Stephen Pound, MP for Ealing North, tabled an Early Day Motion (EDM) in Parliament on Monday 19th July, calling on the Government to provide stable funding to promote the Wheels to Work scheme for young people.
An EDM can lead to a debate in Parliament if enough MPs agree to sign it.
MAG has long campaigned for the Wheels to Work scheme to be available nationally, as it enables youngsters to become independently mobile for either work or college, especially where poor public transport provision prohibits this.
The actual text is included below. Please ask your MP to sign EDM 533 and visit www.ridersarevoters.org if you aren’t sure who your new MP is.
Early Day Motion
WHEELS TO WORK SCHEME
That this House notes the moped loan scheme for young people known as Wheels to Work which has traditionally received cross-party support; further notes that in the current economic climate it is more important than ever that young people have access to employment, education and training opportunities; further notes that the low cost of providing small motorcycles to jobseekers can more than offset the cost to the Exchequer of leaving young people economically inactive and claiming benefits; and calls for the Government to actively consider how it can facilitate and support individual Wheels to Work scheme efforts to gain stable funding, so enabling them to continue to provide this invaluable and cost-effective service.