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PERSONAL INDEPENDENT PAYMENT ASSESSMENT CRITERIA FOR BLIND AND PARTIALLY SIGHTED PEOPLE

EDM (Early Day Motion) 80: tabled on 17 May 2012

Tabled in the 2012-13 session.

This motion has been signed by 39 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 is concerned over the detrimental impact changes to disability living allowance will have on blind people owing to the ill-thought through assessment criteria for personal independence payments (PIP); notes that the charities supporting blind people have raised numerous concerns, including that the new assessment process focuses on mobility or cognition and does not sufficiently take into account the ways in which being blind or partially sighted can affect everyday life; is worried that the changes ignore the fact that blindness is a lifelong condition to which some adaption may occur, but which comes with significant extra costs; and implores the Government to engage with blindness charities and experts to make sure PIP assessments will adequately assess the needs of blind people.

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.

Brooke, Annette
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 11 June 2012
Mid Dorset and North Poole
Caton, Martin
Labour
Signed on 22 May 2012
Gower
Cooper, Rosie
Labour
Signed on 3 September 2012
West Lancashire
Crausby, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 13 June 2012
Bolton North East
Doran, Mr Frank
Labour
Signed on 23 May 2012
Aberdeen North
Durkan, Mark
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 21 May 2012
Foyle
Flynn, Paul
Labour
Signed on 21 May 2012
Newport West
George, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 24 May 2012
St Ives
Glindon, Mrs Mary
Labour
Signed on 24 May 2012
North Tyneside
Godsiff, Mr Roger
Labour
Signed on 11 June 2012
Birmingham, Hall Green
Hermon, Lady
Independent
Signed on 22 May 2012
North Down
Heyes, David
Labour
Signed on 23 May 2012
Ashton-under-Lyne
Hood, Mr Jim
Labour
Signed on 11 June 2012
Lanark and Hamilton East
Hopkins, Kelvin
Labour
Signed on 22 May 2012
Luton North
Howarth, Mr George
Labour
Signed on 22 May 2012
Knowsley
Leech, Mr John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 21 May 2012
Manchester, Withington
Llwyd, Mr Elfyn
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 21 May 2012
Dwyfor Meirionnydd
Lucas, Caroline
Green Party
Signed on 11 June 2012
Brighton, Pavilion
Marsden, Mr Gordon
Labour
Signed on 21 May 2012
Blackpool South
McCrea, Dr William
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 22 May 2012
South Antrim
McDonnell, Dr Alasdair
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 14 June 2012
Belfast South
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 22 May 2012
Hayes and Harlington
McKenzie, Iain
Labour
Signed on 24 May 2012
Inverclyde
Meale, Sir Alan
Labour
Signed on 23 May 2012
Mansfield
Owen, Albert
Labour
Signed on 21 May 2012
Ynys Môn
Rotheram, Steve
Labour
Signed on 23 May 2012
Liverpool, Walton
Shannon, Jim
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 22 May 2012
Strangford
Sheridan, Jim
Labour
Signed on 22 May 2012
Paisley and Renfrewshire North
Simpson, David
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 22 May 2012
Upper Bann
Sutcliffe, Mr Gerry
Labour
Signed on 24 May 2012
Bradford South
Weir, Mr Mike
Scottish National Party
Signed on 22 May 2012
Angus
Williams, Hywel
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 27 June 2012
Arfon
Williams, Mr Mark
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 23 May 2012
Ceredigion

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.