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Internet Take-Up Amongst Vulnerable Groups

EDM number 1193 in 2012-13, proposed by John Robertson on 14/03/2013.
Categorised under the topics of Elderly people, Incomes and poverty and Information technology.

That this House notes recent Ofcom figures that show that the UK has the highest internet usage in Europe; further notes recent Office of National Statistics figures showing that nearly 90 per cent of people who have used the internet are aged under 65 and that 53 per cent of people who have never used the internet have a disability; further notes that only 74 per cent of existing jobseeker's allowance claimants have a home broadband connection; highlights how many public services rely on using the internet, including universal credit; further highlights how those who are confident in using the internet are able to access better deals on necessities such as energy; expresses concern that those who would benefit most from internet usage appear to be those who have never used it; further notes that while 81 per cent of UK households use the internet once a week, disadvantaged groups are the least likely to be within this 81 per cent; further expresses concern that the Department for Culture, Media and Sport has made no assessment of the free community internet access points in the UK; and urges the Government to initiate a strategy for increasing internet take-up and internet provision amongst vulnerable groups, such as elderly people, those on low incomes and disabled people.

This motion has been signed by a total of 56 MPs.

John Robertson14/03/2013Glasgow North WestLabourProposed
Alan Reid14/03/2013Argyll and ButeLiberal DemocratSeconded
Bob Russell14/03/2013ColchesterLiberal DemocratSeconded
Jim Shannon14/03/2013StrangfordDUPSeconded
Ann Coffey14/03/2013StockportLabourSeconded
Michael Weir14/03/2013AngusScottish National PartySeconded
Graeme Morrice14/03/2013LivingstonLabourSigned
Julian Huppert14/03/2013CambridgeLiberal DemocratSigned
Joan Walley14/03/2013Stoke-on-Trent NorthLabourSigned
Peter Bottomley14/03/2013Worthing WestConservativeSigned
Ian Davidson14/03/2013Glasgow South WestLabourSigned
Mark Lazarowicz14/03/2013Edinburgh North and LeithLabourSigned
Frank Roy14/03/2013Motherwell and WishawLabourSigned
Grahame Morris18/03/2013EasingtonLabourSigned
Jonathan Edwards18/03/2013Carmarthen East and DinefwrPlaid CymruSigned
Mark Durkan18/03/2013FoyleSocial Democratic and Labour PartySigned
Jim Dobbin18/03/2013Heywood and MiddletonLabourSigned
Michael Connarty18/03/2013Linlithgow and East FalkirkLabourSigned
Alan Meale18/03/2013MansfieldLabourSigned
Anne Begg19/03/2013Aberdeen SouthLabourSigned
David Anderson19/03/2013BlaydonLabourSigned
Virendra Sharma19/03/2013Ealing, SouthallLabourSigned
David Ward19/03/2013Bradford EastLiberal DemocratSigned
Tracey Crouch19/03/2013Chatham and AylesfordConservativeSigned
Valerie Vaz19/03/2013Walsall SouthLabourSigned
Ian Lavery19/03/2013WansbeckLabourSigned
Nigel Dodds19/03/2013Belfast NorthDUPSigned
Jeremy Corbyn19/03/2013Islington NorthLabourSigned
Margaret Ritchie19/03/2013South DownSocial Democratic and Labour PartySigned
Chris Ruane19/03/2013Vale of ClwydLabourSigned
Joan Ruddock19/03/2013Lewisham, DeptfordLabourSigned
George Howarth19/03/2013KnowsleyLabourSigned
Elfyn Llwyd19/03/2013Dwyfor MeirionnyddPlaid CymruSigned
William McCrea19/03/2013South AntrimDUPSigned
Gregory Campbell19/03/2013East LondonderryDUPSigned
Sarah Champion20/03/2013RotherhamLabourSigned
Steve Rotheram20/03/2013Liverpool, WaltonLabourSigned
Natascha Engel20/03/2013North East DerbyshireLabourSigned
Graham Stringer20/03/2013Blackley and BroughtonLabourSigned
Paul Flynn20/03/2013Newport WestLabourSigned
Naomi Long20/03/2013Belfast EastAllianceSigned
Lady Hermon20/03/2013North DownIndependentSigned
David Simpson20/03/2013Upper BannDUPSigned
Jim Sheridan20/03/2013Paisley and Renfrewshire NorthLabourSigned
Kelvin Hopkins21/03/2013Luton NorthLabourSigned
Martin Caton21/03/2013GowerLabourSigned
Dan Rogerson21/03/2013North CornwallLiberal DemocratSigned
Lindsay Roy21/03/2013GlenrothesLabourSigned
Mary Glindon22/03/2013North TynesideLabourSigned
John McDonnell22/03/2013Hayes and HarlingtonLabourSigned
George Galloway25/03/2013Bradford WestRespectSigned
Roger Godsiff25/03/2013Birmingham, Hall GreenLabourSigned
Paul Burstow10/04/2013Sutton and CheamLiberal DemocratSigned
David Crausby10/04/2013Bolton North EastLabourSigned
Michael Crockart10/04/2013Edinburgh WestLiberal DemocratSigned
Paul Murphy18/04/2013TorfaenLabourSigned

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