Boiler scrappage campaign gets Early Day Motion

Support for the plumbers and builders merchant campaign Reheat Britain has reached the House of Commons, with an Early Day Motion being tabled by Liberal Democrat MP, Richard Younger-Ross.
The Motion reads: “That this House welcomes the Reheat Britain campaign for a boiler scrappage scheme that would support existing jobs for plumbers, builders and suppliers suffering during the recession as well as creating new green jobs and training places; notes that a household could save more than £200 a year in gas bills with a new boiler and that by replacing just some of the 4.5 million inefficient boilers, thousands of tonnes of carbon dioxide emissions could be saved every year as well as supporting British manufacturers; and calls on the Government to support this scheme.”

Other signatories to the Motion include Lindsay Hoyle MP, Bob Spink MP, Paul Holmes MP and Peter Bottomley MP.

Early day motions (EDMs) are formal motions submitted for debate in the House of Commons. However, very few EDMs are actually debated. Instead, they are used for reasons such as publicising the views of individual MPs, drawing attention to specific events or campaigns, and demonstrating the extent of parliamentary support for a particular cause or point of view.

However, if sufficient people write to their MPs asking them to support the motion, it will raise the profile of the issue even further. is an easy way of finding and writing to an MP or MEP.

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