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Public Funds And Rent Allowances

EDM number 440 in 1993-94, proposed by Ann Coffey on 25/01/1994.
Categorised under the topic of Private rented housing.

That this House is deeply concerned at the abuse of rent allowances by private landlords since the Government deregulated rents in 1989; notes that the amount of subsidy paid for rent, over and above the determination of a reasonable market rent by the Rent Officer, paid on behalf of the elderly, sick, disabled and families with dependent children to private landlords rose by an alarming 400 per cent. from ú5,339,306 in 1989-90 to ú21,030,787 in 1990-91 and continued increasing to ú26,971,288 in 1992-93 and that the total amount paid out between 1989 and 1993 is a massive ú79,461,294, towards which the local authorities' contribution totalled ú39,730,473; further notes that over this same period local authorities have had their spending budgets capped, and that because they have to pay this exorbitant amount of money from public funds to the private sector in profit for landlords it has meant that their ability to provide direct services such as home helps and day centres to vulnerable people in the community has been further curtailed; and calls on the Government to review the workings of the Rent Act as a matter of urgency, and stop this unacceptable abuse of public sector money contributed by tax payers to provide services for the vulnerable and not intended to provide excess profit for private individuals.

This motion has been signed by a total of 105 MPs, 1 of these signatures have been withdrawn.

Ann Coffey25/01/1994StockportProposed
Bridget Prentice25/01/1994Lewisham EastSeconded
Stephen Byers25/01/1994WallsendSeconded
Colin Pickthall25/01/1994West LancashireSeconded
Jane Kennedy25/01/1994Liverpool BroadgreenSeconded
Michael Connarty25/01/1994Falkirk EastSeconded
Mike O'Brien25/01/1994North WarwickshireSigned
Tom Pendry25/01/1994Stalybridge & HydeSigned
Greg Pope25/01/1994HyndburnSigned
Ken Purchase25/01/1994Wolverhampton North EastSigned
Nick Raynsford25/01/1994GreenwichSigned
John Reid25/01/1994Motherwell NorthSigned
Brian Sedgemore25/01/1994Hackney South & ShoreditchSigned
Peter Shore25/01/1994Bethnal Green and StepneySigned
Peter Snape25/01/1994West Bromwich EastSigned
John Home Robertson25/01/1994East LothianSigned
George Howarth25/01/1994Knowsley NorthSigned
Kevin Hughes25/01/1994Doncaster NorthSigned
Helen Jackson25/01/1994Sheffield, HillsboroughSigned
Lynne Jones25/01/1994Birmingham, Selly OakSigned
Gerald Kaufman25/01/1994Manchester, GortonSigned
Peter Kilfoyle25/01/1994Liverpool, WaltonSigned
Terry Lewis25/01/1994WorsleySigned
Robert Litherland25/01/1994Manchester CentralSigned
Tony Lloyd25/01/1994StretfordSigned
Alice Mahon25/01/1994HalifaxSigned
Jim Marshall25/01/1994Leicester SouthSigned
Eric Martlew25/01/1994CarlisleSigned
John Maxton25/01/1994Glasgow, CathcartSigned
Alan Meale25/01/1994MansfieldSigned
Andrew Miller25/01/1994Ellesmere Port & NestonSigned
Alf Morris25/01/1994Manchester WythenshaweSigned
Estelle Morris25/01/1994Birmingham, YardleySigned
George Mudie25/01/1994Leeds EastSigned
Edward O'Hara25/01/1994Knowsley SouthSigned
Stan Orme25/01/1994Salford EastSigned
Roland Boyes25/01/1994Houghton and WashingtonSigned
Keith Bradley25/01/1994Manchester, WithingtonSigned
James Callaghan25/01/1994Heywood & MiddletonSigned
Anne Campbell25/01/1994CambridgeSigned
Bryan Davies25/01/1994Oldham Central and RoytonSigned
Angela Eagle25/01/1994WallaseySigned
Kenneth Eastham25/01/1994Manchester, BlackleySigned
John Evans25/01/1994St Helens NorthSigned
Sam Galbraith25/01/1994Strathkelvin & BearsdenSigned
Norman Godman25/01/1994Greenock and Port GlasgowSigned
Bruce Grocott25/01/1994Wrekin, TheSigned
John Gunnell25/01/1994Leeds South and MorleySigned
Peter Hain25/01/1994NeathSigned
Mike Hall25/01/1994Warrington SouthSigned
Gareth Wardell25/01/1994GowerSigned
Robert Wareing25/01/1994Liverpool, West DerbySigned
Gordon Prentice26/01/1994PendleSigned
Ernie Ross26/01/1994Dundee WestSigned
Dennis Skinner26/01/1994BolsoverSigned
Peter Hardy26/01/1994WentworthSigned
John Heppell26/01/1994Nottingham EastSigned
Roy Hughes26/01/1994Newport EastSigned
John Hutton26/01/1994Barrow & FurnessSigned
Ken Livingstone26/01/1994Brent EastSigned
John McAllion26/01/1994Dundee EastSigned
William McKelvey26/01/1994Kilmarnock & LoudounSigned
Bill Michie26/01/1994Sheffield, HeeleySigned
Alex Carlile26/01/1994MontgomerySigned
Jeremy Corbyn26/01/1994Islington NorthSigned
John Cummings26/01/1994EasingtonSigned
Lawrence Cunliffe26/01/1994LeighSigned
Ian Davidson26/01/1994Glasgow, GovanSigned
John Denham26/01/1994Southampton, ItchenSigned
Jim Dowd26/01/1994Lewisham WestSigned
Derek Enright26/01/1994HemsworthSigned
Andrew Faulds26/01/1994Warley EastSigned
Maria Fyfe26/01/1994Glasgow, MaryhillSigned
Tony Banks26/01/1994Newham North WestSigned
Gerry Steinberg26/01/1994Durham, City ofSigned
Jack Thompson26/01/1994WansbeckSigned
Paddy Tipping26/01/1994SherwoodSigned
Dennis Turner26/01/1994Wolverhampton South EastSigned
Dawn Primarolo27/01/1994Bristol SouthSigned
Keith Hill27/01/1994StreathamSigned
Eric Illsley27/01/1994Barnsley CentralSigned
Eddie Loyden27/01/1994Liverpool, GarstonSigned
Chris Mullin27/01/1994Sunderland SouthSigned
John Battle27/01/1994Leeds WestSigned
Clive Betts27/01/1994Sheffield, AttercliffeSigned
Martin Redmond31/01/1994Don ValleySigned
Donald Anderson31/01/1994Swansea EastSigned
Mike Watson31/01/1994Glasgow CentralSigned
Alan Williams31/01/1994Swansea WestSigned
Llew Smith01/02/1994Blaenau GwentSigned
Michael Clapham02/02/1994Barnsley West & PenistoneSigned
Harry Cohen02/02/1994LeytonSigned
Neil Gerrard02/02/1994WalthamstowSigned
Nigel Jones03/02/1994CheltenhamSigned
Dale Campbell-Savours03/02/1994WorkingtonSigned
Tommy Graham03/02/1994Renfrew West and InverclydeSigned
Jean Corston07/02/1994Bristol EastSigned
Allan Rogers10/02/1994RhonddaSigned
John Garrett10/02/1994Norwich SouthSigned
Martyn Jones15/02/1994Clwyd South WestSigned
Mike Gapes15/02/1994Ilford SouthSigned
Jeff Rooker21/02/1994Birmingham, Perry BarrSigned
Kim Howells23/02/1994PontypriddSigned
Barry Sheerman24/02/1994HuddersfieldSigned
Bob CryerUnknownWithdrawn

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