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Reductions In Housing Benefit

EDM number 298 in 1996-97, proposed by Alan Howarth on 04/12/1996.

That this House is gravely concerned by proposals in the Budget restricting housing benefit for single people under 60 years renting privately to the cost of shared accommodation for the area from October 1997; notes that this would, if implemented, deny to many middle aged people the opportunity of occupying self-contained accommodation; further notes the poor conditions and safety hazards which are widely encountered in shared accommodation in which single people would increasingly be expected to live; deplores the fact that this involves a clear breach of the assurances given to private tenants by Ministers that housing benefit would protect them from the effects of higher rents following deregulation of private lettings fears that the proposals could lead to the build up of rent arrears resulting in eventual homelessness; and calls on the Government to reconsider these damaging and ill thought-out proposals.

This motion has been signed by a total of 67 MPs.

Alan Howarth04/12/1996Stratford-on-AvonProposed
Peter Hardy05/12/1996WentworthSigned
Audrey Wise05/12/1996PrestonSigned
Dennis Turner05/12/1996Wolverhampton South EastSigned
Paddy Tipping05/12/1996SherwoodSigned
Gerry Steinberg05/12/1996Durham, City ofSigned
Hugh Bayley05/12/1996York, City ofSigned
Tony Banks05/12/1996Newham North WestSigned
Norman Godman05/12/1996Greenock and Port GlasgowSigned
Maria Fyfe05/12/1996Glasgow, MaryhillSigned
Andrew Faulds05/12/1996Warley EastSigned
John Evans05/12/1996St Helens NorthSigned
Bill Etherington05/12/1996Sunderland NorthSigned
Roseanna Cunningham05/12/1996Perth and KinrossSigned
Nick Harvey05/12/1996North DevonSigned
Keith Hill05/12/1996StreathamSigned
Lynne Jones05/12/1996Birmingham, Selly OakSigned
Bill Michie05/12/1996Sheffield, HeeleySigned
Rhodri Morgan05/12/1996Cardiff WestSigned
Keith Bradley05/12/1996Manchester, WithingtonSigned
Michael Clapham05/12/1996Barnsley West & PenistoneSigned
Tom Cox05/12/1996TootingSigned
John Cummings05/12/1996EasingtonSigned
Lawrence Cunliffe05/12/1996LeighSigned
Kenneth Eastham05/12/1996Manchester, BlackleySigned
Glenda Jackson06/12/1996Hampstead & HighgateSigned
Harry Barnes06/12/1996North East DerbyshireSigned
Donald Anderson09/12/1996Swansea EastSigned
Stephen Timms10/12/1996Newham North EastSigned
Robert Litherland10/12/1996Manchester CentralSigned
Nigel Jones10/12/1996CheltenhamSigned
Eric Illsley10/12/1996Barnsley CentralSigned
Barry Jones10/12/1996Alyn & DeesideSigned
Margaret Hodge10/12/1996BarkingSigned
Alan Meale11/12/1996MansfieldSigned
Edward O'Hara11/12/1996Knowsley SouthSigned
Eric Clarke11/12/1996MidlothianSigned
Michael Connarty11/12/1996Falkirk EastSigned
Jim Cunningham11/12/1996Coventry South EastSigned
Terry Davis11/12/1996Birmingham, Hodge HillSigned
Angela Eagle11/12/1996WallaseySigned
Jack Thompson11/12/1996WansbeckSigned
Llew Smith12/12/1996Blaenau GwentSigned
John Heppell12/12/1996Nottingham EastSigned
Martyn Jones12/12/1996Clwyd South WestSigned
Ken Livingstone12/12/1996Brent EastSigned
Eddie McGrady13/12/1996South DownSigned
Neil Gerrard16/12/1996WalthamstowSigned
Mike Hall17/12/1996Warrington SouthSigned
James Callaghan17/12/1996Heywood & MiddletonSigned
Kate Hoey13/01/1997VauxhallSigned
Peter Kilfoyle13/01/1997Liverpool, WaltonSigned
John Gunnell15/01/1997Leeds South and MorleySigned
Peter Pike16/01/1997BurnleySigned
Gerry Bermingham16/01/1997St Helens SouthSigned
Terry Rooney21/01/1997Bradford NorthSigned
Jean Corston22/01/1997Bristol EastSigned
Jeff Ennis23/01/1997Barnsley EastSigned
Diana Maddock23/01/1997ChristchurchSigned
Robert Wareing27/01/1997Liverpool, West DerbySigned
Piara S Khabra30/01/1997Ealing, SouthallSigned
Gerry Sutcliffe30/01/1997Bradford SouthSigned
Brian Sedgemore04/02/1997Hackney South & ShoreditchSigned
Russell Johnston04/02/1997Inverness, Nairn and LochaberSigned
Tommy Graham05/02/1997Renfrew West and InverclydeSigned
Anne Campbell11/02/1997CambridgeSigned
Jon Trickett12/02/1997HemsworthSigned

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