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HOUSING BENEFIT AND COUNCIL RENTS

EDM (Early Day Motion) 150: tabled on 17 December 1998

Tabled in the 1998-99 session.

This motion has been signed by 178 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

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

Motion text

That this House deplores the unfair anomaly of relatively low income council tenants where an increasing number of councils, currently over 90 per cent., are compelled to divert council house rents into rent rebates for council tenants as a result of the Local Government and Housing Act 1990; condemns the totally unacceptable principle that the poor should subsidise the poorest in this way, particularly since private housing association tenants are not asked to do the same because their housing benefit is paid by the Exchequer so that in effect council tenants are paying twice, once through taxes to pay the housing benefit of all tenants be they housing association, private or council, and secondly through their rent to pay the housing benefit of the poorest of their fellow tenants; and urges the Government to end this practice which asks council tenants to pay both rents and taxes to fund benefit payments when it introduces resource accounting by returning funding of rent rebate to central government thereby enabling the ú1.3 billion rent money released to be redistributed fairly like capital receipts and be used for council housing expenditure to which it should be dedicated.

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.

Barnes, Mr Harry
Labour
Signed on 17 December 1998
North East Derbyshire
Beard, Mr Nigel
Labour
Signed on 17 December 1998
Bexleyheath and Crayford
Beith, Sir Alan
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 9 February 1999
Berwick-upon-Tweed
Bell, Mr Martin
Independent
Signed on 17 December 1998
Tatton
Benn, Hilary
Signed on 25 October 1999
Benn, Mr Tony
Labour
Signed on 8 February 1999
Chesterfield
Bennett, Andrew
Labour
Signed on 17 December 1998
Denton and Reddish
Benton, Mr Joe
Labour
Signed on 15 July 1999
Bootle
Bermingham, Mr Gerry
Labour
Signed on 4 February 1999
St Helens South
Berry, Dr Roger
Labour
Signed on 17 December 1998
Kingswood
Best, Mr Harold
Labour
Signed on 17 December 1998
Leeds North West
Bottomley, Sir Peter
Conservative
Signed on 17 December 1998
Worthing West
Bradley, Peter
Labour
Signed on 17 December 1998
The Wrekin
Brake, Tom
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 12 January 1999
Carshalton and Wallington
Brand, Dr Peter
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 13 April 1999
Isle of Wight
Breed, Mr Colin
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 17 December 1998
South East Cornwall
Brinton, Mrs Helen
Labour
Signed on 17 December 1998
Peterborough
Buck, Ms Karen
Labour
Signed on 13 January 1999
Regent's Park and Kensington North
Burstow, Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 13 January 1999
Sutton and Cheam
Butler, Christine
Labour
Signed on 17 December 1998
Castle Point
Cable, Dr Vincent
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 17 December 1998
Twickenham
Campbell, Mr Ronnie
Labour
Signed on 17 December 1998
Blyth Valley
Canavan, Dennis
Labour
Signed on 17 December 1998
Falkirk West
Cann, Mr Jamie
Labour
Signed on 17 December 1998
Ipswich
Caton, Mr Martin
Labour
Signed on 17 December 1998
Gower
Cawsey, Mr Ian
Labour
Signed on 17 December 1998
Brigg and Goole
Chaytor, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 17 December 1998
Bury North
Chidgey, Mr David
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 17 December 1998
Eastleigh
Clapham, Mr Michael
Labour
Signed on 10 February 1999
Barnsley West and Penistone
Clark, Paul
Labour
Signed on 2 February 1999
Gillingham
Clarke, Mr Tony
Labour
Signed on 13 January 1999
Northampton South
Cohen, Harry
Labour
Signed on 17 December 1998
Leyton and Wanstead
Coleman, Mr Iain
Labour
Signed on 17 December 1998
Hammersmith and Fulham
Connarty, Michael
Labour
Signed on 11 February 1999
Falkirk East
Corbett, Mr Robin
Labour
Signed on 17 December 1998
Birmingham, Erdington
Cotter, Brian
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 27 January 1999
Weston-Super-Mare
Cousins, Jim
Labour
Signed on 17 December 1998
Newcastle upon Tyne Central
Crausby, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 26 January 1999
Bolton North East
Cryer, Mrs Ann
Labour
Signed on 17 December 1998
Keighley
Cunliffe, Mr Lawrence
Labour
Signed on 17 December 1998
Leigh
Cunningham, Mr Jim
Labour
Signed on 17 December 1998
Coventry South
Curtis-Thomas, Mrs Claire
Labour
Signed on 8 June 1999
Crosby
Dafis, Cynog
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 17 December 1998
Ceredigion
Davey, Mr Edward
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 3 February 1999
Kingston and Surbiton
Davey, Valerie
Labour
Signed on 18 January 1999
Bristol West
Davidson, Mr Ian
Labour
Signed on 17 December 1998
Glasgow, Pollok
Davies, Denzil
Labour
Signed on 3 March 1999
Llanelli
Davis, Mr Terry
Labour
Signed on 21 July 1999
Birmingham, Hodge Hill
Dean, Mrs Janet
Labour
Signed on 17 December 1998
Burton
Dismore, Mr Andrew
Labour
Signed on 17 December 1998
Hendon
Dobbin, Jim
Labour
Signed on 17 December 1998
Heywood and Middleton
Drew, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 17 December 1998
Stroud
Dunwoody, Mrs Gwyneth
Labour
Signed on 17 December 1998
Crewe and Nantwich
Eagle, Maria
Labour
Signed on 17 December 1998
Liverpool, Garston
Edwards, Mr Huw
Labour
Signed on 2 March 1999
Monmouth
Efford, Clive
Labour
Signed on 12 January 1999
Eltham
Ennis, Jeff
Labour
Signed on 11 February 1999
Barnsley East and Mexborough
Etherington, Bill
Labour
Signed on 25 January 1999
Sunderland North
Fearn, Mr Ronnie
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 26 January 1999
Southport
Fitzpatrick, Jim
Labour
Signed on 17 December 1998
Poplar and Canning Town
Flynn, Paul
Labour
Signed on 17 December 1998
Newport West
Follett, Barbara
Labour
Signed on 9 March 1999
Stevenage
Foster, Mr Don
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 8 February 1999
Bath
Foster, Michael Jabez
Labour
Signed on 18 January 1999
Hastings and Rye
Foster (Worcs.), Mr Michael
Labour
Signed on 15 February 1999
Worcester
Fyfe, Mrs Maria
Labour
Signed on 17 December 1998
Glasgow, Maryhill
Gardiner, Barry
Labour
Signed on 15 February 1999
Brent North
George, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 19 January 1999
St Ives
Gibson, Dr Ian
Labour
Signed on 17 December 1998
Norwich North
Gill, Mr Christopher
Conservative
Signed on 10 November 1999
Ludlow
Godman, Dr Norman
Labour
Signed on 17 December 1998
Greenock and Inverclyde
Godsiff, Mr Roger
Labour
Signed on 7 July 1999
Birmingham, Sparkbrook and Small Heath
Golding, Mrs Llin
Labour
Signed on 17 December 1998
Newcastle-under-Lyme
Gorrie, Mr Donald
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 17 December 1998
Edinburgh West
Griffiths, Jane
Labour
Signed on 17 December 1998
Reading East
Hall, Patrick
Labour
Signed on 17 December 1998
Bedford
Hancock, Mr Mike
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 17 December 1998
Portsmouth South
Harris, Dr Evan
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 17 December 1998
Oxford West and Abingdon
Harvey, Nick
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 3 February 1999
North Devon
Healey, John
Labour
Signed on 22 March 1999
Wentworth
Heath, Mr David
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 17 December 1998
Somerton and Frome
Hopkins, Kelvin
Labour
Signed on 12 January 1999
Luton North
Hughes, Simon
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 15 April 1999
North Southwark and Bermondsey
Iddon, Dr Brian
Labour
Signed on 17 December 1998
Bolton South East
Illsley, Mr Eric
Labour
Signed on 14 January 1999
Barnsley Central
Jackson, Mr Robert
Conservative
Signed on 17 December 1998
Wantage
Jones, Mr Ieuan Wyn
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 17 December 1998
Ynys Môn
Jones, Lynne
Labour
Signed on 17 December 1998
Birmingham, Selly Oak
Jones, Mr Martyn
Labour
Signed on 20 October 1999
Clwyd South
Jones, Mr Nigel
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 4 March 1999
Cheltenham
Keetch, Mr Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 27 January 1999
Hereford
Khabra, Mr Piara S
Labour
Signed on 28 January 1999
Ealing, Southall
King, Andy
Labour
Signed on 17 December 1998
Rugby and Kenilworth
King, Ms Oona
Labour
Signed on 11 February 1999
Bethnal Green and Bow
Kingham, Ms Tess
Labour
Signed on 23 March 1999
Gloucester
Kumar, Dr Ashok
Labour
Signed on 17 December 1998
Middlesbrough South and East Cleveland
Ladyman, Dr Stephen
Labour
Signed on 10 November 1999
South Thanet
Lawrence, Mrs Jackie
Labour
Signed on 2 March 1999
Preseli Pembrokeshire
Laxton, Mr Bob
Labour
Signed on 17 December 1998
Derby North
Lepper, David
Labour
Signed on 26 January 1999
Brighton, Pavilion
Lewis, Mr Terry
Labour
Signed on 17 December 1998
Worsley
Linton, Martin
Labour
Signed on 17 December 1998
Battersea
Livingstone, Mr Ken
Labour
Signed on 17 December 1998
Brent East
Livsey, Mr Richard
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 13 January 1999
Brecon and Radnorshire
Llwyd, Mr Elfyn
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 17 December 1998
Meirionnydd Nant Conwy
Love, Mr Andy
Labour
Signed on 17 December 1998
Edmonton
Mahon, Alice
Labour
Signed on 17 December 1998
Halifax
Marsden, Mr Gordon
Labour
Signed on 17 December 1998
Blackpool South
McCartney, Mr Robert
United Kingdom Unionist
Signed on 17 December 1998
North Down
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 17 December 1998
Hayes and Harlington
McWalter, Mr Tony
Labour
Signed on 21 January 1999
Hemel Hempstead
Michie, Mr Bill
Labour
Signed on 17 December 1998
Sheffield, Heeley
Moffatt, Laura
Labour
Signed on 17 December 1998
Crawley
Morgan, Mr Alasdair
Scottish National Party
Signed on 17 December 1998
Galloway and Upper Nithsdale
Morgan, Julie
Labour
Signed on 3 March 1999
Cardiff North
Naysmith, Dr Doug
Labour
Signed on 8 February 1999
Bristol North West
O'Hara, Mr Edward
Labour
Signed on 31 March 1999
Knowsley South
Oaten, Mr Mark
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 18 January 1999
Winchester
Öpik, Lembit
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 17 December 1998
Montgomeryshire
Organ, Diana
Labour
Signed on 2 February 1999
Forest of Dean
Pearson, Ian
Labour
Signed on 22 July 1999
Dudley South
Pike, Mr Peter
Labour
Signed on 16 March 1999
Burnley
Plaskitt, Mr James
Labour
Signed on 2 February 1999
Warwick and Leamington
Pollard, Mr Kerry
Labour
Signed on 17 December 1998
St Albans
Powell, Sir Raymond
Labour
Signed on 1 March 1999
Ogmore
Prosser, Gwyn
Labour
Signed on 22 February 1999
Dover
Rammell, Bill
Labour
Signed on 13 January 1999
Harlow
Rapson, Syd
Labour
Signed on 17 December 1998
Portsmouth North
Rendel, Mr David
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 9 February 1999
Newbury
Robinson, Mr Peter
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 17 December 1998
Belfast East
Rogers, Mr Allan
Labour
Signed on 2 March 1999
Rhondda
Rowe, Mr Andrew
Conservative
Signed on 12 March 1999
Faversham and Mid Kent
Russell, Bob
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 12 January 1999
Colchester
Russell, Christine
Labour
Signed on 17 December 1998
City of Chester
Salter, Martin
Labour
Signed on 17 December 1998
Reading West
Sanders, Mr Adrian
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 17 December 1998
Torbay
Savidge, Mr Malcolm
Labour
Signed on 12 January 1999
Aberdeen North
Sawford, Phil
Labour
Signed on 17 December 1998
Kettering
Shipley, Ms Debra
Labour
Signed on 20 July 1999
Stourbridge
Simpson, Alan
Labour
Signed on 17 December 1998
Nottingham South
Singh, Mr Marsha
Labour
Signed on 17 December 1998
Bradford West
Skinner, Mr Dennis
Labour
Signed on 17 December 1998
Bolsover
Angela Smith,
Signed on 11 January 1999
Smyth, The Rev Martin
Ulster Unionist Party
Signed on 17 December 1998
Belfast South
Snape, Mr Peter
Labour
Signed on 11 January 1999
West Bromwich East
Southworth, Helen
Labour
Signed on 17 December 1998
Warrington South
Starkey, Dr Phyllis
Labour
Signed on 17 December 1998
Milton Keynes South West
Steinberg, Mr Gerry
Labour
Signed on 17 December 1998
City of Durham
Stevenson, Mr George
Labour
Signed on 22 February 1999
Stoke-on-Trent South
Stinchcombe, Mr Paul
Labour
Signed on 11 January 1999
Wellingborough
Strang, Dr Gavin
Labour
Signed on 17 December 1998
Edinburgh East and Musselburgh
Stunell, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 17 December 1998
Hazel Grove
Taylor, David
Labour
Signed on 17 December 1998
North West Leicestershire
Thomas, Gareth
Labour
Signed on 25 March 1999
Clwyd West
Todd, Mr Mark
Labour
Signed on 17 December 1998
South Derbyshire
Tonge, Dr Jenny
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 13 January 1999
Richmond Park
Truswell, Mr Paul
Labour
Signed on 17 December 1998
Pudsey
Turner, Dr Desmond
Labour
Signed on 17 December 1998
Brighton, Kemptown
Vis, Dr Rudi
Labour
Signed on 18 January 1999
Finchley and Golders Green
Walley, Joan
Labour
Signed on 9 February 1999
Stoke-on-Trent North
Wareing, Mr Robert N.
Labour
Signed on 17 December 1998
Liverpool, West Derby
Wigley, Mr Dafydd
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 17 December 1998
Caernarfon
Williams, Dr Alan
Labour
Signed on 17 December 1998
Carmarthen East and Dinefwr
Williams, Mrs Betty
Labour
Signed on 25 January 1999
Conwy
Willis, Mr Phil
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 17 December 1998
Harrogate and Knaresborough
Winnick, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 9 February 1999
Walsall North
Wise, Mrs Audrey
Labour
Signed on 9 February 1999
Preston
Wood, Mike
Labour
Signed on 17 December 1998
Batley and Spen
Wright, Dr Tony
Labour
Signed on 17 December 1998
Cannock Chase
Wyatt, Derek
Labour
Signed on 17 December 1998
Sittingbourne and Sheppey

These members had previously signed the motion, but have now withdrawn their support. The date shown is when the Member withdrew their signature from the motion.