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Effect of covid-19 on disabled people and employment

EDM (Early Day Motion) 1220: tabled on 01 December 2020

Tabled in the 2019-21 session.

This motion has been signed by 38 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

Motion text

That this House celebrates the 25th anniversary of the Disability Discrimination Act, an important step towards equality for people with disabilities; recognises the disproportionate impact of the covid-19 pandemic on disabled people; notes with concern that 71 per cent of disabled people employed in March have been impacted by loss of income, furlough or unemployment; expresses concern that the covid-19 pandemic could exacerbate negative conceptions of disabled people’s ability to work; believes that the Government must show leadership to ensure the UK does not lose the progress it has made towards equality for disabled people in the workplace; and calls on the Government to introduce a Jobs Guarantee for newly unemployed disabled people.

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.

Bonnar, Steven
Scottish National Party
Signed on 2 December 2020
Coatbridge, Chryston and Bellshill
Gwynne, Andrew
Labour
Signed on 2 December 2020
Denton and Reddish
Dorans, Allan
Scottish National Party
Signed on 2 December 2020
Ayr, Carrick and Cumnock
Bottomley, Sir Peter
Conservative
Signed on 2 December 2020
Worthing West
Stone, Jamie
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 2 December 2020
Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross
Moran, Layla
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 2 December 2020
Oxford West and Abingdon
Olney, Sarah
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 2 December 2020
Richmond Park
Davey, Ed
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 2 December 2020
Kingston and Surbiton
Shannon, Jim
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 2 December 2020
Strangford
Sharma, Mr Virendra
Labour
Signed on 2 December 2020
Ealing, Southall
McNally, John
Scottish National Party
Signed on 2 December 2020
Falkirk
Cooper, Rosie
Labour
Signed on 2 December 2020
West Lancashire
Webbe, Claudia
Independent
Signed on 2 December 2020
Leicester East
Whitley, Mick
Labour
Signed on 2 December 2020
Birkenhead
Winter, Beth
Labour
Signed on 2 December 2020
Cynon Valley
Saville Roberts, Liz
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 3 December 2020
Dwyfor Meirionnydd
Williams, Hywel
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 3 December 2020
Arfon
Lake, Ben
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 3 December 2020
Ceredigion
Wilson, Munira
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 3 December 2020
Twickenham
Farry, Stephen
Alliance
Signed on 3 December 2020
North Down
Carden, Dan
Labour
Signed on 3 December 2020
Liverpool, Walton
Yasin, Mohammad
Labour
Signed on 3 December 2020
Bedford
Jardine, Christine
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 7 December 2020
Edinburgh West
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 7 December 2020
Hayes and Harlington
Lewis, Clive
Labour
Signed on 8 December 2020
Norwich South
Farron, Tim
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 10 December 2020
Westmorland and Lonsdale
Johnson, Kim
Labour
Signed on 14 December 2020
Liverpool, Riverside
Ribeiro-Addy, Bell
Labour
Signed on 17 December 2020
Streatham
Foy, Mary Kelly
Labour
Signed on 17 December 2020
City of Durham
Long Bailey, Rebecca
Labour
Signed on 5 January 2021
Salford and Eccles
Cooper, Daisy
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 2 February 2021
St Albans
Russell-Moyle, Lloyd
Labour
Signed on 28 April 2021
Brighton, Kemptown

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.