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Child poverty

EDM (Early Day Motion) 159: tabled on 07 June 2021

Tabled in the 2021-22 session.

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

Motion text

That this House notes that recent End Child Poverty coalition research indicates that there were 4.3 million children living in poverty in the UK in 2019-20 and that recent Households Below Average Income figures show child poverty is likely to have significantly worsened during the covid-19 pandemic; believes the Government must prioritise expanding the safety net for struggling families and those facing housing insecurity; recognises the Government's rolling out of free school meals during school closures, the extension of free school meals to children affected by the No Recourse to Public Funds condition, the £20 a week universal credit uplift, and the Covid Winter Grant Scheme that supported families in financial crisis; and supports recent calls from the Children's Society for the Government to turn these interventions into long term sustained investment to support low-income families.

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.

Ribeiro-Addy, Bell
Labour
Signed on 7 June 2021
Streatham
Barker, Paula
Labour
Signed on 7 June 2021
Liverpool, Wavertree
Trickett, Jon
Labour
Signed on 7 June 2021
Hemsworth
Osborne, Kate
Labour
Signed on 7 June 2021
Jarrow
Morris, Grahame
Labour
Signed on 7 June 2021
Easington
Whitley, Mick
Labour
Signed on 7 June 2021
Birkenhead
Lavery, Ian
Labour
Signed on 7 June 2021
Wansbeck
Mishra, Navendu
Labour
Signed on 7 June 2021
Stockport
Foy, Mary Kelly
Labour
Signed on 7 June 2021
City of Durham
Butler, Dawn
Labour
Signed on 7 June 2021
Brent Central
Lewis, Clive
Labour
Signed on 7 June 2021
Norwich South
Johnson, Kim
Labour
Signed on 7 June 2021
Liverpool, Riverside
Webbe, Claudia
Independent
Signed on 7 June 2021
Leicester East
Mearns, Ian
Labour
Signed on 7 June 2021
Gateshead
Ali, Tahir
Labour
Signed on 7 June 2021
Birmingham, Hall Green
Gwynne, Andrew
Labour
Signed on 8 June 2021
Denton and Reddish
Edwards, Jonathan
Independent
Signed on 8 June 2021
Carmarthen East and Dinefwr
MacAskill, Kenny
Alba Party
Signed on 8 June 2021
East Lothian
Carden, Dan
Labour
Signed on 8 June 2021
Liverpool, Walton
Lake, Ben
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 9 June 2021
Ceredigion
Shannon, Jim
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 9 June 2021
Strangford
Hanvey, Neale
Alba Party
Signed on 9 June 2021
Kirkcaldy and Cowdenbeath
Lucas, Caroline
Green Party
Signed on 10 June 2021
Brighton, Pavilion
Hanna, Claire
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 14 June 2021
Belfast South
Monaghan, Carol
Scottish National Party
Signed on 14 June 2021
Glasgow North West
Williams, Hywel
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 14 June 2021
Arfon
Saville Roberts, Liz
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 14 June 2021
Dwyfor Meirionnydd
Stephens, Chris
Scottish National Party
Signed on 15 June 2021
Glasgow South West
Sultana, Zarah
Labour
Signed on 18 October 2021
Coventry South

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.