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UN International Day of Persons with Disabilities

EDM (Early Day Motion) 621: tabled on 03 November 2021

Tabled in the 2021-22 session.

This motion has been signed by 38 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

Motion text

That this House recognises 3 December is the International Day of Persons with Disabilities, a day to celebrate people with disabilities and champion their abilities and contribution; supports the United Nation’s work surrounding this campaign; notes this year’s theme is leadership and participation of persons with disabilities toward an inclusive, accessible and sustainable post-covid-19 world, which aims to raise awareness and understanding of disabilities and ensure people with disabilities have access to leadership opportunities, notes that over 15 per cent of the world’s population live with a disability and that during these unprecedented times, they are likely to be disproportionately affected; acknowledges the work the all-party Parliamentary group on Disability has done to raise the profile of disability across the House; further thanks the 100 plus hon. Members who supported the disability confident workshop led by the APPG this year which will result in an increased level of political participation; also acknowledges the fantastic work that disability organisations have done to support disabled people globally, including Leonard Cheshire, Disability Rights UK, Sense and Sense International, and the support provided across the UK by disability organisations; encourages the wider promotion and protection of disability rights; understands the importance of combatting the stigma surrounding disability; and urges parliamentarians to work for an inclusive, accessible, and sustainable society for people with disabilities leaving no one behind, in line with United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.

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.

Hanna, Claire
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 8 November 2021
Belfast South
Williams, Hywel
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 8 November 2021
Arfon
Saville Roberts, Liz
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 8 November 2021
Dwyfor Meirionnydd
Lake, Ben
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 8 November 2021
Ceredigion
Johnson, Kim
Labour
Signed on 8 November 2021
Liverpool, Riverside
Lockhart, Carla
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 9 November 2021
Upper Bann
Shannon, Jim
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 15 November 2021
Strangford
Barker, Paula
Labour
Signed on 15 November 2021
Liverpool, Wavertree
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 15 November 2021
Hayes and Harlington
Bottomley, Sir Peter
Conservative
Signed on 15 November 2021
Worthing West
Callaghan, Amy
Scottish National Party
Signed on 15 November 2021
East Dunbartonshire
Chapman, Douglas
Scottish National Party
Signed on 16 November 2021
Dunfermline and West Fife
Law, Chris
Scottish National Party
Signed on 16 November 2021
Dundee West
Lewell-Buck, Mrs Emma
Labour
Signed on 17 November 2021
South Shields
Docherty-Hughes, Martin
Scottish National Party
Signed on 17 November 2021
West Dunbartonshire
Webbe, Claudia
Independent
Signed on 17 November 2021
Leicester East
McLaughlin, Anne
Scottish National Party
Signed on 17 November 2021
Glasgow North East
Carden, Dan
Labour
Signed on 17 November 2021
Liverpool, Walton
Fellows, Marion
Scottish National Party
Signed on 17 November 2021
Motherwell and Wishaw
Brock, Deidre
Scottish National Party
Signed on 17 November 2021
Edinburgh North and Leith
Jardine, Christine
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 17 November 2021
Edinburgh West
Stephens, Chris
Scottish National Party
Signed on 17 November 2021
Glasgow South West
Thompson, Owen
Scottish National Party
Signed on 18 November 2021
Midlothian
Winter, Beth
Labour
Signed on 22 November 2021
Cynon Valley
Girvan, Paul
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 22 November 2021
South Antrim
Whitford, Dr Philippa
Scottish National Party
Signed on 3 December 2021
Central Ayrshire
Chamberlain, Wendy
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 3 December 2021
North East Fife
McNally, John
Scottish National Party
Signed on 4 December 2021
Falkirk
De Cordova, Marsha
Labour
Signed on 6 December 2021
Battersea
Begum, Apsana
Labour
Signed on 7 December 2021
Poplar and Limehouse
Byrne, Ian
Labour
Signed on 5 January 2022
Liverpool, West Derby
Maskell, Rachael
Labour
Signed on 24 January 2022
York Central

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.