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Cheque Payments For Pensions And Benefits

EDM number 1968 in 2007-08, proposed by Robert Smith on 07/07/2008.
Categorised under the topics of Benefits administration and Pensions.

That this House notes that around 400,000 people currently choose to receive pension and benefit payments by Department for Work and Pensions cheques; further notes that the Pension Service is pressing those recipients to receive the benefits through direct payment into a bank account; recalls that in 2004 the Government recognised that recipients who require a cheque payment were likely to include those who are least able to cope with change; therefore urges the Government to again recognise that direct payment is not an appropriate method for some of the most vulnerable members of society; and calls on the Government to continue to allow cheques to be used as a means to withdraw state pension and benefits at local post offices.

This motion has been signed by a total of 88 MPs.

MPDateConstituencyPartyType
Robert Smith07/07/2008West Aberdeenshire and KincardineLiberal DemocratProposed
Kate Hoey07/07/2008VauxhallLabourSeconded
Nigel Evans07/07/2008Ribble ValleyConservativeSeconded
Michael Weir07/07/2008AngusScottish National PartySeconded
Matthew Taylor07/07/2008Truro and St AustellLiberal DemocratSeconded
Lindsay Hoyle07/07/2008ChorleyLabourSeconded
Peter Bottomley07/07/2008Worthing WestConservativeSigned
Bob Russell07/07/2008ColchesterLiberal DemocratSigned
Angus MacNeil08/07/2008Na h-Eileanan an IarScottish National PartySigned
Mike Hancock08/07/2008Portsmouth SouthLiberal DemocratSigned
Andrew George08/07/2008St IvesLiberal DemocratSigned
Mark Durkan08/07/2008FoyleSocial Democratic and Labour PartySigned
David Drew08/07/2008StroudLabourSigned
Andrew Dismore08/07/2008HendonLabourSigned
Ann Cryer08/07/2008KeighleyLabourSigned
Martin Caton08/07/2008GowerLabourSigned
Gregory Campbell08/07/2008East LondonderryDUPSigned
David Simpson08/07/2008Upper BannDUPSigned
Paul Holmes08/07/2008ChesterfieldLiberal DemocratSigned
Lynne Jones08/07/2008Birmingham, Selly OakLabourSigned
William McCrea08/07/2008South AntrimDUPSigned
Alan Meale08/07/2008MansfieldLabourSigned
Colin Breed08/07/2008South East CornwallLiberal DemocratSigned
David Taylor09/07/2008North West LeicestershireLabourSigned
Rudi Vis09/07/2008Finchley and Golders GreenLabourSigned
Roger Williams09/07/2008Brecon and RadnorshireLiberal DemocratSigned
Phil Willis09/07/2008Harrogate and KnaresboroughLiberal DemocratSigned
Nicholas Winterton09/07/2008MacclesfieldConservativeSigned
John Leech09/07/2008Manchester, WithingtonLiberal DemocratSigned
Dan Rogerson09/07/2008North CornwallLiberal DemocratSigned
Stephen Williams09/07/2008Bristol WestLiberal DemocratSigned
Mark Williams09/07/2008CeredigionLiberal DemocratSigned
Alan Beith09/07/2008Berwick-upon-TweedLiberal DemocratSigned
Don Foster09/07/2008BathLiberal DemocratSigned
Gordon Marsden09/07/2008Blackpool SouthLabourSigned
Denis Murphy09/07/2008WansbeckLabourSigned
Albert Owen09/07/2008Ynys MLabourSigned
Annette Brooke09/07/2008Mid Dorset and North PooleLiberal DemocratSigned
Karen Buck09/07/2008Regent's Park and Kensington NorthLabourSigned
Menzies Campbell09/07/2008North East FifeLiberal DemocratSigned
Ronnie Campbell09/07/2008Blyth ValleyLabourSigned
Jeremy Corbyn09/07/2008Islington NorthLabourSigned
Janet Dean09/07/2008BurtonLabourSigned
Lorely Burt10/07/2008SolihullLiberal DemocratSigned
David Laws10/07/2008YeovilLiberal DemocratSigned
Brian Jenkins10/07/2008TamworthLabourSigned
Glenda Jackson10/07/2008Hampstead and HighgateLabourSigned
John Pugh10/07/2008SouthportLiberal DemocratSigned
David Anderson14/07/2008BlaydonLabourSigned
Betty Williams14/07/2008ConwyLabourSigned
Andrew Stunell14/07/2008Hazel GroveLiberal DemocratSigned
Bill Etherington14/07/2008Sunderland NorthLabourSigned
Alistair Carmichael14/07/2008Orkney and ShetlandLiberal DemocratSigned
Malcolm Bruce14/07/2008GordonLiberal DemocratSigned
Simon Hughes14/07/2008North Southwark and BermondseyLiberal DemocratSigned
Kelvin Hopkins14/07/2008Luton NorthLabourSigned
Adrian Sanders14/07/2008TorbayLiberal DemocratSigned
Steve Webb15/07/2008NorthavonLiberal DemocratSigned
Edward Davey15/07/2008Kingston and SurbitonLiberal DemocratSigned
Paul Keetch15/07/2008HerefordLiberal DemocratSigned
David Heyes15/07/2008Ashton-under-LyneLabourSigned
Iris Robinson15/07/2008StrangfordDUPSigned
Eric Illsley16/07/2008Barnsley CentralLabourSigned
Doug Naysmith16/07/2008Bristol North WestLabourSigned
Martin Horwood16/07/2008CheltenhamLiberal DemocratSigned
Danny Alexander17/07/2008Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and StrathspeyLiberal DemocratSigned
John Hemming17/07/2008Birmingham, YardleyLiberal DemocratSigned
Alan Simpson17/07/2008Nottingham SouthLabourSigned
Nick Harvey21/07/2008North DevonLiberal DemocratSigned
Charles Kennedy21/07/2008Ross, Skye and LochaberLiberal DemocratSigned
John McDonnell21/07/2008Hayes and HarlingtonLabourSigned
Sandra Gidley21/07/2008RomseyLiberal DemocratSigned
Susan Kramer21/07/2008Richmond ParkLiberal DemocratSigned
Jo Swinson22/07/2008East DunbartonshireLiberal DemocratSigned
Vincent Cable22/07/2008TwickenhamLiberal DemocratSigned
Michael Moore22/07/2008Berwickshire, Roxburgh and SelkirkLiberal DemocratSigned
Alan Reid22/07/2008Argyll and ButeLiberal DemocratSigned
Jennifer Willott06/10/2008Cardiff CentralLiberal DemocratSigned
David Howarth06/10/2008CambridgeLiberal DemocratSigned
David Hamilton06/10/2008MidlothianLabourSigned
Jim Dobbin06/10/2008Heywood and MiddletonLabourSigned
Alasdair McDonnell06/10/2008Belfast SouthSocial Democratic and Labour PartySigned
Evan Harris06/10/2008Oxford West and AbingdonLiberal DemocratSigned
David Crausby08/10/2008Bolton North EastLabourSigned
John Mason08/10/2008Glasgow EastScottish National PartySigned
John Barrett04/11/2008Edinburgh WestLiberal DemocratSigned
Joan Walley06/11/2008Stoke-on-Trent NorthLabourSigned
Sammy Wilson20/11/2008East AntrimDUPSigned

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