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ALLOWANCES FOR ASYLUM SEEKING CHILDREN

EDM (Early Day Motion) 344: tabled on 20 July 2015

Tabled in the 2015-16 session.

This motion has been signed by 68 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 condemns the 30 per cent cut in the daily allowance of asylum seeking children from £7.50 to £5.20; notes that this cut goes against the High Court judgment of 9 April 2014 that the Government assessment omitted the cost of essential items such as nappies; deplores this disregard for children's welfare; is concerned that 35 per cent of homeless women seeking asylum have been raped or sexually assaulted in the UK and that having to depend on others to feed children increases the risk of exploitation, prostitution and begging; further notes that the financial support offered to asylum seekers amounts to only 51 per cent of the lowest poverty line benefits offered to UK residents; commends the work of Rev. Paul Nicolson to establish minimum income standards which do not leave people hungry; considers that any measure pushing children and their carers into absolute poverty should not be taken without a debate and vote in Parliament; and calls on the Government to withdraw this cut in support for children.

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 7 September 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 21 July 2015
Ross, Skye and Lochaber
Blackman, Kirsty
Scottish National Party
Signed on 21 July 2015
Aberdeen North
Blomfield, Paul
Labour
Signed on 7 September 2015
Sheffield Central
Boswell, Philip
Scottish National Party
Signed on 15 September 2015
Coatbridge, Chryston and Bellshill
Brown, Alan
Scottish National Party
Signed on 21 July 2015
Kilmarnock and Loudoun
Burgon, Richard
Labour
Signed on 7 September 2015
Leeds East
Cameron, Dr Lisa
Scottish National Party
Signed on 7 September 2015
East Kilbride, Strathaven and Lesmahagow
Cherry, Joanna
Scottish National Party
Signed on 7 September 2015
Edinburgh South West
Corbyn, Jeremy
Labour
Signed on 21 July 2015
Islington North
Cowan, Ronnie
Scottish National Party
Signed on 8 September 2015
Inverclyde
Crawley, Angela
Scottish National Party
Signed on 8 September 2015
Lanark and Hamilton East
Cunningham, Alex
Labour
Signed on 7 September 2015
Stockton North
Davies, Geraint
Labour
Signed on 15 September 2015
Swansea West
Debbonaire, Thangam
Labour
Signed on 7 September 2015
Bristol West
Docherty, Martin John
Scottish National Party
Signed on 10 September 2015
West Dunbartonshire
Donaldson, Stuart Blair
Scottish National Party
Signed on 8 September 2015
West Aberdeenshire and Kincardine
Fellows, Marion
Scottish National Party
Signed on 10 September 2015
Motherwell and Wishaw
Foxcroft, Vicky
Labour
Signed on 7 September 2015
Lewisham, Deptford
Gapes, Mike
Labour
Signed on 8 September 2015
Ilford South
Godsiff, Mr Roger
Labour
Signed on 7 September 2015
Birmingham, Hall Green
Grant, Peter
Scottish National Party
Signed on 8 September 2015
Glenrothes
Gray, Neil
Scottish National Party
Signed on 21 July 2015
Airdrie and Shotts
Hamilton, Fabian
Labour
Signed on 9 September 2015
Leeds North East
Hendry, Drew
Scottish National Party
Signed on 21 July 2015
Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey
Hoey, Kate
Labour
Signed on 8 September 2015
Vauxhall
Hopkins, Kelvin
Labour
Signed on 7 September 2015
Luton North
Kaufman, Sir Gerald
Labour
Signed on 7 September 2015
Manchester, Gorton
Lavery, Ian
Labour
Signed on 10 September 2015
Wansbeck
Law, Chris
Scottish National Party
Signed on 21 July 2015
Dundee West
Lucas, Caroline
Green Party
Signed on 21 July 2015
Brighton, Pavilion
Marsden, Gordon
Labour
Signed on 21 July 2015
Blackpool South
Maskell, Rachael
Labour
Signed on 7 September 2015
York Central
McCaig, Callum
Scottish National Party
Signed on 9 September 2015
Aberdeen South
McDonnell, Dr Alasdair
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 8 September 2015
Belfast South
McGarry, Natalie
Scottish National Party
Signed on 21 July 2015
Glasgow East
McNally, John
Scottish National Party
Signed on 7 September 2015
Falkirk
Meale, Sir Alan
Labour
Signed on 21 July 2015
Mansfield
Mearns, Ian
Labour
Signed on 7 September 2015
Gateshead
Monaghan, Carol
Scottish National Party
Signed on 9 September 2015
Glasgow North West
Monaghan, Dr Paul
Scottish National Party
Signed on 21 July 2015
Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross
Mulholland, Greg
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 21 July 2015
Leeds North West
Mullin, Roger
Scottish National Party
Signed on 7 September 2015
Kirkcaldy and Cowdenbeath
Newlands, Gavin
Scottish National Party
Signed on 7 September 2015
Paisley and Renfrewshire North
Qureshi, Yasmin
Labour
Signed on 26 October 2015
Bolton South East
Salmond, Alex
Scottish National Party
Signed on 21 July 2015
Gordon
Sharma, Mr Virendra
Labour
Signed on 21 July 2015
Ealing, Southall
Smeeth, Ruth
Labour
Signed on 9 September 2015
Stoke-on-Trent North
Smith, Jeff
Labour
Signed on 7 September 2015
Manchester, Withington
Stephens, Chris
Scottish National Party
Signed on 8 September 2015
Glasgow South West
Stevens, Jo
Labour
Signed on 9 September 2015
Cardiff Central
Thewliss, Alison
Scottish National Party
Signed on 21 July 2015
Glasgow Central
Thompson, Owen
Scottish National Party
Signed on 21 July 2015
Midlothian
Thornberry, Emily
Labour
Signed on 9 September 2015
Islington South and Finsbury
Weir, Mike
Scottish National Party
Signed on 21 July 2015
Angus
West, Catherine
Labour
Signed on 7 September 2015
Hornsey and Wood Green
Whiteford, Dr Eilidh
Scottish National Party
Signed on 21 July 2015
Banff and Buchan
Williams, Hywel
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 9 September 2015
Arfon
Wilson, Corri
Scottish National Party
Signed on 15 December 2015
Ayr, Carrick and Cumnock
Zeichner, Daniel
Labour
Signed on 10 September 2015
Cambridge

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.