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Visiting in care homes and hospitals during the covid-19 outbreak

EDM (Early Day Motion) 1496: tabled on 11 February 2021

Tabled in the 2019-21 session.

This motion has been signed by 40 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

Motion text

That this House notes the letter from the Chair of the Joint Committee on Human Rights to the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care on the matter of visits to people in care homes and hospitals during the covid-19 outbreak; is deeply concerned about the acute distress many older and disabled people and younger people in residential care and their families are experiencing by being prevented from visiting; recognises that a failure to adopt an individualised approach to the safety of visits risks breaching the right of patients, residents and their families to family life (Article 8 ECHR); further recognises that this must be balanced with the duty to protect the right to life (Article 2 ECHR) for those living and working in care homes and hospitals by preventing infection within these settings; further notes the Committee’s proposals in the draft regulations using powers in the Health and Social Care Act 2008, which they published alongside their letter; and calls on the Government to legislate to ensure that visits are able to take place subject to individualised risk assessments.

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.

Cherry, Joanna
Scottish National Party
Signed on 15 February 2021
Edinburgh South West
Abrahams, Debbie
Labour
Signed on 16 February 2021
Oldham East and Saddleworth
Yasin, Mohammad
Labour
Signed on 16 February 2021
Bedford
Spellar, John
Labour
Signed on 16 February 2021
Warley
Benn, Hilary
Labour
Signed on 16 February 2021
Leeds Central
Cameron, Dr Lisa
Scottish National Party
Signed on 17 February 2021
East Kilbride, Strathaven and Lesmahagow
Lewell-Buck, Mrs Emma
Labour
Signed on 17 February 2021
South Shields
Whitley, Mick
Labour
Signed on 17 February 2021
Birkenhead
Long Bailey, Rebecca
Labour
Signed on 17 February 2021
Salford and Eccles
Dorans, Allan
Scottish National Party
Signed on 17 February 2021
Ayr, Carrick and Cumnock
Davey, Ed
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 17 February 2021
Kingston and Surbiton
Osborne, Kate
Labour
Signed on 17 February 2021
Jarrow
Stringer, Graham
Labour
Signed on 17 February 2021
Blackley and Broughton
Cooper, Daisy
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 17 February 2021
St Albans
Cummins, Judith
Labour
Signed on 18 February 2021
Bradford South
Farron, Tim
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 18 February 2021
Westmorland and Lonsdale
Wilson, Munira
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 22 February 2021
Twickenham
Rosindell, Andrew
Conservative
Signed on 22 February 2021
Romford
Jardine, Christine
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 22 February 2021
Edinburgh West
Olney, Sarah
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 22 February 2021
Richmond Park
Slaughter, Andy
Labour
Signed on 22 February 2021
Hammersmith
Sharma, Mr Virendra
Labour
Signed on 22 February 2021
Ealing, Southall
Hobhouse, Wera
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 22 February 2021
Bath
Johnson, Kim
Labour
Signed on 22 February 2021
Liverpool, Riverside
Dromey, Jack
Labour
Signed on 22 February 2021
Birmingham, Erdington
Gwynne, Andrew
Labour
Signed on 22 February 2021
Denton and Reddish
Betts, Mr Clive
Labour
Signed on 22 February 2021
Sheffield South East
Swayne, Sir Desmond
Conservative
Signed on 22 February 2021
New Forest West
Hodge, Dame Margaret
Labour
Signed on 22 February 2021
Barking
Carden, Dan
Labour
Signed on 22 February 2021
Liverpool, Walton
Wilson, Sammy
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 23 February 2021
East Antrim
Shannon, Jim
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 24 February 2021
Strangford
Lucas, Caroline
Green Party
Signed on 1 March 2021
Brighton, Pavilion
Girvan, Paul
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 1 March 2021
South Antrim

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.