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DIGITAL HEARING AIDS

EDM (Early Day Motion) 16: tabled on 13 November 2002

Tabled in the 2002-03 session.

This motion has been signed by 69 Members. It has received 1 amendment.

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

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Motion text

That this House notes the commitment in the 2001 Conservative Party Manifesto to provide digital hearing aids to everyone who would benefit from them over a three year period; shares the concern of the RNID that fewer than five per cent. of people in need of hearing aids have access to NHS digital hearing aids, depriving almost two million existing users of an improved quality of life; is further concerned that waiting times for hearing tests and hearing aids have actually lengthened over the past two years and some patients wait for up to 24 months to receive aids, condemning many elderly people in particular to the loss of independence which hearing impairment brings; further notes the Government's failure to commit to proper funding to extend the first wave sites for improving hearing aid services; and calls on the Government to stop treating people with hearing disabilities as second-class citizens and to set about providing digital hearing aids for the backlog who need them without further delay.

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.

Baron, Mr John
Conservative
Signed on 13 November 2002
Billericay
Beggs, Mr Roy
Ulster Unionist Party
Signed on 20 November 2002
East Antrim
Bercow, John
Conservative
Signed on 14 November 2002
Buckingham
Brazier, Mr Julian
Conservative
Signed on 19 November 2002
Canterbury
Burns, Mr Simon
Conservative
Signed on 13 November 2002
West Chelmsford
Conway, Derek
Conservative
Signed on 20 November 2002
Old Bexley and Sidcup
Djanogly, Mr Jonathan
Conservative
Signed on 25 November 2002
Huntingdon
Donaldson, Mr Jeffrey M.
Ulster Unionist Party
Signed on 20 November 2002
Lagan Valley
Duncan, Mr Peter
Conservative
Signed on 19 November 2002
Galloway and Upper Nithsdale
Evans, Mr Nigel
Conservative
Signed on 19 March 2003
Ribble Valley
Flight, Mr Howard
Conservative
Signed on 20 November 2002
Arundel and South Downs
Flook, Mr Adrian
Conservative
Signed on 19 November 2002
Taunton
Francois, Mr Mark
Conservative
Signed on 18 November 2002
Rayleigh
Garnier, Mr Edward
Conservative
Signed on 20 November 2002
Harborough
Gillan, Mrs Cheryl
Conservative
Signed on 13 November 2002
Chesham and Amersham
Goodman, Mr Paul
Conservative
Signed on 20 November 2002
Wycombe
Gray, Mr James
Conservative
Signed on 14 November 2002
North Wiltshire
Grayling, Chris
Conservative
Signed on 18 November 2002
Epsom and Ewell
Greenway, Mr John
Conservative
Signed on 15 November 2002
Ryedale
Grieve, Mr Dominic
Conservative
Signed on 21 November 2002
Beaconsfield
Hammond, Mr Philip
Conservative
Signed on 25 November 2002
Runnymede and Weybridge
Heald, Mr Oliver
Conservative
Signed on 21 January 2003
North East Hertfordshire
Hermon, Lady Sylvia
Ulster Unionist Party
Signed on 27 November 2002
North Down
Horam, Mr John
Conservative
Signed on 19 November 2002
Orpington
Hunter, Mr Andrew
Independent Conservative
Signed on 18 December 2002
Basingstoke
Key, Robert
Conservative
Signed on 18 November 2002
Salisbury
Kirkbride, Julie
Conservative
Signed on 26 November 2002
Bromsgrove
Laing, Mrs Eleanor
Conservative
Signed on 20 November 2002
Epping Forest
Lait, Mrs Jacqui
Conservative
Signed on 19 November 2002
Beckenham
Lewis, Dr Julian
Conservative
Signed on 14 November 2002
New Forest East
Lidington, Mr David
Conservative
Signed on 14 November 2002
Aylesbury
Loughton, Tim
Conservative
Signed on 13 November 2002
East Worthing and Shoreham
Luff, Peter
Conservative
Signed on 14 November 2002
Mid Worcestershire
Maclean, David
Conservative
Signed on 13 November 2002
Penrith and The Border
May, Mrs Theresa
Conservative
Signed on 19 December 2002
Maidenhead
McIntosh, Miss Anne
Conservative
Signed on 12 December 2002
Vale of York
Mercer, Patrick
Conservative
Signed on 19 November 2002
Newark
Moss, Mr Malcolm
Conservative
Signed on 5 December 2002
North East Cambridgeshire
Murrison, Dr Andrew
Conservative
Signed on 20 November 2002
Westbury
O'Brien, Mr Stephen
Conservative
Signed on 14 November 2002
Eddisbury
Osborne, Mr George
Conservative
Signed on 12 December 2002
Tatton
Randall, Mr John
Conservative
Signed on 18 November 2002
Uxbridge
Robertson, Hugh
Conservative
Signed on 26 November 2002
Faversham and Mid Kent
Robinson, Mrs Iris
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 20 November 2002
Strangford
Roe, Mrs Marion
Conservative
Signed on 18 November 2002
Broxbourne
Rosindell, Andrew
Conservative
Signed on 14 November 2002
Romford
Ruffley, Mr David
Conservative
Signed on 12 May 2003
Bury St Edmunds
Sayeed, Mr Jonathan
Conservative
Signed on 14 November 2002
Mid Bedfordshire
Selous, Andrew
Conservative
Signed on 24 March 2003
South West Bedfordshire
Smyth, The Rev Martin
Ulster Unionist Party
Signed on 19 November 2002
Belfast South
Spelman, Mrs Caroline
Conservative
Signed on 21 November 2002
Meriden
Spink, Bob
Conservative
Signed on 19 November 2002
Castle Point
Swayne, Mr Desmond
Conservative
Signed on 28 November 2002
New Forest West
Syms, Mr Robert
Conservative
Signed on 14 November 2002
Poole
Walter, Mr Robert
Conservative
Signed on 25 November 2002
North Dorset
Waterson, Mr Nigel
Conservative
Signed on 20 November 2002
Eastbourne
Watkinson, Angela
Conservative
Signed on 21 November 2002
Upminster
Widdecombe, Miss Ann
Conservative
Signed on 25 November 2002
Maidstone and The Weald
Wiggin, Bill
Conservative
Signed on 25 November 2002
Leominster
Willetts, Mr David
Conservative
Signed on 14 July 2003
Havant
Wilshire, Mr David
Conservative
Signed on 14 November 2002
Spelthorne
Winterton, Ann
Conservative
Signed on 14 November 2002
Congleton
Winterton, Sir Nicholas
Conservative
Signed on 14 November 2002
Macclesfield

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.

After a motion has been tabled, other Members can table amendments to it. Amendments to this motion are shown below.

DIGITAL HEARING AIDS (Amendment 1)
at end add ', whilst raising the required public funding.'.
Labour, North East Derbyshire
2
signatures
EDM 16A1: tabled on 21 November 2002