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10th ANNIVERSARY OF RECOGNITION OF BRITISH SIGN LANGUAGE

EDM (Early Day Motion) 1167: tabled on 11 March 2013

Tabled in the 2012-13 session.

This motion has been signed by 122 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 joins the British Deaf Association, the Royal Association for Deaf People and Signature in celebrating the 10th anniversary of the Government's official recognition of British Sign Language (BSL) on 18 March 2003; notes that BSL is used by many thousands of deaf people as their first or preferred language alongside English; further notes that BSL users still find it hard to access health, education and other services as well as employment due to a lack of public awareness and interpreters; further notes that some good work is being done by different Government departments to support BSL users but that this is piecemeal and not co-ordinated; urges the Government to renew its efforts in this direction in 2013; and calls on the Government to prepare a short, cross-departmental report which pulls together all that it is currently doing to support BSL users and to identify the barriers that still remain to BSL users' full participation in, and contribution to, British society.

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.

Ainsworth, Mr Bob
Labour
Signed on 10 April 2013
Coventry North East
Aldous, Peter
Conservative
Signed on 26 March 2013
Waveney
Bailey, Mr Adrian
Labour
Signed on 23 April 2013
West Bromwich West
Barron, Mr Kevin
Labour
Signed on 16 April 2013
Rother Valley
Bayley, Hugh
Labour
Signed on 19 March 2013
York Central
Beith, Sir Alan
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 22 March 2013
Berwick-upon-Tweed
Blackman-Woods, Roberta
Labour
Signed on 16 April 2013
City of Durham
Blunkett, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 10 April 2013
Sheffield, Brightside and Hillsborough
Bottomley, Sir Peter
Conservative
Signed on 12 March 2013
Worthing West
Brooke, Annette
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 20 March 2013
Mid Dorset and North Poole
Brown, Mr Nicholas
Labour
Signed on 16 April 2013
Newcastle upon Tyne East
Burden, Richard
Labour
Signed on 10 April 2013
Birmingham, Northfield
Burstow, Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 23 April 2013
Sutton and Cheam
Campbell, Mr Gregory
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 19 March 2013
East Londonderry
Carmichael, Neil
Conservative
Signed on 15 April 2013
Stroud
Caton, Martin
Labour
Signed on 21 March 2013
Gower
Connarty, Michael
Labour
Signed on 15 April 2013
Linlithgow and East Falkirk
Corbyn, Jeremy
Labour
Signed on 14 March 2013
Islington North
Crausby, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 10 April 2013
Bolton North East
Crockart, Mike
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 10 April 2013
Edinburgh West
Crouch, Tracey
Conservative
Signed on 20 March 2013
Chatham and Aylesford
Cunningham, Alex
Labour
Signed on 26 March 2013
Stockton North
Cunningham, Mr Jim
Labour
Signed on 25 March 2013
Coventry South
Davidson, Mr Ian
Labour
Signed on 25 March 2013
Glasgow South West
Davies, Geraint
Labour
Signed on 16 April 2013
Swansea West
Dobbin, Jim
Labour
Signed on 12 March 2013
Heywood and Middleton
Donaldson, Mr Jeffrey M.
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 15 April 2013
Lagan Valley
Doran, Mr Frank
Labour
Signed on 26 March 2013
Aberdeen North
Dowd, Jim
Labour
Signed on 20 March 2013
Lewisham West and Penge
Durkan, Mark
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 12 March 2013
Foyle
Eagle, Maria
Labour
Signed on 22 March 2013
Garston and Halewood
Esterson, Bill
Labour
Signed on 26 March 2013
Sefton Central
Eustice, George
Conservative
Signed on 23 April 2013
Camborne and Redruth
Farrelly, Paul
Labour
Signed on 22 March 2013
Newcastle-under-Lyme
Flynn, Paul
Labour
Signed on 18 March 2013
Newport West
Francis, Dr Hywel
Labour
Signed on 25 March 2013
Aberavon
Galloway, Mr George
Respect
Signed on 12 March 2013
Bradford West
Gardiner, Barry
Labour
Signed on 24 April 2013
Brent North
George, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 11 March 2013
St Ives
Gilmore, Sheila
Labour
Signed on 26 March 2013
Edinburgh East
Glindon, Mrs Mary
Labour
Signed on 22 March 2013
North Tyneside
Godsiff, Mr Roger
Labour
Signed on 25 March 2013
Birmingham, Hall Green
Goggins, Paul
Labour
Signed on 24 April 2013
Wythenshawe and Sale East
Gray, Mr James
Conservative
Signed on 19 March 2013
North Wiltshire
Hancock, Mr Mike
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 18 March 2013
Portsmouth South
Harvey, Sir Nick
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 18 March 2013
North Devon
Havard, Mr Dai
Labour
Signed on 25 March 2013
Merthyr Tydfil and Rhymney
Hemming, John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 26 March 2013
Birmingham, Yardley
Hendrick, Mark
Labour
Signed on 26 March 2013
Preston
Hermon, Lady
Independent
Signed on 13 March 2013
North Down
Heyes, David
Labour
Signed on 25 March 2013
Ashton-under-Lyne
Hodge, Margaret
Labour
Signed on 18 April 2013
Barking
Hoey, Kate
Labour
Signed on 22 March 2013
Vauxhall
Hopkins, Kelvin
Labour
Signed on 18 March 2013
Luton North
Howarth, Mr George
Labour
Signed on 13 March 2013
Knowsley
Huppert, Dr Julian
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 22 April 2013
Cambridge
Jackson, Glenda
Labour
Signed on 20 March 2013
Hampstead and Kilburn
James, Mrs Siân C.
Labour
Signed on 10 April 2013
Swansea East
Johnson, Alan
Labour
Signed on 10 April 2013
Kingston upon Hull West and Hessle
Jowell, Dame Tessa
Labour
Signed on 17 April 2013
Dulwich and West Norwood
Kaufman, Sir Gerald
Labour
Signed on 15 April 2013
Manchester, Gorton
Lavery, Ian
Labour
Signed on 10 April 2013
Wansbeck
Lazarowicz, Mark
Labour
Signed on 19 March 2013
Edinburgh North and Leith
Leech, Mr John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 13 March 2013
Manchester, Withington
Leigh, Mr Edward
Conservative
Signed on 24 April 2013
Gainsborough
Long, Naomi
Alliance
Signed on 20 March 2013
Belfast East
Lopresti, Jack
Conservative
Signed on 22 April 2013
Filton and Bradley Stoke
Love, Mr Andrew
Labour
Signed on 23 April 2013
Edmonton
Lucas, Caroline
Green Party
Signed on 16 April 2013
Brighton, Pavilion
Main, Mrs Anne
Conservative
Signed on 16 April 2013
St Albans
Mann, John
Labour
Signed on 10 April 2013
Bassetlaw
Marsden, Mr Gordon
Labour
Signed on 20 March 2013
Blackpool South
McCabe, Steve
Labour
Signed on 21 March 2013
Birmingham, Selly Oak
McCrea, Dr William
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 12 March 2013
South Antrim
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 13 March 2013
Hayes and Harlington
McGovern, Jim
Labour
Signed on 19 March 2013
Dundee West
Meale, Sir Alan
Labour
Signed on 13 March 2013
Mansfield
Mearns, Ian
Labour
Signed on 10 April 2013
Gateshead
Miller, Andrew
Labour
Signed on 17 April 2013
Ellesmere Port and Neston
Morden, Jessica
Labour
Signed on 16 April 2013
Newport East
Morrice, Graeme
Labour
Signed on 18 March 2013
Livingston
Mudie, Mr George
Labour
Signed on 25 March 2013
Leeds East
Mulholland, Greg
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 10 April 2013
Leeds North West
O'Donnell, Fiona
Labour
Signed on 18 April 2013
East Lothian
Ottaway, Richard
Conservative
Signed on 10 April 2013
Croydon South
Parish, Neil
Conservative
Signed on 23 April 2013
Tiverton and Honiton
Reevell, Simon
Conservative
Signed on 19 March 2013
Dewsbury
Ritchie, Ms Margaret
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 13 March 2013
South Down
Rogerson, Dan
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 22 March 2013
North Cornwall
Rosindell, Andrew
Conservative
Signed on 18 March 2013
Romford
Rotheram, Steve
Labour
Signed on 16 April 2013
Liverpool, Walton
Roy, Lindsay
Labour
Signed on 21 March 2013
Glenrothes
Ruane, Chris
Labour
Signed on 20 March 2013
Vale of Clwyd
Shannon, Jim
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 12 March 2013
Strangford
Sharma, Mr Virendra
Labour
Signed on 12 March 2013
Ealing, Southall
Simpson, David
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 12 March 2013
Upper Bann
Soames, Nicholas
Conservative
Signed on 10 April 2013
Mid Sussex
Streeter, Mr Gary
Conservative
Signed on 25 March 2013
South West Devon
Stunell, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 21 March 2013
Hazel Grove
Sutcliffe, Mr Gerry
Labour
Signed on 10 April 2013
Bradford South
Tami, Mark
Labour
Signed on 10 April 2013
Alyn and Deeside
Thornton, Mr Mike
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 25 March 2013
Eastleigh
Tredinnick, David
Conservative
Signed on 24 April 2013
Bosworth
Vaz, Keith
Labour
Signed on 18 April 2013
Leicester East
Vaz, Valerie
Labour
Signed on 15 April 2013
Walsall South
Walker, Mr Robin
Conservative
Signed on 17 April 2013
Worcester
Walley, Joan
Labour
Signed on 25 March 2013
Stoke-on-Trent North
Ward, Mr David
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 19 March 2013
Bradford East
Watts, Mr Dave
Labour
Signed on 21 March 2013
St Helens North
Weatherley, Mike
Conservative
Signed on 10 April 2013
Hove
Weir, Mr Mike
Scottish National Party
Signed on 13 March 2013
Angus
Williams, Mr Mark
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 13 March 2013
Ceredigion
Williams, Stephen
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 12 March 2013
Bristol West
Wilson, Sammy
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 10 April 2013
East Antrim
Woodward, Mr Shaun
Labour
Signed on 22 April 2013
St Helens South and Whiston
Wright, Simon
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 15 April 2013
Norwich South

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.