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Closures Of Medical Examination Centres (No. 2)

EDM number 450 in 2005-06, proposed by Judy Mallaber on 28/06/2005.

That this House expresses deep concern at the decision by Atos Origin to close 21 medical examination centres for incapacity benefit claimants with closures by 31 August of both Derbyshire centres in Chesterfield and Derby and centres in Barnsley, Bolton, Bradford, Cambridge, Catford, Colchester, Dorchester, Greenock, Hartlepool, Oxford and Stirling and closure by 31 December of centres in Chelmsford, Darlington, Durham, Lewisham, Middlesbrough, Seven Sisters, Sunderland and Thornton Heath; notes that there has been no consultation with service users, honourable Members, local authorities or other organisations by Atos Origin; believes that many claimants who have suffered injury or are ill or disabled will find it difficult to travel the long distance to alternative centres; is concerned that as a result claimants may miss appointments and so be deprived of benefits they need; urges Ministers to tell Atos Origin immediately to put on hold the proposed August closures; and calls for the closures to be withdrawn.

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

Judy Mallaber28/06/2005Amber ValleyLabourProposed
Natascha Engel28/06/2005North East DerbyshireLabourSeconded
Brian Iddon28/06/2005Bolton South EastLabourSeconded
Michael Clapham28/06/2005Barnsley West and PenistoneLabourSeconded
Mark Todd28/06/2005South DerbyshireLabourSeconded
Dennis Skinner28/06/2005BolsoverLabourSeconded
Elfyn Llwyd29/06/2005Meirionnydd Nant ConwyPlaid CymruSigned
Rudi Vis29/06/2005Finchley and Golders GreenLabourSigned
Keith Vaz29/06/2005Leicester EastLabourSigned
Peter Bottomley29/06/2005Worthing WestConservativeSigned
Paul Flynn29/06/2005Newport WestLabourSigned
Andrew Dismore29/06/2005HendonLabourSigned
John Cummings29/06/2005EasingtonLabourSigned
David Crausby29/06/2005Bolton North EastLabourSigned
Martin Caton29/06/2005GowerLabourSigned
Ronnie Campbell29/06/2005Blyth ValleyLabourSigned
Vincent Cable29/06/2005TwickenhamLiberal DemocratSigned
Lynne Jones29/06/2005Birmingham, Selly OakLabourSigned
Joan Humble29/06/2005Blackpool North and FleetwoodLabourSigned
Lindsay Hoyle29/06/2005ChorleyLabourSigned
Paul Holmes29/06/2005ChesterfieldLiberal DemocratSigned
Bob Spink29/06/2005Castle PointConservativeSigned
Bob Russell29/06/2005ColchesterLiberal DemocratSigned
Alan Simpson30/06/2005Nottingham SouthLabourSigned
Janet Dean30/06/2005BurtonLabourSigned
Brian Jenkins30/06/2005TamworthLabourSigned
Gregory Campbell30/06/2005East LondonderryDUPSigned
Gordon Marsden04/07/2005Blackpool SouthLabourSigned
John McDonnell04/07/2005Hayes and HarlingtonLabourSigned
Ann Cryer04/07/2005KeighleyLabourSigned
Mike Hancock04/07/2005Portsmouth SouthLiberal DemocratSigned
Betty Williams04/07/2005ConwyLabourSigned
John Leech04/07/2005Manchester, WithingtonLiberal DemocratSigned
Jim Dobbin05/07/2005Heywood and MiddletonLabourSigned
John Barrett05/07/2005Edinburgh WestLiberal DemocratSigned
Jeremy Corbyn05/07/2005Islington NorthLabourSigned
Jimmy Hood05/07/2005Lanark and Hamilton EastLabourSigned
Greg Pope06/07/2005HyndburnLabourSigned
Stephen Hepburn06/07/2005JarrowLabourSigned
Eric Illsley12/07/2005Barnsley CentralLabourSigned
Jeff Ennis12/07/2005Barnsley East and MexboroughLabourSigned
David Howarth12/07/2005CambridgeLiberal DemocratSigned
Bill Etherington14/07/2005Sunderland NorthLabourSigned
Iris Robinson19/07/2005StrangfordDUPSigned
Albert Owen19/07/2005Ynys MLabourSigned
Kelvin Hopkins21/07/2005Luton NorthLabourSigned

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