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FUEL POVERTY AND ENERGY PRICES

EDM (Early Day Motion) 284: tabled on 15 December 2008

Tabled in the 2008-09 session.

This motion has been signed by 110 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 is gravely concerned that around five million households will experience fuel poverty this winter; notes that many consumers may be paying too much for their energy because of the bewildering complexity of the different social tariffs that are available and because of the penalties for customers with prepayment meters; recognises that much of the United Kingdom housing stock is poorly insulated, leading to even higher fuel bills; observes the estimated £9 billion windfall received by energy generators from the free availability of permits under the EU Emissions Trading Scheme; and calls on the Government to lay a duty on Ofgem to require the energy companies to spend their windfall on a programme of energy efficiency measures including home insulation and the swift installation of smart meters, and a mandatory roll-out of standardised social tariffs guaranteeing cuts in energy prices for customers facing fuel poverty this winter.

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.

Alexander, Danny
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 12 January 2009
Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey
Austin, John
Labour
Signed on 2 February 2009
Erith and Thamesmead
Beith, Sir Alan
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 17 December 2008
Berwick-upon-Tweed
Berry, Dr Roger
Labour
Signed on 20 January 2009
Kingswood
Brake, Tom
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 10 February 2009
Carshalton and Wallington
Breed, Mr Colin
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 17 December 2008
South East Cornwall
Brooke, Annette
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 13 January 2009
Mid Dorset and North Poole
Bruce, Malcolm
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 12 January 2009
Gordon
Burstow, Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 16 December 2008
Sutton and Cheam
Burt, Lorely
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 17 December 2008
Solihull
Campbell, Mr Gregory
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 16 December 2008
East Londonderry
Campbell, Sir Menzies
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 18 December 2008
North East Fife
Carmichael, Mr Alistair
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 22 January 2009
Orkney and Shetland
Caton, Mr Martin
Labour
Signed on 16 December 2008
Gower
Cawsey, Mr Ian
Labour
Signed on 1 April 2009
Brigg and Goole
Clark, Ms Katy
Labour
Signed on 20 January 2009
North Ayrshire and Arran
Cook, Frank
Labour
Signed on 16 December 2008
Stockton North
Corbyn, Jeremy
Labour
Signed on 16 December 2008
Islington North
Cryer, Mrs Ann
Labour
Signed on 16 December 2008
Keighley
Davey, Mr Edward
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 17 December 2008
Kingston and Surbiton
Davies, Dai
Independent
Signed on 26 January 2009
Blaenau Gwent
Dean, Mrs Janet
Labour
Signed on 17 December 2008
Burton
Dismore, Mr Andrew
Labour
Signed on 16 December 2008
Hendon
Dobbin, Jim
Labour
Signed on 17 December 2008
Heywood and Middleton
Dobson, Frank
Labour
Signed on 27 January 2009
Holborn and St Pancras
Durkan, Mark
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 17 December 2008
Foyle
Ellman, Mrs Louise
Labour
Signed on 19 March 2009
Liverpool, Riverside
Etherington, Bill
Labour
Signed on 14 January 2009
Sunderland North
Farrelly, Paul
Labour
Signed on 23 February 2009
Newcastle-under-Lyme
Featherstone, Lynne
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 27 January 2009
Hornsey and Wood Green
Foster, Mr Don
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 12 January 2009
Bath
Galloway, Mr George
Respect
Signed on 18 December 2008
Bethnal Green and Bow
George, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 16 December 2008
St Ives
Gerrard, Mr Neil
Labour
Signed on 18 December 2008
Walthamstow
Goldsworthy, Julia
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 3 February 2009
Falmouth and Camborne
Hamilton, Fabian
Labour
Signed on 27 January 2009
Leeds North East
Hancock, Mr Mike
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 17 December 2008
Portsmouth South
Harris, Dr Evan
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 18 December 2008
Oxford West and Abingdon
Harvey, Nick
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 17 December 2008
North Devon
Hemming, John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 17 December 2008
Birmingham, Yardley
Heyes, David
Labour
Signed on 12 January 2009
Ashton-under-Lyne
Holmes, Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 16 December 2008
Chesterfield
Hopkins, Kelvin
Labour
Signed on 9 February 2009
Luton North
Howarth, David
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 12 January 2009
Cambridge
Hoyle, Mr Lindsay
Labour
Signed on 21 January 2009
Chorley
Hughes, Simon
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 4 March 2009
North Southwark and Bermondsey
Huhne, Chris
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 19 January 2009
Eastleigh
Humble, Mrs Joan
Labour
Signed on 22 January 2009
Blackpool North and Fleetwood
Hunter, Mark
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 16 December 2008
Cheadle
Iddon, Dr Brian
Labour
Signed on 16 December 2008
Bolton South East
Jenkins, Mr Brian
Labour
Signed on 27 January 2009
Tamworth
Keetch, Mr Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 26 January 2009
Hereford
Kennedy, Mr Charles
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 12 January 2009
Ross, Skye and Lochaber
Kramer, Susan
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 12 January 2009
Richmond Park
Lamb, Norman
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 12 January 2009
North Norfolk
Laws, Mr David
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 18 December 2008
Yeovil
Leech, Mr John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 16 December 2008
Manchester, Withington
Levitt, Tom
Labour
Signed on 22 January 2009
High Peak
Llwyd, Mr Elfyn
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 14 January 2009
Meirionnydd Nant Conwy
MacNeil, Mr Angus
Scottish National Party
Signed on 16 December 2008
Na h-Eileanan an Iar
Mason, John
Scottish National Party
Signed on 27 January 2009
Glasgow East
McDonnell, Dr Alasdair
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 11 February 2009
Belfast South
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 18 December 2008
Hayes and Harlington
McGrady, Mr Eddie
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 21 January 2009
South Down
Meacher, Mr Michael
Labour
Signed on 21 January 2009
Oldham West and Royton
Miller, Andrew
Labour
Signed on 20 January 2009
Ellesmere Port and Neston
Moore, Mr Michael
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 16 December 2008
Berwickshire, Roxburgh and Selkirk
Mulholland, Greg
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 22 January 2009
Leeds North West
O'Hara, Mr Edward
Labour
Signed on 17 December 2008
Knowsley South
Öpik, Lembit
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 12 January 2009
Montgomeryshire
Owen, Albert
Labour
Signed on 27 January 2009
Ynys Môn
Prosser, Gwyn
Labour
Signed on 26 January 2009
Dover
Pugh, Dr John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 17 December 2008
Southport
Reed, Mr Andy
Labour
Signed on 5 March 2009
Loughborough
Riordan, Mrs Linda
Labour
Signed on 13 January 2009
Halifax
Robinson, Mrs Iris
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 16 March 2009
Strangford
Rogerson, Dan
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 17 December 2008
North Cornwall
Rowen, Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 12 January 2009
Rochdale
Sarwar, Mr Mohammad
Labour
Signed on 28 January 2009
Glasgow Central
Short, Clare
Independent Labour
Signed on 26 January 2009
Birmingham, Ladywood
Simpson, Alan
Labour
Signed on 17 December 2008
Nottingham South
Simpson, David
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 14 January 2009
Upper Bann
Singh, Mr Marsha
Labour
Signed on 15 January 2009
Bradford West
Smith, Sir Robert
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 17 December 2008
West Aberdeenshire and Kincardine
Starkey, Dr Phyllis
Labour
Signed on 26 January 2009
Milton Keynes South West
Stunell, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 12 January 2009
Hazel Grove
Swinson, Jo
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 18 December 2008
East Dunbartonshire
Taylor, David
Labour
Signed on 16 December 2008
North West Leicestershire
Taylor, Matthew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 17 December 2008
Truro and St Austell
Taylor, Dr Richard
Independent
Signed on 19 January 2009
Wyre Forest
Thurso, John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 18 December 2008
Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross
Turner, Dr Desmond
Labour
Signed on 2 February 2009
Brighton, Kemptown
Vaz, Keith
Labour
Signed on 20 January 2009
Leicester East
Walley, Joan
Labour
Signed on 29 January 2009
Stoke-on-Trent North
Wareing, Mr Robert N.
Independent
Signed on 18 December 2008
Liverpool, West Derby
Weir, Mr Mike
Scottish National Party
Signed on 17 December 2008
Angus
Williams, Hywel
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 18 December 2008
Caernarfon
Williams, Mark
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 19 January 2009
Ceredigion
Williams, Mr Roger
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 18 December 2008
Brecon and Radnorshire
Williams, Stephen
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 16 December 2008
Bristol West
Willis, Mr Phil
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 12 January 2009
Harrogate and Knaresborough
Willott, Jenny
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 12 January 2009
Cardiff Central
Wright, Mr Anthony
Labour
Signed on 28 January 2009
Great Yarmouth
Younger-Ross, Richard
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 23 February 2009
Teignbridge

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.