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EDM number 2504 in 2007-08, proposed by Elliot Morley on 13/11/2008.
Categorised under the topics of Consumers, Utilities and Water industry.

That this House expresses concern about the effect of high water bills on individuals and families during the current challenging economic climate; recognises the particular difficulties faced by vulnerable groups and those on low incomes; welcomes the All Party Parliamentary Water Group's April 2008 report into the future of the UK water sector which recommends, amongst other things, the phasing in of universal metering combined with a new tariff system; notes the potential for rising block tariffs to play a part, that further investigation into the potential of smart metres is needed and that the Vulnerable Groups Regulations should be updated and extended; and calls on the Government to consider the role that the tax and benefits system could play more generally in helping customers struggling to pay their water bills, as part of the current review into metering and charging and to ensure that any residual problems which cannot be addressed by appropriate tariffs can also be tackled to ensure that child and pensioner poverty is fully addressed.

This motion has been signed by a total of 46 MPs.

Elliot Morley13/11/2008ScunthorpeLabourProposed
Linda Gilroy13/11/2008Plymouth, SuttonLabourSeconded
Andrew George13/11/2008St IvesLiberal DemocratSeconded
Glenda Jackson17/11/2008Hampstead and HighgateLabourSeconded
Bob Spink17/11/2008Castle PointUKIPSeconded
Adrian Sanders17/11/2008TorbayLiberal DemocratSeconded
Peter Bottomley17/11/2008Worthing WestConservativeSigned
David Taylor17/11/2008North West LeicestershireLabourSigned
Alan Meale18/11/2008MansfieldLabourSigned
Robert Wareing18/11/2008Liverpool, West DerbyIndependentSigned
David Drew18/11/2008StroudLabourSigned
Ann Cryer18/11/2008KeighleyLabourSigned
Martin Caton18/11/2008GowerLabourSigned
Lynne Jones18/11/2008Birmingham, Selly OakLabourSigned
Lindsay Hoyle18/11/2008ChorleyLabourSigned
Bob Russell18/11/2008ColchesterLiberal DemocratSigned
Gordon Prentice18/11/2008PendleLabourSigned
Phil Willis19/11/2008Harrogate and KnaresboroughLiberal DemocratSigned
Rudi Vis19/11/2008Finchley and Golders GreenLabourSigned
Graham Stringer19/11/2008Manchester, BlackleyLabourSigned
Hywel Francis19/11/2008AberavonLabourSigned
Michael Jabez Foster19/11/2008Hastings and RyeLabourSigned
Ronnie Campbell19/11/2008Blyth ValleyLabourSigned
Annette Brooke19/11/2008Mid Dorset and North PooleLiberal DemocratSigned
Ian Paisley19/11/2008North AntrimDUPSigned
Alasdair McDonnell19/11/2008Belfast SouthSocial Democratic and Labour PartySigned
Gordon Marsden19/11/2008Blackpool SouthLabourSigned
Jeremy Corbyn19/11/2008Islington NorthLabourSigned
John Austin20/11/2008Erith and ThamesmeadLabourSigned
John Hemming20/11/2008Birmingham, YardleyLiberal DemocratSigned
Mike Hancock20/11/2008Portsmouth SouthLiberal DemocratSigned
Andrew Dismore20/11/2008HendonLabourSigned
Ian Cawsey20/11/2008Brigg and GooleLabourSigned
Austin Mitchell20/11/2008Great GrimsbyLabourSigned
Chris McCafferty20/11/2008Calder ValleyLabourSigned
Brian Jenkins20/11/2008TamworthLabourSigned
Ian McCartney24/11/2008MakerfieldLabourSigned
John McDonnell24/11/2008Hayes and HarlingtonLabourSigned
Jim Dobbin24/11/2008Heywood and MiddletonLabourSigned
Linda Riordan24/11/2008HalifaxLabourSigned
Mark Hunter24/11/2008CheadleLiberal DemocratSigned
Greg Pope25/11/2008HyndburnLabourSigned
David Heyes25/11/2008Ashton-under-LyneLabourSigned
Kelvin Hopkins25/11/2008Luton NorthLabourSigned
Sandra Osborne25/11/2008Ayr, Carrick and CumnockLabourSigned
Betty Williams25/11/2008ConwyLabourSigned

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