Early day motion 1009

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UN CONVENTION ON THE RIGHTS OF PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES

That this House regrets the findings of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, and the Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, having conducted an inquiry under Article 6 of the Protocol to the Convention, that has identified serious and systematic violations of the Convention by the UK; notes the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities has found reliable evidence that the threshold of grave or systematic violations of the rights of persons with disabilities has been met in the UK; recognises that this finding reflects very poorly on the Government in failing to meet internationally-accepted standards in regard to the provision of care and support for the UK's most vulnerable people; and calls on the Prime Minister to intervene personally and to direct her Ministers to prioritise immediate compliance with all Convention standards on the Rights of Persons with a Disability, and to apologise to both the UN and to all persons with a disability for failing to satisfactorily identify and provide acceptable minimum levels of care, support and maintenance necessary to meet the basic living requirements of all persons with disabilities and resident in the UK.

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Name Party Constituency Date Signed
Blackford, Ian Scottish National Party Ross Skye and Lochaber 08.03.2017
Chapman, Douglas Scottish National Party Dunfermline and West Fife 09.03.2017
Crausby, David Labour Party Bolton North East 13.03.2017
Cunningham, Jim Labour Party Coventry South 07.03.2017
Doughty, Stephen Labour Party Cardiff South and Penarth 09.03.2017
Durkan, Mark Social Democratic and Labour Party Foyle 07.03.2017
Godsiff, Roger Labour Party Birmingham Hall Green 13.03.2017
Hermon, Lady INDEPENDENT North Down 13.03.2017
Law, Chris Scottish National Party Dundee West 08.03.2017
Maskell, Rachael Labour Party York Central 30.03.2017
McDonnell, Alasdair Social Democratic and Labour Party Belfast South 08.03.2017
McGarry, Natalie INDEPENDENT Glasgow East 06.03.2017
Meale, Alan Labour Party Mansfield 06.03.2017
Monaghan, Paul Scottish National Party Caithness Sutherland and Easter Ross 02.03.2017
Ritchie, Margaret Social Democratic and Labour Party South Down 06.03.2017
Robinson, Gavin Democratic Unionist Party Belfast East 13.03.2017
Shannon, Jim Democratic Unionist Party Strangford 06.03.2017
Simpson, David Democratic Unionist Party Upper Bann 07.03.2017
Stephens, Christopher Scottish National Party Glasgow South West 07.03.2017
Thewliss, Alison Scottish National Party Glasgow Central 08.03.2017
Wilson, Corri Scottish National Party Ayr Carrick and Cumnock 16.03.2017