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Insurance Cover For People With Mental Ill Health

EDM number 836 in 2017-19, proposed by Norman Lamb on 22/01/2018.
Categorised under the topics of Equality, Financial services and Mental health.

That this House notes with concern evidence revealed by The Guardian newspaper of people with mental health problems being denied access to insurance, including life insurance; further notes that while some people who have suffered from mental health conditions are charged high premiums for insurance, others are refused cover altogether; believes that these are wholly inappropriate practices which amount to a serious discrimination against people with mental ill health; calls on the Equality and Human Rights Commission to instigate an investigation on this issue; further calls for the Financial Conduct Authority to investigate such policies; and calls on the Government, as a matter of urgency, to consider whether a change in the law, including potential reform of the Equality Act, is necessary to address this injustice and ensure that insurance policies do not unfairly discriminate against those who suffer or in the past have suffered from mental illness.

This motion has been signed by a total of 35 MPs.

Norman Lamb22/01/2018North NorfolkLiberal DemocratProposed
Luciana Berger22/01/2018Liverpool, WavertreeLabourSeconded
Caroline Lucas22/01/2018Brighton, PavilionGreenSeconded
Peter Bottomley22/01/2018Worthing WestConservativeSeconded
Tim Farron22/01/2018Westmorland and LonsdaleLiberal DemocratSeconded
Tom Brake22/01/2018Carshalton and WallingtonLiberal DemocratSeconded
Vincent Cable22/01/2018TwickenhamLiberal DemocratSigned
Wera Hobhouse22/01/2018BathLiberal DemocratSigned
Alistair Carmichael22/01/2018Orkney and ShetlandLiberal DemocratSigned
Jim Shannon23/01/2018StrangfordDUPSigned
Gavin Robinson23/01/2018Belfast EastDUPSigned
Liz Saville Roberts23/01/2018Dwyfor MeirionnyddPlaid CymruSigned
Martyn Day23/01/2018Linlithgow and East FalkirkScottish National PartySigned
Paul Williams23/01/2018Stockton SouthLabourSigned
Ronnie Cowan23/01/2018InverclydeScottish National PartySigned
Marie Rimmer23/01/2018St Helens South and WhistonLabourSigned
Carol Monaghan24/01/2018Glasgow North WestScottish National PartySigned
John McNally24/01/2018FalkirkScottish National PartySigned
Mike Hill24/01/2018HartlepoolLabourSigned
Chris Stephens24/01/2018Glasgow South WestScottish National PartySigned
Ronnie Campbell24/01/2018Blyth ValleyLabourSigned
Ben Lake25/01/2018CeredigionPlaid CymruSigned
Jim Cunningham29/01/2018Coventry SouthLabourSigned
Kelvin Hopkins30/01/2018Luton NorthLabourSigned
Lady Hermon31/01/2018North DownIndependentSigned
Layla Moran01/02/2018Oxford West and AbingdonLiberal DemocratSigned
Sandy Martin06/02/2018IpswichLabourSigned
David Crausby07/02/2018Bolton North EastLabourSigned
Hannah Bardell08/02/2018LivingstonScottish National PartySigned
Douglas Chapman20/02/2018Dunfermline and West FifeScottish National PartySigned
Stephen Gethins20/02/2018North East FifeScottish National PartySigned
Alan Brown20/02/2018Kilmarnock and LoudounScottish National PartySigned
Drew Hendry20/02/2018Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and StrathspeyScottish National PartySigned
Mark Hendrick05/03/2018PrestonLabourSigned
Clive Efford15/03/2018ElthamLabourSigned

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