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LUNCH EXPENSES FOR UNEMPLOYED VOLUNTEERS

EDM (Early Day Motion) 2529: tabled on 06 July 2006

Tabled in the 2005-06 session.

This motion has been signed by 123 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 volunteers play an important role in building and empowering communities and that volunteering should be encouraged for all; supports job seekers and the unemployed who make time to volunteer whilst also seeking employment; notes with dismay the recent Department for Work and Pensions booklet that states that volunteers on Income Support or Job Seekers Allowance will not normally be entitled to claim lunch as an expense; is concerned that the long-standing reimbursement of volunteers as a way of appreciating and recognising their input may be undermined; is further concerned that those least able to afford volunteering are more likely to be discouraged from doing so if reasonable expenses are not provided; notes that volunteering should not be considered `basic needs'; and calls on the Department for Work and Pensions to promote volunteering as a benefit to job seekers and their communities, for which volunteers should have the right to claim reasonable and essential expenses.

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.

Alexander, Danny
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 24 July 2006
Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey
Austin, Mr Ian
Labour
Signed on 9 October 2006
Dudley North
Baker, Norman
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 9 October 2006
Lewes
Battle, John
Labour
Signed on 17 July 2006
Leeds West
Bayley, Hugh
Labour
Signed on 9 October 2006
City of York
Benyon, Mr Richard
Conservative
Signed on 20 July 2006
Newbury
Borrow, Mr David S.
Labour
Signed on 13 July 2006
South Ribble
Brake, Tom
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 24 July 2006
Carshalton and Wallington
Breed, Mr Colin
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 12 July 2006
South East Cornwall
Brooke, Annette
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 14 July 2006
Mid Dorset and North Poole
Browne, Mr Jeremy
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 9 October 2006
Taunton
Buck, Ms Karen
Labour
Signed on 13 July 2006
Regent's Park and Kensington North
Butler, Ms Dawn
Labour
Signed on 9 October 2006
Brent South
Cable, Dr Vincent
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 12 July 2006
Twickenham
Campbell, Mr Ronnie
Labour
Signed on 12 July 2006
Blyth Valley
Carmichael, Mr Alistair
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 17 October 2006
Orkney and Shetland
Caton, Mr Martin
Labour
Signed on 12 July 2006
Gower
Chaytor, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 18 July 2006
Bury North
Cohen, Harry
Labour
Signed on 24 July 2006
Leyton and Wanstead
Conway, Derek
Conservative
Signed on 11 July 2006
Old Bexley and Sidcup
Corbyn, Jeremy
Labour
Signed on 11 July 2006
Islington North
Crabb, Mr Stephen
Conservative
Signed on 13 July 2006
Preseli Pembrokeshire
Creagh, Mary
Labour
Signed on 13 July 2006
Wakefield
Cryer, Mrs Ann
Labour
Signed on 11 July 2006
Keighley
Curry, Mr David
Conservative
Signed on 19 July 2006
Skipton and Ripon
Dean, Mrs Janet
Labour
Signed on 13 July 2006
Burton
Devine, Jim
Labour
Signed on 11 July 2006
Livingston
Dobbin, Jim
Labour
Signed on 11 July 2006
Heywood and Middleton
Dobson, Frank
Labour
Signed on 9 October 2006
Holborn and St Pancras
Dodds, Mr Nigel
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 25 July 2006
Belfast North
Drew, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 10 July 2006
Stroud
Durkan, Mark
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 9 October 2006
Foyle
Ennis, Jeff
Labour
Signed on 13 July 2006
Barnsley East and Mexborough
Etherington, Bill
Labour
Signed on 9 October 2006
Sunderland North
Field, Mr Frank
Labour
Signed on 10 October 2006
Birkenhead
Foster, Mr Don
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 9 October 2006
Bath
Francis, Dr Hywel
Labour
Signed on 12 July 2006
Aberavon
George, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 11 July 2006
St Ives
Gerrard, Mr Neil
Labour
Signed on 18 July 2006
Walthamstow
Gidley, Sandra
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 16 October 2006
Romsey
Godsiff, Mr Roger
Labour
Signed on 12 July 2006
Birmingham, Sparkbrook and Small Heath
Goodman, Helen
Labour
Signed on 11 July 2006
Bishop Auckland
Griffith, Nia
Labour
Signed on 18 July 2006
Llanelli
Grogan, Mr John
Labour
Signed on 12 October 2006
Selby
Gummer, Mr John
Conservative
Signed on 9 October 2006
Suffolk Coastal
Hancock, Mr Mike
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 11 July 2006
Portsmouth South
Harvey, Nick
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 12 July 2006
North Devon
Havard, Mr Dai
Labour
Signed on 12 July 2006
Merthyr Tydfil and Rhymney
Hemming, John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 13 July 2006
Birmingham, Yardley
Hoey, Kate
Labour
Signed on 9 October 2006
Vauxhall
Holmes, Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 11 July 2006
Chesterfield
Hopkins, Kelvin
Labour
Signed on 11 July 2006
Luton North
Horam, Mr John
Conservative
Signed on 25 July 2006
Orpington
Horwood, Mr Martin
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 18 July 2006
Cheltenham
Howarth, David
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 9 October 2006
Cambridge
Hoyle, Mr Lindsay
Labour
Signed on 12 July 2006
Chorley
Hughes, Simon
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 9 October 2006
North Southwark and Bermondsey
Jackson, Glenda
Labour
Signed on 24 July 2006
Hampstead and Highgate
James, Mrs Siân C.
Labour
Signed on 19 July 2006
Swansea East
Jenkins, Mr Brian
Labour
Signed on 13 July 2006
Tamworth
Jones, Mr David
Conservative
Signed on 14 July 2006
Clwyd West
Jones, Lynne
Labour
Signed on 10 July 2006
Birmingham, Selly Oak
Jones, Mr Martyn
Labour
Signed on 24 July 2006
Clwyd South
Kemp, Mr Fraser
Labour
Signed on 12 July 2006
Houghton and Washington East
Kirkbride, Julie
Conservative
Signed on 9 October 2006
Bromsgrove
Kramer, Susan
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 12 October 2006
Richmond Park
Laws, Mr David
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 19 July 2006
Yeovil
Laxton, Mr Bob
Labour
Signed on 13 July 2006
Derby North
Lazarowicz, Mark
Labour
Signed on 13 July 2006
Edinburgh North and Leith
Leech, Mr John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 14 July 2006
Manchester, Withington
Llwyd, Mr Elfyn
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 12 July 2006
Meirionnydd Nant Conwy
Love, Mr Andy
Labour
Signed on 9 October 2006
Edmonton
Main, Anne
Conservative
Signed on 9 October 2006
St Albans
Maples, Mr John
Conservative
Signed on 9 October 2006
Stratford-on-Avon
Marris, Rob
Labour
Signed on 13 July 2006
Wolverhampton South West
Martlew, Mr Eric
Labour
Signed on 9 October 2006
Carlisle
Mates, Mr Michael
Conservative
Signed on 19 July 2006
East Hampshire
McCafferty, Chris
Labour
Signed on 13 July 2006
Calder Valley
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 6 November 2006
Hayes and Harlington
Moon, Mrs Madeleine
Labour
Signed on 13 July 2006
Bridgend
Morden, Jessica
Labour
Signed on 25 July 2006
Newport East
Morgan, Julie
Labour
Signed on 19 July 2006
Cardiff North
Murphy, Mr Paul
Labour
Signed on 25 July 2006
Torfaen
Olner, Mr Bill
Labour
Signed on 9 October 2006
Nuneaton
Pelling, Mr Andrew
Conservative
Signed on 19 July 2006
Croydon Central
Prosser, Gwyn
Labour
Signed on 24 July 2006
Dover
Pugh, Dr John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 13 July 2006
Southport
Reed, Mr Jamie
Labour
Signed on 9 October 2006
Copeland
Rifkind, Sir Malcolm
Conservative
Signed on 17 July 2006
Kensington and Chelsea
Robinson, Mrs Iris
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 12 July 2006
Strangford
Ruddock, Joan
Labour
Signed on 25 July 2006
Lewisham, Deptford
Russell, Bob
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 11 July 2006
Colchester
Salter, Martin
Labour
Signed on 17 October 2006
Reading West
Scott, Mr Lee
Conservative
Signed on 9 October 2006
Ilford North
Simpson, Alan
Labour
Signed on 24 July 2006
Nottingham South
Soames, Hon Nicholas
Conservative
Signed on 9 October 2006
Mid Sussex
Starkey, Dr Phyllis
Labour
Signed on 24 July 2006
Milton Keynes South West
Stunell, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 17 July 2006
Hazel Grove
Taylor, David
Labour
Signed on 11 July 2006
North West Leicestershire
Taylor, Matthew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 31 October 2006
Truro and St Austell
Teather, Sarah
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 12 October 2006
Brent East
Thornberry, Ms Emily
Labour
Signed on 9 October 2006
Islington South and Finsbury
Tipping, Paddy
Labour
Signed on 20 July 2006
Sherwood
Touhig, Mr Don
Labour
Signed on 9 October 2006
Islwyn
Truswell, Mr Paul
Labour
Signed on 25 July 2006
Pudsey
Turner, Dr Desmond
Labour
Signed on 12 July 2006
Brighton, Kemptown
Vis, Dr Rudi
Labour
Signed on 19 July 2006
Finchley and Golders Green
Wareing, Mr Robert N.
Labour
Signed on 11 July 2006
Liverpool, West Derby
Webb, Prof Steve
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 11 October 2006
Northavon
Weir, Mr Mike
Scottish National Party
Signed on 12 July 2006
Angus
Williams, Mrs Betty
Labour
Signed on 14 July 2006
Conwy
Williams, Hywel
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 25 July 2006
Caernarfon
Williams, Mark
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 13 July 2006
Ceredigion
Williams, Stephen
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 12 July 2006
Bristol West
Willis, Mr Phil
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 19 July 2006
Harrogate and Knaresborough
Winterton, Sir Nicholas
Conservative
Signed on 20 July 2006
Macclesfield
Younger-Ross, Richard
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 14 July 2006
Teignbridge

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.