Early day motion 1191

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CHILDREN IN POVERTY AND FREE SCHOOL MEALS

That this House is shocked by the statistic that around 700,000 school-age children living in poverty are not receiving free school meals; congratulates the Children's Society for revealing this shameful state of affairs; notes that many working parents below the poverty line are discriminated against by being denied this crucial health benefit for their children because they are employed; further notes that a single parent working for 16 hours a week and a couple working 24 hours, both on working tax credit, cannot qualify, however poor they may be; and calls on the Government to ensure that all school-age children living in poverty receive free school meals whether or not their parents have jobs.

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Name Party Constituency Date Signed
Caton, Martin Labour Party Gower 21.03.2013
Dobbin, Jim Labour Party Heywood and Middleton 18.03.2013
Durkan, Mark Social Democratic and Labour Party Foyle 19.03.2013
Flynn, Paul Labour Party Newport West 20.03.2013
Galloway, George Respect Bradford West 14.03.2013
Hancock, Mike Liberal Democrats Portsmouth South 21.03.2013
Hopkins, Kelvin Labour Party Luton North 18.03.2013
Llwyd, Elfyn Plaid Cymru Dwyfor Meirionnydd 19.03.2013
McCrea, Dr William Democratic Unionist Party South Antrim 20.03.2013
McDonnell, John Labour Party Hayes and Harlington 22.03.2013
McGovern, Jim Labour Party Dundee West 19.03.2013
Meale, Alan Labour Party Mansfield 18.03.2013
Mitchell, Austin Labour Party Great Grimsby 20.03.2013
Roy, Lindsay Labour Party Glenrothes 21.03.2013
Walley, Joan Labour Party Stoke-on-Trent North 10.04.2013

Amendment 1191A1 - CHILDREN IN POVERTY AND FREE SCHOOL MEALS

  • Session: 2012-13
  • Date tabled: 19.03.2013
  • Primary sponsor: Corbyn, Jeremy
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    at end add 'and therefore commends Islington Borough Council for continuing to provide free school meals for all primary school children; and hopes that other councils will follow this successful example.'

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Name Party Constituency Date Signed
Corbyn, Jeremy Labour Party Islington North 19.03.2013