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Access To Motability For Severely Disabled Children Under Three

EDM number 155 in 2004-05, proposed by Martin Caton on 24/11/2004.

That this House congratulates thje Government on reducing the minimum age for eligibility for the mobility component of disability living allowance, and, therefore, Motability, from five to three years, in 2001; appreciates that this change has benefited many families with disabled children who are three and four years old; acknowledges, however, that some severely disabled children under the age of three need the continual availability of large items of special equipment such as pump feeding or respiratory aid systems; welcomes innovations in posture protecting seating and standing technology for earliest years' use in conditions like cerebral palsy, which can reduce pain, improve physical development and obviate the need for later surgery; recognises that the weight, size and rigidity of this equipment often makes it impossible to take the child in an unadapted family car or by public transport; and therefore calls on the Government to make the mobility component of disability living allowance available to families where best care of a disabled child under three years requires the use of exceptional vehicle space or a specially adapted vehicle.

This motion has been signed by a total of 60 MPs.

Martin Caton24/11/2004GowerLabourProposed
Martin Smyth25/11/2004Belfast SouthUUPSigned
Paul Holmes25/11/2004ChesterfieldLiberal DemocratSigned
Paul Tyler25/11/2004North CornwallLiberal DemocratSigned
Rudi Vis25/11/2004Finchley & Golders GreenLabourSigned
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
Keith Bradley30/11/2004Manchester, WithingtonLabourSigned
Betty Williams30/11/2004ConwyLabourSigned
Simon Thomas30/11/2004CeredigionPlaid CymruSigned
Jeremy Corbyn30/11/2004Islington NorthLabourSigned
Michael Clapham30/11/2004Barnsley West & PenistoneLabourSigned
Kevin McNamara30/11/2004Kingston upon Hull NorthLabourSigned
John McDonnell30/11/2004Hayes & HarlingtonLabourSigned
Paul Keetch30/11/2004HerefordLiberal DemocratSigned
Eric Illsley30/11/2004Barnsley CentralLabourSigned
Nick Harvey30/11/2004North DevonLiberal DemocratSigned
Bob Russell30/11/2004ColchesterLiberal DemocratSigned
Syd Rapson01/12/2004Portsmouth NorthLabourSigned
Paul Burstow01/12/2004Sutton & CheamLiberal DemocratSigned
Harry Cohen01/12/2004Leyton & WansteadLabourSigned
Nigel Dodds01/12/2004Belfast NorthDUPSigned
Jeffrey M Donaldson01/12/2004Lagan ValleyDUPSigned
Hywel Francis01/12/2004AberavonLabourSigned
Win Griffiths01/12/2004BridgendLabourSigned
Robert Wareing01/12/2004Liverpool, West DerbyLabourSigned
Albert Owen02/12/2004Ynys MLabourSigned
Janet Dean02/12/2004BurtonLabourSigned
John Austin02/12/2004Erith & ThamesmeadLabourSigned
Marsha Singh02/12/2004Bradford WestLabourSigned
Mark Lazarowicz02/12/2004Edinburgh North & LeithLabour Co-operativeSigned
Nigel Jones02/12/2004CheltenhamLiberal DemocratSigned
Alan Meale02/12/2004MansfieldLabourSigned
Annette Brooke06/12/2004Mid Dorset & North PooleLiberal DemocratSigned
Richard Burden06/12/2004Birmingham, NorthfieldLabourSigned
Patsy Calton06/12/2004CheadleLiberal DemocratSigned
Edward Davey06/12/2004Kingston & SurbitonLiberal DemocratSigned
Huw Edwards06/12/2004MonmouthLabourSigned
Bill Etherington06/12/2004Sunderland NorthLabourSigned
Richard Younger-Ross07/12/2004TeignbridgeLiberal DemocratSigned
Annabelle Ewing08/12/2004PerthScottish National PartySigned
David Hamilton08/12/2004MidlothianLabourSigned
Jeff Ennis08/12/2004Barnsley East & MexboroughLabourSigned
Lady Hermon08/12/2004North DownUUPSigned
Mohammad Sarwar08/12/2004Glasgow, GovanLabourSigned
Bill Tynan09/12/2004Hamilton SouthLabourSigned
Alan Simpson13/12/2004Nottingham SouthLabourSigned
Frank Doran13/12/2004Aberdeen CentralLabourSigned
Eddie McGrady15/12/2004South DownSocial Democratic and Labour PartySigned
Kelvin Hopkins20/12/2004Luton NorthLabourSigned
John Barrett10/01/2005Edinburgh WestLiberal DemocratSigned
Paul Marsden17/01/2005Shrewsbury & AtchamLiberal DemocratSigned
Iris Robinson25/01/2005StrangfordDUPSigned
Valerie Davey07/02/2005Bristol WestLabourSigned
Russell Brown09/02/2005DumfriesLabourSigned
Desmond Swayne04/04/2005New Forest WestConservativeSigned

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