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Universal Credit And Disabled Children

EDM number 1741 in 2017-19, proposed by Caroline Lucas on 23/10/2018.

That this House notes with concern that, under universal credit, at least 100,000 families with disabled children will be worse off by some £1,750 per year; notes that this is due to the lower rate of child disability addition being set at £29.10 per week, representing a 54 per cent cut to the equivalent additional payment of £62.86 per week under the existing benefits system; further notes that families with more than one disabled child will be even worse off, as the addition is paid for each disabled child; acknowledges that families with disabled children face a range of extra costs associated with disability and caring, as well as the challenge of combining complex care and work, and that as a result many such families are already struggling to afford basic essentials, such as food and heating, as evidenced by Contact's Counting the Costs 2018 research; believes that the reduction in the level of support under universal credit can only lead to increased hardship, debt, stress and ill-health; and calls on the Government to set the lower child disability addition at £62.86 per week so that families with disabled children receive at least the same level of support under universal credit as now.

This motion has been signed by a total of 50 MPs.

Caroline Lucas23/10/2018Brighton, PavilionGreenProposed
Neil Gray23/10/2018Airdrie and ShottsScottish National PartySeconded
Liz Saville Roberts23/10/2018Dwyfor MeirionnyddPlaid CymruSeconded
23/10/2018Oxford West and AbingdonLiberal DemocratSeconded
Ruth George23/10/2018Seconded
Lisa Cameron23/10/2018East Kilbride, Strathaven and LesmahagowScottish National PartySeconded
Frank Field23/10/2018BirkenheadLabourSigned
Jo Swinson23/10/2018East DunbartonshireLiberal DemocratSigned
Helen Hayes23/10/2018Dulwich and West NorwoodLabourSigned
Edward Davey23/10/2018Kingston and SurbitonLiberal DemocratSigned
Andy Slaughter23/10/2018HammersmithLabourSigned
23/10/2018Warwick and LeamingtonLabourSigned
Alison Thewliss23/10/2018Glasgow CentralScottish National PartySigned
Roger Godsiff23/10/2018Birmingham, Hall GreenLabourSigned
John McNally23/10/2018FalkirkScottish National PartySigned
Kate Green23/10/2018Stretford and UrmstonLabourSigned
23/10/2018CeredigionPlaid CymruSigned
Ronnie Campbell23/10/2018Blyth ValleyLabourSigned
Rushanara Ali23/10/2018Bethnal Green and BowLabourSigned
Tom Brake23/10/2018Carshalton and WallingtonLiberal DemocratSigned
Alex Cunningham23/10/2018Stockton NorthLabourSigned
John Grogan23/10/2018Signed
Stuart McDonald23/10/2018Cumbernauld, Kilsyth and Kirkintilloch EastScottish National PartySigned
Ronnie Cowan23/10/2018InverclydeScottish National PartySigned
Wes Streeting23/10/2018Ilford NorthLabourSigned
Tommy Sheppard23/10/2018Edinburgh EastScottish National PartySigned
Lucy Powell23/10/2018Manchester CentralLabourSigned
Hywel Williams23/10/2018ArfonPlaid CymruSigned
Patricia Gibson23/10/2018North Ayrshire and ArranScottish National PartySigned
Rupa Huq23/10/2018Ealing Central and ActonLabourSigned
Alistair Carmichael23/10/2018Orkney and ShetlandLiberal DemocratSigned
Daniel Zeichner23/10/2018CambridgeLabourSigned
Chris Law23/10/2018Dundee WestScottish National PartySigned
Tim Farron23/10/2018Westmorland and LonsdaleLiberal DemocratSigned
23/10/2018Brighton, KemptownLabour/Co-operativeSigned
Jonathan Edwards23/10/2018Carmarthen East and DinefwrPlaid CymruSigned
Rosie Cooper23/10/2018West LancashireLabourSigned
Norman Lamb23/10/2018North NorfolkLiberal DemocratSigned
23/10/2018Glasgow EastScottish National PartySigned
Catherine West23/10/2018Hornsey and Wood GreenLabourSigned
Jon Cruddas23/10/2018Dagenham and RainhamLabourSigned
23/10/2018BathLiberal DemocratSigned
Lady Hermon23/10/2018North DownIndependentSigned
Chuka Umunna23/10/2018StreathamLabourSigned
Tulip Siddiq23/10/2018Hampstead and KilburnLabourSigned
Ian Blackford23/10/2018Ross, Skye and LochaberScottish National PartySigned
Jim Cunningham23/10/2018Coventry SouthLabourSigned
Patrick Grady23/10/2018Glasgow NorthScottish National PartySigned
23/10/2018East LothianLabourSigned
Karen Buck23/10/2018Westminster NorthLabourSigned

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