House of Commons
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NHS DIGITAL HEARING AIDS
EDM #317
Tabled 29 October 2001
2001-02 Session
That this House welcomes the Government's creation of 20 first-wave Modernising NHS hearing aid services providing digital hearing aids, implemented jointly by the Department of Health and the RNID, but also notes with concern that this technology is not yet available to all two million current hearing aid users; notes that, so far, less than five per cent. of people in need of hearing aids have access to the NHS digital hearing aids that are proving so much more helpful to users; notes that hearing aids provided by the rest of the NHS are based on outdated 1970s technology and that one-third of these aids are not used regularly, largely because users cannot obtain real benefit from them; notes that digital aids purchased privately can cost up to ú2,500 each, whilst each digital hearing aid costs the NHS as little as ú150 and could cost less for larger volumes in universal provision; notes that universal NHS provision of digital aids would benefit more than three million potential additional users, some 500,000 immediately; notes that with an incremental cost of only ú100 per capita - equivalent to less than a day in hospital - no opportunity exists in the NHS to change so many lives so radically; further notes that public expenditure would be reduced due to greater individual well-being and independence and an extension of working lives; and consequently calls on the Government, having assessed the work of the Institute of Hearing Research, to commence the universal provision of digital hearing aids through the NHS.

Signatures (234)

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.
Abbott, Ms Diane
Labour
17 January 2002
Adams, Mrs Irene
Labour
05 February 2002
Allan, Mr Richard
Liberal Democrat
18 December 2001
Amess, Mr David
Conservative
31 October 2001
Atherton, Ms Candy
Labour
07 November 2001
Austin, John
Labour
14 November 2001
Bailey, Mr Adrian
Labour
29 November 2001
Baird, Vera
Labour
01 November 2001
Banks, Tony
Labour
19 November 2001
Barnes, Mr Harry
Labour
30 October 2001
Baron, Mr John
Conservative
15 November 2001
Barrett, John
Liberal Democrat
01 November 2001
Battle, John
Labour
15 November 2001
Beggs, Mr Roy
Ulster Unionist Party
31 October 2001
Beith, Sir Alan
Liberal Democrat
14 November 2001
Benton, Mr Joe
Labour
16 November 2001
Berry, Dr Roger
Labour
06 November 2001
Best, Mr Harold
Labour
06 November 2001
Borrow, Mr David S.
Labour
05 November 2001
Bottomley, Sir Peter
Conservative
05 November 2001
Brake, Tom
Liberal Democrat
19 November 2001
Breed, Mr Colin
Liberal Democrat
30 November 2001
Brooke, Annette
Liberal Democrat
30 October 2001
Brown, Mr Russell
Labour
31 October 2001
Bruce, Malcolm
Liberal Democrat
07 November 2001
Buck, Ms Karen
Labour
01 November 2001
Burden, Richard
Labour
07 November 2001
Burgon, Colin
Labour
06 November 2001
Burnett, Mr John
Liberal Democrat
15 November 2001
Burnham, Andy
Labour
28 November 2001
Burnside, David
Ulster Unionist Party
05 November 2001
Burstow, Paul
Liberal Democrat
20 November 2001
Cable, Dr Vincent
Liberal Democrat
30 October 2001
Calton, Mrs Patsy
Liberal Democrat
08 November 2001
Campbell, Sir Menzies
Liberal Democrat
14 November 2001
Campbell, Mr Ronnie
Labour
30 October 2001
Casale, Roger
Labour
17 December 2001
Caton, Mr Martin
Labour
01 November 2001
Chapman, Sir Sydney
Conservative
22 November 2001
Chidgey, Mr David
Liberal Democrat
30 November 2001
Clapham, Mr Michael
Labour
09 November 2001
Clark, Mrs Helen
Labour
29 November 2001
Clelland, Mr David
Labour
30 January 2002
Cohen, Harry
Labour
05 November 2001
Coleman, Mr Iain
Labour
12 November 2001
Colman, Mr Tony
Labour
02 November 2001
Connarty, Michael
Labour
06 November 2001
Cook, Frank
Labour
05 November 2001
Corbyn, Jeremy
Labour
15 November 2001
Cox, Tom
Labour
30 October 2001
Cranston, Sir Ross
Labour
05 November 2001
Crausby, Mr David
Labour
01 November 2001
Cruddas, Jon
Labour
19 November 2001
Cryer, Mrs Ann
Labour
06 November 2001
Cunningham, Mr Jim
Labour
06 November 2001
Daisley, Mr Paul
Labour
03 December 2001
Davey, Mr Edward
Liberal Democrat
07 November 2001
Davey, Valerie
Labour
07 November 2001
David, Mr Wayne
Labour
09 May 2002
Davidson, Mr Ian
Labour
09 November 2001
Davies, Geraint
Labour
08 November 2001
Davis, Mr Terry
Labour
11 December 2001
Dawson, Mr Hilton
Labour
01 November 2001
Dean, Mrs Janet
Labour
07 November 2001
Dhanda, Mr Parmjit
Labour
28 November 2001
Dismore, Mr Andrew
Labour
31 October 2001
Dobbin, Jim
Labour
05 November 2001
Dobson, Frank
Labour
30 November 2001
Dodds, Mr Nigel
Democratic Unionist Party
01 November 2001
Donaldson, Mr Jeffrey M.
Ulster Unionist Party
15 November 2001
Donohoe, Mr Brian H.
Labour
06 November 2001
Doran, Mr Frank
Labour
22 November 2001
Dorrell, Mr Stephen
Conservative
09 November 2001
Doughty, Sue
Liberal Democrat
31 October 2001
Drew, Mr David
Labour
01 November 2001
Edwards, Mr Huw
Labour
06 November 2001
Efford, Clive
Labour
08 November 2001
Etherington, Bill
Labour
20 November 2001
Fallon, Mr Michael
Conservative
06 November 2001
Farrelly, Paul
Labour
05 November 2001
Field, Mr Frank
Labour
06 November 2001
Flynn, Paul
Labour
08 November 2001
Follett, Barbara
Labour
07 November 2001
Foster, Mr Derek
Labour
11 December 2001
Foster, Mr Don
Liberal Democrat
07 November 2001
Francois, Mr Mark
Conservative
07 November 2001
George, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
05 November 2001
George, Mr Bruce
Labour
22 November 2001
Gerrard, Mr Neil
Labour
01 November 2001
Gibson, Dr Ian
Labour
30 October 2001
Gidley, Sandra
Liberal Democrat
19 November 2001
Godsiff, Mr Roger
Labour
08 May 2002
Grayling, Chris
Conservative
08 November 2001
Green, Matthew
Liberal Democrat
02 November 2001
Griffiths, Mr Win
Labour
01 November 2001
Grogan, Mr John
Labour
08 November 2001
Hancock, Mr Mike
Liberal Democrat
30 October 2001
Harris, Dr Evan
Liberal Democrat
12 November 2001
Harvey, Nick
Liberal Democrat
07 November 2001
Heath, Mr David
Liberal Democrat
05 November 2001
Hepburn, Mr Stephen
Labour
10 December 2001
Hermon, Lady Sylvia
Ulster Unionist Party
30 October 2001
Hesford, Stephen
Labour
07 November 2001
Hoban, Mr Mark
Conservative
13 November 2001
Hoey, Kate
Labour
20 November 2001
Holmes, Paul
Liberal Democrat
31 October 2001
Hopkins, Kelvin
Labour
05 November 2001
Horam, Mr John
Conservative
08 November 2001
Howarth, Mr George
Labour
10 January 2002
Hoyle, Mr Lindsay
Labour
31 October 2001
Hughes, Simon
Liberal Democrat
09 January 2002
Humble, Mrs Joan
Labour
31 October 2001
Hunter, Mr Andrew
Conservative
17 December 2001
Hurst, Mr Alan
Labour
27 November 2001
Iddon, Dr Brian
Labour
30 October 2001
Illsley, Mr Eric
Labour
31 October 2001
Jack, Mr Michael
Conservative
08 November 2001
Jackson, Glenda
Labour
30 October 2001
Jenkins, Mr Brian
Labour
29 November 2001
Jones, Helen
Labour
31 October 2001
Jones, Lynne
Labour
31 October 2001
Jones, Mr Nigel
Liberal Democrat
31 October 2001
Khabra, Mr Piara S
Labour
10 January 2002
Kidney, Mr David
Labour
05 November 2001
King, Andy
Labour
30 October 2001
Knight, Jim
Labour
01 November 2001
Kumar, Dr Ashok
Labour
05 November 2001
Lamb, Norman
Liberal Democrat
15 November 2001
Lepper, David
Labour
08 November 2001
Lewis, Mr Terry
Labour
06 November 2001
Linton, Martin
Labour
26 November 2001
Lloyd, Tony
Labour
30 October 2001
MacDonald, Dr Calum
Labour
09 November 2001
Mahmood, Mr Khalid
Labour
06 November 2001
Mahon, Alice
Labour
01 November 2001
Mallaber, Judy
Labour
03 December 2001
Mallon, Mr Seamus
Social Democratic & Labour Party
08 January 2002
Mann, John
Labour
05 November 2001
Marris, Rob
Labour
08 November 2001
Marsden, Mr Gordon
Labour
07 November 2001
Marsden, Mr Paul
Labour
06 March 2002
Marshall, Mr David
Labour
07 November 2001
Martlew, Mr Eric
Labour
31 January 2002
McCabe, Stephen
Labour
13 November 2001
McCafferty, Chris
Labour
10 January 2002
McDonnell, John
Labour
08 November 2001
McGrady, Mr Eddie
Social Democratic & Labour Party
12 November 2001
McKechin, Ann
Labour
13 November 2001
McNamara, Mr Kevin
Labour
13 November 2001
McWilliam, Mr John
Labour
10 January 2002
Meale, Mr Alan
Labour
30 October 2001
Mitchell, Mr Austin
Labour
19 November 2001
Moffatt, Laura
Labour
30 October 2001
Mudie, Mr George
Labour
28 November 2001
Mullin, Mr Chris
Labour
13 November 2001
Murphy, Mr Denis
Labour
22 November 2001
Murrison, Dr Andrew
Conservative
31 October 2001
Naysmith, Dr Doug
Labour
15 November 2001
O'Hara, Mr Edward
Labour
31 October 2001
O'Neill, Mr Martin
Labour
07 November 2001
Oaten, Mr Mark
Liberal Democrat
10 December 2001
Olner, Mr Bill
Labour
20 November 2001
Öpik, Lembit
Liberal Democrat
03 April 2002
Organ, Diana
Labour
14 November 2001
Osborne, Mr George
Conservative
14 November 2001
Perham, Linda
Labour
14 November 2001
Pike, Mr Peter
Labour
13 November 2001
Pollard, Mr Kerry
Labour
21 January 2002
Pugh, Dr John
Liberal Democrat
08 November 2001
Rapson, Syd
Labour
07 November 2001
Rendel, Mr David
Liberal Democrat
12 November 2001
Robertson, Hugh
Conservative
05 November 2001
Rosindell, Andrew
Conservative
30 October 2001
Ross, Mr Ernie
Labour
30 October 2001
Ruane, Chris
Labour
23 May 2002
Russell, Christine
Labour
15 November 2001
Salter, Martin
Labour
31 October 2001
Sarwar, Mr Mohammad
Labour
26 March 2002
Sawford, Phil
Labour
03 December 2001
Selous, Andrew
Conservative
28 November 2001
Shaw, Jonathan
Labour
12 November 2001
Simon, Mr Siôn
Labour
03 December 2001
Simpson, Alan
Labour
01 November 2001
Skinner, Mr Dennis
Labour
06 November 2001
Smith, Mr Chris
Labour
03 December 2001
Smith, Geraldine
Labour
07 November 2001
Smith, John
Labour
20 May 2002
Smyth, The Rev Martin
Ulster Unionist Party
30 October 2001
Spink, Bob
Conservative
12 November 2001
Steinberg, Mr Gerry
Labour
01 November 2001
Stevenson, Mr George
Labour
06 November 2001
Stinchcombe, Mr Paul
Labour
06 November 2001
Stunell, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
30 October 2001
Swire, Mr Hugo
Conservative
29 November 2001
Taylor, David
Labour
07 November 2001
Taylor, Mr Ian
Conservative
09 November 2001
Taylor, Matthew
Liberal Democrat
29 November 2001
Taylor, Sir Teddy
Conservative
09 November 2001
Tipping, Paddy
Labour
08 November 2001
Todd, Mr Mark
Labour
08 November 2001
Tonge, Dr Jenny
Liberal Democrat
30 October 2001
Tredinnick, David
Conservative
09 November 2001
Trickett, Jon
Labour
08 November 2001
Truswell, Mr Paul
Labour
31 October 2001
Turner, Dr Desmond
Labour
30 October 2001
Tyler, Mr Paul
Liberal Democrat
01 November 2001
Tynan, Mr Bill
Labour
14 November 2001
Viggers, Sir Peter
Conservative
06 November 2001
Vis, Dr Rudi
Labour
31 October 2001
Walley, Joan
Labour
07 November 2001
Wareing, Mr Robert N.
Labour
31 October 2001
Watkinson, Angela
Conservative
06 November 2001
Watson, Mr Tom
Labour
19 November 2001
Weir, Mr Mike
Scottish National Party
01 November 2001
White, Brian
Labour
31 October 2001
Widdecombe, Miss Ann
Conservative
21 November 2001
Wiggin, Bill
Conservative
30 October 2001
Williams, Mr Alan
Labour
06 November 2001
Williams, Mrs Betty
Labour
13 November 2001
Williams, Mr Roger
Liberal Democrat
05 November 2001
Winterton, Sir Nicholas
Conservative
06 November 2001
Wishart, Pete
Scottish National Party
02 November 2001
Wood, Mike
Labour
06 November 2001
Worthington, Tony
Labour
06 November 2001
Wyatt, Derek
Labour
30 October 2001
Young, Sir George
Conservative
07 November 2001
Younger-Ross, Richard
Liberal Democrat
06 November 2001
These members had previously signed the motion, but have now withdrawn their support. The date shown is when the Member withdrew their signature from the motion.