Early day motion 136

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FUNDING DECENT COUNCIL HOUSING

That this House welcomes the decision of Labour's Party conference again, to call on Government to provide the fourth option of direct investment to council housing as a matter or urgency; notes the rising number of tenants' ballots against stock transfer and the growing demands from tenants, councillors and trade unions for a change in Government policy, the strong lobbying from local authorities anxious to retain their homes, as well as from many with arm's length management organisations, or yet to decide; notes the criticism of existing policy from the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister Select Committee, the Audit Commission, the House of Commons Council Housing group and others; therefore suggests that direct investment in decent, affordable, secure and accountable council housing is now essential to provide housing needs for that rising proportion of people who are unable to get onto the ownership ladder because of escalating prices; and further suggests that an investment allowance funded through ring fencing all rents and capital receipts flowing to councils to supplement this by a level playing field on debt write-off and gap funding will enable local authorities to improve all council homes and start the necessary programme of building new council houses to meet housing need without major Government spending, thus ensuring respect for tenants' choice, stimulating the economy, enabling democratically elected local authorities to get on with their job and allowing the Government to meet its 2005 election manifesto commitment to ensure that all social tenants benefit from a decent warm home with modern facilities by 2010.

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Name Party Constituency Date Signed
Abbott, Diane Labour Party Hackney North and Stoke Newington 04.12.2006
Anderson, David Labour Party Blaydon 06.12.2006
Austin, John Labour Party Erith and Thamesmead 19.01.2007
Baker, Norman Liberal Democrats Lewes 18.06.2007
Bayley, Hugh Labour Party City of York 18.12.2006
Berry, Roger Labour Party Kingswood 11.12.2006
Betts, Clive Labour Party Sheffield Attercliffe 08.01.2007
Binley, Brian Conservative Party Northampton South 08.01.2007
Blackman-Woods, Roberta Labour Party City of Durham 09.01.2007
Brake, Tom Liberal Democrats Carshalton and Wallington 05.12.2006
Breed, Colin Liberal Democrats South East Cornwall 22.11.2006
Browne, Jeremy Liberal Democrats Taunton 08.01.2007
Burden, Richard Labour Party Birmingham Northfield 04.12.2006
Burgon, Colin Labour Party Elmet 04.12.2006
Burt, Lorely Liberal Democrats Solihull 08.01.2007
Campbell, Ronnie Labour Party Blyth Valley 22.11.2006
Caton, Martin Labour Party Gower 22.11.2006
Challen, Colin Labour Party Morley and Rothwell 11.12.2006
Chaytor, David Labour Party Bury North 27.11.2006
Clapham, Michael Labour Party Barnsley West and Penistone 22.11.2006
Clark, Katy Labour Party North Ayrshire and Arran 22.11.2006
Clegg, Nick Liberal Democrats Sheffield Hallam 25.06.2007
Clelland, David Labour Party Tyne Bridge 28.02.2007
Cohen, Harry Labour Party Leyton and Wanstead 29.11.2006
Connarty, Michael Labour Party Linlithgow and East Falkirk 27.11.2006
Cook, Frank Labour Party Stockton North 08.01.2007
Corbyn, Jeremy Labour Party Islington North 21.11.2006
Cousins, Jim Labour Party Newcastle upon Tyne Central 21.11.2006
Crausby, David Labour Party Bolton North East 22.11.2006
Cruddas, Jon Labour Party Dagenham 20.11.2006
Cryer, Ann Labour Party Keighley 23.11.2006
Davey, Edward Liberal Democrats Kingston and Surbiton 20.06.2007
Davidson, Ian Labour Party Glasgow South West 07.12.2006
Davies, Dai INDEPENDENT Blaenau Gwent 29.11.2006
Davies, Quentin Conservative Party Grantham and Stamford 28.11.2006
Dean, Janet Labour Party Burton 17.04.2007
Dobbin, Jim Labour Party Heywood and Middleton 21.11.2006
Dobson, Frank Labour Party Holborn and St Pancras 08.02.2007
Dodds, Nigel Democratic Unionist Party Belfast North 31.01.2007
Doran, Frank Labour Party Aberdeen North 14.06.2007
Drew, David Labour Party Stroud 20.11.2006
Efford, Clive Labour Party Eltham 08.01.2007
Ellman, Louise Labour Party Liverpool Riverside 15.06.2007
Etherington, Bill Labour Party Sunderland North 04.12.2006
Farron, Tim Liberal Democrats Westmorland and Lonsdale 04.12.2006
Featherstone, Lynne Liberal Democrats Hornsey and Wood Green 23.02.2007
Fisher, Mark Labour Party Stoke-on-Trent Central 17.01.2007
Flynn, Paul Labour Party Newport West 23.11.2006
Foster, Don Liberal Democrats Bath 15.06.2007
Gapes, Mike Labour Party Ilford South 12.12.2006
George, Andrew Liberal Democrats St Ives 21.11.2006
Gerrard, Neil Labour Party Walthamstow 23.11.2006
Gibson, Ian Labour Party Norwich North 20.11.2006
Gidley, Sandra Liberal Democrats Romsey 15.01.2007
Godsiff, Roger Labour Party Birmingham Sparkbrook and Small Heath 21.11.2006
Griffith, Nia Labour Party Llanelli 06.12.2006
Grogan, John Labour Party Selby 05.12.2006
Hall, Patrick Labour Party Bedford 08.01.2007
Hamilton, David Labour Party Midlothian 23.11.2006
Hamilton, Fabian Labour Party Leeds North East 18.06.2007
Hancock, Mike Liberal Democrats Portsmouth South 29.11.2006
Harris, Evan Liberal Democrats Oxford West and Abingdon 23.11.2006
Havard, Dai Labour Party Merthyr Tydfil and Rhymney 17.01.2007
Hemming, John Liberal Democrats Birmingham Yardley 23.11.2006
Henderson, Doug Labour Party Newcastle upon Tyne North 12.07.2007
Hepburn, Stephen Labour Party Jarrow 01.02.2007
Heyes, David Labour Party Ashton under Lyne 22.11.2006
Hoey, Kate Labour Party Vauxhall 27.11.2006
Holmes, Paul Liberal Democrats Chesterfield 16.11.2006
Hopkins, Kelvin Labour Party Luton North 21.11.2006
Horwood, Martin Liberal Democrats Cheltenham 09.01.2007
Howarth, David Liberal Democrats Cambridge 12.12.2006
Hoyle, Lindsay Labour Party Chorley 23.01.2007
Hughes, Simon Liberal Democrats North Southwark and Bermondsey 16.04.2007
Iddon, Brian Labour Party Bolton South East 16.11.2006
Illsley, Eric Labour Party Barnsley Central 23.11.2006
Jackson, Glenda Labour Party Hampstead and Highgate 09.07.2007
Jones, Lynne Labour Party Birmingham Selly Oak 21.11.2006
Jones, Martyn Labour Party Clwyd South 29.11.2006
Keetch, Paul Liberal Democrats Hereford 07.12.2006
Kilfoyle, Peter Labour Party Liverpool Walton 01.03.2007
Leech, John Liberal Democrats Manchester Withington 21.11.2006
Linton, Martin Labour Party Battersea 19.06.2007
Lloyd, Tony Labour Party Manchester Central 29.11.2006
Llwyd, Elfyn Plaid Cymru Meirionnydd Nant Conwy 21.11.2006
Marshall, David Labour Party Glasgow East 18.12.2006
McCafferty, Chris Labour Party Calder Valley 25.04.2007
McCrea, Dr William Democratic Unionist Party South Antrim 31.01.2007
McDonnell, Alasdair Social Democratic and Labour Party Belfast South 22.11.2006
McDonnell, John Labour Party Hayes and Harlington 27.11.2006
McGovern, Jim Labour Party Dundee West 02.03.2007
Meacher, Michael Labour Party Oldham West and Royton 16.11.2006
Meale, Alan Labour Party Mansfield 20.06.2007
Miller, Andrew Labour Party Ellesmere Port and Neston 31.01.2007
Mitchell, Austin Labour Party Great Grimsby 16.11.2006
Moffatt, Laura Labour Party Crawley 28.02.2007
Moon, Madeleine Labour Party Bridgend 19.06.2007
Morgan, Julie Labour Party Cardiff North 27.11.2006
Mudie, George Labour Party Leeds East 07.12.2006
Mulholland, Greg Liberal Democrats Leeds North West 25.07.2007
Naysmith, Doug Labour Party Bristol North West 13.06.2007
Oaten, Mark Liberal Democrats Winchester 05.02.2007
Olner, Bill Labour Party Nuneaton 27.02.2007
Owen, Albert Labour Party Ynys Môn 21.11.2006
Prentice, Gordon Labour Party Pendle 07.12.2006
Price, Adam Plaid Cymru Carmarthen East and Dinefwr 16.04.2007
Prosser, Gwyn Labour Party Dover 23.04.2007
Purchase, Ken Labour Party Wolverhampton North East 17.04.2007
Riordan, Linda Labour Party Halifax 28.11.2006
Robinson, Iris Democratic Unionist Party Strangford 22.11.2006
Rogerson, Dan Liberal Democrats North Cornwall 05.12.2006
Rowen, Paul Liberal Democrats Rochdale 05.12.2006
Russell, Bob Liberal Democrats Colchester 20.11.2006
Salter, Martin Labour Party Reading West 19.02.2007
Short, Clare INDEPENDENT LABOUR Birmingham Ladywood 05.12.2006
Simpson, Alan Labour Party Nottingham South 30.11.2006
Singh, Marsha Labour Party Bradford West 28.11.2006
Skinner, Dennis Labour Party Bolsover 21.11.2006
Soulsby, Peter Labour Party Leicester South 15.05.2007
Stewart, Ian Labour Party Eccles 09.07.2007
Strang, Gavin Labour Party Edinburgh East 30.11.2006
Stringer, Graham Labour Party Manchester Blackley 27.11.2006
Swinson, Jo Liberal Democrats East Dunbartonshire 15.06.2007
Taylor, David Labour Party North West Leicestershire 21.11.2006
Thurso, John Liberal Democrats Caithness Sutherland and Easter Ross 28.11.2006
Trickett, Jon Labour Party Hemsworth 22.11.2006
Truswell, Paul Labour Party Pudsey 28.11.2006
Turner, Desmond Labour Party Brighton Kemptown 20.11.2006
Vis, Rudi Labour Party Finchley and Golders Green 29.11.2006
Walley, Joan Labour Party Stoke-on-Trent North 09.03.2007
Wareing, Robert N Labour Party Liverpool West Derby 20.11.2006
Williams, Betty Labour Party Conwy 24.04.2007
Williams, Stephen Liberal Democrats Bristol West 20.11.2006
Willis, Phil Liberal Democrats Harrogate and Knaresborough 22.11.2006
Willott, Jenny Liberal Democrats Cardiff Central 22.03.2007
Wood, Mike Roy Labour Party Batley and Spen 19.06.2007
Wright, Anthony D Labour Party Great Yarmouth 16.04.2007