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Protecting free access to cash

EDM (Early Day Motion) 232: tabled on 02 March 2020

Tabled in the 2019-21 session.

This motion has been signed by 33 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

Motion text

That this House calls on the Government to take urgent action to protect free access to cash for people across the UK, which the UK’s largest cashpoint network, Link, has warned will collapse within two years without immediate intervention; understands that since January 2018, one in five free to use cashpoints has closed, around 9,500 across the UK, and that consumers currently spend a staggering £100 million a year just to withdraw their own money; acknowledges that this comes on the backdrop of the closure of thousands of bank branches and post offices, with these closures being particularly damaging to more rural communities, and there has been no replacement for these services; recognises that access to free cash is vitally important to some of our most vulnerable communities, many of whom are digitally excluded, such as pensioners and those on low incomes; appreciates that the loss of free cash machines is occurring at a much higher rate in more socially disadvantaged areas, forcing already poor communities to pay significant fees to access their cash, affecting their ability to pay for necessities; and calls on the Government to bring forward legislation to ensure that the provision of free access to cash is protected so that no community is left behind in an increasingly digital society.

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.

Sharma, Mr Virendra
Labour
Signed on 3 March 2020
Ealing, Southall
Shannon, Jim
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 3 March 2020
Strangford
McDonald, Stewart Malcolm
Scottish National Party
Signed on 3 March 2020
Glasgow South
Dorans, Allan
Scottish National Party
Signed on 3 March 2020
Ayr, Carrick and Cumnock
Duffield, Rosie
Labour
Signed on 3 March 2020
Canterbury
Bonnar, Steven
Scottish National Party
Signed on 3 March 2020
Coatbridge, Chryston and Bellshill
Edwards, Jonathan
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 3 March 2020
Carmarthen East and Dinefwr
Blackman, Bob
Conservative
Signed on 3 March 2020
Harrow East
Robinson, Gavin
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 3 March 2020
Belfast East
O'Hara, Brendan
Scottish National Party
Signed on 3 March 2020
Argyll and Bute
Cowan, Ronnie
Scottish National Party
Signed on 4 March 2020
Inverclyde
Yasin, Mohammad
Labour
Signed on 4 March 2020
Bedford
Hollern, Kate
Labour
Signed on 4 March 2020
Blackburn
Bottomley, Sir Peter
Conservative
Signed on 4 March 2020
Worthing West
Stephens, Chris
Scottish National Party
Signed on 4 March 2020
Glasgow South West
Hopkins, Rachel
Labour
Signed on 5 March 2020
Luton South
Hanvey, Neale
Independent
Signed on 5 March 2020
Kirkcaldy and Cowdenbeath
Bardell, Hannah
Scottish National Party
Signed on 5 March 2020
Livingston
Anderson, Fleur
Labour
Signed on 9 March 2020
Putney
Jardine, Christine
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 9 March 2020
Edinburgh West
Saville Roberts, Liz
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 10 March 2020
Dwyfor Meirionnydd
Hill, Mike
Labour
Signed on 10 March 2020
Hartlepool
Cherry, Joanna
Scottish National Party
Signed on 11 March 2020
Edinburgh South West
Chamberlain, Wendy
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 12 March 2020
North East Fife
Brock, Deidre
Scottish National Party
Signed on 27 April 2020
Edinburgh North and Leith
Russell-Moyle, Lloyd
Labour
Signed on 15 September 2020
Brighton, Kemptown
Cooper, Daisy
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 11 March 2021
St Albans

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.