House of Commons
DISABLED WORKERS AND PRODUCTIVITY
EDM #698
Tabled 14 December 2017
2017-19 Session
That this House warmly welcomes the Government's commitment, set out in the new employment strategy for disabled people, Improving Lives: the Future of Work, Health and Disability, to see one million more disabled people in work over the next 10 years; shares the Government's belief that the world of work should be open to all who want and have the capacity to work; notes with deep concern that the disability employment gap has remained static at 30 percentage points for more than a decade, and that too many disabled people continue to face barriers to entering, staying and progressing in employment, unable to fulfil their potential and participate fully in the UK economy; deeply regrets the comment of the Chancellor of the Exchequer when giving oral evidence to the Treasury Committee on 6 December 2017, that it is almost certainly the case that, by increasing participation in the workforce, including far higher levels of participation by marginal groups and very high levels of engagement in the workforce, for example, by disabled people, which is something everyone should be extremely proud of, the Government may have had an impact on the overall productivity measurement; fears the adverse impact that this factually inaccurate and deeply harmful comment will have on disabled people's chances of entering and staying in work; and calls on the Chancellor to clarify or retract his comment.

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.
Antoniazzi, Tonia
Labour
18 December 2017
Bardell, Hannah
Scottish National Party
21 December 2017
Brock, Deidre
Scottish National Party
24 January 2018
Brown, Alan
Scottish National Party
20 December 2017
Buck, Ms Karen
Labour
14 December 2017
Campbell, Mr Ronnie
Labour
20 December 2017
Carmichael, Mr Alistair
Liberal Democrat
29 January 2018
Chapman, Douglas
Scottish National Party
18 December 2017
Cherry, Joanna
Scottish National Party
18 December 2017
Cooper, Rosie
Labour
08 February 2018
Cowan, Ronnie
Scottish National Party
18 December 2017
Crausby, Sir David
Labour
07 February 2018
Cruddas, Jon
Labour
14 December 2017
Cunningham, Mr Jim
Labour
18 December 2017
Day, Martyn
Scottish National Party
18 December 2017
Docherty-Hughes, Martin
Scottish National Party
18 December 2017
Edwards, Jonathan
Plaid Cymru
18 December 2017
Farrelly, Paul
Labour
02 February 2018
Gaffney, Hugh
Labour
05 February 2018
Girvan, Paul
Democratic Unionist Party
20 February 2018
Glindon, Mary
Labour
21 December 2017
Godsiff, Mr Roger
Labour
17 April 2018
Gray, Neil
Scottish National Party
18 December 2017
Green, Kate
Labour
14 December 2017
Hendry, Drew
Scottish National Party
14 December 2017
Hermon, Lady
Independent
20 December 2017
Hobhouse, Wera
Liberal Democrat
07 February 2018
Huq, Dr Rupa
Labour
24 January 2018
Jardine, Christine
Liberal Democrat
21 December 2017
Lake, Ben
Plaid Cymru
09 January 2018
Law, Chris
Scottish National Party
18 December 2017
Linden, David
Scottish National Party
19 December 2017
McDonald, Stewart Malcolm
Scottish National Party
18 December 2017
McNally, John
Scottish National Party
18 December 2017
Mearns, Ian
Labour
19 January 2018
Monaghan, Carol
Scottish National Party
18 December 2017
Moran, Layla
Liberal Democrat
18 December 2017
Newlands, Gavin
Scottish National Party
18 December 2017
Rimmer, Ms Marie
Labour
19 December 2017
Russell-Moyle, Lloyd
Labour
20 December 2017
Shannon, Jim
Democratic Unionist Party
18 December 2017
Sheppard, Tommy
Scottish National Party
19 December 2017
Skinner, Mr Dennis
Labour
06 February 2018
Sobel, Alex
Labour
22 January 2018
Stephens, Chris
Scottish National Party
18 December 2017
Swinson, Jo
Liberal Democrat
18 December 2017
Thewliss, Alison
Scottish National Party
20 December 2017
Twigg, Stephen
Labour
20 February 2018
Umunna, Chuka
Labour
20 December 2017
Western, Matt
Labour
19 December 2017
Whitford, Dr Philippa
Scottish National Party
18 December 2017
Williams, Hywel
Plaid Cymru
11 January 2018
Yasin, Mohammad
Labour
20 February 2018
There are no withdrawn signatures for this Motion