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Cold Weather Payments In Wolverhampton

EDM number 367 in 1995-96, proposed by Ken Purchase on 01/02/1996.

That this House notes that the postcode/weather station system used to trigger cold weather payments is completely arbitary; especially draws to attention the position in Wolverhampton where part of the borough is monitored from Shawbury in Shropshire and the adjoining part is monitored from Birmingham Airport fifty miles south in Warwickshire where consistently warmer temperatures are recorded with the consequence that people at risk from hypothermia and experiencing the same ambient temperature as nearby neighbours do not qualify for the same cold weather payment; and calls upon the Government to bring common sense to bear on this farcical situation which is unnecessarily putting life at risk.

This motion has been signed by a total of 35 MPs.

Ken Purchase01/02/1996Wolverhampton North EastProposed
Dennis Turner01/02/1996Wolverhampton South EastSigned
Dennis Skinner02/02/1996BolsoverSigned
Lynne Jones02/02/1996Birmingham, Selly OakSigned
Ken Livingstone02/02/1996Brent EastSigned
Harry Barnes02/02/1996North East DerbyshireSigned
Robert Wareing05/02/1996Liverpool, West DerbySigned
Bill Michie06/02/1996Sheffield, HeeleySigned
Tony Banks06/02/1996Newham North WestSigned
John Cummings06/02/1996EasingtonSigned
Michael Connarty06/02/1996Falkirk EastSigned
Eric Clarke06/02/1996MidlothianSigned
Alan Meale06/02/1996MansfieldSigned
Roy Hughes06/02/1996Newport EastSigned
Ian Pearson06/02/1996Dudley WestSigned
Eddie Loyden07/02/1996Liverpool, GarstonSigned
Jack Thompson07/02/1996WansbeckSigned
John Battle07/02/1996Leeds WestSigned
Mike Hall07/02/1996Warrington SouthSigned
Maria Fyfe07/02/1996Glasgow, MaryhillSigned
Jean Corston07/02/1996Bristol EastSigned
Edward O'Hara07/02/1996Knowsley SouthSigned
Peter Hardy07/02/1996WentworthSigned
Robert Parry07/02/1996Liverpool, RiversideSigned
Terry Rooney08/02/1996Bradford NorthSigned
Michael Clapham08/02/1996Barnsley West & PenistoneSigned
Hugh Bayley08/02/1996York, City ofSigned
Neil Gerrard09/02/1996WalthamstowSigned
Joe Benton13/02/1996BootleSigned
Colin Pickthall15/02/1996West LancashireSigned
Martyn Jones28/02/1996Clwyd South WestSigned
Dale Campbell-Savours29/02/1996WorkingtonSigned
Bill Etherington07/03/1996Sunderland NorthSigned
Tommy Graham19/03/1996Renfrew West and InverclydeSigned
Paul Murphy27/03/1996TorfaenSigned

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