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PROGRESSIVE ILLNESSES AND ESA

EDM (Early Day Motion) 701: tabled on 11 November 2013

Tabled in the 2013-14 session.

This motion has been signed by 103 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 supports the call by Parkinsons UK, the MS Society, the National Rheumatoid Arthritis Society and the Cystic Fibrosis Trust for the improvement of the work capability assessment as outlined in their submission to the assessment's fourth independent review; notes their evidence that 45 per cent of people with progressive illnesses who have applied for employment and support allowance have been told that they could recover enough to return to work; recognises the pain and suffering that many people with progressive illnesses face on a daily basis and that the work capability assessment currently adds to this; further notes that many people with progressive illnesses have been valuable contributors to the UK economy and society and will only submit a claim for the benefit as a last resort; calls on the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) to ensure that anyone with a prognosis of being unlikely to return to work in the longer term is placed into the support group, rather than allocated to the work-related activity group; further calls on the DWP to oblige Atos healthcare professionals to seek further evidence to clinically justify their recommendations on likely return to work before being able to place anyone with a progressive condition in the work-related activity group; and further calls on the DWP to abandon prognosis statements, which advise that a return to work could be considered in a certain timeframe, if that person has a debilitating progressive condition.

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 20 November 2013
Coventry North East
Anderson, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 28 November 2013
Blaydon
Barron, Mr Kevin
Labour
Signed on 16 January 2014
Rother Valley
Bayley, Hugh
Labour
Signed on 6 January 2014
York Central
Begg, Dame Anne
Labour
Signed on 21 November 2013
Aberdeen South
Betts, Mr Clive
Labour
Signed on 9 January 2014
Sheffield South East
Brooke, Annette
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 18 November 2013
Mid Dorset and North Poole
Bruce, Sir Malcolm
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 8 January 2014
Gordon
Campbell, Mr Ronnie
Labour
Signed on 15 January 2014
Blyth Valley
Caton, Martin
Labour
Signed on 18 November 2013
Gower
Champion, Sarah
Labour
Signed on 25 November 2013
Rotherham
Clark, Katy
Labour
Signed on 26 November 2013
North Ayrshire and Arran
Clarke, Mr Tom
Labour
Signed on 11 December 2013
Coatbridge, Chryston and Bellshill
Connarty, Michael
Labour
Signed on 15 January 2014
Linlithgow and East Falkirk
Cooper, Rosie
Labour
Signed on 27 January 2014
West Lancashire
Crockart, Mike
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 14 January 2014
Edinburgh West
Cunningham, Mr Jim
Labour
Signed on 11 December 2013
Coventry South
Cunningham, Sir Tony
Labour
Signed on 20 November 2013
Workington
Davidson, Mr Ian
Labour
Signed on 24 February 2014
Glasgow South West
Dobbin, Jim
Labour
Signed on 19 November 2013
Heywood and Middleton
Doran, Mr Frank
Labour
Signed on 19 December 2013
Aberdeen North
Dowd, Jim
Labour
Signed on 4 December 2013
Lewisham West and Penge
Engel, Natascha
Labour
Signed on 9 January 2014
North East Derbyshire
Esterson, Bill
Labour
Signed on 17 December 2013
Sefton Central
Flello, Robert
Labour
Signed on 6 May 2014
Stoke-on-Trent South
Gapes, Mike
Labour
Signed on 27 November 2013
Ilford South
George, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 6 January 2014
St Ives
Gilmore, Sheila
Labour
Signed on 20 November 2013
Edinburgh East
Glass, Pat
Labour
Signed on 3 December 2013
North West Durham
Glindon, Mrs Mary
Labour
Signed on 13 January 2014
North Tyneside
Godsiff, Mr Roger
Labour
Signed on 16 December 2013
Birmingham, Hall Green
Hamilton, Fabian
Labour
Signed on 27 November 2013
Leeds North East
Hancock, Mr Mike
Independent
Signed on 18 November 2013
Portsmouth South
Harris, Mr Tom
Labour
Signed on 3 December 2013
Glasgow South
Harvey, Sir Nick
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 28 November 2013
North Devon
Havard, Mr Dai
Labour
Signed on 13 January 2014
Merthyr Tydfil and Rhymney
Hemming, John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 27 November 2013
Birmingham, Yardley
Hepburn, Mr Stephen
Labour
Signed on 16 December 2013
Jarrow
Hermon, Lady
Independent
Signed on 19 November 2013
North Down
Heyes, David
Labour
Signed on 26 November 2013
Ashton-under-Lyne
Hoey, Kate
Labour
Signed on 18 December 2013
Vauxhall
Hood, Mr Jim
Labour
Signed on 20 January 2014
Lanark and Hamilton East
Howarth, Mr George
Labour
Signed on 19 November 2013
Knowsley
Huppert, Dr Julian
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 20 January 2014
Cambridge
Jowell, Dame Tessa
Labour
Signed on 16 December 2013
Dulwich and West Norwood
Lavery, Ian
Labour
Signed on 6 January 2014
Wansbeck
Lazarowicz, Mark
Labour
Signed on 27 November 2013
Edinburgh North and Leith
Llwyd, Mr Elfyn
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 26 November 2013
Dwyfor Meirionnydd
Long, Naomi
Alliance
Signed on 18 November 2013
Belfast East
Love, Mr Andrew
Labour
Signed on 12 February 2014
Edmonton
Lucas, Caroline
Green Party
Signed on 9 December 2013
Brighton, Pavilion
Mann, John
Labour
Signed on 16 December 2013
Bassetlaw
McCrea, Dr William
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 18 November 2013
South Antrim
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 4 December 2013
Hayes and Harlington
Meacher, Mr Michael
Labour
Signed on 18 December 2013
Oldham West and Royton
Meale, Sir Alan
Labour
Signed on 16 December 2013
Mansfield
Mearns, Ian
Labour
Signed on 27 November 2013
Gateshead
Miller, Andrew
Labour
Signed on 28 November 2013
Ellesmere Port and Neston
Mitchell, Austin
Labour
Signed on 7 January 2014
Great Grimsby
Morrice, Graeme
Labour
Signed on 4 December 2013
Livingston
Morris, Grahame M.
Labour
Signed on 28 January 2014
Easington
Mulholland, Greg
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 3 December 2013
Leeds North West
O'Donnell, Fiona
Labour
Signed on 18 December 2013
East Lothian
Owen, Albert
Labour
Signed on 23 January 2014
Ynys Môn
Pugh, John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 4 February 2014
Southport
Qureshi, Yasmin
Labour
Signed on 28 November 2013
Bolton South East
Reid, Mr Alan
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 6 January 2014
Argyll and Bute
Ritchie, Ms Margaret
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 18 November 2013
South Down
Robertson, Angus
Scottish National Party
Signed on 8 January 2014
Moray
Robertson, John
Labour
Signed on 8 January 2014
Glasgow North West
Rotheram, Steve
Labour
Signed on 20 November 2013
Liverpool, Walton
Roy, Lindsay
Labour
Signed on 4 December 2013
Glenrothes
Ruddock, Dame Joan
Labour
Signed on 19 December 2013
Lewisham, Deptford
Russell, Sir Bob
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 20 November 2013
Colchester
Sanders, Mr Adrian
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 17 December 2013
Torbay
Sharma, Mr Virendra
Labour
Signed on 4 December 2013
Ealing, Southall
Sheerman, Mr Barry
Labour
Signed on 6 January 2014
Huddersfield
Streeter, Mr Gary
Conservative
Signed on 9 December 2013
South West Devon
Stringer, Graham
Labour
Signed on 6 January 2014
Blackley and Broughton
Stunell, Sir Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 29 November 2013
Hazel Grove
Swales, Ian
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 11 February 2014
Redcar
Tami, Mark
Labour
Signed on 9 January 2014
Alyn and Deeside
Teather, Sarah
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 22 January 2014
Brent Central
Thurso, John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 13 January 2014
Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross
Vaz, Valerie
Labour
Signed on 22 January 2014
Walsall South
Walley, Joan
Labour
Signed on 8 January 2014
Stoke-on-Trent North
Ward, Mr David
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 15 January 2014
Bradford East
Weir, Mr Mike
Scottish National Party
Signed on 11 December 2013
Angus
Whiteford, Dr Eilidh
Scottish National Party
Signed on 8 January 2014
Banff and Buchan
Williams, Mr Mark
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 19 November 2013
Ceredigion
Williams, Roger
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 15 January 2014
Brecon and Radnorshire
Wilson, Sammy
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 19 March 2014
East Antrim
Wishart, Pete
Scottish National Party
Signed on 13 January 2014
Perth and North Perthshire
Wood, Mike
Labour
Signed on 6 January 2014
Batley and Spen
Wright, David
Labour
Signed on 7 January 2014
Telford
Wright, Simon
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 18 December 2013
Norwich South

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.