Skip to main content

LANGUAGE LINE SERVICES FOR CITIZENS WHO DO NOT SPEAK ENGLISH FLUENTLY

EDM (Early Day Motion) 367: tabled on 09 December 2004

Tabled in the 2004-05 session.

This motion has been signed by 72 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 introduction by British Gas of its innovative Language Line service, which enables the company's engineers to overcome communications barriers with citizens who do not speak English fluently by enabling engineers to access a translator who speaks the customer's language via a special telephone system; notes the support of the Trading Standards Institute for this service; believes that Language Line helps impart vital home safety advice to all customers and could also be a deterrent against cowboy traders who may exploit confusion among householders whose first language is not English; and urges other private and public sector service providers to develop similar measures in recognition of the UK's increasingly diverse society.

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.

Bottomley, Sir Peter
Conservative
Signed on 14 December 2004
Worthing West
Brooke, Annette
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 20 December 2004
Mid Dorset and North Poole
Burstow, Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 26 January 2005
Sutton and Cheam
Campbell, Mrs Anne
Labour
Signed on 16 December 2004
Cambridge
Campbell, Mr Gregory
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 14 December 2004
East Londonderry
Carmichael, Mr Alistair
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 20 December 2004
Orkney and Shetland
Caton, Mr Martin
Labour
Signed on 14 December 2004
Gower
Chidgey, Mr David
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 20 December 2004
Eastleigh
Clapham, Mr Michael
Labour
Signed on 15 December 2004
Barnsley West and Penistone
Corbyn, Jeremy
Labour
Signed on 15 December 2004
Islington North
Cotter, Brian
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 20 December 2004
Weston-Super-Mare
Crausby, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 12 January 2005
Bolton North East
Cryer, Mrs Ann
Labour
Signed on 13 December 2004
Keighley
Davey, Valerie
Labour
Signed on 13 December 2004
Bristol West
Dean, Mrs Janet
Labour
Signed on 13 December 2004
Burton
Dhanda, Mr Parmjit
Labour
Signed on 20 December 2004
Gloucester
Dismore, Mr Andrew
Labour
Signed on 16 December 2004
Hendon
Doughty, Sue
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 20 December 2004
Guildford
Drew, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 11 January 2005
Stroud
Ennis, Jeff
Labour
Signed on 26 January 2005
Barnsley East and Mexborough
Etherington, Bill
Labour
Signed on 18 January 2005
Sunderland North
Flynn, Paul
Labour
Signed on 14 December 2004
Newport West
Foster, Mr Don
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 14 December 2004
Bath
George, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 13 December 2004
St Ives
Green, Matthew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 21 December 2004
Ludlow
Griffiths, Mr Win
Labour
Signed on 14 December 2004
Bridgend
Hancock, Mr Mike
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 14 December 2004
Portsmouth South
Harris, Dr Evan
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 23 March 2005
Oxford West and Abingdon
Harvey, Nick
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 14 December 2004
North Devon
Hepburn, Mr Stephen
Labour
Signed on 3 February 2005
Jarrow
Holmes, Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 9 December 2004
Chesterfield
Hopkins, Kelvin
Labour
Signed on 31 January 2005
Luton North
Hughes, Simon
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 9 December 2004
North Southwark and Bermondsey
Iddon, Dr Brian
Labour
Signed on 13 December 2004
Bolton South East
Jackson, Glenda
Labour
Signed on 15 December 2004
Hampstead and Highgate
Jones, Lynne
Labour
Signed on 15 December 2004
Birmingham, Selly Oak
Jones, Mr Nigel
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 15 December 2004
Cheltenham
Keetch, Mr Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 15 December 2004
Hereford
Lamb, Norman
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 20 December 2004
North Norfolk
Lepper, David
Labour
Signed on 14 December 2004
Brighton, Pavilion
Marris, Rob
Labour
Signed on 10 January 2005
Wolverhampton South West
Marsden, Mr Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 20 December 2004
Shrewsbury and Atcham
McCafferty, Chris
Labour
Signed on 14 December 2004
Calder Valley
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 13 December 2004
Hayes and Harlington
McNamara, Mr Kevin
Labour
Signed on 15 December 2004
Kingston upon Hull North
McWalter, Mr Tony
Labour
Signed on 25 February 2005
Hemel Hempstead
Meale, Mr Alan
Labour
Signed on 10 January 2005
Mansfield
Moore, Mr Michael
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 15 December 2004
Tweeddale, Ettrick and Lauderdale
Öpik, Lembit
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 14 December 2004
Montgomeryshire
Pope, Mr Greg
Labour
Signed on 16 December 2004
Hyndburn
Robertson, Angus
Scottish National Party
Signed on 18 January 2005
Moray
Russell, Bob
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 14 December 2004
Colchester
Simpson, Alan
Labour
Signed on 24 January 2005
Nottingham South
Smith, Sir Robert
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 27 January 2005
West Aberdeenshire and Kincardine
Stunell, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 9 December 2004
Hazel Grove
Taylor, Matthew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 10 January 2005
Truro and St Austell
Teather, Sarah
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 9 December 2004
Brent East
Tonge, Dr Jenny
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 14 December 2004
Richmond Park
Turner, Mr Dennis
Labour
Signed on 10 February 2005
Wolverhampton South East
Turner, Dr Desmond
Labour
Signed on 14 December 2004
Brighton, Kemptown
Tyler, Mr Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 16 December 2004
North Cornwall
Vis, Dr Rudi
Labour
Signed on 13 December 2004
Finchley and Golders Green
Williams, Mrs Betty
Labour
Signed on 20 December 2004
Conwy
Williams, Mr Roger
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 16 December 2004
Brecon and Radnorshire
Willis, Mr Phil
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 9 December 2004
Harrogate and Knaresborough
Younger-Ross, Richard
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 16 December 2004
Teignbridge

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.