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SUPPORT FOR PEOPLE DURING RECONSIDERATION OF EMPLOYMENT AND SUPPORT ALLOWANCE REFUSALS

EDM (Early Day Motion) 620: tabled on 23 October 2013

Tabled in the 2013-14 session.

This motion has been signed by 154 Members. It has received 1 amendment.

As this motion is using historical data, we may not have the record of the original ordering, in which case signatories are listed alphabetically.

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Motion text

That this House notes that at present people who apply for employment and support allowance (ESA) and are declared fit for work can ask for this decision to be reconsidered prior to lodging a formal appeal; further notes that at present people can continue to receive ESA at the assessment rate during this period; welcomes the introduction of reconsideration in all cases as of 28 October 2013; expresses concern that people will no longer be able to claim ESA during this period; further expresses concern that their only alternative will be to apply for jobseeker's allowance (JSA), for which being fit for work is a condition of receipt; further notes that since October 2008 four in 10 appeals have been successful; fears that in future people who are awarded ESA on appeal will be ineligible for both ESA or JSA during reconsideration; believes that the Government has a duty to support those who cannot support themselves through no fault of their own; and calls on Ministers to bring forward legislative proposals to ensure that ESA claimants can continue to receive the benefit at the assessment rate during this period.

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 16 January 2014
Hackney North and Stoke Newington
Ainsworth, Mr Bob
Labour
Signed on 6 February 2014
Coventry North East
Anderson, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 29 October 2013
Blaydon
Barron, Mr Kevin
Labour
Signed on 17 December 2013
Rother Valley
Bayley, Hugh
Labour
Signed on 6 January 2014
York Central
Begg, Dame Anne
Labour
Signed on 4 November 2013
Aberdeen South
Beith, Sir Alan
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 6 January 2014
Berwick-upon-Tweed
Betts, Mr Clive
Labour
Signed on 6 January 2014
Sheffield South East
Birtwistle, Gordon
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 20 January 2014
Burnley
Blears, Hazel
Labour
Signed on 17 December 2013
Salford and Eccles
Blomfield, Paul
Labour
Signed on 31 October 2013
Sheffield Central
Blunkett, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 16 December 2013
Sheffield, Brightside and Hillsborough
Bottomley, Sir Peter
Conservative
Signed on 23 October 2013
Worthing West
Brown, Mr Nicholas
Labour
Signed on 4 November 2013
Newcastle upon Tyne East
Campbell, Mr Gregory
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 27 November 2013
East Londonderry
Campbell, Sir Menzies
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 17 December 2013
North East Fife
Campbell, Mr Ronnie
Labour
Signed on 30 October 2013
Blyth Valley
Caton, Martin
Labour
Signed on 30 October 2013
Gower
Champion, Sarah
Labour
Signed on 11 November 2013
Rotherham
Clark, Katy
Labour
Signed on 28 October 2013
North Ayrshire and Arran
Clarke, Mr Tom
Labour
Signed on 19 November 2013
Coatbridge, Chryston and Bellshill
Clwyd, Ann
Labour
Signed on 5 February 2014
Cynon Valley
Connarty, Michael
Labour
Signed on 28 November 2013
Linlithgow and East Falkirk
Cooper, Rosie
Labour
Signed on 8 November 2013
West Lancashire
Corbyn, Jeremy
Labour
Signed on 29 October 2013
Islington North
Crausby, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 6 November 2013
Bolton North East
Crockart, Mike
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 31 October 2013
Edinburgh West
Cryer, John
Labour
Signed on 29 October 2013
Leyton and Wanstead
Cunningham, Alex
Labour
Signed on 31 October 2013
Stockton North
Cunningham, Sir Tony
Labour
Signed on 20 November 2013
Workington
Davidson, Mr Ian
Labour
Signed on 4 November 2013
Glasgow South West
Davies, Geraint
Labour
Signed on 20 November 2013
Swansea West
Dobbin, Jim
Labour
Signed on 28 October 2013
Heywood and Middleton
Dobson, Frank
Labour
Signed on 31 October 2013
Holborn and St Pancras
Dodds, Mr Nigel
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 29 October 2013
Belfast North
Donaldson, Mr Jeffrey M.
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 7 November 2013
Lagan Valley
Doran, Mr Frank
Labour
Signed on 12 November 2013
Aberdeen North
Durkan, Mark
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 29 October 2013
Foyle
Edwards, Jonathan
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 11 November 2013
Carmarthen East and Dinefwr
Ellman, Mrs Louise
Labour
Signed on 4 November 2013
Liverpool, Riverside
Engel, Natascha
Labour
Signed on 3 December 2013
North East Derbyshire
Esterson, Bill
Labour
Signed on 11 November 2013
Sefton Central
Evans, Chris
Labour
Signed on 5 March 2014
Islwyn
Farrelly, Paul
Labour
Signed on 9 December 2013
Newcastle-under-Lyme
Farron, Tim
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 6 November 2013
Westmorland and Lonsdale
Fitzpatrick, Jim
Labour
Signed on 29 November 2013
Poplar and Limehouse
Flello, Robert
Labour
Signed on 26 November 2013
Stoke-on-Trent South
Flynn, Paul
Labour
Signed on 30 October 2013
Newport West
Francis, Dr Hywel
Labour
Signed on 30 October 2013
Aberavon
Galloway, Mr George
Respect
Signed on 11 November 2013
Bradford West
Gapes, Mike
Labour
Signed on 6 November 2013
Ilford South
George, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 4 November 2013
St Ives
Gilbert, Stephen
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 8 January 2014
St Austell and Newquay
Glass, Pat
Labour
Signed on 5 November 2013
North West Durham
Godsiff, Mr Roger
Labour
Signed on 29 October 2013
Birmingham, Hall Green
Hain, Mr Peter
Labour
Signed on 31 October 2013
Neath
Hamilton, Fabian
Labour
Signed on 11 December 2013
Leeds North East
Hancock, Mr Mike
Independent
Signed on 25 October 2013
Portsmouth South
Harris, Mr Tom
Labour
Signed on 3 December 2013
Glasgow South
Harvey, Sir Nick
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 21 November 2013
North Devon
Havard, Mr Dai
Labour
Signed on 31 October 2013
Merthyr Tydfil and Rhymney
Hemming, John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 27 November 2013
Birmingham, Yardley
Hepburn, Mr Stephen
Labour
Signed on 28 October 2013
Jarrow
Hermon, Lady
Independent
Signed on 27 November 2013
North Down
Heyes, David
Labour
Signed on 4 November 2013
Ashton-under-Lyne
Hoey, Kate
Labour
Signed on 29 November 2013
Vauxhall
Hood, Mr Jim
Labour
Signed on 6 November 2013
Lanark and Hamilton East
Hopkins, Kelvin
Labour
Signed on 24 October 2013
Luton North
Horwood, Martin
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 18 December 2013
Cheltenham
Hosie, Stewart
Scottish National Party
Signed on 9 January 2014
Dundee East
Howarth, Mr George
Labour
Signed on 29 October 2013
Knowsley
Huppert, Dr Julian
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 29 October 2013
Cambridge
Jackson, Glenda
Labour
Signed on 24 October 2013
Hampstead and Kilburn
James, Mrs Siân C.
Labour
Signed on 10 February 2014
Swansea East
Jowell, Dame Tessa
Labour
Signed on 16 December 2013
Dulwich and West Norwood
Kaufman, Sir Gerald
Labour
Signed on 25 October 2013
Manchester, Gorton
Kennedy, Mr Charles
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 7 January 2014
Ross, Skye and Lochaber
Lammy, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 2 December 2013
Tottenham
Lavery, Ian
Labour
Signed on 28 October 2013
Wansbeck
Lazarowicz, Mark
Labour
Signed on 30 October 2013
Edinburgh North and Leith
Leech, Mr John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 31 October 2013
Manchester, Withington
Llwyd, Mr Elfyn
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 28 October 2013
Dwyfor Meirionnydd
Long, Naomi
Alliance
Signed on 6 November 2013
Belfast East
Love, Mr Andrew
Labour
Signed on 18 November 2013
Edmonton
Lucas, Caroline
Green Party
Signed on 30 October 2013
Brighton, Pavilion
Mann, John
Labour
Signed on 6 February 2014
Bassetlaw
Marsden, Mr Gordon
Labour
Signed on 13 January 2014
Blackpool South
McCrea, Dr William
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 6 January 2014
South Antrim
McDonnell, Dr Alasdair
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 1 November 2013
Belfast South
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 28 October 2013
Hayes and Harlington
McGovern, Jim
Labour
Signed on 30 October 2013
Dundee West
Meacher, Mr Michael
Labour
Signed on 5 November 2013
Oldham West and Royton
Meale, Sir Alan
Labour
Signed on 25 October 2013
Mansfield
Miller, Andrew
Labour
Signed on 27 February 2014
Ellesmere Port and Neston
Mitchell, Austin
Labour
Signed on 30 October 2013
Great Grimsby
Morden, Jessica
Labour
Signed on 5 November 2013
Newport East
Morrice, Graeme
Labour
Signed on 30 October 2013
Livingston
Morris, Grahame M.
Labour
Signed on 23 October 2013
Easington
Mudie, Mr George
Labour
Signed on 27 November 2013
Leeds East
Mulholland, Greg
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 3 December 2013
Leeds North West
Murphy, Paul
Labour
Signed on 4 December 2013
Torfaen
O'Donnell, Fiona
Labour
Signed on 30 October 2013
East Lothian
Osborne, Sandra
Labour
Signed on 12 November 2013
Ayr, Carrick and Cumnock
Owen, Albert
Labour
Signed on 17 December 2013
Ynys Môn
Pearce, Teresa
Labour
Signed on 18 November 2013
Erith and Thamesmead
Pugh, John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 4 March 2014
Southport
Qureshi, Yasmin
Labour
Signed on 9 December 2013
Bolton South East
Reid, Mr Alan
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 6 February 2014
Argyll and Bute
Riordan, Mrs Linda
Labour
Signed on 6 November 2013
Halifax
Ritchie, Ms Margaret
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 29 October 2013
South Down
Robertson, Angus
Scottish National Party
Signed on 4 December 2013
Moray
Robertson, John
Labour
Signed on 5 November 2013
Glasgow North West
Rotheram, Steve
Labour
Signed on 30 October 2013
Liverpool, Walton
Roy, Lindsay
Labour
Signed on 4 November 2013
Glenrothes
Ruane, Chris
Labour
Signed on 30 October 2013
Vale of Clwyd
Ruddock, Dame Joan
Labour
Signed on 1 November 2013
Lewisham, Deptford
Russell, Sir Bob
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 5 December 2013
Colchester
Sanders, Mr Adrian
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 20 November 2013
Torbay
Shannon, Jim
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 24 October 2013
Strangford
Sharma, Mr Virendra
Labour
Signed on 30 October 2013
Ealing, Southall
Sheerman, Mr Barry
Labour
Signed on 12 December 2013
Huddersfield
Sheridan, Jim
Labour
Signed on 14 January 2014
Paisley and Renfrewshire North
Simpson, David
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 6 January 2014
Upper Bann
Skinner, Mr Dennis
Labour
Signed on 28 October 2013
Bolsover
Smith, Sir Robert
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 6 February 2014
West Aberdeenshire and Kincardine
Stringer, Graham
Labour
Signed on 12 February 2014
Blackley and Broughton
Stunell, Sir Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 28 October 2013
Hazel Grove
Sutcliffe, Mr Gerry
Labour
Signed on 27 November 2013
Bradford South
Swales, Ian
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 22 November 2013
Redcar
Teather, Sarah
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 9 December 2013
Brent Central
Thornton, Mr Mike
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 9 January 2014
Eastleigh
Thurso, John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 4 November 2013
Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross
Vaz, Valerie
Labour
Signed on 28 October 2013
Walsall South
Walley, Joan
Labour
Signed on 30 October 2013
Stoke-on-Trent North
Ward, Mr David
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 20 November 2013
Bradford East
Watts, Mr Dave
Labour
Signed on 30 October 2013
St Helens North
Weir, Mr Mike
Scottish National Party
Signed on 30 October 2013
Angus
Whiteford, Dr Eilidh
Scottish National Party
Signed on 5 November 2013
Banff and Buchan
Williams, Hywel
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 29 October 2013
Arfon
Williams, Mr Mark
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 30 October 2013
Ceredigion
Williams, Roger
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 18 December 2013
Brecon and Radnorshire
Williamson, Chris
Labour
Signed on 19 November 2013
Derby North
Wilson, Sammy
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 27 November 2013
East Antrim
Wishart, Pete
Scottish National Party
Signed on 13 January 2014
Perth and North Perthshire
Wood, Mike
Labour
Signed on 4 November 2013
Batley and Spen
Woodward, Mr Shaun
Labour
Signed on 21 November 2013
St Helens South and Whiston
Wright, David
Labour
Signed on 29 October 2013
Telford
Wright, Simon
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 17 December 2013
Norwich South

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.

After a motion has been tabled, other Members can table amendments to it. Amendments to this motion are shown below.

SUPPORT FOR PEOPLE DURING RECONSIDERATION OF EMPLOYMENT AND SUPPORT ALLOWANCE REFUSALS (Amendment 1)
after `successful', insert ', which suggests that, at a minimum, the appeals system is doing what it was designed for'.
Labour, Birkenhead
1
signature
EDM 620A1: tabled on 29 October 2013