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FUTURE OF COUNCIL HOUSING

EDM (Early Day Motion) 48: tabled on 17 May 2005

Tabled in the 2005-06 session.

This motion has been signed by 150 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 supports the proposal from the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister Select Committee for an investment allowance to create a level playing field for council housing and enable local authorities to finance borrowing under the prudential framework to meet the Decent Homes Standard as an alternative to the Government's three current options of stock transfer, private finance initiative and arm's length management organisations; shares the concerns expressed in the critical reports by the Public Accounts Committee and the National Audit Office on the cost-effectiveness of stock transfer; believes that a fourth option, allowing councils to improve their own stock, can be funded by re-investing all the income from tenants' rents, capital receipts and savings on expensive set-up costs; notes the broad consensus of support from tenants, the Local Government Association and local authorities, the TUC and trade unions for the fourth option; welcomes the recognition by the Deputy Prime Minister on 26th September that `public financing of housing doesn't treat local authorities on a level playing field and I want to see that changed and I promised to do that and look at an inquiry into it'; and urges him to stand by this promise so that tenants can have a real choice, councils can compete on a level playing field and the public housing stock can be repaired, refurbished and expanded to make its contribution to the growing need for public rented housing, instead of wasting millions to give it away.

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.

Abbott, Ms Diane
Labour
Signed on 6 June 2005
Hackney North and Stoke Newington
Anderson, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 24 May 2005
Blaydon
Atkins, Charlotte
Labour
Signed on 9 February 2006
Staffordshire Moorlands
Austin, Mr Ian
Labour
Signed on 12 July 2005
Dudley North
Austin, John
Labour
Signed on 18 July 2005
Erith and Thamesmead
Baker, Norman
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 19 May 2005
Lewes
Berry, Dr Roger
Labour
Signed on 6 June 2005
Kingswood
Betts, Mr Clive
Labour
Signed on 13 February 2006
Sheffield, Attercliffe
Binley, Mr Brian
Conservative
Signed on 1 February 2006
Northampton South
Blackman-Woods, Dr Roberta
Labour
Signed on 10 October 2005
City of Durham
Blizzard, Mr Bob
Labour
Signed on 8 June 2005
Waveney
Breed, Mr Colin
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 18 May 2005
South East Cornwall
Brooke, Annette
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 19 May 2005
Mid Dorset and North Poole
Brown, Mr Nicholas
Labour
Signed on 20 October 2005
Newcastle upon Tyne East and Wallsend
Browne, Mr Jeremy
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 19 July 2005
Taunton
Bruce, Malcolm
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 24 July 2006
Gordon
Burden, Richard
Labour
Signed on 13 June 2005
Birmingham, Northfield
Burgon, Colin
Labour
Signed on 13 June 2005
Elmet
Burstow, Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 26 May 2005
Sutton and Cheam
Burt, Lorely
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 29 June 2005
Solihull
Campbell, Sir Menzies
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 9 June 2005
North East Fife
Campbell, Mr Ronnie
Labour
Signed on 20 June 2005
Blyth Valley
Caton, Mr Martin
Labour
Signed on 25 May 2005
Gower
Clapham, Mr Michael
Labour
Signed on 7 June 2005
Barnsley West and Penistone
Clegg, Mr Nick
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 7 November 2005
Sheffield, Hallam
Cohen, Harry
Labour
Signed on 29 June 2005
Leyton and Wanstead
Conway, Derek
Conservative
Signed on 20 October 2005
Old Bexley and Sidcup
Cook, Frank
Labour
Signed on 29 June 2005
Stockton North
Cooper, Rosie
Labour
Signed on 8 December 2005
West Lancashire
Corbyn, Jeremy
Labour
Signed on 18 May 2005
Islington North
Crausby, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 29 June 2005
Bolton North East
Cruddas, Jon
Labour
Signed on 6 June 2005
Dagenham
Cryer, Mrs Ann
Labour
Signed on 23 May 2005
Keighley
Cummings, John
Labour
Signed on 10 October 2005
Easington
Cunningham, Mr Jim
Labour
Signed on 10 October 2005
Coventry South
Davey, Mr Edward
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 16 June 2005
Kingston and Surbiton
Mr Dai Davies,
Signed on 9 October 2006
Dean, Mrs Janet
Labour
Signed on 25 May 2005
Burton
Dobbin, Jim
Labour
Signed on 16 June 2005
Heywood and Middleton
Doran, Mr Frank
Labour
Signed on 21 July 2005
Aberdeen North
Drew, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 25 May 2005
Stroud
Eagle, Angela
Labour
Signed on 5 July 2005
Wallasey
Etherington, Bill
Labour
Signed on 23 May 2005
Sunderland North
Evans, Mr Nigel
Conservative
Signed on 27 February 2006
Ribble Valley
Featherstone, Lynne
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 27 June 2005
Hornsey and Wood Green
Flynn, Paul
Labour
Signed on 9 June 2005
Newport West
Foster, Mr Don
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 21 June 2005
Bath
Francis, Dr Hywel
Labour
Signed on 6 February 2006
Aberavon
Galloway, Mr George
Respect
Signed on 13 June 2005
Bethnal Green and Bow
Gapes, Mike
Labour
Signed on 7 November 2005
Ilford South
George, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 19 May 2005
St Ives
Gerrard, Mr Neil
Labour
Signed on 23 May 2005
Walthamstow
Gibson, Dr Ian
Labour
Signed on 7 June 2005
Norwich North
Gidley, Sandra
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 18 May 2005
Romsey
Godsiff, Mr Roger
Labour
Signed on 23 May 2005
Birmingham, Sparkbrook and Small Heath
Goldsworthy, Julia
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 24 May 2005
Falmouth and Camborne
Goodman, Helen
Labour
Signed on 28 March 2006
Bishop Auckland
Griffith, Nia
Labour
Signed on 9 June 2005
Llanelli
Grogan, Mr John
Labour
Signed on 10 October 2005
Selby
Hancock, Mr Mike
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 24 May 2005
Portsmouth South
Harris, Dr Evan
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 5 December 2005
Oxford West and Abingdon
Harvey, Nick
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 18 October 2005
North Devon
Havard, Mr Dai
Labour
Signed on 14 February 2006
Merthyr Tydfil and Rhymney
Hemming, John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 29 June 2005
Birmingham, Yardley
Henderson, Mr Doug
Labour
Signed on 30 June 2005
Newcastle upon Tyne North
Hepburn, Mr Stephen
Labour
Signed on 13 June 2005
Jarrow
Hermon, Lady Sylvia
Ulster Unionist Party
Signed on 7 June 2005
North Down
Heyes, David
Labour
Signed on 8 June 2005
Ashton-under-Lyne
Hoey, Kate
Labour
Signed on 18 May 2005
Vauxhall
Holloway, Mr Adam
Conservative
Signed on 13 February 2006
Gravesham
Hopkins, Kelvin
Labour
Signed on 18 May 2005
Luton North
Horwood, Mr Martin
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 27 April 2006
Cheltenham
Howarth, David
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 23 May 2005
Cambridge
Mark Hunter,
Signed on 10 October 2005
Iddon, Dr Brian
Labour
Signed on 18 May 2005
Bolton South East
James, Mrs Siân C.
Labour
Signed on 10 October 2006
Swansea East
Jenkins, Mr Brian
Labour
Signed on 9 January 2006
Tamworth
Jones, Lynne
Labour
Signed on 18 May 2005
Birmingham, Selly Oak
Keetch, Mr Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 19 May 2005
Hereford
Kramer, Susan
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 29 June 2005
Richmond Park
Lamb, Norman
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 18 April 2006
North Norfolk
Lancaster, Mr Mark
Conservative
Signed on 22 March 2006
North East Milton Keynes
Leech, Mr John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 6 June 2005
Manchester, Withington
Lloyd, Tony
Labour
Signed on 27 June 2005
Manchester Central
Llwyd, Mr Elfyn
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 25 May 2005
Meirionnydd Nant Conwy
Marris, Rob
Labour
Signed on 24 May 2005
Wolverhampton South West
Marshall-Andrews, Mr Robert
Labour
Signed on 22 June 2005
Medway
McCafferty, Chris
Labour
Signed on 10 October 2005
Calder Valley
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 4 July 2005
Hayes and Harlington
McGovern, Mr Jim
Labour
Signed on 15 June 2005
Dundee West
Meacher, Mr Michael
Labour
Signed on 27 June 2005
Oldham West and Royton
Mitchell, Mr Austin
Labour
Signed on 18 May 2005
Great Grimsby
Moffat, Anne
Labour
Signed on 18 July 2005
East Lothian
Moffatt, Laura
Labour
Signed on 29 June 2006
Crawley
Mole, Chris
Labour
Signed on 8 June 2005
Ipswich
Moore, Mr Michael
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 28 February 2006
Berwickshire, Roxburgh and Selkirk
Mudie, Mr George
Labour
Signed on 14 December 2005
Leeds East
Mulholland, Greg
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 27 June 2005
Leeds North West
Naysmith, Dr Doug
Labour
Signed on 2 November 2005
Bristol North West
Newmark, Mr Brooks
Conservative
Signed on 4 July 2005
Braintree
Oaten, Mr Mark
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 9 February 2006
Winchester
Olner, Mr Bill
Labour
Signed on 26 June 2006
Nuneaton
Öpik, Lembit
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 20 June 2005
Montgomeryshire
Prentice, Mr Gordon
Labour
Signed on 10 October 2005
Pendle
Price, Adam
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 24 May 2005
Carmarthen East and Dinefwr
Prosser, Gwyn
Labour
Signed on 10 October 2005
Dover
Pugh, Dr John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 19 May 2005
Southport
Purchase, Mr Ken
Labour
Signed on 6 June 2005
Wolverhampton North East
Riordan, Mrs Linda
Labour
Signed on 18 May 2005
Halifax
Rogerson, Dan
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 25 May 2005
North Cornwall
Rowen, Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 5 July 2005
Rochdale
Ruddock, Joan
Labour
Signed on 7 June 2005
Lewisham, Deptford
Russell, Bob
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 25 May 2005
Colchester
Salmond, Mr Alex
Scottish National Party
Signed on 7 July 2005
Banff and Buchan
Sanders, Mr Adrian
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 28 March 2006
Torbay
Short, Clare
Labour
Signed on 6 June 2005
Birmingham, Ladywood
Simpson, Alan
Labour
Signed on 18 May 2005
Nottingham South
Singh, Mr Marsha
Labour
Signed on 9 June 2005
Bradford West
Spelman, Mrs Caroline
Conservative
Signed on 26 May 2005
Meriden
Spink, Bob
Conservative
Signed on 23 May 2005
Castle Point
Starkey, Dr Phyllis
Labour
Signed on 14 March 2006
Milton Keynes South West
Strang, Dr Gavin
Labour
Signed on 22 June 2005
Edinburgh East
Stringer, Graham
Labour
Signed on 13 June 2005
Manchester, Blackley
Stunell, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 25 May 2005
Hazel Grove
Taylor, David
Labour
Signed on 19 May 2005
North West Leicestershire
Taylor, Matthew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 20 April 2006
Truro and St Austell
Teather, Sarah
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 10 October 2005
Brent East
Trickett, Jon
Labour
Signed on 7 July 2005
Hemsworth
Truswell, Mr Paul
Labour
Signed on 9 June 2005
Pudsey
Vaizey, Mr Edward
Conservative
Signed on 10 October 2005
Wantage
Vis, Dr Rudi
Labour
Signed on 18 May 2005
Finchley and Golders Green
Walley, Joan
Labour
Signed on 8 June 2005
Stoke-on-Trent North
Waltho, Lynda
Labour
Signed on 10 October 2005
Stourbridge
Wareing, Mr Robert N.
Labour
Signed on 7 June 2005
Liverpool, West Derby
Webb, Prof Steve
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 9 June 2005
Northavon
Williams, Mrs Betty
Labour
Signed on 23 May 2005
Conwy
Williams, Mark
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 11 October 2005
Ceredigion
Williams, Mr Roger
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 24 May 2005
Brecon and Radnorshire
Williams, Stephen
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 21 June 2005
Bristol West
Willis, Mr Phil
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 22 June 2005
Harrogate and Knaresborough
Willott, Jenny
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 20 July 2005
Cardiff Central
Wright, Mr Anthony
Labour
Signed on 25 January 2006
Great Yarmouth
Younger-Ross, Richard
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 6 June 2005
Teignbridge

These members had previously signed the motion, but have now withdrawn their support. The date shown is when the Member withdrew their signature from the motion.