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Employment Of Disabled People

EDM number 1836 in 2010-12, proposed by Jeremy Corbyn on 19/05/2011.
Categorised under the topics of Disability discrimination and Employment.

That this House acknowledges the unfair treatment of disabled people in the workplace as the primary reason why they are not employed, rather than the central flawed assumption contained in the Welfare Reform Bill that disabled people need to change their attitude and to be incentivised to work through having their benefits reduced; notes that alongside benefit cuts come cuts in funding for Access to Work (ATW) and the repercussions of job losses and a reluctance to employ disabled people; further notes the need to ensure more disabled people are employed; and calls on Her Majesty's Government to increase resources for ATW and to increase investment in specialist employment support services, including more disability employment advisers, to ensure a robust enforcement of disabled people's rights under the Equalities Act 2010 in the area of unemployment instead of the Government's move to abolish the Act in its aim to reduce the legislative burden on employers, and to ensure more targeted support for disabled people wanting to be self employed or set up their own businesses as a more suitable option.

This motion has been signed by a total of 24 MPs.

MPDateConstituencyPartyType
Jeremy Corbyn19/05/2011Islington NorthLabourProposed
Katy Clark23/05/2011North Ayrshire and ArranLabourSeconded
Hywel Williams23/05/2011ArfonPlaid CymruSeconded
Alan Meale23/05/2011MansfieldLabourSeconded
Mark Durkan23/05/2011FoyleSocial Democratic and Labour PartySeconded
Andrew George23/05/2011St IvesLiberal DemocratSeconded
Jim Dobbin24/05/2011Heywood and MiddletonLabourSigned
Tom Clarke24/05/2011Coatbridge, Chryston and BellshillLabourSigned
Martin Caton24/05/2011GowerLabourSigned
John McDonnell24/05/2011Hayes and HarlingtonLabourSigned
Dennis Skinner24/05/2011BolsoverLabourSigned
Jim Shannon24/05/2011StrangfordDUPSigned
Steve Rotheram07/06/2011Liverpool, WaltonLabourSigned
Mike Hancock07/06/2011Portsmouth SouthLiberal DemocratSigned
Glenda Jackson07/06/2011Hampstead and KilburnLabourSigned
David Simpson07/06/2011Upper BannDUPSigned
Graeme Morrice08/06/2011LivingstonLabourSigned
Nigel Dodds08/06/2011Belfast NorthDUPSigned
William McCrea08/06/2011South AntrimDUPSigned
Kelvin Hopkins08/06/2011Luton NorthLabourSigned
David Crausby09/06/2011Bolton North EastLabourSigned
Mary Glindon09/06/2011North TynesideLabourSigned
Jim McGovern15/06/2011Dundee WestLabourSigned
Lindsay Roy16/06/2011GlenrothesLabourSigned

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