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Walker Report And Water Poverty In The South West

EDM number 519 in 2009-10, proposed by Julia Goldsworthy on 16/12/2009.
Categorised under the topic of Water.

That this House welcomes the final recommendations of the independent Walker Report on charging and metering for water and sewerage services, which singles out the difficulties that many South West Water customers face in affording the highest bills in the country; notes its identification of the botched privatisation of the utility in the 1980s as the primary cause of these problems; further notes that this privatisation programme has resulted in bills £150 above the national average, and leaves up to one third of South West Water customers living in water poverty, according to estimates by the Consumer Council for Water; welcomes the fact that the recommendations of the report are being immediately progressed for consideration by the regulator; and uges the Government to ensure that action is taken to permanently address this longstanding issue.

This motion has been signed by a total of 26 MPs.

Julia Goldsworthy16/12/2009Falmouth and CamborneLiberal DemocratProposed
Dan Rogerson16/12/2009North CornwallLiberal DemocratSeconded
Andrew George16/12/2009St IvesLiberal DemocratSeconded
Matthew Taylor16/12/2009Truro and St AustellLiberal DemocratSeconded
Colin Breed16/12/2009South East CornwallLiberal DemocratSeconded
Linda Gilroy16/12/2009Plymouth, SuttonLabourSeconded
Alison Seabeck16/12/2009Plymouth, DevonportLabourSigned
Adrian Sanders05/01/2010TorbayLiberal DemocratSigned
Nick Harvey05/01/2010North DevonLiberal DemocratSigned
Ann Cryer05/01/2010KeighleyLabourSigned
Mike Hancock05/01/2010Portsmouth SouthLiberal DemocratSigned
Mark Hunter06/01/2010CheadleLiberal DemocratSigned
John McDonnell06/01/2010Hayes and HarlingtonLabourSigned
Chris McCafferty06/01/2010Calder ValleyLabourSigned
Alan Simpson07/01/2010Nottingham SouthLabourSigned
Lynne Jones07/01/2010Birmingham, Selly OakLabourSigned
Annette Brooke07/01/2010Mid Dorset and North PooleLiberal DemocratSigned
David Drew07/01/2010StroudLabourSigned
John Hemming07/01/2010Birmingham, YardleyLiberal DemocratSigned
Kelvin Hopkins11/01/2010Luton NorthLabourSigned
David Laws11/01/2010YeovilLiberal DemocratSigned
Jeremy Corbyn11/01/2010Islington NorthLabourSigned
Richard Younger-Ross11/01/2010TeignbridgeLiberal DemocratSigned
John Leech13/01/2010Manchester, WithingtonLiberal DemocratSigned
Danny Alexander19/01/2010Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and StrathspeyLiberal DemocratSigned
Martin Horwood25/01/2010CheltenhamLiberal DemocratSigned

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