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Accessibility of leisure attractions

Volume 684: debated on Wednesday 18 November 2020

The petition calls for greater disabled access to leisure attractions, alongside an outline petition with more than 26,000 signatures. That follows a journey of one of my constituents, six-year-old Sebby Brett, and his difficult experience at a theme park last year.

The petition states:

The petition of the residents of Stroud and the surrounding area,

Declares that all leisure attractions including theme parks should be adjusted to ensure that they are accessible to all citizens; further that all attractions built in the future should be fully accessible where possible to ensure that all disabled visitors are provided with equal dignity, an equal opportunity to experience the leisure attractions and equal value of money for their trips as all other guests; and further that guests should not be required to take disability tests.

The petitioners therefore request that the House of Commons urges the Government to take into account the concerns of the petitions and take immediate action to ensure that all leisure attractions are accessible to all individuals irrespective of ability.

And the petitioners remain, etc.