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International Day of Persons with disabilities and Purple Sock Day

EDM (Early Day Motion) 627: tabled on 29 November 2022

Tabled in the 2022-23 session.

This motion has been signed by 14 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

Motion text

That this House recognises the United Nations International Day of Persons with disabilities (IDPD), which has taken place on 3 December every year since 1992 in order to promote the rights and well-being of disabled people across society; understands that disability exclusion from political, social, economic and cultural life is a significant social problem; acknowledges the importance of the work of Parallel Lifestyle for their organisation of Purple Sock Day, which marks IDPD by raising positive awareness of disability inclusion and helping to fund disability-owned start-up businesses and entrepreneurs; and calls on the Government to recognise the importance of promoting disability inclusion and enterprise.