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Access To Eye Care For Adults With Learning Difficulties

EDM number 1167 in 1999-00, proposed by Dafydd Wigley on 21/11/2000.

That this House congratulates RNIB Multiple Disability Services on their campaign to increase access to eye care for adults with learning difficulties; welcomes the recent launch of RNIB's Right to Sight Video and Resource Pack for staff and information booklets for service users; notes that only a minority of people with learning difficulties have regular eye tests, yet 30 per cent. have serious eye problems; regrets that people with learning difficulties experience prejudice and environmental and other barriers to receiving quality eye care resulting in some being denied eye tests, glasses or eye surgery and even losing their sight unnecessarily; believes that undetected or unaddressed eye problems can reduce a person's autonomy and independence and that earlier detection and treatment would improve people's quality of life and be a more effective use of resources; and calls on the Government to review the arrangements for the funding, provision and quality assurance of eye tests for people with learning difficulties to ensure that their rights under the Patient's Charter become a reality.

This motion has been signed by a total of 48 MPs.

Dafydd Wigley21/11/2000CaernarfonPlaid CymruProposed
Martin Smyth22/11/2000Belfast SouthUUPSigned
Brian Iddon22/11/2000Bolton South EastLabourSigned
Lynne Jones22/11/2000Birmingham, Selly OakLabourSigned
Nigel Jones22/11/2000CheltenhamLiberal DemocratSigned
Ronnie Campbell22/11/2000Blyth ValleyLabourSigned
Martin Caton22/11/2000GowerLabourSigned
Ronnie Fearn22/11/2000SouthportLiberal DemocratSigned
Norman Godman22/11/2000Greenock & InverclydeLabourSigned
Harry Barnes22/11/2000North East DerbyshireLabourSigned
Peter Bottomley22/11/2000Worthing WestConservativeSigned
Simon Thomas22/11/2000CeredigionPlaid CymruSigned
Eric Illsley23/11/2000Barnsley CentralLabourSigned
Paul Tyler23/11/2000North CornwallLiberal DemocratSigned
Win Griffiths23/11/2000BridgendLabourSigned
Edward Davey23/11/2000Kingston & SurbitonLiberal DemocratSigned
Eric Clarke23/11/2000MidlothianLabourSigned
Colin Breed23/11/2000South East CornwallLiberal DemocratSigned
Glenda Jackson23/11/2000Hampstead & HighgateLabourSigned
Bob Russell23/11/2000ColchesterLiberal DemocratSigned
Kevin McNamara24/11/2000Kingston upon Hull NorthLabourSigned
Paul Marsden27/11/2000Shrewsbury & AtchamLabourSigned
Betty Williams27/11/2000ConwyLabourSigned
David Borrow27/11/2000South RibbleLabourSigned
Jim Dobbin27/11/2000Heywood & MiddletonLabour Co-operativeSigned
Terry Davis27/11/2000Birmingham, Hodge HillLabourSigned
Russell Brown27/11/2000DumfriesLabourSigned
Kelvin Hopkins27/11/2000Luton NorthLabourSigned
David Heath27/11/2000Somerton & FromeLiberal DemocratSigned
Jonathan R Shaw27/11/2000Chatham & AylesfordLabourSigned
Vincent Cable27/11/2000TwickenhamLiberal DemocratSigned
David Taylor28/11/2000North West LeicestershireLabour Co-operativeSigned
Ann Winterton28/11/2000CongletonConservativeSigned
Robert Wareing28/11/2000Liverpool, West DerbyLabourSigned
Rudi Vis28/11/2000Finchley & Golders GreenLabourSigned
Mark Todd28/11/2000South DerbyshireLabourSigned
Andrew George28/11/2000St IvesLiberal DemocratSigned
David Drew28/11/2000StroudLabour Co-operativeSigned
Ann Cryer28/11/2000KeighleyLabourSigned
Jeremy Corbyn28/11/2000Islington NorthLabourSigned
David Chidgey28/11/2000EastleighLiberal DemocratSigned
William Ross28/11/2000East LondonderryUUPSigned
Chris Ruane29/11/2000Vale of ClwydLabourSigned
Jenny Jones29/11/2000Wolverhampton South WestLabourSigned
Paul Keetch29/11/2000HerefordLiberal DemocratSigned
Edward O'Hara29/11/2000Knowsley SouthLabourSigned
Roseanna Cunningham29/11/2000PerthScottish National PartySigned
Brian White29/11/2000North East Milton KeynesLabourSigned

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