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ADJUSTMENTS IN EXAMINATIONS FOR DEAF CHILDREN

EDM (Early Day Motion) 2615: tabled on 19 July 2006

Tabled in the 2005-06 session.

This motion has been signed by 63 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 concern that the Qualifications and Curriculum Authority will be removing certificate indications and exemptions from the aural section of GCSEs and A-Levels in foreign languages and GCSE English examination for deaf students in the United Kingdom; notes that the facility to use an oral communicator will be withdrawn in examinations for deaf students who use an oral/aural approach, meaning that those children will immediately risk losing at least 20 per cent. of their marks; regrets that these changes have been introduced with little understanding of the impact they will have on deaf and hard of hearing young people; believes that these changes discriminate against the country's 35,000 deaf children and that the current skills and training gap between deaf and non-deaf people will increase resulting in lower employment rates or lower grade work for disabled people; and calls on the Qualifications and Curriculum Authority to re-instate certificate indications for deaf candidates and human aids to communication for those that need them, to conduct a time-bound formal review into competence standards including how disabled candidates can demonstrate their competence using reasonable adjustments and to fulfil future legal obligations under the Disability Equality Duty to consult with disabled people and organisations representing disabled people before carrying out any further changes to examination arrangements for deaf and other disabled children.

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 20 July 2006
Worthing West
Brake, Tom
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 24 July 2006
Carshalton and Wallington
Breed, Mr Colin
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 20 July 2006
South East Cornwall
Bruce, Malcolm
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 24 July 2006
Gordon
Cable, Dr Vincent
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 20 July 2006
Twickenham
Campbell, Mr Gregory
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 24 July 2006
East Londonderry
Caton, Mr Martin
Labour
Signed on 20 July 2006
Gower
Conway, Derek
Conservative
Signed on 20 July 2006
Old Bexley and Sidcup
Corbyn, Jeremy
Labour
Signed on 20 July 2006
Islington North
Crausby, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 26 October 2006
Bolton North East
Cryer, Mrs Ann
Labour
Signed on 24 July 2006
Keighley
Cummings, John
Labour
Signed on 24 July 2006
Easington
Dean, Mrs Janet
Labour
Signed on 20 July 2006
Burton
Dismore, Mr Andrew
Labour
Signed on 24 July 2006
Hendon
Dodds, Mr Nigel
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 25 July 2006
Belfast North
Drew, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 24 July 2006
Stroud
Durkan, Mark
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 20 July 2006
Foyle
Efford, Clive
Labour
Signed on 24 July 2006
Eltham
Ennis, Jeff
Labour
Signed on 25 July 2006
Barnsley East and Mexborough
Etherington, Bill
Labour
Signed on 9 October 2006
Sunderland North
Foster, Mr Don
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 9 October 2006
Bath
Gray, Mr James
Conservative
Signed on 25 July 2006
North Wiltshire
Hamilton, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 24 October 2006
Midlothian
Hancock, Mr Mike
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 20 July 2006
Portsmouth South
Harvey, Nick
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 25 July 2006
North Devon
Hemming, John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 20 July 2006
Birmingham, Yardley
Hermon, Lady Sylvia
Ulster Unionist Party
Signed on 24 July 2006
North Down
Holmes, Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 25 July 2006
Chesterfield
Illsley, Mr Eric
Labour
Signed on 25 July 2006
Barnsley Central
Jones, Lynne
Labour
Signed on 20 July 2006
Birmingham, Selly Oak
Leech, Mr John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 24 July 2006
Manchester, Withington
Loughton, Tim
Conservative
Signed on 24 July 2006
East Worthing and Shoreham
Marsden, Mr Gordon
Labour
Signed on 9 October 2006
Blackpool South
McCafferty, Chris
Labour
Signed on 24 July 2006
Calder Valley
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 24 July 2006
Hayes and Harlington
McGovern, Mr Jim
Labour
Signed on 24 July 2006
Dundee West
Moon, Mrs Madeleine
Labour
Signed on 20 July 2006
Bridgend
Pope, Mr Greg
Labour
Signed on 26 October 2006
Hyndburn
Price, Adam
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 9 October 2006
Carmarthen East and Dinefwr
Russell, Bob
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 24 July 2006
Colchester
Simpson, Alan
Labour
Signed on 12 October 2006
Nottingham South
Simpson, David
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 25 July 2006
Upper Bann
Spink, Bob
Conservative
Signed on 20 July 2006
Castle Point
Stunell, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 25 July 2006
Hazel Grove
Swinson, Jo
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 25 July 2006
East Dunbartonshire
Taylor, David
Labour
Signed on 24 July 2006
North West Leicestershire
Teather, Sarah
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 26 October 2006
Brent East
Vis, Dr Rudi
Labour
Signed on 24 July 2006
Finchley and Golders Green
Wareing, Mr Robert N.
Labour
Signed on 24 July 2006
Liverpool, West Derby
Williams, Mrs Betty
Labour
Signed on 24 July 2006
Conwy
Williams, Mark
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 12 October 2006
Ceredigion
Williams, Stephen
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 20 July 2006
Bristol West
Willis, Mr Phil
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 25 July 2006
Harrogate and Knaresborough
Wilson, Sammy
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 9 October 2006
East Antrim
Winterton, Ann
Conservative
Signed on 20 July 2006
Congleton
Winterton, Sir Nicholas
Conservative
Signed on 20 July 2006
Macclesfield
Wyatt, Derek
Labour
Signed on 25 July 2006
Sittingbourne and Sheppey

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.