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SERVICES FOR SEVERELY DISABLED CHILDREN AND ADULTS AND THEIR CARERS

EDM (Early Day Motion) 193: tabled on 24 November 2009

Tabled in the 2009-10 session.

This motion has been signed by 83 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 on all relevant Government Ministers to bring forward proposals for 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.

Ainsworth, Mr Peter
Conservative
Signed on 3 December 2009
East Surrey
Amess, Mr David
Conservative
Signed on 20 January 2010
Southend West
Anderson, Janet
Labour
Signed on 26 November 2009
Rossendale and Darwen
Austin, John
Labour
Signed on 1 December 2009
Erith and Thamesmead
Berry, Dr Roger
Labour
Signed on 10 December 2009
Kingswood
Borrow, Mr David S.
Labour
Signed on 26 November 2009
South Ribble
Boswell, Mr Tim
Conservative
Signed on 7 December 2009
Daventry
Bottomley, Sir Peter
Conservative
Signed on 25 November 2009
Worthing West
Brake, Tom
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 26 January 2010
Carshalton and Wallington
Bruce, Malcolm
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 21 January 2010
Gordon
Cable, Dr Vincent
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 5 January 2010
Twickenham
Campbell, Mr Gregory
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 2 December 2009
East Londonderry
Campbell, Mr Ronnie
Labour
Signed on 25 November 2009
Blyth Valley
Caton, Mr Martin
Labour
Signed on 26 November 2009
Gower
Clarke, Mr Tom
Labour
Signed on 8 December 2009
Coatbridge, Chryston and Bellshill
Clwyd, Ann
Labour
Signed on 14 January 2010
Cynon Valley
Cohen, Harry
Labour
Signed on 16 December 2009
Leyton and Wanstead
Connarty, Michael
Labour
Signed on 25 January 2010
Linlithgow and East Falkirk
Cook, Frank
Labour
Signed on 7 December 2009
Stockton North
Crausby, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 6 January 2010
Bolton North East
Cryer, Mrs Ann
Labour
Signed on 26 November 2009
Keighley
Davey, Mr Edward
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 21 January 2010
Kingston and Surbiton
Davies, Dai
Independent
Signed on 28 January 2010
Blaenau Gwent
Dean, Mrs Janet
Labour
Signed on 25 November 2009
Burton
Dodds, Mr Nigel
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 25 November 2009
Belfast North
Donaldson, Jeffrey M.
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 3 December 2009
Lagan Valley
Dowd, Jim
Labour
Signed on 6 January 2010
Lewisham West
Ellman, Mrs Louise
Labour
Signed on 10 December 2009
Liverpool, Riverside
Etherington, Bill
Labour
Signed on 30 November 2009
Sunderland North
Field, Mr Frank
Labour
Signed on 3 December 2009
Birkenhead
Field, Mr Mark
Conservative
Signed on 1 December 2009
Cities of London and Westminster
Foster, Mr Don
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 7 December 2009
Bath
Gerrard, Mr Neil
Labour
Signed on 26 November 2009
Walthamstow
Hancock, Mr Mike
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 25 November 2009
Portsmouth South
Harris, Dr Evan
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 16 December 2009
Oxford West and Abingdon
Harvey, Nick
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 1 December 2009
North Devon
Hermon, Lady Sylvia
Ulster Unionist Party
Signed on 1 December 2009
North Down
Holmes, Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 25 November 2009
Chesterfield
Hopkins, Kelvin
Labour
Signed on 15 December 2009
Luton North
Howarth, Mr George
Labour
Signed on 10 December 2009
Knowsley North and Sefton East
Howells, Dr Kim
Labour
Signed on 25 November 2009
Pontypridd
Hoyle, Mr Lindsay
Labour
Signed on 25 November 2009
Chorley
Hunter, Mark
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 25 November 2009
Cheadle
Illsley, Mr Eric
Labour
Signed on 7 December 2009
Barnsley Central
Jenkins, Mr Brian
Labour
Signed on 26 November 2009
Tamworth
Jones, Lynne
Labour
Signed on 24 November 2009
Birmingham, Selly Oak
Keetch, Mr Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 30 November 2009
Hereford
Kennedy, Mr Charles
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 15 December 2009
Ross, Skye and Lochaber
Kramer, Susan
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 12 January 2010
Richmond Park
Leech, Mr John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 25 November 2009
Manchester, Withington
Llwyd, Mr Elfyn
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 26 November 2009
Meirionnydd Nant Conwy
McCrea, Rev Dr William
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 25 November 2009
South Antrim
McGrady, Mr Eddie
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 18 January 2010
South Down
Naysmith, Dr Doug
Labour
Signed on 10 December 2009
Bristol North West
O'Hara, Mr Edward
Labour
Signed on 26 November 2009
Knowsley South
Oaten, Mr Mark
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 2 December 2009
Winchester
Palmer, Dr Nick
Labour
Signed on 10 February 2010
Broxtowe
Pelling, Mr Andrew
Independent
Signed on 2 December 2009
Croydon Central
Pugh, Dr John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 16 December 2009
Southport
Reed, Mr Andy
Labour
Signed on 7 January 2010
Loughborough
Rennie, Willie
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 2 December 2009
Dunfermline and West Fife
Rogerson, Dan
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 9 December 2009
North Cornwall
Sanders, Mr Adrian
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 25 November 2009
Torbay
Scott, Mr Lee
Conservative
Signed on 15 December 2009
Ilford North
Simpson, Alan
Labour
Signed on 25 November 2009
Nottingham South
Simpson, David
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 25 November 2009
Upper Bann
Singh, Mr Marsha
Labour
Signed on 7 December 2009
Bradford West
Smith, Ms Angela C.
Labour
Signed on 14 December 2009
Sheffield, Hillsborough
Spink, Bob
Independent
Signed on 8 December 2009
Castle Point
Weir, Mr Mike
Scottish National Party
Signed on 26 November 2009
Angus
Williams, Mrs Betty
Labour
Signed on 26 November 2009
Conwy
Williams, Mark
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 25 November 2009
Ceredigion
Williams, Stephen
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 25 November 2009
Bristol West
Willott, Jenny
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 9 December 2009
Cardiff Central
Wood, Mike
Labour
Signed on 14 December 2009
Batley and Spen
Yeo, Mr Tim
Conservative
Signed on 2 December 2009
South Suffolk
Younger-Ross, Richard
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 26 November 2009
Teignbridge

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.