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WARM HOMES AND ENERGY CONSERVATION

EDM (Early Day Motion) 317A1: tabled on 06 June 2000

Tabled in the 1999-00 session.

This motion has been signed by 1 Member. It is an amendment to an existing motion.

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

This is an amendment to an existing motion

This motion was originally tabled by Alan Simpson on 25 January 2000. This is amendment number 1.

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Suggested amendment

leave out from 'recognises' to 'jobs' in line 7 and insert: 'notes that by removing the specific references to fuel poverty, the requirement for the Secretary of State to lay his findings before Parliament, the power to make regulations and the references to specific action to provide households with a comprehensive package of home insultation, the Government has severely limited the original intent and effect of the Bill; calls on the Government to reinstate these areas of the Bill so that the Bill can be an effective tool in reducing fuel poverty,'.

Original motion text

That this House notes the enormous support from honourable Members of all parties for the Warm Homes and Energy Conservation (15 Year Programme) Bill introduced in the last session, when 351 honourable Members signed a motion calling for it to become law; notes that the Bill required the Secretary of State to draw up a programme of action to ensure that energy conservation measures were taken on 500,000 homes per year over a period of 15 years with the aim of ending fuel poverty in the United Kingdom; recognises that such a programme would improve public health, benefit the environment and create jobs; welcomes the announcement of 11th November 1999 of an Inter-Ministerial Group to examine the way ahead on fuel poverty with a remit to set a target date for eliminating the problem; and hopes that there will be time this session to discuss and pass a Bill that will lead to an end to the problem of fuel poverty.

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.

There are no withdrawn signatures for this amendment.