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Benefits For Under 25s

EDM number 2465 in 2007-08, proposed by David Drew on 10/11/2008.
Categorised under the topic of Working age benefits.

That this House notes that young people under 25 years face discrimination in the benefits system, only being entitled to 47.95 per week to cover day to day living costs such as food, fuel and clothing rather than 60.50 for over 25s; further notes that single people under 25 years renting in the private sector have their housing benefit restricted to the average local rent for shared accommodation known as the single room rent; recognises that there are significant shortages of such accommodation in many areas, leaving these young people with a shortfall of up to 35 per week between what they receive in housing benefit and what they pay in rent; commends the Citizens Advice Bureau for its campaigning on this issue; and calls upon the Government to address urgently this threat to vulnerable young people.

This motion has been signed by a total of 37 MPs.

David Drew10/11/2008StroudLabourProposed
David Taylor11/11/2008North West LeicestershireLabourSeconded
Martin Caton11/11/2008GowerLabourSeconded
Mike Hancock11/11/2008Portsmouth SouthLiberal DemocratSeconded
Lynne Jones11/11/2008Birmingham, Selly OakLabourSeconded
Alan Simpson11/11/2008Nottingham SouthLabourSeconded
Adrian Sanders11/11/2008TorbayLiberal DemocratSigned
Ann Cryer11/11/2008KeighleyLabourSigned
Mark Durkan11/11/2008FoyleSocial Democratic and Labour PartySigned
John Leech11/11/2008Manchester, WithingtonLiberal DemocratSigned
Greg Pope12/11/2008HyndburnLabourSigned
Mark Hunter12/11/2008CheadleLiberal DemocratSigned
Robert Wareing12/11/2008Liverpool, West DerbyIndependentSigned
Paul Flynn12/11/2008Newport WestLabourSigned
Jeremy Corbyn12/11/2008Islington NorthLabourSigned
Gregory Campbell12/11/2008East LondonderryDUPSigned
Alan Meale12/11/2008MansfieldLabourSigned
Paul Keetch12/11/2008HerefordLiberal DemocratSigned
John Pugh13/11/2008SouthportLiberal DemocratSigned
Janet Dean13/11/2008BurtonLabourSigned
Brian Jenkins13/11/2008TamworthLabourSigned
Michael Clapham13/11/2008Barnsley West and PenistoneLabourSigned
Kelvin Hopkins17/11/2008Luton NorthLabourSigned
Chris McCafferty17/11/2008Calder ValleyLabourSigned
Sandra Gidley17/11/2008RomseyLiberal DemocratSigned
Betty Williams17/11/2008ConwyLabourSigned
Mark Williams17/11/2008CeredigionLiberal DemocratSigned
Jim Devine17/11/2008LivingstonLabourSigned
Harry Cohen18/11/2008Leyton and WansteadLabourSigned
Neil Gerrard18/11/2008WalthamstowLabourSigned
David Lepper19/11/2008Brighton, PavilionLabourSigned
Rudi Vis19/11/2008Finchley and Golders GreenLabourSigned
Bill Etherington20/11/2008Sunderland NorthLabourSigned
Dari Taylor20/11/2008Stockton SouthLabourSigned
John McDonnell24/11/2008Hayes and HarlingtonLabourSigned
Linda Riordan24/11/2008HalifaxLabourSigned
Jo Swinson25/11/2008East DunbartonshireLiberal DemocratSigned

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