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Access to cash during the covid-19 outbreak

EDM (Early Day Motion) 1361: tabled on 14 January 2021

Tabled in the 2019-21 session.

This motion has been signed by 28 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

Motion text

That this House commends the LINK commitment to replace all free-to-use ATMs within their network during the covid-19 pandemic; in addition acknowledges that cuts to the interchange fee have led to the closure of thousands of free-to-use ATMs; notes that this has affected rural communities most profoundly as alternative sources of cash demand a consumer-met fee or are bound by the closing hours of stores or post offices; further notes that this disproportionally affects the vulnerable and older populations who are increasingly becoming excluded from their local economies as long-distance travel for cash or the use of digital monies is unviable; and calls on the Government to work with the Payment Systems Regulator and Financial Conduct Authority to devise a tiered or zoned interchange fee to ensure that ATM infrastructure funding is distributed fairly throughout the UK and protects ATMs in all communities, despite their population and withdrawal volume levels.

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.

Saville Roberts, Liz
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 18 January 2021
Dwyfor Meirionnydd
Lake, Ben
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 18 January 2021
Ceredigion
Dorans, Allan
Scottish National Party
Signed on 18 January 2021
Ayr, Carrick and Cumnock
Cowan, Ronnie
Scottish National Party
Signed on 18 January 2021
Inverclyde
Moran, Layla
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 18 January 2021
Oxford West and Abingdon
Osborne, Kate
Labour
Signed on 18 January 2021
Jarrow
Webbe, Claudia
Independent
Signed on 19 January 2021
Leicester East
Edwards, Jonathan
Independent
Signed on 19 January 2021
Carmarthen East and Dinefwr
Jardine, Christine
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 19 January 2021
Edinburgh West
Fellows, Marion
Scottish National Party
Signed on 19 January 2021
Motherwell and Wishaw
Thewliss, Alison
Scottish National Party
Signed on 19 January 2021
Glasgow Central
Mearns, Ian
Labour
Signed on 19 January 2021
Gateshead
Shannon, Jim
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 20 January 2021
Strangford
Farron, Tim
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 20 January 2021
Westmorland and Lonsdale
Stephens, Chris
Scottish National Party
Signed on 21 January 2021
Glasgow South West
Lucas, Caroline
Green Party
Signed on 25 January 2021
Brighton, Pavilion
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 27 January 2021
Hayes and Harlington
Ribeiro-Addy, Bell
Labour
Signed on 1 February 2021
Streatham
Abbott, Ms Diane
Labour
Signed on 22 February 2021
Hackney North and Stoke Newington
Betts, Mr Clive
Labour
Signed on 15 March 2021
Sheffield South East
Chamberlain, Wendy
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 26 March 2021
North East Fife
Russell-Moyle, Lloyd
Labour
Signed on 11 May 2021
Brighton, Kemptown

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.