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EDM (Early Day Motion) 2404: tabled on 21 May 2019

Tabled in the 2017-19 session.

This motion has been signed by 21 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

Motion text

That this House expresses concern that public lavatory budgets have been cut by more than £26 million in the last five years; notes that this has seen public toilet numbers fall by 13 per cent nationally, with countryside areas disproportionately affected; recognises that this is particularly difficult for individuals who struggle with continence issues, inhibiting them from leaving the home and leading normal lives for fear of being unable to access a toilet, particularly mums who struggle with bladder control after child birth, people who have undergone surgery for prostate or bladder cancer, people with spinal injuries and people with an overactive bladder, a disease that affects more people than asthma or diabetes and leaves many people housebound; further notes that World Continence Week, 17-23 June 2019, is an excellent time to reaffirm the basic human need to access clean toilets; and supports The Urology Foundation’s call for greater access to public toilets and a reassessment of the current public lavatory budgets as supported by the All Party Parliamentary Group for Continence Care.

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There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.