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Condemnation Of The Rape Clause

EDM number 324 in 2017-19, proposed by Alison Thewliss on 14/09/2017.
Categorised under the topics of Benefits policy, Family benefits, Sexual offences and Working age benefits.

That this House welcomes that the Convention of Scottish Local Authorities (COSLA) and the British Medical Association (BMA) have recently condemned the Government's two child restriction in universal credit and child tax credits, and specifically the associated non-consensual sex exemption, known as the rape clause; understands that the BMA has offered to support members if they do not wish to comply with the third party referral mechanisms; notes that COSLA fundamentally opposes the two child limit and the non-consensual sex exemption; and calls on the Government to scrap the two child restriction.

This motion has been signed by a total of 20 MPs.

Alison Thewliss14/09/2017Glasgow CentralScottish National PartyProposed
Martyn Day09/10/2017Linlithgow and East FalkirkScottish National PartySeconded
Kelvin Hopkins09/10/2017Luton NorthLabourSeconded
Jim Cunningham09/10/2017Coventry SouthLabourSeconded
Jim Shannon09/10/2017StrangfordDUPSeconded
Chris Stephens09/10/2017Glasgow South WestScottish National PartySeconded
David Linden09/10/2017Glasgow EastScottish National PartySigned
Lloyd Russell-Moyle10/10/2017Brighton, KemptownLabour/Co-operativeSigned
Lady Hermon10/10/2017North DownIndependentSigned
Neil Gray11/10/2017Airdrie and ShottsScottish National PartySigned
Marie Rimmer11/10/2017St Helens South and WhistonLabourSigned
Liz Saville Roberts12/10/2017Dwyfor MeirionnyddPlaid CymruSigned
Patrick Grady16/10/2017Glasgow NorthScottish National PartySigned
Ruth George17/10/2017High PeakLabourSigned
Ronnie Cowan24/10/2017InverclydeScottish National PartySigned
Gavin Newlands24/10/2017Paisley and Renfrewshire NorthScottish National PartySigned
Alan Brown25/10/2017Kilmarnock and LoudounScottish National PartySigned
Douglas Chapman06/11/2017Dunfermline and West FifeScottish National PartySigned
Angus MacNeil20/11/2017Na h-Eileanan an IarScottish National PartySigned
Drew Hendry08/01/2018Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and StrathspeyScottish National PartySigned

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