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Let Us In Campaign

EDM number 1411 in 2017-19, proposed by Christine Jardine on 18/06/2018.
Categorised under the topics of Companies, Disability discrimination and Equality.

That this House notes the duty placed on businesses by the Equality Act 2010 to make reasonable readjustments to remove barriers to disabled people; regrets that it is up to the individual to bring court action against business owners who are in breach of these provisions; recognises that such action is way beyond the realms of affordability for the many disabled people whose only source of income is social security payments; expresses great concern at the number of premises in the city of Edinburgh, as well as across the UK, which are not wheelchair accessible; further notes the findings of a survey of 130 business properties in western Edinburgh, undertaken by Shirley Todd, which found that 72 per cent were not wheelchair accessible; notes that transport providers in particular often make no provision for disabled passengers; congratulates Shirley Todd on her hard work on the Let Us In campaign and associated change.org petition; and calls on the Government to make local authorities responsible for pro-actively enforcing wheelchair access in their areas.

This motion has been signed by a total of 11 MPs.

MPDateConstituencyPartyType
Christine Jardine18/06/2018Edinburgh WestLiberal DemocratProposed
Jim Cunningham18/06/2018Coventry SouthLabourSeconded
Jim Shannon19/06/2018StrangfordDUPSeconded
Tim Farron19/06/2018Westmorland and LonsdaleLiberal DemocratSeconded
Alison Thewliss20/06/2018Glasgow CentralScottish National PartySeconded
Jamie Stone20/06/2018Caithness, Sutherland and Easter RossLiberal DemocratSeconded
Wera Hobhouse27/06/2018BathLiberal DemocratSigned
Hugh Gaffney02/07/2018Coatbridge, Chryston and BellshillLabourSigned
Matt Western04/07/2018Warwick and LeamingtonLabourSigned
Alan Brown16/07/2018Kilmarnock and LoudounScottish National PartySigned
Drew Hendry16/07/2018Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and StrathspeyScottish National PartySigned

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