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DESTITUTION

EDM (Early Day Motion) 2762: tabled on 23 February 2012

Tabled in the 2010-12 session.

This motion has been signed by 28 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 Children's Society's report I Don't Feel Human for drawing attention to the plight of refugee, asylum-seeking and migrant children and young people who are destitute; recognises that some children in the UK go without essentials like food, clothing and medicines or are made homeless; deplores the danger, violence and abuse that some young people experience while destitute; further recognises the significant impact being destitute has on children's health and well-being as well as their sense of self-worth, dignity and hope for the future; acknowledges the increasing number of children and young people who are experiencing periods of destitution; calls on the Government to stop the use of destitution as a means to compel children to leave the UK; and urges the Government to recognise destitution as a priority child protection issue so that children are given the support and protection they need.

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 Gregory
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 29 February 2012
East Londonderry
Caton, Martin
Labour
Signed on 28 February 2012
Gower
Crausby, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 28 February 2012
Bolton North East
Flynn, Paul
Labour
Signed on 6 March 2012
Newport West
Glindon, Mrs Mary
Labour
Signed on 1 March 2012
North Tyneside
Hancock, Mr Mike
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 28 February 2012
Portsmouth South
Hermon, Lady Sylvia
Independent
Signed on 1 March 2012
North Down
Leech, Mr John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 27 February 2012
Manchester, Withington
Lloyd, Tony
Labour
Signed on 28 February 2012
Manchester Central
Long, Naomi
Alliance
Signed on 17 April 2012
Belfast East
McCrea, Dr William
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 28 February 2012
South Antrim
McDonnell, Dr Alasdair
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 29 February 2012
Belfast South
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 28 February 2012
Hayes and Harlington
Meale, Sir Alan
Labour
Signed on 27 February 2012
Mansfield
Mulholland, Greg
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 5 March 2012
Leeds North West
Nandy, Lisa
Labour
Signed on 5 March 2012
Wigan
Pugh, John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 1 March 2012
Southport
Ritchie, Ms Margaret
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 28 February 2012
South Down
Ruddock, Dame Joan
Labour
Signed on 28 February 2012
Lewisham, Deptford
Russell, Sir Bob
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 29 February 2012
Colchester
Shannon, Jim
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 28 February 2012
Strangford
Williams, Stephen
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 28 February 2012
Bristol West

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.