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BIRMINGHAM'S COUNCIL HOUSING

EDM number 187 in 2001-02, proposed by Lynne Jones on 18/07/2001.

That this House notes that due to chronic under-investment caused by the refusal of successive governments to permit Birmingham City Council to raise sufficient finance to invest even from its own resources in its housing stock, the backlog of repairs and renovations has risen from ú750 million in 1985 to ú1.3 billion in 1993 and ú3.75 billion in 2000; is concerned that the Government is prepared to spend ú650 million of taxpayers' money in writing off overhanging debt on the housing revenue account only if tenants vote for a change of landlord, even though this will result in early redemption penalties of ú240 million; believes that this money and the ú38 million in consultancy and other fees preparing for the stock transfer would be better spent on housing improvements and on securing genuine tenant empowerment on decisions on the use of this money; and calls on the Government to give assurances to Birmingham's council tenants that if they vote against stock transfer the Government will still keep its promise that their housing will be brought up to a decent standard by 2010.

This motion has been signed by a total of 11 MPs.

MPDateConstituencyPartyType
Lynne Jones18/07/2001Birmingham, Selly OakLabourProposed
David Taylor19/07/2001North West LeicestershireLabour Co-operativeSigned
Bill Etherington19/07/2001Sunderland NorthLabourSigned
Ian Davidson19/07/2001Glasgow, PollokLabour Co-operativeSigned
Ann Cryer19/07/2001KeighleyLabourSigned
Jeremy Corbyn19/07/2001Islington NorthLabourSigned
John McDonnell19/07/2001Hayes & HarlingtonLabourSigned
John Austin20/07/2001Erith & ThamesmeadLabourSigned
Rudi Vis14/09/2001Finchley & Golders GreenLabourSigned
Eric Illsley24/10/2001Barnsley CentralLabourSigned
Terry Davis11/12/2001Birmingham, Hodge HillLabourSigned

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