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Incapacity Exclusions

EDM number 861 in 1994-95, proposed by Alan Simpson on 21/03/1995.

That this House deplores the introduction of incapacity benefit which will exclude thousands of chronically sick and disabled people by a new functional test of incapacity; notes that even people who pass that test will have to live on a lower level of benefit than that payable under invalidity benefit; believes that the abolition of age allowances for people over 45 years will discriminate against older people who are more likely to develop a disability; believes that the abolition of the additional pension will result in a massive drop in living standards for newly disabled people and that taxation of incapacity benefit will further reduce their income; and calls on Her Majesty's Government to revise the incapacity test to include other factors relevant to incapacity, such as age and work skills, to raise benefit levels substantially and to introduce a tax allowance to mitigate the effects of incapacity benefit.

This motion has been signed by a total of 74 MPs.

Alan Simpson21/03/1995Nottingham SouthProposed
Dennis Skinner21/03/1995BolsoverSigned
Audrey Wise21/03/1995PrestonSigned
Tony Benn21/03/1995ChesterfieldSigned
Harry Barnes21/03/1995North East DerbyshireSigned
Diane Abbott21/03/1995Hackney North & Stoke NewingtonSigned
Mildred Gordon21/03/1995Bow and PoplarSigned
Neil Gerrard21/03/1995WalthamstowSigned
Jean Corston21/03/1995Bristol EastSigned
Jeremy Corbyn21/03/1995Islington NorthSigned
Ann Coffey21/03/1995StockportSigned
Michael Clapham21/03/1995Barnsley West & PenistoneSigned
Malcolm Chisholm21/03/1995Edinburgh LeithSigned
Bill Michie21/03/1995Sheffield, HeeleySigned
Alice Mahon21/03/1995HalifaxSigned
Ken Livingstone21/03/1995Brent EastSigned
Lynne Jones21/03/1995Birmingham, Selly OakSigned
Harry Cohen21/03/1995LeytonSigned
Lawrence Cunliffe22/03/1995LeighSigned
Jimmy Dunnachie22/03/1995Glasgow, PollokSigned
John Evans22/03/1995St Helens NorthSigned
Mike Gapes22/03/1995Ilford SouthSigned
Norman Godman22/03/1995Greenock and Port GlasgowSigned
Mike Hall22/03/1995Warrington SouthSigned
Hugh Bayley22/03/1995York, City ofSigned
Gerry Steinberg22/03/1995Durham, City ofSigned
Paddy Tipping22/03/1995SherwoodSigned
Dennis Turner22/03/1995Wolverhampton South EastSigned
Jim Wallace22/03/1995Orkney & ShetlandSigned
Mike Watson22/03/1995Glasgow CentralSigned
Michael Connarty22/03/1995Falkirk EastSigned
John Cummings22/03/1995EasingtonSigned
Robert Parry22/03/1995Liverpool, RiversideSigned
Gordon Prentice22/03/1995PendleSigned
Norman Hogg22/03/1995Cumbernauld & KilsythSigned
Robert Hughes22/03/1995Aberdeen NorthSigned
Roy Hughes22/03/1995Newport EastSigned
Eric Illsley22/03/1995Barnsley CentralSigned
Alan Meale22/03/1995MansfieldSigned
Edward O'Hara22/03/1995Knowsley SouthSigned
Richard Burden22/03/1995Birmingham, NorthfieldSigned
Eric Clarke22/03/1995MidlothianSigned
Alan Williams23/03/1995Swansea WestSigned
Dafydd Wigley23/03/1995CaernarfonSigned
Joe Benton23/03/1995BootleSigned
Win Griffiths23/03/1995BridgendSigned
Bill Etherington23/03/1995Sunderland NorthSigned
Jim Dowd23/03/1995Lewisham WestSigned
Terry Davis23/03/1995Birmingham, Hodge HillSigned
Ieuan Wyn Jones23/03/1995Ynys MSigned
Barry Jones23/03/1995Alyn & DeesideSigned
John Heppell23/03/1995Nottingham EastSigned
Nick Harvey23/03/1995North DevonSigned
Martin Redmond23/03/1995Don ValleySigned
Peter Pike23/03/1995BurnleySigned
Colin Pickthall23/03/1995West LancashireSigned
Liz Lynne23/03/1995RochdaleSigned
Tony Banks24/03/1995Newham North WestSigned
David Winnick24/03/1995Walsall NorthSigned
Janet Anderson27/03/1995Rossendale & DarwenSigned
Alan Wynne Williams27/03/1995CarmarthenSigned
Eddie Loyden27/03/1995Liverpool, GarstonSigned
Clive Soley27/03/1995HammersmithSigned
Peter Hardy28/03/1995WentworthSigned
David Clelland28/03/1995Tyne BridgeSigned
Tessa Jowell29/03/1995DulwichSigned
Gerry Sutcliffe29/03/1995Bradford SouthSigned
Jack Thompson29/03/1995WansbeckSigned
James Wray29/03/1995Glasgow ProvanSigned
Jamie Cann30/03/1995IpswichSigned
Ian Davidson30/03/1995Glasgow, GovanSigned
Eddie McGrady31/03/1995South DownSigned
Martyn Jones18/04/1995Clwyd South WestSigned
Denzil Davies25/04/1995LlanelliSigned

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