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MOBILITY BENEFITS FOR BLIND PEOPLE

EDM (Early Day Motion) 340: tabled on 17 December 2008

Tabled in the 2008-09 session.

This motion has been signed by 237 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 welcomes the cross-party support of numerous hon. Members for giving blind people access to the higher rate mobility component of disability living allowance; notes that both Opposition parties have indicated that they would support a move by the Government to end blind people's exclusion from this important benefit; further notes that the Minister for Disabled People stated in a speech to a lobby of Parliament by blind people on 15 October 2008 that it is now a matter for the Government to decide how and when this change can be made; and therefore calls on the Government to reach a prompt resolution and end the exclusion of blind people from this important extra cost benefit, when they face some of the greatest barriers to independent mobility.

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.

Ainger, Nick
Labour
Signed on 6 March 2009
Carmarthen West and South Pembrokeshire
Alexander, Danny
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 3 February 2009
Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey
Amess, Mr David
Conservative
Signed on 18 December 2008
Southend West
Ancram, Mr Michael
Conservative
Signed on 29 January 2009
Devizes
Anderson, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 9 February 2009
Blaydon
Atkins, Charlotte
Labour
Signed on 12 February 2009
Staffordshire Moorlands
Austin, John
Labour
Signed on 11 February 2009
Erith and Thamesmead
Baker, Norman
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 23 February 2009
Lewes
Battle, John
Labour
Signed on 11 February 2009
Leeds West
Beith, Sir Alan
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 23 February 2009
Berwick-upon-Tweed
Berry, Dr Roger
Labour
Signed on 28 January 2009
Kingswood
Betts, Mr Clive
Labour
Signed on 3 February 2009
Sheffield, Attercliffe
Binley, Mr Brian
Conservative
Signed on 2 February 2009
Northampton South
Borrow, Mr David S.
Labour
Signed on 9 March 2009
South Ribble
Boswell, Mr Tim
Conservative
Signed on 12 March 2009
Daventry
Bottomley, Sir Peter
Conservative
Signed on 18 December 2008
Worthing West
Brake, Tom
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 24 February 2009
Carshalton and Wallington
Breed, Mr Colin
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 18 December 2008
South East Cornwall
Brooke, Annette
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 23 February 2009
Mid Dorset and North Poole
Browne, Mr Jeremy
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 23 February 2009
Taunton
Bruce, Malcolm
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 5 March 2009
Gordon
Burden, Richard
Labour
Signed on 18 March 2009
Birmingham, Northfield
Burgon, Colin
Labour
Signed on 23 February 2009
Elmet
Burt, Lorely
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 9 February 2009
Solihull
Cable, Dr Vincent
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 11 February 2009
Twickenham
Caborn, Mr Richard
Labour
Signed on 10 February 2009
Sheffield Central
Campbell, Mr Gregory
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 3 March 2009
East Londonderry
Campbell, Sir Menzies
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 4 February 2009
North East Fife
Campbell, Mr Ronnie
Labour
Signed on 14 January 2009
Blyth Valley
Carswell, Mr Douglas
Conservative
Signed on 23 February 2009
Harwich
Cash, Mr William
Conservative
Signed on 11 February 2009
Stone
Caton, Mr Martin
Labour
Signed on 13 January 2009
Gower
Cawsey, Mr Ian
Labour
Signed on 1 April 2009
Brigg and Goole
Challen, Colin
Labour
Signed on 27 January 2009
Morley and Rothwell
Chaytor, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 23 February 2009
Bury North
Clark, Ms Katy
Labour
Signed on 14 January 2009
North Ayrshire and Arran
Clarke, Mr Tom
Labour
Signed on 4 March 2009
Coatbridge, Chryston and Bellshill
Clelland, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 4 February 2009
Tyne Bridge
Clwyd, Ann
Labour
Signed on 25 February 2009
Cynon Valley
Cohen, Harry
Labour
Signed on 26 January 2009
Leyton and Wanstead
Connarty, Michael
Labour
Signed on 25 February 2009
Linlithgow and East Falkirk
Cook, Frank
Labour
Signed on 23 February 2009
Stockton North
Corbyn, Jeremy
Labour
Signed on 13 January 2009
Islington North
Crausby, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 5 February 2009
Bolton North East
Cruddas, Jon
Labour
Signed on 12 February 2009
Dagenham
Cryer, Mrs Ann
Labour
Signed on 14 January 2009
Keighley
Cummings, John
Labour
Signed on 13 January 2009
Easington
Curry, Mr David
Conservative
Signed on 3 March 2009
Skipton and Ripon
Davey, Mr Edward
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 15 January 2009
Kingston and Surbiton
Davies, Dai
Independent
Signed on 29 January 2009
Blaenau Gwent
Davies, Philip
Conservative
Signed on 18 December 2008
Shipley
Dean, Mrs Janet
Labour
Signed on 14 January 2009
Burton
Devine, Jim
Labour
Signed on 2 March 2009
Livingston
Dismore, Mr Andrew
Labour
Signed on 18 December 2008
Hendon
Dobbin, Jim
Labour
Signed on 12 January 2009
Heywood and Middleton
Dobson, Frank
Labour
Signed on 23 February 2009
Holborn and St Pancras
Dodds, Mr Nigel
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 2 February 2009
Belfast North
Donaldson, Jeffrey M.
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 12 February 2009
Lagan Valley
Doran, Mr Frank
Labour
Signed on 6 March 2009
Aberdeen North
Dowd, Jim
Labour
Signed on 26 March 2009
Lewisham West
Drew, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 13 January 2009
Stroud
Durkan, Mark
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 17 December 2008
Foyle
Ellman, Mrs Louise
Labour
Signed on 23 February 2009
Liverpool, Riverside
Etherington, Bill
Labour
Signed on 14 January 2009
Sunderland North
Evans, Mr Nigel
Conservative
Signed on 3 February 2009
Ribble Valley
Farrelly, Paul
Labour
Signed on 23 February 2009
Newcastle-under-Lyme
Farron, Tim
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 29 January 2009
Westmorland and Lonsdale
Featherstone, Lynne
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 12 February 2009
Hornsey and Wood Green
Field, Mr Frank
Labour
Signed on 11 February 2009
Birkenhead
Foster, Mr Don
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 27 January 2009
Bath
Gapes, Mike
Labour
Signed on 10 February 2009
Ilford South
George, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 18 December 2008
St Ives
George, Mr Bruce
Labour
Signed on 23 February 2009
Walsall South
Gerrard, Mr Neil
Labour
Signed on 18 December 2008
Walthamstow
Gidley, Sandra
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 23 February 2009
Romsey
Godsiff, Mr Roger
Labour
Signed on 3 February 2009
Birmingham, Sparkbrook and Small Heath
Goldsworthy, Julia
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 26 February 2009
Falmouth and Camborne
Gray, Mr James
Conservative
Signed on 23 February 2009
North Wiltshire
Gummer, Mr John
Conservative
Signed on 17 March 2009
Suffolk Coastal
Hamilton, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 22 January 2009
Midlothian
Hamilton, Fabian
Labour
Signed on 9 February 2009
Leeds North East
Hancock, Mr Mike
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 18 December 2008
Portsmouth South
Harris, Dr Evan
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 11 February 2009
Oxford West and Abingdon
Harris, Mr Tom
Labour
Signed on 13 March 2009
Glasgow South
Havard, Mr Dai
Labour
Signed on 11 February 2009
Merthyr Tydfil and Rhymney
Heath, Mr David
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 12 February 2009
Somerton and Frome
Hemming, John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 12 February 2009
Birmingham, Yardley
Henderson, Mr Doug
Labour
Signed on 11 February 2009
Newcastle upon Tyne North
Hepburn, Mr Stephen
Labour
Signed on 14 January 2009
Jarrow
Hesford, Stephen
Labour
Signed on 3 March 2009
Wirral West
Heyes, David
Labour
Signed on 12 January 2009
Ashton-under-Lyne
Holmes, Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 18 December 2008
Chesterfield
Hood, Mr Jim
Labour
Signed on 23 February 2009
Lanark and Hamilton East
Hopkins, Kelvin
Labour
Signed on 9 February 2009
Luton North
Horam, Mr John
Conservative
Signed on 23 February 2009
Orpington
Horwood, Mr Martin
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 10 February 2009
Cheltenham
Hosie, Stewart
Scottish National Party
Signed on 24 March 2009
Dundee East
Howarth, David
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 23 February 2009
Cambridge
Howarth, Mr George
Labour
Signed on 11 February 2009
Knowsley North and Sefton East
Hoyle, Mr Lindsay
Labour
Signed on 13 January 2009
Chorley
Hughes, Simon
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 4 March 2009
North Southwark and Bermondsey
Humble, Mrs Joan
Labour
Signed on 23 February 2009
Blackpool North and Fleetwood
Hunter, Mark
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 13 January 2009
Cheadle
Iddon, Dr Brian
Labour
Signed on 18 December 2008
Bolton South East
Illsley, Mr Eric
Labour
Signed on 23 February 2009
Barnsley Central
Jenkins, Mr Brian
Labour
Signed on 27 January 2009
Tamworth
Jones, Lynne
Labour
Signed on 9 March 2009
Birmingham, Selly Oak
Jones, Mr Martyn
Labour
Signed on 6 March 2009
Clwyd South
Kaufman, Sir Gerald
Labour
Signed on 25 February 2009
Manchester, Gorton
Kawczynski, Daniel
Conservative
Signed on 11 March 2009
Shrewsbury and Atcham
Keen, Alan
Labour
Signed on 11 February 2009
Feltham and Heston
Keetch, Mr Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 5 February 2009
Hereford
Kennedy, Mr Charles
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 4 February 2009
Ross, Skye and Lochaber
Kramer, Susan
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 23 March 2009
Richmond Park
Lamb, Norman
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 9 March 2009
North Norfolk
Leech, Mr John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 19 January 2009
Manchester, Withington
Levitt, Tom
Labour
Signed on 10 February 2009
High Peak
Lilley, Mr Peter
Conservative
Signed on 9 February 2009
Hitchin and Harpenden
Linton, Martin
Labour
Signed on 18 March 2009
Battersea
Llwyd, Mr Elfyn
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 14 January 2009
Meirionnydd Nant Conwy
Love, Mr Andy
Labour
Signed on 23 February 2009
Edmonton
Malins, Mr Humfrey
Conservative
Signed on 24 February 2009
Woking
Mann, John
Labour
Signed on 5 March 2009
Bassetlaw
Marsden, Mr Gordon
Labour
Signed on 4 March 2009
Blackpool South
Marshall-Andrews, Mr Robert
Labour
Signed on 10 February 2009
Medway
Martlew, Mr Eric
Labour
Signed on 25 February 2009
Carlisle
Mason, John
Scottish National Party
Signed on 27 January 2009
Glasgow East
Mates, Mr Michael
Conservative
Signed on 12 February 2009
East Hampshire
McCafferty, Chris
Labour
Signed on 12 January 2009
Calder Valley
McDonagh, Siobhain
Labour
Signed on 20 March 2009
Mitcham and Morden
McDonnell, Dr Alasdair
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 11 March 2009
Belfast South
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 18 December 2008
Hayes and Harlington
McFall, Mr John
Labour
Signed on 26 February 2009
West Dunbartonshire
McGovern, Mr Jim
Labour
Signed on 17 March 2009
Dundee West
McGrady, Mr Eddie
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 23 February 2009
South Down
Meacher, Mr Michael
Labour
Signed on 4 March 2009
Oldham West and Royton
Meale, Mr Alan
Labour
Signed on 12 January 2009
Mansfield
Michael, Alun
Labour
Signed on 3 March 2009
Cardiff South and Penarth
Mitchell, Mr Austin
Labour
Signed on 11 March 2009
Great Grimsby
Moffatt, Laura
Labour
Signed on 10 February 2009
Crawley
Morgan, Julie
Labour
Signed on 5 March 2009
Cardiff North
Mulholland, Greg
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 20 March 2009
Leeds North West
Mullin, Mr Chris
Labour
Signed on 2 March 2009
Sunderland South
Murphy, Mr Denis
Labour
Signed on 14 January 2009
Wansbeck
Naysmith, Dr Doug
Labour
Signed on 11 February 2009
Bristol North West
O'Hara, Mr Edward
Labour
Signed on 14 January 2009
Knowsley South
Oaten, Mr Mark
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 29 January 2009
Winchester
Olner, Mr Bill
Labour
Signed on 24 February 2009
Nuneaton
Öpik, Lembit
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 19 March 2009
Montgomeryshire
Osborne, Sandra
Labour
Signed on 12 February 2009
Ayr, Carrick and Cumnock
Owen, Albert
Labour
Signed on 27 January 2009
Ynys Môn
Pelling, Mr Andrew
Independent
Signed on 26 February 2009
Croydon Central
Plaskitt, Mr James
Labour
Signed on 27 January 2009
Warwick and Leamington
Price, Adam
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 26 January 2009
Carmarthen East and Dinefwr
Pritchard, Mark
Conservative
Signed on 23 February 2009
The Wrekin
Prosser, Gwyn
Labour
Signed on 15 January 2009
Dover
Pugh, Dr John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 26 February 2009
Southport
Reed, Mr Andy
Labour
Signed on 23 February 2009
Loughborough
Reid, Mr Alan
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 23 February 2009
Argyll and Bute
Rennie, Willie
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 4 February 2009
Dunfermline and West Fife
Riordan, Mrs Linda
Labour
Signed on 13 January 2009
Halifax
Robertson, John
Labour
Signed on 12 March 2009
Glasgow North West
Robinson, Peter
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 16 March 2009
Belfast East
Rogerson, Dan
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 25 February 2009
North Cornwall
Rowen, Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 9 February 2009
Rochdale
Roy, Lindsay
Labour
Signed on 12 February 2009
Glenrothes
Ruane, Chris
Labour
Signed on 6 March 2009
Vale of Clwyd
Russell, Bob
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 3 February 2009
Colchester
Ryan, Joan
Labour
Signed on 3 February 2009
Enfield North
Salter, Martin
Labour
Signed on 11 March 2009
Reading West
Sanders, Mr Adrian
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 18 December 2008
Torbay
Shepherd, Mr Richard
Conservative
Signed on 9 February 2009
Aldridge-Brownhills
Sheridan, Jim
Labour
Signed on 18 December 2008
Paisley and Renfrewshire North
Short, Clare
Independent Labour
Signed on 2 February 2009
Birmingham, Ladywood
Simpson, Alan
Labour
Signed on 21 January 2009
Nottingham South
Simpson, David
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 14 January 2009
Upper Bann
Singh, Mr Marsha
Labour
Signed on 13 January 2009
Bradford West
Skinner, Mr Dennis
Labour
Signed on 15 January 2009
Bolsover
Smith, Ms Angela C.
Labour
Signed on 24 February 2009
Sheffield, Hillsborough
Smith, Geraldine
Labour
Signed on 9 March 2009
Morecambe and Lunesdale
Smith, Sir Robert
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 12 January 2009
West Aberdeenshire and Kincardine
Southworth, Helen
Labour
Signed on 23 February 2009
Warrington South
Spicer, Sir Michael
Conservative
Signed on 6 March 2009
West Worcestershire
Spink, Bob
Independent
Signed on 12 January 2009
Castle Point
Starkey, Dr Phyllis
Labour
Signed on 23 February 2009
Milton Keynes South West
Stewart, Ian
Labour
Signed on 12 February 2009
Eccles
Stoate, Dr Howard
Labour
Signed on 23 February 2009
Dartford
Strang, Dr Gavin
Labour
Signed on 3 March 2009
Edinburgh East
Streeter, Mr Gary
Conservative
Signed on 9 February 2009
South West Devon
Stunell, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 12 January 2009
Hazel Grove
Swinson, Jo
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 18 December 2008
East Dunbartonshire
Taylor, Ms Dari
Labour
Signed on 19 January 2009
Stockton South
Taylor, David
Labour
Signed on 12 January 2009
North West Leicestershire
Taylor, Mr Ian
Conservative
Signed on 23 February 2009
Esher and Walton
Taylor, Matthew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 9 February 2009
Truro and St Austell
Taylor, Dr Richard
Independent
Signed on 11 February 2009
Wyre Forest
Teather, Sarah
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 2 June 2009
Brent East
Thornberry, Ms Emily
Labour
Signed on 18 March 2009
Islington South and Finsbury
Thurso, John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 23 February 2009
Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross
Timpson, Edward
Conservative
Signed on 3 March 2009
Crewe and Nantwich
Tipping, Paddy
Labour
Signed on 9 February 2009
Sherwood
Todd, Mr Mark
Labour
Signed on 10 February 2009
South Derbyshire
Tredinnick, David
Conservative
Signed on 11 February 2009
Bosworth
Truswell, Mr Paul
Labour
Signed on 9 February 2009
Pudsey
Turner, Dr Desmond
Labour
Signed on 9 February 2009
Brighton, Kemptown
Vaz, Keith
Labour
Signed on 13 January 2009
Leicester East
Viggers, Sir Peter
Conservative
Signed on 11 February 2009
Gosport
Vis, Dr Rudi
Labour
Signed on 19 January 2009
Finchley and Golders Green
Walley, Joan
Labour
Signed on 11 February 2009
Stoke-on-Trent North
Walter, Mr Robert
Conservative
Signed on 25 February 2009
North Dorset
Webb, Prof Steve
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 23 February 2009
Northavon
Widdecombe, Miss Ann
Conservative
Signed on 23 February 2009
Maidstone and The Weald
Williams, Mrs Betty
Labour
Signed on 12 January 2009
Conwy
Williams, Hywel
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 18 December 2008
Caernarfon
Williams, Mark
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 6 March 2009
Ceredigion
Williams, Mr Roger
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 2 February 2009
Brecon and Radnorshire
Williams, Stephen
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 11 February 2009
Bristol West
Willis, Mr Phil
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 12 January 2009
Harrogate and Knaresborough
Wilson, Sammy
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 23 February 2009
East Antrim
Winterton, Ann
Conservative
Signed on 2 February 2009
Congleton
Winterton, Sir Nicholas
Conservative
Signed on 13 January 2009
Macclesfield
Wishart, Pete
Scottish National Party
Signed on 23 February 2009
Perth and North Perthshire
Wood, Mike
Labour
Signed on 23 February 2009
Batley and Spen
Wright, Dr Tony
Labour
Signed on 10 February 2009
Cannock Chase
Younger-Ross, Richard
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 23 February 2009
Teignbridge