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Basic Income

EDM number 164 in 2016-17, proposed by Caroline Lucas on 08/06/2016.
Categorised under the topic of Incomes and poverty.

That this House notes the growing crisis of low pay and precarity in a labour market increasingly characterised by casualised forms of employment, such as zero-hours contracts that offer little in the way of pay, predictable hours or long-term security; further notes the evident inability of our bureaucratic and costly social security system, with its dependence on means-testing and often arbitrary sanctions, to provide an adequate income floor; believes that a Universal Basic Income, an unconditional, non-withdrawable income paid to everyone has the potential to offer genuine social security to all while boosting entrepreneurialism and the creation of small businesses; welcomes the ongoing exploration of the concept of such a Basic Income by the think tank Compass, the Royal Society of the Arts, the Citizen's Income Trust and others; further welcomes the planned practical experiments in Finland, the Netherlands and Canada; and calls on the Government to fund and commission further research into the possibilities offered by the various Basic Income models, their feasibility, their potential to guarantee additional help for those who need it most and how the complex economic and social challenges of introducing a Basic Income might be met.

This motion has been signed by a total of 38 MPs.

Caroline Lucas08/06/2016Brighton, PavilionGreenProposed
Neil Gray08/06/2016Airdrie and ShottsScottish National PartySeconded
Rupa Huq08/06/2016Ealing Central and ActonLabourSeconded
Jonathan Edwards08/06/2016Carmarthen East and DinefwrPlaid CymruSeconded
Margaret Ritchie08/06/2016South DownSocial Democratic and Labour PartySeconded
Angela Crawley08/06/2016Lanark and Hamilton EastScottish National PartySeconded
Ronnie Cowan09/06/2016InverclydeScottish National PartySigned
Mark Durkan09/06/2016FoyleSocial Democratic and Labour PartySigned
Alison Thewliss13/06/2016Glasgow CentralScottish National PartySigned
Martyn Day13/06/2016Linlithgow and East FalkirkScottish National PartySigned
Chris Stephens13/06/2016Glasgow South WestScottish National PartySigned
Paul Monaghan13/06/2016Caithness, Sutherland and Easter RossScottish National PartySigned
Angus MacNeil13/06/2016Na h-Eileanan an IarScottish National PartySigned
Martin Docherty13/06/2016West DunbartonshireScottish National PartySigned
Mhairi Black13/06/2016Paisley and Renfrewshire SouthScottish National PartySigned
Alan Meale13/06/2016MansfieldLabourSigned
Callum McCaig13/06/2016Aberdeen SouthScottish National PartySigned
Tommy Sheppard13/06/2016Edinburgh EastScottish National PartySigned
Ronnie Campbell13/06/2016Blyth ValleyLabourSigned
Margaret Ferrier13/06/2016Rutherglen and Hamilton WestScottish National PartySigned
Liz Saville Roberts14/06/2016Dwyfor MeirionnyddPlaid CymruSigned
Stuart Donaldson14/06/2016West Aberdeenshire and KincardineScottish National PartySigned
Patrick Grady14/06/2016Glasgow NorthScottish National PartySigned
Natalie McGarry14/06/2016Glasgow EastScottish National PartySigned
Alasdair McDonnell15/06/2016Belfast SouthSocial Democratic and Labour PartySigned
Stephen Gethins15/06/2016North East FifeScottish National PartySigned
Roger Godsiff15/06/2016Birmingham, Hall GreenLabourSigned
George Kerevan15/06/2016East LothianScottish National PartySigned
John Nicolson20/06/2016East DunbartonshireScottish National PartySigned
Joanna Cherry20/06/2016Edinburgh South WestScottish National PartySigned
Drew Hendry27/06/2016Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and StrathspeyScottish National PartySigned
Alan Brown27/06/2016Kilmarnock and LoudounScottish National PartySigned
Tasmina Sheikh04/07/2016Ochil and South PerthshireScottish National PartySigned
Phil Boswell13/07/2016Coatbridge, Chryston and BellshillScottish National PartySigned
Yasmin Qureshi19/07/2016Bolton South EastLabourSigned
David Crausby13/10/2016Bolton North EastLabourSigned
Carol Monaghan07/12/2016Glasgow North WestScottish National PartySigned
Stewart McDonald01/02/2017Glasgow SouthScottish National PartySigned

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