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Improving Access For Deaf And Hard Of Hearing People To Cable And Satellite Tv

EDM number 492 in 2000-01, proposed by Roger Berry on 27/03/2001.

That this House notes that one million people rely on subtitles and that five million use them frequently; further notes with concern that current subtitling regulations exempt cable and satellite television broadcasters from statutory subtitling requirements, creating the paradox of more choice of channels but shrinking access for subtitle users; understands that this exemption allows channels, such as Sky News, to be broadcast without subtitles; further notes the very low cost of television subtitling, which is available at ú400 per hour of programming; welcomes the recent announcement of Her Majesty's Government's intention to correct this unfair anomaly by including statutory requirements for access to television services for deaf and hard-of-hearing people within the first tier of OFCOM regulation, applicable to all broadcasters; further welcomes BSkyB's recent pledge to the Culture, Media and Sport Committee that it aims to subtitle 80 per cent. of Sky News 'in about a year or so', in line with new subtitling targets for Digital Terrestrial Television; calls on Her Majesty's Government to incorporate in a Communications Bill the recommendations of its review of statutory subtitling, signing and audio-description requirements; and further calls on Her Majesty's Government to redouble its efforts to encourage all cable and satellite broadcasters to adopt good practice in advance of future legislation.

This motion has been signed by a total of 87 MPs.

MPDateConstituencyPartyType
Roger Berry27/03/2001KingswoodLabourProposed
Derek Wyatt28/03/2001Sittingbourne & SheppeyLabourSigned
Peter Bottomley28/03/2001Worthing WestConservativeSigned
Harry Barnes28/03/2001North East DerbyshireLabourSigned
Mike Hancock28/03/2001Portsmouth SouthLiberal DemocratSigned
John Gunnell28/03/2001Morley & RothwellLabourSigned
Win Griffiths28/03/2001BridgendLabourSigned
Norman Godman28/03/2001Greenock & InverclydeLabourSigned
Andrew George28/03/2001St IvesLiberal DemocratSigned
Ronnie Fearn28/03/2001SouthportLiberal DemocratSigned
Ian Davidson28/03/2001Glasgow, PollokLabour Co-operativeSigned
Bob Russell28/03/2001ColchesterLiberal DemocratSigned
Alan Simpson28/03/2001Nottingham SouthLabourSigned
Martin Smyth28/03/2001Belfast SouthUUPSigned
David Lepper28/03/2001Brighton, PavilionLabour Co-operativeSigned
Kevin McNamara28/03/2001Kingston upon Hull NorthLabourSigned
Bill Michie28/03/2001Sheffield, HeeleyLabourSigned
Austin Mitchell28/03/2001Great GrimsbyLabourSigned
Rudi Vis29/03/2001Finchley & Golders GreenLabourSigned
Simon Thomas29/03/2001CeredigionPlaid CymruSigned
David Taylor29/03/2001North West LeicestershireLabour Co-operativeSigned
George Galloway29/03/2001Glasgow, KelvinLabourSigned
Andrew Dismore29/03/2001HendonLabourSigned
Jeremy Corbyn29/03/2001Islington NorthLabourSigned
Martin Caton29/03/2001GowerLabourSigned
Paul Marsden29/03/2001Shrewsbury & AtchamLabourSigned
Lynne Jones29/03/2001Birmingham, Selly OakLabourSigned
Joan Humble29/03/2001Blackpool North & FleetwoodLabourSigned
Syd Rapson29/03/2001Portsmouth NorthLabourSigned
Colin Breed30/03/2001South East CornwallLiberal DemocratSigned
Dafydd Wigley02/04/2001CaernarfonPlaid CymruSigned
Robert Wareing02/04/2001Liverpool, West DerbyLabourSigned
Desmond Turner02/04/2001Brighton, KemptownLabourSigned
Terry Davis02/04/2001Birmingham, Hodge HillLabourSigned
Valerie Davey02/04/2001Bristol WestLabourSigned
Ann Cryer02/04/2001KeighleyLabourSigned
Frank Cook02/04/2001Stockton NorthLabourSigned
Michael Connarty02/04/2001Falkirk EastLabourSigned
Vincent Cable02/04/2001TwickenhamLiberal DemocratSigned
Neil Gerrard03/04/2001WalthamstowLabourSigned
Candy Atherton03/04/2001Falmouth & CamborneLabourSigned
Jenny Tonge03/04/2001Richmond ParkLiberal DemocratSigned
Brian White03/04/2001North East Milton KeynesLabourSigned
Nicholas Winterton03/04/2001MacclesfieldConservativeSigned
Jim Dobbin03/04/2001Heywood & MiddletonLabour Co-operativeSigned
Edward Davey03/04/2001Kingston & SurbitonLiberal DemocratSigned
Lawrie Quinn03/04/2001Scarborough & WhitbyLabourSigned
Ernie Ross03/04/2001Dundee WestLabourSigned
Barry Jones03/04/2001Alyn & DeesideLabourSigned
Judith Church03/04/2001DagenhamLabourSigned
Brian Cotter03/04/2001Weston-Super-MareLiberal DemocratSigned
Bill Tynan04/04/2001Hamilton SouthLabourSigned
Harold Best04/04/2001Leeds North WestLabourSigned
Margaret Ewing04/04/2001MorayScottish National PartySigned
Ronnie Campbell04/04/2001Blyth ValleyLabourSigned
Edward O'Hara04/04/2001Knowsley SouthLabourSigned
Laura Moffatt04/04/2001CrawleyLabourSigned
Elfyn Llwyd04/04/2001Meirionnydd Nant ConwyPlaid CymruSigned
Nigel Jones04/04/2001CheltenhamLiberal DemocratSigned
Lindsay Hoyle04/04/2001ChorleyLabourSigned
John Robertson04/04/2001Glasgow, AnnieslandLabourSigned
Peter Pike04/04/2001BurnleyLabourSigned
Sandra Gidley05/04/2001RomseyLiberal DemocratSigned
Eric Clarke05/04/2001MidlothianLabourSigned
Peter Brand05/04/2001Isle of WightLiberal DemocratSigned
Martyn Jones05/04/2001Clwyd SouthLabourSigned
David Hinchliffe05/04/2001WakefieldLabourSigned
Jackie Lawrence06/04/2001Preseli PembrokeshireLabourSigned
John Grogan06/04/2001SelbyLabourSigned
Mark Todd06/04/2001South DerbyshireLabourSigned
Anne Begg09/04/2001Aberdeen SouthLabourSigned
Julian Lewis10/04/2001New Forest EastConservativeSigned
Tom Brake10/04/2001Carshalton & WallingtonLiberal DemocratSigned
Bill Etherington10/04/2001Sunderland NorthLabourSigned
Betty Williams23/04/2001ConwyLabourSigned
Norman Baker23/04/2001LewesLiberal DemocratSigned
Doug Naysmith23/04/2001Bristol North WestLabour Co-operativeSigned
Paul Keetch23/04/2001HerefordLiberal DemocratSigned
Alan Keen23/04/2001Feltham & HestonLabour Co-operativeSigned
Huw Edwards24/04/2001MonmouthLabourSigned
Russell Brown25/04/2001DumfriesLabourSigned
Terry Lewis26/04/2001WorsleyLabourSigned
Piara S Khabra26/04/2001Ealing, SouthallLabourSigned
Nick Harvey26/04/2001North DevonLiberal DemocratSigned
John Austin02/05/2001Erith & ThamesmeadLabourSigned
David Drew03/05/2001StroudLabour Co-operativeSigned
Jim Cunningham10/05/2001Coventry SouthLabourSigned

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