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Inflation Changes In Social Security Benefits

EDM number 548 in 1990-91, proposed by Paul Flynn on 28/02/1991.

That this House warmly welcomes the announcement of the inflation increase in the award to families of vaccine-damaged children; notes that only four or five awards are made each year; regrets that the ú1, 000 widows' payment has remained frozen for nearly six years, the ú500 limit for Social Fund payments has been frozen for most people since 1983, the capital disregard of ú3,000 has been frozen since 1983 and child benefit increases are less than annual inflation for families with more than one child and for all lone parents not receiving means-tested benefits; and observes that these frozen figures apply to more than four or five families a year.

This motion has been signed by a total of 42 MPs.

Paul Flynn28/02/1991Newport WestProposed
Harry Barnes01/03/1991North East DerbyshireSigned
John Battle04/03/1991Leeds WestSigned
Alan Wynne Williams04/03/1991CarmarthenSigned
Alan Williams04/03/1991Swansea WestSigned
Keith Bradley04/03/1991Manchester, WithingtonSigned
Roland Boyes04/03/1991Houghton and WashingtonSigned
Alan Meale04/03/1991MansfieldSigned
William McKelvey04/03/1991Kilmarnock & LoudounSigned
John McAllion04/03/1991Dundee EastSigned
John Home Robertson04/03/1991East LothianSigned
Peter Hardy04/03/1991WentworthSigned
Ernie Ross04/03/1991Dundee WestSigned
Martin Redmond04/03/1991Don ValleySigned
Joan Lestor05/03/1991EcclesSigned
Alice Mahon05/03/1991HalifaxSigned
Ian McCartney05/03/1991MakerfieldSigned
Lawrence Cunliffe05/03/1991LeighSigned
Jimmy Dunnachie05/03/1991Glasgow, PollokSigned
Norman Godman05/03/1991Greenock and Port GlasgowSigned
Mike Watson05/03/1991Glasgow CentralSigned
Harry Cohen06/03/1991LeytonSigned
Robert Wareing06/03/1991Liverpool, West DerbySigned
Terry Davis06/03/1991Birmingham, Hodge HillSigned
Win Griffiths06/03/1991BridgendSigned
Joan Ruddock07/03/1991Lewisham, DeptfordSigned
Eric Illsley07/03/1991Barnsley CentralSigned
Alun Michael07/03/1991Cardiff South & PenarthSigned
David Clelland07/03/1991Tyne BridgeSigned
John Cummings07/03/1991EasingtonSigned
Harry Ewing07/03/1991Falkirk EastSigned
Robert Parry12/03/1991Liverpool, RiversideSigned
Dafydd Wigley13/03/1991CaernarfonSigned
Ieuan Wyn Jones14/03/1991Ynys MSigned
Tommy Graham14/03/1991Renfrew West and InverclydeSigned
Gerry Steinberg14/03/1991Durham, City ofSigned
Dennis Turner19/03/1991Wolverhampton South EastSigned
Jack Thompson21/03/1991WansbeckSigned
Diane Abbott28/03/1991Hackney North & Stoke NewingtonSigned
Andrew Smith18/04/1991Oxford EastSigned
Edward O'Hara18/04/1991Knowsley SouthSigned
Ken Livingstone29/04/1991Brent EastSigned

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