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DISCRIMINATION IN DISABILITY BENEFITS

EDM (Early Day Motion) 953: tabled on 31 March 2004

Tabled in the 2003-04 session.

This motion has been signed by 244 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 believes that it is injust and discriminatory to deny people who become disabled from the age of 65 the opportunity to claim disability living allowance; further believes that the alternative benefit offered to older disabled people, attendance allowance, is inadequate because it does not contain a mobility component, is not available to those with lower-level needs and requires a claimant to wait three months longer before making a claim; notes further that attendance allowance does not passport its recipients to the Motability scheme, or exemption from vehicle exise duty; further believes that this differentiation between older and younger disabled people is based on an outmoded and unfounded conception of older people as inactive and non-contributing members of society; and therefore urges the Government to support the aims of the Mobilise campaign, to end age discrimination in disability benefit and make a genuine commitment to active ageing and the full participatory citizenship of older people.

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.

Austin, John
Labour
Signed on 7 September 2004
Erith and Thamesmead
Baird, Vera
Labour
Signed on 20 April 2004
Redcar
Baldry, Tony
Conservative
Signed on 21 April 2004
Banbury
Banks, Tony
Labour
Signed on 16 June 2004
West Ham
Barnes, Mr Harry
Labour
Signed on 1 April 2004
North East Derbyshire
Barrett, John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 4 May 2004
Edinburgh West
Barron, Kevin
Labour
Signed on 2 November 2004
Rother Valley
Battle, John
Labour
Signed on 21 July 2004
Leeds West
Beggs, Mr Roy
Ulster Unionist Party
Signed on 20 April 2004
East Antrim
Beith, Sir Alan
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 13 May 2004
Berwick-upon-Tweed
Bellingham, Mr Henry
Conservative
Signed on 9 June 2004
North West Norfolk
Bennett, Andrew
Labour
Signed on 11 October 2004
Denton and Reddish
Best, Mr Harold
Labour
Signed on 22 June 2004
Leeds North West
Blizzard, Mr Bob
Labour
Signed on 2 November 2004
Waveney
Bottomley, Sir Peter
Conservative
Signed on 31 March 2004
Worthing West
Bottomley, Virginia
Conservative
Signed on 10 May 2004
South West Surrey
Bradley, Mr Keith
Labour
Signed on 6 May 2004
Manchester, Withington
Bradley, Peter
Labour
Signed on 22 June 2004
The Wrekin
Brake, Tom
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 20 April 2004
Carshalton and Wallington
Breed, Mr Colin
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 18 May 2004
South East Cornwall
Brennan, Kevin
Labour
Signed on 9 June 2004
Cardiff West
Brooke, Annette
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 21 April 2004
Mid Dorset and North Poole
Burden, Richard
Labour
Signed on 21 April 2004
Birmingham, Northfield
Burgon, Colin
Labour
Signed on 20 April 2004
Elmet
Burnett, Mr John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 29 June 2004
Torridge and West Devon
Burnside, David
Ulster Unionist Party
Signed on 15 June 2004
South Antrim
Burstow, Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 31 March 2004
Sutton and Cheam
Butterfill, Sir John
Conservative
Signed on 21 May 2004
Bournemouth West
Cable, Dr Vincent
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 22 July 2004
Twickenham
Calton, Mrs Patsy
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 7 September 2004
Cheadle
Campbell, Mrs Anne
Labour
Signed on 7 June 2004
Cambridge
Campbell, Mr Gregory
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 1 April 2004
East Londonderry
Campbell, Mr Ronnie
Labour
Signed on 31 March 2004
Blyth Valley
Carmichael, Mr Alistair
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 9 June 2004
Orkney and Shetland
Caton, Mr Martin
Labour
Signed on 19 April 2004
Gower
Challen, Colin
Labour
Signed on 21 July 2004
Morley and Rothwell
Chapman, Sir Sydney
Conservative
Signed on 19 July 2004
Chipping Barnet
Chaytor, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 15 September 2004
Bury North
Chidgey, Mr David
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 7 September 2004
Eastleigh
Clapham, Mr Michael
Labour
Signed on 8 June 2004
Barnsley West and Penistone
Clark, Mrs Helen
Labour
Signed on 16 June 2004
Peterborough
Clarke, Mr Tom
Labour
Signed on 13 October 2004
Coatbridge and Chryston
Clarke, Mr Tony
Labour
Signed on 25 May 2004
Northampton South
Cohen, Harry
Labour
Signed on 22 April 2004
Leyton and Wanstead
Coleman, Mr Iain
Labour
Signed on 24 May 2004
Hammersmith and Fulham
Colman, Mr Tony
Labour
Signed on 19 May 2004
Putney
Connarty, Michael
Labour
Signed on 7 September 2004
Falkirk East
Corbyn, Jeremy
Labour
Signed on 19 April 2004
Islington North
Cotter, Brian
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 14 June 2004
Weston-Super-Mare
Cousins, Jim
Labour
Signed on 18 June 2004
Newcastle upon Tyne Central
Cox, Tom
Labour
Signed on 9 June 2004
Tooting
Cranston, Sir Ross
Labour
Signed on 21 July 2004
Dudley North
Cryer, Mrs Ann
Labour
Signed on 20 April 2004
Keighley
Cummings, John
Labour
Signed on 21 July 2004
Easington
Cunningham, Mr Jim
Labour
Signed on 7 June 2004
Coventry South
Curtis-Thomas, Mrs Claire
Labour
Signed on 7 September 2004
Crosby
Davey, Mr Edward
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 20 May 2004
Kingston and Surbiton
Davey, Valerie
Labour
Signed on 23 June 2004
Bristol West
David, Mr Wayne
Labour
Signed on 7 June 2004
Caerphilly
Davies, Denzil
Labour
Signed on 11 November 2004
Llanelli
Dawson, Mr Hilton
Labour
Signed on 20 May 2004
Lancaster and Wyre
Dean, Mrs Janet
Labour
Signed on 22 April 2004
Burton
Dhanda, Mr Parmjit
Labour
Signed on 14 June 2004
Gloucester
Dismore, Mr Andrew
Labour
Signed on 28 June 2004
Hendon
Dobbin, Jim
Labour
Signed on 20 April 2004
Heywood and Middleton
Dobson, Frank
Labour
Signed on 13 September 2004
Holborn and St Pancras
Dodds, Mr Nigel
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 27 April 2004
Belfast North
Donaldson, Mr Jeffrey M.
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 20 July 2004
Lagan Valley
Donohoe, Mr Brian H.
Labour
Signed on 15 June 2004
Cunninghame South
Dorrell, Mr Stephen
Conservative
Signed on 21 May 2004
Charnwood
Doughty, Sue
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 1 April 2004
Guildford
Dowd, Jim
Labour
Signed on 9 September 2004
Lewisham West
Drew, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 21 April 2004
Stroud
Edwards, Mr Huw
Labour
Signed on 20 April 2004
Monmouth
Efford, Clive
Labour
Signed on 4 May 2004
Eltham
Ennis, Jeff
Labour
Signed on 11 October 2004
Barnsley East and Mexborough
Etherington, Bill
Labour
Signed on 5 May 2004
Sunderland North
Ewing, Annabelle
Scottish National Party
Signed on 19 April 2004
Perth
Farrelly, Paul
Labour
Signed on 12 July 2004
Newcastle-under-Lyme
Flynn, Paul
Labour
Signed on 13 May 2004
Newport West
Follett, Barbara
Labour
Signed on 21 July 2004
Stevenage
Foster, Mr Don
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 6 July 2004
Bath
Francis, Dr Hywel
Labour
Signed on 21 April 2004
Aberavon
Galloway, Mr George
Independent Labour
Signed on 8 November 2004
Glasgow, Kelvin
George, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 1 April 2004
St Ives
Gerrard, Mr Neil
Labour
Signed on 21 April 2004
Walthamstow
Gidley, Sandra
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 22 July 2004
Romsey
Godsiff, Mr Roger
Labour
Signed on 12 July 2004
Birmingham, Sparkbrook and Small Heath
Green, Matthew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 7 September 2004
Ludlow
Greenway, Mr John
Conservative
Signed on 12 May 2004
Ryedale
Griffiths, Mr Win
Labour
Signed on 1 April 2004
Bridgend
Hamilton, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 22 April 2004
Midlothian
Harris, Dr Evan
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 3 November 2004
Oxford West and Abingdon
Heath, Mr David
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 22 April 2004
Somerton and Frome
Henderson, Mr Doug
Labour
Signed on 11 May 2004
Newcastle upon Tyne North
Hendrick, Mr Mark
Labour
Signed on 21 July 2004
Preston
Hepburn, Mr Stephen
Labour
Signed on 7 September 2004
Jarrow
Hermon, Lady Sylvia
Ulster Unionist Party
Signed on 22 April 2004
North Down
Heyes, David
Labour
Signed on 7 June 2004
Ashton-under-Lyne
Hoey, Kate
Labour
Signed on 18 May 2004
Vauxhall
Holmes, Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 1 April 2004
Chesterfield
Hood, Mr Jim
Labour
Signed on 28 June 2004
Clydesdale
Howarth, Mr George
Labour
Signed on 7 September 2004
Knowsley North and Sefton East
Hoyle, Mr Lindsay
Labour
Signed on 19 April 2004
Chorley
Hughes, Simon
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 1 April 2004
North Southwark and Bermondsey
Humble, Mrs Joan
Labour
Signed on 7 June 2004
Blackpool North and Fleetwood
Hunter, Mr Andrew
Independent Conservative
Signed on 22 June 2004
Basingstoke
Hurst, Mr Alan
Labour
Signed on 30 April 2004
Braintree
Iddon, Dr Brian
Labour
Signed on 7 June 2004
Bolton South East
Illsley, Mr Eric
Labour
Signed on 1 April 2004
Barnsley Central
Jackson, Glenda
Labour
Signed on 9 June 2004
Hampstead and Highgate
Jackson, Helen
Labour
Signed on 27 May 2004
Sheffield, Hillsborough
Jackson, Mr Robert
Conservative
Signed on 7 September 2004
Wantage
Jenkins, Mr Brian
Labour
Signed on 7 September 2004
Tamworth
Jones, Mr Jon Owen
Labour
Signed on 7 September 2004
Cardiff Central
Jones, Lynne
Labour
Signed on 1 April 2004
Birmingham, Selly Oak
Jones, Mr Martyn
Labour
Signed on 18 June 2004
Clwyd South
Jones, Mr Nigel
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 21 April 2004
Cheltenham
Keeble, Ms Sally
Labour
Signed on 13 October 2004
Northampton North
Keen, Alan
Labour
Signed on 28 October 2004
Feltham and Heston
Keetch, Mr Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 20 April 2004
Hereford
Khabra, Mr Piara S
Labour
Signed on 22 April 2004
Ealing, Southall
Kidney, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 22 April 2004
Stafford
King, Andy
Labour
Signed on 16 July 2004
Rugby and Kenilworth
Lamb, Norman
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 8 November 2004
North Norfolk
Lazarowicz, Mark
Labour
Signed on 19 July 2004
Edinburgh North and Leith
Lewis, Mr Terry
Labour
Signed on 14 September 2004
Worsley
Lloyd, Tony
Labour
Signed on 19 July 2004
Manchester Central
Llwyd, Mr Elfyn
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 21 April 2004
Meirionnydd Nant Conwy
Lucas, Ian
Labour
Signed on 21 July 2004
Wrexham
MacDougall, Mr John
Labour
Signed on 22 July 2004
Central Fife
Mahon, Alice
Labour
Signed on 22 July 2004
Halifax
Mallon, Mr Seamus
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 11 October 2004
Newry and Armagh
Mann, John
Labour
Signed on 27 May 2004
Bassetlaw
Marsden, Mr Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 28 April 2004
Shrewsbury and Atcham
Marshall-Andrews, Mr Robert
Labour
Signed on 11 October 2004
Medway
Mates, Mr Michael
Conservative
Signed on 7 September 2004
East Hampshire
McCafferty, Chris
Labour
Signed on 19 April 2004
Calder Valley
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 21 April 2004
Hayes and Harlington
McGrady, Mr Eddie
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 14 June 2004
South Down
McNamara, Mr Kevin
Labour
Signed on 1 April 2004
Kingston upon Hull North
McWilliam, Mr John
Labour
Signed on 21 October 2004
Blaydon
Meacher, Mr Michael
Labour
Signed on 2 November 2004
Oldham West and Royton
Meale, Mr Alan
Labour
Signed on 20 April 2004
Mansfield
Mitchell, Mr Austin
Labour
Signed on 7 September 2004
Great Grimsby
Mole, Chris
Labour
Signed on 30 June 2004
Ipswich
Morgan, Julie
Labour
Signed on 27 May 2004
Cardiff North
Murphy, Mr Denis
Labour
Signed on 21 April 2004
Wansbeck
Murrison, Dr Andrew
Conservative
Signed on 7 September 2004
Westbury
Naysmith, Dr Doug
Labour
Signed on 9 June 2004
Bristol North West
O'Hara, Mr Edward
Labour
Signed on 18 June 2004
Knowsley South
O'Neill, Mr Martin
Labour
Signed on 14 October 2004
Ochil
Oaten, Mr Mark
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 9 June 2004
Winchester
Olner, Mr Bill
Labour
Signed on 7 July 2004
Nuneaton
Öpik, Lembit
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 21 June 2004
Montgomeryshire
Organ, Diana
Labour
Signed on 7 June 2004
Forest of Dean
Osborne, Sandra
Labour
Signed on 11 May 2004
Ayr
Owen, Albert
Labour
Signed on 21 April 2004
Ynys Môn
Perham, Linda
Labour
Signed on 6 May 2004
Ilford North
Plaskitt, Mr James
Labour
Signed on 11 October 2004
Warwick and Leamington
Price, Adam
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 19 April 2004
Carmarthen East and Dinefwr
Prosser, Gwyn
Labour
Signed on 21 April 2004
Dover
Pugh, Dr John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 25 May 2004
Southport
Quin, Joyce
Labour
Signed on 16 September 2004
Gateshead East and Washington West
Randall, Mr John
Conservative
Signed on 18 May 2004
Uxbridge
Rapson, Syd
Labour
Signed on 20 July 2004
Portsmouth North
Reid, Mr Alan
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 18 June 2004
Argyll and Bute
Robertson, John
Labour
Signed on 21 July 2004
Glasgow, Anniesland
Robinson, Mr Geoffrey
Labour
Signed on 1 July 2004
Coventry North West
Robinson, Mrs Iris
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 11 October 2004
Strangford
Robinson, Mr Peter
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 10 June 2004
Belfast East
Roe, Mrs Marion
Conservative
Signed on 19 July 2004
Broxbourne
Rosindell, Andrew
Conservative
Signed on 12 October 2004
Romford
Ross, Mr Ernie
Labour
Signed on 21 April 2004
Dundee West
Roy, Mr Frank
Labour
Signed on 15 June 2004
Motherwell and Wishaw
Ruddock, Joan
Labour
Signed on 15 November 2004
Lewisham, Deptford
Russell, Bob
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 4 May 2004
Colchester
Russell, Christine
Labour
Signed on 27 May 2004
City of Chester
Salmond, Mr Alex
Scottish National Party
Signed on 15 July 2004
Banff and Buchan
Sanders, Mr Adrian
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 7 June 2004
Torbay
Savidge, Mr Malcolm
Labour
Signed on 7 June 2004
Aberdeen North
Sawford, Phil
Labour
Signed on 20 April 2004
Kettering
Sedgemore, Mr Brian
Labour
Signed on 7 June 2004
Hackney South and Shoreditch
Selous, Andrew
Conservative
Signed on 20 May 2004
South West Bedfordshire
Shaw, Jonathan
Labour
Signed on 24 June 2004
Chatham and Aylesford
Sheerman, Mr Barry
Labour
Signed on 7 June 2004
Huddersfield
Shephard, Mrs Gillian
Conservative
Signed on 16 June 2004
South West Norfolk
Shepherd, Mr Richard
Conservative
Signed on 26 May 2004
Aldridge-Brownhills
Shipley, Ms Debra
Labour
Signed on 22 June 2004
Stourbridge
Simpson, Alan
Labour
Signed on 22 April 2004
Nottingham South
Singh, Mr Marsha
Labour
Signed on 20 July 2004
Bradford West
Smith, Mr Chris
Labour
Signed on 12 October 2004
Islington South and Finsbury
Smith, Geraldine
Labour
Signed on 18 June 2004
Morecambe and Lunesdale
Smith, John
Labour
Signed on 20 May 2004
Vale of Glamorgan
Smith, Llew
Labour
Signed on 13 July 2004
Blaenau Gwent
Smith, Sir Robert
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 7 June 2004
West Aberdeenshire and Kincardine
Smyth, The Rev Martin
Ulster Unionist Party
Signed on 1 April 2004
Belfast South
Spicer, Sir Michael
Conservative
Signed on 9 September 2004
West Worcestershire
Spink, Bob
Conservative
Signed on 1 April 2004
Castle Point
Stinchcombe, Mr Paul
Labour
Signed on 20 April 2004
Wellingborough
Strang, Dr Gavin
Labour
Signed on 16 July 2004
Edinburgh East and Musselburgh
Stringer, Graham
Labour
Signed on 17 May 2004
Manchester, Blackley
Stunell, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 22 April 2004
Hazel Grove
Swayne, Mr Desmond
Conservative
Signed on 26 April 2004
New Forest West
Taylor, David
Labour
Signed on 9 June 2004
North West Leicestershire
Taylor, Mr John D.
Conservative
Signed on 15 June 2004
Solihull
Taylor, Dr Richard
Independent
Signed on 10 May 2004
Wyre Forest
Taylor, Sir Teddy
Conservative
Signed on 23 June 2004
Rochford and Southend East
Teather, Sarah
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 7 June 2004
Brent East
Thomas, Mr Simon
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 31 March 2004
Ceredigion
Thurso, John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 21 July 2004
Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross
Tonge, Dr Jenny
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 21 May 2004
Richmond Park
Trickett, Jon
Labour
Signed on 12 October 2004
Hemsworth
Trimble, Mr David
Ulster Unionist Party
Signed on 12 October 2004
Upper Bann
Turner, Mr Dennis
Labour
Signed on 6 July 2004
Wolverhampton South East
Turner, Dr Desmond
Labour
Signed on 1 April 2004
Brighton, Kemptown
Tyler, Mr Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 1 April 2004
North Cornwall
Vis, Dr Rudi
Labour
Signed on 20 April 2004
Finchley and Golders Green
Walley, Joan
Labour
Signed on 24 June 2004
Stoke-on-Trent North
Walter, Mr Robert
Conservative
Signed on 21 May 2004
North Dorset
Wareing, Mr Robert N.
Labour
Signed on 19 April 2004
Liverpool, West Derby
Weir, Mr Mike
Scottish National Party
Signed on 1 April 2004
Angus
White, Brian
Labour
Signed on 6 May 2004
North East Milton Keynes
Wilkinson, Mr John
Conservative
Signed on 7 June 2004
Ruislip - Northwood
Williams, Mrs Betty
Labour
Signed on 19 April 2004
Conwy
Williams, Hywel
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 20 April 2004
Caernarfon
Williams, Mr Roger
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 19 July 2004
Brecon and Radnorshire
Willis, Mr Phil
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 16 September 2004
Harrogate and Knaresborough
Winnick, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 21 July 2004
Walsall North
Winterton, Ann
Conservative
Signed on 15 July 2004
Congleton
Winterton, Sir Nicholas
Conservative
Signed on 4 May 2004
Macclesfield
Wishart, Pete
Scottish National Party
Signed on 15 July 2004
North Tayside
Worthington, Tony
Labour
Signed on 20 July 2004
Clydebank and Milngavie
Wright, Mr Anthony
Labour
Signed on 16 September 2004
Great Yarmouth
Wright, Dr Tony
Labour
Signed on 8 September 2004
Cannock Chase
Wyatt, Derek
Labour
Signed on 17 May 2004
Sittingbourne and Sheppey
Younger-Ross, Richard
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 7 September 2004
Teignbridge

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.