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CONCENTRIX

EDM (Early Day Motion) 396: tabled on 05 September 2016

Tabled in the 2016-17 session.

This motion has been signed by 54 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 condemns the treatment of UK citizens by Concentrix, a multi-billion pound American business services company contracted by HM Revenue and Customs to investigate alleged benefit fraud, paid on a results basis when it cuts the tax credit bill, profiting from stopping payments to those most in need; notes that thousands of people on low incomes, including many residents in Dundee West constituency, have been unfairly hounded by Concentrix and accused of cheating the benefits system by being wrongly accused of having a partner living with them and contributing to household income, and have had their tax credits suddenly cut off without warning causing an immense amount of stress and hardship and pushing many families into poverty; further notes that to reverse the sanctions families are required to gather an extensive amount of paperwork which can be difficult and can take a long time to collect leading to extended periods of sanctions; and urges the Government to investigate the conduct of Concentrix before more people experience the appalling consequences of the brutal and disrespectful approach toward the legitimate needs of that company on behalf of the Government.

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 6 September 2016
Ochil and South Perthshire
Bardell, Hannah
Scottish National Party
Signed on 13 September 2016
Livingston
Black, Mhairi
Scottish National Party
Signed on 5 September 2016
Paisley and Renfrewshire South
Boswell, Philip
Scottish National Party
Signed on 12 September 2016
Coatbridge, Chryston and Bellshill
Brock, Deidre
Scottish National Party
Signed on 8 September 2016
Edinburgh North and Leith
Brown, Alan
Scottish National Party
Signed on 7 September 2016
Kilmarnock and Loudoun
Cherry, Joanna
Scottish National Party
Signed on 10 October 2016
Edinburgh South West
Cowan, Ronnie
Scottish National Party
Signed on 5 September 2016
Inverclyde
Crawley, Angela
Scottish National Party
Signed on 5 September 2016
Lanark and Hamilton East
Cunningham, Mr Jim
Labour
Signed on 8 September 2016
Coventry South
Docherty-Hughes, Martin
Scottish National Party
Signed on 5 September 2016
West Dunbartonshire
Donaldson, Stuart Blair
Scottish National Party
Signed on 10 October 2016
West Aberdeenshire and Kincardine
Doughty, Stephen
Labour
Signed on 8 September 2016
Cardiff South and Penarth
Durkan, Mark
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 5 September 2016
Foyle
Fellows, Marion
Scottish National Party
Signed on 5 September 2016
Motherwell and Wishaw
Ferrier, Margaret
Scottish National Party
Signed on 13 September 2016
Rutherglen and Hamilton West
Gibson, Patricia
Scottish National Party
Signed on 5 September 2016
North Ayrshire and Arran
Goodman, Helen
Labour
Signed on 12 September 2016
Bishop Auckland
Grady, Patrick
Scottish National Party
Signed on 7 September 2016
Glasgow North
Gray, Neil
Scottish National Party
Signed on 5 September 2016
Airdrie and Shotts
Hendry, Drew
Scottish National Party
Signed on 10 October 2016
Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey
Hepburn, Mr Stephen
Labour
Signed on 5 January 2016
Jarrow
Hopkins, Kelvin
Labour
Signed on 10 October 2016
Luton North
Kerevan, George
Scottish National Party
Signed on 6 September 2016
East Lothian
Kerr, Calum
Scottish National Party
Signed on 7 September 2016
Berwickshire, Roxburgh and Selkirk
Lucas, Caroline
Green Party
Signed on 6 September 2016
Brighton, Pavilion
MacNeil, Angus Brendan
Scottish National Party
Signed on 10 October 2016
Na h-Eileanan an Iar
McDonald, Stewart Malcolm
Scottish National Party
Signed on 12 September 2016
Glasgow South
McDonald, Stuart C.
Scottish National Party
Signed on 14 September 2016
Cumbernauld, Kilsyth and Kirkintilloch East
McDonnell, Dr Alasdair
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 14 September 2016
Belfast South
McGarry, Natalie
Independent
Signed on 8 September 2016
Glasgow East
McLaughlin, Anne
Scottish National Party
Signed on 7 September 2016
Glasgow North East
McNally, John
Scottish National Party
Signed on 7 September 2016
Falkirk
Monaghan, Carol
Scottish National Party
Signed on 5 September 2016
Glasgow North West
Newlands, Gavin
Scottish National Party
Signed on 7 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 6 September 2016
Argyll and Bute
Qureshi, Yasmin
Labour
Signed on 15 September 2016
Bolton South East
Ritchie, Ms Margaret
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 6 September 2016
South Down
Robertson, Angus
Scottish National Party
Signed on 12 September 2016
Moray
Salmond, Alex
Scottish National Party
Signed on 7 September 2016
Gordon
Shannon, Jim
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 6 September 2016
Strangford
Sheppard, Tommy
Scottish National Party
Signed on 5 September 2016
Edinburgh East
Stephens, Chris
Scottish National Party
Signed on 6 September 2016
Glasgow South West
Thewliss, Alison
Scottish National Party
Signed on 7 September 2016
Glasgow Central
Thompson, Owen
Scottish National Party
Signed on 7 September 2016
Midlothian
Whitford, Dr Philippa
Scottish National Party
Signed on 5 September 2016
Central Ayrshire
Williams, Hywel
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 7 September 2016
Arfon

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.