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HOUSING BENEFIT REFORM

EDM (Early Day Motion) 816: tabled on 20 October 2005

Tabled in the 2005-06 session.

This motion has been signed by 162 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 notes that October marks the ninth anniversary of the introduction of the single room rent restriction on housing benefit available to single, childless under 25 year-old claimants; notes that research published by the Department for Work and Pensions in July records single room rent (SRR) claimants as experiencing an average shortfall of £35.14 per week between their benefit and the rent they owe; notes that this is more than double the average £16.34 shortfall faced by non-SRR housing benefit claimants; is concerned this has left many vulnerable young people facing serious rent arrears, eviction and homelessness; notes that the Department for Work and Pensions research concludes that the July 2001 changes, designed to reflect more adequately the costs of shared accommodation, have had no more than a marginal impact on the level of benefit shortfalls and access to accommodation; and supports the call by Centrepoint, Child Poverty Action Group, Citizens Advice, Crisis, Shelter and the YMCA to persuade Ministers not to carry additional restrictions for young people into the local housing allowance being introduced in the forthcoming Housing Benefit Reform Bill.

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 7 November 2005
Hackney North and Stoke Newington
Alexander, Danny
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 1 December 2005
Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey
Anderson, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 2 November 2005
Blaydon
Austin, Mr Ian
Labour
Signed on 2 November 2005
Dudley North
Barlow, Ms Celia
Labour
Signed on 2 May 2006
Hove
Barrett, John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 6 December 2005
Edinburgh West
Battle, John
Labour
Signed on 1 November 2005
Leeds West
Beith, Sir Alan
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 2 March 2006
Berwick-upon-Tweed
Berry, Dr Roger
Labour
Signed on 1 March 2006
Kingswood
Betts, Mr Clive
Labour
Signed on 3 November 2005
Sheffield, Attercliffe
Bottomley, Sir Peter
Conservative
Signed on 24 October 2005
Worthing West
Brake, Tom
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 17 March 2006
Carshalton and Wallington
Breed, Mr Colin
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 19 December 2005
South East Cornwall
Brooke, Annette
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 2 November 2005
Mid Dorset and North Poole
Brown, Lyn
Labour
Signed on 28 October 2005
West Ham
Burden, Richard
Labour
Signed on 3 March 2006
Birmingham, Northfield
Burstow, Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 15 November 2005
Sutton and Cheam
Burt, Lorely
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 3 November 2005
Solihull
Campbell, Sir Menzies
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 11 November 2005
North East Fife
Caton, Mr Martin
Labour
Signed on 21 October 2005
Gower
Challen, Colin
Labour
Signed on 27 February 2006
Morley and Rothwell
Clegg, Mr Nick
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 31 January 2006
Sheffield, Hallam
Cohen, Harry
Labour
Signed on 7 November 2005
Leyton and Wanstead
Connarty, Michael
Labour
Signed on 9 March 2006
Linlithgow and East Falkirk
Cook, Frank
Labour
Signed on 7 November 2005
Stockton North
Cooper, Rosie
Labour
Signed on 8 March 2006
West Lancashire
Corbyn, Jeremy
Labour
Signed on 21 October 2005
Islington North
Cousins, Jim
Labour
Signed on 28 October 2005
Newcastle upon Tyne Central
Crausby, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 17 January 2006
Bolton North East
Creagh, Mary
Labour
Signed on 8 November 2005
Wakefield
Cryer, Mrs Ann
Labour
Signed on 24 October 2005
Keighley
Davey, Mr Edward
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 6 November 2006
Kingston and Surbiton
Dean, Mrs Janet
Labour
Signed on 24 October 2005
Burton
Dismore, Mr Andrew
Labour
Signed on 25 October 2005
Hendon
Dobbin, Jim
Labour
Signed on 28 February 2006
Heywood and Middleton
Dobson, Frank
Labour
Signed on 1 March 2006
Holborn and St Pancras
Donohoe, Mr Brian H.
Labour
Signed on 16 October 2006
Central Ayrshire
Doran, Mr Frank
Labour
Signed on 14 November 2005
Aberdeen North
Drew, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 28 October 2005
Stroud
Durkan, Mark
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 27 October 2005
Foyle
Engel, Mrs Natascha
Labour
Signed on 7 November 2005
North East Derbyshire
Ennis, Jeff
Labour
Signed on 3 November 2005
Barnsley East and Mexborough
Etherington, Bill
Labour
Signed on 22 November 2005
Sunderland North
Farron, Tim
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 7 November 2005
Westmorland and Lonsdale
Field, Mr Frank
Labour
Signed on 10 January 2006
Birkenhead
Flello, Mr Robert
Labour
Signed on 16 November 2005
Stoke-on-Trent South
Foster, Mr Don
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 1 March 2006
Bath
Foster, Michael Jabez
Labour
Signed on 15 March 2006
Hastings and Rye
Galloway, Mr George
Respect
Signed on 28 October 2005
Bethnal Green and Bow
Gapes, Mike
Labour
Signed on 7 November 2005
Ilford South
George, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 15 December 2005
St Ives
Gerrard, Mr Neil
Labour
Signed on 1 November 2005
Walthamstow
Gibson, Dr Ian
Labour
Signed on 25 October 2005
Norwich North
Godsiff, Mr Roger
Labour
Signed on 6 March 2006
Birmingham, Sparkbrook and Small Heath
Goldsworthy, Julia
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 13 December 2005
Falmouth and Camborne
Goodman, Helen
Labour
Signed on 15 December 2005
Bishop Auckland
Griffith, Nia
Labour
Signed on 18 April 2006
Llanelli
Grogan, Mr John
Labour
Signed on 16 January 2006
Selby
Hancock, Mr Mike
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 26 January 2006
Portsmouth South
Harris, Dr Evan
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 10 January 2006
Oxford West and Abingdon
Hemming, John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 21 October 2005
Birmingham, Yardley
Hepburn, Mr Stephen
Labour
Signed on 23 October 2006
Jarrow
Heyes, David
Labour
Signed on 24 October 2005
Ashton-under-Lyne
Hodgson, Mrs Sharon
Labour
Signed on 7 March 2006
Gateshead East and Washington West
Holmes, Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 2 November 2005
Chesterfield
Horwood, Mr Martin
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 13 December 2005
Cheltenham
Howarth, David
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 17 November 2005
Cambridge
Hughes, Simon
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 29 November 2005
North Southwark and Bermondsey
Hunter, Mark
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 27 February 2006
Cheadle
Illsley, Mr Eric
Labour
Signed on 14 November 2005
Barnsley Central
Jackson, Glenda
Labour
Signed on 24 October 2005
Hampstead and Highgate
James, Mrs Siân C.
Labour
Signed on 3 March 2006
Swansea East
Jenkins, Mr Brian
Labour
Signed on 8 November 2005
Tamworth
Jones, Lynne
Labour
Signed on 21 October 2005
Birmingham, Selly Oak
Jones, Mr Martyn
Labour
Signed on 3 March 2006
Clwyd South
Keetch, Mr Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 21 October 2005
Hereford
Kennedy, Mr Charles
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 13 March 2006
Ross, Skye and Lochaber
Khan, Mr Sadiq
Labour
Signed on 19 January 2006
Tooting
Kramer, Susan
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 30 October 2006
Richmond Park
Lamb, Norman
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 29 March 2006
North Norfolk
Laws, Mr David
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 1 November 2005
Yeovil
Leech, Mr John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 24 October 2005
Manchester, Withington
Lepper, David
Labour
Signed on 21 October 2005
Brighton, Pavilion
Lloyd, Tony
Labour
Signed on 13 March 2006
Manchester Central
Marsden, Mr Gordon
Labour
Signed on 25 October 2005
Blackpool South
Marshall, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 3 November 2005
Glasgow East
Marshall-Andrews, Mr Robert
Labour
Signed on 30 October 2006
Medway
McCafferty, Chris
Labour
Signed on 21 October 2005
Calder Valley
McCarthy-Fry, Sarah
Labour
Signed on 7 November 2005
Portsmouth North
McCrea, Rev Dr William
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 14 December 2005
South Antrim
McDonnell, Dr Alasdair
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 8 December 2005
Belfast South
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 21 October 2005
Hayes and Harlington
McGovern, Mr Jim
Labour
Signed on 8 December 2005
Dundee West
Meacher, Mr Michael
Labour
Signed on 18 October 2006
Oldham West and Royton
Miller, Andrew
Labour
Signed on 1 March 2006
Ellesmere Port and Neston
Mitchell, Mr Austin
Labour
Signed on 7 November 2005
Great Grimsby
Moffat, Anne
Labour
Signed on 3 March 2006
East Lothian
Moon, Mrs Madeleine
Labour
Signed on 8 November 2005
Bridgend
Moore, Mr Michael
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 28 November 2005
Berwickshire, Roxburgh and Selkirk
Morden, Jessica
Labour
Signed on 27 October 2005
Newport East
Morgan, Julie
Labour
Signed on 7 March 2006
Cardiff North
Mudie, Mr George
Labour
Signed on 15 March 2006
Leeds East
Mulholland, Greg
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 21 October 2005
Leeds North West
Murphy, Mr Denis
Labour
Signed on 6 March 2006
Wansbeck
Naysmith, Dr Doug
Labour
Signed on 24 November 2005
Bristol North West
Oaten, Mr Mark
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 19 January 2006
Winchester
Olner, Mr Bill
Labour
Signed on 2 November 2005
Nuneaton
Öpik, Lembit
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 11 November 2005
Montgomeryshire
Owen, Albert
Labour
Signed on 31 October 2005
Ynys Môn
Pope, Mr Greg
Labour
Signed on 26 October 2006
Hyndburn
Prentice, Mr Gordon
Labour
Signed on 7 March 2006
Pendle
Price, Adam
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 27 October 2005
Carmarthen East and Dinefwr
Pugh, Dr John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 3 November 2005
Southport
Riordan, Mrs Linda
Labour
Signed on 25 October 2005
Halifax
Robinson, Mr Peter
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 9 November 2005
Belfast East
Rogerson, Dan
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 2 November 2005
North Cornwall
Rowen, Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 26 October 2005
Rochdale
Ruddock, Joan
Labour
Signed on 2 November 2005
Lewisham, Deptford
Russell, Bob
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 11 November 2005
Colchester
Sanders, Mr Adrian
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 7 December 2005
Torbay
Sarwar, Mr Mohammad
Labour
Signed on 8 March 2006
Glasgow Central
Seabeck, Alison
Labour
Signed on 8 November 2005
Plymouth, Devonport
Short, Clare
Labour
Signed on 2 November 2005
Birmingham, Ladywood
Simpson, Alan
Labour
Signed on 3 November 2005
Nottingham South
Singh, Mr Marsha
Labour
Signed on 14 March 2006
Bradford West
Skinner, Mr Dennis
Labour
Signed on 31 October 2005
Bolsover
Southworth, Helen
Labour
Signed on 2 March 2006
Warrington South
Starkey, Dr Phyllis
Labour
Signed on 28 October 2005
Milton Keynes South West
Stoate, Dr Howard
Labour
Signed on 19 December 2005
Dartford
Stringer, Graham
Labour
Signed on 16 November 2005
Manchester, Blackley
Stunell, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 1 March 2006
Hazel Grove
Swinson, Jo
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 21 November 2005
East Dunbartonshire
Taylor, David
Labour
Signed on 25 October 2005
North West Leicestershire
Taylor, Matthew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 8 December 2005
Truro and St Austell
Teather, Sarah
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 17 October 2006
Brent East
Thornberry, Ms Emily
Labour
Signed on 28 November 2005
Islington South and Finsbury
Thurso, John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 2 March 2006
Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross
Todd, Mr Mark
Labour
Signed on 2 March 2006
South Derbyshire
Truswell, Mr Paul
Labour
Signed on 30 March 2006
Pudsey
Vaz, Keith
Labour
Signed on 7 March 2006
Leicester East
Vis, Dr Rudi
Labour
Signed on 24 October 2005
Finchley and Golders Green
Walley, Joan
Labour
Signed on 7 November 2005
Stoke-on-Trent North
Walter, Mr Robert
Conservative
Signed on 18 October 2006
North Dorset
Wareing, Mr Robert N.
Labour
Signed on 26 October 2005
Liverpool, West Derby
Williams, Mr Alan
Labour
Signed on 8 March 2006
Swansea West
Williams, Mrs Betty
Labour
Signed on 31 October 2005
Conwy
Williams, Hywel
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 26 October 2005
Caernarfon
Williams, Mr Roger
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 6 March 2006
Brecon and Radnorshire
Willis, Mr Phil
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 9 March 2006
Harrogate and Knaresborough
Willott, Jenny
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 16 November 2005
Cardiff Central
Wilson, Sammy
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 8 November 2005
East Antrim
Wood, Mike
Labour
Signed on 21 November 2005
Batley and Spen
Wright, Mr Anthony
Labour
Signed on 16 March 2006
Great Yarmouth
Wyatt, Derek
Labour
Signed on 25 October 2005
Sittingbourne and Sheppey

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.