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Prepayment meter energy customers and self-disconnection

EDM (Early Day Motion) 393: tabled on 21 September 2022

Tabled in the 2022-23 session.

This motion has been signed by 32 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

Motion text

That this House acknowledges the rising cost of energy for households; notes that prepayment meter customers pay more in standing charges and unit rates for energy; recognises that prepayment meter customers are not afforded the same rights when in energy debt as direct debit customers; understands that a prepayment meter customer can only get into limited amounts of debt, currently ten pounds, before self-disconnection is the only option available; acknowledges that self-disconnection could see the most vulnerable in our society left without heat, light and facilities to cook and wash over the coming winter; and strongly urges the Government to outlaw self-disconnection to ensure that the poorest and most vulnerable customers are not left without basic energy provision this winter.

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.

Hanna, Claire
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 23 September 2022
Belfast South
Cowan, Ronnie
Scottish National Party
Signed on 23 September 2022
Inverclyde
Oswald, Kirsten
Scottish National Party
Signed on 23 September 2022
East Renfrewshire
Thompson, Owen
Scottish National Party
Signed on 23 September 2022
Midlothian
Stephens, Chris
Scottish National Party
Signed on 22 September 2022
Glasgow South West
Thewliss, Alison
Scottish National Party
Signed on 22 September 2022
Glasgow Central
Whitford, Dr Philippa
Scottish National Party
Signed on 23 September 2022
Central Ayrshire
Doogan, Dave
Scottish National Party
Signed on 23 September 2022
Angus
Grant, Peter
Scottish National Party
Signed on 23 September 2022
Glenrothes
Edwards, Jonathan
Independent
Signed on 23 September 2022
Carmarthen East and Dinefwr
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 23 September 2022
Hayes and Harlington
Grady, Patrick
Independent
Signed on 11 October 2022
Glasgow North
Brock, Deidre
Scottish National Party
Signed on 11 October 2022
Edinburgh North and Leith
Maskell, Rachael
Labour
Signed on 11 October 2022
York Central
Hobhouse, Wera
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 11 October 2022
Bath
Law, Chris
Scottish National Party
Signed on 11 October 2022
Dundee West
Fellows, Marion
Scottish National Party
Signed on 11 October 2022
Motherwell and Wishaw
Lewis, Clive
Labour
Signed on 11 October 2022
Norwich South
Docherty-Hughes, Martin
Scottish National Party
Signed on 11 October 2022
West Dunbartonshire
Whittome, Nadia
Labour
Signed on 12 October 2022
Nottingham East
Hanvey, Neale
Alba Party
Signed on 20 October 2022
Kirkcaldy and Cowdenbeath
Ribeiro-Addy, Bell
Labour
Signed on 25 October 2022
Streatham
Nicolson, John
Scottish National Party
Signed on 26 October 2022
Ochil and South Perthshire
Long Bailey, Rebecca
Labour
Signed on 27 October 2022
Salford and Eccles
Chamberlain, Wendy
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 5 December 2022
North East Fife
Trickett, Jon
Labour
Signed on 6 December 2022
Hemsworth

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.