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VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN AND THE NO RECOURSE TO PUBLIC FUNDS RULE

EDM (Early Day Motion) 214: tabled on 24 November 2009

Tabled in the 2009-10 session.

This motion has been signed by 108 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 commends the work of Amnesty International, the No Recourse to Public Funds campaign and the End Violence Against Women campaign; acknowledges that the current no recourse to public funds rule has a devastating effect on hundreds of women who are trapped in a cycle of abuse, unable to access basic levels of protection and support due to their immigration status; believes that the Government has a duty to protect the human rights of all women entering the UK regardless of immigration status, as stated in the Convention on the Elimination of all forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW); further acknowledges the recent Home Office pilot project, but recognises the need for a permanent solution for all women; and therefore calls on the Government to exempt women fleeing domestic violence from the no recourse to public funds rule, to grant women's refuges the funds they need to offer protection from violence to all women suffering abuse, and to launch an integrated strategy to counter violence against women so as to prevent contradictory policies undermining women's rights.

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.

Alexander, Danny
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 8 December 2009
Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey
Austin, John
Labour
Signed on 1 December 2009
Erith and Thamesmead
Baker, Norman
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 9 February 2010
Lewes
Battle, John
Labour
Signed on 26 November 2009
Leeds West
Bayley, Hugh
Labour
Signed on 5 January 2010
City of York
Beith, Sir Alan
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 26 November 2009
Berwick-upon-Tweed
Borrow, Mr David S.
Labour
Signed on 26 November 2009
South Ribble
Brake, Tom
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 26 January 2010
Carshalton and Wallington
Breed, Mr Colin
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 26 November 2009
South East Cornwall
Brooke, Annette
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 26 November 2009
Mid Dorset and North Poole
Bruce, Malcolm
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 10 February 2010
Gordon
Burt, Lorely
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 2 December 2009
Solihull
Campbell, Sir Menzies
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 7 December 2009
North East Fife
Campbell, Mr Ronnie
Labour
Signed on 25 November 2009
Blyth Valley
Caton, Mr Martin
Labour
Signed on 26 November 2009
Gower
Cawsey, Mr Ian
Labour
Signed on 8 December 2009
Brigg and Goole
Chaytor, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 2 December 2009
Bury North
Cohen, Harry
Labour
Signed on 24 February 2010
Leyton and Wanstead
Connarty, Michael
Labour
Signed on 9 February 2010
Linlithgow and East Falkirk
Cook, Frank
Labour
Signed on 26 February 2010
Stockton North
Corbyn, Jeremy
Labour
Signed on 25 November 2009
Islington North
Cousins, Jim
Labour
Signed on 7 December 2009
Newcastle upon Tyne Central
Cryer, Mrs Ann
Labour
Signed on 26 November 2009
Keighley
Davey, Mr Edward
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 21 January 2010
Kingston and Surbiton
Davies, Dai
Independent
Signed on 22 February 2010
Blaenau Gwent
Dean, Mrs Janet
Labour
Signed on 25 November 2009
Burton
Dismore, Mr Andrew
Labour
Signed on 1 December 2009
Hendon
Durkan, Mark
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 24 November 2009
Foyle
Etherington, Bill
Labour
Signed on 30 November 2009
Sunderland North
Farrelly, Paul
Labour
Signed on 16 December 2009
Newcastle-under-Lyme
Foster, Mr Don
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 7 December 2009
Bath
Galloway, Mr George
Respect
Signed on 7 December 2009
Bethnal Green and Bow
George, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 24 November 2009
St Ives
Gerrard, Mr Neil
Labour
Signed on 26 November 2009
Walthamstow
Godsiff, Mr Roger
Labour
Signed on 8 December 2009
Birmingham, Sparkbrook and Small Heath
Goldsworthy, Julia
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 16 December 2009
Falmouth and Camborne
Hall, Patrick
Labour
Signed on 11 March 2010
Bedford
Hancock, Mr Mike
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 25 November 2009
Portsmouth South
Harris, Dr Evan
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 16 December 2009
Oxford West and Abingdon
Harvey, Nick
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 1 December 2009
North Devon
Hemming, John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 3 December 2009
Birmingham, Yardley
Hermon, Lady Sylvia
Ulster Unionist Party
Signed on 1 December 2009
North Down
Holmes, Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 25 November 2009
Chesterfield
Hopkins, Kelvin
Labour
Signed on 15 December 2009
Luton North
Horwood, Mr Martin
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 10 March 2010
Cheltenham
Howarth, David
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 9 December 2009
Cambridge
Howarth, Mr George
Labour
Signed on 10 December 2009
Knowsley North and Sefton East
Howells, Dr Kim
Labour
Signed on 20 January 2010
Pontypridd
Hoyle, Mr Lindsay
Labour
Signed on 25 November 2009
Chorley
Hughes, Simon
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 16 December 2009
North Southwark and Bermondsey
Humble, Mrs Joan
Labour
Signed on 23 February 2010
Blackpool North and Fleetwood
Hunter, Mark
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 26 November 2009
Cheadle
Iddon, Dr Brian
Labour
Signed on 8 February 2010
Bolton South East
Illsley, Mr Eric
Labour
Signed on 7 December 2009
Barnsley Central
Jackson, Glenda
Labour
Signed on 25 November 2009
Hampstead and Highgate
Jenkins, Mr Brian
Labour
Signed on 26 November 2009
Tamworth
Jones, Lynne
Labour
Signed on 24 November 2009
Birmingham, Selly Oak
Keetch, Mr Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 30 November 2009
Hereford
Kennedy, Mr Charles
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 15 December 2009
Ross, Skye and Lochaber
Kennedy, Jane
Labour
Signed on 4 March 2010
Liverpool, Wavertree
Kramer, Susan
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 9 December 2009
Richmond Park
Leech, Mr John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 25 November 2009
Manchester, Withington
Levitt, Tom
Labour
Signed on 10 February 2010
High Peak
Mason, John
Scottish National Party
Signed on 25 February 2010
Glasgow East
McCafferty, Chris
Labour
Signed on 5 January 2010
Calder Valley
McDonnell, Dr Alasdair
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 25 January 2010
Belfast South
Meale, Mr Alan
Labour
Signed on 25 November 2009
Mansfield
Mitchell, Mr Austin
Labour
Signed on 23 February 2010
Great Grimsby
Moffat, Anne
Labour
Signed on 24 February 2010
East Lothian
Moran, Margaret
Labour
Signed on 25 November 2009
Luton South
Morgan, Julie
Labour
Signed on 18 January 2010
Cardiff North
Mulholland, Greg
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 10 December 2009
Leeds North West
Naysmith, Dr Doug
Labour
Signed on 25 February 2010
Bristol North West
Öpik, Lembit
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 10 December 2009
Montgomeryshire
Pelling, Mr Andrew
Independent
Signed on 2 December 2009
Croydon Central
Prosser, Gwyn
Labour
Signed on 1 March 2010
Dover
Pugh, Dr John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 16 December 2009
Southport
Reed, Mr Andy
Labour
Signed on 7 January 2010
Loughborough
Rogerson, Dan
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 7 December 2009
North Cornwall
Rowen, Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 15 December 2009
Rochdale
Russell, Bob
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 24 November 2009
Colchester
Short, Clare
Independent Labour
Signed on 30 November 2009
Birmingham, Ladywood
Simpson, Alan
Labour
Signed on 25 November 2009
Nottingham South
Singh, Mr Marsha
Labour
Signed on 7 December 2009
Bradford West
Stunell, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 7 December 2009
Hazel Grove
Taylor, Dr Richard
Independent
Signed on 22 February 2010
Wyre Forest
Teather, Sarah
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 22 February 2010
Brent East
Todd, Mr Mark
Labour
Signed on 22 February 2010
South Derbyshire
Truswell, Mr Paul
Labour
Signed on 1 December 2009
Pudsey
Twigg, Derek
Labour
Signed on 23 February 2010
Halton
Vis, Dr Rudi
Labour
Signed on 26 November 2009
Finchley and Golders Green
Walley, Joan
Labour
Signed on 9 February 2010
Stoke-on-Trent North
Weir, Mr Mike
Scottish National Party
Signed on 26 November 2009
Angus
Williams, Mrs Betty
Labour
Signed on 26 November 2009
Conwy
Williams, Mark
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 7 December 2009
Ceredigion
Williams, Mr Roger
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 8 December 2009
Brecon and Radnorshire
Williams, Stephen
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 25 November 2009
Bristol West
Willis, Mr Phil
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 9 December 2009
Harrogate and Knaresborough
Willott, Jenny
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 9 December 2009
Cardiff Central
Wood, Mike
Labour
Signed on 22 February 2010
Batley and Spen
Wyatt, Derek
Labour
Signed on 25 November 2009
Sittingbourne and Sheppey

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.