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EDM number 838 in 1999-00, proposed by Jeremy Corbyn on 12/06/2000.

That this House views with alarm the Government's refusal to either fund or allow local authorities to borrow directly to invest in repairing council housing, the Housing Green Paper's aim to transfer 200,000 homes per year over 10 years, the support for PFI, even though it is an expensive way of financing public services, the terms attached to the 'arms-length housing companies' that make them unavailable to all but a handful of authorities and suggest that they will be so 'arms length' as to be effectively privatised, support for 'market forces' that will cause real financial hardship as council rents rise and the amount of money being spent by local authorities to win transfer ballots without equal resources to opponents preventing a fair debate; notes that the Government has recognised the injustice of this but had not yet stopped this tax or returned the money to fund housing repairs; believes that the experience of 'market forces' in housing has caused immense misery and poverty and necessitated that the provision of decent, affordable, secure and accountable housing be an essential component of the comprehensive welfare state and that this policy should be defended today; and resolves to join with council tenants, local authority trade unionists and others to ensure that further privatisation of council housing is halted to allow a proper debate including allowing local authorities to borrow directly and the long-term cost and other consequences of council housing privatisation.

This motion has been signed by a total of 52 MPs.

Jeremy Corbyn12/06/2000Islington NorthLabourProposed
Bob Russell13/06/2000ColchesterLiberal DemocratSigned
Lynne Jones13/06/2000Birmingham, Selly OakLabourSigned
Kelvin Hopkins14/06/2000Luton NorthLabourSigned
Paul Keetch14/06/2000HerefordLiberal DemocratSigned
Alice Mahon14/06/2000HalifaxLabourSigned
Bill Michie14/06/2000Sheffield, HeeleyLabourSigned
Dennis Skinner15/06/2000BolsoverLabourSigned
Austin Mitchell15/06/2000Great GrimsbyLabourSigned
Bill Etherington15/06/2000Sunderland NorthLabourSigned
Paul Tyler15/06/2000North CornwallLiberal DemocratSigned
Rudi Vis19/06/2000Finchley & Golders GreenLabourSigned
Derek Wyatt19/06/2000Sittingbourne & SheppeyLabourSigned
Mike Hancock19/06/2000Portsmouth SouthLiberal DemocratSigned
Syd Rapson20/06/2000Portsmouth NorthLabourSigned
Nigel Jones20/06/2000CheltenhamLiberal DemocratSigned
Terry Lewis20/06/2000WorsleyLabourSigned
Michael Clapham20/06/2000Barnsley West & PenistoneLabourSigned
David Taylor20/06/2000North West LeicestershireLabour Co-operativeSigned
Simon Thomas20/06/2000CeredigionPlaid CymruSigned
Desmond Turner20/06/2000Brighton, KemptownLabourSigned
Fabian Hamilton21/06/2000Leeds North EastLabourSigned
Frank Cook21/06/2000Stockton NorthLabourSigned
Colin Breed21/06/2000South East CornwallLiberal DemocratSigned
Ivan Henderson21/06/2000HarwichLabourSigned
Alan Simpson21/06/2000Nottingham SouthLabourSigned
George Mudie21/06/2000Leeds EastLabourSigned
Ann Cryer26/06/2000KeighleyLabourSigned
Harold Best26/06/2000Leeds North WestLabourSigned
John Cryer27/06/2000HornchurchLabourSigned
Harry Cohen28/06/2000Leyton & WansteadLabourSigned
Bob Laxton29/06/2000Derby NorthLabourSigned
Kevin McNamara03/07/2000Kingston upon Hull NorthLabourSigned
Harry Barnes05/07/2000North East DerbyshireLabourSigned
Terry Davis11/07/2000Birmingham, Hodge HillLabourSigned
Neil Turner11/07/2000WiganLabourSigned
Mark Fisher13/07/2000Stoke-on-Trent CentralLabourSigned
John Austin13/07/2000Erith & ThamesmeadLabourSigned
Doug Naysmith17/07/2000Bristol North WestLabour Co-operativeSigned
Robert Wareing17/07/2000Liverpool, West DerbyLabourSigned
Diane Abbott17/07/2000Hackney North & Stoke NewingtonLabourSigned
Simon Hughes18/07/2000North Southwark & BermondseyLiberal DemocratSigned
Ken Livingstone18/07/2000Brent EastIndependentSigned
John McAllion18/07/2000Dundee EastLabourSigned
Iain Coleman25/07/2000Hammersmith & FulhamLabourSigned
Gwyn Prosser26/07/2000DoverLabourSigned
John McDonnell27/07/2000Hayes & HarlingtonLabourSigned
Tony Clarke27/07/2000Northampton SouthLabourSigned
Tony Benn23/10/2000ChesterfieldLabourSigned
Paul Stinchcombe23/10/2000WellingboroughLabourSigned
Richard Livsey20/11/2000Brecon & RadnorshireLiberal DemocratSigned
David Drew28/11/2000StroudLabour Co-operativeSigned

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