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LEARNING DISABLED ATHLETES AND THE PARALYMPIC GAMES

EDM (Early Day Motion) 154: tabled on 24 November 2004

Tabled in the 2004-05 session.

This motion has been signed by 49 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

As this motion is using historical data, we may not have the record of the original ordering, in which case signatories are listed alphabetically.

Motion text

That this House regrets the exclusion from the 2004 Paralympic Games of all learning disabled athletes as a result of a dispute between the International Paralympic Committee and the International Sports Federation for People with Intellectual Disability about verification procedures; believes that people with learning disability should be able and entitled to compete at the highest level of sport; is deeply concerned that, at its Extraordinary General Meeting on 25th November, in Cairo, the International Paralympic Committee may permanently ban all learning disabled athletes from participating in the Paralympic Games; recognises that funding for disability sport is dependent on participation in the Paralympic Games; calls on both the International Paralympic Committee and the International Sports Federation for People with Intellectual Disability to work constructively to find a way of testing learning disability and its impact on sporting capacity that is mutually acceptable; and urges the UK Government to use its influence to help secure a satisfactory agreement that will see learning disabled athletes once more eligible to compete in the Paralympic Games.

The first 6 Members who have signed to support the motion are the sponsors. The primary sponsor is generally the person who tabled the motion and has responsibility for it. The date shown is when the Member signed the motion.

In addition to the sponsors, the following Members have signed to support the motion.

Brown, Mr Russell
Labour
Signed on 9 February 2005
Dumfries
Burden, Richard
Labour
Signed on 6 December 2004
Birmingham, Northfield
Calton, Mrs Patsy
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 6 December 2004
Cheadle
Corbyn, Jeremy
Labour
Signed on 30 November 2004
Islington North
Crausby, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 16 December 2004
Bolton North East
Dean, Mrs Janet
Labour
Signed on 2 December 2004
Burton
Dodds, Mr Nigel
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 1 December 2004
Belfast North
Donaldson, Mr Jeffrey M.
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 30 November 2004
Lagan Valley
Ennis, Jeff
Labour
Signed on 8 December 2004
Barnsley East and Mexborough
Etherington, Bill
Labour
Signed on 6 December 2004
Sunderland North
Ewing, Annabelle
Scottish National Party
Signed on 8 December 2004
Perth
Francis, Dr Hywel
Labour
Signed on 1 December 2004
Aberavon
Gapes, Mike
Labour
Signed on 21 December 2004
Ilford South
Gill, Parmjit Singh
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 6 April 2005
Leicester South
Griffiths, Mr Win
Labour
Signed on 1 December 2004
Bridgend
Hamilton, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 8 December 2004
Midlothian
Hancock, Mr Mike
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 29 November 2004
Portsmouth South
Hermon, Lady Sylvia
Ulster Unionist Party
Signed on 8 December 2004
North Down
Holmes, Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 25 November 2004
Chesterfield
Hopkins, Kelvin
Labour
Signed on 20 December 2004
Luton North
Illsley, Mr Eric
Labour
Signed on 30 November 2004
Barnsley Central
Jones, Lynne
Labour
Signed on 29 November 2004
Birmingham, Selly Oak
Jones, Mr Nigel
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 2 December 2004
Cheltenham
Keetch, Mr Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 30 November 2004
Hereford
Lazarowicz, Mark
Labour
Signed on 2 December 2004
Edinburgh North and Leith
Marris, Rob
Labour
Signed on 29 November 2004
Wolverhampton South West
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 30 November 2004
Hayes and Harlington
McNamara, Mr Kevin
Labour
Signed on 30 November 2004
Kingston upon Hull North
Meale, Mr Alan
Labour
Signed on 2 December 2004
Mansfield
O'Hara, Mr Edward
Labour
Signed on 6 December 2004
Knowsley South
Osborne, Sandra
Labour
Signed on 29 November 2004
Ayr
Owen, Albert
Labour
Signed on 2 December 2004
Ynys Môn
Rapson, Syd
Labour
Signed on 1 December 2004
Portsmouth North
Reed, Mr Andy
Labour
Signed on 7 December 2004
Loughborough
Russell, Bob
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 30 November 2004
Colchester
Sarwar, Mr Mohammad
Labour
Signed on 8 December 2004
Glasgow, Govan
Simpson, Alan
Labour
Signed on 13 December 2004
Nottingham South
Smyth, The Rev Martin
Ulster Unionist Party
Signed on 25 November 2004
Belfast South
Taylor, David
Labour
Signed on 29 November 2004
North West Leicestershire
Tyler, Mr Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 25 November 2004
North Cornwall
Tynan, Mr Bill
Labour
Signed on 9 December 2004
Hamilton South
Williams, Mrs Betty
Labour
Signed on 30 November 2004
Conwy
Younger-Ross, Richard
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 7 December 2004
Teignbridge

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.