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Energy Company Treatment Of Prepayment Meter Customers

EDM number 238 in 2015-16, proposed by Dawn Butler on 02/07/2015.
Categorised under the topics of Energy and Utilities.

That this House notes the recent Ofgem report calling on all energy suppliers to treat prepayment meter (PPM) customers fairly; further notes that households need more support in switching to different tariffs and method of supply; believes that companies should abolish the charge for installing PPMs as this adds to debt and investigate the best way to establish a price to beat so that consumers can trust the price they pay is fair; further notes that energy companies apply through the courts for warrants to transfer customers with fuel debt on to PPMs, the very people who are least able to afford high tariffs; further believes that meters should not be routinely used to pay off debt as this leads to self-disconnection; further believes that stronger safeguards are required for the issue of warrants and the authority forcibly to install PPMs where households include vulnerable children or adults; and further notes that the expansion of smart meters into homes presents safeguarding challenges to avoid homes being put at risk of disconnection by a simple click of a mouse.

This motion has been signed by a total of 54 MPs.

Dawn Butler02/07/2015Proposed
Caroline Lucas02/07/2015Brighton, PavilionGreenSeconded
Alan Whitehead02/07/2015Southampton, TestLabourSeconded
Clive Lewis02/07/2015Norwich SouthLabourSeconded
Sadiq Khan02/07/2015TootingLabourSeconded
Chris Matheson02/07/2015City of ChesterLabourSeconded
Dennis Skinner02/07/2015BolsoverLabourSigned
Jim Dowd02/07/2015Lewisham West and PengeLabourSigned
Keith Vaz06/07/2015Leicester EastLabourSigned
Kelvin Hopkins06/07/2015Luton NorthLabourSigned
Jim Shannon06/07/2015StrangfordDUPSigned
Patrick Grady06/07/2015Glasgow NorthScottish National PartySigned
Virendra Sharma06/07/2015Ealing, SouthallLabourSigned
Roger Godsiff06/07/2015Birmingham, Hall GreenLabourSigned
Liz Saville Roberts06/07/2015Dwyfor MeirionnyddPlaid CymruSigned
Robert Flello06/07/2015Stoke-on-Trent SouthLabourSigned
Paul Monaghan06/07/2015Caithness, Sutherland and Easter RossScottish National PartySigned
Ian Mearns06/07/2015GatesheadLabourSigned
Chris Law06/07/2015Dundee WestScottish National PartySigned
Peter Bottomley06/07/2015Worthing WestConservativeSigned
Drew Hendry06/07/2015Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and StrathspeyScottish National PartySigned
Stuart Donaldson07/07/2015West Aberdeenshire and KincardineScottish National PartySigned
Grahame Morris07/07/2015EasingtonLabourSigned
Martin Docherty07/07/2015West DunbartonshireScottish National PartySigned
Eilidh Whiteford07/07/2015Banff and BuchanScottish National PartySigned
David Simpson07/07/2015Upper BannDUPSigned
Chris Stephens07/07/2015Glasgow South WestScottish National PartySigned
Phil Boswell07/07/2015Coatbridge, Chryston and BellshillScottish National PartySigned
Michael Weir07/07/2015AngusScottish National PartySigned
Alan Meale07/07/2015MansfieldLabourSigned
Tommy Sheppard07/07/2015Edinburgh EastScottish National PartySigned
John McNally08/07/2015FalkirkScottish National PartySigned
Ronnie Campbell08/07/2015Blyth ValleyLabourSigned
Ian Lavery08/07/2015WansbeckLabourSigned
Carol Monaghan08/07/2015Glasgow North WestScottish National PartySigned
Jeremy Corbyn09/07/2015Islington NorthLabourSigned
Joanna Cherry09/07/2015Edinburgh South WestScottish National PartySigned
Liz McInnes09/07/2015Heywood and MiddletonLabourSigned
Callum McCaig13/07/2015Aberdeen SouthScottish National PartySigned
Rachael Maskell13/07/2015York CentralLabour/Co-operativeSigned
Tasmina Sheikh13/07/2015Ochil and South PerthshireScottish National PartySigned
Neil Gray16/07/2015Airdrie and ShottsScottish National PartySigned
Alan Brown21/07/2015Kilmarnock and LoudounScottish National PartySigned
Mhairi Black21/07/2015Paisley and Renfrewshire SouthScottish National PartySigned
Matthew Pennycook07/09/2015Greenwich and WoolwichLabourSigned
Margaret Hodge16/09/2015BarkingLabourSigned
Wes Streeting16/09/2015Ilford NorthLabourSigned
Angela Rayner16/09/2015Ashton-under-LyneLabourSigned
Frank Field12/10/2015BirkenheadLabourSigned
Angus MacNeil20/10/2015Na h-Eileanan an IarScottish National PartySigned
Helen Hayes07/12/2015Dulwich and West NorwoodLabourSigned
Rosie Cooper14/12/2015West LancashireLabourSigned
Tulip Siddiq11/01/2016Hampstead and KilburnLabourSigned
Angela Crawley11/05/2016Lanark and Hamilton EastScottish National PartySigned

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