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Community Care : Cpl William Blackburn

EDM number 1186 in 1989-90, proposed by Mildred Gordon on 26/06/1990.

That this House deplores the fact that 28 years old Corporal William Blackburn, who was sadly paralysed from the neck down in a rugby accident and has made valiant efforts to rehabilitate himself, including winning medals in the Disabled Games in New York, and for whom a specially adapted flat has been available in Tower Hamlets since May 1989, is still occupying a much needed bed in a military hospital, after having been given three separate dates for his return to the community by Tower Hamlets Social Services, all of which have failed to be met because the money was not available for his care in the community, despite the fact that care in an institution would be even more costly and totally unsuitable for a young man; notes that there are at least four more cases of a similar nature in Tower Hamlets; and demands that funds be made available so that care in the community can become a reality for severely disabled people and not a pipe-dream and that these funds be ringfenced.

This motion has been signed by a total of 25 MPs.

Mildred Gordon26/06/1990Bow and PoplarProposed
Max Madden26/06/1990Bradford WestSigned
Dawn Primarolo26/06/1990Bristol SouthSigned
Alice Mahon26/06/1990HalifaxSigned
Bill Michie26/06/1990Sheffield, HeeleySigned
Harry Cohen26/06/1990LeytonSigned
Jeremy Corbyn26/06/1990Islington NorthSigned
Lawrence Cunliffe27/06/1990LeighSigned
Harry Barnes27/06/1990North East DerbyshireSigned
John Cummings27/06/1990EasingtonSigned
Keith Bradley27/06/1990Manchester, WithingtonSigned
Eddie Loyden27/06/1990Liverpool, GarstonSigned
Peter Hardy27/06/1990WentworthSigned
Robert Parry27/06/1990Liverpool, RiversideSigned
Alan Meale28/06/1990MansfieldSigned
Norman Hogg02/07/1990Cumbernauld & KilsythSigned
John Smith03/07/1990Vale of GlamorganSigned
Dennis Turner03/07/1990Wolverhampton South EastSigned
Martin Redmond04/07/1990Don ValleySigned
Ian McCartney04/07/1990MakerfieldSigned
Win Griffiths04/07/1990BridgendSigned
James Wray10/07/1990Glasgow ProvanSigned
Eric Illsley12/07/1990Barnsley CentralSigned
Audrey Wise19/07/1990PrestonSigned
Tommy Graham06/09/1990Renfrew West and InverclydeSigned

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