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Housing Benefit And Long-Term Unemployment

EDM number 1305 in 2010-12, proposed by Tom Blenkinsop on 19/01/2011.
Categorised under the topics of Housing benefits and Unemployment.

That this House notes that the Office of Budget Responsibility forecasts 1.36 million people will be claiming jobseeker's allowance at the start of 2013; further notes that in areas of high unemployment jobseekers are outnumbering job vacancies by more than 10 to one and that it will take longer than 12 months for many applicants to find a job; further notes that many of these people will need to claim housing benefit to cover the cost of their rent whilst they are registered as jobseekers; is concerned about people who have been on incapacity benefit and severe disablement allowance who are moving over to jobseeker's allowance and who would have had less contact with the jobs market for many years; and therefore supports the National Housing Federation campaign calling on the Government to reconsider its proposals to reduce housing benefit by 10 per cent. for people claiming jobseeker's allowance for longer than one year.

This motion has been signed by a total of 40 MPs.

Tom Blenkinsop19/01/2011Middlesbrough South and East ClevelandLabourProposed
Mark Durkan19/01/2011FoyleSocial Democratic and Labour PartySeconded
Jim Dobbin20/01/2011Heywood and MiddletonLabourSeconded
Alan Meale20/01/2011MansfieldLabourSeconded
Jeremy Corbyn20/01/2011Islington NorthLabourSeconded
Margaret Ritchie20/01/2011South DownSocial Democratic and Labour PartySeconded
Kelvin Hopkins20/01/2011Luton NorthLabourSigned
Nigel Dodds20/01/2011Belfast NorthDUPSigned
Steve Rotheram20/01/2011Liverpool, WaltonLabourSigned
Tony Lloyd21/01/2011Manchester CentralLabourSigned
Adrian Sanders24/01/2011TorbayLiberal DemocratSigned
Glenda Jackson24/01/2011Hampstead and KilburnLabourSigned
William McCrea24/01/2011South AntrimDUPSigned
Hywel Williams24/01/2011ArfonPlaid CymruSigned
Mary Glindon24/01/2011North TynesideLabourSigned
Virendra Sharma25/01/2011Ealing, SouthallLabourSigned
Andrew George25/01/2011St IvesLiberal DemocratSigned
Martin Caton25/01/2011GowerLabourSigned
Stephen Hepburn25/01/2011JarrowLabourSigned
Dennis Skinner25/01/2011BolsoverLabourSigned
Jim Shannon25/01/2011StrangfordDUPSigned
Albert Owen25/01/2011Ynys MLabourSigned
Ian Mearns26/01/2011GatesheadLabourSigned
Nicholas Dakin26/01/2011ScunthorpeLabourSigned
Linda Riordan26/01/2011HalifaxLabourSigned
Mike Gapes26/01/2011Ilford SouthLabourSigned
Hywel Francis26/01/2011AberavonLabourSigned
Ronnie Campbell26/01/2011Blyth ValleyLabourSigned
John McDonnell26/01/2011Hayes and HarlingtonLabourSigned
Lady Hermon26/01/2011North DownIndependentSigned
Ian Davidson27/01/2011Glasgow South WestLabourSigned
Alun Michael31/01/2011Cardiff South and PenarthLabourSigned
John Leech31/01/2011Manchester, WithingtonLiberal DemocratSigned
Caroline Lucas02/02/2011Brighton, PavilionGreenSigned
Alasdair McDonnell03/02/2011Belfast SouthSocial Democratic and Labour PartySigned
Jim McGovern03/02/2011Dundee WestLabourSigned
David Crausby10/02/2011Bolton North EastLabourSigned
Rosie Cooper17/02/2011West LancashireLabourSigned
Gregory Campbell09/03/2011East LondonderryDUPSigned
Joe Benton15/03/2011BootleLabourSigned

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