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Housing And Employment

EDM number 1116 in 2007-08, proposed by Colin Burgon on 05/03/2008.
Categorised under the topics of Employment, Housing, Housing supply, Social rented housing and Unemployment.

That this House recalls Article 25 of the UN Declaration of Human Rights which guarantees everyone the unqualified right to adequate housing irrespective of employment status and welcomes the Government's announcement to build three million new homes; but notes with concern proposals to make the right to access social housing contingent upon the applicant's activities in the labour market; believes that such a policy will place a greater burden on the taxpayer in terms of temporary accommodation costs, increase the already too large number of homeless people, increase poverty among vulnerable groups, and will not tackle barriers that are in place for those trapped in a cycle of unemployment; further notes that such issues as housing benefit regulations act as a barrier for people to access work and that reform is much overdue, that changes in benefit regulation, greater provision of employment advice and support as well as increased low-cost childcare options would help many of those who are currently unemployed enter into the labour market; believes that threatening the tenancies of social housing residents is not an effective solution to tackle unemployment; and calls upon the Government to reject this approach to housing and employment.

This motion has been signed by a total of 59 MPs.

Colin Burgon05/03/2008ElmetLabourProposed
Lyn Brown05/03/2008West HamLabourSeconded
Roberta Blackman-Woods05/03/2008City of DurhamLabourSeconded
David Taylor05/03/2008North West LeicestershireLabourSeconded
Karen Buck05/03/2008Regent's Park and Kensington NorthLabourSeconded
Peter Kilfoyle05/03/2008Liverpool, WaltonLabourSeconded
Jeremy Corbyn05/03/2008Islington NorthLabourSigned
Linda Riordan05/03/2008HalifaxLabourSigned
Mark Durkan05/03/2008FoyleSocial Democratic and Labour PartySigned
Clive Efford05/03/2008ElthamLabourSigned
Bill Etherington05/03/2008Sunderland NorthLabourSigned
Ian Gibson05/03/2008Norwich NorthLabourSigned
John Austin05/03/2008Erith and ThamesmeadLabourSigned
John Battle05/03/2008Leeds WestLabourSigned
Peter Bottomley05/03/2008Worthing WestConservativeSigned
Rudi Vis05/03/2008Finchley and Golders GreenLabourSigned
Katy Clark05/03/2008North Ayrshire and ArranLabourSigned
Virendra Sharma05/03/2008Ealing, SouthallLabourSigned
Doug Henderson05/03/2008Newcastle upon Tyne NorthLabourSigned
Frank Cook05/03/2008Stockton NorthLabourSigned
Gordon Prentice05/03/2008PendleLabourSigned
Bob Russell05/03/2008ColchesterLiberal DemocratSigned
Kate Hoey05/03/2008VauxhallLabourSigned
Kelvin Hopkins05/03/2008Luton NorthLabourSigned
Brian Iddon05/03/2008Bolton South EastLabourSigned
Lynne Jones05/03/2008Birmingham, Selly OakLabourSigned
John McDonnell05/03/2008Hayes and HarlingtonLabourSigned
Michael Meacher05/03/2008Oldham West and RoytonLabourSigned
Sandra Osborne05/03/2008Ayr, Carrick and CumnockLabourSigned
Colin Challen05/03/2008Morley and RothwellLabourSigned
Michael Clapham05/03/2008Barnsley West and PenistoneLabourSigned
Alan Meale06/03/2008MansfieldLabourSigned
Richard Burden06/03/2008Birmingham, NorthfieldLabourSigned
Janet Dean06/03/2008BurtonLabourSigned
Andrew Dismore06/03/2008HendonLabourSigned
David Drew06/03/2008StroudLabourSigned
Angus MacNeil06/03/2008Na h-Eileanan an IarScottish National PartySigned
Desmond Turner07/03/2008Brighton, KemptownLabourSigned
Chris McCafferty07/03/2008Calder ValleyLabourSigned
Tony Lloyd10/03/2008Manchester CentralLabourSigned
Ann Cryer10/03/2008KeighleyLabourSigned
Frank Dobson10/03/2008Holborn and St PancrasLabourSigned
Mike Hancock10/03/2008Portsmouth SouthLiberal DemocratSigned
Betty Williams10/03/2008ConwyLabourSigned
John Leech11/03/2008Manchester, WithingtonLiberal DemocratSigned
Dai Davies11/03/2008Blaenau GwentIndependentSigned
David Hamilton11/03/2008MidlothianLabourSigned
Martin Caton11/03/2008GowerLabourSigned
Glenda Jackson11/03/2008Hampstead and HighgateLabourSigned
Paul Holmes11/03/2008ChesterfieldLiberal DemocratSigned
Alasdair McDonnell12/03/2008Belfast SouthSocial Democratic and Labour PartySigned
David Borrow12/03/2008South RibbleLabourSigned
David Anderson13/03/2008BlaydonLabourSigned
Phil Willis18/03/2008Harrogate and KnaresboroughLiberal DemocratSigned
David Crausby20/03/2008Bolton North EastLabourSigned
John Hemming20/03/2008Birmingham, YardleyLiberal DemocratSigned
Eric Illsley25/03/2008Barnsley CentralLabourSigned
Alan Simpson26/03/2008Nottingham SouthLabourSigned
Andy Reed02/04/2008LoughboroughLabourSigned

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