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INQUIRY INTO DEATHS LINKED TO WORK CAPABILITY ASSESSMENTS

EDM (Early Day Motion) 2329: tabled on 25 April 2019

Tabled in the 2017-19 session.

This motion has been signed by 24 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

Motion text

That this House regrets the tragic death of Jodey Whiting in February 2017 who took her life 15 days after her disability benefits were stopped for missing a work Capability Assessment when she was seriously ill; believes this was the latest avoidable tragedy to be caused by the failings of the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP); condemns the inhumane way in which the DWP is implementing the UK Government's draconian austerity measures; notes the Justice for Jodey Whiting petition online which has gathered almost 40,000 signatures; calls for an independent inquiry to investigate DWP failings in relation to those deaths; and further calls for the DWP to urgently change its policies and administration of social security benefits to make the safety of all claimants a priority.

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.

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.