House of Commons
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TESTING NEW-BORN BABIES FOR DEAFNESS
EDM #118
Tabled 18 December 2000
2000-01 Session
That this House notes the recent MORI findings showing overwhelming public demand for testing newborn babies for deafness; notes with concern that out of the 840 children born deaf in the United Kingdom every year, the current health visitor distraction test will miss 400 by 18 months of age and 200 by 42 months of age, with serious implications for a child's language and educational development and long-term life chances; understands that, despite the existence of the necessary technology, the cost effectiveness of neo-natal testing and the desire of over 85 per cent. of parents across the United Kingdom to know within days of its birth whether their child is deaf, at present most babies are not diagnosed until after their first birthday; welcomes Her Majesty's Government's decision to introduce neonatal hearing screening to 20 National Health Service sites in England over the next seven months; calls on Her Majesty's Government to respond positively to the MORI findings by reassuring parents and organisations of deaf and hard of hearing people of its commitment to a national roll-out of the screening of new-born babies for deafness; and further calls on Her Majesty's; Government to confirm without delay a timetable of roll-out to enable National Health Service commissioners and providers to plan with confidence and help ensure a joined-up approach to the development of screening procedures, paediatric audiology services and the ongoing information and support services provided to families of deaf babies by local education authorities.

Signatures (213)

The first 6 Members who have signed to support the motion are the sponsors. The primary sponsor is generally the person who tabled the motion and has responsibility for it. The date shown is when the Member signed the motion.
In addition to the sponsors, the following Members have signed to support the motion.
Atkins, Charlotte
Labour
22 January 2001
Atkinson, Mr David
Conservative
20 December 2000
Austin, John
Labour
20 December 2000
Baldry, Tony
Conservative
22 March 2001
Ballard, Jackie
Liberal Democrat
30 January 2001
Banks, Tony
Labour
05 April 2001
Barnes, Mr Harry
Labour
19 December 2000
Beard, Mr Nigel
Labour
08 January 2001
Beggs, Mr Roy
Ulster Unionist Party
11 January 2001
Beith, Sir Alan
Liberal Democrat
31 January 2001
Benn, Hilary
Labour
20 December 2000
Bermingham, Mr Gerry
Labour
08 January 2001
Berry, Dr Roger
Labour
21 March 2001
Borrow, Mr David S.
Labour
21 December 2000
Bottomley, Sir Peter
Conservative
12 February 2001
Brake, Tom
Liberal Democrat
13 February 2001
Brand, Dr Peter
Liberal Democrat
19 December 2000
Brazier, Mr Julian
Conservative
15 February 2001
Breed, Mr Colin
Liberal Democrat
21 December 2000
Brinton, Mrs Helen
Labour
20 December 2000
Brown, Mr Russell
Labour
09 January 2001
Bruce, Malcolm
Liberal Democrat
14 February 2001
Burgon, Colin
Labour
10 January 2001
Burstow, Paul
Liberal Democrat
18 December 2000
Butler, Christine
Labour
08 January 2001
Butterfill, Sir John
Conservative
14 February 2001
Cable, Dr Vincent
Liberal Democrat
21 December 2000
Campbell, Sir Menzies
Liberal Democrat
20 December 2000
Cann, Mr Jamie
Labour
08 January 2001
Caton, Mr Martin
Labour
20 December 2000
Chaytor, Mr David
Labour
24 January 2001
Chidgey, Mr David
Liberal Democrat
15 March 2001
Church, Ms Judith
Labour
15 January 2001
Clark, Dr David
Labour
20 December 2000
Clark, Dr Michael
Conservative
12 February 2001
Clarke, Mr Tony
Labour
10 January 2001
Clwyd, Ann
Labour
01 May 2001
Cohen, Harry
Labour
10 January 2001
Colman, Mr Tony
Labour
18 January 2001
Connarty, Michael
Labour
08 January 2001
Corbett, Mr Robin
Labour
20 December 2000
Cotter, Brian
Liberal Democrat
09 January 2001
Cox, Tom
Labour
20 December 2000
Crausby, Mr David
Labour
05 April 2001
Cryer, Mrs Ann
Labour
08 January 2001
Cummings, John
Labour
20 December 2000
Cunliffe, Mr Lawrence
Labour
11 January 2001
Darvill, Mr Keith
Labour
20 December 2000
Davey, Mr Edward
Liberal Democrat
19 December 2000
Davey, Valerie
Labour
20 December 2000
Davies, Denzil
Labour
22 January 2001
Davies, Geraint
Labour
25 January 2001
Davies, Mr Ron
Labour
08 January 2001
Davis, Mr Terry
Labour
19 December 2000
Dean, Mrs Janet
Labour
19 December 2000
Dismore, Mr Andrew
Labour
20 December 2000
Dobbin, Jim
Labour
08 January 2001
Donaldson, Mr Jeffrey M.
Ulster Unionist Party
11 January 2001
Drew, Mr David
Labour
21 December 2000
Ennis, Jeff
Labour
21 March 2001
Etherington, Bill
Labour
21 December 2000
Fabricant, Michael
Conservative
09 February 2001
Fearn, Mr Ronnie
Liberal Democrat
19 December 2000
Field, Mr Frank
Labour
20 December 2000
Fisher, Mark
Labour
20 December 2000
Fitzsimons, Mrs Lorna
Labour
20 December 2000
Flynn, Paul
Labour
15 January 2001
Follett, Barbara
Labour
21 December 2000
Foster, Mr Don
Liberal Democrat
20 December 2000
Foster (Worcs.), Mr Michael
Labour
21 December 2000
Fyfe, Mrs Maria
Labour
22 January 2001
Galloway, Mr George
Labour
26 March 2001
Gapes, Mike
Labour
19 December 2000
Gardiner, Barry
Labour
22 January 2001
George, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
20 December 2000
Gerrard, Mr Neil
Labour
03 April 2001
Gibson, Dr Ian
Labour
20 December 2000
Gidley, Sandra
Liberal Democrat
19 December 2000
Godman, Dr Norman
Labour
20 December 2000
Golding, Mrs Llin
Labour
21 December 2000
Gordon, Mrs Eileen
Labour
20 December 2000
Gorman, Mrs Teresa
Conservative
13 March 2001
Gorrie, Mr Donald
Liberal Democrat
05 February 2001
Griffiths, Mr Win
Labour
20 December 2000
Gunnell, Mr John
Labour
08 January 2001
Hamilton, Fabian
Labour
08 March 2001
Hancock, Mr Mike
Liberal Democrat
20 December 2000
Harman, Ms Harriet
Labour
08 January 2001
Harris, Dr Evan
Liberal Democrat
15 January 2001
Harvey, Nick
Liberal Democrat
20 December 2000
Henderson, Mr Doug
Labour
22 January 2001
Hopkins, Kelvin
Labour
10 January 2001
Howard, Mr Michael
Conservative
14 February 2001
Hoyle, Mr Lindsay
Labour
19 December 2000
Hughes, Simon
Liberal Democrat
18 January 2001
Iddon, Dr Brian
Labour
19 December 2000
Illsley, Mr Eric
Labour
19 December 2000
Jackson, Glenda
Labour
21 December 2000
Jackson, Mr Robert
Conservative
28 March 2001
Johnson Smith, Sir Geoffrey
Conservative
19 December 2000
Jones, Mr Barry
Labour
08 January 2001
Jones, Helen
Labour
27 March 2001
Jones, Mr Jon Owen
Labour
10 January 2001
Jones, Mr Martyn
Labour
09 February 2001
Jones, Mr Nigel
Liberal Democrat
19 December 2000
Keetch, Mr Paul
Liberal Democrat
16 January 2001
Kemp, Mr Fraser
Labour
21 December 2000
Khabra, Mr Piara S
Labour
09 January 2001
King, Andy
Labour
10 January 2001
King, Ms Oona
Labour
19 December 2000
Kingham, Ms Tess
Labour
29 January 2001
Kirkbride, Julie
Conservative
18 December 2000
Kumar, Dr Ashok
Labour
20 December 2000
Ladyman, Dr Stephen
Labour
18 December 2000
Lawrence, Mrs Jackie
Labour
21 December 2000
Leigh, Mr Edward
Conservative
23 January 2001
Lepper, David
Labour
20 December 2000
Lewis, Dr Julian
Conservative
15 February 2001
Lilley, Mr Peter
Conservative
08 January 2001
Livingstone, Mr Ken
Independent
08 January 2001
Livsey, Mr Richard
Liberal Democrat
19 December 2000
Llwyd, Mr Elfyn
Plaid Cymru
09 January 2001
Love, Mr Andy
Labour
20 December 2000
Mackinlay, Andrew
Labour
20 December 2000
Mahon, Alice
Labour
28 March 2001
Mallaber, Judy
Labour
21 December 2000
Marsden, Mr Gordon
Labour
20 December 2000
Marsden, Mr Paul
Labour
27 March 2001
Mates, Lt Col Michael
Conservative
07 February 2001
McDonnell, John
Labour
01 February 2001
McNamara, Mr Kevin
Labour
19 December 2000
McWalter, Mr Tony
Labour
23 January 2001
McWilliam, Mr John
Labour
10 January 2001
Meale, Mr Alan
Labour
10 January 2001
Michie, Mr Bill
Labour
20 December 2000
Michie, Mrs Ray
Liberal Democrat
23 January 2001
Mitchell, Mr Austin
Labour
08 January 2001
Moffatt, Laura
Labour
20 December 2000
Mudie, Mr George
Labour
10 January 2001
Naysmith, Dr Doug
Labour
19 December 2000
O'Brien, Sir Bill
Labour
20 December 2000
O'Hara, Mr Edward
Labour
17 January 2001
Oaten, Mr Mark
Liberal Democrat
18 December 2000
Olner, Mr Bill
Labour
08 January 2001
Öpik, Lembit
Liberal Democrat
13 February 2001
Organ, Diana
Labour
08 January 2001
Perham, Linda
Labour
23 March 2001
Pike, Mr Peter
Labour
09 January 2001
Prior, Mr David
Conservative
26 February 2001
Prosser, Gwyn
Labour
20 December 2000
Quinn, Lawrie
Labour
03 April 2001
Rapson, Syd
Labour
08 January 2001
Redwood, Mr John
Conservative
13 February 2001
Rendel, Mr David
Liberal Democrat
09 January 2001
Roe, Mrs Marion
Conservative
08 February 2001
Rogers, Mr Allan
Labour
21 March 2001
Ross, Mr William
Ulster Unionist Party
10 January 2001
Ruddock, Joan
Labour
08 January 2001
Ruffley, Mr David
Conservative
19 March 2001
Russell, Christine
Labour
21 December 2000
Sanders, Mr Adrian
Liberal Democrat
29 January 2001
Sawford, Phil
Labour
10 January 2001
Sedgemore, Mr Brian
Labour
19 December 2000
Shaw, Jonathan
Labour
21 December 2000
Sheerman, Mr Barry
Labour
29 March 2001
Shephard, Mrs Gillian
Conservative
15 February 2001
Simpson, Alan
Labour
20 December 2000
Singh, Mr Marsha
Labour
21 December 2000
Skinner, Mr Dennis
Labour
22 March 2001
Smyth, The Rev Martin
Ulster Unionist Party
18 December 2000
Southworth, Helen
Labour
02 April 2001
Spicer, Sir Michael
Conservative
15 February 2001
Steinberg, Mr Gerry
Labour
09 January 2001
Stevenson, Mr George
Labour
03 April 2001
Stewart, Mr David
Labour
20 December 2000
Stewart, Ian
Labour
08 January 2001
Stinchcombe, Mr Paul
Labour
20 December 2000
Stoate, Dr Howard
Labour
21 December 2000
Stunell, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
01 February 2001
Taylor, Ms Dari
Labour
16 January 2001
Taylor, David
Labour
19 December 2000
Taylor, Mr Ian
Conservative
05 March 2001
Taylor, Matthew
Liberal Democrat
17 January 2001
Thomas, Mr Simon
Plaid Cymru
21 December 2000
Thompson, Mr William
Ulster Unionist Party
11 January 2001
Tonge, Dr Jenny
Liberal Democrat
30 January 2001
Townend, Mr John
Conservative
09 February 2001
Tredinnick, David
Conservative
26 February 2001
Truswell, Mr Paul
Labour
02 February 2001
Turner, Dr Desmond
Labour
10 January 2001
Turner, Mr Neil
Labour
20 December 2000
Tyler, Mr Paul
Liberal Democrat
20 December 2000
Tynan, Mr Bill
Labour
07 March 2001
Vis, Dr Rudi
Labour
08 January 2001
Walley, Joan
Labour
22 March 2001
Wareing, Mr Robert N.
Labour
21 December 2000
Webb, Prof Steve
Liberal Democrat
01 February 2001
Wells, Mr Bowen
Conservative
26 February 2001
Wigley, Mr Dafydd
Plaid Cymru
18 December 2000
Williams, Mr Alan
Labour
20 December 2000
Williams, Dr Alan
Labour
08 January 2001
Williams, Mrs Betty
Labour
19 December 2000
Winterton, Ann
Conservative
20 December 2000
Winterton, Sir Nicholas
Conservative
20 December 2000
Wood, Mike
Labour
03 April 2001
Wright, Dr Tony
Labour
27 March 2001
Wyatt, Derek
Labour
20 December 2000
There are no withdrawn signatures for this Motion