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Benefits System And Shared Parenting

EDM number 17 in 2012-13, proposed by Adrian Sanders on 09/05/2012.
Categorised under the topic of Family benefits.

That this House notes that child benefit can only be paid to one parent; further notes that this unnecessarily discriminates against the other parent where parents are separated and maintain shared custody of children; further notes that this can further discriminate against one parent by preventing access to suitable housing and additional income to allow them to provide for children; further notes that this can lead to restricted access for one parent to see their children; and calls on the Government to take action to address these problems.

This motion has been signed by a total of 13 MPs.

Adrian Sanders09/05/2012TorbayLiberal DemocratProposed
Bob Russell09/05/2012ColchesterLiberal DemocratSeconded
Mike Hancock09/05/2012Portsmouth SouthLiberal DemocratSeconded
Mark Durkan15/05/2012FoyleSocial Democratic and Labour PartySeconded
Margaret Ritchie16/05/2012South DownSocial Democratic and Labour PartySeconded
William McCrea16/05/2012South AntrimDUPSeconded
Martin Caton16/05/2012GowerLabourSigned
Jim Shannon17/05/2012StrangfordDUPSigned
Andrew George17/05/2012St IvesLiberal DemocratSigned
Greg Mulholland17/05/2012Leeds North WestLiberal DemocratSigned
Paul Flynn21/05/2012Newport WestLabourSigned
David Anderson21/05/2012BlaydonLabourSigned
David Lammy12/07/2012TottenhamLabourSigned

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