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EFFECT OF MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS ON WORKING LIFE YEARS

That this House welcomes the report Ready to Work: Meeting the employment and career aspirations of people with multiple sclerosis published on 20 June 2011 by The Work Foundation with the support of the MS Society, MS Trust, MSRC and Shift MS on the impact of multiple sclerosis on working life years; notes that 80 per cent. of people with multiple sclerosis retire within 15 years of diagnosis and that the condition costs the UK economy up to 2.8 billion per year; and calls on the Government to ensure that the needs of individuals with multiple sclerosis are better understood as part of its Work Programme, that the Access to Work scheme is continued and expanded to provide support for those with fluctuating conditions such as multiple sclerosis, that the crucial role of multiple sclerosis specialist nurses is safeguarded and that employers are encouraged to utilise occupational health professionals to improve the workplace for those with the condition.

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Name Party Constituency Date Signed
Amess, David Conservative Party Southend West 21.06.2011
Bottomley, Peter Conservative Party Worthing West 21.06.2011
Brooke, Annette Liberal Democrats Mid Dorset and North Poole 21.06.2011
Campbell, Gregory Democratic Unionist Party Londonderry East 06.07.2011
Caton, Martin Labour Party Gower 22.06.2011
Cooper, Rosie Labour Party West Lancashire 05.09.2011
Corbyn, Jeremy Labour Party Islington North 23.06.2011
Crockart, Mike Liberal Democrats Edinburgh West 22.06.2011
Cunningham, Jim Labour Party Coventry South 28.06.2011
Dakin, Nic Labour Party Scunthorpe 21.06.2011
Danczuk, Simon Labour Party Rochdale 06.09.2011
Dobbin, Jim Labour Party Heywood and Middleton 27.06.2011
Dodds, Nigel Democratic Unionist Party Belfast North 23.06.2011
Durkan, Mark Social Democratic and Labour Party Foyle 21.06.2011
Flynn, Paul Labour Party Newport West 27.06.2011
Fovargue, Yvonne Labour Party Makerfield 22.06.2011
George, Andrew Liberal Democrats St Ives 21.06.2011
Glindon, Mary Labour Party North Tyneside 23.06.2011
Gray, James Conservative Party North Wiltshire 21.06.2011
Hancock, Mike Liberal Democrats Portsmouth South 28.06.2011
Hermon, Lady INDEPENDENT North Down 11.08.2011
Heyes, David Labour Party Ashton under Lyne 18.07.2011
Hopkins, Kelvin Labour Party Luton North 23.06.2011
Jackson, Glenda Labour Party Hampstead and Kilburn 22.06.2011
Leech, John Liberal Democrats Manchester Withington 23.06.2011
Lloyd, Stephen Liberal Democrats Eastbourne 21.06.2011
Lloyd, Tony Labour Party Manchester Central 23.06.2011
Llwyd, Elfyn Plaid Cymru Dwyfor Meirionnydd 29.06.2011
McCrea, Dr William Democratic Unionist Party South Antrim 22.06.2011
McDonnell, Alasdair Social Democratic and Labour Party Belfast South 06.07.2011
Meale, Alan Labour Party Mansfield 28.06.2011
Morrice, Graeme Labour Party Livingston 28.06.2011
Munt, Tessa Liberal Democrats Wells Somerset 04.07.2011
Pugh, John Liberal Democrats Southport 30.06.2011
Ritchie, Margaret Social Democratic and Labour Party South Down 29.06.2011
Roy, Lindsay Labour Party Glenrothes 05.07.2011
Sanders, Adrian Liberal Democrats Torbay 22.06.2011
Shannon, Jim Democratic Unionist Party Strangford 22.06.2011
Simpson, David Democratic Unionist Party Upper Bann 22.06.2011
Tredinnick, David Conservative Party Bosworth 29.06.2011
Vickers, Martin Conservative Party Cleethorpes 15.09.2011
Williams, Mark Liberal Democrats Ceredigion 23.06.2011