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MOBILITY ALLOWANCE AND THE DISABLED BLIND

EDM (Early Day Motion) 656: tabled on 22 February 1994

Tabled in the 1993-94 session.

This motion has been signed by 64 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

As this motion is using historical data, we may not have the record of the original ordering, in which case signatories are listed alphabetically.

Motion text

That this House congratulates Mr John Duff, of Motherwell, on the precedent set by him winning his appeal for a mobility allowance; notes that not only is Mr Duff blind but he is also so disabled by a degenerative spinal condition as to be unable to use mobility aids such as a long cane or guide dog; notes that it took four and a half years for him to win his appeal; calls upon the Benefits Agency to compensate Mr Duff for the avoidable delays and errors in handling his case identified in the highly critical report from the Ombudsman; and calls upon the Government to change the rules so that the blind who are too disabled to use mobility aids should, like the deaf-blind, be automatically eligible for mobility allowance.

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.

Clarke, Mr Eric
Labour
Signed on 23 February 1994
Midlothian
Coffey, Ann
Labour
Signed on 24 February 1994
Stockport
Cohen, Harry
Labour
Signed on 24 February 1994
Leyton
Connarty, Michael
Labour
Signed on 23 February 1994
Falkirk East
Corston, Jean
Labour
Signed on 1 March 1994
Bristol East
Cox, Tom
Labour
Signed on 25 February 1994
Tooting
Cummings, John
Labour
Signed on 23 February 1994
Easington
Davidson, Mr Ian
Labour
Signed on 4 March 1994
Glasgow, Govan
Dowd, Jim
Labour
Signed on 1 March 1994
Lewisham West
Dunnachie, Jimmy
Labour
Signed on 23 February 1994
Glasgow, Pollok
Enright, Derek
Labour
Signed on 24 February 1994
Hemsworth
Etherington, Bill
Labour
Signed on 24 February 1994
Sunderland North
Evans, John
Labour
Signed on 24 February 1994
St Helens North
Faulds, Andrew
Labour
Signed on 23 February 1994
Warley East
George, Mr Bruce
Labour
Signed on 14 March 1994
Walsall South
Godman, Dr Norman
Labour
Signed on 23 February 1994
Greenock and Port Glasgow
Graham, Mr Tommy
Labour
Signed on 28 February 1994
Renfrew West and Inverclyde
Hall, Mr Mike
Labour
Signed on 28 February 1994
Warrington South
Hardy, Peter
Labour
Signed on 24 February 1994
Wentworth
Harvey, Nick
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 10 March 1994
North Devon
Heppell, Mr John
Labour
Signed on 24 February 1994
Nottingham East
Howarth, Mr George
Labour
Signed on 10 March 1994
Knowsley North
Hughes, Robert
Conservative
Signed on 24 February 1994
Harrow West
Illsley, Mr Eric
Labour
Signed on 23 February 1994
Barnsley Central
Jackson, Helen
Labour
Signed on 2 March 1994
Sheffield, Hillsborough
Jones, Mr Jon Owen
Labour
Signed on 24 February 1994
Cardiff Central
Jones, Lynne
Labour
Signed on 23 February 1994
Birmingham, Selly Oak
Jones, Mr Martyn
Labour
Signed on 4 March 1994
Clwyd South West
Jones, Mr Nigel
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 24 March 1994
Cheltenham
Kilfoyle, Mr Peter
Labour
Signed on 1 March 1994
Liverpool, Walton
Livingstone, Mr Ken
Labour
Signed on 25 February 1994
Brent East
Loyden, Eddie
Labour
Signed on 24 February 1994
Liverpool, Garston
Madden, Max
Labour
Signed on 28 February 1994
Bradford West
Maddock, Mrs Diana
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 30 March 1994
Christchurch
Mahon, Alice
Labour
Signed on 24 February 1994
Halifax
McAllion, Mr John
Labour
Signed on 23 February 1994
Dundee East
McFall, Mr John
Labour
Signed on 29 March 1994
Dumbarton
McKelvey, William
Labour
Signed on 23 February 1994
Kilmarnock and Loudoun
Meale, Mr Alan
Labour
Signed on 23 February 1994
Mansfield
Michie, Mr Bill
Labour
Signed on 23 February 1994
Sheffield, Heeley
Miller, Andrew
Labour
Signed on 7 March 1994
Ellesmere Port and Neston
Morgan, Mr Rhodri
Labour
Signed on 24 February 1994
Cardiff West
Mudie, Mr George
Labour
Signed on 21 March 1994
Leeds East
O'Hara, Mr Edward
Labour
Signed on 23 February 1994
Knowsley South
Pickthall, Mr Colin
Labour
Signed on 28 February 1994
West Lancashire
Pike, Mr Peter
Labour
Signed on 3 March 1994
Burnley
Prentice, Bridget
Labour
Signed on 24 February 1994
Lewisham East
Rogers, Mr Allan
Labour
Signed on 3 March 1994
Rhondda
Rooney, Mr Terry
Labour
Signed on 15 March 1994
Bradford North
Ross, Mr Ernie
Labour
Signed on 23 February 1994
Dundee West
Skinner, Mr Dennis
Labour
Signed on 25 February 1994
Bolsover
Squire, Rachel
Labour
Signed on 2 March 1994
Dunfermline West
Steinberg, Mr Gerry
Labour
Signed on 1 March 1994
City of Durham
Tipping, Paddy
Labour
Signed on 1 March 1994
Sherwood
Turner, Mr Dennis
Labour
Signed on 10 March 1994
Wolverhampton South East
Wallace, Mr Jim
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 25 February 1994
Orkney and Shetland
Wareing, Mr Robert N.
Labour
Signed on 24 February 1994
Liverpool, West Derby
Williams, Mr Alan
Labour
Signed on 10 March 1994
Swansea West

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.