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CHILD BENEFIT (No. 2)

EDM (Early Day Motion) 806: tabled on 29 April 1996

Tabled in the 1995-96 session.

This motion has been signed by 74 Members. It has received 1 amendment.

As this motion is using historical data, we may not have the record of the original ordering, in which case signatories are listed alphabetically.

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Motion text

That this House condemns Opposition plans to withdraw child benefit from young people in further education on their sixteenth birthday to fund further public spending; notes that this would cut the income of a family with one child in further education by ú560 a year, equivalent to a rise of five pence in the basic rate of income tax for a family on average earnings; recognises that child benefit is in origin a tax rebate and to remove it without reducing taxes, as Labour plan, would make the United Kingdom the only country in the European Union which did not recognise in either the tax or benefit systems the cost of raising children; welcomes the rise in further education brought about by the Government, so that even of the children of unskilled parents, over half now remain in further education at 16 years compared with only 20 per cent. under the last Labour Government; and congratulates the Government on fulfilling its manifesto pledge to pay child benefit for all children and to uprate it in line with inflation.

The first 6 Members who have signed to support the motion are the sponsors. The primary sponsor is generally the person who tabled the motion and has responsibility for it. The date shown is when the Member signed the motion.

In addition to the sponsors, the following Members have signed to support the motion.

Boyson, Sir Rhodes
Conservative
Signed on 29 April 1996
Brent North
Brazier, Mr Julian
Conservative
Signed on 1 May 1996
Canterbury
Brown, Michael
Conservative
Signed on 29 April 1996
Brigg and Cleethorpes
Clifton-Brown, Mr Geoffrey
Conservative
Signed on 29 April 1996
Cirencester and Tewkesbury
Congdon, Mr David
Conservative
Signed on 29 April 1996
Croydon North East
Coombs, Mr Simon
Conservative
Signed on 30 April 1996
Swindon
Couchman, James
Conservative
Signed on 30 April 1996
Gillingham
Cunliffe, Mr Lawrence
Labour
Signed on 30 April 1996
Leigh
Deva, Nirj
Conservative
Signed on 29 April 1996
Brentford and Isleworth
Dover, Den
Conservative
Signed on 30 April 1996
Chorley
Duncan, Mr Alan
Conservative
Signed on 29 April 1996
Rutland and Melton
Dunn, Mr Bob
Conservative
Signed on 30 April 1996
Dartford
Durant, Sir Anthony
Conservative
Signed on 29 April 1996
Reading West
Elletson, Harold
Conservative
Signed on 30 April 1996
Blackpool North
Evans, David
Conservative
Signed on 1 May 1996
Welwyn Hatfield
Evans, Mr Nigel
Conservative
Signed on 30 April 1996
Ribble Valley
Fenner, Dame Peggy
Conservative
Signed on 30 April 1996
Medway
Fishburn, Dudley
Conservative
Signed on 1 May 1996
Kensington
Fowler, Sir Norman
Conservative
Signed on 29 April 1996
Sutton Coldfield
French, Douglas
Conservative
Signed on 30 April 1996
Gloucester
Greenway, Harry
Conservative
Signed on 1 May 1996
Ealing North
Hannam, Sir John
Conservative
Signed on 29 April 1996
Exeter
Hargreaves, Andrew
Conservative
Signed on 1 May 1996
Birmingham, Hall Green
Haselhurst, Sir Alan
Conservative
Signed on 30 April 1996
Saffron Walden
Hawkins, Mr Nick
Conservative
Signed on 29 April 1996
Blackpool South
Hendry, Charles
Conservative
Signed on 30 April 1996
High Peak
Hughes, Robert
Conservative
Signed on 30 April 1996
Harrow West
Jessel, Toby
Conservative
Signed on 30 April 1996
Twickenham
Knox, Sir David
Conservative
Signed on 30 April 1996
Staffordshire Moorlands
Lawrence, Sir Ivan
Conservative
Signed on 30 April 1996
Burton
Leigh, Mr Edward
Conservative
Signed on 30 April 1996
Gainsborough and Horncastle
Lester, Sir James
Conservative
Signed on 30 April 1996
Broxtowe
Lidington, Mr David
Conservative
Signed on 29 April 1996
Aylesbury
Maitland, Lady Olga
Conservative
Signed on 30 April 1996
Sutton and Cheam
Marland, Paul
Conservative
Signed on 30 April 1996
West Gloucestershire
Martin, Mr David
Conservative
Signed on 1 May 1996
Portsmouth South
McCrea, Rev Dr William
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 1 May 1996
Mid Ulster
Mills, Iain
Conservative
Signed on 1 May 1996
Meriden
Moate, Sir Roger
Conservative
Signed on 1 May 1996
Faversham
Montgomery, Sir Fergus
Conservative
Signed on 30 April 1996
Altrincham and Sale
Nicholson, David
Conservative
Signed on 1 May 1996
Taunton
Onslow, Sir Cranley
Conservative
Signed on 30 April 1996
Woking
Paisley, The Reverend Ian
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 1 May 1996
North Antrim
Peacock, Mrs Elizabeth
Conservative
Signed on 30 April 1996
Batley and Spen
Pickles, Mr Eric
Conservative
Signed on 30 April 1996
Brentwood and Ongar
Powell, William
Conservative
Signed on 30 April 1996
Corby
Rathbone, Tim
Conservative
Signed on 30 April 1996
Lewes
Riddick, Graham
Conservative
Signed on 29 April 1996
Colne Valley
Ross, Mr William
Ulster Unionist Party
Signed on 30 April 1996
East Londonderry
Rowe, Mr Andrew
Conservative
Signed on 1 May 1996
Mid Kent
Scott, Sir Nicholas
Conservative
Signed on 29 April 1996
Chelsea
Shaw, Mr David
Conservative
Signed on 30 April 1996
Dover
Shaw, Sir Giles
Conservative
Signed on 7 May 1996
Pudsey
Sims, Sir Roger
Conservative
Signed on 1 May 1996
Chislehurst
Skeet, Sir Trevor
Conservative
Signed on 30 April 1996
North Bedfordshire
Smyth, The Rev Martin
Ulster Unionist Party
Signed on 30 April 1996
South Belfast
Thomason, Roy
Conservative
Signed on 29 April 1996
Bromsgrove
Thompson, Sir Donald
Conservative
Signed on 1 May 1996
Calder Valley
Thornton, Sir Malcolm
Conservative
Signed on 29 April 1996
Crosby
Thurnham, Peter
Independent
Signed on 1 May 1996
Bolton North East
Townsend, Sir Cyril
Conservative
Signed on 30 April 1996
Bexleyheath
Vaughan, Sir Gerard
Conservative
Signed on 30 April 1996
Reading East
Waller, Gary
Conservative
Signed on 30 April 1996
Keighley
Waterson, Mr Nigel
Conservative
Signed on 1 May 1996
Eastbourne
Whittingdale, Mr John
Conservative
Signed on 29 April 1996
South Colchester and Maldon
Winterton, Ann
Conservative
Signed on 30 April 1996
Congleton
Winterton, Sir Nicholas
Conservative
Signed on 30 April 1996
Macclesfield

These members had previously signed the motion, but have now withdrawn their support. The date shown is when the Member withdrew their signature from the motion.

After a motion has been tabled, other Members can table amendments to it. Amendments to this motion are shown below.

CHILD BENEFIT (No. 2) (Amendment 1)
leave out from `children' to end and add `and calls on the Government, on the basis of the logic of the above analysis, to make child benefit and income support available for those young people who remain at school beyond their 19th birthday to take `A' level or other examinations.'.
Plaid Cymru, Caernarfon
1
signature
EDM 806A1: tabled on 1 May 1996