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EMPTY SHOPS

EDM (Early Day Motion) 1098: tabled on 16 March 2009

Tabled in the 2008-09 session.

This motion has been signed by 40 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 with grave concern the increase in empty shops in traditional town centres and neighbourhood centres; calls on the Government as a matter of urgency to consider a range of options to halt further closures and assist in the restoration to retail use of closed premises; specifically urges that value added tax for refurbishment works on retail premises should be reduced from 15 per cent. to five per cent., that next month's proposed five per cent. business rates increase should be frozen and that upward rent review clauses which automatically allowed rents to rise should be scrapped; and further urges that planning, financial and parking policies which discriminate in favour of out-of-town shopping centres should be reviewed so that there is a level playing field with traditional town centres and neighbourhood shopping centres.

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.

Binley, Mr Brian
Conservative
Signed on 20 March 2009
Northampton South
Breed, Mr Colin
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 18 March 2009
South East Cornwall
Campbell, Sir Menzies
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 31 March 2009
North East Fife
Cryer, Mrs Ann
Labour
Signed on 23 March 2009
Keighley
Cummings, John
Labour
Signed on 18 March 2009
Easington
Dean, Mrs Janet
Labour
Signed on 24 March 2009
Burton
Dismore, Mr Andrew
Labour
Signed on 18 March 2009
Hendon
Drew, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 19 March 2009
Stroud
Durkan, Mark
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 23 March 2009
Foyle
Etherington, Bill
Labour
Signed on 23 April 2009
Sunderland North
Foster, Mr Don
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 31 March 2009
Bath
George, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 17 March 2009
St Ives
Godsiff, Mr Roger
Labour
Signed on 25 March 2009
Birmingham, Sparkbrook and Small Heath
Hancock, Mr Mike
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 20 March 2009
Portsmouth South
Harvey, Nick
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 26 March 2009
North Devon
Hemming, John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 19 March 2009
Birmingham, Yardley
Hepburn, Mr Stephen
Labour
Signed on 25 March 2009
Jarrow
Hunter, Mark
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 18 March 2009
Cheadle
Keetch, Mr Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 24 March 2009
Hereford
Leech, Mr John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 18 March 2009
Manchester, Withington
Llwyd, Mr Elfyn
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 19 March 2009
Meirionnydd Nant Conwy
McDonnell, Dr Alasdair
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 27 March 2009
Belfast South
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 19 March 2009
Hayes and Harlington
Pugh, Dr John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 20 April 2009
Southport
Reed, Mr Andy
Labour
Signed on 30 April 2009
Loughborough
Riordan, Mrs Linda
Labour
Signed on 25 March 2009
Halifax
Rowen, Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 26 March 2009
Rochdale
Sarwar, Mr Mohammad
Labour
Signed on 8 June 2009
Glasgow Central
Simpson, David
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 26 March 2009
Upper Bann
Singh, Mr Marsha
Labour
Signed on 27 April 2009
Bradford West
Stunell, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 20 March 2009
Hazel Grove
Williams, Mark
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 2 April 2009
Ceredigion
Williams, Mr Roger
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 1 April 2009
Brecon and Radnorshire
Willis, Mr Phil
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 18 March 2009
Harrogate and Knaresborough

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.