House of Commons
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MEASURING QUALITY OF LIFE
EDM #731
Tabled 17 January 2008
2007-08 Session
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.

Signatures (54)

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
06 November 2008
Beith, Sir Alan
Liberal Democrat
18 February 2008
Brake, Tom
Liberal Democrat
05 February 2008
Breed, Mr Colin
Liberal Democrat
23 January 2008
Burt, Lorely
Liberal Democrat
23 January 2008
Cable, Dr Vincent
Liberal Democrat
25 January 2008
Campbell, Mr Gregory
Democratic Unionist Party
22 January 2008
Carmichael, Mr Alistair
Liberal Democrat
13 November 2008
Conway, Derek
Conservative
23 January 2008
Corbyn, Jeremy
Labour
23 January 2008
Cryer, Mrs Ann
Labour
28 January 2008
Davey, Mr Edward
Liberal Democrat
30 January 2008
Davies, Dai
Independent
22 January 2008
Dean, Mrs Janet
Labour
25 January 2008
Drew, Mr David
Labour
22 January 2008
Etherington, Bill
Labour
29 January 2008
Farron, Tim
Liberal Democrat
20 February 2008
Foster, Mr Don
Liberal Democrat
07 February 2008
George, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
23 January 2008
Gidley, Sandra
Liberal Democrat
24 January 2008
Gummer, Mr John
Conservative
23 January 2008
Hancock, Mr Mike
Liberal Democrat
10 November 2008
Harris, Dr Evan
Liberal Democrat
18 February 2008
Hemming, John
Liberal Democrat
24 January 2008
Howarth, David
Liberal Democrat
17 November 2008
Hughes, Simon
Liberal Democrat
25 January 2008
Huhne, Chris
Liberal Democrat
27 February 2008
Kennedy, Mr Charles
Liberal Democrat
06 February 2008
Kramer, Susan
Liberal Democrat
22 February 2008
McDonnell, Dr Alasdair
Social Democratic & Labour Party
30 January 2008
McDonnell, John
Labour
23 January 2008
Moore, Mr Michael
Liberal Democrat
06 November 2008
Mulholland, Greg
Liberal Democrat
11 November 2008
Oaten, Mr Mark
Liberal Democrat
07 February 2008
Reed, Mr Andy
Labour
24 January 2008
Rennie, Willie
Liberal Democrat
05 February 2008
Rogerson, Dan
Liberal Democrat
21 January 2008
Rowen, Paul
Liberal Democrat
07 February 2008
Russell, Bob
Liberal Democrat
05 March 2008
Sanders, Mr Adrian
Liberal Democrat
05 February 2008
Simpson, Alan
Labour
23 January 2008
Stunell, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
05 February 2008
Vis, Dr Rudi
Labour
30 January 2008
Williams, Hywel
Plaid Cymru
28 January 2008
Williams, Mark
Liberal Democrat
22 January 2008
Williams, Mr Roger
Liberal Democrat
19 February 2008
Williams, Stephen
Liberal Democrat
21 January 2008
Willis, Mr Phil
Liberal Democrat
18 February 2008
There are no withdrawn signatures for this Motion