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§ Mr. Richard Burden (Birmingham, Northfield)
I should like to present a petition from a large number of members of Mencap in Birmingham. It reads as follows:
SUPPORT CIVIL RIGHTS LEGISLATION FOR DISABLED PEOPLE
To the Honourable the Commons of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland in Parliament assembled.
The humble petition of supporters of Birmingham Mencap shows.
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 perceived to be disabled as soon as possible.
And your petitioners, as in duty bound, will ever pray.
§ To lie upon the Table.