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UN Convention On The Rights Of Persons With Disabilities

EDM number 1009 in 2016-17, proposed by Paul Monaghan on 02/03/2017.
Categorised under the topics of Disability discrimination, Equality, Human rights and United Nations.

That this House regrets the findings of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, and the Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, having conducted an inquiry under Article 6 of the Protocol to the Convention, that has identified serious and systematic violations of the Convention by the UK; notes the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities has found reliable evidence that the threshold of grave or systematic violations of the rights of persons with disabilities has been met in the UK; recognises that this finding reflects very poorly on the Government in failing to meet internationally-accepted standards in regard to the provision of care and support for the UK's most vulnerable people; and calls on the Prime Minister to intervene personally and to direct her Ministers to prioritise immediate compliance with all Convention standards on the Rights of Persons with a Disability, and to apologise to both the UN and to all persons with a disability for failing to satisfactorily identify and provide acceptable minimum levels of care, support and maintenance necessary to meet the basic living requirements of all persons with disabilities and resident in the UK.

This motion has been signed by a total of 21 MPs.

Paul Monaghan02/03/2017Caithness, Sutherland and Easter RossScottish National PartyProposed
Alan Meale06/03/2017MansfieldLabourSeconded
Jim Shannon06/03/2017StrangfordDUPSeconded
Natalie McGarry06/03/2017Glasgow EastScottish National PartySeconded
Margaret Ritchie06/03/2017South DownSocial Democratic and Labour PartySeconded
David Simpson07/03/2017Upper BannDUPSeconded
Jim Cunningham07/03/2017Coventry SouthLabourSigned
Mark Durkan07/03/2017FoyleSocial Democratic and Labour PartySigned
Chris Stephens07/03/2017Glasgow South WestScottish National PartySigned
Alison Thewliss08/03/2017Glasgow CentralScottish National PartySigned
Alasdair McDonnell08/03/2017Belfast SouthSocial Democratic and Labour PartySigned
Chris Law08/03/2017Dundee WestScottish National PartySigned
Ian Blackford08/03/2017Ross, Skye and LochaberScottish National PartySigned
Douglas Chapman09/03/2017Dunfermline and West FifeScottish National PartySigned
Stephen Doughty09/03/2017Cardiff South and PenarthLabourSigned
Lady Hermon13/03/2017North DownIndependentSigned
David Crausby13/03/2017Bolton North EastLabourSigned
Gavin Robinson13/03/2017Belfast EastDUPSigned
Roger Godsiff13/03/2017Birmingham, Hall GreenLabourSigned
Corri Wilson16/03/2017Ayr, Carrick and CumnockScottish National PartySigned
Rachael Maskell30/03/2017York CentralLabour/Co-operativeSigned

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