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REDUCTIONS IN HOUSING BENEFIT

EDM (Early Day Motion) 298: tabled on 04 December 1996

Tabled in the 1996-97 session.

This motion has been signed by 67 Members. It has received 1 amendment.

As this motion is using historical data, we may not have the record of the original ordering, in which case signatories are listed alphabetically.

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Motion text

That this House is gravely concerned by proposals in the Budget restricting housing benefit for single people under 60 years renting privately to the cost of shared accommodation for the area from October 1997; notes that this would, if implemented, deny to many middle aged people the opportunity of occupying self-contained accommodation; further notes the poor conditions and safety hazards which are widely encountered in shared accommodation in which single people would increasingly be expected to live; deplores the fact that this involves a clear breach of the assurances given to private tenants by Ministers that housing benefit would protect them from the effects of higher rents following deregulation of private lettings fears that the proposals could lead to the build up of rent arrears resulting in eventual homelessness; and calls on the Government to reconsider these damaging and ill thought-out proposals.

The first 6 Members who have signed to support the motion are the sponsors. The primary sponsor is generally the person who tabled the motion and has responsibility for it. The date shown is when the Member signed the motion.

In addition to the sponsors, the following Members have signed to support the motion.

Bradley, Mr Keith
Labour
Signed on 5 December 1996
Manchester, Withington
Callaghan, James
Labour
Signed on 17 December 1996
Heywood and Middleton
Campbell, Mrs Anne
Labour
Signed on 11 February 1997
Cambridge
Clapham, Mr Michael
Labour
Signed on 5 December 1996
Barnsley West and Penistone
Clarke, Mr Eric
Labour
Signed on 11 December 1996
Midlothian
Connarty, Michael
Labour
Signed on 11 December 1996
Falkirk East
Corston, Jean
Labour
Signed on 22 January 1997
Bristol East
Cox, Tom
Labour
Signed on 5 December 1996
Tooting
Cummings, John
Labour
Signed on 5 December 1996
Easington
Cunliffe, Mr Lawrence
Labour
Signed on 5 December 1996
Leigh
Cunningham, Mr Jim
Labour
Signed on 11 December 1996
Coventry South East
Cunningham, Ms Roseanna
Scottish National Party
Signed on 5 December 1996
Perth and Kinross
Davis, Mr Terry
Labour
Signed on 11 December 1996
Birmingham, Hodge Hill
Eagle, Angela
Labour
Signed on 11 December 1996
Wallasey
Eastham, Ken
Labour
Signed on 5 December 1996
Manchester, Blackley
Ennis, Jeff
Signed on 23 January 1997
Etherington, Bill
Labour
Signed on 5 December 1996
Sunderland North
Evans, John
Labour
Signed on 5 December 1996
St Helens North
Faulds, Andrew
Labour
Signed on 5 December 1996
Warley East
Fyfe, Mrs Maria
Labour
Signed on 5 December 1996
Glasgow, Maryhill
Gerrard, Mr Neil
Labour
Signed on 16 December 1996
Walthamstow
Godman, Dr Norman
Labour
Signed on 5 December 1996
Greenock and Port Glasgow
Graham, Mr Tommy
Labour
Signed on 5 February 1997
Renfrew West and Inverclyde
Gunnell, Mr John
Labour
Signed on 15 January 1997
Morley and Leeds South
Hall, Mr Mike
Labour
Signed on 17 December 1996
Warrington South
Hardy, Peter
Labour
Signed on 5 December 1996
Wentworth
Harvey, Nick
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 5 December 1996
North Devon
Heppell, Mr John
Labour
Signed on 12 December 1996
Nottingham East
Hill, Keith
Labour
Signed on 5 December 1996
Streatham
Hodge, Margaret
Labour
Signed on 10 December 1996
Barking
Hoey, Kate
Labour
Signed on 13 January 1997
Vauxhall
Illsley, Mr Eric
Labour
Signed on 10 December 1996
Barnsley Central
Jackson, Glenda
Labour
Signed on 6 December 1996
Hampstead and Highgate
Johnston, Sir Russell
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 4 February 1997
Inverness, Nairn and Lochaber
Jones, Mr Barry
Labour
Signed on 10 December 1996
Alyn and Deeside
Jones, Lynne
Labour
Signed on 5 December 1996
Birmingham, Selly Oak
Jones, Mr Martyn
Labour
Signed on 12 December 1996
Clwyd South West
Jones, Mr Nigel
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 10 December 1996
Cheltenham
Khabra, Mr Piara S
Labour
Signed on 30 January 1997
Ealing, Southall
Kilfoyle, Mr Peter
Labour
Signed on 13 January 1997
Liverpool, Walton
Litherland, Robert
Labour
Signed on 10 December 1996
Manchester Central
Livingstone, Mr Ken
Labour
Signed on 12 December 1996
Brent East
Maddock, Mrs Diana
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 23 January 1997
Christchurch
McGrady, Mr Eddie
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 13 December 1996
South Down
Meale, Mr Alan
Labour
Signed on 11 December 1996
Mansfield
Michie, Mr Bill
Labour
Signed on 5 December 1996
Sheffield, Heeley
Morgan, Mr Rhodri
Labour
Signed on 5 December 1996
Cardiff West
O'Hara, Mr Edward
Labour
Signed on 11 December 1996
Knowsley South
Pike, Mr Peter
Labour
Signed on 16 January 1997
Burnley
Rooney, Mr Terry
Labour
Signed on 21 January 1997
Bradford North
Sedgemore, Mr Brian
Labour
Signed on 4 February 1997
Hackney South and Shoreditch
Smith, Llew
Labour
Signed on 12 December 1996
Blaenau Gwent
Steinberg, Mr Gerry
Labour
Signed on 5 December 1996
City of Durham
Sutcliffe, Mr Gerry
Labour
Signed on 30 January 1997
Bradford South
Thompson, Jack
Labour
Signed on 11 December 1996
Wansbeck
Timms, Mr Stephen
Labour
Signed on 10 December 1996
Newham North East
Tipping, Paddy
Labour
Signed on 5 December 1996
Sherwood
Trickett, Jon
Labour
Signed on 12 February 1997
Hemsworth
Turner, Mr Dennis
Labour
Signed on 5 December 1996
Wolverhampton South East
Wareing, Mr Robert N.
Labour
Signed on 27 January 1997
Liverpool, West Derby
Wise, Mrs Audrey
Labour
Signed on 5 December 1996
Preston

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.

After a motion has been tabled, other Members can table amendments to it. Amendments to this motion are shown below.

REDUCTIONS IN HOUSING BENEFIT (Amendment 1)
at end add `is also concerned that single disabled people under 60 years will be forced to share accomodation in multi-occupied houses, causing further hardship for many disabled people, especially for those requiring frequent access to a bathroom and those whose mental health makes sharing with strangers frightening; notes that the Government's community care policy will be undermined by these proposals which will deny disabled people the chance of independent living, recreating the worst aspects of communal living of previous residential hospitals; and calls on the Government to reconsider the proposals.'.
Labour, Newport West
8
signatures
EDM 298A1: tabled on 9 December 1996