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Measuring The Cost Of Living

EDM number 890 in 2014-15, proposed by Frank Doran on 18/03/2015.
Categorised under the topics of Economic situation and Statistics policy.

That this House believes that the Retail Price Index (RPI) remains the most accurate measure of the rise in the cost of living faced by UK workers; notes that over many decades the majority of pay bargaining in the UK has traditionally taken the RPI as its main reference point but that the Johnson Review poses a major threat to the continued publication of the RPI; further believes that given the alternative Consumer Prices Index (CPI) and CPIH measures run around one per cent lower than the RPI, this would deal further blows to the pay packets of workers who have been experiencing years of deep declines in the value of their wages; further notes that a rigorous study of inflation by Dr Mark Courtney which sets out why the coverage of the RPI is most relevant to the costs faced by workers; and further believes that the importance of accurate measurement is central to recent proposals calling for the introduction of an independent Living Standards Index to measure the success of Government in dealing with the cost of living.

This motion has been signed by a total of 47 MPs.

Frank Doran18/03/2015Aberdeen NorthLabourProposed
David Anderson18/03/2015BlaydonLabourSeconded
Ian Lavery18/03/2015WansbeckLabourSeconded
Katy Clark18/03/2015North Ayrshire and ArranLabourSeconded
Jim Sheridan18/03/2015Paisley and Renfrewshire NorthLabourSeconded
Liz McInnes19/03/2015Heywood and MiddletonLabourSeconded
Dai Havard19/03/2015Merthyr Tydfil and RhymneyLabourSigned
Mary Glindon19/03/2015North TynesideLabourSigned
Dennis Skinner19/03/2015BolsoverLabourSigned
Kelvin Hopkins19/03/2015Luton NorthLabourSigned
Joan Ruddock20/03/2015Lewisham, DeptfordLabourSigned
John McDonnell20/03/2015Hayes and HarlingtonLabourSigned
Jeremy Corbyn20/03/2015Islington NorthLabourSigned
Alan Meale20/03/2015MansfieldLabourSigned
Roger Godsiff23/03/2015Birmingham, Hall GreenLabourSigned
Mark Durkan23/03/2015FoyleSocial Democratic and Labour PartySigned
George Howarth23/03/2015KnowsleyLabourSigned
Valerie Vaz23/03/2015Walsall SouthLabourSigned
Paul Flynn23/03/2015Newport WestLabourSigned
Tony Cunningham23/03/2015WorkingtonLabourSigned
Ian Mearns23/03/2015GatesheadLabourSigned
Mark Lazarowicz23/03/2015Edinburgh North and LeithLabourSigned
Grahame Morris23/03/2015EasingtonLabourSigned
Ian Davidson23/03/2015Glasgow South WestLabourSigned
George Galloway24/03/2015Bradford WestRespectSigned
David Wright24/03/2015TelfordLabourSigned
Andrew Love24/03/2015EdmontonLabourSigned
David Crausby24/03/2015Bolton North EastLabourSigned
Graham Stringer24/03/2015Blackley and BroughtonLabourSigned
Graeme Morrice24/03/2015LivingstonLabourSigned
Paul Murphy24/03/2015TorfaenLabourSigned
Paul Farrelly24/03/2015Newcastle-under-LymeLabourSigned
Nick Harvey24/03/2015North DevonLiberal DemocratSigned
Yasmin Qureshi24/03/2015Bolton South EastLabourSigned
Iain McKenzie24/03/2015InverclydeLabourSigned
Jimmy Hood24/03/2015Lanark and Hamilton EastLabourSigned
Mike Gapes24/03/2015Ilford SouthLabourSigned
Anne Begg24/03/2015Aberdeen SouthLabourSigned
Clive Betts24/03/2015Sheffield South EastLabourSigned
Gordon Marsden24/03/2015Blackpool SouthLabourSigned
Martin Caton24/03/2015GowerLabourSigned
Bill Esterson24/03/2015Sefton CentralLabourSigned
Barry Sheerman25/03/2015HuddersfieldLabourSigned
Jim Cunningham25/03/2015Coventry SouthLabourSigned
Steve Rotheram25/03/2015Liverpool, WaltonLabourSigned
Caroline Lucas25/03/2015Brighton, PavilionGreenSigned
Sandra Osborne25/03/2015Ayr, Carrick and CumnockLabourSigned

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