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Disability Discrimination Bill

EDM number 376 in 1994-95, proposed by Liz Lynne on 12/01/1995.

That this House congratulates the Government on its belated recognition of the need for legislation to protect the rights of disabled people; laments the fact that despite that recognition the Disability Discrimination Bill presented to the House on Thursday 12th January falls far short of the full anti-discrimination legislation that disabled people have the perfect right to expect; regrets in particular the Bill's inadequate definition of disabled people, the number of escape clauses in the Bill, that discrimination will not be outlawed in all areas, that access to education and transport is hardly advanced at all and that there is not established an enforcement body for disabled people with powers similar to the Equal Opportunities Commission; and calls on the Government to favour, above its own Bill, the Civil Rights (Disabled Persons) Bill, a Private Member's Bill put down for second reading on 10th February, which addresses in full the proper aspirations of disabled people to take their rightful place in society.

This motion has been signed by a total of 31 MPs.

Liz Lynne12/01/1995RochdaleProposed
Ken Livingstone16/01/1995Brent EastSigned
Robert Parry17/01/1995Liverpool, RiversideSigned
David Rendel17/01/1995NewburySigned
John Heppell17/01/1995Nottingham EastSigned
Russell Johnston17/01/1995Inverness, Nairn and LochaberSigned
Lynne Jones17/01/1995Birmingham, Selly OakSigned
Alan Meale17/01/1995MansfieldSigned
Ronnie Campbell17/01/1995Blyth ValleySigned
Alex Carlile17/01/1995MontgomerySigned
David Chidgey17/01/1995EastleighSigned
Eric Clarke17/01/1995MidlothianSigned
Paul Tyler17/01/1995North CornwallSigned
Edward O'Hara18/01/1995Knowsley SouthSigned
Jim Wallace18/01/1995Orkney & ShetlandSigned
Diana Maddock18/01/1995ChristchurchSigned
Glenda Jackson18/01/1995Hampstead & HighgateSigned
Nigel Jones19/01/1995CheltenhamSigned
David Alton19/01/1995Liverpool Mossley HillSigned
Greg Pope20/01/1995HyndburnSigned
Malcolm Bruce20/01/1995GordonSigned
Lawrence Cunliffe23/01/1995LeighSigned
Matthew Taylor23/01/1995TruroSigned
Jack Thompson25/01/1995WansbeckSigned
Don Foster26/01/1995BathSigned
Tommy Graham26/01/1995Renfrew West and InverclydeSigned
William McCrea27/01/1995Mid UlsterSigned
Eddie McGrady30/01/1995South DownSigned
Eddie Loyden01/02/1995Liverpool, GarstonSigned
Nick Harvey03/02/1995North DevonSigned
George Galloway09/02/1995Glasgow HillheadSigned

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