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Wind Chill Factor

EDM number 578 in 1997-98, proposed by Nigel Evans on 10/12/1997.

That this House notes that more than 46,000 more pensioners die in the winter months than in the summer months; notes that the second reading of the all party supported Cold Weather Payments (Wind Chill Factor) Bill is on 23rd January 1998; considers that this Bill, including wind chill in the calculation of cold weather payments, would be an excellent opportunity for the Government to show its commitment to the well-being of Britain's poorest pensioners; notes that the Government's own research concludes that it is perfectly possible to include wind chill; further notes that the Government's report concludes that if wind chill had been included over the last three years, an average additional expenditure of just ú8 million per annum would have been incurred; considers that this is a small price to pay to honour commitments made to those pensioners and others in receipt of income support who are eligible for cold weather payments; and calls upon the Government to reconsider its decision not to include wind chill in the calculation of cold weather payments.

This motion has been signed by a total of 40 MPs.

Nigel Evans10/12/1997Ribble ValleyConservativeProposed
Dafydd Wigley10/12/1997CaernarfonPlaid CymruSigned
Jim Wallace10/12/1997Orkney & ShetlandLiberal DemocratSigned
Robert Syms10/12/1997PooleConservativeSigned
Michael Moore10/12/1997Tweeddale, Ettrick & LauderdaleLiberal DemocratSigned
Richard Livsey10/12/1997Brecon & RadnorshireLiberal DemocratSigned
Ieuan Wyn Jones10/12/1997Ynys MPlaid CymruSigned
Simon Hughes10/12/1997North Southwark & BermondseyLiberal DemocratSigned
David Ruffley10/12/1997Bury St EdmundsConservativeSigned
Chris Ruane10/12/1997Vale of ClwydLabourSigned
Jenny Tonge11/12/1997Richmond ParkLiberal DemocratSigned
Ronnie Fearn11/12/1997SouthportLiberal DemocratSigned
Edward Davey11/12/1997Kingston & SurbitonLiberal DemocratSigned
Jeremy Corbyn11/12/1997Islington NorthLabourSigned
Ray Michie11/12/1997Argyll & ButeLiberal DemocratSigned
Martin Smyth11/12/1997Belfast SouthUUPSigned
Tim Loughton12/12/1997East Worthing & ShorehamConservativeSigned
Colin Breed12/12/1997South East CornwallLiberal DemocratSigned
Norman Baker12/12/1997LewesLiberal DemocratSigned
Mike Hancock15/12/1997Portsmouth SouthLiberal DemocratSigned
Lynne Jones15/12/1997Birmingham, Selly OakLabourSigned
Julian Lewis16/12/1997New Forest EastConservativeSigned
Andrew Stunell16/12/1997Hazel GroveLiberal DemocratSigned
Ann Winterton17/12/1997CongletonConservativeSigned
Michael Colvin17/12/1997RomseyConservativeSigned
Tom Brake17/12/1997Carshalton & WallingtonLiberal DemocratSigned
Paul Keetch17/12/1997HerefordLiberal DemocratSigned
Peter Brand22/12/1997Isle of WightLiberal DemocratSigned
Vincent Cable22/12/1997TwickenhamLiberal DemocratSigned
Roy Beggs12/01/1998East AntrimUUPSigned
Ken Livingstone14/01/1998Brent EastLabourSigned
Tom Cox15/01/1998TootingLabourSigned
Diane Abbott15/01/1998Hackney North & Stoke NewingtonLabourSigned
Margaret Ewing16/01/1998MorayScottish National PartySigned
John McDonnell21/01/1998Hayes & HarlingtonLabourSigned
David Chidgey22/01/1998EastleighLiberal DemocratSigned
Bill Etherington22/01/1998Sunderland NorthLabourSigned
John Randall23/01/1998UxbridgeConservativeSigned
Evan Harris04/03/1998Oxford West & AbingdonLiberal DemocratSigned
Nigel Jones23/03/1998CheltenhamLiberal DemocratSigned

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