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DISABILITY BENEFITS

EDM (Early Day Motion) 1927: tabled on 17 November 2003

Tabled in the 2002-03 session.

This motion has been signed by 34 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 with great concern the fact that disability benefits cannot, in any circumstances, be backdated to the time of the disability being originally diagnosed; recognises that there is no automatic procedure to ensure that people potentially eligible for such benefits are automatically notified that they might be entitled to them; and calls for more discretion in the system to enable those who would clearly have qualified but were not made aware that they might be eligible, to have their disability benefits backdated to the point in time when they were diagnosed with their disability.

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.

Burden, Richard
Labour
Signed on 19 November 2003
Birmingham, Northfield
Campbell, Mr Ronnie
Labour
Signed on 19 November 2003
Blyth Valley
Caton, Mr Martin
Labour
Signed on 19 November 2003
Gower
Clapham, Mr Michael
Labour
Signed on 18 November 2003
Barnsley West and Penistone
Corbyn, Jeremy
Labour
Signed on 19 November 2003
Islington North
Cryer, Mrs Ann
Labour
Signed on 19 November 2003
Keighley
Davis, Mr Terry
Labour
Signed on 18 November 2003
Birmingham, Hodge Hill
Drew, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 18 November 2003
Stroud
Ewing, Annabelle
Scottish National Party
Signed on 18 November 2003
Perth
Flynn, Paul
Labour
Signed on 18 November 2003
Newport West
Francis, Dr Hywel
Labour
Signed on 18 November 2003
Aberavon
Gerrard, Mr Neil
Labour
Signed on 17 November 2003
Walthamstow
Griffiths, Mr Win
Labour
Signed on 19 November 2003
Bridgend
Hamilton, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 18 November 2003
Midlothian
Hancock, Mr Mike
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 19 November 2003
Portsmouth South
Hopkins, Kelvin
Labour
Signed on 19 November 2003
Luton North
Humble, Mrs Joan
Labour
Signed on 17 November 2003
Blackpool North and Fleetwood
Jackson, Glenda
Labour
Signed on 19 November 2003
Hampstead and Highgate
Jones, Helen
Labour
Signed on 17 November 2003
Warrington North
Jones, Lynne
Labour
Signed on 18 November 2003
Birmingham, Selly Oak
Kilfoyle, Mr Peter
Labour
Signed on 17 November 2003
Liverpool, Walton
Llwyd, Mr Elfyn
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 18 November 2003
Meirionnydd Nant Conwy
Naysmith, Dr Doug
Labour
Signed on 19 November 2003
Bristol North West
Skinner, Mr Dennis
Labour
Signed on 18 November 2003
Bolsover
Vis, Dr Rudi
Labour
Signed on 18 November 2003
Finchley and Golders Green
Wareing, Mr Robert N.
Labour
Signed on 18 November 2003
Liverpool, West Derby
Weir, Mr Mike
Scottish National Party
Signed on 19 November 2003
Angus
Williams, Hywel
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 18 November 2003
Caernarfon

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.