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Older People And Debt Campaign

EDM number 1289 in 2007-08, proposed by Alan Meale on 31/03/2008.
Categorised under the topics of Elderly people and Incomes and poverty.

That this House is aware of new research published by Help the Aged which details studies of the extent and nature of borrowing and financial difficulties among people aged 50 and over which has revealed that at least a quarter of the older population are approaching state pension age with outstanding credit commitments and that credit users in their late 50s and early 60s owed on average at least four times as much in 2005 as their counterparts had in 1995; further notes that 12.5 per cent. of over 60s are still paying mortgages, as are four per cent. of the over 80s and that, unlike many borrowers in other age groups, older people use credit cards, not just to pay for non-essentials, but also to cover the cost of bills or even to buy food; and calls on the Government to urgently meet Help the Aged to find ways of aiding elderly people away from the difficulties this excellent report has highlighted.

This motion has been signed by a total of 63 MPs, 1 of these signatures have been withdrawn.

Alan Meale31/03/2008MansfieldLabourProposed
Rudi Vis31/03/2008Finchley and Golders GreenLabourSeconded
Bill Etherington31/03/2008Sunderland NorthLabourSeconded
Andrew Dismore01/04/2008HendonLabourSeconded
Peter Bottomley01/04/2008Worthing WestConservativeSeconded
Jeremy Corbyn01/04/2008Islington NorthLabourSeconded
Mark Durkan01/04/2008FoyleSocial Democratic and Labour PartySigned
Angus MacNeil01/04/2008Na h-Eileanan an IarScottish National PartySigned
John Leech01/04/2008Manchester, WithingtonLiberal DemocratSigned
Robert Wareing01/04/2008Liverpool, West DerbyIndependentSigned
David Drew01/04/2008StroudLabourSigned
Gordon Marsden01/04/2008Blackpool SouthLabourSigned
Lynne Jones01/04/2008Birmingham, Selly OakLabourSigned
Bob Spink01/04/2008Castle PointIndependent ConservativeSigned
Bob Russell01/04/2008ColchesterLiberal DemocratSigned
Elfyn Llwyd02/04/2008Meirionnydd Nant ConwyPlaid CymruSigned
Mark Hunter02/04/2008CheadleLiberal DemocratSigned
Stephen Williams02/04/2008Bristol WestLiberal DemocratSigned
Katy Clark02/04/2008North Ayrshire and ArranLabourSigned
Phil Willis02/04/2008Harrogate and KnaresboroughLiberal DemocratSigned
Desmond Turner02/04/2008Brighton, KemptownLabourSigned
David Taylor02/04/2008North West LeicestershireLabourSigned
Ian Gibson02/04/2008Norwich NorthLabourSigned
Hywel Francis02/04/2008AberavonLabourSigned
Gregory Campbell02/04/2008East LondonderryDUPSigned
Alasdair McDonnell02/04/2008Belfast SouthSocial Democratic and Labour PartySigned
Lindsay Hoyle02/04/2008ChorleyLabourSigned
Dai Davies03/04/2008Blaenau GwentIndependentSigned
Janet Dean03/04/2008BurtonLabourSigned
Martin Caton03/04/2008GowerLabourSigned
Edward O'Hara03/04/2008Knowsley SouthLabourSigned
Simon Hughes03/04/2008North Southwark and BermondseyLiberal DemocratSigned
David Simpson03/04/2008Upper BannDUPSigned
Colin Breed03/04/2008South East CornwallLiberal DemocratSigned
Sammy Wilson21/04/2008East AntrimDUPSigned
Jim Devine21/04/2008LivingstonLabourSigned
Michael Jabez Foster21/04/2008Hastings and RyeLabourSigned
Ann Cryer21/04/2008KeighleyLabourSigned
Vincent Cable21/04/2008TwickenhamLiberal DemocratSigned
Eddie McGrady21/04/2008South DownSocial Democratic and Labour PartySigned
Chris McCafferty21/04/2008Calder ValleyLabourSigned
Iris Robinson22/04/2008StrangfordDUPSigned
Eric Illsley22/04/2008Barnsley CentralLabourSigned
Peter Kilfoyle22/04/2008Liverpool, WaltonLabourSigned
Annette Brooke22/04/2008Mid Dorset and North PooleLiberal DemocratSigned
Paul Truswell22/04/2008PudseyLabourSigned
William McCrea23/04/2008South AntrimDUPSigned
Linda Riordan23/04/2008HalifaxLabourSigned
Jo Swinson23/04/2008East DunbartonshireLiberal DemocratSigned
Andrew George23/04/2008St IvesLiberal DemocratSigned
Nigel Dodds23/04/2008Belfast NorthDUPSigned
Harry Cohen23/04/2008Leyton and WansteadLabourSigned
Jennifer Willott24/04/2008Cardiff CentralLiberal DemocratSigned
Greg Mulholland25/04/2008Leeds North WestLiberal DemocratSigned
Mark Williams28/04/2008CeredigionLiberal DemocratSigned
John McDonnell29/04/2008Hayes and HarlingtonLabourSigned
John Horam30/04/2008OrpingtonConservativeSigned
Brian Jenkins30/04/2008TamworthLabourSigned
David Heyes13/05/2008Ashton-under-LyneLabourSigned
David Crausby14/05/2008Bolton North EastLabourSigned
Julie Morgan13/06/2008Cardiff NorthLabourSigned
Tom Brake06/10/2008Carshalton and WallingtonLiberal DemocratSigned
David MarshallUnknownWithdrawn

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