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TESTING NEW-BORN BABIES FOR DEAFNESS

EDM (Early Day Motion) 118: tabled on 18 December 2000

Tabled in the 2000-01 session.

This motion has been signed by 213 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

As this motion is using historical data, we may not have the record of the original ordering, in which case signatories are listed alphabetically.

Motion text

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.

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
Signed on 22 January 2001
Staffordshire Moorlands
Atkinson, Mr David
Conservative
Signed on 20 December 2000
Bournemouth East
Austin, John
Labour
Signed on 20 December 2000
Erith and Thamesmead
Baldry, Tony
Conservative
Signed on 22 March 2001
Banbury
Ballard, Jackie
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 30 January 2001
Taunton
Banks, Tony
Labour
Signed on 5 April 2001
West Ham
Barnes, Mr Harry
Labour
Signed on 19 December 2000
North East Derbyshire
Beard, Mr Nigel
Labour
Signed on 8 January 2001
Bexleyheath and Crayford
Beggs, Mr Roy
Ulster Unionist Party
Signed on 11 January 2001
East Antrim
Beith, Sir Alan
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 31 January 2001
Berwick-upon-Tweed
Benn, Hilary
Labour
Signed on 20 December 2000
Leeds Central
Bermingham, Mr Gerry
Labour
Signed on 8 January 2001
St Helens South
Berry, Dr Roger
Labour
Signed on 21 March 2001
Kingswood
Borrow, Mr David S.
Labour
Signed on 21 December 2000
South Ribble
Bottomley, Sir Peter
Conservative
Signed on 12 February 2001
Worthing West
Brake, Tom
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 13 February 2001
Carshalton and Wallington
Brand, Dr Peter
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 19 December 2000
Isle of Wight
Brazier, Mr Julian
Conservative
Signed on 15 February 2001
Canterbury
Breed, Mr Colin
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 21 December 2000
South East Cornwall
Brinton, Mrs Helen
Labour
Signed on 20 December 2000
Peterborough
Brown, Mr Russell
Labour
Signed on 9 January 2001
Dumfries
Bruce, Malcolm
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 14 February 2001
Gordon
Burgon, Colin
Labour
Signed on 10 January 2001
Elmet
Burstow, Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 18 December 2000
Sutton and Cheam
Butler, Christine
Labour
Signed on 8 January 2001
Castle Point
Butterfill, Sir John
Conservative
Signed on 14 February 2001
Bournemouth West
Cable, Dr Vincent
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 21 December 2000
Twickenham
Campbell, Sir Menzies
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 20 December 2000
North East Fife
Cann, Mr Jamie
Labour
Signed on 8 January 2001
Ipswich
Caton, Mr Martin
Labour
Signed on 20 December 2000
Gower
Chaytor, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 24 January 2001
Bury North
Chidgey, Mr David
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 15 March 2001
Eastleigh
Church, Ms Judith
Labour
Signed on 15 January 2001
Dagenham
Clark, Dr David
Labour
Signed on 20 December 2000
South Shields
Clark, Dr Michael
Conservative
Signed on 12 February 2001
Rayleigh
Clarke, Mr Tony
Labour
Signed on 10 January 2001
Northampton South
Clwyd, Ann
Labour
Signed on 1 May 2001
Cynon Valley
Cohen, Harry
Labour
Signed on 10 January 2001
Leyton and Wanstead
Colman, Mr Tony
Labour
Signed on 18 January 2001
Putney
Connarty, Michael
Labour
Signed on 8 January 2001
Falkirk East
Corbett, Mr Robin
Labour
Signed on 20 December 2000
Birmingham, Erdington
Cotter, Brian
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 9 January 2001
Weston-Super-Mare
Cox, Tom
Labour
Signed on 20 December 2000
Tooting
Crausby, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 5 April 2001
Bolton North East
Cryer, Mrs Ann
Labour
Signed on 8 January 2001
Keighley
Cummings, John
Labour
Signed on 20 December 2000
Easington
Cunliffe, Mr Lawrence
Labour
Signed on 11 January 2001
Leigh
Darvill, Mr Keith
Labour
Signed on 20 December 2000
Upminster
Davey, Mr Edward
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 19 December 2000
Kingston and Surbiton
Davey, Valerie
Labour
Signed on 20 December 2000
Bristol West
Davies, Denzil
Labour
Signed on 22 January 2001
Llanelli
Davies, Geraint
Labour
Signed on 25 January 2001
Croydon Central
Davies, Mr Ron
Labour
Signed on 8 January 2001
Caerphilly
Davis, Mr Terry
Labour
Signed on 19 December 2000
Birmingham, Hodge Hill
Dean, Mrs Janet
Labour
Signed on 19 December 2000
Burton
Dismore, Mr Andrew
Labour
Signed on 20 December 2000
Hendon
Dobbin, Jim
Labour
Signed on 8 January 2001
Heywood and Middleton
Donaldson, Mr Jeffrey M.
Ulster Unionist Party
Signed on 11 January 2001
Lagan Valley
Drew, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 21 December 2000
Stroud
Ennis, Jeff
Labour
Signed on 21 March 2001
Barnsley East and Mexborough
Etherington, Bill
Labour
Signed on 21 December 2000
Sunderland North
Fabricant, Michael
Conservative
Signed on 9 February 2001
Lichfield
Fearn, Mr Ronnie
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 19 December 2000
Southport
Field, Mr Frank
Labour
Signed on 20 December 2000
Birkenhead
Fisher, Mark
Labour
Signed on 20 December 2000
Stoke-on-Trent Central
Fitzsimons, Mrs Lorna
Labour
Signed on 20 December 2000
Rochdale
Flynn, Paul
Labour
Signed on 15 January 2001
Newport West
Follett, Barbara
Labour
Signed on 21 December 2000
Stevenage
Foster, Mr Don
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 20 December 2000
Bath
Foster (Worcs.), Mr Michael
Labour
Signed on 21 December 2000
Worcester
Fyfe, Mrs Maria
Labour
Signed on 22 January 2001
Glasgow, Maryhill
Galloway, Mr George
Labour
Signed on 26 March 2001
Glasgow, Kelvin
Gapes, Mike
Labour
Signed on 19 December 2000
Ilford South
Gardiner, Barry
Labour
Signed on 22 January 2001
Brent North
George, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 20 December 2000
St Ives
Gerrard, Mr Neil
Labour
Signed on 3 April 2001
Walthamstow
Gibson, Dr Ian
Labour
Signed on 20 December 2000
Norwich North
Gidley, Sandra
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 19 December 2000
Romsey
Godman, Dr Norman
Labour
Signed on 20 December 2000
Greenock and Inverclyde
Golding, Mrs Llin
Labour
Signed on 21 December 2000
Newcastle-under-Lyme
Gordon, Mrs Eileen
Labour
Signed on 20 December 2000
Romford
Gorman, Mrs Teresa
Conservative
Signed on 13 March 2001
Billericay
Gorrie, Mr Donald
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 5 February 2001
Edinburgh West
Griffiths, Mr Win
Labour
Signed on 20 December 2000
Bridgend
Gunnell, Mr John
Labour
Signed on 8 January 2001
Morley and Rothwell
Hamilton, Fabian
Labour
Signed on 8 March 2001
Leeds North East
Hancock, Mr Mike
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 20 December 2000
Portsmouth South
Harman, Ms Harriet
Labour
Signed on 8 January 2001
Camberwell and Peckham
Harris, Dr Evan
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 15 January 2001
Oxford West and Abingdon
Harvey, Nick
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 20 December 2000
North Devon
Henderson, Mr Doug
Labour
Signed on 22 January 2001
Newcastle upon Tyne North
Hopkins, Kelvin
Labour
Signed on 10 January 2001
Luton North
Howard, Mr Michael
Conservative
Signed on 14 February 2001
Folkestone and Hythe
Hoyle, Mr Lindsay
Labour
Signed on 19 December 2000
Chorley
Hughes, Simon
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 18 January 2001
North Southwark and Bermondsey
Iddon, Dr Brian
Labour
Signed on 19 December 2000
Bolton South East
Illsley, Mr Eric
Labour
Signed on 19 December 2000
Barnsley Central
Jackson, Glenda
Labour
Signed on 21 December 2000
Hampstead and Highgate
Jackson, Mr Robert
Conservative
Signed on 28 March 2001
Wantage
Johnson Smith, Sir Geoffrey
Conservative
Signed on 19 December 2000
Wealden
Jones, Mr Barry
Labour
Signed on 8 January 2001
Alyn and Deeside
Jones, Helen
Labour
Signed on 27 March 2001
Warrington North
Jones, Mr Jon Owen
Labour
Signed on 10 January 2001
Cardiff Central
Jones, Mr Martyn
Labour
Signed on 9 February 2001
Clwyd South
Jones, Mr Nigel
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 19 December 2000
Cheltenham
Keetch, Mr Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 16 January 2001
Hereford
Kemp, Mr Fraser
Labour
Signed on 21 December 2000
Houghton and Washington East
Khabra, Mr Piara S
Labour
Signed on 9 January 2001
Ealing, Southall
King, Andy
Labour
Signed on 10 January 2001
Rugby and Kenilworth
King, Ms Oona
Labour
Signed on 19 December 2000
Bethnal Green and Bow
Kingham, Ms Tess
Labour
Signed on 29 January 2001
Gloucester
Kirkbride, Julie
Conservative
Signed on 18 December 2000
Bromsgrove
Kumar, Dr Ashok
Labour
Signed on 20 December 2000
Middlesbrough South and East Cleveland
Ladyman, Dr Stephen
Labour
Signed on 18 December 2000
South Thanet
Lawrence, Mrs Jackie
Labour
Signed on 21 December 2000
Preseli Pembrokeshire
Leigh, Mr Edward
Conservative
Signed on 23 January 2001
Gainsborough
Lepper, David
Labour
Signed on 20 December 2000
Brighton, Pavilion
Lewis, Dr Julian
Conservative
Signed on 15 February 2001
New Forest East
Lilley, Mr Peter
Conservative
Signed on 8 January 2001
Hitchin and Harpenden
Livingstone, Mr Ken
Independent
Signed on 8 January 2001
Brent East
Livsey, Mr Richard
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 19 December 2000
Brecon and Radnorshire
Llwyd, Mr Elfyn
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 9 January 2001
Meirionnydd Nant Conwy
Love, Mr Andy
Labour
Signed on 20 December 2000
Edmonton
Mackinlay, Andrew
Labour
Signed on 20 December 2000
Thurrock
Mahon, Alice
Labour
Signed on 28 March 2001
Halifax
Mallaber, Judy
Labour
Signed on 21 December 2000
Amber Valley
Marsden, Mr Gordon
Labour
Signed on 20 December 2000
Blackpool South
Marsden, Mr Paul
Labour
Signed on 27 March 2001
Shrewsbury and Atcham
Mates, Lt Col Michael
Conservative
Signed on 7 February 2001
East Hampshire
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 1 February 2001
Hayes and Harlington
McNamara, Mr Kevin
Labour
Signed on 19 December 2000
Kingston upon Hull North
McWalter, Mr Tony
Labour
Signed on 23 January 2001
Hemel Hempstead
McWilliam, Mr John
Labour
Signed on 10 January 2001
Blaydon
Meale, Mr Alan
Labour
Signed on 10 January 2001
Mansfield
Michie, Mr Bill
Labour
Signed on 20 December 2000
Sheffield, Heeley
Michie, Mrs Ray
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 23 January 2001
Argyll and Bute
Mitchell, Mr Austin
Labour
Signed on 8 January 2001
Great Grimsby
Moffatt, Laura
Labour
Signed on 20 December 2000
Crawley
Mudie, Mr George
Labour
Signed on 10 January 2001
Leeds East
Naysmith, Dr Doug
Labour
Signed on 19 December 2000
Bristol North West
O'Brien, Sir Bill
Labour
Signed on 20 December 2000
Normanton
O'Hara, Mr Edward
Labour
Signed on 17 January 2001
Knowsley South
Oaten, Mr Mark
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 18 December 2000
Winchester
Olner, Mr Bill
Labour
Signed on 8 January 2001
Nuneaton
Öpik, Lembit
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 13 February 2001
Montgomeryshire
Organ, Diana
Labour
Signed on 8 January 2001
Forest of Dean
Perham, Linda
Labour
Signed on 23 March 2001
Ilford North
Pike, Mr Peter
Labour
Signed on 9 January 2001
Burnley
Prior, Mr David
Conservative
Signed on 26 February 2001
North Norfolk
Prosser, Gwyn
Labour
Signed on 20 December 2000
Dover
Quinn, Lawrie
Labour
Signed on 3 April 2001
Scarborough and Whitby
Rapson, Syd
Labour
Signed on 8 January 2001
Portsmouth North
Redwood, Mr John
Conservative
Signed on 13 February 2001
Wokingham
Rendel, Mr David
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 9 January 2001
Newbury
Roe, Mrs Marion
Conservative
Signed on 8 February 2001
Broxbourne
Rogers, Mr Allan
Labour
Signed on 21 March 2001
Rhondda
Ross, Mr William
Ulster Unionist Party
Signed on 10 January 2001
East Londonderry
Ruddock, Joan
Labour
Signed on 8 January 2001
Lewisham, Deptford
Ruffley, Mr David
Conservative
Signed on 19 March 2001
Bury St Edmunds
Russell, Christine
Labour
Signed on 21 December 2000
City of Chester
Sanders, Mr Adrian
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 29 January 2001
Torbay
Sawford, Phil
Labour
Signed on 10 January 2001
Kettering
Sedgemore, Mr Brian
Labour
Signed on 19 December 2000
Hackney South and Shoreditch
Shaw, Jonathan
Labour
Signed on 21 December 2000
Chatham and Aylesford
Sheerman, Mr Barry
Labour
Signed on 29 March 2001
Huddersfield
Shephard, Mrs Gillian
Conservative
Signed on 15 February 2001
South West Norfolk
Simpson, Alan
Labour
Signed on 20 December 2000
Nottingham South
Singh, Mr Marsha
Labour
Signed on 21 December 2000
Bradford West
Skinner, Mr Dennis
Labour
Signed on 22 March 2001
Bolsover
Smyth, The Rev Martin
Ulster Unionist Party
Signed on 18 December 2000
Belfast South
Southworth, Helen
Labour
Signed on 2 April 2001
Warrington South
Spicer, Sir Michael
Conservative
Signed on 15 February 2001
West Worcestershire
Steinberg, Mr Gerry
Labour
Signed on 9 January 2001
City of Durham
Stevenson, Mr George
Labour
Signed on 3 April 2001
Stoke-on-Trent South
Stewart, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 20 December 2000
Inverness East, Nairn and Lochaber
Stewart, Ian
Labour
Signed on 8 January 2001
Eccles
Stinchcombe, Mr Paul
Labour
Signed on 20 December 2000
Wellingborough
Stoate, Dr Howard
Labour
Signed on 21 December 2000
Dartford
Stunell, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 1 February 2001
Hazel Grove
Taylor, Ms Dari
Labour
Signed on 16 January 2001
Stockton South
Taylor, David
Labour
Signed on 19 December 2000
North West Leicestershire
Taylor, Mr Ian
Conservative
Signed on 5 March 2001
Esher and Walton
Taylor, Matthew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 17 January 2001
Truro and St Austell
Thomas, Mr Simon
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 21 December 2000
Ceredigion
Thompson, Mr William
Ulster Unionist Party
Signed on 11 January 2001
West Tyrone
Tonge, Dr Jenny
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 30 January 2001
Richmond Park
Townend, Mr John
Conservative
Signed on 9 February 2001
East Yorkshire
Tredinnick, David
Conservative
Signed on 26 February 2001
Bosworth
Truswell, Mr Paul
Labour
Signed on 2 February 2001
Pudsey
Turner, Dr Desmond
Labour
Signed on 10 January 2001
Brighton, Kemptown
Turner, Mr Neil
Labour
Signed on 20 December 2000
Wigan
Tyler, Mr Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 20 December 2000
North Cornwall
Tynan, Mr Bill
Labour
Signed on 7 March 2001
Hamilton South
Vis, Dr Rudi
Labour
Signed on 8 January 2001
Finchley and Golders Green
Walley, Joan
Labour
Signed on 22 March 2001
Stoke-on-Trent North
Wareing, Mr Robert N.
Labour
Signed on 21 December 2000
Liverpool, West Derby
Webb, Prof Steve
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 1 February 2001
Northavon
Wells, Mr Bowen
Conservative
Signed on 26 February 2001
Hertford and Stortford
Wigley, Mr Dafydd
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 18 December 2000
Caernarfon
Williams, Mr Alan
Labour
Signed on 20 December 2000
Swansea West
Williams, Dr Alan
Labour
Signed on 8 January 2001
Carmarthen East and Dinefwr
Williams, Mrs Betty
Labour
Signed on 19 December 2000
Conwy
Winterton, Ann
Conservative
Signed on 20 December 2000
Congleton
Winterton, Sir Nicholas
Conservative
Signed on 20 December 2000
Macclesfield
Wood, Mike
Labour
Signed on 3 April 2001
Batley and Spen
Wright, Dr Tony
Labour
Signed on 27 March 2001
Cannock Chase
Wyatt, Derek
Labour
Signed on 20 December 2000
Sittingbourne and Sheppey

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.