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Universal Credit deductions

EDM (Early Day Motion) 543: tabled on 02 June 2020

Tabled in the 2019-21 session.

This motion has been signed by 56 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

Motion text

This House welcomes the three-month suspension of debts and overpayments being deducted from universal credit; notes that sums to repay advance payments continue to be deducted from universal credit, and that such deductions are a main driver of need for food banks; notes also that the continuation of deductions will eliminate much of the effect on claimants' living standards of the twelve-month increase in the standard allowance; and calls on the Government to introduce with immediate effect its stated policy, which is not due to take effect until October 2021, of easing the rate of deductions from universal credit by extending the repayment period and lowering the monthly cap on deductions.

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.

Grady, Patrick
Scottish National Party
Signed on 3 June 2020
Glasgow North
MacAskill, Kenny
Scottish National Party
Signed on 3 June 2020
East Lothian
Flynn, Stephen
Scottish National Party
Signed on 3 June 2020
Aberdeen South
Eastwood, Colum
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 3 June 2020
Foyle
Monaghan, Carol
Scottish National Party
Signed on 3 June 2020
Glasgow North West
Sharma, Mr Virendra
Labour
Signed on 3 June 2020
Ealing, Southall
Brown, Alan
Scottish National Party
Signed on 3 June 2020
Kilmarnock and Loudoun
Howarth, Sir George
Labour
Signed on 3 June 2020
Knowsley
Yasin, Mohammad
Labour
Signed on 3 June 2020
Bedford
Dorans, Allan
Scottish National Party
Signed on 3 June 2020
Ayr, Carrick and Cumnock
Callaghan, Amy
Scottish National Party
Signed on 3 June 2020
East Dunbartonshire
Benn, Hilary
Labour
Signed on 3 June 2020
Leeds Central
Mearns, Ian
Labour
Signed on 4 June 2020
Gateshead
Lake, Ben
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 4 June 2020
Ceredigion
Fovargue, Yvonne
Labour
Signed on 4 June 2020
Makerfield
Campbell, Mr Gregory
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 4 June 2020
East Londonderry
Girvan, Paul
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 4 June 2020
South Antrim
Brock, Deidre
Scottish National Party
Signed on 4 June 2020
Edinburgh North and Leith
Hobhouse, Wera
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 4 June 2020
Bath
Shannon, Jim
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 4 June 2020
Strangford
Osborne, Kate
Labour
Signed on 4 June 2020
Jarrow
Cooper, Daisy
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 4 June 2020
St Albans
Tami, Mark
Labour
Signed on 4 June 2020
Alyn and Deeside
Williams, Hywel
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 4 June 2020
Arfon
Abbott, Ms Diane
Labour
Signed on 4 June 2020
Hackney North and Stoke Newington
Jardine, Christine
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 4 June 2020
Edinburgh West
Burgon, Richard
Labour
Signed on 4 June 2020
Leeds East
McLaughlin, Anne
Scottish National Party
Signed on 4 June 2020
Glasgow North East
Cooper, Rosie
Labour
Signed on 5 June 2020
West Lancashire
Farry, Stephen
Alliance
Signed on 5 June 2020
North Down
McDonald, Stewart Malcolm
Scottish National Party
Signed on 5 June 2020
Glasgow South
Lucas, Caroline
Green Party
Signed on 6 June 2020
Brighton, Pavilion
Sheppard, Tommy
Scottish National Party
Signed on 8 June 2020
Edinburgh East
Whittome, Nadia
Labour
Signed on 8 June 2020
Nottingham East
Barker, Paula
Labour
Signed on 8 June 2020
Liverpool, Wavertree
Lloyd, Tony
Labour
Signed on 8 June 2020
Rochdale
Wilson, Sammy
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 9 June 2020
East Antrim
Whitley, Mick
Labour
Signed on 9 June 2020
Birkenhead
Thomson, Richard
Scottish National Party
Signed on 9 June 2020
Gordon
McDonald, Stuart C
Scottish National Party
Signed on 15 June 2020
Cumbernauld, Kilsyth and Kirkintilloch East
Hendry, Drew
Scottish National Party
Signed on 16 June 2020
Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey
Black, Mhairi
Scottish National Party
Signed on 29 June 2020
Paisley and Renfrewshire South
Cryer, John
Labour
Signed on 8 July 2020
Leyton and Wanstead
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 20 July 2020
Hayes and Harlington
Hill, Mike
Labour
Signed on 1 September 2020
Hartlepool
Russell-Moyle, Lloyd
Labour
Signed on 15 September 2020
Brighton, Kemptown
Cowan, Ronnie
Scottish National Party
Signed on 18 September 2020
Inverclyde
Ferrier, Margaret
Scottish National Party
Signed on 18 September 2020
Rutherglen and Hamilton West
Day, Martyn
Scottish National Party
Signed on 19 September 2020
Linlithgow and East Falkirk
Oswald, Kirsten
Scottish National Party
Signed on 21 September 2020
East Renfrewshire

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.