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ACCESS TO TEXTBOOKS FOR VISUALLY IMPAIRED CHILDREN

EDM (Early Day Motion) 1097: tabled on 12 March 2007

Tabled in the 2006-07 session.

This motion has been signed by 121 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 that there are over 20,000 children in the UK between the ages of five and 16 with a visual impairment severe enough to require specialist educational support; welcomes the Royal National Institute for the Blind and Right to Read Alliance's recent report Where's my book; expresses concern at the report's findings that fewer than one in 40 maths or science titles are available in large print at Key Stage 3 and that out of 143 English language textbooks surveyed only three were available in accessible formats; further notes that 92 per cent. of teachers surveyed stated that delays in getting text books in large print or Braille are having an effect on the social inclusion and educational development of visually impaired children; and calls on the Government to lead in the creation of an action plan with the voluntary, educational and publishing sectors to explore new systems through which educational publishers can make electronic copies of their textbooks available for sale or licensing to specialist teachers and agencies.

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 28 March 2007
Hackney North and Stoke Newington
Ainsworth, Mr Peter
Conservative
Signed on 28 March 2007
East Surrey
Alexander, Danny
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 15 March 2007
Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey
Arbuthnot, Mr James
Conservative
Signed on 27 March 2007
North East Hampshire
Austin, John
Labour
Signed on 21 March 2007
Erith and Thamesmead
Barker, Gregory
Conservative
Signed on 28 March 2007
Bexhill and Battle
Baron, Mr John
Conservative
Signed on 27 March 2007
Billericay
Boswell, Mr Tim
Conservative
Signed on 27 March 2007
Daventry
Bottomley, Sir Peter
Conservative
Signed on 13 March 2007
Worthing West
Breed, Mr Colin
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 13 March 2007
South East Cornwall
Burgon, Colin
Labour
Signed on 18 April 2007
Elmet
Burns, Mr Simon
Conservative
Signed on 27 March 2007
West Chelmsford
Burrowes, Mr David
Conservative
Signed on 18 April 2007
Enfield, Southgate
Burt, Alistair
Conservative
Signed on 28 March 2007
North East Bedfordshire
Butterfill, Sir John
Conservative
Signed on 27 March 2007
Bournemouth West
Cable, Dr Vincent
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 20 March 2007
Twickenham
Campbell, Mr Gregory
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 14 March 2007
East Londonderry
Caton, Mr Martin
Labour
Signed on 14 March 2007
Gower
Clapham, Mr Michael
Labour
Signed on 20 March 2007
Barnsley West and Penistone
Clappison, Mr James
Conservative
Signed on 27 March 2007
Hertsmere
Cohen, Harry
Labour
Signed on 13 March 2007
Leyton and Wanstead
Conway, Derek
Conservative
Signed on 19 March 2007
Old Bexley and Sidcup
Corbyn, Jeremy
Labour
Signed on 12 March 2007
Islington North
Cryer, Mrs Ann
Labour
Signed on 13 March 2007
Keighley
Dean, Mrs Janet
Labour
Signed on 22 March 2007
Burton
Dismore, Mr Andrew
Labour
Signed on 13 March 2007
Hendon
Dobbin, Jim
Labour
Signed on 14 March 2007
Heywood and Middleton
Dodds, Mr Nigel
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 2 May 2007
Belfast North
Donaldson, Mr Jeffrey M.
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 14 March 2007
Lagan Valley
Duddridge, James
Conservative
Signed on 18 May 2007
Rochford and Southend East
Durkan, Mark
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 13 March 2007
Foyle
Efford, Clive
Labour
Signed on 21 March 2007
Eltham
Etherington, Bill
Labour
Signed on 19 March 2007
Sunderland North
Featherstone, Lynne
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 15 March 2007
Hornsey and Wood Green
Flynn, Paul
Labour
Signed on 13 March 2007
Newport West
Foster, Michael Jabez
Labour
Signed on 28 March 2007
Hastings and Rye
Francis, Dr Hywel
Labour
Signed on 16 April 2007
Aberavon
Fraser, Mr Christopher
Conservative
Signed on 28 March 2007
South West Norfolk
Gauke, Mr David
Conservative
Signed on 28 March 2007
South West Hertfordshire
George, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 13 March 2007
St Ives
Gerrard, Mr Neil
Labour
Signed on 15 March 2007
Walthamstow
Goodman, Mr Paul
Conservative
Signed on 17 April 2007
Wycombe
Goodwill, Mr Robert
Conservative
Signed on 27 March 2007
Scarborough and Whitby
Hamilton, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 16 April 2007
Midlothian
Hamilton, Fabian
Labour
Signed on 1 May 2007
Leeds North East
Hancock, Mr Mike
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 13 March 2007
Portsmouth South
Harvey, Nick
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 20 March 2007
North Devon
Heald, Mr Oliver
Conservative
Signed on 18 April 2007
North East Hertfordshire
Hemming, John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 19 April 2007
Birmingham, Yardley
Hendry, Charles
Conservative
Signed on 28 March 2007
Wealden
Hepburn, Mr Stephen
Labour
Signed on 16 April 2007
Jarrow
Herbert, Mr Nick
Conservative
Signed on 16 April 2007
Arundel and South Downs
Hermon, Lady Sylvia
Ulster Unionist Party
Signed on 14 March 2007
North Down
Holmes, Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 12 March 2007
Chesterfield
Hopkins, Kelvin
Labour
Signed on 20 March 2007
Luton North
Howarth, David
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 16 April 2007
Cambridge
Hoyle, Mr Lindsay
Labour
Signed on 13 March 2007
Chorley
Hughes, Simon
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 28 March 2007
North Southwark and Bermondsey
Hunt, Mr Jeremy
Conservative
Signed on 17 April 2007
South West Surrey
Hunter, Mark
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 14 March 2007
Cheadle
Illsley, Mr Eric
Labour
Signed on 23 March 2007
Barnsley Central
Jackson, Glenda
Labour
Signed on 14 March 2007
Hampstead and Highgate
James, Mrs Siân C.
Labour
Signed on 20 March 2007
Swansea East
Jenkins, Mr Brian
Labour
Signed on 15 March 2007
Tamworth
Jones, Lynne
Labour
Signed on 13 March 2007
Birmingham, Selly Oak
Keetch, Mr Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 13 March 2007
Hereford
Lancaster, Mr Mark
Conservative
Signed on 16 April 2007
North East Milton Keynes
Lazarowicz, Mark
Labour
Signed on 14 March 2007
Edinburgh North and Leith
Leech, Mr John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 19 March 2007
Manchester, Withington
Lidington, Mr David
Conservative
Signed on 24 April 2007
Aylesbury
Llwyd, Mr Elfyn
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 21 March 2007
Meirionnydd Nant Conwy
Lucas, Ian
Labour
Signed on 28 March 2007
Wrexham
Mallaber, Judy
Labour
Signed on 16 April 2007
Amber Valley
Marris, Rob
Labour
Signed on 15 March 2007
Wolverhampton South West
May, Mrs Theresa
Conservative
Signed on 10 May 2007
Maidenhead
McCafferty, Chris
Labour
Signed on 14 March 2007
Calder Valley
McDonnell, Dr Alasdair
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 21 March 2007
Belfast South
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 14 March 2007
Hayes and Harlington
McGrady, Mr Eddie
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 29 March 2007
South Down
Miller, Mrs Maria
Conservative
Signed on 27 March 2007
Basingstoke
Moon, Mrs Madeleine
Labour
Signed on 14 March 2007
Bridgend
Moore, Mr Michael
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 8 October 2007
Berwickshire, Roxburgh and Selkirk
Oaten, Mr Mark
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 28 March 2007
Winchester
Penning, Mike
Conservative
Signed on 12 March 2007
Hemel Hempstead
Pound, Stephen
Labour
Signed on 20 March 2007
Ealing North
Prisk, Mr Mark
Conservative
Signed on 18 April 2007
Hertford and Stortford
Rowen, Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 18 April 2007
Rochdale
Russell, Bob
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 12 March 2007
Colchester
Sanders, Mr Adrian
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 19 March 2007
Torbay
Selous, Andrew
Conservative
Signed on 26 March 2007
South West Bedfordshire
Simpson, Alan
Labour
Signed on 15 March 2007
Nottingham South
Simpson, David
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 21 March 2007
Upper Bann
Singh, Mr Marsha
Labour
Signed on 20 March 2007
Bradford West
Spink, Bob
Conservative
Signed on 12 March 2007
Castle Point
Stoate, Dr Howard
Labour
Signed on 16 April 2007
Dartford
Stunell, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 19 March 2007
Hazel Grove
Swinson, Jo
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 16 April 2007
East Dunbartonshire
Taylor, David
Labour
Signed on 13 March 2007
North West Leicestershire
Truswell, Mr Paul
Labour
Signed on 3 July 2007
Pudsey
Vis, Dr Rudi
Labour
Signed on 14 March 2007
Finchley and Golders Green
Walker, Mr Charles
Conservative
Signed on 28 March 2007
Broxbourne
Wareing, Mr Robert N.
Labour
Signed on 14 March 2007
Liverpool, West Derby
Weir, Mr Mike
Scottish National Party
Signed on 14 March 2007
Angus
Widdecombe, Miss Ann
Conservative
Signed on 21 June 2007
Maidstone and The Weald
Wiggin, Bill
Conservative
Signed on 28 March 2007
Leominster
Williams, Mrs Betty
Labour
Signed on 19 March 2007
Conwy
Williams, Hywel
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 22 May 2007
Caernarfon
Williams, Mark
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 21 March 2007
Ceredigion
Willis, Mr Phil
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 14 March 2007
Harrogate and Knaresborough
Wilshire, Mr David
Conservative
Signed on 14 March 2007
Spelthorne
Winterton, Ann
Conservative
Signed on 13 March 2007
Congleton
Winterton, Sir Nicholas
Conservative
Signed on 15 March 2007
Macclesfield
Wright, Jeremy
Conservative
Signed on 28 March 2007
Rugby and Kenilworth
Wyatt, Derek
Labour
Signed on 15 March 2007
Sittingbourne and Sheppey

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.