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CARERS WEEK 2016

EDM (Early Day Motion) 121: tabled on 26 May 2016

Tabled in the 2016-17 session.

This motion has been signed by 43 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 welcomes this year's annual Carers Week, organised by Carers UK, which runs from 6 to 12 June 2016; notes that this is an awareness campaign dedicated to highlighting the contribution of the UK's 6.5 million unpaid carers whilst spreading the word about support available to those who are caring; further notes that this year's campaign focuses on building Carer Friendly Communities; highlights the fact that care provided by carers in the UK is worth around £132 billion each year, and that two in three carers say a lack of support from their community makes it harder to look after the person they care for; recognises that as people can become carers overnight, support must be readily available; commends Age UK, Carers Trust, Carers UK, Independent Age, McMillan Cancer Support, the MNDA and the MS Society for their support in the campaign; and calls on the Government to work in conjunction with the organisers and supporters of Carers Week to ensure that carers are given the full and proper assistance that they deserve.

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 8 June 2016
Ochil and South Perthshire
Bardell, Hannah
Scottish National Party
Signed on 9 June 2016
Livingston
Black, Mhairi
Scottish National Party
Signed on 4 July 2016
Paisley and Renfrewshire South
Blackford, Ian
Scottish National Party
Signed on 7 June 2016
Ross, Skye and Lochaber
Blenkinsop, Tom
Labour
Signed on 7 June 2016
Middlesbrough South and East Cleveland
Brock, Deidre
Scottish National Party
Signed on 9 June 2016
Edinburgh North and Leith
Brown, Alan
Scottish National Party
Signed on 27 June 2016
Kilmarnock and Loudoun
Cherry, Joanna
Scottish National Party
Signed on 13 June 2016
Edinburgh South West
Cowan, Ronnie
Scottish National Party
Signed on 8 June 2016
Inverclyde
Crawley, Angela
Scottish National Party
Signed on 8 June 2016
Lanark and Hamilton East
Cunningham, Mr Jim
Labour
Signed on 13 June 2016
Coventry South
Dodds, Mr Nigel
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 7 June 2016
Belfast North
Donaldson, Mr Jeffrey M.
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 27 June 2016
Lagan Valley
Donaldson, Stuart Blair
Scottish National Party
Signed on 13 June 2016
West Aberdeenshire and Kincardine
Gethins, Stephen
Scottish National Party
Signed on 9 June 2016
North East Fife
Hermon, Lady
Independent
Signed on 8 June 2016
North Down
Howarth, Mr George
Labour
Signed on 7 June 2016
Knowsley
Kinahan, Danny
Ulster Unionist Party
Signed on 8 June 2016
South Antrim
Lamb, Norman
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 7 July 2016
North Norfolk
Law, Chris
Scottish National Party
Signed on 7 June 2016
Dundee West
Lucas, Caroline
Green Party
Signed on 4 July 2016
Brighton, Pavilion
McDonald, Stewart Malcolm
Scottish National Party
Signed on 8 June 2016
Glasgow South
Monaghan, Carol
Scottish National Party
Signed on 8 June 2016
Glasgow North West
Mullin, Roger
Scottish National Party
Signed on 8 June 2016
Kirkcaldy and Cowdenbeath
Nicolson, John
Scottish National Party
Signed on 20 June 2016
East Dunbartonshire
O'Hara, Brendan
Scottish National Party
Signed on 7 June 2016
Argyll and Bute
Oswald, Kirsten
Scottish National Party
Signed on 8 June 2016
East Renfrewshire
Qureshi, Yasmin
Labour
Signed on 29 June 2016
Bolton South East
Ritchie, Ms Margaret
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 7 June 2016
South Down
Shannon, Jim
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 6 June 2016
Strangford
Simpson, David
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 7 June 2016
Upper Bann
Smeeth, Ruth
Labour
Signed on 7 June 2016
Stoke-on-Trent North
Stephens, Chris
Scottish National Party
Signed on 6 June 2016
Glasgow South West
Thewliss, Alison
Scottish National Party
Signed on 7 June 2016
Glasgow Central
Thompson, Owen
Scottish National Party
Signed on 13 June 2016
Midlothian
Weir, Mike
Scottish National Party
Signed on 7 June 2016
Angus
Wilson, Corri
Scottish National Party
Signed on 9 June 2016
Ayr, Carrick and Cumnock

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.