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EMPTY HOMES

EDM (Early Day Motion) 2200: tabled on 02 November 2009

Tabled in the 2008-09 session.

This motion has been signed by 29 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 concerned by the rising number of empty homes in England; notes that of the 784,000 homes which are currently vacant, 327,000 have been empty for a period of more than six months; is worried that, despite the presence of 1.8 million families on the social housing waiting list and an escalation in the number of mortgage repossessions, more has not been done to make use of the one in 30 empty local authority properties; further notes that just 24 Empty Dwelling Management Orders (EDMOs) have been enforced since their implementation in April 2006; and calls on the Government to scrap EDMOs and instead consider adopting a less bureaucratic approach to the rules which have meant that social landlords are unable to use their empty housing stock to provide families who will otherwise be homeless with a place they can call home.

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.

Baldry, Tony
Conservative
Signed on 5 November 2009
Banbury
Bottomley, Sir Peter
Conservative
Signed on 3 November 2009
Worthing West
Corbyn, Jeremy
Labour
Signed on 5 November 2009
Islington North
Curry, Mr David
Conservative
Signed on 2 November 2009
Skipton and Ripon
Evennett, Mr David
Conservative
Signed on 2 November 2009
Bexleyheath and Crayford
Field, Mr Mark
Conservative
Signed on 2 November 2009
Cities of London and Westminster
Gray, Mr James
Conservative
Signed on 3 November 2009
North Wiltshire
Gummer, Mr John
Conservative
Signed on 2 November 2009
Suffolk Coastal
Hemming, John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 5 November 2009
Birmingham, Yardley
Loughton, Tim
Conservative
Signed on 4 November 2009
East Worthing and Shoreham
McCrea, Rev Dr William
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 4 November 2009
South Antrim
McDonnell, Dr Alasdair
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 10 November 2009
Belfast South
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 9 November 2009
Hayes and Harlington
Moss, Mr Malcolm
Conservative
Signed on 5 November 2009
North East Cambridgeshire
Penning, Mike
Conservative
Signed on 3 November 2009
Hemel Hempstead
Robinson, Mrs Iris
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 3 November 2009
Strangford
Scott, Mr Lee
Conservative
Signed on 2 November 2009
Ilford North
Sharma, Virendra
Labour
Signed on 9 November 2009
Ealing, Southall
Streeter, Mr Gary
Conservative
Signed on 2 November 2009
South West Devon
Swayne, Mr Desmond
Conservative
Signed on 2 November 2009
New Forest West
Waterson, Mr Nigel
Conservative
Signed on 3 November 2009
Eastbourne
Winterton, Ann
Conservative
Signed on 3 November 2009
Congleton
Winterton, Sir Nicholas
Conservative
Signed on 3 November 2009
Macclesfield

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.