Skip to main content

PROVISION OF MILK TOKENS FOR ASYLUM SEEKER MOTHERS

EDM (Early Day Motion) 741: tabled on 28 January 2002

Tabled in the 2001-02 session.

This motion has been signed by 127 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 believes that mothers who are asylum seekers should be eligible to receive milk tokens to purchase formula milk on the same basis as mothers who receive income support payments; is concerned that asylum seeker mothers who are HIV positive and cannot afford to buy formula milk have no option but to breastfeed children and by doing so greatly increase the risk of the child becoming infected with HIV; notes that the Department of Health in setting a target of an 80 per cent reduction in the number of children in the United Kingdom with HIV acquired from their mothers specifically referred to the risks of HIV transmission by breastfeeding; recognises that because of the stigma attached to HIV infection some women are reluctant to disclose their infection and that in public health terms the only efficient way to reach all those infected is to have milk tokens generally available to asylum seeker women with young children; and urges the Government to take action to safeguard the health of the children of asylum seekers by making milk tokens available.

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.

Barnes, Mr Harry
Labour
Signed on 29 January 2002
North East Derbyshire
Barrett, John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 31 January 2002
Edinburgh West
Beggs, Mr Roy
Ulster Unionist Party
Signed on 28 February 2002
East Antrim
Berry, Dr Roger
Labour
Signed on 27 February 2002
Kingswood
Best, Mr Harold
Labour
Signed on 13 February 2002
Leeds North West
Borrow, Mr David S.
Labour
Signed on 7 February 2002
South Ribble
Bottomley, Sir Peter
Conservative
Signed on 29 January 2002
Worthing West
Brake, Tom
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 7 March 2002
Carshalton and Wallington
Breed, Mr Colin
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 31 January 2002
South East Cornwall
Brown, Mr Russell
Labour
Signed on 4 February 2002
Dumfries
Buck, Ms Karen
Labour
Signed on 28 January 2002
Regent's Park and Kensington North
Burden, Richard
Labour
Signed on 30 January 2002
Birmingham, Northfield
Cable, Dr Vincent
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 29 January 2002
Twickenham
Campbell, Sir Menzies
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 4 March 2002
North East Fife
Clark, Mrs Helen
Labour
Signed on 26 February 2002
Peterborough
Clarke, Mr Tony
Labour
Signed on 5 November 2002
Northampton South
Clwyd, Ann
Labour
Signed on 28 February 2002
Cynon Valley
Coleman, Mr Iain
Labour
Signed on 28 January 2002
Hammersmith and Fulham
Colman, Mr Tony
Labour
Signed on 4 February 2002
Putney
Connarty, Michael
Labour
Signed on 20 March 2002
Falkirk East
Cook, Frank
Labour
Signed on 4 March 2002
Stockton North
Corbyn, Jeremy
Labour
Signed on 31 January 2002
Islington North
Cotter, Brian
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 26 February 2002
Weston-Super-Mare
Cousins, Jim
Labour
Signed on 15 March 2002
Newcastle upon Tyne Central
Cryer, Mrs Ann
Labour
Signed on 29 January 2002
Keighley
Cryer, John
Labour
Signed on 28 January 2002
Hornchurch
Curtis-Thomas, Mrs Claire
Labour
Signed on 27 February 2002
Crosby
Davey, Valerie
Labour
Signed on 5 March 2002
Bristol West
Davidson, Mr Ian
Labour
Signed on 31 January 2002
Glasgow, Pollok
Davies, Geraint
Labour
Signed on 28 February 2002
Croydon Central
Davis, Mr Terry
Labour
Signed on 12 February 2002
Birmingham, Hodge Hill
Dawson, Mr Hilton
Labour
Signed on 29 January 2002
Lancaster and Wyre
Dean, Mrs Janet
Labour
Signed on 27 February 2002
Burton
Dobbin, Jim
Labour
Signed on 31 January 2002
Heywood and Middleton
Doughty, Sue
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 7 February 2002
Guildford
Drew, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 5 February 2002
Stroud
Edwards, Mr Huw
Labour
Signed on 31 January 2002
Monmouth
Ennis, Jeff
Labour
Signed on 13 March 2002
Barnsley East and Mexborough
Etherington, Bill
Labour
Signed on 31 January 2002
Sunderland North
Ewing, Annabelle
Scottish National Party
Signed on 16 May 2002
Perth
Farrelly, Paul
Labour
Signed on 19 March 2002
Newcastle-under-Lyme
Field, Mr Frank
Labour
Signed on 5 March 2002
Birkenhead
Follett, Barbara
Labour
Signed on 1 March 2002
Stevenage
Foster, Mr Don
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 1 March 2002
Bath
Francis, Dr Hywel
Labour
Signed on 26 February 2002
Aberavon
Galloway, Mr George
Labour
Signed on 1 February 2002
Glasgow, Kelvin
George, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 29 January 2002
St Ives
Gidley, Sandra
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 28 January 2002
Romsey
Green, Matthew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 1 February 2002
Ludlow
Griffiths, Mr Win
Labour
Signed on 5 February 2002
Bridgend
Hancock, Mr Mike
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 29 January 2002
Portsmouth South
Harvey, Nick
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 25 March 2002
North Devon
Hepburn, Mr Stephen
Labour
Signed on 30 January 2002
Jarrow
Hermon, Lady Sylvia
Ulster Unionist Party
Signed on 30 January 2002
North Down
Heyes, David
Labour
Signed on 4 March 2002
Ashton-under-Lyne
Holmes, Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 4 February 2002
Chesterfield
Hopkins, Kelvin
Labour
Signed on 7 February 2002
Luton North
Illsley, Mr Eric
Labour
Signed on 29 January 2002
Barnsley Central
Irranca-Davies, Huw
Signed on 6 March 2002
Jackson, Glenda
Labour
Signed on 30 January 2002
Hampstead and Highgate
Jackson, Helen
Labour
Signed on 22 May 2002
Sheffield, Hillsborough
Jackson, Mr Robert
Conservative
Signed on 27 February 2002
Wantage
Jones, Lynne
Labour
Signed on 28 January 2002
Birmingham, Selly Oak
Jones, Mr Nigel
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 6 February 2002
Cheltenham
Kirkwood, Sir Archy
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 26 February 2002
Roxburgh and Berwickshire
Lepper, David
Labour
Signed on 7 March 2002
Brighton, Pavilion
Lloyd, Tony
Labour
Signed on 11 March 2002
Manchester Central
Llwyd, Mr Elfyn
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 29 January 2002
Meirionnydd Nant Conwy
MacDougall, Mr John
Labour
Signed on 24 September 2002
Central Fife
Mackinlay, Andrew
Labour
Signed on 10 June 2002
Thurrock
Mahmood, Mr Khalid
Labour
Signed on 4 March 2002
Birmingham, Perry Barr
Mahon, Alice
Labour
Signed on 28 January 2002
Halifax
Marsden, Mr Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 8 May 2002
Shrewsbury and Atcham
Martlew, Mr Eric
Labour
Signed on 14 March 2002
Carlisle
McCafferty, Chris
Labour
Signed on 29 January 2002
Calder Valley
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 30 January 2002
Hayes and Harlington
McGrady, Mr Eddie
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 27 February 2002
South Down
McKechin, Ann
Labour
Signed on 29 January 2002
Glasgow, Maryhill
McNamara, Mr Kevin
Labour
Signed on 30 January 2002
Kingston upon Hull North
Meale, Mr Alan
Labour
Signed on 11 March 2002
Mansfield
Mitchell, Mr Austin
Labour
Signed on 8 March 2002
Great Grimsby
Moore, Mr Michael
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 29 October 2002
Tweeddale, Ettrick and Lauderdale
Morgan, Julie
Labour
Signed on 6 February 2002
Cardiff North
Mountford, Kali
Labour
Signed on 6 March 2002
Colne Valley
Naysmith, Dr Doug
Labour
Signed on 12 February 2002
Bristol North West
Oaten, Mr Mark
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 18 March 2002
Winchester
Öpik, Lembit
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 3 April 2002
Montgomeryshire
Palmer, Dr Nick
Labour
Signed on 3 April 2002
Broxtowe
Pope, Mr Greg
Labour
Signed on 23 May 2002
Hyndburn
Quin, Joyce
Labour
Signed on 6 March 2002
Gateshead East and Washington West
Ross, Mr Ernie
Labour
Signed on 30 January 2002
Dundee West
Ruane, Chris
Labour
Signed on 23 May 2002
Vale of Clwyd
Ruddock, Joan
Labour
Signed on 20 May 2002
Lewisham, Deptford
Russell, Bob
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 29 January 2002
Colchester
Salmond, Mr Alex
Scottish National Party
Signed on 5 July 2002
Banff and Buchan
Sawford, Phil
Labour
Signed on 21 March 2002
Kettering
Sedgemore, Mr Brian
Labour
Signed on 4 March 2002
Hackney South and Shoreditch
Shipley, Ms Debra
Labour
Signed on 25 February 2002
Stourbridge
Simon, Mr Siôn
Labour
Signed on 17 June 2002
Birmingham, Erdington
Simpson, Alan
Labour
Signed on 7 March 2002
Nottingham South
Singh, Mr Marsha
Labour
Signed on 5 March 2002
Bradford West
Skinner, Mr Dennis
Labour
Signed on 1 February 2002
Bolsover
Smith, Mr Chris
Labour
Signed on 4 March 2002
Islington South and Finsbury
Smyth, The Rev Martin
Ulster Unionist Party
Signed on 7 March 2002
Belfast South
Stinchcombe, Mr Paul
Labour
Signed on 26 February 2002
Wellingborough
Stunell, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 8 July 2002
Hazel Grove
Taylor, Dr Richard
Independent
Signed on 15 March 2002
Wyre Forest
Taylor, Sir Teddy
Conservative
Signed on 27 February 2002
Rochford and Southend East
Thomas, Mr Simon
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 31 January 2002
Ceredigion
Tonge, Dr Jenny
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 28 January 2002
Richmond Park
Turner, Dr Desmond
Labour
Signed on 4 March 2002
Brighton, Kemptown
Vis, Dr Rudi
Labour
Signed on 13 February 2002
Finchley and Golders Green
Walley, Joan
Labour
Signed on 1 July 2002
Stoke-on-Trent North
Webb, Prof Steve
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 25 February 2002
Northavon
Williams, Mrs Betty
Labour
Signed on 4 February 2002
Conwy
Willis, Mr Phil
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 9 May 2002
Harrogate and Knaresborough
Wishart, Pete
Scottish National Party
Signed on 4 February 2002
North Tayside
Wood, Mike
Labour
Signed on 13 March 2002
Batley and Spen
Worthington, Tony
Labour
Signed on 12 March 2002
Clydebank and Milngavie
Wray, Mr Jimmy
Labour
Signed on 27 February 2002
Glasgow, Baillieston
Wyatt, Derek
Labour
Signed on 30 January 2002
Sittingbourne and Sheppey

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.