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ACCESS TO TELECOMMUNICATIONS FOR DEAF PEOPLE

EDM (Early Day Motion) 1438: tabled on 09 February 2011

Tabled in the 2010-12 session.

This motion has been signed by 104 Members. It has received 1 amendment.

As this motion is using historical data, we may not have the record of the original ordering, in which case signatories are listed alphabetically.

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Motion text

That this House is concerned that over 50,000 deaf people, whose first language is British Sign Language (BSL), do not have equal access to telecommunications in the UK; recognises new economic research which demonstrates that if an open, competitive market for video relay services for BSL users were established, significant net benefits for the UK economy would be created; believes that deaf people have a right to access telecommunications in a manner equivalent to the way hearing people use the telephone every day and that current text-based solutions for deaf people do not provide equal access; and calls on the Government to take appropriate action to address this matter, creating a genuine opportunity for telecommunications equality for the BSL community for the first time; further notes that around 400,000 deafened and hard of hearing people who have a spoken language as their first language often cannot hear speech over the telephone; and supports telecommunications access for all people with a hearing loss for the first time.

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.

Alexander, Heidi
Labour
Signed on 24 March 2011
Lewisham East
Allen, Mr Graham
Labour
Signed on 7 June 2011
Nottingham North
Bailey, Mr Adrian
Labour
Signed on 30 March 2011
West Bromwich West
Barron, Mr Kevin
Labour
Signed on 27 April 2011
Rother Valley
Begg, Dame Anne
Labour
Signed on 30 March 2011
Aberdeen South
Benton, Mr Joe
Labour
Signed on 17 February 2011
Bootle
Blears, Hazel
Labour
Signed on 26 April 2011
Salford and Eccles
Blenkinsop, Tom
Labour
Signed on 16 February 2011
Middlesbrough South and East Cleveland
Blunkett, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 28 June 2011
Sheffield, Brightside and Hillsborough
Brooke, Annette
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 16 February 2011
Mid Dorset and North Poole
Burden, Richard
Labour
Signed on 24 March 2011
Birmingham, Northfield
Campbell, Mr Gregory
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 16 February 2011
East Londonderry
Campbell, Mr Ronnie
Labour
Signed on 16 February 2011
Blyth Valley
Caton, Martin
Labour
Signed on 16 February 2011
Gower
Chapman, Mrs Jenny
Labour
Signed on 4 May 2011
Darlington
Clark, Katy
Labour
Signed on 16 May 2011
North Ayrshire and Arran
Clarke, Mr Tom
Labour
Signed on 23 March 2011
Coatbridge, Chryston and Bellshill
Connarty, Michael
Labour
Signed on 29 March 2011
Linlithgow and East Falkirk
Corbyn, Jeremy
Labour
Signed on 10 February 2011
Islington North
Crausby, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 30 March 2011
Bolton North East
Cruddas, Jon
Labour
Signed on 29 March 2011
Dagenham and Rainham
Cunningham, Mr Jim
Labour
Signed on 21 March 2011
Coventry South
Cunningham, Tony
Labour
Signed on 28 June 2011
Workington
Dakin, Nic
Labour
Signed on 27 April 2011
Scunthorpe
Davidson, Mr Ian
Labour
Signed on 30 March 2011
Glasgow South West
Dobson, Frank
Labour
Signed on 24 March 2011
Holborn and St Pancras
Dodds, Mr Nigel
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 10 February 2011
Belfast North
Donaldson, Mr Jeffrey M.
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 16 February 2011
Lagan Valley
Doran, Mr Frank
Labour
Signed on 13 June 2011
Aberdeen North
Dowd, Jim
Labour
Signed on 29 March 2011
Lewisham West and Penge
Durkan, Mark
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 14 February 2011
Foyle
Edwards, Jonathan
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 17 February 2011
Carmarthen East and Dinefwr
Esterson, Bill
Labour
Signed on 21 June 2011
Sefton Central
Evans, Chris
Labour
Signed on 9 June 2011
Islwyn
Farrelly, Paul
Labour
Signed on 9 May 2011
Newcastle-under-Lyme
Field, Mr Frank
Labour
Signed on 22 March 2011
Birkenhead
Flynn, Paul
Labour
Signed on 16 February 2011
Newport West
Glindon, Mrs Mary
Labour
Signed on 14 February 2011
North Tyneside
Godsiff, Mr Roger
Labour
Signed on 28 March 2011
Birmingham, Hall Green
Hames, Duncan
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 26 April 2011
Chippenham
Hamilton, Fabian
Labour
Signed on 8 June 2011
Leeds North East
Hancock, Mr Mike
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 14 February 2011
Portsmouth South
Harris, Mr Tom
Labour
Signed on 26 April 2011
Glasgow South
Havard, Mr Dai
Labour
Signed on 21 March 2011
Merthyr Tydfil and Rhymney
Heyes, David
Labour
Signed on 28 March 2011
Ashton-under-Lyne
Hoey, Kate
Labour
Signed on 10 June 2011
Vauxhall
Hood, Mr Jim
Labour
Signed on 26 April 2011
Lanark and Hamilton East
Hopkins, Kelvin
Labour
Signed on 14 February 2011
Luton North
Hunt, Tristram
Labour
Signed on 27 April 2011
Stoke-on-Trent Central
Huppert, Dr Julian
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 4 July 2011
Cambridge
Jackson, Glenda
Labour
Signed on 11 February 2011
Hampstead and Kilburn
Johnson, Alan
Labour
Signed on 26 April 2011
Kingston upon Hull West and Hessle
Kaufman, Sir Gerald
Labour
Signed on 21 March 2011
Manchester, Gorton
Kirby, Simon
Conservative
Signed on 26 April 2011
Brighton, Kemptown
Leech, Mr John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 14 February 2011
Manchester, Withington
Lloyd, Tony
Labour
Signed on 16 February 2011
Manchester Central
Llwyd, Mr Elfyn
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 10 February 2011
Dwyfor Meirionnydd
Lopresti, Jack
Conservative
Signed on 24 March 2011
Filton and Bradley Stoke
McCarthy, Kerry
Labour
Signed on 26 April 2011
Bristol East
McCrea, Dr William
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 15 February 2011
South Antrim
McDonagh, Siobhain
Labour
Signed on 15 November 2011
Mitcham and Morden
McDonnell, Dr Alasdair
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 17 March 2011
Belfast South
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 10 February 2011
Hayes and Harlington
McGovern, Jim
Labour
Signed on 17 May 2011
Dundee West
Meacher, Mr Michael
Labour
Signed on 29 March 2011
Oldham West and Royton
Meale, Mr Alan
Labour
Signed on 26 April 2011
Mansfield
Michael, Alun
Labour
Signed on 4 April 2011
Cardiff South and Penarth
Morrice, Graeme
Labour
Signed on 8 March 2011
Livingston
Mudie, Mr George
Labour
Signed on 14 July 2011
Leeds East
Nandy, Lisa
Labour
Signed on 5 April 2011
Wigan
Nash, Pamela
Labour
Signed on 30 March 2011
Airdrie and Shotts
Pearce, Teresa
Labour
Signed on 5 May 2011
Erith and Thamesmead
Riordan, Mrs Linda
Labour
Signed on 11 May 2011
Halifax
Robertson, John
Labour
Signed on 30 March 2011
Glasgow North West
Rogerson, Dan
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 16 February 2011
North Cornwall
Roy, Lindsay
Labour
Signed on 16 March 2011
Glenrothes
Ruddock, Joan
Labour
Signed on 24 March 2011
Lewisham, Deptford
Sanders, Mr Adrian
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 14 February 2011
Torbay
Sarwar, Anas
Labour
Signed on 16 February 2011
Glasgow Central
Shannon, Jim
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 15 February 2011
Strangford
Sharma, Mr Virendra
Labour
Signed on 3 March 2011
Ealing, Southall
Sheridan, Jim
Labour
Signed on 15 February 2011
Paisley and Renfrewshire North
Simpson, David
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 15 February 2011
Upper Bann
Smith, Sir Robert
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 26 April 2011
West Aberdeenshire and Kincardine
Stringer, Graham
Labour
Signed on 28 March 2011
Blackley and Broughton
Swinson, Jo
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 21 March 2011
East Dunbartonshire
Syms, Mr Robert
Conservative
Signed on 10 May 2011
Poole
Vaz, Keith
Labour
Signed on 11 February 2011
Leicester East
Vaz, Valerie
Labour
Signed on 28 February 2011
Walsall South
Walley, Joan
Labour
Signed on 28 April 2011
Stoke-on-Trent North
Walter, Mr Robert
Conservative
Signed on 30 March 2011
North Dorset
Watson, Mr Tom
Labour
Signed on 26 April 2011
West Bromwich East
Weir, Mr Mike
Scottish National Party
Signed on 16 February 2011
Angus
Williams, Hywel
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 16 February 2011
Arfon
Williams, Mr Mark
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 1 April 2011
Ceredigion
Willott, Jenny
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 23 May 2011
Cardiff Central

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.

After a motion has been tabled, other Members can table amendments to it. Amendments to this motion are shown below.

ACCESS TO TELECOMMUNICATIONS FOR DEAF PEOPLE (Amendment 1)
at end add `further notes that around 400,000 deafened and hard of hearing people who have a spoken language as their first language often cannot hear speech over the telephone; and supports telecommunications access for all people with a hearing loss for the first time.'.
Liberal Democrat, Eastbourne
13
signatures
EDM 1438A1: tabled on 15 February 2011