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DISABILITY AWARENESS TRAINING FOR SECURITY STAFF

EDM (Early Day Motion) 1103: tabled on 10 February 2016

Tabled in the 2015-16 session.

This motion has been signed by 37 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 concerned by recent reports of discrimination by security staff, in particular door staff in clubs and bars, against people with disabilities; notes with concern the lack of focus on disability in the training specifications set out by the Security Industry Authority (SIA), which regulates the private security industry in the UK, as recently highlighted by the Disability News Service; further notes that there is no reference to disability or disabled people in the SIA's specifications for physical intervention skills or for communication skills and conflict management for door supervisors, and only one mention of people with a disability in the specialist module for door supervisors; believes that the training and policies of security staff must take account of the particular characteristics and needs of disabled people, and that failure to do so may result in unlawful discrimination as defined in the Equality Act 2010; and supports Enhance the UK's campaign for immediate steps to be taken to ensure that appropriate disability awareness training is given to all security and door staff.

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.

Ahmed-Sheikh, Ms Tasmina
Scottish National Party
Signed on 21 March 2016
Ochil and South Perthshire
Bottomley, Sir Peter
Conservative
Signed on 22 February 2016
Worthing West
Brake, Tom
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 9 March 2016
Carshalton and Wallington
Brock, Deidre
Scottish National Party
Signed on 25 February 2016
Edinburgh North and Leith
Campbell, Mr Gregory
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 22 February 2016
East Londonderry
Carmichael, Mr Alistair
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 9 March 2016
Orkney and Shetland
Crawley, Angela
Scottish National Party
Signed on 11 May 2016
Lanark and Hamilton East
Cunningham, Mr Jim
Labour
Signed on 22 February 2016
Coventry South
Day, Martyn
Scottish National Party
Signed on 22 February 2016
Linlithgow and East Falkirk
Flynn, Paul
Labour
Signed on 24 February 2016
Newport West
Gethins, Stephen
Scottish National Party
Signed on 25 February 2016
North East Fife
Grady, Patrick
Scottish National Party
Signed on 23 February 2016
Glasgow North
Hermon, Lady
Independent
Signed on 23 February 2016
North Down
Hoey, Kate
Labour
Signed on 29 February 2016
Vauxhall
Howarth, Mr George
Labour
Signed on 23 February 2016
Knowsley
Law, Chris
Scottish National Party
Signed on 25 February 2016
Dundee West
Lucas, Caroline
Green Party
Signed on 9 March 2016
Brighton, Pavilion
McDonnell, Dr Alasdair
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 22 February 2016
Belfast South
McGarry, Natalie
Independent
Signed on 23 February 2016
Glasgow East
Monaghan, Dr Paul
Scottish National Party
Signed on 22 February 2016
Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross
Mulholland, Greg
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 8 March 2016
Leeds North West
Oswald, Kirsten
Scottish National Party
Signed on 23 February 2016
East Renfrewshire
Paterson, Steven
Scottish National Party
Signed on 22 February 2016
Stirling
Ritchie, Ms Margaret
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 22 February 2016
South Down
Saville Roberts, Liz
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 23 February 2016
Dwyfor Meirionnydd
Simpson, David
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 23 February 2016
Upper Bann
Streeting, Wes
Labour
Signed on 11 April 2016
Ilford North
Thewliss, Alison
Scottish National Party
Signed on 24 February 2016
Glasgow Central
Vaz, Keith
Labour
Signed on 22 February 2016
Leicester East
Williams, Mr Mark
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 22 February 2016
Ceredigion
Wilson, Corri
Scottish National Party
Signed on 9 March 2016
Ayr, Carrick and Cumnock

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.