Hermon, Lady
Independent
Signed on 21 May 2013
North Down
Kennedy, Mr Charles
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 21 May 2013
Ross, Skye and Lochaber
Leech, Mr John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 11 June 2013
Manchester, Withington
Lewis, Dr Julian
Conservative
Signed on 3 June 2013
New Forest East
Long, Naomi
Alliance
Signed on 19 June 2013
Belfast East
McCrea, Dr William
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 5 June 2013
South Antrim
McGovern, Jim
Labour
Signed on 4 June 2013
Dundee West
Meale, Sir Alan
Labour
Signed on 21 May 2013
Mansfield
Owen, Albert
Labour
Signed on 3 June 2013
Ynys Môn
Reid, Mr Alan
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 21 May 2013
Argyll and Bute
Riordan, Mrs Linda
Labour
Signed on 21 May 2013
Halifax
Ritchie, Ms Margaret
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 21 May 2013
South Down
Roy, Lindsay
Labour
Signed on 19 June 2013
Glenrothes
Shannon, Jim
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 21 May 2013
Strangford
Simpson, David
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 4 June 2013
Upper Bann
Ward, Mr David
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 4 June 2013
Bradford East
Williams, Mr Mark
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 17 June 2013
Ceredigion

These members had previously signed the motion, but have now withdrawn their support. The date shown is when the Member withdrew their signature from the motion.