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Disabled Persons Act 1986 And The Loss Of Advocacy Rights

EDM number 592 in 1991-92, proposed by Harry Barnes on 30/01/1992.

That this House notes that, if implemented, sections 1 and 2 of the Disabled Persons Act 1986 would give disabled people the right to appoint a representative to act on their behalf in dealings with local authorities and particular social services departments; further notes that section 3 of the same Act would give the disabled person the right to represent his or her needs during assessment as well as the right to a written statement of that assessment and the right to a review; also recognises that section 7 would require authorities to assess needs before discharging people with learning difficulties from long-stay hospitals; believes that these rights are of vital importance to disabled people; deplores the Government's penny-pinching decision not to implement sections 1, 2 and 3 and its intention to delay section 7 of the Act; and calls upon the Government to reverse this decision in recognition of the need to enhance and not reduce the human rights of disabled people.

This motion has been signed by a total of 42 MPs.

MPDateConstituencyPartyType
Harry Barnes30/01/1992North East DerbyshireProposed
Dawn Primarolo30/01/1992Bristol SouthSigned
Dennis Skinner30/01/1992BolsoverSigned
Alice Mahon30/01/1992HalifaxSigned
Tony Banks30/01/1992Newham North WestSigned
Audrey Wise30/01/1992PrestonSigned
Jeremy Corbyn31/01/1992Islington NorthSigned
Jimmy Dunnachie03/02/1992Glasgow, PollokSigned
Tom Cox03/02/1992TootingSigned
Frank Cook03/02/1992Stockton NorthSigned
Dave Nellist03/02/1992Coventry South EastSigned
Alan Meale03/02/1992MansfieldSigned
Win Griffiths04/02/1992BridgendSigned
Norman Godman04/02/1992Greenock and Port GlasgowSigned
Maria Fyfe04/02/1992Glasgow, MaryhillSigned
Bill Michie04/02/1992Sheffield, HeeleySigned
Ian McCartney04/02/1992MakerfieldSigned
Ashok Kumar04/02/1992LangbaurghSigned
Terry Patchett04/02/1992Barnsley EastSigned
Mike Watson05/02/1992Glasgow CentralSigned
Gerry Steinberg05/02/1992Durham, City ofSigned
Ronnie Fearn05/02/1992SouthportSigned
Huw Edwards05/02/1992MonmouthSigned
Terry Davis05/02/1992Birmingham, Hodge HillSigned
Lawrence Cunliffe05/02/1992LeighSigned
John Cummings05/02/1992EasingtonSigned
Bob Cryer05/02/1992Bradford SouthSigned
Keith Bradley05/02/1992Manchester, WithingtonSigned
Edward O'Hara05/02/1992Knowsley SouthSigned
Eric Illsley05/02/1992Barnsley CentralSigned
Jimmy Hood05/02/1992ClydesdaleSigned
Robert Parry06/02/1992Liverpool, RiversideSigned
John Smith06/02/1992Vale of GlamorganSigned
Jack Thompson10/02/1992WansbeckSigned
David Clelland10/02/1992Tyne BridgeSigned
Paul Flynn25/02/1992Newport WestSigned
Tommy Graham27/02/1992Renfrew West and InverclydeSigned
Eric Martlew03/03/1992CarlisleSigned
Denzil Davies09/03/1992LlanelliSigned
Dale Campbell-Savours12/03/1992WorkingtonSigned
Harry Cohen12/03/1992LeytonSigned
Frank Doran12/03/1992Aberdeen SouthSigned

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