§ Mr. Hugh Bayley (York)
I present a petition signed by my constituent, Maureen Brownbridge, and 240 other residents of York and neighbouring areas. The petition is sponsored by Mencap, and seeks a change in the law to outlaw discrimination on the basis of people's disabilities —in the same way that other legislation prohibits discrimination on the grounds of gender or race.
The petition reads as follows:To the honourable the Commons of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland in Parliament Assembled. The humble petition of York area residents sheweth: That people who are disabled or perceived to be disabled (for whatever reason) are continually having to face widespread unjustifiable discrimination. That legislation is necessary to outlaw this discrimination. Therefore your Petitioners pray that your honourable House introduce legislation to outlaw unjustifiable discrimination against people who are disabled or are perceived to be disabled as soon as possible. And your Petitioners, as in duty bound, will ever pray.
§ To lie upon the Table.