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MUSCULAR DYSTOPHY UK REPORT ON ACCESS TO HYDROTHERAPY

EDM (Early Day Motion) 817: tabled on 03 December 2015

Tabled in the 2015-16 session.

This motion has been signed by 29 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 new report by Muscular Dystrophy UK on the urgent need to increase access to hydrotherapy across the UK; notes that many health professionals believe it improves or maintains mobility, strength and flexibility and is a good form of aerobic exercise for people with muscle-wasting conditions; expresses concern that individuals and families living with muscle-wasting conditions are being turned away from some hydrotherapy pools after being told they are only for use by people with broken bones; further notes that there are more than twice the number of hydrotherapy pools available for animals compared to those available for people; recognises the need for reasonable adjustments to be made to community swimming pools to ensure that they are accessible for people with muscle-wasting conditions; calls on the NHS to ensure that everyone with a muscle-wasting condition who requires hydrotherapy receives a referral; and further calls for a national review of hydrotherapy provision to be undertaken by the Department for Health.

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.

Campbell, Mr Gregory
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 9 December 2015
East Londonderry
Crausby, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 27 April 2016
Bolton North East
Cunningham, Mr Jim
Labour
Signed on 8 December 2015
Coventry South
Dodds, Mr Nigel
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 10 December 2015
Belfast North
Donaldson, Mr Jeffrey M.
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 20 January 2016
Lagan Valley
Durkan, Mark
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 8 December 2015
Foyle
Fletcher, Colleen
Labour
Signed on 1 February 2016
Coventry North East
Flynn, Paul
Labour
Signed on 9 December 2015
Newport West
Godsiff, Mr Roger
Labour
Signed on 5 January 2016
Birmingham, Hall Green
Hermon, Lady
Independent
Signed on 8 December 2015
North Down
Howarth, Mr George
Labour
Signed on 8 December 2015
Knowsley
McDonald, Stuart C.
Scottish National Party
Signed on 14 December 2015
Cumbernauld, Kilsyth and Kirkintilloch East
Monaghan, Dr Paul
Scottish National Party
Signed on 10 December 2015
Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross
Mullin, Roger
Scottish National Party
Signed on 14 December 2015
Kirkcaldy and Cowdenbeath
Oswald, Kirsten
Scottish National Party
Signed on 5 January 2016
East Renfrewshire
Qureshi, Yasmin
Labour
Signed on 21 January 2016
Bolton South East
Ritchie, Ms Margaret
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 8 December 2015
South Down
Shannon, Jim
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 8 December 2015
Strangford
Simpson, David
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 8 December 2015
Upper Bann
Skinner, Mr Dennis
Labour
Signed on 8 December 2015
Bolsover
Stringer, Graham
Labour
Signed on 16 December 2015
Blackley and Broughton
Williams, Mr Mark
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 6 January 2016
Ceredigion
Wilson, Sammy
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 21 January 2016
East Antrim

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.