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BETTER ACCESS TO TELEVISION FOR DEAF AND HARD OF HEARING PEOPLE

EDM (Early Day Motion) 1392: tabled on 22 April 2008

Tabled in the 2007-08 session.

This motion has been signed by 136 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 congratulates the BBC on reaching 100 per cent. subtitling of programming across its main television channels and supports RNID and NDCS in calling for other broadcasters to follow suit; notes that subtitling is an essential service for millions of deaf and hard of hearing adults and children who rely on it to access and enjoy television; further notes that many deaf adults and children who use sign language would also benefit from more signed programming; further celebrates Deaf Awareness Week, 5th to 11th May; and calls on broadcasters to ensure that deaf and hard of hearing people and children are portrayed in a wide variety of roles on television.

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 13 May 2008
Hackney North and Stoke Newington
Alexander, Danny
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 9 May 2008
Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey
Anderson, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 7 May 2008
Blaydon
Austin, John
Labour
Signed on 30 June 2008
Erith and Thamesmead
Baron, Mr John
Conservative
Signed on 17 June 2008
Billericay
Beith, Sir Alan
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 30 April 2008
Berwick-upon-Tweed
Blunt, Mr Crispin
Conservative
Signed on 17 June 2008
Reigate
Boswell, Mr Tim
Conservative
Signed on 29 April 2008
Daventry
Bottomley, Sir Peter
Conservative
Signed on 23 April 2008
Worthing West
Breed, Mr Colin
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 29 April 2008
South East Cornwall
Brooke, Annette
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 30 April 2008
Mid Dorset and North Poole
Buck, Ms Karen
Labour
Signed on 14 May 2008
Regent's Park and Kensington North
Burgon, Colin
Labour
Signed on 23 April 2008
Elmet
Burstow, Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 21 May 2008
Sutton and Cheam
Cable, Dr Vincent
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 28 April 2008
Twickenham
Campbell, Mr Gregory
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 23 April 2008
East Londonderry
Campbell, Sir Menzies
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 30 April 2008
North East Fife
Carmichael, Mr Alistair
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 23 April 2008
Orkney and Shetland
Caton, Mr Martin
Labour
Signed on 23 April 2008
Gower
Clapham, Mr Michael
Labour
Signed on 2 June 2008
Barnsley West and Penistone
Clarke, Mr Tom
Labour
Signed on 7 May 2008
Coatbridge, Chryston and Bellshill
Clwyd, Ann
Labour
Signed on 8 May 2008
Cynon Valley
Cohen, Harry
Labour
Signed on 7 May 2008
Leyton and Wanstead
Connarty, Michael
Labour
Signed on 24 April 2008
Linlithgow and East Falkirk
Conway, Derek
Independent Conservative
Signed on 9 May 2008
Old Bexley and Sidcup
Corbyn, Jeremy
Labour
Signed on 28 April 2008
Islington North
Cousins, Jim
Labour
Signed on 30 April 2008
Newcastle upon Tyne Central
Crausby, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 14 May 2008
Bolton North East
Cryer, Mrs Ann
Labour
Signed on 28 April 2008
Keighley
Davies, Dai
Independent
Signed on 8 May 2008
Blaenau Gwent
Dean, Mrs Janet
Labour
Signed on 24 April 2008
Burton
Devine, Jim
Labour
Signed on 25 April 2008
Livingston
Dismore, Mr Andrew
Labour
Signed on 23 April 2008
Hendon
Dobbin, Jim
Labour
Signed on 24 June 2008
Heywood and Middleton
Dodds, Mr Nigel
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 30 April 2008
Belfast North
Donohoe, Mr Brian H.
Labour
Signed on 7 May 2008
Central Ayrshire
Drew, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 24 April 2008
Stroud
Durkan, Mark
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 29 April 2008
Foyle
Etherington, Bill
Labour
Signed on 1 May 2008
Sunderland North
Evans, Mr Nigel
Conservative
Signed on 23 April 2008
Ribble Valley
Foster, Mr Don
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 30 April 2008
Bath
Foster, Michael Jabez
Labour
Signed on 29 April 2008
Hastings and Rye
Francis, Dr Hywel
Labour
Signed on 28 April 2008
Aberavon
George, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 23 April 2008
St Ives
Gidley, Sandra
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 2 June 2008
Romsey
Goldsworthy, Julia
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 6 May 2008
Falmouth and Camborne
Hamilton, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 24 April 2008
Midlothian
Hancock, Mr Mike
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 23 April 2008
Portsmouth South
Harper, Mr Mark
Conservative
Signed on 12 May 2008
Forest of Dean
Harvey, Nick
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 28 April 2008
North Devon
Hemming, John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 24 April 2008
Birmingham, Yardley
Heyes, David
Labour
Signed on 15 May 2008
Ashton-under-Lyne
Holmes, Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 23 April 2008
Chesterfield
Hopkins, Kelvin
Labour
Signed on 25 April 2008
Luton North
Howarth, David
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 16 June 2008
Cambridge
Hoyle, Mr Lindsay
Labour
Signed on 23 April 2008
Chorley
Humble, Mrs Joan
Labour
Signed on 14 May 2008
Blackpool North and Fleetwood
Hunter, Mark
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 28 April 2008
Cheadle
Iddon, Dr Brian
Labour
Signed on 29 April 2008
Bolton South East
Jackson, Glenda
Labour
Signed on 24 April 2008
Hampstead and Highgate
Jenkins, Mr Brian
Labour
Signed on 30 April 2008
Tamworth
Jones, Lynne
Labour
Signed on 23 April 2008
Birmingham, Selly Oak
Kemp, Mr Fraser
Labour
Signed on 16 May 2008
Houghton and Washington East
Kennedy, Mr Charles
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 23 April 2008
Ross, Skye and Lochaber
Kirkbride, Julie
Conservative
Signed on 6 May 2008
Bromsgrove
Laxton, Mr Bob
Labour
Signed on 24 April 2008
Derby North
Leech, Mr John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 23 April 2008
Manchester, Withington
Mackinlay, Andrew
Labour
Signed on 28 April 2008
Thurrock
Maclean, David
Conservative
Signed on 30 April 2008
Penrith and The Border
Main, Anne
Conservative
Signed on 30 April 2008
St Albans
Martlew, Mr Eric
Labour
Signed on 12 May 2008
Carlisle
McCafferty, Chris
Labour
Signed on 24 April 2008
Calder Valley
McCartney, Sir Ian
Labour
Signed on 3 June 2008
Makerfield
McCrea, Rev Dr William
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 29 April 2008
South Antrim
McDonnell, Dr Alasdair
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 28 April 2008
Belfast South
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 29 April 2008
Hayes and Harlington
McGrady, Mr Eddie
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 9 May 2008
South Down
Meale, Mr Alan
Labour
Signed on 23 April 2008
Mansfield
Miller, Andrew
Labour
Signed on 30 April 2008
Ellesmere Port and Neston
Mitchell, Mr Austin
Labour
Signed on 8 May 2008
Great Grimsby
Moffat, Anne
Labour
Signed on 6 October 2008
East Lothian
Moore, Mr Michael
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 30 April 2008
Berwickshire, Roxburgh and Selkirk
Morgan, Julie
Labour
Signed on 2 June 2008
Cardiff North
Naysmith, Dr Doug
Labour
Signed on 1 May 2008
Bristol North West
Neill, Bob
Conservative
Signed on 11 June 2008
Bromley and Chislehurst
O'Hara, Mr Edward
Labour
Signed on 1 May 2008
Knowsley South
Oaten, Mr Mark
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 30 April 2008
Winchester
Olner, Mr Bill
Labour
Signed on 6 May 2008
Nuneaton
Price, Adam
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 15 May 2008
Carmarthen East and Dinefwr
Prosser, Gwyn
Labour
Signed on 6 May 2008
Dover
Reid, Mr Alan
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 23 April 2008
Argyll and Bute
Rennie, Willie
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 23 April 2008
Dunfermline and West Fife
Riordan, Mrs Linda
Labour
Signed on 30 April 2008
Halifax
Robertson, Angus
Scottish National Party
Signed on 20 May 2008
Moray
Robinson, Mrs Iris
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 29 April 2008
Strangford
Rogerson, Dan
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 16 June 2008
North Cornwall
Russell, Bob
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 23 April 2008
Colchester
Sanders, Mr Adrian
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 23 April 2008
Torbay
Sheridan, Jim
Labour
Signed on 25 April 2008
Paisley and Renfrewshire North
Short, Clare
Independent Labour
Signed on 30 April 2008
Birmingham, Ladywood
Simpson, David
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 6 May 2008
Upper Bann
Singh, Mr Marsha
Labour
Signed on 24 April 2008
Bradford West
Skinner, Mr Dennis
Labour
Signed on 29 April 2008
Bolsover
Smith, Sir Robert
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 30 April 2008
West Aberdeenshire and Kincardine
Spicer, Sir Michael
Conservative
Signed on 24 June 2008
West Worcestershire
Spink, Bob
UK Independence Party
Signed on 23 April 2008
Castle Point
Stewart, Ian
Labour
Signed on 15 May 2008
Eccles
Stoate, Dr Howard
Labour
Signed on 6 May 2008
Dartford
Stunell, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 24 April 2008
Hazel Grove
Swinson, Jo
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 23 April 2008
East Dunbartonshire
Taylor, David
Labour
Signed on 23 April 2008
North West Leicestershire
Taylor, Mr Ian
Conservative
Signed on 30 April 2008
Esher and Walton
Thurso, John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 6 May 2008
Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross
Touhig, Mr Don
Labour
Signed on 14 May 2008
Islwyn
Truswell, Mr Paul
Labour
Signed on 30 April 2008
Pudsey
Turner, Dr Desmond
Labour
Signed on 23 April 2008
Brighton, Kemptown
Vis, Dr Rudi
Labour
Signed on 23 April 2008
Finchley and Golders Green
Walker, Mr Charles
Conservative
Signed on 22 May 2008
Broxbourne
Wareing, Mr Robert N.
Independent
Signed on 23 April 2008
Liverpool, West Derby
Weir, Mr Mike
Scottish National Party
Signed on 7 May 2008
Angus
Widdecombe, Miss Ann
Conservative
Signed on 2 June 2008
Maidstone and The Weald
Williams, Mrs Betty
Labour
Signed on 25 April 2008
Conwy
Williams, Mark
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 28 April 2008
Ceredigion
Williams, Mr Roger
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 23 April 2008
Brecon and Radnorshire
Williams, Stephen
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 23 April 2008
Bristol West
Willis, Mr Phil
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 23 April 2008
Harrogate and Knaresborough
Willott, Jenny
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 8 May 2008
Cardiff Central
Wilson, Sammy
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 9 May 2008
East Antrim
Winterton, Ann
Conservative
Signed on 23 April 2008
Congleton
Winterton, Sir Nicholas
Conservative
Signed on 23 April 2008
Macclesfield

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.