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INSURANCE COVER FOR PEOPLE WITH MENTAL ILL HEALTH

EDM (Early Day Motion) 836: tabled on 22 January 2018

Tabled in the 2017-19 session.

This motion has been signed by 35 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

Motion text

That this House notes with concern evidence revealed by The Guardian newspaper of people with mental health problems being denied access to insurance, including life insurance; further notes that while some people who have suffered from mental health conditions are charged high premiums for insurance, others are refused cover altogether; believes that these are wholly inappropriate practices which amount to a serious discrimination against people with mental ill health; calls on the Equality and Human Rights Commission to instigate an investigation on this issue; further calls for the Financial Conduct Authority to investigate such policies; and calls on the Government, as a matter of urgency, to consider whether a change in the law, including potential reform of the Equality Act, is necessary to address this injustice and ensure that insurance policies do not unfairly discriminate against those who suffer or in the past have suffered from mental illness.

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.

Bardell, Hannah
Scottish National Party
Signed on 8 February 2018
Livingston
Brown, Alan
Scottish National Party
Signed on 20 February 2018
Kilmarnock and Loudoun
Cable, Sir Vince
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 22 January 2018
Twickenham
Campbell, Mr Ronnie
Labour
Signed on 24 January 2018
Blyth Valley
Carmichael, Mr Alistair
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 22 January 2018
Orkney and Shetland
Chapman, Douglas
Scottish National Party
Signed on 20 February 2018
Dunfermline and West Fife
Cowan, Ronnie
Scottish National Party
Signed on 23 January 2018
Inverclyde
Crausby, Sir David
Labour
Signed on 7 February 2018
Bolton North East
Cunningham, Mr Jim
Labour
Signed on 29 January 2018
Coventry South
Day, Martyn
Scottish National Party
Signed on 23 January 2018
Linlithgow and East Falkirk
Efford, Clive
Labour
Signed on 15 March 2018
Eltham
Gethins, Stephen
Scottish National Party
Signed on 20 February 2018
North East Fife
Hendrick, Sir Mark
Labour
Signed on 5 March 2018
Preston
Hendry, Drew
Scottish National Party
Signed on 20 February 2018
Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey
Hermon, Lady
Independent
Signed on 31 January 2018
North Down
Hill, Mike
Labour
Signed on 24 January 2018
Hartlepool
Hobhouse, Wera
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 22 January 2018
Bath
Hopkins, Kelvin
Independent
Signed on 30 January 2018
Luton North
Lake, Ben
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 25 January 2018
Ceredigion
Martin, Sandy
Labour
Signed on 6 February 2018
Ipswich
McNally, John
Scottish National Party
Signed on 24 January 2018
Falkirk
Monaghan, Carol
Scottish National Party
Signed on 24 January 2018
Glasgow North West
Moran, Layla
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 1 February 2018
Oxford West and Abingdon
Rimmer, Ms Marie
Labour
Signed on 23 January 2018
St Helens South and Whiston
Robinson, Gavin
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 23 January 2018
Belfast East
Saville Roberts, Liz
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 23 January 2018
Dwyfor Meirionnydd
Shannon, Jim
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 23 January 2018
Strangford
Stephens, Chris
Scottish National Party
Signed on 24 January 2018
Glasgow South West
Williams, Dr Paul
Labour
Signed on 23 January 2018
Stockton South

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.