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REFORM OF BENEFITS SANCTIONS PROCESS

EDM (Early Day Motion) 781: tabled on 26 November 2015

Tabled in the 2015-16 session.

This motion has been signed by 49 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 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.

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
Signed on 26 November 2015
Dumfries and Galloway
Bardell, Hannah
Scottish National Party
Signed on 3 December 2015
Livingston
Black, Mhairi
Scottish National Party
Signed on 30 November 2015
Paisley and Renfrewshire South
Blackford, Ian
Scottish National Party
Signed on 1 December 2015
Ross, Skye and Lochaber
Brock, Deidre
Scottish National Party
Signed on 26 November 2015
Edinburgh North and Leith
Brown, Alan
Scottish National Party
Signed on 26 November 2015
Kilmarnock and Loudoun
Cameron, Dr Lisa
Scottish National Party
Signed on 9 December 2015
East Kilbride, Strathaven and Lesmahagow
Campbell, Mr Gregory
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 9 December 2015
East Londonderry
Cherry, Joanna
Scottish National Party
Signed on 26 November 2015
Edinburgh South West
Crawley, Angela
Scottish National Party
Signed on 11 May 2016
Lanark and Hamilton East
Day, Martyn
Scottish National Party
Signed on 26 November 2015
Linlithgow and East Falkirk
Durkan, Mark
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 30 November 2015
Foyle
Edwards, Jonathan
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 30 November 2015
Carmarthen East and Dinefwr
Ferrier, Margaret
Scottish National Party
Signed on 30 November 2015
Rutherglen and Hamilton West
Gethins, Stephen
Scottish National Party
Signed on 9 December 2015
North East Fife
Glindon, Mary
Labour
Signed on 2 December 2015
North Tyneside
Godsiff, Mr Roger
Labour
Signed on 1 December 2015
Birmingham, Hall Green
Gray, Neil
Scottish National Party
Signed on 26 November 2015
Airdrie and Shotts
Hendry, Drew
Scottish National Party
Signed on 26 November 2015
Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey
Hermon, Lady
Independent
Signed on 1 December 2015
North Down
Hussain, Imran
Labour
Signed on 17 December 2015
Bradford East
Kerr, Calum
Scottish National Party
Signed on 26 November 2015
Berwickshire, Roxburgh and Selkirk
Law, Chris
Scottish National Party
Signed on 26 November 2015
Dundee West
MacNeil, Angus Brendan
Scottish National Party
Signed on 3 December 2015
Na h-Eileanan an Iar
McDonnell, Dr Alasdair
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 2 December 2015
Belfast South
McLaughlin, Anne
Scottish National Party
Signed on 26 November 2015
Glasgow North East
McNally, John
Scottish National Party
Signed on 2 December 2015
Falkirk
Meale, Sir Alan
Labour
Signed on 30 November 2015
Mansfield
Monaghan, Carol
Scottish National Party
Signed on 3 December 2015
Glasgow North West
Monaghan, Dr Paul
Scottish National Party
Signed on 30 November 2015
Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross
Mullin, Roger
Scottish National Party
Signed on 1 December 2015
Kirkcaldy and Cowdenbeath
Newlands, Gavin
Scottish National Party
Signed on 26 November 2015
Paisley and Renfrewshire North
O'Hara, Brendan
Scottish National Party
Signed on 26 November 2015
Argyll and Bute
Oswald, Kirsten
Scottish National Party
Signed on 26 November 2015
East Renfrewshire
Paterson, Steven
Scottish National Party
Signed on 26 November 2015
Stirling
Qureshi, Yasmin
Labour
Signed on 2 December 2015
Bolton South East
Ritchie, Ms Margaret
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 1 December 2015
South Down
Sheppard, Tommy
Scottish National Party
Signed on 4 December 2015
Edinburgh East
Thewliss, Alison
Scottish National Party
Signed on 26 November 2015
Glasgow Central
Thompson, Owen
Scottish National Party
Signed on 26 November 2015
Midlothian
Thomson, Michelle
Independent
Signed on 26 November 2015
Edinburgh West
Whiteford, Dr Eilidh
Scottish National Party
Signed on 26 November 2015
Banff and Buchan
Wilson, Corri
Scottish National Party
Signed on 3 December 2015
Ayr, Carrick and Cumnock

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.