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Access For Disabled People

EDM number 393 in 1991-92, proposed by Harry Barnes on 12/12/1991.

That this House notes that part M, as amended of the 1985 Building Regulations only applies to new buildings, defers to architectural whims and is too lax and open to misinterpretation by the owners and architects of such buildings; believes that tougher action should be taken by the Government to ensure that all public buildings and facilities are fully accessible to disabled people; further believes, therefore, that effective powers should be given to an independent arbitration authority; that these powers should include the right to inspect buildings for accessibility to disabled people, to stipulate the improvements to be undertaken and to impose stiff fines if the necessary work is not carried out without good reason and within a stated time; further believes that such an arbitration authority, in direct consultation with organisations of disabled people should develop a long-term strategy and a legal framework for the full accessibility of such buildings to disabled people; recognises that central government funding will be necessary for the operation of the arbitration authority; notes with regret the contrast between the parlous state of legislation on access for disabled people in this country compared with the American Disabilities Act which outlaws discrimination against disabled people in transport; employment and access to buildings; and calls upon the Government to take positive action on this issue within the current Parliamentary session.

This motion has been signed by a total of 72 MPs.

Harry Barnes12/12/1991North East DerbyshireProposed
Gwyneth Dunwoody12/12/1991Crewe & NantwichSigned
John Hannam12/12/1991ExeterSigned
Alan Meale13/12/1991MansfieldSigned
John Battle16/12/1991Leeds WestSigned
Jim Wallace16/12/1991Orkney & ShetlandSigned
Gerry Steinberg16/12/1991Durham, City ofSigned
Norman Godman16/12/1991Greenock and Port GlasgowSigned
Paul Flynn16/12/1991Newport WestSigned
Huw Edwards16/12/1991MonmouthSigned
Terry Davis16/12/1991Birmingham, Hodge HillSigned
Lawrence Cunliffe16/12/1991LeighSigned
Frank Cook16/12/1991Stockton NorthSigned
Keith Bradley16/12/1991Manchester, WithingtonSigned
Gordon Oakes16/12/1991HaltonSigned
William McKelvey16/12/1991Kilmarnock & LoudounSigned
John McAllion16/12/1991Dundee EastSigned
Terry Lewis16/12/1991WorsleySigned
Martin Redmond16/12/1991Don ValleySigned
David Knox16/12/1991Staffordshire MoorlandsSigned
Ernie Ross16/12/1991Dundee WestSigned
Ronnie Campbell16/12/1991Blyth ValleySigned
Robert Hughes17/12/1991Aberdeen NorthSigned
Win Griffiths17/12/1991BridgendSigned
Irene Adams17/12/1991Paisley NorthSigned
Maria Fyfe17/12/1991Glasgow, MaryhillSigned
Jimmy Dunnachie17/12/1991Glasgow, PollokSigned
John Cummings17/12/1991EasingtonSigned
Tom Cox17/12/1991TootingSigned
Terry Patchett17/12/1991Barnsley EastSigned
Robert Parry17/12/1991Liverpool, RiversideSigned
Peter Pike17/12/1991BurnleySigned
Jack Thompson18/12/1991WansbeckSigned
Tony Banks18/12/1991Newham North WestSigned
Hilary Armstrong18/12/1991North West DurhamSigned
Margaret Ewing18/12/1991MoraySigned
Roy Hughes18/12/1991Newport EastSigned
Roland Boyes18/12/1991Houghton and WashingtonSigned
Geraint Howells18/12/1991Ceredigion and Pembroke NorthSigned
John Home Robertson18/12/1991East LothianSigned
Allan Rogers18/12/1991RhonddaSigned
Tim Rathbone18/12/1991LewesSigned
Eric Illsley18/12/1991Barnsley CentralSigned
Eddie Loyden19/12/1991Liverpool, GarstonSigned
Edward O'Hara19/12/1991Knowsley SouthSigned
Clifford Forsythe19/12/1991South AntrimSigned
Roy Beggs19/12/1991East AntrimSigned
David Trimble19/12/1991Upper BannSigned
Russell Johnston13/01/1992Inverness, Nairn and LochaberSigned
Eddie McGrady13/01/1992South DownSigned
Geoffrey Lofthouse16/01/1992Pontefract & CastlefordSigned
Dafydd Wigley23/01/1992CaernarfonSigned
Michael Welsh23/01/1992Doncaster NorthSigned
Kim Howells23/01/1992PontypriddSigned
John Smith23/01/1992Vale of GlamorganSigned
Tommy Graham23/01/1992Renfrew West and InverclydeSigned
Kate Hoey27/01/1992VauxhallSigned
Malcolm Thornton29/01/1992CrosbySigned
Martyn Jones03/02/1992Clwyd South WestSigned
Robert Maclennan10/02/1992Caithness and SutherlandSigned
David Clelland10/02/1992Tyne BridgeSigned
William McCrea11/02/1992Mid UlsterSigned
Ian Paisley11/02/1992North AntrimSigned
Menzies Campbell12/02/1992Fife North EastSigned
Ronnie Fearn12/02/1992SouthportSigned
Richard Livsey18/02/1992Brecon and RadnorSigned
Matthew Taylor18/02/1992TruroSigned
David Alton20/02/1992Liverpool Mossley HillSigned
David Steel24/02/1992Tweeddale, Ettrick and LauderdaleSigned
Malcolm Bruce09/03/1992GordonSigned
Dale Campbell-Savours12/03/1992WorkingtonSigned
Harry Cohen12/03/1992LeytonSigned

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