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REDUCED PRICE OF CHRISTMAS CARD STAMPS

EDM (Early Day Motion) 631: tabled on 02 November 2015

Tabled in the 2015-16 session.

This motion has been signed by 37 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 recognises that with 900 million festive cards sold in the UK each year, the sending and receiving of Christmas cards is one of the great traditions of the festive season; notes that sales have declined by over 100 million from 1.02 billion in 2005; is concerned that the current price of 62 pence for a second class stamp will deter members of the public from continuing this tradition and instead use e-cards and social media; and therefore believes that this tradition should be recognised by the Royal Mail by introducing a 25 pence Christmas stamp, that if sent between 1 December and 14 December 2015 is guaranteed to arrive before Christmas Day, thus helping to reverse the downward trend in the numbers of cards sent each year.

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.

Ahmed-Sheikh, Ms Tasmina
Scottish National Party
Signed on 9 November 2015
Ochil and South Perthshire
Anderson, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 4 November 2015
Blaydon
Arkless, Richard
Scottish National Party
Signed on 25 November 2015
Dumfries and Galloway
Black, Mhairi
Scottish National Party
Signed on 4 November 2015
Paisley and Renfrewshire South
Blackford, Ian
Scottish National Party
Signed on 3 November 2015
Ross, Skye and Lochaber
Bottomley, Sir Peter
Conservative
Signed on 2 November 2015
Worthing West
Cherry, Joanna
Scottish National Party
Signed on 6 November 2015
Edinburgh South West
Crausby, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 28 January 2016
Bolton North East
Crawley, Angela
Scottish National Party
Signed on 11 May 2016
Lanark and Hamilton East
Day, Martyn
Scottish National Party
Signed on 3 November 2015
Linlithgow and East Falkirk
Dodds, Mr Nigel
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 4 November 2015
Belfast North
Durkan, Mark
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 4 November 2015
Foyle
Edwards, Jonathan
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 3 November 2015
Carmarthen East and Dinefwr
Gethins, Stephen
Scottish National Party
Signed on 5 November 2015
North East Fife
Glindon, Mary
Labour
Signed on 5 November 2015
North Tyneside
Gray, Neil
Scottish National Party
Signed on 10 November 2015
Airdrie and Shotts
Hendry, Drew
Scottish National Party
Signed on 4 November 2015
Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey
Law, Chris
Scottish National Party
Signed on 4 November 2015
Dundee West
McGarry, Natalie
Scottish National Party
Signed on 10 December 2015
Glasgow East
Meale, Sir Alan
Labour
Signed on 4 November 2015
Mansfield
Monaghan, Carol
Scottish National Party
Signed on 10 November 2015
Glasgow North West
Monaghan, Dr Paul
Scottish National Party
Signed on 4 November 2015
Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross
Paterson, Steven
Scottish National Party
Signed on 4 November 2015
Stirling
Qureshi, Yasmin
Labour
Signed on 20 November 2015
Bolton South East
Ritchie, Ms Margaret
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 5 November 2015
South Down
Robinson, Gavin
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 4 November 2015
Belfast East
Shannon, Jim
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 3 November 2015
Strangford
Simpson, David
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 3 November 2015
Upper Bann
Stephens, Chris
Scottish National Party
Signed on 6 November 2015
Glasgow South West
Wilson, Corri
Scottish National Party
Signed on 26 November 2015
Ayr, Carrick and Cumnock

These members had previously signed the motion, but have now withdrawn their support. The date shown is when the Member withdrew their signature from the motion.