House of Commons
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SCOPE'S NO VOICE, NO CHOICE CAMPAIGN
EDM #279
Tabled 14 November 2007
2007-08 Session
That this House notes the significant difficulty many disabled people with communication impairments face in getting the Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) equipment they need to communicate; further notes that as many as 600,000 people in the UK could benefit from access to AAC equipment; 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 freedom of expression is a fundamental right enshrined in the Human Rights Act 1998; regrets that access to AAC equipment remains a lottery for most people based on age, postcode and education status; further regrets that 23 per cent. of respondents to Scope's recent No Voice, No Choice survey had not had an assessment of their communication needs before they were 16 years old; further regrets that over one quarter of respondents to the same survey had to pay for equipment themselves or ask a charity because they could not get their equipment funded by a statutory agency; and calls on the Government to recognise communication as a fundamental right and ensure that people with communication impairments of all ages get the AAC equipment and support they need so they can lead more independent lives, access work, leisure and education opportunities and fulfil their potential as full citizens.

Signatures (74)

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.
Austin, John
Labour
18 December 2007
Battle, John
Labour
22 November 2007
Bottomley, Sir Peter
Conservative
15 November 2007
Breed, Mr Colin
Liberal Democrat
20 November 2007
Brooke, Annette
Liberal Democrat
22 November 2007
Burgon, Colin
Labour
21 November 2007
Campbell, Mr Ronnie
Labour
21 November 2007
Conway, Derek
Conservative
21 November 2007
Crausby, Mr David
Labour
17 January 2008
Cryer, Mrs Ann
Labour
19 November 2007
Davey, Mr Edward
Liberal Democrat
22 November 2007
Davies, Dai
Independent
15 November 2007
Dean, Mrs Janet
Labour
21 November 2007
Dismore, Mr Andrew
Labour
15 November 2007
Dobbin, Jim
Labour
19 November 2007
Dodds, Mr Nigel
Democratic Unionist Party
12 December 2007
Drew, Mr David
Labour
22 November 2007
Durkan, Mark
Social Democratic & Labour Party
21 November 2007
Etherington, Bill
Labour
22 November 2007
Evans, Mr Nigel
Conservative
06 December 2007
Flynn, Paul
Labour
15 November 2007
Foster, Michael Jabez
Labour
26 November 2007
George, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
19 November 2007
Gerrard, Mr Neil
Labour
21 November 2007
Gibson, Dr Ian
Labour
15 November 2007
Hancock, Mr Mike
Liberal Democrat
21 November 2007
Harvey, Nick
Liberal Democrat
03 December 2007
Hemming, John
Liberal Democrat
15 November 2007
Heyes, David
Labour
29 November 2007
Holmes, Paul
Liberal Democrat
20 November 2007
Hopkins, Kelvin
Labour
22 November 2007
Horam, Mr John
Conservative
22 November 2007
Hosie, Stewart
Scottish National Party
03 December 2007
Humble, Mrs Joan
Labour
19 November 2007
Hunter, Mark
Liberal Democrat
21 November 2007
Illsley, Mr Eric
Labour
13 December 2007
Jackson, Glenda
Labour
20 November 2007
Jenkins, Mr Brian
Labour
21 November 2007
Jones, Lynne
Labour
19 November 2007
Kaufman, Sir Gerald
Labour
10 January 2008
Key, Robert
Conservative
20 November 2007
Leech, Mr John
Liberal Democrat
21 November 2007
Llwyd, Mr Elfyn
Plaid Cymru
20 November 2007
Marsden, Mr Gordon
Labour
19 November 2007
McCafferty, Chris
Labour
15 November 2007
McDonnell, Dr Alasdair
Social Democratic & Labour Party
21 November 2007
O'Hara, Mr Edward
Labour
27 November 2007
Owen, Albert
Labour
11 December 2007
Pope, Mr Greg
Labour
21 November 2007
Prentice, Mr Gordon
Labour
22 November 2007
Riordan, Mrs Linda
Labour
15 November 2007
Robertson, Angus
Scottish National Party
22 November 2007
Scott, Mr Lee
Conservative
15 November 2007
Simpson, Alan
Labour
15 November 2007
Spink, Bob
Conservative
10 December 2007
Stunell, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
03 December 2007
Swinson, Jo
Liberal Democrat
06 December 2007
Taylor, David
Labour
15 November 2007
Vis, Dr Rudi
Labour
21 November 2007
Webb, Prof Steve
Liberal Democrat
17 December 2007
Williams, Mrs Betty
Labour
20 November 2007
Williams, Hywel
Plaid Cymru
28 January 2008
Williams, Mark
Liberal Democrat
22 November 2007
Williams, Stephen
Liberal Democrat
15 November 2007
Willis, Mr Phil
Liberal Democrat
12 December 2007
Winterton, Sir Nicholas
Conservative
15 November 2007
Wright, Mr Anthony
Labour
13 December 2007
Younger-Ross, Richard
Liberal Democrat
22 November 2007
There are no withdrawn signatures for this Motion