Early day motion 1809

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HUMAN RIGHTS, LEARNING DISABILITIES AND AUTISM

That this House expresses deep concern at the long-term detention of large numbers of people with learning disabilities and autism in assessment and treatment units and other inpatient facilities; notes that people who are trapped in institutional care often suffer routine breaches of their human rights, including regular seclusion, the endemic use of force and the intolerable practice of keeping people locked up when there is no need to do so; believes that the vast majority of people with learning disabilities and autism should be able to live supported lives in the community; welcomes recent investigations into outrageous profiteering at the taxpayer's expense by institutions providing inappropriate models of care; further welcomes the launch of a Care Quality Commission review into the inappropriate use of prolonged seclusion and segregation, and calls for this review to also include the endemic use of force in many institutions; urges the Government to act promptly to end profiteering by providers that offer inappropriate institutional care that fails to promote people's wellbeing, independence and human rights; and calls on the Government to commit to proper investment in community provision and workforce training.

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Name Party Constituency Date Signed
Blackman, Bob Conservative Party Harrow East 13.11.2018
Campbell, Ronnie Labour Party Blyth Valley 14.11.2018
Cunningham, Jim Labour Party Coventry South 13.11.2018
Farrelly, Paul Labour Party Newcastle-under-Lyme 14.11.2018
Gaffney, Hugh Labour Party Coatbridge Chryston and Bellshill 19.11.2018
Hayes, Helen Labour Party Dulwich and West Norwood 12.11.2018
Hermon, Lady INDEPENDENT North Down 19.11.2018
Lamb, Norman Liberal Democrats North Norfolk 06.11.2018
Lucas, Caroline Green Party Brighton Pavilion 19.11.2018
Penning, Mike Conservative Party Hemel Hempstead 12.11.2018
Robinson, Gavin Democratic Unionist Party Belfast East 13.11.2018
Russell-Moyle, Lloyd Labour Party Brighton Kemptown 15.11.2018
Saville Roberts, Liz Plaid Cymru Dwyfor Meirionnydd 13.11.2018
Shannon, Jim Democratic Unionist Party Strangford 12.11.2018
Stone, Jamie Liberal Democrats Caithness Sutherland and Easter Ross 14.11.2018
Western, Matt Labour Party Warwick and Leamington 14.11.2018