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Petition - Provision of Changing Places Toilet Facilities

– in the House of Commons at 7:14 pm on 16th May 2018.

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Photo of Nicholas Dakin Nicholas Dakin Opposition Whip (Commons) 7:14 pm, 16th May 2018

One in 260 people need Changing Places toilets with an adult-sized changing bench and hoist to have their toileting needs met in a timely, dignified and humane way, so I have great pleasure in presenting this petition, which was gathered together by my constituent Lorna Fillingham, of more than 50,000 names of people who recognise the importance of this issue across this country.

The petition states:

The petition of residents of North Lincolnshire and the wider United Kingdom,

Declares that the Government must take urgent action to change building and planning regulations to ensure that changing places/toilet facilities have an adult changing bench, hoist and enough space for two carers.

The petitioners therefore request that the House of Commons urges the Government to provide these requirements to all large public buildings which are currently being built, redeveloped or refurbished.

And the petitioners remain, etc.