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RBS And Williams And Glyn Bank Branch Closures

EDM number 1319 in 2017-19, proposed by Lloyd Russell-Moyle on 24/05/2018.
Categorised under the topics of Employment, Financial institutions and Financial services.

That this House condemns the decision of the majority state-owned RBS Group to close 162 branches, covering its RBS and Williams and Glyn brands; notes that those closures bring the total number of local bank branch closures to over 1,750 since 2014; further notes that such closures are expected to result in 792 job losses; is concerned of the effect that those closures will have on the access to banking services for communities across the UK; notes that vulnerable people and rural communities rely on physical branches to access basic banking services; notes that Unite the Union has accused RBS of decimating the network and betraying communities; notes that such closures highlight the need for a publicly-supported, community-based bank network; calls on the Government to explore the possibility of a Community Reinvestment Bill which would encourage depository institutions to help meet the credit needs of the communities in which they operate; and further calls on the Government, as the majority shareholder of RBS Group, to act to reverse those closures and ensure that there is necessary access to banking services for all.

This motion has been signed by a total of 24 MPs.

Lloyd Russell-Moyle24/05/2018Brighton, KemptownLabour/Co-operativeProposed
Laura Smith24/05/2018Crewe and NantwichLabourSeconded
Rosie Cooper24/05/2018West LancashireLabourSeconded
Faisal Rashid04/06/2018Warrington SouthLabourSeconded
John Woodcock04/06/2018Barrow and FurnessLabourSeconded
Marie Rimmer04/06/2018St Helens South and WhistonLabourSeconded
Alison McGovern04/06/2018Wirral SouthLabourSigned
Kate Green04/06/2018Stretford and UrmstonLabourSigned
George Howarth04/06/2018KnowsleyLabourSigned
Jim Shannon04/06/2018StrangfordDUPSigned
Jim Cunningham04/06/2018Coventry SouthLabourSigned
Kelvin Hopkins04/06/2018Luton NorthLabourSigned
David Simpson05/06/2018Upper BannDUPSigned
Thelma Walker05/06/2018Colne ValleyLabourSigned
Jamie Stone05/06/2018Caithness, Sutherland and Easter RossLiberal DemocratSigned
Sandy Martin06/06/2018IpswichLabourSigned
Christine Jardine06/06/2018Edinburgh WestLiberal DemocratSigned
Stephen Hepburn06/06/2018JarrowLabourSigned
Ruth George07/06/2018High PeakLabourSigned
Caroline Lucas11/06/2018Brighton, PavilionGreenSigned
Ben Lake12/06/2018CeredigionPlaid CymruSigned
Alan Brown12/06/2018Kilmarnock and LoudounScottish National PartySigned
Drew Hendry12/06/2018Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and StrathspeyScottish National PartySigned
David Crausby27/06/2018Bolton North EastLabourSigned

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