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COHABITEES ENTITLEMENT TO BEREAVEMENT SUPPORT PAYMENT

EDM (Early Day Motion) 1199: tabled on 25 April 2018

Tabled in the 2017-19 session.

This motion has been signed by 43 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

Motion text

That this House calls for reform to extend Bereavement Support Payment to people who were cohabiting but were not married or in a civil partnership; considers that the current position is manifestly unfair and ignores the reality of modern day Britain where cohabiting couples account for approximately one in five households; and recognises the damaging effects, both economically and emotionally, that excluding cohabitees from entitlement to Bereavement Support Payment has on the surviving cohabitee and any dependent children.

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 10 May 2018
Livingston
Blackman, Bob
Conservative
Signed on 3 May 2018
Harrow East
Bottomley, Sir Peter
Conservative
Signed on 30 April 2018
Worthing West
Brown, Alan
Scottish National Party
Signed on 9 May 2018
Kilmarnock and Loudoun
Crausby, Sir David
Labour
Signed on 16 May 2018
Bolton North East
Cunningham, Alex
Labour
Signed on 1 May 2018
Stockton North
Davey, Sir Edward
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 16 May 2018
Kingston and Surbiton
Drew, Dr David
Labour
Signed on 27 April 2018
Stroud
Fellows, Marion
Scottish National Party
Signed on 10 May 2018
Motherwell and Wishaw
Field, Frank
Labour
Signed on 1 May 2018
Birkenhead
Gaffney, Hugh
Labour
Signed on 8 May 2018
Coatbridge, Chryston and Bellshill
George, Ruth
Labour
Signed on 8 May 2018
High Peak
Hardy, Emma
Labour
Signed on 1 May 2018
Kingston upon Hull West and Hessle
Hendry, Drew
Scottish National Party
Signed on 21 May 2018
Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey
Hermon, Lady
Independent
Signed on 1 May 2018
North Down
Hill, Mike
Labour
Signed on 1 May 2018
Hartlepool
Hopkins, Kelvin
Independent
Signed on 1 May 2018
Luton North
Jones, Graham P
Labour
Signed on 1 May 2018
Hyndburn
Lake, Ben
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 1 May 2018
Ceredigion
Linden, David
Scottish National Party
Signed on 2 May 2018
Glasgow East
Lucas, Caroline
Green Party
Signed on 30 April 2018
Brighton, Pavilion
MacNeil, Angus Brendan
Scottish National Party
Signed on 21 May 2018
Na h-Eileanan an Iar
Marsden, Gordon
Labour
Signed on 3 May 2018
Blackpool South
Martin, Sandy
Labour
Signed on 1 May 2018
Ipswich
Morris, Grahame
Labour
Signed on 30 April 2018
Easington
Nandy, Lisa
Labour
Signed on 27 April 2018
Wigan
Phillips, Jess
Labour
Signed on 30 April 2018
Birmingham, Yardley
Russell-Moyle, Lloyd
Labour
Signed on 30 April 2018
Brighton, Kemptown
Sharma, Mr Virendra
Labour
Signed on 1 May 2018
Ealing, Southall
Skinner, Mr Dennis
Labour
Signed on 1 May 2018
Bolsover
Sobel, Alex
Labour
Signed on 27 April 2018
Leeds North West
Stephens, Chris
Scottish National Party
Signed on 27 April 2018
Glasgow South West
Stevens, Jo
Labour
Signed on 1 May 2018
Cardiff Central
Thewliss, Alison
Scottish National Party
Signed on 2 May 2018
Glasgow Central
Western, Matt
Labour
Signed on 1 May 2018
Warwick and Leamington
Yasin, Mohammad
Labour
Signed on 27 April 2018
Bedford
Zeichner, Daniel
Labour
Signed on 30 April 2018
Cambridge

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.