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CUTS IN BENEFITS

EDM (Early Day Motion) 349: tabled on 20 July 2015

Tabled in the 2015-16 session.

This motion has been signed by 58 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 disappointed to learn that the Government is planning to cut support for people placed in the work related activity group (WRAG) of employment and support allowance from April 2017, down to the rates paid to people on jobseeker's allowance (JSA); notes that half of the people placed in WRAG, around 250,000 in total, are claiming because of a mental health problem and receive just over £5,000 per annum, compared to the amount paid to JSA clients who have to live on only £3,500 per annum and that whereas people receiving JSA tend on average to move off their benefit within a six month period, in contrast 60 per cent of WRAG claimants need their support for at least two years; and calls on the Government to desist from taking such stupid, callous and wrong directions and instead give people unfortunate to be found in this category the support they need to help them return to work and normality.

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.

Ahmed-Sheikh, Ms Tasmina
Scottish National Party
Signed on 7 September 2015
Ochil and South Perthshire
Anderson, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 21 July 2015
Blaydon
Black, Mhairi
Scottish National Party
Signed on 21 July 2015
Paisley and Renfrewshire South
Blackford, Ian
Scottish National Party
Signed on 21 July 2015
Ross, Skye and Lochaber
Blackman, Kirsty
Scottish National Party
Signed on 21 July 2015
Aberdeen North
Brown, Alan
Scottish National Party
Signed on 21 July 2015
Kilmarnock and Loudoun
Burgon, Richard
Labour
Signed on 21 July 2015
Leeds East
Cameron, Dr Lisa
Scottish National Party
Signed on 7 September 2015
East Kilbride, Strathaven and Lesmahagow
Corbyn, Jeremy
Labour
Signed on 21 July 2015
Islington North
Cowan, Ronnie
Scottish National Party
Signed on 8 September 2015
Inverclyde
Crawley, Angela
Scottish National Party
Signed on 11 May 2016
Lanark and Hamilton East
Cunningham, Mr Jim
Labour
Signed on 10 September 2015
Coventry South
Docherty, Martin John
Scottish National Party
Signed on 10 September 2015
West Dunbartonshire
Donaldson, Stuart Blair
Scottish National Party
Signed on 8 September 2015
West Aberdeenshire and Kincardine
Fellows, Marion
Scottish National Party
Signed on 10 September 2015
Motherwell and Wishaw
Flynn, Paul
Labour
Signed on 15 September 2015
Newport West
Godsiff, Mr Roger
Labour
Signed on 11 September 2015
Birmingham, Hall Green
Grant, Peter
Scottish National Party
Signed on 8 September 2015
Glenrothes
Gray, Neil
Scottish National Party
Signed on 21 July 2015
Airdrie and Shotts
Hendry, Drew
Scottish National Party
Signed on 21 July 2015
Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey
Hepburn, Mr Stephen
Labour
Signed on 7 September 2015
Jarrow
Hopkins, Kelvin
Labour
Signed on 7 September 2015
Luton North
Hussain, Imran
Labour
Signed on 21 October 2015
Bradford East
Kerevan, George
Scottish National Party
Signed on 8 September 2015
East Lothian
Kerr, Calum
Scottish National Party
Signed on 21 July 2015
Berwickshire, Roxburgh and Selkirk
Lavery, Ian
Labour
Signed on 10 September 2015
Wansbeck
Law, Chris
Scottish National Party
Signed on 21 July 2015
Dundee West
Lucas, Caroline
Green Party
Signed on 21 July 2015
Brighton, Pavilion
Madders, Justin
Labour
Signed on 10 September 2015
Ellesmere Port and Neston
Maskell, Rachael
Labour
Signed on 7 September 2015
York Central
McCaig, Callum
Scottish National Party
Signed on 9 September 2015
Aberdeen South
McDonald, Andy
Labour
Signed on 8 September 2015
Middlesbrough
McDonnell, Dr Alasdair
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 8 September 2015
Belfast South
McGarry, Natalie
Scottish National Party
Signed on 21 July 2015
Glasgow East
McNally, John
Scottish National Party
Signed on 7 September 2015
Falkirk
Monaghan, Carol
Scottish National Party
Signed on 9 September 2015
Glasgow North West
Monaghan, Dr Paul
Scottish National Party
Signed on 21 July 2015
Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross
Mullin, Roger
Scottish National Party
Signed on 7 September 2015
Kirkcaldy and Cowdenbeath
Newlands, Gavin
Scottish National Party
Signed on 7 September 2015
Paisley and Renfrewshire North
Qureshi, Yasmin
Labour
Signed on 26 October 2015
Bolton South East
Salmond, Alex
Scottish National Party
Signed on 21 July 2015
Gordon
Saville Roberts, Liz
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 21 July 2015
Dwyfor Meirionnydd
Shannon, Jim
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 21 July 2015
Strangford
Sharma, Mr Virendra
Labour
Signed on 21 July 2015
Ealing, Southall
Stephens, Chris
Scottish National Party
Signed on 8 September 2015
Glasgow South West
Thewliss, Alison
Scottish National Party
Signed on 21 July 2015
Glasgow Central
Thompson, Owen
Scottish National Party
Signed on 21 July 2015
Midlothian
Weir, Mike
Scottish National Party
Signed on 21 July 2015
Angus
Whiteford, Dr Eilidh
Scottish National Party
Signed on 21 July 2015
Banff and Buchan
Whitford, Dr Philippa
Scottish National Party
Signed on 21 July 2015
Central Ayrshire
Williams, Hywel
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 9 September 2015
Arfon
Wilson, Corri
Scottish National Party
Signed on 15 December 2015
Ayr, Carrick and Cumnock

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.