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Disabled Students' Allowance

EDM number 815 in 2014-15, proposed by George Howarth on 24/02/2015.
Categorised under the topics of Higher education and Sickness, disability and carers' benefits.

That this House notes the importance of support for students with disabilities to enable them to access education; is concerned with the proposed changes to the disabled students' allowance (DSA) announced on 7 April 2014 and updated in regulations laid on 16 October 2014; believes that the Non-Medical Help (NMH) aspect of DSA is an important means of support for students with disabilities to achieve and prosper in higher education; further notes the results of a survey by a specialist support provider which found that 42.4 per cent of survey respondents said they would be more likely to drop out if cuts to the DSA fall whilst they are at university; is alarmed that many potential students stand to be affected by the proposed changes to the DSA; further notes with concern the funding and support disparities that would result from the proposed changes; and calls on the Government to review the current proposals to ensure that any student, regardless of disability, has fair and sustainable access to support whilst studying.

This motion has been signed by a total of 44 MPs.

MPDateConstituencyPartyType
George Howarth24/02/2015KnowsleyLabourProposed
Alan Meale25/02/2015MansfieldLabourSeconded
Jim Shannon25/02/2015StrangfordDUPSeconded
Ronnie Campbell25/02/2015Blyth ValleyLabourSeconded
Mike Hancock25/02/2015Portsmouth SouthLiberal DemocratSeconded
Jeremy Corbyn25/02/2015Islington NorthLabourSeconded
Andrew George26/02/2015St IvesLiberal DemocratSigned
Glenda Jackson26/02/2015Hampstead and KilburnLabourSigned
Dennis Skinner26/02/2015BolsoverLabourSigned
Kelvin Hopkins26/02/2015Luton NorthLabourSigned
Steve Rotheram27/02/2015Liverpool, WaltonLabourSigned
David Wright02/03/2015TelfordLabourSigned
Caroline Lucas03/03/2015Brighton, PavilionGreenSigned
Margaret Ritchie03/03/2015South DownSocial Democratic and Labour PartySigned
Graham Stringer03/03/2015Blackley and BroughtonLabourSigned
John McDonnell03/03/2015Hayes and HarlingtonLabourSigned
Hugh Bayley03/03/2015York CentralLabourSigned
Kevin Barron03/03/2015Rother ValleyLabourSigned
Mary Glindon04/03/2015North TynesideLabourSigned
Roger Godsiff04/03/2015Birmingham, Hall GreenLabourSigned
Ian Mearns04/03/2015GatesheadLabourSigned
David Crausby04/03/2015Bolton North EastLabourSigned
David Ward04/03/2015Bradford EastLiberal DemocratSigned
David Anderson04/03/2015BlaydonLabourSigned
Martin Caton04/03/2015GowerLabourSigned
Lady Hermon04/03/2015North DownIndependentSigned
William McCrea04/03/2015South AntrimDUPSigned
Virendra Sharma04/03/2015Ealing, SouthallLabourSigned
Sandra Osborne04/03/2015Ayr, Carrick and CumnockLabourSigned
Liz McInnes04/03/2015Heywood and MiddletonLabourSigned
Elfyn Llwyd05/03/2015Dwyfor MeirionnyddPlaid CymruSigned
Yasmin Qureshi05/03/2015Bolton South EastLabourSigned
Lindsay Roy05/03/2015GlenrothesLabourSigned
George Galloway06/03/2015Bradford WestRespectSigned
David Simpson09/03/2015Upper BannDUPSigned
Grahame Morris09/03/2015EasingtonLabourSigned
Paul Blomfield09/03/2015Sheffield CentralLabourSigned
Julian Huppert09/03/2015CambridgeLiberal DemocratSigned
Gordon Marsden10/03/2015Blackpool SouthLabourSigned
Menzies Campbell10/03/2015North East FifeLiberal DemocratSigned
Andrew Stunell12/03/2015Hazel GroveLiberal DemocratSigned
Michael Connarty17/03/2015Linlithgow and East FalkirkLabourSigned
Hywel Williams18/03/2015ArfonPlaid CymruSigned
Louise Ellman18/03/2015Liverpool, RiversideLabourSigned

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