HC Deb 10 February 1995 vol 254 c566 9.37 am
Mr. David Hinchliffe (Wakefield)

I wish to present a petition bearing the signatures of 400 Wakefield people who are concerned at the discrimination against disabled students in higher education. The petition has been organised by my constituent, Mr. Tony Murray, who suffers from cerebral palsy and is confined to a wheelchair. He believes that the proposed Government Bill will not in any way address the discrimination that he has faced.

The petition states: The Humble Petition of the People of Wakefield sheweth That disabled students should have identical rights and equal opportunities in Higher Education and not be prevented from pursuing their academic careers by insufficient care packages in the community. Wherefore your Petitioners pray that your Honourable House acts to ensure disabled students have unrestricted access to Higher Education. And your Petitioners, as in duty bound, will ever pray.

To lie upon the Table.

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