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SERVICES FOR SEVERELY DISABLED CHILDREN AND ADULTS AND THEIR CARERS

EDM (Early Day Motion) 874: tabled on 24 February 2009

Tabled in the 2008-09 session.

This motion has been signed by 123 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 wholeheartedly commends and supports the work of Michael and Henrietta Spink and the Henry Spink Foundation with regard to improving the services, and access to services, for severely disabled children, adults and their carers; has deep and profound sympathy for Henrietta and Michael Spink's personal plight as parents of two severely disabled children; sees them and the millions of other carers in the UK as quietly heroic; further supports Henrietta and Michael Spink's call, which is supported and being advocated by the Law Commission, for the creation of an independent Social Services Tribunal, which would follow the tribunal model in other sectors; further supports their call for the creation of an Ombudsman for Disability as is found in other European Union countries; further supports their call to reform local authority regulations so that local authority care assessments and support packages for children and adults become easily portable from one authority to another; further supports their campaign to encourage public and private leisure and entertainment facilities to admit the carers for severely disabled children and adults without additional charge; and calls upon all relevant Government Ministers to bring forward the necessary changes in the law and regulations to enact these sensible, pragmatic, cost neutral reforms, that would genuinely improve the lives of thousands of carers for severely disabled children and adults across the UK, as soon as possible.

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.

Abbott, Ms Diane
Labour
Signed on 11 March 2009
Hackney North and Stoke Newington
Ainsworth, Mr Peter
Conservative
Signed on 27 February 2009
East Surrey
Ancram, Mr Michael
Conservative
Signed on 18 March 2009
Devizes
Austin, John
Labour
Signed on 6 March 2009
Erith and Thamesmead
Baker, Norman
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 25 March 2009
Lewes
Bayley, Hugh
Labour
Signed on 9 March 2009
City of York
Berry, Dr Roger
Labour
Signed on 6 May 2009
Kingswood
Boswell, Mr Tim
Conservative
Signed on 18 March 2009
Daventry
Bottomley, Sir Peter
Conservative
Signed on 25 February 2009
Worthing West
Burt, Lorely
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 3 March 2009
Solihull
Campbell, Mr Gregory
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 25 February 2009
East Londonderry
Caton, Mr Martin
Labour
Signed on 25 February 2009
Gower
Challen, Colin
Labour
Signed on 7 May 2009
Morley and Rothwell
Clarke, Mr Tom
Labour
Signed on 6 May 2009
Coatbridge, Chryston and Bellshill
Clwyd, Ann
Labour
Signed on 2 April 2009
Cynon Valley
Cohen, Harry
Labour
Signed on 2 March 2009
Leyton and Wanstead
Connarty, Michael
Labour
Signed on 2 March 2009
Linlithgow and East Falkirk
Cook, Frank
Labour
Signed on 12 March 2009
Stockton North
Corbyn, Jeremy
Labour
Signed on 25 February 2009
Islington North
Curry, Mr David
Conservative
Signed on 6 March 2009
Skipton and Ripon
Davey, Mr Edward
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 24 March 2009
Kingston and Surbiton
Davies, Dai
Independent
Signed on 26 February 2009
Blaenau Gwent
Dean, Mrs Janet
Labour
Signed on 10 March 2009
Burton
Devine, Jim
Labour
Signed on 2 March 2009
Livingston
Dismore, Mr Andrew
Labour
Signed on 2 March 2009
Hendon
Dobbin, Jim
Labour
Signed on 26 February 2009
Heywood and Middleton
Dodds, Mr Nigel
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 4 March 2009
Belfast North
Donaldson, Jeffrey M.
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 19 March 2009
Lagan Valley
Doran, Mr Frank
Labour
Signed on 12 May 2009
Aberdeen North
Dowd, Jim
Labour
Signed on 26 February 2009
Lewisham West
Drew, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 26 February 2009
Stroud
Ellman, Mrs Louise
Labour
Signed on 24 March 2009
Liverpool, Riverside
Etherington, Bill
Labour
Signed on 4 March 2009
Sunderland North
Evans, Mr Nigel
Conservative
Signed on 12 March 2009
Ribble Valley
Fallon, Mr Michael
Conservative
Signed on 4 March 2009
Sevenoaks
Farron, Tim
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 5 March 2009
Westmorland and Lonsdale
Featherstone, Lynne
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 16 March 2009
Hornsey and Wood Green
Field, Mr Frank
Labour
Signed on 26 February 2009
Birkenhead
Field, Mr Mark
Conservative
Signed on 10 March 2009
Cities of London and Westminster
Flynn, Paul
Labour
Signed on 26 February 2009
Newport West
Foster, Mr Don
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 12 March 2009
Bath
Galloway, Mr George
Respect
Signed on 21 April 2009
Bethnal Green and Bow
Gerrard, Mr Neil
Labour
Signed on 26 February 2009
Walthamstow
Gidley, Sandra
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 3 March 2009
Romsey
Godsiff, Mr Roger
Labour
Signed on 2 March 2009
Birmingham, Sparkbrook and Small Heath
Goldsworthy, Julia
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 27 April 2009
Falmouth and Camborne
Gray, Mr James
Conservative
Signed on 27 February 2009
North Wiltshire
Grieve, Mr Dominic
Conservative
Signed on 5 March 2009
Beaconsfield
Gummer, Mr John
Conservative
Signed on 27 March 2009
Suffolk Coastal
Hancock, Mr Mike
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 25 February 2009
Portsmouth South
Harvey, Nick
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 23 March 2009
North Devon
Havard, Mr Dai
Labour
Signed on 25 February 2009
Merthyr Tydfil and Rhymney
Hemming, John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 19 March 2009
Birmingham, Yardley
Holmes, Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 26 February 2009
Chesterfield
Hopkins, Kelvin
Labour
Signed on 26 February 2009
Luton North
Hoyle, Mr Lindsay
Labour
Signed on 25 February 2009
Chorley
Humble, Mrs Joan
Labour
Signed on 31 March 2009
Blackpool North and Fleetwood
Hunter, Mark
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 25 February 2009
Cheadle
Iddon, Dr Brian
Labour
Signed on 10 March 2009
Bolton South East
Jackson, Glenda
Labour
Signed on 4 March 2009
Hampstead and Highgate
Jenkins, Mr Brian
Labour
Signed on 10 March 2009
Tamworth
Jones, Lynne
Labour
Signed on 26 February 2009
Birmingham, Selly Oak
Kennedy, Mr Charles
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 13 March 2009
Ross, Skye and Lochaber
Key, Robert
Conservative
Signed on 9 March 2009
Salisbury
Kramer, Susan
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 20 March 2009
Richmond Park
Laxton, Mr Bob
Labour
Signed on 9 March 2009
Derby North
Leech, Mr John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 3 March 2009
Manchester, Withington
Lilley, Mr Peter
Conservative
Signed on 9 March 2009
Hitchin and Harpenden
Linton, Martin
Labour
Signed on 26 February 2009
Battersea
Llwyd, Mr Elfyn
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 10 March 2009
Meirionnydd Nant Conwy
McCafferty, Chris
Labour
Signed on 4 June 2009
Calder Valley
McCrea, Rev Dr William
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 26 February 2009
South Antrim
McDonnell, Dr Alasdair
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 11 March 2009
Belfast South
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 27 February 2009
Hayes and Harlington
Miller, Andrew
Labour
Signed on 17 March 2009
Ellesmere Port and Neston
Morgan, Julie
Labour
Signed on 5 March 2009
Cardiff North
Mulholland, Greg
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 20 March 2009
Leeds North West
Murphy, Mr Denis
Labour
Signed on 17 March 2009
Wansbeck
Naysmith, Dr Doug
Labour
Signed on 13 March 2009
Bristol North West
O'Hara, Mr Edward
Labour
Signed on 3 March 2009
Knowsley South
Oaten, Mr Mark
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 27 February 2009
Winchester
Öpik, Lembit
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 5 May 2009
Montgomeryshire
Pelling, Mr Andrew
Independent
Signed on 14 May 2009
Croydon Central
Prosser, Gwyn
Labour
Signed on 3 March 2009
Dover
Pugh, Dr John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 26 February 2009
Southport
Riordan, Mrs Linda
Labour
Signed on 29 April 2009
Halifax
Robinson, Mrs Iris
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 16 March 2009
Strangford
Rogerson, Dan
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 10 March 2009
North Cornwall
Rowen, Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 26 February 2009
Rochdale
Short, Clare
Independent Labour
Signed on 31 March 2009
Birmingham, Ladywood
Simpson, Alan
Labour
Signed on 25 February 2009
Nottingham South
Slaughter, Andy
Labour
Signed on 27 February 2009
Ealing, Acton and Shepherd's Bush
Smith, Ms Angela C.
Labour
Signed on 10 March 2009
Sheffield, Hillsborough
Stewart, Ian
Labour
Signed on 27 March 2009
Eccles
Stuart, Mr Graham
Conservative
Signed on 19 March 2009
Beverley and Holderness
Taylor, Mr Ian
Conservative
Signed on 1 April 2009
Esher and Walton
Taylor, Matthew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 30 April 2009
Truro and St Austell
Teather, Sarah
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 21 April 2009
Brent East
Todd, Mr Mark
Labour
Signed on 7 May 2009
South Derbyshire
Truswell, Mr Paul
Labour
Signed on 2 March 2009
Pudsey
Turner, Dr Desmond
Labour
Signed on 31 March 2009
Brighton, Kemptown
Vis, Dr Rudi
Labour
Signed on 25 February 2009
Finchley and Golders Green
Walley, Joan
Labour
Signed on 14 May 2009
Stoke-on-Trent North
Wareing, Mr Robert N.
Independent
Signed on 25 February 2009
Liverpool, West Derby
Webb, Prof Steve
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 18 March 2009
Northavon
Widdecombe, Miss Ann
Conservative
Signed on 28 October 2009
Maidstone and The Weald
Williams, Mrs Betty
Labour
Signed on 2 March 2009
Conwy
Williams, Mark
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 10 March 2009
Ceredigion
Williams, Mr Roger
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 5 March 2009
Brecon and Radnorshire
Williams, Stephen
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 26 February 2009
Bristol West
Willis, Mr Phil
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 4 March 2009
Harrogate and Knaresborough
Willott, Jenny
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 30 March 2009
Cardiff Central
Winterton, Ann
Conservative
Signed on 25 February 2009
Congleton
Wood, Mike
Labour
Signed on 1 April 2009
Batley and Spen
Wright, Mr Anthony
Labour
Signed on 27 February 2009
Great Yarmouth
Younger-Ross, Richard
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 20 May 2009
Teignbridge

These members had previously signed the motion, but have now withdrawn their support. The date shown is when the Member withdrew their signature from the motion.