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MEASURING QUALITY OF LIFE

EDM (Early Day Motion) 731: tabled on 17 January 2008

Tabled in the 2007-08 session.

This motion has been signed by 54 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 the undertaking of a study by the French government to establish how quality of life indicators can contribute to new methods of economic calculation; further notes the participation in the study of eminent scholars Joseph Stiglitz and Amartya Sen; commends the French government for seeking a more sophisticated method of measuring well-being than straightforward GDP; notes with concern the Answer given by the Chancellor of the Exchequer on 29th November 2007, Official Report, column 428, on well-being, which failed to acknowledge the need for improved measurements of quality of life, despite the stated aim of the Treasury being to `raise the rate of sustainable growth and to achieve rising prosperity and a better quality of life'; further notes that for the last 50 years material wealth in the UK has increased dramatically but surveys show that expressed levels of well-being, or happiness, have remained static; and urges the Government to both endorse and participate in the French study, with the aim of improving the well-being, not simply the wealth, of all people in the UK.

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.

Baker, Norman
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 6 November 2008
Lewes
Beith, Sir Alan
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 18 February 2008
Berwick-upon-Tweed
Brake, Tom
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 5 February 2008
Carshalton and Wallington
Breed, Mr Colin
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 23 January 2008
South East Cornwall
Burt, Lorely
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 23 January 2008
Solihull
Cable, Dr Vincent
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 25 January 2008
Twickenham
Campbell, Mr Gregory
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 22 January 2008
East Londonderry
Carmichael, Mr Alistair
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 13 November 2008
Orkney and Shetland
Conway, Derek
Conservative
Signed on 23 January 2008
Old Bexley and Sidcup
Corbyn, Jeremy
Labour
Signed on 23 January 2008
Islington North
Cryer, Mrs Ann
Labour
Signed on 28 January 2008
Keighley
Davey, Mr Edward
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 30 January 2008
Kingston and Surbiton
Davies, Dai
Independent
Signed on 22 January 2008
Blaenau Gwent
Dean, Mrs Janet
Labour
Signed on 25 January 2008
Burton
Drew, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 22 January 2008
Stroud
Etherington, Bill
Labour
Signed on 29 January 2008
Sunderland North
Farron, Tim
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 20 February 2008
Westmorland and Lonsdale
Foster, Mr Don
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 7 February 2008
Bath
George, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 23 January 2008
St Ives
Gidley, Sandra
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 24 January 2008
Romsey
Gummer, Mr John
Conservative
Signed on 23 January 2008
Suffolk Coastal
Hancock, Mr Mike
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 10 November 2008
Portsmouth South
Harris, Dr Evan
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 18 February 2008
Oxford West and Abingdon
Hemming, John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 24 January 2008
Birmingham, Yardley
Howarth, David
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 17 November 2008
Cambridge
Hughes, Simon
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 25 January 2008
North Southwark and Bermondsey
Huhne, Chris
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 27 February 2008
Eastleigh
Kennedy, Mr Charles
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 6 February 2008
Ross, Skye and Lochaber
Kramer, Susan
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 22 February 2008
Richmond Park
McDonnell, Dr Alasdair
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 30 January 2008
Belfast South
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 23 January 2008
Hayes and Harlington
Moore, Mr Michael
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 6 November 2008
Berwickshire, Roxburgh and Selkirk
Mulholland, Greg
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 11 November 2008
Leeds North West
Oaten, Mr Mark
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 7 February 2008
Winchester
Reed, Mr Andy
Labour
Signed on 24 January 2008
Loughborough
Rennie, Willie
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 5 February 2008
Dunfermline and West Fife
Rogerson, Dan
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 21 January 2008
North Cornwall
Rowen, Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 7 February 2008
Rochdale
Russell, Bob
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 5 March 2008
Colchester
Sanders, Mr Adrian
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 5 February 2008
Torbay
Simpson, Alan
Labour
Signed on 23 January 2008
Nottingham South
Stunell, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 5 February 2008
Hazel Grove
Vis, Dr Rudi
Labour
Signed on 30 January 2008
Finchley and Golders Green
Williams, Hywel
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 28 January 2008
Caernarfon
Williams, Mark
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 22 January 2008
Ceredigion
Williams, Mr Roger
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 19 February 2008
Brecon and Radnorshire
Williams, Stephen
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 21 January 2008
Bristol West
Willis, Mr Phil
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 18 February 2008
Harrogate and Knaresborough

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.