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Capita And The Privatisation Of Public Services

EDM number 916 in 2017-19, proposed by Hywel Williams on 07/02/2018.
Categorised under the topics of Benefits administration, Companies and Sickness, disability and carers' benefits.

That this House notes with concern the profit warning, mounting debts and massive pension deficit of outsourcing giant Capita, a company in whose hands the Government has left the handling of personal independence payments (PIP) for millions of citizens across the UK; acknowledges the dangerous complications this may cause to the Government's own recent promise to review 1.6 million PIP claims after agreeing not to reverse the High Court judgment on mental health; further notes that under Capita the assessment process has long been deficient; observes that 62 per cent of PIP rejections are overturned by tribunals; recognises that the deserving recipients of PIP whose fate the Government has left in Capita's private hands are among the most vulnerable in society; sees the pitiful performance of successive outsourcing companies as symbolic of the degradation of the UK's public services under successive governments; and calls on the Government to end its privatisation of public services.

This motion has been signed by a total of 19 MPs.

MPDateConstituencyPartyType
Hywel Williams07/02/2018ArfonPlaid CymruProposed
Ben Lake07/02/2018CeredigionPlaid CymruSeconded
Liz Saville Roberts07/02/2018Dwyfor MeirionnyddPlaid CymruSeconded
Jonathan Edwards07/02/2018Carmarthen East and DinefwrPlaid CymruSeconded
Caroline Lucas08/02/2018Brighton, PavilionGreenSeconded
Jim Shannon08/02/2018StrangfordDUPSeconded
Chris Stephens08/02/2018Glasgow South WestScottish National PartySigned
Jim Cunningham08/02/2018Coventry SouthLabourSigned
Mary Glindon08/02/2018North TynesideLabourSigned
Alison Thewliss20/02/2018Glasgow CentralScottish National PartySigned
Kelvin Hopkins20/02/2018Luton NorthLabourSigned
Hugh Gaffney22/02/2018Coatbridge, Chryston and BellshillLabourSigned
Alan Brown28/02/2018Kilmarnock and LoudounScottish National PartySigned
Stephen Gethins05/03/2018North East FifeScottish National PartySigned
Hannah Bardell05/03/2018LivingstonScottish National PartySigned
Douglas Chapman07/03/2018Dunfermline and West FifeScottish National PartySigned
Mhairi Black12/03/2018Paisley and Renfrewshire SouthScottish National PartySigned
Gavin Newlands26/03/2018Paisley and Renfrewshire NorthScottish National PartySigned
Drew Hendry23/04/2018Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and StrathspeyScottish National PartySigned

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