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SAVE THE INDEPENDENT LIVING FUND

EDM (Early Day Motion) 1234: tabled on 31 March 2014

Tabled in the 2013-14 session.

This motion has been signed by 60 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 deeply concerned by the plan to close, by June 2015, the Independent Living Fund (ILF) on which over 18,000 severely disabled people rely instead of being in residential care; questions the Government's rationale for local authorities taking over this funding given their higher overheads and squeezed budgets; notes that experts believe this financial pressure and loss of experienced ILF staff will mean current recipients will be placed in residential care or left at home without adequate care provision; further notes that many users will no longer be eligible for any local authority care funding because of tightening of eligibility criteria; is aware that the average cost of the ILF at £345 per week is less than half that of the average cost of residential care at £738 per week; is reminded that in November 2013 the Court of Appeal upheld a legal challenge to the Government's decision to close the ILF in March 2015, because the Department for Work and Pensions had breached equality duties; and urges the Government to respect its obligations under the UN Convention of the Rights of Disabled Persons by maintaining the ILF and reopening applications which were closed in 2010.

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 6 May 2014
Hackney North and Stoke Newington
Ainsworth, Mr Bob
Labour
Signed on 8 April 2014
Coventry North East
Anderson, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 6 May 2014
Blaydon
Bayley, Hugh
Labour
Signed on 7 April 2014
York Central
Bottomley, Sir Peter
Conservative
Signed on 1 April 2014
Worthing West
Campbell, Sir Menzies
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 8 May 2014
North East Fife
Campbell, Mr Ronnie
Labour
Signed on 2 April 2014
Blyth Valley
Caton, Martin
Labour
Signed on 2 April 2014
Gower
Clark, Katy
Labour
Signed on 8 April 2014
North Ayrshire and Arran
Clwyd, Ann
Labour
Signed on 30 April 2014
Cynon Valley
Cooper, Rosie
Labour
Signed on 6 May 2014
West Lancashire
Crausby, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 3 April 2014
Bolton North East
Cunningham, Mr Jim
Labour
Signed on 9 April 2014
Coventry South
Dobbin, Jim
Labour
Signed on 1 April 2014
Heywood and Middleton
Doran, Mr Frank
Labour
Signed on 29 April 2014
Aberdeen North
Dowd, Jim
Labour
Signed on 8 April 2014
Lewisham West and Penge
Edwards, Jonathan
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 1 April 2014
Carmarthen East and Dinefwr
Flynn, Paul
Labour
Signed on 7 April 2014
Newport West
Francis, Dr Hywel
Labour
Signed on 28 April 2014
Aberavon
Gapes, Mike
Labour
Signed on 8 April 2014
Ilford South
Glindon, Mrs Mary
Labour
Signed on 7 April 2014
North Tyneside
Godsiff, Mr Roger
Labour
Signed on 12 May 2014
Birmingham, Hall Green
Hancock, Mr Mike
Independent
Signed on 8 April 2014
Portsmouth South
Harris, Mr Tom
Labour
Signed on 28 April 2014
Glasgow South
Hepburn, Mr Stephen
Labour
Signed on 28 April 2014
Jarrow
Hermon, Lady
Independent
Signed on 8 April 2014
North Down
Heyes, David
Labour
Signed on 13 May 2014
Ashton-under-Lyne
Hoey, Kate
Labour
Signed on 1 May 2014
Vauxhall
Hood, Mr Jim
Labour
Signed on 6 May 2014
Lanark and Hamilton East
Hopkins, Kelvin
Labour
Signed on 3 April 2014
Luton North
Howarth, Mr George
Labour
Signed on 1 April 2014
Knowsley
Jackson, Glenda
Labour
Signed on 2 April 2014
Hampstead and Kilburn
Lavery, Ian
Labour
Signed on 3 April 2014
Wansbeck
Leech, Mr John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 10 April 2014
Manchester, Withington
McCrea, Dr William
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 2 April 2014
South Antrim
McDonnell, Dr Alasdair
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 10 April 2014
Belfast South
McGovern, Jim
Labour
Signed on 28 April 2014
Dundee West
Meale, Sir Alan
Labour
Signed on 1 April 2014
Mansfield
Mearns, Ian
Labour
Signed on 9 April 2014
Gateshead
Morris, Grahame M.
Labour
Signed on 9 April 2014
Easington
O'Donnell, Fiona
Labour
Signed on 30 April 2014
East Lothian
Osborne, Sandra
Labour
Signed on 9 April 2014
Ayr, Carrick and Cumnock
Pearce, Teresa
Labour
Signed on 1 May 2014
Erith and Thamesmead
Qureshi, Yasmin
Labour
Signed on 10 April 2014
Bolton South East
Ritchie, Ms Margaret
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 1 April 2014
South Down
Robertson, John
Labour
Signed on 28 April 2014
Glasgow North West
Rotheram, Steve
Labour
Signed on 9 April 2014
Liverpool, Walton
Roy, Lindsay
Labour
Signed on 13 May 2014
Glenrothes
Shannon, Jim
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 1 April 2014
Strangford
Simpson, David
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 2 April 2014
Upper Bann
Skinner, Mr Dennis
Labour
Signed on 1 April 2014
Bolsover
Sutcliffe, Mr Gerry
Labour
Signed on 28 April 2014
Bradford South
Walley, Joan
Labour
Signed on 12 May 2014
Stoke-on-Trent North
Winnick, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 28 April 2014
Walsall North

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.