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EDM (Early Day Motion) 478: tabled on 31 October 2017

Tabled in the 2017-19 session.

This motion has been signed by 23 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

Motion text

That this House notes with concern that Blue Badge applications are regularly refused for people with mental health conditions, including those who suffer from severe agoraphobia and panic attacks, even in cases where this causes severe difficulty in walking; further notes that non-physical disabilities can be profoundly debilitating and traumatic, and that failure to offer appropriate support and assistance can result in people becoming housebound and isolated; believes that people who suffer from restricted mobility should be treated equally in Blue Badge assessments, regardless of the nature of their condition or disability; and calls on the Government to amend the rules and guidance of the Blue Badge Scheme to end the disadvantage suffered by those with non-physical conditions, and to ensure that local authorities fully understand their obligations in respect of those persons.

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.

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.