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Assistance Guide Dogs And Access To Services

EDM number 360 in 2015-16, proposed by Alan Meale on 21/07/2015.
Categorised under the topics of Animals, Disability discrimination, Regulation, Roads and Service industries.

That this House is aware that a recent guide dogs survey revealed that 75 per cent of assistance dog owners have been refused access to businesses and services because they are accompanied by their dog, most notably taxi and private hire vehicle providers; notes that it is illegal for a taxi vehicle proprietor to refuse to carry an assistance dog for a customer unless they hold a medical exemption certificate but that many do decline to provide a service as the law as currently drafted is weak on penalties; and calls on the Government to toughen the sentencing guidelines on this matter and to introduce strict penalties for those found guilty of flouting the law and found guilty of this offence.

This motion has been signed by a total of 33 MPs.

Alan Meale21/07/2015MansfieldLabourProposed
Ian Lavery21/07/2015WansbeckLabourSeconded
Grahame Morris21/07/2015EasingtonLabourSeconded
Ian Mearns21/07/2015GatesheadLabourSeconded
Ronnie Campbell21/07/2015Blyth ValleyLabourSeconded
David Crausby21/07/2015Bolton North EastLabourSeconded
Peter Bottomley21/07/2015Worthing WestConservativeSigned
Julian Lewis07/09/2015New Forest EastConservativeSigned
Jim Shannon07/09/2015StrangfordDUPSigned
Mark Durkan07/09/2015FoyleSocial Democratic and Labour PartySigned
Rachael Maskell07/09/2015York CentralLabour/Co-operativeSigned
Drew Hendry07/09/2015Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and StrathspeyScottish National PartySigned
Lady Hermon07/09/2015North DownIndependentSigned
Vicky Foxcroft07/09/2015Lewisham, DeptfordLabourSigned
Kirsten Oswald08/09/2015East RenfrewshireScottish National PartySigned
Chris Stephens08/09/2015Glasgow South WestScottish National PartySigned
Paul Monaghan08/09/2015Caithness, Sutherland and Easter RossScottish National PartySigned
Gavin Robinson08/09/2015Belfast EastDUPSigned
David Simpson08/09/2015Upper BannDUPSigned
Margaret Ritchie08/09/2015South DownSocial Democratic and Labour PartySigned
Chris Law09/09/2015Dundee WestScottish National PartySigned
Nigel Dodds09/09/2015Belfast NorthDUPSigned
Ruth Smeeth09/09/2015Stoke-on-Trent NorthLabourSigned
Caroline Lucas10/09/2015Brighton, PavilionGreenSigned
Marie Rimmer10/09/2015St Helens South and WhistonLabourSigned
Marion Fellows10/09/2015Motherwell and WishawScottish National PartySigned
Jeremy Corbyn10/09/2015Islington NorthLabourSigned
Roger Godsiff11/09/2015Birmingham, Hall GreenLabourSigned
Paula Sherriff14/09/2015DewsburyLabourSigned
Keith Vaz15/09/2015Leicester EastLabourSigned
Alison Thewliss15/09/2015Glasgow CentralScottish National PartySigned
Thangam Debbonaire12/10/2015Bristol WestLabourSigned
Yasmin Qureshi26/10/2015Bolton South EastLabourSigned

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