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Disability Benefits

EDM number 1927 in 2002-03, proposed by George Howarth on 17/11/2003.

That this House notes with great concern the fact that disability benefits cannot, in any circumstances, be backdated to the time of the disability being originally diagnosed; recognises that there is no automatic procedure to ensure that people potentially eligible for such benefits are automatically notified that they might be entitled to them; and calls for more discretion in the system to enable those who would clearly have qualified but were not made aware that they might be eligible, to have their disability benefits backdated to the point in time when they were diagnosed with their disability.

This motion has been signed by a total of 34 MPs.

George Howarth17/11/2003Knowsley North & Sefton EastLabourProposed
Joan Humble17/11/2003Blackpool North & FleetwoodLabourSigned
Helen Jones17/11/2003Warrington NorthLabourSigned
Peter Kilfoyle17/11/2003Liverpool, WaltonLabourSigned
Neil Gerrard17/11/2003WalthamstowLabourSigned
Joe Benton17/11/2003BootleLabourSigned
Harry Barnes18/11/2003North East DerbyshireLabourSigned
Hywel Williams18/11/2003CaernarfonPlaid CymruSigned
Robert Wareing18/11/2003Liverpool, West DerbyLabourSigned
Rudi Vis18/11/2003Finchley & Golders GreenLabourSigned
Harold Best18/11/2003Leeds North WestLabourSigned
Roy Beggs18/11/2003East AntrimUUPSigned
David Hamilton18/11/2003MidlothianLabourSigned
Hywel Francis18/11/2003AberavonLabourSigned
Annabelle Ewing18/11/2003PerthScottish National PartySigned
David Drew18/11/2003StroudLabour Co-operativeSigned
Terry Davis18/11/2003Birmingham, Hodge HillLabourSigned
Michael Clapham18/11/2003Barnsley West & PenistoneLabourSigned
Peter Bradley18/11/2003Wrekin, TheLabourSigned
Elfyn Llwyd18/11/2003Meirionnydd Nant ConwyPlaid CymruSigned
Lynne Jones18/11/2003Birmingham, Selly OakLabourSigned
Dennis Skinner18/11/2003BolsoverLabourSigned
Paul Flynn18/11/2003Newport WestLabourSigned
Michael Weir19/11/2003AngusScottish National PartySigned
Mike Hancock19/11/2003Portsmouth SouthLiberal DemocratSigned
Win Griffiths19/11/2003BridgendLabourSigned
Ann Cryer19/11/2003KeighleyLabourSigned
Jeremy Corbyn19/11/2003Islington NorthLabourSigned
Martin Caton19/11/2003GowerLabourSigned
Ronnie Campbell19/11/2003Blyth ValleyLabourSigned
Richard Burden19/11/2003Birmingham, NorthfieldLabourSigned
Doug Naysmith19/11/2003Bristol North WestLabour Co-operativeSigned
Glenda Jackson19/11/2003Hampstead & HighgateLabourSigned
Kelvin Hopkins19/11/2003Luton NorthLabourSigned

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