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Rising Block Tariff

EDM number 2342 in 2007-08, proposed by Paddy Tipping on 27/10/2008.
Categorised under the topics of Energy, Incomes and poverty and Utilities.

That this House notes the alarming increase in the number of people suffering from fuel poverty as a consequence of the unacceptable escalation of fuel bills; further notes that a key component of any package of measures designed to combat fuel poverty should be the statutory reform of energy tariffs, to bring down bills and help to incentivise greater energy efficiency; further notes the amendment to Clause 81 of the Energy Bill, tabled in the other place, that requires the Government to use the rising block tariff system under which customers would receive a basic provision of gas and electricity at a threshold price and more for subsequent blocks of energy used; recognises that the rising block tariff has the merits of encouraging careful management of energy used by householders, promoting an element of re-distribution, reducing the need for means-testing for social tariffs and reducing carbon dioxide emissions; and therefore calls on the Government to consider the merits of this amendment carefully.

This motion has been signed by a total of 41 MPs.

Paddy Tipping27/10/2008SherwoodLabourProposed
David Anderson27/10/2008BlaydonLabourSeconded
Rudi Vis28/10/2008Finchley and Golders GreenLabourSeconded
Martin Caton28/10/2008GowerLabourSeconded
Michael Weir28/10/2008AngusScottish National PartySeconded
Lynne Jones28/10/2008Birmingham, Selly OakLabourSeconded
Mark Durkan28/10/2008FoyleSocial Democratic and Labour PartySigned
David Drew28/10/2008StroudLabourSigned
Alan Meale28/10/2008MansfieldLabourSigned
John McDonnell28/10/2008Hayes and HarlingtonLabourSigned
Gordon Marsden28/10/2008Blackpool SouthLabourSigned
Alan Simpson28/10/2008Nottingham SouthLabourSigned
Kelvin Hopkins29/10/2008Luton NorthLabourSigned
Lindsay Hoyle29/10/2008ChorleyLabourSigned
Jeremy Corbyn29/10/2008Islington NorthLabourSigned
Ann Cryer29/10/2008KeighleyLabourSigned
Janet Dean29/10/2008BurtonLabourSigned
Neil Gerrard29/10/2008WalthamstowLabourSigned
Janet Anderson29/10/2008Rossendale and DarwenLabourSigned
Robert Wareing29/10/2008Liverpool, West DerbyIndependentSigned
Brian Jenkins30/10/2008TamworthLabourSigned
John Hemming30/10/2008Birmingham, YardleyLiberal DemocratSigned
Desmond Turner30/10/2008Brighton, KemptownLabourSigned
John Cummings30/10/2008EasingtonLabourSigned
Judy Mallaber30/10/2008Amber ValleyLabourSigned
John Battle30/10/2008Leeds WestLabourSigned
Denis Murphy03/11/2008WansbeckLabourSigned
Vincent Cable03/11/2008TwickenhamLiberal DemocratSigned
Betty Williams03/11/2008ConwyLabourSigned
Bill Etherington05/11/2008Sunderland NorthLabourSigned
Linda Gilroy06/11/2008Plymouth, SuttonLabourSigned
Fabian Hamilton06/11/2008Leeds North EastLabourSigned
Harry Cohen06/11/2008Leyton and WansteadLabourSigned
Andy Reed06/11/2008LoughboroughLabourSigned
Katy Clark10/11/2008North Ayrshire and ArranLabourSigned
Andrew Pelling10/11/2008Croydon CentralIndependentSigned
Joan Walley12/11/2008Stoke-on-Trent NorthLabourSigned
Nick Harvey13/11/2008North DevonLiberal DemocratSigned
David Chaytor13/11/2008Bury NorthLabourSigned
Michael Meacher19/11/2008Oldham West and RoytonLabourSigned
Anne Moffat24/11/2008East LothianLabourSigned

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