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10th ANNIVERSARY OF RECOGNITION OF BRITISH SIGN LANGUAGE
EDM #1167
Tabled 11 March 2013
2012-13 Session
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.

Signatures (122)

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
10 April 2013
Aldous, Peter
Conservative
26 March 2013
Bailey, Mr Adrian
Labour
23 April 2013
Barron, Mr Kevin
Labour
16 April 2013
Bayley, Hugh
Labour
19 March 2013
Beith, Sir Alan
Liberal Democrat
22 March 2013
Blackman-Woods, Roberta
Labour
16 April 2013
Blunkett, Mr David
Labour
10 April 2013
Bottomley, Sir Peter
Conservative
12 March 2013
Brooke, Annette
Liberal Democrat
20 March 2013
Brown, Mr Nicholas
Labour
16 April 2013
Burden, Richard
Labour
10 April 2013
Burstow, Paul
Liberal Democrat
23 April 2013
Campbell, Mr Gregory
Democratic Unionist Party
19 March 2013
Carmichael, Neil
Conservative
15 April 2013
Caton, Martin
Labour
21 March 2013
Connarty, Michael
Labour
15 April 2013
Corbyn, Jeremy
Labour
14 March 2013
Crausby, Mr David
Labour
10 April 2013
Crockart, Mike
Liberal Democrat
10 April 2013
Crouch, Tracey
Conservative
20 March 2013
Cunningham, Alex
Labour
26 March 2013
Cunningham, Mr Jim
Labour
25 March 2013
Davidson, Mr Ian
Labour
25 March 2013
Davies, Geraint
Labour
16 April 2013
Dobbin, Jim
Labour
12 March 2013
Donaldson, Mr Jeffrey M.
Democratic Unionist Party
15 April 2013
Doran, Mr Frank
Labour
26 March 2013
Dowd, Jim
Labour
20 March 2013
Durkan, Mark
Social Democratic & Labour Party
12 March 2013
Eagle, Maria
Labour
22 March 2013
Esterson, Bill
Labour
26 March 2013
Eustice, George
Conservative
23 April 2013
Farrelly, Paul
Labour
22 March 2013
Flynn, Paul
Labour
18 March 2013
Francis, Dr Hywel
Labour
25 March 2013
Galloway, Mr George
Respect
12 March 2013
Gardiner, Barry
Labour
24 April 2013
George, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
11 March 2013
Gilmore, Sheila
Labour
26 March 2013
Glindon, Mrs Mary
Labour
22 March 2013
Godsiff, Mr Roger
Labour
25 March 2013
Goggins, Paul
Labour
24 April 2013
Gray, Mr James
Conservative
19 March 2013
Hancock, Mr Mike
Liberal Democrat
18 March 2013
Harvey, Sir Nick
Liberal Democrat
18 March 2013
Havard, Mr Dai
Labour
25 March 2013
Hemming, John
Liberal Democrat
26 March 2013
Hendrick, Mark
Labour
26 March 2013
Hermon, Lady
Independent
13 March 2013
Heyes, David
Labour
25 March 2013
Hodge, Margaret
Labour
18 April 2013
Hoey, Kate
Labour
22 March 2013
Hopkins, Kelvin
Labour
18 March 2013
Howarth, Mr George
Labour
13 March 2013
Huppert, Dr Julian
Liberal Democrat
22 April 2013
Jackson, Glenda
Labour
20 March 2013
James, Mrs Siân C.
Labour
10 April 2013
Johnson, Alan
Labour
10 April 2013
Jowell, Dame Tessa
Labour
17 April 2013
Kaufman, Sir Gerald
Labour
15 April 2013
Lavery, Ian
Labour
10 April 2013
Lazarowicz, Mark
Labour
19 March 2013
Leech, Mr John
Liberal Democrat
13 March 2013
Leigh, Mr Edward
Conservative
24 April 2013
Long, Naomi
Alliance
20 March 2013
Lopresti, Jack
Conservative
22 April 2013
Love, Mr Andrew
Labour
23 April 2013
Lucas, Caroline
Green Party
16 April 2013
Main, Mrs Anne
Conservative
16 April 2013
Mann, John
Labour
10 April 2013
Marsden, Mr Gordon
Labour
20 March 2013
McCabe, Steve
Labour
21 March 2013
McCrea, Dr William
Democratic Unionist Party
12 March 2013
McDonnell, John
Labour
13 March 2013
McGovern, Jim
Labour
19 March 2013
Meale, Sir Alan
Labour
13 March 2013
Mearns, Ian
Labour
10 April 2013
Miller, Andrew
Labour
17 April 2013
Morden, Jessica
Labour
16 April 2013
Morrice, Graeme
Labour
18 March 2013
Mudie, Mr George
Labour
25 March 2013
Mulholland, Greg
Liberal Democrat
10 April 2013
O'Donnell, Fiona
Labour
18 April 2013
Ottaway, Richard
Conservative
10 April 2013
Parish, Neil
Conservative
23 April 2013
Reevell, Simon
Conservative
19 March 2013
Ritchie, Ms Margaret
Social Democratic & Labour Party
13 March 2013
Rogerson, Dan
Liberal Democrat
22 March 2013
Rosindell, Andrew
Conservative
18 March 2013
Rotheram, Steve
Labour
16 April 2013
Roy, Lindsay
Labour
21 March 2013
Ruane, Chris
Labour
20 March 2013
Shannon, Jim
Democratic Unionist Party
12 March 2013
Sharma, Mr Virendra
Labour
12 March 2013
Simpson, David
Democratic Unionist Party
12 March 2013
Soames, Nicholas
Conservative
10 April 2013
Streeter, Mr Gary
Conservative
25 March 2013
Stunell, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
21 March 2013
Sutcliffe, Mr Gerry
Labour
10 April 2013
Tami, Mark
Labour
10 April 2013
Thornton, Mr Mike
Liberal Democrat
25 March 2013
Tredinnick, David
Conservative
24 April 2013
Vaz, Keith
Labour
18 April 2013
Vaz, Valerie
Labour
15 April 2013
Walker, Mr Robin
Conservative
17 April 2013
Walley, Joan
Labour
25 March 2013
Ward, Mr David
Liberal Democrat
19 March 2013
Watts, Mr Dave
Labour
21 March 2013
Weatherley, Mike
Conservative
10 April 2013
Weir, Mr Mike
Scottish National Party
13 March 2013
Williams, Mr Mark
Liberal Democrat
13 March 2013
Williams, Stephen
Liberal Democrat
12 March 2013
Wilson, Sammy
Democratic Unionist Party
10 April 2013
Woodward, Mr Shaun
Labour
22 April 2013
Wright, Simon
Liberal Democrat
15 April 2013
There are no withdrawn signatures for this Motion