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ADMINISTRATION OF THE CHILDCARE VOUCHER SCHEME

EDM (Early Day Motion) 915: tabled on 23 February 2010

Tabled in the 2009-10 session.

This motion has been signed by 33 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 acknowledges the huge support that the Government childcare vouchers scheme gives to the finances of all working parents and welcomes the Government's commitment to maintain the tax relief that underpins the scheme; notes with concern an emerging industry variation in the time taken for childcare providers to receive payments from voucher providers; believes that the rapid growth of the sector legitimises calls for voluntary minimum standards to be set for this expanding industry; recognises that uncertainty about voucher processing companies risks resulting in childcare providers being forced to refuse payment by voucher, consequently undermining the aims of the scheme; calls for the establishment of a voluntary code of practice in consultation with all involved parties to ensure minimum standards; and calls on the Government to recognise the opportunity to pledge support for its own scheme presented by bringing the administration of the scheme back into the public sector, thereby creating jobs and safeguarding childcare places for working parents.

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 February 2010
Rossendale and Darwen
Borrow, Mr David S.
Labour
Signed on 1 March 2010
South Ribble
Campbell, Mr Ronnie
Labour
Signed on 24 February 2010
Blyth Valley
Caton, Mr Martin
Labour
Signed on 1 March 2010
Gower
Cohen, Harry
Labour
Signed on 4 March 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
Corbyn, Jeremy
Labour
Signed on 24 February 2010
Islington North
Cryer, Mrs Ann
Labour
Signed on 24 February 2010
Keighley
Cummings, John
Labour
Signed on 2 March 2010
Easington
Dean, Mrs Janet
Labour
Signed on 25 February 2010
Burton
Drew, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 24 February 2010
Stroud
Etherington, Bill
Labour
Signed on 3 March 2010
Sunderland North
Godsiff, Mr Roger
Labour
Signed on 9 March 2010
Birmingham, Sparkbrook and Small Heath
Hancock, Mr Mike
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 2 March 2010
Portsmouth South
Harvey, Nick
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 15 March 2010
North Devon
Hopkins, Kelvin
Labour
Signed on 2 March 2010
Luton North
Jenkins, Mr Brian
Labour
Signed on 25 February 2010
Tamworth
Mason, John
Scottish National Party
Signed on 25 February 2010
Glasgow East
McCrea, Rev Dr William
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 4 March 2010
South Antrim
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
Murphy, Mr Denis
Labour
Signed on 1 March 2010
Wansbeck
O'Hara, Mr Edward
Labour
Signed on 26 February 2010
Knowsley South
Simpson, Alan
Labour
Signed on 24 February 2010
Nottingham South
Truswell, Mr Paul
Labour
Signed on 16 March 2010
Pudsey
Turner, Dr Desmond
Labour
Signed on 24 February 2010
Brighton, Kemptown

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.