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SCOPE'S SPEAK FOR YOURSELF CAMPAIGN

EDM (Early Day Motion) 1325: tabled on 09 January 2006

Tabled in the 2005-06 session.

This motion has been signed by 127 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 notes the significant difficulty many people with communication impairments face in getting the augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) equipment and on-going support they need to communicate; further notes that without the means to communicate people cannot express themselves freely, discuss ideas or make choices, which severely limits their life chances; further notes that current statutory provision is a lottery based on age, postcode and impairment type; regrets that there is no statutory right to AAC equipment; further regrets that local equipment budgets often will not meet the high costs of complex assessment, AAC equipment and on-going training and support that AAC users need; further regrets that the Communication Aids Project, which has provided much needed additional funding for communication equipment for more than 4,000 children since 2002, is set to end in March 2006; and calls on the Government to establish a statutory right to AAC and national standards for provision of AAC services to ring-fence adequate funding so that every person with a communication impairment in the UK can speak for themselves.

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 13 February 2006
Hackney North and Stoke Newington
Alexander, Danny
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 16 January 2006
Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey
Anderson, Janet
Labour
Signed on 10 January 2006
Rossendale and Darwen
Austin, John
Labour
Signed on 20 January 2006
Erith and Thamesmead
Baker, Norman
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 14 March 2006
Lewes
Baldry, Tony
Conservative
Signed on 18 January 2006
Banbury
Barrett, John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 7 March 2006
Edinburgh West
Bayley, Hugh
Labour
Signed on 2 May 2006
City of York
Begg, Dame Anne
Labour
Signed on 11 January 2006
Aberdeen South
Bellingham, Mr Henry
Conservative
Signed on 7 February 2006
North West Norfolk
Betts, Mr Clive
Labour
Signed on 25 January 2006
Sheffield, Attercliffe
Binley, Mr Brian
Conservative
Signed on 14 February 2006
Northampton South
Bone, Mr Peter
Conservative
Signed on 27 February 2006
Wellingborough
Borrow, Mr David S.
Labour
Signed on 12 January 2006
South Ribble
Brake, Tom
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 14 March 2006
Carshalton and Wallington
Breed, Mr Colin
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 27 February 2006
South East Cornwall
Brooke, Annette
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 30 January 2006
Mid Dorset and North Poole
Burden, Richard
Labour
Signed on 12 January 2006
Birmingham, Northfield
Burstow, Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 30 January 2006
Sutton and Cheam
Burt, Lorely
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 17 January 2006
Solihull
Butterfill, Sir John
Conservative
Signed on 20 January 2006
Bournemouth West
Carswell, Mr Douglas
Conservative
Signed on 14 February 2006
Harwich
Caton, Mr Martin
Labour
Signed on 10 January 2006
Gower
Chaytor, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 21 March 2006
Bury North
Clegg, Mr Nick
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 27 February 2006
Sheffield, Hallam
Cohen, Harry
Labour
Signed on 11 January 2006
Leyton and Wanstead
Conway, Derek
Conservative
Signed on 11 January 2006
Old Bexley and Sidcup
Cook, Frank
Labour
Signed on 18 January 2006
Stockton North
Cooper, Rosie
Labour
Signed on 1 March 2006
West Lancashire
Crausby, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 8 February 2006
Bolton North East
Creagh, Mary
Labour
Signed on 31 January 2006
Wakefield
Cryer, Mrs Ann
Labour
Signed on 17 January 2006
Keighley
Curtis-Thomas, Mrs Claire
Labour
Signed on 24 January 2006
Crosby
Dean, Mrs Janet
Labour
Signed on 11 January 2006
Burton
Dobbin, Jim
Labour
Signed on 26 January 2006
Heywood and Middleton
Dodds, Mr Nigel
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 17 January 2006
Belfast North
Donaldson, Mr Jeffrey M.
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 11 January 2006
Lagan Valley
Drew, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 16 January 2006
Stroud
Durkan, Mark
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 11 January 2006
Foyle
Ennis, Jeff
Labour
Signed on 10 January 2006
Barnsley East and Mexborough
Etherington, Bill
Labour
Signed on 23 January 2006
Sunderland North
Farron, Tim
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 18 January 2006
Westmorland and Lonsdale
Featherstone, Lynne
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 6 February 2006
Hornsey and Wood Green
Flynn, Paul
Labour
Signed on 12 January 2006
Newport West
Foster, Mr Don
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 27 February 2006
Bath
Francis, Dr Hywel
Labour
Signed on 2 February 2006
Aberavon
Gapes, Mike
Labour
Signed on 23 January 2006
Ilford South
George, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 17 January 2006
St Ives
Gerrard, Mr Neil
Labour
Signed on 17 January 2006
Walthamstow
Gibson, Dr Ian
Labour
Signed on 12 January 2006
Norwich North
Gidley, Sandra
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 1 February 2006
Romsey
Godsiff, Mr Roger
Labour
Signed on 17 January 2006
Birmingham, Sparkbrook and Small Heath
Goldsworthy, Julia
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 15 May 2006
Falmouth and Camborne
Gray, Mr James
Conservative
Signed on 7 March 2006
North Wiltshire
Harvey, Nick
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 16 March 2006
North Devon
Heath, Mr David
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 19 January 2006
Somerton and Frome
Hemming, John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 24 January 2006
Birmingham, Yardley
Henderson, Mr Doug
Labour
Signed on 28 March 2006
Newcastle upon Tyne North
Hermon, Lady Sylvia
Ulster Unionist Party
Signed on 16 January 2006
North Down
Hodgson, Mrs Sharon
Labour
Signed on 23 January 2006
Gateshead East and Washington West
Holloway, Mr Adam
Conservative
Signed on 14 February 2006
Gravesham
Holmes, Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 17 January 2006
Chesterfield
Hopkins, Kelvin
Labour
Signed on 12 January 2006
Luton North
Horwood, Mr Martin
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 27 April 2006
Cheltenham
Hoyle, Mr Lindsay
Labour
Signed on 16 January 2006
Chorley
Huhne, Chris
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 7 March 2006
Eastleigh
Hunter, Mark
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 18 January 2006
Cheadle
Iddon, Dr Brian
Labour
Signed on 6 February 2006
Bolton South East
Jackson, Glenda
Labour
Signed on 12 January 2006
Hampstead and Highgate
Jones, Mr Kevan
Labour
Signed on 2 May 2006
North Durham
Jones, Lynne
Labour
Signed on 10 January 2006
Birmingham, Selly Oak
Keeble, Ms Sally
Labour
Signed on 7 February 2006
Northampton North
Keetch, Mr Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 10 January 2006
Hereford
Lancaster, Mr Mark
Conservative
Signed on 14 February 2006
North East Milton Keynes
Llwyd, Mr Elfyn
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 17 January 2006
Meirionnydd Nant Conwy
Martlew, Mr Eric
Labour
Signed on 9 March 2006
Carlisle
McCafferty, Chris
Labour
Signed on 12 January 2006
Calder Valley
McCarthy-Fry, Sarah
Labour
Signed on 14 February 2006
Portsmouth North
McCrea, Rev Dr William
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 18 January 2006
South Antrim
McDonnell, Dr Alasdair
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 12 January 2006
Belfast South
McGrady, Mr Eddie
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 23 January 2006
South Down
Miller, Andrew
Labour
Signed on 17 January 2006
Ellesmere Port and Neston
Milton, Anne
Conservative
Signed on 14 February 2006
Guildford
Moffatt, Laura
Labour
Signed on 18 January 2006
Crawley
Moon, Mrs Madeleine
Labour
Signed on 25 January 2006
Bridgend
Moore, Mr Michael
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 27 February 2006
Berwickshire, Roxburgh and Selkirk
Morden, Jessica
Labour
Signed on 31 January 2006
Newport East
Murphy, Mr Paul
Labour
Signed on 7 March 2006
Torfaen
Naysmith, Dr Doug
Labour
Signed on 19 January 2006
Bristol North West
Newmark, Mr Brooks
Conservative
Signed on 18 January 2006
Braintree
O'Hara, Mr Edward
Labour
Signed on 11 January 2006
Knowsley South
Oaten, Mr Mark
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 2 March 2006
Winchester
Osborne, Sandra
Labour
Signed on 8 May 2006
Ayr, Carrick and Cumnock
Owen, Albert
Labour
Signed on 19 January 2006
Ynys Môn
Pelling, Mr Andrew
Conservative
Signed on 19 January 2006
Croydon Central
Pope, Mr Greg
Labour
Signed on 12 January 2006
Hyndburn
Prentice, Mr Gordon
Labour
Signed on 10 January 2006
Pendle
Price, Adam
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 18 January 2006
Carmarthen East and Dinefwr
Robinson, Mrs Iris
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 10 January 2006
Strangford
Rowen, Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 24 January 2006
Rochdale
Ruane, Chris
Labour
Signed on 20 January 2006
Vale of Clwyd
Simpson, Alan
Labour
Signed on 7 February 2006
Nottingham South
Simpson, David
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 11 January 2006
Upper Bann
Singh, Mr Marsha
Labour
Signed on 20 January 2006
Bradford West
Smith, Geraldine
Labour
Signed on 8 February 2006
Morecambe and Lunesdale
Spink, Bob
Conservative
Signed on 10 January 2006
Castle Point
Swinson, Jo
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 23 January 2006
East Dunbartonshire
Taylor, David
Labour
Signed on 10 January 2006
North West Leicestershire
Turner, Dr Desmond
Labour
Signed on 11 January 2006
Brighton, Kemptown
Vaz, Keith
Labour
Signed on 28 February 2006
Leicester East
Vis, Dr Rudi
Labour
Signed on 10 January 2006
Finchley and Golders Green
Wallace, Mr Ben
Conservative
Signed on 7 February 2006
Lancaster and Wyre
Wareing, Mr Robert N.
Labour
Signed on 11 January 2006
Liverpool, West Derby
Williams, Mrs Betty
Labour
Signed on 16 January 2006
Conwy
Williams, Mark
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 19 January 2006
Ceredigion
Williams, Stephen
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 1 February 2006
Bristol West
Willott, Jenny
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 28 February 2006
Cardiff Central
Wilson, Mr Rob
Conservative
Signed on 14 February 2006
Reading East
Winterton, Ann
Conservative
Signed on 7 March 2006
Congleton
Wyatt, Derek
Labour
Signed on 18 January 2006
Sittingbourne and Sheppey
Younger-Ross, Richard
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 28 February 2006
Teignbridge

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.