House of Commons
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TEXT MESSAGING THE EMERGENCY SERVICES
EDM #184
Tabled 24 November 2009
2009-10 Session
That this House welcomes the introduction of a pilot scheme allowing people who are deaf, hard of hearing, and speech impaired to contact blue light emergency services by sending a SMS text message to 999; notes that the pilot scheme is of significant help to people who may have difficulties using a telephone to contact the emergency services; further notes that the scheme makes the help and assistance of the UK's excellent and very hardworking emergency services easily accessible to those who are deaf, hard of hearing or speech impaired; congratulates the Royal National Institute for Deaf People and the communications companies for their work on the pilot; wishes the scheme success; and further hopes to see the introduction of a permanent SMS service as a result of this groundbreaking pilot scheme in order that people who are deaf, hard of hearing, and speech impaired are able to contact the emergency services as a matter of course when necessary.

Signatures (78)

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
08 February 2010
Anderson, Janet
Labour
26 November 2009
Austin, John
Labour
01 December 2009
Begg, Dame Anne
Labour
26 January 2010
Beith, Sir Alan
Liberal Democrat
27 January 2010
Betts, Mr Clive
Labour
28 January 2010
Bottomley, Sir Peter
Conservative
25 November 2009
Brooke, Annette
Liberal Democrat
26 November 2009
Bruce, Malcolm
Liberal Democrat
04 March 2010
Burstow, Paul
Liberal Democrat
10 February 2010
Campbell, Mr Gregory
Democratic Unionist Party
02 December 2009
Campbell, Sir Menzies
Liberal Democrat
07 December 2009
Campbell, Mr Ronnie
Labour
25 November 2009
Caton, Mr Martin
Labour
26 November 2009
Corbyn, Jeremy
Labour
25 November 2009
Crausby, Mr David
Labour
06 January 2010
Cryer, Mrs Ann
Labour
26 November 2009
Davies, Dai
Independent
26 January 2010
Dismore, Mr Andrew
Labour
01 December 2009
Dodds, Mr Nigel
Democratic Unionist Party
25 November 2009
Etherington, Bill
Labour
02 February 2010
Farron, Tim
Liberal Democrat
27 January 2010
Foster, Mr Don
Liberal Democrat
26 January 2010
Gidley, Sandra
Liberal Democrat
15 December 2009
Hall, Patrick
Labour
28 January 2010
Harris, Dr Evan
Liberal Democrat
16 December 2009
Harvey, Nick
Liberal Democrat
01 December 2009
Hemming, John
Liberal Democrat
26 November 2009
Holmes, Paul
Liberal Democrat
25 November 2009
Hopkins, Kelvin
Labour
05 January 2010
Howarth, Mr George
Labour
01 February 2010
Howells, Dr Kim
Labour
25 November 2009
Illsley, Mr Eric
Labour
07 December 2009
Jenkins, Mr Brian
Labour
26 November 2009
Keen, Alan
Labour
26 January 2010
Keetch, Mr Paul
Liberal Democrat
30 November 2009
Kramer, Susan
Liberal Democrat
29 January 2010
Lazarowicz, Mark
Labour
25 January 2010
Leech, Mr John
Liberal Democrat
25 November 2009
Lepper, David
Labour
27 January 2010
Lloyd, Tony
Labour
06 April 2010
McCafferty, Chris
Labour
05 January 2010
McCrea, Rev Dr William
Democratic Unionist Party
25 November 2009
Meale, Mr Alan
Labour
25 November 2009
Miller, Andrew
Labour
26 January 2010
Moffatt, Laura
Labour
28 January 2010
Moore, Mr Michael
Liberal Democrat
01 February 2010
Morgan, Julie
Labour
17 March 2010
Mulholland, Greg
Liberal Democrat
28 January 2010
Murphy, Mr Paul
Labour
27 January 2010
Naysmith, Dr Doug
Labour
28 January 2010
Öpik, Lembit
Liberal Democrat
04 February 2010
Pelling, Mr Andrew
Independent
02 December 2009
Rennie, Willie
Liberal Democrat
26 November 2009
Rogerson, Dan
Liberal Democrat
28 January 2010
Russell, Bob
Liberal Democrat
03 February 2010
Short, Clare
Independent Labour
23 March 2010
Simpson, Alan
Labour
25 November 2009
Strang, Dr Gavin
Labour
25 February 2010
Swinson, Jo
Liberal Democrat
03 December 2009
Taylor, Mr Ian
Conservative
29 January 2010
Truswell, Mr Paul
Labour
01 December 2009
Webb, Prof Steve
Liberal Democrat
01 February 2010
Williams, Mrs Betty
Labour
26 November 2009
Williams, Mark
Liberal Democrat
25 November 2009
Williams, Mr Roger
Liberal Democrat
05 February 2010
Willis, Mr Phil
Liberal Democrat
01 February 2010
Willott, Jenny
Liberal Democrat
09 February 2010
Wilson, Sammy
Democratic Unionist Party
05 February 2010
Wood, Mike
Labour
05 February 2010
Younger-Ross, Richard
Liberal Democrat
26 November 2009
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.