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RIGHT TO READ CHARTER FOR PRINT DISABLED PEOPLE

EDM (Early Day Motion) 1703: tabled on 28 February 2006

Tabled in the 2005-06 session.

This motion has been signed by 73 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 expresses its concern that one year after the Right to Read Charter was handed in to Number 10 Downing Street with over 32,000 signatures, no Government funding has been made available to increase the amount of books available in large print, audio and Braille; notes that each year less than five per cent. of books become available in formats accessible to people with a visual impairment, dyslexia or other reading-related disability; further notes that this figure has not changed in the last year; and therefore calls on the Government to take urgent steps to end the exclusion of print disabled people from being able to gain access to books, magazines and newspapers.

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.

Anderson, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 10 March 2006
Blaydon
Barrett, John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 15 May 2006
Edinburgh West
Berry, Dr Roger
Labour
Signed on 14 March 2006
Kingswood
Borrow, Mr David S.
Labour
Signed on 2 March 2006
South Ribble
Bottomley, Sir Peter
Conservative
Signed on 1 March 2006
Worthing West
Breed, Mr Colin
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 2 March 2006
South East Cornwall
Cable, Dr Vincent
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 2 March 2006
Twickenham
Campbell, Mr Gregory
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 1 March 2006
East Londonderry
Caton, Mr Martin
Labour
Signed on 1 March 2006
Gower
Clapham, Mr Michael
Labour
Signed on 9 March 2006
Barnsley West and Penistone
Corbyn, Jeremy
Labour
Signed on 1 March 2006
Islington North
Cryer, Mrs Ann
Labour
Signed on 1 March 2006
Keighley
Davey, Mr Edward
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 17 March 2006
Kingston and Surbiton
Dean, Mrs Janet
Labour
Signed on 2 March 2006
Burton
Dobbin, Jim
Labour
Signed on 1 March 2006
Heywood and Middleton
Dodds, Mr Nigel
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 1 March 2006
Belfast North
Efford, Clive
Labour
Signed on 7 March 2006
Eltham
Ennis, Jeff
Labour
Signed on 2 March 2006
Barnsley East and Mexborough
Etherington, Bill
Labour
Signed on 18 April 2006
Sunderland North
Francis, Dr Hywel
Labour
Signed on 28 March 2006
Aberavon
George, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 28 February 2006
St Ives
Gerrard, Mr Neil
Labour
Signed on 10 March 2006
Walthamstow
Gidley, Sandra
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 6 March 2006
Romsey
Greening, Justine
Conservative
Signed on 28 February 2006
Putney
Hemming, John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 20 March 2006
Birmingham, Yardley
Hepburn, Mr Stephen
Labour
Signed on 20 June 2006
Jarrow
Hermon, Lady Sylvia
Ulster Unionist Party
Signed on 8 March 2006
North Down
Hodgson, Mrs Sharon
Labour
Signed on 6 March 2006
Gateshead East and Washington West
Holmes, Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 1 March 2006
Chesterfield
Hopkins, Kelvin
Labour
Signed on 17 March 2006
Luton North
Hoyle, Mr Lindsay
Labour
Signed on 1 March 2006
Chorley
Humble, Mrs Joan
Labour
Signed on 8 March 2006
Blackpool North and Fleetwood
Hurd, Mr Nick
Conservative
Signed on 13 March 2006
Ruislip - Northwood
Jenkin, Mr Bernard
Conservative
Signed on 10 July 2006
North Essex
Jenkins, Mr Brian
Labour
Signed on 1 March 2006
Tamworth
Jones, Lynne
Labour
Signed on 1 March 2006
Birmingham, Selly Oak
Leech, Mr John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 1 March 2006
Manchester, Withington
Llwyd, Mr Elfyn
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 7 March 2006
Meirionnydd Nant Conwy
Marsden, Mr Gordon
Labour
Signed on 1 March 2006
Blackpool South
McCrea, Rev Dr William
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 6 March 2006
South Antrim
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 8 March 2006
Hayes and Harlington
McGovern, Mr Jim
Labour
Signed on 13 March 2006
Dundee West
McKechin, Ann
Labour
Signed on 20 June 2006
Glasgow North
Milton, Anne
Conservative
Signed on 21 March 2006
Guildford
Moon, Mrs Madeleine
Labour
Signed on 7 March 2006
Bridgend
Moore, Mr Michael
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 10 July 2006
Berwickshire, Roxburgh and Selkirk
Osborne, Sandra
Labour
Signed on 26 April 2006
Ayr, Carrick and Cumnock
Pelling, Mr Andrew
Conservative
Signed on 6 July 2006
Croydon Central
Prentice, Mr Gordon
Labour
Signed on 1 March 2006
Pendle
Pugh, Dr John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 2 March 2006
Southport
Russell, Bob
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 26 June 2006
Colchester
Simpson, Alan
Labour
Signed on 7 March 2006
Nottingham South
Simpson, David
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 13 June 2006
Upper Bann
Stunell, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 3 March 2006
Hazel Grove
Swinson, Jo
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 13 March 2006
East Dunbartonshire
Taylor, Mr Ian
Conservative
Signed on 16 March 2006
Esher and Walton
Teather, Sarah
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 5 June 2006
Brent East
Tipping, Paddy
Labour
Signed on 18 October 2006
Sherwood
Truswell, Mr Paul
Labour
Signed on 14 March 2006
Pudsey
Vis, Dr Rudi
Labour
Signed on 1 March 2006
Finchley and Golders Green
Wareing, Mr Robert N.
Labour
Signed on 3 March 2006
Liverpool, West Derby
Weir, Mr Mike
Scottish National Party
Signed on 1 March 2006
Angus
Williams, Mrs Betty
Labour
Signed on 6 March 2006
Conwy
Williams, Mark
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 2 March 2006
Ceredigion
Williams, Stephen
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 8 March 2006
Bristol West
Willis, Mr Phil
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 9 March 2006
Harrogate and Knaresborough
Wilson, Sammy
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 9 March 2006
East Antrim

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.