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Privacy Of Residents In Private And Voluntary Care Homes

EDM number 536 in 1990-91, proposed by David Hinchliffe on 26/02/1991.

That this House notes with extreme concern the contents of the Counsel and Care Charity's Report, Not Such Private Places, which reveals an appalling lack of privacy in 114 private and voluntary homes surveyed during the autumn of 1990; further notes that 80 per cent. of the homes concerned expected residents to share rooms and that many had been forced to move from single to shared rooms because of reduced income, that 70 per cent. of homes expected residents to use commodes in situations where they are overheard by room-mates, that in nearly a quarter of homes residents had to use commodes in shared rooms without the minimal shield of a curtain, that in 14 per cent. of homes there were no lockable bathrooms or lavatories and that in more than half of the homes it was impossible for residents even to lock the door to their own bedrooms; believes that this report is yet another indictment of the policies of a Conservative government that has consistently put the establishment of a private care market before the needs of elderly and disabled people; and recognises the need to amend as a matter of urgency the Registered Homes Act 1984 to enable registration authorities to take action against those care homes which deprive residents of basic rights such as privacy.

This motion has been signed by a total of 46 MPs.

David Hinchliffe26/02/1991WakefieldProposed
Terry Patchett27/02/1991Barnsley EastSigned
Bill Michie27/02/1991Sheffield, HeeleySigned
Alan Meale27/02/1991MansfieldSigned
William McKelvey27/02/1991Kilmarnock & LoudounSigned
John McAllion27/02/1991Dundee EastSigned
Martin Smyth27/02/1991Belfast SouthSigned
Ernie Ross27/02/1991Dundee WestSigned
Martin Redmond27/02/1991Don ValleySigned
Dawn Primarolo27/02/1991Bristol SouthSigned
Peter Hardy28/02/1991WentworthSigned
Eric Illsley28/02/1991Barnsley CentralSigned
Alun Michael28/02/1991Cardiff South & PenarthSigned
Paul Murphy28/02/1991TorfaenSigned
David Clelland28/02/1991Tyne BridgeSigned
Bob Cryer28/02/1991Bradford SouthSigned
John Cummings28/02/1991EasingtonSigned
Harry Barnes28/02/1991North East DerbyshireSigned
John Battle28/02/1991Leeds WestSigned
Tom Cox01/03/1991TootingSigned
Alan Wynne Williams04/03/1991CarmarthenSigned
Jimmy Dunnachie04/03/1991Glasgow, PollokSigned
Roland Boyes04/03/1991Houghton and WashingtonSigned
Dennis Skinner04/03/1991BolsoverSigned
Keith Bradley04/03/1991Manchester, WithingtonSigned
Joan Lestor05/03/1991EcclesSigned
Ian McCartney05/03/1991MakerfieldSigned
Norman Godman05/03/1991Greenock and Port GlasgowSigned
Robert Wareing06/03/1991Liverpool, West DerbySigned
James Wray06/03/1991Glasgow ProvanSigned
Gerry Steinberg06/03/1991Durham, City ofSigned
Paul Flynn06/03/1991Newport WestSigned
Terry Davis06/03/1991Birmingham, Hodge HillSigned
Harry Cohen06/03/1991LeytonSigned
Eddie McGrady06/03/1991South DownSigned
Max Madden06/03/1991Bradford WestSigned
George Howarth07/03/1991Knowsley NorthSigned
Frank Doran11/03/1991Aberdeen SouthSigned
Bruce Grocott12/03/1991Wrekin, TheSigned
Jack Thompson21/03/1991WansbeckSigned
Audrey Wise17/04/1991PrestonSigned
Andrew Smith18/04/1991Oxford EastSigned
Martyn Jones18/04/1991Clwyd South WestSigned
Edward O'Hara18/04/1991Knowsley SouthSigned
Eric Martlew22/04/1991CarlisleSigned
Ken Livingstone29/04/1991Brent EastSigned

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