House of Commons
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PROGRESSIVE ILLNESSES AND ESA
EDM #701
Tabled 11 November 2013
2013-14 Session
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.

Signatures (103)

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
16 January 2014
Ainsworth, Mr Bob
Labour
20 November 2013
Anderson, Mr David
Labour
28 November 2013
Barron, Mr Kevin
Labour
16 January 2014
Bayley, Hugh
Labour
06 January 2014
Begg, Dame Anne
Labour
21 November 2013
Betts, Mr Clive
Labour
09 January 2014
Brooke, Annette
Liberal Democrat
18 November 2013
Bruce, Sir Malcolm
Liberal Democrat
08 January 2014
Campbell, Mr Ronnie
Labour
15 January 2014
Caton, Martin
Labour
18 November 2013
Champion, Sarah
Labour
25 November 2013
Clark, Katy
Labour
26 November 2013
Clarke, Mr Tom
Labour
11 December 2013
Connarty, Michael
Labour
15 January 2014
Cooper, Rosie
Labour
27 January 2014
Crockart, Mike
Liberal Democrat
14 January 2014
Cunningham, Mr Jim
Labour
11 December 2013
Cunningham, Sir Tony
Labour
20 November 2013
Davidson, Mr Ian
Labour
24 February 2014
Dobbin, Jim
Labour
19 November 2013
Doran, Mr Frank
Labour
19 December 2013
Dowd, Jim
Labour
04 December 2013
Engel, Natascha
Labour
09 January 2014
Esterson, Bill
Labour
17 December 2013
Flello, Robert
Labour
06 May 2014
Gapes, Mike
Labour
27 November 2013
George, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
06 January 2014
Gilmore, Sheila
Labour
20 November 2013
Glass, Pat
Labour
03 December 2013
Glindon, Mrs Mary
Labour
13 January 2014
Godsiff, Mr Roger
Labour
16 December 2013
Hamilton, Fabian
Labour
27 November 2013
Hancock, Mr Mike
Independent
18 November 2013
Harris, Mr Tom
Labour
03 December 2013
Harvey, Sir Nick
Liberal Democrat
28 November 2013
Havard, Mr Dai
Labour
13 January 2014
Hemming, John
Liberal Democrat
27 November 2013
Hepburn, Mr Stephen
Labour
16 December 2013
Hermon, Lady
Independent
19 November 2013
Heyes, David
Labour
26 November 2013
Hoey, Kate
Labour
18 December 2013
Hood, Mr Jim
Labour
20 January 2014
Howarth, Mr George
Labour
19 November 2013
Huppert, Dr Julian
Liberal Democrat
20 January 2014
Jowell, Dame Tessa
Labour
16 December 2013
Lavery, Ian
Labour
06 January 2014
Lazarowicz, Mark
Labour
27 November 2013
Llwyd, Mr Elfyn
Plaid Cymru
26 November 2013
Long, Naomi
Alliance
18 November 2013
Love, Mr Andrew
Labour
12 February 2014
Lucas, Caroline
Green Party
09 December 2013
Mann, John
Labour
16 December 2013
McCrea, Dr William
Democratic Unionist Party
18 November 2013
McDonnell, John
Labour
04 December 2013
Meacher, Mr Michael
Labour
18 December 2013
Meale, Sir Alan
Labour
16 December 2013
Mearns, Ian
Labour
27 November 2013
Miller, Andrew
Labour
28 November 2013
Mitchell, Austin
Labour
07 January 2014
Morrice, Graeme
Labour
04 December 2013
Morris, Grahame M.
Labour
28 January 2014
Mulholland, Greg
Liberal Democrat
03 December 2013
O'Donnell, Fiona
Labour
18 December 2013
Owen, Albert
Labour
23 January 2014
Pugh, John
Liberal Democrat
04 February 2014
Qureshi, Yasmin
Labour
28 November 2013
Reid, Mr Alan
Liberal Democrat
06 January 2014
Ritchie, Ms Margaret
Social Democratic & Labour Party
18 November 2013
Robertson, Angus
Scottish National Party
08 January 2014
Robertson, John
Labour
08 January 2014
Rotheram, Steve
Labour
20 November 2013
Roy, Lindsay
Labour
04 December 2013
Ruddock, Dame Joan
Labour
19 December 2013
Russell, Sir Bob
Liberal Democrat
20 November 2013
Sanders, Mr Adrian
Liberal Democrat
17 December 2013
Sharma, Mr Virendra
Labour
04 December 2013
Sheerman, Mr Barry
Labour
06 January 2014
Streeter, Mr Gary
Conservative
09 December 2013
Stringer, Graham
Labour
06 January 2014
Stunell, Sir Andrew
Liberal Democrat
29 November 2013
Swales, Ian
Liberal Democrat
11 February 2014
Tami, Mark
Labour
09 January 2014
Teather, Sarah
Liberal Democrat
22 January 2014
Thurso, John
Liberal Democrat
13 January 2014
Vaz, Valerie
Labour
22 January 2014
Walley, Joan
Labour
08 January 2014
Ward, Mr David
Liberal Democrat
15 January 2014
Weir, Mr Mike
Scottish National Party
11 December 2013
Whiteford, Dr Eilidh
Scottish National Party
08 January 2014
Williams, Mr Mark
Liberal Democrat
19 November 2013
Williams, Roger
Liberal Democrat
15 January 2014
Wilson, Sammy
Democratic Unionist Party
19 March 2014
Wishart, Pete
Scottish National Party
13 January 2014
Wood, Mike
Labour
06 January 2014
Wright, David
Labour
07 January 2014
Wright, Simon
Liberal Democrat
18 December 2013
There are no withdrawn signatures for this Motion