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EDM number 561 in 1995-96, proposed by Maria Fyfe on 04/03/1996.

That this House notes that Scottish Women's Aid had its largest ever increase in referrals last year, when requests for help went up to over 35,000 from nearly 26,000 the previous year, a 35 per cent. increase; notes that there are currently 308 refuge spaces in Scotland, which accommodated 3,467 women and 4,891 children lasts year; notes that this provision falls far short of COSLA's recommendation in 1991 of 735 spaces; and calls upon the Secretary of State to discuss with COSLA and Women's Aid representatives how to achieve faster progress in meeting this need, and ensure local government reorganisation will not make matters worse.

This motion has been signed by a total of 36 MPs.

Maria Fyfe04/03/1996Glasgow, MaryhillProposed
Audrey Wise05/03/1996PrestonSigned
Paddy Tipping05/03/1996SherwoodSigned
Harry Barnes05/03/1996North East DerbyshireSigned
Norman Godman05/03/1996Greenock and Port GlasgowSigned
Michael Connarty05/03/1996Falkirk EastSigned
Malcolm Chisholm05/03/1996Edinburgh LeithSigned
William McKelvey05/03/1996Kilmarnock & LoudounSigned
Alice Mahon05/03/1996HalifaxSigned
Ken Livingstone05/03/1996Brent EastSigned
Lynne Jones05/03/1996Birmingham, Selly OakSigned
Joan Ruddock05/03/1996Lewisham, DeptfordSigned
Ernie Ross05/03/1996Dundee WestSigned
Robert Parry05/03/1996Liverpool, RiversideSigned
Mike Hall06/03/1996Warrington SouthSigned
John Evans06/03/1996St Helens NorthSigned
Jean Corston06/03/1996Bristol EastSigned
Bill Michie06/03/1996Sheffield, HeeleySigned
Colin Pickthall06/03/1996West LancashireSigned
Bridget Prentice07/03/1996Lewisham EastSigned
Neil Gerrard07/03/1996WalthamstowSigned
Hugh Bayley07/03/1996York, City ofSigned
Rachel Squire08/03/1996Dunfermline WestSigned
Tony Banks11/03/1996Newham North WestSigned
Mike Gapes12/03/1996Ilford SouthSigned
Michael Clapham12/03/1996Barnsley West & PenistoneSigned
David Marshall12/03/1996Glasgow, ShettlestonSigned
Eddie Loyden12/03/1996Liverpool, GarstonSigned
Martyn Jones12/03/1996Clwyd South WestSigned
John Heppell12/03/1996Nottingham EastSigned
Martin Redmond18/03/1996Don ValleySigned
John McFall21/03/1996DumbartonSigned
Terry Rooney17/04/1996Bradford NorthSigned
Anne Campbell24/04/1996CambridgeSigned
Diane Abbott25/04/1996Hackney North & Stoke NewingtonSigned
Dale Campbell-Savours02/05/1996WorkingtonSigned

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