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RETAINING THE UNIVERSAL SERVICE OBLIGATION IN RURAL AREAS

EDM (Early Day Motion) 563: tabled on 26 November 2014

Tabled in the 2014-15 session.

This motion has been signed by 28 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 with concern Royal Mail's recent comments raising doubts on its ability to continue to deliver its Universal Service Obligation (USO); further notes that the least profitable routes are often those serving rural areas, such as the Lake District, and that any threat to end the USO could add strain to already under-resourced rural services and could be deeply damaging to remote communities and the rural economy; and therefore strongly calls on Ofcom to bring forward its planned review of end-to-end competition as a matter of urgency, so that fair competition can be achieved and the vital USO is retained.

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 2 December 2014
Blaydon
Campbell, Mr Gregory
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 3 December 2014
East Londonderry
Caton, Martin
Labour
Signed on 2 December 2014
Gower
Crausby, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 8 December 2014
Bolton North East
Dodds, Mr Nigel
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 3 December 2014
Belfast North
Donaldson, Mr Jeffrey M.
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 2 December 2014
Lagan Valley
Durkan, Mark
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 1 December 2014
Foyle
Galloway, Mr George
Respect
Signed on 11 February 2015
Bradford West
Godsiff, Mr Roger
Labour
Signed on 15 December 2014
Birmingham, Hall Green
Hancock, Mr Mike
Independent
Signed on 28 November 2014
Portsmouth South
Hermon, Lady
Independent
Signed on 3 December 2014
North Down
Kennedy, Mr Charles
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 20 January 2015
Ross, Skye and Lochaber
Leech, Mr John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 9 December 2014
Manchester, Withington
McCrea, Dr William
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 2 December 2014
South Antrim
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 28 November 2014
Hayes and Harlington
Mitchell, Austin
Labour
Signed on 3 December 2014
Great Grimsby
Ritchie, Ms Margaret
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 1 December 2014
South Down
Ruane, Chris
Labour
Signed on 9 December 2014
Vale of Clwyd
Shannon, Jim
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 1 December 2014
Strangford
Sharma, Mr Virendra
Labour
Signed on 3 December 2014
Ealing, Southall
Simpson, David
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 2 December 2014
Upper Bann
Williams, Mr Mark
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 2 December 2014
Ceredigion

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.