House of Commons
PUBLIC OWNERSHIP OF WATER IN ENGLAND
EDM #1761
Tabled 26 October 2018
2017-19 Session
There have been 3 amendments to this EDM.
That this House recognises the great strength of public anger at the behaviour of England's private water companies; notes that contrary to the claims of the water industry, a recent paper published by Greenwich University's Public Services International Research Unit has found that private water shareholders have benefited from £56 billion in dividends, funded through £51 billion of debt, which customers are paying for through their bills, and that private funding is not necessary to cover the English companies' operating costs, interest and capital investment; congratulates the publicly owned Scottish Water on its successful operation for the last 16 years, and for saving their customers £42 per year on average compared to English bills; recognises the sustained campaign for public ownership of water headed by We Own It and backed by Compass, GMB, Unite, UNISON, the New Economics Foundation and the Transnational Institute this past summer; further recognises the potential for a publicly owned water industry in the UK to reduce bills, leaks and pollution, and to improve our cities and waterways; eagerly anticipates modern, democratic and participatory public ownership of public services; and calls on the Government to bring the English water companies into public ownership as soon as possible.

Signatures (47)

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.
Barron, Sir Kevin
Labour
27 November 2018
Campbell, Mr Ronnie
Labour
12 November 2018
Cruddas, Jon
Labour
26 November 2018
Cunningham, Mr Jim
Labour
05 November 2018
Daby, Janet
Labour
19 November 2018
Evans, Chris
Labour
12 November 2018
Farrelly, Paul
Labour
14 November 2018
Frith, James
Labour
26 November 2018
Godsiff, Mr Roger
Labour
05 November 2018
Green, Kate
Labour
12 November 2018
Hardy, Emma
Labour
06 November 2018
Hayes, Helen
Labour
12 November 2018
Hendrick, Sir Mark
Labour
21 November 2018
Hoey, Kate
Labour
05 November 2018
Howarth, Mr George
Labour
05 November 2018
Mann, John
Labour
12 November 2018
Mearns, Ian
Labour
05 November 2018
O'Mara, Jared
Independent
05 November 2018
Pearce, Teresa
Labour
12 November 2018
Skinner, Mr Dennis
Labour
06 November 2018
Slaughter, Andy
Labour
12 November 2018
Snell, Gareth
Labour
05 November 2018
Stringer, Graham
Labour
12 November 2018
Tami, Mark
Labour
06 November 2018
Walker, Thelma
Labour
05 November 2018
West, Catherine
Labour
12 November 2018
Zeichner, Daniel
Labour
12 November 2018
Davies, Geraint
Labour
04 December 2018
Harman, Ms Harriet
Labour
07 December 2018
Western, Matt
Labour
10 December 2018
Cooper, Rosie
Labour
10 December 2018
Williamson, Chris
Labour
17 December 2018
Smeeth, Ruth
Labour
18 December 2018
Rimmer, Ms Marie
Labour
18 December 2018
Dent Coad, Emma
Labour
20 December 2018
Perkins, Toby
Labour
08 January 2019
Bailey, Mr Adrian
Labour
10 January 2019
Antoniazzi, Tonia
Labour
17 January 2019
Hill, Mike
Labour
23 January 2019
Rashid, Faisal
Labour
12 February 2019
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.