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Short Stature Scotland

EDM number 1335 in 2015-16, proposed by Brendan O'Hara on 11/04/2016.
Categorised under the topics of Charities and Disability discrimination.

That this House recognises the physical challenges that people with short stature, dwarfism, continue to face living in a world not suited to them and their needs and welcomes the good work being performed by Short Stature Scotland, the only charity registered in Scotland which strives to promote public awareness of, and give society an increased understanding of, the challenges that people living with short stature face on a daily basis; notes that people of short stature endeavour to lead a life which mirrors that of others in society, which may include pursuing a desired occupation, entering into a relationship and having a family, or as witnessed recently, by being a medal-winning Paralympic athlete; praises the work Short Stature Scotland whose outreach work includes going into schools to educate young children about their condition and seeks to challenge from an early age, what many people regard as the last socially acceptable prejudice; and commends Short Stature Scotland's aim to make people aware of the prejudice that still exists both in the common usage of lazy and outdated language and modes of behaviour that are insulting, insensitive and inappropriate.

This motion has been signed by a total of 28 MPs.

Brendan O'Hara11/04/2016Argyll and ButeScottish National PartyProposed
Kirsty Blackman11/04/2016Aberdeen NorthScottish National PartySeconded
Ian Blackford11/04/2016Ross, Skye and LochaberScottish National PartySeconded
Margaret Ferrier11/04/2016Rutherglen and Hamilton WestScottish National PartySeconded
Alison Thewliss11/04/2016Glasgow CentralScottish National PartySeconded
Martyn Day11/04/2016Linlithgow and East FalkirkScottish National PartySigned
Stuart Donaldson12/04/2016West Aberdeenshire and KincardineScottish National PartySeconded
Paul Monaghan12/04/2016Caithness, Sutherland and Easter RossScottish National PartySigned
Chris Law12/04/2016Dundee WestScottish National PartySigned
Chris Stephens13/04/2016Glasgow South WestScottish National PartySigned
Angus MacNeil13/04/2016Na h-Eileanan an IarScottish National PartySigned
Paul Flynn14/04/2016Newport WestLabourSigned
Marion Fellows14/04/2016Motherwell and WishawScottish National PartySigned
Gavin Newlands18/04/2016Paisley and Renfrewshire NorthScottish National PartySigned
Phil Boswell18/04/2016Coatbridge, Chryston and BellshillScottish National PartySigned
Angela Crawley18/04/2016Lanark and Hamilton EastScottish National PartySigned
Owen Thompson19/04/2016MidlothianScottish National PartySigned
Joanna Cherry19/04/2016Edinburgh South WestScottish National PartySigned
Patrick Grady19/04/2016Glasgow NorthScottish National PartySigned
Stephen Gethins20/04/2016North East FifeScottish National PartySigned
Drew Hendry20/04/2016Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and StrathspeyScottish National PartySigned
Alasdair McDonnell21/04/2016Belfast SouthSocial Democratic and Labour PartySigned
Lisa Cameron21/04/2016East Kilbride, Strathaven and LesmahagowScottish National PartySigned
Carol Monaghan21/04/2016Glasgow North WestScottish National PartySigned
John Nicolson25/04/2016East DunbartonshireScottish National PartySigned
John McNally25/04/2016FalkirkScottish National PartySigned
Tasmina Sheikh09/05/2016Ochil and South PerthshireScottish National PartySigned
Alan Brown09/05/2016Kilmarnock and LoudounScottish National PartySigned

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