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BRITISH SIGN LANGUAGE ACT

EDM (Early Day Motion) 1060: tabled on 14 March 2017

Tabled in the 2016-17 session.

This motion has been signed by 58 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 14th anniversary of the Government's official recognition of British Sign Language on 18 March 2017; celebrates the culture and heritage of sign language; and calls on the Government to enact a British Sign Language Act in England to give British Sign Language full legal status as is afforded to other officially recognised languages

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.

Bardell, Hannah
Scottish National Party
Signed on 20 March 2017
Livingston
Blackman, Bob
Conservative
Signed on 30 March 2017
Harrow East
Boswell, Philip
Scottish National Party
Signed on 20 March 2017
Coatbridge, Chryston and Bellshill
Bottomley, Sir Peter
Conservative
Signed on 14 March 2017
Worthing West
Brown, Alan
Scottish National Party
Signed on 20 March 2017
Kilmarnock and Loudoun
Campbell, Mr Ronnie
Labour
Signed on 22 March 2017
Blyth Valley
Cherry, Joanna
Scottish National Party
Signed on 29 March 2017
Edinburgh South West
Clwyd, Ann
Labour
Signed on 27 March 2017
Cynon Valley
Cunningham, Alex
Labour
Signed on 16 March 2017
Stockton North
Cunningham, Mr Jim
Labour
Signed on 14 March 2017
Coventry South
Dowd, Jim
Labour
Signed on 21 March 2017
Lewisham West and Penge
Dugher, Michael
Labour
Signed on 21 March 2017
Barnsley East
Durkan, Mark
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 14 March 2017
Foyle
Elliott, Tom
Ulster Unionist Party
Signed on 20 March 2017
Fermanagh and South Tyrone
Esterson, Bill
Labour
Signed on 29 March 2017
Sefton Central
Fletcher, Colleen
Labour
Signed on 30 March 2017
Coventry North East
Gethins, Stephen
Scottish National Party
Signed on 20 March 2017
North East Fife
Gray, Neil
Scottish National Party
Signed on 20 March 2017
Airdrie and Shotts
Green, Kate
Labour
Signed on 20 March 2017
Stretford and Urmston
Hanson, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 20 March 2017
Delyn
Hendry, Drew
Scottish National Party
Signed on 22 March 2017
Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey
Hopkins, Kelvin
Labour
Signed on 16 March 2017
Luton North
Jones, Graham
Labour
Signed on 20 March 2017
Hyndburn
Kerevan, George
Scottish National Party
Signed on 20 March 2017
East Lothian
Kinahan, Danny
Ulster Unionist Party
Signed on 20 March 2017
South Antrim
Lammy, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 14 March 2017
Tottenham
Law, Chris
Scottish National Party
Signed on 15 March 2017
Dundee West
Lucas, Caroline
Green Party
Signed on 21 March 2017
Brighton, Pavilion
MacNeil, Angus Brendan
Scottish National Party
Signed on 20 March 2017
Na h-Eileanan an Iar
Maskell, Rachael
Labour
Signed on 30 March 2017
York Central
McCabe, Steve
Labour
Signed on 18 April 2017
Birmingham, Selly Oak
McGovern, Alison
Labour
Signed on 16 March 2017
Wirral South
Meale, Sir Alan
Labour
Signed on 15 March 2017
Mansfield
Morris, Grahame
Labour
Signed on 20 March 2017
Easington
Mulholland, Greg
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 28 March 2017
Leeds North West
Mullin, Roger
Scottish National Party
Signed on 20 March 2017
Kirkcaldy and Cowdenbeath
Murray, Ian
Labour
Signed on 28 March 2017
Edinburgh South
Newlands, Gavin
Scottish National Party
Signed on 29 March 2017
Paisley and Renfrewshire North
Nicolson, John
Scottish National Party
Signed on 24 March 2017
East Dunbartonshire
Rimmer, Marie
Labour
Signed on 20 March 2017
St Helens South and Whiston
Ritchie, Ms Margaret
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 15 March 2017
South Down
Robinson, Gavin
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 15 March 2017
Belfast East
Salmond, Alex
Scottish National Party
Signed on 20 March 2017
Gordon
Shannon, Jim
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 15 March 2017
Strangford
Sharma, Mr Virendra
Labour
Signed on 20 March 2017
Ealing, Southall
Skinner, Mr Dennis
Labour
Signed on 15 March 2017
Bolsover
Smeeth, Ruth
Labour
Signed on 20 March 2017
Stoke-on-Trent North
Stephens, Chris
Scottish National Party
Signed on 16 March 2017
Glasgow South West
Streeting, Wes
Labour
Signed on 16 March 2017
Ilford North
Thewliss, Alison
Scottish National Party
Signed on 14 March 2017
Glasgow Central
Thompson, Owen
Scottish National Party
Signed on 22 March 2017
Midlothian
Vaz, Keith
Labour
Signed on 16 March 2017
Leicester East

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.