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VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN AND THE NO RECOURSE TO PUBLIC FUNDS RULE

That this House commends the work of Amnesty International, the No Recourse to Public Funds campaign and the End Violence Against Women campaign; acknowledges that the current no recourse to public funds rule has a devastating effect on hundreds of women who are trapped in a cycle of abuse, unable to access basic levels of protection and support due to their immigration status; believes that the Government has a duty to protect the human rights of all women entering the UK regardless of immigration status, as stated in the Convention on the Elimination of all forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW); further acknowledges the recent Home Office pilot project, but recognises the need for a permanent solution for all women; and therefore calls on the Government to exempt women fleeing domestic violence from the no recourse to public funds rule, to grant women's refuges the funds they need to offer protection from violence to all women suffering abuse, and to launch an integrated strategy to counter violence against women so as to prevent contradictory policies undermining women's rights.

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Name Party Constituency Date Signed
Abbott, Diane Labour Party Hackney North and Stoke Newington 24.11.2009
Alexander, Danny Liberal Democrats Inverness Nairn Badenoch and Strathspey 08.12.2009
Austin, John Labour Party Erith and Thamesmead 01.12.2009
Baker, Norman Liberal Democrats Lewes 09.02.2010
Battle, John Labour Party Leeds West 26.11.2009
Bayley, Hugh Labour Party City of York 05.01.2010
Beith, Alan Liberal Democrats Berwick-Upon-Tweed 26.11.2009
Borrow, David S Labour Party South Ribble 26.11.2009
Bottomley, Peter Conservative Party Worthing West 24.11.2009
Brake, Tom Liberal Democrats Carshalton and Wallington 26.01.2010
Breed, Colin Liberal Democrats South East Cornwall 26.11.2009
Brooke, Annette Liberal Democrats Mid Dorset and North Poole 26.11.2009
Bruce, Malcolm Liberal Democrats Gordon 10.02.2010
Burt, Lorely Liberal Democrats Solihull 02.12.2009
Campbell, Menzies Liberal Democrats North East Fife 07.12.2009
Campbell, Ronnie Labour Party Blyth Valley 25.11.2009
Caton, Martin Labour Party Gower 26.11.2009
Cawsey, Ian Labour Party Brigg and Goole 08.12.2009
Chaytor, David Labour Party Bury North 02.12.2009
Clark, Katy Labour Party North Ayrshire and Arran 24.11.2009
Cohen, Harry Labour Party Leyton and Wanstead 24.02.2010
Connarty, Michael Labour Party Linlithgow and East Falkirk 09.02.2010
Cook, Frank Labour Party Stockton North 26.02.2010
Corbyn, Jeremy Labour Party Islington North 25.11.2009
Cousins, Jim Labour Party Newcastle upon Tyne Central 07.12.2009
Cryer, Ann Labour Party Keighley 26.11.2009
Davey, Edward Liberal Democrats Kingston and Surbiton 21.01.2010
Davies, Dai INDEPENDENT Blaenau Gwent 22.02.2010
Dean, Janet Labour Party Burton 25.11.2009
Dismore, Andrew Labour Party Hendon 01.12.2009
Durkan, Mark Social Democratic and Labour Party Foyle 24.11.2009
Etherington, Bill Labour Party Sunderland North 30.11.2009
Farrelly, Paul Labour Party Newcastle-under-Lyme 16.12.2009
Featherstone, Lynne Liberal Democrats Hornsey and Wood Green 24.11.2009
Foster, Don Liberal Democrats Bath 07.12.2009
Galloway, George Respect Bethnal Green and Bow 07.12.2009
George, Andrew Liberal Democrats St Ives 24.11.2009
Gerrard, Neil Labour Party Walthamstow 26.11.2009
Gidley, Sandra Liberal Democrats Romsey 24.11.2009
Godsiff, Roger Labour Party Birmingham Sparkbrook and Small Heath 08.12.2009
Goldsworthy, Julia Liberal Democrats Falmouth and Camborne 16.12.2009
Hall, Patrick Labour Party Bedford 11.03.2010
Hancock, Mike Liberal Democrats Portsmouth South 25.11.2009
Harris, Evan Liberal Democrats Oxford West and Abingdon 16.12.2009
Harvey, Nick Liberal Democrats North Devon 01.12.2009
Hemming, John Liberal Democrats Birmingham Yardley 03.12.2009
Hermon, Lady Ulster Unionist Party North Down 01.12.2009
Holmes, Paul Liberal Democrats Chesterfield 25.11.2009
Hopkins, Kelvin Labour Party Luton North 15.12.2009
Horwood, Martin Liberal Democrats Cheltenham 10.03.2010
Howarth, David Liberal Democrats Cambridge 09.12.2009
Howarth, George Labour Party Knowsley North and Sefton East 10.12.2009
Howells, Kim Labour Party Pontypridd 20.01.2010
Hoyle, Lindsay Labour Party Chorley 25.11.2009
Hughes, Simon Liberal Democrats North Southwark and Bermondsey 16.12.2009
Humble, Joan Labour Party Blackpool North and Fleetwood 23.02.2010
Hunter, Mark Liberal Democrats Cheadle 26.11.2009
Iddon, Brian Labour Party Bolton South East 08.02.2010
Illsley, Eric Labour Party Barnsley Central 07.12.2009
Jackson, Glenda Labour Party Hampstead and Highgate 25.11.2009
Jenkins, Brian Labour Party Tamworth 26.11.2009
Jones, Lynne Labour Party Birmingham Selly Oak 24.11.2009
Keetch, Paul Liberal Democrats Hereford 30.11.2009
Kennedy, Charles Liberal Democrats Ross Skye and Lochaber 15.12.2009
Kennedy, Jane Labour Party Liverpool Wavertree 04.03.2010
Kramer, Susan Liberal Democrats Richmond Park 09.12.2009
Leech, John Liberal Democrats Manchester Withington 25.11.2009
Levitt, Tom Labour Party High Peak 10.02.2010
Mason, John Scottish National Party Glasgow East 25.02.2010
McCafferty, Chris Labour Party Calder Valley 05.01.2010
McDonnell, Alasdair Social Democratic and Labour Party Belfast South 25.01.2010
Meale, Alan Labour Party Mansfield 25.11.2009
Mitchell, Austin Labour Party Great Grimsby 23.02.2010
Moffat, Anne Labour Party East Lothian 24.02.2010
Moran, Margaret Labour Party Luton South 25.11.2009
Morgan, Julie Labour Party Cardiff North 18.01.2010
Mulholland, Greg Liberal Democrats Leeds North West 10.12.2009
Naysmith, Doug Labour Party Bristol North West 25.02.2010
Opik, Lembit Liberal Democrats Montgomeryshire 10.12.2009
Pelling, Andrew INDEPENDENT Croydon Central 02.12.2009
Prosser, Gwyn Labour Party Dover 01.03.2010
Pugh, John Liberal Democrats Southport 16.12.2009
Reed, Andy Labour Party Loughborough 07.01.2010
Rogerson, Dan Liberal Democrats North Cornwall 07.12.2009
Rowen, Paul Liberal Democrats Rochdale 15.12.2009
Russell, Bob Liberal Democrats Colchester 24.11.2009
Short, Clare INDEPENDENT LABOUR Birmingham Ladywood 30.11.2009
Simpson, Alan Labour Party Nottingham South 25.11.2009
Singh, Marsha Labour Party Bradford West 07.12.2009
Stunell, Andrew Liberal Democrats Hazel Grove 07.12.2009
Swinson, Jo Liberal Democrats East Dunbartonshire 24.11.2009
Taylor, Richard INDEPENDENT Wyre Forest 22.02.2010
Teather, Sarah Liberal Democrats Brent East 22.02.2010
Todd, Mark Labour Party South Derbyshire 22.02.2010
Truswell, Paul Labour Party Pudsey 01.12.2009
Twigg, Derek Labour Party Halton 23.02.2010
Vis, Rudi Labour Party Finchley and Golders Green 26.11.2009
Walley, Joan Labour Party Stoke-on-Trent North 09.02.2010
Weir, Mike Scottish National Party Angus 26.11.2009
Williams, Betty Labour Party Conwy 26.11.2009
Williams, Mark Liberal Democrats Ceredigion 07.12.2009
Williams, Roger Liberal Democrats Brecon and Radnorshire 08.12.2009
Williams, Stephen Liberal Democrats Bristol West 25.11.2009
Willis, Phil Liberal Democrats Harrogate and Knaresborough 09.12.2009
Willott, Jenny Liberal Democrats Cardiff Central 09.12.2009
Wood, Mike Roy Labour Party Batley and Spen 22.02.2010
Wyatt, Derek Labour Party Sittingbourne and Sheppey 25.11.2009