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AFFORDABLE HOUSING FOR KEY WORKERS

EDM (Early Day Motion) 507A1: tabled on 04 December 2001

Tabled in the 2001-02 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 Martin Salter on 03 December 2001. This is amendment number 1.

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Suggested amendment

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.

Original 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.

There are no withdrawn signatures for this amendment.