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HAPPINESS AND PUBLIC POLICY

EDM (Early Day Motion) 232: tabled on 10 December 2008

Tabled in the 2008-09 session.

This motion has been signed by 36 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 believes that the promotion of happiness and well-being are legitimate and important goals of Government; notes a GfK NOP poll showed 81 per cent. of people believe Government's prime objective should be happiness, not wealth; notes large surveys, including Eurobarometer, that show the UK's happiness has remained static for at least 25 years; recognises the Government can influence some factors that affect happiness, such as unemployment and respite for carers; welcomes the Government's Foresight report into Mental Capital and Well-being showing how well-being promotion is possible; and calls for official and regularly conducted statistics on national happiness and well-being to inform policy-making.

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.

Bruce, Malcolm
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 2 April 2009
Gordon
Burgon, Colin
Labour
Signed on 11 December 2008
Elmet
Burt, Lorely
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 10 December 2008
Solihull
Caton, Mr Martin
Labour
Signed on 11 December 2008
Gower
Cook, Frank
Labour
Signed on 16 December 2008
Stockton North
Cryer, Mrs Ann
Labour
Signed on 11 December 2008
Keighley
Davey, Mr Edward
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 15 January 2009
Kingston and Surbiton
Dean, Mrs Janet
Labour
Signed on 16 December 2008
Burton
Drew, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 11 December 2008
Stroud
Etherington, Bill
Labour
Signed on 16 December 2008
Sunderland North
George, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 11 December 2008
St Ives
Gidley, Sandra
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 10 December 2008
Romsey
Harris, Dr Evan
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 18 December 2008
Oxford West and Abingdon
Hemming, John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 11 December 2008
Birmingham, Yardley
Hopkins, Kelvin
Labour
Signed on 17 December 2008
Luton North
Howarth, David
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 16 December 2008
Cambridge
Hughes, Simon
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 2 February 2009
North Southwark and Bermondsey
Humble, Mrs Joan
Labour
Signed on 15 December 2008
Blackpool North and Fleetwood
Leech, Mr John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 16 December 2008
Manchester, Withington
Marsden, Mr Gordon
Labour
Signed on 16 December 2008
Blackpool South
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 15 December 2008
Hayes and Harlington
Pope, Mr Greg
Labour
Signed on 14 January 2009
Hyndburn
Riordan, Mrs Linda
Labour
Signed on 16 December 2008
Halifax
Simpson, Alan
Labour
Signed on 11 December 2008
Nottingham South
Taylor, David
Labour
Signed on 11 December 2008
North West Leicestershire
Taylor, Matthew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 28 January 2009
Truro and St Austell
Vaizey, Mr Edward
Conservative
Signed on 16 December 2008
Wantage
Williams, Hywel
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 10 December 2008
Caernarfon
Younger-Ross, Richard
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 23 February 2009
Teignbridge

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.