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Social Sector Under-Occupancy

EDM number 795 in 2012-13, proposed by Jessica Morden on 28/11/2012.
Categorised under the topics of Housing benefits and Social rented housing.

That this House regrets that the measures to introduce size criteria restrictions to the calculation of housing benefit for working age claimants living in the social rented sector take no account of whether alternative accommodation is available; believes that this will result in cuts to the incomes of some of the poorest in society; notes that such measures fail to provide sufficient safeguards to protect the most vulnerable claimants and ensure that they are not pushed into poverty and homelessness; further believes that they will not achieve their aim of tackling under-occupancy; and further notes that they will risk costing more than they will save.

This motion has been signed by a total of 33 MPs.

Andy Sawford28/11/2012CorbyLabourProposed
Jessica Morden28/11/2012Newport EastLabourProposed
David Lammy28/11/2012TottenhamLabourSeconded
Stephen McCabe28/11/2012Birmingham, Selly OakLabourSeconded
Bill Esterson28/11/2012Sefton CentralLabourSeconded
Lucy Powell28/11/2012Manchester CentralLabourSigned
George Howarth29/11/2012KnowsleyLabourSigned
Alan Meale29/11/2012MansfieldLabourSigned
Jeremy Corbyn29/11/2012Islington NorthLabourSigned
Jim Dobbin29/11/2012Heywood and MiddletonLabourSigned
Andrew George29/11/2012St IvesLiberal DemocratSigned
Pat Glass29/11/2012North West DurhamLabourSigned
Jonathan Edwards29/11/2012Carmarthen East and DinefwrPlaid CymruSigned
John Leech03/12/2012Manchester, WithingtonLiberal DemocratSigned
Mike Hancock03/12/2012Portsmouth SouthLiberal DemocratSigned
Dennis Skinner03/12/2012BolsoverLabourSigned
George Galloway03/12/2012Bradford WestRespectSigned
Adrian Sanders04/12/2012TorbayLiberal DemocratSigned
Jim Shannon04/12/2012StrangfordDUPSigned
Martin Caton04/12/2012GowerLabourSigned
Mark Durkan04/12/2012FoyleSocial Democratic and Labour PartySigned
Mary Glindon04/12/2012North TynesideLabourSigned
Paul Blomfield05/12/2012Sheffield CentralLabourSigned
Steve Rotheram05/12/2012Liverpool, WaltonLabourSigned
Hywel Williams05/12/2012ArfonPlaid CymruSigned
John McDonnell05/12/2012Hayes and HarlingtonLabourSigned
Sheila Gilmore06/12/2012Edinburgh EastLabourSigned
Stephen Doughty06/12/2012Cardiff South and PenarthLabourSigned
Shaun Woodward11/12/2012St Helens South and WhistonLabourSigned
Stephen Hepburn17/12/2012JarrowLabourSigned
Paul Flynn18/12/2012Newport WestLabourSigned
Michael Connarty05/02/2013Linlithgow and East FalkirkLabourSigned
Michael Meacher12/03/2013Oldham West and RoytonLabourSigned

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