House of Commons
Abolishing the Department for Work and Pensions' six month rule
EDM #678
Tabled 01 July 2020
2019-21 Session
That this House recognises that it has been one year since the all-party Parliamentary group on Terminal Illness published its report on the legal definition of terminal illness; condemns the rules of the Department for Work and Pensions which mean that benefits are only fast-tracked if a terminally ill person has a diagnosis of six months or less to live; recognises that the Scottish Government has committed to ruling out the six month rule when it takes over the personal independence payment; and urges the Government to do the same.

Signatures (38)

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.
Blackford, Ian
Scottish National Party
02 July 2020
Day, Martyn
Scottish National Party
02 July 2020
McDonald, Stewart Malcolm
Scottish National Party
02 July 2020
Brown, Alan
Scottish National Party
02 July 2020
Oswald, Kirsten
Scottish National Party
02 July 2020
Ferrier, Margaret
Scottish National Party
02 July 2020
Brock, Deidre
Scottish National Party
02 July 2020
Nicolson, John
Scottish National Party
02 July 2020
McDonald, Stuart C
Scottish National Party
02 July 2020
Linden, David
Scottish National Party
02 July 2020
Bonnar, Steven
Scottish National Party
02 July 2020
Black, Mhairi
Scottish National Party
06 July 2020
Hanvey, Neale
Scottish National Party
06 July 2020
Thewliss, Alison
Scottish National Party
06 July 2020
MacAskill, Kenny
Scottish National Party
06 July 2020
Stone, Jamie
Liberal Democrat
06 July 2020
Grady, Patrick
Scottish National Party
06 July 2020
Fellows, Marion
Scottish National Party
06 July 2020
Monaghan, Carol
Scottish National Party
06 July 2020
Thomson, Richard
Scottish National Party
06 July 2020
Farry, Stephen
Alliance
06 July 2020
Whitford, Dr Philippa
Scottish National Party
06 July 2020
Law, Chris
Scottish National Party
06 July 2020
O'Hara, Brendan
Scottish National Party
06 July 2020
Lucas, Caroline
Green Party
06 July 2020
Williams, Hywel
Plaid Cymru
07 July 2020
Ribeiro-Addy, Bell
Labour
08 July 2020
Newlands, Gavin
Scottish National Party
09 July 2020
Stephens, Chris
Scottish National Party
14 July 2020
Smith, Alyn
Scottish National Party
15 July 2020
McDonnell, John
Labour
16 July 2020
Webbe, Claudia
Labour
20 July 2020
There are no withdrawn signatures for this Motion