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REFORM OF THE DISABLED FACILITIES GRANT

EDM (Early Day Motion) 160: tabled on 23 May 2005

Tabled in the 2005-06 session.

This motion has been signed by 160 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 is extremely concerned about the unfair nature of the disabled facilities grant means test, particularly for families with disabled children; notes that many families who need to make vital adaptations to their home are often forced into massive debt by having to pay for the full cost of adaptations themselves or are unable to carry out the work, leaving their home inaccessible for their child; believes this situation is unacceptable; welcomes the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister's current review of the disabled facilities grant; urges the Government to follow the recent decision to abolish the means test in Northern Ireland and Wales; and believes that such a move would greatly improve the quality of life for many disabled children and their families.

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.

Abbott, Ms Diane
Labour
Signed on 4 July 2005
Hackney North and Stoke Newington
Amess, Mr David
Conservative
Signed on 10 October 2005
Southend West
Anderson, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 8 June 2005
Blaydon
Anderson, Janet
Labour
Signed on 9 June 2005
Rossendale and Darwen
Atkins, Charlotte
Labour
Signed on 13 October 2005
Staffordshire Moorlands
Austin, John
Labour
Signed on 18 July 2005
Erith and Thamesmead
Bacon, Mr Richard
Conservative
Signed on 20 July 2005
South Norfolk
Barrett, John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 5 July 2005
Edinburgh West
Beith, Sir Alan
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 8 June 2005
Berwick-upon-Tweed
Betts, Mr Clive
Labour
Signed on 6 June 2005
Sheffield, Attercliffe
Blackman-Woods, Dr Roberta
Labour
Signed on 23 June 2005
City of Durham
Blizzard, Mr Bob
Labour
Signed on 6 June 2005
Waveney
Borrow, Mr David S.
Labour
Signed on 9 June 2005
South Ribble
Breed, Mr Colin
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 26 May 2005
South East Cornwall
Brooke, Annette
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 26 May 2005
Mid Dorset and North Poole
Brown, Mr Russell
Labour
Signed on 10 November 2005
Dumfries and Galloway
Browne, Mr Jeremy
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 10 October 2005
Taunton
Burden, Richard
Labour
Signed on 13 June 2005
Birmingham, Northfield
Burgon, Colin
Labour
Signed on 22 May 2006
Elmet
Burstow, Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 26 May 2005
Sutton and Cheam
Burt, Lorely
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 8 June 2005
Solihull
Campbell, Mr Gregory
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 13 June 2005
East Londonderry
Campbell, Sir Menzies
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 14 June 2005
North East Fife
Campbell, Mr Ronnie
Labour
Signed on 8 June 2005
Blyth Valley
Caton, Mr Martin
Labour
Signed on 25 May 2005
Gower
Chaytor, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 21 July 2005
Bury North
Clarke, Mr Tom
Labour
Signed on 5 July 2005
Coatbridge, Chryston and Bellshill
Clegg, Mr Nick
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 21 July 2005
Sheffield, Hallam
Clelland, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 6 June 2005
Tyne Bridge
Cohen, Harry
Labour
Signed on 26 May 2005
Leyton and Wanstead
Connarty, Michael
Labour
Signed on 6 June 2005
Linlithgow and East Falkirk
Conway, Derek
Conservative
Signed on 25 May 2005
Old Bexley and Sidcup
Cooper, Rosie
Labour
Signed on 10 October 2005
West Lancashire
Corbyn, Jeremy
Labour
Signed on 26 May 2005
Islington North
Cousins, Jim
Labour
Signed on 24 May 2005
Newcastle upon Tyne Central
Crausby, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 29 June 2005
Bolton North East
Creagh, Mary
Labour
Signed on 9 June 2005
Wakefield
Cryer, Mrs Ann
Labour
Signed on 24 May 2005
Keighley
Cummings, John
Labour
Signed on 6 June 2005
Easington
Cunningham, Mr Jim
Labour
Signed on 6 June 2005
Coventry South
Davey, Mr Edward
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 13 June 2005
Kingston and Surbiton
Dean, Mrs Janet
Labour
Signed on 25 May 2005
Burton
Dismore, Mr Andrew
Labour
Signed on 25 May 2005
Hendon
Dodds, Mr Nigel
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 25 May 2005
Belfast North
Donaldson, Mr Jeffrey M.
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 6 July 2005
Lagan Valley
Donohoe, Mr Brian H.
Labour
Signed on 13 June 2005
Central Ayrshire
Drew, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 25 May 2005
Stroud
Durkan, Mark
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 22 June 2005
Foyle
Eagle, Angela
Labour
Signed on 13 June 2005
Wallasey
Efford, Clive
Labour
Signed on 24 May 2005
Eltham
Etherington, Bill
Labour
Signed on 9 June 2005
Sunderland North
Evans, Mr Nigel
Conservative
Signed on 5 July 2005
Ribble Valley
Farron, Tim
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 14 June 2005
Westmorland and Lonsdale
Featherstone, Lynne
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 6 June 2005
Hornsey and Wood Green
Field, Mr Frank
Labour
Signed on 13 October 2005
Birkenhead
Fisher, Mark
Labour
Signed on 13 October 2005
Stoke-on-Trent Central
Flello, Mr Robert
Labour
Signed on 13 October 2005
Stoke-on-Trent South
Flynn, Paul
Labour
Signed on 25 May 2005
Newport West
Follett, Barbara
Labour
Signed on 8 June 2005
Stevenage
Foster, Mr Don
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 7 June 2005
Bath
Francis, Dr Hywel
Labour
Signed on 7 June 2005
Aberavon
Galloway, Mr George
Respect
Signed on 29 June 2005
Bethnal Green and Bow
Garnier, Mr Edward
Conservative
Signed on 6 June 2005
Harborough
Gibson, Dr Ian
Labour
Signed on 7 June 2005
Norwich North
Goldsworthy, Julia
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 26 May 2005
Falmouth and Camborne
Goodman, Helen
Labour
Signed on 21 June 2005
Bishop Auckland
Hamilton, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 13 June 2005
Midlothian
Hancock, Mr Mike
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 24 May 2005
Portsmouth South
Harris, Dr Evan
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 9 June 2005
Oxford West and Abingdon
Hemming, John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 30 June 2005
Birmingham, Yardley
Hepburn, Mr Stephen
Labour
Signed on 25 May 2005
Jarrow
Hermon, Lady Sylvia
Ulster Unionist Party
Signed on 7 June 2005
North Down
Holloway, Mr Adam
Conservative
Signed on 8 June 2005
Gravesham
Hopkins, Kelvin
Labour
Signed on 26 May 2005
Luton North
Horwood, Mr Martin
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 6 June 2005
Cheltenham
Howarth, David
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 9 June 2005
Cambridge
Hoyle, Mr Lindsay
Labour
Signed on 7 June 2005
Chorley
Illsley, Mr Eric
Labour
Signed on 26 May 2005
Barnsley Central
Jack, Mr Michael
Conservative
Signed on 1 November 2005
Fylde
Jackson, Glenda
Labour
Signed on 24 May 2005
Hampstead and Highgate
Jones, Helen
Labour
Signed on 7 June 2005
Warrington North
Jones, Mr Kevan
Labour
Signed on 30 June 2005
North Durham
Jones, Lynne
Labour
Signed on 24 May 2005
Birmingham, Selly Oak
Khabra, Mr Piara S
Labour
Signed on 9 June 2005
Ealing, Southall
Khan, Mr Sadiq
Labour
Signed on 5 July 2005
Tooting
Kramer, Susan
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 10 October 2005
Richmond Park
Lamb, Norman
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 7 July 2005
North Norfolk
Leech, Mr John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 6 June 2005
Manchester, Withington
Lloyd, Tony
Labour
Signed on 27 June 2005
Manchester Central
Llwyd, Mr Elfyn
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 25 May 2005
Meirionnydd Nant Conwy
Marsden, Mr Gordon
Labour
Signed on 25 May 2005
Blackpool South
Marshall, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 13 July 2005
Glasgow East
McCafferty, Chris
Labour
Signed on 24 May 2005
Calder Valley
McCrea, Rev Dr William
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 10 October 2005
South Antrim
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 4 July 2005
Hayes and Harlington
McGovern, Mr Jim
Labour
Signed on 6 June 2005
Dundee West
McGrady, Mr Eddie
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 10 October 2005
South Down
Meale, Mr Alan
Labour
Signed on 9 June 2005
Mansfield
Mitchell, Mr Austin
Labour
Signed on 10 October 2005
Great Grimsby
Moon, Mrs Madeleine
Labour
Signed on 6 June 2005
Bridgend
Moore, Mr Michael
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 13 July 2005
Berwickshire, Roxburgh and Selkirk
Morgan, Julie
Labour
Signed on 25 May 2005
Cardiff North
Murphy, Mr Denis
Labour
Signed on 7 June 2005
Wansbeck
Naysmith, Dr Doug
Labour
Signed on 14 June 2005
Bristol North West
Newmark, Mr Brooks
Conservative
Signed on 4 July 2005
Braintree
Oaten, Mr Mark
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 10 October 2005
Winchester
Öpik, Lembit
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 20 June 2005
Montgomeryshire
Owen, Albert
Labour
Signed on 7 June 2005
Ynys Môn
Pelling, Mr Andrew
Conservative
Signed on 21 July 2005
Croydon Central
Penning, Mike
Conservative
Signed on 15 June 2005
Hemel Hempstead
Pope, Mr Greg
Labour
Signed on 25 May 2005
Hyndburn
Pound, Stephen
Labour
Signed on 8 June 2005
Ealing North
Prentice, Mr Gordon
Labour
Signed on 25 May 2005
Pendle
Price, Adam
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 10 October 2005
Carmarthen East and Dinefwr
Riordan, Mrs Linda
Labour
Signed on 8 June 2005
Halifax
Robinson, Mr Geoffrey
Labour
Signed on 18 July 2005
Coventry North West
Robinson, Mrs Iris
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 25 May 2005
Strangford
Robinson, Mr Peter
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 9 June 2005
Belfast East
Rogerson, Dan
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 22 June 2005
North Cornwall
Rooney, Mr Terry
Labour
Signed on 13 October 2005
Bradford North
Rowen, Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 7 July 2005
Rochdale
Ruddock, Joan
Labour
Signed on 6 June 2005
Lewisham, Deptford
Russell, Bob
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 25 May 2005
Colchester
Russell, Christine
Labour
Signed on 7 June 2005
City of Chester
Sarwar, Mr Mohammad
Labour
Signed on 22 June 2005
Glasgow Central
Scott, Mr Lee
Conservative
Signed on 4 July 2005
Ilford North
Sheerman, Mr Barry
Labour
Signed on 7 November 2005
Huddersfield
Simpson, Alan
Labour
Signed on 9 June 2005
Nottingham South
Singh, Mr Marsha
Labour
Signed on 9 June 2005
Bradford West
Smith, Ms Angela C.
Labour
Signed on 6 June 2005
Sheffield, Hillsborough
Smith, John
Labour
Signed on 8 June 2005
Vale of Glamorgan
Strang, Dr Gavin
Labour
Signed on 17 October 2005
Edinburgh East
Swayne, Mr Desmond
Conservative
Signed on 10 October 2005
New Forest West
Taylor, David
Labour
Signed on 24 May 2005
North West Leicestershire
Taylor, Mr Ian
Conservative
Signed on 6 June 2005
Esher and Walton
Teather, Sarah
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 18 October 2005
Brent East
Thurso, John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 10 October 2005
Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross
Todd, Mr Mark
Labour
Signed on 8 June 2005
South Derbyshire
Truswell, Mr Paul
Labour
Signed on 9 June 2005
Pudsey
Turner, Dr Desmond
Labour
Signed on 7 June 2005
Brighton, Kemptown
Viggers, Sir Peter
Conservative
Signed on 16 June 2005
Gosport
Vis, Dr Rudi
Labour
Signed on 26 May 2005
Finchley and Golders Green
Walley, Joan
Labour
Signed on 17 October 2005
Stoke-on-Trent North
Walter, Mr Robert
Conservative
Signed on 6 June 2005
North Dorset
Waltho, Lynda
Labour
Signed on 21 June 2005
Stourbridge
Wareing, Mr Robert N.
Labour
Signed on 24 May 2005
Liverpool, West Derby
Webb, Prof Steve
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 15 June 2005
Northavon
Williams, Mrs Betty
Labour
Signed on 26 May 2005
Conwy
Williams, Mark
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 13 October 2005
Ceredigion
Williams, Mr Roger
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 6 June 2005
Brecon and Radnorshire
Willott, Jenny
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 20 July 2005
Cardiff Central
Wilson, Sammy
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 17 October 2005
East Antrim
Wood, Mike
Labour
Signed on 6 June 2005
Batley and Spen
Wyatt, Derek
Labour
Signed on 8 June 2005
Sittingbourne and Sheppey

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.