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BANKING IN TOWNS

EDM (Early Day Motion) 376: tabled on 07 September 2015

Tabled in the 2015-16 session.

This motion has been signed by 40 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 alarmed at the number of branches that banks are closing across Scotland and the UK as a whole in small towns; is concerned at the number of towns being left without a bank; is disappointed that the Royal Bank of Scotland has abandoned its commitment to maintain a banking service where it is the last bank in town; notes that the apparent retreat from towns can be seen by other major banks such as Barclays, Bank of Scotland and Clydesdale Bank; understands that whilst alternatives are offered to customers, such as mobile, telephone and internet banking, there is and cannot be, any substitute for a town having its own banking facility within the community; considers this to be an important matter of financial inclusion; acknowledges that West Kilbride is the most recent victim of bank closures in towns; is aware that those who suffer most when banks close are the elderly and local businesses who rely on their local bank; and calls on the Government to work with the banking sector to ensure that there is no further erosion of banking branches in towns.

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.

Arkless, Richard
Scottish National Party
Signed on 14 September 2015
Dumfries and Galloway
Blackford, Ian
Scottish National Party
Signed on 8 September 2015
Ross, Skye and Lochaber
Brock, Deidre
Scottish National Party
Signed on 9 September 2015
Edinburgh North and Leith
Brown, Alan
Scottish National Party
Signed on 16 September 2015
Kilmarnock and Loudoun
Cameron, Dr Lisa
Scottish National Party
Signed on 10 September 2015
East Kilbride, Strathaven and Lesmahagow
Cherry, Joanna
Scottish National Party
Signed on 12 October 2015
Edinburgh South West
Crawley, Angela
Scottish National Party
Signed on 8 September 2015
Lanark and Hamilton East
Day, Martyn
Scottish National Party
Signed on 12 October 2015
Linlithgow and East Falkirk
Docherty, Martin John
Scottish National Party
Signed on 7 September 2015
West Dunbartonshire
Donaldson, Stuart Blair
Scottish National Party
Signed on 8 September 2015
West Aberdeenshire and Kincardine
Edwards, Jonathan
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 8 September 2015
Carmarthen East and Dinefwr
Fellows, Marion
Scottish National Party
Signed on 10 September 2015
Motherwell and Wishaw
Ferrier, Margaret
Scottish National Party
Signed on 9 September 2015
Rutherglen and Hamilton West
Gethins, Stephen
Scottish National Party
Signed on 14 September 2015
North East Fife
Godsiff, Mr Roger
Labour
Signed on 11 September 2015
Birmingham, Hall Green
Grady, Patrick
Scottish National Party
Signed on 8 September 2015
Glasgow North
Gray, Neil
Scottish National Party
Signed on 9 September 2015
Airdrie and Shotts
Hendry, Drew
Scottish National Party
Signed on 8 September 2015
Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey
Hermon, Lady
Independent
Signed on 9 September 2015
North Down
Law, Chris
Scottish National Party
Signed on 7 September 2015
Dundee West
MacNeil, Angus Brendan
Scottish National Party
Signed on 8 September 2015
Na h-Eileanan an Iar
Monaghan, Carol
Scottish National Party
Signed on 7 September 2015
Glasgow North West
Monaghan, Dr Paul
Scottish National Party
Signed on 8 September 2015
Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross
Newlands, Gavin
Scottish National Party
Signed on 8 September 2015
Paisley and Renfrewshire North
Saville Roberts, Liz
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 9 September 2015
Dwyfor Meirionnydd
Shannon, Jim
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 8 September 2015
Strangford
Stephens, Chris
Scottish National Party
Signed on 8 September 2015
Glasgow South West
Thewliss, Alison
Scottish National Party
Signed on 15 September 2015
Glasgow Central
Thompson, Owen
Scottish National Party
Signed on 8 September 2015
Midlothian
Weir, Mike
Scottish National Party
Signed on 8 September 2015
Angus
Whitford, Dr Philippa
Scottish National Party
Signed on 16 September 2015
Central Ayrshire
Williams, Hywel
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 9 September 2015
Arfon
Williams, Mr Mark
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 14 September 2015
Ceredigion
Wilson, Corri
Scottish National Party
Signed on 15 December 2015
Ayr, Carrick and Cumnock

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.