Early day motion 344

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ALLOWANCES FOR ASYLUM SEEKING CHILDREN

That this House condemns the 30 per cent cut in the daily allowance of asylum seeking children from £7.50 to £5.20; notes that this cut goes against the High Court judgment of 9 April 2014 that the Government assessment omitted the cost of essential items such as nappies; deplores this disregard for children's welfare; is concerned that 35 per cent of homeless women seeking asylum have been raped or sexually assaulted in the UK and that having to depend on others to feed children increases the risk of exploitation, prostitution and begging; further notes that the financial support offered to asylum seekers amounts to only 51 per cent of the lowest poverty line benefits offered to UK residents; commends the work of Rev. Paul Nicolson to establish minimum income standards which do not leave people hungry; considers that any measure pushing children and their carers into absolute poverty should not be taken without a debate and vote in Parliament; and calls on the Government to withdraw this cut in support for children.

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Name Party Constituency Date Signed
Ahmed-Sheikh, Tasmina Scottish National Party Ochil and South Perthshire 07.09.2015
Anderson, David Labour Party Blaydon 21.07.2015
Black, Mhairi Scottish National Party Paisley and Renfrewshire South 21.07.2015
Blackford, Ian Scottish National Party Ross Skye and Lochaber 21.07.2015
Blackman, Kirsty Scottish National Party Aberdeen North 21.07.2015
Blomfield, Paul Labour Party Sheffield Central 07.09.2015
Boswell, Phil Scottish National Party Coatbridge Chryston and Bellshill 15.09.2015
Brown, Alan Scottish National Party Kilmarnock and Loudoun 21.07.2015
Burgon, Richard Labour Party Leeds East 07.09.2015
Cameron, Lisa Scottish National Party East Kilbride Strathaven and Lesmahagow 07.09.2015
Cherry, Joanna Scottish National Party Edinburgh South West 07.09.2015
Corbyn, Jeremy Labour Party Islington North 21.07.2015
Cowan, Ronnie Scottish National Party Inverclyde 08.09.2015
Crawley, Angela Scottish National Party Lanark and Hamilton East 08.09.2015
Cunningham, Alex Labour Party Stockton North 07.09.2015
Davies, Geraint Labour Party Swansea West 15.09.2015
Debbonaire, Thangam Labour Party Bristol West 07.09.2015
Docherty, Martin Scottish National Party West Dunbartonshire 10.09.2015
Donaldson, Stuart Scottish National Party West Aberdeenshire and Kincardine 08.09.2015
Durkan, Mark Social Democratic and Labour Party Foyle 20.07.2015
Fellows, Marion Scottish National Party Motherwell and Wishaw 10.09.2015
Foxcroft, Vicky Labour Party Lewisham Deptford 07.09.2015
Gapes, Mike Labour Party Ilford South 08.09.2015
Godsiff, Roger Labour Party Birmingham Hall Green 07.09.2015
Grant, Peter Scottish National Party Glenrothes 08.09.2015
Gray, Neil Scottish National Party Airdrie and Shotts 21.07.2015
Hamilton, Fabian Labour Party Leeds North East 09.09.2015
Hendry, Drew Scottish National Party Inverness Nairn Badenoch and Strathspey 21.07.2015
Hoey, Kate Labour Party Vauxhall 08.09.2015
Hopkins, Kelvin Labour Party Luton North 07.09.2015
Kaufman, Gerald Labour Party Manchester Gorton 07.09.2015
Lavery, Ian Labour Party Wansbeck 10.09.2015
Law, Chris Scottish National Party Dundee West 21.07.2015
Lucas, Caroline Green Party Brighton Pavilion 21.07.2015
Marsden, Gordon Labour Party Blackpool South 21.07.2015
Maskell, Rachael Labour Party York Central 07.09.2015
McCaig, Callum Scottish National Party Aberdeen South 09.09.2015
McDonald, Stuart Scottish National Party Cumbernauld Kilsyth and Kirkintilloch East 21.07.2015
McDonnell, Alasdair Social Democratic and Labour Party Belfast South 08.09.2015
McDonnell, John Labour Party Hayes and Harlington 20.07.2015
McGarry, Natalie Scottish National Party Glasgow East 21.07.2015
McNally, John Scottish National Party Falkirk 07.09.2015
Meale, Alan Labour Party Mansfield 21.07.2015
Mearns, Ian Labour Party Gateshead 07.09.2015
Monaghan, Carol Scottish National Party Glasgow North West 09.09.2015
Monaghan, Paul Scottish National Party Caithness Sutherland and Easter Ross 21.07.2015
Mulholland, Greg Liberal Democrats Leeds North West 21.07.2015
Mullin, Roger Scottish National Party Kirkcaldy and Cowdenbeath 07.09.2015
Newlands, Gavin Scottish National Party Paisley and Renfrewshire North 07.09.2015
O'Hara, Brendan Scottish National Party Argyll and Bute 21.07.2015
Oswald, Kirsten Scottish National Party East Renfrewshire 21.07.2015
Qureshi, Yasmin Labour Party Bolton South East 26.10.2015
Ritchie, Margaret Social Democratic and Labour Party South Down 20.07.2015
Salmond, Alex Scottish National Party Gordon 21.07.2015
Sharma, Virendra Labour Party Ealing Southall 21.07.2015
Smeeth, Ruth Labour Party Stoke-on-Trent North 09.09.2015
Smith, Jeff Labour Party Manchester Withington 07.09.2015
Stephens, Christopher Scottish National Party Glasgow South West 08.09.2015
Stevens, Jo Labour Party Cardiff Central 09.09.2015
Thewliss, Alison Scottish National Party Glasgow Central 21.07.2015
Thompson, Owen Scottish National Party Midlothian 21.07.2015
Thornberry, Emily Labour Party Islington South and Finsbury 09.09.2015
Weir, Mike Scottish National Party Angus 21.07.2015
West, Catherine Labour Party Hornsey and Wood Green 07.09.2015
Whiteford, Eilidh Scottish National Party Banff and Buchan 21.07.2015
Williams, Hywel Plaid Cymru Arfon 09.09.2015
Wilson, Corri Scottish National Party Ayr Carrick and Cumnock 15.12.2015
Zeichner, Daniel Labour Party Cambridge 10.09.2015