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TEXT MESSAGING THE EMERGENCY SERVICES

EDM (Early Day Motion) 184: tabled on 24 November 2009

Tabled in the 2009-10 session.

This motion has been signed by 78 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 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.

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 8 February 2010
Hackney North and Stoke Newington
Anderson, Janet
Labour
Signed on 26 November 2009
Rossendale and Darwen
Austin, John
Labour
Signed on 1 December 2009
Erith and Thamesmead
Begg, Dame Anne
Labour
Signed on 26 January 2010
Aberdeen South
Beith, Sir Alan
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 27 January 2010
Berwick-upon-Tweed
Betts, Mr Clive
Labour
Signed on 28 January 2010
Sheffield, Attercliffe
Bottomley, Sir Peter
Conservative
Signed on 25 November 2009
Worthing West
Brooke, Annette
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 26 November 2009
Mid Dorset and North Poole
Bruce, Malcolm
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 4 March 2010
Gordon
Burstow, Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 10 February 2010
Sutton and Cheam
Campbell, Mr Gregory
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 2 December 2009
East Londonderry
Campbell, Sir Menzies
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 7 December 2009
North East Fife
Campbell, Mr Ronnie
Labour
Signed on 25 November 2009
Blyth Valley
Caton, Mr Martin
Labour
Signed on 26 November 2009
Gower
Corbyn, Jeremy
Labour
Signed on 25 November 2009
Islington North
Crausby, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 6 January 2010
Bolton North East
Cryer, Mrs Ann
Labour
Signed on 26 November 2009
Keighley
Davies, Dai
Independent
Signed on 26 January 2010
Blaenau Gwent
Dismore, Mr Andrew
Labour
Signed on 1 December 2009
Hendon
Dodds, Mr Nigel
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 25 November 2009
Belfast North
Etherington, Bill
Labour
Signed on 2 February 2010
Sunderland North
Farron, Tim
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 27 January 2010
Westmorland and Lonsdale
Foster, Mr Don
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 26 January 2010
Bath
Gidley, Sandra
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 15 December 2009
Romsey
Hall, Patrick
Labour
Signed on 28 January 2010
Bedford
Harris, Dr Evan
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 16 December 2009
Oxford West and Abingdon
Harvey, Nick
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 1 December 2009
North Devon
Hemming, John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 26 November 2009
Birmingham, Yardley
Holmes, Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 25 November 2009
Chesterfield
Hopkins, Kelvin
Labour
Signed on 5 January 2010
Luton North
Howarth, Mr George
Labour
Signed on 1 February 2010
Knowsley North and Sefton East
Howells, Dr Kim
Labour
Signed on 25 November 2009
Pontypridd
Illsley, Mr Eric
Labour
Signed on 7 December 2009
Barnsley Central
Jenkins, Mr Brian
Labour
Signed on 26 November 2009
Tamworth
Keen, Alan
Labour
Signed on 26 January 2010
Feltham and Heston
Keetch, Mr Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 30 November 2009
Hereford
Kramer, Susan
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 29 January 2010
Richmond Park
Lazarowicz, Mark
Labour
Signed on 25 January 2010
Edinburgh North and Leith
Leech, Mr John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 25 November 2009
Manchester, Withington
Lepper, David
Labour
Signed on 27 January 2010
Brighton, Pavilion
Lloyd, Tony
Labour
Signed on 6 April 2010
Manchester Central
McCafferty, Chris
Labour
Signed on 5 January 2010
Calder Valley
McCrea, Rev Dr William
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 25 November 2009
South Antrim
Meale, Mr Alan
Labour
Signed on 25 November 2009
Mansfield
Miller, Andrew
Labour
Signed on 26 January 2010
Ellesmere Port and Neston
Moffatt, Laura
Labour
Signed on 28 January 2010
Crawley
Moore, Mr Michael
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 1 February 2010
Berwickshire, Roxburgh and Selkirk
Morgan, Julie
Labour
Signed on 17 March 2010
Cardiff North
Mulholland, Greg
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 28 January 2010
Leeds North West
Murphy, Mr Paul
Labour
Signed on 27 January 2010
Torfaen
Naysmith, Dr Doug
Labour
Signed on 28 January 2010
Bristol North West
Öpik, Lembit
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 4 February 2010
Montgomeryshire
Pelling, Mr Andrew
Independent
Signed on 2 December 2009
Croydon Central
Rennie, Willie
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 26 November 2009
Dunfermline and West Fife
Rogerson, Dan
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 28 January 2010
North Cornwall
Russell, Bob
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 3 February 2010
Colchester
Short, Clare
Independent Labour
Signed on 23 March 2010
Birmingham, Ladywood
Simpson, Alan
Labour
Signed on 25 November 2009
Nottingham South
Strang, Dr Gavin
Labour
Signed on 25 February 2010
Edinburgh East
Swinson, Jo
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 3 December 2009
East Dunbartonshire
Taylor, Mr Ian
Conservative
Signed on 29 January 2010
Esher and Walton
Truswell, Mr Paul
Labour
Signed on 1 December 2009
Pudsey
Webb, Prof Steve
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 1 February 2010
Northavon
Williams, Mrs Betty
Labour
Signed on 26 November 2009
Conwy
Williams, Mark
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 25 November 2009
Ceredigion
Williams, Mr Roger
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 5 February 2010
Brecon and Radnorshire
Willis, Mr Phil
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 1 February 2010
Harrogate and Knaresborough
Willott, Jenny
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 9 February 2010
Cardiff Central
Wilson, Sammy
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 5 February 2010
East Antrim
Wood, Mike
Labour
Signed on 5 February 2010
Batley and Spen
Younger-Ross, Richard
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 26 November 2009
Teignbridge

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.