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CHILD POVERTY MEASUREMENTS AND TARGETS

EDM (Early Day Motion) 877: tabled on 15 December 2015

Tabled in the 2015-16 session.

This motion has been signed by 37 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 recalls that the Child Poverty Act 2010 was passed with cross-party support; recognises the critical role that the measures and targets in this Act had on monitoring child poverty; notes that the Government's proposal to replace the measurements enshrined in the Act to monitor life chances was opposed by approximately 99 per cent of respondents to the Measuring Child Poverty consultation published in November 2012; further notes that the life chances measurements will not include income indicators of child poverty; believes that these measures fail to measure and tackle child poverty in working households; and calls on the Government to reconsider the replacement of the original measurements and targets.

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 5 January 2016
Ochil and South Perthshire
Bardell, Hannah
Scottish National Party
Signed on 14 January 2016
Livingston
Black, Mhairi
Scottish National Party
Signed on 17 December 2015
Paisley and Renfrewshire South
Campbell, Mr Gregory
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 6 January 2016
East Londonderry
Cherry, Joanna
Scottish National Party
Signed on 17 December 2015
Edinburgh South West
Crausby, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 27 April 2016
Bolton North East
Crawley, Angela
Scottish National Party
Signed on 11 May 2016
Lanark and Hamilton East
Cunningham, Mr Jim
Labour
Signed on 16 December 2015
Coventry South
Gibson, Patricia
Scottish National Party
Signed on 17 December 2015
North Ayrshire and Arran
Grady, Patrick
Scottish National Party
Signed on 17 December 2015
Glasgow North
Gray, Neil
Scottish National Party
Signed on 16 December 2015
Airdrie and Shotts
Hendry, Drew
Scottish National Party
Signed on 17 December 2015
Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey
Hopkins, Kelvin
Labour
Signed on 17 December 2015
Luton North
Howarth, Mr George
Labour
Signed on 6 January 2016
Knowsley
Law, Chris
Scottish National Party
Signed on 7 January 2016
Dundee West
Lucas, Caroline
Green Party
Signed on 16 December 2015
Brighton, Pavilion
McDonnell, Dr Alasdair
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 11 January 2016
Belfast South
Meale, Sir Alan
Labour
Signed on 5 January 2016
Mansfield
Newlands, Gavin
Scottish National Party
Signed on 16 December 2015
Paisley and Renfrewshire North
Paterson, Steven
Scottish National Party
Signed on 14 January 2016
Stirling
Qureshi, Yasmin
Labour
Signed on 21 January 2016
Bolton South East
Robinson, Gavin
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 7 January 2016
Belfast East
Salmond, Alex
Scottish National Party
Signed on 7 January 2016
Gordon
Saville Roberts, Liz
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 16 December 2015
Dwyfor Meirionnydd
Sharma, Mr Virendra
Labour
Signed on 6 January 2016
Ealing, Southall
Simpson, David
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 6 January 2016
Upper Bann
Stephens, Chris
Scottish National Party
Signed on 17 December 2015
Glasgow South West
Thewliss, Alison
Scottish National Party
Signed on 6 January 2016
Glasgow Central
Vaz, Keith
Labour
Signed on 16 December 2015
Leicester East
Whitford, Dr Philippa
Scottish National Party
Signed on 6 January 2016
Central Ayrshire
Wilson, Corri
Scottish National Party
Signed on 16 December 2015
Ayr, Carrick and Cumnock

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.