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EDM (Early Day Motion) 2595: tabled on 09 July 2019

Tabled in the 2017-19 session.

This motion has been signed by 19 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

Motion text

That this House recognises the benefit of Local Welfare Assistance Schemes for people in need; notes the help they have provided to people in urgent need following an emergency or unforeseen event; regrets the decision by the 2013 Government to devolve responsibility to local councils and to stop providing a separate cash grant for these schemes in 2015; further regrets that the number of people benefiting from these schemes has plummeted by 75 per cent since 2013; further notes that 1 in 7 local authority areas in England no longer have a local welfare assistance scheme in place at all; and calls on the Government to reintroduce a separate cash grant to local government to fund a local welfare assistance scheme in every local authority area.

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There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.