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LOCAL HOUSING ALLOWANCE

EDM (Early Day Motion) 186: tabled on 24 November 2009

Tabled in the 2009-10 session.

This motion has been signed by 50 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 strongly opposes the Government's plan to scrap excess payments to local housing allowance claimants where their rent is lower than the rate of the allowance; expresses alarm that this plan would see some of the poorest families in the country up to £780 a year worse off; believes that the withdrawal of excess payments would not result in savings for the Government because tenants would have no incentive to choose cheaper properties and landlords would simply raise their rent to the maximum amount of the allowance, thus transferring £15 a week from poorer families to private landlords; notes that these changes undermine the original objectives of local housing allowance which were to bring choice and fairness to the benefits system while combating poverty; and therefore calls on the Government to abandon its plan to scrap excess payments to local housing allowance claimants.

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 30 November 2009
Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey
Austin, John
Labour
Signed on 1 December 2009
Erith and Thamesmead
Baker, Norman
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 1 December 2009
Lewes
Bottomley, Sir Peter
Conservative
Signed on 25 November 2009
Worthing West
Brake, Tom
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 16 December 2009
Carshalton and Wallington
Breed, Mr Colin
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 26 November 2009
South East Cornwall
Bruce, Malcolm
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 2 December 2009
Gordon
Burt, Lorely
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 2 December 2009
Solihull
Campbell, Sir Menzies
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 7 December 2009
North East Fife
Campbell, Mr Ronnie
Labour
Signed on 25 November 2009
Blyth Valley
Caton, Mr Martin
Labour
Signed on 26 November 2009
Gower
Clark, Ms Katy
Labour
Signed on 25 November 2009
North Ayrshire and Arran
Corbyn, Jeremy
Labour
Signed on 25 November 2009
Islington North
Cousins, Jim
Labour
Signed on 7 December 2009
Newcastle upon Tyne Central
Dean, Mrs Janet
Labour
Signed on 25 November 2009
Burton
Foster, Mr Don
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 26 November 2009
Bath
Gerrard, Mr Neil
Labour
Signed on 26 November 2009
Walthamstow
Gidley, Sandra
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 15 December 2009
Romsey
Goldsworthy, Julia
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 3 December 2009
Falmouth and Camborne
Grogan, Mr John
Labour
Signed on 2 December 2009
Selby
Hancock, Mr Mike
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 25 November 2009
Portsmouth South
Harris, Dr Evan
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 16 December 2009
Oxford West and Abingdon
Harvey, Nick
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 1 December 2009
North Devon
Holmes, Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 25 November 2009
Chesterfield
Howarth, David
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 2 December 2009
Cambridge
Keetch, Mr Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 26 November 2009
Hereford
Kennedy, Mr Charles
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 15 December 2009
Ross, Skye and Lochaber
Kramer, Susan
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 26 November 2009
Richmond Park
Lamb, Norman
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 23 February 2010
North Norfolk
Leech, Mr John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 25 November 2009
Manchester, Withington
Öpik, Lembit
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 26 November 2009
Montgomeryshire
Pelling, Mr Andrew
Independent
Signed on 2 December 2009
Croydon Central
Rennie, Willie
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 26 November 2009
Dunfermline and West Fife
Rogerson, Dan
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 4 February 2010
North Cornwall
Rowen, Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 30 November 2009
Rochdale
Sanders, Mr Adrian
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 25 November 2009
Torbay
Simpson, Alan
Labour
Signed on 25 November 2009
Nottingham South
Stunell, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 7 December 2009
Hazel Grove
Swinson, Jo
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 26 November 2009
East Dunbartonshire
Wareing, Mr Robert N.
Independent
Signed on 25 November 2009
Liverpool, West Derby
Williams, Mark
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 8 December 2009
Ceredigion
Williams, Stephen
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 25 November 2009
Bristol West
Willis, Mr Phil
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 2 December 2009
Harrogate and Knaresborough
Willott, Jenny
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 10 February 2010
Cardiff Central

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.