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CAMPAIGN TO SAVE THE INDEPENDENT LIVING FUND

EDM (Early Day Motion) 655: tabled on 18 December 2014

Tabled in the 2014-15 session.

This motion has been signed by 52 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 commends and supports campaigners in their ongoing fight to save the Independent Living Fund (ILF) on which nearly 18,000 disabled people with high-support needs rely to live with choice and control in life instead of going into residential care; notes the failure of the High Court case taken by two ILF recipients to stop the Government closing the ILF in June 2015, while noting the judge's comment that the Minister was made fully aware of the inevitable and considerable adverse effect that closure would have on disabled people; further notes that the judge declined to rule on whether the closure may put the UK in breach of its international obligations to advance disabled people's rights to independent living and equality of opportunity under the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities; and reminds all parliamentarians that, as part of Operation Disabled Vote, manifestos and pledges will be measured against the precepts of international human rights as well as of social justice by 12.2 million disabled voters.

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 January 2015
Hackney North and Stoke Newington
Anderson, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 12 January 2015
Blaydon
Bayley, Hugh
Labour
Signed on 12 January 2015
York Central
Begg, Dame Anne
Labour
Signed on 5 January 2015
Aberdeen South
Blunkett, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 9 January 2015
Sheffield, Brightside and Hillsborough
Campbell, Mr Ronnie
Labour
Signed on 7 January 2015
Blyth Valley
Caton, Martin
Labour
Signed on 6 January 2015
Gower
Clark, Katy
Labour
Signed on 14 January 2015
North Ayrshire and Arran
Crausby, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 6 January 2015
Bolton North East
Cunningham, Mr Jim
Labour
Signed on 7 January 2015
Coventry South
Edwards, Jonathan
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 6 January 2015
Carmarthen East and Dinefwr
Farrelly, Paul
Labour
Signed on 13 January 2015
Newcastle-under-Lyme
Flynn, Paul
Labour
Signed on 6 January 2015
Newport West
Galloway, Mr George
Respect
Signed on 11 February 2015
Bradford West
George, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 6 January 2015
St Ives
Glindon, Mrs Mary
Labour
Signed on 8 January 2015
North Tyneside
Godsiff, Mr Roger
Labour
Signed on 20 January 2015
Birmingham, Hall Green
Hamilton, Fabian
Labour
Signed on 13 January 2015
Leeds North East
Hancock, Mr Mike
Independent
Signed on 7 January 2015
Portsmouth South
Hermon, Lady
Independent
Signed on 7 January 2015
North Down
Heyes, David
Labour
Signed on 9 January 2015
Ashton-under-Lyne
Hopkins, Kelvin
Labour
Signed on 6 January 2015
Luton North
Lammy, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 28 January 2015
Tottenham
Lavery, Ian
Labour
Signed on 25 March 2015
Wansbeck
Lazarowicz, Mark
Labour
Signed on 12 January 2015
Edinburgh North and Leith
McDonagh, Siobhain
Labour
Signed on 7 January 2015
Mitcham and Morden
McGovern, Jim
Labour
Signed on 11 February 2015
Dundee West
McInnes, Liz
Labour
Signed on 5 January 2015
Heywood and Middleton
Meacher, Mr Michael
Labour
Signed on 29 January 2015
Oldham West and Royton
Meale, Sir Alan
Labour
Signed on 6 January 2015
Mansfield
Morden, Jessica
Labour
Signed on 8 January 2015
Newport East
Morrice, Graeme
Labour
Signed on 18 March 2015
Livingston
Morris, Grahame M.
Labour
Signed on 7 January 2015
Easington
Murphy, Paul
Labour
Signed on 14 January 2015
Torfaen
Pearce, Teresa
Labour
Signed on 22 January 2015
Erith and Thamesmead
Qureshi, Yasmin
Labour
Signed on 26 January 2015
Bolton South East
Ritchie, Ms Margaret
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 5 January 2015
South Down
Robinson, Mr Geoffrey
Labour
Signed on 27 January 2015
Coventry North West
Rotheram, Steve
Labour
Signed on 5 January 2015
Liverpool, Walton
Shannon, Jim
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 6 January 2015
Strangford
Sharma, Mr Virendra
Labour
Signed on 6 January 2015
Ealing, Southall
Sheridan, Jim
Labour
Signed on 7 January 2015
Paisley and Renfrewshire North
Vaz, Keith
Labour
Signed on 12 January 2015
Leicester East
Williams, Hywel
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 6 January 2015
Arfon
Williams, Mr Mark
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 8 January 2015
Ceredigion
Williamson, Chris
Labour
Signed on 8 January 2015
Derby North

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.