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FUEL POVERTY AWARENESS DAY 2019

EDM (Early Day Motion) 2076: tabled on 13 February 2019

Tabled in the 2017-19 session.

This motion has been signed by 33 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

Motion text

That this house notes that Fuel Poverty Awareness Day is on 15 February and commends the work of the National Energy Action charity and Energy Action Scotland in working to end fuel poverty and promote Fuel Poverty Awareness Day; further notes that there is strong cross-party recognition on the need to adequately assist households in fuel poverty, statutory fuel poverty targets and minimum legal standards to improve conditions in the private rented sector; notes, with regret, that 15,000 people across the UK died as a result of cold homes last winter and millions more still live in fuel poverty; notes the findings of the Government’s Committee on Fuel Poverty that investment in housing stock could create sustainable jobs in every region, reduce social exclusion, achieve a successful industrial strategy, deliver major carbon emissions reductions, improve air quality, reduce pressures and health and social care costs, as well as providing real benefits to households who are badly struggling financially; and notes that now is a critical time to act with the upcoming Comprehensive Spending Review and the UK Government revising the Fuel Poverty Strategy which will both take place this year.

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.

Edwards, Jonathan
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 18 February 2019
Carmarthen East and Dinefwr
Stephens, Chris
Scottish National Party
Signed on 18 February 2019
Glasgow South West
Gaffney, Hugh
Labour
Signed on 20 February 2019
Coatbridge, Chryston and Bellshill
Farrelly, Paul
Labour
Signed on 20 February 2019
Newcastle-under-Lyme
Hopkins, Kelvin
Independent
Signed on 25 February 2019
Luton North
Lucas, Caroline
Green Party
Signed on 25 February 2019
Brighton, Pavilion
Hill, Mike
Labour
Signed on 26 February 2019
Hartlepool
Rimmer, Ms Marie
Labour
Signed on 26 February 2019
St Helens South and Whiston
George, Ruth
Labour
Signed on 28 February 2019
High Peak
Godsiff, Mr Roger
Labour
Signed on 28 February 2019
Birmingham, Hall Green
Glindon, Mary
Labour
Signed on 28 February 2019
North Tyneside
Hendrick, Sir Mark
Labour
Signed on 4 March 2019
Preston
Brown, Alan
Scottish National Party
Signed on 11 March 2019
Kilmarnock and Loudoun
Chapman, Douglas
Scottish National Party
Signed on 18 March 2019
Dunfermline and West Fife
Western, Matt
Labour
Signed on 19 March 2019
Warwick and Leamington
Hobhouse, Wera
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 20 March 2019
Bath
Rashid, Faisal
Labour
Signed on 20 March 2019
Warrington South
Farron, Tim
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 21 March 2019
Westmorland and Lonsdale
Marsden, Gordon
Labour
Signed on 21 March 2019
Blackpool South
Gibson, Patricia
Scottish National Party
Signed on 21 March 2019
North Ayrshire and Arran
Cooper, Rosie
Labour
Signed on 25 March 2019
West Lancashire
Brake, Tom
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 26 March 2019
Carshalton and Wallington
Wilson, Sammy
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 28 March 2019
East Antrim
Crausby, Sir David
Labour
Signed on 29 March 2019
Bolton North East
Hendry, Drew
Scottish National Party
Signed on 2 April 2019
Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey
Dent Coad, Emma
Labour
Signed on 2 April 2019
Kensington
MacNeil, Angus Brendan
Scottish National Party
Signed on 7 May 2019
Na h-Eileanan an Iar

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.