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MOBILE PHONE CHARGES

EDM (Early Day Motion) 745: tabled on 08 January 2018

Tabled in the 2017-19 session.

This motion has been signed by 27 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

Motion text

That this House is deeply concerned that consumers are being poorly served by some of the largest mobile phone providers in the UK; notes that customers of some of the largest mobile phone providers are being charged extra for handsets after the costs of these have been paid off as part of their fixed deal; recognises that Citizens' Advice has found that some networks are overcharging loyal customers an average of £22 per month and up to £38 for contracts with high-spec handsets; agrees that it is completely unacceptable for unsuspecting customers to continue paying for mobile phones they have already bought; acknowledges that over 65s are particularly vulnerable to this practice with 23 per cent of over 65s on a handset-inclusive deal remaining on it for more than a year after their fixed contract expired, compared with 13 per cent of under 65s; and urges the Government to do all it can to end this sharp practice and to work to make it easier for consumers to compare prices by separating out the costs of handsets from the costs of services like data and minutes for all contracts which will mean greater transparency for consumers, allowing them to more easily see for what they are actually paying.

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.

Bardell, Hannah
Scottish National Party
Signed on 17 January 2018
Livingston
Brown, Alan
Scottish National Party
Signed on 22 January 2018
Kilmarnock and Loudoun
Cameron, Dr Lisa
Scottish National Party
Signed on 20 February 2018
East Kilbride, Strathaven and Lesmahagow
Cunningham, Mr Jim
Labour
Signed on 9 January 2018
Coventry South
Edwards, Jonathan
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 9 January 2018
Carmarthen East and Dinefwr
George, Ruth
Labour
Signed on 19 January 2018
High Peak
Gethins, Stephen
Scottish National Party
Signed on 24 January 2018
North East Fife
Glindon, Mary
Labour
Signed on 10 January 2018
North Tyneside
Grady, Patrick
Scottish National Party
Signed on 22 January 2018
Glasgow North
Hendry, Drew
Scottish National Party
Signed on 22 January 2018
Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey
Hermon, Lady
Independent
Signed on 10 January 2018
North Down
Lake, Ben
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 16 January 2018
Ceredigion
Law, Chris
Scottish National Party
Signed on 9 January 2018
Dundee West
Linden, David
Scottish National Party
Signed on 9 January 2018
Glasgow East
Martin, Sandy
Labour
Signed on 19 January 2018
Ipswich
McDonald, Stewart Malcolm
Scottish National Party
Signed on 10 January 2018
Glasgow South
McNally, John
Scottish National Party
Signed on 10 January 2018
Falkirk
Monaghan, Carol
Scottish National Party
Signed on 9 January 2018
Glasgow North West
Saville Roberts, Liz
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 15 January 2018
Dwyfor Meirionnydd
Stephens, Chris
Scottish National Party
Signed on 11 January 2018
Glasgow South West
Thewliss, Alison
Scottish National Party
Signed on 10 January 2018
Glasgow Central

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.