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CHRISTIANS AGAINST POVERTY REPORT ON PREPAYMENT METERS

EDM (Early Day Motion) 865: tabled on 14 December 2015

Tabled in the 2015-16 session.

This motion has been signed by 39 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 welcomes the new report, The Poor Pay More, published by Christians Against Poverty, a charity which helps thousands of people each year struggling with unmanageable debt; acknowledges the report's conclusion that people using pre-payment meters (PPMs), which are used by 39 per cent of CAP's clients, are being forced to pay more on their energy bills because they are unable to access the same tariffs as people who pay their energy bills by credit, and that there are 266,000 households in arrears on their PPM who will self-limit their energy use this winter; endorses the report's recommendations, particularly that PPM users should access the same tariffs as monthly direct debit customers, that accountability structures that place a responsibility on energy suppliers to act on those who self-disconnect should be established, and that awareness about standing charges amongst consumers should be raised; and therefore encourages the Government to pursue reform in this area and support vulnerable people who use PPMs.

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.

Barron, Kevin
Labour
Signed on 12 January 2016
Rother Valley
Black, Mhairi
Scottish National Party
Signed on 23 February 2016
Paisley and Renfrewshire South
Blackford, Ian
Scottish National Party
Signed on 16 December 2015
Ross, Skye and Lochaber
Blomfield, Paul
Labour
Signed on 22 February 2016
Sheffield Central
Campbell, Mr Gregory
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 16 December 2015
East Londonderry
Coyle, Neil
Labour
Signed on 18 January 2016
Bermondsey and Old Southwark
Crausby, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 27 April 2016
Bolton North East
Danczuk, Simon
Labour
Signed on 16 December 2015
Rochdale
Day, Martyn
Scottish National Party
Signed on 15 December 2015
Linlithgow and East Falkirk
Dodds, Mr Nigel
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 17 December 2015
Belfast North
Donaldson, Stuart Blair
Scottish National Party
Signed on 15 March 2016
West Aberdeenshire and Kincardine
Dowd, Jim
Labour
Signed on 6 January 2016
Lewisham West and Penge
Ferrier, Margaret
Scottish National Party
Signed on 15 December 2015
Rutherglen and Hamilton West
Gibson, Patricia
Scottish National Party
Signed on 17 December 2015
North Ayrshire and Arran
Gray, Neil
Scottish National Party
Signed on 16 December 2015
Airdrie and Shotts
Hermon, Lady
Independent
Signed on 16 December 2015
North Down
Jones, Gerald
Labour
Signed on 12 January 2016
Merthyr Tydfil and Rhymney
Kinahan, Danny
Ulster Unionist Party
Signed on 16 December 2015
South Antrim
Law, Chris
Scottish National Party
Signed on 16 December 2015
Dundee West
McNally, John
Scottish National Party
Signed on 16 December 2015
Falkirk
Mulholland, Greg
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 2 February 2016
Leeds North West
Reed, Mr Jamie
Labour
Signed on 27 January 2016
Copeland
Ritchie, Ms Margaret
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 15 December 2015
South Down
Robinson, Gavin
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 7 January 2016
Belfast East
Ryan, Joan
Labour
Signed on 16 December 2015
Enfield North
Salmond, Alex
Scottish National Party
Signed on 7 January 2016
Gordon
Smeeth, Ruth
Labour
Signed on 15 December 2015
Stoke-on-Trent North
Spellar, John
Labour
Signed on 10 March 2016
Warley
Thewliss, Alison
Scottish National Party
Signed on 15 December 2015
Glasgow Central
Timms, Stephen
Labour
Signed on 15 December 2015
East Ham
Weir, Mike
Scottish National Party
Signed on 16 December 2015
Angus
Williams, Mr Mark
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 6 January 2016
Ceredigion
Wilson, Sammy
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 25 January 2016
East Antrim

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.