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MEANS TESTING FOR FEMALE VICTIMS OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE

EDM (Early Day Motion) 756: tabled on 03 February 2015

Tabled in the 2014-15 session.

This motion has been signed by 39 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 believes all women suffering domestic violence should have the right to safe accommodation when at risk of harm; notes that employed women are means tested at the point they attempt to access accommodation resulting in some women having to self-fund their time in refuges; further notes that domestic violence often includes financial abuse that prevents some women from having access to money; believes women's immediate safety should be prioritised above their ability to access private funds at a time of personal crisis and serious risk of physical harm; further believes that the Government's call to end violence against women and girls: strategic vision should recognise the risks posed by means testing employed women; and calls for the means testing for eligibility of public funding to include an assessment of the economic impact of abusive and controlling relationships.

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
Signed on 5 February 2015
Hackney North and Stoke Newington
Anderson, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 5 February 2015
Blaydon
Beith, Sir Alan
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 23 February 2015
Berwick-upon-Tweed
Bottomley, Sir Peter
Conservative
Signed on 5 February 2015
Worthing West
Brown, Mr Nicholas
Labour
Signed on 23 February 2015
Newcastle upon Tyne East
Caton, Martin
Labour
Signed on 12 February 2015
Gower
Chapman, Jenny
Labour
Signed on 2 March 2015
Darlington
Crausby, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 10 February 2015
Bolton North East
Cunningham, Alex
Labour
Signed on 23 February 2015
Stockton North
Donaldson, Mr Jeffrey M.
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 23 February 2015
Lagan Valley
Durkan, Mark
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 4 February 2015
Foyle
Galloway, Mr George
Respect
Signed on 11 February 2015
Bradford West
Glindon, Mrs Mary
Labour
Signed on 12 February 2015
North Tyneside
Godsiff, Mr Roger
Labour
Signed on 25 February 2015
Birmingham, Hall Green
Hancock, Mr Mike
Independent
Signed on 9 February 2015
Portsmouth South
Hepburn, Mr Stephen
Labour
Signed on 9 February 2015
Jarrow
Hopkins, Kelvin
Labour
Signed on 5 February 2015
Luton North
Howarth, Mr George
Labour
Signed on 11 February 2015
Knowsley
Jackson, Glenda
Labour
Signed on 4 February 2015
Hampstead and Kilburn
Lavery, Ian
Labour
Signed on 11 February 2015
Wansbeck
Lazarowicz, Mark
Labour
Signed on 10 February 2015
Edinburgh North and Leith
Leech, Mr John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 11 February 2015
Manchester, Withington
Lucas, Caroline
Green Party
Signed on 11 February 2015
Brighton, Pavilion
McCrea, Dr William
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 11 February 2015
South Antrim
McInnes, Liz
Labour
Signed on 5 February 2015
Heywood and Middleton
Morris, Grahame M.
Labour
Signed on 24 February 2015
Easington
Qureshi, Yasmin
Labour
Signed on 24 March 2015
Bolton South East
Ritchie, Ms Margaret
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 10 February 2015
South Down
Sharma, Mr Virendra
Labour
Signed on 11 February 2015
Ealing, Southall
Simpson, David
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 10 February 2015
Upper Bann
Skinner, Mr Dennis
Labour
Signed on 5 February 2015
Bolsover
Williamson, Chris
Labour
Signed on 11 February 2015
Derby North

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.