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LOCAL DELIVERY OF UNIVERSAL CREDIT

EDM (Early Day Motion) 49: tabled on 14 May 2012

Tabled in the 2012-13 session.

This motion has been signed by 36 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 Welfare Reform Bill provides for the introduction of a universal credit to replace a range of existing means-tested benefits and tax credits for millions of people of working age, starting from 2013; further notes that 20,000 housing benefit staff currently handle such casework for local residents; shares the Communities and Local Government Select Committee's concerns, outlined inits 5th Report of Session2010-12 Localisation issues in welfare reform, published in October 2011, on the changes to delivery mechanisms particulary for housing costs; believes that it is important that claimants can speak in person to local housing staff to ask questions, resolve issues and assist in complex applications in order to avoid errors and verify all official personal documents face-to-face; and is convinced that local delivery and a continuing local authority role in benefit applications will be critical for the successful delivery of the universal credit.

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.

Betts, Mr Clive
Labour
Signed on 21 May 2012
Sheffield South East
Bottomley, Sir Peter
Conservative
Signed on 15 May 2012
Worthing West
Campbell, Mr Ronnie
Labour
Signed on 16 May 2012
Blyth Valley
Caton, Martin
Labour
Signed on 16 May 2012
Gower
Clark, Katy
Labour
Signed on 17 May 2012
North Ayrshire and Arran
Connarty, Michael
Labour
Signed on 5 February 2013
Linlithgow and East Falkirk
Crausby, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 13 June 2012
Bolton North East
Cunningham, Alex
Labour
Signed on 16 May 2012
Stockton North
Dobbin, Jim
Labour
Signed on 16 May 2012
Heywood and Middleton
Durkan, Mark
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 16 May 2012
Foyle
Flynn, Paul
Labour
Signed on 21 May 2012
Newport West
Glindon, Mrs Mary
Labour
Signed on 17 May 2012
North Tyneside
Havard, Mr Dai
Labour
Signed on 16 May 2012
Merthyr Tydfil and Rhymney
Heyes, David
Labour
Signed on 21 May 2012
Ashton-under-Lyne
Howarth, Mr George
Labour
Signed on 22 May 2012
Knowsley
Jackson, Glenda
Labour
Signed on 17 May 2012
Hampstead and Kilburn
Lavery, Ian
Labour
Signed on 24 May 2012
Wansbeck
Lazarowicz, Mark
Labour
Signed on 21 May 2012
Edinburgh North and Leith
Llwyd, Mr Elfyn
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 17 May 2012
Dwyfor Meirionnydd
Long, Naomi
Alliance
Signed on 25 June 2012
Belfast East
Lucas, Caroline
Green Party
Signed on 11 June 2012
Brighton, Pavilion
McDonnell, Dr Alasdair
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 14 June 2012
Belfast South
McKenzie, Iain
Labour
Signed on 24 May 2012
Inverclyde
Meale, Sir Alan
Labour
Signed on 23 May 2012
Mansfield
Osborne, Sandra
Labour
Signed on 16 May 2012
Ayr, Carrick and Cumnock
Qureshi, Yasmin
Labour
Signed on 14 June 2012
Bolton South East
Rotheram, Steve
Labour
Signed on 23 May 2012
Liverpool, Walton
Shannon, Jim
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 17 May 2012
Strangford
Sutcliffe, Mr Gerry
Labour
Signed on 24 May 2012
Bradford South

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.