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DISABILITY EQUALITY DUTIES FOR SCHOOLS

EDM (Early Day Motion) 890: tabled on 10 March 2005

Tabled in the 2004-05 session.

This motion has been signed by 73 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 notes the recent Prime Minister's Strategy Unit report on the life chances of disabled people which states that there are currently no incentives for local service providers to prioritise disabled children; believes that schools in England and Wales need a clearer, more effective and less bureaucratic framework if they are meaningfully to tackle current inequalities for such children; further notes that disabled children's access to other services including wraparound childcare increasingly depends upon schools promoting their equality; further notes that the current legislative framework does not cover the promotion of equality for disabled teachers, support staff or disabled parents; supports the call for change in these areas presented by the Disability Rights Commission, the Special Educational Consortium, the Disability Charities Consortium, the Children's Society and teachers' unions; and therefore calls on the Government to follow these organisations' advice and include schools in England and Wales in the list of public bodies to be subject to specific duties to promote disability equality in regulations to be made under the new Disability Discrimination Bill in line with schools' existing duties under the Race Relations Amendment Act and to ensure effective joint working with other public sector partners.

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.

Barrett, John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 4 April 2005
Edinburgh West
Beggs, Mr Roy
Ulster Unionist Party
Signed on 16 March 2005
East Antrim
Beith, Sir Alan
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 17 March 2005
Berwick-upon-Tweed
Berry, Dr Roger
Labour
Signed on 10 March 2005
Kingswood
Best, Mr Harold
Labour
Signed on 16 March 2005
Leeds North West
Betts, Mr Clive
Labour
Signed on 17 March 2005
Sheffield, Attercliffe
Bottomley, Sir Peter
Conservative
Signed on 10 March 2005
Worthing West
Bradley, Mr Keith
Labour
Signed on 21 March 2005
Manchester, Withington
Brooke, Annette
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 10 March 2005
Mid Dorset and North Poole
Buck, Ms Karen
Labour
Signed on 24 March 2005
Regent's Park and Kensington North
Burstow, Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 17 March 2005
Sutton and Cheam
Calton, Mrs Patsy
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 17 March 2005
Cheadle
Campbell, Mrs Anne
Labour
Signed on 5 April 2005
Cambridge
Caton, Mr Martin
Labour
Signed on 10 March 2005
Gower
Challen, Colin
Labour
Signed on 17 March 2005
Morley and Rothwell
Cohen, Harry
Labour
Signed on 18 March 2005
Leyton and Wanstead
Cook, Frank
Labour
Signed on 4 April 2005
Stockton North
Corbyn, Jeremy
Labour
Signed on 17 March 2005
Islington North
Cryer, Mrs Ann
Labour
Signed on 10 March 2005
Keighley
Cunningham, Mr Jim
Labour
Signed on 23 March 2005
Coventry South
Dismore, Mr Andrew
Labour
Signed on 16 March 2005
Hendon
Dobbin, Jim
Labour
Signed on 10 March 2005
Heywood and Middleton
Donaldson, Mr Jeffrey M.
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 16 March 2005
Lagan Valley
Doughty, Sue
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 10 March 2005
Guildford
Dowd, Jim
Labour
Signed on 17 March 2005
Lewisham West
Drew, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 17 March 2005
Stroud
Edwards, Mr Huw
Labour
Signed on 16 March 2005
Monmouth
Ennis, Jeff
Labour
Signed on 6 April 2005
Barnsley East and Mexborough
Fisher, Mark
Labour
Signed on 22 March 2005
Stoke-on-Trent Central
Flynn, Paul
Labour
Signed on 15 March 2005
Newport West
Gapes, Mike
Labour
Signed on 4 April 2005
Ilford South
George, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 10 March 2005
St Ives
Gibson, Dr Ian
Labour
Signed on 15 March 2005
Norwich North
Griffiths, Mr Win
Labour
Signed on 16 March 2005
Bridgend
Hancock, Mr Mike
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 14 March 2005
Portsmouth South
Holmes, Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 10 March 2005
Chesterfield
Hughes, Simon
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 4 April 2005
North Southwark and Bermondsey
Illsley, Mr Eric
Labour
Signed on 24 March 2005
Barnsley Central
Jones, Lynne
Labour
Signed on 14 March 2005
Birmingham, Selly Oak
Jones, Mr Nigel
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 22 March 2005
Cheltenham
Kidney, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 16 March 2005
Stafford
Lamb, Norman
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 22 March 2005
North Norfolk
Mann, John
Labour
Signed on 18 March 2005
Bassetlaw
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 10 March 2005
Hayes and Harlington
Meale, Mr Alan
Labour
Signed on 14 March 2005
Mansfield
O'Hara, Mr Edward
Labour
Signed on 16 March 2005
Knowsley South
Pike, Mr Peter
Labour
Signed on 17 March 2005
Burnley
Price, Adam
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 17 March 2005
Carmarthen East and Dinefwr
Rapson, Syd
Labour
Signed on 15 March 2005
Portsmouth North
Robinson, Mrs Iris
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 15 March 2005
Strangford
Ruane, Chris
Labour
Signed on 4 April 2005
Vale of Clwyd
Russell, Bob
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 17 March 2005
Colchester
Sawford, Phil
Labour
Signed on 17 March 2005
Kettering
Sedgemore, Mr Brian
Labour
Signed on 17 March 2005
Hackney South and Shoreditch
Simpson, Alan
Labour
Signed on 6 April 2005
Nottingham South
Spink, Bob
Conservative
Signed on 14 March 2005
Castle Point
Stunell, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 21 March 2005
Hazel Grove
Taylor, David
Labour
Signed on 14 March 2005
North West Leicestershire
Taylor, Matthew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 15 March 2005
Truro and St Austell
Truswell, Mr Paul
Labour
Signed on 4 April 2005
Pudsey
Tyler, Mr Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 17 March 2005
North Cornwall
Vis, Dr Rudi
Labour
Signed on 16 March 2005
Finchley and Golders Green
Wareing, Mr Robert N.
Labour
Signed on 14 March 2005
Liverpool, West Derby
Webb, Prof Steve
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 24 March 2005
Northavon
Williams, Mrs Betty
Labour
Signed on 10 March 2005
Conwy
Williams, Hywel
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 15 March 2005
Caernarfon
Wood, Mike
Labour
Signed on 4 April 2005
Batley and Spen

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.