Backbench Business - Services for People with Autismbackbench Business

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 3:05 pm on 21st March 2019.

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Photo of Huw Merriman Huw Merriman Conservative, Bexhill and Battle 3:05 pm, 21st March 2019

Thank you for chairing us this afternoon, Madam Deputy Speaker.

I have heard it said that Parliament is not delivering for the people. May I send a message and invite everybody here to join me in sending a message to people with autism or Asperger’s and their families? With the voices of my right hon. Friend Dame Cheryl Gillan, Thangam Debbonaire, my hon. Friend Scott Mann, Stephen Twigg, my hon. Friend Mike Wood, Helen Hayes, my hon. Friend Anne-Marie Trevelyan, Kevin Brennan, my hon. Friend John Howell, Jim Shannon, my hon. Friends the Members for Torbay (Kevin Foster) and for Copeland (Trudy Harrison), the hon. Members for Glasgow East (David Linden) and for Dewsbury (Paula Sherriff), my hon. Friend the Minister for Care—I thank the Minister for all her commitments this afternoon—and the many others who intervened, the message is that we understand the challenges autistic people have to go through every day, and we will be by your side and will do our best to make sure that you have the services you deserve.

Question put and agreed to.

Resolved,

That this House
has considered services for people with autism.