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VOUCHER SYSTEM FOR ASYLUM SEEKERS

EDM (Early Day Motion) 1046: tabled on 10 March 2009

Tabled in the 2008-09 session.

This motion has been signed by 81 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 people seeking asylum whose claims have been refused and who are unable to return home receive section 4 support in the form of supermarket vouchers; welcomes the Refugee Council's recent report, More Token Gestures, which reveals that this voucher system fails to meet the needs of this vulnerable group of people, exacerbates the hardships they face and leaves them open to hostility and abuse; further notes that vouchers are costly to administer and damaging to community relations; and therefore calls on the Government to abandon the inhumane voucher system without delay and to allow people on section 4 support to receive support in cash rather than vouchers and to have the entitlement to work to support themselves.

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.

Austin, John
Labour
Signed on 1 June 2009
Erith and Thamesmead
Baker, Norman
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 23 June 2009
Lewes
Battle, John
Labour
Signed on 20 October 2009
Leeds West
Brake, Tom
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 21 April 2009
Carshalton and Wallington
Brooke, Annette
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 19 October 2009
Mid Dorset and North Poole
Bruce, Malcolm
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 13 October 2009
Gordon
Burstow, Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 13 July 2009
Sutton and Cheam
Caton, Mr Martin
Labour
Signed on 11 March 2009
Gower
Clark, Ms Katy
Labour
Signed on 12 March 2009
North Ayrshire and Arran
Cohen, Harry
Labour
Signed on 19 October 2009
Leyton and Wanstead
Connarty, Michael
Labour
Signed on 19 October 2009
Linlithgow and East Falkirk
Corbyn, Jeremy
Labour
Signed on 17 March 2009
Islington North
Cousins, Jim
Labour
Signed on 8 May 2009
Newcastle upon Tyne Central
Cryer, Mrs Ann
Labour
Signed on 11 March 2009
Keighley
Davey, Mr Edward
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 11 March 2009
Kingston and Surbiton
Davies, Dai
Independent
Signed on 17 March 2009
Blaenau Gwent
Dean, Mrs Janet
Labour
Signed on 12 March 2009
Burton
Devine, Jim
Labour
Signed on 17 March 2009
Livingston
Dismore, Mr Andrew
Labour
Signed on 11 March 2009
Hendon
Dobbin, Jim
Labour
Signed on 11 March 2009
Heywood and Middleton
Dobson, Frank
Labour
Signed on 9 November 2009
Holborn and St Pancras
Doran, Mr Frank
Labour
Signed on 28 October 2009
Aberdeen North
Drew, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 12 March 2009
Stroud
Durkan, Mark
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 11 March 2009
Foyle
Farron, Tim
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 19 March 2009
Westmorland and Lonsdale
Featherstone, Lynne
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 20 April 2009
Hornsey and Wood Green
Fisher, Mark
Labour
Signed on 21 October 2009
Stoke-on-Trent Central
Gidley, Sandra
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 13 October 2009
Romsey
Godsiff, Mr Roger
Labour
Signed on 17 March 2009
Birmingham, Sparkbrook and Small Heath
Hancock, Mr Mike
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 16 March 2009
Portsmouth South
Harris, Dr Evan
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 28 October 2009
Oxford West and Abingdon
Harvey, Nick
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 26 March 2009
North Devon
Heyes, David
Labour
Signed on 23 March 2009
Ashton-under-Lyne
Holmes, Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 11 March 2009
Chesterfield
Hopkins, Kelvin
Labour
Signed on 12 March 2009
Luton North
Howarth, David
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 31 March 2009
Cambridge
Illsley, Mr Eric
Labour
Signed on 22 April 2009
Barnsley Central
Jackson, Glenda
Labour
Signed on 11 March 2009
Hampstead and Highgate
Jones, Lynne
Labour
Signed on 12 March 2009
Birmingham, Selly Oak
Kennedy, Mr Charles
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 14 October 2009
Ross, Skye and Lochaber
Kramer, Susan
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 11 November 2009
Richmond Park
Leech, Mr John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 16 March 2009
Manchester, Withington
Llwyd, Mr Elfyn
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 19 March 2009
Meirionnydd Nant Conwy
Luff, Peter
Conservative
Signed on 6 May 2009
Mid Worcestershire
Mackinlay, Andrew
Labour
Signed on 12 March 2009
Thurrock
Mason, John
Scottish National Party
Signed on 16 March 2009
Glasgow East
McCafferty, Chris
Labour
Signed on 17 March 2009
Calder Valley
McDonnell, Dr Alasdair
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 15 July 2009
Belfast South
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 19 March 2009
Hayes and Harlington
Morgan, Julie
Labour
Signed on 7 May 2009
Cardiff North
Mulholland, Greg
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 19 June 2009
Leeds North West
Öpik, Lembit
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 26 October 2009
Montgomeryshire
Palmer, Dr Nick
Labour
Signed on 2 June 2009
Broxtowe
Pelling, Mr Andrew
Independent
Signed on 28 April 2009
Croydon Central
Pugh, Dr John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 12 March 2009
Southport
Reid, Mr Alan
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 10 June 2009
Argyll and Bute
Rennie, Willie
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 13 March 2009
Dunfermline and West Fife
Riordan, Mrs Linda
Labour
Signed on 18 March 2009
Halifax
Rowen, Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 18 May 2009
Rochdale
Russell, Bob
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 10 March 2009
Colchester
Sarwar, Mr Mohammad
Labour
Signed on 8 June 2009
Glasgow Central
Short, Clare
Independent Labour
Signed on 19 March 2009
Birmingham, Ladywood
Simpson, Alan
Labour
Signed on 12 March 2009
Nottingham South
Singh, Mr Marsha
Labour
Signed on 11 March 2009
Bradford West
Slaughter, Andy
Labour
Signed on 12 March 2009
Ealing, Acton and Shepherd's Bush
Stewart, Ian
Labour
Signed on 27 March 2009
Eccles
Teather, Sarah
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 2 June 2009
Brent East
Turner, Dr Desmond
Labour
Signed on 1 June 2009
Brighton, Kemptown
Vis, Dr Rudi
Labour
Signed on 18 March 2009
Finchley and Golders Green
Wareing, Mr Robert N.
Independent
Signed on 11 March 2009
Liverpool, West Derby
Williams, Mr Roger
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 8 June 2009
Brecon and Radnorshire
Williams, Stephen
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 11 March 2009
Bristol West
Willott, Jenny
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 25 March 2009
Cardiff Central

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.