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FREEZE ON COUNCIL TAX REBANDING IN WALES

EDM (Early Day Motion) 802: tabled on 19 October 2005

Tabled in the 2005-06 session.

This motion has been signed by 36 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 regrets the fact that Welsh residents are bearing the unfair burden of the revaluation process in Wales, which has resulted in one in three houses going up by one or more bands and only one in 12 houses moving down one or more bands; calls on the Secretary of State for Wales to press the Welsh Assembly Government to freeze council tax rebanding in Wales at its current rate so that no further increases take place in Wales until the Lyons Inquiry reports at the end of 2006; condemns this Government's cowardly political opportunism for postponing the English rebanding following the electorally damaging impact of revaluation in Wales; and believes that the entire council tax system, which causes the poorest 20 per cent. of society to pay more as a share of their income than the richest 20 per cent. of society, should be scrapped and replaced with a fairer local income tax, based on people's ability to pay, not on the value of their homes.

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.

Barrett, John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 6 December 2005
Edinburgh West
Brake, Tom
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 2 November 2005
Carshalton and Wallington
Breed, Mr Colin
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 1 November 2005
South East Cornwall
Brooke, Annette
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 25 October 2005
Mid Dorset and North Poole
Bruce, Malcolm
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 2 November 2005
Gordon
Burt, Lorely
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 3 November 2005
Solihull
Cable, Dr Vincent
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 27 October 2005
Twickenham
Campbell, Sir Menzies
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 1 November 2005
North East Fife
Clegg, Mr Nick
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 7 November 2005
Sheffield, Hallam
Farron, Tim
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 7 November 2005
Westmorland and Lonsdale
Featherstone, Lynne
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 2 November 2005
Hornsey and Wood Green
George, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 27 October 2005
St Ives
Goldsworthy, Julia
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 1 November 2005
Falmouth and Camborne
Harris, Dr Evan
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 24 November 2005
Oxford West and Abingdon
Hemming, John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 28 October 2005
Birmingham, Yardley
Holmes, Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 31 October 2005
Chesterfield
Horwood, Mr Martin
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 29 November 2005
Cheltenham
Hughes, Simon
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 29 November 2005
North Southwark and Bermondsey
Keetch, Mr Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 1 November 2005
Hereford
Lamb, Norman
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 7 November 2005
North Norfolk
Moore, Mr Michael
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 10 November 2005
Berwickshire, Roxburgh and Selkirk
Öpik, Lembit
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 31 October 2005
Montgomeryshire
Robinson, Mrs Iris
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 25 October 2005
Strangford
Stunell, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 5 December 2005
Hazel Grove
Swinson, Jo
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 1 November 2005
East Dunbartonshire
Taylor, Matthew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 14 November 2005
Truro and St Austell
Williams, Hywel
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 26 October 2005
Caernarfon
Williams, Mr Roger
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 7 November 2005
Brecon and Radnorshire
Willis, Mr Phil
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 20 January 2006
Harrogate and Knaresborough

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.