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Cost Of Energy Purchased With Pre-Payment Meters

EDM number 974 in 2005-06, proposed by Mike Weir on 08/11/2005.

That this House notes that recent substantial rises in energy prices are condemning more people to fuel poverty; fears that if, the Meteorological Office forecasts for a severe winter are correct, many will suffer even more through being unable properly to heat their homes; further notes that pre-payment meters are the most expensive means of buying energy and that those who use them are effectively paying a premium, that those who use such meters are predominately those on lower incomes, that it is much more difficult for those on such meters to switch suppliers to obtain discounts and that in any event many would be unable to benefit from switching; believes that it is unacceptable that the poorest in society should be paying the most for energy; and calls upon the Government to take urgent action to ensure that the cost of energy through pre-payment meters is reduced.

This motion has been signed by a total of 43 MPs.

Michael Weir08/11/2005AngusScottish National PartyProposed
Alex Salmond08/11/2005Banff and BuchanScottish National PartySeconded
Angus Robertson08/11/2005MorayScottish National PartySeconded
Stewart Hosie08/11/2005Dundee EastScottish National PartySeconded
Angus MacNeil08/11/2005Na h-Eileanan an IarScottish National PartySeconded
Pete Wishart08/11/2005Perth and North PerthshireScottish National PartySeconded
Adam Price09/11/2005Carmarthen East and DinefwrPlaid CymruSigned
Lynne Jones09/11/2005Birmingham, Selly OakLabourSigned
Gregory Campbell09/11/2005East LondonderryDUPSigned
Ann Cryer09/11/2005KeighleyLabourSigned
Rudi Vis09/11/2005Finchley and Golders GreenLabourSigned
Iris Robinson10/11/2005StrangfordDUPSigned
John Leech10/11/2005Manchester, WithingtonLiberal DemocratSigned
David Anderson10/11/2005BlaydonLabourSigned
John Hemming10/11/2005Birmingham, YardleyLiberal DemocratSigned
Peter Bottomley10/11/2005Worthing WestConservativeSigned
Mark Durkan10/11/2005FoyleSocial Democratic and Labour PartySigned
Colin Breed10/11/2005South East CornwallLiberal DemocratSigned
Glenda Jackson10/11/2005Hampstead and HighgateLabourSigned
Bob Spink10/11/2005Castle PointConservativeSigned
Alan Simpson10/11/2005Nottingham SouthLabourSigned
Janet Dean11/11/2005BurtonLabourSigned
Mark Hunter11/11/2005CheadleLiberal DemocratSigned
Stephen Williams11/11/2005Bristol WestLiberal DemocratSigned
Mark Williams11/11/2005CeredigionLiberal DemocratSigned
Elfyn Llwyd14/11/2005Meirionnydd Nant ConwyPlaid CymruSigned
Paul Holmes15/11/2005ChesterfieldLiberal DemocratSigned
Albert Owen15/11/2005Ynys MLabourSigned
Nigel Dodds15/11/2005Belfast NorthDUPSigned
David Heyes16/11/2005Ashton-under-LyneLabourSigned
Hywel Williams16/11/2005CaernarfonPlaid CymruSigned
Madeleine Moon16/11/2005BridgendLabourSigned
Edward Vaizey17/11/2005WantageConservativeSigned
Annette Brooke21/11/2005Mid Dorset and North PooleLiberal DemocratSigned
Brian Jenkins22/11/2005TamworthLabourSigned
Jeff Ennis22/11/2005Barnsley East and MexboroughLabourSigned
Bill Etherington22/11/2005Sunderland NorthLabourSigned
Paul Burstow23/11/2005Sutton and CheamLiberal DemocratSigned
Mark Lazarowicz24/11/2005Edinburgh North and LeithLabourSigned
Sandra Gidley24/11/2005RomseyLiberal DemocratSigned
Neil Gerrard28/11/2005WalthamstowLabourSigned
Martin Horwood29/11/2005CheltenhamLiberal DemocratSigned
John Barrett06/12/2005Edinburgh WestLiberal DemocratSigned

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