Early day motion 1782

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TELEVISION LICENCE FEE SCHEME FOR DOMESTIC ABUSE REFUGES

That this House is deeply concerned that women who have fled to refuge centres due to domestic abuse are responsible for purchasing a television licence immediately should they have a television in their room; notes that many women in such a distressed and displaced position are particularly reliant upon television, especially to entertain their children; is aware that women are at the greatest risk of homicide when they have fled their abuser; further notes that violent men who stalk their ex-partners often pose as officials to gain access to properties when seeking the women; believes that women who have fled a violent partner should not feel threatened by an enforcement officer arriving unannounced at the refuge; further notes that the Government's own targets for local authorities is one refuge bed space per 10,000 population, totalling 6,000 across the UK; further notes that women often do not know how long they will need to stay in a refuge; expresses concern that funds from charities and organisations which run refuge centres are being diverted to pay for television licences for the rooms available to sheltered women; recognises that the hospitality sector already benefits from television licence concessions; further recognises that it is the Government's stated policy to assist the vulnerable in accessing television services; and therefore calls for women's refuge centres to be included in the same television licence fee scheme as hotels and guesthouses.

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Name Party Constituency Date Signed
Abbott, Diane Labour Party Hackney North and Stoke Newington 15.03.2006
Barrett, John Liberal Democrats Edinburgh West 15.05.2006
Bottomley, Peter Conservative Party Worthing West 08.03.2006
Breed, Colin Liberal Democrats South East Cornwall 15.03.2006
Brooke, Annette Liberal Democrats Mid Dorset and North Poole 08.03.2006
Browne, Jeremy Liberal Democrats Taunton 08.03.2006
Burstow, Paul Liberal Democrats Sutton and Cheam 08.03.2006
Burt, Lorely Liberal Democrats Solihull 08.03.2006
Campbell, Ronnie Labour Party Blyth Valley 15.03.2006
Caton, Martin Labour Party Gower 09.03.2006
Clark, Katy Labour Party North Ayrshire and Arran 23.03.2006
Cohen, Harry Labour Party Leyton and Wanstead 15.03.2006
Cooper, Rosie Labour Party West Lancashire 13.03.2006
Corbyn, Jeremy Labour Party Islington North 14.03.2006
Crausby, David Labour Party Bolton North East 02.05.2006
Creagh, Mary Labour Party Wakefield 08.03.2006
Cryer, Ann Labour Party Keighley 09.03.2006
Dean, Janet Labour Party Burton 21.03.2006
Dismore, Andrew Labour Party Hendon 09.03.2006
Dodds, Nigel Democratic Unionist Party Belfast North 09.03.2006
Drew, David Labour Party Stroud 09.03.2006
Durkan, Mark Social Democratic and Labour Party Foyle 15.03.2006
Engel, Natascha Labour Party North East Derbyshire 08.03.2006
Etherington, Bill Labour Party Sunderland North 18.04.2006
Featherstone, Lynne Liberal Democrats Hornsey and Wood Green 08.03.2006
Foster, Don Liberal Democrats Bath 08.03.2006
Galloway, George Respect Bethnal Green and Bow 13.03.2006
Gidley, Sandra Liberal Democrats Romsey 08.03.2006
Hancock, Mike Liberal Democrats Portsmouth South 14.03.2006
Harris, Evan Liberal Democrats Oxford West and Abingdon 22.03.2006
Harvey, Nick Liberal Democrats North Devon 16.03.2006
Heath, David Liberal Democrats Somerton and Frome 09.03.2006
Hemming, John Liberal Democrats Birmingham Yardley 22.03.2006
Hermon, Lady Ulster Unionist Party North Down 14.03.2006
Heyes, David Labour Party Ashton under Lyne 20.04.2006
Hodgson, Sharon Labour Party Gateshead East and Washington West 10.03.2006
Holmes, Paul Liberal Democrats Chesterfield 15.03.2006
Hopkins, Kelvin Labour Party Luton North 15.03.2006
Horwood, Martin Liberal Democrats Cheltenham 27.04.2006
Hunter, Mark Liberal Democrats Cheadle 13.03.2006
Jackson, Glenda Labour Party Hampstead and Highgate 09.03.2006
James, Sian C Labour Party Swansea East 16.03.2006
Jenkins, Brian Labour Party Tamworth 16.03.2006
Jones, Lynne Labour Party Birmingham Selly Oak 09.03.2006
Keetch, Paul Liberal Democrats Hereford 14.03.2006
Lamb, Norman Liberal Democrats North Norfolk 22.03.2006
Lazarowicz, Mark Labour Party Edinburgh North and Leith 09.03.2006
Leech, John Liberal Democrats Manchester Withington 13.03.2006
Llwyd, Elfyn Plaid Cymru Meirionnydd Nant Conwy 09.03.2006
MacNeil, Angus Scottish National Party Na h-Eileanan an Iar 09.03.2006
Main, Anne Conservative Party St Albans 14.03.2006
Marris, Rob Labour Party Wolverhampton South West 15.03.2006
Martlew, Eric Labour Party Carlisle 09.03.2006
McCafferty, Chris Labour Party Calder Valley 15.03.2006
McDonnell, John Labour Party Hayes and Harlington 06.11.2006
Meale, Alan Labour Party Mansfield 09.03.2006
Moon, Madeleine Labour Party Bridgend 19.04.2006
Moore, Michael Liberal Democrats Berwickshire Roxburgh and Selkirk 18.04.2006
Morgan, Julie Labour Party Cardiff North 08.03.2006
Mulholland, Greg Liberal Democrats Leeds North West 16.03.2006
Opik, Lembit Liberal Democrats Montgomeryshire 27.03.2006
Penning, Mike Conservative Party Hemel Hempstead 09.03.2006
Pope, Greg Labour Party Hyndburn 21.03.2006
Rennie, Willie Liberal Democrats Dunfermline and West Fife 14.03.2006
Rogerson, Dan Liberal Democrats North Cornwall 09.03.2006
Russell, Bob Liberal Democrats Colchester 13.03.2006
Simpson, Alan Labour Party Nottingham South 09.03.2006
Smith, Robert Liberal Democrats West Aberdeenshire and Kincardine 10.03.2006
Swinson, Jo Liberal Democrats East Dunbartonshire 08.03.2006
Taylor, David Labour Party North West Leicestershire 09.03.2006
Taylor, Matthew Liberal Democrats Truro and St Austell 05.06.2006
Vis, Rudi Labour Party Finchley and Golders Green 14.03.2006
Weir, Mike Scottish National Party Angus 13.03.2006
Williams, Betty Labour Party Conwy 13.03.2006
Williams, Hywel Plaid Cymru Caernarfon 11.05.2006
Williams, Mark Liberal Democrats Ceredigion 21.03.2006
Williams, Stephen Liberal Democrats Bristol West 15.03.2006
Willis, Phil Liberal Democrats Harrogate and Knaresborough 15.03.2006
Wyatt, Derek Labour Party Sittingbourne and Sheppey 16.03.2006