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Life on the Breadline Report

EDM (Early Day Motion) 461: tabled on 20 September 2021

Tabled in the 2021-22 session.

This motion has been signed by 10 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

Motion text

That this House welcomes the publication of Life on the Breadline: Christianity, Poverty and Politics in the 21st Century City, researched and written by Dr Stephanie Denning, Dr Chris Shannahan, Professor Robert Beckford and Professor Peter Scott; notes that the research analyses the nature, reach and impact of Christian responses to austerity age poverty, providing insights into the impact of Christian engagement with poverty and raising new challenges for policymakers on responding to poverty in the UK; highlights the extent of the research for the report, which includes interviews with 16 national Church leaders and 104 regional Church leaders; emphasises the significance of the reports recommendations for tackling poverty, which stress the importance of Church leaders and policy makers working together to address the causes of poverty, alongside encouraging policymakers to spend more time with people experiencing poverty to understand the issue more deeply; and urges the Government to consider this report and to issue a response to the recommendations.