The Down Syndrome Bill

I have for many years supported efforts to enable people with Down’s syndrome to engage in their own way with society, and for society to be geared towards treating them in an inclusive way as possible.

I fully support Dr Liam Fox’s bill and hope that it will lead towards better health and social care, more accommodation in regular schools and engagement in activities like sports where they are not at a disadvantage.

Its a fact that very few Private Members Bills make it through parliament even when the time is allowed.  But whether they do or not they deserve our support because at the very least they serve a purpose:  they are a terrific way of bringing attention to a subject and remain a useful tool for backbenchers to propose legislation.