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CONDEMNATION OF THE RAPE CLAUSE

EDM (Early Day Motion) 324: tabled on 14 September 2017

Tabled in the 2017-19 session.

This motion has been signed by 20 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

Motion text

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.

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.

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.