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UNDER-OCCUPANCY PENALTY AND DISCRIMINATION

EDM (Early Day Motion) 1062: tabled on 03 February 2016

Tabled in the 2015-16 session.

This motion has been signed by 39 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 welcomes the recent Court of Appeal ruling that the bedroom tax discriminates against a victim of domestic violence and the family of a disabled teenager; notes that this ruling only applies to two individual cases in spite of the fact that there are around 300 similar domestic violence cases and thousands of severely disabled children in a comparable position; further notes the opinions of Lord Chief Justice Lord Thomas, Lord Justice Tomlinson and Lord Justice Vos that the Secretary of State has not justified the admitted discrimination in the aforementioned cases; congratulates the Scottish Government for committing £90 million to mitigate the impact of the bedroom tax on 72,000 households in Scotland since 2013, four-fifths of which are home to a disabled adult; and understands that the evidence proves that the bedroom tax is unfairly attacking the most vulnerable and disadvantaged people in society.

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 8 February 2016
Ochil and South Perthshire
Bardell, Hannah
Scottish National Party
Signed on 8 February 2016
Livingston
Black, Mhairi
Scottish National Party
Signed on 9 February 2016
Paisley and Renfrewshire South
Blackford, Ian
Scottish National Party
Signed on 4 February 2016
Ross, Skye and Lochaber
Cherry, Joanna
Scottish National Party
Signed on 9 February 2016
Edinburgh South West
Cowan, Ronnie
Scottish National Party
Signed on 22 February 2016
Inverclyde
Crawley, Angela
Scottish National Party
Signed on 4 February 2016
Lanark and Hamilton East
Cunningham, Mr Jim
Labour
Signed on 22 February 2016
Coventry South
Day, Martyn
Scottish National Party
Signed on 8 February 2016
Linlithgow and East Falkirk
Donaldson, Stuart Blair
Scottish National Party
Signed on 10 February 2016
West Aberdeenshire and Kincardine
Durkan, Mark
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 3 February 2016
Foyle
Fellows, Marion
Scottish National Party
Signed on 5 February 2016
Motherwell and Wishaw
Ferrier, Margaret
Scottish National Party
Signed on 8 February 2016
Rutherglen and Hamilton West
Flynn, Paul
Labour
Signed on 11 February 2016
Newport West
Gethins, Stephen
Scottish National Party
Signed on 4 February 2016
North East Fife
Gibson, Patricia
Scottish National Party
Signed on 9 February 2016
North Ayrshire and Arran
Hendry, Drew
Scottish National Party
Signed on 22 February 2016
Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey
MacNeil, Angus Brendan
Scottish National Party
Signed on 4 February 2016
Na h-Eileanan an Iar
McDonald, Stuart C.
Scottish National Party
Signed on 3 February 2016
Cumbernauld, Kilsyth and Kirkintilloch East
McDonnell, Dr Alasdair
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 10 February 2016
Belfast South
Monaghan, Dr Paul
Scottish National Party
Signed on 22 February 2016
Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross
Newlands, Gavin
Scottish National Party
Signed on 22 February 2016
Paisley and Renfrewshire North
Nicolson, John
Scottish National Party
Signed on 5 February 2016
East Dunbartonshire
O'Hara, Brendan
Scottish National Party
Signed on 11 February 2016
Argyll and Bute
Paterson, Steven
Scottish National Party
Signed on 8 February 2016
Stirling
Ritchie, Ms Margaret
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 4 February 2016
South Down
Saville Roberts, Liz
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 4 February 2016
Dwyfor Meirionnydd
Shannon, Jim
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 4 February 2016
Strangford
Simpson, David
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 4 February 2016
Upper Bann
Stephens, Chris
Scottish National Party
Signed on 4 February 2016
Glasgow South West
Thewliss, Alison
Scottish National Party
Signed on 4 February 2016
Glasgow Central
Thompson, Owen
Scottish National Party
Signed on 10 February 2016
Midlothian
Wilson, Corri
Scottish National Party
Signed on 9 March 2016
Ayr, Carrick and Cumnock

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.