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Unemployment And Older Workers

EDM number 1379 in 2008-09, proposed by Bob Spink on 28/04/2009.
Categorised under the topic of Unemployment.

That this House expresses concern at the recent sharp increases in unemployment; welcomes the Government's announcement of 1.7 billion of funding for Jobcentre Plus; notes that those over 50 years old have lost their jobs at the highest percentage rate over the past year and that the chance of older men finding future employment falls by a quarter each year they are out of the labour market; recognises that the skills, experience and contribution of older workers should not be lost to the economy; and calls on the Government to introduce a new package of support for unemployed people over the age of 50 years to be made available within three months of them losing their jobs and to train Jobcentre Plus staff to improve the support provided to older clients, including targeted work with older clients who need to change their careers, who face age discrimination and who sometimes need confidence-building for interviews.

This motion has been signed by a total of 38 MPs, 1 of these signatures have been withdrawn.

Bob Spink28/04/2009Castle PointIndependentProposed
Peter Bottomley28/04/2009Worthing WestConservativeSeconded
Mark Durkan28/04/2009FoyleSocial Democratic and Labour PartySeconded
Nicholas Winterton29/04/2009MacclesfieldConservativeSeconded
David Drew29/04/2009StroudLabourSeconded
David Simpson29/04/2009Upper BannDUPSeconded
Andrew Dismore29/04/2009HendonLabourSigned
Robert Wareing29/04/2009Liverpool, West DerbyIndependentSigned
Ann Cryer29/04/2009KeighleyLabourSigned
Ronnie Campbell29/04/2009Blyth ValleyLabourSigned
Lady Hermon29/04/2009North DownUUPSigned
Andy Reed30/04/2009LoughboroughLabourSigned
Elfyn Llwyd30/04/2009Meirionnydd Nant ConwyPlaid CymruSigned
Jeremy Corbyn30/04/2009Islington NorthLabourSigned
David Taylor30/04/2009North West LeicestershireLabourSigned
John Mason30/04/2009Glasgow EastScottish National PartySigned
Lindsay Roy05/05/2009GlenrothesLabourSigned
Mike Hancock05/05/2009Portsmouth SouthLiberal DemocratSigned
Kelvin Hopkins05/05/2009Luton NorthLabourSigned
Alasdair McDonnell05/05/2009Belfast SouthSocial Democratic and Labour PartySigned
Alan Simpson06/05/2009Nottingham SouthLabourSigned
Rudi Vis06/05/2009Finchley and Golders GreenLabourSigned
Phil Willis06/05/2009Harrogate and KnaresboroughLiberal DemocratSigned
Simon Hughes07/05/2009North Southwark and BermondseyLiberal DemocratSigned
Ian Cawsey07/05/2009Brigg and GooleLabourSigned
Nigel Evans08/05/2009Ribble ValleyConservativeSigned
Linda Riordan11/05/2009HalifaxLabourSigned
Edward O'Hara14/05/2009Knowsley SouthLabourSigned
John McDonnell14/05/2009Hayes and HarlingtonLabourSigned
Paul Truswell19/05/2009PudseyLabourSigned
Eddie McGrady20/05/2009South DownSocial Democratic and Labour PartySigned
Willie Rennie20/05/2009Dunfermline and West FifeLiberal DemocratSigned
Eric Illsley01/06/2009Barnsley CentralLabourSigned
Bill Etherington01/06/2009Sunderland NorthLabourSigned
Adam Price22/06/2009Carmarthen East and DinefwrPlaid CymruSigned
David Cairns01/07/2009InverclydeLabourSigned
Nigel Dodds02/07/2009Belfast NorthDUPSigned
Ian GibsonUnknownWithdrawn

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