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Basic Bank Accounts

EDM number 1076 in 2010-12, proposed by Katy Clark on 23/11/2010.
Categorised under the topic of Financial services.

That this House welcomes Citizens Advice Scotland's most recent research report, Banking on the Basics, outlining issues experienced by people living in Scotland in accessing basic bank accounts; notes the finding that one in 10 public survey respondents did not have a bank account, though two-thirds of these had tried to open one; further notes the report's findings that a number of people living in Scotland are unable to open a bank account because they have a poor or no credit history, for being unable to meet setidentification requirements, for owing monies to a bank, or due to an undischarged bankruptcy; acknowledges that access to bank accounts is essential for receiving wages, accessing affordable credit, receiving lower utility bills and for financial inclusion; recognises that Citizens Advice Scotland's use of client evidence means that it speaks with authority on effects of policies and practices adopted by financial service providers in Scotland; urges the Government to pursue recommendations made in the report; and calls on the Government to introduce a universal right to a bank account for all.

This motion has been signed by a total of 36 MPs, 1 of these signatures have been withdrawn.

Katy Clark23/11/2010North Ayrshire and ArranLabourProposed
Cathy Jamieson23/11/2010Kilmarnock and LoudounLabourSeconded
Sandra Osborne23/11/2010Ayr, Carrick and CumnockLabourSeconded
Anas Sarwar23/11/2010Glasgow CentralLabourSeconded
Mark Lazarowicz23/11/2010Edinburgh North and LeithLabourSeconded
Michael Crockart23/11/2010Edinburgh WestLiberal DemocratSeconded
Graeme Morrice23/11/2010LivingstonLabourSigned
Eric Illsley24/11/2010Barnsley CentralLabourWithdrawn
Ronnie Campbell24/11/2010Blyth ValleyLabourSigned
Jonathan Edwards24/11/2010Carmarthen East and DinefwrPlaid CymruSigned
Tom Blenkinsop24/11/2010Middlesbrough South and East ClevelandLabourSigned
Anne Begg24/11/2010Aberdeen SouthLabourSigned
Mike Hancock24/11/2010Portsmouth SouthLiberal DemocratSigned
Mark Durkan24/11/2010FoyleSocial Democratic and Labour PartySigned
Jim Dobbin24/11/2010Heywood and MiddletonLabourSigned
Jeremy Corbyn24/11/2010Islington NorthLabourSigned
Alan Meale24/11/2010MansfieldLabourSigned
Kelvin Hopkins24/11/2010Luton NorthLabourSigned
Dennis Skinner25/11/2010BolsoverLabourSigned
Pamela Nash25/11/2010Airdrie and ShottsLabourSigned
Angus MacNeil25/11/2010Na h-Eileanan an IarScottish National PartySigned
Andrew George25/11/2010St IvesLiberal DemocratSigned
John McDonnell25/11/2010Hayes and HarlingtonLabourSigned
Marsha Singh29/11/2010Bradford WestLabourSigned
Charles Kennedy29/11/2010Ross, Skye and LochaberLiberal DemocratSigned
John Hemming29/11/2010Birmingham, YardleyLiberal DemocratSigned
John Leech29/11/2010Manchester, WithingtonLiberal DemocratSigned
Frank Roy30/11/2010Motherwell and WishawLabourSigned
Martin Caton30/11/2010GowerLabourSigned
Virendra Sharma30/11/2010Ealing, SouthallLabourSigned
Sheila Gilmore30/11/2010Edinburgh EastLabourSigned
David Crausby07/12/2010Bolton North EastLabourSigned
Alasdair McDonnell09/12/2010Belfast SouthSocial Democratic and Labour PartySigned
Frank Doran13/12/2010Aberdeen NorthLabourSigned
Tom Clarke14/12/2010Coatbridge, Chryston and BellshillLabourSigned
Linda Riordan26/01/2011HalifaxLabourSigned

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