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Funding For Local Government Services And Women's Refuges

EDM number 1070 in 2017-19, proposed by Jim Cunningham on 13/03/2018.
Categorised under the topics of Children and families, Community care, Local government and Public expenditure.

That this House is shocked at figures that local government spending is facing a funding gap of £5.8 billion by 2020 and that almost £10 million of support has been cut from women’s refuges; is concerned at the detrimental impact this will have on vital local services; notes that almost a fifth of specialist women's refuges have had to close in the last eight years; is further concerned at reports that in 2017, over 400 vulnerable women and children were turned away from refuges due to lack of space; further notes that there was no mention of the WASPI women affected by the state pension increase; is alarmed that the Spring Statement 2018 does not address these issues; and calls on the Government to reverse these spending decisions and bring forward measures that would end the crisis in local government funding.

This motion has been signed by a total of 16 MPs.

Jim Cunningham13/03/2018Coventry SouthLabourProposed
Jim Shannon14/03/2018StrangfordDUPSeconded
Virendra Sharma14/03/2018Ealing, SouthallLabourSeconded
Ronnie Campbell14/03/2018Blyth ValleyLabourSeconded
Kelvin Hopkins14/03/2018Luton NorthLabourSeconded
Liz Saville Roberts14/03/2018Dwyfor MeirionnyddPlaid CymruSeconded
Graham Jones14/03/2018HyndburnLabourSigned
Hugh Gaffney14/03/2018Coatbridge, Chryston and BellshillLabourSigned
Ben Lake15/03/2018CeredigionPlaid CymruSigned
Mary Glindon15/03/2018North TynesideLabourSigned
Mark Hendrick19/03/2018PrestonLabourSigned
Lloyd Russell-Moyle19/03/2018Brighton, KemptownLabour/Co-operativeSigned
Matt Western20/03/2018Warwick and LeamingtonLabourSigned
Mike Hill20/03/2018HartlepoolLabourSigned
Kate Hollern16/04/2018BlackburnLabourSigned
David Crausby16/05/2018Bolton North EastLabourSigned

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