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JOINT UNICEF-WORLD BANK REPORT ON CHILD POVERTY

EDM (Early Day Motion) 498: tabled on 10 October 2016

Tabled in the 2016-17 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 notes with concern the findings of the joint Unicef-World Bank report entitled, Ending Extreme Poverty: A Focus on Children, published in October 2016, which shows that almost 385 million children worldwide, including almost half of those living in sub-Saharan Africa, are living in extreme poverty on less than £1.50 per day, and that, in 2013, 19.5 per cent of children in 89 countries were living in households that survived on this level of income, compared to just 9.2 per cent of adults; further notes that growing up in such extreme poverty has been shown to lead to stunted development, decreased productivity in adulthood and the continuation of poverty through generations; notes the report's finding that children are twice as likely as adults to live in extreme poverty and make up more than half of all the world's poor people; is concerned by the report's conclusion that it will be difficult to meet the Sustainable Development Goal target of eradicating extreme poverty by 2030 due to the global economic slowdown without serious political effort and will; joins Unicef and the World Bank in their calls for governments to do more to tackle the existence and effects of child poverty around the world; and calls on the Government to do all it can to support these aims.

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.

Bardell, Hannah
Scottish National Party
Signed on 27 October 2016
Livingston
Blackford, Ian
Scottish National Party
Signed on 17 October 2016
Ross, Skye and Lochaber
Boswell, Philip
Scottish National Party
Signed on 5 January 2016
Coatbridge, Chryston and Bellshill
Bottomley, Sir Peter
Conservative
Signed on 12 October 2016
Worthing West
Brown, Alan
Scottish National Party
Signed on 21 October 2016
Kilmarnock and Loudoun
Cameron, Dr Lisa
Scottish National Party
Signed on 20 October 2016
East Kilbride, Strathaven and Lesmahagow
Cunningham, Mr Jim
Labour
Signed on 12 October 2016
Coventry South
Day, Martyn
Scottish National Party
Signed on 11 October 2016
Linlithgow and East Falkirk
Docherty-Hughes, Martin
Scottish National Party
Signed on 24 October 2016
West Dunbartonshire
Doughty, Stephen
Labour
Signed on 17 October 2016
Cardiff South and Penarth
Gethins, Stephen
Scottish National Party
Signed on 13 October 2016
North East Fife
Gibson, Patricia
Scottish National Party
Signed on 24 October 2016
North Ayrshire and Arran
Godsiff, Mr Roger
Labour
Signed on 26 October 2016
Birmingham, Hall Green
Goodman, Helen
Labour
Signed on 18 October 2016
Bishop Auckland
Grant, Peter
Scottish National Party
Signed on 1 November 2016
Glenrothes
Hendry, Drew
Scottish National Party
Signed on 24 October 2016
Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey
Hermon, Lady
Independent
Signed on 12 October 2016
North Down
Law, Chris
Scottish National Party
Signed on 18 October 2016
Dundee West
MacNeil, Angus Brendan
Scottish National Party
Signed on 21 October 2016
Na h-Eileanan an Iar
McDonald, Stewart Malcolm
Scottish National Party
Signed on 11 October 2016
Glasgow South
McDonnell, Dr Alasdair
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 8 March 2017
Belfast South
Monaghan, Carol
Scottish National Party
Signed on 12 October 2016
Glasgow North West
Newlands, Gavin
Scottish National Party
Signed on 21 October 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 January 2016
Argyll and Bute
Oswald, Kirsten
Scottish National Party
Signed on 20 October 2016
East Renfrewshire
Owen, Albert
Labour
Signed on 12 October 2016
Ynys Môn
Ritchie, Ms Margaret
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 12 October 2016
South Down
Robinson, Gavin
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 5 January 2016
Belfast East
Salmond, Alex
Scottish National Party
Signed on 21 October 2016
Gordon
Stephens, Chris
Scottish National Party
Signed on 11 October 2016
Glasgow South West
Williams, Mr Mark
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 13 October 2016
Ceredigion

These members had previously signed the motion, but have now withdrawn their support. The date shown is when the Member withdrew their signature from the motion.