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Proposed Changes To The Disability Living Allowance

EDM number 280 in 2001-02, proposed by Simon Thomas on 22/10/2001.

That this House notes with concern that the Government has announced proposed changes to the disability living allowance regulations during the summer recess when they receive little or no attention and that honourable Members will not have an opportunity to vote on them; notes that the Government claims that these changes are simply a clarification of a complex system; is concerned however that the new proposed rules to the lower rate mobility, which is paid to people who can walk but who are unable to walk outdoors in unfamiliar places unless they have someone with them, will be changed to exclude cases where this occurs due to fear and anxiety unless it is a symptom of mental disability; is concerned that the new rule means that the often severe psychological effects of physical impairments must in future be ignored for the purposes of lower rate mobility; notes that this will affect people with conditions which affect continence, people who are profoundly deaf and are too anxious to go outdoors alone, and people who have serious heart conditions and fear going outside in case they have a heart attack with no one at hand who is aware of their condition; and calls on the Government to ensure that a debate is held in the House to discuss these changes and that honourable Members should have the right to vote on them.

This motion has been signed by a total of 46 MPs.

Simon Thomas22/10/2001CeredigionPlaid CymruProposed
Angus Robertson23/10/2001MorayScottish National PartySigned
Bob Russell23/10/2001ColchesterLiberal DemocratSigned
Martin Smyth23/10/2001Belfast SouthUUPSigned
Annette Brooke23/10/2001Mid Dorset & North PooleLiberal DemocratSigned
Steve Webb23/10/2001NorthavonLiberal DemocratSigned
Michael Weir23/10/2001AngusScottish National PartySigned
Annabelle Ewing24/10/2001PerthScottish National PartySigned
Sue Doughty24/10/2001GuildfordLiberal DemocratSigned
Edward Davey24/10/2001Kingston & SurbitonLiberal DemocratSigned
Brian Cotter24/10/2001Weston-Super-MareLiberal DemocratSigned
Nigel Jones24/10/2001CheltenhamLiberal DemocratSigned
Eric Illsley24/10/2001Barnsley CentralLabourSigned
Adam Price25/10/2001Carmarthen East & DinefwrPlaid CymruSigned
Colin Breed25/10/2001South East CornwallLiberal DemocratSigned
Jeremy Corbyn25/10/2001Islington NorthLabourSigned
John Barrett25/10/2001Edinburgh WestLiberal DemocratSigned
Andrew Stunell25/10/2001Hazel GroveLiberal DemocratSigned
Paul Tyler25/10/2001North CornwallLiberal DemocratSigned
Robert Wareing25/10/2001Liverpool, West DerbyLabourSigned
Bill Etherington26/10/2001Sunderland NorthLabourSigned
Paul Keetch29/10/2001HerefordLiberal DemocratSigned
Vincent Cable29/10/2001TwickenhamLiberal DemocratSigned
Paul Holmes31/10/2001ChesterfieldLiberal DemocratSigned
Rudi Vis31/10/2001Finchley & Golders GreenLabourSigned
Roy Beggs31/10/2001East AntrimUUPSigned
Elfyn Llwyd01/11/2001Meirionnydd Nant ConwyPlaid CymruSigned
Sandra Gidley01/11/2001RomseyLiberal DemocratSigned
Pete Wishart02/11/2001North TaysideScottish National PartySigned
David Burnside05/11/2001South AntrimUUPSigned
Andrew George05/11/2001St IvesLiberal DemocratSigned
Nick Harvey07/11/2001North DevonLiberal DemocratSigned
John McDonnell08/11/2001Hayes & HarlingtonLabourSigned
Lynne Jones14/11/2001Birmingham, Selly OakLabourSigned
Hywel Williams22/11/2001CaernarfonPlaid CymruSigned
Alan Simpson26/11/2001Nottingham SouthLabourSigned
Nigel Dodds29/11/2001Belfast NorthDUPSigned
Kelvin Hopkins30/11/2001Luton NorthLabourSigned
Matthew Green16/01/2002LudlowLiberal DemocratSigned
Ian Gibson17/01/2002Norwich NorthLabourSigned
Diane Abbott17/01/2002Hackney North & Stoke NewingtonLabourSigned
Richard Younger-Ross11/04/2002TeignbridgeLiberal DemocratSigned
Gavin Strang14/05/2002Edinburgh East & MusselburghLabourSigned
Norman Lamb21/05/2002North NorfolkLiberal DemocratSigned
Patsy Calton10/06/2002CheadleLiberal DemocratSigned
Marsha Singh13/06/2002Bradford WestLabourSigned

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