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Child Benefit (No. 2)

EDM number 806 in 1995-96, proposed by James Pawsey on 29/04/1996.

That this House condemns Opposition plans to withdraw child benefit from young people in further education on their sixteenth birthday to fund further public spending; notes that this would cut the income of a family with one child in further education by ú560 a year, equivalent to a rise of five pence in the basic rate of income tax for a family on average earnings; recognises that child benefit is in origin a tax rebate and to remove it without reducing taxes, as Labour plan, would make the United Kingdom the only country in the European Union which did not recognise in either the tax or benefit systems the cost of raising children; welcomes the rise in further education brought about by the Government, so that even of the children of unskilled parents, over half now remain in further education at 16 years compared with only 20 per cent. under the last Labour Government; and congratulates the Government on fulfilling its manifesto pledge to pay child benefit for all children and to uprate it in line with inflation.

This motion has been signed by a total of 73 MPs, 1 of these signatures have been withdrawn.

James Pawsey29/04/1996Rugby & KenilworthProposed
Graham Riddick29/04/1996Colne ValleySigned
John Whittingdale29/04/1996Colchester South and MaldonSigned
Malcolm Thornton29/04/1996CrosbySigned
Roy Thomason29/04/1996BromsgroveSigned
John Hannam29/04/1996ExeterSigned
Norman Fowler29/04/1996Sutton ColdfieldSigned
Anthony Durant29/04/1996Reading WestSigned
Alan Duncan29/04/1996Rutland & MeltonSigned
David Congdon29/04/1996Croydon North EastSigned
Nirj Deva29/04/1996Brentford & IsleworthSigned
Nicholas Scott29/04/1996ChelseaSigned
Nick Hawkins29/04/1996Blackpool SouthSigned
David Lidington29/04/1996AylesburySigned
Rhodes Boyson29/04/1996Brent NorthSigned
Michael Brown29/04/1996Brigg and CleethorpesSigned
Geoffrey Clifton-Brown29/04/1996Cirencester and TewkesburySigned
Cranley Onslow30/04/1996WokingSigned
Simon Coombs30/04/1996SwindonSigned
James Couchman30/04/1996GillinghamSigned
Lawrence Cunliffe30/04/1996LeighSigned
Den Dover30/04/1996ChorleySigned
Bob Dunn30/04/1996DartfordSigned
Harold Elletson30/04/1996Blackpool NorthSigned
Nigel Evans30/04/1996Ribble ValleySigned
Peggy Fenner30/04/1996MedwaySigned
Douglas French30/04/1996GloucesterSigned
Richard Alexander30/04/1996NewarkSigned
Jacques Arnold30/04/1996GraveshamSigned
David Ashby30/04/1996North West LeicestershireSigned
Peter Bottomley30/04/1996ElthamSigned
Gerard Vaughan30/04/1996Reading EastSigned
Gary Waller30/04/1996KeighleySigned
Ann Winterton30/04/1996CongletonSigned
Nicholas Winterton30/04/1996MacclesfieldSigned
Paul Marland30/04/1996Gloucestershire WestSigned
Fergus Montgomery30/04/1996Altrincham and SaleSigned
Eric Pickles30/04/1996Brentwood & OngarSigned
Elizabeth Peacock30/04/1996Batley & SpenSigned
William Powell30/04/1996CorbySigned
Tim Rathbone30/04/1996LewesSigned
William Ross30/04/1996East LondonderrySigned
David Shaw30/04/1996DoverSigned
Trevor Skeet30/04/1996Bedfordshire NorthSigned
Martin Smyth30/04/1996Belfast SouthSigned
Charles Hendry30/04/1996High PeakSigned
Robert Hughes30/04/1996Harrow WestSigned
Toby Jessel30/04/1996TwickenhamSigned
David Knox30/04/1996Staffordshire MoorlandsSigned
Ivan Lawrence30/04/1996BurtonSigned
Edward Leigh30/04/1996Gainsborough and HorncastleSigned
James Lester30/04/1996BroxtoweSigned
Olga Maitland30/04/1996Sutton & CheamSigned
Alan Haselhurst30/04/1996Saffron WaldenSigned
David Evans01/05/1996Welwyn HatfieldSigned
Dudley Fishburn01/05/1996KensingtonSigned
Harry Greenway01/05/1996Ealing NorthSigned
Matthew Banks01/05/1996SouthportSigned
Donald Thompson01/05/1996Calder ValleySigned
Peter Thurnham01/05/1996Bolton North EastSigned
Nigel Waterson01/05/1996EastbourneSigned
William McCrea01/05/1996Mid UlsterSigned
Andrew Rowe01/05/1996Kent MidSigned
Julian Brazier01/05/1996CanterburySigned
Ian Paisley01/05/1996North AntrimSigned
David Nicholson01/05/1996TauntonSigned
Roger Moate01/05/1996FavershamSigned
Iain Mills01/05/1996MeridenSigned
David Martin01/05/1996Portsmouth SouthSigned
Andrew Hargreaves01/05/1996Birmingham, Hall GreenSigned
Roger Sims01/05/1996ChislehurstSigned
Giles Shaw07/05/1996PudseySigned
Sebastian CoeUnknownWithdrawn

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