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Children's Funeral Costs

EDM number 775 in 2016-17, proposed by Carolyn Harris on 07/12/2016.
Categorised under the topics of Children and families, Death and Funerals.

That this House notes that approximately 5,000 infants and children pass away each year in the UK; further notes that the cost of children's funerals imposes a significant and unexpected financial burden on bereaved parents; recognises that some local authorities, as well as religious officiants and undertakers, currently waive all or a proportion of the fees associated with children's funerals; further recognises that many individuals, community groups and schools undertake fundraising to cover such funeral costs; acknowledges that the total annual cost of fees associated with children's funerals is £10 million; and calls on the Government to establish a specific fund, from which local authorities can draw, to pay the costs associated with children's funerals.

This motion has been signed by a total of 163 MPs.

MPDateConstituencyPartyType
Carolyn Harris07/12/2016Swansea EastLabourProposed
Jeremy Corbyn07/12/2016Islington NorthLabourSeconded
Tom Watson07/12/2016West Bromwich EastLabourSeconded
John McDonnell07/12/2016Hayes and HarlingtonLabourSeconded
Nick Brown07/12/2016Newcastle upon Tyne EastLabourSeconded
Diane Abbott07/12/2016Hackney North and Stoke NewingtonLabourSeconded
Debbie Abrahams07/12/2016Oldham East and SaddleworthLabourSigned
Kate Osamor07/12/2016EdmontonLabour/Co-operativeSigned
Dawn Butler07/12/2016Signed
Nigel Evans07/12/2016Ribble ValleyConservativeSigned
Gerald Jones07/12/2016Merthyr Tydfil and RhymneyLabourSigned
Chris Bryant07/12/2016RhonddaLabourSigned
07/12/2016OgmoreLabourSigned
Jo Stevens07/12/2016Cardiff CentralLabourSigned
Peter Bottomley07/12/2016Worthing WestConservativeSigned
Margaret Ritchie07/12/2016South DownSocial Democratic and Labour PartySigned
Teresa Pearce07/12/2016Erith and ThamesmeadLabourSigned
Mark Durkan07/12/2016FoyleSocial Democratic and Labour PartySigned
Jim Shannon08/12/2016StrangfordDUPSigned
Marie Rimmer08/12/2016St Helens South and WhistonLabourSigned
Jess Phillips08/12/2016Birmingham, YardleyLabourSigned
Neil Coyle08/12/2016Bermondsey and Old SouthwarkLabourSigned
Angela Rayner08/12/2016Ashton-under-LyneLabourSigned
Nick Thomas-Symonds08/12/2016TorfaenLabourSigned
Liz Saville Roberts08/12/2016Dwyfor MeirionnyddPlaid CymruSigned
Barbara Keeley12/12/2016Worsley and Eccles SouthLabourSigned
Kevan Jones12/12/2016North DurhamLabourSigned
12/12/2016Batley and SpenLabourSigned
Jessica Morden12/12/2016Newport EastLabourSigned
Wayne David12/12/2016CaerphillyLabourSigned
Catherine McKinnell12/12/2016Newcastle upon Tyne NorthLabourSigned
Nicholas Dakin12/12/2016ScunthorpeLabourSigned
Keith Vaz12/12/2016Leicester EastLabourSigned
Richard Burden12/12/2016Birmingham, NorthfieldLabourSigned
Khalid Mahmood12/12/2016Birmingham, Perry BarrLabourSigned
Gareth Thomas12/12/2016Harrow WestLabourSigned
Greg Mulholland12/12/2016Leeds North WestLiberal DemocratSigned
Julie Cooper12/12/2016BurnleyLabourSigned
Jim Cunningham12/12/2016Coventry SouthLabourSigned
Tom Blenkinsop12/12/2016Middlesbrough South and East ClevelandLabourSigned
Kate Green12/12/2016Stretford and UrmstonLabourSigned
Ian Lucas12/12/2016WrexhamLabourSigned
Margaret Hodge12/12/2016BarkingLabourSigned
Ronnie Campbell12/12/2016Blyth ValleyLabourSigned
Virendra Sharma12/12/2016Ealing, SouthallLabourSigned
David Lammy12/12/2016TottenhamLabourSigned
Gavin Robinson12/12/2016Belfast EastDUPSigned
Gloria De Piero12/12/2016AshfieldLabourSigned
George Howarth12/12/2016KnowsleyLabourSigned
Paula Sherriff12/12/2016DewsburyLabourSigned
Jim Fitzpatrick12/12/2016Poplar and LimehouseLabourSigned
David Hanson12/12/2016DelynLabourSigned
Rosie Cooper12/12/2016West LancashireLabourSigned
Dennis Skinner12/12/2016BolsoverLabourSigned
Yvonne Fovargue12/12/2016MakerfieldLabourSigned
Kelvin Hopkins12/12/2016Luton NorthLabourSigned
Nick Smith12/12/2016Blaenau GwentLabourSigned
Louise Ellman12/12/2016Liverpool, RiversideLabourSigned
Kevin Brennan12/12/2016Cardiff WestLabourSigned
George Kerevan12/12/2016East LothianScottish National PartySigned
Fiona Mactaggart12/12/2016SloughLabourSigned
12/12/2016Oldham West and RoytonLabourSigned
Norman Lamb12/12/2016North NorfolkLiberal DemocratSigned
Nia Griffith12/12/2016LlanelliLabourSigned
Chuka Umunna12/12/2016StreathamLabourSigned
Tristram Hunt12/12/2016Stoke-on-Trent CentralLabourSigned
12/12/2016TootingLabourSigned
Mhairi Black12/12/2016Paisley and Renfrewshire SouthScottish National PartySigned
Stephen McCabe12/12/2016Birmingham, Selly OakLabourSigned
Keir Starmer12/12/2016Holborn and St PancrasLabourSigned
Stella Creasy12/12/2016WalthamstowLabourSigned
Kerry McCarthy12/12/2016Bristol EastLabourSigned
Stephen Pound12/12/2016Ealing NorthLabourSigned
Angela Crawley12/12/2016Lanark and Hamilton EastScottish National PartySigned
Philippa Whitford12/12/2016Central AyrshireScottish National PartySigned
Hannah Bardell12/12/2016LivingstonScottish National PartySigned
Richard Arkless12/12/2016Dumfries and GallowayScottish National PartySigned
Vicky Foxcroft12/12/2016Lewisham, DeptfordLabourSigned
John McNally12/12/2016FalkirkScottish National PartySigned
Phil Boswell12/12/2016Coatbridge, Chryston and BellshillScottish National PartySigned
Patricia Gibson12/12/2016North Ayrshire and ArranScottish National PartySigned
Paul Monaghan12/12/2016Caithness, Sutherland and Easter RossScottish National PartySigned
Tommy Sheppard12/12/2016Edinburgh EastScottish National PartySigned
Ronnie Cowan12/12/2016InverclydeScottish National PartySigned
Corri Wilson12/12/2016Ayr, Carrick and CumnockScottish National PartySigned
Neil Gray12/12/2016Airdrie and ShottsScottish National PartySigned
Holly Walker-Lynch12/12/2016HalifaxLabourSigned
Tom Brake12/12/2016Carshalton and WallingtonLiberal DemocratSigned
Jonathan Edwards12/12/2016Carmarthen East and DinefwrPlaid CymruSigned
Siobhain McDonagh12/12/2016Mitcham and MordenLabourSigned
John Spellar12/12/2016WarleyLabourSigned
Naseem Shah12/12/2016Bradford WestLabourSigned
Alan Meale13/12/2016MansfieldLabourSigned
Lisa Nandy13/12/2016WiganLabourSigned
Michael Dugher13/12/2016Barnsley EastLabourSigned
Owen Smith13/12/2016PontypriddLabourSigned
Lilian Greenwood13/12/2016Nottingham SouthLabourSigned
Thangam Debbonaire13/12/2016Bristol WestLabourSigned
Anna Turley13/12/2016RedcarLabour/Co-operativeSigned
Wes Streeting13/12/2016Ilford NorthLabourSigned
Chris Matheson13/12/2016City of ChesterLabourSigned
David Anderson13/12/2016BlaydonLabourSigned
Clive Efford13/12/2016ElthamLabourSigned
Ian Lavery13/12/2016WansbeckLabourSigned
Graham Brady13/12/2016Altrincham and Sale WestConservativeSigned
Kevin Barron13/12/2016Rother ValleyLabourSigned
Natalie McGarry13/12/2016Glasgow EastScottish National PartySigned
Emma Lewell-Buck13/12/2016South ShieldsLabourSigned
John Pugh13/12/2016SouthportLiberal DemocratSigned
Jim Dowd13/12/2016Lewisham West and PengeLabourSigned
Stephen Timms13/12/2016East HamLabourSigned
Paul Flynn14/12/2016Newport WestLabourSigned
Mark Williams14/12/2016CeredigionLiberal DemocratSigned
Lady Hermon14/12/2016North DownIndependentSigned
Ian Paisley Jnr14/12/2016North AntrimDUPSigned
Nigel Dodds14/12/2016Belfast NorthDUPSigned
Bill Esterson14/12/2016Sefton CentralLabourSigned
David Crausby14/12/2016Bolton North EastLabourSigned
Vernon Coaker14/12/2016GedlingLabourSigned
Elliott, Tom14/12/2016Signed
Danny Kinahan14/12/2016South AntrimUUPSigned
Clive Betts15/12/2016Sheffield South EastLabourSigned
Gordon Marsden15/12/2016Blackpool SouthLabourSigned
Ruth Smeeth15/12/2016Stoke-on-Trent NorthLabourSigned
Harriet Harman15/12/2016Camberwell and PeckhamLabourSigned
Mark Tami16/12/2016Alyn and DeesideLabourSigned
Margaret Greenwood16/12/2016Wirral WestLabourSigned
Chris Evans16/12/2016IslwynLabourSigned
Jenny Chapman19/12/2016DarlingtonLabourSigned
Stephen Kinnock19/12/2016AberavonLabourSigned
Helen Goodman19/12/2016Bishop AucklandLabourSigned
David Amess19/12/2016Southend WestConservativeSigned
Alex Cunningham19/12/2016Stockton NorthLabourSigned
Mary Creagh19/12/2016WakefieldLabourSigned
Paul Blomfield19/12/2016Sheffield CentralLabourSigned
Karl Turner19/12/2016Kingston upon Hull EastLabourSigned
Ian Murray19/12/2016Edinburgh SouthLabourSigned
Sarah Champion19/12/2016RotherhamLabourSigned
Steve Rotheram19/12/2016Liverpool, WaltonLabourSigned
Emily Thornberry20/12/2016Islington South and FinsburyLabourSigned
Daniel Zeichner20/12/2016CambridgeLabourSigned
Kate Hollern20/12/2016BlackburnLabourSigned
Nicholas Clegg20/12/2016Sheffield, HallamLiberal DemocratSigned
Alan Campbell20/12/2016TynemouthLabourSigned
Stewart McDonald20/12/2016Glasgow SouthScottish National PartySigned
Andy Burnham20/12/2016LeighLabourSigned
Rosie Winterton20/12/2016Doncaster CentralLabourSigned
Stephen Doughty20/12/2016Cardiff South and PenarthLabourSigned
Luciana Berger20/12/2016Liverpool, WavertreeLabourSigned
Yvette Cooper20/12/2016Normanton, Pontefract and CastlefordLabourSigned
Justin Madders20/12/2016Ellesmere Port and NestonLabourSigned
Barry Sheerman20/12/2016HuddersfieldLabourSigned
Roberta Blackman-Woods09/01/2017City of DurhamLabourSigned
Pat Glass09/01/2017North West DurhamLabourSigned
Caroline Flint09/01/2017Don ValleyLabourSigned
Angela Eagle09/01/2017WallaseyLabourSigned
Alistair Carmichael09/01/2017Orkney and ShetlandLiberal DemocratSigned
Owen Thompson09/01/2017MidlothianScottish National PartySigned
Ivan Lewis09/01/2017Bury SouthLabourSigned
Caroline Lucas09/01/2017Brighton, PavilionGreenSigned
Rupa Huq17/01/2017Ealing Central and ActonLabourSigned
Judith Cummins18/01/2017Bradford SouthLabourSigned
Albert Owen19/01/2017Ynys MLabourSigned

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