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BURDEN OF COUNCIL TAX

EDM (Early Day Motion) 244: tabled on 28 November 2002

Tabled in the 2002-03 session.

This motion has been signed by 38 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 condemns the policies of the Government which caused the burden of council tax on householders to rise from ú10.1 billion in 1996-97 to ú15.3 billion in 2001-02; notes with alarm and dismay that the burden is now projected to rise even faster to ú17.8 billion in 2003-04 which would represent an increase of 76 per cent. in seven years under Labour and four times the rate of inflation of 19 per cent.; and calls upon the Government to recognise that such increases are an intolerable and unaffordable burden on all householders but particularly pensioners, more than one million of whom are already in council tax poverty being forced to pay more than 10 per cent. of their income in council tax.

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.

Evans, Mr Nigel
Conservative
Signed on 19 March 2003
Ribble Valley
Flight, Mr Howard
Conservative
Signed on 11 December 2002
Arundel and South Downs
Flook, Mr Adrian
Conservative
Signed on 13 January 2003
Taunton
Garnier, Mr Edward
Conservative
Signed on 12 December 2002
Harborough
Gillan, Mrs Cheryl
Conservative
Signed on 11 December 2002
Chesham and Amersham
Gray, Mr James
Conservative
Signed on 12 February 2003
North Wiltshire
Grieve, Mr Dominic
Conservative
Signed on 11 December 2002
Beaconsfield
Hammond, Mr Philip
Conservative
Signed on 25 February 2003
Runnymede and Weybridge
Heald, Mr Oliver
Conservative
Signed on 21 January 2003
North East Hertfordshire
Horam, Mr John
Conservative
Signed on 12 December 2002
Orpington
Hunter, Mr Andrew
Independent Conservative
Signed on 19 December 2002
Basingstoke
Jones, Mr Nigel
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 13 January 2003
Cheltenham
Lewis, Dr Julian
Conservative
Signed on 9 December 2002
New Forest East
Loughton, Tim
Conservative
Signed on 3 December 2002
East Worthing and Shoreham
Luff, Peter
Conservative
Signed on 4 December 2002
Mid Worcestershire
Maclean, David
Conservative
Signed on 9 December 2002
Penrith and The Border
McIntosh, Miss Anne
Conservative
Signed on 12 December 2002
Vale of York
Mercer, Patrick
Conservative
Signed on 7 January 2003
Newark
Moss, Mr Malcolm
Conservative
Signed on 13 March 2003
North East Cambridgeshire
Murrison, Dr Andrew
Conservative
Signed on 11 December 2002
Westbury
O'Brien, Mr Stephen
Conservative
Signed on 11 December 2002
Eddisbury
Randall, Mr John
Conservative
Signed on 10 March 2003
Uxbridge
Roe, Mrs Marion
Conservative
Signed on 2 December 2002
Broxbourne
Sayeed, Mr Jonathan
Conservative
Signed on 11 December 2002
Mid Bedfordshire
Selous, Andrew
Conservative
Signed on 24 March 2003
South West Bedfordshire
Spelman, Mrs Caroline
Conservative
Signed on 17 December 2002
Meriden
Spink, Bob
Conservative
Signed on 4 December 2002
Castle Point
Syms, Mr Robert
Conservative
Signed on 28 November 2002
Poole
Watkinson, Angela
Conservative
Signed on 10 December 2002
Upminster
Wiggin, Bill
Conservative
Signed on 17 December 2002
Leominster
Winterton, Ann
Conservative
Signed on 4 December 2002
Congleton
Winterton, Sir Nicholas
Conservative
Signed on 2 December 2002
Macclesfield

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.