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WELLBEING IN PUBLIC POLICY

EDM (Early Day Motion) 488: tabled on 15 December 2009

Tabled in the 2009-10 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 believes that the promotion of happiness and wellbeing are legitimate and important goals of Government; notes that large surveys such as Eurobarometer show the UK's happiness has remained broadly static for at least a quarter of a century; congratulates the French government on publication of the Sarkozy/Stiglitz commission report, which provides alternative measures of progress to GDP; and calls for the introduction of official and regularly conducted statistics on national wellbeing in the UK 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.

Alexander, Danny
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 11 January 2010
Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey
Battle, John
Labour
Signed on 16 December 2009
Leeds West
Burstow, Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 16 December 2009
Sutton and Cheam
Caton, Mr Martin
Labour
Signed on 16 December 2009
Gower
Chaytor, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 25 January 2010
Bury North
Clark, Ms Katy
Labour
Signed on 12 January 2010
North Ayrshire and Arran
Cohen, Harry
Labour
Signed on 16 December 2009
Leyton and Wanstead
Cryer, Mrs Ann
Labour
Signed on 5 January 2010
Keighley
Davey, Mr Edward
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 21 January 2010
Kingston and Surbiton
Davies, Dai
Independent
Signed on 6 January 2010
Blaenau Gwent
Dismore, Mr Andrew
Labour
Signed on 16 December 2009
Hendon
Drew, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 7 January 2010
Stroud
Etherington, Bill
Labour
Signed on 19 January 2010
Sunderland North
Hancock, Mr Mike
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 16 December 2009
Portsmouth South
Harvey, Nick
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 6 January 2010
North Devon
Hopkins, Kelvin
Labour
Signed on 11 January 2010
Luton North
Jenkins, Mr Brian
Labour
Signed on 14 January 2010
Tamworth
Leech, Mr John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 13 January 2010
Manchester, Withington
Mason, John
Scottish National Party
Signed on 7 January 2010
Glasgow East
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 6 January 2010
Hayes and Harlington
Rennie, Willie
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 7 January 2010
Dunfermline and West Fife
Simpson, Alan
Labour
Signed on 7 January 2010
Nottingham South

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.