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ROYAL MAIL AND THE UNIVERSAL SERVICE OBLIGATION

EDM (Early Day Motion) 627: tabled on 15 December 2014

Tabled in the 2014-15 session.

This motion has been signed by 51 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 gratitude the work Royal Mail carries out all year round and particularly during the period leading up to Christmas; further notes that Royal Mail's competitors are unregulated and, consequently, free to choose what, when and where to deliver; expresses strong concern that companies such as Whistl, formerly TNT Post, regularly fail to deliver hundreds of items on a daily basis in each constituency because they are cherry picking which addresses they find convenient; further notes that this results in additional costs per item as undelivered items of mail are returned to Royal Mail to deliver; further notes that these practices put additional and unfair pressure on Royal Mail revenues, thereby undermining Royal Mail's ability to provide a six day per week service to every household in the UK, the Universal Service obligation; further expresses concern that Royal Mail's competitors frequently pay staff below the living wage and use disreputable employment practices such as zero hours contracts; and calls on Ofcom urgently to investigate this unacceptable situation and take appropriate action to enable Royal Mail to meet its Universal Service obligation.

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.

Bayley, Hugh
Labour
Signed on 16 December 2014
York Central
Brooke, Annette
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 17 December 2014
Mid Dorset and North Poole
Campbell, Mr Gregory
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 6 January 2015
East Londonderry
Campbell, Mr Ronnie
Labour
Signed on 17 December 2014
Blyth Valley
Caton, Martin
Labour
Signed on 17 December 2014
Gower
Clark, Katy
Labour
Signed on 5 January 2015
North Ayrshire and Arran
Corbyn, Jeremy
Labour
Signed on 16 December 2014
Islington North
Crausby, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 17 December 2014
Bolton North East
Cunningham, Mr Jim
Labour
Signed on 17 December 2014
Coventry South
Davidson, Mr Ian
Labour
Signed on 18 December 2014
Glasgow South West
Dodds, Mr Nigel
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 17 December 2014
Belfast North
Edwards, Jonathan
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 16 December 2014
Carmarthen East and Dinefwr
Ellman, Mrs Louise
Labour
Signed on 14 January 2015
Liverpool, Riverside
Galloway, Mr George
Respect
Signed on 11 February 2015
Bradford West
George, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 5 January 2015
St Ives
Glindon, Mrs Mary
Labour
Signed on 8 January 2015
North Tyneside
Godsiff, Mr Roger
Labour
Signed on 17 December 2014
Birmingham, Hall Green
Harvey, Sir Nick
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 5 January 2015
North Devon
Hermon, Lady
Independent
Signed on 7 January 2015
North Down
Hoey, Kate
Labour
Signed on 18 December 2014
Vauxhall
Hopkins, Kelvin
Labour
Signed on 17 December 2014
Luton North
Jackson, Glenda
Labour
Signed on 17 December 2014
Hampstead and Kilburn
Lavery, Ian
Labour
Signed on 18 December 2014
Wansbeck
Leech, Mr John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 8 January 2015
Manchester, Withington
Llwyd, Mr Elfyn
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 17 December 2014
Dwyfor Meirionnydd
MacNeil, Mr Angus Brendan
Scottish National Party
Signed on 18 December 2014
Na h-Eileanan an Iar
McCrea, Dr William
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 7 January 2015
South Antrim
McGovern, Jim
Labour
Signed on 11 February 2015
Dundee West
McInnes, Liz
Labour
Signed on 5 January 2015
Heywood and Middleton
Meale, Sir Alan
Labour
Signed on 16 December 2014
Mansfield
Osborne, Sandra
Labour
Signed on 17 December 2014
Ayr, Carrick and Cumnock
Ritchie, Ms Margaret
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 16 December 2014
South Down
Rotheram, Steve
Labour
Signed on 5 January 2015
Liverpool, Walton
Roy, Mr Frank
Labour
Signed on 18 December 2014
Motherwell and Wishaw
Ruane, Chris
Labour
Signed on 3 February 2015
Vale of Clwyd
Russell, Sir Bob
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 17 December 2014
Colchester
Shannon, Jim
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 16 December 2014
Strangford
Sharma, Mr Virendra
Labour
Signed on 16 December 2014
Ealing, Southall
Sheridan, Jim
Labour
Signed on 17 December 2014
Paisley and Renfrewshire North
Simpson, David
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 7 January 2015
Upper Bann
Stunell, Sir Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 15 January 2015
Hazel Grove
Weir, Mr Mike
Scottish National Party
Signed on 16 December 2014
Angus
Williams, Hywel
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 16 December 2014
Arfon
Williams, Mr Mark
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 22 January 2015
Ceredigion
Williamson, Chris
Labour
Signed on 12 January 2015
Derby North

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.