Early day motion 1632

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INDEPENDENT BAILIFF REGULATOR

That this House is shocked and saddened to hear of the death of Jerome Rogers, a young bicycle courier who, after being aggressively pursued by bailiffs, felt driven to take his own life; notes the evidence from Citizens Advice of poor treatment at the hands of bailiffs across the UK; considers that the 24 per cent increase in the number of bailiff issues since reforms to the bailiff industry introduced in 2014 demonstrates that these reforms have not worked; further notes reports of enforcement agents acting inappropriately towards Citizens Advice clients, refusing offers of payments, entering homes when they ought not to and charging disproportionate or inappropriate fees; recognises that people who are visited by bailiffs are disproportionately likely to be vulnerable, with half living in social housing, one in three having a long term health condition or disability and more than a quarter being single parents with dependent children; and calls on the Government to institute fundamental reform of the sector through the introduction of an independent bailiff regulator and an independent complaints process.

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Name Party Constituency Date Signed
Cunningham, Jim Labour Party Coventry South 10.10.2018
Day, Martyn Scottish National Party Linlithgow and East Falkirk 10.10.2018
George, Ruth Labour Party High Peak 11.10.2018
Glindon, Mary Labour Party North Tyneside 11.10.2018
Godsiff, Roger Labour Party Birmingham Hall Green 13.09.2018
Hopkins, Kelvin Labour Party Luton North 10.10.2018
Linden, David Scottish National Party Glasgow East 13.09.2018
Martin, Sandy Labour Party Ipswich 13.09.2018
Russell-Moyle, Lloyd Labour Party Brighton Kemptown 10.10.2018
Saville Roberts, Liz Plaid Cymru Dwyfor Meirionnydd 10.10.2018
Shannon, Jim Democratic Unionist Party Strangford 09.10.2018
Walker, Thelma Labour Party Colne Valley 09.10.2018