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ACCESS TO TEXTBOOKS AND READING FOR BLIND AND DYSLEXIC CHILDREN

EDM (Early Day Motion) 1210: tabled on 18 March 2008

Tabled in the 2007-08 session.

This motion has been signed by 85 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 250 visually impaired and dyslexic children, their families and teachers lobbied Parliament, there has been little improvement in the provision of textbooks in accessible formats for these children; notes that in 2008, the Year of Reading, the lack of books available in large print, audio and Braille will deprive visually-impaired and dyslexic children of the chance to celebrate reading; and therefore calls on the Government to deliver on its welcome commitment to improving the provision of educational books in accessible formats and, as a matter of urgency, complete 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.

Barker, Gregory
Conservative
Signed on 5 June 2008
Bexhill and Battle
Barrett, John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 4 November 2008
Edinburgh West
Battle, John
Labour
Signed on 19 March 2008
Leeds West
Benton, Mr Joe
Labour
Signed on 9 October 2008
Bootle
Borrow, Mr David S.
Labour
Signed on 19 March 2008
South Ribble
Bottomley, Sir Peter
Conservative
Signed on 18 March 2008
Worthing West
Brake, Tom
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 6 October 2008
Carshalton and Wallington
Cable, Dr Vincent
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 21 April 2008
Twickenham
Campbell, Mr Gregory
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 19 March 2008
East Londonderry
Campbell, Mr Ronnie
Labour
Signed on 26 March 2008
Blyth Valley
Caton, Mr Martin
Labour
Signed on 19 March 2008
Gower
Corbyn, Jeremy
Labour
Signed on 20 March 2008
Islington North
Cryer, Mrs Ann
Labour
Signed on 31 March 2008
Keighley
Davey, Mr Edward
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 26 March 2008
Kingston and Surbiton
Dean, Mrs Janet
Labour
Signed on 2 April 2008
Burton
Devine, Jim
Labour
Signed on 21 April 2008
Livingston
Dismore, Mr Andrew
Labour
Signed on 19 March 2008
Hendon
Dodds, Mr Nigel
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 23 April 2008
Belfast North
Drew, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 25 March 2008
Stroud
Durkan, Mark
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 18 March 2008
Foyle
Efford, Clive
Labour
Signed on 20 March 2008
Eltham
Etherington, Bill
Labour
Signed on 24 April 2008
Sunderland North
Flynn, Paul
Labour
Signed on 25 March 2008
Newport West
Foster, Michael Jabez
Labour
Signed on 25 March 2008
Hastings and Rye
Francis, Dr Hywel
Labour
Signed on 19 March 2008
Aberavon
George, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 18 March 2008
St Ives
Goldsworthy, Julia
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 6 May 2008
Falmouth and Camborne
Hamilton, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 1 April 2008
Midlothian
Hancock, Mr Mike
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 19 March 2008
Portsmouth South
Harris, Dr Evan
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 3 April 2008
Oxford West and Abingdon
Harvey, Nick
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 27 March 2008
North Devon
Heath, Mr David
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 18 March 2008
Somerton and Frome
Hemming, John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 20 March 2008
Birmingham, Yardley
Hermon, Lady Sylvia
Ulster Unionist Party
Signed on 21 April 2008
North Down
Heyes, David
Labour
Signed on 25 March 2008
Ashton-under-Lyne
Holmes, Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 19 March 2008
Chesterfield
Hoyle, Mr Lindsay
Labour
Signed on 26 March 2008
Chorley
Hughes, Simon
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 7 October 2008
North Southwark and Bermondsey
Humble, Mrs Joan
Labour
Signed on 25 March 2008
Blackpool North and Fleetwood
Hunter, Mark
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 25 March 2008
Cheadle
Jackson, Glenda
Labour
Signed on 19 March 2008
Hampstead and Highgate
Jenkins, Mr Brian
Labour
Signed on 27 March 2008
Tamworth
Jones, Lynne
Labour
Signed on 19 March 2008
Birmingham, Selly Oak
Leech, Mr John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 26 March 2008
Manchester, Withington
Lewis, Dr Julian
Conservative
Signed on 25 March 2008
New Forest East
Mackinlay, Andrew
Labour
Signed on 29 April 2008
Thurrock
John Mason,
Signed on 28 October 2008
McCafferty, Chris
Labour
Signed on 19 March 2008
Calder Valley
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 20 March 2008
Hayes and Harlington
McGrady, Mr Eddie
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 31 March 2008
South Down
Morgan, Julie
Labour
Signed on 13 June 2008
Cardiff North
Naysmith, Dr Doug
Labour
Signed on 20 March 2008
Bristol North West
O'Hara, Mr Edward
Labour
Signed on 19 March 2008
Knowsley South
Prentice, Mr Gordon
Labour
Signed on 25 March 2008
Pendle
Rennie, Willie
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 19 March 2008
Dunfermline and West Fife
Robinson, Mrs Iris
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 29 April 2008
Strangford
Russell, Bob
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 18 March 2008
Colchester
Scott, Mr Lee
Conservative
Signed on 18 March 2008
Ilford North
Shepherd, Mr Richard
Conservative
Signed on 21 July 2008
Aldridge-Brownhills
Simpson, Alan
Labour
Signed on 26 March 2008
Nottingham South
Simpson, David
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 19 March 2008
Upper Bann
Singh, Mr Marsha
Labour
Signed on 19 March 2008
Bradford West
Stunell, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 27 March 2008
Hazel Grove
Swinson, Jo
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 26 March 2008
East Dunbartonshire
Swire, Mr Hugo
Conservative
Signed on 6 November 2008
East Devon
Taylor, Mr Ian
Conservative
Signed on 27 March 2008
Esher and Walton
Taylor, Matthew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 6 October 2008
Truro and St Austell
Teather, Sarah
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 27 October 2008
Brent East
Touhig, Mr Don
Labour
Signed on 26 March 2008
Islwyn
Truswell, Mr Paul
Labour
Signed on 22 April 2008
Pudsey
Vis, Dr Rudi
Labour
Signed on 26 March 2008
Finchley and Golders Green
Walker, Mr Charles
Conservative
Signed on 18 March 2008
Broxbourne
Weir, Mr Mike
Scottish National Party
Signed on 20 March 2008
Angus
Williams, Mr Roger
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 25 March 2008
Brecon and Radnorshire
Williams, Stephen
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 20 March 2008
Bristol West
Willis, Mr Phil
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 20 March 2008
Harrogate and Knaresborough
Wilson, Sammy
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 2 June 2008
East Antrim
Winterton, Sir Nicholas
Conservative
Signed on 19 March 2008
Macclesfield
Younger-Ross, Richard
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 6 October 2008
Teignbridge

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.