First elected: 7th May 2015
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e-Petitions are administered by Parliament and allow members of the public to express support for a particular issue.
If an e-petition reaches 10,000 signatures the Government will issue a written response.
If an e-petition reaches 100,000 signatures the petition becomes eligible for a Parliamentary debate (usually Monday 4.30pm in Westminster Hall).
End reviews of PIP and ESA awards for people with lifelong illnessesGov Responded - 10 Sep 2021 Debated on - 4 Sep 2023 View 's petition debate contributions
People with a lifelong illness should not be subject to regular reviews for eligibility for the Personal Independence Payment (PIP) or Employment and Support Allowance (ESA). People suffering lifelong conditions should not have to prove they are still ill every couple of years.
End assessments and consider disability benefit claims on medical advice aloneGov Responded - 21 Dec 2022 Debated on - 4 Sep 2023 View 's petition debate contributions
The Government should remove the requirement for people claiming disability benefits, such as the Personal Independence Payment (PIP), to have to go through an assessment process. Claims should be based solely on evidence from medical professionals, such as a letter from a GP or consultant.
Full review of Personal Independence Payment (PIP) application processGov Responded - 1 Nov 2022 Debated on - 4 Sep 2023 View 's petition debate contributions
We want the Government to conduct a full review of the PIP process. This should look at DWP policy and the performance of ATOS and Capita, which conduct the health assessments for applicants. We believe the current process is inherently unethical and biased, and needs a complete overhaul.
Provide an energy grant to people with a disability or serious medical conditionGov Responded - 14 Jun 2022 Debated on - 22 May 2023 View 's petition debate contributions
Millions of UK citizens have a disability or serious medical condition that means they use more energy. Many people need to use a ventilator 24/7. People use electric pumps to feed through a tubes. People need to charge their mobility equipment, such as electric wheelchairs, stair lifts, bath seats.
Make people on disability benefits eligible for the £650 one off payment.Gov Responded - 11 Oct 2022 Debated on - 22 May 2023 View 's petition debate contributions
Disabled people should be included alongside carers in the £650 one off payment as part of the Cost of Living support package. We have larger utilities bills and food costs when compared to non-disabled people. We rely on these utilities and food to stay alive.
These initiatives were driven by Tom Pursglove, and are more likely to reflect personal policy preferences.
MPs who are act as Ministers or Shadow Ministers are generally restricted from performing Commons initiatives other than Urgent Questions.
Tom Pursglove has not been granted any Urgent Questions
A Bill to require public consultation to be carried out in local areas where the sale of park or playing field land owned by a public body is proposed; to require referendums on such proposals in certain circumstances; and for connected purposes.
A Bill to make provision for a scheme for the triggering and holding of a local area referendum to approve a proposed sale of or including school playing fields by a local education authority or state-funded school; and for connected purposes.
Tom Pursglove has not co-sponsored any Bills in the current parliamentary sitting