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IMPACT OF SPENDING CUTS ON SEASIDE RESORT ECONOMIES

EDM (Early Day Motion) 982: tabled on 10 November 2010

Tabled in the 2010-12 session.

This motion has been signed by 15 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 the seven local authority areas with the largest percentage of their population in receipt of Local Housing Allowance are all coastal areas containing some of the nation's best known seaside resorts; further notes that seaside resorts dependent on tourism tend to have economies built on low value, low paid, insecure employment where cuts to welfare cannot easily be replaced outside of the black economy; and calls on the Government to review urgently the impact of welfare reforms on coastal economies, and seaside resorts in particular, so that such areas do not suffer disproportionately from public spending cuts.