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CARERS WEEK 2003

EDM (Early Day Motion) 923: tabled on 19 March 2003

Tabled in the 2002-03 session.

This motion has been signed by 93 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 the importance of Carers Week from 9th to 15th June; congratulates the Carers National Association, Contact a Family, Crossroads - Caring for Carers and the Princess Royal Trust for Carers for raising awareness for the important and tireless work which carers do, and for sponsoring this noteworthy campaign; wholeheartedly supports Carers Week, which this year highlights the issue of carers and opportunities; notes that the total number of carers in the United Kingdom is over 7 million, and that carers make up 13 per cent. of all people working full time, and 17 per cent. of those working part-time; further notes that three in five people will be a carer at some point in their lives; regrets the hardships and discrimination that carers often have to endure; further regrets that up to 77 per cent. of carers are worse off financially as a result of becoming carers; congratulates the organisers of Carers Week for raising awareness of the barriers that currently exist for carers, both those already in employment and those seeking such employment; is deeply concerned that the most commonly cited reasons for carers giving up work are the stress of juggling other employment and the substantial amount of care which they undertake, the uncertainty over, and inflexibility or unreliability of, substitute care services, the affordability of such services and the inflexibility of their non care work employers; believes that carers in the United Kingdom should have access to the same employment opportunities as other members of the population and that substitute care services which are high quality, flexible, affordable and appropriate should be promoted and that carers need to be able to draw on the support and backing of well-trained professionals and employers who understand both the impact of caring and how to support carers; and wishes Carers Week every success.

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.

Amess, Mr David
Conservative
Signed on 27 March 2003
Southend West
Baird, Vera
Labour
Signed on 1 April 2003
Redcar
Barrett, John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 16 May 2003
Edinburgh West
Battle, John
Labour
Signed on 3 April 2003
Leeds West
Brazier, Mr Julian
Conservative
Signed on 25 March 2003
Canterbury
Burt, Alistair
Conservative
Signed on 30 June 2003
North East Bedfordshire
Cable, Dr Vincent
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 20 March 2003
Twickenham
Campbell, Mr Gregory
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 27 March 2003
East Londonderry
Caton, Mr Martin
Labour
Signed on 20 March 2003
Gower
Chapman, Sir Sydney
Conservative
Signed on 20 March 2003
Chipping Barnet
Clarke, Mr Tony
Labour
Signed on 15 May 2003
Northampton South
Corbyn, Jeremy
Labour
Signed on 21 March 2003
Islington North
Davis, Mr David
Conservative
Signed on 10 April 2003
Haltemprice and Howden
Djanogly, Mr Jonathan
Conservative
Signed on 3 June 2003
Huntingdon
Dodds, Mr Nigel
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 27 March 2003
Belfast North
Doughty, Sue
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 4 April 2003
Guildford
Drew, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 20 March 2003
Stroud
Edwards, Mr Huw
Labour
Signed on 25 March 2003
Monmouth
Etherington, Bill
Labour
Signed on 25 March 2003
Sunderland North
Evans, Mr Nigel
Conservative
Signed on 10 April 2003
Ribble Valley
Flight, Mr Howard
Conservative
Signed on 25 March 2003
Arundel and South Downs
Flook, Mr Adrian
Conservative
Signed on 26 March 2003
Taunton
Francois, Mr Mark
Conservative
Signed on 19 June 2003
Rayleigh
Garnier, Mr Edward
Conservative
Signed on 28 April 2003
Harborough
George, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 20 March 2003
St Ives
Gerrard, Mr Neil
Labour
Signed on 31 March 2003
Walthamstow
Gidley, Sandra
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 28 April 2003
Romsey
Gray, Mr James
Conservative
Signed on 3 April 2003
North Wiltshire
Grieve, Mr Dominic
Conservative
Signed on 30 June 2003
Beaconsfield
Griffiths, Mr Win
Labour
Signed on 27 March 2003
Bridgend
Hammond, Mr Philip
Conservative
Signed on 3 June 2003
Runnymede and Weybridge
Hancock, Mr Mike
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 25 March 2003
Portsmouth South
Heald, Mr Oliver
Conservative
Signed on 31 March 2003
North East Hertfordshire
Hermon, Lady Sylvia
Ulster Unionist Party
Signed on 2 April 2003
North Down
Horam, Mr John
Conservative
Signed on 7 April 2003
Orpington
Hoyle, Mr Lindsay
Labour
Signed on 28 March 2003
Chorley
Hunter, Mr Andrew
Independent Conservative
Signed on 25 March 2003
Basingstoke
Jones, Lynne
Labour
Signed on 20 March 2003
Birmingham, Selly Oak
Jones, Mr Nigel
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 2 April 2003
Cheltenham
Key, Robert
Conservative
Signed on 24 March 2003
Salisbury
Kidney, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 26 March 2003
Stafford
Kirkbride, Julie
Conservative
Signed on 17 June 2003
Bromsgrove
Laing, Mrs Eleanor
Conservative
Signed on 4 April 2003
Epping Forest
Lait, Mrs Jacqui
Conservative
Signed on 18 June 2003
Beckenham
Lewis, Dr Julian
Conservative
Signed on 25 March 2003
New Forest East
Lidington, Mr David
Conservative
Signed on 25 June 2003
Aylesbury
Llwyd, Mr Elfyn
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 25 March 2003
Meirionnydd Nant Conwy
Luff, Peter
Conservative
Signed on 20 May 2003
Mid Worcestershire
Maclean, David
Conservative
Signed on 27 March 2003
Penrith and The Border
Marsden, Mr Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 26 March 2003
Shrewsbury and Atcham
Marshall-Andrews, Mr Robert
Labour
Signed on 12 June 2003
Medway
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 25 March 2003
Hayes and Harlington
McIntosh, Miss Anne
Conservative
Signed on 8 May 2003
Vale of York
Mercer, Patrick
Conservative
Signed on 4 April 2003
Newark
Moss, Mr Malcolm
Conservative
Signed on 7 April 2003
North East Cambridgeshire
Murrison, Dr Andrew
Conservative
Signed on 25 March 2003
Westbury
O'Brien, Mr Stephen
Conservative
Signed on 25 March 2003
Eddisbury
Paice, Mr James
Conservative
Signed on 23 June 2003
South East Cambridgeshire
Price, Adam
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 31 March 2003
Carmarthen East and Dinefwr
Randall, Mr John
Conservative
Signed on 27 March 2003
Uxbridge
Robinson, Mrs Iris
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 26 March 2003
Strangford
Roe, Mrs Marion
Conservative
Signed on 26 March 2003
Broxbourne
Rosindell, Andrew
Conservative
Signed on 20 March 2003
Romford
Ruffley, Mr David
Conservative
Signed on 26 March 2003
Bury St Edmunds
Russell, Bob
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 24 March 2003
Colchester
Sanders, Mr Adrian
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 25 March 2003
Torbay
Sayeed, Mr Jonathan
Conservative
Signed on 26 March 2003
Mid Bedfordshire
Selous, Andrew
Conservative
Signed on 24 March 2003
South West Bedfordshire
Simpson, Alan
Labour
Signed on 27 March 2003
Nottingham South
Simpson, Mr Keith
Conservative
Signed on 26 March 2003
Mid Norfolk
Spelman, Mrs Caroline
Conservative
Signed on 31 March 2003
Meriden
Spink, Bob
Conservative
Signed on 24 March 2003
Castle Point
Stunell, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 31 March 2003
Hazel Grove
Swayne, Mr Desmond
Conservative
Signed on 3 April 2003
New Forest West
Taylor, David
Labour
Signed on 27 March 2003
North West Leicestershire
Thomas, Mr Simon
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 24 March 2003
Ceredigion
Tonge, Dr Jenny
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 31 March 2003
Richmond Park
Vis, Dr Rudi
Labour
Signed on 25 March 2003
Finchley and Golders Green
Waterson, Mr Nigel
Conservative
Signed on 25 March 2003
Eastbourne
Whittingdale, Mr John
Conservative
Signed on 21 May 2003
Maldon and East Chelmsford
Widdecombe, Miss Ann
Conservative
Signed on 14 April 2003
Maidstone and The Weald
Wiggin, Bill
Conservative
Signed on 16 May 2003
Leominster
Williams, Mrs Betty
Labour
Signed on 27 March 2003
Conwy
Wilshire, Mr David
Conservative
Signed on 25 March 2003
Spelthorne
Winterton, Ann
Conservative
Signed on 21 March 2003
Congleton
Winterton, Sir Nicholas
Conservative
Signed on 21 March 2003
Macclesfield

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.