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AFFORDABLE HOUSING FOR KEY WORKERS

EDM (Early Day Motion) 507: tabled on 03 December 2001

Tabled in the 2001-02 session.

This motion has been signed by 41 Members. It has received 2 amendments.

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

Amendments to this motion

There have been 2 amendments submitted to this motion.

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Motion text

That this House is concerned at the every increasing number of areas of the country where even the price of a modest terraced property is now beyond the reach of newly qualified key public service workers such as police officers, nurses, teachers, and firefighters; notes the recent independent reports by the IPPR and Labour Research which demonstrate real problems in the recruitment and retention of key workers in counties as far apart as Kent, Devon, Sussex, Oxfordshire, Hampshire, Wiltshire, Herefordshire, Berkshire, Hertfordshire, Dorset, Surrey, Monmouthshire, Buckinghamshire and Somerset; welcomes the Government's recent Starter Homes Initiative which offers interest free loans to key workers looking to become first time buyers but recognises that a more radical approach will be needed to maintain appropriate staffing levels in essential public services; and calls upon Ministers to give urgent consideration to either increasing the availability of affordable housing in these high cost areas or to introduce a realistic cost of living allowance for key workers.

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 4 December 2001
North East Derbyshire
Barrett, John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 11 December 2001
Edinburgh West
Best, Mr Harold
Labour
Signed on 5 December 2001
Leeds North West
Breed, Mr Colin
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 4 December 2001
South East Cornwall
Brooke, Annette
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 4 December 2001
Mid Dorset and North Poole
Cable, Dr Vincent
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 4 December 2001
Twickenham
Cotter, Brian
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 12 December 2001
Weston-Super-Mare
Cox, Tom
Labour
Signed on 11 December 2001
Tooting
Cryer, Mrs Ann
Labour
Signed on 11 December 2001
Keighley
Davis, Mr Terry
Labour
Signed on 11 December 2001
Birmingham, Hodge Hill
Drew, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 12 December 2001
Stroud
Edwards, Mr Huw
Labour
Signed on 3 December 2001
Monmouth
Etherington, Bill
Labour
Signed on 17 December 2001
Sunderland North
George, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 5 December 2001
St Ives
Hancock, Mr Mike
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 10 December 2001
Portsmouth South
Harvey, Nick
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 12 December 2001
North Devon
Illsley, Mr Eric
Labour
Signed on 19 December 2001
Barnsley Central
Jones, Lynne
Labour
Signed on 4 December 2001
Birmingham, Selly Oak
Jones, Mr Nigel
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 12 December 2001
Cheltenham
Keetch, Mr Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 11 December 2001
Hereford
Laws, Mr David
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 19 December 2001
Yeovil
Lepper, David
Labour
Signed on 5 December 2001
Brighton, Pavilion
Mahon, Alice
Labour
Signed on 5 December 2001
Halifax
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 17 December 2001
Hayes and Harlington
Moffatt, Laura
Labour
Signed on 5 December 2001
Crawley
Oaten, Mr Mark
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 3 December 2001
Winchester
Pollard, Mr Kerry
Labour
Signed on 19 December 2001
St Albans
Rendel, Mr David
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 11 December 2001
Newbury
Sanders, Mr Adrian
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 4 December 2001
Torbay
Simpson, Alan
Labour
Signed on 18 December 2001
Nottingham South
Tonge, Dr Jenny
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 11 December 2001
Richmond Park
Turner, Dr Desmond
Labour
Signed on 5 December 2001
Brighton, Kemptown
Vis, Dr Rudi
Labour
Signed on 18 December 2001
Finchley and Golders Green
Wareing, Mr Robert N.
Labour
Signed on 5 December 2001
Liverpool, West Derby
Younger-Ross, Richard
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 19 December 2001
Teignbridge

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.

AFFORDABLE HOUSING FOR KEY WORKERS (Amendment 1)
leave out from 'Ministers' to end and add 'to introduce an extension of the use of planning gain for new build housing so that one in five is owned by a new housing trust for public sector employees.
Labour, Sittingbourne and Sheppey
1
signature
EDM 507A1: tabled on 4 December 2001
AFFORDABLE HOUSING FOR KEY WORKERS (Amendment 2)
after 'Somerset;' insert 'also Essex;'.
Liberal Democrat, Colchester
1
signature
EDM 507A2: tabled on 4 December 2001