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Camelot And Low-Income Groups

EDM number 1148 in 2009-10, proposed by Andrew Mackinlay on 22/03/2010.
Categorised under the topics of Consumers and Energy.

That this House rejects the proposal of Camelot to mix gambling with the cash payment of utility and other bills at the same terminals in local shops; notes that it seeks to exploit the fact that those who typically make cash bill payments, or top-up pre-payment gas and electricity meters are predominantly from social groups C2, D and E; considers that this is part of an ongoing and perverse campaign of income distribution whereby some of the poorest are coaxed into paying more and more for the entertainment and recreation of higher income groups; and asks the Government to send an early and unequivocal signal to the National Lottery Commission that Parliament will not passively accept this further exploitation of low-income groups.

This motion has been signed by a total of 33 MPs.

Andrew MacKinlay22/03/2010ThurrockLabourProposed
Kelvin Hopkins22/03/2010Luton NorthLabourSeconded
Mark Durkan22/03/2010FoyleSocial Democratic and Labour PartySeconded
Bob Russell22/03/2010ColchesterLiberal DemocratSeconded
Michael Weir23/03/2010AngusScottish National PartySeconded
Ann Cryer23/03/2010KeighleyLabourSeconded
David Drew23/03/2010StroudLabourSigned
Martin Caton23/03/2010GowerLabourSigned
Lynne Jones23/03/2010Birmingham, Selly OakLabourSigned
Paul Holmes23/03/2010ChesterfieldLiberal DemocratSigned
Ken Purchase24/03/2010Wolverhampton North EastLabourSigned
Alan Simpson24/03/2010Nottingham SouthLabourSigned
Glenda Jackson24/03/2010Hampstead and HighgateLabourSigned
Edward O'Hara24/03/2010Knowsley SouthLabourSigned
John Cummings24/03/2010EasingtonLabourSigned
Andrew George24/03/2010St IvesLiberal DemocratSigned
John Pugh25/03/2010SouthportLiberal DemocratSigned
John Austin25/03/2010Erith and ThamesmeadLabourSigned
Mike Hancock25/03/2010Portsmouth SouthLiberal DemocratSigned
Lembit 29/03/2010MontgomeryshireLiberal DemocratSigned
Paul Burstow29/03/2010Sutton and CheamLiberal DemocratSigned
Mark Todd29/03/2010South DerbyshireLabourSigned
Dennis Skinner30/03/2010BolsoverLabourSigned
Eric Illsley30/03/2010Barnsley CentralLabourSigned
Brian Jenkins30/03/2010TamworthLabourSigned
George Galloway30/03/2010Bethnal Green and BowRespectSigned
Katy Clark30/03/2010North Ayrshire and ArranLabourSigned
John Mason30/03/2010Glasgow EastScottish National PartySigned
Paul Keetch06/04/2010HerefordLiberal DemocratSigned
Eddie McGrady06/04/2010South DownSocial Democratic and Labour PartySigned
Michael Clapham06/04/2010Barnsley West and PenistoneLabourSigned
Andrew Stunell06/04/2010Hazel GroveLiberal DemocratSigned
Joan Walley06/04/2010Stoke-on-Trent NorthLabourSigned

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