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EXCESS WINTER DEATHS

EDM (Early Day Motion) 960: tabled on 07 November 2005

Tabled in the 2005-06 session.

This motion has been signed by 74 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 recent figures published by the Office for National Statistics showing that the number of excess winter deaths in England and Wales are at their highest for five years; expresses great concern that deaths amongst older people have increased by 35 per cent. in just one year; further notes that excess winter deaths dropped in Scotland in the same period; further notes new research from the British Gas Help the Aged Partnership which shows that 1.5 million older households live without proper heating and insulation and that one in three households containing someone over 85 years live in homes that are sub-standard in terms of their thermal efficiency; expresses further concern about the risk of cold-related illness and mortality amongst older people this winter; welcomes the positive contribution that both the Government's Warm Front and energy supplier energy efficiency schemes have made to help meet Government targets to eradicate fuel poverty amongst vulnerable groups by 2010 and amongst all groups by 2016; and calls on the Government to increase investment in measures to reduce fuel poverty at this important time and to end means-testing of its Warm Front scheme so that all older households are supplied with central heating and insulation.

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.

Anderson, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 16 November 2005
Blaydon
Austin, Mr Ian
Labour
Signed on 22 November 2005
Dudley North
Barrett, John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 6 December 2005
Edinburgh West
Beith, Sir Alan
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 22 November 2005
Berwick-upon-Tweed
Berry, Dr Roger
Labour
Signed on 22 November 2005
Kingswood
Burstow, Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 15 November 2005
Sutton and Cheam
Campbell, Mr Ronnie
Labour
Signed on 9 November 2005
Blyth Valley
Challen, Colin
Labour
Signed on 14 November 2005
Morley and Rothwell
Clark, Ms Katy
Labour
Signed on 27 February 2006
North Ayrshire and Arran
Cohen, Harry
Labour
Signed on 14 November 2005
Leyton and Wanstead
Corbyn, Jeremy
Labour
Signed on 10 November 2005
Islington North
Crausby, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 17 January 2006
Bolton North East
Creagh, Mary
Labour
Signed on 17 November 2005
Wakefield
Cryer, Mrs Ann
Labour
Signed on 9 November 2005
Keighley
Davidson, Mr Ian
Labour
Signed on 21 November 2005
Glasgow South West
Davies, Mr Quentin
Conservative
Signed on 11 January 2006
Grantham and Stamford
Dean, Mrs Janet
Labour
Signed on 11 November 2005
Burton
Devine, Jim
Labour
Signed on 10 November 2005
Livingston
Dobbin, Jim
Labour
Signed on 15 November 2005
Heywood and Middleton
Dodds, Mr Nigel
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 9 November 2005
Belfast North
Drew, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 17 November 2005
Stroud
Ennis, Jeff
Labour
Signed on 22 November 2005
Barnsley East and Mexborough
Etherington, Bill
Labour
Signed on 22 November 2005
Sunderland North
Farron, Tim
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 17 November 2005
Westmorland and Lonsdale
Fisher, Mark
Labour
Signed on 19 January 2006
Stoke-on-Trent Central
Gerrard, Mr Neil
Labour
Signed on 28 November 2005
Walthamstow
Gidley, Sandra
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 24 November 2005
Romsey
Goldsworthy, Julia
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 21 November 2005
Falmouth and Camborne
Hancock, Mr Mike
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 8 November 2005
Portsmouth South
Harvey, Nick
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 24 November 2005
North Devon
Hemming, John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 10 November 2005
Birmingham, Yardley
Hepburn, Mr Stephen
Labour
Signed on 28 November 2005
Jarrow
Heyes, David
Labour
Signed on 22 November 2005
Ashton-under-Lyne
Hodgson, Mrs Sharon
Labour
Signed on 9 November 2005
Gateshead East and Washington West
Hopkins, Kelvin
Labour
Signed on 11 November 2005
Luton North
Hunter, Mark
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 10 November 2005
Cheadle
Jenkins, Mr Brian
Labour
Signed on 22 November 2005
Tamworth
Khabra, Mr Piara S
Labour
Signed on 21 November 2005
Ealing, Southall
Leech, Mr John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 10 November 2005
Manchester, Withington
Lloyd, Tony
Labour
Signed on 6 December 2005
Manchester Central
McCarthy-Fry, Sarah
Labour
Signed on 21 November 2005
Portsmouth North
McCrea, Rev Dr William
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 15 November 2005
South Antrim
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 6 November 2006
Hayes and Harlington
McGovern, Mr Jim
Labour
Signed on 15 November 2005
Dundee West
Meale, Mr Alan
Labour
Signed on 9 November 2005
Mansfield
Moffatt, Laura
Labour
Signed on 29 June 2006
Crawley
Morgan, Julie
Labour
Signed on 19 December 2005
Cardiff North
Murphy, Mr Denis
Labour
Signed on 16 November 2005
Wansbeck
Owen, Albert
Labour
Signed on 15 November 2005
Ynys Môn
Price, Adam
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 9 November 2005
Carmarthen East and Dinefwr
Robinson, Mrs Iris
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 10 November 2005
Strangford
Russell, Bob
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 8 November 2005
Colchester
Simpson, Alan
Labour
Signed on 10 November 2005
Nottingham South
Simpson, David
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 16 November 2005
Upper Bann
Singh, Mr Marsha
Labour
Signed on 22 November 2005
Bradford West
Spink, Bob
Conservative
Signed on 10 November 2005
Castle Point
Truswell, Mr Paul
Labour
Signed on 28 June 2006
Pudsey
Vis, Dr Rudi
Labour
Signed on 9 November 2005
Finchley and Golders Green
Walley, Joan
Labour
Signed on 16 November 2005
Stoke-on-Trent North
Walter, Mr Robert
Conservative
Signed on 16 November 2005
North Dorset
Wareing, Mr Robert N.
Labour
Signed on 8 November 2005
Liverpool, West Derby
Williams, Hywel
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 8 November 2005
Caernarfon
Williams, Mark
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 11 November 2005
Ceredigion
Williams, Mr Roger
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 21 November 2005
Brecon and Radnorshire
Willis, Mr Phil
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 10 November 2005
Harrogate and Knaresborough
Willott, Jenny
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 20 December 2005
Cardiff Central
Wilson, Sammy
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 15 November 2005
East Antrim

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.

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

EXCESS WINTER DEATHS (Amendment 1)
at end add, `and examine ways in which the winter fuel allowance could be specifically directed towards domestic energy efficiency improvements.'.
Labour, Bury North
2
signatures
EDM 960A1: tabled on 17 November 2005