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Impact Of Two Child Restriction On Families

EDM number 492 in 2017-19, proposed by Alison Thewliss on 01/11/2017.
Categorised under the topics of Benefits policy, Children and families, Family benefits, Sexual offences and Working age benefits.

That this House recognises the damaging effects that the two-child restriction on universal credit and child tax credits is having, and will continue to have, on families across the UK; notes that the impact will be particularly acute in Northern Ireland where, according to Office for National Statistics data, the average family size is 2.96, the largest of any of the UK countries; further notes that as of 2015 it was estimated that there were 122,400 families with three or more children; is concerned that women in Northern Ireland face a specific risk applying for a non-consensual sex exemption, due to the Criminal Law Act 1967 stating that third-party referrers are legally obliged to disclose that a woman has been raped when completing paperwork, and that doing so can lead to women being placed in danger of violence and sexual assault; welcomes that the British Medical Association has offered to support members if they do not wish to comply with the third-party referral mechanism; acknowledges that the Northern Ireland Association of Social Workers and Women's Aid Federation Northern Ireland, have serious concerns about the policy and have vehemently opposed it; and calls on the Government to scrap the two-child restriction without further delay and to end the suffering of thousands of families across the UK.

This motion has been signed by a total of 47 MPs.

Alison Thewliss01/11/2017Glasgow CentralScottish National PartyProposed
David Linden01/11/2017Glasgow EastScottish National PartySeconded
Peter Grant01/11/2017GlenrothesScottish National PartySeconded
Alan Brown01/11/2017Kilmarnock and LoudounScottish National PartySeconded
Mhairi Black01/11/2017Paisley and Renfrewshire SouthScottish National PartySeconded
Chris Law01/11/2017Dundee WestScottish National PartySeconded
Angus MacNeil01/11/2017Na h-Eileanan an IarScottish National PartySigned
Chris Stephens01/11/2017Glasgow South WestScottish National PartySigned
Carol Monaghan01/11/2017Glasgow North WestScottish National PartySigned
Gavin Newlands01/11/2017Paisley and Renfrewshire NorthScottish National PartySigned
Hannah Bardell01/11/2017LivingstonScottish National PartySigned
Ian Blackford01/11/2017Ross, Skye and LochaberScottish National PartySigned
Lisa Cameron01/11/2017East Kilbride, Strathaven and LesmahagowScottish National PartySigned
Marion Fellows01/11/2017Motherwell and WishawScottish National PartySigned
Patrick Grady01/11/2017Glasgow NorthScottish National PartySigned
Philippa Whitford01/11/2017Central AyrshireScottish National PartySigned
Stephen Gethins01/11/2017North East FifeScottish National PartySigned
Stewart Hosie01/11/2017Dundee EastScottish National PartySigned
Stewart McDonald01/11/2017Glasgow SouthScottish National PartySigned
Stuart McDonald01/11/2017Cumbernauld, Kilsyth and Kirkintilloch EastScottish National PartySigned
Drew Hendry01/11/2017Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and StrathspeyScottish National PartySigned
Deidre Brock01/11/2017Edinburgh North and LeithScottish National PartySigned
Joanna Cherry01/11/2017Edinburgh South WestScottish National PartySigned
Tommy Sheppard01/11/2017Edinburgh EastScottish National PartySigned
Kirsty Blackman01/11/2017Aberdeen NorthScottish National PartySigned
Brendan O'Hara01/11/2017Argyll and ButeScottish National PartySigned
Patricia Gibson01/11/2017North Ayrshire and ArranScottish National PartySigned
Pete Wishart01/11/2017Perth and North PerthshireScottish National PartySigned
Douglas Chapman01/11/2017Dunfermline and West FifeScottish National PartySigned
John McNally01/11/2017FalkirkScottish National PartySigned
Ronnie Cowan01/11/2017InverclydeScottish National PartySigned
Martyn Day01/11/2017Linlithgow and East FalkirkScottish National PartySigned
Martin Docherty01/11/2017West DunbartonshireScottish National PartySigned
Angela Crawley01/11/2017Lanark and Hamilton EastScottish National PartySigned
Neil Gray01/11/2017Airdrie and ShottsScottish National PartySigned
Hugh Gaffney02/11/2017Coatbridge, Chryston and BellshillLabourSigned
Jim Cunningham02/11/2017Coventry SouthLabourSigned
Jonathan Edwards02/11/2017Carmarthen East and DinefwrPlaid CymruSigned
Jim Shannon02/11/2017StrangfordDUPSigned
Caroline Lucas03/11/2017Brighton, PavilionGreenSigned
Sandy Martin06/11/2017IpswichLabourSigned
George Howarth07/11/2017KnowsleyLabourSigned
Marie Rimmer13/11/2017St Helens South and WhistonLabourSigned
Ged Killen13/11/2017Rutherglen and Hamilton WestLabour/Co-operativeSigned
Eleanor Smith15/11/2017Wolverhampton South WestLabourSigned
Mike Gapes21/11/2017Ilford SouthLabourSigned
Ruth George29/11/2017High PeakLabourSigned

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