Early day motion 1109

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DEMANDS BY THE DEPARTMENT FOR WORK AND PENSIONS

That this House believes that requirements by the Department for Work and Pensions that claimants must send off at least 50 job applications a week or risk having their benefits stopped is unreasonable, punitive and fruitless; concludes that it is a way of removing people from the unemployment register both to save money and to artificially deflate the figures; and further concludes that the only honourable way to slash the numbers is to create meaningful jobs, which the Government has signally failed to do.

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Name Party Constituency Date Signed
Campbell, Ronnie Labour Party Blyth Valley 26.02.2014
Caton, Martin Labour Party Gower 26.02.2014
Corbyn, Jeremy Labour Party Islington North 04.03.2014
Cunningham, Jim Labour Party Coventry South 05.03.2014
Dobbin, Jim Labour Party Heywood and Middleton 03.03.2014
Durkan, Mark Social Democratic and Labour Party Foyle 26.02.2014
Flynn, Paul Labour Party Newport West 04.03.2014
Galloway, George Respect Bradford West 25.02.2014
Godsiff, Roger Labour Party Birmingham Hall Green 11.03.2014
Hopkins, Kelvin Labour Party Luton North 04.03.2014
Llwyd, Elfyn Plaid Cymru Dwyfor Meirionnydd 27.02.2014
McDonnell, John Labour Party Hayes and Harlington 27.02.2014
McGovern, Jim Labour Party Dundee West 28.02.2014
Meale, Alan Labour Party Mansfield 04.03.2014
Ritchie, Margaret Social Democratic and Labour Party South Down 03.03.2014
Williams, Hywel Plaid Cymru Arfon 27.03.2014