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Food insecurity

EDM (Early Day Motion) 1251: tabled on 07 December 2020

Tabled in the 2019-21 session.

This motion has been signed by 54 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

Motion text

That this House notes that approximately 10 million people in the UK are experiencing food insecurity; further notes that the use of food banks was increasing before the covid-19 pandemic, has effectively doubled during the pandemic and all indications are that this situation will continue to get worse; is concerned that children in particular have been badly affected by the covid-19 crisis and that, according to Trussell Trust figures, the number of food parcels given to children rose by 52 per cent; acknowledges the profound and devastating consequences of food insecurity on the health, wellbeing and livelihoods of people in our communities; believes that the Government has a duty to ensure nobody in our communities goes hungry and that the “Right to Food” should be enshrined in UK law in order to make clear this obligation; and calls on the Government to set positive targets and monitor progress accordingly and include the “Right to Food” in the Government’s National Food Strategy white paper which is due to be published in 2021.

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.

Carden, Dan
Labour
Signed on 7 December 2020
Liverpool, Walton
Sultana, Zarah
Labour
Signed on 7 December 2020
Coventry South
Whittome, Nadia
Labour
Signed on 7 December 2020
Nottingham East
Abbott, Ms Diane
Labour
Signed on 7 December 2020
Hackney North and Stoke Newington
Morris, Grahame
Labour
Signed on 7 December 2020
Easington
Trickett, Jon
Labour
Signed on 7 December 2020
Hemsworth
Begum, Apsana
Labour
Signed on 7 December 2020
Poplar and Limehouse
Mearns, Ian
Labour
Signed on 7 December 2020
Gateshead
Foy, Mary Kelly
Labour
Signed on 7 December 2020
City of Durham
Osborne, Kate
Labour
Signed on 7 December 2020
Jarrow
Whitley, Mick
Labour
Signed on 7 December 2020
Birkenhead
Lavery, Ian
Labour
Signed on 7 December 2020
Wansbeck
Barker, Paula
Labour
Signed on 8 December 2020
Liverpool, Wavertree
Hopkins, Rachel
Labour
Signed on 8 December 2020
Luton South
Edwards, Jonathan
Independent
Signed on 8 December 2020
Carmarthen East and Dinefwr
Hendry, Drew
Scottish National Party
Signed on 8 December 2020
Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey
Hanna, Claire
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 8 December 2020
Belfast South
Bonnar, Steven
Scottish National Party
Signed on 8 December 2020
Coatbridge, Chryston and Bellshill
Burgon, Richard
Labour
Signed on 8 December 2020
Leeds East
Greenwood, Margaret
Labour
Signed on 8 December 2020
Wirral West
Butler, Dawn
Labour
Signed on 8 December 2020
Brent Central
Duffield, Rosie
Labour
Signed on 8 December 2020
Canterbury
Webbe, Claudia
Independent
Signed on 8 December 2020
Leicester East
Dorans, Allan
Scottish National Party
Signed on 8 December 2020
Ayr, Carrick and Cumnock
Ferrier, Margaret
Independent
Signed on 8 December 2020
Rutherglen and Hamilton West
Corbyn, Jeremy
Independent
Signed on 9 December 2020
Islington North
Osamor, Kate
Labour
Signed on 9 December 2020
Edmonton
Hobhouse, Wera
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 9 December 2020
Bath
Shannon, Jim
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 9 December 2020
Strangford
Howarth, Sir George
Labour
Signed on 9 December 2020
Knowsley
Long Bailey, Rebecca
Labour
Signed on 9 December 2020
Salford and Eccles
Abrahams, Debbie
Labour
Signed on 9 December 2020
Oldham East and Saddleworth
Eagle, Ms Angela
Labour
Signed on 9 December 2020
Wallasey
Efford, Clive
Labour
Signed on 9 December 2020
Eltham
Cooper, Rosie
Labour
Signed on 9 December 2020
West Lancashire
Lake, Ben
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 9 December 2020
Ceredigion
Hendrick, Sir Mark
Labour
Signed on 9 December 2020
Preston
Johnson, Kim
Labour
Signed on 9 December 2020
Liverpool, Riverside
Lewis, Clive
Labour
Signed on 9 December 2020
Norwich South
Hill, Mike
Labour
Signed on 14 December 2020
Hartlepool
Williams, Hywel
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 14 December 2020
Arfon
Saville Roberts, Liz
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 14 December 2020
Dwyfor Meirionnydd
Mishra, Navendu
Labour
Signed on 14 December 2020
Stockport
Lucas, Caroline
Green Party
Signed on 14 December 2020
Brighton, Pavilion
Dowd, Peter
Labour
Signed on 15 December 2020
Bootle
Stephens, Chris
Scottish National Party
Signed on 15 December 2020
Glasgow South West
Hanvey, Neale
Scottish National Party
Signed on 11 January 2021
Kirkcaldy and Cowdenbeath
Slaughter, Andy
Labour
Signed on 15 January 2021
Hammersmith

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.