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ROYAL MAIL AND THE UNIVERSAL SERVICE OBLIGATION
EDM #627
Tabled 15 December 2014
2014-15 Session
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.

Signatures (51)

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
16 December 2014
Brooke, Annette
Liberal Democrat
17 December 2014
Campbell, Mr Gregory
Democratic Unionist Party
06 January 2015
Campbell, Mr Ronnie
Labour
17 December 2014
Caton, Martin
Labour
17 December 2014
Clark, Katy
Labour
05 January 2015
Corbyn, Jeremy
Labour
16 December 2014
Crausby, Mr David
Labour
17 December 2014
Cunningham, Mr Jim
Labour
17 December 2014
Davidson, Mr Ian
Labour
18 December 2014
Dodds, Mr Nigel
Democratic Unionist Party
17 December 2014
Edwards, Jonathan
Plaid Cymru
16 December 2014
Ellman, Mrs Louise
Labour
14 January 2015
Galloway, Mr George
Respect
11 February 2015
George, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
05 January 2015
Glindon, Mrs Mary
Labour
08 January 2015
Godsiff, Mr Roger
Labour
17 December 2014
Harvey, Sir Nick
Liberal Democrat
05 January 2015
Hermon, Lady
Independent
07 January 2015
Hoey, Kate
Labour
18 December 2014
Hopkins, Kelvin
Labour
17 December 2014
Jackson, Glenda
Labour
17 December 2014
Lavery, Ian
Labour
18 December 2014
Leech, Mr John
Liberal Democrat
08 January 2015
Llwyd, Mr Elfyn
Plaid Cymru
17 December 2014
MacNeil, Mr Angus Brendan
Scottish National Party
18 December 2014
McCrea, Dr William
Democratic Unionist Party
07 January 2015
McGovern, Jim
Labour
11 February 2015
McInnes, Liz
Labour
05 January 2015
Meale, Sir Alan
Labour
16 December 2014
Osborne, Sandra
Labour
17 December 2014
Ritchie, Ms Margaret
Social Democratic & Labour Party
16 December 2014
Rotheram, Steve
Labour
05 January 2015
Roy, Mr Frank
Labour
18 December 2014
Ruane, Chris
Labour
03 February 2015
Russell, Sir Bob
Liberal Democrat
17 December 2014
Shannon, Jim
Democratic Unionist Party
16 December 2014
Sharma, Mr Virendra
Labour
16 December 2014
Sheridan, Jim
Labour
17 December 2014
Simpson, David
Democratic Unionist Party
07 January 2015
Stunell, Sir Andrew
Liberal Democrat
15 January 2015
Weir, Mr Mike
Scottish National Party
16 December 2014
Williams, Hywel
Plaid Cymru
16 December 2014
Williams, Mr Mark
Liberal Democrat
22 January 2015
Williamson, Chris
Labour
12 January 2015
There are no withdrawn signatures for this Motion