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Learning Disabled Athletes And The Paralympic Games

EDM number 154 in 2004-05, proposed by Martin Caton on 24/11/2004.

That this House regrets the exclusion from the 2004 Paralympic Games of all learning disabled athletes as a result of a dispute between the International Paralympic Committee and the International Sports Federation for People with Intellectual Disability about verification procedures; believes that people with learning disability should be able and entitled to compete at the highest level of sport; is deeply concerned that, at its Extraordinary General Meeting on 25th November, in Cairo, the International Paralympic Committee may permanently ban all learning disabled athletes from participating in the Paralympic Games; recognises that funding for disability sport is dependent on participation in the Paralympic Games; calls on both the International Paralympic Committee and the International Sports Federation for People with Intellectual Disability to work constructively to find a way of testing learning disability and its impact on sporting capacity that is mutually acceptable; and urges the UK Government to use its influence to help secure a satisfactory agreement that will see learning disabled athletes once more eligible to compete in the Paralympic Games.

This motion has been signed by a total of 49 MPs.

Martin Caton24/11/2004GowerLabourProposed
Martin Smyth25/11/2004Belfast SouthUUPSigned
Paul Holmes25/11/2004ChesterfieldLiberal DemocratSigned
Paul Tyler25/11/2004North CornwallLiberal DemocratSigned
Lynne Jones29/11/2004Birmingham, Selly OakLabourSigned
Rob Marris29/11/2004Wolverhampton South WestLabourSigned
Sandra Osborne29/11/2004AyrLabourSigned
Mike Hancock29/11/2004Portsmouth SouthLiberal DemocratSigned
Peter Bottomley29/11/2004Worthing WestConservativeSigned
David Taylor29/11/2004North West LeicestershireLabour Co-operativeSigned
John McDonnell30/11/2004Hayes & HarlingtonLabourSigned
Betty Williams30/11/2004ConwyLabourSigned
Jeffrey M Donaldson30/11/2004Lagan ValleyDUPSigned
Jeremy Corbyn30/11/2004Islington NorthLabourSigned
Kevin McNamara30/11/2004Kingston upon Hull NorthLabourSigned
Paul Keetch30/11/2004HerefordLiberal DemocratSigned
Eric Illsley30/11/2004Barnsley CentralLabourSigned
Bob Russell30/11/2004ColchesterLiberal DemocratSigned
Syd Rapson01/12/2004Portsmouth NorthLabourSigned
Colin Breed01/12/2004South East CornwallLiberal DemocratSigned
Nigel Dodds01/12/2004Belfast NorthDUPSigned
Hywel Francis01/12/2004AberavonLabourSigned
Win Griffiths01/12/2004BridgendLabourSigned
Mark Lazarowicz02/12/2004Edinburgh North & LeithLabour Co-operativeSigned
Adrian Bailey02/12/2004West Bromwich WestLabour Co-operativeSigned
John Austin02/12/2004Erith & ThamesmeadLabourSigned
Janet Dean02/12/2004BurtonLabourSigned
Alan Meale02/12/2004MansfieldLabourSigned
Nigel Jones02/12/2004CheltenhamLiberal DemocratSigned
Albert Owen02/12/2004Ynys MLabourSigned
Edward O'Hara06/12/2004Knowsley SouthLabourSigned
Annette Brooke06/12/2004Mid Dorset & North PooleLiberal DemocratSigned
Richard Burden06/12/2004Birmingham, NorthfieldLabourSigned
Patsy Calton06/12/2004CheadleLiberal DemocratSigned
Bill Etherington06/12/2004Sunderland NorthLabourSigned
Andy Reed07/12/2004LoughboroughLabour Co-operativeSigned
Richard Younger-Ross07/12/2004TeignbridgeLiberal DemocratSigned
Lady Hermon08/12/2004North DownUUPSigned
David Hamilton08/12/2004MidlothianLabourSigned
Annabelle Ewing08/12/2004PerthScottish National PartySigned
Jeff Ennis08/12/2004Barnsley East & MexboroughLabourSigned
Mohammad Sarwar08/12/2004Glasgow, GovanLabourSigned
Bill Tynan09/12/2004Hamilton SouthLabourSigned
Alan Simpson13/12/2004Nottingham SouthLabourSigned
David Crausby16/12/2004Bolton North EastLabourSigned
Kelvin Hopkins20/12/2004Luton NorthLabourSigned
Mike Gapes21/12/2004Ilford SouthLabour Co-operativeSigned
Russell Brown09/02/2005DumfriesLabourSigned
Parmjit Gill06/04/2005Leicester SouthLiberal DemocratSigned

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