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Mobility Allowance And The Disabled Blind

EDM number 656 in 1993-94, proposed by Jeremy Bray on 22/02/1994.

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.

This motion has been signed by a total of 63 MPs.

Jeremy Bray22/02/1994Motherwell SouthProposed
Ernie Ross23/02/1994Dundee WestSigned
Harry Barnes23/02/1994North East DerbyshireSigned
Norman Godman23/02/1994Greenock and Port GlasgowSigned
Andrew Faulds23/02/1994Warley EastSigned
Jimmy Dunnachie23/02/1994Glasgow, PollokSigned
John Cummings23/02/1994EasingtonSigned
Michael Connarty23/02/1994Falkirk EastSigned
Eric Clarke23/02/1994MidlothianSigned
Edward O'Hara23/02/1994Knowsley SouthSigned
Bill Michie23/02/1994Sheffield, HeeleySigned
Alan Meale23/02/1994MansfieldSigned
William McKelvey23/02/1994Kilmarnock & LoudounSigned
John McAllion23/02/1994Dundee EastSigned
Lynne Jones23/02/1994Birmingham, Selly OakSigned
Eric Illsley23/02/1994Barnsley CentralSigned
Robert Wareing24/02/1994Liverpool, West DerbySigned
Tony Banks24/02/1994Newham North WestSigned
John Evans24/02/1994St Helens NorthSigned
Bill Etherington24/02/1994Sunderland NorthSigned
Derek Enright24/02/1994HemsworthSigned
Harry Cohen24/02/1994LeytonSigned
Ann Coffey24/02/1994StockportSigned
Alex Carlile24/02/1994MontgomerySigned
Alice Mahon24/02/1994HalifaxSigned
Rhodri Morgan24/02/1994Cardiff WestSigned
Bridget Prentice24/02/1994Lewisham EastSigned
Peter Hardy24/02/1994WentworthSigned
John Heppell24/02/1994Nottingham EastSigned
Robert Hughes24/02/1994Aberdeen NorthSigned
Jon Owen Jones24/02/1994Cardiff CentralSigned
Eddie Loyden24/02/1994Liverpool, GarstonSigned
Dennis Skinner25/02/1994BolsoverSigned
Ken Livingstone25/02/1994Brent EastSigned
Tom Cox25/02/1994TootingSigned
Jim Wallace25/02/1994Orkney & ShetlandSigned
Max Madden28/02/1994Bradford WestSigned
Colin Pickthall28/02/1994West LancashireSigned
Tommy Graham28/02/1994Renfrew West and InverclydeSigned
Mike Hall28/02/1994Warrington SouthSigned
Paddy Tipping01/03/1994SherwoodSigned
Gerry Steinberg01/03/1994Durham, City ofSigned
Jean Corston01/03/1994Bristol EastSigned
Peter Kilfoyle01/03/1994Liverpool, WaltonSigned
Jim Dowd01/03/1994Lewisham WestSigned
Rachel Squire02/03/1994Dunfermline WestSigned
Helen Jackson02/03/1994Sheffield, HillsboroughSigned
Peter Pike03/03/1994BurnleySigned
Allan Rogers03/03/1994RhonddaSigned
Michael Clapham03/03/1994Barnsley West & PenistoneSigned
Martyn Jones04/03/1994Clwyd South WestSigned
Ian Davidson04/03/1994Glasgow, GovanSigned
Andrew Miller07/03/1994Ellesmere Port & NestonSigned
Nick Harvey10/03/1994North DevonSigned
George Howarth10/03/1994Knowsley NorthSigned
Dennis Turner10/03/1994Wolverhampton South EastSigned
Alan Williams10/03/1994Swansea WestSigned
Bruce George14/03/1994Walsall SouthSigned
Terry Rooney15/03/1994Bradford NorthSigned
George Mudie21/03/1994Leeds EastSigned
Nigel Jones24/03/1994CheltenhamSigned
John McFall29/03/1994DumbartonSigned
Diana Maddock30/03/1994ChristchurchSigned

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