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CITIZENS ADVICE SCOTLAND'S REPORT, LIVING AT THE SHARP END

EDM (Early Day Motion) 391: tabled on 05 September 2016

Tabled in the 2016-17 session.

This motion has been signed by 46 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 Citizens Advice Scotland's report, entitled Living at the Sharp End, which analyses the causes and impact of periods of no income for Citizen Advice Bureaux clients in Scotland, and notes that such periods are most often caused by issues caused by the Government's regressive austerity-fuelled welfare cuts, including system failures within the Department for Work and Pensions on processing times, issues with the lack of eligibility for benefits during a reconsideration and benefit sanctions; further notes that young people, those unable to work due to ill health and those with a disability are disproportionately affected by acute deprivation of income; stresses that austerity does not work and urges the Government urgently to address the failing sanction regime and proactively work across all sectors to tackle the root causes of poverty rather than working in reverse inadequately to plug the gaps of its failing social policies.

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 10 October 2016
Ochil and South Perthshire
Arkless, Richard
Scottish National Party
Signed on 5 September 2016
Dumfries and Galloway
Bardell, Hannah
Scottish National Party
Signed on 10 October 2016
Livingston
Blackman, Kirsty
Scottish National Party
Signed on 5 September 2016
Aberdeen North
Boswell, Philip
Scottish National Party
Signed on 5 September 2016
Coatbridge, Chryston and Bellshill
Brock, Deidre
Scottish National Party
Signed on 5 September 2016
Edinburgh North and Leith
Brown, Alan
Scottish National Party
Signed on 5 September 2016
Kilmarnock and Loudoun
Cherry, Joanna
Scottish National Party
Signed on 5 September 2016
Edinburgh South West
Cowan, Ronnie
Scottish National Party
Signed on 5 September 2016
Inverclyde
Crawley, Angela
Scottish National Party
Signed on 11 October 2016
Lanark and Hamilton East
Day, Martyn
Scottish National Party
Signed on 5 September 2016
Linlithgow and East Falkirk
Docherty-Hughes, Martin
Scottish National Party
Signed on 5 September 2016
West Dunbartonshire
Donaldson, Stuart Blair
Scottish National Party
Signed on 5 September 2016
West Aberdeenshire and Kincardine
Fellows, Marion
Scottish National Party
Signed on 5 September 2016
Motherwell and Wishaw
Ferrier, Margaret
Scottish National Party
Signed on 5 September 2016
Rutherglen and Hamilton West
Gibson, Patricia
Scottish National Party
Signed on 5 September 2016
North Ayrshire and Arran
Grady, Patrick
Scottish National Party
Signed on 7 September 2016
Glasgow North
Grant, Peter
Scottish National Party
Signed on 5 September 2016
Glenrothes
Hendry, Drew
Scottish National Party
Signed on 10 October 2016
Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey
Kerr, Calum
Scottish National Party
Signed on 5 September 2016
Berwickshire, Roxburgh and Selkirk
Law, Chris
Scottish National Party
Signed on 5 September 2016
Dundee West
MacNeil, Angus Brendan
Scottish National Party
Signed on 10 October 2016
Na h-Eileanan an Iar
McCaig, Callum
Scottish National Party
Signed on 5 September 2016
Aberdeen South
McDonald, Stewart Malcolm
Scottish National Party
Signed on 12 September 2016
Glasgow South
McLaughlin, Anne
Scottish National Party
Signed on 5 September 2016
Glasgow North East
McNally, John
Scottish National Party
Signed on 5 September 2016
Falkirk
Monaghan, Carol
Scottish National Party
Signed on 5 September 2016
Glasgow North West
Monaghan, Dr Paul
Scottish National Party
Signed on 5 September 2016
Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross
Mullin, Roger
Scottish National Party
Signed on 5 September 2016
Kirkcaldy and Cowdenbeath
Newlands, Gavin
Scottish National Party
Signed on 5 September 2016
Paisley and Renfrewshire North
Nicolson, John
Scottish National Party
Signed on 24 October 2016
East Dunbartonshire
O'Hara, Brendan
Scottish National Party
Signed on 5 September 2016
Argyll and Bute
Oswald, Kirsten
Scottish National Party
Signed on 5 September 2016
East Renfrewshire
Paterson, Steven
Scottish National Party
Signed on 10 October 2016
Stirling
Salmond, Alex
Scottish National Party
Signed on 7 September 2016
Gordon
Sheppard, Tommy
Scottish National Party
Signed on 5 September 2016
Edinburgh East
Thewliss, Alison
Scottish National Party
Signed on 7 September 2016
Glasgow Central
Thompson, Owen
Scottish National Party
Signed on 5 September 2016
Midlothian
Weir, Mike
Scottish National Party
Signed on 6 September 2016
Angus
Whitford, Dr Philippa
Scottish National Party
Signed on 5 September 2016
Central Ayrshire

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.