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Working Tax Credit And Couples With Children

EDM number 2633 in 2010-12, proposed by Ann Coffey on 23/01/2012.
Categorised under the topics of Family benefits and Taxation.

That this House believes that the principle of universal credit is correct, that families should be rewarded on a proportionate basis for the amount of work that they areable to do; congratulates and supports parents who are only able to find part-time work and are bringing up their children as best they can whilst on a low household income; therefore further believes that now is the wrong time to require couples with children to increase their working hours in order to continue to qualify for 3,870 in working tax credit as additional jobs or working hours are not available; is concerned that over 200,000 couples with 470,000 children will fall into absolute poverty if they are unable to find the additional hours of work required due to cuts in staffing levels and high unemployment; and therefore calls on the Government not to implement the proposed increase to the criteria for working hours for couples with children to qualify for working tax credit in April 2012.

This motion has been signed by a total of 52 MPs.

Ann Coffey23/01/2012StockportLabourProposed
Jim Dowd23/01/2012Lewisham West and PengeLabourSeconded
Bob Ainsworth23/01/2012Coventry North EastLabourSeconded
Hazel Blears23/01/2012Salford and EcclesLabourSeconded
Sheila Gilmore23/01/2012Edinburgh EastLabourSeconded
George Howarth23/01/2012KnowsleyLabourSeconded
Jim Shannon24/01/2012StrangfordDUPSigned
Glenda Jackson24/01/2012Hampstead and KilburnLabourSigned
Jeremy Corbyn24/01/2012Islington NorthLabourSigned
Mark Durkan24/01/2012FoyleSocial Democratic and Labour PartySigned
Ronnie Campbell25/01/2012Blyth ValleyLabourSigned
Katy Clark25/01/2012North Ayrshire and ArranLabourSigned
Michael Weir25/01/2012AngusScottish National PartySigned
Martin Caton25/01/2012GowerLabourSigned
Gregory Campbell25/01/2012East LondonderryDUPSigned
John McDonnell25/01/2012Hayes and HarlingtonLabourSigned
Elfyn Llwyd25/01/2012Dwyfor MeirionnyddPlaid CymruSigned
Dennis Skinner25/01/2012BolsoverLabourSigned
Margaret Ritchie25/01/2012South DownSocial Democratic and Labour PartySigned
Mary Glindon26/01/2012North TynesideLabourSigned
Kelvin Hopkins30/01/2012Luton NorthLabourSigned
Tony Lloyd30/01/2012Manchester CentralLabourSigned
Alan Meale30/01/2012MansfieldLabourSigned
David Crausby30/01/2012Bolton North EastLabourSigned
Hywel Francis30/01/2012AberavonLabourSigned
Paul Flynn31/01/2012Newport WestLabourSigned
Jim Dobbin31/01/2012Heywood and MiddletonLabourSigned
Sandra Osborne02/02/2012Ayr, Carrick and CumnockLabourSigned
Frank Doran02/02/2012Aberdeen NorthLabourSigned
Shaun Woodward08/02/2012St Helens South and WhistonLabourSigned
Jim McGovern08/02/2012Dundee WestLabourSigned
Jimmy Hood27/02/2012Lanark and Hamilton EastLabourSigned
Jim Cunningham27/02/2012Coventry SouthLabourSigned
Graham Stringer27/02/2012Blackley and BroughtonLabourSigned
Joan Walley29/02/2012Stoke-on-Trent NorthLabourSigned
Paul Blomfield29/02/2012Sheffield CentralLabourSigned
Ian Mearns29/02/2012GatesheadLabourSigned
Hugh Bayley05/03/2012York CentralLabourSigned
Graeme Morrice05/03/2012LivingstonLabourSigned
Alison McGovern05/03/2012Wirral SouthLabourSigned
Roger Godsiff05/03/2012Birmingham, Hall GreenLabourSigned
John Robertson05/03/2012Glasgow North WestLabourSigned
Mark Lazarowicz07/03/2012Edinburgh North and LeithLabourSigned
Tony Cunningham07/03/2012WorkingtonLabourSigned
Paul Goggins07/03/2012Wythenshawe and Sale EastLabourSigned
Gisela Stuart07/03/2012Birmingham, EdgbastonLabourSigned
Jessica Morden08/03/2012Newport EastLabourSigned
Anne Begg09/03/2012Aberdeen SouthLabourSigned
Mike Wood09/03/2012Batley and SpenLabourSigned
Kevin Barron14/03/2012Rother ValleyLabourSigned
Rosie Cooper15/03/2012West LancashireLabourSigned
Geoffrey Robinson22/03/2012Coventry North WestLabourSigned

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