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PAYMENT OF UNIVERSAL CREDIT TO DOMESTIC ABUSE VICTIMS

EDM (Early Day Motion) 982: tabled on 24 February 2017

Tabled in the 2016-17 session.

This motion has been signed by 34 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 the publication of the Scottish Government's response to the Consultation on Social Security in Scotland; understands that the Scottish Government will use the social security powers devolved in the Scotland Act 2016 to allow universal credit payments to be made to individuals, rather than households; believes that providing the option for paying claimants individually will address the power imbalances that occur within abusive relationships and reduce the ability of perpetrators of domestic violence to exert financial control over their partners and children; welcomes the support of Engender Scotland for this proposal; commends the Scottish Government on this important action to tackle domestic abuse and gender-based violence; and calls on the Government to fully implement individual payments for universal credit across the UK.

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 6 March 2017
Livingston
Brown, Alan
Scottish National Party
Signed on 6 March 2017
Kilmarnock and Loudoun
Cherry, Joanna
Scottish National Party
Signed on 8 March 2017
Edinburgh South West
Day, Martyn
Scottish National Party
Signed on 27 February 2017
Linlithgow and East Falkirk
Docherty-Hughes, Martin
Scottish National Party
Signed on 21 March 2017
West Dunbartonshire
Donaldson, Stuart Blair
Scottish National Party
Signed on 1 March 2017
West Aberdeenshire and Kincardine
Durkan, Mark
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 1 March 2017
Foyle
Edwards, Jonathan
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 28 February 2017
Carmarthen East and Dinefwr
Fellows, Marion
Scottish National Party
Signed on 24 February 2017
Motherwell and Wishaw
Flello, Robert
Labour
Signed on 25 April 2017
Stoke-on-Trent South
Gethins, Stephen
Scottish National Party
Signed on 7 March 2017
North East Fife
Grady, Patrick
Scottish National Party
Signed on 28 February 2017
Glasgow North
Hendry, Drew
Scottish National Party
Signed on 6 March 2017
Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey
Kerevan, George
Scottish National Party
Signed on 28 February 2017
East Lothian
Law, Chris
Scottish National Party
Signed on 6 March 2017
Dundee West
MacNeil, Angus Brendan
Scottish National Party
Signed on 6 March 2017
Na h-Eileanan an Iar
McGarry, Natalie
Independent
Signed on 24 February 2017
Glasgow East
McLaughlin, Anne
Scottish National Party
Signed on 27 February 2017
Glasgow North East
Monaghan, Dr Paul
Scottish National Party
Signed on 27 February 2017
Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross
Mullin, Roger
Scottish National Party
Signed on 24 February 2017
Kirkcaldy and Cowdenbeath
Newlands, Gavin
Scottish National Party
Signed on 29 March 2017
Paisley and Renfrewshire North
Nicolson, John
Scottish National Party
Signed on 6 March 2017
East Dunbartonshire
Oswald, Kirsten
Scottish National Party
Signed on 24 February 2017
East Renfrewshire
Salmond, Alex
Scottish National Party
Signed on 6 March 2017
Gordon
Saville Roberts, Liz
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 1 March 2017
Dwyfor Meirionnydd
Stephens, Chris
Scottish National Party
Signed on 27 February 2017
Glasgow South West
Thomson, Michelle
Independent
Signed on 24 February 2017
Edinburgh West
Wilson, Corri
Scottish National Party
Signed on 6 March 2017
Ayr, Carrick and Cumnock

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.