House of Commons
CONDEMNATION OF THE RAPE CLAUSE
EDM #324
Tabled 14 September 2017
2017-19 Session
That this House welcomes that the Convention of Scottish Local Authorities (COSLA) and the British Medical Association (BMA) have recently condemned the Government's two child restriction in universal credit and child tax credits, and specifically the associated non-consensual sex exemption, known as the rape clause; understands that the BMA has offered to support members if they do not wish to comply with the third party referral mechanisms; notes that COSLA fundamentally opposes the two child limit and the non-consensual sex exemption; and calls on the Government to scrap the two child restriction.