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NHS DIGITAL HEARING AIDS

EDM (Early Day Motion) 317: tabled on 29 October 2001

Tabled in the 2001-02 session.

This motion has been signed by 234 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 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that are proving so much more helpful to users; notes that hearing aids provided by the rest of the NHS are based on outdated 1970s technology and that one-third of these aids are not used regularly, largely because users cannot obtain real benefit from them; notes that digital aids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.

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
Signed on 17 January 2002
Hackney North and Stoke Newington
Adams, Mrs Irene
Labour
Signed on 5 February 2002
Paisley North
Allan, Mr Richard
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 18 December 2001
Sheffield, Hallam
Amess, Mr David
Conservative
Signed on 31 October 2001
Southend West
Atherton, Ms Candy
Labour
Signed on 7 November 2001
Falmouth and Camborne
Austin, John
Labour
Signed on 14 November 2001
Erith and Thamesmead
Bailey, Mr Adrian
Labour
Signed on 29 November 2001
West Bromwich West
Baird, Vera
Labour
Signed on 1 November 2001
Redcar
Banks, Tony
Labour
Signed on 19 November 2001
West Ham
Barnes, Mr Harry
Labour
Signed on 30 October 2001
North East Derbyshire
Baron, Mr John
Conservative
Signed on 15 November 2001
Billericay
Barrett, John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 1 November 2001
Edinburgh West
Battle, John
Labour
Signed on 15 November 2001
Leeds West
Beggs, Mr Roy
Ulster Unionist Party
Signed on 31 October 2001
East Antrim
Beith, Sir Alan
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 14 November 2001
Berwick-upon-Tweed
Benton, Mr Joe
Labour
Signed on 16 November 2001
Bootle
Berry, Dr Roger
Labour
Signed on 6 November 2001
Kingswood
Best, Mr Harold
Labour
Signed on 6 November 2001
Leeds North West
Borrow, Mr David S.
Labour
Signed on 5 November 2001
South Ribble
Bottomley, Sir Peter
Conservative
Signed on 5 November 2001
Worthing West
Brake, Tom
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 19 November 2001
Carshalton and Wallington
Breed, Mr Colin
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 30 November 2001
South East Cornwall
Brooke, Annette
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 30 October 2001
Mid Dorset and North Poole
Brown, Mr Russell
Labour
Signed on 31 October 2001
Dumfries
Bruce, Malcolm
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 7 November 2001
Gordon
Buck, Ms Karen
Labour
Signed on 1 November 2001
Regent's Park and Kensington North
Burden, Richard
Labour
Signed on 7 November 2001
Birmingham, Northfield
Burgon, Colin
Labour
Signed on 6 November 2001
Elmet
Burnett, Mr John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 15 November 2001
Torridge and West Devon
Burnham, Andy
Labour
Signed on 28 November 2001
Leigh
Burnside, David
Ulster Unionist Party
Signed on 5 November 2001
South Antrim
Burstow, Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 20 November 2001
Sutton and Cheam
Cable, Dr Vincent
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 30 October 2001
Twickenham
Calton, Mrs Patsy
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 8 November 2001
Cheadle
Campbell, Sir Menzies
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 14 November 2001
North East Fife
Campbell, Mr Ronnie
Labour
Signed on 30 October 2001
Blyth Valley
Casale, Roger
Labour
Signed on 17 December 2001
Wimbledon
Caton, Mr Martin
Labour
Signed on 1 November 2001
Gower
Chapman, Sir Sydney
Conservative
Signed on 22 November 2001
Chipping Barnet
Chidgey, Mr David
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 30 November 2001
Eastleigh
Clapham, Mr Michael
Labour
Signed on 9 November 2001
Barnsley West and Penistone
Clark, Mrs Helen
Labour
Signed on 29 November 2001
Peterborough
Clelland, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 30 January 2002
Tyne Bridge
Cohen, Harry
Labour
Signed on 5 November 2001
Leyton and Wanstead
Coleman, Mr Iain
Labour
Signed on 12 November 2001
Hammersmith and Fulham
Colman, Mr Tony
Labour
Signed on 2 November 2001
Putney
Connarty, Michael
Labour
Signed on 6 November 2001
Falkirk East
Cook, Frank
Labour
Signed on 5 November 2001
Stockton North
Corbyn, Jeremy
Labour
Signed on 15 November 2001
Islington North
Cox, Tom
Labour
Signed on 30 October 2001
Tooting
Cranston, Sir Ross
Labour
Signed on 5 November 2001
Dudley North
Crausby, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 1 November 2001
Bolton North East
Cruddas, Jon
Labour
Signed on 19 November 2001
Dagenham
Cryer, Mrs Ann
Labour
Signed on 6 November 2001
Keighley
Cunningham, Mr Jim
Labour
Signed on 6 November 2001
Coventry South
Daisley, Mr Paul
Labour
Signed on 3 December 2001
Brent East
Davey, Mr Edward
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 7 November 2001
Kingston and Surbiton
Davey, Valerie
Labour
Signed on 7 November 2001
Bristol West
David, Mr Wayne
Labour
Signed on 9 May 2002
Caerphilly
Davidson, Mr Ian
Labour
Signed on 9 November 2001
Glasgow, Pollok
Davies, Geraint
Labour
Signed on 8 November 2001
Croydon Central
Davis, Mr Terry
Labour
Signed on 11 December 2001
Birmingham, Hodge Hill
Dawson, Mr Hilton
Labour
Signed on 1 November 2001
Lancaster and Wyre
Dean, Mrs Janet
Labour
Signed on 7 November 2001
Burton
Dhanda, Mr Parmjit
Labour
Signed on 28 November 2001
Gloucester
Dismore, Mr Andrew
Labour
Signed on 31 October 2001
Hendon
Dobbin, Jim
Labour
Signed on 5 November 2001
Heywood and Middleton
Dobson, Frank
Labour
Signed on 30 November 2001
Holborn and St Pancras
Dodds, Mr Nigel
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 1 November 2001
Belfast North
Donaldson, Mr Jeffrey M.
Ulster Unionist Party
Signed on 15 November 2001
Lagan Valley
Donohoe, Mr Brian H.
Labour
Signed on 6 November 2001
Cunninghame South
Doran, Mr Frank
Labour
Signed on 22 November 2001
Aberdeen Central
Dorrell, Mr Stephen
Conservative
Signed on 9 November 2001
Charnwood
Doughty, Sue
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 31 October 2001
Guildford
Drew, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 1 November 2001
Stroud
Edwards, Mr Huw
Labour
Signed on 6 November 2001
Monmouth
Efford, Clive
Labour
Signed on 8 November 2001
Eltham
Etherington, Bill
Labour
Signed on 20 November 2001
Sunderland North
Fallon, Mr Michael
Conservative
Signed on 6 November 2001
Sevenoaks
Farrelly, Paul
Labour
Signed on 5 November 2001
Newcastle-under-Lyme
Field, Mr Frank
Labour
Signed on 6 November 2001
Birkenhead
Flynn, Paul
Labour
Signed on 8 November 2001
Newport West
Follett, Barbara
Labour
Signed on 7 November 2001
Stevenage
Foster, Mr Derek
Labour
Signed on 11 December 2001
Bishop Auckland
Foster, Mr Don
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 7 November 2001
Bath
Francois, Mr Mark
Conservative
Signed on 7 November 2001
Rayleigh
George, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 5 November 2001
St Ives
George, Mr Bruce
Labour
Signed on 22 November 2001
Walsall South
Gerrard, Mr Neil
Labour
Signed on 1 November 2001
Walthamstow
Gibson, Dr Ian
Labour
Signed on 30 October 2001
Norwich North
Gidley, Sandra
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 19 November 2001
Romsey
Godsiff, Mr Roger
Labour
Signed on 8 May 2002
Birmingham, Sparkbrook and Small Heath
Grayling, Chris
Conservative
Signed on 8 November 2001
Epsom and Ewell
Green, Matthew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 2 November 2001
Ludlow
Griffiths, Mr Win
Labour
Signed on 1 November 2001
Bridgend
Grogan, Mr John
Labour
Signed on 8 November 2001
Selby
Hancock, Mr Mike
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 30 October 2001
Portsmouth South
Harris, Dr Evan
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 12 November 2001
Oxford West and Abingdon
Harvey, Nick
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 7 November 2001
North Devon
Heath, Mr David
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 5 November 2001
Somerton and Frome
Hepburn, Mr Stephen
Labour
Signed on 10 December 2001
Jarrow
Hermon, Lady Sylvia
Ulster Unionist Party
Signed on 30 October 2001
North Down
Hesford, Stephen
Labour
Signed on 7 November 2001
Wirral West
Hoban, Mr Mark
Conservative
Signed on 13 November 2001
Fareham
Hoey, Kate
Labour
Signed on 20 November 2001
Vauxhall
Holmes, Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 31 October 2001
Chesterfield
Hopkins, Kelvin
Labour
Signed on 5 November 2001
Luton North
Horam, Mr John
Conservative
Signed on 8 November 2001
Orpington
Howarth, Mr George
Labour
Signed on 10 January 2002
Knowsley North and Sefton East
Hoyle, Mr Lindsay
Labour
Signed on 31 October 2001
Chorley
Hughes, Simon
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 9 January 2002
North Southwark and Bermondsey
Humble, Mrs Joan
Labour
Signed on 31 October 2001
Blackpool North and Fleetwood
Hunter, Mr Andrew
Conservative
Signed on 17 December 2001
Basingstoke
Hurst, Mr Alan
Labour
Signed on 27 November 2001
Braintree
Iddon, Dr Brian
Labour
Signed on 30 October 2001
Bolton South East
Illsley, Mr Eric
Labour
Signed on 31 October 2001
Barnsley Central
Jack, Mr Michael
Conservative
Signed on 8 November 2001
Fylde
Jackson, Glenda
Labour
Signed on 30 October 2001
Hampstead and Highgate
Jenkins, Mr Brian
Labour
Signed on 29 November 2001
Tamworth
Jones, Helen
Labour
Signed on 31 October 2001
Warrington North
Jones, Lynne
Labour
Signed on 31 October 2001
Birmingham, Selly Oak
Jones, Mr Nigel
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 31 October 2001
Cheltenham
Khabra, Mr Piara S
Labour
Signed on 10 January 2002
Ealing, Southall
Kidney, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 5 November 2001
Stafford
King, Andy
Labour
Signed on 30 October 2001
Rugby and Kenilworth
Knight, Jim
Labour
Signed on 1 November 2001
South Dorset
Kumar, Dr Ashok
Labour
Signed on 5 November 2001
Middlesbrough South and East Cleveland
Lamb, Norman
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 15 November 2001
North Norfolk
Lepper, David
Labour
Signed on 8 November 2001
Brighton, Pavilion
Lewis, Mr Terry
Labour
Signed on 6 November 2001
Worsley
Linton, Martin
Labour
Signed on 26 November 2001
Battersea
Lloyd, Tony
Labour
Signed on 30 October 2001
Manchester Central
MacDonald, Dr Calum
Labour
Signed on 9 November 2001
Western Isles
Mahmood, Mr Khalid
Labour
Signed on 6 November 2001
Birmingham, Perry Barr
Mahon, Alice
Labour
Signed on 1 November 2001
Halifax
Mallaber, Judy
Labour
Signed on 3 December 2001
Amber Valley
Mallon, Mr Seamus
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 8 January 2002
Newry and Armagh
Mann, John
Labour
Signed on 5 November 2001
Bassetlaw
Marris, Rob
Labour
Signed on 8 November 2001
Wolverhampton South West
Marsden, Mr Gordon
Labour
Signed on 7 November 2001
Blackpool South
Marsden, Mr Paul
Labour
Signed on 6 March 2002
Shrewsbury and Atcham
Marshall, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 7 November 2001
Glasgow, Shettleston
Martlew, Mr Eric
Labour
Signed on 31 January 2002
Carlisle
McCabe, Stephen
Labour
Signed on 13 November 2001
Birmingham, Hall Green
McCafferty, Chris
Labour
Signed on 10 January 2002
Calder Valley
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 8 November 2001
Hayes and Harlington
McGrady, Mr Eddie
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 12 November 2001
South Down
McKechin, Ann
Labour
Signed on 13 November 2001
Glasgow, Maryhill
McNamara, Mr Kevin
Labour
Signed on 13 November 2001
Kingston upon Hull North
McWilliam, Mr John
Labour
Signed on 10 January 2002
Blaydon
Meale, Mr Alan
Labour
Signed on 30 October 2001
Mansfield
Mitchell, Mr Austin
Labour
Signed on 19 November 2001
Great Grimsby
Moffatt, Laura
Labour
Signed on 30 October 2001
Crawley
Mudie, Mr George
Labour
Signed on 28 November 2001
Leeds East
Mullin, Mr Chris
Labour
Signed on 13 November 2001
Sunderland South
Murphy, Mr Denis
Labour
Signed on 22 November 2001
Wansbeck
Murrison, Dr Andrew
Conservative
Signed on 31 October 2001
Westbury
Naysmith, Dr Doug
Labour
Signed on 15 November 2001
Bristol North West
O'Hara, Mr Edward
Labour
Signed on 31 October 2001
Knowsley South
O'Neill, Mr Martin
Labour
Signed on 7 November 2001
Ochil
Oaten, Mr Mark
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 10 December 2001
Winchester
Olner, Mr Bill
Labour
Signed on 20 November 2001
Nuneaton
Öpik, Lembit
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 3 April 2002
Montgomeryshire
Organ, Diana
Labour
Signed on 14 November 2001
Forest of Dean
Osborne, Mr George
Conservative
Signed on 14 November 2001
Tatton
Perham, Linda
Labour
Signed on 14 November 2001
Ilford North
Pike, Mr Peter
Labour
Signed on 13 November 2001
Burnley
Pollard, Mr Kerry
Labour
Signed on 21 January 2002
St Albans
Pugh, Dr John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 8 November 2001
Southport
Rapson, Syd
Labour
Signed on 7 November 2001
Portsmouth North
Rendel, Mr David
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 12 November 2001
Newbury
Robertson, Hugh
Conservative
Signed on 5 November 2001
Faversham and Mid Kent
Rosindell, Andrew
Conservative
Signed on 30 October 2001
Romford
Ross, Mr Ernie
Labour
Signed on 30 October 2001
Dundee West
Ruane, Chris
Labour
Signed on 23 May 2002
Vale of Clwyd
Russell, Christine
Labour
Signed on 15 November 2001
City of Chester
Salter, Martin
Labour
Signed on 31 October 2001
Reading West
Sarwar, Mr Mohammad
Labour
Signed on 26 March 2002
Glasgow, Govan
Sawford, Phil
Labour
Signed on 3 December 2001
Kettering
Selous, Andrew
Conservative
Signed on 28 November 2001
South West Bedfordshire
Shaw, Jonathan
Labour
Signed on 12 November 2001
Chatham and Aylesford
Simon, Mr Siôn
Labour
Signed on 3 December 2001
Birmingham, Erdington
Simpson, Alan
Labour
Signed on 1 November 2001
Nottingham South
Skinner, Mr Dennis
Labour
Signed on 6 November 2001
Bolsover
Smith, Mr Chris
Labour
Signed on 3 December 2001
Islington South and Finsbury
Smith, Geraldine
Labour
Signed on 7 November 2001
Morecambe and Lunesdale
Smith, John
Labour
Signed on 20 May 2002
Vale of Glamorgan
Smyth, The Rev Martin
Ulster Unionist Party
Signed on 30 October 2001
Belfast South
Spink, Bob
Conservative
Signed on 12 November 2001
Castle Point
Steinberg, Mr Gerry
Labour
Signed on 1 November 2001
City of Durham
Stevenson, Mr George
Labour
Signed on 6 November 2001
Stoke-on-Trent South
Stinchcombe, Mr Paul
Labour
Signed on 6 November 2001
Wellingborough
Stunell, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 30 October 2001
Hazel Grove
Swire, Mr Hugo
Conservative
Signed on 29 November 2001
East Devon
Taylor, David
Labour
Signed on 7 November 2001
North West Leicestershire
Taylor, Mr Ian
Conservative
Signed on 9 November 2001
Esher and Walton
Taylor, Matthew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 29 November 2001
Truro and St Austell
Taylor, Sir Teddy
Conservative
Signed on 9 November 2001
Rochford and Southend East
Tipping, Paddy
Labour
Signed on 8 November 2001
Sherwood
Todd, Mr Mark
Labour
Signed on 8 November 2001
South Derbyshire
Tonge, Dr Jenny
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 30 October 2001
Richmond Park
Tredinnick, David
Conservative
Signed on 9 November 2001
Bosworth
Trickett, Jon
Labour
Signed on 8 November 2001
Hemsworth
Truswell, Mr Paul
Labour
Signed on 31 October 2001
Pudsey
Turner, Dr Desmond
Labour
Signed on 30 October 2001
Brighton, Kemptown
Tyler, Mr Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 1 November 2001
North Cornwall
Tynan, Mr Bill
Labour
Signed on 14 November 2001
Hamilton South
Viggers, Sir Peter
Conservative
Signed on 6 November 2001
Gosport
Vis, Dr Rudi
Labour
Signed on 31 October 2001
Finchley and Golders Green
Walley, Joan
Labour
Signed on 7 November 2001
Stoke-on-Trent North
Wareing, Mr Robert N.
Labour
Signed on 31 October 2001
Liverpool, West Derby
Watkinson, Angela
Conservative
Signed on 6 November 2001
Upminster
Watson, Mr Tom
Labour
Signed on 19 November 2001
West Bromwich East
Weir, Mr Mike
Scottish National Party
Signed on 1 November 2001
Angus
White, Brian
Labour
Signed on 31 October 2001
North East Milton Keynes
Widdecombe, Miss Ann
Conservative
Signed on 21 November 2001
Maidstone and The Weald
Wiggin, Bill
Conservative
Signed on 30 October 2001
Leominster
Williams, Mr Alan
Labour
Signed on 6 November 2001
Swansea West
Williams, Mrs Betty
Labour
Signed on 13 November 2001
Conwy
Williams, Mr Roger
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 5 November 2001
Brecon and Radnorshire
Winterton, Sir Nicholas
Conservative
Signed on 6 November 2001
Macclesfield
Wishart, Pete
Scottish National Party
Signed on 2 November 2001
North Tayside
Wood, Mike
Labour
Signed on 6 November 2001
Batley and Spen
Worthington, Tony
Labour
Signed on 6 November 2001
Clydebank and Milngavie
Wyatt, Derek
Labour
Signed on 30 October 2001
Sittingbourne and Sheppey
Young, Sir George
Conservative
Signed on 7 November 2001
North West Hampshire
Younger-Ross, Richard
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 6 November 2001
Teignbridge

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.