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Gas Prices And Low Income Consumers

EDM number 282 in 1994-95, proposed by John Denham on 14/12/1994.

That this House condemns the decision of British Gas to widen the price differential between those consumers paying by key meters, cash payments and direct debit; notes that, even for modest gas consumption, those paying by key meter will pay the highest gas bills and those paying by direct debit the lowest; believes that key meters and cash payments will be used by consumers on the lowest incomes, including the elderly, the low paid, those relying on benefits and students; further believes that victimising low income consumers in this way is a further unacceptable example of the conduct of a privatised company supplying a basic service; calls on British Gas to reconsider its decision; and urges the Government to amend legislation to enable the Regulator to outlaw such measures in the future.

This motion has been signed by a total of 47 MPs, 2 of these signatures have been withdrawn.

John Denham14/12/1994Southampton, ItchenProposed
Colin Pickthall15/12/1994West LancashireSigned
James Wray15/12/1994Glasgow ProvanSigned
Hugh Bayley15/12/1994York, City ofSigned
Harry Barnes15/12/1994North East DerbyshireSigned
Win Griffiths15/12/1994BridgendSigned
Paul Flynn15/12/1994Newport WestSigned
John Evans15/12/1994St Helens NorthSigned
Terry Davis15/12/1994Birmingham, Hodge HillSigned
John Cummings15/12/1994EasingtonSigned
Tom Cox15/12/1994TootingSigned
Jean Corston15/12/1994Bristol EastSigned
Harry Cohen15/12/1994LeytonSigned
Eric Clarke15/12/1994MidlothianSigned
Malcolm Chisholm15/12/1994Edinburgh LeithSigned
Bill Michie15/12/1994Sheffield, HeeleySigned
Alan Meale15/12/1994MansfieldSigned
Lynne Jones15/12/1994Birmingham, Selly OakSigned
Jimmy Hood15/12/1994ClydesdaleSigned
Dennis Skinner15/12/1994BolsoverSigned
Robert Parry15/12/1994Liverpool, RiversideSigned
Tony Banks16/12/1994Newham North WestSigned
Clive Betts16/12/1994Sheffield, AttercliffeSigned
David Hanson19/12/1994DelynSigned
Andrew MacKinlay19/12/1994ThurrockSigned
Glenda Jackson19/12/1994Hampstead & HighgateSigned
Max Madden19/12/1994Bradford WestSigned
Peter Hardy19/12/1994WentworthSigned
Janet Anderson20/12/1994Rossendale & DarwenSigned
Helen Jackson10/01/1995Sheffield, HillsboroughSigned
Martyn Jones10/01/1995Clwyd South WestSigned
Ken Livingstone10/01/1995Brent EastSigned
Paddy Tipping10/01/1995SherwoodSigned
Martin Redmond11/01/1995Don ValleySigned
Joe Benton12/01/1995BootleSigned
David Clelland17/01/1995Tyne BridgeSigned
Mike Hall18/01/1995Warrington SouthSigned
Jim Cunningham26/01/1995Coventry South EastSigned
Judith Church02/02/1995DagenhamSigned
Alan Milburn09/02/1995DarlingtonSigned
George Galloway09/02/1995Glasgow HillheadSigned
John Gunnell13/02/1995Leeds South and MorleySigned
Eddie Loyden14/02/1995Liverpool, GarstonSigned
Dale Campbell-Savours16/02/1995WorkingtonSigned
Nigel Jones23/02/1995CheltenhamSigned
Bill EtheringtonUnknownWithdrawn
Roland BoyesUnknownWithdrawn

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