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Flexible Working For Carers

EDM number 1814 in 2017-19, proposed by Edward Davey on 06/11/2018.

That this House is concerned that, according to a survey by the charity Disability Law Service, 52 per cent of those caring for a disabled person are denied requests for flexible working and that 72 percent of carers would work, or would work more, if they could work flexibly; notes that this is unsurprising given that an employer has no duty to agree to flexible working and, when considering a carer's request for flexible working under the relevant law, does not even have to act reasonably; further notes that disabled people are entitled to have reasonable adjustments made in their workplace conditions in accordance with the Equality Act 2010 to ensure that they are able to work and can do so effectively; believes that it is not right that under current law a carer can only request flexible working, with no extra rights to flexible working than any other employee; and calls on the Government to introduce a Bill to amend the Equality Act to provide a right to reasonable adjustments for carers.

This motion has been signed by a total of 25 MPs.

MPDateConstituencyPartyType
Edward Davey06/11/2018Kingston and SurbitonLiberal DemocratProposed
06/11/2018Edinburgh WestLiberal DemocratSeconded
Tom Brake06/11/2018Carshalton and WallingtonLiberal DemocratSeconded
Stephen Lloyd06/11/2018EastbourneLiberal DemocratSeconded
Chris Stephens06/11/2018Glasgow South WestScottish National PartySeconded
06/11/2018Lewisham West and PengeLabourSeconded
06/11/2018Lewisham EastLabourSigned
Ruth George06/11/2018Signed
Ruth Smeeth06/11/2018Stoke-on-Trent NorthLabourSigned
Virendra Sharma06/11/2018Ealing, SouthallLabourSigned
Alex Cunningham06/11/2018Stockton NorthLabourSigned
Catherine West06/11/2018Hornsey and Wood GreenLabourSigned
Rosie Cooper06/11/2018West LancashireLabourSigned
06/11/2018Rutherglen and Hamilton WestLabour/Co-operativeSigned
Debbie Abrahams06/11/2018Oldham East and SaddleworthLabourSigned
Jess Phillips06/11/2018Birmingham, YardleyLabourSigned
06/11/2018BathLiberal DemocratSigned
06/11/2018Oxford West and AbingdonLiberal DemocratSigned
Harriet Harman06/11/2018Camberwell and PeckhamLabourSigned
Ruth Cadbury06/11/2018Brentford and IsleworthLabourSigned
06/11/2018CanterburyLabourSigned
Jim Cunningham06/11/2018Coventry SouthLabourSigned
Roger Godsiff06/11/2018Birmingham, Hall GreenLabourSigned
Rachel Reeves06/11/2018Leeds WestLabourSigned
06/11/2018Coatbridge, Chryston and BellshillLabourSigned

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