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Disability inclusive employment strategy

EDM (Early Day Motion) 683: tabled on 22 November 2021

Tabled in the 2021-22 session.

This motion has been signed by 29 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

Motion text

That this House expresses concern that the covid-19 pandemic is still disproportionately affecting the financial security and working status of disabled people across the UK; highlights the recent report by the charity Leonard Cheshire, which found that 69 per cent of disabled people have had their work impacted by the pandemic, rising to 89 per cent among disabled 18-24 year olds; expresses further concern at Leonard Cheshire's findings about employer attitudes, which show that 1 in 5 employers are less likely to hire a disabled person; believes that disabled people must not be left behind as the UK rebuilds from the pandemic; and calls on the Government to increase efforts to support disabled people by adopting Leonard Cheshire’s recommendations, including dedicated employment support for disabled jobseekers, promotion of Access to Work to employers and employees and introducing mandatory reporting for large employers on their performance in employing 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.

Lake, Ben
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 26 November 2021
Ceredigion
Saville Roberts, Liz
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 26 November 2021
Dwyfor Meirionnydd
Lucas, Caroline
Green Party
Signed on 29 November 2021
Brighton, Pavilion
Johnson, Kim
Labour
Signed on 29 November 2021
Liverpool, Riverside
Cameron, Dr Lisa
Scottish National Party
Signed on 29 November 2021
East Kilbride, Strathaven and Lesmahagow
Osborne, Kate
Labour
Signed on 30 November 2021
Jarrow
Chamberlain, Wendy
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 30 November 2021
North East Fife
Stone, Jamie
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 30 November 2021
Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross
Dorans, Allan
Scottish National Party
Signed on 30 November 2021
Ayr, Carrick and Cumnock
Farron, Tim
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 30 November 2021
Westmorland and Lonsdale
Crawley, Angela
Scottish National Party
Signed on 30 November 2021
Lanark and Hamilton East
Moran, Layla
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 30 November 2021
Oxford West and Abingdon
Wilson, Munira
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 30 November 2021
Twickenham
Lloyd, Tony
Labour
Signed on 1 December 2021
Rochdale
Hanvey, Neale
Alba Party
Signed on 1 December 2021
Kirkcaldy and Cowdenbeath
Sharma, Mr Virendra
Labour
Signed on 1 December 2021
Ealing, Southall
Fellows, Marion
Scottish National Party
Signed on 2 December 2021
Motherwell and Wishaw
Oswald, Kirsten
Scottish National Party
Signed on 2 December 2021
East Renfrewshire
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 3 December 2021
Hayes and Harlington
Davey, Ed
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 6 December 2021
Kingston and Surbiton
Jardine, Christine
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 6 December 2021
Edinburgh West
Girvan, Paul
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 15 December 2021
South Antrim
Begum, Apsana
Labour
Signed on 5 January 2022
Poplar and Limehouse

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.