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Welfare support for terminally ill people

EDM (Early Day Motion) 250: tabled on 28 June 2021

Tabled in the 2021-22 session.

This motion has been signed by 39 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

Motion text

That this House notes that Marie Curie and the Motor Neurone Disease Association estimate that more than 6,000 people have died waiting for a decision on their benefits claim since the Department for Work and Pensions announced its review of the benefits system for terminally ill people and the Special Rules for Terminal Illness scheme in 2019; further notes that that review has yet to be published despite the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Terminal Illness's inquiry report of 2019 revealing that the six-month rule leaves terminally ill people facing devastating and far-reaching financial hardship and crippling debt; and calls on the Government to urgently publish its report into how the benefits system treats terminally ill people and bring forward proposals to end that punitive six-month rule without further delay.

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.

Edwards, Jonathan
Independent
Signed on 29 June 2021
Carmarthen East and Dinefwr
Blackman, Kirsty
Scottish National Party
Signed on 29 June 2021
Aberdeen North
Donaldson, Sir Jeffrey M
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 29 June 2021
Lagan Valley
Saville Roberts, Liz
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 29 June 2021
Dwyfor Meirionnydd
Linden, David
Scottish National Party
Signed on 29 June 2021
Glasgow East
Newlands, Gavin
Scottish National Party
Signed on 29 June 2021
Paisley and Renfrewshire North
Thewliss, Alison
Scottish National Party
Signed on 29 June 2021
Glasgow Central
Thompson, Owen
Scottish National Party
Signed on 29 June 2021
Midlothian
Hanvey, Neale
Alba Party
Signed on 29 June 2021
Kirkcaldy and Cowdenbeath
Dorans, Allan
Scottish National Party
Signed on 30 June 2021
Ayr, Carrick and Cumnock
Cameron, Dr Lisa
Scottish National Party
Signed on 30 June 2021
East Kilbride, Strathaven and Lesmahagow
Law, Chris
Scottish National Party
Signed on 30 June 2021
Dundee West
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 30 June 2021
Hayes and Harlington
Nicolson, John
Scottish National Party
Signed on 30 June 2021
Ochil and South Perthshire
Gibson, Patricia
Scottish National Party
Signed on 1 July 2021
North Ayrshire and Arran
Grady, Patrick
Scottish National Party
Signed on 1 July 2021
Glasgow North
Lucas, Caroline
Green Party
Signed on 5 July 2021
Brighton, Pavilion
Hanna, Claire
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 2 July 2021
Belfast South
Williams, Hywel
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 2 July 2021
Arfon
Chapman, Douglas
Scottish National Party
Signed on 2 July 2021
Dunfermline and West Fife
McDonald, Stuart C
Scottish National Party
Signed on 2 July 2021
Cumbernauld, Kilsyth and Kirkintilloch East
Wishart, Pete
Scottish National Party
Signed on 2 July 2021
Perth and North Perthshire
Day, Martyn
Scottish National Party
Signed on 2 July 2021
Linlithgow and East Falkirk
Whitford, Dr Philippa
Scottish National Party
Signed on 5 July 2021
Central Ayrshire
Lake, Ben
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 5 July 2021
Ceredigion
Barker, Paula
Labour
Signed on 5 July 2021
Liverpool, Wavertree
Sheppard, Tommy
Scottish National Party
Signed on 5 July 2021
Edinburgh East
Mishra, Navendu
Labour
Signed on 6 July 2021
Stockport
Stone, Jamie
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 7 July 2021
Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross
Brock, Deidre
Scottish National Party
Signed on 7 July 2021
Edinburgh North and Leith
Oswald, Kirsten
Scottish National Party
Signed on 8 July 2021
East Renfrewshire
Stephens, Chris
Scottish National Party
Signed on 12 July 2021
Glasgow South West
Carden, Dan
Labour
Signed on 22 July 2021
Liverpool, Walton

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.