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MEASURING THE COST OF LIVING

EDM (Early Day Motion) 890: tabled on 18 March 2015

Tabled in the 2014-15 session.

This motion has been signed by 47 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 Retail Price Index (RPI) remains the most accurate measure of the rise in the cost of living faced by UK workers; notes that over many decades the majority of pay bargaining in the UK has traditionally taken the RPI as its main reference point but that the Johnson Review poses a major threat to the continued publication of the RPI; further believes that given the alternative Consumer Prices Index (CPI) and CPIH measures run around one per cent lower than the RPI, this would deal further blows to the pay packets of workers who have been experiencing years of deep declines in the value of their wages; further notes that a rigorous study of inflation by Dr Mark Courtney which sets out why the coverage of the RPI is most relevant to the costs faced by workers; and further believes that the importance of accurate measurement is central to recent proposals calling for the introduction of an independent Living Standards Index to measure the success of Government in dealing with the cost of living.

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.

Begg, Dame Anne
Labour
Signed on 24 March 2015
Aberdeen South
Betts, Mr Clive
Labour
Signed on 24 March 2015
Sheffield South East
Caton, Martin
Labour
Signed on 24 March 2015
Gower
Corbyn, Jeremy
Labour
Signed on 20 March 2015
Islington North
Crausby, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 24 March 2015
Bolton North East
Cunningham, Mr Jim
Labour
Signed on 25 March 2015
Coventry South
Cunningham, Sir Tony
Labour
Signed on 23 March 2015
Workington
Davidson, Mr Ian
Labour
Signed on 23 March 2015
Glasgow South West
Durkan, Mark
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 23 March 2015
Foyle
Esterson, Bill
Labour
Signed on 24 March 2015
Sefton Central
Farrelly, Paul
Labour
Signed on 24 March 2015
Newcastle-under-Lyme
Flynn, Paul
Labour
Signed on 23 March 2015
Newport West
Galloway, Mr George
Respect
Signed on 24 March 2015
Bradford West
Gapes, Mike
Labour
Signed on 24 March 2015
Ilford South
Glindon, Mrs Mary
Labour
Signed on 19 March 2015
North Tyneside
Godsiff, Mr Roger
Labour
Signed on 23 March 2015
Birmingham, Hall Green
Harvey, Sir Nick
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 24 March 2015
North Devon
Havard, Mr Dai
Labour
Signed on 19 March 2015
Merthyr Tydfil and Rhymney
Hood, Mr Jim
Labour
Signed on 24 March 2015
Lanark and Hamilton East
Hopkins, Kelvin
Labour
Signed on 19 March 2015
Luton North
Howarth, Mr George
Labour
Signed on 23 March 2015
Knowsley
Lazarowicz, Mark
Labour
Signed on 23 March 2015
Edinburgh North and Leith
Love, Mr Andrew
Labour
Signed on 24 March 2015
Edmonton
Lucas, Caroline
Green Party
Signed on 25 March 2015
Brighton, Pavilion
Marsden, Mr Gordon
Labour
Signed on 24 March 2015
Blackpool South
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 20 March 2015
Hayes and Harlington
McKenzie, Iain
Labour
Signed on 24 March 2015
Inverclyde
Meale, Sir Alan
Labour
Signed on 20 March 2015
Mansfield
Mearns, Ian
Labour
Signed on 23 March 2015
Gateshead
Morrice, Graeme
Labour
Signed on 24 March 2015
Livingston
Morris, Grahame M.
Labour
Signed on 23 March 2015
Easington
Murphy, Paul
Labour
Signed on 24 March 2015
Torfaen
Osborne, Sandra
Labour
Signed on 25 March 2015
Ayr, Carrick and Cumnock
Qureshi, Yasmin
Labour
Signed on 24 March 2015
Bolton South East
Rotheram, Steve
Labour
Signed on 25 March 2015
Liverpool, Walton
Ruddock, Dame Joan
Labour
Signed on 20 March 2015
Lewisham, Deptford
Sheerman, Mr Barry
Labour
Signed on 25 March 2015
Huddersfield
Skinner, Mr Dennis
Labour
Signed on 19 March 2015
Bolsover
Stringer, Graham
Labour
Signed on 24 March 2015
Blackley and Broughton
Vaz, Valerie
Labour
Signed on 23 March 2015
Walsall South
Wright, David
Labour
Signed on 24 March 2015
Telford

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.