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Cohabitees Entitlement To Bereavement Support Payment

EDM number 1199 in 2017-19, proposed by Thelma Walker on 25/04/2018.
Categorised under the topic of Bereavement benefits.

That this House calls for reform to extend Bereavement Support Payment to people who were cohabiting but were not married or in a civil partnership; considers that the current position is manifestly unfair and ignores the reality of modern day Britain where cohabiting couples account for approximately one in five households; and recognises the damaging effects, both economically and emotionally, that excluding cohabitees from entitlement to Bereavement Support Payment has on the surviving cohabitee and any dependent children.

This motion has been signed by a total of 43 MPs.

MPDateConstituencyPartyType
Thelma Walker25/04/2018Colne ValleyLabourProposed
Jim Shannon26/04/2018StrangfordDUPSeconded
Jim Cunningham26/04/2018Coventry SouthLabourSeconded
Paul Flynn26/04/2018Newport WestLabourSeconded
Michael Penning27/04/2018Hemel HempsteadConservativeSeconded
Liz Twist27/04/2018BlaydonLabourSeconded
Chris Stephens27/04/2018Glasgow South WestScottish National PartySigned
Lisa Nandy27/04/2018WiganLabourSigned
David Drew27/04/2018Signed
Mohammad Yasin27/04/2018BedfordLabourSigned
Alex Sobel27/04/2018Leeds North WestLabour/Co-operativeSigned
Caroline Lucas30/04/2018Brighton, PavilionGreenSigned
Grahame Morris30/04/2018EasingtonLabourSigned
Daniel Zeichner30/04/2018CambridgeLabourSigned
Peter Bottomley30/04/2018Worthing WestConservativeSigned
Lloyd Russell-Moyle30/04/2018Brighton, KemptownLabour/Co-operativeSigned
Jess Phillips30/04/2018Birmingham, YardleyLabourSigned
Ben Lake01/05/2018CeredigionPlaid CymruSigned
Lady Hermon01/05/2018North DownIndependentSigned
Dennis Skinner01/05/2018BolsoverLabourSigned
Graham Jones01/05/2018HyndburnLabourSigned
Jo Stevens01/05/2018Cardiff CentralLabourSigned
Mike Hill01/05/2018HartlepoolLabourSigned
Sandy Martin01/05/2018IpswichLabourSigned
Matt Western01/05/2018Warwick and LeamingtonLabourSigned
Frank Field01/05/2018BirkenheadLabourSigned
Emma Hardy01/05/2018Kingston upon Hull West and HessleLabourSigned
Virendra Sharma01/05/2018Ealing, SouthallLabourSigned
Alex Cunningham01/05/2018Stockton NorthLabourSigned
Kelvin Hopkins01/05/2018Luton NorthLabourSigned
David Linden02/05/2018Glasgow EastScottish National PartySigned
Alison Thewliss02/05/2018Glasgow CentralScottish National PartySigned
Bob Blackman03/05/2018Harrow EastConservativeSigned
Gordon Marsden03/05/2018Blackpool SouthLabourSigned
Ruth George08/05/2018High PeakLabourSigned
Hugh Gaffney08/05/2018Coatbridge, Chryston and BellshillLabourSigned
Alan Brown09/05/2018Kilmarnock and LoudounScottish National PartySigned
Marion Fellows10/05/2018Motherwell and WishawScottish National PartySigned
Hannah Bardell10/05/2018LivingstonScottish National PartySigned
David Crausby16/05/2018Bolton North EastLabourSigned
Edward Davey16/05/2018Kingston and SurbitonLiberal DemocratSigned
Drew Hendry21/05/2018Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and StrathspeyScottish National PartySigned
Angus MacNeil21/05/2018Na h-Eileanan an IarScottish National PartySigned

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