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MUSCULAR DYSTROPHY CAMPAIGN REPORT ON THE CASE FOR EFFECTIVE WHEELCHAIR SERVICES

EDM (Early Day Motion) 257: tabled on 16 June 2010

Tabled in the 2010-12 session.

This motion has been signed by 43 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 welcomes the publication of a new report by the Muscular Dystrophy Campaign on the provision of powered wheelchairs; recognises that specialist wheelchairs can be vital for people with neuromuscular conditions as they can improve quality of life, alleviate pain and slow the progression of the condition; notes that too many children and adults with muscle disease in England are waiting years to receive wheelchairs; is concerned that there is considerable variation across the country in waiting times for wheelchairs, resulting in a postcode lottery for families affected by muscle disease; further notes that many people with muscular dystrophy are denied the most appropriate wheelchairs or are forced to pay for the equipment out of their own pocket; calls on the Government to ensure a ring-fenced budget for electric wheelchairs; urges the Government to establish a national strategy for wheelchairs with a uniform eligibility criteria and a clear, comprehensive target for waiting times; and commends the Muscular Dystrophy Campaign for bringing this critical issue to the attention of the House.

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.

Amess, Mr David
Conservative
Signed on 28 June 2010
Southend West
Begg, Dame Anne
Labour
Signed on 24 June 2010
Aberdeen South
Berger, Luciana
Labour
Signed on 29 June 2010
Liverpool, Wavertree
Brake, Tom
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 21 February 2012
Carshalton and Wallington
Campbell, Mr Gregory
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 23 June 2010
East Londonderry
Corbyn, Jeremy
Labour
Signed on 21 June 2010
Islington North
Crausby, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 8 July 2010
Bolton North East
Cunningham, Mr Jim
Labour
Signed on 21 June 2010
Coventry South
Dodds, Mr Nigel
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 22 June 2010
Belfast North
Donaldson, Mr Jeffrey M.
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 29 June 2010
Lagan Valley
Durkan, Mark
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 21 June 2010
Foyle
Evans, Chris
Labour
Signed on 5 July 2010
Islwyn
Francis, Dr Hywel
Labour
Signed on 21 June 2010
Aberavon
Gapes, Mike
Labour
Signed on 7 July 2010
Ilford South
Hamilton, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 23 June 2010
Midlothian
Hermon, Lady Sylvia
Independent
Signed on 12 July 2010
North Down
Heyes, David
Labour
Signed on 12 July 2010
Ashton-under-Lyne
Hopkins, Kelvin
Labour
Signed on 23 June 2010
Luton North
Lavery, Ian
Labour
Signed on 22 June 2010
Wansbeck
Leech, Mr John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 22 June 2010
Manchester, Withington
Lewis, Dr Julian
Conservative
Signed on 24 June 2010
New Forest East
Marsden, Mr Gordon
Labour
Signed on 23 June 2010
Blackpool South
McCarthy, Kerry
Labour
Signed on 23 June 2010
Bristol East
McCrea, Dr William
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 23 June 2010
South Antrim
McDonnell, Dr Alasdair
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 29 June 2010
Belfast South
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 29 June 2010
Hayes and Harlington
Paisley, Ian
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 22 June 2010
North Antrim
Pugh, Dr John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 15 July 2010
Southport
Qureshi, Yasmin
Labour
Signed on 27 July 2010
Bolton South East
Riordan, Mrs Linda
Labour
Signed on 27 July 2010
Halifax
Ritchie, Ms Margaret
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 22 June 2010
South Down
Sanders, Mr Adrian
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 21 June 2010
Torbay
Shannon, Jim
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 23 June 2010
Strangford
Sharma, Mr Virendra
Labour
Signed on 8 July 2010
Ealing, Southall
Simpson, David
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 22 June 2010
Upper Bann
Vickers, Martin
Conservative
Signed on 21 July 2010
Cleethorpes

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.