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RIGHT TO READ: ACCESS TO READING FOR PEOPLE WITH READING DISABILITIES

EDM (Early Day Motion) 359: tabled on 07 January 2004

Tabled in the 2003-04 session.

This motion has been signed by 150 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 creation of the Right to Read Alliance, made up of 15 organisations including RNIB, the National Library for the Blind and Calibre; agrees that people with reading disabilities should have the right to read the same book, at the same time, and at the same price as everyone else; expresses concern that each year 95 per cent. of books, magazines and newspapers are not produced in formats such as large print, audio and braille which are accessible to people with a visual impairment, dyslexia or other reading disability; recognises that this leads to the exclusion of almost three million people from the educational, information and leisure opportunities reading provides; supports the Alliance's calls for the Government to establish an access to reading fund to increase the production of not-for-profit transcription agencies; and recognises the need to increase co-ordination between schools producing accessible information so that all children and students with reading disabilities can access the materials they need to undertake their studies successfully.

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.

Barrett, John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 13 January 2004
Edinburgh West
Beggs, Mr Roy
Ulster Unionist Party
Signed on 20 January 2004
East Antrim
Beith, Sir Alan
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 7 September 2004
Berwick-upon-Tweed
Best, Mr Harold
Labour
Signed on 13 January 2004
Leeds North West
Bradley, Mr Keith
Labour
Signed on 14 September 2004
Manchester, Withington
Breed, Mr Colin
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 14 January 2004
South East Cornwall
Brennan, Kevin
Labour
Signed on 21 January 2004
Cardiff West
Brooke, Annette
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 7 January 2004
Mid Dorset and North Poole
Burnside, David
Independent Unionist
Signed on 21 January 2004
South Antrim
Burstow, Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 22 March 2004
Sutton and Cheam
Calton, Mrs Patsy
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 2 March 2004
Cheadle
Campbell, Mr Gregory
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 20 January 2004
East Londonderry
Caton, Mr Martin
Labour
Signed on 4 February 2004
Gower
Challen, Colin
Labour
Signed on 24 February 2004
Morley and Rothwell
Chidgey, Mr David
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 5 March 2004
Eastleigh
Clark, Mrs Helen
Labour
Signed on 26 January 2004
Peterborough
Clarke, Mr Tony
Labour
Signed on 23 March 2004
Northampton South
Clwyd, Ann
Labour
Signed on 17 March 2004
Cynon Valley
Connarty, Michael
Labour
Signed on 1 April 2004
Falkirk East
Cook, Frank
Labour
Signed on 1 March 2004
Stockton North
Corbyn, Jeremy
Labour
Signed on 12 January 2004
Islington North
Cotter, Brian
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 8 January 2004
Weston-Super-Mare
Crausby, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 24 February 2004
Bolton North East
Cryer, Mrs Ann
Labour
Signed on 8 January 2004
Keighley
Cunningham, Mr Jim
Labour
Signed on 2 March 2004
Coventry South
Davey, Mr Edward
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 3 March 2004
Kingston and Surbiton
Davey, Valerie
Labour
Signed on 2 March 2004
Bristol West
Davidson, Mr Ian
Labour
Signed on 8 January 2004
Glasgow, Pollok
Dean, Mrs Janet
Labour
Signed on 25 February 2004
Burton
Djanogly, Mr Jonathan
Conservative
Signed on 7 January 2004
Huntingdon
Dobson, Frank
Labour
Signed on 16 March 2004
Holborn and St Pancras
Dodds, Mr Nigel
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 14 January 2004
Belfast North
Donaldson, Mr Jeffrey M.
Independent Unionist
Signed on 28 January 2004
Lagan Valley
Dorrell, Mr Stephen
Conservative
Signed on 22 January 2004
Charnwood
Doughty, Sue
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 8 January 2004
Guildford
Dowd, Jim
Labour
Signed on 17 March 2004
Lewisham West
Drew, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 8 January 2004
Stroud
Edwards, Mr Huw
Labour
Signed on 25 February 2004
Monmouth
Ennis, Jeff
Labour
Signed on 10 March 2004
Barnsley East and Mexborough
Etherington, Bill
Labour
Signed on 19 January 2004
Sunderland North
Ewing, Annabelle
Scottish National Party
Signed on 13 January 2004
Perth
Follett, Barbara
Labour
Signed on 5 March 2004
Stevenage
Francis, Dr Hywel
Labour
Signed on 13 January 2004
Aberavon
Gapes, Mike
Labour
Signed on 8 March 2004
Ilford South
Garnier, Mr Edward
Conservative
Signed on 13 January 2004
Harborough
George, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 15 March 2004
St Ives
Gidley, Sandra
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 14 January 2004
Romsey
Godsiff, Mr Roger
Labour
Signed on 1 March 2004
Birmingham, Sparkbrook and Small Heath
Green, Matthew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 17 March 2004
Ludlow
Griffiths, Jane
Labour
Signed on 8 September 2004
Reading East
Griffiths, Mr Win
Labour
Signed on 11 February 2004
Bridgend
Hancock, Mr Mike
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 8 January 2004
Portsmouth South
Harris, Dr Evan
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 10 February 2004
Oxford West and Abingdon
Hermon, Lady Sylvia
Ulster Unionist Party
Signed on 22 January 2004
North Down
Hoey, Kate
Labour
Signed on 9 March 2004
Vauxhall
Holmes, Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 13 January 2004
Chesterfield
Hoyle, Mr Lindsay
Labour
Signed on 12 January 2004
Chorley
Hughes, Simon
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 14 January 2004
North Southwark and Bermondsey
Humble, Mrs Joan
Labour
Signed on 24 February 2004
Blackpool North and Fleetwood
Hume, Mr John
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 9 March 2004
Foyle
Hunter, Mr Andrew
Independent Conservative
Signed on 8 March 2004
Basingstoke
Iddon, Dr Brian
Labour
Signed on 12 March 2004
Bolton South East
Illsley, Mr Eric
Labour
Signed on 8 January 2004
Barnsley Central
Jack, Mr Michael
Conservative
Signed on 22 March 2004
Fylde
Jackson, Glenda
Labour
Signed on 15 January 2004
Hampstead and Highgate
Jackson, Mr Robert
Conservative
Signed on 20 October 2004
Wantage
Jenkins, Mr Brian
Labour
Signed on 4 May 2004
Tamworth
Jones, Mr Jon Owen
Labour
Signed on 22 January 2004
Cardiff Central
Jones, Lynne
Labour
Signed on 8 January 2004
Birmingham, Selly Oak
Jones, Mr Martyn
Labour
Signed on 1 March 2004
Clwyd South
Jones, Mr Nigel
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 14 January 2004
Cheltenham
Keetch, Mr Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 13 January 2004
Hereford
Kidney, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 22 April 2004
Stafford
Lilley, Mr Peter
Conservative
Signed on 1 April 2004
Hitchin and Harpenden
Lloyd, Tony
Labour
Signed on 22 March 2004
Manchester Central
Llwyd, Mr Elfyn
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 8 January 2004
Meirionnydd Nant Conwy
Loughton, Tim
Conservative
Signed on 25 February 2004
East Worthing and Shoreham
Marris, Rob
Labour
Signed on 13 January 2004
Wolverhampton South West
Marsden, Mr Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 12 January 2004
Shrewsbury and Atcham
Martlew, Mr Eric
Labour
Signed on 16 March 2004
Carlisle
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 8 January 2004
Hayes and Harlington
McGrady, Mr Eddie
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 23 February 2004
South Down
McNamara, Mr Kevin
Labour
Signed on 13 January 2004
Kingston upon Hull North
McWalter, Mr Tony
Labour
Signed on 15 March 2004
Hemel Hempstead
Meale, Mr Alan
Labour
Signed on 13 January 2004
Mansfield
Morgan, Julie
Labour
Signed on 29 January 2004
Cardiff North
Murphy, Mr Denis
Labour
Signed on 14 September 2004
Wansbeck
Naysmith, Dr Doug
Labour
Signed on 4 March 2004
Bristol North West
O'Brien, Mr Stephen
Conservative
Signed on 15 January 2004
Eddisbury
O'Hara, Mr Edward
Labour
Signed on 14 January 2004
Knowsley South
Oaten, Mr Mark
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 24 February 2004
Winchester
Öpik, Lembit
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 11 March 2004
Montgomeryshire
Organ, Diana
Labour
Signed on 23 February 2004
Forest of Dean
Paisley, The Reverend Ian
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 26 February 2004
North Antrim
Perham, Linda
Labour
Signed on 8 January 2004
Ilford North
Pike, Mr Peter
Labour
Signed on 20 April 2004
Burnley
Price, Adam
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 10 March 2004
Carmarthen East and Dinefwr
Quin, Joyce
Labour
Signed on 5 March 2004
Gateshead East and Washington West
Randall, Mr John
Conservative
Signed on 1 March 2004
Uxbridge
Rapson, Syd
Labour
Signed on 25 March 2004
Portsmouth North
Robinson, Mrs Iris
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 28 January 2004
Strangford
Robinson, Mr Peter
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 5 March 2004
Belfast East
Ruddock, Joan
Labour
Signed on 7 September 2004
Lewisham, Deptford
Russell, Bob
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 7 January 2004
Colchester
Russell, Christine
Labour
Signed on 15 January 2004
City of Chester
Salmond, Mr Alex
Scottish National Party
Signed on 15 July 2004
Banff and Buchan
Salter, Martin
Labour
Signed on 6 May 2004
Reading West
Sanders, Mr Adrian
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 8 January 2004
Torbay
Sawford, Phil
Labour
Signed on 19 April 2004
Kettering
Sedgemore, Mr Brian
Labour
Signed on 26 February 2004
Hackney South and Shoreditch
Shaw, Jonathan
Labour
Signed on 7 January 2004
Chatham and Aylesford
Short, Clare
Labour
Signed on 2 March 2004
Birmingham, Ladywood
Simpson, Alan
Labour
Signed on 8 January 2004
Nottingham South
Singh, Mr Marsha
Labour
Signed on 21 April 2004
Bradford West
Skinner, Mr Dennis
Labour
Signed on 24 February 2004
Bolsover
Smith, Mr Chris
Labour
Signed on 12 July 2004
Islington South and Finsbury
Smith, Llew
Labour
Signed on 19 January 2004
Blaenau Gwent
Smyth, The Rev Martin
Independent Unionist
Signed on 8 January 2004
Belfast South
Spink, Bob
Conservative
Signed on 7 January 2004
Castle Point
Stringer, Graham
Labour
Signed on 26 February 2004
Manchester, Blackley
Stunell, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 12 February 2004
Hazel Grove
Taylor, Mr John D.
Conservative
Signed on 1 March 2004
Solihull
Teather, Sarah
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 6 May 2004
Brent East
Tipping, Paddy
Labour
Signed on 10 March 2004
Sherwood
Tonge, Dr Jenny
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 8 January 2004
Richmond Park
Trickett, Jon
Labour
Signed on 29 January 2004
Hemsworth
Truswell, Mr Paul
Labour
Signed on 3 March 2004
Pudsey
Turner, Mr Dennis
Labour
Signed on 26 February 2004
Wolverhampton South East
Tyler, Mr Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 8 January 2004
North Cornwall
Vis, Dr Rudi
Labour
Signed on 13 January 2004
Finchley and Golders Green
Walter, Mr Robert
Conservative
Signed on 26 February 2004
North Dorset
Wareing, Mr Robert N.
Labour
Signed on 13 January 2004
Liverpool, West Derby
Weir, Mr Mike
Scottish National Party
Signed on 20 July 2004
Angus
Wilkinson, Mr John
Conservative
Signed on 26 February 2004
Ruislip - Northwood
Williams, Mr Alan
Labour
Signed on 20 January 2004
Swansea West
Williams, Mrs Betty
Labour
Signed on 12 January 2004
Conwy
Williams, Hywel
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 13 January 2004
Caernarfon
Williams, Mr Roger
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 10 February 2004
Brecon and Radnorshire
Willis, Mr Phil
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 22 March 2004
Harrogate and Knaresborough
Wishart, Pete
Scottish National Party
Signed on 15 July 2004
North Tayside
Wood, Mike
Labour
Signed on 8 March 2004
Batley and Spen
Wyatt, Derek
Labour
Signed on 12 January 2004
Sittingbourne and Sheppey
Younger-Ross, Richard
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 7 January 2004
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.