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Deaf Awareness Week 2021

EDM (Early Day Motion) 14: tabled on 11 May 2021

Tabled in the 2021-22 session.

This motion has been signed by 48 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

Motion text

That this House celebrates Deaf Awareness Week, which ran from 4-9 May 2021; recognises that there are around 151,000 users of British Sign Language in the UK, about 87,000 of whom are Deaf; notes with concern that too many deaf people in the UK still face social exclusion as a direct result of linguistic exclusion, affecting employment, education and access to healthcare; further notes that it has been 18 years since the Government formally recognised British Sign Language as an official language, however, it has not yet been granted legal status; and calls on the Government to bring forward legislation giving legal status to British Sign Language.

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.

Edwards, Jonathan
Independent
Signed on 12 May 2021
Carmarthen East and Dinefwr
Barker, Paula
Labour
Signed on 12 May 2021
Liverpool, Wavertree
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 12 May 2021
Hayes and Harlington
Cooper, Daisy
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 12 May 2021
St Albans
Whitley, Mick
Labour
Signed on 12 May 2021
Birkenhead
Ferrier, Margaret
Independent
Signed on 12 May 2021
Rutherglen and Hamilton West
Robinson, Gavin
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 12 May 2021
Belfast East
Blake, Olivia
Labour
Signed on 12 May 2021
Sheffield, Hallam
Eagle, Dame Angela
Labour
Signed on 12 May 2021
Wallasey
Brown, Alan
Scottish National Party
Signed on 12 May 2021
Kilmarnock and Loudoun
Olney, Sarah
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 12 May 2021
Richmond Park
Wilson, Munira
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 12 May 2021
Twickenham
Davey, Ed
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 12 May 2021
Kingston and Surbiton
Butler, Dawn
Labour
Signed on 12 May 2021
Brent Central
Cooper, Rosie
Labour
Signed on 12 May 2021
West Lancashire
Mishra, Navendu
Labour
Signed on 12 May 2021
Stockport
Moran, Layla
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 12 May 2021
Oxford West and Abingdon
Johnson, Kim
Labour
Signed on 12 May 2021
Liverpool, Riverside
Carden, Dan
Labour
Signed on 12 May 2021
Liverpool, Walton
Lewis, Clive
Labour
Signed on 13 May 2021
Norwich South
Stone, Jamie
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 13 May 2021
Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross
Sheppard, Tommy
Scottish National Party
Signed on 13 May 2021
Edinburgh East
Cameron, Dr Lisa
Scottish National Party
Signed on 13 May 2021
East Kilbride, Strathaven and Lesmahagow
Fellows, Marion
Scottish National Party
Signed on 13 May 2021
Motherwell and Wishaw
Chamberlain, Wendy
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 13 May 2021
North East Fife
Dorans, Allan
Scottish National Party
Signed on 13 May 2021
Ayr, Carrick and Cumnock
Girvan, Paul
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 14 May 2021
South Antrim
Foy, Mary Kelly
Labour
Signed on 18 May 2021
City of Durham
Stephens, Chris
Scottish National Party
Signed on 19 May 2021
Glasgow South West
Williams, Hywel
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 24 May 2021
Arfon
Thompson, Owen
Scottish National Party
Signed on 24 May 2021
Midlothian
Hendry, Drew
Scottish National Party
Signed on 24 May 2021
Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey
Osborne, Kate
Labour
Signed on 7 June 2021
Jarrow
Saville Roberts, Liz
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 7 June 2021
Dwyfor Meirionnydd
Tami, Mark
Labour
Signed on 9 June 2021
Alyn and Deeside
Trickett, Jon
Labour
Signed on 9 June 2021
Hemsworth
Lake, Ben
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 14 June 2021
Ceredigion
McDonald, Stewart Malcolm
Scottish National Party
Signed on 14 June 2021
Glasgow South
Farron, Tim
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 14 June 2021
Westmorland and Lonsdale
Abrahams, Debbie
Labour
Signed on 14 June 2021
Oldham East and Saddleworth
Penning, Sir Mike
Conservative
Signed on 21 June 2021
Hemel Hempstead
Burgon, Richard
Labour
Signed on 21 July 2021
Leeds East

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.