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DISABILITY LIVING ALLOWANCE

EDM (Early Day Motion) 448: tabled on 12 November 1997

Tabled in the 1997-98 session.

This motion has been signed by 86 Members. It has received 2 amendments.

As this motion is using historical data, we may not have the record of the original ordering, in which case signatories are listed alphabetically.

Amendments to this motion

There have been 2 amendments submitted to this motion.

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Motion text

That this House is gravely concerned by the implementation of the benefit integrity project which is resulting in apparently arbitary and superficial decisions currently being made to withdraw disability living allowance and associated benefits from many people with severe disabilities, some of whom had been awarded the benefit for life; and accordingly asks the Government to take urgent action to ensure that persons suffering from disabilities which prevent them from taking employment are treated sympathetically and that benefits are not withdrawn without proper reasons.

The first 6 Members who have signed to support the motion are the sponsors. The primary sponsor is generally the person who tabled the motion and has responsibility for it. The date shown is when the Member signed the motion.

In addition to the sponsors, the following Members have signed to support the motion.

Benn, Mr Tony
Labour
Signed on 23 January 1998
Chesterfield
Berry, Dr Roger
Labour
Signed on 5 May 1998
Kingswood
Best, Mr Harold
Labour
Signed on 2 December 1997
Leeds North West
Blizzard, Mr Bob
Labour
Signed on 12 November 1997
Waveney
Borrow, Mr David S.
Labour
Signed on 9 February 1998
South Ribble
Brand, Dr Peter
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 13 November 1997
Isle of Wight
Brinton, Mrs Helen
Labour
Signed on 12 November 1997
Peterborough
Campbell-Savours, Mr Dale
Labour
Signed on 12 November 1997
Workington
Canavan, Dennis
Labour
Signed on 5 February 1998
Falkirk West
Chaytor, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 26 November 1997
Bury North
Clark, Paul
Labour
Signed on 12 November 1997
Gillingham
Clarke, Mr Tony
Labour
Signed on 12 November 1997
Northampton South
Clwyd, Ann
Labour
Signed on 12 November 1997
Cynon Valley
Cohen, Harry
Labour
Signed on 12 November 1997
Leyton and Wanstead
Cox, Tom
Labour
Signed on 17 November 1997
Tooting
Cryer, John
Labour
Signed on 12 November 1997
Hornchurch
Davey, Valerie
Labour
Signed on 3 February 1998
Bristol West
Davies, Denzil
Labour
Signed on 14 January 1998
Llanelli
Davis, Mr Terry
Labour
Signed on 11 March 1998
Birmingham, Hodge Hill
Dobbin, Jim
Labour
Signed on 18 November 1997
Heywood and Middleton
Drew, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 22 January 1998
Stroud
Drown, Julia
Labour
Signed on 19 November 1997
South Swindon
Edwards, Mr Huw
Labour
Signed on 17 November 1997
Monmouth
Flight, Mr Howard
Conservative
Signed on 12 November 1997
Arundel and South Downs
Flynn, Paul
Labour
Signed on 12 November 1997
Newport West
Foster (Worcs.), Mr Michael
Labour
Signed on 12 November 1997
Worcester
Galloway, Mr George
Labour
Signed on 5 March 1998
Glasgow, Kelvin
Gibson, Dr Ian
Labour
Signed on 12 November 1997
Norwich North
Gunnell, Mr John
Labour
Signed on 26 November 1997
Morley and Rothwell
Hamilton, Fabian
Labour
Signed on 18 March 1998
Leeds North East
Henderson, Mr Ivan
Labour
Signed on 12 November 1997
Harwich
Hesford, Stephen
Labour
Signed on 19 November 1997
Wirral West
Hinchliffe, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 12 November 1997
Wakefield
Illsley, Mr Eric
Labour
Signed on 2 December 1997
Barnsley Central
Jones, Lynne
Labour
Signed on 12 November 1997
Birmingham, Selly Oak
Khabra, Mr Piara S
Labour
Signed on 11 March 1998
Ealing, Southall
Kidney, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 13 November 1997
Stafford
Kingham, Ms Tess
Labour
Signed on 12 November 1997
Gloucester
Lawrence, Mrs Jackie
Labour
Signed on 24 March 1998
Preseli Pembrokeshire
Lepper, David
Labour
Signed on 12 November 1997
Brighton, Pavilion
Livingstone, Mr Ken
Labour
Signed on 13 November 1997
Brent East
Loughton, Tim
Conservative
Signed on 7 April 1998
East Worthing and Shoreham
Mackinlay, Andrew
Labour
Signed on 12 November 1997
Thurrock
Marsden, Mr Gordon
Labour
Signed on 28 November 1997
Blackpool South
McAllion, Mr John
Labour
Signed on 27 November 1997
Dundee East
McCartney, Mr Robert
United Kingdom Unionist
Signed on 16 January 1998
North Down
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 14 November 1997
Hayes and Harlington
McGrady, Mr Eddie
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 11 December 1997
South Down
McNamara, Mr Kevin
Labour
Signed on 13 November 1997
Kingston upon Hull North
Moffatt, Laura
Labour
Signed on 12 November 1997
Crawley
Morgan, Mr Alasdair
Scottish National Party
Signed on 19 February 1998
Galloway and Upper Nithsdale
Naysmith, Dr Doug
Labour
Signed on 12 November 1997
Bristol North West
Olner, Mr Bill
Labour
Signed on 4 February 1998
Nuneaton
Palmer, Dr Nick
Labour
Signed on 12 November 1997
Broxtowe
Perham, Linda
Labour
Signed on 18 November 1997
Ilford North
Pound, Stephen
Labour
Signed on 12 November 1997
Ealing North
Quinn, Lawrie
Labour
Signed on 12 November 1997
Scarborough and Whitby
Radice, Mr Giles
Labour
Signed on 12 November 1997
North Durham
Rammell, Bill
Labour
Signed on 12 November 1997
Harlow
Salter, Martin
Labour
Signed on 13 November 1997
Reading West
Sedgemore, Mr Brian
Labour
Signed on 13 January 1998
Hackney South and Shoreditch
Shipley, Ms Debra
Labour
Signed on 12 November 1997
Stourbridge
Singh, Mr Marsha
Labour
Signed on 16 February 1998
Bradford West
Skinner, Mr Dennis
Labour
Signed on 13 November 1997
Bolsover
Smyth, The Rev Martin
Ulster Unionist Party
Signed on 13 November 1997
Belfast South
Thompson, Mr William
Ulster Unionist Party
Signed on 26 March 1998
West Tyrone
Vis, Dr Rudi
Labour
Signed on 12 November 1997
Finchley and Golders Green
Wareing, Mr Robert N.
Independent Labour
Signed on 27 November 1997
Liverpool, West Derby
Welsh, Mr Andrew
Scottish National Party
Signed on 18 February 1998
Angus
White, Brian
Labour
Signed on 12 November 1997
North East Milton Keynes
Whitehead, Dr Alan
Labour
Signed on 12 November 1997
Southampton, Test
Williams, Mrs Betty
Labour
Signed on 26 January 1998
Conwy
Willis, Mr Phil
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 30 March 1998
Harrogate and Knaresborough
Wood, Mike
Labour
Signed on 12 November 1997
Batley and Spen
Wright, Mr Anthony
Labour
Signed on 12 November 1997
Great Yarmouth
Wyatt, Derek
Labour
Signed on 12 November 1997
Sittingbourne and Sheppey

After a motion has been tabled, other Members can table amendments to it. Amendments to this motion are shown below.

DISABILITY LIVING ALLOWANCE (Amendment 1)
at end add 'and that, in cases when benefit is withdrawn, the Independent Tribunal Service hears appeals speedily and does not take 10 months as at present.'.
Labour, Glasgow, Maryhill
19
signatures
EDM 448A1: tabled on 13 November 1997
DISABILITY LIVING ALLOWANCE (Amendment 2)
at end add 'and further calls on the Government to allocate parliamentary time to a debate on the future of disability benefits in the light of the fact that the Department of Social Security is now actively considering the options of taxation, means-testing or the replacement by services for disability benefits.'.
Liberal Democrat, Sutton and Cheam
28
signatures
EDM 448A2: tabled on 13 November 1997