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Medical Board Examinations

EDM number 1162 in 2009-10, proposed by Dai Davies on 23/03/2010.
Categorised under the topic of Health education and preventive medicine.

That this House notes serious concerns raised over how the Medical Board examines applicants for incapacity benefit and employment and support allowance; urges for changes to be made to mandate the Medical Board to take oral as well as written evidence from the claimant's general practitioner and relevant specialist; believes that experience leads to the conclusion that more time should be allocated for in-depth consideration of the claimant's evidence and that the examination should also include home visits when appropriate; further believes that decisions should be made on medical evidence and not motivated by the need to reduce the number of claimants or by age discrimination; further believes the claimant process should ensure that the stress, worry and anxiety experienced by the claimant is minimised and no financial burden is imposed as a result of the process; further believes it is important to aim to achieve the right decision first time and to reduce the need for excessive numbers of appeals, thus saving public money; and therefore calls on the Government to review the process of Medical Board examinations for incapacity benefit and employment and support allowance.

This motion has been signed by a total of 31 MPs.

Dai Davies23/03/2010Blaenau GwentIndependentProposed
Mark Durkan23/03/2010FoyleSocial Democratic and Labour PartySeconded
Peter Bottomley24/03/2010Worthing WestConservativeSeconded
Ronnie Campbell24/03/2010Blyth ValleyLabourSeconded
Martin Caton24/03/2010GowerLabourSeconded
Andrew George24/03/2010St IvesLiberal DemocratSeconded
Alan Simpson24/03/2010Nottingham SouthLabourSigned
Bob Spink24/03/2010Castle PointIndependentSigned
Lynne Jones24/03/2010Birmingham, Selly OakLabourSigned
William McCrea24/03/2010South AntrimDUPSigned
Ann Cryer24/03/2010KeighleyLabourSigned
Rudi Vis25/03/2010Finchley and Golders GreenLabourSigned
Mike Hancock25/03/2010Portsmouth SouthLiberal DemocratSigned
Alan Meale25/03/2010MansfieldLabourSigned
Paul Holmes25/03/2010ChesterfieldLiberal DemocratSigned
David Drew25/03/2010StroudLabourSigned
Jeremy Corbyn29/03/2010Islington NorthLabourSigned
Jim Cunningham29/03/2010Coventry SouthLabourSigned
Robert Wareing29/03/2010Liverpool, West DerbyIndependentSigned
John Hemming29/03/2010Birmingham, YardleyLiberal DemocratSigned
Eric Illsley30/03/2010Barnsley CentralLabourSigned
John Mason30/03/2010Glasgow EastScottish National PartySigned
John Leech30/03/2010Manchester, WithingtonLiberal DemocratSigned
Roger Williams30/03/2010Brecon and RadnorshireLiberal DemocratSigned
Frank Cook30/03/2010Stockton NorthLabourSigned
Brian Jenkins30/03/2010TamworthLabourSigned
Kelvin Hopkins30/03/2010Luton NorthLabourSigned
Stephen Hepburn30/03/2010JarrowLabourSigned
Michael Clapham06/04/2010Barnsley West and PenistoneLabourSigned
Andrew Stunell06/04/2010Hazel GroveLiberal DemocratSigned
Andrew Pelling06/04/2010Croydon CentralIndependentSigned

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