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WORKING CARERS

EDM (Early Day Motion) 246: tabled on 16 June 2010

Tabled in the 2010-12 session.

This motion has been signed by 131 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 celebrates the valuable role performed by over six million carers in the UK, in the majority of cases without any financial recognition from the public purse, saving the country an estimated £87 billion per year; congratulates Carers UK for the valuable work it does in supporting carers and highlighting their needs during Carers Week; further congratulates the Union of Shop, Distributive and Allied Workers for its continued campaigning for a better deal for working carers; recognises that many carers need to work to make ends meet because Carer's Allowance only pays £53.90 a week for a minimum of 35 hours caring; urges the Government to match the commitment of the 2008 National Carers Strategy to ensure that carers are not forced into financial hardship by their caring role and to support the recommendation of the Work and Pensions Select Committee 2008 report that `DWP should support adults who become carers during their working lives to combine work and care'; and therefore calls on the Government to remove the disincentive to work represented by the cliff-edge earnings threshold of £97 per week that prevents many carers from working at all and stops those in work from fulfilling their full working potential.

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 28 June 2010
Hackney North and Stoke Newington
Amess, Mr David
Conservative
Signed on 22 June 2010
Southend West
Anderson, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 23 June 2010
Blaydon
Banks, Gordon
Labour
Signed on 6 July 2010
Ochil and South Perthshire
Begg, Dame Anne
Labour
Signed on 22 June 2010
Aberdeen South
Berger, Luciana
Labour
Signed on 29 June 2010
Liverpool, Wavertree
Betts, Mr Clive
Labour
Signed on 24 June 2010
Sheffield South East
Blackman-Woods, Roberta
Labour
Signed on 24 June 2010
City of Durham
Blenkinsop, Tom
Labour
Signed on 22 June 2010
Middlesbrough South and East Cleveland
Blomfield, Paul
Labour
Signed on 14 October 2010
Sheffield Central
Brake, Tom
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 14 September 2010
Carshalton and Wallington
Brooke, Annette
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 21 June 2010
Mid Dorset and North Poole
Brown, Mr Russell
Labour
Signed on 29 June 2010
Dumfries and Galloway
Burden, Richard
Labour
Signed on 22 June 2010
Birmingham, Northfield
Campbell, Mr Gregory
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 23 June 2010
East Londonderry
Campbell, Sir Menzies
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 23 June 2010
North East Fife
Campbell, Mr Ronnie
Labour
Signed on 28 June 2010
Blyth Valley
Clark, Katy
Labour
Signed on 13 July 2010
North Ayrshire and Arran
Clarke, Mr Tom
Labour
Signed on 22 June 2010
Coatbridge, Chryston and Bellshill
Corbyn, Jeremy
Labour
Signed on 21 June 2010
Islington North
Crausby, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 8 July 2010
Bolton North East
Cruddas, Jon
Labour
Signed on 21 July 2010
Dagenham and Rainham
Cunningham, Alex
Labour
Signed on 24 June 2010
Stockton North
Cunningham, Mr Jim
Labour
Signed on 22 June 2010
Coventry South
Cunningham, Tony
Labour
Signed on 28 June 2010
Workington
Curran, Margaret
Labour
Signed on 6 July 2010
Glasgow East
Dakin, Nic
Labour
Signed on 23 June 2010
Scunthorpe
Danczuk, Simon
Labour
Signed on 22 June 2010
Rochdale
Dodds, Mr Nigel
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 22 June 2010
Belfast North
Doran, Mr Frank
Labour
Signed on 24 June 2010
Aberdeen North
Dugher, Michael
Labour
Signed on 14 July 2010
Barnsley East
Durkan, Mark
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 21 June 2010
Foyle
Eagle, Ms Angela
Labour
Signed on 23 June 2010
Wallasey
Ellman, Mrs Louise
Labour
Signed on 21 June 2010
Liverpool, Riverside
Esterson, Bill
Labour
Signed on 20 July 2010
Sefton Central
Evans, Chris
Labour
Signed on 5 July 2010
Islwyn
Flello, Robert
Labour
Signed on 20 October 2010
Stoke-on-Trent South
Fovargue, Yvonne
Labour
Signed on 23 June 2010
Makerfield
Francis, Dr Hywel
Labour
Signed on 21 June 2010
Aberavon
Gapes, Mike
Labour
Signed on 22 June 2010
Ilford South
George, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 17 June 2010
St Ives
Godsiff, Mr Roger
Labour
Signed on 28 June 2010
Birmingham, Hall Green
Goodman, Helen
Labour
Signed on 28 June 2010
Bishop Auckland
Greatrex, Tom
Labour
Signed on 22 June 2010
Rutherglen and Hamilton West
Green, Kate
Labour
Signed on 24 June 2010
Stretford and Urmston
Greenwood, Lilian
Labour
Signed on 23 June 2010
Nottingham South
Griffith, Nia
Labour
Signed on 13 July 2010
Llanelli
Hamilton, Fabian
Labour
Signed on 30 June 2010
Leeds North East
Hancock, Mr Mike
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 17 June 2010
Portsmouth South
Havard, Mr Dai
Labour
Signed on 21 July 2010
Merthyr Tydfil and Rhymney
Hepburn, Mr Stephen
Labour
Signed on 30 June 2010
Jarrow
Hermon, Lady Sylvia
Independent
Signed on 12 July 2010
North Down
Heyes, David
Labour
Signed on 29 June 2010
Ashton-under-Lyne
Hoey, Kate
Labour
Signed on 30 June 2010
Vauxhall
Hopkins, Kelvin
Labour
Signed on 23 June 2010
Luton North
Howarth, Mr George
Labour
Signed on 24 June 2010
Knowsley
Hughes, Simon
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 24 June 2010
Bermondsey and Old Southwark
Huppert, Dr Julian
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 30 June 2010
Cambridge
Jackson, Glenda
Labour
Signed on 17 June 2010
Hampstead and Kilburn
James, Mrs Siân C.
Labour
Signed on 29 June 2010
Swansea East
Jamieson, Cathy
Labour
Signed on 23 June 2010
Kilmarnock and Loudoun
Johnson, Diana
Labour
Signed on 23 June 2010
Kingston upon Hull North
Jones, Graham
Labour
Signed on 28 June 2010
Hyndburn
Joyce, Eric
Labour
Signed on 30 June 2010
Falkirk
Kaufman, Sir Gerald
Labour
Signed on 6 September 2010
Manchester, Gorton
Lavery, Ian
Labour
Signed on 22 June 2010
Wansbeck
Lazarowicz, Mark
Labour
Signed on 24 June 2010
Edinburgh North and Leith
Leslie, Chris
Labour
Signed on 29 June 2010
Nottingham East
Lloyd, Stephen
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 13 July 2010
Eastbourne
Lloyd, Tony
Labour
Signed on 5 July 2010
Manchester Central
Llwyd, Mr Elfyn
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 29 June 2010
Dwyfor Meirionnydd
Lucas, Caroline
Green Party
Signed on 24 June 2010
Brighton, Pavilion
Mann, John
Labour
Signed on 22 June 2010
Bassetlaw
Marsden, Mr Gordon
Labour
Signed on 23 June 2010
Blackpool South
McCrea, Dr William
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 23 June 2010
South Antrim
McDonnell, Dr Alasdair
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 23 June 2010
Belfast South
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 29 June 2010
Hayes and Harlington
McGovern, Alison
Labour
Signed on 22 June 2010
Wirral South
McKinnell, Catherine
Labour
Signed on 22 June 2010
Newcastle upon Tyne North
Meale, Mr Alan
Labour
Signed on 28 June 2010
Mansfield
Mearns, Ian
Labour
Signed on 22 June 2010
Gateshead
Michael, Alun
Labour
Signed on 6 September 2010
Cardiff South and Penarth
Miller, Andrew
Labour
Signed on 22 June 2010
Ellesmere Port and Neston
Mordaunt, Penny
Conservative
Signed on 23 June 2010
Portsmouth North
Morden, Jessica
Labour
Signed on 12 July 2010
Newport East
Morrice, Graeme
Labour
Signed on 15 March 2011
Livingston
Morris, Grahame M.
Labour
Signed on 22 June 2010
Easington
Mowat, David
Conservative
Signed on 28 June 2010
Warrington South
Mulholland, Greg
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 28 June 2010
Leeds North West
Munt, Tessa
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 27 July 2010
Wells
Murphy, Paul
Labour
Signed on 5 July 2010
Torfaen
Osborne, Sandra
Labour
Signed on 30 June 2010
Ayr, Carrick and Cumnock
Paisley, Ian
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 22 June 2010
North Antrim
Phillipson, Bridget
Labour
Signed on 21 June 2010
Houghton and Sunderland South
Qureshi, Yasmin
Labour
Signed on 23 June 2010
Bolton South East
Riordan, Mrs Linda
Labour
Signed on 27 July 2010
Halifax
Ritchie, Ms Margaret
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 22 June 2010
South Down
Rogerson, Dan
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 29 June 2010
North Cornwall
Rotheram, Steve
Labour
Signed on 1 July 2010
Liverpool, Walton
Roy, Mr Frank
Labour
Signed on 15 July 2010
Motherwell and Wishaw
Roy, Lindsay
Labour
Signed on 7 July 2010
Glenrothes
Ruane, Chris
Labour
Signed on 28 June 2010
Vale of Clwyd
Russell, Bob
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 27 July 2010
Colchester
Sanders, Mr Adrian
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 21 June 2010
Torbay
Sarwar, Anas
Labour
Signed on 22 June 2010
Glasgow Central
Shannon, Jim
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 23 June 2010
Strangford
Sharma, Mr Virendra
Labour
Signed on 8 July 2010
Ealing, Southall
Sheridan, Jim
Labour
Signed on 22 June 2010
Paisley and Renfrewshire North
Shuker, Gavin
Labour
Signed on 22 June 2010
Luton South
Simpson, David
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 22 June 2010
Upper Bann
Skinner, Mr Dennis
Labour
Signed on 23 June 2010
Bolsover
Slaughter, Andy
Labour
Signed on 1 July 2010
Hammersmith
Smith, Angela
Labour
Signed on 28 June 2010
Penistone and Stocksbridge
Smith, Owen
Labour
Signed on 1 July 2010
Pontypridd
Thurso, John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 22 June 2010
Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross
Turner, Karl
Labour
Signed on 21 June 2010
Kingston upon Hull East
Twigg, Stephen
Labour
Signed on 24 June 2010
Liverpool, West Derby
Wicks, Malcolm
Labour
Signed on 23 June 2010
Croydon North
Williams, Mr Mark
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 15 September 2010
Ceredigion
Williams, Roger
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 30 June 2010
Brecon and Radnorshire
Wood, Mike
Labour
Signed on 7 July 2010
Batley and Spen
Wright, Mr Iain
Labour
Signed on 14 October 2010
Hartlepool

These members had previously signed the motion, but have now withdrawn their support. The date shown is when the Member withdrew their signature from the motion.