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INVESTMENT IN BUILDING NEW HOMES AND THE HOUSING BENEFIT BILL

EDM (Early Day Motion) 155: tabled on 18 June 2015

Tabled in the 2015-16 session.

This motion has been signed by 39 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 with concern that there has been a dramatic reduction in the supply of housing, particularly social housing at social rents, since 2010; further notes that plans to extend the right to buy scheme to housing association tenants in England will further reduce the number of social homes available and threaten the financial viability of many housing associations; believes that building more homes will lower the costs of housing overall for everyone, help to cut the soaring housing benefit bill, enabling the transition from benefits to bricks, and ensure that thousands of families in desperate need of a home and living in unacceptable conditions are housed adequately; and calls on the Government to set a target of increasing the supply of housing to 250,000 new homes per year, including within this overall target a commitment to deliver a significant proportion of affordable and new social rented homes provided by local authorities and housing associations, to take urgent action to ensure effective regulation in the private rented sector to make private renting more affordable, secure and stable and to reform welfare policy to reverse the widening disparity created by cuts in housing benefit between rents and the benefit received.

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.

Brock, Deidre
Scottish National Party
Signed on 24 June 2015
Edinburgh North and Leith
Burgon, Richard
Labour
Signed on 22 June 2015
Leeds East
Cadbury, Ruth
Labour
Signed on 23 June 2015
Brentford and Isleworth
Campbell, Mr Ronnie
Labour
Signed on 24 June 2015
Blyth Valley
Corbyn, Jeremy
Labour
Signed on 23 June 2015
Islington North
Crausby, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 21 July 2015
Bolton North East
Cunningham, Mr Jim
Labour
Signed on 15 July 2015
Coventry South
Flynn, Paul
Labour
Signed on 29 June 2015
Newport West
Glindon, Mary
Labour
Signed on 29 June 2015
North Tyneside
Goodman, Helen
Labour
Signed on 8 July 2015
Bishop Auckland
Hamilton, Fabian
Labour
Signed on 7 September 2015
Leeds North East
Hendry, Drew
Scottish National Party
Signed on 24 June 2015
Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey
Hepburn, Mr Stephen
Labour
Signed on 24 June 2015
Jarrow
Hopkins, Kelvin
Labour
Signed on 24 June 2015
Luton North
Hussain, Imran
Labour
Signed on 25 June 2015
Bradford East
Maskell, Rachael
Labour
Signed on 29 June 2015
York Central
Matheson, Christian
Labour
Signed on 23 June 2015
City of Chester
McDonald, Stuart C.
Scottish National Party
Signed on 7 September 2015
Cumbernauld, Kilsyth and Kirkintilloch East
McDonnell, Dr Alasdair
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 24 June 2015
Belfast South
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 23 June 2015
Hayes and Harlington
McInnes, Liz
Labour
Signed on 29 June 2015
Heywood and Middleton
Mearns, Ian
Labour
Signed on 24 June 2015
Gateshead
Phillips, Jess
Labour
Signed on 2 July 2015
Birmingham, Yardley
Rees, Christina
Labour
Signed on 25 June 2015
Neath
Ritchie, Ms Margaret
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 22 June 2015
South Down
Salmond, Alex
Scottish National Party
Signed on 23 June 2015
Gordon
Shannon, Jim
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 23 June 2015
Strangford
Smeeth, Ruth
Labour
Signed on 6 July 2015
Stoke-on-Trent North
Stephens, Chris
Scottish National Party
Signed on 24 June 2015
Glasgow South West
Vaz, Valerie
Labour
Signed on 6 July 2015
Walsall South
West, Catherine
Labour
Signed on 6 July 2015
Hornsey and Wood Green
Zeichner, Daniel
Labour
Signed on 23 June 2015
Cambridge

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.