Cost Of Postal Delivery In Parts Of Scotland
That this House is concerned by the findings of The Postcode Penalty, a new report from Citizens Advice Scotland, which shows that at least one million Scots are being hit with surcharges, late delivery and even being refused delivery when they buy goods online, because of where they live; notes that consumers in Scotland's island communities pay a postcode penalty of nearly 19 for delivery, a mark up of over 500 per cent, and consumers across the Highlands are charged an extra 15; further notes that of all the surcharges levied by the 534 retailers that Citizens Advice Scotland investigated, more than 70 per cent applied to consumers in Scotland, indicating that Scots are disproportionately affected by poor delivery practices; further notes that this problem affects businesses as well as consumers; calls on retailers to change their delivery policies to ensure fair, affordable and understandable delivery for consumers wherever they live; applauds Royal Mail forits universal service obligation which ensures a fair price for post and parcels across the whole of the UK; and congratulates the Scottish CAB Service forits campaign to secure a fairer deal for consumers.
This motion has been signed by a total of 12 MPs.
|Robert Smith||19/12/2012||West Aberdeenshire and Kincardine||Liberal Democrat||Proposed|
|Alan Reid||19/12/2012||Argyll and Bute||Liberal Democrat||Seconded|
|Malcolm Bruce||19/12/2012||Gordon||Liberal Democrat||Seconded|
|John Thurso||19/12/2012||Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross||Liberal Democrat||Seconded|
|Michael Crockart||08/01/2013||Edinburgh West||Liberal Democrat||Seconded|
|Jeffrey M Donaldson||09/01/2013||Lagan Valley||DUP||Signed|
|Charles Kennedy||14/01/2013||Ross, Skye and Lochaber||Liberal Democrat||Signed|
|Jim McGovern||21/01/2013||Dundee West||Labour||Signed|
|Menzies Campbell||22/01/2013||North East Fife||Liberal Democrat||Signed|
|Alasdair McDonnell||23/01/2013||Belfast South||Social Democratic and Labour Party||Signed|
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