Early day motion 492

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IMPACT OF TWO CHILD RESTRICTION ON FAMILIES

That this House recognises the damaging effects that the two-child restriction on universal credit and child tax credits is having, and will continue to have, on families across the UK; notes that the impact will be particularly acute in Northern Ireland where, according to Office for National Statistics data, the average family size is 2.96, the largest of any of the UK countries; further notes that as of 2015 it was estimated that there were 122,400 families with three or more children; is concerned that women in Northern Ireland face a specific risk applying for a non-consensual sex exemption, due to the Criminal Law Act 1967 stating that third-party referrers are legally obliged to disclose that a woman has been raped when completing paperwork, and that doing so can lead to women being placed in danger of violence and sexual assault; welcomes that the British Medical Association has offered to support members if they do not wish to comply with the third-party referral mechanism; acknowledges that the Northern Ireland Association of Social Workers and Women's Aid Federation Northern Ireland, have serious concerns about the policy and have vehemently opposed it; and calls on the Government to scrap the two-child restriction without further delay and to end the suffering of thousands of families across the UK.

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Name Party Constituency Date Signed
Bardell, Hannah Scottish National Party Livingston 01.11.2017
Black, Mhairi Scottish National Party Paisley and Renfrewshire South 01.11.2017
Blackford, Ian Scottish National Party Ross Skye and Lochaber 01.11.2017
Blackman, Kirsty Scottish National Party Aberdeen North 01.11.2017
Brock, Deidre Scottish National Party Edinburgh North and Leith 01.11.2017
Brown, Alan Scottish National Party Kilmarnock and Loudoun 01.11.2017
Cameron, Lisa Scottish National Party East Kilbride Strathaven and Lesmahagow 01.11.2017
Chapman, Douglas Scottish National Party Dunfermline and West Fife 01.11.2017
Cherry, Joanna Scottish National Party Edinburgh South West 01.11.2017
Cowan, Ronnie Scottish National Party Inverclyde 01.11.2017
Crawley, Angela Scottish National Party Lanark and Hamilton East 01.11.2017
Cunningham, Jim Labour Party Coventry South 02.11.2017
Day, Martyn Scottish National Party Linlithgow and East Falkirk 01.11.2017
Docherty, Martin Scottish National Party West Dunbartonshire 01.11.2017
Edwards, Jonathan Plaid Cymru Carmarthen East and Dinefwr 02.11.2017
Fellows, Marion Scottish National Party Motherwell and Wishaw 01.11.2017
Gaffney, Hugh Labour Party Coatbridge Chryston and Bellshill 02.11.2017
Gethins, Stephen Scottish National Party North East Fife 01.11.2017
Gibson, Patricia Scottish National Party North Ayrshire and Arran 01.11.2017
Grady, Patrick Scottish National Party Glasgow North 01.11.2017
Grant, Peter Scottish National Party Glenrothes 01.11.2017
Gray, Neil Scottish National Party Airdrie and Shotts 01.11.2017
Hendry, Drew Scottish National Party Inverness Nairn Badenoch and Strathspey 01.11.2017
Hosie, Stewart Scottish National Party Dundee East 01.11.2017
Howarth, George Labour Party Knowsley 07.11.2017
Killen, Gerard Labour Party Rutherglen and Hamilton West 13.11.2017
Law, Chris Scottish National Party Dundee West 01.11.2017
Linden, David Scottish National Party Glasgow East 01.11.2017
Lucas, Caroline Green Party Brighton Pavilion 03.11.2017
MacNeil, Angus Scottish National Party Na h-Eileanan an Iar 01.11.2017
Martin, Sandy Labour Party Ipswich 06.11.2017
McDonald, Stewart Scottish National Party Glasgow South 01.11.2017
McDonald, Stuart Scottish National Party Cumbernauld Kilsyth and Kirkintilloch East 01.11.2017
McNally, John Scottish National Party Falkirk 01.11.2017
Monaghan, Carol Scottish National Party Glasgow North West 01.11.2017
Newlands, Gavin Scottish National Party Paisley and Renfrewshire North 01.11.2017
O'Hara, Brendan Scottish National Party Argyll and Bute 01.11.2017
Rimmer, Marie Labour Party St Helens South and Whiston 13.11.2017
Shannon, Jim Democratic Unionist Party Strangford 02.11.2017
Sheppard, Tommy Scottish National Party Edinburgh East 01.11.2017
Smith, Eleanor Labour Party Wolverhampton South West 15.11.2017
Stephens, Christopher Scottish National Party Glasgow South West 01.11.2017
Thewliss, Alison Scottish National Party Glasgow Central 01.11.2017
Whitford, Philippa Scottish National Party Central Ayrshire 01.11.2017
Wishart, Pete Scottish National Party Perth and North Perthshire 01.11.2017