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SELECTIVE MUTISM

EDM (Early Day Motion) 2202: tabled on 08 October 2008

Tabled in the 2007-08 session.

This motion has been signed by 41 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 acknowledges the difficulties faced by children with selective mutism, an anxiety disorder in which affected children develop a phobia of speaking in certain situations; notes that selective mutism can make it difficult for children to reach their full academic potential in areas where communication with teachers and other pupils is vital; recognises that early identification of selectively mute children is essential in helping overcome the disorder; and welcomes Selective Mutism Awareness Week, taking place from 5th to 12th October 2008, which will help parents, teachers and other educational professionals to be able to identify selective mutism at an early stage.

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.

Battle, John
Labour
Signed on 16 October 2008
Leeds West
Begg, Dame Anne
Labour
Signed on 28 October 2008
Aberdeen South
Bercow, John
Conservative
Signed on 20 October 2008
Buckingham
Bottomley, Sir Peter
Conservative
Signed on 15 October 2008
Worthing West
Cable, Dr Vincent
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 3 November 2008
Twickenham
Campbell, Mr Gregory
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 14 October 2008
East Londonderry
Caton, Mr Martin
Labour
Signed on 14 October 2008
Gower
Davey, Mr Edward
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 6 November 2008
Kingston and Surbiton
Durkan, Mark
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 15 October 2008
Foyle
Evans, Mr Nigel
Conservative
Signed on 24 November 2008
Ribble Valley
Foster, Michael Jabez
Labour
Signed on 22 October 2008
Hastings and Rye
Hall, Patrick
Labour
Signed on 29 October 2008
Bedford
Hancock, Mr Mike
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 13 October 2008
Portsmouth South
Hermon, Lady Sylvia
Ulster Unionist Party
Signed on 22 October 2008
North Down
Hoyle, Mr Lindsay
Labour
Signed on 14 October 2008
Chorley
Jenkins, Mr Brian
Labour
Signed on 21 October 2008
Tamworth
Jones, Lynne
Labour
Signed on 21 October 2008
Birmingham, Selly Oak
Leech, Mr John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 16 October 2008
Manchester, Withington
Llwyd, Mr Elfyn
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 17 October 2008
Meirionnydd Nant Conwy
Mates, Mr Michael
Conservative
Signed on 12 November 2008
East Hampshire
McCartney, Sir Ian
Labour
Signed on 16 October 2008
Makerfield
McCrea, Rev Dr William
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 15 October 2008
South Antrim
Price, Adam
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 17 October 2008
Carmarthen East and Dinefwr
Pugh, Dr John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 23 October 2008
Southport
Scott, Mr Lee
Conservative
Signed on 14 October 2008
Ilford North
Simpson, Alan
Labour
Signed on 22 October 2008
Nottingham South
Simpson, David
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 15 October 2008
Upper Bann
Smith, Sir Robert
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 22 October 2008
West Aberdeenshire and Kincardine
Soulsby, Sir Peter
Labour
Signed on 16 October 2008
Leicester South
Vaizey, Mr Edward
Conservative
Signed on 29 October 2008
Wantage
Vis, Dr Rudi
Labour
Signed on 15 October 2008
Finchley and Golders Green
Weir, Mr Mike
Scottish National Party
Signed on 15 October 2008
Angus
Williams, Mrs Betty
Labour
Signed on 13 October 2008
Conwy
Williams, Hywel
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 17 October 2008
Caernarfon
Williams, Stephen
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 14 October 2008
Bristol West

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.