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INCAPACITY BENEFIT

EDM (Early Day Motion) 208: tabled on 25 November 2004

Tabled in the 2004-05 session.

This motion has been signed by 61 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

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

Motion text

That this House notes that the number of claimants of incapacity benefit has increased by 34,400 since May 1997; further notes that the number of working age claimants as a percentage of the total working age population has increased from 6.4 per cent. in May 1997 to 6.8 per cent. in May 2004; is concerned that the Government's Pathways to Work pilots have no specific performance indicators; calls on the Government to publish details of the interim findings to date; and urges the Government to make it clear whether it has any plans to put time limits on payments of incapacity benefit.

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.

Bottomley, Sir Peter
Conservative
Signed on 29 November 2004
Worthing West
Brazier, Mr Julian
Conservative
Signed on 7 December 2004
Canterbury
Burns, Mr Simon
Conservative
Signed on 30 November 2004
West Chelmsford
Burt, Alistair
Conservative
Signed on 30 November 2004
North East Bedfordshire
Cash, Mr William
Conservative
Signed on 10 March 2005
Stone
Conway, Derek
Conservative
Signed on 20 December 2004
Old Bexley and Sidcup
Duncan, Mr Peter
Conservative
Signed on 10 January 2005
Galloway and Upper Nithsdale
Evans, Mr Nigel
Conservative
Signed on 21 December 2004
Ribble Valley
Fabricant, Michael
Conservative
Signed on 8 December 2004
Lichfield
Field, Mr Mark
Conservative
Signed on 13 January 2005
Cities of London and Westminster
Flight, Mr Howard
Conservative
Signed on 7 December 2004
Arundel and South Downs
Flook, Mr Adrian
Conservative
Signed on 2 December 2004
Taunton
Francois, Mr Mark
Conservative
Signed on 1 December 2004
Rayleigh
Garnier, Mr Edward
Conservative
Signed on 17 January 2005
Harborough
Gillan, Mrs Cheryl
Conservative
Signed on 6 December 2004
Chesham and Amersham
Goodman, Mr Paul
Conservative
Signed on 25 November 2004
Wycombe
Gummer, Mr John
Conservative
Signed on 27 January 2005
Suffolk Coastal
Heald, Mr Oliver
Conservative
Signed on 10 January 2005
North East Hertfordshire
Hendry, Charles
Conservative
Signed on 25 January 2005
Wealden
Horam, Mr John
Conservative
Signed on 21 December 2004
Orpington
Hunter, Mr Andrew
Independent Conservative
Signed on 19 January 2005
Basingstoke
Key, Robert
Conservative
Signed on 29 November 2004
Salisbury
Kirkbride, Julie
Conservative
Signed on 21 December 2004
Bromsgrove
Laing, Mrs Eleanor
Conservative
Signed on 1 February 2005
Epping Forest
Letwin, Mr Oliver
Conservative
Signed on 21 December 2004
West Dorset
Lewis, Dr Julian
Conservative
Signed on 1 December 2004
New Forest East
Loughton, Tim
Conservative
Signed on 30 November 2004
East Worthing and Shoreham
Maclean, David
Conservative
Signed on 21 December 2004
Penrith and The Border
May, Mrs Theresa
Conservative
Signed on 20 December 2004
Maidenhead
McIntosh, Miss Anne
Conservative
Signed on 9 December 2004
Vale of York
McLoughlin, Mr Patrick
Conservative
Signed on 23 March 2005
West Derbyshire
Mercer, Patrick
Conservative
Signed on 13 December 2004
Newark
Moss, Mr Malcolm
Conservative
Signed on 1 December 2004
North East Cambridgeshire
O'Brien, Mr Stephen
Conservative
Signed on 14 March 2005
Eddisbury
Osborne, Mr George
Conservative
Signed on 21 December 2004
Tatton
Paice, Mr James
Conservative
Signed on 8 March 2005
South East Cambridgeshire
Pickles, Mr Eric
Conservative
Signed on 16 December 2004
Brentwood and Ongar
Randall, Mr John
Conservative
Signed on 30 November 2004
Uxbridge
Roe, Dame Marion
Conservative
Signed on 2 December 2004
Broxbourne
Rosindell, Andrew
Conservative
Signed on 21 February 2005
Romford
Sayeed, Mr Jonathan
Conservative
Signed on 23 February 2005
Mid Bedfordshire
Selous, Andrew
Conservative
Signed on 16 December 2004
South West Bedfordshire
Smyth, The Rev Martin
Ulster Unionist Party
Signed on 30 November 2004
Belfast South
Spelman, Mrs Caroline
Conservative
Signed on 15 December 2004
Meriden
Spink, Bob
Conservative
Signed on 6 December 2004
Castle Point
Swire, Mr Hugo
Conservative
Signed on 8 December 2004
East Devon
Taylor, Mr John D.
Conservative
Signed on 27 January 2005
Solihull
Viggers, Sir Peter
Conservative
Signed on 21 December 2004
Gosport
Waterson, Mr Nigel
Conservative
Signed on 25 November 2004
Eastbourne
Watkinson, Angela
Conservative
Signed on 6 December 2004
Upminster
Wiggin, Bill
Conservative
Signed on 16 December 2004
Leominster
Wilkinson, Mr John
Conservative
Signed on 14 March 2005
Ruislip - Northwood
Wilshire, Mr David
Conservative
Signed on 30 November 2004
Spelthorne
Winterton, Ann
Conservative
Signed on 1 December 2004
Congleton

These members had previously signed the motion, but have now withdrawn their support. The date shown is when the Member withdrew their signature from the motion.