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CHILD MAINTENANCE SERVICE CHARGES

EDM (Early Day Motion) 186: tabled on 24 June 2015

Tabled in the 2015-16 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 is greatly concerned at the impact that charging for the use of the Child Maintenance Scheme (CMS) is having on families and children; believes that these charges in effect constitute a tax on children in contradiction to the Government's professed child-friendly stance; notes that charities such as Gingerbread have warned that this increases the potential for conflict between parents, which can only negatively impact on the child; recognises that most single parents struggle financially; is deeply concerned that many poor families may be deterred from applying for child maintenance as a result of this policy and therefore remain in poverty; and calls on the Government urgently to bring forward its review of the CMS in light of these grave concerns.

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 24 June 2015
Blaydon
Arkless, Richard
Scottish National Party
Signed on 1 July 2015
Dumfries and Galloway
Blackman, Kirsty
Scottish National Party
Signed on 2 July 2015
Aberdeen North
Brown, Alan
Scottish National Party
Signed on 21 July 2015
Kilmarnock and Loudoun
Burgon, Richard
Labour
Signed on 1 July 2015
Leeds East
Campbell, Mr Ronnie
Labour
Signed on 1 July 2015
Blyth Valley
Corbyn, Jeremy
Labour
Signed on 29 June 2015
Islington North
Crawley, Angela
Scottish National Party
Signed on 2 July 2015
Lanark and Hamilton East
Cunningham, Mr Jim
Labour
Signed on 2 July 2015
Coventry South
Donaldson, Stuart Blair
Scottish National Party
Signed on 6 July 2015
West Aberdeenshire and Kincardine
Durkan, Mark
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 24 June 2015
Foyle
Fellows, Marion
Scottish National Party
Signed on 1 July 2015
Motherwell and Wishaw
Flello, Robert
Labour
Signed on 6 July 2015
Stoke-on-Trent South
Flynn, Paul
Labour
Signed on 29 June 2015
Newport West
Godsiff, Mr Roger
Labour
Signed on 6 July 2015
Birmingham, Hall Green
Grady, Patrick
Scottish National Party
Signed on 30 June 2015
Glasgow North
Gray, Neil
Scottish National Party
Signed on 29 June 2015
Airdrie and Shotts
Hendry, Drew
Scottish National Party
Signed on 30 June 2015
Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey
Hopkins, Kelvin
Labour
Signed on 25 June 2015
Luton North
Law, Chris
Scottish National Party
Signed on 29 June 2015
Dundee West
Lewis, Clive
Labour
Signed on 7 July 2015
Norwich South
Maskell, Rachael
Labour
Signed on 29 June 2015
York Central
McInnes, Liz
Labour
Signed on 29 June 2015
Heywood and Middleton
Meale, Sir Alan
Labour
Signed on 1 July 2015
Mansfield
Mearns, Ian
Labour
Signed on 25 June 2015
Gateshead
Monaghan, Carol
Scottish National Party
Signed on 1 July 2015
Glasgow North West
Morris, Grahame
Labour
Signed on 8 July 2015
Easington
Saville Roberts, Liz
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 25 June 2015
Dwyfor Meirionnydd
Shannon, Jim
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 25 June 2015
Strangford
Sharma, Mr Virendra
Labour
Signed on 6 July 2015
Ealing, Southall
Weir, Mike
Scottish National Party
Signed on 25 June 2015
Angus
Williams, Hywel
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 29 June 2015
Arfon
Williams, Mr Mark
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 7 September 2015
Ceredigion
Wilson, Corri
Scottish National Party
Signed on 15 July 2015
Ayr, Carrick and Cumnock

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.