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Jobseekers Allowance

EDM number 709 in 1997-98, proposed by Audrey Wise on 28/01/1998.

That this House notes that the Jobseeker's Allowance (Amendment) Regulations, which increase waiting days from three to seven, was proposed and announced by the previous Tory Government in November 1996; observes that the Social Security Advisory Committee has said the proposal 'would add unacceptably to the hardship experienced by unemployed people and their families' and that 'people will be less likely to take the risk of starting casual work or work of short duration' and has advised the Government not to proceed with it; regrets that the Labour Government is nevertheless proceeding with these Tory regulations in order to save ú65 million but also notes that the Tory front bench has changed its position and is now opposing its own proposal; and therefore calls on the Government to withdraw these Tory regulations which even the Tories have now deserted.

This motion has been signed by a total of 53 MPs.

Audrey Wise28/01/1998PrestonLabourProposed
Lynne Jones28/01/1998Birmingham, Selly OakLabourSigned
Martin Smyth29/01/1998Belfast SouthUUPSigned
John Swinney29/01/1998North TaysideScottish National PartySigned
John Austin29/01/1998Erith & ThamesmeadLabourSigned
Maria Fyfe29/01/1998Glasgow, MaryhillLabourSigned
Margaret Ewing29/01/1998MorayScottish National PartySigned
Roseanna Cunningham29/01/1998PerthScottish National PartySigned
Rhodri Morgan29/01/1998Cardiff WestLabourSigned
Alasdair Morgan29/01/1998Galloway & Upper NithsdaleScottish National PartySigned
Alice Mahon29/01/1998HalifaxLabourSigned
Kelvin Hopkins29/01/1998Luton NorthLabourSigned
Dennis Skinner29/01/1998BolsoverLabourSigned
John Cryer29/01/1998HornchurchLabourSigned
Jeremy Corbyn30/01/1998Islington NorthLabourSigned
Harold Best30/01/1998Leeds North WestLabourSigned
Harry Barnes30/01/1998North East DerbyshireLabourSigned
Bill Michie30/01/1998Sheffield, HeeleyLabourSigned
John Marek30/01/1998WrexhamLabourSigned
Eric Illsley02/02/1998Barnsley CentralLabourSigned
Norman Godman02/02/1998Greenock & InverclydeLabourSigned
Andrew Stunell02/02/1998Hazel GroveLiberal DemocratSigned
Robert Wareing02/02/1998Liverpool, West DerbyLabourSigned
Mike Hancock03/02/1998Portsmouth SouthLiberal DemocratSigned
Jim Dobbin03/02/1998Heywood & MiddletonLabour Co-operativeSigned
John McAllion03/02/1998Dundee EastLabourSigned
Paul Keetch03/02/1998HerefordLiberal DemocratSigned
Michael Clapham03/02/1998Barnsley West & PenistoneLabourSigned
Ken Livingstone04/02/1998Brent EastLabourSigned
Robert Marshall-Andrews04/02/1998MedwayLabourSigned
Ann Cryer04/02/1998KeighleyLabourSigned
Edward Davey04/02/1998Kingston & SurbitonLiberal DemocratSigned
Nick Harvey05/02/1998North DevonLiberal DemocratSigned
Paul Tyler05/02/1998North CornwallLiberal DemocratSigned
David Chaytor05/02/1998Bury NorthLabourSigned
Alan Simpson05/02/1998Nottingham SouthLabourSigned
John McDonnell06/02/1998Hayes & HarlingtonLabourSigned
Vincent Cable06/02/1998TwickenhamLiberal DemocratSigned
Martin Caton06/02/1998GowerLabourSigned
Peter Brand09/02/1998Isle of WightLiberal DemocratSigned
David Winnick09/02/1998Walsall NorthLabourSigned
Norman Baker09/02/1998LewesLiberal DemocratSigned
Terry Davis09/02/1998Birmingham, Hodge HillLabourSigned
Harry Cohen09/02/1998Leyton & WansteadLabourSigned
Ronnie Campbell09/02/1998Blyth ValleyLabourSigned
Terry Lewis10/02/1998WorsleyLabourSigned
Gerry Steinberg10/02/1998Durham, City ofLabourSigned
Mike Wood10/02/1998Batley & SpenLabourSigned
Derek Wyatt11/02/1998Sittingbourne & SheppeyLabourSigned
Frank Cook12/02/1998Stockton NorthLabourSigned
Tony Benn12/02/1998ChesterfieldLabourSigned
Denis Murphy16/02/1998WansbeckLabourSigned
Allan Rogers28/04/1998RhonddaLabourSigned

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