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Local Delivery Of Universal Credit

EDM number 49 in 2012-13, proposed by David Anderson on 14/05/2012.
Categorised under the topic of Benefits administration.

That this House notes that the Welfare Reform Bill provides for the introduction of a universal credit to replace a range of existing means-tested benefits and tax credits for millions of people of working age, starting from 2013; further notes that 20,000 housing benefit staff currently handle such casework for local residents; shares the Communities and Local Government Select Committee's concerns, outlined inits 5th Report of Session2010-12 Localisation issues in welfare reform, published in October 2011, on the changes to delivery mechanisms particulary for housing costs; believes that it is important that claimants can speak in person to local housing staff to ask questions, resolve issues and assist in complex applications in order to avoid errors and verify all official personal documents face-to-face; and is convinced that local delivery and a continuing local authority role in benefit applications will be critical for the successful delivery of the universal credit.

This motion has been signed by a total of 36 MPs.

David Anderson14/05/2012BlaydonLabourProposed
Jeremy Corbyn14/05/2012Islington NorthLabourSeconded
Ian Mearns14/05/2012GatesheadLabourSeconded
Lindsay Roy15/05/2012GlenrothesLabourSeconded
John McDonnell15/05/2012Hayes and HarlingtonLabourSeconded
Margaret Ritchie15/05/2012South DownSocial Democratic and Labour PartySeconded
Peter Bottomley15/05/2012Worthing WestConservativeSigned
Alex Cunningham16/05/2012Stockton NorthLabourSigned
Mark Durkan16/05/2012FoyleSocial Democratic and Labour PartySigned
Jim Dobbin16/05/2012Heywood and MiddletonLabourSigned
Martin Caton16/05/2012GowerLabourSigned
Ronnie Campbell16/05/2012Blyth ValleyLabourSigned
Sandra Osborne16/05/2012Ayr, Carrick and CumnockLabourSigned
Dai Havard16/05/2012Merthyr Tydfil and RhymneyLabourSigned
Mary Glindon17/05/2012North TynesideLabourSigned
Katy Clark17/05/2012North Ayrshire and ArranLabourSigned
Elfyn Llwyd17/05/2012Dwyfor MeirionnyddPlaid CymruSigned
Glenda Jackson17/05/2012Hampstead and KilburnLabourSigned
Jim Shannon17/05/2012StrangfordDUPSigned
David Heyes21/05/2012Ashton-under-LyneLabourSigned
Mark Lazarowicz21/05/2012Edinburgh North and LeithLabourSigned
Paul Flynn21/05/2012Newport WestLabourSigned
Clive Betts21/05/2012Sheffield South EastLabourSigned
George Howarth22/05/2012KnowsleyLabourSigned
Steve Rotheram23/05/2012Liverpool, WaltonLabourSigned
Alan Meale23/05/2012MansfieldLabourSigned
Tony Lloyd23/05/2012Manchester CentralLabourSigned
Gerry Sutcliffe24/05/2012Bradford SouthLabourSigned
Ian Lavery24/05/2012WansbeckLabourSigned
Iain McKenzie24/05/2012InverclydeLabourSigned
Caroline Lucas11/06/2012Brighton, PavilionGreenSigned
David Crausby13/06/2012Bolton North EastLabourSigned
Alasdair McDonnell14/06/2012Belfast SouthSocial Democratic and Labour PartySigned
Yasmin Qureshi14/06/2012Bolton South EastLabourSigned
Naomi Long25/06/2012Belfast EastAllianceSigned
Michael Connarty05/02/2013Linlithgow and East FalkirkLabourSigned

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