Down Syndrome Bill

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 1:46 pm on 4th February 2022.

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Photo of Brendan Clarke-Smith Brendan Clarke-Smith Conservative, Bassetlaw 1:46 pm, 4th February 2022

I endorse my hon. Friend’s comments about disabilities, and particularly that we all have different needs and should be looking to embrace that. I found out when I was 18 that I was dyspraxic, and it helped explain a lot of things for me. I still have a bit of a challenge with my positioning in the Chamber sometimes.

The way that we view special educational needs and other needs has changed a lot in this country over the years. Does my hon. Friend agree that the Bill is a great opportunity to showcase the talents and contributions of people with Down syndrome in this country, and that we can take that attitude forward so that the United Kingdom is a world leader in this regard?