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BENEFITS SYSTEM AND SHARED PARENTING

EDM (Early Day Motion) 34: tabled on 25 May 2010

Tabled in the 2010-12 session.

This motion has been signed by 40 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 notes that child benefit can only be paid to one parent; further notes that this unnecessarily discriminates against the other parent where parents are separated and maintain shared custody of children; further notes that this can further discriminate against one parent by preventing access to suitable housing and additional income to allow them to provide for children; further notes that this can lead to restricted access for one parent to see their children; and calls on the Government to take action to address these problems.

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.

Bayley, Hugh
Labour
Signed on 7 July 2010
York Central
Blomfield, Paul
Labour
Signed on 25 January 2011
Sheffield Central
Bottomley, Sir Peter
Conservative
Signed on 26 April 2011
Worthing West
Brady, Mr Graham
Conservative
Signed on 21 June 2010
Altrincham and Sale West
Brake, Tom
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 10 January 2012
Carshalton and Wallington
Burt, Lorely
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 2 June 2010
Solihull
Campbell, Mr Gregory
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 13 October 2010
East Londonderry
Caton, Martin
Labour
Signed on 9 June 2010
Gower
Crausby, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 21 June 2010
Bolton North East
Crockart, Mike
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 7 June 2010
Edinburgh West
Donaldson, Mr Jeffrey M.
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 14 October 2010
Lagan Valley
Esterson, Bill
Labour
Signed on 21 October 2010
Sefton Central
Flello, Robert
Labour
Signed on 7 July 2010
Stoke-on-Trent South
Hamilton, Fabian
Labour
Signed on 7 June 2010
Leeds North East
Havard, Mr Dai
Labour
Signed on 15 February 2011
Merthyr Tydfil and Rhymney
Hemming, John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 10 June 2010
Birmingham, Yardley
Heyes, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 2 June 2010
Ashton-under-Lyne
Horwood, Mr Martin
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 20 December 2010
Cheltenham
Huppert, Julian
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 11 October 2010
Cambridge
Leech, Mr John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 2 June 2010
Manchester, Withington
Lucas, Dr Caroline
Green Party
Signed on 7 June 2010
Brighton, Pavilion
McDonnell, Dr Alasdair
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 26 July 2010
Belfast South
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 30 June 2010
Hayes and Harlington
Morris, Grahame
Labour
Signed on 3 June 2010
Easington
Paisley Junior, Ian
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 10 June 2010
North Antrim
Russell, Bob
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 2 June 2010
Colchester
Shannon, Jim
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 8 June 2010
Strangford
Streeter, Mr Gary
Conservative
Signed on 8 December 2010
South West Devon
Swales, Ian
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 12 January 2011
Redcar
Ward, Mr David
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 16 June 2010
Bradford East
Weir, Mr Mike
Scottish National Party
Signed on 11 October 2010
Angus
Whittaker, Craig
Conservative
Signed on 19 July 2010
Calder Valley
Williams, Stephen
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 26 July 2010
Bristol West

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.