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Low-Income Families In Britain And Easterhouse And Healthy Diet

EDM number 73 in 1991-92, proposed by Jimmy Wray on 05/11/1991.

That, although not surprised, this House is deeply distressed at the findings by a nationwide survey that low income families go hungry and that parents have sometimes to avoid eating in order to provide their children with food; treats with contempt politically biased claims that the blame lies with the poor and not with the unjust and uncaring Government policies which, at the same time, take money from the poor to give it to the rich and foster unemployment, business closures and destruction of the social security system; expresses its sympathy to all the low-income families in the United Kingdom, especially those of Easterhouse in Glasgow where the extent of poverty is such that perinatal mortality, accompanied by deprivation and cuts in the social security system, is three times the national average; calls upon the British people to mobilise for a campaign to restore the urgent social benefits to help families in need coupled with adequate national information about healthy diets; but reminds the country that the real way out from this is a successful and sustained economic system bringing prosperity to all.

This motion has been signed by a total of 27 MPs.

James Wray05/11/1991Glasgow ProvanProposed
Ernie Ross05/11/1991Dundee WestSigned
John McAllion05/11/1991Dundee EastSigned
William McKelvey05/11/1991Kilmarnock & LoudounSigned
Alan Meale05/11/1991MansfieldSigned
Jimmy Dunnachie05/11/1991Glasgow, PollokSigned
Tony Banks06/11/1991Newham North WestSigned
Harry Barnes06/11/1991North East DerbyshireSigned
Tommy Graham06/11/1991Renfrew West and InverclydeSigned
Norman Godman06/11/1991Greenock and Port GlasgowSigned
Bill Michie06/11/1991Sheffield, HeeleySigned
Eric Illsley06/11/1991Barnsley CentralSigned
Martin Redmond06/11/1991Don ValleySigned
Terry Patchett06/11/1991Barnsley EastSigned
Keith Bradley06/11/1991Manchester, WithingtonSigned
Terry Lewis07/11/1991WorsleySigned
Eddie Loyden07/11/1991Liverpool, GarstonSigned
Mike Watson07/11/1991Glasgow CentralSigned
Martyn Jones12/11/1991Clwyd South WestSigned
Maria Fyfe12/11/1991Glasgow, MaryhillSigned
Ian McCartney12/11/1991MakerfieldSigned
John Cummings13/11/1991EasingtonSigned
Jack Thompson13/11/1991WansbeckSigned
Keith Vaz13/11/1991Leicester EastSigned
Barry Sheerman14/11/1991HuddersfieldSigned
Michael Welsh21/11/1991Doncaster NorthSigned
Audrey Wise17/02/1992PrestonSigned

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