Is your MP on the list?

Reposted from Vox Political

Here’s the list of the MP’s who signed Early Day Motion (EDM) 285 along with an update from Mike Sivier who made the original Freedom of Information request for the benefit death statistics.

That this House notes that on 30 April 2015 the Information Commission took a decision that the Government must disclose the number of incapacity benefit and employment and support allowance claimants who have died since November 2011 until May 2014 within 35 calendar days; acknowledges the petition signed by over 230,000 members of the public calling for this data to be released; further notes that even though the 35 day deadline has passed this data has not been released; has concerns that the data released may be a standardised figure rather than a full picture; and therefore calls on the Government to ensure the release of this data in full and without further delay.

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Name Party Constituency Date Signed
Anderson, David Labour Party Blaydon 14.07.2015
Blackford, Ian Scottish National Party Ross Skye and Lochaber 14.07.2015
Boswell, Phil Scottish National Party Coatbridge Chryston and Bellshill 16.07.2015
Burgon, Richard Labour Party Leeds East 15.07.2015
Campbell, Ronnie Labour Party Blyth Valley 15.07.2015
Corbyn, Jeremy Labour Party Islington North 13.07.2015
Cunningham, Jim Labour Party Coventry South 16.07.2015
Day, Martyn Scottish National Party Linlithgow and East Falkirk 14.07.2015
Donaldson, Stuart Scottish National Party West Aberdeenshire and Kincardine 15.07.2015
Dowd, Peter Labour Party Bootle 14.07.2015
Durkan, Mark Social Democratic and Labour Party Foyle 13.07.2015
Esterson, Bill Labour Party Sefton Central 16.07.2015
Flello, Robert Labour Party Stoke-on-Trent South 16.07.2015
Flynn, Paul Labour Party Newport West 15.07.2015
Gapes, Mike Labour Party Ilford South 14.07.2015
Gethins, Stephen Scottish National Party North East Fife 16.07.2015
Gibson, Patricia Scottish National Party North Ayrshire and Arran 15.07.2015
Glindon, Mary Labour Party North Tyneside 16.07.2015
Grady, Patrick Scottish National Party Glasgow North 15.07.2015
Gray, Neil Scottish National Party Airdrie and Shotts 16.07.2015
Harpham, Harry Labour Party Sheffield Brightside and Hillsborough 15.07.2015
Harris, Carolyn Labour Party Swansea East 15.07.2015
Hayman, Sue Labour Party Workington 15.07.2015
Hendry, Drew Scottish National Party Inverness Nairn Badenoch and Strathspey 14.07.2015
Hermon, Lady INDEPENDENT North Down 14.07.2015
Hopkins, Kelvin Labour Party Luton North 15.07.2015
Howarth, George Labour Party Knowsley 14.07.2015
Jones, Gerald Labour Party Merthyr Tydfil and Rhymney 15.07.2015
Kerevan, George Scottish National Party East Lothian 14.07.2015
Kerr, Calum Scottish National Party Berwickshire Roxburgh and Selkirk 16.07.2015
Law, Chris Scottish National Party Dundee West 16.07.2015
Lewis, Clive Labour Party Norwich South 16.07.2015
Long Bailey, Rebecca Labour Party Salford and Eccles 15.07.2015
Marsden, Gordon Labour Party Blackpool South 15.07.2015
Matheson, Chris Labour Party City of Chester 16.07.2015
McDonald, Stewart Scottish National Party Glasgow South 16.07.2015
McDonald, Stuart Scottish National Party Cumbernauld Kilsyth and Kirkintilloch East 15.07.2015
McDonnell, John Labour Party Hayes and Harlington 14.07.2015
McInnes, Liz Labour Party Heywood and Middleton 16.07.2015
Meale, Alan Labour Party Mansfield 13.07.2015
Mearns, Ian Labour Party Gateshead 14.07.2015
Monaghan, Carol Scottish National Party Glasgow North West 16.07.2015
Monaghan, Paul Scottish National Party Caithness Sutherland and Easter Ross 14.07.2015
Morris, Grahame M Labour Party Easington 15.07.2015
O’Hara, Brendan Scottish National Party Argyll and Bute 15.07.2015
Oswald, Kirsten Scottish National Party East Renfrewshire 15.07.2015
Pearce, Teresa Labour Party Erith and Thamesmead 16.07.2015
Rees, Christina Labour Party Neath 15.07.2015
Rimmer, Marie Labour Party St Helens South and Whiston 13.07.2015
Ritchie, Margaret Social Democratic and Labour Party South Down 13.07.2015
Saville Roberts, Liz Plaid Cymru Dwyfor Meirionnydd 14.07.2015
Shannon, Jim Democratic Unionist Party Strangford 14.07.2015
Sharma, Virendra Labour Party Ealing Southall 14.07.2015
Skinner, Dennis Labour Party Bolsover 14.07.2015
Smith, Catherine Labour Party Lancaster and Fleetwood 14.07.2015
Smith, Jeff Labour Party Manchester Withington 15.07.2015
Stephens, Christopher Scottish National Party Glasgow South West 14.07.2015
Stevens, Jo Labour Party Cardiff Central 15.07.2015
Thomson, Michelle Scottish National Party Edinburgh West 16.07.2015
Weir, Mike Scottish National Party Angus 14.07.2015
West, Catherine Labour Party Hornsey and Wood Green 15.07.2015
Whiteford, Eilidh Scottish National Party Banff and Buchan 14.07.2015
Wilson, Corri Scottish National Party Ayr Carrick and Cumnock 15.07.2015

The Merseyside MP’s early day motion may prove an embarrassment for the government as 47 Labour, SNP, SDLP, Plaid Cymru, DUP and independent MPs have now signed it.

This level of cross-party backbench support for the motion is unusually high, with only around 1 in 10 early day motions normally gathering 50 signatures or more.

Marie Rimmer, who only joined the Commons in May 2015, said: “Almost three weeks ago, the Prime Minister assured me that the Government would release the data regarding the deaths of those found fit for work by face-to-face assessments.

“Despite these assurances and my letter to him on the 26th June, there is still no indication of when these statistics will be released.

“The Information Commissioner ruled in April that these statistics must be released. It is disgraceful that the Government continues to fail to follow those instructions.

“I will continue to press for the public’s right to have an answer and disclosure on this important matter.”

A spokesman for the Department for Work and Pensions said: “The government intends to publish the statistics, but before doing so they need to meet the high standards expected by the UK Statistics Authority.”

Read the rest of the article by Mike Sivier here:

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