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EDM (Early Day Motion) 146: tabled on 21 May 2013

Tabled in the 2013-14 session.

This motion has been signed by 21 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 is concerned about the increased cost of living; notes that the rising cost of energy, petrol and food is putting a strain on many households; recognises that average household costs have risen four times faster than average pay in the last five years; further notes that fuel prices have risen by 80 per cent since 2002 and that energy prices have risen by 30 per cent in the last three years; is concerned that research carried out by the AA shows that fuel prices in Northern Ireland are among the highest in the EU; further notes that nearly half of all households in Northern Ireland are concerned about the ability to make ends meet; and urges the Government to take immediate action to lower the cost of living.

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There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.