Early day motion 232

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HAPPINESS AND PUBLIC POLICY

That this House believes that the promotion of happiness and well-being are legitimate and important goals of Government; notes a GfK NOP poll showed 81 per cent. of people believe Government's prime objective should be happiness, not wealth; notes large surveys, including Eurobarometer, that show the UK's happiness has remained static for at least 25 years; recognises the Government can influence some factors that affect happiness, such as unemployment and respite for carers; welcomes the Government's Foresight report into Mental Capital and Well-being showing how well-being promotion is possible; and calls for official and regularly conducted statistics on national happiness and well-being to inform policy-making.

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Name Party Constituency Date Signed
Bottomley, Peter Conservative Party Worthing West 10.12.2008
Bruce, Malcolm Liberal Democrats Gordon 02.04.2009
Burgon, Colin Labour Party Elmet 11.12.2008
Burt, Lorely Liberal Democrats Solihull 10.12.2008
Caton, Martin Labour Party Gower 11.12.2008
Cook, Frank Labour Party Stockton North 16.12.2008
Cryer, Ann Labour Party Keighley 11.12.2008
Davey, Edward Liberal Democrats Kingston and Surbiton 15.01.2009
Dean, Janet Labour Party Burton 16.12.2008
Drew, David Labour Party Stroud 11.12.2008
Etherington, Bill Labour Party Sunderland North 16.12.2008
George, Andrew Liberal Democrats St Ives 11.12.2008
Gidley, Sandra Liberal Democrats Romsey 10.12.2008
Gummer, John Conservative Party Suffolk Coastal 10.12.2008
Harris, Evan Liberal Democrats Oxford West and Abingdon 18.12.2008
Hemming, John Liberal Democrats Birmingham Yardley 11.12.2008
Hopkins, Kelvin Labour Party Luton North 17.12.2008
Howarth, David Liberal Democrats Cambridge 16.12.2008
Hughes, Simon Liberal Democrats North Southwark and Bermondsey 02.02.2009
Huhne, Chris Liberal Democrats Eastleigh 10.12.2008
Humble, Joan Labour Party Blackpool North and Fleetwood 15.12.2008
Jones, Lynne Labour Party Birmingham Selly Oak 10.12.2008
Leech, John Liberal Democrats Manchester Withington 16.12.2008
Marsden, Gordon Labour Party Blackpool South 16.12.2008
McDonnell, John Labour Party Hayes and Harlington 15.12.2008
Pope, Greg Labour Party Hyndburn 14.01.2009
Reed, Andy Labour Party Loughborough 10.12.2008
Riordan, Linda Labour Party Halifax 16.12.2008
Simpson, Alan Labour Party Nottingham South 11.12.2008
Swinson, Jo Liberal Democrats East Dunbartonshire 10.12.2008
Taylor, David Labour Party North West Leicestershire 11.12.2008
Taylor, Matthew Liberal Democrats Truro and St Austell 28.01.2009
Vaizey, Edward Conservative Party Wantage 16.12.2008
Williams, Hywel Plaid Cymru Caernarfon 10.12.2008
Younger-Ross, Richard Liberal Democrats Teignbridge 23.02.2009