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ESA Work-Related Activity

EDM number 134 in 2017-19, proposed by Neil Gray on 05/07/2017.
Categorised under the topics of Food, Incomes and poverty and Sickness, disability and carers' benefits.

That this House notes with concern the findings of the Trussell Trust report Financial insecurity, food insecurity, and disability: The profile of people receiving emergency food assistance from The Trussell Trust Foodbank Network in Britain, published in June 2017, which show that 78 per cent of households surveyed were severely food insecure and that 50 per cent had gone without heating for more than four days in the last 12 months; further notes the findings of the report that that almost three times more households who were in the ESA Work-Related Activity group were among food bank users than was the case among claimants in the general population; praises the hard work of food bank volunteers at the Trussell Trust and other food banks across the UK; believes that the cutting of the ESA Work-Related Activity component for new claimants after April 2017 will push more ESA claimants into poverty at a time of rising inflation; notes figures from the IFS in March 2017 that ESA claimants impacted by this change will lose up to £1,500 a year as a result; strongly condemns the Government's position that the abolition of the ESA Work-Related Activity component provides the right incentives for ESA claimants to move into work; and calls on the Government immediately to reverse this cut and reinstate the ESA Work-Related Activity component to ESA as a matter of urgency.

This motion has been signed by a total of 29 MPs.

Neil Gray05/07/2017Airdrie and ShottsScottish National PartyProposed
Angela Crawley05/07/2017Lanark and Hamilton EastScottish National PartySeconded
David Linden05/07/2017Glasgow EastScottish National PartySeconded
Patrick Grady05/07/2017Glasgow NorthScottish National PartySeconded
Kirsty Blackman05/07/2017Aberdeen NorthScottish National PartySeconded
Jim Shannon06/07/2017StrangfordDUPSeconded
Ronnie Cowan06/07/2017InverclydeScottish National PartySigned
Ben Lake06/07/2017CeredigionPlaid CymruSigned
Caroline Lucas10/07/2017Brighton, PavilionGreenSigned
Martyn Day10/07/2017Linlithgow and East FalkirkScottish National PartySigned
Tommy Sheppard11/07/2017Edinburgh EastScottish National PartySigned
John McNally11/07/2017FalkirkScottish National PartySigned
Jim Cunningham11/07/2017Coventry SouthLabourSigned
Stephen Gethins11/07/2017North East FifeScottish National PartySigned
Lady Hermon11/07/2017North DownIndependentSigned
Roger Godsiff11/07/2017Birmingham, Hall GreenLabourSigned
Chris Law11/07/2017Dundee WestScottish National PartySigned
Alison Thewliss11/07/2017Glasgow CentralScottish National PartySigned
Alan Brown11/07/2017Kilmarnock and LoudounScottish National PartySigned
Drew Hendry11/07/2017Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and StrathspeyScottish National PartySigned
Philippa Whitford12/07/2017Central AyrshireScottish National PartySigned
Stephen Doughty13/07/2017Cardiff South and PenarthLabourSigned
Stephen Hepburn17/07/2017JarrowLabourSigned
Jo Stevens17/07/2017Cardiff CentralLabourSigned
Chris Stephens17/07/2017Glasgow South WestScottish National PartySigned
Thelma Walker18/07/2017Colne ValleyLabourSigned
Peter Grant20/07/2017GlenrothesScottish National PartySigned
Wes Streeting20/07/2017Ilford NorthLabourSigned
Sandy Martin09/10/2017IpswichLabourSigned

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