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Use Of Cheques

EDM number 1217 in 2013-14, proposed by David Ward on 24/03/2014.
Categorised under the topic of Financial services.

That this House calls for cheques to be accepted by all suitable establishments, including banks, energy companies, utility companies, shops and public bodies; highlights that plans to abolish the cheque in 2018 were scrapped following mass support for the cheque; notes that cheques are the favoured legal tender for many people, the majority of whom are overwhelmingly pensioners; further notes the increasing incidence of businesses refusing to accept the cheque as payment for services; questions the rationale of saving the cheque as a method of legal tender if people are denied the right to use it in many establishments; further notes that establishments refusing to accept cheques make the lives of those who wish to pay by cheque much harder; reminds large establishments that they serve their customers, not the other way around; celebrates that cheques are in some circumstances the safest method of payment; suggests that the use of cheques could be subject to a minimum spend requirement as debit and credit cards are in many establishments; and calls on the Government to work with the Payments Council to undertake a review into possible methods of protecting customers' rights to use cheques in appropriate circumstances.

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

David Ward24/03/2014Bradford EastLiberal DemocratProposed
Kelvin Hopkins24/03/2014Luton NorthLabourSeconded
Alan Meale25/03/2014MansfieldLabourSeconded
Jim Shannon25/03/2014StrangfordDUPSeconded
Jonathan Edwards25/03/2014Carmarthen East and DinefwrPlaid CymruSeconded
John McDonnell25/03/2014Hayes and HarlingtonLabourSeconded
Martin Caton25/03/2014GowerLabourSigned
Jim Dobbin25/03/2014Heywood and MiddletonLabourSigned
Lindsay Roy25/03/2014GlenrothesLabourSigned
Andrew George25/03/2014St IvesLiberal DemocratSigned
Sandra Osborne26/03/2014Ayr, Carrick and CumnockLabourSigned
Gregory Campbell26/03/2014East LondonderryDUPSigned
Dennis Skinner26/03/2014BolsoverLabourSigned
Julian Lewis26/03/2014New Forest EastConservativeSigned
Gordon Marsden26/03/2014Blackpool SouthLabourSigned
Ronnie Campbell26/03/2014Blyth ValleyLabourSigned
William McCrea26/03/2014South AntrimDUPSigned
John Cryer26/03/2014Leyton and WansteadLabourSigned
John Leech27/03/2014Manchester, WithingtonLiberal DemocratSigned
Naomi Long27/03/2014Belfast EastAllianceSigned
David Simpson27/03/2014Upper BannDUPSigned
Nigel Dodds27/03/2014Belfast NorthDUPSigned
Angus MacNeil27/03/2014Na h-Eileanan an IarScottish National PartySigned
Mary Glindon27/03/2014North TynesideLabourSigned
David Crausby31/03/2014Bolton North EastLabourSigned
Andrew Stunell31/03/2014Hazel GroveLiberal DemocratSigned
Elfyn Llwyd01/04/2014Dwyfor MeirionnyddPlaid CymruSigned
Bob Blackman01/04/2014Harrow EastConservativeSigned
Alasdair McDonnell02/04/2014Belfast SouthSocial Democratic and Labour PartySigned
Graham Stringer02/04/2014Blackley and BroughtonLabourSigned
Mark Williams03/04/2014CeredigionLiberal DemocratSigned
Hugh Bayley07/04/2014York CentralLabourSigned
Mike Hancock08/04/2014Portsmouth SouthLiberal DemocratSigned

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