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TAX CREDIT OVERPAYMENT AND CHILD POVERTY

EDM (Early Day Motion) 1112: tabled on 17 March 2009

Tabled in the 2008-09 session.

This motion has been signed by 104 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 welcomes the Government's pledge to end child poverty by 2020 and acknowledges the progress it has made so far; recognises the recent improvements made to help claimants navigate the tax credit system and to reduce overpayments; is concerned about the continued hardship faced by those who were overpaid tax credits in the first two years of the system's operation, 2003-04 or 2004-05, and who are still dealing with the stress and worry of these debts; is further concerned that the impact of these debts will be more acute in the current economic climate; notes that a recent Citizens Advice debt report found that 15 per cent. of Citizens Advice England and Wales debt clients with children have a tax credit overpayment debt as part of a total debt of over £13,000; and calls on HM Revenue and Customs to write-off all tax credit overpayment debts from these years for those claimants who had an underlying entitlement to the money, whose overpayments have been poorly explained and have become administratively complicated or who are on low incomes, unless the overpayment was caused by fraud on the part of the claimant.

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.

Anderson, Janet
Labour
Signed on 26 October 2009
Rossendale and Darwen
Austin, John
Labour
Signed on 1 June 2009
Erith and Thamesmead
Banks, Gordon
Labour
Signed on 18 March 2009
Ochil and South Perthshire
Breed, Mr Colin
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 18 March 2009
South East Cornwall
Brooke, Annette
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 19 March 2009
Mid Dorset and North Poole
Brown, Mr Russell
Labour
Signed on 6 May 2009
Dumfries and Galloway
Browne, Mr Jeremy
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 2 July 2009
Taunton
Burt, Lorely
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 6 May 2009
Solihull
Cable, Dr Vincent
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 20 April 2009
Twickenham
Campbell, Mr Gregory
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 18 March 2009
East Londonderry
Campbell, Sir Menzies
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 31 March 2009
North East Fife
Caton, Mr Martin
Labour
Signed on 18 March 2009
Gower
Clark, Ms Katy
Labour
Signed on 19 March 2009
North Ayrshire and Arran
Cohen, Harry
Labour
Signed on 23 March 2009
Leyton and Wanstead
Cook, Frank
Labour
Signed on 5 May 2009
Stockton North
Corbyn, Jeremy
Labour
Signed on 23 March 2009
Islington North
Crausby, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 27 March 2009
Bolton North East
Cryer, Mrs Ann
Labour
Signed on 23 March 2009
Keighley
Cummings, John
Labour
Signed on 20 April 2009
Easington
Cunningham, Mr Jim
Labour
Signed on 12 October 2009
Coventry South
Davey, Mr Edward
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 24 March 2009
Kingston and Surbiton
Davies, Dai
Independent
Signed on 12 May 2009
Blaenau Gwent
Dean, Mrs Janet
Labour
Signed on 24 March 2009
Burton
Devine, Jim
Labour
Signed on 20 April 2009
Livingston
Dobbin, Jim
Labour
Signed on 25 March 2009
Heywood and Middleton
Dobson, Frank
Labour
Signed on 2 April 2009
Holborn and St Pancras
Doran, Mr Frank
Labour
Signed on 24 March 2009
Aberdeen North
Drew, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 19 March 2009
Stroud
Durkan, Mark
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 20 March 2009
Foyle
Ellman, Mrs Louise
Labour
Signed on 15 May 2009
Liverpool, Riverside
Field, Mr Frank
Labour
Signed on 5 May 2009
Birkenhead
Flynn, Paul
Labour
Signed on 12 May 2009
Newport West
George, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 17 March 2009
St Ives
Godsiff, Mr Roger
Labour
Signed on 28 April 2009
Birmingham, Sparkbrook and Small Heath
Grogan, Mr John
Labour
Signed on 1 June 2009
Selby
Hamilton, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 25 March 2009
Midlothian
Hancock, Mr Mike
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 20 March 2009
Portsmouth South
Harvey, Nick
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 26 March 2009
North Devon
Hemming, John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 19 March 2009
Birmingham, Yardley
Heyes, David
Labour
Signed on 21 April 2009
Ashton-under-Lyne
Holmes, Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 18 March 2009
Chesterfield
Hopkins, Kelvin
Labour
Signed on 13 October 2009
Luton North
Howarth, David
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 19 May 2009
Cambridge
Howarth, Mr George
Labour
Signed on 5 May 2009
Knowsley North and Sefton East
Howells, Dr Kim
Labour
Signed on 7 May 2009
Pontypridd
Hoyle, Mr Lindsay
Labour
Signed on 19 March 2009
Chorley
Hughes, Simon
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 20 July 2009
North Southwark and Bermondsey
Humble, Mrs Joan
Labour
Signed on 19 March 2009
Blackpool North and Fleetwood
Hunter, Mark
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 18 March 2009
Cheadle
Illsley, Mr Eric
Labour
Signed on 22 April 2009
Barnsley Central
Jackson, Glenda
Labour
Signed on 18 March 2009
Hampstead and Highgate
Jenkins, Mr Brian
Labour
Signed on 31 March 2009
Tamworth
Jones, Lynne
Labour
Signed on 20 March 2009
Birmingham, Selly Oak
Keetch, Mr Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 24 March 2009
Hereford
Kennedy, Mr Charles
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 12 May 2009
Ross, Skye and Lochaber
Kramer, Susan
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 20 April 2009
Richmond Park
Lazarowicz, Mark
Labour
Signed on 5 May 2009
Edinburgh North and Leith
Leech, Mr John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 18 March 2009
Manchester, Withington
Llwyd, Mr Elfyn
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 19 March 2009
Meirionnydd Nant Conwy
Marsden, Mr Gordon
Labour
Signed on 18 March 2009
Blackpool South
Marshall-Andrews, Mr Robert
Labour
Signed on 8 May 2009
Medway
Mason, John
Scottish National Party
Signed on 23 March 2009
Glasgow East
McCafferty, Chris
Labour
Signed on 18 March 2009
Calder Valley
McCartney, Sir Ian
Labour
Signed on 25 March 2009
Makerfield
McDonnell, Dr Alasdair
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 27 March 2009
Belfast South
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 19 March 2009
Hayes and Harlington
McGovern, Mr Jim
Labour
Signed on 18 March 2009
Dundee West
McGuire, Anne
Labour
Signed on 6 May 2009
Stirling
Morgan, Julie
Labour
Signed on 20 March 2009
Cardiff North
Naysmith, Dr Doug
Labour
Signed on 7 May 2009
Bristol North West
Owen, Albert
Labour
Signed on 30 April 2009
Ynys Môn
Pelling, Mr Andrew
Independent
Signed on 15 June 2009
Croydon Central
Prentice, Mr Gordon
Labour
Signed on 18 March 2009
Pendle
Riordan, Mrs Linda
Labour
Signed on 25 March 2009
Halifax
Rowen, Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 24 March 2009
Rochdale
Russell, Bob
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 22 April 2009
Colchester
Ryan, Joan
Labour
Signed on 30 April 2009
Enfield North
Sanders, Mr Adrian
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 18 March 2009
Torbay
Sarwar, Mr Mohammad
Labour
Signed on 8 May 2009
Glasgow Central
Short, Clare
Independent Labour
Signed on 5 May 2009
Birmingham, Ladywood
Simpson, Alan
Labour
Signed on 18 March 2009
Nottingham South
Singh, Mr Marsha
Labour
Signed on 27 April 2009
Bradford West
Soulsby, Sir Peter
Labour
Signed on 5 May 2009
Leicester South
Stewart, Ian
Labour
Signed on 27 March 2009
Eccles
Stunell, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 20 March 2009
Hazel Grove
Swinson, Jo
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 23 April 2009
East Dunbartonshire
Taylor, David
Labour
Signed on 18 March 2009
North West Leicestershire
Taylor, Matthew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 11 May 2009
Truro and St Austell
Thurso, John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 20 March 2009
Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross
Vis, Dr Rudi
Labour
Signed on 18 March 2009
Finchley and Golders Green
Wareing, Mr Robert N.
Independent
Signed on 18 March 2009
Liverpool, West Derby
Williams, Mrs Betty
Labour
Signed on 23 March 2009
Conwy
Williams, Mark
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 29 April 2009
Ceredigion
Williams, Mr Roger
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 5 May 2009
Brecon and Radnorshire
Williams, Stephen
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 18 March 2009
Bristol West
Willis, Mr Phil
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 18 March 2009
Harrogate and Knaresborough
Willott, Jenny
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 30 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.