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DISABLED STUDENTS' ALLOWANCE

EDM (Early Day Motion) 815: tabled on 24 February 2015

Tabled in the 2014-15 session.

This motion has been signed by 44 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 notes the importance of support for students with disabilities to enable them to access education; is concerned with the proposed changes to the disabled students' allowance (DSA) announced on 7 April 2014 and updated in regulations laid on 16 October 2014; believes that the Non-Medical Help (NMH) aspect of DSA is an important means of support for students with disabilities to achieve and prosper in higher education; further notes the results of a survey by a specialist support provider which found that 42.4 per cent of survey respondents said they would be more likely to drop out if cuts to the DSA fall whilst they are at university; is alarmed that many potential students stand to be affected by the proposed changes to the DSA; further notes with concern the funding and support disparities that would result from the proposed changes; and calls on the Government to review the current proposals to ensure that any student, regardless of disability, has fair and sustainable access to support whilst studying.

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.

Anderson, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 4 March 2015
Blaydon
Barron, Kevin
Labour
Signed on 3 March 2015
Rother Valley
Bayley, Sir Hugh
Labour
Signed on 3 March 2015
York Central
Blomfield, Paul
Labour
Signed on 9 March 2015
Sheffield Central
Campbell, Sir Menzies
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 10 March 2015
North East Fife
Caton, Martin
Labour
Signed on 4 March 2015
Gower
Connarty, Michael
Labour
Signed on 17 March 2015
Linlithgow and East Falkirk
Crausby, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 4 March 2015
Bolton North East
Ellman, Mrs Louise
Labour
Signed on 18 March 2015
Liverpool, Riverside
Galloway, Mr George
Respect
Signed on 6 March 2015
Bradford West
George, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 26 February 2015
St Ives
Glindon, Mrs Mary
Labour
Signed on 4 March 2015
North Tyneside
Godsiff, Mr Roger
Labour
Signed on 4 March 2015
Birmingham, Hall Green
Hermon, Lady
Independent
Signed on 4 March 2015
North Down
Hopkins, Kelvin
Labour
Signed on 26 February 2015
Luton North
Huppert, Dr Julian
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 9 March 2015
Cambridge
Jackson, Glenda
Labour
Signed on 26 February 2015
Hampstead and Kilburn
Llwyd, Mr Elfyn
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 5 March 2015
Dwyfor Meirionnydd
Lucas, Caroline
Green Party
Signed on 3 March 2015
Brighton, Pavilion
Marsden, Mr Gordon
Labour
Signed on 10 March 2015
Blackpool South
McCrea, Dr William
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 4 March 2015
South Antrim
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 3 March 2015
Hayes and Harlington
McInnes, Liz
Labour
Signed on 4 March 2015
Heywood and Middleton
Mearns, Ian
Labour
Signed on 4 March 2015
Gateshead
Morris, Grahame M.
Labour
Signed on 9 March 2015
Easington
Osborne, Sandra
Labour
Signed on 4 March 2015
Ayr, Carrick and Cumnock
Qureshi, Yasmin
Labour
Signed on 5 March 2015
Bolton South East
Ritchie, Ms Margaret
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 3 March 2015
South Down
Rotheram, Steve
Labour
Signed on 27 February 2015
Liverpool, Walton
Roy, Lindsay
Labour
Signed on 5 March 2015
Glenrothes
Sharma, Mr Virendra
Labour
Signed on 4 March 2015
Ealing, Southall
Simpson, David
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 9 March 2015
Upper Bann
Skinner, Mr Dennis
Labour
Signed on 26 February 2015
Bolsover
Stringer, Graham
Labour
Signed on 3 March 2015
Blackley and Broughton
Stunell, Sir Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 12 March 2015
Hazel Grove
Ward, Mr David
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 4 March 2015
Bradford East
Williams, Hywel
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 18 March 2015
Arfon
Wright, David
Labour
Signed on 2 March 2015
Telford

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.