House of Commons
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ASYLUM SEEKER SUPPORT
EDM #890
Tabled 22 February 2010
2009-10 Session
That this House is concerned at the low level of support provided for asylum seekers; notes that the current level is below subsistence; further notes that a single 25-year-old adult seeking asylum receives £35.13 a week which is 55 per cent. of income support and which equates to just £5 per day; is further concerned at the level of destitution faced by asylum seekers as a result of this low level of support; believes that this policy drives asylum seekers into social exclusion rather than alleviates them from it; recognises that this is a punitive measure and not a form of welfare designed to allow asylum seekers adequately to subsist during an application; and urges the Government to consider raising the asylum support subsistence payment to a minimum of £45 a week, representing 70 per cent. of income support, for single adults.

Signatures (44)

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.
Campbell, Mr Ronnie
Labour
24 February 2010
Caton, Mr Martin
Labour
01 March 2010
Clapham, Mr Michael
Labour
29 March 2010
Clark, Ms Katy
Labour
30 March 2010
Cohen, Harry
Labour
24 February 2010
Connarty, Michael
Labour
02 March 2010
Cook, Frank
Labour
03 March 2010
Dean, Mrs Janet
Labour
25 February 2010
Dobbin, Jim
Labour
24 February 2010
Drew, Mr David
Labour
23 February 2010
Durkan, Mark
Social Democratic & Labour Party
23 February 2010
Etherington, Bill
Labour
03 March 2010
Galloway, Mr George
Respect
01 March 2010
George, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
05 March 2010
Gerrard, Mr Neil
Labour
05 March 2010
Grogan, Mr John
Labour
24 February 2010
Hamilton, Fabian
Labour
10 March 2010
Hancock, Mr Mike
Liberal Democrat
23 February 2010
Harris, Dr Evan
Liberal Democrat
07 April 2010
Harvey, Nick
Liberal Democrat
15 March 2010
Iddon, Dr Brian
Labour
12 March 2010
Jackson, Glenda
Labour
23 February 2010
Leech, Mr John
Liberal Democrat
23 February 2010
Mason, John
Scottish National Party
25 February 2010
McCafferty, Chris
Labour
24 February 2010
McDonnell, John
Labour
24 February 2010
McGrady, Mr Eddie
Social Democratic & Labour Party
10 March 2010
Palmer, Dr Nick
Labour
02 March 2010
Prosser, Gwyn
Labour
24 March 2010
Riordan, Mrs Linda
Labour
24 February 2010
Sharma, Virendra
Labour
04 March 2010
Short, Clare
Independent Labour
22 March 2010
Simpson, Alan
Labour
24 February 2010
Stewart, Ian
Labour
16 March 2010
Stunell, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
26 February 2010
Turner, Dr Desmond
Labour
24 February 2010
Wareing, Mr Robert N.
Independent
23 February 2010
Williams, Stephen
Liberal Democrat
23 February 2010
There are no withdrawn signatures for this Motion