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Youth Poverty

EDM number 2274 in 1992-93, proposed by Alan Simpson on 06/07/1993.

That this House notes that more than 500,000 unemployed 18 to 24 year olds, including 200,000 living independently in their own homes, have to try to live on ú4.97 a day and that unemployed over 25s receive little more, on ú6.29 a day; notes that this money must cover all living costs - eating, heating, clothing and job searching; further notes that there are all living currently 100,000 16 and 17 year olds with no income of their own who have no benefit entitlement whatsoever; believes that youth poverty creates homelessness, alienation and an invitation to crime; repeats the conclusion of the 8th Report of the Social Security Advisory Committee when it said about income support age discrimination 'we can see no sensible reason for this and have received no evidence to justify it - food, clothing and housing is no cheaper for a person aged 18 to 24 than for someone of 25 years or over. ..'; and demands that the Government abolishes the lower rate of benefit to 18 to 24 year olds, or at the very least allows the adult rate for those over 18 living independently , and accepts that 16 and 17 year olds with no employment or YT place should have the right to benefits restored.

This motion has been signed by a total of 119 MPs.

Alan Simpson06/07/1993Nottingham SouthProposed
Colin Pickthall06/07/1993West LancashireSigned
Peter Pike06/07/1993BurnleySigned
Dawn Primarolo06/07/1993Bristol SouthSigned
Nick Raynsford06/07/1993GreenwichSigned
Martin Redmond06/07/1993Don ValleySigned
Dennis Skinner06/07/1993BolsoverSigned
Llew Smith06/07/1993Blaenau GwentSigned
George Howarth06/07/1993Knowsley NorthSigned
Kevin Hughes06/07/1993Doncaster NorthSigned
Helen Jackson06/07/1993Sheffield, HillsboroughSigned
Lynne Jones06/07/1993Birmingham, Selly OakSigned
Robert Litherland06/07/1993Manchester CentralSigned
Ken Livingstone06/07/1993Brent EastSigned
Tony Lloyd06/07/1993StretfordSigned
Eddie Loyden06/07/1993Liverpool, GarstonSigned
Andrew MacKinlay06/07/1993ThurrockSigned
Alice Mahon06/07/1993HalifaxSigned
Bill Michie06/07/1993Sheffield, HeeleySigned
Keith Bradley06/07/1993Manchester, WithingtonSigned
James Callaghan06/07/1993Heywood & MiddletonSigned
Ronnie Campbell06/07/1993Blyth ValleySigned
Malcolm Chisholm06/07/1993Edinburgh LeithSigned
Michael Clapham06/07/1993Barnsley West & PenistoneSigned
Jeremy Corbyn06/07/1993Islington NorthSigned
Jean Corston06/07/1993Bristol EastSigned
Bob Cryer06/07/1993Bradford SouthSigned
Jim Cunningham06/07/1993Coventry South EastSigned
Brian H Donohoe06/07/1993Cunninghame SouthSigned
Bill Etherington06/07/1993Sunderland NorthSigned
John Evans06/07/1993St Helens NorthSigned
Derek Fatchett06/07/1993Leeds CentralSigned
Neil Gerrard06/07/1993WalthamstowSigned
Mildred Gordon06/07/1993Bow and PoplarSigned
Diane Abbott06/07/1993Hackney North & Stoke NewingtonSigned
Harry Barnes06/07/1993North East DerbyshireSigned
John Battle06/07/1993Leeds WestSigned
Gerry Steinberg06/07/1993Durham, City ofSigned
Audrey Wise06/07/1993PrestonSigned
James Wray06/07/1993Glasgow ProvanSigned
David Young06/07/1993Bolton South EastSigned
Barbara Roche07/07/1993Hornsey & Wood GreenSigned
Ernie Ross07/07/1993Dundee WestSigned
John Heppell07/07/1993Nottingham EastSigned
Glenda Jackson07/07/1993Hampstead & HighgateSigned
Barry Jones07/07/1993Alyn & DeesideSigned
Liz Lynne07/07/1993RochdaleSigned
John McAllion07/07/1993Dundee EastSigned
William McKelvey07/07/1993Kilmarnock & LoudounSigned
Alan Meale07/07/1993MansfieldSigned
Paul Murphy07/07/1993TorfaenSigned
Edward O'Hara07/07/1993Knowsley SouthSigned
Eric Clarke07/07/1993MidlothianSigned
Harry Cohen07/07/1993LeytonSigned
Michael Connarty07/07/1993Falkirk EastSigned
John Cummings07/07/1993EasingtonSigned
Lawrence Cunliffe07/07/1993LeighSigned
Ian Davidson07/07/1993Glasgow, GovanSigned
Bryan Davies07/07/1993Oldham Central and RoytonSigned
Terry Davis07/07/1993Birmingham, Hodge HillSigned
Jimmy Dunnachie07/07/1993Glasgow, PollokSigned
Norman Godman07/07/1993Greenock and Port GlasgowSigned
Llin Golding07/07/1993Newcastle-under-LymeSigned
Tommy Graham07/07/1993Renfrew West and InverclydeSigned
Mike Hall07/07/1993Warrington SouthSigned
Janet Anderson07/07/1993Rossendale & DarwenSigned
Paddy Tipping07/07/1993SherwoodSigned
John Home Robertson08/07/1993East LothianSigned
Simon Hughes08/07/1993Southwark and BermondseySigned
Joan Lestor08/07/1993EcclesSigned
Tom Cox08/07/1993TootingSigned
Alistair Darling08/07/1993Edinburgh CentralSigned
Jim Dowd08/07/1993Lewisham WestSigned
Paul Flynn08/07/1993Newport WestSigned
Maria Fyfe08/07/1993Glasgow, MaryhillSigned
Win Griffiths08/07/1993BridgendSigned
John Gunnell08/07/1993Leeds South and MorleySigned
Roger Berry08/07/1993KingswoodSigned
Max Madden12/07/1993Bradford WestSigned
Bruce George12/07/1993Walsall SouthSigned
Bridget Prentice13/07/1993Lewisham EastSigned
Peter Hardy13/07/1993WentworthSigned
Keith Hill13/07/1993StreathamSigned
John Hutton13/07/1993Barrow & FurnessSigned
Eric Illsley13/07/1993Barnsley CentralSigned
Rhodri Morgan13/07/1993Cardiff WestSigned
Alex Carlile13/07/1993MontgomerySigned
Kenneth Eastham13/07/1993Manchester, BlackleySigned
Derek Enright13/07/1993HemsworthSigned
Mike Watson13/07/1993Glasgow CentralSigned
Roland Boyes14/07/1993Houghton and WashingtonSigned
Don Foster14/07/1993BathSigned
Peter Hain14/07/1993NeathSigned
Tony Benn14/07/1993ChesterfieldSigned
Jack Thompson14/07/1993WansbeckSigned
Jimmy Hood15/07/1993ClydesdaleSigned
Alan Milburn15/07/1993DarlingtonSigned
Anne Campbell15/07/1993CambridgeSigned
Richard Burden19/07/1993Birmingham, NorthfieldSigned
Frank Cook19/07/1993Stockton NorthSigned
Martyn Jones21/07/1993Clwyd South WestSigned
Dennis Turner21/07/1993Wolverhampton South EastSigned
Kim Howells22/07/1993PontypriddSigned
Mike Gapes22/07/1993Ilford SouthSigned
Joan Ruddock26/07/1993Lewisham, DeptfordSigned
Giles Radice18/10/1993North DurhamSigned
Alun Michael18/10/1993Cardiff South & PenarthSigned
Roger Godsiff18/10/1993Birmingham Small HeathSigned
Roy Hughes19/10/1993Newport EastSigned
Neil Kinnock19/10/1993IslwynSigned
David Marshall20/10/1993Glasgow, ShettlestonSigned
Eric Martlew21/10/1993CarlisleSigned
Adam Ingram26/10/1993East KilbrideSigned
Toby Jessel26/10/1993TwickenhamSigned
Peter Mandelson26/10/1993HartlepoolSigned
Ron Leighton28/10/1993Newham North EastSigned
Andrew Faulds28/10/1993Warley EastSigned
George Mudie03/11/1993Leeds EastSigned
Nigel Jones04/11/1993CheltenhamSigned

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