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JOBSEEKERS AND HOUSING BENEFIT

EDM (Early Day Motion) 1182: tabled on 13 December 2010

Tabled in the 2010-12 session.

This motion has been signed by 78 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 notes that the Office of Budget Responsibility forecasts 1.36 million people will be claiming jobseeker's allowance at the start of 2013; further notes that in areas of high unemployment jobseekers are outnumbering job vacancies by more than 10 to one and that it will take longer than 12 months for many applicants to find a job; further notes that many of these people will need to claim housing benefit to cover the cost of their rent whilst they are registered as jobseekers; is also concerned about people who have been on incapacity benefit and severe disablement allowance who are moving over to jobseeker's allowance and who would have had less contact with the jobs market for many years; and therefore supports the National Housing Federation campaign calling on the Government to reconsider its proposals to reduce housing benefit by 10 per cent. for people claiming jobseeker's allowance for longer than one year, which will penalise people who have made every attempt to find work but who still remain unemployed.

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.

Begg, Dame Anne
Labour
Signed on 10 February 2011
Aberdeen South
Blackman-Woods, Roberta
Labour
Signed on 1 February 2011
City of Durham
Blenkinsop, Tom
Labour
Signed on 16 December 2010
Middlesbrough South and East Cleveland
Blomfield, Paul
Labour
Signed on 31 January 2011
Sheffield Central
Brake, Tom
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 16 February 2011
Carshalton and Wallington
Brooke, Annette
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 16 December 2010
Mid Dorset and North Poole
Campbell, Mr Ronnie
Labour
Signed on 15 December 2010
Blyth Valley
Caton, Martin
Labour
Signed on 14 December 2010
Gower
Chapman, Mrs Jenny
Labour
Signed on 17 January 2011
Darlington
Connarty, Michael
Labour
Signed on 13 December 2010
Linlithgow and East Falkirk
Cooper, Rosie
Labour
Signed on 16 December 2010
West Lancashire
Corbyn, Jeremy
Labour
Signed on 14 December 2010
Islington North
Crausby, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 8 February 2011
Bolton North East
Cunningham, Alex
Labour
Signed on 13 January 2011
Stockton North
Cunningham, Tony
Labour
Signed on 8 February 2011
Workington
Dakin, Nic
Labour
Signed on 1 February 2011
Scunthorpe
Dobbin, Jim
Labour
Signed on 14 December 2010
Heywood and Middleton
Dobson, Frank
Labour
Signed on 2 February 2011
Holborn and St Pancras
Dodds, Mr Nigel
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 19 January 2011
Belfast North
Durkan, Mark
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 13 December 2010
Foyle
Edwards, Jonathan
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 14 December 2010
Carmarthen East and Dinefwr
Ellman, Mrs Louise
Labour
Signed on 16 March 2011
Liverpool, Riverside
Esterson, Bill
Labour
Signed on 26 January 2011
Sefton Central
Field, Mr Frank
Labour
Signed on 19 January 2011
Birkenhead
Fovargue, Yvonne
Labour
Signed on 15 December 2010
Makerfield
Francis, Dr Hywel
Labour
Signed on 16 February 2011
Aberavon
Gapes, Mike
Labour
Signed on 17 January 2011
Ilford South
George, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 13 December 2010
St Ives
Glindon, Mrs Mary
Labour
Signed on 21 December 2010
North Tyneside
Godsiff, Mr Roger
Labour
Signed on 31 January 2011
Birmingham, Hall Green
Goggins, Paul
Labour
Signed on 3 February 2011
Wythenshawe and Sale East
Hamilton, Fabian
Labour
Signed on 16 February 2011
Leeds North East
Hemming, John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 20 December 2010
Birmingham, Yardley
Hepburn, Mr Stephen
Labour
Signed on 15 December 2010
Jarrow
Heyes, David
Labour
Signed on 25 January 2011
Ashton-under-Lyne
Hodge, Margaret
Labour
Signed on 12 January 2011
Barking
Hopkins, Kelvin
Labour
Signed on 20 December 2010
Luton North
Howarth, Mr George
Labour
Signed on 14 December 2010
Knowsley
Jackson, Glenda
Labour
Signed on 10 January 2011
Hampstead and Kilburn
Jamieson, Cathy
Labour
Signed on 16 December 2010
Kilmarnock and Loudoun
Lavery, Ian
Labour
Signed on 15 December 2010
Wansbeck
Leech, Mr John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 16 December 2010
Manchester, Withington
Lloyd, Tony
Labour
Signed on 12 January 2011
Manchester Central
Love, Mr Andrew
Labour
Signed on 10 January 2011
Edmonton
McCrea, Dr William
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 17 January 2011
South Antrim
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 15 December 2010
Hayes and Harlington
McGovern, Jim
Labour
Signed on 13 January 2011
Dundee West
Meale, Mr Alan
Labour
Signed on 14 December 2010
Mansfield
Mearns, Ian
Labour
Signed on 15 December 2010
Gateshead
Miller, Andrew
Labour
Signed on 1 February 2011
Ellesmere Port and Neston
Morrice, Graeme
Labour
Signed on 22 March 2011
Livingston
Morris, Grahame M.
Labour
Signed on 17 January 2011
Easington
Nandy, Lisa
Labour
Signed on 13 December 2010
Wigan
Osborne, Sandra
Labour
Signed on 13 January 2011
Ayr, Carrick and Cumnock
Reid, Mr Alan
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 7 February 2011
Argyll and Bute
Reynolds, Emma
Labour
Signed on 20 January 2011
Wolverhampton North East
Riordan, Mrs Linda
Labour
Signed on 26 January 2011
Halifax
Roy, Lindsay
Labour
Signed on 19 January 2011
Glenrothes
Ruane, Chris
Labour
Signed on 12 January 2011
Vale of Clwyd
Ruddock, Joan
Labour
Signed on 26 January 2011
Lewisham, Deptford
Sanders, Mr Adrian
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 14 December 2010
Torbay
Shannon, Jim
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 15 December 2010
Strangford
Sharma, Mr Virendra
Labour
Signed on 20 December 2010
Ealing, Southall
Skinner, Mr Dennis
Labour
Signed on 14 December 2010
Bolsover
Vaz, Valerie
Labour
Signed on 17 January 2011
Walsall South
Ward, Mr David
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 2 February 2011
Bradford East
Watts, Mr Dave
Labour
Signed on 9 February 2011
St Helens North
Weir, Mr Mike
Scottish National Party
Signed on 27 January 2011
Angus
Williams, Mr Mark
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 10 January 2011
Ceredigion
Wishart, Pete
Scottish National Party
Signed on 27 January 2011
Perth and North Perthshire
Wood, Mike
Labour
Signed on 18 January 2011
Batley and Spen

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.