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EDM (Early Day Motion) 747: tabled on 20 July 2020

Tabled in the 2019-21 session.

This motion has been signed by 30 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

Motion text

That this House supports the urgent reversal of the decision to make over-75s pay for TV licences during the covid-19 outbreak; notes with concern that licenses will have to be paid for from August 2020; believes that responsibility for funding free TV licences should not have been handed over by the Government to the BBC; highlights that loneliness amongst the over 75s has worsened as a result of the covid-19 outbreak; further highlights that stripping the over-75s of their free TV licenses will exacerbate loneliness; and calls on the Government to reconsider the issue as a matter of urgency.

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.

Whitley, Mick
Labour
Signed on 21 July 2020
Birkenhead
Stephens, Chris
Scottish National Party
Signed on 21 July 2020
Glasgow South West
Lewis, Clive
Labour
Signed on 21 July 2020
Norwich South
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 21 July 2020
Hayes and Harlington
Farry, Stephen
Alliance
Signed on 21 July 2020
North Down
Lake, Ben
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 22 July 2020
Ceredigion
Osborne, Kate
Labour
Signed on 22 July 2020
Jarrow
Saville Roberts, Liz
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 22 July 2020
Dwyfor Meirionnydd
Lucas, Caroline
Green Party
Signed on 22 July 2020
Brighton, Pavilion
Edwards, Jonathan
Independent
Signed on 22 July 2020
Carmarthen East and Dinefwr
Moran, Layla
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 1 September 2020
Oxford West and Abingdon
Howarth, Sir George
Labour
Signed on 1 September 2020
Knowsley
Lewell-Buck, Mrs Emma
Labour
Signed on 1 September 2020
South Shields
McCabe, Steve
Labour
Signed on 1 September 2020
Birmingham, Selly Oak
Dorans, Allan
Scottish National Party
Signed on 1 September 2020
Ayr, Carrick and Cumnock
Chamberlain, Wendy
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 1 September 2020
North East Fife
McKinnell, Catherine
Labour
Signed on 1 September 2020
Newcastle upon Tyne North
Byrne, Ian
Labour
Signed on 1 September 2020
Liverpool, West Derby
Abbott, Ms Diane
Labour
Signed on 1 September 2020
Hackney North and Stoke Newington
Hill, Mike
Labour
Signed on 1 September 2020
Hartlepool
Williams, Hywel
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 3 September 2020
Arfon
Russell-Moyle, Lloyd
Labour
Signed on 15 September 2020
Brighton, Kemptown
Gibson, Patricia
Scottish National Party
Signed on 24 September 2020
North Ayrshire and Arran
Sultana, Zarah
Labour
Signed on 14 October 2020
Coventry South

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.