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Food insecurity

EDM (Early Day Motion) 746: tabled on 06 December 2021

Tabled in the 2021-22 session.

This motion has been signed by 49 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

Motion text

That this House recognises the horrific levels of food insecurity in the UK being experienced by approximately 11 million people; acknowledges the profound and devastating consequences of food insecurity on the health, wellbeing and livelihoods of people in our communities; notes with concern that the need for emergency food parcels remains well above pre-pandemic levels; further recognises that, as per Trussell Trust figures, food parcels given to children have increased at double the rate for adults compared to pre-pandemic levels; agrees that the Government has a duty to ensure nobody in our communities goes hungry; asserts that the Government’s duty should be reflected in legislation and that the right to food should be enshrined in UK law; recognises the many councils across the country that have declared themselves right to food cities and towns; recognises that the Trade Union Congress 2021 passed a motion calling for the right to food to be enshrined in law; recognises that the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee has recommended the Government urgently consult on a legal right to food; calls on the Government to include the right to food in its White Paper in response to the National Food Strategy recommendations; and notes that the White Paper is due in early 2022.

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.

Begum, Apsana
Labour
Signed on 6 December 2021
Poplar and Limehouse
Eagle, Dame Angela
Labour
Signed on 6 December 2021
Wallasey
Burgon, Richard
Labour
Signed on 6 December 2021
Leeds East
Osborne, Kate
Labour
Signed on 6 December 2021
Jarrow
Foy, Mary Kelly
Labour
Signed on 6 December 2021
City of Durham
Hollern, Kate
Labour
Signed on 6 December 2021
Blackburn
Lloyd, Tony
Labour
Signed on 6 December 2021
Rochdale
Mearns, Ian
Labour
Signed on 6 December 2021
Gateshead
Lavery, Ian
Labour
Signed on 6 December 2021
Wansbeck
Trickett, Jon
Labour
Signed on 7 December 2021
Hemsworth
Shannon, Jim
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 7 December 2021
Strangford
Webbe, Claudia
Independent
Signed on 7 December 2021
Leicester East
Edwards, Jonathan
Independent
Signed on 7 December 2021
Carmarthen East and Dinefwr
Sultana, Zarah
Labour
Signed on 7 December 2021
Coventry South
Nichols, Charlotte
Labour
Signed on 7 December 2021
Warrington North
Morris, Grahame
Labour
Signed on 7 December 2021
Easington
Dowd, Peter
Labour
Signed on 7 December 2021
Bootle
Howarth, Sir George
Labour
Signed on 7 December 2021
Knowsley
Whittome, Nadia
Labour
Signed on 7 December 2021
Nottingham East
MacAskill, Kenny
Alba Party
Signed on 7 December 2021
East Lothian
Stephens, Chris
Scottish National Party
Signed on 7 December 2021
Glasgow South West
Hobhouse, Wera
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 8 December 2021
Bath
Doogan, Dave
Scottish National Party
Signed on 8 December 2021
Angus
Law, Chris
Scottish National Party
Signed on 8 December 2021
Dundee West
Johnson, Kim
Labour
Signed on 8 December 2021
Liverpool, Riverside
Ferrier, Margaret
Independent
Signed on 9 December 2021
Rutherglen and Hamilton West
Lewell-Buck, Mrs Emma
Labour
Signed on 9 December 2021
South Shields
Pollard, Luke
Labour
Signed on 9 December 2021
Plymouth, Sutton and Devonport
Cooper, Rosie
Labour
Signed on 9 December 2021
West Lancashire
Lewis, Clive
Labour
Signed on 9 December 2021
Norwich South
Lucas, Caroline
Green Party
Signed on 9 December 2021
Brighton, Pavilion
Williams, Hywel
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 10 December 2021
Arfon
Lake, Ben
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 13 December 2021
Ceredigion
Saville Roberts, Liz
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 13 December 2021
Dwyfor Meirionnydd
Bardell, Hannah
Scottish National Party
Signed on 15 December 2021
Livingston
Wilson, Munira
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 16 December 2021
Twickenham
Hussain, Imran
Labour
Signed on 5 January 2022
Bradford East
Cooper, Daisy
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 5 January 2022
St Albans
Fellows, Marion
Scottish National Party
Signed on 17 January 2022
Motherwell and Wishaw
Maskell, Rachael
Labour
Signed on 24 January 2022
York Central
Whitley, Mick
Labour
Signed on 7 February 2022
Birkenhead
Chamberlain, Wendy
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 7 February 2022
North East Fife
Rimmer, Ms Marie
Labour
Signed on 19 April 2022
St Helens South and Whiston

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.