Early day motion 442

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CARERS' ALLOWANCE FOR PENSIONERS

That this House notes that there are currently around 2.8 million unpaid carers over the age of 50 in the UK; commends the fantastic contribution that they make to society; further notes that carers often face higher costs of living than the rest of the population due to their having to spend higher amounts on heating and electricity, household costs and specialist equipment; further notes that older carers may also have had less of an opportunity to build up a pension pot due to caring responsibilities; expresses concern that at present pensioners are not entitled to Carers' Allowance; supports the efforts of Age UK and others in campaigning for this to be changed; and calls on the Government to either expand the eligibility criteria for Carers' Allowance so that pensioners are entitled either to receive it or to introduce a new cash benefit for pensioners who are carers.

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Name Party Constituency Date Signed
Anderson, David Labour Party Blaydon 12.09.2012
Bottomley, Peter Conservative Party Worthing West 03.09.2012
Campbell, Ronnie Labour Party Blyth Valley 05.09.2012
Caton, Martin Labour Party Gower 11.09.2012
Clark, Katy Labour Party North Ayrshire and Arran 03.09.2012
Connarty, Michael Labour Party Linlithgow and East Falkirk 05.02.2013
Corbyn, Jeremy Labour Party Islington North 04.09.2012
Crausby, David Labour Party Bolton North East 10.09.2012
Cunningham, Jim Labour Party Coventry South 04.09.2012
Dobbin, Jim Labour Party Heywood and Middleton 04.09.2012
Durkan, Mark Social Democratic and Labour Party Foyle 03.09.2012
Esterson, Bill Labour Party Sefton Central 17.10.2012
Evans, Chris Labour Party Islwyn 11.12.2012
Flynn, Paul Labour Party Newport West 06.09.2012
Francis, Hywel Labour Party Aberavon 06.09.2012
Galloway, George Respect Bradford West 07.09.2012
Glindon, Mary Labour Party North Tyneside 06.09.2012
Harvey, Nick Liberal Democrats North Devon 08.11.2012
Hermon, Lady INDEPENDENT North Down 06.09.2012
Hopkins, Kelvin Labour Party Luton North 04.09.2012
Howarth, George Labour Party Knowsley 10.09.2012
Jackson, Glenda Labour Party Hampstead and Kilburn 04.09.2012
Llwyd, Elfyn Plaid Cymru Dwyfor Meirionnydd 05.09.2012
Long, Naomi Alliance Party Belfast East 12.09.2012
Lucas, Caroline Green Party Brighton Pavilion 05.09.2012
McCrea, Dr William Democratic Unionist Party South Antrim 04.09.2012
McDonnell, Alasdair Social Democratic and Labour Party Belfast South 05.11.2012
McDonnell, John Labour Party Hayes and Harlington 04.09.2012
McGovern, Jim Labour Party Dundee West 14.09.2012
McKenzie, Iain Labour Party Inverclyde 05.09.2012
Meale, Alan Labour Party Mansfield 04.09.2012
Morrice, Graeme Labour Party Livingston 18.09.2012
Murphy, Paul Labour Party Torfaen 15.10.2012
Osborne, Sandra Labour Party Ayr Carrick and Cumnock 12.09.2012
Paisley, Ian Jnr Democratic Unionist Party North Antrim 04.09.2012
Ritchie, Margaret Social Democratic and Labour Party South Down 11.09.2012
Roy, Lindsay Labour Party Glenrothes 12.09.2012
Shannon, Jim Democratic Unionist Party Strangford 04.09.2012
Sharma, Virendra Labour Party Ealing Southall 11.09.2012
Simpson, David Democratic Unionist Party Upper Bann 04.09.2012
Skinner, Dennis Labour Party Bolsover 05.09.2012
Whiteford, Eilidh Scottish National Party Banff and Buchan 12.09.2012
Williams, Hywel Plaid Cymru Arfon 07.09.2012