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FIRST UTILITY CHARGES FOR NOT PAYING BY DIRECT DEBIT

EDM (Early Day Motion) 992: tabled on 24 January 2014

Tabled in the 2013-14 session.

This motion has been signed by 30 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 condemns First Utility for charging consumers up to £96 extra per annum for not paying their gas and electricity bills by direct debit; notes that 45 per cent of households do not pay their electricity bills by direct debit; further notes that one million British adults do not have a bank account so paying by direct debit is impossible; recognises that this hits the poorest and most vulnerable people in society the hardest; and calls for the Government and the regulator to review this issue.

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.

Campbell, Mr Ronnie
Labour
Signed on 29 January 2014
Blyth Valley
Crausby, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 13 February 2014
Bolton North East
Cryer, John
Labour
Signed on 30 January 2014
Leyton and Wanstead
Dobbin, Jim
Labour
Signed on 29 January 2014
Heywood and Middleton
Dodds, Mr Nigel
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 29 January 2014
Belfast North
Durkan, Mark
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 28 January 2014
Foyle
Edwards, Jonathan
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 29 January 2014
Carmarthen East and Dinefwr
Galloway, Mr George
Respect
Signed on 5 February 2014
Bradford West
George, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 30 January 2014
St Ives
Godsiff, Mr Roger
Labour
Signed on 29 January 2014
Birmingham, Hall Green
Gray, Mr James
Conservative
Signed on 28 January 2014
North Wiltshire
Hancock, Mr Mike
Independent
Signed on 3 February 2014
Portsmouth South
Hopkins, Kelvin
Labour
Signed on 3 February 2014
Luton North
Leech, Mr John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 30 January 2014
Manchester, Withington
Lewis, Dr Julian
Conservative
Signed on 30 January 2014
New Forest East
McCrea, Dr William
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 28 January 2014
South Antrim
McDonnell, Dr Alasdair
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 29 January 2014
Belfast South
McGovern, Jim
Labour
Signed on 3 February 2014
Dundee West
Morris, Grahame M.
Labour
Signed on 30 January 2014
Easington
Roy, Lindsay
Labour
Signed on 13 February 2014
Glenrothes
Shannon, Jim
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 27 January 2014
Strangford
Ward, Mr David
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 29 January 2014
Bradford East
Weir, Mr Mike
Scottish National Party
Signed on 29 January 2014
Angus
Wilson, Sammy
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 3 February 2014
East Antrim

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.