Wednesday, 28 November 2012

WORK CAPABILITY ASSESSMENT AND DAY OF REMEMBRANCE Session: 2012-13 Date tabled: 05.11.2012

Parliament UK


Early day motion 687


That this House wishes to record the case of Mr Brian McArdle who, having suffered a blood clot on his brain, was left paralysed on one side, unable to speak properly and blind in one eye and yet was summoned to an Atos work capacity assessment, before which he suffered a further stroke and was eventually informed he was to lose his disability benefits; notes with sadness that Mr McArdle died from a heart attack the day after his benefits were stopped and that his 13 year old son Kieran wrote to Atos to tell the company that their assessments `are killing genuine people like my dad'; and appreciates why disability campaigners like Susan Archibald are calling for the suspension of Atos assessments, and why Jim Moore and other campaigners are calling for 3 December to be a day of remembrance for all Atos victims.

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NamePartyConstituencyDate Signed
Caton, Martin Labour Party Gower 13.11.2012
Corbyn, Jeremy Labour Party Islington North 13.11.2012
Dobbin, Jim Labour Party Heywood and Middleton 07.11.2012
Durkan, Mark Social Democratic and Labour Party Foyle 06.11.2012
Edwards, Jonathan Plaid Cymru Carmarthen East and Dinefwr 06.11.2012
Galloway, George Respect Bradford West 07.11.2012
Glindon, Mary Labour Party North Tyneside 07.11.2012
Godsiff, Roger Labour Party Birmingham Hall Green 12.11.2012
Hancock, Mike Liberal Democrats Portsmouth South 12.11.2012
Hopkins, Kelvin Labour Party Luton North 06.11.2012
Hosie, Stewart Scottish National Party Dundee East 19.11.2012
Jackson, Glenda Labour Party Hampstead and Kilburn 19.11.2012
Kaufman, Gerald Labour Party Manchester Gorton 09.11.2012
Lavery, Ian Labour Party Wansbeck 08.11.2012
Lucas, Caroline Green Party Brighton Pavilion 09.11.2012
McCrea, Dr William Democratic Unionist Party South Antrim 07.11.2012
McDonnell, John Labour Party Hayes and Harlington 05.11.2012
McGovern, Jim Labour Party Dundee West 22.11.2012
Meale, Alan Labour Party Mansfield 06.11.2012
Owen, Albert Labour Party Ynys Môn 13.11.2012
Ritchie, Margaret Social Democratic and Labour Party South Down 07.11.2012
Robertson, John Labour Party Glasgow North West 20.11.2012
Shannon, Jim Democratic Unionist Party Strangford 06.11.2012
Sharma, Virendra Labour Party Ealing Southall 08.11.2012
Simpson, David Democratic Unionist Party Upper Bann 07.11.2012
Skinner, Dennis Labour Party Bolsover 06.11.2012

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