§ Mr. Stuart Randall (Kingston upon Hull, West)
I wish to present to the House a petition that has been presented to me by the organisation MIND which you, Madam Speaker, with all your considerable political experience, will know is highly regarded throughout the United Kingdom for its excellent work. The petition is signed by a substantial number of people from the county of Humberside and from my city, Hull, who are deeply concerned about the way in which disabled people—both mentally and physically disabled—are unjustly discriminated against.
The petition reads:To the Honourable the Commons of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland in Parliament Assembled.The Humble Petition of North Humberside Association for Mental Health (MIND) sheweth:That disabled people must have a right to the same equality of opportunity in all aspects of their daily life as non-disabled people.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.Wherefore your Petitioners pray that your honourable House introduce legislation to outlaw unjustifiable discrimination against people with actual or perceived disabilities as soon as possible.And your petitioners, as in duty bound, will ever pray.
§ To lie upon the Table.