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Disabled Students Allowance Scheme

EDM number 695 in 2016-17, proposed by Danny Kinahan on 17/11/2016.
Categorised under the topics of Disability discrimination and Students.

That this House notes the importance of the Disabled Students Allowance (DSA) scheme for disabled people in Higher Education and the beneficial effect it has on recipients' academic achievements; acknowledges that DSA is associated with improved degree qualifications that result in significantly increased earnings; condemns the Government's reform of DSA, including the introduction of a £200 levy on disabled students who are recommended a computer as part of the essential technology to allow them to study independently and successfully; and accepts that since the introduction of this student contribution, there has been a significant decrease in the number of students taking up the equipment that has been recommended for them despite an increase in the number of assessments.

This motion has been signed by a total of 33 MPs.

Danny Kinahan17/11/2016South AntrimUUPProposed
Margaret Ritchie18/11/2016South DownSocial Democratic and Labour PartySeconded
Jim Cunningham18/11/2016Coventry SouthLabourSeconded
Alan Meale18/11/2016MansfieldLabourSeconded
Kelvin Hopkins18/11/2016Luton NorthLabourSeconded
Paul Monaghan18/11/2016Caithness, Sutherland and Easter RossScottish National PartySeconded
Mark Durkan21/11/2016FoyleSocial Democratic and Labour PartySigned
Marie Rimmer21/11/2016St Helens South and WhistonLabourSigned
Jim Shannon21/11/2016StrangfordDUPSigned
Gavin Robinson22/11/2016Belfast EastDUPSigned
George Howarth22/11/2016KnowsleyLabourSigned
Wes Streeting22/11/2016Ilford NorthLabourSigned
Lady Hermon22/11/2016North DownIndependentSigned
Tom Elliott22/11/2016Fermanagh and South TyroneUUPSigned
Corri Wilson23/11/2016Ayr, Carrick and CumnockScottish National PartySigned
Lisa Cameron24/11/2016East Kilbride, Strathaven and LesmahagowScottish National PartySigned
Angus MacNeil29/11/2016Na h-Eileanan an IarScottish National PartySigned
Marion Fellows29/11/2016Motherwell and WishawScottish National PartySigned
Owen Thompson29/11/2016MidlothianScottish National PartySigned
Alex Salmond29/11/2016Signed
Joanna Cherry30/11/2016Edinburgh South WestScottish National PartySigned
John Nicolson01/12/2016East DunbartonshireScottish National PartySigned
Alan Brown05/12/2016Kilmarnock and LoudounScottish National PartySigned
Hannah Bardell07/12/2016LivingstonScottish National PartySigned
Drew Hendry07/12/2016Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and StrathspeyScottish National PartySigned
Mark Williams15/12/2016CeredigionLiberal DemocratSigned
Roger Godsiff09/01/2017Birmingham, Hall GreenLabourSigned
Nigel Dodds12/01/2017Belfast NorthDUPSigned
Vernon Coaker17/01/2017GedlingLabourSigned
Stephen Timms19/01/2017East HamLabourSigned
Graham Jones26/01/2017HyndburnLabourSigned
Rosie Cooper13/03/2017West LancashireLabourSigned
Alan Johnson14/03/2017Kingston upon Hull West and HessleLabourSigned

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