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FINANCING CARE HOMES

EDM (Early Day Motion) 270: tabled on 11 December 2003

Tabled in the 2003-04 session.

This motion has been signed by 181 Members. It has received 1 amendment.

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

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Motion text

That this House notes with concern the funding problems of the independent care sector in England which are leading to an estimated loss of over a thousand care home beds each month, to cost cutting, to inadequate staffing because rates of pay are not suitable to attract and hold qualified staff or offer them appropriate career paths to develop their skills, and which are also leading to the closure of homes with consequent disturbance to the residents and an inability to assure the elderly that they will have stability and that their care needs will be met appropriately in the home of their choice; believes that this problem arises because of the variations and inadequacy of fee levels offered by local authorities which are not adequate to finance proper care; and further believes that the time has come for an independent inquiry into the financing of this sector to analyse the problems, to look at experience overseas and in Scotland and to define the levels of funding appropriate to maintaining proper standards, employing qualified and stable staff, developing their skills and training and providing homes and staff with a secure future in a healthy sector which can fulfil society's responsibilities to our older citizens.

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.

Atkinson, Mr David
Conservative
Signed on 12 January 2004
Bournemouth East
Bacon, Mr Richard
Conservative
Signed on 9 November 2004
South Norfolk
Bailey, Mr Adrian
Labour
Signed on 21 January 2004
West Bromwich West
Baird, Vera
Labour
Signed on 25 February 2004
Redcar
Baker, Norman
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 13 January 2004
Lewes
Barnes, Mr Harry
Labour
Signed on 12 January 2004
North East Derbyshire
Barrett, John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 13 January 2004
Edinburgh West
Battle, John
Labour
Signed on 12 February 2004
Leeds West
Beggs, Mr Roy
Ulster Unionist Party
Signed on 17 December 2003
East Antrim
Beith, Sir Alan
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 5 January 2004
Berwick-upon-Tweed
Bennett, Andrew
Labour
Signed on 5 February 2004
Denton and Reddish
Benton, Mr Joe
Labour
Signed on 1 March 2004
Bootle
Bercow, John
Conservative
Signed on 4 February 2004
Buckingham
Berry, Dr Roger
Labour
Signed on 19 January 2004
Kingswood
Best, Mr Harold
Labour
Signed on 27 January 2004
Leeds North West
Blizzard, Mr Bob
Labour
Signed on 21 April 2004
Waveney
Blunt, Mr Crispin
Conservative
Signed on 4 March 2004
Reigate
Bottomley, Sir Peter
Conservative
Signed on 15 December 2003
Worthing West
Bottomley, Virginia
Conservative
Signed on 23 February 2004
South West Surrey
Bradley, Mr Keith
Labour
Signed on 5 January 2004
Manchester, Withington
Brake, Tom
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 8 January 2004
Carshalton and Wallington
Breed, Mr Colin
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 6 January 2004
South East Cornwall
Brooke, Annette
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 6 January 2004
Mid Dorset and North Poole
Burnett, Mr John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 27 January 2004
Torridge and West Devon
Burstow, Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 5 January 2004
Sutton and Cheam
Butterfill, Sir John
Conservative
Signed on 10 March 2004
Bournemouth West
Campbell, Mr Ronnie
Labour
Signed on 23 February 2004
Blyth Valley
Caton, Mr Martin
Labour
Signed on 21 April 2004
Gower
Challen, Colin
Labour
Signed on 19 January 2004
Morley and Rothwell
Chapman, Sir Sydney
Conservative
Signed on 5 January 2004
Chipping Barnet
Chidgey, Mr David
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 22 April 2004
Eastleigh
Clappison, Mr James
Conservative
Signed on 21 January 2004
Hertsmere
Clark, Mrs Helen
Labour
Signed on 11 December 2003
Peterborough
Clelland, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 19 January 2004
Tyne Bridge
Cohen, Harry
Labour
Signed on 5 January 2004
Leyton and Wanstead
Coleman, Mr Iain
Labour
Signed on 24 May 2004
Hammersmith and Fulham
Colman, Mr Tony
Labour
Signed on 29 January 2004
Putney
Cook, Frank
Labour
Signed on 16 December 2003
Stockton North
Corbyn, Jeremy
Labour
Signed on 15 December 2003
Islington North
Cotter, Brian
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 8 January 2004
Weston-Super-Mare
Cox, Tom
Labour
Signed on 5 January 2004
Tooting
Crausby, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 7 January 2004
Bolton North East
Cummings, John
Labour
Signed on 14 January 2004
Easington
Cunningham, Mr Jim
Labour
Signed on 7 January 2004
Coventry South
Curry, Mr David
Conservative
Signed on 28 April 2004
Skipton and Ripon
Davies, Mr Quentin
Conservative
Signed on 4 February 2004
Grantham and Stamford
Dean, Mrs Janet
Labour
Signed on 8 January 2004
Burton
Dismore, Mr Andrew
Labour
Signed on 22 January 2004
Hendon
Dobbin, Jim
Labour
Signed on 15 December 2003
Heywood and Middleton
Dorrell, Mr Stephen
Conservative
Signed on 8 January 2004
Charnwood
Doughty, Sue
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 8 January 2004
Guildford
Drew, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 17 December 2003
Stroud
Edwards, Mr Huw
Labour
Signed on 8 January 2004
Monmouth
Etherington, Bill
Labour
Signed on 19 January 2004
Sunderland North
Evans, Mr Nigel
Conservative
Signed on 13 January 2004
Ribble Valley
Fallon, Mr Michael
Conservative
Signed on 5 January 2004
Sevenoaks
Farrelly, Paul
Labour
Signed on 12 February 2004
Newcastle-under-Lyme
Fisher, Mark
Labour
Signed on 15 January 2004
Stoke-on-Trent Central
Flook, Mr Adrian
Conservative
Signed on 26 January 2004
Taunton
Follett, Barbara
Labour
Signed on 28 April 2004
Stevenage
Foster, Mr Derek
Labour
Signed on 11 February 2004
Bishop Auckland
Foster, Mr Don
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 13 January 2004
Bath
Garnier, Mr Edward
Conservative
Signed on 7 January 2004
Harborough
George, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 12 January 2004
St Ives
George, Mr Bruce
Labour
Signed on 5 March 2004
Walsall South
Gerrard, Mr Neil
Labour
Signed on 5 January 2004
Walthamstow
Gibson, Dr Ian
Labour
Signed on 15 January 2004
Norwich North
Gidley, Sandra
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 5 January 2004
Romsey
Godsiff, Mr Roger
Labour
Signed on 11 December 2003
Birmingham, Sparkbrook and Small Heath
Green, Matthew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 26 January 2004
Ludlow
Griffiths, Mr Win
Labour
Signed on 20 May 2004
Bridgend
Hall, Patrick
Labour
Signed on 26 January 2004
Bedford
Hamilton, Fabian
Labour
Signed on 26 January 2004
Leeds North East
Hancock, Mr Mike
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 11 December 2003
Portsmouth South
Harris, Dr Evan
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 2 February 2004
Oxford West and Abingdon
Henderson, Mr Doug
Labour
Signed on 3 February 2004
Newcastle upon Tyne North
Hendrick, Mr Mark
Labour
Signed on 23 March 2004
Preston
Hendry, Charles
Conservative
Signed on 22 January 2004
Wealden
Hepburn, Mr Stephen
Labour
Signed on 15 January 2004
Jarrow
Holmes, Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 12 January 2004
Chesterfield
Hopkins, Kelvin
Labour
Signed on 15 December 2003
Luton North
Horam, Mr John
Conservative
Signed on 8 January 2004
Orpington
Hoyle, Mr Lindsay
Labour
Signed on 15 December 2003
Chorley
Hughes, Simon
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 13 January 2004
North Southwark and Bermondsey
Hunter, Mr Andrew
Independent Conservative
Signed on 13 January 2004
Basingstoke
Hurst, Mr Alan
Labour
Signed on 22 January 2004
Braintree
Iddon, Dr Brian
Labour
Signed on 15 December 2003
Bolton South East
Illsley, Mr Eric
Labour
Signed on 18 December 2003
Barnsley Central
Jackson, Glenda
Labour
Signed on 15 December 2003
Hampstead and Highgate
Jackson, Mr Robert
Conservative
Signed on 20 January 2004
Wantage
Jenkins, Mr Brian
Labour
Signed on 15 January 2004
Tamworth
Jones, Lynne
Labour
Signed on 16 December 2003
Birmingham, Selly Oak
Jones, Mr Martyn
Labour
Signed on 20 April 2004
Clwyd South
Jones, Mr Nigel
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 14 January 2004
Cheltenham
Keetch, Mr Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 3 February 2004
Hereford
Lamb, Norman
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 11 February 2004
North Norfolk
Leigh, Mr Edward
Conservative
Signed on 19 January 2004
Gainsborough
Lewis, Mr Terry
Labour
Signed on 17 December 2003
Worsley
Lloyd, Tony
Labour
Signed on 11 December 2003
Manchester Central
Mackinlay, Andrew
Labour
Signed on 6 January 2004
Thurrock
Mahon, Alice
Labour
Signed on 14 January 2004
Halifax
Malins, Mr Humfrey
Conservative
Signed on 24 February 2004
Woking
Mann, John
Labour
Signed on 8 January 2004
Bassetlaw
Marsden, Mr Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 12 January 2004
Shrewsbury and Atcham
Mates, Lt Col Michael
Conservative
Signed on 12 January 2004
East Hampshire
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 17 December 2003
Hayes and Harlington
McNamara, Mr Kevin
Labour
Signed on 16 December 2003
Kingston upon Hull North
McWalter, Mr Tony
Labour
Signed on 15 March 2004
Hemel Hempstead
McWilliam, Mr John
Labour
Signed on 20 January 2004
Blaydon
Meacher, Mr Michael
Labour
Signed on 23 February 2004
Oldham West and Royton
Meale, Mr Alan
Labour
Signed on 14 January 2004
Mansfield
Mudie, Mr George
Labour
Signed on 2 February 2004
Leeds East
Murphy, Mr Denis
Labour
Signed on 13 January 2004
Wansbeck
Naysmith, Dr Doug
Labour
Signed on 29 January 2004
Bristol North West
Norman, Mr Archie
Conservative
Signed on 10 May 2004
Tunbridge Wells
O'Hara, Mr Edward
Labour
Signed on 7 January 2004
Knowsley South
Organ, Diana
Labour
Signed on 8 January 2004
Forest of Dean
Osborne, Mr George
Conservative
Signed on 10 March 2004
Tatton
Page, Mr Richard
Conservative
Signed on 14 January 2004
South West Hertfordshire
Pike, Mr Peter
Labour
Signed on 23 February 2004
Burnley
Plaskitt, Mr James
Labour
Signed on 10 February 2004
Warwick and Leamington
Pope, Mr Greg
Labour
Signed on 8 January 2004
Hyndburn
Prentice, Mr Gordon
Labour
Signed on 20 January 2004
Pendle
Quin, Joyce
Labour
Signed on 28 January 2004
Gateshead East and Washington West
Rapson, Syd
Labour
Signed on 16 December 2003
Portsmouth North
Roe, Mrs Marion
Conservative
Signed on 26 April 2004
Broxbourne
Ruddock, Joan
Labour
Signed on 13 January 2004
Lewisham, Deptford
Russell, Bob
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 11 February 2004
Colchester
Sanders, Mr Adrian
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 5 January 2004
Torbay
Sawford, Phil
Labour
Signed on 7 January 2004
Kettering
Sheerman, Mr Barry
Labour
Signed on 25 February 2004
Huddersfield
Shipley, Ms Debra
Labour
Signed on 24 February 2004
Stourbridge
Simpson, Alan
Labour
Signed on 18 December 2003
Nottingham South
Simpson, Mr Keith
Conservative
Signed on 21 January 2004
Mid Norfolk
Singh, Mr Marsha
Labour
Signed on 11 December 2003
Bradford West
Skinner, Mr Dennis
Labour
Signed on 12 January 2004
Bolsover
Smith, Geraldine
Labour
Signed on 15 January 2004
Morecambe and Lunesdale
Soames, Hon Nicholas
Conservative
Signed on 26 January 2004
Mid Sussex
Spink, Bob
Conservative
Signed on 16 December 2003
Castle Point
Stinchcombe, Mr Paul
Labour
Signed on 7 January 2004
Wellingborough
Streeter, Mr Gary
Conservative
Signed on 3 March 2004
South West Devon
Stringer, Graham
Labour
Signed on 27 January 2004
Manchester, Blackley
Stunell, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 14 January 2004
Hazel Grove
Syms, Mr Robert
Conservative
Signed on 10 March 2004
Poole
Taylor, David
Labour
Signed on 5 January 2004
North West Leicestershire
Taylor, Matthew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 8 March 2004
Truro and St Austell
Taylor, Dr Richard
Independent
Signed on 6 January 2004
Wyre Forest
Taylor, Sir Teddy
Conservative
Signed on 11 December 2003
Rochford and Southend East
Teather, Sarah
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 6 May 2004
Brent East
Tonge, Dr Jenny
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 15 January 2004
Richmond Park
Trickett, Jon
Labour
Signed on 29 January 2004
Hemsworth
Turner, Dr Desmond
Labour
Signed on 25 March 2004
Brighton, Kemptown
Tyler, Mr Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 18 December 2003
North Cornwall
Vaz, Keith
Labour
Signed on 13 January 2004
Leicester East
Vis, Dr Rudi
Labour
Signed on 17 December 2003
Finchley and Golders Green
Walley, Joan
Labour
Signed on 8 January 2004
Stoke-on-Trent North
Walter, Mr Robert
Conservative
Signed on 19 January 2004
North Dorset
Wareing, Mr Robert N.
Labour
Signed on 18 March 2004
Liverpool, West Derby
Watkinson, Angela
Conservative
Signed on 14 January 2004
Upminster
Webb, Prof Steve
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 14 January 2004
Northavon
Wilkinson, Mr John
Conservative
Signed on 7 January 2004
Ruislip - Northwood
Williams, Mrs Betty
Labour
Signed on 21 April 2004
Conwy
Willis, Mr Phil
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 19 January 2004
Harrogate and Knaresborough
Winterton, Ann
Conservative
Signed on 26 January 2004
Congleton
Winterton, Sir Nicholas
Conservative
Signed on 11 December 2003
Macclesfield
Worthington, Tony
Labour
Signed on 28 April 2004
Clydebank and Milngavie
Wright, Mr Anthony
Labour
Signed on 24 May 2004
Great Yarmouth
Wright, Dr Tony
Labour
Signed on 14 January 2004
Cannock Chase
Younger-Ross, Richard
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 5 February 2004
Teignbridge

After a motion has been tabled, other Members can table amendments to it. Amendments to this motion are shown below.

FINANCING CARE HOMES (Amendment 1)
Line 9, after 'care', insert 'excessive government regulation which has unfairly driven many homes out of business'.
Conservative, Maidstone and The Weald
5
signatures
EDM 270A1: tabled on 25 February 2004