Early day motion 890

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MEASURING THE COST OF LIVING

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.

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Name Party Constituency Date Signed
Anderson, David Labour Party Blaydon 18.03.2015
Begg, Anne Labour Party Aberdeen South 24.03.2015
Betts, Clive Labour Party Sheffield South East 24.03.2015
Caton, Martin Labour Party Gower 24.03.2015
Clark, Katy Labour Party North Ayrshire and Arran 18.03.2015
Corbyn, Jeremy Labour Party Islington North 20.03.2015
Crausby, David Labour Party Bolton North East 24.03.2015
Cunningham, Jim Labour Party Coventry South 25.03.2015
Cunningham, Tony Labour Party Workington 23.03.2015
Davidson, Ian Labour Party Glasgow South West 23.03.2015
Doran, Frank Labour Party Aberdeen North 18.03.2015
Durkan, Mark Social Democratic and Labour Party Foyle 23.03.2015
Esterson, Bill Labour Party Sefton Central 24.03.2015
Farrelly, Paul Labour Party Newcastle-under-Lyme 24.03.2015
Flynn, Paul Labour Party Newport West 23.03.2015
Galloway, George Respect Bradford West 24.03.2015
Gapes, Mike Labour Party Ilford South 24.03.2015
Glindon, Mary Labour Party North Tyneside 19.03.2015
Godsiff, Roger Labour Party Birmingham Hall Green 23.03.2015
Harvey, Nick Liberal Democrats North Devon 24.03.2015
Havard, Dai Labour Party Merthyr Tydfil and Rhymney 19.03.2015
Hood, Jim Labour Party Lanark and Hamilton East 24.03.2015
Hopkins, Kelvin Labour Party Luton North 19.03.2015
Howarth, George Labour Party Knowsley 23.03.2015
Lavery, Ian Labour Party Wansbeck 18.03.2015
Lazarowicz, Mark Labour Party Edinburgh North and Leith 23.03.2015
Love, Andrew Labour Party Edmonton 24.03.2015
Lucas, Caroline Green Party Brighton Pavilion 25.03.2015
Marsden, Gordon Labour Party Blackpool South 24.03.2015
McDonnell, John Labour Party Hayes and Harlington 20.03.2015
McInnes, Liz Labour Party Heywood and Middleton 19.03.2015
McKenzie, Iain Labour Party Inverclyde 24.03.2015
Meale, Alan Labour Party Mansfield 20.03.2015
Mearns, Ian Labour Party Gateshead 23.03.2015
Morrice, Graeme Labour Party Livingston 24.03.2015
Morris, Grahame M Labour Party Easington 23.03.2015
Murphy, Paul Labour Party Torfaen 24.03.2015
Osborne, Sandra Labour Party Ayr Carrick and Cumnock 25.03.2015
Qureshi, Yasmin Labour Party Bolton South East 24.03.2015
Rotheram, Steve Labour Party Liverpool Walton 25.03.2015
Ruddock, Joan Labour Party Lewisham Deptford 20.03.2015
Sheerman, Barry Labour Party Huddersfield 25.03.2015
Sheridan, Jim Labour Party Paisley and Renfrewshire North 18.03.2015
Skinner, Dennis Labour Party Bolsover 19.03.2015
Stringer, Graham Labour Party Blackley and Broughton 24.03.2015
Vaz, Valerie Labour Party Walsall South 23.03.2015
Wright, David Labour Party Telford 24.03.2015