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ASSISTANCE GUIDE DOGS AND ACCESS TO SERVICES

EDM (Early Day Motion) 360: tabled on 21 July 2015

Tabled in the 2015-16 session.

This motion has been signed by 33 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 is aware that a recent guide dogs survey revealed that 75 per cent of assistance dog owners have been refused access to businesses and services because they are accompanied by their dog, most notably taxi and private hire vehicle providers; notes that it is illegal for a taxi vehicle proprietor to refuse to carry an assistance dog for a customer unless they hold a medical exemption certificate but that many do decline to provide a service as the law as currently drafted is weak on penalties; and calls on the Government to toughen the sentencing guidelines on this matter and to introduce strict penalties for those found guilty of flouting the law and found guilty of this offence.

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.

Bottomley, Sir Peter
Conservative
Signed on 21 July 2015
Worthing West
Corbyn, Jeremy
Labour
Signed on 10 September 2015
Islington North
Debbonaire, Thangam
Labour
Signed on 12 October 2015
Bristol West
Dodds, Mr Nigel
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 9 September 2015
Belfast North
Durkan, Mark
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 7 September 2015
Foyle
Fellows, Marion
Scottish National Party
Signed on 10 September 2015
Motherwell and Wishaw
Foxcroft, Vicky
Labour
Signed on 7 September 2015
Lewisham, Deptford
Godsiff, Mr Roger
Labour
Signed on 11 September 2015
Birmingham, Hall Green
Hendry, Drew
Scottish National Party
Signed on 7 September 2015
Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey
Hermon, Lady
Independent
Signed on 7 September 2015
North Down
Law, Chris
Scottish National Party
Signed on 9 September 2015
Dundee West
Lewis, Dr Julian
Conservative
Signed on 7 September 2015
New Forest East
Lucas, Caroline
Green Party
Signed on 10 September 2015
Brighton, Pavilion
Maskell, Rachael
Labour
Signed on 7 September 2015
York Central
Monaghan, Dr Paul
Scottish National Party
Signed on 8 September 2015
Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross
Oswald, Kirsten
Scottish National Party
Signed on 8 September 2015
East Renfrewshire
Qureshi, Yasmin
Labour
Signed on 26 October 2015
Bolton South East
Rimmer, Marie
Labour
Signed on 10 September 2015
St Helens South and Whiston
Ritchie, Ms Margaret
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 8 September 2015
South Down
Robinson, Gavin
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 8 September 2015
Belfast East
Shannon, Jim
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 7 September 2015
Strangford
Sherriff, Paula
Labour
Signed on 14 September 2015
Dewsbury
Simpson, David
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 8 September 2015
Upper Bann
Smeeth, Ruth
Labour
Signed on 9 September 2015
Stoke-on-Trent North
Stephens, Chris
Scottish National Party
Signed on 8 September 2015
Glasgow South West
Thewliss, Alison
Scottish National Party
Signed on 15 September 2015
Glasgow Central
Vaz, Keith
Labour
Signed on 15 September 2015
Leicester East

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.