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MOBILITY FOR BLIND PEOPLE

EDM (Early Day Motion) 46: tabled on 15 November 2006

Tabled in the 2006-07 session.

This motion has been signed by 261 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 expresses its concern that blind people are excluded from claiming the higher rate mobility component of disability living allowance; believes that blindness should be regarded as an impairment that has a severe impact on a person's independent mobility; notes the substantial extra costs that blind people have to pay to travel by taxi and private hire vehicle; and therefore calls on the Government to reconsider eligibility criteria which exclude blind people from being able to claim this important extra-cost benefit.

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 19 January 2007
Hackney North and Stoke Newington
Alexander, Danny
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 16 April 2007
Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey
Allen, Mr Graham
Labour
Signed on 28 November 2006
Nottingham North
Amess, Mr David
Conservative
Signed on 18 December 2006
Southend West
Ancram, Mr Michael
Conservative
Signed on 22 November 2006
Devizes
Anderson, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 6 December 2006
Blaydon
Arbuthnot, Mr James
Conservative
Signed on 19 January 2007
North East Hampshire
Atkinson, Mr Peter
Conservative
Signed on 5 December 2006
Hexham
Austin, John
Labour
Signed on 19 January 2007
Erith and Thamesmead
Baker, Norman
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 27 November 2006
Lewes
Baldry, Tony
Conservative
Signed on 16 November 2006
Banbury
Barrett, John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 19 February 2007
Edinburgh West
Battle, John
Labour
Signed on 23 November 2006
Leeds West
Begg, Dame Anne
Labour
Signed on 30 January 2007
Aberdeen South
Benyon, Mr Richard
Conservative
Signed on 5 December 2006
Newbury
Bercow, John
Conservative
Signed on 22 November 2006
Buckingham
Betts, Mr Clive
Labour
Signed on 4 December 2006
Sheffield, Attercliffe
Binley, Mr Brian
Conservative
Signed on 30 November 2006
Northampton South
Bone, Mr Peter
Conservative
Signed on 11 June 2007
Wellingborough
Bottomley, Sir Peter
Conservative
Signed on 20 November 2006
Worthing West
Brake, Tom
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 11 January 2007
Carshalton and Wallington
Breed, Mr Colin
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 22 November 2006
South East Cornwall
Brooke, Annette
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 16 November 2006
Mid Dorset and North Poole
Brown, Lyn
Labour
Signed on 6 December 2006
West Ham
Brown, Mr Russell
Labour
Signed on 17 May 2007
Dumfries and Galloway
Browne, Mr Jeremy
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 6 December 2006
Taunton
Bruce, Malcolm
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 26 April 2007
Gordon
Burgon, Colin
Labour
Signed on 4 December 2006
Elmet
Burrowes, Mr David
Conservative
Signed on 6 December 2006
Enfield, Southgate
Burstow, Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 31 January 2007
Sutton and Cheam
Burt, Lorely
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 22 November 2006
Solihull
Butler, Ms Dawn
Labour
Signed on 9 July 2007
Brent South
Cable, Dr Vincent
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 20 November 2006
Twickenham
Campbell, Mr Gregory
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 13 December 2006
East Londonderry
Campbell, Mr Ronnie
Labour
Signed on 8 January 2007
Blyth Valley
Carswell, Mr Douglas
Conservative
Signed on 19 December 2006
Harwich
Caton, Mr Martin
Labour
Signed on 22 November 2006
Gower
Challen, Colin
Labour
Signed on 27 November 2006
Morley and Rothwell
Chaytor, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 23 November 2006
Bury North
Clapham, Mr Michael
Labour
Signed on 22 November 2006
Barnsley West and Penistone
Clark, Ms Katy
Labour
Signed on 19 February 2007
North Ayrshire and Arran
Clarke, Mr Tom
Labour
Signed on 6 December 2006
Coatbridge, Chryston and Bellshill
Clelland, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 9 May 2007
Tyne Bridge
Clwyd, Ann
Labour
Signed on 29 January 2007
Cynon Valley
Cohen, Harry
Labour
Signed on 29 November 2006
Leyton and Wanstead
Connarty, Michael
Labour
Signed on 16 January 2007
Linlithgow and East Falkirk
Conway, Derek
Conservative
Signed on 21 November 2006
Old Bexley and Sidcup
Cook, Frank
Labour
Signed on 28 November 2006
Stockton North
Corbyn, Jeremy
Labour
Signed on 10 January 2007
Islington North
Cousins, Jim
Labour
Signed on 21 November 2006
Newcastle upon Tyne Central
Crabb, Mr Stephen
Conservative
Signed on 7 December 2006
Preseli Pembrokeshire
Cruddas, Jon
Labour
Signed on 28 November 2006
Dagenham
Cryer, Mrs Ann
Labour
Signed on 23 November 2006
Keighley
Cummings, John
Labour
Signed on 24 January 2007
Easington
Curry, Mr David
Conservative
Signed on 18 April 2007
Skipton and Ripon
Davey, Mr Edward
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 18 October 2007
Kingston and Surbiton
Davidson, Mr Ian
Labour
Signed on 19 December 2006
Glasgow South West
Davies, Dai
Independent
Signed on 27 November 2006
Blaenau Gwent
Davies, David T. C.
Conservative
Signed on 11 December 2006
Monmouth
Davies, Philip
Conservative
Signed on 21 November 2006
Shipley
Davies, Mr Quentin
Conservative
Signed on 28 November 2006
Grantham and Stamford
Dean, Mrs Janet
Labour
Signed on 23 November 2006
Burton
Dobbin, Jim
Labour
Signed on 16 November 2006
Heywood and Middleton
Dobson, Frank
Labour
Signed on 28 November 2006
Holborn and St Pancras
Dodds, Mr Nigel
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 28 November 2006
Belfast North
Donaldson, Mr Jeffrey M.
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 22 November 2006
Lagan Valley
Donohoe, Mr Brian H.
Labour
Signed on 23 November 2006
Central Ayrshire
Doran, Mr Frank
Labour
Signed on 22 November 2006
Aberdeen North
Dowd, Jim
Labour
Signed on 29 November 2006
Lewisham West
Dunne, Mr Philip
Conservative
Signed on 28 November 2006
Ludlow
Durkan, Mark
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 20 November 2006
Foyle
Efford, Clive
Labour
Signed on 6 December 2006
Eltham
Ellman, Mrs Louise
Labour
Signed on 31 January 2007
Liverpool, Riverside
Engel, Mrs Natascha
Labour
Signed on 30 November 2006
North East Derbyshire
Ennis, Jeff
Labour
Signed on 23 November 2006
Barnsley East and Mexborough
Etherington, Bill
Labour
Signed on 4 December 2006
Sunderland North
Evans, Mr Nigel
Conservative
Signed on 16 November 2006
Ribble Valley
Farrelly, Paul
Labour
Signed on 23 November 2006
Newcastle-under-Lyme
Farron, Tim
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 15 May 2007
Westmorland and Lonsdale
Featherstone, Lynne
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 1 February 2007
Hornsey and Wood Green
Field, Mr Mark
Conservative
Signed on 22 November 2006
Cities of London and Westminster
Foster, Mr Don
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 17 January 2007
Bath
Foster, Michael Jabez
Labour
Signed on 18 December 2006
Hastings and Rye
Gapes, Mike
Labour
Signed on 1 May 2007
Ilford South
George, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 15 November 2006
St Ives
George, Mr Bruce
Labour
Signed on 18 December 2006
Walsall South
Gerrard, Mr Neil
Labour
Signed on 11 January 2007
Walthamstow
Gibson, Dr Ian
Labour
Signed on 21 November 2006
Norwich North
Gidley, Sandra
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 27 November 2006
Romsey
Godsiff, Mr Roger
Labour
Signed on 21 November 2006
Birmingham, Sparkbrook and Small Heath
Goldsworthy, Julia
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 16 May 2007
Falmouth and Camborne
Gray, Mr James
Conservative
Signed on 22 November 2006
North Wiltshire
Griffith, Nia
Labour
Signed on 10 May 2007
Llanelli
Hamilton, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 23 November 2006
Midlothian
Hamilton, Fabian
Labour
Signed on 27 November 2006
Leeds North East
Hancock, Mr Mike
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 20 November 2006
Portsmouth South
Hands, Mr Greg
Conservative
Signed on 23 November 2006
Hammersmith and Fulham
Harris, Dr Evan
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 23 November 2006
Oxford West and Abingdon
Harvey, Nick
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 22 November 2006
North Devon
Havard, Mr Dai
Labour
Signed on 16 January 2007
Merthyr Tydfil and Rhymney
Heath, Mr David
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 15 November 2006
Somerton and Frome
Heathcoat-Amory, Mr David
Conservative
Signed on 23 November 2006
Wells
Hemming, John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 16 November 2006
Birmingham, Yardley
Henderson, Mr Doug
Labour
Signed on 28 November 2006
Newcastle upon Tyne North
Hepburn, Mr Stephen
Labour
Signed on 1 February 2007
Jarrow
Hermon, Lady Sylvia
Ulster Unionist Party
Signed on 16 November 2006
North Down
Hesford, Stephen
Labour
Signed on 7 December 2006
Wirral West
Heyes, David
Labour
Signed on 5 December 2006
Ashton-under-Lyne
Hoey, Kate
Labour
Signed on 20 November 2006
Vauxhall
Holmes, Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 20 November 2006
Chesterfield
Horam, Mr John
Conservative
Signed on 5 December 2006
Orpington
Horwood, Mr Martin
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 27 November 2006
Cheltenham
Howarth, David
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 8 October 2007
Cambridge
Howarth, Mr George
Labour
Signed on 27 November 2006
Knowsley North and Sefton East
Humble, Mrs Joan
Labour
Signed on 27 November 2006
Blackpool North and Fleetwood
Hunter, Mark
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 12 December 2006
Cheadle
Hurd, Mr Nick
Conservative
Signed on 4 June 2007
Ruislip - Northwood
Iddon, Dr Brian
Labour
Signed on 5 June 2007
Bolton South East
Jackson, Mr Stewart
Conservative
Signed on 21 November 2006
Peterborough
James, Mrs Siân C.
Labour
Signed on 5 December 2006
Swansea East
Jenkin, Mr Bernard
Conservative
Signed on 11 January 2007
North Essex
Jenkins, Mr Brian
Labour
Signed on 23 November 2006
Tamworth
Jones, Lynne
Labour
Signed on 16 November 2006
Birmingham, Selly Oak
Jones, Mr Martyn
Labour
Signed on 14 May 2007
Clwyd South
Kawczynski, Daniel
Conservative
Signed on 8 October 2007
Shrewsbury and Atcham
Keeble, Ms Sally
Labour
Signed on 27 November 2006
Northampton North
Keen, Alan
Labour
Signed on 29 January 2007
Feltham and Heston
Keetch, Mr Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 11 January 2007
Hereford
Kemp, Mr Fraser
Labour
Signed on 27 November 2006
Houghton and Washington East
Kennedy, Mr Charles
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 6 December 2006
Ross, Skye and Lochaber
Kilfoyle, Mr Peter
Labour
Signed on 2 May 2007
Liverpool, Walton
Kirkbride, Julie
Conservative
Signed on 29 November 2006
Bromsgrove
Laxton, Mr Bob
Labour
Signed on 27 November 2006
Derby North
Lazarowicz, Mark
Labour
Signed on 22 November 2006
Edinburgh North and Leith
Leech, Mr John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 21 November 2006
Manchester, Withington
Lloyd, Tony
Labour
Signed on 5 December 2006
Manchester Central
Llwyd, Mr Elfyn
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 21 November 2006
Meirionnydd Nant Conwy
Love, Mr Andy
Labour
Signed on 29 November 2006
Edmonton
Lucas, Ian
Labour
Signed on 9 January 2007
Wrexham
Luff, Peter
Conservative
Signed on 27 November 2006
Mid Worcestershire
MacDougall, Mr John
Labour
Signed on 23 November 2006
Glenrothes
MacNeil, Mr Angus
Scottish National Party
Signed on 22 November 2006
Na h-Eileanan an Iar
Malins, Mr Humfrey
Conservative
Signed on 23 November 2006
Woking
Maples, Mr John
Conservative
Signed on 4 December 2006
Stratford-on-Avon
Marris, Rob
Labour
Signed on 4 December 2006
Wolverhampton South West
Marsden, Mr Gordon
Labour
Signed on 20 November 2006
Blackpool South
Marshall, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 13 December 2006
Glasgow East
Martlew, Mr Eric
Labour
Signed on 4 December 2006
Carlisle
Mates, Mr Michael
Conservative
Signed on 22 November 2006
East Hampshire
McCafferty, Chris
Labour
Signed on 2 May 2007
Calder Valley
McCarthy-Fry, Sarah
Labour
Signed on 27 November 2006
Portsmouth North
McCrea, Rev Dr William
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 19 December 2006
South Antrim
McDonnell, Dr Alasdair
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 28 November 2006
Belfast South
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 23 November 2006
Hayes and Harlington
McFall, Mr John
Labour
Signed on 20 November 2006
West Dunbartonshire
McGovern, Mr Jim
Labour
Signed on 4 December 2006
Dundee West
McGrady, Mr Eddie
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 27 November 2006
South Down
McKechin, Ann
Labour
Signed on 3 May 2007
Glasgow North
Meacher, Mr Michael
Labour
Signed on 27 November 2006
Oldham West and Royton
Meale, Mr Alan
Labour
Signed on 27 November 2006
Mansfield
Miller, Andrew
Labour
Signed on 4 December 2006
Ellesmere Port and Neston
Moffat, Anne
Labour
Signed on 14 December 2006
East Lothian
Moffatt, Laura
Labour
Signed on 19 January 2007
Crawley
Moon, Mrs Madeleine
Labour
Signed on 23 November 2006
Bridgend
Moss, Mr Malcolm
Conservative
Signed on 16 November 2006
North East Cambridgeshire
Mudie, Mr George
Labour
Signed on 21 November 2006
Leeds East
Mulholland, Greg
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 4 June 2007
Leeds North West
Mullin, Mr Chris
Labour
Signed on 9 July 2007
Sunderland South
Murphy, Mr Denis
Labour
Signed on 29 November 2006
Wansbeck
Murphy, Mr Paul
Labour
Signed on 9 May 2007
Torfaen
Naysmith, Dr Doug
Labour
Signed on 30 November 2006
Bristol North West
Oaten, Mr Mark
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 27 March 2007
Winchester
Olner, Mr Bill
Labour
Signed on 21 November 2006
Nuneaton
Ottaway, Richard
Conservative
Signed on 27 November 2006
Croydon South
Owen, Albert
Labour
Signed on 21 November 2006
Ynys Môn
Pelling, Mr Andrew
Conservative
Signed on 13 June 2007
Croydon Central
Penning, Mike
Conservative
Signed on 15 November 2006
Hemel Hempstead
Prosser, Gwyn
Labour
Signed on 5 December 2006
Dover
Pugh, Dr John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 30 November 2006
Southport
Reid, Mr Alan
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 8 January 2007
Argyll and Bute
Rennie, Willie
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 5 December 2006
Dunfermline and West Fife
Riordan, Mrs Linda
Labour
Signed on 28 November 2006
Halifax
Robinson, Mrs Iris
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 22 November 2006
Strangford
Rogerson, Dan
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 22 November 2006
North Cornwall
Rowen, Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 29 October 2007
Rochdale
Ruane, Chris
Labour
Signed on 19 January 2007
Vale of Clwyd
Russell, Bob
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 16 November 2006
Colchester
Salmond, Mr Alex
Scottish National Party
Signed on 27 November 2006
Banff and Buchan
Salter, Martin
Labour
Signed on 15 January 2007
Reading West
Sanders, Mr Adrian
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 28 March 2007
Torbay
Scott, Mr Lee
Conservative
Signed on 15 January 2007
Ilford North
Shepherd, Mr Richard
Conservative
Signed on 21 November 2006
Aldridge-Brownhills
Sheridan, Jim
Labour
Signed on 4 December 2006
Paisley and Renfrewshire North
Short, Clare
Independent Labour
Signed on 1 May 2007
Birmingham, Ladywood
Simpson, Alan
Labour
Signed on 30 November 2006
Nottingham South
Simpson, David
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 22 November 2006
Upper Bann
Singh, Mr Marsha
Labour
Signed on 22 November 2006
Bradford West
Skinner, Mr Dennis
Labour
Signed on 21 November 2006
Bolsover
Smith, Geraldine
Labour
Signed on 28 November 2006
Morecambe and Lunesdale
Soames, Hon Nicholas
Conservative
Signed on 29 November 2006
Mid Sussex
Soulsby, Sir Peter
Labour
Signed on 1 May 2007
Leicester South
Spicer, Sir Michael
Conservative
Signed on 28 November 2006
West Worcestershire
Spink, Bob
Conservative
Signed on 16 November 2006
Castle Point
Stewart, Ian
Labour
Signed on 21 November 2006
Eccles
Stoate, Dr Howard
Labour
Signed on 20 November 2006
Dartford
Strang, Dr Gavin
Labour
Signed on 22 November 2006
Edinburgh East
Streeter, Mr Gary
Conservative
Signed on 5 March 2007
South West Devon
Stuart, Mr Graham
Conservative
Signed on 8 October 2007
Beverley and Holderness
Swinson, Jo
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 29 November 2006
East Dunbartonshire
Syms, Mr Robert
Conservative
Signed on 24 July 2007
Poole
Taylor, Ms Dari
Labour
Signed on 22 November 2006
Stockton South
Taylor, David
Labour
Signed on 20 November 2006
North West Leicestershire
Taylor, Mr Ian
Conservative
Signed on 11 December 2006
Esher and Walton
Taylor, Matthew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 17 May 2007
Truro and St Austell
Thornberry, Ms Emily
Labour
Signed on 12 December 2006
Islington South and Finsbury
Thurso, John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 23 November 2006
Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross
Tredinnick, David
Conservative
Signed on 7 December 2006
Bosworth
Truswell, Mr Paul
Labour
Signed on 28 November 2006
Pudsey
Turner, Dr Desmond
Labour
Signed on 27 November 2006
Brighton, Kemptown
Vaz, Keith
Labour
Signed on 23 November 2006
Leicester East
Vis, Dr Rudi
Labour
Signed on 29 November 2006
Finchley and Golders Green
Walker, Mr Charles
Conservative
Signed on 27 November 2006
Broxbourne
Wallace, Mr Ben
Conservative
Signed on 11 December 2006
Lancaster and Wyre
Walley, Joan
Labour
Signed on 27 November 2006
Stoke-on-Trent North
Walter, Mr Robert
Conservative
Signed on 23 November 2006
North Dorset
Wareing, Mr Robert N.
Labour
Signed on 5 December 2006
Liverpool, West Derby
Webb, Prof Steve
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 18 April 2007
Northavon
Widdecombe, Miss Ann
Conservative
Signed on 11 December 2006
Maidstone and The Weald
Williams, Mr Alan
Labour
Signed on 20 February 2007
Swansea West
Williams, Mrs Betty
Labour
Signed on 20 November 2006
Conwy
Williams, Hywel
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 11 December 2006
Caernarfon
Williams, Mark
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 22 November 2006
Ceredigion
Williams, Mr Roger
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 27 November 2006
Brecon and Radnorshire
Williams, Stephen
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 20 November 2006
Bristol West
Willis, Mr Phil
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 29 November 2006
Harrogate and Knaresborough
Willott, Jenny
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 29 November 2006
Cardiff Central
Wilshire, Mr David
Conservative
Signed on 27 November 2006
Spelthorne
Winterton, Ann
Conservative
Signed on 16 November 2006
Congleton
Winterton, Sir Nicholas
Conservative
Signed on 16 November 2006
Macclesfield
Wishart, Pete
Scottish National Party
Signed on 11 December 2006
Perth and North Perthshire
Wood, Mike
Labour
Signed on 28 November 2006
Batley and Spen
Wright, Mr Anthony
Labour
Signed on 4 December 2006
Great Yarmouth
Wright, David
Labour
Signed on 2 May 2007
Telford
Wright, Jeremy
Conservative
Signed on 17 January 2007
Rugby and Kenilworth
Wright, Dr Tony
Labour
Signed on 30 November 2006
Cannock Chase
Wyatt, Derek
Labour
Signed on 22 November 2006
Sittingbourne and Sheppey
Younger-Ross, Richard
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 16 April 2007
Teignbridge