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Cost Of Postal Delivery In Parts Of Scotland

EDM number 869 in 2012-13, proposed by Robert Smith on 19/12/2012.
Categorised under the topics of Postal services and Service industries.

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 Smith19/12/2012West Aberdeenshire and KincardineLiberal DemocratProposed
Alan Reid19/12/2012Argyll and ButeLiberal DemocratSeconded
Malcolm Bruce19/12/2012GordonLiberal DemocratSeconded
John Thurso19/12/2012Caithness, Sutherland and Easter RossLiberal DemocratSeconded
Lindsay Roy08/01/2013GlenrothesLabourSeconded
Michael Crockart08/01/2013Edinburgh WestLiberal DemocratSeconded
Jeffrey M Donaldson09/01/2013Lagan ValleyDUPSigned
Martin Caton10/01/2013GowerLabourSigned
Charles Kennedy14/01/2013Ross, Skye and LochaberLiberal DemocratSigned
Jim McGovern21/01/2013Dundee WestLabourSigned
Menzies Campbell22/01/2013North East FifeLiberal DemocratSigned
Alasdair McDonnell23/01/2013Belfast SouthSocial Democratic and Labour PartySigned

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