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Universal Credit Split Payments

EDM number 1033 in 2017-19, proposed by Philippa Whitford on 07/03/2018.
Categorised under the topics of Benefits administration, Children and families, Crimes of violence and Working age benefits.

That this House notes that the charities Women's Aid, Child Poverty Action Group, Surviving Economic Abuse and the Women's Budget Group have expressed concern regarding paying the combined universal credit payment of a couple into a single bank account; believes that paying recipient couples one joint payment, rather than individually, puts domestic abuse victims at increased risk of financial coercion and may prevent their leaving an abusive relationship; further notes that the current guidance stipulates that split payments are only available in very exceptional circumstances despite domestic abuse being a common occurrence, with 100 calls to police relating to domestic abuse every hour, and calls for universal credit payments to be split between adults in households by default as research by Women's Aid demonstrates that almost 85 per cent of women in abusive relationships feel that requesting a split payment would trigger even greater abuse; has considered evidence that payments for children that are paid to the main carer have a greater likelihood of being spent on the children; and calls on the Government to make split payments the default.

This motion has been signed by a total of 67 MPs.

MPDateConstituencyPartyType
Philippa Whitford07/03/2018Central AyrshireScottish National PartyProposed
Jess Phillips07/03/2018Birmingham, YardleyLabourSeconded
Ian Blackford07/03/2018Ross, Skye and LochaberScottish National PartySeconded
Alison Thewliss07/03/2018Glasgow CentralScottish National PartySeconded
Deidre Brock07/03/2018Edinburgh North and LeithScottish National PartySeconded
Neil Gray07/03/2018Airdrie and ShottsScottish National PartySeconded
Gavin Newlands07/03/2018Paisley and Renfrewshire NorthScottish National PartySigned
Stephen Gethins07/03/2018North East FifeScottish National PartySigned
Hannah Bardell07/03/2018LivingstonScottish National PartySigned
Angus MacNeil07/03/2018Na h-Eileanan an IarScottish National PartySigned
Carol Monaghan07/03/2018Glasgow North WestScottish National PartySigned
Stewart McDonald07/03/2018Glasgow SouthScottish National PartySigned
Angela Smith07/03/2018Penistone and StocksbridgeLabourSigned
Chris Stephens07/03/2018Glasgow South WestScottish National PartySigned
Stephen McCabe07/03/2018Birmingham, Selly OakLabourSigned
Stewart Hosie07/03/2018Dundee EastScottish National PartySigned
Brendan O'Hara07/03/2018Argyll and ButeScottish National PartySigned
David Amess07/03/2018Southend WestConservativeSigned
Kirsty Blackman07/03/2018Aberdeen NorthScottish National PartySigned
Patrick Grady07/03/2018Glasgow NorthScottish National PartySigned
Alan Brown07/03/2018Kilmarnock and LoudounScottish National PartySigned
Pete Wishart07/03/2018Perth and North PerthshireScottish National PartySigned
Joanna Cherry07/03/2018Edinburgh South WestScottish National PartySigned
Martyn Day07/03/2018Linlithgow and East FalkirkScottish National PartySigned
07/03/2018Glasgow EastScottish National PartySigned
Tommy Sheppard07/03/2018Edinburgh EastScottish National PartySigned
Ronnie Cowan08/03/2018InverclydeScottish National PartySigned
Jim Cunningham08/03/2018Coventry SouthLabourSigned
Jonathan Edwards08/03/2018Carmarthen East and DinefwrPlaid CymruSigned
Jim Shannon08/03/2018StrangfordDUPSigned
Peter Bottomley12/03/2018Worthing WestConservativeSigned
Chris Law12/03/2018Dundee WestScottish National PartySigned
Mary Glindon12/03/2018North TynesideLabourSigned
13/03/2018CeredigionPlaid CymruSigned
13/03/2018HartlepoolLabourSigned
Mark Hendrick13/03/2018PrestonLabourSigned
Marie Rimmer14/03/2018St Helens South and WhistonLabourSigned
Liz Saville Roberts14/03/2018Dwyfor MeirionnyddPlaid CymruSigned
Edward Davey14/03/2018Kingston and SurbitonLiberal DemocratSigned
Grahame Morris15/03/2018EasingtonLabourSigned
Stuart McDonald15/03/2018Cumbernauld, Kilsyth and Kirkintilloch EastScottish National PartySigned
Richard Burden15/03/2018Birmingham, NorthfieldLabourSigned
Ruth Smeeth15/03/2018Stoke-on-Trent NorthLabourSigned
John McNally15/03/2018FalkirkScottish National PartySigned
Roger Godsiff15/03/2018Birmingham, Hall GreenLabourSigned
15/03/2018Leeds North WestLabour/Co-operativeSigned
Kate Green15/03/2018Stretford and UrmstonLabourSigned
Ruth George15/03/2018Signed
Douglas Chapman15/03/2018Dunfermline and West FifeScottish National PartySigned
Mhairi Black16/03/2018Paisley and Renfrewshire SouthScottish National PartySigned
Keith Vaz16/03/2018Leicester EastLabourSigned
Stephen Timms16/03/2018East HamLabourSigned
Harriet Harman16/03/2018Camberwell and PeckhamLabourSigned
Frank Field16/03/2018BirkenheadLabourSigned
Lisa Cameron16/03/2018East Kilbride, Strathaven and LesmahagowScottish National PartySigned
Rosie Cooper19/03/2018West LancashireLabourSigned
Martin Docherty19/03/2018West DunbartonshireScottish National PartySigned
Stephen Doughty19/03/2018Cardiff South and PenarthLabourSigned
Caroline Lucas20/03/2018Brighton, PavilionGreenSigned
Drew Hendry20/03/2018Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and StrathspeyScottish National PartySigned
Norman Lamb21/03/2018North NorfolkLiberal DemocratSigned
Geoffrey Robinson21/03/2018Coventry North WestLabourSigned
Conor McGinn27/03/2018St Helens NorthLabourSigned
Stephen Hepburn30/04/2018JarrowLabourSigned
Hywel Williams21/05/2018ArfonPlaid CymruSigned
Tim Farron21/05/2018Westmorland and LonsdaleLiberal DemocratSigned
22/05/2018BathLiberal DemocratSigned

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