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ASYLUM SEEKER SUPPORT

EDM (Early Day Motion) 890: tabled on 22 February 2010

Tabled in the 2009-10 session.

This motion has been signed by 44 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 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.

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
Signed on 24 February 2010
Blyth Valley
Caton, Mr Martin
Labour
Signed on 1 March 2010
Gower
Clapham, Mr Michael
Labour
Signed on 29 March 2010
Barnsley West and Penistone
Clark, Ms Katy
Labour
Signed on 30 March 2010
North Ayrshire and Arran
Cohen, Harry
Labour
Signed on 24 February 2010
Leyton and Wanstead
Connarty, Michael
Labour
Signed on 2 March 2010
Linlithgow and East Falkirk
Cook, Frank
Labour
Signed on 3 March 2010
Stockton North
Dean, Mrs Janet
Labour
Signed on 25 February 2010
Burton
Dobbin, Jim
Labour
Signed on 24 February 2010
Heywood and Middleton
Drew, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 23 February 2010
Stroud
Durkan, Mark
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 23 February 2010
Foyle
Etherington, Bill
Labour
Signed on 3 March 2010
Sunderland North
Galloway, Mr George
Respect
Signed on 1 March 2010
Bethnal Green and Bow
George, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 5 March 2010
St Ives
Gerrard, Mr Neil
Labour
Signed on 5 March 2010
Walthamstow
Grogan, Mr John
Labour
Signed on 24 February 2010
Selby
Hamilton, Fabian
Labour
Signed on 10 March 2010
Leeds North East
Hancock, Mr Mike
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 23 February 2010
Portsmouth South
Harris, Dr Evan
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 7 April 2010
Oxford West and Abingdon
Harvey, Nick
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 15 March 2010
North Devon
Iddon, Dr Brian
Labour
Signed on 12 March 2010
Bolton South East
Jackson, Glenda
Labour
Signed on 23 February 2010
Hampstead and Highgate
Leech, Mr John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 23 February 2010
Manchester, Withington
Mason, John
Scottish National Party
Signed on 25 February 2010
Glasgow East
McCafferty, Chris
Labour
Signed on 24 February 2010
Calder Valley
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 24 February 2010
Hayes and Harlington
McGrady, Mr Eddie
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 10 March 2010
South Down
Palmer, Dr Nick
Labour
Signed on 2 March 2010
Broxtowe
Prosser, Gwyn
Labour
Signed on 24 March 2010
Dover
Riordan, Mrs Linda
Labour
Signed on 24 February 2010
Halifax
Sharma, Virendra
Labour
Signed on 4 March 2010
Ealing, Southall
Short, Clare
Independent Labour
Signed on 22 March 2010
Birmingham, Ladywood
Simpson, Alan
Labour
Signed on 24 February 2010
Nottingham South
Stewart, Ian
Labour
Signed on 16 March 2010
Eccles
Stunell, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 26 February 2010
Hazel Grove
Turner, Dr Desmond
Labour
Signed on 24 February 2010
Brighton, Kemptown
Wareing, Mr Robert N.
Independent
Signed on 23 February 2010
Liverpool, West Derby
Williams, Stephen
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 23 February 2010
Bristol West

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.