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UNDER-OCCUPANCY PENALTY AND THE VULNERABLE

EDM (Early Day Motion) 984: tabled on 29 January 2013

Tabled in the 2012-13 session.

This motion has been signed by 91 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 that withdrawing housing benefit from social housing tenants with unoccupied bedrooms will hit the poor, the vulnerable and the disabled hardest, unfairly penalises parents with sons and daughters in the armed forces living at home but away fighting for their country on the Afghanistan front line, takes no account of those who need specialist home care and threatens to disrupt the lives of children in the joint custody of divorced or separated parents; recognises that local authorities do not have enough one-bedroom housing stock available to enable those who can downsize to do so; and supports the Sunday People campaign calling on the Government to increase central funding for the discretionary housing allowance so that those unable to pay the bedroom tax do not become homeless.

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.

Allen, Mr Graham
Labour
Signed on 7 February 2013
Nottingham North
Anderson, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 5 February 2013
Blaydon
Bailey, Mr Adrian
Labour
Signed on 11 February 2013
West Bromwich West
Bayley, Hugh
Labour
Signed on 5 February 2013
York Central
Begg, Dame Anne
Labour
Signed on 12 February 2013
Aberdeen South
Benton, Mr Joe
Labour
Signed on 14 February 2013
Bootle
Betts, Mr Clive
Labour
Signed on 5 February 2013
Sheffield South East
Blomfield, Paul
Labour
Signed on 7 February 2013
Sheffield Central
Blunkett, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 14 February 2013
Sheffield, Brightside and Hillsborough
Caton, Martin
Labour
Signed on 31 January 2013
Gower
Champion, Sarah
Labour
Signed on 11 February 2013
Rotherham
Clark, Katy
Labour
Signed on 5 February 2013
North Ayrshire and Arran
Clwyd, Ann
Labour
Signed on 11 February 2013
Cynon Valley
Cooper, Rosie
Labour
Signed on 11 February 2013
West Lancashire
Crausby, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 25 February 2013
Bolton North East
Cunningham, Alex
Labour
Signed on 6 March 2013
Stockton North
Cunningham, Mr Jim
Labour
Signed on 1 February 2013
Coventry South
Cunningham, Sir Tony
Labour
Signed on 6 February 2013
Workington
Danczuk, Simon
Labour
Signed on 11 February 2013
Rochdale
Davidson, Mr Ian
Labour
Signed on 1 March 2013
Glasgow South West
Donaldson, Mr Jeffrey M.
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 5 February 2013
Lagan Valley
Doran, Mr Frank
Labour
Signed on 28 February 2013
Aberdeen North
Ellman, Mrs Louise
Labour
Signed on 26 February 2013
Liverpool, Riverside
Engel, Natascha
Labour
Signed on 25 March 2013
North East Derbyshire
Esterson, Bill
Labour
Signed on 12 February 2013
Sefton Central
Field, Mr Frank
Labour
Signed on 7 February 2013
Birkenhead
Flynn, Paul
Labour
Signed on 7 February 2013
Newport West
Francis, Dr Hywel
Labour
Signed on 5 February 2013
Aberavon
Galloway, Mr George
Respect
Signed on 6 February 2013
Bradford West
Gapes, Mike
Labour
Signed on 6 February 2013
Ilford South
Glass, Pat
Labour
Signed on 13 February 2013
North West Durham
Goggins, Paul
Labour
Signed on 13 February 2013
Wythenshawe and Sale East
Hain, Mr Peter
Labour
Signed on 13 February 2013
Neath
Hancock, Mr Mike
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 5 February 2013
Portsmouth South
Havard, Mr Dai
Labour
Signed on 6 February 2013
Merthyr Tydfil and Rhymney
Healey, John
Labour
Signed on 27 February 2013
Wentworth and Dearne
Hendrick, Mark
Labour
Signed on 25 February 2013
Preston
Hepburn, Mr Stephen
Labour
Signed on 5 March 2013
Jarrow
Hoey, Kate
Labour
Signed on 25 February 2013
Vauxhall
Hood, Mr Jim
Labour
Signed on 25 February 2013
Lanark and Hamilton East
Hopkins, Kelvin
Labour
Signed on 4 February 2013
Luton North
Howarth, Mr George
Labour
Signed on 6 February 2013
Knowsley
Jackson, Glenda
Labour
Signed on 4 February 2013
Hampstead and Kilburn
James, Mrs Siân C.
Labour
Signed on 25 February 2013
Swansea East
Kaufman, Sir Gerald
Labour
Signed on 12 February 2013
Manchester, Gorton
Lavery, Ian
Labour
Signed on 7 February 2013
Wansbeck
Lazarowicz, Mark
Labour
Signed on 7 February 2013
Edinburgh North and Leith
Llwyd, Mr Elfyn
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 5 February 2013
Dwyfor Meirionnydd
Lucas, Caroline
Green Party
Signed on 6 February 2013
Brighton, Pavilion
MacNeil, Mr Angus Brendan
Scottish National Party
Signed on 30 January 2013
Na h-Eileanan an Iar
McCrea, Dr William
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 6 February 2013
South Antrim
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 5 February 2013
Hayes and Harlington
McGovern, Jim
Labour
Signed on 10 February 2013
Dundee West
Meacher, Mr Michael
Labour
Signed on 12 March 2013
Oldham West and Royton
Meale, Sir Alan
Labour
Signed on 30 January 2013
Mansfield
Mearns, Ian
Labour
Signed on 13 February 2013
Gateshead
Miller, Andrew
Labour
Signed on 25 February 2013
Ellesmere Port and Neston
Mitchell, Austin
Labour
Signed on 7 February 2013
Great Grimsby
Morden, Jessica
Labour
Signed on 12 February 2013
Newport East
Morrice, Graeme
Labour
Signed on 6 February 2013
Livingston
Morris, Grahame M.
Labour
Signed on 12 February 2013
Easington
Murphy, Paul
Labour
Signed on 7 February 2013
Torfaen
Nandy, Lisa
Labour
Signed on 10 April 2013
Wigan
O'Donnell, Fiona
Labour
Signed on 14 February 2013
East Lothian
Osborne, Sandra
Labour
Signed on 7 February 2013
Ayr, Carrick and Cumnock
Powell, Lucy
Labour
Signed on 25 March 2013
Manchester Central
Qureshi, Yasmin
Labour
Signed on 27 February 2013
Bolton South East
Riordan, Mrs Linda
Labour
Signed on 14 February 2013
Halifax
Robertson, Angus
Scottish National Party
Signed on 30 January 2013
Moray
Robertson, John
Labour
Signed on 6 February 2013
Glasgow North West
Robinson, Mr Geoffrey
Labour
Signed on 12 March 2013
Coventry North West
Rotheram, Steve
Labour
Signed on 10 February 2013
Liverpool, Walton
Roy, Mr Frank
Labour
Signed on 12 March 2013
Motherwell and Wishaw
Roy, Lindsay
Labour
Signed on 12 February 2013
Glenrothes
Sawford, Andy
Labour
Signed on 7 February 2013
Corby
Skinner, Mr Dennis
Labour
Signed on 30 January 2013
Bolsover
Stringer, Graham
Labour
Signed on 25 February 2013
Blackley and Broughton
Vaz, Valerie
Labour
Signed on 5 February 2013
Walsall South
Walley, Joan
Labour
Signed on 11 February 2013
Stoke-on-Trent North
Watts, Mr Dave
Labour
Signed on 5 February 2013
St Helens North
Weir, Mr Mike
Scottish National Party
Signed on 31 January 2013
Angus
Whiteford, Dr Eilidh
Scottish National Party
Signed on 30 January 2013
Banff and Buchan
Wishart, Pete
Scottish National Party
Signed on 13 February 2013
Perth and North Perthshire
Woodward, Mr Shaun
Labour
Signed on 25 February 2013
St Helens South and Whiston
Wright, David
Labour
Signed on 5 February 2013
Telford

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.