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TEXT MESSAGING THE EMERGENCY SERVICES

EDM (Early Day Motion) 32: tabled on 25 May 2010

Tabled in the 2010-12 session.

This motion has been signed by 32 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 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.

Brake, Tom
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 6 September 2010
Carshalton and Wallington
Brooke, Annette
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 2 June 2010
Mid Dorset and North Poole
Bruce, Malcolm
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 9 February 2011
Gordon
Burt, Lorely
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 2 June 2010
Solihull
Campbell, Sir Menzies
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 9 June 2010
North East Fife
Caton, Martin
Labour
Signed on 9 June 2010
Gower
Cooper, Rosie
Labour
Signed on 7 July 2010
West Lancashire
Crausby, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 21 June 2010
Bolton North East
Davies, Mr Philip
Conservative
Signed on 7 June 2010
Shipley
Dodds, Nigel
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 9 June 2010
Belfast North
Flello, Robert
Labour
Signed on 7 July 2010
Stoke-on-Trent South
Flynn, Paul
Labour
Signed on 7 June 2010
Newport West
Hemming, John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 10 June 2010
Birmingham, Yardley
Hodgson, Mrs Sharon
Labour
Signed on 3 June 2010
Washington and Sunderland West
Hughes, Simon
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 27 May 2010
Bermondsey and Old Southwark
Lazarowicz, Mr Mark
Labour
Signed on 6 September 2010
Edinburgh North and Leith
Leech, Mr John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 2 June 2010
Manchester, Withington
Long, Naomi
Alliance
Signed on 30 March 2011
Belfast East
McCrea, William
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 8 June 2010
South Antrim
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 30 June 2010
Hayes and Harlington
Meale, Mr Alan
Labour
Signed on 2 June 2010
Mansfield
Owen, Mr Albert
Labour
Signed on 22 June 2010
Ynys Môn
Swales, Ian
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 17 June 2010
Redcar
Swinson, Jo
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 3 June 2010
East Dunbartonshire
Watson, Mr Tom
Labour
Signed on 10 June 2010
West Bromwich East
Wright, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 8 July 2010
Telford

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.