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Carers' Allowance For Pensioners

EDM number 442 in 2012-13, proposed by Katy Clark on 03/09/2012.
Categorised under the topics of Benefits policy, Elderly people and Sickness, disability and carers' benefits.

That this House notes that there are currently around 2.8 million unpaid carers over the age of 50 in the UK; commends the fantastic contribution that they make to society; further notes that carers often face higher costs of living than the rest of the population due to their having to spend higher amounts on heating and electricity, household costs and specialist equipment; further notes that older carers may also have had less of an opportunity to build up a pension pot due to caring responsibilities; expresses concern that at present pensioners are not entitled to Carers' Allowance; supports the efforts of Age UK and others in campaigning for this to be changed; and calls on the Government to either expand the eligibility criteria for Carers' Allowance so that pensioners are entitled either to receive it or to introduce a new cash benefit for pensioners who are carers.

This motion has been signed by a total of 43 MPs.

Katy Clark03/09/2012North Ayrshire and ArranLabourProposed
Mark Durkan03/09/2012FoyleSocial Democratic and Labour PartySeconded
Peter Bottomley03/09/2012Worthing WestConservativeSeconded
David Simpson04/09/2012Upper BannDUPSeconded
Jeremy Corbyn04/09/2012Islington NorthLabourSeconded
Jim Cunningham04/09/2012Coventry SouthLabourSeconded
Alan Meale04/09/2012MansfieldLabourSigned
Jim Dobbin04/09/2012Heywood and MiddletonLabourSigned
Ian Paisley Jnr04/09/2012North AntrimDUPSigned
John McDonnell04/09/2012Hayes and HarlingtonLabourSigned
William McCrea04/09/2012South AntrimDUPSigned
Glenda Jackson04/09/2012Hampstead and KilburnLabourSigned
Kelvin Hopkins04/09/2012Luton NorthLabourSigned
Jim Shannon04/09/2012StrangfordDUPSigned
Dennis Skinner05/09/2012BolsoverLabourSigned
Elfyn Llwyd05/09/2012Dwyfor MeirionnyddPlaid CymruSigned
Caroline Lucas05/09/2012Brighton, PavilionGreenSigned
Ronnie Campbell05/09/2012Blyth ValleyLabourSigned
Iain McKenzie05/09/2012InverclydeLabourSigned
Mary Glindon06/09/2012North TynesideLabourSigned
Hywel Francis06/09/2012AberavonLabourSigned
Lady Hermon06/09/2012North DownIndependentSigned
Paul Flynn06/09/2012Newport WestLabourSigned
George Galloway07/09/2012Bradford WestRespectSigned
Hywel Williams07/09/2012ArfonPlaid CymruSigned
George Howarth10/09/2012KnowsleyLabourSigned
David Crausby10/09/2012Bolton North EastLabourSigned
Margaret Ritchie11/09/2012South DownSocial Democratic and Labour PartySigned
Martin Caton11/09/2012GowerLabourSigned
Virendra Sharma11/09/2012Ealing, SouthallLabourSigned
David Anderson12/09/2012BlaydonLabourSigned
Eilidh Whiteford12/09/2012Banff and BuchanScottish National PartySigned
Lindsay Roy12/09/2012GlenrothesLabourSigned
Sandra Osborne12/09/2012Ayr, Carrick and CumnockLabourSigned
Naomi Long12/09/2012Belfast EastAllianceSigned
Jim McGovern14/09/2012Dundee WestLabourSigned
Graeme Morrice18/09/2012LivingstonLabourSigned
Paul Murphy15/10/2012TorfaenLabourSigned
Bill Esterson17/10/2012Sefton CentralLabourSigned
Alasdair McDonnell05/11/2012Belfast SouthSocial Democratic and Labour PartySigned
Nick Harvey08/11/2012North DevonLiberal DemocratSigned
Chris Evans11/12/2012IslwynLabourSigned
Michael Connarty05/02/2013Linlithgow and East FalkirkLabourSigned

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