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DISCONNECTION OF DOMESTIC WATER SERVICES

EDM (Early Day Motion) 941: tabled on 25 November 1992

Tabled in the 1992-93 session.

This motion has been signed by 173 Members. It has received 1 amendment.

As this motion is using historical data, we may not have the record of the original ordering, in which case signatories are listed alphabetically.

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Motion text

That this House is appalled that the number of disconnections of water supplies to inhabited domestic premises has trebled, from 7,273 to 21,586, since 1990-91; notes that the health and safety regulations in the Factories Act 1901 and the Offices, Shops and Railway Premises Act 1963 ignore the fact that for millions of people the domestic space is also their area of work, that there is no provision for emergency access to water where disconnection has taken place and that this could lead to extreme danger to health in the event of an accident or fire in the home, that where disconnection has taken place this is likely to affect access to heating and will furthermore expose people to danger due to heating systems running dry, and that the installation of prepayment meters does not solve these problems and can exacerbate them in the case of the frail and elderly; and calls on the Government to extend the Health and Safety Regulations to cover all inhabited domestic premises and to instruct the water companies to recover outstanding payments through the courts and not by disconnection.

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.

Barnes, Mr Harry
Labour
Signed on 25 November 1992
North East Derbyshire
Barron, Mr Kevin
Labour
Signed on 25 November 1992
Rother Valley
Battle, John
Labour
Signed on 26 November 1992
Leeds West
Bayley, Hugh
Labour
Signed on 25 November 1992
York
Benn, Mr Tony
Labour
Signed on 25 November 1992
Chesterfield
Bennett, Andrew
Labour
Signed on 25 November 1992
Denton and Reddish
Benton, Mr Joe
Labour
Signed on 25 November 1992
Bootle
Bermingham, Mr Gerry
Labour
Signed on 27 November 1992
St Helens South
Boateng, Mr Paul
Labour
Signed on 11 December 1992
Brent South
Boyes, Roland
Labour
Signed on 8 December 1992
Houghton and Washington
Bradley, Mr Keith
Labour
Signed on 25 November 1992
Manchester, Withington
Bray, Dr Jeremy
Labour
Signed on 2 December 1992
Motherwell South
Brown, Mr Nicholas
Labour
Signed on 25 November 1992
Newcastle upon Tyne East
Burden, Richard
Labour
Signed on 25 November 1992
Birmingham, Northfield
Byers, Mr Stephen
Labour
Signed on 25 November 1992
Wallsend
Caborn, Mr Richard
Labour
Signed on 27 November 1992
Sheffield Central
Callaghan, James
Labour
Signed on 25 November 1992
Heywood and Middleton
Campbell, Mrs Anne
Labour
Signed on 1 December 1992
Cambridge
Campbell, Mr Ronnie
Labour
Signed on 25 November 1992
Blyth Valley
Campbell-Savours, Mr Dale
Labour
Signed on 25 November 1992
Workington
Cann, Mr Jamie
Labour
Signed on 27 November 1992
Ipswich
Chisholm, Mr Malcolm
Labour
Signed on 1 December 1992
Edinburgh, Leith
Clapham, Mr Michael
Labour
Signed on 26 November 1992
Barnsley West and Penistone
Clelland, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 25 November 1992
Tyne Bridge
Coffey, Ann
Labour
Signed on 25 November 1992
Stockport
Cohen, Harry
Labour
Signed on 25 November 1992
Leyton
Connarty, Michael
Labour
Signed on 26 November 1992
Falkirk East
Cook, Frank
Labour
Signed on 26 November 1992
Stockton North
Corbett, Mr Robin
Labour
Signed on 25 November 1992
Birmingham, Erdington
Corbyn, Jeremy
Labour
Signed on 17 December 1992
Islington North
Cox, Tom
Labour
Signed on 3 December 1992
Tooting
Cryer, Bob
Labour
Signed on 25 November 1992
Bradford South
Cunningham, Mr Jim
Labour
Signed on 25 November 1992
Coventry South East
Dalyell, Tam
Labour
Signed on 25 November 1992
Linlithgow
Darling, Mr Alistair
Labour
Signed on 25 November 1992
Edinburgh Central
Davidson, Mr Ian
Labour
Signed on 3 December 1992
Glasgow, Govan
Davies, Bryan
Labour
Signed on 25 November 1992
Oldham Central and Royton
Davis, Mr Terry
Labour
Signed on 25 November 1992
Birmingham, Hodge Hill
Dowd, Jim
Labour
Signed on 26 November 1992
Lewisham West
Dunwoody, Mrs Gwyneth
Labour
Signed on 25 November 1992
Crewe and Nantwich
Eagle, Angela
Labour
Signed on 25 November 1992
Wallasey
Eastham, Ken
Labour
Signed on 25 November 1992
Manchester, Blackley
Enright, Derek
Labour
Signed on 25 November 1992
Hemsworth
Etherington, Bill
Labour
Signed on 25 November 1992
Sunderland North
Evans, John
Labour
Signed on 25 November 1992
St Helens North
Fatchett, Derek
Labour
Signed on 25 November 1992
Leeds Central
Faulds, Andrew
Labour
Signed on 25 November 1992
Warley East
Field, Mr Frank
Labour
Signed on 25 November 1992
Birkenhead
Fisher, Mark
Labour
Signed on 25 November 1992
Stoke-on-Trent Central
Foulkes, George
Labour
Signed on 25 November 1992
Carrick, Cumnock and Doon Valley
Fyfe, Mrs Maria
Labour
Signed on 25 November 1992
Glasgow, Maryhill
Gapes, Mike
Labour
Signed on 25 November 1992
Ilford South
Gilbert, Dr John
Labour
Signed on 25 November 1992
Dudley East
Godman, Dr Norman
Labour
Signed on 26 November 1992
Greenock and Port Glasgow
Golding, Mrs Llin
Labour
Signed on 25 November 1992
Newcastle-under-Lyme
Gordon, Mildred
Labour
Signed on 25 November 1992
Bow and Poplar
Gould, Bryan
Labour
Signed on 30 November 1992
Dagenham
Graham, Mr Tommy
Labour
Signed on 3 December 1992
Renfrew West and Inverclyde
Griffiths, Nigel
Labour
Signed on 25 November 1992
Edinburgh South
Griffiths, Mr Win
Labour
Signed on 27 November 1992
Bridgend
Gunnell, Mr John
Labour
Signed on 25 November 1992
Morley and Leeds South
Hain, Mr Peter
Labour
Signed on 25 November 1992
Neath
Hall, Mr Mike
Labour
Signed on 30 November 1992
Warrington South
Hanson, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 25 November 1992
Delyn
Hardy, Peter
Labour
Signed on 25 November 1992
Wentworth
Harvey, Nick
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 3 December 1992
North Devon
Henderson, Mr Doug
Labour
Signed on 25 November 1992
Newcastle upon Tyne North
Heppell, Mr John
Labour
Signed on 1 December 1992
Nottingham East
Hill, Keith
Labour
Signed on 25 November 1992
Streatham
Hinchliffe, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 30 November 1992
Wakefield
Hogg, Norman
Labour
Signed on 26 November 1992
Cumbernauld and Kilsyth
Home Robertson, Mr John
Labour
Signed on 25 November 1992
East Lothian
Hood, Mr Jim
Labour
Signed on 26 November 1992
Clydesdale
Hoon, Mr Geoff
Labour
Signed on 25 November 1992
Ashfield
Howarth, Mr George
Labour
Signed on 25 November 1992
Knowsley North
Howells, Dr Kim
Labour
Signed on 25 November 1992
Pontypridd
Hoyle, Doug
Labour
Signed on 25 November 1992
Warrington North
Hughes, Mr Kevin
Labour
Signed on 25 November 1992
Doncaster North
Hughes, Roy
Labour
Signed on 25 November 1992
Newport East
Illsley, Mr Eric
Labour
Signed on 25 November 1992
Barnsley Central
Ingram, Mr Adam
Labour
Signed on 2 December 1992
East Kilbride
Jackson, Glenda
Labour
Signed on 25 November 1992
Hampstead and Highgate
Jamieson, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 1 December 1992
Plymouth, Devonport
Janner, Greville
Labour
Signed on 30 November 1992
Leicester West
Jones, Mr Barry
Labour
Signed on 25 November 1992
Alyn and Deeside
Jones, Mr Jon Owen
Labour
Signed on 25 November 1992
Cardiff Central
Jones, Lynne
Labour
Signed on 26 November 1992
Birmingham, Selly Oak
Jones, Mr Martyn
Labour
Signed on 2 December 1992
Clwyd South West
Jones, Mr Nigel
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 3 December 1992
Cheltenham
Kennedy, Jane
Labour
Signed on 25 November 1992
Liverpool, Broadgreen
Khabra, Mr Piara S
Labour
Signed on 25 November 1992
Ealing, Southall
Kilfoyle, Mr Peter
Labour
Signed on 25 November 1992
Liverpool, Walton
Kinnock, Neil
Labour
Signed on 25 November 1992
Islwyn
Leighton, Ron
Labour
Signed on 25 November 1992
Newham North East
Lestor, Joan
Labour
Signed on 25 November 1992
Eccles
Lewis, Mr Terry
Labour
Signed on 25 November 1992
Worsley
Litherland, Robert
Labour
Signed on 25 November 1992
Manchester Central
Livingstone, Mr Ken
Labour
Signed on 25 November 1992
Brent East
Loyden, Eddie
Labour
Signed on 25 November 1992
Liverpool, Garston
Lynne, Liz
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 1 December 1992
Rochdale
MacDonald, Dr Calum
Labour
Signed on 25 November 1992
Western Isles
Mackinlay, Andrew
Labour
Signed on 30 November 1992
Thurrock
Madden, Max
Labour
Signed on 25 November 1992
Bradford West
Mahon, Alice
Labour
Signed on 25 November 1992
Halifax
Mandelson, Peter
Labour
Signed on 25 November 1992
Hartlepool
Marshall, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 25 November 1992
Glasgow, Shettleston
Maxton, Mr John
Labour
Signed on 25 November 1992
Glasgow, Cathcart
McAllion, Mr John
Labour
Signed on 25 November 1992
Dundee East
McAvoy, Mr Thomas
Labour
Signed on 25 November 1992
Glasgow, Rutherglen
McFall, Mr John
Labour
Signed on 25 November 1992
Dumbarton
McKelvey, William
Labour
Signed on 26 November 1992
Kilmarnock and Loudoun
McLeish, Mr Henry
Labour
Signed on 1 December 1992
Central Fife
McMaster, Gordon
Labour
Signed on 3 December 1992
Paisley South
Meale, Mr Alan
Labour
Signed on 26 November 1992
Mansfield
Michael, Alun
Labour
Signed on 25 November 1992
Cardiff South and Penarth
Michie, Mr Bill
Labour
Signed on 25 November 1992
Sheffield, Heeley
Milburn, Mr Alan
Labour
Signed on 25 November 1992
Darlington
Miller, Andrew
Labour
Signed on 25 November 1992
Ellesmere Port and Neston
Moonie, Dr Lewis
Labour
Signed on 25 November 1992
Kirkcaldy
Morgan, Mr Rhodri
Labour
Signed on 25 November 1992
Cardiff West
Morris, Alf
Labour
Signed on 25 November 1992
Manchester, Wythenshawe
Morris, Estelle
Labour
Signed on 25 November 1992
Birmingham, Yardley
Mudie, Mr George
Labour
Signed on 25 November 1992
Leeds East
Mullin, Mr Chris
Labour
Signed on 30 November 1992
Sunderland South
O'Brien, Mr Mike
Labour
Signed on 30 November 1992
North Warwickshire
O'Hara, Mr Edward
Labour
Signed on 25 November 1992
Knowsley South
Olner, Mr Bill
Labour
Signed on 25 November 1992
Nuneaton
Parry, Robert
Labour
Signed on 10 December 1992
Liverpool, Riverside
Patchett, Terry
Labour
Signed on 16 December 1992
Barnsley East
Pendry, Mr Tom
Labour
Signed on 25 November 1992
Stalybridge and Hyde
Pickthall, Mr Colin
Labour
Signed on 2 December 1992
West Lancashire
Pike, Mr Peter
Labour
Signed on 25 November 1992
Burnley
Pope, Mr Greg
Labour
Signed on 30 November 1992
Hyndburn
Prentice, Bridget
Labour
Signed on 25 November 1992
Lewisham East
Prentice, Mr Gordon
Labour
Signed on 27 November 1992
Pendle
Purchase, Mr Ken
Labour
Signed on 25 November 1992
Wolverhampton North East
Quin, Joyce
Labour
Signed on 25 November 1992
Gateshead East
Raynsford, Mr Nick
Labour
Signed on 25 November 1992
Greenwich
Redmond, Martin
Labour
Signed on 30 November 1992
Don Valley
Robertson, George
Labour
Signed on 25 November 1992
Hamilton
Robinson, Mr Geoffrey
Labour
Signed on 25 November 1992
Coventry North West
Roche, Mrs Barbara
Labour
Signed on 25 November 1992
Hornsey and Wood Green
Rogers, Mr Allan
Labour
Signed on 2 December 1992
Rhondda
Rooker, Mr Jeff
Labour
Signed on 25 November 1992
Birmingham, Perry Barr
Rooney, Mr Terry
Labour
Signed on 25 November 1992
Bradford North
Ross, Mr Ernie
Labour
Signed on 26 November 1992
Dundee West
Ruddock, Joan
Labour
Signed on 3 December 1992
Lewisham, Deptford
Salmond, Mr Alex
Scottish National Party
Signed on 8 February 1993
Banff and Buchan
Sedgemore, Mr Brian
Labour
Signed on 25 November 1992
Hackney South and Shoreditch
Sheerman, Mr Barry
Labour
Signed on 30 November 1992
Huddersfield
Short, Clare
Labour
Signed on 25 November 1992
Birmingham, Ladywood
Skinner, Mr Dennis
Labour
Signed on 25 November 1992
Bolsover
Smith, Mr Andrew
Labour
Signed on 25 November 1992
Oxford East
Smith, Llew
Labour
Signed on 25 November 1992
Blaenau Gwent
Snape, Mr Peter
Labour
Signed on 25 November 1992
West Bromwich East
Spearing, Nigel
Labour
Signed on 26 November 1992
Newham South
Steinberg, Mr Gerry
Labour
Signed on 25 November 1992
City of Durham
Thompson, Jack
Labour
Signed on 25 November 1992
Wansbeck
Turner, Mr Dennis
Labour
Signed on 25 November 1992
Wolverhampton South East
Wallace, Mr Jim
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 27 November 1992
Orkney and Shetland
Walley, Joan
Labour
Signed on 14 December 1992
Stoke-on-Trent North
Wareing, Mr Robert N.
Labour
Signed on 25 November 1992
Liverpool, West Derby
Wicks, Malcolm
Labour
Signed on 25 November 1992
Croydon North West
Williams, Dr Alan
Labour
Signed on 30 November 1992
Carmarthen
Wise, Mrs Audrey
Labour
Signed on 25 November 1992
Preston
Worthington, Tony
Labour
Signed on 1 December 1992
Clydebank and Milngavie
Wright, Dr Tony
Labour
Signed on 25 November 1992
Cannock and Burntwood

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.

After a motion has been tabled, other Members can table amendments to it. Amendments to this motion are shown below.

DISCONNECTION OF DOMESTIC WATER SERVICES (Amendment 1)
leave out from '1990/91' to end and add 'but congratulates North West Water on its strenuous efforts in reducing disconnections in the first six months of 1992/3 to 354, compared with 2074 for the whole of 1991/2'.
Conservative, Lancaster
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signatures
EDM 941A1: tabled on 1 February 1993