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WIDOWED PARENTS' BENEFITS

EDM (Early Day Motion) 539: tabled on 02 December 1997

Tabled in the 1997-98 session.

This motion has been signed by 29 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

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

Motion text

That this House notes that whilst there is a widowed mother's allowance there is no such support for widowed fathers and their children, and that this arises from the benefit system's outdated assumptions about roles of men and women as parents; believes that motherless children deserve the same opportunities for parental attention and the same living standards as fatherless children; and therefore calls upon the Government to provide equal benefits for all widowed parents and their children.

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.

Cummings, John
Labour
Signed on 3 December 1997
Easington
Cunliffe, Mr Lawrence
Labour
Signed on 8 December 1997
Leigh
Ennis, Jeff
Labour
Signed on 18 December 1997
Barnsley East and Mexborough
Etherington, Bill
Labour
Signed on 16 December 1997
Sunderland North
Flynn, Paul
Labour
Signed on 11 December 1997
Newport West
Fyfe, Mrs Maria
Labour
Signed on 16 December 1997
Glasgow, Maryhill
Godman, Dr Norman
Labour
Signed on 3 December 1997
Greenock and Inverclyde
Harvey, Nick
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 2 December 1997
North Devon
Hopkins, Kelvin
Labour
Signed on 10 December 1997
Luton North
Jones, Lynne
Labour
Signed on 4 December 1997
Birmingham, Selly Oak
Kumar, Dr Ashok
Labour
Signed on 4 December 1997
Middlesbrough South and East Cleveland
Lewis, Mr Terry
Labour
Signed on 3 December 1997
Worsley
Llwyd, Mr Elfyn
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 8 December 1997
Meirionnydd Nant Conwy
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 3 December 1997
Hayes and Harlington
Michie, Mr Bill
Labour
Signed on 3 December 1997
Sheffield, Heeley
Moffatt, Laura
Labour
Signed on 23 March 1998
Crawley
Russell, Bob
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 10 December 1997
Colchester
Simpson, Alan
Labour
Signed on 11 December 1997
Nottingham South
Smyth, The Rev Martin
Ulster Unionist Party
Signed on 2 December 1997
Belfast South
Swinney, Mr John
Scottish National Party
Signed on 4 December 1997
North Tayside
Tyler, Mr Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 4 December 1997
North Cornwall
Wareing, Mr Robert N.
Independent Labour
Signed on 3 December 1997
Liverpool, West Derby
Wigley, Mr Dafydd
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 2 December 1997
Caernarfon

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.