House of Commons
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REFORM OF BENEFITS SANCTIONS PROCESS
EDM #781
Tabled 26 November 2015
2015-16 Session
That this House recognises the need for people claiming benefits to follow the rules governing their eligibility; notes the fact that 50 per cent of appeals against benefits sanctions are upheld, and that many who face sanctions are not informed in writing prior to the sanction taking place; regrets the acute challenges faced by many who are subject to sanctions, and research which shows that this system is one of the underlying reasons behind the increase in the use of food banks across the UK; and calls on the Government to reform the system to ensure that no person or family is left without the means to buy food or heat their home as a result of benefits sanctions.

Signatures (49)

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.
Arkless, Richard
Scottish National Party
26 November 2015
Bardell, Hannah
Scottish National Party
03 December 2015
Black, Mhairi
Scottish National Party
30 November 2015
Blackford, Ian
Scottish National Party
01 December 2015
Brock, Deidre
Scottish National Party
26 November 2015
Brown, Alan
Scottish National Party
26 November 2015
Cameron, Dr Lisa
Scottish National Party
09 December 2015
Campbell, Mr Gregory
Democratic Unionist Party
09 December 2015
Cherry, Joanna
Scottish National Party
26 November 2015
Crawley, Angela
Scottish National Party
11 May 2016
Day, Martyn
Scottish National Party
26 November 2015
Durkan, Mark
Social Democratic & Labour Party
30 November 2015
Edwards, Jonathan
Plaid Cymru
30 November 2015
Ferrier, Margaret
Scottish National Party
30 November 2015
Gethins, Stephen
Scottish National Party
09 December 2015
Glindon, Mary
Labour
02 December 2015
Godsiff, Mr Roger
Labour
01 December 2015
Gray, Neil
Scottish National Party
26 November 2015
Hendry, Drew
Scottish National Party
26 November 2015
Hermon, Lady
Independent
01 December 2015
Hussain, Imran
Labour
17 December 2015
Kerr, Calum
Scottish National Party
26 November 2015
Law, Chris
Scottish National Party
26 November 2015
MacNeil, Angus Brendan
Scottish National Party
03 December 2015
McDonnell, Dr Alasdair
Social Democratic & Labour Party
02 December 2015
McLaughlin, Anne
Scottish National Party
26 November 2015
McNally, John
Scottish National Party
02 December 2015
Meale, Sir Alan
Labour
30 November 2015
Monaghan, Carol
Scottish National Party
03 December 2015
Monaghan, Dr Paul
Scottish National Party
30 November 2015
Mullin, Roger
Scottish National Party
01 December 2015
Newlands, Gavin
Scottish National Party
26 November 2015
O'Hara, Brendan
Scottish National Party
26 November 2015
Oswald, Kirsten
Scottish National Party
26 November 2015
Paterson, Steven
Scottish National Party
26 November 2015
Qureshi, Yasmin
Labour
02 December 2015
Ritchie, Ms Margaret
Social Democratic & Labour Party
01 December 2015
Sheppard, Tommy
Scottish National Party
04 December 2015
Thewliss, Alison
Scottish National Party
26 November 2015
Thompson, Owen
Scottish National Party
26 November 2015
Thomson, Michelle
Independent
26 November 2015
Whiteford, Dr Eilidh
Scottish National Party
26 November 2015
Wilson, Corri
Scottish National Party
03 December 2015
There are no withdrawn signatures for this Motion