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Government Claims On Family Credit

EDM number 1041 in 1990-91, proposed by Paul Flynn on 26/06/1991.

That this House notes that the total of two million families in receipt of Family Credit quoted by Government Ministers disregards the fact that claims must be renewed every six months and that 50 per cent of families successfully reclaim and are thus counted several times over in the two million total; records that in a letter to the honourable Member for Newport West of 6th June, the Benefit Agency said that 42.9 per cent. of new claims cleared in April were unsuccessful; notes that Family Income Supplement, which was described by the honourable Member for Torridge and West Devon as "Labour's family income supplement", was introduced by a Conservative government as a cheap alternative to raising family allowances; and expresses surprise that the present Government appears to be proud that more families than ever before are dependent on means-tested benefits.

This motion has been signed by a total of 49 MPs.

Paul Flynn26/06/1991Newport WestProposed
Dawn Primarolo26/06/1991Bristol SouthSigned
John Smith26/06/1991Vale of GlamorganSigned
Austin Mitchell26/06/1991Great GrimsbySigned
Huw Edwards26/06/1991MonmouthSigned
Diane Abbott26/06/1991Hackney North & Stoke NewingtonSigned
Harry Barnes27/06/1991North East DerbyshireSigned
Irene Adams27/06/1991Paisley NorthSigned
Paul Murphy27/06/1991TorfaenSigned
Bill Michie27/06/1991Sheffield, HeeleySigned
Alan Meale27/06/1991MansfieldSigned
Doug Hoyle27/06/1991Warrington NorthSigned
Alan Williams28/06/1991Swansea WestSigned
Alan Wynne Williams28/06/1991CarmarthenSigned
Martin Redmond01/07/1991Don ValleySigned
Dennis Skinner01/07/1991BolsoverSigned
Peter Hardy01/07/1991WentworthSigned
Frank Cook01/07/1991Stockton NorthSigned
Lawrence Cunliffe02/07/1991LeighSigned
John Battle02/07/1991Leeds WestSigned
Win Griffiths02/07/1991BridgendSigned
Terry Davis02/07/1991Birmingham, Hodge HillSigned
David Clelland02/07/1991Tyne BridgeSigned
William McKelvey02/07/1991Kilmarnock & LoudounSigned
John McAllion02/07/1991Dundee EastSigned
Chris Smith02/07/1991Islington South & FinsburySigned
Ernie Ross02/07/1991Dundee WestSigned
Keith Bradley02/07/1991Manchester, WithingtonSigned
Peter Pike03/07/1991BurnleySigned
Eddie Loyden03/07/1991Liverpool, GarstonSigned
Alice Mahon03/07/1991HalifaxSigned
Harry Cohen03/07/1991LeytonSigned
John Cummings03/07/1991EasingtonSigned
Jimmy Dunnachie03/07/1991Glasgow, PollokSigned
Audrey Wise03/07/1991PrestonSigned
James Wray03/07/1991Glasgow ProvanSigned
Eric Illsley08/07/1991Barnsley CentralSigned
Alun Michael09/07/1991Cardiff South & PenarthSigned
Jeremy Corbyn09/07/1991Islington NorthSigned
Maria Fyfe09/07/1991Glasgow, MaryhillSigned
Gerry Steinberg10/07/1991Durham, City ofSigned
Eddie McGrady11/07/1991South DownSigned
Roland Boyes11/07/1991Houghton and WashingtonSigned
Jack Thompson11/07/1991WansbeckSigned
Mike Watson11/07/1991Glasgow CentralSigned
Martyn Jones16/07/1991Clwyd South WestSigned
Tommy Graham17/07/1991Renfrew West and InverclydeSigned
John McFall18/07/1991DumbartonSigned
Ken Livingstone14/10/1991Brent EastSigned

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