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ADOPTION ALLOWANCE FOR SELF EMPLOYED PEOPLE

EDM (Early Day Motion) 671: tabled on 07 December 2017

Tabled in the 2017-19 session.

This motion has been signed by 36 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

Motion text

That this House recognises that people who adopt do so out of love and care and ought to receive parity in financial support to that of birth parents; further recognises that though there is such parity for employees, there is an unjustifiable inequality in financial support for self employed adopters; criticises the current system which offers no financial support for the self employed during adoption leave, unless the adopter qualifies for a discretionary payment through local authority means-testing; acknowledges that the financial strain incurred during adoption leave may reduce the number of potential adopters who are self employed; and, in recognition of the need for more adoptive parents, calls for the self employed to be included among those who qualify for adoption allowance and that the allowance should be brought into line with the maternity allowance, as recommended to the Government in February 2016 in the self-employment review by Julie Deane.

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 21 December 2017
Livingston
Bottomley, Sir Peter
Conservative
Signed on 11 December 2017
Worthing West
Brock, Deidre
Scottish National Party
Signed on 7 December 2017
Edinburgh North and Leith
Brown, Alan
Scottish National Party
Signed on 20 December 2017
Kilmarnock and Loudoun
Cherry, Joanna
Scottish National Party
Signed on 7 December 2017
Edinburgh South West
Cowan, Ronnie
Scottish National Party
Signed on 7 December 2017
Inverclyde
Cunningham, Mr Jim
Labour
Signed on 11 December 2017
Coventry South
Davey, Sir Edward
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 11 December 2017
Kingston and Surbiton
Day, Martyn
Scottish National Party
Signed on 11 December 2017
Linlithgow and East Falkirk
Flynn, Paul
Labour
Signed on 13 December 2017
Newport West
Gibson, Patricia
Scottish National Party
Signed on 18 December 2017
North Ayrshire and Arran
Grady, Patrick
Scottish National Party
Signed on 7 December 2017
Glasgow North
Hermon, Lady
Independent
Signed on 12 December 2017
North Down
Law, Chris
Scottish National Party
Signed on 18 December 2017
Dundee West
Linden, David
Scottish National Party
Signed on 11 December 2017
Glasgow East
Monaghan, Carol
Scottish National Party
Signed on 13 December 2017
Glasgow North West
Moran, Layla
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 12 December 2017
Oxford West and Abingdon
Newlands, Gavin
Scottish National Party
Signed on 18 December 2017
Paisley and Renfrewshire North
O'Hara, Brendan
Scottish National Party
Signed on 13 December 2017
Argyll and Bute
Rimmer, Ms Marie
Labour
Signed on 12 December 2017
St Helens South and Whiston
Robinson, Gavin
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 12 December 2017
Belfast East
Shannon, Jim
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 12 December 2017
Strangford
Simpson, David
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 12 December 2017
Upper Bann
Stephens, Chris
Scottish National Party
Signed on 12 December 2017
Glasgow South West
Walker, Thelma
Labour
Signed on 14 December 2017
Colne Valley
Western, Matt
Labour
Signed on 14 December 2017
Warwick and Leamington