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Disability Benefit Assessments and the Health & Disability Green Paper

EDM (Early Day Motion) 19: tabled on 10 May 2022

Tabled in the 2022-23 session.

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

Motion text

That this House notes that Department for Work and Pensions statistics show that of the 1.5 million Incapacity Benefit claimants who were assessed for Employment Support Allowance (ESA) up until June 2019, 268,000 were found Fit for Work, a proportion of 18 per cent, that between 2013-2020, only 66,000 out of 400,000 requests for Mandatory Reconsideration of an ESA-Work Capability Assessment (WCA) decision resulted in a changed decision, that in 2019-20, 75 per cent of WCA appeals to the independent Tribunal were won by the claimant, that by 2020, of 1.5 million disabled people previously in receipt of Disability Living Allowance who had been reassessed for Personal Independence Payment (PIP), nearly half, 706,473, had seen their entitlement either reduced or disallowed, that of the six million people who have applied for PIP, 2.7m have been refused, a proportion of 46 per cent, that of those going on to lodge a PIP appeal in 2020-21, 31,720, DWP conceded 10,990 appeals before they even went in front of the Tribunal and lost two-thirds of those that were decided there; further notes that while the July 2021 Health & Disability Green Paper does have some useful operational changes, it does not go far enough in remedying DWP’s poor quality decision-making and reforming the assessments regimes; and calls on the Government to commit to much more fundamental reform of WCA and PIP assessment in the forthcoming White Paper to guarantee disabled and seriously unwell people receive the social security they need to live on.

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.

Lavery, Ian
Labour
Signed on 11 May 2022
Wansbeck
Ribeiro-Addy, Bell
Labour
Signed on 11 May 2022
Streatham
Webbe, Claudia
Independent
Signed on 11 May 2022
Leicester East
Maskell, Rachael
Labour
Signed on 12 May 2022
York Central
Smith, Cat
Labour
Signed on 12 May 2022
Lancaster and Fleetwood
Williams, Hywel
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 12 May 2022
Arfon
Lake, Ben
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 16 May 2022
Ceredigion
Saville Roberts, Liz
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 16 May 2022
Dwyfor Meirionnydd
Thewliss, Alison
Scottish National Party
Signed on 16 May 2022
Glasgow Central
Lucas, Caroline
Green Party
Signed on 16 May 2022
Brighton, Pavilion
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 16 May 2022
Hayes and Harlington
Stephens, Chris
Scottish National Party
Signed on 17 May 2022
Glasgow South West
Osborne, Kate
Labour
Signed on 18 May 2022
Jarrow
Begum, Apsana
Labour
Signed on 19 May 2022
Poplar and Limehouse
Whittome, Nadia
Labour
Signed on 25 May 2022
Nottingham East
MacAskill, Kenny
Alba Party
Signed on 15 June 2022
East Lothian
Cryer, John
Labour
Signed on 15 June 2022
Leyton and Wanstead
Brown, Alan
Scottish National Party
Signed on 15 June 2022
Kilmarnock and Loudoun
Foy, Mary Kelly
Labour
Signed on 21 June 2022
City of Durham
Smith, Alyn
Scottish National Party
Signed on 22 June 2022
Stirling
Lloyd, Tony
Labour
Signed on 23 June 2022
Rochdale
Burgon, Richard
Labour
Signed on 27 June 2022
Leeds East
Qureshi, Yasmin
Labour
Signed on 27 June 2022
Bolton South East
Howarth, Sir George
Labour
Signed on 27 June 2022
Knowsley
Sheppard, Tommy
Scottish National Party
Signed on 28 June 2022
Edinburgh East
Mearns, Ian
Labour
Signed on 28 June 2022
Gateshead
Hobhouse, Wera
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 28 June 2022
Bath
Abrahams, Debbie
Labour
Signed on 28 June 2022
Oldham East and Saddleworth
Farron, Tim
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 29 June 2022
Westmorland and Lonsdale
Trickett, Jon
Labour
Signed on 29 June 2022
Hemsworth
Brock, Deidre
Scottish National Party
Signed on 29 June 2022
Edinburgh North and Leith
Russell-Moyle, Lloyd
Labour
Signed on 29 June 2022
Brighton, Kemptown

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.