House of Commons
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ALLOWANCES FOR ASYLUM SEEKING CHILDREN
EDM #344
Tabled 20 July 2015
2015-16 Session
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.

Signatures (68)

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
07 September 2015
Anderson, Mr David
Labour
21 July 2015
Black, Mhairi
Scottish National Party
21 July 2015
Blackford, Ian
Scottish National Party
21 July 2015
Blackman, Kirsty
Scottish National Party
21 July 2015
Blomfield, Paul
Labour
07 September 2015
Boswell, Philip
Scottish National Party
15 September 2015
Brown, Alan
Scottish National Party
21 July 2015
Burgon, Richard
Labour
07 September 2015
Cameron, Dr Lisa
Scottish National Party
07 September 2015
Cherry, Joanna
Scottish National Party
07 September 2015
Corbyn, Jeremy
Labour
21 July 2015
Cowan, Ronnie
Scottish National Party
08 September 2015
Crawley, Angela
Scottish National Party
08 September 2015
Cunningham, Alex
Labour
07 September 2015
Davies, Geraint
Labour
15 September 2015
Debbonaire, Thangam
Labour
07 September 2015
Docherty, Martin John
Scottish National Party
10 September 2015
Donaldson, Stuart Blair
Scottish National Party
08 September 2015
Fellows, Marion
Scottish National Party
10 September 2015
Foxcroft, Vicky
Labour
07 September 2015
Gapes, Mike
Labour
08 September 2015
Godsiff, Mr Roger
Labour
07 September 2015
Grant, Peter
Scottish National Party
08 September 2015
Gray, Neil
Scottish National Party
21 July 2015
Hamilton, Fabian
Labour
09 September 2015
Hendry, Drew
Scottish National Party
21 July 2015
Hoey, Kate
Labour
08 September 2015
Hopkins, Kelvin
Labour
07 September 2015
Kaufman, Sir Gerald
Labour
07 September 2015
Lavery, Ian
Labour
10 September 2015
Law, Chris
Scottish National Party
21 July 2015
Lucas, Caroline
Green Party
21 July 2015
Marsden, Gordon
Labour
21 July 2015
Maskell, Rachael
Labour
07 September 2015
McCaig, Callum
Scottish National Party
09 September 2015
McDonnell, Dr Alasdair
Social Democratic & Labour Party
08 September 2015
McGarry, Natalie
Scottish National Party
21 July 2015
McNally, John
Scottish National Party
07 September 2015
Meale, Sir Alan
Labour
21 July 2015
Mearns, Ian
Labour
07 September 2015
Monaghan, Carol
Scottish National Party
09 September 2015
Monaghan, Dr Paul
Scottish National Party
21 July 2015
Mulholland, Greg
Liberal Democrat
21 July 2015
Mullin, Roger
Scottish National Party
07 September 2015
Newlands, Gavin
Scottish National Party
07 September 2015
Qureshi, Yasmin
Labour
26 October 2015
Salmond, Alex
Scottish National Party
21 July 2015
Sharma, Mr Virendra
Labour
21 July 2015
Smeeth, Ruth
Labour
09 September 2015
Smith, Jeff
Labour
07 September 2015
Stephens, Chris
Scottish National Party
08 September 2015
Stevens, Jo
Labour
09 September 2015
Thewliss, Alison
Scottish National Party
21 July 2015
Thompson, Owen
Scottish National Party
21 July 2015
Thornberry, Emily
Labour
09 September 2015
Weir, Mike
Scottish National Party
21 July 2015
West, Catherine
Labour
07 September 2015
Whiteford, Dr Eilidh
Scottish National Party
21 July 2015
Williams, Hywel
Plaid Cymru
09 September 2015
Wilson, Corri
Scottish National Party
15 December 2015
Zeichner, Daniel
Labour
10 September 2015
There are no withdrawn signatures for this Motion