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No Recourse to Public Funds

EDM (Early Day Motion) 1206: tabled on 30 November 2020

Tabled in the 2019-21 session.

This motion has been signed by 35 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

Motion text

That this House believes that the Government has a duty to ensure that everyone living in the UK is protected from both the health and financial impacts of Coronavirus; understands that long before the pandemic No Recourse to Public Funds restrictions have pushed migrants and their families into poverty and homelessness; recognises that migrants with NRPF have been forced to choose between continuing to work throughout the pandemic or providing for their families; is deeply concerned that migrants who may lose their jobs as unemployment levels rise are at high risk of hardship and destitution; believes that preventing people from entering destitution should be a priority and is more effective than waiting until local authorities have a duty to intervene; believes NRPF restrictions are nothing more than a cost-shunt on to local authorities who are already struggling under the weight of funding cuts; recognises that although the policy allows for applications on a case-by-case basis to have the condition removed, it is incredibly difficult in practice, does not prevent abject poverty, and may unfairly lengthen the route to settlement by five years; further recognises that the hostile environment in all its forms increases racial discrimination; and calls on the Government to urgently suspend NRPF conditions.

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.

Farron, Tim
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 27 November 2020
Westmorland and Lonsdale
Slaughter, Andy
Labour
Signed on 27 November 2020
Hammersmith
Timms, Stephen
Labour
Signed on 27 November 2020
East Ham
Blake, Olivia
Labour
Signed on 27 November 2020
Sheffield, Hallam
Olney, Sarah
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 27 November 2020
Richmond Park
Coyle, Neil
Labour
Signed on 27 November 2020
Bermondsey and Old Southwark
Jardine, Christine
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 27 November 2020
Edinburgh West
Benn, Hilary
Labour
Signed on 27 November 2020
Leeds Central
Dowd, Peter
Labour
Signed on 27 November 2020
Bootle
Betts, Mr Clive
Labour
Signed on 27 November 2020
Sheffield South East
Ali, Rushanara
Labour
Signed on 27 November 2020
Bethnal Green and Bow
Shannon, Jim
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 1 December 2020
Strangford
Mearns, Ian
Labour
Signed on 1 December 2020
Gateshead
McDonald, Stuart C
Scottish National Party
Signed on 1 December 2020
Cumbernauld, Kilsyth and Kirkintilloch East
Lavery, Ian
Labour
Signed on 2 December 2020
Wansbeck
MacAskill, Kenny
Scottish National Party
Signed on 2 December 2020
East Lothian
Bottomley, Sir Peter
Conservative
Signed on 2 December 2020
Worthing West
Sharma, Mr Virendra
Labour
Signed on 2 December 2020
Ealing, Southall
Wilson, Munira
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 3 December 2020
Twickenham
Webbe, Claudia
Independent
Signed on 7 December 2020
Leicester East
Lake, Ben
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 7 December 2020
Ceredigion
Williams, Hywel
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 7 December 2020
Arfon
Saville Roberts, Liz
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 7 December 2020
Dwyfor Meirionnydd
Barker, Paula
Labour
Signed on 7 December 2020
Liverpool, Wavertree
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 7 December 2020
Hayes and Harlington
Stephens, Chris
Scottish National Party
Signed on 7 December 2020
Glasgow South West
Lewis, Clive
Labour
Signed on 9 December 2020
Norwich South
Ribeiro-Addy, Bell
Labour
Signed on 17 December 2020
Streatham
Long Bailey, Rebecca
Labour
Signed on 5 January 2021
Salford and Eccles

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.