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SECRETARY OF STATE FOR WORK AND PENSIONS AND WELFARE REFORM

EDM (Early Day Motion) 747: tabled on 12 October 2005

Tabled in the 2005-06 session.

This motion has been signed by 51 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 concerned that the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions has begun a debate on incapacity benefit reform in a way that appears designed to court dramatic media headlines that denigrate and stereotype many incapacity benefit recipients instead of proposing effective measures to help those people back into work; believes that a debate conducted in such negative terms will undermine the prospects for reform to be successful in helping people back to work; notes the wealth of evidence that many incapacity benefit recipients want to return to work but face multiple barriers to doing so; and calls on the Government urgently to bring forward costed proposals focused on supporting employers and incapacity benefit recipients to overcome the barriers to re-entering the labour market and gaining sustainable employment.

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.

Barrett, John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 24 October 2005
Edinburgh West
Beith, Sir Alan
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 31 October 2005
Berwick-upon-Tweed
Bottomley, Sir Peter
Conservative
Signed on 17 October 2005
Worthing West
Brake, Tom
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 18 October 2005
Carshalton and Wallington
Breed, Mr Colin
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 18 October 2005
South East Cornwall
Brooke, Annette
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 20 October 2005
Mid Dorset and North Poole
Burstow, Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 26 October 2005
Sutton and Cheam
Burt, Lorely
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 27 October 2005
Solihull
Cable, Dr Vincent
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 27 October 2005
Twickenham
Campbell, Sir Menzies
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 14 October 2005
North East Fife
Clegg, Mr Nick
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 17 October 2005
Sheffield, Hallam
Davey, Mr Edward
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 26 October 2005
Kingston and Surbiton
Farron, Tim
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 2 November 2005
Westmorland and Lonsdale
Featherstone, Lynne
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 20 October 2005
Hornsey and Wood Green
Foster, Mr Don
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 18 October 2005
Bath
George, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 12 October 2005
St Ives
Goldsworthy, Julia
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 18 October 2005
Falmouth and Camborne
Hancock, Mr Mike
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 14 October 2005
Portsmouth South
Harris, Dr Evan
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 14 October 2005
Oxford West and Abingdon
Harvey, Nick
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 18 October 2005
North Devon
Hemming, John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 21 October 2005
Birmingham, Yardley
Hesford, Stephen
Labour
Signed on 19 October 2005
Wirral West
Horwood, Mr Martin
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 21 October 2005
Cheltenham
Hughes, Simon
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 19 October 2005
North Southwark and Bermondsey
Hunter, Mark
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 18 October 2005
Cheadle
Keetch, Mr Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 19 October 2005
Hereford
Kramer, Susan
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 11 November 2005
Richmond Park
Lamb, Norman
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 18 October 2005
North Norfolk
Leech, Mr John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 18 October 2005
Manchester, Withington
Moore, Mr Michael
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 13 October 2005
Berwickshire, Roxburgh and Selkirk
Mulholland, Greg
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 18 October 2005
Leeds North West
Öpik, Lembit
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 20 October 2005
Montgomeryshire
Price, Adam
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 17 October 2005
Carmarthen East and Dinefwr
Pugh, Dr John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 13 October 2005
Southport
Rowen, Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 14 October 2005
Rochdale
Russell, Bob
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 12 October 2005
Colchester
Smith, Sir Robert
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 13 October 2005
West Aberdeenshire and Kincardine
Spink, Bob
Conservative
Signed on 13 October 2005
Castle Point
Stunell, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 14 October 2005
Hazel Grove
Swinson, Jo
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 24 October 2005
East Dunbartonshire
Thurso, John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 14 October 2005
Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross
Williams, Hywel
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 20 October 2005
Caernarfon
Williams, Mark
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 18 October 2005
Ceredigion
Williams, Stephen
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 14 October 2005
Bristol West
Willis, Mr Phil
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 27 October 2005
Harrogate and Knaresborough

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.