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Work Disincentives In The Benefit System

EDM number 769 in 1997-98, proposed by Lynne Jones on 10/02/1998.

That this House endorses the Government's decision not to implement the Jobseekers' Allowance (Amendment) Regulations, noting the Social Security Advisory Commission's view that the proposals in these Regulations would 'conflict with many of the initiatives which are being used to encourage the unemployed to find work'; also recognises, however, that the planned cuts in lone parent benefits, described by the Social Security Advisory Commission as 'a disincentive to lone parents who are currently on income support to take the gamble of becoming employed', introduce similar perverse incentives into the social security system and continue to undermine the Government's credibility in its stated aims for welfare reform; and therefore calls on the Government to retain the current system of support for lone parents pending the outcome of the Welfare Review when it is to be hoped that more coherent arrangements can be put in place.

This motion has been signed by a total of 30 MPs.

Lynne Jones10/02/1998Birmingham, Selly OakLabourProposed
Dennis Skinner10/02/1998BolsoverLabourSigned
Audrey Wise10/02/1998PrestonLabourSigned
Robert Smith11/02/1998West Aberdeenshire & KincardineLiberal DemocratSigned
David Heath11/02/1998Somerton & FromeLiberal DemocratSigned
Ken Livingstone11/02/1998Brent EastLabourSigned
Bill Michie11/02/1998Sheffield, HeeleyLabourSigned
John Cryer11/02/1998HornchurchLabourSigned
Terry Davis11/02/1998Birmingham, Hodge HillLabourSigned
John Austin11/02/1998Erith & ThamesmeadLabourSigned
Harry Barnes11/02/1998North East DerbyshireLabourSigned
Robert Wareing11/02/1998Liverpool, West DerbyLabourSigned
Roseanna Cunningham12/02/1998PerthScottish National PartySigned
Neil Gerrard12/02/1998WalthamstowLabourSigned
Bill Etherington12/02/1998Sunderland NorthLabourSigned
Ann Cryer12/02/1998KeighleyLabourSigned
Kevin McNamara12/02/1998Kingston upon Hull NorthLabourSigned
Kelvin Hopkins12/02/1998Luton NorthLabourSigned
Martin Caton13/02/1998GowerLabourSigned
Lawrence Cunliffe17/02/1998LeighLabourSigned
Maria Fyfe17/02/1998Glasgow, MaryhillLabourSigned
Norman Godman17/02/1998Greenock & InverclydeLabourSigned
Vincent Cable18/02/1998TwickenhamLiberal DemocratSigned
Michael Clapham18/02/1998Barnsley West & PenistoneLabourSigned
Terry Lewis19/02/1998WorsleyLabourSigned
Alice Mahon19/02/1998HalifaxLabourSigned
John Swinney19/02/1998North TaysideScottish National PartySigned
Andrew Stunell25/02/1998Hazel GroveLiberal DemocratSigned
Nigel Jones26/02/1998CheltenhamLiberal DemocratSigned
John McDonnell21/05/1998Hayes & HarlingtonLabourSigned

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