Stop The Welfare Reform Bill at Committee Stage! URGENT!!

Over the last two weeks many of us have been contacting the Lords to stop the Welfare Reform Bill being passed.

It passed it’s 2nd reading and is now going to committee stage.

I was informed this morning that we should contact several crossbench members of the House of Lords as they “play a crucial role and bring much independent thought to proceedings”

(Not everyone in the list has an available email address.  I have tracked down as many as I possibly could.  If anyone knows any that are missing please leave a comment stating which peer the email address is for.)

Their contact details are as follows:

Lord Aberdare

House of Lords, London, SW1A 0PW

Tel: 020 7219 5353

http://www.theyworkforyou.com/peer/lord_aberdare

Lord Adebowale

House of Lords,

London,

SW1A 0PW
Tel: 020 7219 8704
adebowalev@parliament.uk

Baroness Afshar

House of Lords, London, SW1A 0PW
Tel: 020 7219 5353
afsharh@parliament.uk

Viscount Allenby of Megiddo

House of Lords, London, SW1A 0PW
Tel: 020 7219 3497
Fax: 020 7219 0670, 020 7219 5179

michael.allenby@btopenworld.com

Lord Alton of Liverpool

House of Lords, London, SW1A 0PW
Tel: 020 7219 3551
Fax: 020 7219 3551
altond@parliament.uk

Lord Armstrong of Ilminster

House of Lords, London, SW1A 0PW
Tel: 020 7219 4983
Fax: 020 7219 1259
armstrongr@parliament.uk

The Earl of Bewdley

House of Lords, London, SW1A 0PW
Tel: 020 7219 5353

http://www.theyworkforyou.com/peer/earl_baldwin_of_bewdley

Lord Best

House of Lords, London, SW1A 0PW
Tel: 020 7219 6799
best@parliament.uk

Lord Bew

House of Lords, London, SW1A 0PW
Tel: 020 7219 5353

p.bew@qub.a.uk

Lord Bichard

House of Lords, London, SW1A 0PW
Tel: 020 7219 5353
m.bichard@btinternet.com

Lord Bilimoria

House of Lords, London, SW1A 0PW
Tel: 020 7219 6040
Fax: 020 7219 5979
bilimoria@parliament.uk

Lord Birt

House of Lords, London, SW1A 0PW
Tel: 020 7219 8705
birtj@parliament.uk

Lord Blair of Broughton

House of Lords, London, SW1A 0PW
Tel: 020 7219 5353

http://www.theyworkforyou.com/peer/lord_blair_of_boughton

Betty Boothroyd

House of Lords, London, SW1A 0PW
Tel: 020 7219 8673

boothroyd@parliament.uk

Lord Boyce

House of Lords, London, SW1A 0PW
Tel: 020 7219 8714

http://www.theyworkforyou.com/peer/lord_boyce

Lord Bramall

House of Lords, London, SW1A 0PW
Tel: 020 7219 6621

bramallen@parliament.uk

Lord Briggs

House of Lords, London, SW1A 0PW
Tel: 020 7219 5353

http://www.theyworkforyou.com/peer/lord_briggs

Lord Broers

House of Lords, London, SW1A 0PW
Tel: 020 7219 5353

anb1000@cam.ac.uk

Viscount Brookeborough

House of Lords, London, SW1A 0PW
Tel: 020 7219 1668

brookboroughA@parliament.uk

Lord Browne of Madingley

House of Lords, London, SW1A 0PW
Tel: 020 7219 5353

http://www.theyworkforyou.com/peer/lord_browne_of_madingley

Lord Browne-Wilkinson

House of Lords, London, SW1A 0PW
Tel: 020 7219 1639

http://www.theyworkforyou.com/peer/lord_browne-wilkinson

Lord Burns

House of Lords, London, SW1A 0PW
Tel: 020 7219 0312
burnst@parliament.uk

Lord Butler of Brockwell

House of Lords, London, SW1A 0PW
Tel: 020 7219 5353
butlerf@parliament.uk

Baroness Butler-Sloss

House of Lords, London, SW1A 0PW
Tel: 020 7219 4044
butlerslosse@parliament.uk

Lord Cameron of Dillington

House of Lords, London, SW1A 0PW
Tel: 020 7219 2530
camerone@parliament.uk

Lord Cameron of Lochbroom

House of Lords, London, SW1A 0PW
Tel: 020 7219 5353

http://www.theyworkforyou.com/peer/lord_cameron_of_lochbroom

Baroness Campbell of Loughborough

House of Lords, London, SW1A 0PW
Tel: 020 7219 5353

http://www.theyworkforyou.com/peer/baroness_campbell_of_loughborough

Baroness Campbell of Surbiton

House of Lords, London, SW1A 0PW
Tel: 020 7219 5124
campbelljs@parliament.uk

Lord Carey of Clifton

House of Lords, London, SW1A 0PW
Tel: 020 7219 5353

admin@glcarey.co.uk

Lord Carswell

House of Lords, London, SW1A 0PW
Tel: 020 7219 5353
carswellr@parliament.uk

Lord Chitnis

House of Lords, London, SW1A 0PW
Tel: 020 7219 5353

http://www.theyworkforyou.com/peer/lord_chitnis

Lord Chorley

House of Lords, London, SW1A 0PW
Tel: 020 7219 5353

http://www.theyworkforyou.com/peer/lord_chorley

Earl of Clancarty

House of Lords, London, SW1A 0PW
Tel: 020 7219 8929
clancartyn@parliament.uk

Lord Cobbold

House of Lords, London, SW1A 0PW
Tel: 020 7219 6887

david@parkgatehouse.net

Lord Condon

House of Lords, London, SW1A 0PW
Tel: 020 7219 3617

condonp@parliament.uk

Baroness Coussins

House of Lords, London, SW1A 0PW
Tel: 020 7219 5353
coussinsj@parliament.uk

Baroness Cox

House of Lords, London, SW1A 0PW
Tel: 020 7219 5353

ccox@ertnet.demon.co.uk

Lord Craig of Radley

House of Lords, London, SW1A 0PW
Tel: 020 7219 2200
craigd@parliament.uk

Viscount Craigavon

House of Lords, London, SW1A 0PW
Tel: 020 7219 3881

craigavonJ@parliament.uk

Lord Crisp

House of Lords, London, SW1A 0PW
Tel: 020 7219 3873

http://www.theyworkforyou.com/peer/lord_crisp

Lord Cullen of Whitekirk

House of Lords, London, SW1A 0PW
Tel: 020 7219 5353

http://www.theyworkforyou.com/peer/lord_cullen_of_whitekirk

Lord Currie of Marylebone

House of Lords, London, SW1A 0PW
Tel: 020 7219 5353

http://www.theyworkforyou.com/peer/lord_currie_of_marylebone

Lord Dannatt

House of Lords, London, SW1A 0PW
Tel: 020 7219 5353
dannattr@parliament.uk

Lord Dear

House of Lords, London, SW1A 0PW
Tel: 020 7219 3576
deargj@parliament.uk

Baroness Deech

House of Lords, London, SW1A 0PW
Tel: 020 7219 3562
deechr@parliament.uk

Lord Eames

House of Lords, London, SW1A 0PW
Tel: 020 7219 5353

earmesR@parliament.uk

Lord Elis-Thomas

House of Lords, London, SW1A 0PW
Tel: 020 7219 8701
elisthomasd@parliament.uk

Lord Elystan-Morgan

House of Lords, London, SW1A 0PW
Tel: 020 7219 5353

http://www.theyworkforyou.com/peer/lord_elystan-morgan

Baroness Emerton

House of Lords, London, SW1A 0PW
Tel: 020 7219 5035

audrey.emerton@sja.org.uk

Earl of Erroll

House of Lords, London, SW1A 0PW
Tel: 020 7219 3885
errollm@parliament.uk

Viscount of Falkland

House of Lords, London, SW1A 0PW
Tel: 020 7219 3230

http://www.theyworkforyou.com/peer/viscount_falkland

Lord Fellowes

House of Lords, London, SW1A 0PW
Tel: 020 7219 8754

http://www.theyworkforyou.com/peer/lord_fellowes

Baroness Finlay of Llandaff

House of Lords, London, SW1A 0PW
Tel: 020 7219 6693
Fax: 020 7219 1991
finlayi@parliament.uk

Baroness Flather

House of Lords, London, SW1A 0PW
Tel: 020 7219 5353
Fax: 020 7219 5979

http://www.theyworkforyou.com/peer/baroness_flather

Lord Freyberg

House of Lords, London, SW1A 0PW
Tel: 020 7219 5101
freybergv@parliament.uk

Baroness Fritchie

House of Lords, London, SW1A 0PW
Tel: 020 7219 5353
fritchiei@parliament.uk

Baroness Greenfield

House of Lords, London, SW1A 0PW
Tel: 020 7219 6451
greenfieldsu@parliament.uk

Baroness Greengross

House of Lords, London, SW1A 0PW
Tel: 020 7219 5494
Fax: 020 7219 5979
greengrosss@parliament.uk

Lord Greenway

House of Lords, London, SW1A 0PW
Tel: 020 7219 4943
greenwaya@parliament.uk

Baroness Grey-Thompson

House of Lords, London, SW1A 0PW
Tel: 020 7219 3143
greythompsont@parliament.uk

Lord Griffiths

House of Lords, London, SW1A 0PW
Tel: 020 7219 5353

griffithsLJ@parliament.uk

Lord Guthrie of Craigiebank

House of Lords, London, SW1A 0PW
Tel: 020 7219 5353

guthrie@rothschild.co.uk

Lord Hall of Birkenhead

House of Lords, London, SW1A 0PW
Tel: 020 7219 5353
halla@parliament.uk

Lord Hameed

House of Lords, London, SW1A 0PW
Tel: 020 7935 5012
Fax: 020 7431 4867
hameed@parliament.uk

Lord Hannay of Chiswick

House of Lords, London, SW1A 0PW
Tel: 020 7219 1358

richardson@una.org.uk

Lord Harries of Pentregarth

House of Lords, London, SW1A 0PW
Tel: 020 7219 2910
harriesr@parliament.uk

Lord Haskins

House of Lords, London, SW1A 0PW
Tel: 020 7219 5353

http://www.theyworkforyou.com/peer/lord_haskins

Lord Hastings of Scarisbrick

House of Lords, London, SW1A 0PW
Tel: 020 7219 3781
hastingsm@parliament.uk

Baroness Hayman

House of Lords, London, SW1A 0PW
Tel: 020 7219 5353
haymanh@parliament.uk

Lord Hennessy of Nympsfield

House of Lords, London, SW1A 0PW
Tel: 020 7219 5790
hennessyp@parliament.uk

Lord Hoffmann

House of Lords, London, SW1A 0PW
Tel: 020 7219 6067
hoffmannl@parliament.uk

Baroness Hogg

House of Lords, London, SW1A 0PW
Tel: 020 7219 5417

hoggs@parliament.uk

Baroness Hollins

House of Lords, London, SW1A 0PW
Tel: 020 7219 5353

http://www.theyworkforyou.com/peer/baroness_hollins

Lord Hope of Thornes

House of Lords, London, SW1A 0PW
Tel: 020 7219 5353

HopeJAD@parliament.uk

Baroness Howarth of Breckland

House of Lords, London, SW1A 0PW
Tel: 020 7219 8744
howarthv@parliament.uk

Baroness Howe of Idlicote

House of Lords, London, SW1A 0PW
Tel: 020 7219 6581
Fax: 020 7219 1991
howee@parliament.uk

Lord Hutton

House of Lords, London, SW1A 0PW
Tel: 020 7219 1639

http://www.theyworkforyou.com/peer/lord_hutton

Lord Hylton

House of Lords, London, SW1A 0PW
Tel: 020 7219 3883
Fax: 020 7219 5979
hyltonr@parliament.uk

Lord Imbert

House of Lords, London, SW1A 0PW
Tel: 020 7219 5353

http://www.theyworkforyou.com/peer/lord_imbert

Lord Inge

House of Lords, London, SW1A 0PW
Tel: 020 7219 8706
ingep@parliament.uk

Lord Janvrin

House of Lords, London, SW1A 0PW
Tel: 020 7219 6989
janvrinr@parliament.uk

Lord Jay of Ewelme

House of Lords, London, SW1A 0PW
Tel: 020 7219 3941
jaymh@parliament.uk

Lord Jones of Birmingham

House of Lords, London, SW1A 0PW
Tel: 020 7219 3232

mpst.jones@berr.gsi.gov.uk

Lord Kakkar

House of Lords, London, SW1A 0PW
Tel: 020 7219 5353
kakkara@parliament.uk

Lord Kerr of Kinlochard

House of Lords, London, SW1A 0PW
Tel: 020 7219 5353

http://www.theyworkforyou.com/peer/lord_kerr_of_kinlochard

Lord Kilclooney

House of Lords, London, SW1A 0PW
Tel: 020 7219 6443
Fax: 020 7931 7211

http://www.theyworkforyou.com/peer/lord_kilclooney

Lord Knights

House of Lords, London, SW1A 0PW
Tel: 020 7219 5353

http://www.theyworkforyou.com/peer/lord_knights

Lord Krebs

House of Lords, London, SW1A 0PW
Tel: 020 7219 5353

http://www.theyworkforyou.com/peer/lord_krebs

Lord Laming

House of Lords, London, SW1A 0PW
Tel: 020 7219 1414

http://www.theyworkforyou.com/peer/lord_laming

Lord Levene of Portsoken

House of Lords, London, SW1A 0PW
Tel: 020 7219 5353

http://www.theyworkforyou.com/peer/lord_levene_of_portsoken

Lord Lewis of Newnham

House of Lords, London, SW1A 0PW
Tel: 020 7219 5093

lewisJ@parliament.uk

Earl of Listowel

House of Lords, London, SW1A 0PW
Tel: 020 7219 2247
listowelf@parliament.uk

Lord Lloyd of Berwick

House of Lords, London, SW1A 0PW
Tel: 020 7219 3169

lloydAJ@parliament.uk

Lord Low of Dalston

House of Lords, London, SW1A 0PW
Tel: 020 7219 4119
lowc@parliament.uk

Lord Luce

House of Lords, London, SW1A 0PW
Tel: 020 7219 6147

luceR@parliament.uk

Earl of Lytton

House of Lords, London, SW1A 0PW
Tel: 020 7219 5353

http://www.theyworkforyou.com/peer/earl_of_lytton

Lord McCluskey

House of Lords, London, SW1A 0PW
Tel: 020 7219 5353

emily@johnsmithtrust.org

Baroness McFarlane of Llandaff

McfarlaneJ@parliament.uk

Baroness Maningham-Buller

House of Lords, London, SW1A 0PW
Tel: 020 7219 5353

http://www.theyworkforyou.com/peer/baroness_manningham-buller

Countess of Mar

House of Lords, London, SW1A 0PW
Tel: 020 7219 8627
Fax: 020 7219 1991
marm@parliament.uk

Lord Marshall of Knightsbridge

House of Lords, London, SW1A 0PW
Tel: 020 7219 5353

http://www.theyworkforyou.com/peer/lord_marshall_of_knightsbridge

Lord Martin of Springburn

House of Lords, London, SW1A 0PW
Tel: 020 7219 5353
martinm@parliament.uk

Baroness Masham of Ilton

House of Lords, London, SW1A 0PW
Tel: 020 7219 6302
Fax: 020 7219 5979

http://www.theyworkforyou.com/peer/baroness_masham_of_ilton

Lord Mawson

House of Lords, London, SW1A 0PW
Tel: 020 7219 6949

mawsona@parliament.uk

Lord May of Oxford

House of Lords, London, SW1A 0PW
Tel: 020 7219 6958

http://www.theyworkforyou.com/peer/lord_may_of_oxford

Baroness Meacher

House of Lords, London, SW1A 0PW
Tel: 020 7219 4081

http://www.theyworkforyou.com/peer/baroness_meacher

Lord Millett

House of Lords, London, SW1A 0PW
Tel: 020 7219 6380

http://www.theyworkforyou.com/peer/lord_millett

Lord Mogg

House of Lords, London, SW1A 0PW
Tel: 020 7219 5353

http://www.theyworkforyou.com/peer/lord_mogg

Lord Molyneaux of Killead

House of Lords, London, SW1A 0PW
Fax: 020 7219 2347
mckeem@parliament.uk

Viscount Montgomery of Alamein

House of Lords, London, SW1A 0PW
Tel: 020 7219 5353

http://www.theyworkforyou.com/peer/viscount_montgomery_of_alamein

Lord Moran

House of Lords, London, SW1A 0PW
Tel: 020 7219 5353
Fax: 020 7219 5979

http://www.theyworkforyou.com/peer/lord_moran

Baroness Morgan of Drefelin

House of Lords, London, SW1A 0PW
Tel: 020 7219 8727

morgand@parliament.uk

Lord Moser

House of Lords, London, SW1A 0PW
Tel: 020 7219 3283

http://www.theyworkforyou.com/peer/lord_moser

Baroness Murphy

House of Lords, London, SW1A 0PW
Tel: 020 7219 2277
murphyel@parliament.uk

Lord Mustill

House of Lords, London, SW1A 0PW
Tel: 020 7219 5353

http://www.theyworkforyou.com/peer/lord_mustill

Lord Neill of Bladen

House of Lords, London, SW1A 0PW
Tel: 020 7219 5353

http://www.theyworkforyou.com/peer/lord_neill_of_bladen

Baroness Neuberger

House of Lords, London, SW1A 0PW
Tel: 020 7219 2716
neubergerj@parliament.uk

Lord Nicholls of Birkenhead

House of Lords, London, SW1A 0PW
Tel: 020 7219 5353
nichollsd@parliament.uk

Lord Nickson

House of Lords, London, SW1A 0PW
Tel: 020 7219 5353

http://www.theyworkforyou.com/peer/lord_nickson

Duke of Norfolk

House of Lords, London, SW1A 0PW
Tel: 020 7219 3175

http://www.theyworkforyou.com/peer/duke_of_norfolk

Lord Northbourne

House of Lords, London, SW1A 0PW
Tel: 020 7219 3884
Fax: 020 7219 5933
northbournec@parliament.uk

Baroness O’Loan

House of Lords, London, SW1A 0PW
Tel: 020 7219 8724
oloann@parliament.uk

Baroness O’Neill of Bengarve

House of Lords, London, SW1A 0PW
Tel: 020 7219 4120

http://www.theyworkforyou.com/peer/baroness_o%27neill_of_bengarve

Lord Ouseley

House of Lords, London, SW1A 0PW
Tel: 020 7219 8725
ouseleyh@parliament.uk

Lord Owen

House of Lords, London, SW1A 0PW
Tel: 020 7219 5353

http://www.theyworkforyou.com/peer/lord_owen

Lord Oxburgh

House of Lords, London, SW1A 0PW
Tel: 020 7219 4341
Fax: 020 7219 5979
oxburghe@parliament.uk

Lord Palmer

House of Lords, London, SW1A 0PW
Tel: 020 7219 6452
Fax: 020 7219 0785, 020 7219 5979
palmerad@parliament.uk

Lord Pannick

House of Lords, London, SW1A 0PW
Tel: 020 7219 5353

http://www.theyworkforyou.com/peer/lord_pannick

Lord Patel

House of Lords, London, SW1A 0PW
Tel: 020 7219 8702

naren.patel@nhs.net

Lord Patten of Barnes

House of Lords, London, SW1A 0PW
Tel: 020 7219 8736
pattenc@parliament.uk

Earl Peel

House of Lords, London, SW1A 0PW
Tel: 020 7219 5353

http://www.theyworkforyou.com/peer/earl_peel

Lord Powell of Bayswater

House of Lords, London, SW1A 0PW
Tel: 020 7219 5451

http://www.theyworkforyou.com/peer/lord_powell_of_bayswater

Baroness Prashar

House of Lords, London, SW1A 0PW
Tel: 020 7219 6792
prasharu@parliament.uk

Lord Quirk

House of Lords, London, SW1A 0PW
Tel: 020 7219 2226
Fax: 020 7219 5979

http://www.theyworkforyou.com/peer/lord_quirk

Lord Ramsbotham

House of Lords, London, SW1A 0PW
Tel: 020 7219 8752
ramsbothamd@parliament.uk

Lord Rana

House of Lords, London, SW1A 0PW
Tel: 020 7219 3295

dsrana@andrashouse.co.uk

Lord Rees of Ludlow

House of Lords, London, SW1A 0PW
Tel: 020 7219 5353

http://www.theyworkforyou.com/peer/lord_rees_of_ludlow

Lord Rees-Mogg

House of Lords, London, SW1A 0PW
Tel: 020 7219 5353

amtraco@btconnect.com

Lord Renwick of Clifton

House of Lords, London, SW1A 0PW
Tel: 020 7219 5353

http://www.theyworkforyou.com/peer/lord_renwick_of_clifton

Baroness Richardson of Calow

House of Lords, London, SW1A 0PW
Tel: 020 7219 0314
richardsonk@parliament.uk

Lord Rix

House of Lords, London, SW1A 0PW
Tel: 020 7219 0315
Fax: 020 7219 5979

leigh.banks@mencap.org.uk

Earl of Rosslyn

House of Lords, London, SW1A 0PW
Tel: 020 7219 5353

rosslynn@parliament.uk

Lord Rowe-Beddoe

House of Lords, London, SW1A 0PW
Tel: 020 7219 6255

http://www.theyworkforyou.com/peer/lord_rowe-beddoe

Lord Sacks

House of Lords, London, SW1A 0PW
Tel: 020 7219 5353

info@chiefrabbi.org

Lord St John of Blesto

House of Lords, London, SW1A 0PW
Tel: 020 7219 3886

http://www.theyworkforyou.com/peer/lord_st_john_of_bletso

Lady Saltoun of Abernethy

House of Lords, London, SW1A 0PW
Tel: 020 7219 0313

saltounf@parliament.uk

Earl of Sandwich

House of Lords, London, SW1A 0PW
Tel: 020 7219 3882
sandwichj@parliament.uk

Lord Saville of Newdigate

House of Lords, London, SW1A 0PW
Tel: 020 7219 5353

http://www.theyworkforyou.com/peer/lord_saville_of_newdigate

Lord Scott of Foscote

House of Lords, London, SW1A 0PW
Tel: 020 7219 6373

http://www.theyworkforyou.com/peer/lord_scott_of_foscote

Lord Skidelsky

House of Lords, London, SW1A 0PW
Tel: 020 7219 8721
skidelskyr@parliament.uk

Viscount Slim

House of Lords, London, SW1A 0PW
Tel: 020 7219 2122

http://www.theyworkforyou.com/peer/viscount_slim

Lord Smith of Kelvin

House of Lords, London, SW1A 0PW
Tel: 020 7219 5353

http://www.theyworkforyou.com/peer/lord_smith_of_kelvin

Earl of Snowdon

House of Lords, London, SW1A 0PW
Tel: 020 7219 5353

http://www.theyworkforyou.com/peer/earl_of_snowdon

Earl of Stair

House of Lords, London, SW1A 0PW
Tel: 020 7219 5353
dalrymplej@parliament.uk

Baroness Stern

House of Lords, London, SW1A 0PW
Tel: 020 7219 5353

sternvh@parliament.uk

Lord Stern of Brentford

House of Lords, London, SW1A 0PW
Tel: 020 7219 1300

http://www.theyworkforyou.com/peer/lord_stern_of_brentford

Lord Stevens of Kirkwhelpington

House of Lords, London, SW1A 0PW
Tel: 020 7219 5488

http://www.theyworkforyou.com/peer/lord_stevens_of_kirkwhelpington

Lord Stevenson of Coddenham

House of Lords, London, SW1A 0PW
Tel: 020 7219 5353

http://www.theyworkforyou.com/peer/lord_stevenson_of_coddenham

Lord Steyn

House of Lords, London, SW1A 0PW
Tel: 020 7219 5353

http://www.theyworkforyou.com/peer/lord_steyn

Lord Stirrup

House of Lords, London, SW1A 0PW
Tel: 020 7219 5979
stirrupg@parliament.uk

Lord Sutherland of Houndwood

House of Lords, London, SW1A 0PW
Tel: 020 7219 1618, 07753 489643
sutherlands@parliament.uk

Lord Tanlaw

House of Lords, London, SW1A 0PW
Tel: 020 7219 4613
tanlaws@parliament.uk

Lord Templeman

House of Lords, London, SW1A 0PW
Tel: 020 7219 5353

http://www.theyworkforyou.com/peer/lord_templeman

Viscount Tenby

House of Lords, London, SW1A 0PW
Tel: 020 7219 5403

http://www.theyworkforyou.com/peer/viscount_tenby

Lord Thomas of Swynnerton

House of Lords, London, SW1A 0PW
Tel: 020 7219 5353

http://www.theyworkforyou.com/peer/lord_thomas_of_swynnerton

Lord Tombs

House of Lords, London, SW1A 0PW
Tel: 020 7219 5353
tombsf@parliament.uk

Lord Turnbull

House of Lords, London, SW1A 0PW
Tel: 020 7219 5353

http://www.theyworkforyou.com/peer/lord_turnbull

Lord Turner of Ecchinswell

House of Lords, London, SW1A 0PW
Tel: 020 7219 5353

http://www.theyworkforyou.com/peer/lord_turner_of_ecchinswell

Baroness Valentine

House of Lords, London, SW1A 0PW
Tel: 020 7219 5353

http://www.theyworkforyou.com/peer/baroness_valentine

Lord Vincent of  Coleshill

House of Lords, London, SW1A 0PW
Tel: 020 7219 5353
Fax: 01962 734921

http://www.theyworkforyou.com/peer/lord_vincent_of_coleshill

Lord Walker of Aldringham

House of Lords, London, SW1A 0PW
Tel: 020 7219 5353
walkermjd@parliament.uk

Lord Walpole

House of Lords, London, SW1A 0PW
Tel: 020 7219 3173
walpolerh@parliament.uk

Lord Walton of Detchant

House of Lords, London, SW1A 0PW
Tel: 020 7219 3102
Fax: 020 7219 5979

http://www.theyworkforyou.com/peer/lord_walton_of_detchant

Baroness Warnock

House of Lords, London, SW1A 0PW
Tel: 020 7219 8619
warnockh@parliament.uk

Viscount Waverley

House of Lords, London, SW1A 0PW
Tel: 020 7219 3174

waverleyJD@parliament.uk

Lord Weidenfeld

House of Lords, London, SW1A 0PW
Tel: 020 7219 5353

http://www.theyworkforyou.com/peer/lord_weidenfeld

Lord Williamson of  Horton

House of Lords, London, SW1A 0PW
Tel: 020 7219 3583
williamsond@parliament.uk

Lord Wilson of Dinton

House of Lords, London, SW1A 0PW
Tel: 020 7219 5353

http://www.theyworkforyou.com/peer/lord_wilson_of_dinton

Lord Wilson of Tilyorn

House of Lords, London, SW1A 0PW
Tel: 020 7219 3161
wilsondc@parliament.uk

Lord Woolf

House of Lords, London, SW1A 0PW
Tel: 020 7219 3156
Fax: 020 7219 0785
stevensonmm@parliament.uk

Lord Wright of Richmond

House of Lords, London, SW1A 0PW
Tel: 020 7219 5353

http://www.theyworkforyou.com/peer/lord_wright_of_richmond

Baroness Young of Hornsey

House of Lords, London, SW1A 0PW
Tel: 020 7219 5991
younglo@parliament.uk

 

DRAFT LETTER:

Dear (insert Lord or Baroness’ name)

As you will be aware, the Welfare Reform Bill is due its 2nd Reading on 13 September, with the committee stage following. I am writing to you as a (insert disability/situation) to set out my main concerns about this bill and ask you to support me by speaking out in the House.

There are many aspects that concern me greatly. The abolishment of tax credits, most alarmingly the complete lack of help towards childcare costs. I believe this will not make work pay, but instead make it more difficult to manage financially both for all parents.

The introduction of Personal Independence Payments to replace the current Disability Living Allowance. I believe that the introduction of just two mobility rates will prevent many people who need extra help from receiving it. I am also very concerned that the news system for entitlement for PIPs will prevent genuinely disabled people, such as double amputees, from receiving any financial help.

The benefit cap will, I believe, plunge thousands of people into poverty and force many to move to unsuitable accommodation, lose valuable support networks and private landlords will evict tenants on benefits in favour of employed tenants, thus a rise in homelessness will occur.

The changes proposed to the Child Maintenance Scheme will certainly prevent many children living in lone parent families from ever climbing out of poverty. They are penalised from the moment their parents access the service and throughout the time the service is used. The government said that there would be no losers. It seems to me that there will be millions of losers, most of them children.

The Social Fund has been a lifesaver for many claimants for a long time. It has enabled people to but essential appliances for the home that they would otherwise be unable to afford, such as a washing machine, a bed, a cooker. The government wishes to abolish this service and replace it with a loan that the applicant will pay interest on. Currently social fund loans are interest free. Millions will be forced into enormous debt on very low incomes. That cannot be considered fair.

Iain Duncan Smith claims that he wants to ‘make work pay’. Sadly, his Welfare Reform Bill is not going to make work pay for millions. Reducing someone’s standard of living to a level where it is impossible to survive whether they work or not will not enable that to happen. Punishing the disabled, couples that separate, their children and their futures is not going to help anyone, least of all the tax payer, who will be picking up the tab for health issues that arise, the cost of homelessness and a generation of children with no prospects and no hope.

I urge you to oppose the bill on 13th September and help save us from a life of poverty and social destruction.

Yours Sincerely,

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Posted on September 15, 2011, in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink. 3 Comments.

  1. Excellent post – thanks. Really informative and straight to the point. Keep up the great work and I’ve subscribed to your RSS 🙂

  2. love your way of thinking lol.

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