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Poverty In The UK

EDM number 877 in 2007-08, proposed by John McDonnell on 05/02/2008.
Categorised under the topics of Incomes and poverty, Sickness, disability and carers' benefits, Unemployment and Working age benefits.

That this House notes the recent comments by the Government's welfare reforms adviser, David Freud, about those on incapacity benefits, by the newly appointed Work and Pensions Secretary of State on the unemployed and those on incapacity benefits and by the new Housing Minister on eligibility for council housing; further notes two recent reports by the Institute for Fiscal Studies and by the Fuel Poverty Advisory Group, which respectively show the UK income inequality to be at its highest levels since the late 1940s and that fuel poverty targets will be missed, which follows the failure of the Government to meet child poverty targets; and therefore calls upon Government Ministers to concentrate on attacking poverty rather than attacking the poor.

This motion has been signed by a total of 36 MPs, 1 of these signatures have been withdrawn.

John McDonnell05/02/2008Hayes and HarlingtonLabourProposed
Mark Durkan05/02/2008FoyleSocial Democratic and Labour PartySeconded
Lindsay Hoyle05/02/2008ChorleyLabourSeconded
Ann Cryer05/02/2008KeighleyLabourSeconded
Bob Spink05/02/2008Castle PointConservativeSeconded
Peter Bottomley05/02/2008Worthing WestConservativeSeconded
Kelvin Hopkins06/02/2008Luton NorthLabourSigned
Alan Meale06/02/2008MansfieldLabourSigned
Colin Burgon06/02/2008ElmetLabourSigned
Martin Caton06/02/2008GowerLabourSigned
Jeremy Corbyn06/02/2008Islington NorthLabourSigned
Jim Dobbin06/02/2008Heywood and MiddletonLabourSigned
Ian Gibson06/02/2008Norwich NorthLabourSigned
Rudi Vis06/02/2008Finchley and Golders GreenLabourSigned
Robert Wareing06/02/2008Liverpool, West DerbyIndependentSigned
Stephen Williams06/02/2008Bristol WestLiberal DemocratSigned
Jennifer Willott07/02/2008Cardiff CentralLiberal DemocratSigned
Mike Hancock07/02/2008Portsmouth SouthLiberal DemocratSigned
Bill Etherington07/02/2008Sunderland NorthLabourSigned
Lynne Jones07/02/2008Birmingham, Selly OakLabourSigned
David Drew07/02/2008StroudLabourSigned
David Heyes18/02/2008Ashton-under-LyneLabourSigned
Vincent Cable18/02/2008TwickenhamLiberal DemocratSigned
John Leech19/02/2008Manchester, WithingtonLiberal DemocratSigned
Linda Riordan19/02/2008HalifaxLabourSigned
Virendra Sharma19/02/2008Ealing, SouthallLabourSigned
Colin Breed20/02/2008South East CornwallLiberal DemocratSigned
Elfyn Llwyd21/02/2008Meirionnydd Nant ConwyPlaid CymruSigned
John Hemming21/02/2008Birmingham, YardleyLiberal DemocratSigned
Paul Holmes22/02/2008ChesterfieldLiberal DemocratSigned
Hywel Williams25/02/2008CaernarfonPlaid CymruSigned
Alan Simpson26/02/2008Nottingham SouthLabourSigned
John Austin27/02/2008Erith and ThamesmeadLabourSigned
Roger Berry03/03/2008KingswoodLabourSigned
John Battle15/10/2008Leeds WestLabourSigned
Jon TrickettUnknownWithdrawn

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