House of Commons
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HIGH COURT JUDGMENT ON ASYLUM SUPPORT
EDM #99
Tabled 16 June 2014
2014-15 Session
That this House notes the High Court judgment of 9 April 2014 (Refugee Action v Secretary of State for the Home Department) which states that the Government's assessment of the amount needed by asylum seekers to meet their essential living needs is flawed and further notes the Government's decision not to appeal this ruling; is concerned as stated in the judgment, that asylum support rates have not been increased since April 2011 and that the majority of those on asylum support receive just £5.23 a day to pay for essentials such as food, clothing and toiletries; further notes that asylum seekers spend an average of 18 months on this support and are almost never allowed to work; believes this is detrimental to the well-being of refugees including children; is particularly concerned that children aged 16 and 17 years are treated as adults for the purposes of asylum support making it difficult to participate fully in education; and calls on the Government to raise asylum support rates to at least 70 per cent of income support - the equivalent of £7.17 a day for most adult asylum seekers - and to increase this in line with inflation annually.

Signatures (99)

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.
Abbott, Ms Diane
Labour
23 June 2014
Anderson, Mr David
Labour
23 June 2014
Barron, Kevin
Labour
03 July 2014
Bayley, Hugh
Labour
30 June 2014
Blomfield, Paul
Labour
07 July 2014
Campbell, Mr Gregory
Democratic Unionist Party
29 October 2014
Campbell, Sir Menzies
Liberal Democrat
30 October 2014
Caton, Martin
Labour
19 June 2014
Clark, Katy
Labour
27 October 2014
Connarty, Michael
Labour
30 June 2014
Corbyn, Jeremy
Labour
18 June 2014
Crausby, Mr David
Labour
23 June 2014
Crockart, Mike
Liberal Democrat
21 July 2014
Cryer, John
Labour
23 June 2014
Cunningham, Alex
Labour
26 June 2014
Cunningham, Mr Jim
Labour
24 June 2014
Cunningham, Sir Tony
Labour
02 July 2014
Davidson, Mr Ian
Labour
26 November 2014
Davies, Geraint
Labour
01 July 2014
Dobson, Frank
Labour
26 June 2014
Dodds, Mr Nigel
Democratic Unionist Party
23 October 2014
Donaldson, Mr Jeffrey M.
Democratic Unionist Party
10 September 2014
Doran, Mr Frank
Labour
01 July 2014
Dowd, Jim
Labour
25 June 2014
Edwards, Jonathan
Plaid Cymru
04 November 2014
Engel, Natascha
Labour
21 July 2014
Farron, Tim
Liberal Democrat
24 June 2014
Fitzpatrick, Jim
Labour
10 November 2014
Flynn, Paul
Labour
01 July 2014
Gapes, Mike
Labour
23 June 2014
George, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
18 June 2014
Gilbert, Stephen
Liberal Democrat
17 July 2014
Gilmore, Sheila
Labour
24 June 2014
Glindon, Mrs Mary
Labour
19 June 2014
Godsiff, Mr Roger
Labour
23 June 2014
Hamilton, Fabian
Labour
06 November 2014
Hancock, Mr Mike
Independent
01 July 2014
Harris, Mr Tom
Labour
01 September 2014
Hemming, John
Liberal Democrat
27 October 2014
Hermon, Lady
Independent
05 November 2014
Heyes, David
Labour
25 June 2014
Hoey, Kate
Labour
09 July 2014
Horwood, Martin
Liberal Democrat
18 November 2014
Hunter, Mark
Liberal Democrat
21 October 2014
Huppert, Dr Julian
Liberal Democrat
02 July 2014
Jackson, Glenda
Labour
18 June 2014
Kaufman, Sir Gerald
Labour
18 June 2014
Lazarowicz, Mark
Labour
23 June 2014
Leech, Mr John
Liberal Democrat
23 June 2014
Llwyd, Mr Elfyn
Plaid Cymru
24 June 2014
Long, Naomi
Alliance
02 July 2014
Love, Mr Andrew
Labour
08 July 2014
Lucas, Caroline
Green Party
17 June 2014
McCrea, Dr William
Democratic Unionist Party
29 October 2014
McDonnell, Dr Alasdair
Social Democratic & Labour Party
25 June 2014
McDonnell, John
Labour
17 June 2014
McKechin, Ann
Labour
05 November 2014
Meacher, Mr Michael
Labour
01 September 2014
Mearns, Ian
Labour
26 June 2014
Morris, Grahame M.
Labour
01 September 2014
Mudie, Mr George
Labour
03 December 2014
Mulholland, Greg
Liberal Democrat
01 September 2014
Munt, Tessa
Liberal Democrat
11 March 2015
Osborne, Sandra
Labour
24 June 2014
Qureshi, Yasmin
Labour
17 November 2014
Reid, Mr Alan
Liberal Democrat
25 June 2014
Riordan, Mrs Linda
Labour
06 January 2015
Ruddock, Dame Joan
Labour
01 July 2014
Russell, Sir Bob
Liberal Democrat
19 June 2014
Sanders, Mr Adrian
Liberal Democrat
17 June 2014
Shannon, Jim
Democratic Unionist Party
17 June 2014
Sharma, Mr Virendra
Labour
23 June 2014
Sheerman, Mr Barry
Labour
07 July 2014
Sheridan, Jim
Labour
17 July 2014
Simpson, David
Democratic Unionist Party
17 December 2014
Smith, Sir Robert
Liberal Democrat
06 November 2014
Stringer, Graham
Labour
24 November 2014
Thornton, Mr Mike
Liberal Democrat
17 July 2014
Vaz, Keith
Labour
23 June 2014
Vaz, Valerie
Labour
09 July 2014
Walley, Joan
Labour
30 June 2014
Ward, Mr David
Liberal Democrat
30 June 2014
Weir, Mr Mike
Scottish National Party
21 October 2014
Williams, Hywel
Plaid Cymru
18 June 2014
Williams, Mr Mark
Liberal Democrat
24 June 2014
Williams, Roger
Liberal Democrat
30 June 2014
Williamson, Chris
Labour
03 September 2014
Willott, Jenny
Liberal Democrat
21 January 2015
Wilson, Sammy
Democratic Unionist Party
01 September 2014
Wishart, Pete
Scottish National Party
27 October 2014
Wood, Mike
Labour
03 September 2014
Wright, David
Labour
01 September 2014
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.