House of Commons
As this motion is using historical data, we may not have the record of the original ordering, in which case signatories are listed alphabetically.
DECISION TO CLOSE THE INDEPENDENT LIVING FUND
EDM #113
Tabled 17 June 2014
2014-15 Session
That this House is deeply concerned by the Government's announcement to close by June 2015 the Independent Living Fund (ILF), on which over 18,000 disabled people with high support needs rely to live independently in the community; questions the decision to give local authorities (LAs) responsibility for this funding without ring fencing when LAs have already cut spending by £1.9 billion on adult services through efficiencies and service reduction between 2011 and 2013, and the Department of Health has shown that demand for adult social services has outstripped funding as expenditure fell nine per cent behind demand over the last four years; notes that experts believe 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; highlights the inadequate Government equality assessment which, for example, cites the range of Disabled Student Allowances (DSAs) available to ameliorate the impact of withdrawing ILF on students, despite DSAs also being cut and being an incomparable allowance with a different use; therefore considers the numerous and significant cuts to disabled benefits mean a cumulative impact assessment of cuts on disabled people is a prerequisite to any decision about the ILF; is reminded that in 2013 the Court of Appeal found the Government's decision to close the ILF in March 2015 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.

Signatures (59)

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
01 July 2014
Anderson, Mr David
Labour
23 June 2014
Blomfield, Paul
Labour
24 June 2014
Blunkett, Mr David
Labour
07 July 2014
Bottomley, Sir Peter
Conservative
30 June 2014
Caton, Martin
Labour
19 June 2014
Champion, Sarah
Labour
17 November 2014
Clark, Katy
Labour
30 June 2014
Connarty, Michael
Labour
30 June 2014
Cooper, Rosie
Labour
23 June 2014
Corbyn, Jeremy
Labour
21 October 2014
Crausby, Mr David
Labour
23 June 2014
Cunningham, Mr Jim
Labour
18 June 2014
Cunningham, Sir Tony
Labour
25 June 2014
Dodds, Mr Nigel
Democratic Unionist Party
18 June 2014
Doran, Mr Frank
Labour
05 September 2014
Dowd, Jim
Labour
25 June 2014
Engel, Natascha
Labour
13 October 2014
Field, Mr Frank
Labour
24 June 2014
Gapes, Mike
Labour
23 June 2014
Gilmore, Sheila
Labour
08 September 2014
Glass, Pat
Labour
13 October 2014
Glindon, Mrs Mary
Labour
19 June 2014
Godsiff, Mr Roger
Labour
23 June 2014
Hancock, Mr Mike
Independent
01 July 2014
Hermon, Lady
Independent
25 June 2014
Heyes, David
Labour
25 June 2014
Hood, Mr Jim
Labour
10 September 2014
Hopkins, Kelvin
Labour
19 June 2014
Huppert, Dr Julian
Liberal Democrat
25 November 2014
Jackson, Glenda
Labour
19 June 2014
Kaufman, Sir Gerald
Labour
30 June 2014
Lavery, Ian
Labour
19 June 2014
Llwyd, Mr Elfyn
Plaid Cymru
24 June 2014
Lucas, Caroline
Green Party
24 June 2014
Marsden, Mr Gordon
Labour
30 June 2014
McDonnell, Dr Alasdair
Social Democratic & Labour Party
25 June 2014
McDonnell, John
Labour
19 June 2014
McGovern, Jim
Labour
18 June 2014
Mearns, Ian
Labour
03 July 2014
Morris, Grahame M.
Labour
18 June 2014
Mudie, Mr George
Labour
15 July 2014
Osborne, Sandra
Labour
24 June 2014
Roy, Lindsay
Labour
24 June 2014
Ruddock, Dame Joan
Labour
01 July 2014
Sharma, Mr Virendra
Labour
25 June 2014
Skinner, Mr Dennis
Labour
19 June 2014
Smith, Nick
Labour
02 September 2014
Walley, Joan
Labour
23 June 2014
Weir, Mr Mike
Scottish National Party
19 June 2014
Williams, Hywel
Plaid Cymru
18 June 2014
Woodward, Mr Shaun
Labour
10 July 2014
These members had previously signed the motion, but have now withdrawn their support. The date shown is when the Member withdrew their signature from the motion.