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CHILD MAINTENANCE SERVICE CHARGES

EDM (Early Day Motion) 818: tabled on 25 February 2015

Tabled in the 2014-15 session.

This motion has been signed by 38 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 is deeply concerned by the introduction of charging for use of the new Child Maintenance Service and that a lack of resources means that £2.9 billion of the £3.9 billion arrears owed to single parent families is not being collected; deplores the fact that money once intended for the upbringing of children is now being taken solely for Government coffers and that receiving families will lose out by over £70 a year which could pay for anything from winter coats to school trips or to put food on the table; refutes the idea that charges act as an incentive for parents to make private arrangements; questions how charging passes the Government's flagship family test, which includes an assessment of what impact a policy has on families most at risk of deteriorating relationships and breakdown; is mindful that a statutory child maintenance system was set up 21 years ago to address the suffering caused by child poverty and the financial costs that were otherwise being met by the state; and urges the Government to end charging for use of the child maintenance system and ensure adequate resources to collect arrears.

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, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 4 March 2015
Blaydon
Barron, Kevin
Labour
Signed on 3 March 2015
Rother Valley
Campbell, Mr Ronnie
Labour
Signed on 4 March 2015
Blyth Valley
Caton, Martin
Labour
Signed on 4 March 2015
Gower
Clark, Katy
Labour
Signed on 16 March 2015
North Ayrshire and Arran
Connarty, Michael
Labour
Signed on 17 March 2015
Linlithgow and East Falkirk
Crausby, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 4 March 2015
Bolton North East
Cunningham, Sir Tony
Labour
Signed on 11 March 2015
Workington
Durkan, Mark
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 25 February 2015
Foyle
Ellman, Mrs Louise
Labour
Signed on 12 March 2015
Liverpool, Riverside
Galloway, Mr George
Respect
Signed on 6 March 2015
Bradford West
Godsiff, Mr Roger
Labour
Signed on 4 March 2015
Birmingham, Hall Green
Hermon, Lady
Independent
Signed on 4 March 2015
North Down
Hopkins, Kelvin
Labour
Signed on 26 February 2015
Luton North
Howarth, Mr George
Labour
Signed on 27 February 2015
Knowsley
Jackson, Glenda
Labour
Signed on 26 February 2015
Hampstead and Kilburn
Lavery, Ian
Labour
Signed on 25 March 2015
Wansbeck
Llwyd, Mr Elfyn
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 5 March 2015
Dwyfor Meirionnydd
Lucas, Caroline
Green Party
Signed on 3 March 2015
Brighton, Pavilion
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 3 March 2015
Hayes and Harlington
Meale, Sir Alan
Labour
Signed on 3 March 2015
Mansfield
Mearns, Ian
Labour
Signed on 2 March 2015
Gateshead
Morrice, Graeme
Labour
Signed on 18 March 2015
Livingston
Morris, Grahame M.
Labour
Signed on 9 March 2015
Easington
Osborne, Sandra
Labour
Signed on 4 March 2015
Ayr, Carrick and Cumnock
Qureshi, Yasmin
Labour
Signed on 24 March 2015
Bolton South East
Rotheram, Steve
Labour
Signed on 27 February 2015
Liverpool, Walton
Roy, Lindsay
Labour
Signed on 5 March 2015
Glenrothes
Shannon, Jim
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 9 March 2015
Strangford
Sharma, Mr Virendra
Labour
Signed on 4 March 2015
Ealing, Southall
Sheridan, Jim
Labour
Signed on 6 March 2015
Paisley and Renfrewshire North
Skinner, Mr Dennis
Labour
Signed on 26 February 2015
Bolsover

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.