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UK Declaration Of Recovery Rights

EDM number 1837 in 2017-19, proposed by Patrick Grady on 14/11/2018.

That this House welcomes the launch by Faces and Voices of Recovery UK of the UK Recovery Declaration of Rights which states that all people have a right to recover from addiction to alcohol and other drugs; understands that the Declaration calls for action to build communities of recovery and pledges that people who currently or formerly used substances should be able to live their lives free from stigma, with access to quality care and with meaningful political representation; recognises that the Declaration sets out fundamental rights for those in recovery including access to quality care, the human right to health care and informed choice; notes that the campaign has the support of a wide-range of addiction organisations including the Scottish Drugs Forum, Alcohol Concern UK, the Scottish Recovery Consortium and the National Association for Children of Alcoholics among others; commends Faces and Voices of Recovery UK, who spent a year travelling through England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales collaborating with various groups and individuals to create the Declaration; and supports the underlying principle that people in recovery have a right to respect and dignity and to live free from stigma and discrimination.

This motion has been signed by a total of 15 MPs.

MPDateConstituencyPartyType
Patrick Grady14/11/2018Glasgow NorthScottish National PartyProposed
Jim Shannon15/11/2018StrangfordDUPSeconded
Peter Bottomley15/11/2018Worthing WestConservativeSeconded
Chris Stephens15/11/2018Glasgow South WestScottish National PartySeconded
Hugh Gaffney19/11/2018Coatbridge, Chryston and BellshillLabourSeconded
Caroline Lucas19/11/2018Brighton, PavilionGreenSeconded
David Linden20/11/2018Glasgow EastScottish National PartySigned
Edward Davey20/11/2018Kingston and SurbitonLiberal DemocratSigned
Jim Cunningham20/11/2018Coventry SouthLabourSigned
Grahame Morris21/11/2018EasingtonLabourSigned
Liz Saville Roberts21/11/2018Dwyfor MeirionnyddPlaid CymruSigned
Fiona Bruce21/11/2018CongletonConservativeSigned
Carol Monaghan22/11/2018Glasgow North WestScottish National PartySigned
Ruth George26/11/2018High PeakLabourSigned
Kelvin Hopkins26/11/2018Luton NorthLabourSigned

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