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CARERS' ALLOWANCE FOR PENSIONERS

EDM (Early Day Motion) 442: tabled on 03 September 2012

Tabled in the 2012-13 session.

This motion has been signed by 43 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 there are currently around 2.8 million unpaid carers over the age of 50 in the UK; commends the fantastic contribution that they make to society; further notes that carers often face higher costs of living than the rest of the population due to their having to spend higher amounts on heating and electricity, household costs and specialist equipment; further notes that older carers may also have had less of an opportunity to build up a pension pot due to caring responsibilities; expresses concern that at present pensioners are not entitled to Carers' Allowance; supports the efforts of Age UK and others in campaigning for this to be changed; and calls on the Government to either expand the eligibility criteria for Carers' Allowance so that pensioners are entitled either to receive it or to introduce a new cash benefit for pensioners who are carers.

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.

Anderson, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 12 September 2012
Blaydon
Campbell, Mr Ronnie
Labour
Signed on 5 September 2012
Blyth Valley
Caton, Martin
Labour
Signed on 11 September 2012
Gower
Connarty, Michael
Labour
Signed on 5 February 2013
Linlithgow and East Falkirk
Crausby, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 10 September 2012
Bolton North East
Dobbin, Jim
Labour
Signed on 4 September 2012
Heywood and Middleton
Esterson, Bill
Labour
Signed on 17 October 2012
Sefton Central
Evans, Chris
Labour
Signed on 11 December 2012
Islwyn
Flynn, Paul
Labour
Signed on 6 September 2012
Newport West
Francis, Dr Hywel
Labour
Signed on 6 September 2012
Aberavon
Galloway, Mr George
Respect
Signed on 7 September 2012
Bradford West
Glindon, Mrs Mary
Labour
Signed on 6 September 2012
North Tyneside
Harvey, Nick
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 8 November 2012
North Devon
Hermon, Lady
Independent
Signed on 6 September 2012
North Down
Hopkins, Kelvin
Labour
Signed on 4 September 2012
Luton North
Howarth, Mr George
Labour
Signed on 10 September 2012
Knowsley
Jackson, Glenda
Labour
Signed on 4 September 2012
Hampstead and Kilburn
Llwyd, Mr Elfyn
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 5 September 2012
Dwyfor Meirionnydd
Long, Naomi
Alliance
Signed on 12 September 2012
Belfast East
Lucas, Caroline
Green Party
Signed on 5 September 2012
Brighton, Pavilion
McCrea, Dr William
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 4 September 2012
South Antrim
McDonnell, Dr Alasdair
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 5 November 2012
Belfast South
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 4 September 2012
Hayes and Harlington
McGovern, Jim
Labour
Signed on 14 September 2012
Dundee West
McKenzie, Iain
Labour
Signed on 5 September 2012
Inverclyde
Meale, Sir Alan
Labour
Signed on 4 September 2012
Mansfield
Morrice, Graeme
Labour
Signed on 18 September 2012
Livingston
Murphy, Paul
Labour
Signed on 15 October 2012
Torfaen
Osborne, Sandra
Labour
Signed on 12 September 2012
Ayr, Carrick and Cumnock
Paisley, Ian
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 4 September 2012
North Antrim
Ritchie, Ms Margaret
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 11 September 2012
South Down
Roy, Lindsay
Labour
Signed on 12 September 2012
Glenrothes
Shannon, Jim
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 4 September 2012
Strangford
Sharma, Mr Virendra
Labour
Signed on 11 September 2012
Ealing, Southall
Skinner, Mr Dennis
Labour
Signed on 5 September 2012
Bolsover
Whiteford, Dr Eilidh
Scottish National Party
Signed on 12 September 2012
Banff and Buchan
Williams, Hywel
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 7 September 2012
Arfon

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.