House of Commons
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HOUSING AND EMPLOYMENT
EDM #1116
Tabled 05 March 2008
2007-08 Session
That this House recalls Article 25 of the UN Declaration of Human Rights which guarantees everyone the unqualified right to adequate housing irrespective of employment status and welcomes the Government's announcement to build three million new homes; but notes with concern proposals to make the right to access social housing contingent upon the applicant's activities in the labour market; believes that such a policy will place a greater burden on the taxpayer in terms of temporary accommodation costs, increase the already too large number of homeless people, increase poverty among vulnerable groups, and will not tackle barriers that are in place for those trapped in a cycle of unemployment; further notes that such issues as housing benefit regulations act as a barrier for people to access work and that reform is much overdue, that changes in benefit regulation, greater provision of employment advice and support as well as increased low-cost childcare options would help many of those who are currently unemployed enter into the labour market; believes that threatening the tenancies of social housing residents is not an effective solution to tackle unemployment; and calls upon the Government to reject this approach to housing and employment.

Signatures (59)

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
13 March 2008
Austin, John
Labour
05 March 2008
Battle, John
Labour
05 March 2008
Borrow, Mr David S.
Labour
12 March 2008
Bottomley, Sir Peter
Conservative
05 March 2008
Burden, Richard
Labour
06 March 2008
Caton, Mr Martin
Labour
11 March 2008
Challen, Colin
Labour
05 March 2008
Clapham, Mr Michael
Labour
05 March 2008
Clark, Ms Katy
Labour
05 March 2008
Cook, Frank
Labour
05 March 2008
Corbyn, Jeremy
Labour
05 March 2008
Crausby, Mr David
Labour
20 March 2008
Cryer, Mrs Ann
Labour
10 March 2008
Davies, Dai
Independent
11 March 2008
Dean, Mrs Janet
Labour
06 March 2008
Dismore, Mr Andrew
Labour
06 March 2008
Dobson, Frank
Labour
10 March 2008
Drew, Mr David
Labour
06 March 2008
Durkan, Mark
Social Democratic & Labour Party
05 March 2008
Efford, Clive
Labour
05 March 2008
Etherington, Bill
Labour
05 March 2008
Gibson, Dr Ian
Labour
05 March 2008
Hamilton, Mr David
Labour
11 March 2008
Hancock, Mr Mike
Liberal Democrat
10 March 2008
Hemming, John
Liberal Democrat
20 March 2008
Henderson, Mr Doug
Labour
05 March 2008
Hoey, Kate
Labour
05 March 2008
Holmes, Paul
Liberal Democrat
11 March 2008
Hopkins, Kelvin
Labour
05 March 2008
Iddon, Dr Brian
Labour
05 March 2008
Illsley, Mr Eric
Labour
25 March 2008
Jackson, Glenda
Labour
11 March 2008
Jones, Lynne
Labour
05 March 2008
Leech, Mr John
Liberal Democrat
11 March 2008
Lloyd, Tony
Labour
10 March 2008
MacNeil, Mr Angus
Scottish National Party
06 March 2008
McCafferty, Chris
Labour
07 March 2008
McDonnell, Dr Alasdair
Social Democratic & Labour Party
12 March 2008
McDonnell, John
Labour
05 March 2008
Meacher, Mr Michael
Labour
05 March 2008
Meale, Mr Alan
Labour
06 March 2008
Osborne, Sandra
Labour
05 March 2008
Prentice, Mr Gordon
Labour
05 March 2008
Reed, Mr Andy
Labour
02 April 2008
Riordan, Mrs Linda
Labour
05 March 2008
Russell, Bob
Liberal Democrat
05 March 2008
Sharma, Virendra
Labour
05 March 2008
Simpson, Alan
Labour
26 March 2008
Turner, Dr Desmond
Labour
07 March 2008
Vis, Dr Rudi
Labour
05 March 2008
Williams, Mrs Betty
Labour
10 March 2008
Willis, Mr Phil
Liberal Democrat
18 March 2008
There are no withdrawn signatures for this Motion