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EDM number 628 in 1994-95, proposed by Alan Meale on 16/02/1995.

That this House congratulates the Trades Union Congress and the Labour Research Department on the publication of their report and guide on changes to the state sickness benefit system in the United Kingdom; notes that since the Statutory Sick Pay Act 1994 became effective from April 1994, thereby transferring the cost of paying for SSP to all but the smallest employers, this change has in practice encouraged 72 per cent. of organisations, covering 83 per cent. of employees, to tighten their sickness absence procedures; is extremely alarmed that, given this evidence, the Government is still intent upon introducing incapacity benefit in April 1995, which will further reduce and/or remove statutory benefits for all those previously entitled to sickness or invalidity benefits and impose a further new test of incapacity for work after 28 weeks absence; and calls upon Her Majesty's Government to abandon such changes which have led and will further lead to unfair pressures on employees when they are at their weakest, and instead to examine with others a range of other fairer and more constructive approaches to sickness absence.

This motion has been signed by a total of 64 MPs.

Alan Meale16/02/1995MansfieldProposed
Tommy Graham16/02/1995Renfrew West and InverclydeSigned
James Wray16/02/1995Glasgow ProvanSigned
Paddy Tipping16/02/1995SherwoodSigned
John Gunnell16/02/1995Leeds South and MorleySigned
Irene Adams16/02/1995Paisley NorthSigned
Neil Gerrard16/02/1995WalthamstowSigned
Bill Etherington16/02/1995Sunderland NorthSigned
Jimmy Dunnachie16/02/1995Glasgow, PollokSigned
John Cummings16/02/1995EasingtonSigned
Ann Coffey16/02/1995StockportSigned
Ronnie Campbell16/02/1995Blyth ValleySigned
Colin Pickthall16/02/1995West LancashireSigned
John Heppell16/02/1995Nottingham EastSigned
Jimmy Hood16/02/1995ClydesdaleSigned
Kevin Hughes16/02/1995Doncaster NorthSigned
Andrew MacKinlay16/02/1995ThurrockSigned
John McAllion16/02/1995Dundee EastSigned
William McKelvey16/02/1995Kilmarnock & LoudounSigned
Bill Olner16/02/1995NuneatonSigned
Eric Clarke16/02/1995MidlothianSigned
Peter Pike17/02/1995BurnleySigned
Glenda Jackson17/02/1995Hampstead & HighgateSigned
Richard Burden17/02/1995Birmingham, NorthfieldSigned
Tom Cox17/02/1995TootingSigned
Win Griffiths17/02/1995BridgendSigned
Harry Barnes17/02/1995North East DerbyshireSigned
Keith Bradley20/02/1995Manchester, WithingtonSigned
Alan Williams20/02/1995Swansea WestSigned
Norman Godman20/02/1995Greenock and Port GlasgowSigned
Lawrence Cunliffe20/02/1995LeighSigned
Michael Connarty20/02/1995Falkirk EastSigned
Lynne Jones20/02/1995Birmingham, Selly OakSigned
Greville Janner20/02/1995Leicester WestSigned
Roy Hughes20/02/1995Newport EastSigned
Ernie Ross20/02/1995Dundee WestSigned
Eddie Loyden20/02/1995Liverpool, GarstonSigned
Jim Dowd21/02/1995Lewisham WestSigned
Gerry Steinberg21/02/1995Durham, City ofSigned
John Battle21/02/1995Leeds WestSigned
Janet Anderson21/02/1995Rossendale & DarwenSigned
Paul Flynn21/02/1995Newport WestSigned
Barry Jones21/02/1995Alyn & DeesideSigned
Eric Illsley21/02/1995Barnsley CentralSigned
Dawn Primarolo21/02/1995Bristol SouthSigned
Terry Patchett21/02/1995Barnsley EastSigned
Jane Kennedy22/02/1995Liverpool BroadgreenSigned
Audrey Wise22/02/1995PrestonSigned
Mike Watson22/02/1995Glasgow CentralSigned
Robert Wareing22/02/1995Liverpool, West DerbySigned
Gerry Sutcliffe22/02/1995Bradford SouthSigned
John Evans22/02/1995St Helens NorthSigned
Edward O'Hara22/02/1995Knowsley SouthSigned
Ken Livingstone22/02/1995Brent EastSigned
Peter Hardy22/02/1995WentworthSigned
Llew Smith22/02/1995Blaenau GwentSigned
Anne Campbell23/02/1995CambridgeSigned
David Winnick24/02/1995Walsall NorthSigned
Michael Clapham28/02/1995Barnsley West & PenistoneSigned
Mike Hall01/03/1995Warrington SouthSigned
Martyn Jones07/03/1995Clwyd South WestSigned
Alan Simpson09/03/1995Nottingham SouthSigned
Jack Thompson29/03/1995WansbeckSigned
Sam Galbraith04/04/1995Strathkelvin & BearsdenSigned

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