House of Commons
As this motion is using historical data, we may not have the record of the original ordering, in which case signatories are listed alphabetically.
ACCESS TO TEXTBOOKS FOR VISUALLY IMPAIRED CHILDREN
EDM #1097
Tabled 12 March 2007
2006-07 Session
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.

Signatures (121)

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
28 March 2007
Ainsworth, Mr Peter
Conservative
28 March 2007
Alexander, Danny
Liberal Democrat
15 March 2007
Arbuthnot, Mr James
Conservative
27 March 2007
Austin, John
Labour
21 March 2007
Barker, Gregory
Conservative
28 March 2007
Baron, Mr John
Conservative
27 March 2007
Boswell, Mr Tim
Conservative
27 March 2007
Bottomley, Sir Peter
Conservative
13 March 2007
Breed, Mr Colin
Liberal Democrat
13 March 2007
Burgon, Colin
Labour
18 April 2007
Burns, Mr Simon
Conservative
27 March 2007
Burrowes, Mr David
Conservative
18 April 2007
Burt, Alistair
Conservative
28 March 2007
Butterfill, Sir John
Conservative
27 March 2007
Cable, Dr Vincent
Liberal Democrat
20 March 2007
Campbell, Mr Gregory
Democratic Unionist Party
14 March 2007
Caton, Mr Martin
Labour
14 March 2007
Clapham, Mr Michael
Labour
20 March 2007
Clappison, Mr James
Conservative
27 March 2007
Cohen, Harry
Labour
13 March 2007
Conway, Derek
Conservative
19 March 2007
Corbyn, Jeremy
Labour
12 March 2007
Cryer, Mrs Ann
Labour
13 March 2007
Dean, Mrs Janet
Labour
22 March 2007
Dismore, Mr Andrew
Labour
13 March 2007
Dobbin, Jim
Labour
14 March 2007
Dodds, Mr Nigel
Democratic Unionist Party
02 May 2007
Donaldson, Mr Jeffrey M.
Democratic Unionist Party
14 March 2007
Duddridge, James
Conservative
18 May 2007
Durkan, Mark
Social Democratic & Labour Party
13 March 2007
Efford, Clive
Labour
21 March 2007
Etherington, Bill
Labour
19 March 2007
Featherstone, Lynne
Liberal Democrat
15 March 2007
Flynn, Paul
Labour
13 March 2007
Foster, Michael Jabez
Labour
28 March 2007
Francis, Dr Hywel
Labour
16 April 2007
Fraser, Mr Christopher
Conservative
28 March 2007
Gauke, Mr David
Conservative
28 March 2007
George, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
13 March 2007
Gerrard, Mr Neil
Labour
15 March 2007
Goodman, Mr Paul
Conservative
17 April 2007
Goodwill, Mr Robert
Conservative
27 March 2007
Hamilton, Mr David
Labour
16 April 2007
Hamilton, Fabian
Labour
01 May 2007
Hancock, Mr Mike
Liberal Democrat
13 March 2007
Harvey, Nick
Liberal Democrat
20 March 2007
Heald, Mr Oliver
Conservative
18 April 2007
Hemming, John
Liberal Democrat
19 April 2007
Hendry, Charles
Conservative
28 March 2007
Hepburn, Mr Stephen
Labour
16 April 2007
Herbert, Mr Nick
Conservative
16 April 2007
Hermon, Lady Sylvia
Ulster Unionist Party
14 March 2007
Holmes, Paul
Liberal Democrat
12 March 2007
Hopkins, Kelvin
Labour
20 March 2007
Howarth, David
Liberal Democrat
16 April 2007
Hoyle, Mr Lindsay
Labour
13 March 2007
Hughes, Simon
Liberal Democrat
28 March 2007
Hunt, Mr Jeremy
Conservative
17 April 2007
Hunter, Mark
Liberal Democrat
14 March 2007
Illsley, Mr Eric
Labour
23 March 2007
Jackson, Glenda
Labour
14 March 2007
James, Mrs Siân C.
Labour
20 March 2007
Jenkins, Mr Brian
Labour
15 March 2007
Jones, Lynne
Labour
13 March 2007
Keetch, Mr Paul
Liberal Democrat
13 March 2007
Lancaster, Mr Mark
Conservative
16 April 2007
Lazarowicz, Mark
Labour
14 March 2007
Leech, Mr John
Liberal Democrat
19 March 2007
Lidington, Mr David
Conservative
24 April 2007
Llwyd, Mr Elfyn
Plaid Cymru
21 March 2007
Lucas, Ian
Labour
28 March 2007
Mallaber, Judy
Labour
16 April 2007
Marris, Rob
Labour
15 March 2007
May, Mrs Theresa
Conservative
10 May 2007
McCafferty, Chris
Labour
14 March 2007
McDonnell, Dr Alasdair
Social Democratic & Labour Party
21 March 2007
McDonnell, John
Labour
14 March 2007
McGrady, Mr Eddie
Social Democratic & Labour Party
29 March 2007
Miller, Mrs Maria
Conservative
27 March 2007
Moon, Mrs Madeleine
Labour
14 March 2007
Moore, Mr Michael
Liberal Democrat
08 October 2007
Oaten, Mr Mark
Liberal Democrat
28 March 2007
Penning, Mike
Conservative
12 March 2007
Pound, Stephen
Labour
20 March 2007
Prisk, Mr Mark
Conservative
18 April 2007
Rowen, Paul
Liberal Democrat
18 April 2007
Russell, Bob
Liberal Democrat
12 March 2007
Sanders, Mr Adrian
Liberal Democrat
19 March 2007
Selous, Andrew
Conservative
26 March 2007
Simpson, Alan
Labour
15 March 2007
Simpson, David
Democratic Unionist Party
21 March 2007
Singh, Mr Marsha
Labour
20 March 2007
Spink, Bob
Conservative
12 March 2007
Stoate, Dr Howard
Labour
16 April 2007
Stunell, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
19 March 2007
Swinson, Jo
Liberal Democrat
16 April 2007
Taylor, David
Labour
13 March 2007
Truswell, Mr Paul
Labour
03 July 2007
Vis, Dr Rudi
Labour
14 March 2007
Walker, Mr Charles
Conservative
28 March 2007
Wareing, Mr Robert N.
Labour
14 March 2007
Weir, Mr Mike
Scottish National Party
14 March 2007
Widdecombe, Miss Ann
Conservative
21 June 2007
Wiggin, Bill
Conservative
28 March 2007
Williams, Mrs Betty
Labour
19 March 2007
Williams, Hywel
Plaid Cymru
22 May 2007
Williams, Mark
Liberal Democrat
21 March 2007
Willis, Mr Phil
Liberal Democrat
14 March 2007
Wilshire, Mr David
Conservative
14 March 2007
Winterton, Ann
Conservative
13 March 2007
Winterton, Sir Nicholas
Conservative
15 March 2007
Wright, Jeremy
Conservative
28 March 2007
Wyatt, Derek
Labour
15 March 2007
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.