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IMMIGRATION STATUS OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE SURVIVORS

EDM (Early Day Motion) 298: tabled on 14 July 2015

Tabled in the 2015-16 session.

This motion has been signed by 54 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 concerned that domestic violence legislation provides insufficient protection to survivors of domestic violence who have an insecure immigration status and have little recourse to public funds; notes that many of these survivors remain financially dependent on a violent spouse or family member, which prevents them from leaving due to fear of destitution, mendicancy and even deportation, and that this makes the survivors and their children vulnerable to further exploitation and abuse; emphasises that, in many other countries, survivors in this situation are given greater public support and granted greater access to public funds; and calls on the Government to ensure that such survivors have the financial capability to support themselves and their children independently.

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.

Ahmed-Sheikh, Ms Tasmina
Scottish National Party
Signed on 20 July 2015
Ochil and South Perthshire
Anderson, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 21 July 2015
Blaydon
Black, Mhairi
Scottish National Party
Signed on 21 July 2015
Paisley and Renfrewshire South
Blackford, Ian
Scottish National Party
Signed on 8 September 2015
Ross, Skye and Lochaber
Blomfield, Paul
Labour
Signed on 21 July 2015
Sheffield Central
Boswell, Philip
Scottish National Party
Signed on 15 September 2015
Coatbridge, Chryston and Bellshill
Brock, Deidre
Scottish National Party
Signed on 16 July 2015
Edinburgh North and Leith
Brown, Alan
Scottish National Party
Signed on 20 July 2015
Kilmarnock and Loudoun
Cadbury, Ruth
Labour
Signed on 7 September 2015
Brentford and Isleworth
Cherry, Joanna
Scottish National Party
Signed on 7 September 2015
Edinburgh South West
Corbyn, Jeremy
Labour
Signed on 20 July 2015
Islington North
Crawley, Angela
Scottish National Party
Signed on 8 September 2015
Lanark and Hamilton East
Donaldson, Stuart Blair
Scottish National Party
Signed on 8 September 2015
West Aberdeenshire and Kincardine
Fellows, Marion
Scottish National Party
Signed on 21 July 2015
Motherwell and Wishaw
Gapes, Mike
Labour
Signed on 20 July 2015
Ilford South
Gethins, Stephen
Scottish National Party
Signed on 16 July 2015
North East Fife
Glindon, Mary
Labour
Signed on 16 July 2015
North Tyneside
Grady, Patrick
Scottish National Party
Signed on 21 July 2015
Glasgow North
Grant, Peter
Scottish National Party
Signed on 8 September 2015
Glenrothes
Gray, Neil
Scottish National Party
Signed on 21 July 2015
Airdrie and Shotts
Hendry, Drew
Scottish National Party
Signed on 7 September 2015
Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey
Hopkins, Kelvin
Labour
Signed on 15 July 2015
Luton North
Hussain, Imran
Labour
Signed on 21 October 2015
Bradford East
Kerevan, George
Scottish National Party
Signed on 8 September 2015
East Lothian
Law, Chris
Scottish National Party
Signed on 16 July 2015
Dundee West
Maskell, Rachael
Labour
Signed on 7 September 2015
York Central
McDonald, Andy
Labour
Signed on 8 September 2015
Middlesbrough
McDonald, Stuart C.
Scottish National Party
Signed on 15 July 2015
Cumbernauld, Kilsyth and Kirkintilloch East
McDonnell, Dr Alasdair
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 8 September 2015
Belfast South
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 16 July 2015
Hayes and Harlington
McGarry, Natalie
Scottish National Party
Signed on 20 July 2015
Glasgow East
McInnes, Liz
Labour
Signed on 16 July 2015
Heywood and Middleton
McNally, John
Scottish National Party
Signed on 20 July 2015
Falkirk
Monaghan, Carol
Scottish National Party
Signed on 9 September 2015
Glasgow North West
Monaghan, Dr Paul
Scottish National Party
Signed on 15 July 2015
Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross
Mullin, Roger
Scottish National Party
Signed on 7 September 2015
Kirkcaldy and Cowdenbeath
Oswald, Kirsten
Scottish National Party
Signed on 21 July 2015
East Renfrewshire
Qureshi, Yasmin
Labour
Signed on 26 October 2015
Bolton South East
Shannon, Jim
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 16 July 2015
Strangford
Sharma, Mr Virendra
Labour
Signed on 16 July 2015
Ealing, Southall
Sherriff, Paula
Labour
Signed on 20 July 2015
Dewsbury
Stephens, Chris
Scottish National Party
Signed on 16 July 2015
Glasgow South West
Thewliss, Alison
Scottish National Party
Signed on 21 July 2015
Glasgow Central
Thompson, Owen
Scottish National Party
Signed on 21 July 2015
Midlothian
Thomson, Michelle
Scottish National Party
Signed on 16 July 2015
Edinburgh West
Williams, Hywel
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 20 July 2015
Arfon
Wilson, Corri
Scottish National Party
Signed on 20 July 2015
Ayr, Carrick and Cumnock
Zeichner, Daniel
Labour
Signed on 10 September 2015
Cambridge

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.