Entries from Grumpy Old Deafies tagged with 'house of commons'

Parliament: Apprenticeships, Skills, Children and Learning Bill, Clause 237

This post is about amendment 78 of clause 237 of the Apprenticeships, Skills, Children and Learning Bill 2008-09. It concerns the acoustic quality in schools. In other words, school buildings are failing to comply and as a result an amendment...

Parliament: Apprenticeships, Skills, Children and Learning Bill, Clause 210

This debate concerns an amendment to Clause 210 of the Apprenticeships, Skills, Children and Learning Bill 2008-09, around the requirement to for school inspectors to have "training and expertise in special educational needs [SEN]". The debate below happened at the...

Parliament: Regulation of Hearing Aid Dispensing

It appears that the Hearing Aid Council is being abolished next year, and its work merged with the Health Professions Council. The Hearing Aid Council describes itself as: We are the Government body that regulates the private hearing aid market....

Parliament: Deaf Education, No Official Statistics

Deaf children's education or rather the standards, has been a subject that has been buried under the carpet by consecutive governments. Its a subject that plays like a broken record, and the same mistakes made decade after decade, with...

Parliament: BSL in Prisons

Rudi Vis (Finchley & Golders Green, Labour) To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many British Sign Language users worked in each prison at the latest date for which figures are available. Maria Eagle (Parliamentary Under-Secretary, Ministry of...

Parliament: Deaf Children & Listening in Examinations

David Laws (Shadow Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, Children, Schools and Families; Yeovil, Liberal Democrat) To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what guidance his Department issues on assessing the ability of...

Parliament: Assistance for Deaf People into Employment

A question around deaf people and employment: Sandra Gidley (Shadow Minister, Health; Romsey, Liberal Democrat) To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what mechanisms are in place to help deaf people into employment. Stephen Timms (Minister of...

Parliament: Subtitling & Sign Language on Television

A question in parliament around subtitling on television: Rosie Cooper (PPS (Mr Ben Bradshaw, Minister of State), Department of Health; West Lancashire, Labour) What steps are being taken to ensure that television programmes are accessible to deaf children—and deaf adults,...

Parliament: Cochlear Implants & National Institute for Health & Clinical Excellence

Last week there was a debate in parliament about the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence. Within this debate, there was reference made to cochlear implants, and wider benefits not being factored or measured when making a budgetary argument....

Parliament: Deaf Telephone Access to the Dept of Children, Schools and Families

Andy Reed (Loughborough, Labour) To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what provision is made for deaf people to access services provided by his Department through call centres. Kevin Brennan (Parliamentary Under-Secretary, Department for Children, Schools...

Parliament: Deaf Telephone Access to the Dept of Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform

Andy Reed (Loughborough, Labour) To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform what provision is made for deaf people to access services provided by his Department through call centres. Gareth Thomas (Parliamentary Under-Secretary, Department for International...

Parliament: Deaf Telephone Access to the Dept of Innovation, Universities & Skills

Andy Reed is at it again, with his telephone questions: Andy Reed (Loughborough, Labour) To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills what provision is made for deaf people to access services provided by his Department through...

Parliament: Deaf Telephone Access to the Home Office

Andy Reed (Loughborough, Labour) To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what provision is made for deaf people to access services provided by her Department through call centres. Liam Byrne (Minister of State, Home Office) The Home...

Parliament: Deaf Telephone Access to the Department of Works & Pensions

Andy Reed (Loughborough, Labour) To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what provision is made for deaf people to access services provided by his Department through call centres. Anne McGuire (Parliamentary Under-Secretary, Department for Work and Pensions)...

Parliament: House of Commons Commission about Deaf Access

Daniel Kawczynski (Shrewsbury & Atcham, Conservative) To ask the hon. Member for North Devon, representing the House of Commons Commission what services are provided within the parliamentary estate for hon. Members to facilitate meetings with constituents who are deaf; and...

Parliament: Deaf and the Digital Switchover

Alistair Carmichael (Shadow Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, Northern Ireland Affairs; Orkney & Shetland, Liberal Democrat) To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport whether there are plans to set up an email helpline for Digital...

Parliament: Special Educational Needs (Information) Bill

This concerns a debate on the Special Educational Needs (Information) Bill. Relevant bits highlighting deaf issues is included below. You can read the full debate by following the links at the bottom of this post. Sharon Hodgson (Gateshead East &...

Parliament: Requirement of BSL for Teachers of the Deaf

Sarah Teather (Shadow Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform, Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform; Brent East, Liberal Democrat) To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families (1) what standard of British Sign...

Parliament: Educational Breakdown of Special Educational Needs

Michael Gove (Shadow Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, Children, Schools and Families; Surrey Heath, Conservative) To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families (1) how many pupils with statements of special educational need are...

Parliament: Number of Deaf Schools and Places

Michael Gove (Shadow Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, Children, Schools and Families; Surrey Heath, Conservative) To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many (a) maintained and (b) independent schools for deaf and...

Parliament: Nationwide SMS number for 999

Simon Burns (Whip, Whips; West Chelmsford, Conservative) To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if she will introduce a nationwide scheme to enable deaf people to send text messages to the emergency telephone number 999. Tony McNulty...

Parliament: BSL in schools

Yesterday's debate in parliament made reference to the use of BSL in schools. Madeleine Moon (Bridgend, Labour) May we have a debate on the increased teaching and use of British Sign Language? Last week I visited Archdeacon John Lewis primary...

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